Alex Hales
Hales unleashed 22 fours and four sixes to inspire a world record total. Getty Images

England broke the world record for the highest one-day score as they smashed 444 for 3 to thrash Pakistan and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the one-day series at Trent Bridge. Alex Hales broke Robin Smith's 23-year record for the biggest ODI score by an Englishman as the Nottinghamshire man cracked 171 from 122 balls on his home ground as the records tumbled.

Eoin Morgan's team surpassed Sri Lanka's 443 for 9 against Netherlands in 2006 with a final ball boundary from Jos Buttler [96 not out] - who struck England's fastest half century from 22 balls and his fifth in a row - while there were also fifties for Joe Root [85] and captain Eoin Morgan [57 not out]. Pakistan's bowlers toiled throughout as they floundered in the field, with Wahab Riaz finishing with figures for 110 for 0.

Already trailing 2-0 in the series, Pakistan never once flirted with reaching the mammoth total. The only notable contributions came via opener Shajeel Khan, who survived being dropped by Hales before making 58 from 30 balls, while Amir [58] ensured the records continued with a half century to register the highest score by a number 11 in ODI cricket.

Chris Woakes continued his fine form with four wickets to help inflict upon Pakistan a massive defeat by 161 runs. Azhar Ali's team must rouse themselves for the final three matches of the tour, with 50-over games at Headingley and Cardiff followed by a T20 international at Old Trafford.