[caption id="attachment_843884" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-843884" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Imam-ul-Haq-ICC-Twitter-2-resized.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="391" /> The 23-year-old left-hander's innings was also the highest individual score by a Pakistan batsman against England at this level, surpassing the 138 made by his opening partner, Fakhar Zaman. @Twitter/ICC[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Imam-ul-Haq came into form ahead of the World Cup with a career-best 151 as Pakistan made 358 for nine against tournament hosts England in the third one-day international at Bristol on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>The 23-year-old left-hander's innings was also the highest individual score by a Pakistan batsman against England at this level, surpassing the 138 made by his opening partner, Fakhar Zaman, in a 12-run defeat at Southampton on Saturday that left the home side 1-0 up in this five-match series. <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile Chris Woakes did his chances of being included in tournament hosts England's final 15-man squad for the World Cup no harm with a return of four wickets for 67 runs in a maximum 10 overs. <p></p> <p></p>But team-mate Joe Denly's World Cup chances suffered a setback, with the leg-spinner -- playing in place of the rested Adil Rashid -- bowling a couple of full tosses in a solitary over costing nine runs before he was taken out of the attack by England captain Eoin Morgan. <p></p> <p></p>Warwickshire pace-bowling all-rounder Woakes made an early double strike to reduce Pakistan to 27 for two after Morgan won the toss and decided to let England chase -- they generally prefer to bat first -- ahead of the World Cup. <p></p> <p></p>Woakes's last ball of the first over, an excellent full-length delivery, had Fakhar edging to second slip where Test skipper Joe Root held a juggled catch. <p></p> <p></p>Number three Babar Azam was then clean bowled by a Woakes off-cutter. <p></p> <p></p>But new batsman Haris Sohail was quickly into his stride in ideal batting conditions on a sunny day. <p></p> <p></p>The left-hander hit two superbly timed fours off successive Woakes deliveries through point and then drove David Willey through the covers for a boundary. <p></p> <p></p>But Sohail's excellent run-a-ball 41 came to an unfortunate end when, called through for a single by Imam, he was run out by bowler Tom Curran kicking the ball onto the striker's-end stumps. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan were then 95 for three in the 17th over. <p></p> <p></p>But Imam and Asif Ali, whose 52 was his second successive fifty, repaired the damage with a fifth-wicket partnership of 125. <p></p> <p></p>Imam, the nephew of Pakistan great and selection chief Inzamam-ul-Haq, went to his sixth hundred in 27 ODIs -- and first against England -- off 97 balls. <p></p> <p></p>He continued to take the attack to England, driving Willey for a straight six and next ball glancing the left-arm quick for four. <p></p> <p></p>Imam then surpassed his previous ODI best of 128 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo last year. <p></p> <p></p>Asif holed out off Woakes and Imam's excellent innings ended when he was bowled, giving himself room, by Curran. <p></p> <p></p>Imam faced 131 balls including 16 fours and a six. <p></p> <p></p>Tailenders Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi hit out to leave England, who had also rested Jos Buttler following the star batsman's blistering 110 not out at Southampton, with a decent chase for victory.