Sport24.co.za | Bairstow leads England’s charge against Pakistan

Bristol – England beat Pakistan by six wickets to win the third one-day international at Bristol on Tuesday and take a 2-0 lead in the five match series.

World Cup hosts England made light of a seemingly challenging target of 359, Jonny Bairstow top-scoring with 128 as they won with 31 balls to spare.

Earlier, Imam-ul-Haq made a career-best 151 in Pakistan’s 358 for nine, with England paceman Chris Woakes taking four for 67.

Brief scores

Pakistan 358-9, 50 overs (Imam-ul-Haq 151, Asif Ali 52; C Woakes 4-67)

England 359-4, 44.5 overs (J Bairstow 128, J Roy 76)

Result: England won by six wickets

Series: England lead five-match series 2-0

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