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England were unchanged for the third one-day international against Pakistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The tourists stuck with a winning line-up after levelling the series in Abu Dhabi as they seek to go 2-1 up with one to play.
They were at an early disadvantage, though, after Azhar Ali won the toss and unsurprisingly chose to bat first on the same pitch used for the third Test here two weeks ago.
Pakistan, as expected, were without leg-spinner Yasir Shah - rested because of a knee niggle - and brought in debutant slow left-armer Zafar Gohar.