England set a world record-breaking 444-3 against Pakistan in their third one-day international on Tuesday, Opening batsman Alex Hales’s hit 171 run provided the platform for England to post the highest ever one-day international total of 444-3, England beat Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
Alex Hales smashed 22 fours and four sixes in a 122-ball, Jos Buttler hit 90 not out also smashed England’s fastest ever ODI half-century in just 22 balls. Captain Eoin Morgan profited from a dropped catch to remain unbeaten on 57. Together with Joe Root (85), who hit his third successive half century of the series, Alex Hales added 248 runs off 190 balls as England beat the previous world record of 443-9. Alex Hales and Root’s partnership was also England’s third-highest in one-day internationals.
England set a world record ODI total of 444 /3 as they crushed Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge.
It was the highest ODI total in a match between two Test nations, topping South Africa’s 439 against the West Indies at Johannesburg last year. Pakistan, in reply, were bowled out for 275 in 42.4 overs with Chris Woakes (4/41) mopping up the top order. Opener Sharjeel Khan hit 58 but wickets fell at regular intervals until number 11 Mohammad Amir made a fast 58 off 28 balls to share an unlikely last-wicket stand of 76 with Yasir Shah.
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