Pakistan tour ends with one-day decider


Pakistan’s scandal-filled tour of England reaches its conclusion at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday with the deciding match of a closely fought one-day series that has been overshadowed by fresh fixing claims against both teams.

Pakistan lost the opening two matches of the five-game series but drew level at 2-2 thanks to a 38-run victory at Lord’s on Monday.

Relations between the two sides have hit a new low after Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt accused England’s players of deliberately losing the third one-dayer, at The Oval on Friday.

Despite England’s outrage and threats of legal action against Butt, the series will be completed with the momentum firmly with the tourists.

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