Resolute half-centuries by Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow led England to a four-wicket victory against Pakistan and a 4-0 lead in the five-match one-day international series on Thursday.
Stokes stroked a nearly run-a-ball 69 and Bairstow, included at the last minute in place of the injured Jos Buttler, made 61 as England chased down Pakistan’s 247-8 with two overs to spare.
Moeen Ali, 45 not out, hitting a winning six as England posted 252-6 at Headingley.
Pakistan’s top order struggled against spinners Adil Rashid, who took 3-47, and Moeen, 2-39, before captain Azhar Ali’s 80 and Imad Wasim’s quickfire late unbeaten 57 off 41 balls gave the visitors a competitive total.
Bairstow and Stokes combined in a 103-run stand for the fifth wicket after Mohammad Irfan snared both openers, and the dismissals of Joe Root (30) and captain Eoin Morgan (11) left their team struggling at 72-4 in the 15th over.
The last match of the series will be at Cardiff on Sunday.