England host Pakistan in the fifth and final game of the five-match One Day International (ODI) series at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on 4 September (Sunday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 10.30am BST. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.

Overview

The England bandwagon in One Day International (ODI) cricket rolls on after they overcame a stiff Pakistan challenge to win the fourth ODI at Headingley on 1 September. Set to chase 248 to win, the Three Lions found themselves at 72/4 at one point, but then found the steel to get past the total with four wickets in hand.

The key to their win was the performances of Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow with the bat. The duo put on 103 runs for the fifth wicket with Stokes scoring 69 runs while Bairstow scored 61 runs to pick up the player of the match award.

The England bowlers too played their part, especially the spinners with Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali combining to take five Pakistani wickets for just 86 runs off their 20 overs. Chris Jordan impressed by taking two wickets.

Jos Buttler if passed fit might replace Jonny Bairstow, otherwise England are most likely to go in with an unchanged line-up on Sunday.

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Imad Wasim has scored 137 runs in three innings for Pakistan this series without being dismissed by England Getty

Pakistan's disappointing run in the limited overs format continued. England's opponents lost the fourth ODI to the hosts by four wickets. However, they did show some fight by giving the Three Lions a scare to take six wickets with the ball.

Their batting has been in a shambles throughout the tournament and that they got to 247 was thanks to skipper Azhar Ali who scored a measured 80 while all-rounder Imad Wasim provided the fireworks at the end with a 41-ball 57 run knock.

The Men in Green lack depth and options in terms of quality, which hampers their progress in the shorter formats of the game. Coach Mickey Arthur has recently revealed that no one is guaranteed a place in the side but with a limited pool of talent to choose from he has a big rebuilding job ahead of him for future projects.

Prediction

England to win

Betting odds (Ladbrokes)

  • England to win: 1/4
  • Pakistan to win: 3

Team news

England

Possible XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, David Willey.

Pakistan

Possible XI: Sami Islam, Sharjeel Khan, Azhar Ali (c),Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Umar Gul.