Moeen Ali and his England team-mates are heading for a final game decider in the ODI Series with New Zealand.
The two teams are locked at 2-2 going into Saturday’s clash at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
The Black Caps levelled the series with a five wicket win in Dunedin, chasing down a 336 target with three balls to spare thanks mainly to Ross Taylor’s unbeaten 181,
Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen, who had been man of the match in the previous game, was dismissed for three and bowled eight overs for 52 runs.
England were 267-1 in the 38th over at one stage, with Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root scoring centuries, but then lost six wickets for 21 runs and closed on 335-9.
*England Lions were be striving to level the ODI Series with West Indies A after losing the opening game by five runs at Coolidge CC in Antigua.
Worcestershire batsman Joe Clarke had been chosen in the Lions side but was forced to withdraw through illness with a virus having affected the camp in recent days.
The Lions side were bowled out for 267 despite Sam Hain scoring 144. The two teams meet again on Saturday and then Monday.
*Worcestershire all-rounder Ross Whiteley’s team, Multan Sultans, are on target to reach the knockout stages of the Pakistan Super League.
The Sultans head the table with four wins – and a no result – from their opening six matches with their latest success against Peshawar Zalmi who they defeated by 19 runs in Dubai.