Imam’s magical 151 helps Pakistan to set 359 target for England

BRISTOL: Pakistan opener Imamul Haq’s 151 Tuesday helped Pakistan to set 359 runs target for England in in the third one-day international (ODI) against Pakistan at the Bristol County Ground.
The left-hander watched wickets fall at the other end as Pakistan declined to 95 for three after losing the toss but kept his composure to complete a 97-ball hundred including 11 fours
It was the 23-year-old s sixth hundred in 27 matches at this level and first against England, the top-ranked side in ODI cricket.
Imam, the nephew of Pakistan batting great and selection chief Inzamam-ul-Haq, continued to take the attack to England after reaching three figures, driving David Willey for a straight six and next ball glancing the left-arm quick for four.
His innings was a boost for Pakistan just weeks away from the start of the World Cup in England.
Victory in Bristol would see Pakistan level this five-match series at 1-1 following England s 12-run win in the second ODI at Southampton on Saturday — the opening fixture was a no-result washout.
Earlier, England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field against Pakistan in the third one-day international at Bristol on Tuesday..


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