England’s James Vince and Lewis Gregory batted brilliantly on Tuesday to pull off an incredible victory against Pakistan in the third One Day International of the series. Both Vince and Gregory added 129 runs for the sixth wicket after England were reduced to 165-5 in 23.3 overs.
Vince scored his maiden ODI hundred as he played a knock of 102 runs. Gregory, for his part, scored 77 in just 69 balls with his knock including three sixes and six fours.
Had it not been for the gutsy knocks of Vince and Gregory, England would have struggled to chase the mammoth total of 331, amassed by Pakistan.
Batting first, Pakistan made 331-9 in 50 overs with skipper Babar Azam leading from the front with a breathtaking knock of 158 that he scored by facing just 139 balls. Azam hit four sixes and 14 boundaries along the way.
He was supported by Mohammad Rizwan, who went on to score 77 runs. Opener Imam ul-Haq contributed with 56 runs.
Pakistan were 292-3 in 45.5 overs before they experienced a batting collapse.
Brydon Carse picked up a five-wicket haul with Saqib Mahmood scalping three wickets.
With today’s victory, England won the series against Pakistan 3-0. This was the highest-ever run chase by England at the Edgbaston cricket ground.