9 records tumbled in third England-Pakistan ODI


The third ODI between England and Pakistan was a one-sided contest from the word go and records that were made or bettered in the clash are a proof of that.

Here is a list of the nine records made or bettered at Nottingham on Tuesday.

Highest team total in ODIs

England, with their score of 444-3, topped the list of the highest team score in an ODI, beating Sri Lanka’s 443 by just one run courtesy a boundary by Jos Buttler on the last ball of the innings.

Highest individual score for England

Alex Hales was invincible against Pakistan in the third match as he scored 171 off 122 balls to become England’s highest individual scorer in ODIs. He hit 22 boundaries and four maximums to reach the milestone. The previous England best was by Robin Smith who scored 167* against Australia in 1993 at Edgbaston.

Most sixes by England in an innings

It was raining sixes and fours when England were batting against Pakistan at Nottingham on Tuesday. A total of 21 sixes were hit during the match, out of which 16 were hit by England – the highest number of sixes by any English ODI team in a single match. Buttler contributed seven, Morgan five and Hales struck four

Fastest ODI fifty for England

Buttler blasted seven sixes and as many boundaries to score an unbeaten 90 of 51 balls at Trent Bridge. However, his 22-ball fifty was the fastest by any English player in the 50-over format.

Consecutive fifties

Joe Root, the exceptional batsman that he is, scored his fifth consecutive fifty to equal the record of most consecutive half-tons by an England batsman on Tuesday. He scored 85 off 86 balls courtesy eight boundaries. He joined the league of Geoffrey Boycott, Graham Gooch, Alec Stewart, Jonathan Trott and Hales to score five consecutive fifties for England.

Highest ODI partnership at Trent Bridge

The 248-run partnership between Alex Hales and Joe Root for the second wicket is the best score a pair has compiled at Trent Bridge for any wicket. Hales and Root also bettered Ian Bell and Trott’s record of most runs for the second wicket for England. They now have more than 750 runs in their tally in contrast to Bell and Trott’s 741.

Highest partnership in an England-Pakistan ODI

Hales’ and Root’s 248 for the second wicket also became the highest partnership score for any wicket in a match between England and Pakistan on any venue. The pair scored those runs in 31.4 over with a run-rate of 7.83.

Most runs conceded by a Pakistani bowler

Wahab Riaz managed 14 runs off 22 balls with the bat but with the ball, his primary duty in the team, he gave 110 runs in his 10 overs with an economy of 11 runs per over – most runs conceded by any Pakistani bowler in ODIs.

He was quite unlucky in the match as he got two wickets in the match but both off no-balls. He dismissed Hales first who was caught at square leg but the umpire signalled an over-stepping. He then bowled Buttler with a slower delivery but once again the third umpire was not happy with his left foot which was a few centimetres in front of the crease.

Wahab’s 110 are also the second most runs conceded by any bowler in an ODI. He was just three runs short of Mick Lewis of Australia who gave 113 runs against South Africa in 2005 at Johannesburg.

Highest score by a number eleven

Mohammad Amir walked in with Pakistan needing a miracle to win the third match but his short cameo with the bat where he hit four sixes three consecutive ones to Adil Rashid was a reprieve for the visitors’ fans.

His score of 58 off only 28 balls is the highest ever score by a number eleven batsman. It was also the fastest fifty on the aforementioned position.