Misbah-ul-Haq stars in tense warm-up victory

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 8:04

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England lost their last World Cup warm-up game by four wickets as Pakistan prevailed in a tense finish in Sydney.

Alex Hales and Gary Ballance came into the England side but both got out playing loose shots when well set.

Joe Root then hit 85 from 89 balls but fell in the penultimate over as England finished on 250-8 from their 50 overs.

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq (91 not out) and Umar Akmal (65) kept them in contention, and Shahid Afridi saw them home with seven balls to spare.