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Woakes silences Pakistan fans but England left with little to shout about | Ali Martin

After their excellence in the field against South Africa, England were profligate and ill-disciplined in 14-run defeat by Pakistan

When the typically unflappable Chris Woakes is putting his finger to his lips and shushing a spectator in celebration, you know something is slightly amiss. In the 21st over of Pakistan’s innings, after a wonderful diving catch at long-off to remove Imam-ul-Haq, here was Woakes channelling his inner Portuguese football manager in response to apparent heckling from the stands.

It didn’t stop there either; among the huddle of England players that swarmed him Ben Stokes and Jason Roy could be seen offering sarcastic applause in the same direction. Umpires Marais Erasmus and Sundaram Ravi were clearly unimpressed, moving in to settle things down with a word or two.

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