Despite producing a strong batting performance led by Imam-ul-Haq’s impressive century, Pakistan wasn’t able to register a victory in the third ODI game against England at Bristol. While chasing 358 looked like an uphill task for England, batting department’s belligerence converted it into a walk in the park.
The iconic batting performance of the evening was produced by the English wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow who decimated green shirts to record his 7th ODI century. Consisting of 134 runs scored at a meritorious strike-rate of 137.63, the 29-year old’s batting performance witnessed 15 fours and five sixes.
He was eventually dismissed by missing a straight delivery of Junaid Khan. However, the damage he inflicted upon Pakistan allowed England to rule a game where they were meant to gun down the 5th highest run-chase in the history of ODI cricket. Without any surprises, the Yorkshire born flew away with the player of the match award. Doing so, England jumped to another level of confidence as they are gearing up to shine in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament starting from May 30.