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  1. Four-match series level at 1-1
  2. Hales 109 - maiden ODI century
  3. Root 63, Roy 54; Riaz 4-43
  4. Pakistan bowled out in 45.5 overs
  5. Sarfraz 64; Woakes 4-33, Willey 3-25

Live Reporting

By Mark Mitchener and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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Bye for now

That's about it from us - I'll leave you with James Gheerbrant's developing match report - check it later to see if the cats get a mention.

If you can't get enough of cricket on your wireless, you're welcome to go to bed now and set your alarm for 02:05 GMT when BBC Radio 5 live sports extra has commentary on day two of Australia's second Test against New Zealand.

But from us on the live text front, we'll be back from just before 10:30 GMT on Tuesday for the third instalment of Pakistan v England in Sharjah. Thanks for your company, hope you'll join us then.

'It wasn't our best performance'

More from England captain Eoin Morgan, looking ahead to the third ODI: "We're always looking to strive for improve; this wasn't our best performance.

"Sharjah will present different challenges and it's about adapting to those challenges."

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Alex Hales struck his maiden ODI century to lead England to a 95-run win over Pakistan in the second ODI, levelling the series at 1-1.

England's total of 283-5 was built on Hales' 109 off 117 balls, supported by Jason Roy (54) and Joe Root (63).

A strong bowling finish raised Pakistan's hopes but they collapsed to 50-5 with the bat.

Chris Woakes took four wickets and David Willey three as the hosts were dismissed for 188.

Sarfraz Ahmed hit a battling 64 but could not prevent England's first competitive victory of the tour.

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The series so far

First ODI:Pakistan won by six wickets

Second ODI:England won by 95 runs

Third ODI: 17 Nov, Sharjah

Fourth ODI: 20 Nov, Dubai

'A commanding performance'

England captain Eoin Morgan: "It was an excellent performance, quite a commanding one. The most important thing was we learned from our previous performance, particularly with the batting.

"Hales and Roy were outstanding. The opening partnership gave us a chance to put an above-par score on the board."

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Klopp: Whatever happens In the next ODI atleast it will mean both teams will have something to play for in final ODI.

Final scorecard

England won by 95 runs

England 283-5 (50): Hales 109 (117), Root 63 (77), Roy 54 (57); Riaz 3-43  

Pakistan 188 (45.4): Sarfraz 64 (76); Woakes 4-33, Willey 3-25

Series level at 1-1

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Man of the match

More from man of the match Alex Hales on the third ODI in Sharjah on Tuesday 17 November: "It's a very important contest. We've done very well to get ourselves back in this series and we can't afford to be complacent."

Captain's view

Pakistan captain Azhar Ali: "England played really well. We were expecting them to come hard at us. Hales played some good shots but we contained them with 283 as it looked like they were going to go 300-plus and our bowlers tried hard.

"But we should have chased the total. We didn't start well and didn't play the brand of cricket we wanted to play. I take responsibility for that as we didn't get going at the start and that put pressure on the batsmen to come.

"Babar Azam has been opening in domestic cricket so we had to put him up the order with Rizwan coming in, as you can't have two players at six."

Man of the match

Man of the match Alex Hales, who made 109 off 117 balls: "It was a very important innings, particularly from a team perspective and the top three. We knew we needed to post a big score and we managed to do that.

"It was one of those wickets where you need to get in and give yourself a bit of time."

Man of the match

...and the (main) Man of the Match award goes to Alex Hales.

(Someone tell me how Wahab and Willey get awards for three wickets, and Chris Woakes doesn't get one for four?)

Those awards

The Best Bowling Performance goes to Wahab RiazJason Roy gets an award for the Most Colorful (sic) Innings of the Match, the Outstanding Performance award goes to David Willey...

Here come those awards... first up is ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle, who gets a special award for his 300th ODI refereed. It' presented by distinguished former Pakistan and Gloucestershire batsman Zaheer Abbas, who was one of the first cricket autographs I ever collected in 1981.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"Pakistan's batting today was away with the fairies. They need to find their mojo. They have got a lot of thinking to do."

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Richard Mills: Fabulous win by England - now onto the next crushing defeat.

There's always one...

Man of the match

If the first ODI is anything to go by, stand by for multiple awards leading up to the main man-of-the-match gong.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"They've got talent. You want players who can adapt and play in different conditions. The way Hales and Roy played today, they showed they've got the maturity and talent. If they can just master different conditions, they will be a brilliant opening partnership for a long time."

Can Hales open in Tests?

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"He has got a good eye and good range of shots. He plants the front foot and goes at the ball outside off stump - that's where he's vulnerable."

An ODI with a few memorable moments - such as the invasion of the cats - rather than an all-time classic. But I'd imagine it'll be in Alex Hales' DVD collection, and as some have pointed out, it may have helped to book his place as England's next Test opener/fall guy (delete as applicable) for that Boxing Day Test in Durban.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"Hales' excellent hundred showed maturity - he applied himself. The top six have cashed in with some runs in this game or the last. And well done to the bowlers.

"There are a few small areas, a few tweaks - they will want to look at how they played at the end of the innings - but they can be really pleased."

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If either cat gets onto the pitch and sets fire to the stumps, it would be a cat ash trophy (boom boom)!

Bill, Walsall

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"Today was about character. Let's not forget that if England had lost today they could only have drawn the series.

"England can be really proud - it's a brilliant bounce-back. And they will feel there is a confidence going into the next game."

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I would just like to ask John Michael Poole how he feels about his thoughts posted during the interval? England short of runs? "Pie man" Rashid to have a stinker? Predictions clearly not his strong point.

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Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"What a transformation. That is a big margin of victory for England. There's a lot of relief down there. The coaches would have been pretty angry after the performance in the first match."

Some good bowling figures for the tourists - Woakes willt ake the plaudits with 4-33, but Willey was England's most economical bowler with 3-25 from eight, while Topley (1-33), Rashid (1-32) and Moeen (1-50) can also be pleased with their evening's work.

Champagne moment


Mohammad Irfan of Pakistan shakes hands with James Taylor
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Irfan b Topley 0 (Pak 188 all out)

Mohammad Irfan looks like he's taking guard with a schoolboy's 12-inch ruler, so much does his height dwarf the size of his bat. And Reece Topley cleans him up second ball, a deserved wicket for the left-armer - England have levelled the series.

Pak 187-9

The giant Mohammad Irfan strides to the crease (needing fewer strides than anyone else to reach the middle). But his partner Yasir Shah has the remaining members of the crowd on their feet, launching a huge six over cow corner! It's retrieved by a fan in a long, flowing dark robe, who rather milks the celebration, running and kissing the ball before throwing it back.

How's stat?!

This is the fifth time Chris Woakes has taken four or more wickets in a one-day international.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"Sarfraz felt like a lone ranger today - he stuck in and tried to keep this game going but there's been no-one to back him up."

Kevin Howells

BBC Test Match Special

"That really is mass exodus time from the ground for the Pakistan supporters."


Sarfraz c Buttler b Woakes 64 (Pak 181-9)

Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates
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Sarfraz Ahmed's long vigil ends as he tries to work a slower ball away and feathers an edge to the wicketkeeper. After six wicketless ODIs, it's a day to remember for Chris Woakes who now has 4-33 from eight overs.

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Pak 178-8 (Sarfraz 63, Yasir 7)

Remember what I said about David Willey having a chance of an ODI five-for? He's been taken off and replaced by the wicketless Reece Topley. Sarfraz bludgeons a single to long-on, Yasir shows timing worthy of his lookalike Lionel Messi with a lofted cover drive which disappears for four. Topley blows out his unshaven cheeks in frustration.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"England need to be clinical. Being able to close out a game is a skill in itself. It's important not to let the game drift."

Pak 172-8 (target 284)

With Moeen having completed his spell (1-50), Chris Woakes returns at the Northern End. The game is long over as a contest - has been since before that multiple cat pitch invasion - but Pakistan are seeing if they can bat out the overs, in front of a dwindling crowd. Sarfraz adds a few twos - he has 62 from 71 balls.

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Pak 164-8 (118 needed from 48 balls)

New batsman Yasir Shah strides to the middle and plays a perfectly straight bat to his first ball, which deflects away for a single. A two takes Sarfraz to 57 from 67 balls, he's not had much support today.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"He's a very watchable cricketer and he didn't let us down today. Something will always happen when Wahab is involved."

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"No criticism for Wahab. He took a mighty swipe at it and it's a dolly catch."