England vs Pakistan, LIVE scorecard: Follow all the latest from the third ODI in Bristol
- England are hoping to continue their World Cup preparations with a win
- They welcome Pakistan to the County Ground in Bristol for today’s third ODI
- Saturday’s fixture at the Ageas Bowl so a thriller go right down to the wire
England look to continue their impressive preparation for this summer’s World Cup in their third one-day international against Pakistan.
Eoin Morgan’s men emerged victorious in the second fixture after the first was washed out owing to inclement weather.
England, who host Pakistan at the Bristol County Ground today, will hope to further cement their favourites tag for this summer’s World Cup following their superb batting display at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday.
The hosts smashed 373 for the loss of just three wickets, with Jos Buttler’s destructive, unbeaten century the highlight of the piece.
The tourists, however, made England sweat. A stunning century from Fakhar Zaman gave Pakistan a real shot at chasing down the sizeable total.
They eventually fell just 12 runs short in a thriller on the south coast and the supporters in Bristol will be hoping for a similar showdown today.
Pakistan, meanwhile, suffered a blow when it emerged that left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir had contracted chickenpox, potentially ruling him out of contention for the World Cup.
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