result
3rd ODI (D/N), Birmingham, Jul 13 2021, Pakistan tour of England
(48/50 ov)332/7
England won by 3 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
102 (95) & 2 catches
james-vince
Player Of The Series
9 wkts
saqib-mahmood
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• Valkerie Baynes

James Vince trumps Babar Azam's 158 as England seal stunning 332 chase

Maiden international hundred sets up record run-chase and England 3-0 clean sweep

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
Pakistan331/9(50 overs)
Babar Azam158 (139)
England332/7(48 overs)
James Vince102 (95)
Haris Rauf4/65(9)
Shadab Khan2/61(10)
end of over 489 runs
ENG: 332/7CRR: 6.91 
Brydon Carse12 (11)
Craig Overton18 (15)
Shaheen Shah Afridi 10-0-78-0
Hasan Ali 9-0-69-1

So off England go to lift the series trophy! What a remarkable week it's been. England name their T20I squad tomorrow, and will expect to invite back their isolated big guns. But one or two men here have made serious strides. England's white-ball cricket is a remarkable beast at the moment. From Miller, Danyal, Valkerie, George and Chandan, thanks and goodnight!

Ben Stokes: "Throughout the series the efforts have been fantastic, massive thanks for all the players and coaches for making this happen, we've all managed to pull through. The normal personnel aren't here but credit to Eoin, and Silvers, and Trevor Bayliss, for the way they've lead the team over the last six years. Play fearless cricket, like Phil Salt at the top. The most pleasing thing is no-one is affected by the situation and had a great time in front of the Edgbaston crowd. Everyone called up has seriously put their hand up."

And a word for Bob Willis, "one of the greats of the game, not only for England, and I know today has done a real good job of raising awareness of prostate cancer."

The Player of the Match is James Vince for his 102 from 95 balls. "We got off to a quick start so the rate wasn't out of control, and Lewy got important boundaries at the right time. We took our time to knock it around. Pleasing to make a contribution, this time last week didn't expect this opportunity."

The Player of the Series is Saqib Mahmood for his nine wickets and permanent classy threat. "Pretty special week, given responsibility of the new ball and to repay that, I'm pretty happy. The culture is set from Eoin and Silverwood, and Stokesy stepped in this week. I'll take it as it comes, this time last week I was waiting to play for Lancashire."

Babar Azam: "We started well but we were sloppy in the field," he says in Urdu. "We had our opportunities but couldn't capitalise due to our fielding. We will learn from our mistakes and hopefully not repeat them."

9pm It's also been a fine day for the #BlueforBob appeal, which has raised over 255,000 pounds for Prostate Cancer research. Click here to donate. The presentation is coming up shortly.

Ritzy: "Saqib Mehmood or Lewis Gregory are the player of the series candidates for me their contribution with new ball spells cannot be undervalued plus Gregory also contributed with the bat in two matches." Saqib was outstanding, but yes, Gregory's allround efforts were remarkable.

8.51pm Wow. What an astonishing run-chase from England's C team! Ben's Babes have come of age in an outstanding team performance. It was all too easy in the first two games, but they had a job to do today, thanks to a magnificent 158 from Babar Azam that should by rights have put the game beyond them.

Instead, England compiled an extraordinary chase, anchored by James Vince's maiden international hundred, but set up by Phil Salt's ballistic batting in the powerplay, and taken home by Lewis Gregory's 77, and two indomitable cameos from Craig Overton and Brydon Carse, who - lest we forget - took a maiden five-for too!

Se: "Did Ben Stokes remove his shirt and swirl it around?" Not to my knowledge, but yes, 19 years to the day since Sourav Ganguly guided India's young guns to a thrilling victory at Lord's, we've witnessed something similar here.

And lest we forget how bereft the last England sporting crowd ended up being at Wembley on Sunday, the Edgbaston fans have had a hell of a cheery day out. The Royal London One Day Series Trophy is coming home!

47.6
4
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Carse, FOUR runs

full length, open-faced drive through wide long-off! And England have pulled off a record chase at Edgbaston to seal a 3-0 series sweep!

Tom Jordan: "England aren't really breeding 9s, 10s and 11s. But more 7s and 8. Both of these 2 are bowling all-rounders who have been working on their batting since childhood."

47.5
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Carse, no run

onto the front foot, punched to cover

47.4
2
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Carse, 2 runs

leg-sided, that's free runs as Carse nudges into the gap at midwicket

47.3
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Carse, no run

a wild wipe! Outside the stumps, so Carse reckons that's fair game, but late movement nearly takes out his timbers

Tom : "Sorry if I missed it but is this also a record chase for this ground?" Certainly will be, yes

47.2
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Overton, 1 run

genuine nick as Shaheen digs one into the deck from round the wicket. But it's another single to third man

47.1
2
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Overton, 2 runs

low full toss, plonked through the leg side, and another misfield! Oh my, the wheels are fully off now

end of over 4711 runs
ENG: 323/7CRR: 6.87 RRR: 3.00
Craig Overton15 (13)
Brydon Carse6 (7)
Hasan Ali 9-0-69-1
Shadab Khan 10-0-61-2

IndianFan: "Where do England breed these no. 9, 10 and 11 batters? They are not supposed to know how to hold the bat!" Whisper it, but county cricket has its merits... better not let George hear that, or his post-match piece will lead on it ...

46.6
1
Hasan Ali to Overton, 1 run

back of a length, flicked to the on side, that's a mighty over for England

46.5
2
Hasan Ali to Overton, 2 runs

fuller length, attacking the toes, but Overton hustles the second to midwicket! Ten away now, and only wickets will deny them!

46.4
4
Hasan Ali to Overton, FOUR runs

too short, clobbered through midwicket! Huge blow, and that really puts England in command. Solid base, good eye, strong levers!

46.3
2
Hasan Ali to Overton, 2 runs

tickled off the legs, behind square, and there's oodles of space there... huge acclaim for the second run!

46.2
1
Hasan Ali to Carse, 1 run

open face, fenced past the sprawling backward point, but deep third limits the damage... at least initially, as his return to Sarfaraz is awful! Lucky not to concede overthrows there

46.1
1
Hasan Ali to Overton, 1 run

full length, drilled hard to Babar at mid-off, who gathers and lines up the shy, but slips... he did the hard work there. Overton would have been struggling!

end of over 464 runs
ENG: 312/7CRR: 6.78 RRR: 5.00
Craig Overton5 (8)
Brydon Carse5 (6)
Shadab Khan 10-0-61-2
Haris Rauf 9-0-65-4
45.6
1
Shadab to Overton, 1 run

cut hard to deep point, Shadab is done. England are in touching me, touching you distance, as Sweet Caroline strikes up again...

Burhanuddin : "If yuvi-kaif happens today it will be on 19th anniversary of that match." Gosh, fancy that

45.5
Shadab to Overton, no run

flicked to the leg side, a violent return to the keeper gives Sarfaraz some work to do

45.4
1
Shadab to Carse, 1 run

forward and eased to wide long-off

45.3
1
Shadab to Overton, 1 run

low full toss, a swing through the leg side, close to midwicket but away to the deep

45.2
Shadab to Overton, no run

solid in defence

45.1
1
Shadab to Carse, 1 run

solid contact on the drive into the covers.

Shadab has one more over...

end of over 455 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 308/7CRR: 6.84 RRR: 4.80
Brydon Carse3 (4)
Craig Overton3 (4)
Haris Rauf 9-0-65-4
Shaheen Shah Afridi 9-0-69-0

Ammar: "Imam scored 56 and dropped Gregory on 10 who went on to score 77. Practically, Imam contributed negative 11 runs to Pak in the match." Someone was asking earlier about the Imam negative comments. I thought he batted well, fwiw!

44.6
1
Haris Rauf to Carse, 1 run

jabbed from under the eyes through third man. The rate is down to five an over. Which means England do have time to breathe for the good balls...

44.5
2
Haris Rauf to Carse, 2 runs

bashed high and hard down the ground! A big cheer, but he didn't get hold of that perfectly. Did enough to clear mid-off though, which is all that mattered

Best performances - batters
Babar Azam portrait
Babar Azam PAK
158 runs (139)
14 fours
4 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
pull
36 runs
5 fours
0 six
113141619162158
James Vince portrait
JM Vince ENG
102 runs (95)
11 fours
0 six
Control87%
Productive shot
cut shot
28 runs
5 fours
0 six
411433178421
Best performances - bowlers
Brydon Carse, player portrait
BA Carse ENG
O
10
M
0
R
61
W
5
ECO
6.1
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Haris Rauf portrait
Haris Rauf PAK
O
9
M
0
R
65
W
4
ECO
7.22
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossEngland, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of EnglandICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League
Season2021
Player Of The Match
James Vince
James Vince
Player Of The Series
Saqib Mahmood
Saqib Mahmood
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 4303
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45
Match days13 July 2021 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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David Millns
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Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
England Image
Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
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Martin Saggers
Match Referee
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Chris Broad
PointsEngland 10, Pakistan 0
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