Bristol –Jonny Bairstow’s commanding hundred used to be the centrepiece of England’s
dominant six-wicket win over Pakistan within the 3rd one-day global
at Bristol on Tuesday because the International Cup hosts confirmed they might chase,
in addition to set, a goal.
England usually desire batting first however captain Eoin Morgan
made up our minds to provide them revel in of chasing simply weeks clear of the
International Cup by way of opting to box first after successful the toss.
Bairstow’s 128 in a ranking of 359 for 4 – England’s 2d easiest
successful overall batting 2d in an ODI — vindicated Morgan’s determination
and left his facet 2-Zero up with two to play in a five-match sequence.
Take a look at captain Joe Root made 43 as Pakistan become an increasing number of ragged
within the box, England successful with 31 balls — or greater than 5 overs
— to spare.
Previous, Imam-ul-Haq’s superb career-best 151 noticed Pakistan to 358 for 9.
That left England with a reputedly difficult goal, in particular
as that they had rested Jos Buttler following his match-winning 110 now not out
in the second one ODI at Southampton on Saturday.
However Bairstow and opening
spouse Jason Roy, who made 76 after Shaheen Shah Afridi dropped a very easy
probability to catch him at mid-off on 21, shared a blistering stand of 159
within 18 overs.
The pair took good thing about a just right pitch, quick obstacles, rapid
outfield and an green Pakistan assault — Mohammad Amir used to be once more
dominated out with hen pox — to many times ship the ball hovering over
Roy set the tone with an enormous immediately six off Afridi and flat-batted
medium-pacer Faheem Ashraf’s first ball immediately again over the bowler’s
head for some other.
Roy sooner or later sliced Faheem to Asif Ali at cover-point, having hit 8 fours and 4 sixes.
Faheem virtually had a 2d wicket when he used to be not able to hang directly to a
tricky stuck and bowled probability off a hard-hit Bairstow force when the
batsman used to be on 86.
Bairstow, critical on anything else quick, went to his 7th ODI hundred,
and primary in opposition to Pakistan, off 74 balls together with 12 fours and 3
He sooner or later fell when he bottom-edged a pull off Junaid Khan into
his stumps, with England on their strategy to victory at 234 for 2 within the
Previous, Chris Woakes strengthened his probabilities of being incorporated in
England’s ultimate 15-man International Cup squad with 4 wickets for 67 runs in a
most 10 overs.
However Joe Denly’s possibilities suffered a setback, with the leg-spinner —
taking part in instead of the rested Adil Rashid — bowling a few complete
tosses in a solitary over costing 9 runs prior to he used to be got rid of from
Woakes decreased Pakistan to 27 for 2, a full-length ball having
Fakhar Zaman – contemporary from 100 at Southampton — edging to Root at
2d slip prior to a pointy off-cutter bowled Babar Azam.
However Haris Sohail made a run-a-ball 41 prior to he used to be run out
going for a pointy unmarried by way of bowler Tom Curran kicking the ball onto the
However left-handed opener Imam went to his 6th hundred in 27 ODIs — and primary in opposition to England — off 97 balls.
The nephew of Pakistan nice and choice leader Inzamam-ul-Haq, upped his pace by way of using left-arm fast David Willey for 6.
Imam surpassed his earlier ODI ideally suited of 128 in opposition to Zimbabwe at
Bulawayo closing yr prior to he used to be bowled, giving himself room, by way of Curran.
The 23-year-old’s innings used to be the easiest person ranking by way of a
Pakistan batsman in opposition to England in an ODI, surpassing the 138 made by way of
Fakhar at Southampton.
Pakistan 358-9, 50 overs (Imam-ul-Haq 151, Asif Ali 52; C Woakes 4-67)
England 359-4, 44.five overs (J Bairstow 128, J Roy 76)
End result: England received by way of six wickets
Sequence: England lead five-match sequence 2-0