Chris Jordan stars in warm-up win to press his case to play in Pakistan T20 series 

Chris Jordan stars in warm-up win to press his case to play in Pakistan T20 series Chris Jordan took two wickets for 14 runs in England's win over UAEJordan missed out on the Test and ODI teams earlier in the tourEngland won their warm-up match in Abu Dhabi by 79 runsJason Roy top-scored with 59 runs as England racked up 174 for sixUAE folded to 95 for nine in their response at Sheikh Zayed Stadium See more of the latest England cricket team news, fixtures and scores

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Chris Jordan waited more than six weeks here before finally getting his chance in Monday’s Twenty20 warm-up but shook off some early rust to put his name in the frame for the short-form matches against Pakistan that complete this tour.

Jordan watched from the sidelines while England lost the Test series 2-0 and then triumphed 3-1 in 50-over cricket but he was the pick of the seam bowlers in a gentle run out against the United Arab Emirates.

This was more about staking a claim than what became a 79-run victory for England and Jordan put himself in contention for his first Twenty20 international in 18 months with two for 14 as the UAE crumbled to 95 for nine. England had earlier set off like a train and looked as if they would score nearer 300 than 200 against a UAE team who were mostly out of their depth. 

Chris Jordan took two wickets as England beat the United Arab Emirates in a T20 warm-up match in Abu Dhabi

Chris Jordan took two wickets as England beat the United Arab Emirates in a T20 warm-up match in Abu Dhabi

England restricted UAE to 95 for nine as they wrapped up a 79-run victory at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium

England restricted UAE to 95 for nine as they wrapped up a 79-run victory at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium

Jason Roy took a shine to the part-time bowling and smashed 59 off 29 balls to dominate an opening stand of 92 with Alex Hales. He will be a huge threat when England take on Pakistan in their three-match series.

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Roy had taken full advantage of the power play when England reached 82 without loss after six overs but once the man who struck his maiden one-day century in Sharjah on Friday was bowled by Ahmed Raza, the innings slowed up. 

Jason Roy scored 59 as England posted 174 for six, which proved to be way too good for their opponents

Jason Roy scored 59 as England posted 174 for six, which proved to be way too good for their opponents

Roy hit nine fours and two sixes in his innings of 59 from 29 deliveries in Abu Dhabi

Roy hit nine fours and two sixes in his innings of 59 from 29 deliveries in Abu Dhabi

Alex Hales scored 40 as he and Roy put on a formidable opening stand if 92 in the warm-up match

Alex Hales scored 40 as he and Roy put on a formidable opening stand if 92 in the warm-up match

England had rested four players who are sure to feature in Thursday’s first Twenty20 international — Joe Root, Jos Buttler, David Willey and Chris Woakes — but those who were given a chance mostly failed to make the most of it.

James Vince, who will take James Taylor’s middle-order place against Pakistan, was run out for two and Sam Billings fell for 12 after being picked as both batsman and keeper. 

Moeen Ali scored 20 before being bowled out by Imran Haider during England's innings

Moeen Ali scored 20 before being bowled out by Imran Haider during England's innings

Lancashire spinner Stephen Parry picked up one wicket from his two overs in England's win

Lancashire spinner Stephen Parry picked up one wicket from his two overs in England's win

‘It was good for the guys who hadn’t played in the one-day series to have a bit of a runaround and dust off the cobwebs,’ said Billings.

Jordan, who has been here since replacing Steven Finn ahead of the first Test without playing a game, looked the most in need of middle practice when he scored 12 off 18 balls at the death and played out a maiden from leg-spinner Imran Haider.

England spluttered to 174 for six with a brand of unconvincing batting they will not be able to repeat when they come up against Pakistan.

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