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Summary

  1. England win by 84 runs, win series 3-1
  2. Pak 271 (Malik 51, Azam 51, Moeen 3-53)
  3. Eng 355-5 (Buttler 116*, Roy 102, Root 71)
  4. Buttler passes 100 from 46 balls (Eng record)

Live Reporting

By Stephan Shemilt, James Gheerbrant and Tim Peach

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's about it from us. Thank you all for your contributions today and throughout the series. 

    England are next in action on Monday afternoon in a warm-up game against the UAE - we'll have commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, and then the three-match T20 series against Pakistan begins on Thursday afternoon. 

  2. Coach's view

    England coach Trevor Bayliss

    England coach Trevor Bayliss on Sky Sports: "I'm not sure if I've got the words for what I saw tonight from Jos Buttler - it wasn't just slogging, some of the shots were not in the coaching manual but he hit everything out of the middle.

    "I thought our bowling was superb in the first three games, but tonight we were a bit short, we tried to do too much. 

    "There are some very talented boys in the dressing room and it's exciting times for English cricket. Any win is a good win, and to win away from home, here in the UAE against Pakistan, is one hell of an effort. I think it will give the boys a lot of confidence going forward. Winning is a habit and we want to develop it."

  3. Player reaction

    England celebrate winning

    More from Jos Buttler on Sky Sports:"Jason Roy has played really well in the last two series and he really took the responsibility when he got past 50. I think we'll see him kick on into one hell of a player. 

    "It's great being a young group and having talent, but we do need to win and we've come here and done it and the confidence it gives us, you can't underestimate it."

  4. Post update

    A reminder that you can download apodcast of the Test Match Special intervalfeaturing that interview with ICC chief exec David Richrdson, plus a review of the series. 

    David Richardson
  5. Player reaction

    Jos Buttler

    More from Jos Buttler on Sky Sports: "I feel elated. It was a fantastic day. I don't really understand how it can turn around so fast - I was thinking of retiring two weeks ago! I think the format change came at the right time for me, to free me up - everyone's said I've been a bit more relaxed with the white ball around. 

    "It was Morgs's decision to promote me - he gave me the chance to chance my arm. In the last few overs, you try to never get too one-dimensional - there's a lot of shots that are 100% premeditated, but you have to have another option if the ball doesn't go where it wants to go."

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "We talked about what is possible looking at these one-day scores - it's good to have an Englishman capable of doing that."

  8. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "If a man came down from Mars and witnessed this presentation - you've got men in fantastic, flamboyant Arab dress, and two spacemen - he'd ask, what is this strange event that you've all been watching?"

  9. Man of the series

    Jos Buttler is named man of the series. He says: "It was really satisfying for me, and for us to win the series with this group of guys was fantastic. 

    "It was one of those days - it's amazing how cricket turns round. Only a few weeks ago I had a bad Test on this ground and got dropped from that side.

    "Jason Roy played fantastically well, and we had a fantastic platform to accelerate from at the end. To get to a hundred was a really satisfying moment and one I'll remember for a long time."

  10. "Two big innings were missing there"

    Azhar Ali leaves the pitch

    Pakistan captain Azhar Ali has spoken very honestly at the end of each game this series, and he's critical of his side once again. 

    "Somebody has to score a big hundred chasing 350, but two big innings were missing there. Everyone had a good start, going along with the run rate, but the big innings were missing. 

    "The series is a big loss - we played some bad cricket, we should have done a lot better. Credit to Buttler, but we could have done a lot better in the last few overs"

  11. Captain's view

    England captain Eoin Morgan: "It was an outstanding performance from the boys. It wasn't the easiest to bat on up front - Jos Buttler was outstanding, but he was set up by Jason Roy and Joe Root.

    "The series has been a huge learning curve, but the best thing is that the performances have been shared around. Our top six have all contributed.

    "Our spinners were brilliant today - they're learning as they go along, which is very important. We've got a lot of character in the dressing room."

  12. More awards

    Quite how you work out who gets the 'Trusted player of the series' award, I'm not sure. But it goes to Chris Woakes

    And man of the series... well it's another big cheque for Jos Buttler. 

  13. Awards time

    There are as many awards to give out as a liberal school's sports day. Shoaib Malik gets 'most colourful innings'. By which I think they mean 'third most colourful innings'. 

    Because Jason Roy gets 'outstanding performance of the match', by which they mean 'second most outstanding performance of the match'. 

    Because Jos Buttler gets man of the match. 

  14. Post update

    England players celebrate
  15. The stats

    Plenty of points of note in a remarkable match

    • Buttler is only the third batsman to score two ODI hundreds coming in to bat after the 25th over of the innings. De Villiers (five) and Virat Kohli (two) are the others
    • Buttler's strike-rate of 223.07 is the highest for any England batsman in an innings of 50 or more
    • His eight sixes is the most by an England batsman in an ODI innings, beating the seven of Andrew Flintoff against West Indies in 2004
    • England have scored six ODI centuries in 73 balls or fewer in last 18 months (only one in 33 years before that)
    • Fastest ODI century against Pakistan (beating Sanath Jayasuriya's 48-ball ton for Sri Lanka in 1996)
    • First England player to score 100 runs in overs 41-50 of an ODI (also achieved by AB de Villiers and Rohit Sharma)
    • Highest ODI team total at Dubai (beating South Africa's 317-5 in November 2010). It is also England's highest score outside of England
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    Nick Blyth: Seriously exciting where this England ODI team could be in four years' time at next World Cup. Well done lads!

  17. Post update

  18. Stokes celebrates England win

  19. Review of the day

    Jos Buttler

    Jos Buttler hit England's fastest one-day international century to lead them to an 84-run win over Pakistan in Sharjah and a 3-1 series victory.

    Buttler reached three figures in 46 balls, beating the 61-ball hundred he made against Sri Lanka in May 2014.

    The wicketkeeper hit 10 fours and eight sixes in his 116 not out from 52 balls as England posted 355-5.

    Pakistan briefly threatened a thrilling chase, but were bowled out for 217, with Moeen Ali taking 3-54.

  20. Post update

    If you're just joining us, you've missed two centuries, a broken record, and an England series win.... 

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    Thomas Measures: Great win for England. Really think Andrew Stauss has done a wonderful job so far. The ODI team really staring to look strong.

    Richie O'Hara Beamand: Fantastic series win, some real positives from this team, really developing nicely, excellent result!

  22. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "England have shown real progress. From a batting perspective, you looked at that top six or seven and everyone has cashed in. We're seeing signs of a team that is really growing and improving in all conditions."

  23. Close of play scorecard

    Pakistan 271 all out (40.4 overs) - England win by 84 runs, win series 3-1

    Fall of wickets: 45-1 (Shehzad 13), 64-2 (Azhar 44), 129-3 (Hafeez 37), 176-4 (Azam 51), 194-5 (Rizwan 11), 228-6 (Malik 52), 249-7 (Sarfraz 24), 259-8 (Riaz 1), 271-9 (Yasir 5), 271 all out (Anwar 24). Not out: Irfan 0.

    Bowling figures: Willey 6-0-34-2, Topley 7-0-58-1, Woakes 8-1-46-0, Moeen 9.4-0-53-3, Rashid 10-0-78-3.

    England 355-5 (50 overs) - Buttler 116*, Roy 102, Root 71

    England won toss

    Full scorecard

  24. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "To win the series is a seriously good performance, because England were horribly outplayed in the first match. The way England have come back is very heartening."

  25. ENGLAND WIN BY 84 RUNS

    England celebrate taking the final wicket

    Yup, it carried to Rashid. 

    England win the series 3-1. Morgan calls the players in for a huddle to celebrate. It's been a good comeback after the heavy defeat in the first ODI. 

    Jos Buttler will be Man of the Match for England's fastest ever ODI hundred. There can't be many England players who, like Roy, score their maiden ODI hundred in a victory, and miss out on the award. 

  26. Umpire review

    England think they've won it... but Anwar's cut carry to Rashid? The umpires are having a look... 

  27. Pak 271-9 (Anwar 24, Irfan 0)

    England need one wicket to win the series 3-1

    Woakes hits Irfan on the upper arm with a bouncer that would have been chin music for most cricketers. He stubbornly hangs on, aware that he has no shots to play, but refusing to get out. There are smiles on the faces of the England fielders. 

  28. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "We have to give credit to the guys who have prepared the pitch. The wicket has had true bounce and allowed batters to express themselves."

  29. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "What a good game it has been. We've seen some terrific batting. Pakistan have kept up with the run rate, that hasn't been their problem, but they've lost wickets all the way through."

  30. WICKET

    Yasir c Woakes b Ali 5 (Pak 271-9)

    All over bar the Irfan. Yasir skies one chasing after it, and it's an easy catch for Woakes in the deep. 

  31. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Willey's a tough nut. He'll wince a little bit but he's going to wander back and carry on with the game."

  32. Pak 270-8 (Yasir 5, Anwar 23)

    Current run rate 7.10, required 7.16

    Willey has hurt his hand diving in for a steepling catch. He covered around 40 yards as Anwar skied one. The Northants/Yorkshire all-rounder could only get there in time to get one finger on his left (bowling) hand under the ball as it landed. It looked like that hurt. It would have been an incredible catch. 

    Woakes finishes the over by beating Yasir's outside edge. I think the way to describe Yasir is 'portly'. His tucked-in green shirt doesn't help his figure much.   

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    Max Baggins-Craig: What a superb display from England, slow starter, but well worth it.

    Fearny: What is the world coming to? Not only are England winning an ODI, but winning the series away from home!

  34. Pak 266-8 (Yasir 3, Anwar 21)

    Need 90 more from 78 balls

    Once again Pakistan get a boundary off the last delivery, but they'll need a lot more than that in the 12 remaning overs if they're to get close. 

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    JoElle: A run a ball is not easy when you burned up half your wickets.

    Stuart Mitchell: This ODI is becoming a classic, especially if Pakistan can get close, two brilliant catches by Hales make up for the dolly.

  36. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "He hit it quite nicely but straight back at Moeen for the simplest of reverse-handed catches."

  37. WICKET

    Riaz c & b Moeen 1 (Pak 259-8)

    Wahab Riaz leaves the field after he is dismissed

    One of the problems of the situation Pakistan find themselves in is that they have to take risks, and Riaz goes to drive Moeen through extra cover, mis-times it, and ends up smashing it back towards the sternum of the bowler. Moeen had a bit more time than he thought to clutch it, but he was very relieved to find that it had stuck into his hands. 

    England two wickets away from a 3-1 series win...

  38. Pak 259-7

    Pakistan need 98 off 84 balls

    Much like the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Pakistan are still going for this. 13 runs and a wicket in the over. 

  39. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "This one of those occasions where the regulations help the fielding side. If those regulations hadn't been in force, Willey would have been on the boundary and Sarfraz would have taken one. He almost got too close to the ball, he couldn't really get underneath it."

  40. WICKET

    Sarfraz Ahmed c Willey b Rashid 9 (Pak 249-7)

    Adil Rashid celebrates wicket of Sarfraz Ahmed

    Surely that's it for Pakistan now? Sarfraz comes down the pitch and hits Rashid straight to Willey at mid-on. Willey does well to hold on. 

    Here comes the man for the crisis... Wahab Riaz. 

  41. Pak 249-6

    Moeen Ali back on, and Pakistan nurdle him around. Once again they try and rebuild, and the crowd noise begins to rise again. 

  42. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It would have been a brilliant catch. It was hit pretty hard and he just dived to his head and flung a hand out."

  43. Pak 240-6

    Need 116 off 96

    Morgan has one of those chances that will go down as  drop, purely because of his own athleticism which got him to the ball in the first place. He couldn't do much more than just parry Sarfraz away at short midwicket.

    Swing the Slipper. It involved a rope tied around a slipper, which an adult would swing round and you had to jump over it. No? Just me? 

  44. Pak 231-6

    Need 125 off 102 balls

    There's a long delay as a rope is dragged round the outfield to try and lift a bit of dew from the grass. Each England fielder gets a cheer as they skip over the rope like a game of Swing the Slipper. (Please tell me other people played that?)

    Topley's over resumes and the atmosphere, which had an excited buzz about it, has just been deflated a touch. 

  45. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Alex Hales dives for a catch

    "I'm beginning to get the impression that Alex Hales drops the easy ones and catches the difficult ones. He's taken two screamers and that's the best of the lot. I think that's a match-winning catch."

  46. WICKET

    Malik c Hales b Topley 52 (Pak 228-6)

    Reece Topley of England

    The key wicket! Once again it's Hales who gets under it, tearing up a lot of ground, and diving low to hold on. Malik opened his shoulders at a leg-side delivery from Topley, and didn't get all of it. The England celebrations show they know Pakistan's main hopes lay with Malik. 

  47. 50 for Shoaib Malik

    Pak 227-5

    Good over for Pakistan, that. Ten off it, a batsman's 50, and some buzzers to boot.   

    Malik celebrates his half-century off 31 balls with a perfunctory acknowledgement of the applause ringing around the ground in Dubai. He looks a picture of concentration. 

    England miss a run-out chance as Morgan shies at the stumps, but Pakistan end up going through for an extra overthrow.

  48. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "No one is going home early here at the moment. There's an astonishing amount of runs being scored and this chase is still on."

  49. Pak 217-5 (Sarfraz 10, Malik 42)

    Target 356

    Intriguing section of the game here. Pakistan know they can't afford to lose another wicket, but need to keep scoring at seven per over. Topley's over is nurdled around and the game keeps simmering along. 

  50. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    Shoaib Malik

    "Pakistan have kept up with the rate, but the worrying figure with them is the wickets column."

  51. Pak 211-5 (target 356)

    Current run rate 7.03, required 7.25

    "There's life in the old dog yet", says Aggers on TMS, as Pakistan fight, well, doggedly, to keep this game alive. 

    Five off Rashid's over, including a hoik through mid-wicket. 

  52. Pak 200-5

    Pakistan need 150 from 21 overs

    I know bats are getting more brittle, but I've never seen anything like that before. Sarfraz tooked to mow Topley's first delivery into the off-side, and his bat broke at the handle. It would have ended up around the umpire at square leg, had not a solitary piece of unravelling twine kept the two parts connected. 

    A bit more intensity about Pakistan's running between the wickets now as they bring up the 200, and once again Malik gets a boundary off the final delivery of the over. Infuriating thing for the bowler, when a batsman does that. Particularly in the second innings when you're aware of the run rate. 

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  54. Pak 197-5 (Sarfraz 3, Malik 30)

    Need 159 from 142 balls

    England buzzing round the field now. They know that wickets are the way they'll win this match. Nine off the over, but crucially that wicket for Rashid.

    For what it's worth, after 28 overs, England were 146-1. But England had Jos Buttler still to come. 

  55. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "That was a good ball from Rashid. It turned and definitely took the edge. It's a timely wicket. One moment the ball was in the stands, the next a wicket was falling."

  56. WICKET

    Rizwan c Buttler b Rashid 11 (Pak 194-5)

    Adil Rashid of England celebrates

    Rashid's first ball was sent for six, but Rashid came back in, the ball turned, and made its way through to Buttler's gloves via Rizwan's edge. 

    Good sharp keeping from Buttler. He's had worse days for England. 

  57. Pak 185-4

    Pakistan need 168 from 148 balls

    While Malik is still there, there's still hope for Pakistan. Once again he dispatches the last delivery of the Woakes over for a boundary to help his side keep up with the required run rate. 

  58. Pak 182-4 (Rizwan 4, Malik 25)

    Pakistan need 174 from 144 balls

    That wicket has given England a much-needed boost, and you can tell it from the body language of the fielders. 

    Six off Rashid's over, but with a new batsman in, England will have been delighted to see the back of Azam.

  59. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    Alex Hales of England celebrates

    "That's character, he could have left that for someone else."

  60. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's brilliant. Hales did well to get underneath it. I saw his head go down after that dropped catch, but he's really pulled it back."

  61. Wicket

    Azam c Hales b Rashid 51 (Pak 176-4)

    Alex Hales of England

    Very important wicket for England. Babar Azam smashed it high into the night sky - three fielders went for it, but it was Hales who shouted the loudest, sprinting and skidding in to hold on low down for an impressive and vital catch. 

  62. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "Pakistan are going nicely. Babar Azam has helped keep the momentum. It's going to be down to this pair building a big partnership, with a few gun batters to come later on."

  63. 50 for Babar Azam

    Pak 176-3

    Babar Azam raises his bat for his half-century with the demeanour of a man who knows the job is only half done. 

    The change of bowlers slows the progression of the Pakistan innings down a touch, with just five coming off the Woakes over.

  64. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "That should be given as 12 because it is an almighty blow."

  65. Pak 171-3 (Azam 47, Malik 23)

    Pakistan need 185 more from 156 balls

    I think that's the biggest six of the Pakistan innings. Just as Rashid was thinking he'd get away with a cheap over, Malik launches him back over his head, so high it went past the rays of the 'ring of fire' floodlights and into the crowd. 

    Pakistan need just over seven an over, and they're on course at the moment. 

    Chris Woakes replaces Moeen at the other end... 

  66. Pak 162-3

    Target 356

    Shoaib Malik of Pakistan

    "WHOOMP! It's a six!" says the scoreboard in Dubai as Malik dispatches Moeen into the upper tier, where the ball is taken in the front row by a spectator who expertly elbowed his mate out of the way to make sure he got there first. It was almost like he'd done it before. 

    12 runs off Moeen's over, and there's a bit of impetus growing around this Pakistan innings.

  67. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "Pakistan have a talented team. I really enjoy watching Sarfraz Ahmed and he's still to come. They have nothing to lose, so they are being positive. We're in for a tasty game."

  68. Pak 150-3 (Azam 45, Malik 3)

    Adil Rashid delivers

    Adil Rashid has started really well here - he's bowling with composure and hitting the right areas. Just four from his latest over, but the 150 is up - with three overs left before the halfway stage. With Pakistan still right in this, allow me to hand you over toTim Peach,who will take you through to what should be a thrilling conclusion.

  69. Pak 146-3 (target 356)

    The boundaries are flowing for Azam. This time it's Moeen who gets the treatment - a full toss slashed behind backward point for four.

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  71. Pak 138-3

    Superb from Babar Azam, stepping down the track and lofting Rashid inside-out for a big six over extra-cover. There's still plenty of danger lurking in this Pakistan batting line-up. Shoaib Malik is the new man - he gets off the mark with a single to deep cover.

  72. Post update

    Ramiz Raja

    Former Pakistan captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Muhamad Hafeez reacts

    "Hafeez is hopeless at running. He's got no idea how to do it between the wickets. This is not the first time. It's just ridiculous. Pakistan were having a lot of fun, but this is a major breakthrough for England."

  73. WICKET

    Hafeez run out (Willey) 37 (Pak 129-3)

    Jos Buttler of England celebrates

    They've done it again. After a series of calamitous run-outs in the third ODI, another mix-up coming to a Christmas DVD near you soon. Hafeez strokes one into the off-side, sets off, and Willey slides brilliantly to his favoured left-hand side and fizzes the ball into Buttler's gloves. Hafeez was still mid-turn, like a delivery lorry in a narrow cul-de-sac.

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  75. Pak 128-2

    Babar Azam

    Talking of Rashid, here is Adil. The sometimes erratic leggie has to bowl to two batsman in savage mood - this could get very, very gory if he's not careful. But he starts well, showcasing nice control of his lengths to restrict the batsmen to four singles.

  76. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Moeen will expect to be attacked, but something he can do, which Rashid can't, is to bring his cover in - he has long-off and long-on out, but no-one on the cover boundary."

  77. Pak 124-2 (Hafeez 36, Azam 26)

    England need to dampen the fervour of this Pakistani run chase and quieten the raucous Dubai crowd. Moeen looks like he's done just that, with five tight deliveries, but his final ball is loose and leg-sidish and Azam sweeps it to the fine-leg fence to keep the scoreboard rolling.

  78. Scorecard update

    Pakistan 118-2 (16 overs) - target 356

    Batsmen: Hafeez 35 (27 balls), Azam 21 (20)

    Fall of wickets: 45-1 (Shehzad 13), 64-2 (Azhar 44)

    Bowling figures: Willey 6-0-34-2, Topley 4-0-39-0, Woakes 4-0-31-0, Moeen 2-0-13-0.

    England 355-5 (50 overs) - Buttler 116*, Roy 102, Root 71

    England won toss

    Full scorecard

  79. Post update

    Ramiz Raja

    Former Pakistan captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Pakistan have no option but to go out there and attack. That can free your mind from all negativity."

  80. Drinks break

    Pak 118-2 (target 356)

    England would have loved to see the back of Hafeez. He was a real thorn in their side during the Test series and if anyone can underpin  a successful chase here, it might be him. Down on the boundary, Hales is stewing like a boeuf bourguignon - every time the ball comes his way, it's thrown back with an extra bit of frustration behind it.

    Hafeez pulls Topley through midwicket for four, and that will be drinks, with Pakistan menacingly placed.

  81. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Modern players catch those 97 times out of 100. That is potentially very significant."

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  83. Dropped catch

    Pak 111-2

    How costly could that be? Alex Hales has shelled an absolute dolly. Flicked high into the leg side by Hafeez, Hales doesn't have to move on the boundary, he gets his hands up high but the ball slips out the back door. To add insult to injury, it trickles almost mockingly over the boundary for four.

  84. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    Mohammad Hafeez

    "They're going like a train, they've reached 100 inside 14 overs, but they have lost two wickets ago. An hour ago the Pakistan coach Waqar Younis looked very miserable, he looks better now."

  85. Pak 105-2 (Hafeez 25, Azam 18)

    Hafeez is looking ominous here. An attempted slower ball from Topley is read as easily as a Biff and Kipper early learning book and smashed over cow corner for six. Azam then leathers Topley to the long-off boundary with a horizontal bat.

  86. Pak 91-2 (target 356)

    Eoin Morgan decides to take some pace off the ball and introduces Moeen into the attack. He receives a rude welcome from Babar Azam, who wallops his first ball through the covers.

  87. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "That was beautifully played, thumped over the top by Hafeez who scored a century in the first ODI."

  88. Pak 84-2

    Boom! Lovely shot from Hafeez, gets hold of Woakes and hoists him straight over the top for a lovely one-bounce four. Woakes's four overs so far have gone for 30, he's under a bit of pressure here.

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    Howard Horner: Wonderful to hear about Buttler's 100. After the problems he's been having in Tests, he looks so liberated in the shorter forms!

    Tom Radley: Amazing innings from Buttler, maybe he should try and bat aggressively in Tests as well!

  90. Pak 77-2 (Hafeez 12, Azam 5)

    Hafeez tormented England in the Test series, and he could yet spoil their ODI party. He swipes Willey off his pads and it races away for four.

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  92. Pak 71-2 (target 356)

    Chris Woakes

    England have the opportunity to put the pressure on Pakistan here, with two new batsmen at the crease. It's a good over from Woakes, just three singles off it.

  93. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "There will be chances when you're trying to score at eight or nine an over in the first 10 overs, and Willey seems to be the man who is holding his nerve."

  94. Pak 68-2

    There was a comedic moment there as Willey threw the ball up in celebration but sent it straight up rather than behind him, forcing the fielders joining him in jubliation to take cover as the the ball returned to earth. Babar Azam is the new man and he gets off the mark by edging Willey past first slip for four.

  95. WICKET

    Azhar c & b Willey 44 (Pak 64-2)

    Azhar Ali leaves the pitch

    Big wicket! Azhar Ali was firing on all cylinders but David Willey has ended his explosive innings: slower ball, Azhar chips it back and Willey scoops up the return catch. 

  96. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "England are going to need to bowl a few more cutters and vary it a bit, as they know Pakistan will be coming at them."

  97. Pak 60-1

    A better finish to the over from Woakes, conceding just a solitary single off the last three balls.

  98. Pak 59-1

    Red lights flashing for England. Azhar Ali looks very, very dangerous. He clambers all over a short ball from Chris Woakes and muscles it over the ropes at midwicket. And Woakes's next ball is diverted off the pads for four. England leaking...

  99. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I expect Morgan to keep Willey going while there's that movement with the new ball."

  100. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Azhar Ali of Pakistan

    "Pakistan have come out with intent and got this game going - there's nothing worse than when a team facing a big total doesn't go for it."

  101. Pak 49-1 (Azhar 29, Hafeez 4)

    Mohammad Hafeez is into his work straight away, on the pads from Willey and he clips it to the fine-leg boundary. Willey gets away with another poor ball, a wide half-volley that Hafeez can only toe-end to cover.

  102. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was much-needed for England. I like that they took their time, Morgan and Willey had a little chat. Moeen didn't pick it up quickly, but once he did he set himself and took a comfortable catch."

  103. WICKET

    Shehzad c Moeen b Willey 13 (Pak 45-1)

    David Willey of England celebrates

    David Willey has taken a few early wickets in this series and again he makes the breakthrough. Shehzad, who had been getting a bit itchy under the collar with his partner motoring along and 356 needed, tries to free the shackles with a pull shot but succeeds only in picking out the safe mitts of Moeen in the deep. Advantage England.

  104. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is a game worth settling in for. If I was at home I'd be settling in with a cup of tea and a biscuit."

  105. Pak 43-0 (target 356)

    Chris Woakes has had a good series, with four wickets in each of the last two games, and he's rewarded with an early bowl here. But Azhar Ali takes a liking to the smidgeon of pace on the white ball - he uses it to smear a huge six over midwicket, then steer a four through point. Azhar looks in princely touch, England will want to see the back of him...

  106. Pak 33-0

    He's fine. Just got his bat down in time.

  107. Umpire review

    Pakistan had three calamitous run-outs in the last match - is this another? Jos Buttler with a flying Superman dive, Azhar the worried man...

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  109. Pak 33-0

    Ahmed Shehzad

    Shehzad gets one through the covers this time, and gets three for it. Good start for Pakistan.

  110. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "That was going at some pelt. It was travelling and hit the top of his eye."

  111. Dropped catch

    Pak 27-0

    Down! Would have been a stunner from James Taylor, hit hard and flat to cover by Shehzad, bursts through Taylor's hands. Not sure he picked that up, to be fair.

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  113. Pak 27-0 (Azhar 17, Shehzad 7)

    Azhar Ali is baring his teeth here. After five balls of a pretty quiet Topley over, he picks a length ball and blasts it over the covers for four. Pakistan are by no means out of this - this is a good track, with the ball coming on nicely under lights...

  114. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "Pakistan have to score, but they can't afford to lose momentum with wickets. They are trying to build a platform here."

  115. Pak 20-0 (target 356)

    Pakistan haven't really put this young duo of opening bowlers under pressure in this series - now would be a good time to start. They can't get too much change out of this Willey over though, thanks to a superb sprawling stop by Taylor in the covers. Buttler is wearing a thousand-megawatt grin behind the stumps, as he should.

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  117. Pak 16-0

    Pakistan have to look to score from the off - they can't hang about and get their eye in. Azhar can get bogged down, but he starts well against Reece Topley - getting his first boundary with a lovely clip off his toes and then steering a lovely drive through the covers for four.

  118. From golf to cricket

    The BBC's golf correspondent has finished work for the day at the World Tour Championship in Dubai and headed to the game.

  119. Pak 5-0 (Azhar 1, Shehzad 4)

    Willey spoils a very good over with a poor final ball which is glanced fine for four by the recalled Shehzad.

  120. Post update

    Right, here we go again. Ahmed Shehzad and Azhar Ali at the crease, David Willey with the ball...

  121. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm so glad I questioned the wisdom of moving Jos Butler up the order..."

  122. Post update

    Right then, can Pakistan chase down 356? England will start as heavy favourites, but the hosts have plenty of firepower of their own...

  123. Corruption in cricket

    ICC chief executive on TMS

    BBC Test Match Special

    Talking about tackling corruption in cricket, David Richardson has told Test Match Special: "I'm pretty positive about where cricket is at the moment in the battle against keeping cricket clean. We're on top of it - we're  confident that it's clean." 

    "Of course, on the odd occasion, there are some strange run-outs - but I've been run out more than I care to remember! These things happen."

    Referencing the corruption around cricket played in Sharjah back in the 1990s:

    "It was a long time ago, it was cleaned up. The people responsible are long gone. Pakistan players are reporting every approach that seems to come their way. I wouldn't be too suspicious if I were you. You can't be absolutely certain that it's clean, but the signs are good."

    You can hear David Richardson's interview now on Test Match Special, ordownload it afterwards as a podcast.   

  124. Views on Buttler's hundred

    Jos Buttler of England celebrates

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been quick to praise team-mate Buttler, in a series of tweets:

    "Think some people will now have a few different words to describe Jos after that complete dismantling of the Pakistan bowling attack... Think some should just keep there heads down and mouths shut to save making them selfs look a wee bit silly. The bloke is a freak and in a class with 1 only man in this format of the game."

  125. Cricket at the Olympics?

    ICC chief executive on TMS

    BBC Test Match Special

    David Richardson has met with the International Olympic Committee to discuss cricket's possible inclusion in the Games. 

    "I believe that the majority of ICC members would vote in favour of cricket at the Olympics. In many people's eyes, it would help us globalise the game, and make it more visible. 

    "The Olympics themselves might not want cricket. They don't want second rate teams, they don't want mickey mouse formats, they want one of our major formats, preferably T20. They probably don't want much more than six or eight teams. 

    "Facilities are an issue - they asked if we could share with rugby. No we can't!"

  126. Records tumble

    Let's just round up some milestones for you...

    Buttler's hundred was the fastest ever ODI ton against Pakistan. The previous best was Sanath Jayasuriya's off 48 balls in April 1996.

    He is the first Englishman ever to score 100 runs in overs 41-50 of an ODI. Only two other players have ever done it: Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers.

    England's score is the highest ever ODI team score at Dubai, beating South Africa's 317/5 in November 2010.

  127. "Cricket needs to keep its nose clean"

    David Richardson on TMS

    BBC Test Match Special

    "We've seen with what's happened with Fifa and athletics. Cricket needs to make sure it keeps its nose absolutely clean. There is pressure from various bodies around the world that you need to have transparency in governance. 

    "Cricket has a simple governance method... we don't have the complicated politics that the IOC have, or FIFA for that matter."

    You can hear David Richardson's interview now on Test Match Special, ordownload it afterwards as a podcast

  128. Centurion Jason Roy

    Speaking to Sky Sports

    On Jos Buttler's innings: "I don't really know what we've just witnessed! It was incredible."

    On getting his own hundred: "There's not much better feeling than when I got to those three figures. That last shot I was blowing over the line!" 

    On conditions: "It's a good pitch. With our bowlers, and the swing early on, it will be quite tricky for them."

  129. Post update

    Jason Roy celebrates

    Let's make mention of a couple of unsung heroes from that England performance. First of all, Jason Roy, who played a superb innings to record his maiden ODI hundred and set the platform from which Buttler was able to attack so thrillingly.

    And also, what a brilliant piece of captaincy it was from Eoin Morgan to promote Buttler up the order to four. That gave him just a bit more time to wreak havoc, and more importantly, it was a huge vote of confidence in a player who hadn't been at his best of late.

  130. Views on Buttler's hundred

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    Jos Buttler

    England seam bowler Kate Cross:That@josbuttleris something pretty special#comebackbetter

    TMS commentator Simon Mann: That's why England delayed dropping Jos Buttler. They know he's got the nail gun, but couldn't find it anywhere... until today.

    Daily Mail cricket correspondent Paul Newman: So do you rush Jos Buttler back into the Test team?? Or was it Test cricket that adversely affected his one-day form?? Nice dilemma...

  131. Post update

    Jos Buttler

    Jos Buttler went from 50 to 100 in 16 balls. Sixteen! Are you kidding me? That is absolutely incredible. And let us not forget, this was a man who was under pressure, who was supposed to be out of form, who hadn't hit a fifty in 22 international innings. Well, let us be clear: Jos Buttler is back. In a big, big way.

  132. Innings summary

    Jos Buttler

    Jos Buttler broke his own record for the fastest one-day international century by an England batsman in the fourth ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah.

    The wicketkeeper reached three figures in 46 balls, beating the 61-ball ton he made against Sri Lanka in May 2014.

    Buttler hit 10 fours and eight sixes in an overall 116 not out from 52 balls as England posted 355-5.

    Jason Roy also 102, his first century in ODIs, while Joe Root made 71 as Pakistan's bowlers struggled.

  133. End-of-innings scorecard

    England 355-5 (50 overs) - won toss

    Not out batsmen: Buttler 116* (52 balls), Moeen 4*

    Fall of wickets: 54-1 (Hales 22), 194-2 (Roy 102), 201-3 (Root 71), 227-4 (Morgan 14), 306-5 (Taylor 13)

    Bowling figures: Irfan 10-0-64-2, Anwar 9-0-75-0, Riaz 9-0-70-0, Yasir 10-0-57-1, Malik 7-0-59-0, Azhar 5-0-26-2.

    Full scorecard

  134. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Jos Buttler

    "Even the top players on that England balcony will be thinking 'I don't know how he does that'. You can understand why England, even when Buttler's going through a sticky patch in white-ball cricket, keep him in the side as when he clicks he's astonishing. The magic has returned.

    "We shouldn't forget Jason Roy's hundred - the top three put England in a position where they could send Buttler out like that."

  135. Eng 355-5 (Buttler 116, Moeen 4)

    Buttler clubs Wahab into the leg side and perfectly bisects the two fielders desperately running round to cut it off. He heaves the final ball into the outfield over cover, scampers two, and that is that. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, stand and applaud. You will not see a more staggering exhibition of ODI batting. Utterly brilliant from Jos Buttler.

  136. Coming up on TMS

    Jonathan Agnew has been speaking to the chief exec of the ICC, David Richardson, about cricket at the Olympics, corruption and the incoming new head of the ICC. You'll be able to hear it during the interval on Test Match Special, or download it afterwards as a podcast

    Dave Richardson
  137. Eng 347-5 (Buttler 108, Moeen 4)

    Jos Buttler has gears that other players can only dream about. He bats with innovation, artistry and total 360-degree vision - no boundary is safe when he is on form. Wahab gives up a free hit, so what does Buttler do? He plays the most delicate of dabs into the gap at midwicket for four. Scintillating.

  138. How's stat?!

    Jos Buttler of England celebrates

    Jos Buttler now has the three fastest England ODI centuries - 46 balls today, 61 balls against Sri Lanka at Lord's in 2014, and 66 balls against New Zealand at Edgbaston in 2015.

    His 46-ball ton is also the joint seventh fastest of all time - AB de Villiers' 31-ball ton against West Indies in January leading the ODI list.

  139. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That six was the biggest of the lot. He helped it into the second tier of the stand. He was smiling after Sharjah as he helped shepherd the side to victory, but when he's on song, there's something special about him. What an incredible game this is - a fortnight ago, he'd been dropped from the Test team, but it's been mayhem today."

  140. 100 for Buttler

    Eng 336-5

    Jos Buttler of England celebrates

    There it is! Buttler launches a huge blow over midwicket, and he's done it! A frankly ridiculous hundred, from just 46 balls. Huge leaping air-punch from Buttler, Joe Root leaping about like an overjoyed schoolkid on the balcony. Wonderful scenes.

  141. Eng 330-6 (Buttler 98, Moeen 3)

    What can you do when Buttler is batting like this? You need fielders with jet-packs. He carts Anwar over long off for another six - his seventh, tying Andrew Flintoff's England record...

  142. Eng 322-5 (Buttler 90, Moeen 3)

    Anwar Ali with the ball. Oh, that's monstrous from Buttler, too short from the bowler - Buttler stands, waits cold-bloodedly, and unleashes a brutal swing of the willow, sending the ball arcing through the night sky and into the stands. The century is on.

  143. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It looks like they're going to get 100 from the last 10 - they only need 11 from the last two overs."

  144. Eng 315-5 (Buttler 84, Moeen 2)

    Buttler gets hold of a yorker but sends the ball crashing into the timbers at the other end. Anywhere else and it was four.

  145. Cricketers and their TV shows

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    Angus Tillson: Having The Trotts. Batsman Jonathan and cyclist Laura come and stay overnight with members of the public.

    Tim MacNamara: House of Flying Aggers: Jonathan is in trouble again

  146. Eng 311-5

    Buttler's got to go some to get three figures. He needs 23 from maybe 10 balls. Tell you what though, he's in the game. Again he finds the gap, steered down to third man for four. Then off the next ball, he slices it in the air - he looks gone for all money, but the ball lands between three fielders. Is it his day?

  147. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "There's 306 on the board with three overs left, England might not quite make the most of this if they're not careful. But they should make a total which they're capable of defending."

  148. WICKET

    Taylor c Shehzad b Irfan 13 (Eng 306-5)

    A bit unlucky this from James Taylor. Trying to get on with it, gets hold of Irfan but those little arms can't quite launch the ball far enough and it's swallowed up by long-on. 

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    Jos Buttler of England

    Jack Anderson: Brilliant batting by Buttler, love it when he plays like this. He might need some time out of the Test team but he'll be back.

    Ian Bradley: Buttler is an extraordinary talent, he's reverted to playing on instinct, cleared his mind.

    James Boswell: Buttler dropped from the Test side and look how he's playing now! Just the tonic he needed!

  150. Eng 304-4

    We're in fastest hundred territory here, ladies and gents. The record, unsurprisingly, is held by a certain Mr J Buttler, with a 61-ball effort against Sri Lanka. Utter impudence from Buttler, flamboyantly paddling Irfan over his shoulder for four. No team has ever chased over 300 in the UAE...

  151. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I can see a wry smile on Eoin Morgan's face, along the lines of 'It was a great idea to bat Buttler at four'. It can only take one innings for him to get back into this sort of form."

  152. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    Jos Buttler of England

    "That's an amazing shot. He literally did not move his feet - and swung the bat to reverse-sweep an 80mph bowler for four. A ridiculous shot."

  153. Eng 298-4 (Buttler 72, Taylor 10)

    That is pure artistry from Buttler - a glorious, silken-wristed reverse-sweep from right off his stumps. A shot of extraordinary virtuosity, played so casually that he didn't even move his feet. Hang that in a gallery.

    There's more to come. Much more. Buttler smears an effortless pull into the stands, then smites a full toss into the same area with brutal grace. Beautiful carnage.

  154. Eng 282-4

    Jos Buttler of England

    Buttler is motoring here - he pulls Anwar Ali for four. This by the way, is his first international fifty since his 129 against New Zealand in the ODI at Edgbaston in June.

  155. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "There's a parallel here - England were 227-2 in the second ODI in Abu Dhabi with 10 overs left, and only added 56 for the loss of three wickets. Let's see what they can add here."

  156. 50 for Buttler

    Eng 276-4

    Wahab comes back well with a cleverly disguised slower ball, but England continue to show their intent - great running brings them two off a flick to long on, and a single off the last ball brings up Buttler's 50. What a superb return it has been from the keeper.

  157. Eng 273-4

    It's great to see Buttler play like this again. Picking length, opening his shoulders, his muscly forearms rippling with violent intent on the slow-motion replays. He carves Wahab over the covers for four, then bludgeons him over the rope at midwicket for a maximum!

  158. Cricketers and their TV shows

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    Paul Almond: Kallis in Wonderland: Festive special as Proteas all-rounder visits Christmas-themed visitor attractions.

    Rory Boyd: Faulty Gowers - David tours the UK on a mission to expose the worst offenders in the hospitality industry

  159. Eng 262-4 (run rate 5.95)

    Has Azhar Ali got his maths wrong here? Wahab Riaz has only bowled six overs so far, which means that he won't get through his full complement of 10. 

    Here's a more simple sum: short ball + Buttler slog = 4. And Buttler doubles the dose with an extraordinary shot, going to play the ramp shot and changing it the last minute to flick the ball down to fine leg. And another boundary off the final ball of the over as Buttler bludgeons Irfan behind backward point. This is as well as I've seen Buttler play for months...

  160. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    Jos Buttler of England

    "A chap in a blazer was in the perfect position to take that catch - hands up, pretty good technique - and he shelled it. It burst through his hands. A great six from Buttler, though."

  161. Eng 247-4 (Buttler 24, Taylor 8)

    Dangerous down the order, Jos Buttler. Faster hands than Bruce Lee. He picks a short one from Azhar and sends it sailing flat into the stands. Dropped in the posh seats. England striking back, 300 very much in their sights.

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