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  1. England lose both openers after fast start
  2. England, who won toss, are 3-0 up in series
  3. Hosts name their squad for WC on Tuesday

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By Matthew Henry

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  1. Post update

    Mark Ramprakash

    Ex-England batsman on TMS

    We saw such great aggression from the two openers. However I do think Root and Morgan are doing the right thing – they realise it is a good pitch but they’re just getting themselves in. Joe started off quickly but he’s recognised that two wickets are down, Morgan is new to the crease, and they’re just knocking it around.

    Joe Root

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  2. Eng 118-2

    Root 37, Morgan 7

    England are just taking stock after the madness of the first 10 overs and the loss of Bairstow. Jonny is on the balcony biting his nails and he doesn’t look in a much better mood than when he got out.

    Another quiet over of spin goes by.

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  4. Eng 116-2

    Root 35, Morgan 6

    Shadab Khan will vastly improve Pakistan’s World Cup squad. They have missed his leg-spin in this series. He’s been out with an illness. It’s good news that he’ll be fit for the World Cup.

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    Ctrl+V – James Vince falls for an entertaining 33.

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    Video caption: Vince falls for 33
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  7. Eng 112-2

    Root 35, Morgan 3

    Pakistan have gone back to their strike bowler Hassan Ali with new man Morgan at the crease. Hassan almost creates a wicket in an unconventional manner as he bumps into Joe Root when the England number three is jogging a single and then Root has to dive to make his ground at the other end.

    It’s all friendly still. Just an accident.

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    Mark Ramprakash

    Ex-England batsman on TMS

    I remember in a meeting three or four years ago where someone said a team will get 500 at some point, and no-one batted an eyelid. Today you felt it was a real possibility – the only thing that could stop England, I felt, was if they became a bit overconfident, and we may have just seen that in the dismissal of Jonny Bairstow.

    It was almost as though it was a last minute decision to play the shot, he was just hitting from a standing position. He hadn’t quite been hitting the ball as crisply today and he’ll be desperately disappointed.

  9. Post update

    England hit 17 boundaries in the first 10 overs. Our poor video man is sweating buckets in a dark room upstairs.

    Here are just three of the 17.

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    Video caption: Vince drives Shaheen for four

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    Video caption: Bairstow cuts Hasnain to the third man boundary

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    Video caption: ‘The shot of the day’ – Root straight drives for four
  10. How’s stat?!

    Andy Zaltzman

    Test Match Special statistician

    That was the first over in which England have not scored a boundary.

  11. Eng 106-2

    England’s captain Eoin Morgan is out at number four and punches gloves with Joe Root on his arrival at the crease. That wicket will probably but slow things down a little for England.

    Just two from the over.

    Eoin Morgan

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    Charles Dagnall

    TMS commentator

    Jonny Bairstow turns on his heel, disgusted with himself. He’s come unstuck trying to hit the ball into the new stand.

    Jonny Bairstow

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  13. wicket


    Bairstow c Shaheen b Imad 32 (Eng 105-2)

    Jonny Bairstow’s face is the same colour as his hair. He’s livid that he’s not going to have chance to continue this madness.

    The England opener tries to thwack another big hit but picks out the lanky Shaheen Afridi at long-on.

  14. Eng 104-1

    Bairstow 32, Root 32

    Root overtook Bairstow with that last boundary. It’s a race between the two Yorkshireman at their home ground right now. It must be so much fun. Four to Jonny B again.


  15. From the press box

  16. Eng 100-1

    Stunning from young Joseph Edward Root. This one whistles between the non-striker and the umpire and straight down to the boundary. Dickie Bird watches on. He’d have loved that one.

    England’s hundred is up.

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    Video caption: ‘The shot of the day’ – Root straight drives for four
  17. How’s stat?!

    Andy Zaltzman

    Test Match Special statistician

    That boundary from Joe Root was the 17th four of innings. That ties for the most boundaries hit by England in the first 10 overs of a one-day innings since at least 2001 when these records have been kept.

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    Simon Mann

    TMS commentator

    Imad Wasim can’t believe it. He’s bowled a good one – and that’s gone for four as well.

  19. Eng 95-1

    Bairstow 28, Root 25

    Oooof! A good delivery from Imad Wasim. It finds Joe Root’s edge but with slip fielder now protecting the boundary there’s no hope of a catch. It goes for four again.

    Ninety five runs come from the first 10 overs.

  20. Eng 90-1

    Lovely from Joe Root. This is absolute carnage. Root plays the reverse lap and it runs away for yet another boundary. It’s just silly stuff from England.

    Joe Root

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