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4th ODI: Pakistan Set 341-run Target For Eng

Nottingham: Pakistan set England a daunting target of 341 runs to win the fourth one-day international (ODI) being played at Nottingham here on Friday.

Babar Azam smashed another ton as middle-order batsman scored 115 runs off 112 balls hitting 13 fours and one six. He was well supported by Hafeez and Fakhar Zaman who registered half centuries.

Malik played a cameo role in the end overs but failed to carry on the innings till the end of the 50 overs as all-rounder hit-wicket by Wood.

On the other hand, Imam-ul-Haq suffered a pre-World Cup injury scare after being struck by England paceman Mark Wood but scans showed he did not suffer any broken bones.

The 23-year-old left-handed opener had to retire hurt after a ball by Wood hit him on the elbow.

Earlier, England had won the toss and decided to bowl first against green shirts. The duo all-rounders Shoaib Malik and Muhammad Hafeez have been included in Playing XI for the fourth ODI.

England is leading the five-match ODI series with 2-0. Jos Buttler is captaining the side after Morgan was suspended for fourth ODI.

Teams:

England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 James Vince, 3 Joe Root, 4 Jos Buttler (capt, wk), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Joe Denly, 7 Adil Rashid, 8 Moeen Ali, 9 Tom Curran, 11 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood.

Pakistan: 1 Imam-ul-Haq, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Shoaib Malik, 5 Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt/wk), 6 Mohammad Hafeez, 7 Imad Wasim, 8 Mohammad Hasnain, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Shaheen Afridi, 11 Junaid Khan.