England chase down huge Pakistan total thanks to Jonny Bairstow’s century

• Third ODI: Pakistan 358-9; England 359-4
• Second biggest successful run chase in England ODI history

England’s greatest opening pair in this format made a mockery of what used to be regarded as a monumental target, as they went two up with two to play of this five-match series.

Jonny Bairstow, who finished with 128 from 93 balls, and Jason Roy (76 from 55 balls) added a blistering 159 before they were parted in the 18th over, which meant the rest of the chase was no more than a canter. Needing 359 for victory England knocked off the runs with six wickets and 31 balls to spare. This was the second-highest successful run chase by an England side, the highest having taken place just three months ago against West Indies in Barbados.

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