PLAYER RATINGS: Imam-ul-Haq and Jonny Bairstow dazzle with centuries in Bristol

The Cricketer runs the rule over the individual performances of both sets of players during the third ODI between England and Pakistan...



Jason Roy (76): Dropped on 21 and made Pakistan pay. Another brutal, brilliant knock including a handful of towering straight sixes. 8

Jonny Bairstow (128): Riotous fun from the opener. Powerful through the legside, where he picked up the vast majority of his runs. In fine form heading towards the World Cup. 9

Joe Root (43): Another frustrating knock for the No.3, who looked fluent and had just started to open up when he picked out mid-off. 6

Ben Stokes (37 & 0-34): Well below his best with the ball. Steady with the bat and run out in unlucky fashion. 6

Moeen Ali (46* & 0-32): Only afforded six overs, as Morgan decided pace was the way to go. Went at less than a run a ball, though, and tied down Pakistan pretty well. An entertaining knock in the chase. 7

Eoin Morgan (17*): Very little for the skipper to do with the bat. 6

Joe Denly (DNB & 0-9): One over with the ball; three full tosses. 4

Chris Woakes (DNB & 4-67): Very good in his first and final spells but a little leaky in between. Still showed plenty of improvement from the second ODI in Southampton. 7

David Willey (DNB & 1-86): A superb caught and bowled aside, this was not a vintage afternoon after his superb late spell on Saturday. 4

Tom Curran (DNB & 2-74): A mixed bag. Overs varied between nagging line and length and too much width for the Pakistan batsmen. 5

Liam Plunkett (DNB & 1-55): Economical on a day when others struggled. Never looked particularly dangerous. 5.5


Jason Roy was in the runs for England


Fakhar Zaman (2): It’s boom or bust for the opener at the moment. Appears to be highly vulnerable to deliveries angled across him, and succumbed cheaply in that way for the second time in three innings. 3.5

Imam-ul-Haq (151): A wonderful innings, blending aggression and classic cricket shots to full effect on a rapid outfield at Bristol. 9.5

Babar Azam (15): A pair of booming boundaries and then castled by a line and length ball from Woakes which darted in off the seam. Not a nut you want to face early in your innings. 4

Haris Sohail (41 & 0-19): Bruising on the drive and the pull and looked in terrific touch until he was run out by the tidy footwork of Tom Curran. 7

Asif Ali (52 & 0-9): Another power-punching innings from the middle-order batsman. Could become a really important cog in the Pakistan batting machine. 8

Sarfraz Ahmed (27): Bullish down the ground, particularly off Stokes and Curran, before skying to the one man in the ground you don’t want to see under a chance if you’re a batsman - Chris Jordan. 6

Faheem Ashraf (13 & 1-75): The allrounder's tough time in ODIs continued as he went at eight and a half an over and couldn't stop the flow. 4

Imad Wasim (22 & 1-58): Given the treatment by just about every England batsman. Entertaining cameo with the bat. Dropped Moeen at extra cover. 4

Hasan Ali (18* & 0-55): Pakistan's most disciplined bowler, even if he went unrewarded. Useful lower-order runs. 6

Junaid Khan (0* & 1-57): Reasonable introduction to the series with the ball, and more economical than most of his teammates. 5.5

Shaheen Afridi (7 & 0-83): A very soft drop of Roy early in his innings. Struggled against Bairstow and Roy but came back manfully in his later spell. 4




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