England smashed a world record-breaking 444-3 against Pakistan in their third one-day international on Tuesday, after opening batsman Alex Hales hit England’s highest individual ODI score with 171.
That surpassed the previous record of 443 for nine by Sri Lanka against the Netherlands at Amstelveen in 2006.
Jos Buttler (90), Joe Root (85) and captain Eoin Morgan (57) added to the misery of Pakistan’s bowlers with their knocks. Wahab Riaz was Pakistan’s most expensive bowler, conceding 110 runs in his 10 overs without picking up a wicket. Riaz was hit for 12 fours and four sixes.
Naturally, the world-record innings set Twitter alight. Here are some of the tweets:
Meanwhile PM Nawaz Sharif has written to ICC to protest against the human rights violation of the Pakistan Team. #EngvsPak— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) August 30, 2016
No. 1 Test team being truly tested.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) August 30, 2016
We'd have scored 500 with KP.#ENGvPAK— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 30, 2016
#444Error for Pakistan— buffalo girl (@aditichaubey) August 30, 2016
When I heard @Swannyg66 predict 400 on the PA before the start I had no idea he was being so conservative! Stunning from England.— Daren Lowry (@darenlowry) August 30, 2016
This match shud be stopped right now on humanitarian grounds #ENGvPAK— Haroun Rashid (@HarounRashid2) August 30, 2016
If kids seeing today match and the T20 which happened last Saturday they will stop dreaming to become a bowler.. 😏— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) August 30, 2016
Wahab Riaz - 10-0-110-0 😂— Jigarr Jain (@MeinTeraHero) August 30, 2016
So much binary code😆 #ENGvPAK
England reached 400 in 46.4 overs - joint-quickest for any team. SA also reached 400 in 46.4 overs vs Aus in 2006 #ENGvPAK— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 30, 2016
Bringing your off-spinner to bowl to Jos Buttler in this mood is like trying to fend off a lion by dressing up as a zebra. #ENGvPAK— Alt Cricket (@AltCricket) August 30, 2016
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