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PAKvsENG: Bairstow’s hundred shines as England chase down 359 in 45 overs

Pakistan posted 358 runs for nine wickets as opener Imam al Haq (151) hits the eighth century of his INTL carrier. But Pakistani bowlers did not even defend this huge score.

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PAKvsENG: With the spectacular century of fiery opener Jonny Bairstow, England defeated Pakistan by six wickets in the third one-day (Bristol ODI). With this victory, the hosts(England) have made an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series against Pakistan. The first match was not completed due to rain. However, England won by 12 runs in the second ODI. In the third ODI, Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq also made a century but Bairstow’s knock hunted the Pakistan and England chase down the total in just 46th over.

Pakistan posted 358 runs for nine wickets as opener Imam al Haq (151) hits the eighth century of his INTL carrier. But Pakistani bowlers did not even defend this huge score. England achieved the target by losing 4 wickets and 31 balls remaining. England’s wicket-keeper Bairstow scored 128 runs in 93 balls. He hit 15 fours and five sixes in his innings.

Jason Roy and Johnny Bairstow gave a strong start to England by adding 159 runs for the first wicket in 17.3 overs. Roy scored 76 off 55 balls with eight fours and four sixes. After Roy’s departure, Bairstow scored some runs quickly and scored a century in just 74 balls. This is his seventh ODI century in ODIs.

PAKvsENG 3rd ODI: As it happened:

Bairstow added 75 runs for the second wicket with former English skipper Joe Root. Waseem made his pillage to Bairstow. Root too soon returned to the pavilion on the individual score of 43. But all-rounder Ben Stokes (37) and Moin Ali (46 not out) did not let England’s innings shuffle. Captain Eoin Morgan continued on 17.

Wasim, Junaid Khan, and Faheem Ashraf got one wicket each. Shahin Afridi conceded 83 runs in his 10 overs spell and did not even got any wicket. 

Pakistan’s innings was not sufficient. Fakhar Jaman (2), who scored a century in the last match, out early in this match. Babar Azam (15) too soon became a victim of Chris Woakes. After this Imam-ul-Haq took charge with Harris Sohail (41). Both made a 68-run partnership. After Sohail was dismissed, Imam ul Haq added 67 runs with captain Sarfraz Ahmed (27). Surfraj was out when 162 was the team score. 

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