NOTTINGHAM: After a superb performance with bat, England have outclassed Pakistan with the bowl also to take the third ODI of a five-match series by 169 runs, and so the series 3-0 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.
Buttler and Morgan did the rest with a quick 161-runs partnership in just 12.3 overs.
With Buttler’s 90 not out and Morgan’s unbeaten 57, England posted highest total of ODI history.
Pakistan in response start off well, but lost the plot in the middle. Loosing wickets at regular interval, the visitors were bundled out for 275 runs. Highlights of Pakistan innings was number one batsman Sharjeel Khan’s 58 off 30 balls and then number eleven batsman Mohammad Amir with 58 off 28.
Whereas, Sarfraz Ahmed’s 38 runs and Nawaz Ahmed’s 34 were other two notable innings.
Alex Hales was chosen man of the match for his brilliant knock of 171 runs.