short , Amir aims once too violently across the line, a top-edge into the night sky, Woakes steadies himself in the followthrough and pockets the series-winning catch!
9.39pm So, that's the end of another astonishing performance from a burgeoning England ODI team. Records galore, as Bharath Seervi has compiled for us here. Have a read of Andrew McGlashan's match report before you go, and tune in on Thursday for the fourth ODI at Headingley. Good night.
9.36pm Unsurprisingly. the man of the match is Alex Hales for his England record 171 from 122 balls: "A special venue, always guaranteed high scoring games. I didn't know about the record, as JRoy got 160-odd at The Oval and came close. The improvements we've shown in the last few years, I'm not sure how long that record will stand. We always talk about it as a team, we haven't reached our full potential yet, still more to come. A tough few weeks personally, but I haven't felt out of form with the white ball, so I'm going to enjoy tonight. But we want to be ruthless and win 5-0."
9.32pm Time for some presentations ... first up Azhar Ali: "Exceptional innings from Alex Hales and Jos Buttler. Our fielding, on a wicket like this, it needs to support the bowlers and that didn't happen. It's hard to control the flow of runs on a wicket like this if you don't pick up wickets. We need to pick ourselves up."
"The Test team is doing so well for the last five or six years, but the one-day team hasn't played well for the last two or three years. Once their batsmen are going like that, all you can do it keep things simple, but all credit to the England team."
Eoin Morgan: "A momentum knock from Alex Hales on his home ground, our innings was based around that, not to undermine Joe Root's part in that. He's shaped up well and more often than not has kept a really good attitude. The records are hugely important, we are not just a side that likes batting second. We probably have a group of 17 or 18 players who have played in the last year or so and could have played. The success of the international team is driving all of that."
9.29pm Kunal: "England also have the super series in hand with this, right?" Indeed they do. To recap, the idea is to factor all three formats into one overall competition. Four points for a Test win, two each for T20 and ODI. So England lead 14-8 with six points (two ODIs, one T20) to come... and on today's evidence, I suspect 20-8 is rather more likely than 14-14...
9.25pm Hypocaust: "Simply astonishing. After that display it's hard to believe some of England's batsmen have been under pressure recently. A massive innings in so many ways for Alex Hales. This series has also seen a welcome return to form for Eoin Morgan. His SR of 211.11 was the highest for any innings of his ODI career.
9.19pm So England wrap up a thumping victory by 169 runs. They were made to wait by some valiant work from Pakistan's tail, not least Amir whose 58 from 28 was a fine display of what could be done on this pitch. But the finest display was produced by the man now leading England from the field. Alex Hales, on his home ground, served up an England record 171 from 122 balls, in a world-record innings of 444 for 3. Pakistan saved face in their innings of 275, but the game was over at the halfway mark.
Arsalan: "Pak started nd ended with 2 blitzing 58s..wonder how close we would have been if 4 more 58s came out from the middle order at the same rate" Good point, well made
in the slot, Amir leans back and batters another full-blooded wipe over wide long-on. Straining for the yorker, but serving up a half-volley
banged in way too short outside off, and England's frustration continues!
short, slammed high into the leg side, Buttler hurtles after the ball once again, and puts in an heroic swallow dive, but was never there. I think he winded himself on impact there, but good commitment
back and across, defended to third man, and an angry shy comes in
Well, this is a fun finale, isn't it? Hundred for Amir? Go on son!
slammed high over the leg side, Root leaps like a flying fox but can't intercept
Apparently, Amir's fifty is the fastest by a Pakistani who is NOT Shahid Afridi!
slapped high into the off side, lands safe
slammed into the covers, half a chance for Root but that was through his fingers before he could react
good bowling, from round the wicket, dabbed backwards of square, and they get the single after all as another wild shy comes in
dabbed into the covers
outside off, climbing past the edge, was there a nick? Not convinced, but Buttler fumbled either way
fifty for Amir, off 22 balls, and what a way to get there! Tossed up by Rashid and launched into the night sky, straight down the ground! Not even Buttler could go at a quicker rate than this ...
battered! Another full-blooded swipe into the leg side! And Amir has the highest score ever by a No.11 in ODIs!
tossed up, into the toes, and hammered high and handsome into the stands at long-on!
down on one knee to sweep
big turning legbreak from back of a length, heaved to midwicket
outside off, turning away, pushed to cover
Powerplay 3 is on
attempted yorker from round the wicket, but it comes out as a low full toss that the furiously focussed Amir bashes clean through the covers. He's playing as if it's not a lost cause ...
up on the toes, defended to the off side
outside off, through to the keeper