England beat Pakistan to wrap up ODI series

Published July 11, 2021
London: England’s Lewis Gregory (second left) celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Haris Rauf during the second One-Day International match against Pakistan at Lord’s on Saturday.—AP
London: England’s Lewis Gregory (second left) celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Haris Rauf during the second One-Day International match against Pakistan at Lord’s on Saturday.—AP

LONDON: England’s second-string side beat Pakistan by 52 runs in the second One-Day International at Lord’s on Saturday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Chasing 248 for victory in a match reduced to 47 overs a side after rain delayed the start, Pakistan were bowled out for 195 in 41 overs after all five England bowlers picked up wickets.

Pakistan failed to build partnerships and lost wickets at regular intervals, with their top four batsmen combining for only 35 runs.

England’s Saqib Mahmood — who picked up four wickets in the first ODI — was the pick of the bowlers once again and he had Pakistan skipper Babar Azam trapped leg before and Mohammad Rizwan caught behind while Lewis Gregory finished with 3-44.

Saud Shakeel was the lone warrior for Pakistan offering resistance with his maiden ODI fifty (56) in his just second international appearance while fast bowler Hasan Ali also scored a quick-fire 31 — which included 22 runs in one over — before he holed out to Craig Overton in the deep.

Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first as Ali took full advantage of the overcast conditions to claim his fourth five-for in ODIs (5-51) to earn a spot on the Lord’s ODI honours board.

England won the first ODI by nine wickets at Cardiff on Thursday. The third game will be played on Tuesday at Edgbaston.

Scoreboard

ENGLAND:

P.D. Salt lbw b Shakeel60

D.J. Malan c Shadab b Hasan0

Z. Crawley b Shaheen0

J.M. Vince b Shadab56

B.A. Stokes b Hasan22

J.A. Simpson b Hasan17

L. Gregory c Fakhar b Haris40

C. Overton c Rizwan b Hasan0

B.A. Carse b Haris31

S. Mahmood c Haris b Hasan8

M.W. Parkinson not out7

EXTRAS (W-5, NB-1)6

TOTAL (all out, 45.2 overs)247

FALL OF WKTS: 1-9 (Malan), 2-21 (Crawley), 3-118 (Salt), 4-134 (Vince), 5-156 (Stokes), 6-160 (Simpson), 7-160 (Overton), 8-229 (Gregory), 9-233 (Carse), 10-247 (Mahmood).

BOWLING: Shaheen Shah Afridi 8-0-37-1; Hasan Ali 9.2-0-51-5 (1nb, 3w); Faheem Ashraf 6-0-45-0; Haris Rauf 9-0-54-2 (2w); Shadab Khan 10-1-46-1 Saud Shakeel 3-0-14-1

PAKISTAN:

Imam-ul-Haq c Simpson b Gregory1

Fakhar Zaman b Overton10

Babar Azam lbw b Mahmood19

M. Rizwan c Simpson b Mahmood5

Saud Shakeel c Overton b Parkinson56

Sohaib Maqsood c Simpson b Overton19

Shadab Khan c Parkinson b Gregory21

Faheem Ashraf c Simpson b Parkinson1

Hasan Ali c Overton b Carse31

Shaheen Shah Afridi not out18

Haris Rauf c Simpson b Gregory1

EXTRAS (LB-5, W-6, NB-2)13

TOTAL (all out, 41 overs)195

FALL OF WKTS: 1-1 (Imam), 2-25 (Babar), 3-36 (Rizwan), 4-53 (Fakhar), 5-86 (Sohaib), 6-115 (Shadab), 7-118 (Faheem), 8-152 (Hasan), 9-192 (Saud), 10-195 (Haris).

BOWLING: Mahmood 8-0-21-2 (1w); Gregory 8-0-44-3 (2nb, 1w); Overton 9-0-39-2 (1w); Carse 8-0-44-1 (2w); Parkinson 8-0-42-2.

RESULT: England won by 52 runs to lead three-match series 2-0.

UMPIRES: R.K. Illingworth (England) and A.G. Wharf (England).

TV UMPIRE: M.A. Gough (England).

MATCH REFEREE: B.C. Broad (England).

PLAYER-OF-THE-MATCH: Lewis Gregory.

FIRST MATCH: Cardiff, England won by nine wickets.

THIRD MATCH: Edgbaston, Tuesday (5:00pm PST).

Published in Dawn, July 11th, 2021

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