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Alex Hales scored 171 runs against Pakistan in 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge.

The third One-Day International (ODI) of the series between England and Pakistan was played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Batting first, England were always up in the game as Alex Hales scoring 171 followed by Joe Root’s 85, Jos Buttler’s unbeaten 90 and captain Eoin Morgan’s unbeaten 57  helped England post a mammoth total of 444 on board. In return, till the time opener Sharjeel Khan was at the crease, there were some hopes for Pakistan. But after the fall of his wicket, visitors were never in the contest. Sharjeel scored a quick 30-ball 58 and also in the later part of the match, tail ender Mohammad Amir also scored 28-ball 58 but could not do much as Pakistan lost this match by 169 runs to England. With this record breaking match; Abhishek Kumar is back with his stats bag with some interesting statistics from this match.

1.  England’s total of 444/3 is now the highest team total in ODIs. Previous highest team total was of 443/9 by Sri Lanka against Netherlands on July 4, 2006. Also, England is now the fifth team to score 400 plus totals twice in ODIs after South Africa (6 times), India (5 times) Australia (2 times), Sri Lanka (2 times) and New Zealand (once).

2.  Hales’ score of 171 is now the highest individual score by any batsman from England. Previous highest individual score by an England batsman was of unbeaten 167 by Robin Smith which came against Australia on May 21, 1993. This was also the fifth 150 plus score by an individual batsman from England in ODIs. Also, his 171 is the second highest score by a batsman against Pakistan in ODIs after Virat Kohli’s 183 on March 18, 2012.

3.  Partnership of 248 runs between Hales and Root is the second-highest by any pair for England for second wicket after Strauss and Trott’s 250 against Bangladesh on July 12, 2010. Also, this is the highest second wicket partnership by any pair against Pakistan; previous best was of 231 by Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sachin Tendulkar. Overall, this is the ninth highest second wicket partnership by any pair in ODIs.

4.  Buttler took only 22 balls to complete his half-century and this is now the fastest half-century scored by any English batsman. Also, this is the third fastest fifty scored by any batsman against Pakistan after Sanath Jayasuriya (17-ball fifty on April 7, 1996) and Kusal Perera (17-ball fifty on July 15, 2015).

5.  Root’s 86-ball 85 ensured his fifth consecutive fifty in ODIs. He became sixth English batsman to have scored five consecutive fifties in ODIs after Geoffrey Boycott, Graham Gooch, Alec Stewart, Jonathan Trott and Hales.

6.  Partnership of 161 runs between Buttler and captain Morgan is fourth highest by an English pair for fourth wicket. This is also the fourth highest partnership for fourth wicket against Pakistan by any pair.

7.  Wahab Riaz’s spell of 10 overs in which he conceded 110 runs is now the second most expensive spell by any bowler who has bowled more 10 or more overs in ODIs after Mick Lewis, who conceded 113 runs from his 10 overs against South Africa on March 12, 2006.

8.  This is the first instance when two different batting pairs of England team had 150 plus partnerships in the same match. Overall, this is the seventh instance of a team having two 150 plus partnerships in the same match.

9.  Hales hit 22 boundaries in his knock of 171 runs, which is the most number of fours by an England batsman in an innings in ODIs. Previous best of most fours in an innings by an England batsman was of 19 fours by Andrew Strauss against Bangladesh on June 21, 2005. Overall, Hales’ 22 boundaries is the joint sixth-most number of boundaries by a batsman in an innings.

10.  England scored 268 runs from 43 fours and 16 sixes; the second most number of runs scored by any team through fours and sixes in an innings. South Africa holds the record for most runs in an ODI innings through fours and sixes by scoring 272 runs with 38 fours and 20 sixes against India on October 25, 2015.

11.  Mohammad Amir’s 22-ball fifty is the first half-century by any number 11 batsman in an ODI. Also, this is the third joint-fastest fifty by any batsman against England in an ODI. Overall, Amir’s fifty is the joint 10th-fastest fifty by any Pakistani player.

12.  England’s victory by 169 runs is their second biggest win over Pakistan in ODIs and overall, this is their fifth biggest victory in terms of runs against any team. England’s biggest win in terms of runs came against New Zealand by 210 runs on June 9, 2015, while against Pakistan it was of 198 runs on August 20, 1992.

13.  Partnership of 76 runs between Amir and Yasir Shah is the joint fourth-best by any pair for 10th wicket in an ODI. Also, this is the second best partnership for 10th wicket by a Pakistani pair, eclipsing previous best of Amir and Saeed Ajmal, which was of 103 runs against New Zealand on November 9, 2009.

(Abhishek Kumar is a cricket devotee currently staffing with Criclife.com. He can be followed on Twitter @abhik2593 and on Facebook at abhicricket.kumar)