Pakistan in England, 5 ODI Series, 2019

England vs Pakistan - 3rd ODI

Venue: County Ground, Bristol

Date & Time: 14 May 2019

England 359/4

RR: 8.00 | England beat Pakistan by 6 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Jason Roy c Asif Ali & b Faheem Ashraf c Asif Ali & b Faheem Ashraf 765584
Jonny Bairstow bowled Junaid Khan bowled Junaid Khan 12893155
Joe Root c Babar Azam & b Imad Wasim c Babar Azam & b Imad Wasim 433641
Ben Stokes run out run out 373822
Moeen Ali not out not out 463643
Eoin Morgan not out not out 171211
Joe Denly
Chris Woakes
David Willey
Tom Curran
Liam Plunkett
Extras 12 (b 0, lb 3, w 8, nb 1)
Total 359 (4 Wkts, 44.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
159-1 (Jason Roy,17.3), 234-2 (Jonny Bairstow,28.4), 278-3 (Joe Root,34.3), 324-4 (Ben Stokes,41.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Junaid Khan8 0 57 1 7.13
Shaheen Afridi10 0 83 0 8.30
Hasan Ali8 0 55 0 6.88
Imad Wasim7 0 58 1 8.29
Faheem Ashraf9 0 75 1 8.33
Haris Sohail2 0 19 0 9.50
Asif Ali0.5 0 9 0 18.00
Imam-ul-Haq 0 0 0 0 0
Fakhar Zaman 0 0 0 0 0
Babar Azam 0 0 0 0 0
Sarfaraz Ahmed 0 0 0 0 0

That's all from this high-scoring but one-sided game. 717 runs came in total as their was no respite for the bowlers on this minuscule ground in Bristol. The action for the fourth ODI moves to Nottingham. Do join us on 17th May at 1300 local (1200 GMT) for all the action. Cheers!

Jonny Bairstow is chosen for the Man of the Match award. He led the charge of England's batting superbly with his 93-ball 128.

Earlier in the day, powered by Imam-ul-Haq's impressive century and some handy contributions from Haris Sohail and Asif Ali, Pakistan posted their best ODI total batting first in England. At the halfway stage, they would have really fancied their chances but the way their bowling faltered was really disappointing.

Abysmal bowling and fielding performance from Pakistan. Jason Roy was dropped when he was on 21 and after that, their bowlers received a real pounding. There wasn't a single bowler who left any impact or created any pressure. To add to that, their ground fielding was also very substandard. With the World Cup knocking on the door, Pakistan have a really big issue to address.

It was a usual story for England. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow went berserk at the start and put together a 159-run stand in no time. That pegged Pakistan back and in spite of losing Jason Roy, the English team always remained in front. Bairstow and Root then combined for yet another handy partnership to keep the visiting team on the back foot. All the batsmen to follow after that contributed to the cause and eventually it was a very easy and comprehensive victory for the numero uno ODI team.

A cakewalk! England have chased down a target of 359 with ridiculous ease. Didn't even break a sweat. Insane batting. The bowlers suffered yet again. Really feel bad for them. This is the joint fifth highest run chase in ODI history and it has been done with 31 balls to spare. Dominance of the bat at its very best.

44.5
1
A Ali to E Morgan, Surely not! Morgan pushes this ball through the point region and picks up the winning run. ENGLAND WIN BY 6 WICKETS and WITH 31 BALLS TO SPARE. They take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the series!
44.4
1
A Ali to M Ali, Short on middle, Ali misses out on the chance to get a big one and score a fifty. He hits this to long on aerially for a single. Only 1 needed now! Morgan not going to defend 2 balls surely. Is he?
44.3
1
A Ali to E Morgan, The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.
44.2
4
A Ali to E Morgan, FOUR! This is powered away! A short ball wide outside off, slashed so hard that deep cover has no chance this time. All the way to the fence.
44.1
2
A Ali to E Morgan, Shorter one outside off, punched away to the left of deep cover for a couple by Morgan.

Asif Ali comes on.

43.6
0
S Afridi to M Ali, Low full toss on off, driven back to mid off. Shaheen ends a really bad day with figures of 10-0-83-0!
43.5
6
S Afridi to M Ali, SIX! Deep into the crowd again! A short length ball on middle, Moeen swings this over deep square leg. Huge! The 350 comes up for the hosts. 9 needed now.
43.4
1
S Afridi to E Morgan, Full toss on the pads, Morgan did not expect that and manages to just push it towards deep square leg for a run.
43.3
1
S Afridi to M Ali, Yorker outside off, jammed away to deep backward point for a single by Ali. 9 runs off the first 3 balls of this over.
43.2
4
S Afridi to M Ali, FOUR! Two in two! A length ball outside off, Moeen just stands and tonks this one over mid off with ease. The ball ends up crossing the rope on a bounce.
43.1
4
S Afridi to M Ali, FOUR! Outside off, Moeen slashes at it. The ball flies through backward point for a boundary. No chance for deep point to come around.
42.6
0
F Ashraf to E Morgan, Driven towards mid off by the skipper.
42.5
6
F Ashraf to E Morgan, SIX! There is number 14 of this England innings. A short length ball on middle and leg, Morgan lets this one fly. He pulls it with power over deep square leg and into the stands. This is merry-making by the English batsmen. Every single one who has batted has hit a six today.
42.4
0
F Ashraf to E Morgan, Back of a length on top of leg, Morgan defends this back towards the bowler.
42.3
2
F Ashraf to E Morgan, Nicely driven wide of deep cover for a couple of runs.
42.2
0
F Ashraf to E Morgan, Skids on! A length ball on the pads, Morgan tries to work it on the leg side but misses. The ball goes onto the thigh pad and back on the surface.
42.1
1
F Ashraf to M Ali, Back of a length on middle, dabbed towards mid-wicket by Ali for a single.
41.6
0
S Afridi to E Morgan, Low full toss on off, driven back to mid off by Morgan. That pinged off the bat but unfortunately for the batsman, goes straight to the fielder.
41.5
0
S Afridi to E Morgan, Outside off on a length, left alone by Eoin Morgan.
41.4
1
S Afridi to M Ali, Slashed away to deep backward point by Moeen to bring his skipper on strike for the first time.
41.3
0
S Afridi to M Ali, Play and a miss! Outside off on a length, Ali looks to cut but misses the ball. It goes to the keeper.

Eoin Morgan walks in next.

41.2
0
S Afridi to M Ali, OUT! An unfortunate run out for Ben Stokes. Fuller length ball on off, Moeen absolutely drills it back towards the bowler. It deflects off Afridi's left leg to the stumps and Stokes is found strolling out of his crease. Ben knows that and starts to walk to the pavilion. He has a wry smile on his face and also gives thumbs up to his partner. Mere formality left in this match.
41.1
0
S Afridi to Ben Stokes, NOT OUT! Yes, the impact is outside off! Stokes survives and Pakistan lose their review. A full toss outside off, Stokes looks to paddle this over fine leg by shuffling across the stumps but misses the ball. He gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal which is turned down by the umpire. Sarfaraz takes a review, maybe in desperation. The replays show that the impact of the ball is outside off and hence the umpire can remain with his original decision!

Review time! An LBW appeal against Stokes has been turned down. Ben looked to ramp this full toss but missed it and got hit on the pads. Looked like it was outside off, the impact though!

Shaheen Afridi comes back on.

40.6
2
F Ashraf to M Ali, Excellent running! A length ball on middle, Moeen taps the ball towards mid-wicket and the batsmen come back for an easy couple. The fielders seem really tired!
40.5
0
F Ashraf to M Ali, Short of a length on middle, Ali looks to pull this and gets hit on his body again, on the thighs now.
40.4
0
F Ashraf to M Ali, Ouch! That would have hurt. A short ball on the body of the batsman, Ali looks to pull this away but misses and gets hit on the rib area. Dot ball.
40.3
1
F Ashraf to Ben Stokes, Back of a length again as Stokes makes room. The ball is patted with soft hands towards the off side and a quick single is picked up.
40.2
0
F Ashraf to Ben Stokes, Back of a length outside off, punched towards mid off by Stokes.
40.1
6
F Ashraf to Ben Stokes, SIX! The Free Hit has been hit for six. A length ball on middle and leg, Stokes brings out the pick up shot and smashes it over deep mid-wicket. That went high and it goes just over the rope. 39 needed now in 59.

Free Hit coming up...

40.1
1
F Ashraf to M Ali, No ball! A front foot no ball. Short of a length on middle, pulled away by Ali to deep mid-wicket for a single. Stokes to face the Free Hit ball.

The last ten overs will be Powerplay 3. Five fielders can be outside the circle. England need just 47 off 60 balls. Faheem Ashraf comes back on, meanwhile!

39.6
2
J Khan to Ben Stokes, Good length ball outside off, Stokes tries to push it through the line but it takes the outside half of his blade and runs through the gap between short third man and backward point. The fielder from the former position puts in a slide to stop the ball but fumbles while picking it up, thereby making the second run easy.
39.5
0
J Khan to Ben Stokes, Too full and on off, driven to mid off.
39.4
1
J Khan to M Ali, Searches for a yorker on off, Moeen digs it out to covers and crosses.
39.3
0
J Khan to M Ali, A length ball outside off, Moeen pushes it with an angled bat to point.
39.2
1
J Khan to Ben Stokes, Good length ball outside off, a mistimed punch shot to covers for a run.

Mid on drops back.

39.1
0
J Khan to Ben Stokes, Very full and on off, Stokes advances down the track and forces it out back to the bowler. Junaid collects it and has a shy at the striker's end but misses.
38.6
1
H Ali to Ben Stokes, Shortish on off, tapped down to cover-point for one.