England v Pakistan ODI Highlights from Trent Bridge
England re-wrote the history books after recording the highest ever ODI total to down a sorry Pakistan on a record breaking day at Trent Bridge.
This fixture will live long in the memory of any England day, on a day that certainly didn’t follow the script…
It was Pakistan who had to go all out to manage a comeback in the series, it was Pakistan who knew that aggressive batting was required to keep their hopes alive, it was Pakistan who knew they had to do something special to keep England at bay.
…But it was England who put in a performance to remember to win the series, with games at Headingley and Sophia Gardens still to come.
Alex Hales, who has had his critics this season, re-wrote the history books with the highest ever England ODI total of 171 – breaking the 23-year record in front of a jubilant crowd at Trent Bridge.
Afraid of missing out, Lancashire County Cricket Club and England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler also found a place in the history books scoring England’s highest ever ODI 50, with Joe Root (85) and captain Eoin Morgan (57) also contributing to a record shattering run count of 444-3.
If things couldn’t get any worse, Pakistan found themselves down a wicket by just the third over of their innings with an easy catch for Moeen Ali after a fantastic ball by Chris Woakes to dismiss Sami Aslam for just 8 runs.
The Pakistan wickets continued to tumble on a day to forget for the visitors, with Chris Woakes once again shining for England taking 4 wickets for just 41 runs.
Pakistan consolation was Mohammad Amir who hit the highest ODI score by a number 11 until he was dismissed by Chris Woakes to finish their innings on 275 – 169 runs short.
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