Pakistan A vs England Lions in the UAE, 2018
Pakistan A vs England A, Match 05| PK-A vs EN-A WHO WILL WIN
After drawing level the series [2-2], Pakistan A will lock horns with England Lions in the decider of the 5-match series at the ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai.
Trailing 1-2 in the series, Pakistan A flexed their muscles with disdain n the fourth One-day to force a decider in the 5-match series. Batting first, Pakistan’s strong showing with the bat that saw them rack up 4-335 in 50 overs by two century stands, with openers Sham Masood  and Ali Imran  putting up a patient 113-run opening stand before Adil Amin [120 off 87 balls] and skipper Mohammad Rizwan [73 off 49 balls] amassed a swashbuckling 163 for the third.
If the Lions’ bowling was lacklustre, their batting performance meandered on the lines of being dismal as they were shot out for 154 in 31.4 overs as Waqas Maqsood five-wicket haul [5-32] wrecked through their batting unit with keeper Alex Davies, the lone contributor with 42.
The series, locked at 2-2, will now go into a decider with both sides aiming for a knockout punch to seal the five-match rubber.
Venue:- ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai
Match Timing:- Wednesday, December 05, 2018, 11:00 AM IST
Read on for PK-A vs EN-A Team News & PK-A vs EN-A Playing 11
Shan Masood (c), Muhammad Hassan (wk), Ammad Butt, Waqas Maqsood, Mukhtar Ahmed, Israrullah, Adil Amin, Muhammad Saad, Zohaib Khan, Muhammad Irfan, Irfan Jr, Irfan Khan, Rahat Ali
Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Dominic Bess, Joe Clarke, Nick Gubbins, Jamie Overton, Sam Hain, Max Holden, Alex Davies (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, James Porter, Mark Wood, Danny Briggs, Lewis Gregory
Here’s the probable playing 11 for the third One-day:-
Wicket-Keeper- Muhammad Hassan
Batters- Shan Masood, Mohammad Saad, Adil Amin
All-rounders- Mukhtar Ahmed (D:- Zohaib Khan)
Bowlers-Waqas Maqsood, Irfan Khan/ Irfan Jr, Amad Bhatt, Muhammad Irfan, Rahat Ali
Wicket-Keeper- Alex Davies
Batters- Sam Hain, Joe Clarke, Ollie Pope, Nick Gubbins/Tom Kohler-Cadmore
All-rounders- Lewis Gregory, Liam Livingstone
Bowlers- Mark Wood, Jamie Overton, Danny Briggs, Dominic Bess (D:- Saqib Mahmood)
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PK-A Fantasy Picks
Pakistan A’s top-order in Shan Masood [238 runs at 59.50], Adil Amin [153 runs at 76.50] have been imperious. They will once again hold the key in the series decider.
Waqas Maqsood [11 wickets at 11.80] 5-32 in the last game broke the break of the Lions’ chase. He, Rahat Ali [3 wickets] and Muhammad Irfan will spearhead the bowling unit.
EN-A Fantasy Picks
The Lions’ top-order has been a cause for worry throughout the tournament. Their middle-order has more often than not bailed them out of tough situations. Alex Davies [158 runs at 39.50], Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory and Ollie Pope will be crucial for their fortunes in the decider.
All-rounder + Bowling
Not only with the ball, but Lewis Gregory [9 wickets at 26.78] has also led the side with aplomb with the ball while Mark Wood [3 wickets at 30.33] and Dominic Bess [3 wickets] have played supporting roles.
Team 01 & 02
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