England beat Pakistan by 52 runs, win three-match ODI series

England on Saturday defeated Pakistan by 52 runs in the second One Day International to win the three-match series.


Batting first at the Lord’s cricket ground, England were bowled out for 247 after the match was reduced to 47 overs due to rains.

Philip Salt was the top scorer with 60 runs while James Vince made 56. Together, they added 97 runs for the third wicket. Lewis Gregory and Brydon Carse contributed with 40 and 31 runs respectively.

Hasan Ali picked up five wickets for Pakistan by conceding 51 runs in 9.2 overs.

Pakistan’s run chase started on a disastrous note as they continued to lose wickets at a regular interval. Aside from Saud Shakeel, no other Pakistani batsmen were able to negotiate the English attack well. Shakeel made 56.

Hassan Ali, who spearheaded the Pakistani attack, also chipped in with a quickfire 31 runs that he needed just 17 balls to score.

England had thrashed Pakistan in the first ODI by nine wickets. 


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