Bristol, England: English batsmen showed their best form on Tuesday by chasing down a target of 359 with 5.1 overs to spare to beat Pakistan in the 3rd ODI ahead of the Cricket World Cup.

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Ahead of the Cricket World Cup, England won in a match with Pakistan in the third One-Day International (ODI) acing a target of 359 with 5.1 overs to spare to beat the opponent on Tuesday.

England vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI match was placed in Bristol in England.

Jonny Bairstow struck a 93-ball 128 and had a 176-run partnership for the first wicket with Jason Roy (76), providing the platform for a comfortable six-wicket win in Bristol as England reached 359-4 for its second-highest run chase.

Joe Root (43 off 36 balls), Ben Stokes (37 off 38 balls) and Moeen Ali (46 not out off 36 balls) also chipped in with impressive knocks for England, which hit 16 sixes in total.

England is hosting the Cricket World Cup 2019 that is slated to begin from May 30.

Pakistan, which lost the second ODI by 12 runs after the first match was rained off, made 358-9 mainly thanks to Imam-ul-Haq’s 151 off 131 balls. Asif Ali (51) was the other player to make a half-century.

(With inputs from AP)

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