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England beat Pakistan to win 1st ODI

Man-of-the-match Jason Roy (65) and Joe Root (61) laid the platform for a successful chase with a second-wicket stand of 89 in 14 overs. In photo: England's Jason Roy bats during the first one day international cricket match on August 24, 2016. Photograph: (Getty)

AFP Southampton, United Kingdom Aug 24, 2016, 11.53 PM (IST)
England beat Pakistan by 44 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method to win the rain-marred first one-day international at Southampton yesterday.

England, setting 261 for victory, took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series, .

England finished on 194 for three in 34.3 overs before rain, which had twice stopped play previously, halted the day/night match for a third and final time at 9:37 pm local time (2037 GMT). 

Man-of-the-match Jason Roy (65) and Joe Root (61) laid the platform for a successful chase with a second-wicket stand of 89 in 14 overs.

Pakistan, who won the toss, were held to a total of 260 for six in their full 50 overs.

Azhar Ali, the Pakistan captain, top-scored for his side with 82 and Sarfraz Ahmed made 55.

The series continues at Lord's on Saturday.

Brief scores

Pakistan 260-6, 50 overs (Azhar Ali 82, Sarfraz Ahmed 55)
England 194-3, 34.3 overs (J Roy 65, J Root 61)
Result: England won by 44 runs (D/L method)
Man-of-the-match: Jason Roy (ENG)
Series: England lead five-match series 1-0

(WION with inputs from AFP)
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