England beat Pakistan by 52 runs in the second match of the three-match ODI series. With the victory in this rain-affected match, the English team has also won the ODI series. Batting first, England team was all out after scoring 247 runs. Chasing the target of 248 runs, the entire team of Pakistan was reduced to just 195 runs. Lewis Gregory contributed significantly to England’s victory with both bat and ball. At the same time, Hasan Ali took five wickets for Pakistan.
Chasing the target of 248 runs, the start of the Pakistan team was not good and Imam-ul-Haq became the victim of Gregory on the score of just 1 run. After this, Fakhar Zaman (10) and captain Babar Azam (19) also could not show anything special with the bat. Saud Shakeel, batting well from one end, played a brilliant innings of 56 runs in 77 balls, but he did not get the support of any batsman from the other end. Hasan Ali, who took five wickets in the bowling, also tried to avert the team’s defeat with the bat and scored 31 runs in just 17 balls. For England, Louis Gregory took the highest three wickets, while Saqib Mahmood took two wickets in his name.
Batting first after losing the toss, the English team had a very poor start and David Malan and Jack Crowley returned to the pavilion without opening an account. After this, James Vince (56) and Philip Salt (60) put on a partnership of 97 runs for the third wicket to rescue England from the initial blows. Shakeel broke the partnership by ending Salt’s innings. After this, Gregory, batting well in the lower order, scored 40 runs in 47 balls and helped the team to reach 200 crosses. Hasan Ali took 5 wickets for Pakistan.