NOTTINGHAM: Courtesy to Alex Hales’ record-breaking 171 and Jose Buttler’s quick 90*, England set a record 445 runs target against Pakistan in the third ODI at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
After winning the toss, England captain chose to bat first ob batting-friendly pitch. Though, Jason Roy returned earlier in the innings with his 17 runs; Alex Hales was the man who stood firm against Pakistan.
Finding his long lost form, he not only completed his hundred, but also smashed a 171-run record-breaking innings on just 122 balls.
Joe Root provided all the support Hales needed to become the England batsman with highest individual score in an ODI innings.
Root returned for 85, scoring his five consecutive fifty, and equaling record held by Alex Hales and Sir Jeffery Boycott,.
The duo posted 248-runs partnership for the second wicket, most by any against Pakistan.