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England plunders Pakistan bowling to record highest ever total

NOTTINGHAM: The England batting line-up pulverised the Pakistani bowlers to record the highest total ever in the history of One Day International Cricket. Opener Alex Hales led the assault at Trent Bridge and struck a fierce 122-ball 171 runs to take England to 444, beating the previous highest score of 443 by Sri Lanka against Netherlands in 2006. Hales was helped by Joe Root, who added 85 runs in a 248-run second wicket partnership, the highest partnership by any team against Pakistan.

England plunder Pakistan to record highest ever ODI total

NOTTINGHAM: The England batting line-up pulverised the Pakistani bowlers to record the highest total ever in the history of One Day International Cricket. Opener Alex Hales led the assault at Trent Bridge and struck a fierce 122-ball 171 runs to take England to 444, beating the previous highest score of 443 by Sri Lanka against Netherlands in 2006. Hales was helped by Joe Root, who added 85 runs in a 248-run second wicket partnership, the highest partnership by any team against Pakistan.

Thoughts on the 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge

Some of my thoughts after the 3rd ODI…. 1) England have quite simply been absolutely brilliant in this ODI series. They have dominated Pakistan and if they continue on this trajectory, will be serious contenders in the next world cup

Fiery Steyn getting back to his best for S.Africa

By Mark Gleeson PRETORIA (Reuters) – Recent injuries suggested Dale Steyn's best days could be behind him but it was the 33-year-old who engineered victory for South Africa against New Zealand on Tuesday. Groin injuries have been hampering Steyn and a serious shoulder problem meant he missed the series against England in December and January.

England complete series win with batting supremacy

Alex Hales went on to register the highest individual score by an England batsman in One-Day Internationals as the hosts went on to post a total of 444 following which they dismissed Pakistan for 275 to register a massive 169-run victory in the third game in Nottingham, thereby claiming the series 3-0.

Championship title reaches crunch time

It’s a crucial round in the Specsavers County Championship as the battle for the title hots up, promotion is on the line and debuts are made… DIVISION ONEDurham v NottinghamshireHampshire v YorkshireLancashire v SomersetWarwickshire v Middlesex DIVISION TWODerbyshire v GlocuestershireEssex v WorcestershireNorthamptonshire v GlamorganSussex v Kent WHOM THE BELL TOLLS A mere five points separate Middlesex and reigning champs Yorkshire in the battle of the Championship top spot after the White Rose trimmed the gap last week. The London side face a Warwickshire team buoyed by securing a Lord’s final and in captain Ian Bell a man looking to impress with an England Test place possibly at stake

Cricket: Highest ODI totals

Highest team totals in a one-day international after England made a new record 444 for three against Pakistan at Trent Bridge on Tuesday (score, overs, team, opposition, venue, year): 444/3 50 ov    ENG v PAK      Nottingham     2016 443/9 50 ov    SRI v NED      Amstelveen     2006 439/2 50 ov    RSA v WIS      Johannesburg   2015 438/9 49.5…

England bat against Pakistan in 3rd ODI

NOTTINGHAM: England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in the third one-day international at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. England were unchanged from the side that won the second ODI at Lord’s by four wickets as they sought a win in this day/night fixture that would put them an unbeatable 3-0 up in the five-match series.