NOTTINGHAM: England has taken a decisive lead of 3-0 against Pakistan to ensure the series win in five match series with a huge win against Pakistan by 169 runs in Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Tuesday.
Replying to England’s world record total 444/3, Pakistan collapsed to 275 as it suffered one of its heavy defeats ever in ODIs.
The green shirt however escaped the heaviest defeat, 234 runs, as tail enders Muhammad Aamir and Yasir Shah added 76 runs for the last wicket.
Mohammad Aamir, batting at 11th position, scorer 58 runs off 28 balls which is highest score by a number 11 batsman in ODIs.
Pakistan got an early breakthrough after England opted to bat when Hassan Ali sent Jason Roy back to pavilion cheaply with only 33 runs on board, but then Alex Hales and J Root launched the attack on Pakistani bowlers making green-shirt look helpless on the field.
The duo added 248 runs for the second wicket partnership which provided England a launchpad to reach a record 444/3 in 50 overs.
Hales smashed four sixes and twenty two boundaries to score 171 off 122 balls becoming England’s top scorer in an ODI innings.
He survived twice while reaching this milestone, at 71 he was caught at mid wicket but the umpires found Wahab Riaz delivering the no-ball providing Hales the first relief.