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England's third one-dayer with Pakistan under investigation over 'betting patterns' - report

Published 20/11/2015 | 17:16

Pakistan's bowler Mohammed Irfan, center, celebrates the wicket of England batsman AD Hales, not pictured, during the Pakistan and England 4th One Day International match at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai
Pakistan's bowler Mohammed Irfan, center, celebrates the wicket of England batsman AD Hales, not pictured, during the Pakistan and England 4th One Day International match at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai

The third one-day international between England and Pakistan in Sharjah on Tuesday is the subject of an investigation into suspicious betting patterns, according to a report.

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The Daily Mail has reported that officials from the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption and security unit (ACSU) have begun enquiries about the match, which England won.

Pakistan's erratic performance, with the bat especially, brought a quizzical reaction from many on social media - including former England captain Michael Vaughan.

The hosts lost six wickets for 29 runs at one stage, in an innings featuring three run-outs and several other hapless dismissals.

Mail Online quoted confirmation of an investigation from an unnamed ACSU source, who made reference to the remarks of Vaughan and others.

"After comments like that we couldn't ignore it but we also had other reasons to look into it," he told the newspaper.

The ICC made no comment on the matter when approached by Press Association Sport.

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