[caption id="attachment_842594" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-842594" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Jos-Buttler_England-Cricket-Twitter.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="340" /> Jos Buttler notched up his eighth ODI hundred as England scored 373/3, batting first, in the second ODI against Pakistan. @Twitter/England Cricket[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jos-buttler/news">Jos Buttler</a>'s stunning 50-ball century took <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/England">England</a> to 373 for three against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Pakistan">Pakistan</a> in the second one-day international at Southampton on Saturday. Buttler's 110 not out featured nine sixes, including a straight drive off <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/hasan-ali/news">Hasan Ali</a> that took him to three figures. <p></p> <p></p>Such was his command that Buttler's second fifty took him a mere 18 balls, with new father Buttler making a 'rocking the baby' gesture to celebrate bringing up a century that also included four fours. <p></p> <p></p>An extraordinary 'inside out' six off Hasan over long-off was arguably the pick of his shots, although a pull off Shaheen Shah Afridi that cleared the rope and took him into the 90s was almost as impressive. Together with England captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/eoin-morgan/news">Eoin Morgan</a> (71 not out) he shared an unbroken partnership of 162. It was an encouraging display by the World Cup hosts just a few weeks from the start of the tournament and further proof of their progress as an ODI side. <p></p> <p></p>Saturday's total was the 35th time since their miserable first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup that England, now top of the ODI rankings, had posted a total in excess of 300 - a feat they had achieved only 34 times in total prior to that tournament. A Pakistan attack missing the ill Mohammad Amir took a pounding, with Hasan conceding 81 runs from his maximum 10 overs and Afridi 80. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jason-roy/news">Jason Roy</a> (87) and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jonny-bairstow/news">Jonny Bairstow</a> (51) laid a platform for the innings with an opening stand of 115 after Morgan won the toss. Roy, fit following back trouble that kept him out of Wednesday's washed out opener of a five-match series at his Oval home ground, hit medium-pacer Faheem Ashraf for two huge sixes - a drive over long-on followed by an extravagant uppercut over extra-cover. <p></p> <p></p>But the return of left-arm quick Afridi for a second spell saw Pakistan make the breakthrough. Bairstow pulled him for a boundary to complete a 44-ball fifty. But the next ball saw Bairstow fail to pull down and a leaping <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/fakhar-zaman/news">Fakhar Zaman</a> at deep backward square leg held a good catch at the second attempt. <p></p> <p></p>Following a brief rain break, Roy fell in sight of what would have been his eighth ODI hundred when he miscued a pull off Hasan to mid-on. Joe Root made 40 before he holed out, his exit paving the way for Buttler's blistering innings.