Ben Stokes
Stokes top scored with 69 to help England to an eighth straight one-day win. Getty Images

England continued their iron grip over Pakistan by winning the fourth one-day international by five wickets to maintain their unbeaten records in limited overs cricket this summer. Ben Stokes [69] and Jonny Bairstow [61] put on 103 for the fifth wicket, before a late cameo from Moeen Ali [45 not out] saw them home with two overs to spare at Headingley.

Pakistan showed some life in setting a credible 247 for 8 after winning the toss, an innings bookended by half centuries from captain Azar Ali [80] and Imad Wasim [57]. A much-changed England attack made regular inroads however, with Adil Rashid taking three wicket while Chris Jordan doubled up.

Despite having struck a world record 444 for 3 in the third ODI, England were unable to repeat the fireworks from Trent Bridge. Alex Hales [8] was dismissed cheaply before the loss of skipper Eoin Morgan [11] left them 72 for 4. Pakistan were in the ascendancy but the match was taken from their grasp first by Stokes who hit two sixes on his way to a fifth one-day half-century.

Bairstow then sent a message to the selectors over his continued omission from the 50-over team with just his second fifty in the format, though he was denied the chance to send England to victory after being run out by Azhar. It was left to the calm Ali to hit the winning runs with a straight six and continue Pakistan's misery.