England’s Ben Stokes walks off the field with teammates after South Africa second innings at The Oval, London. Reuters
An airport official told the media the England squad — 19 players plus support staff — landed at Karachi airport on a commercial flight.
England last played in Pakistan in 2005 and were due to visit again last year until pulling out at short notice after New Zealand also cancelled a tour citing safety concerns.
England's Ollie Robinson (left) and teammate Ben Foakes walk off during a Test match against South Africa. AFP
Following a 2009 attack by Islamist militants on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore, Pakistan was forced to play international matches at neutral venues in the UAE.
Cricket has gradually returned and earlier this year Australia toured successfully for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century.
England will play Pakistan in seven Twenty20 games in Karachi and Lahore from September 20 to October 2, before returning in December for three Tests.
Mohammad Hafeez was the top scorer with a 62-ball 84 as Babar Azam (63 off 66) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (55 of 44) also scored half centuries. England will need to pull off the highest successful run chase in World Cup history if they are to win this game.
Both Root and Jos Buttler scored hundreds but Pakistan still managed to end a run of 11 straight losses in completed one-day internationals -- including a 4-0 series defeat by England -- with a well-deserved win.
The 34-year-old Alam played his last Test match against New Zealand in November of 2009 and is a strong candidate for the first test. It starts at Old Trafford on Aug. 5. Selectors left out Iftikhar Ahmed.
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'I think there is a lot of talent in UAE as the kids are very athletic but need guidance towards the game of squash. I believe with proper training we can have Arab national juniors champions from UAE as well,' says ex-professional squash player of Pakistan
Mark Wood’s pace had earlier dismantled Pakistan for 145 in 19 overs in the lowest total so far of the series, which Pakistan now leads 3-2. David Willey and Sam Curran both grabbed 2-23.
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