Pakistan vs England:1st ODI

England 194/3 in 34.3 overs. Match delayed by rain.England wins by 44 runs by D/L method

Pakistan scored 260/6 in 50 overs. England needs to score 261 runs to win the 1st ODI.

Over 48 complete - score 246/6

Overs 45 - score 228/6

Out ! Sarfraz Ahmed ct Wood bowled Woakes for 55, Score 226/6 in 44.3 overs.

Out ! Shoaib Malik caught Rashid bowled Plunkett 17, Pakistan score 224/5 in 44 overs.

Over 43: 220/4

Good news! The rain has stopped and play will resume in a few minutes!

8:50 p.m. PST: Rain has stopped play and the covers are on.

Overs42 - 217/4

Overs 41 - 210/4 (Azhar Ali caught Ali bowled Rashid 82)

Overs 22 - 104/2 (Babar Ajam34*, Azhar Ali 40*)

Overs 17 - 82/2

Overs 15 - 70/2

Overs 13 - 55/2Mohammad Hafeez caught Hales bowled Root for 11

Overs 11 - 48/1

Over 5 - 25/1 - Sharjeel Khan caught Buttler bowled Wood for 16

Over 4 - 18/0

Over 2 - 8/0

6:00 p.m.

Pakistan wins the toss and decides to bat first.Azhar says after the toss: "The wicket looks dry, we will be batting first. No Yasir isn't playing today."

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He also added that Alex Hales who failed to perform in the recent games will come back to track in the upcoming outings.The skipper expressed his confidence that Hales will put an end to the run drought he faced in the recently concluded Test matches.

TV telecast Information

This highly anticipated encounter will begin at 6.00 p.m. PST, and will be shown live onSky Sports in the UK. ESPN and Star Sports are showing this game live in the US and India respectively.

PTV will beam the series live for viewers in Pakistan.

The live streaming can be enjoyed on the official website of PTV Sports.

The 2nd and 3rd ODI's will be played on August 27 and 30th at Lords and Nottingham respectively.

Eoin Morgan, the English skipper may include three spinners in their lineup, as they gear up for the first One Day International against Pakistan which will be played on August 24, 2016, at the Rosebowl Cricket Ground.

The dry condition and cracks in the pitch are compelling Eoin to take this decision.

The curator believes that the surface will provide adequate turn to the slow bowlers, and the ball will not directly come on to the bat.

Liam Dawson may make his ODI debut through this match, and he is expected to join Moen Ali and Adil Rashid to complete England's spin trio.

In a recent talk, Morgan told that this series against Pakistan will be very much challenging, as the weather conditions are suiting the Asian side more than the hosts.

The playing XI as below:

England: Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett and Mark Wood.

Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Sharjeel Khan, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz,Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hafeez,and Umar Gul

Team news:

Ben Stokes will also return to the playing eleven, after recovering from a serious calf injury.

Pakistan too is high on their morale as they marked a convincing win against Ireland. Sharjeel Khan is the trump card of the Asian team in this series, as he has scored a dazzling 152 in the clash against Ireland.

Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Nawaz are also in full form, and it will increase their chances to win this game.

Umar Gul who returned to the team recently has made his presence felt, and he will lead the team's bowling attack along with Imad Wasim.

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