|Third one-day international appearance, County Ground, Bristol|
|Pakistan 358-9 (50 overs): Imam 151, Asif Ali 52, Woakes 4-67  England 359-4 (44.5 Overs): Bairstow 128, Roy 76, Moeen 46 *|
|England won with six wickets|
Jonny Bairstow smashed a sensational century, as England did Coast A 359 hunters beat Pakistan by six wickets in the third one-match international in Bristol.
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It meant that England completed its second highest chase in ODIs and was best at home, with more than five overs to save.
After England won an exciting second game on Saturday in Southampton, Pakistan once again played a role in the race-filled entertainment. Both teams used the real field of play, the short limits and the lightning-fast outfield.
Asked to beat first, the tourists piled up at 358-9, led by Imam-ul-Haqs 151.
However, Pakistan had no answer to the attack by Bairstow, England took over the 2-0 lead without the well-rested trio Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid and Jofra Archer.
The home team can claim the win in the five-game series on Friday at Trent Bridge.
Bairstow celebrated an outstanding season in the Indian Premier League, accumulating runs for Sunriser's Hyderabad in a successful opening partnership with Australian David Warner.
He looked good in Southampton for 51, but all English batsmen were dwarfed by Buttler's 50-ball-hundred.
Here, however, Bairstow took the gloves from Buttler and then took off his coat of destruction.
Bairstow's 159 opening with Roy crashed in just 17.3 overs and demoralized a Pakistani side that had no idea of the ball and fell apart in the field.
At some point, when both men crossed the line and excited the crowd, something really special was in sight.
The turmoil calmed down when Roy relinquished one point, but Bairstow ended his seventh ODI century.
Of his 128 runs, 106 came on the leg side. Three of his five sixes cleared the bleachers.
A first English double century seemed to be on the scene until Bairstow attacked Junaid Khan and lunged at his stumps.
Pakistan, however, had little time. Root, Moeen, Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan all played their own sparkling strokes as a massive target looked lank.
Imam anchors Pakistan
Pakistan has a strong track record at world tournaments – they won the Champions Trophy in this country in 2017 – but there was one thing they feared was that their punches might not keep up with their talented bowling pace.
After overtaking the 373 in Southampton, Sarfaraz Ahmed's men again showed the ability to score over 350.
Although they slipped to 27: 2 thanks to Chris Woakes' move, Pakistan was marshaled by Imam.
The left-hander nudged singles from his pads and dabbed the third man, then he went through the gears after registering a 97-ball century.
The impetus came from Asif Ali, who scored three sixes in 52 from 43 balls when England missed the threat with the wicket emanating from leg spinner Rashid.
With David Willey and Tom Curran expensive, Woakes and Liam Plunkett repeated their impressive shows on Saturday – Woakes ended with 4-67 and Plunkett 1-55.
England, whose successful chase was the fifth best in ODI history, also remained sharp in the field, which is in contrast to the sloppy drops of Pakistan late in the evening.
The small questions still unanswered for England
The omissions of Rashid and Buttler should have theoretically given Joe Denly the chance to win his World Cup with both a ball as a also with rackets.
However, his leg spin was performed only once, one was littered full and cost nine runs, and he was not needed in the pursuit.
His place in the final 15 could come under pressure from Hampshire's left arm-spinner Liam Dawson or an additional bowler.
There may also be a slight concern over the bowling of Stokes, who fought the ball in the IPL and made a frustrated figure here when he conceded 34 runs from four overs.
Captain Morgan may also be in trouble because of his team's overstatement. England was penalized after a game against the West Indies in February, and Morgan threatened to ban them.
How can you stop England? – what they said
England captain Eoin Morgan at the presentation: "I'm extremely proud. I thought the guys came out and played in the way we've been doing it for some time
"We thought 358 is pretty equivalent on this ground and we found it to be a really good hit ticket.
"The two boys in front (Roy and Bairstow) were absolutely outstanding and provided the platform for the way we wanted to record the persecution."
The English batsman Jonny Bairstow: "It's a big deal for me to do this in a high scoring game if you have a good start."
"Shooting down 360 with five overs on the left makes us happy as a group."
The earlier English Captain Michael Vaughan in Test Match Special: "How do you set a goal against this English team? What is certain? I do not think anything will be different.
"It's a testament to the team that they go out and make this pursuit so easy, they are a great team to watch."
"England will be able to play that way when." there are consequences if they can be eliminated from the World Cup?
From what you hear from this English crew, it looks so far, so good. With a strong mentality and Jofra Archer in the team they will be fully prepared to participate in this World Cup. "
" It's like watching Brazil "- what you said on Twitter
Greg Double: " If you look at this English team watching cricket, you have to feel like you are in front of a FIFA World Cup Brazilians.
"I do not want us to win, I do not think we win, I expect to win."
Jon Dunn: "My word, this is an impressive chase that could easily have reached 400. This English team is really the right one!"
Martin J Southam: "England has set a new standard, my first thought to see Imam -ul-Haq score 151 was that he had taken too many balls to get them, as we have Bairstow & Roy, extraordinary and I think , & Meh & # 39; what a time to be an English cricket fan. "