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WI and Afghanistan look to protect unbeaten records in last clash before Super Eight

Innings break England 243 for 9 (Capsey 44, Jones 37) vs Pakistan

Alice Capsey's ODI career-best of 44 helped England set Pakistan a target of 244 to win the first match of their one-day series in Derby.

Capsey's innings broke a run of six in ODIs where she had failed to pass 6. It also followed scores of 5, 31 and 1 during the T20I series with Pakistan, which England swept 3-0.

As in the second T20I in Northampton, England had a number of moderate contributors with the bat as Amy Jones, Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver-Brunt made it into the 30s but failed to kick on. Here, Capsey - the player of the match in Northampton with 31 and two wickets - threatened to do just that after overturning an lbw decision off Nida Dar when she was on 35. But she hung her head in disappointment after spooning a return catch to Nashra Sandhu with six overs of England's innings left.

Capsey faced 18 deliveries for her first boundary, picking the gap between extra cover and mid-off beautifully with a well-timed drive off Aliya Riaz and she followed that two balls later with a sumptuous drive for four.

Capsey and Jones combined for a 67-run partnership after Heather Knight fell for a laboured 29 from 49 deliveries, which included two chances, before Jones swept Dar and sent a top edge to Ayesha Zafar at square leg for 37.

Openers Maia Bouchier and Beaumont had fallen lbw to Nashra and Umm-e-Hani respectively to leave England 61 for 2 in the 14th over.

Knight was dropped on nought off Nashra when she skied one towards mid-on where Hani made a meal of the opportunity and Hani was again the culprit when Knight, on 18, struck Dar straight to midwicket only to see the chance spilled.

It was Aliya Riaz who finally removed Knight, England's captain slashing at a wide delivery and producing a thick edge to Najiha Alvi behind the stumps.

Sciver-Brunt fell in similar fashion, attempting to drive another wide one from Aliya but managing only to edge behind as England slipped to 118 for 4 just after the halfway point of their innings.

After Capsey's dismissal, the wickets fell steadily for an England side missing Danni Wyatt, who had scored a 48-ball 87 in the third and final T20I at Headingley but woke up feeling unwell on Thursday.

Charlie Dean offered a neat cameo worth 20 before she was bowled, giving Dar her third wicket for the match, and Sarah Glenn remained unbeaten on 16 off 13 balls as England reached 243 for 9 in 50 their overs.