England breaks ODI record as Alex Hales hits 171 in series victory

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 7:28


England posted the highest ever one-day international total as they beat Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge to secure a series victory.

Alex Hales struck a record 171 and Jos Buttler made England's fastest ever 50 from 22 balls as England hit 444-3.

This surpassed the 443-9 posted by Sri Lanka against the Netherlands in 2006.

Pakistan was forced to bat aggressively but their batsmen struggled to build partnerships as they were bowled out for 279.