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  1. Stokes 69, Bairstow 61, Moeen 45*
  2. England lead 4-0 in five-match series
  3. Stokes & Bairstow add 103 for 5th wkt
  4. Irfan takes 2-26 before calf injury
  5. Pak: Azhar 80 (104); Rashid 3-47

Live Reporting

By Marc Higginson and Bibhash Dash

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight


    So after another comfortable win for England, and another disappointing day for Pakistan we enter the final phase of the summer. Join us on Sunday for the final ODI. Till then, enjoy the view!

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    SMS Message: Must be depressing for Pakistan to see the game taken away from them by two batsmen who didn't even feature in the pyrotechnics the other night. Impressive strength in depth! from Dominic, Acton
    Dominic, Acton
  3. Super Series

    Just to confirm, tonight's victory gives England an unassailable 16-8 lead in the Super Series. We have one ODI left to play in this leg of the Super Series, that's on Sunday in Cardiff, while we also have a T20 at Old Trafford on 7 September.

  4. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    It's been good from England. They didn't panic when they lost their wickets early on. Ben Stokes was magnificent and Jonny Bairstow has been phenomenal for two years now. He's a pleasure to watch play.

  5. England's 'match-winning contributions'

    Ben Stokes

    England captain Eoin Morgan: "We did a fantastic job with the ball. It was a great effort, and special mention to the spinners. Then the guys who came in, Chris Jordan and David Willey, did really well.

    "One of our strengths is that we bat all the way down. Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow made match-winning contributions.

    "Jonny was outstanding, it was a man of the match performance and he's struggling to be a regular in this side which is good for us."

  6. 'Few more wickets'

    Pakistan captain Azhar Ali: "It was a bit more of a competitive game. Again we were a few runs short. We didn't have good partnerships in between wickets. The wicket was turning but it was still a good pitch. But we lost wickets frequently.

    "Irfan on his comeback game bowled well with the new ball. But his calves were cramping up. We would have loved for him to bowl a second and third spell. A few more wickets and the game could have been different.

    "I couldn't really capitalise on my score. I feel in good form but I need to get on with more."

  7. 'My Grandma told me to shave'

    Jonny Bairstow

    England's Jonny Bairstow, speaking to the BBC's Kevin Howells: "I'm pleased to get a go. It's unfortunate that Jos suffered an injury, and I got told 32 minutes before the start that I was playing so to contribute was nice. We were pleased at the halfway mark. We thought it was an attainable target and if we're honest, we cruised home. There was no panic at any point in that chase."

    On shaving off his beard: "I got told off by my Mum, my Grandma had been on the phone."

  8. Post update

    And so finally, the moment that gave England its 4-0 series lead. Just when the game looked to be heading to a stupor involving singles and doubles, Moeen Ali came up with a couple of sixes to finish things off. The only gripe about that I guess is we didn't get to see what innovation Pakistan were going to employ to fill the one-over gap left by Irfan's injury. But I suppose we can't have it all.

  9. Post update

    Also, before we go into the match-winning moment, here is a look at a story titled "Mohammad Irfan and the Widest Wide". This was moments before the fast bowler walked off for the final time with his calf injury.

  10. Post update

    England looked in cruise control despite Bairstow's run out for 61 which came with the total on 225. That, in fact, was the last wicket to fall for the hosts.

  11. Post update

    Bairstow played the anchor role for a good chunk, but was not beyond smacking a few out of the park either. He got to his fifty after Ben Stokes sadly could not build on his 69 - caught fittingly off an attempted slog.

  12. Post update

    Eoin Morgan struggled to get going and - almost mercifully - fell to a slip catch off Umar Gul. It allowed Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow to lead the charge for England. Stokes, in particular, using his belligerence to great effect.

  13. Post update

    Root would have loved to lead England home on local turf. Five fours and a six looked enough evidence for the same as well. But even before the skies starting changing into all the colours of the rainbow, England's number three was caught at fine leg off a mis-timed pull shot.

  14. Post update

    Well, you can't say Pakistan didn't give this a go, even if it was for short periods. Mohammad Irfan gave them a pretty good start, reducing the hosts to 36-2 by removing Jason Roy and Alex Hales. Suddenly, Pakistan looked odds-on for a dramatic comeback.

  15. Man of the match

  16. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Adil Rashid is the man of the match for me. Headingley is never the easiest place to bowl spin, but I think he's looking the real deal now. He's putting lots of revs on the ball, delivering all his variations and he was rewarded with three wickets today.

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    Isa Guha

    Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    Today, England showed how much adapability they have. In the last game, they had Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan come in and accelerate while here they navigated themselves out of choppy waters with a different style of batting through Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow.

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    Rachel T: Love this England team - can't beat finishing with a six!

    Mark Savile: Finishing with a 6 is almost seems mandatory it's becoming that regular! And none much better than sixes from Moeen

  19. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    England have done it without Joe Root, which they haven't had to do for a while. Just the 30 for the new Don Bradman tonight.

  20. Post update

    Handshakes all round, Eoin Morgan walks out to greet his two batsmen, who took the Headingley applause. Lovely scenes for those of an England bearing. Under the lights, the futuristic media centre of the stadium looking down on England's win which came with two overs left. Pakistan troop off like they don't really care about losing this Super Series. The horror!