England vs Pakistan, Eng vs Pak 3rd ODI: Batting first Imam-ul-Haq came into form ahead of the World Cup with a career-best 151 as Pakistan made 358/9 in the third one-day international at Bristol on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old left-hander’s innings was also the highest individual score by a Pakistan batsman against England at this level, surpassing the 138 made by his opening partner, Fakhar Zaman, in a 12-run defeat at Southampton on Saturday that left the home side 1-0 up in this five-match series.
After a run-fest in the previous encounter, England and Pakistan battle once again in the third one-day international at Bristol. This ground has always witnessed high scoring games and this one promises to be no less.
Jofra Archer and Adil Rashid did not train with England on Monday and are set to be rested for the third one-day international against Pakistan in Bristol. Allrounder Tom Curran might get a game today and make his mark in the run-up to the World Cup. England vs Pakistan match will be broadcast on sony liv, sony six. (With inputs from PTI)
Pakistan in England, 5 ODI Series, 2019County Ground, Bristol 20 May 2019
England 359/4 (44.5)
Pakistan 358/9 (50.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 3rd ODI ) England beat Pakistan by 6 wickets
Eng vs Pak 3rd ODI:
England beat Pakistan by 6 wickets
It was a comprehensive win for England to go 2-0 up against Pakistan in the five-match ODI series. Pakistan bowlers looked helpless against an explosive English batting lineup. Three dropped catches only worsened the situation ecouraging England batsmen to go after the bowlers. This was England's third-highest ODI runchase.
The 159-run opening partnership laid the foundation of the run chase. After Jason Roy's blistering 55-ball 76, Jonny Bairstow went on to score his 6th ODI hundred. Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Eoin Morgan, everyone contributed to the runchase as they finished the match with 31 balls to spare. No Pakistan bowler was spared as English batsman hit a total of 16 sixes in the innings.
Pakistan may look to make a few changes in the playing XI in the 4th ODI at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in an attempt to keep the ODI series alive and with it gain some momentum ahead of World Cup 2019.
England off to a strong start
England reach 50/0 after 8 overs. Jaso Roy striking big with Jonny Bairstow giving good company. Roy is an unbelievable ball-striker. Since the Champions Trophy, he scores at 6.28rpo in Overs 1-10, the third fastest in the world behind only Colin Munro and Jonny Bairstow (min 20 innings)
Innings Break! PAK- 358/9
2 sixes and a four and 16 runs off the last over. Good way to finish the innings. Imam ul Haq hit career-best 151 to help Pakistan reach a total of 358/9 in 50 overs. Time for Pakistan's bowlers to shine in Bristol.
Faheem Ashraf lbw b Tom Curran 13(11). Pakistan: 335/8 (48.2 ov).
Tom Curran strikes, gets the danger man. Imam-Ul-Haq departs for 151(131).
Reverse swinging yorker gets the better of him. PAK 311/6 in 45.3 overs
Imam's maiden ODI 150!
Imam-ul-Haq scores maiden ODI 150. 200 on cards for him? PAK 310/5 in 45 overs
Asif Ali departs for 52 trying to hit a short ball from Chris Woakes. Jason Roy takes a comfortable catch at mid-off. PAK 287/5 in 42.3 overs.
50 for Asif Ali!
Asif notches up his third ODI fifty off just 39 deliveries. PAK 274/4 in 41 overs
Imam's highest ODI score
Imam-ul-Haq (130) surpasses his ODI high score. Pakistan 264/4 in 40 overs.
Imam-Ul-Haq trying to accelerate now. PAK 250/4 in 39 overs. 320 plus on cards?
100 for Imam
100! for Imam-Ul-Haq | 6th in ODI cricket. Comes in 97 deliveries PAK- 209/4. He's raising the tempo steadily. How much do you think Pakistan need for a win here?
Pakistan have brought up 200 on the board. Imam-ul-Haq and Asif Ali are at the crease
Liam Plunkett breaks the 67-run stand. Sarfaraz Ahmed is OUT for 27. Pakistan - 162/4 (27.3 overs)
150 comes up
Imam-ul-Haq shuffles across and flicks it for a four towards the fine leg fence. Pakistan reaches 150. How much can they get from here?
6th ODI fifty for Imam-ul-Haq - steers a good length delivery down towards third man with a late-cut for a single to get to the milestone
Run out! Inform, Haris Sohail falls for 41. Tom Curran's skills with the foot come to good use A wicket against the run of play. Both batsmen trying to steal a single but the bowler sprints across and kicks the ball onto the stumps at the striker's end PAK- 95/3
Haris Sohail smashes it for a four and brings up the Fifty partnership! Haris Sohail is in glorious nick. He's recorded a Timing Rating of 444 today, the best he's ever managed in an ODI match. Pakistan need him to make it count, but he looks well set.
BOWLED! Chris Woakes with a peach of a delivery which gets rid of Babar Azam for 15. after being hit for two back to back fours, Woakes returns with a brilliant inswinger to which the batsman has no answer. PAK- 27/2
OUT! A wicket in the first over of the match as Fakhar Zaman departs. Centurion in the last match, and he departs for just 2 - pokes Woakes outside off, and offers a catch to Root in the cordon. Woakes celebrates. PAK- 7/1
Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman are at the crease. Imam-ul-Haq is on strike. Chris Woakes will open the attack for England.
England make two changes. Tom Curran and Joe Denly come in for Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid. For Pakistan, Junaid Khan replaces Yasir Shah.
England (Playing XI):
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow(w), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Joe Denly, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett
Pakistan (Playing XI):
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi
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After a run-fest in the previous encounter, England and Pakistan battle once again in the third one-day international at Bristol. This ground has always witnessed high scoring games and this one promises to be no less. stay tuned for live updates.