• Third ODI: Pakistan 358-9; England 359-4
• Second biggest successful run chase in England ODI history
England’s greatest opening pair in this format made a mockery of what used to be regarded as a monumental target, as they went two up with two to play of this five-match series.
Jonny Bairstow, who finished with 128 from 93 balls, and Jason Roy (76 from 55 balls) added a blistering 159 before they were parted in the 18th over, which meant the rest of the chase was no more than a canter. Needing 359 for victory England knocked off the runs with six wickets and 31 balls to spare. This was the second-highest successful run chase by an England side, the highest having taken place just three months ago against West Indies in Barbados.
Written by Vic Marks at Bristol
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/may/14/england-pakistan-third-one-day-international-match-report under the title “England chase down huge Pakistan total thanks to Jonny Bairstow’s century”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.