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Learnt different things in IPL from different coaches, players: Bairstow

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Bristol: England opener Jonny Bairstow says batting alongside Australian swashbuckler David Warner during a successful Indian Premier League helped raise his game.

Bairstow’s 128 off 93 balls powered World Cup hosts England to a dominant six-wicket win over Pakistan in the third one-day international on Tuesday, helping them go 2-0 up in a five-match series with two to play.

The 29-year-old Yorkshireman carried on his recent form from the IPL where he scored 445 runs in 10 games at an average of 55.62 for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

“You’re able to learn different things from different coaches and different players,” Bairstow, who opened the batting for the Sunrisers with Warner, told reporters after the game here.

“It’s just little things like game plans. He (Warner) hits in completely different areas to potentially myself. I guess it’s method more than anything else. But learning from them, as well as the guys here, that can only be a good thing playing under pressure with expectation,” said Bairstow.

Bairstow was miffed after losing his wicket to Junaid Khan, with the batsman hitting out at his stumps.

“I was cross because you want to see that through,” Bairstow said after England had made light of a target of 359 with their second-highest successful ODI run chase to win with 31 balls to spare.

“You want to be going on and getting 160 or 170, and potentially 200 and seeing your team through.

“That’s where we’re at as a group of players at the moment, having competition to go and get the 150s and 160s and beyond.

“We are backing ourselves and competition is healthy all the way through. That’s a good place to be and I was cross about it,” he said

ICC suspends Morgan from fourth ODI

Dubai: The ICC on Wednesday suspended England captain  Eoin Morgan from the fourth ODI against Pakistan.

According to ICC it has found him guilty of a slow-over rate in the third match of the series against Pakistan on May 14 (Tuesday) which England won by six wickets.

England were ruled to have been two overs behind the rate during their victory in Bristol.

“Eoin Morgan, having been found guilty of a similar offence against the Windies in February, has copped a one-match ban and been fined 40 per cent of his match fee.

His teammates have also been fined 20 per cent of their match fees.

Morgan used just seven over from their spinners during Pakistan’s innings and took four hours to complete their 50 overs.

Imam breaks Kapil Dev’s 36-year-old record

LONDON: Pakistani opener Imam-ul-Haq  has broken 36-year-old record as he smashed 151 runs off 131 balls in the third One-day International here at Bristol on Tuesday, becoming the youngest player to score more than 150 runs  at the age of 23  in England.

Imam entered the  book by breaking Kapil Dev’s record as the former Indian captain had scored 175 runs against Zimbabwe at the age of 24  in 1983.

The left-arm batsman took the advantage of a true pitch, small boundaries and a fast outfield to make 151 from 131 balls – the highest ODI score by a Pakistan player against England and fifth-best in the country’s history. He struck 16 fours and a six.

Imam-ul-Haq’s brilliant knock of 151 off 97 balls helped Pakistan to set a huge target of 359 for England.

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