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  1. Eng take 2-0 lead in five-match series
  2. Root 89, Morgan 68, Stokes 42
  3. Morgan's first fifty in 13 ODI innings
  4. Pakistan: Sarfraz 105 (130), Imad 63*
  5. Woakes 3-42, Wood 3-46

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By Phil Dawkes, Bibhash Dash and Justin Goulding

All times stated are UK

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Joe Root and Imad Wasim
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Pakistan may have been glad to see the back of Joe Root today but this picture sums up perfectly the spirit of this whole tour so far - mutual respect. And I think it makes for the perfect way to end today's coverage. 

Another win for England, Another chance for Pakistan to regroup. See you at Trent Bridge!

'England taking nothing for granted'

England captain Eoin Morgan: "Our fielding is a priority at the moment. It's a dry square, but we're a better side fielding than we've shown in the first two games.

"We're playing some really good cricket. But we don't want to take it for granted. We don't take 2-0 for granted."

Morgan praises 'clinical' England

Eoin Morgan
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England captain Eoin Morgan: "It was a pretty clinical performance all round. The bowlers gave a great effort. From the first four overs they got the ball talking. Wood and Woakes bowled some absolute jaffas. It was a great way to start the innings

"The guys we select have attributes that are different. We have the pace in the attack. and guys who can turn."

Sarfraz's ton 'one of the best'

Sarfraz Ahmed
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Pakistan captain Azhar Ali: "The guys worked hard and kept fighting. That is a positive sign. It wasn't the start we wanted but Sarfraz scoring a hundred, it was one of the best we have seen from him. The wicket looked really good after the first few overs. We could have scored 300 but for those early wickets. If you want to win you have to score 300.

"We need to apply ourselves. We were short in the first game as well.

"We would like to find a combination. We think we bat deep and have good bowling options. The guys coming in are suited to the new style of one-day game. We can take a lot of positives from this game."

Man of the match Joe Root: "You could see through the back end of our innings that reverse could play a factor. You just need to play the situation as you see it. We rotated nicely and stayed in touching distance of Duckworth-Lewis and then got past it.

On how he was holding up after a clash of legs with Adil Rashid while fielding: "I managed to play and bat for nearly 50 overs so hopefully the ankle won't be a problem."

Root named man of the match

Joe Root
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England captain Eoin Morgan on Joe Root: "Batting with Joe is awesome. He's such a cool and calm head. He seems to be batting on a different wicket to everyone else."

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

England will just say it was a very professional performance - they will be delighted.

Winning moment

And so the nerves remained. The required runs were ticked off bit by bit. The leading edges came for Moeen Ali, who was also nearly run out at one point.

But up stepped Chris Woakes, who cut Yasir Shah for four to finally (finally!) give England the win.

Woakes hits four to give England 2-0 series lead

Stokes looked on course for his half-century and got within eight of it with a couple of fours off Hasan Ali, but a third attempt to gain four came courtesy of an ugly heave, which resulted in a wicket for Pakistan.

And just when we debated how quickly Root might aim for a century, England's number three somehow contrived to get a leading edge...

'Ugly swipe' - Stokes bowled by Hasan
Root caught by Malik as he misses century chance

England's wobbles probably began with Morgan's departure for 68, bowled trying to cut Imad through the point area. 

Ben Stokes smashed a few around, and had a few verbals as well with the Pakistan bowlers. His 42 included a lovely six off Yasir Shah.

Morgan bowled by Imad for 68
Stokes lofts Yasir over long on for six

Eoin Morgan, who probably needs to work on his running between the wickets and not to mention his calling, joined Root for a very healthy 112-run stand that took England to 147 and set up the victory push.

Root brings up fifty off 56 balls
Morgan reaches fifty by cutting Amir to third-man

When Joe Root is in danger of being run out for the second game running, you know it's going to be an interesting run chase. However, the Yorkshireman survived to later deliver the perfect off drive, prompting Ed Smith on TMS to call for the shot to be clipped up and shown to the world. We obliged...

Root avoids second run-out in as many games
'Perfect off-drive' - Root drives Hasan through cover for four

And to think England were nearly mirroring Pakistan at the start of this run chase. Jason Roy fell to the second ball of the innings, and Alex Hales continued his wretched recent run by being bowled off an ugly heave. England on a precarious 35-2

England lose Roy to second ball of innings
'Awful shot' - Hales bowled by Imad

England 2-0 up in the series

Well you can't say England are not an entertaining side. Even if sometimes they don't quite mean it. A few late wobbles, it wouldn't be an England game without it, made it an interesting finish. Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes got the hosts home in the end though. Not quite the eight overs left that Alec Stewart was hoping for, it was 15 balls in the end.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

They ripped the heart out of Pakistan early on - and Pakistan never really came back. A fantastic knock from Sarfraz gave them a score but England have done it comfortably. It's been a slow cruise - well, more of a barge. Happy days.

England win by four wickets

Win! At last. Chris Woakes steps on to his backfoot to cut Yasir for four and it's handshakes all round. England win to go 2-0 up in the five-match series with three left to play.

Woakes hits four to give England 2-0 series lead

Scores level

Eng 251-6

Moeen works Yasir Shah to the leg side. One to win.

Moeen Ali
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Moeen was nowhere near - he would have been out by miles.

Eng 250-6

England need 2 off 18 balls

One-fifths of a chance as Woakes flicks Hasan over the circle on the leg side with a fielder attempting a jump in vain. Cries from all the other Pakistan players who are clutching at straws. A leading edge from Moeen causes a few more nerves in the crowd. Liam Plunkett is padded up and ready - helmet and all - as Moeen charges down the ground but completely misses the ball before running a hasty single and nearly getting run out. The manual on making a meal of a simple chase is being written as we speak.

Eng 242-6

England need 10 more to win

Lorna, I'm sure a certain Sachin Tendulkar has won the man of the match despite being on the losing side. But I take your point that it probably doesn't happen enough. Amir joins Wahab Riaz in finishing his 10 overs. England knocked just one off the required runs and something tells me this will slowly creep into the final over.

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Lorna Leach: It annoys me that you can't seem to win MOTM if you're on a losing side. Why should that matter? class play doesn't pick sides.

Russell Anderson: Can't a bowler win MOM for once? Woakes and Wood both outstanding. That's why we're winning this one.

Eng 241-6

England need 11 off 30 balls

Have Pakistan left it too late for a comeback? Would appear so. Root's dismissal brings Chris Woakes in. No mug with the bat, he of the golden summer.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Root looks thoroughly cheesed off. It was going across him and he was trying to whip it over deep mid-wicket, but a leading edge went straight up.

Joe Root out
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Root c Malik b Wahab 89 (Eng 240-6)

That's the knighthood gone then? Root somehow gets a leading edge to a fuller delivery from Wahab, and it went so high even the cameraman lost track of it for a second. But eventually it lands in the hands of Malik. Root looks frustrated with himself and so he should be I think. A hundred has been staring at him for a while and he's missed his chance. 

Root caught by Malik as he misses century chance

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Eng 236-5

Root 88, Moeen 12

We're past the 42-over point that Alec Stewart predicted we'd finish at. But England are definitely on course for that win that will make it 2-0 in the series with three left to play. The only question is, will Root get a move on for his century?

Moeen showed us his front foot flowing drive earlier, he now goes on the backfoot to Amir, but the result is the same, a four.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

I can't really see where Pakistan are going to get a win from in this five-match series.

not-outEng 231-5

Moeen survives! Wahab's superb delivery swung in the air and caught Moeen on his feet. Suggestions of an inside edge, but none of that. However, replays show the ball missing the stumps and the umpire has to do the hands crossed across chest thing. The sort of thing you'd find on a moody album cover.

Ed Smith

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Moeen reviewed it straightaway. It looked very adjacent. 

England review

Moeen 8 (Eng 232-5)

Moeen is trapped lbw by Wahab Riaz and the umpire gives it. Instant review from the left-hander.

Eng 231-5

England need 21 to win

I've said before how Moeen Ali's batting action so closely resembles Yuvraj Singh's. A flowing high-to-low swing that is effective against the fuller deliveries and looks good as well. Amir gets first-hand experience of the same as Moeen cracks him through the cover region for four.

Eng 223-5

Target 252

Buttler will not be impressed at his short stint. Moeen Ali is the new man, and the good folk on TMS are debating the man of the match award. However, Tuffers takes the philosophical approach and first asks "what is a man of the match?". 

He eventually nominates Root. Glad we got there.

Buttler ran out by excellent Yasir throw

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VB: Brainless run-out when you only need 3 runs per over.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Jos is quick but not that quick. There are no alarms for England but it will be irritating for Buttler. No-one likes to be run out. It is one of those that you can cut out.


Buttler run out Yasir 4 (Eng 219-5)

Excellent throw from Yasir, who is fractionally late at getting home after Root called for the single with a dab to backward point. The narrowest of margins made the difference.

Buttler run out by excellent Yasir throw

Eng 219-4

Or what about Root to be given an honour? Sir Joe Root? I'm sure Mrs May watching on can make a few phone calls etc. I mean, a productive cricketing summer is just as good as a gold medal surely? Seven off that last over, four of them coming off leg byes.

Joe Root
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Tyler: At what point does Joey 'Babyface' Root become dubbed as English's greatest find?

Alex Franks: Better cricketer than Root out there? Nope.

Joe Root
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Eng 212-4

Root 81, Buttler 3

Root moves closer to his hundred as he sweeps Yasir Shah to fine leg for four. Somebody mentioned earlier about Root being a shout for SPOTY. That double-hundred in the Test series would certainly help the cause wouldn't it?

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It's in the bag for England. It hasn't really caught fire today. I suppose if you have a side 2-3 it kind of takes the sting out of it.