England is currently playing a 5-match ODI series against Pakistan where England has taken a 2-0 lead. Despite losing, Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq smashed a 131-ball 151 with 17 boundaries and took his side to 358/9. However, Jonny Bairstow’s 93-ball 128 and Jason Roy’s 76 off 55 at the top ensured England’s successful chase with 31 balls to spare.
Here are the statistical highlights of the 3rd ODI:
359 – The 359-run chase was England’s highest successful chase in ODI while electing to field first. This is now the joint 5th highest in ODI cricket and the 2nd highest for the host country. This is also the highest successful run chase in ODI by any team against Pakistan. Earlier it was 330 by India during the Asia Cup in 2012.
15 – England have won their last 15 One Day International chases at home. This is the second longest winning streak for any team after West Indies’ 18 successive ODI run chases at home between 1983 and 1990. However, England surpassed India’s 14 consecutive ODI run chases win at home ODI between 2010 and 2011.
2 – Pakistan became the second team to score 350+ runs in back-to-back ODIs and ended up on the losing side.
9 – Pakistan has failed to register a single win in their last nine ODI matches; their second-longest losing streak in ODI. They lost ten games consecutively during 1987-1988 and lost nine in between 2009 and 2010.
358/9 – For the first time Pakistan lost an ODI after having posted a first innings score more than 330. Moreover, this is their second highest ODI defeat. The previous one was 361/7.
27 – Imam-ul-Haq took 27 innings to score his 6th century in the 50-over format; which is the fewest by any player. He surpassed Upul Tharanga’s record who took 29 innings to score his 6th ODI hundred.
151 – By scoring this knock, Imam-ul-Haq has now become the highest individual scorer in ODI for Pakistan against England in their soil. However, he became the first Pakistan player to score more than 150+ in an ODI for a losing cause.
23y 153d – Imam-ul-Haq scored his 6th century at the age of 23 years and 153 days and became the youngest Pakistan player to do so.
74 – Jonny Bairstow scored his 4th fastest century in ODI off 74 balls. He is one of those six players who scored four or more ODI hundreds in less than 75 balls. AB de Villiers (8), Jos Buttler (6) and Sanath Jayasuriya (5) are ahead of him along with Shahid Afridi and Virender Sehwag.
198 – Eoin Morgan has now become the most capped ODI player for England surpassing Paul Collingwood’s 197-ODI record.
9.09 – 9.09 was the run-rate of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow’s 159-run partnership; which is highest in a 150+ opening stand in ODIs, surpassing Brendon McCullum and Jessy Ryder’s 165-run stand against England in 2008 which came at a run-rate of 9.08.