England thrashes Pakistan in second ODI and seals the series

Allrounder Lewis Gregory stars as England clinch Pakistan series. He performed well with both bat and bowl and helped his side defeat Pakistan by 52 runs in the second one-day international (ODI) at Lords’s on Saturday. By winning this match, England clinched the series by 2-0.

The playing 11 of Pakistan were: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Sohaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.

England’s playing 11 were: Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, Zak Crawley, James Vince, Ben Stokes (c), John Simpson (wk), Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Brydon Carse, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson. England finished their innings by getting all-out at 247 runs in 45.2 overs. The game was reduced to 47 overs due to rain. Pakistan had to chase 248 runs target.

Unfortunately, Pakistan could manage to score 195 runs. Lewis Gregory took three wickets and gave 44 runs. Lewis Gregory dismissed Imam-ul-Haq (1), Shadab Khan (21 runs), and Haris Rauf (1 run). In the previous ODI Saqib Mahmood was the star for England by taking four wickets. Ben Stokes was applauded out to the middle in his 100th ODI. Though he could score big, he just scored 22 runs.

In the starting England had collapsed by losing wickets from 118/2 to 160/7 along with Hasan Ali’s five-wicket haul. But Gregory and Carse batted sensibly and led their side to put a fair total. However, England successfully defended 248 runs total and clinched the series by 2-0.

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