ODI Game 3 – England v Pakistan
Records tumbled as England posted the biggest ever 50 over one day score at Trent Bridge. In a brilliant knock, Alex Hales hit 4 sixes in his 171 and Jos Buttler hit a quick fire 90 including 7 sixes. They were supported by Joe Root (85) and Eoin Morgan (57 Not Out) as the host put a record 444 on the board. Unsurprisingly Pakistan got nowhere near it and the reply led to the inevitable conclusion. Tail Ender Mohammad Amir made England work for the final wicket was a fine 57, but England’s huge total helped them seal the series taking a 3-0 lead with two games to go.
ODI Game 4
The game in Leeds was a much tighter affair than at Trent Bridge, however England were still able to take the victory. Pakistan batting first struggled, only Azhar Ali with 80 and Imad Wasim with 57 not out made any scores of note. However Wasim ran out of partners and the score of 247 never looked enough. England struggled initially in their reply before Ben Stokes (69) and Jonny Bairstow on home Yorkshire turf (61) put on a stand of 103 to steady the ship and put Enlgand in command of the chase which they completed with 2 overs to spare. The whitewash is on.
ODI Game 5
Despite putting a 300 plus score on the board England could not complete a Whitewash as Pakistan took the final game in Cardiff. Opener Jason Roy top scored with 87 and England could have had more than the 302 they got had it not been for fine bowling from Hasan Ali with 4 wickets to keep the pressure on. A middle order stand between Shoaib Malik (77) and Shafraz Ahmed (90) which was worth 164 put Pakistan ahead of the run chase. Imad Wasim was left to hit the winning runs and avoid a wipeout as England win the series 4-1.