England post incredible 444 for three! Clinch series
Alex Hales\'s stunning century provided the platform for England to post the highest ever one-day international total of 444 for three as they beat Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge. Victory in this clash on Tuesday gave England an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series after Pakistan were dismissed for 275 with 44 balls to spare.
Nottingham: Alex Hales's stunning century provided the platform for England to post the highest ever one-day international total of 444 for three as they beat Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge. Victory in this clash on Tuesday gave England an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series after Pakistan were dismissed for 275 with 44 balls to spare.
England's total surpassed the previous record of 443 for nine by Sri Lanka against the Netherlands at Amstelveen in 2006. It was also the highest ODI total in a match between two Test nations, topping South Africa's 439 for two against the West Indies at Johannesburg last year.
In a match of records, opener Hales's innings on his Nottinghamshire home ground was the highest ever-individual ODI score by any England batsman and together with Joe Root (85) he put on 248 for the second wicket. Both batsmen fell in quick succession to leave England 283 for three in 38 overs. But an unbroken stand of 161 in 76 balls between Jos Buttler (90 not out) and captain Eoin Morgan (57 not out) ensured the runs just kept coming.
Scoreboard: England: J Roy c Sarfraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali 15, A Hales lbw b Hasan Ali 171, J Root c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Nawaz 85, J Buttler not out 90, E Morgan not out 57; Extras: (B-6, LB-8, W-3, NB-9) 26; Total: (For 3 wkts; 50 overs) 444; Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-281, 3-283; Bowling: Amir 10-0-72-0, Hasan 10-0-74-2, Riaz 10-0-110-0, Nawaz 10-0-62-1, Shah 6-0-48-0, Azhar 1-0-20-0, Malik 3-0-44-0; Pakistan: Sami Aslam c Ali b Woakes 8, S Khan c Stokes b Woakes 58, Azhar Ali c Rashid b Woakes 13,Babar Azam c Morgan b Stokes 9, Sarfraz Ahmed c Root b Rashid 38, Shoaib Malik c Buttler b Plunkett 1, Mohammad Nawaz c Morgan b Rashid 34, Hasan Ali b Ali 4, Wahab Riaz lbw b Wood 14, Yasir Shah not out 26, Mohammad Amir c and b Woakes 58; Extras: (B-4, LB-2, W-5, NB-1) 12; Total: (all out, 42.4 overs) 275; Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-50, 3-83, 4-106, 5-108, 6-155, 7-164, 8-180, 9-199; Bowling: Wood 10-0-75-1, Woakes 5.4-1-41-4, Plunkett 6-0-30-1, Stokes 4-0-14-1, Ali 7-0-36-1, Rashid 10-0-73-2.