ENG vs PAK, 3rd ODI: England beat Pakistan by 169 runs, win series at 3-0 up
England defeated Pakistan by massive 169 runs in the 3rd ODI.
Nottinghamshire: England beat Pakistan by 169 runs to win the third one-day international at Trent Bridge on Tuesday and so take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
England`s victory in this day/night match was all but assured after they made a new ODI record total of 444 for three featuring opener Alex Hales`s national best 171 and Jos Buttler`s blistering unbeaten 90.
Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan made 58 as did Mohammad Amir -- the highest ODI score by a No 11 batsman -- before the tourists were bowled out for 275 with 44 balls to spare.
The series continues at Headingley, Yorkshire`s Leeds headquarters, on Thursday.
Scorecard of the 3rd ODI between England and Pakistan.
Over 47.5: 275/10
Mohammad Amir the last batsman to depart.
Over 20: 123/5 (Sarfaraz 25*, Nawaz 4*)
Shoaib Malik the next batsman to depart! Difficult for Pakistan to reach even half of what England have set.
Shoaib Malik c Buttler b Plunkett 1 (7b)
Over 15.1: 107/4 (Sarfaraz 17, Azam 8*)
Four down Pakistan! It's looking embarrassing now as the visitors near series loss with two games to spare.
Sarfraz Ahmed c Morgan b Stokes 17 (17b)
Over 10: 83/3 (Sharjeel 58, Azam 2*)
Pakistan three down now! Chris Woakes picks up both Azhar Ali and Sharjeel Khan, the latter departs after a quick-fire fifty.
Sharjeel Khan c Stokes b Woakes 58 (30b)
Azhar Ali c Rashid b Woakes 13 (14b)
Over 5: 34/1 (Sharjeel 22, Azhar 4)
Sharjeel Khan sets the pace in early overs but Pakistan are already 1-wicket down.
Sami Aslam c Ali b Woakes 8 (13b)
Pakistan begin their journey of chasing a record total!
Previous best was 443/9.
New World Record! England 444/3 (50 ov) Alex Hales 171 (122) Root 85 (86) Butler 90 (51) Morgan 57 (27)
06:30 PM IST: The match is underway..
06:15 PM IST: England have won the toss and have decided to bat first.
England are on a run of eight matches unbeaten in ODIs this summer and will bid to make it 3-0 in the 5-match ODI series against Pakistan.
Pakistan on the other hand will be in a do-or-die situation where a loss today would result in a humiliating series loss for the visitors with two games to spare.
(completed matches, most recent first)
Date: 30th August, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Trent Bridge
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TV Telecast: Star sports network
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