Pakistan PD ease to series win
Pakistan produced the best team bowling performance of the Physical Disabilities one-day international series in Dubai to beat England by nine wickets and 2-1 overall.
James Williams’ side had set up this decider by squaring the three-game rubber with a four-run victory at the International Cricket Council Global Cricket Academy on Friday.
They could not match that result today, as Pakistan - who also took the Twenty20 series - limited them to 75 all out in 30 overs of the designated 40 and overhauled that in just 11.2.
Williams chose to bat first on the hottest day of the tour so far, but in the first over Nihaar Alam had Gordon Laidlaw caught at slip
Although Callum Flynn and Shaun Rigby dug in, Alam trapped the latter in front during the ninth over and Fayyaz Ahmed bowled the former for 13.
Sam Wyles was run out before Fayyaz bowled Williams and Muhammed Kalam also struck.
Matthew Partington became the second player to make double figures but was caught off Ameer Ahmed, who then bowled Liam Thomas and was later named man of the match for his 2-4 from five overs.
Mehdi Hassan had Gareth Walton caught and Dan Reynaldo was run out to complete a disappointing card.
Frederick Bridges gave England faint hope by trapping Farooq Ahmed leg before, but opener Matloob Qureshi and Hasnain Alam responded with an unbroken 69-run stand - making 36 and 29 respectively.
Thomas was named England’s player of the series and Qureshi Pakistan’s.