- England beat Pakistan by 52 runs in the second ODI at Lord’s
- England has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series
- In the first one-day match too, Pakistan got a humiliating defeat by 9 wickets.
England defeated Pakistan by 52 runs to take an unassailable lead in the series in the second match of the three-match ODI series between England and Pakistan. Phillip Salt (60) and James Vince (56) scored the most runs for England. At the same time, in the first ODI also, England registered a spectacular victory over Pakistan by 9 wickets.
Won by a margin of 52 runs
Batting first at Lord’s ground, England scored 247 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in 45.2 overs. In reply, chasing the target of 248 runs, Pakistan’s team scored only 195 runs in 41 overs at the loss of 10 wickets. As a result, they had to face defeat by a margin of 52 runs.
Pakistan wickets kept falling at regular intervals
Chasing 248 runs in the second ODI, the first wicket of the Pakistani team fell on the score of just one run when its opener Imam-ul-Haq returned to the pavilion after scoring one run. After this, the Pakistani team, which came off the track, could not keep up till the end, its wickets kept falling at regular intervals and after losing the second ODI, Pakistan has also lost the series.
Salt and Vince take over England
England’s start in the second ODI was also very poor. Two of his top-order batsmen David Malan and Jack Crawley returned to the pavilion without opening an account. After this, Philip Salt and James Vince together took over England, taking the scorecard beyond 100. After this the England team once again stumbled, but Lewis Gregory (40) who came to bat at number 7 and Bryden Cars (31) who came at number 9, took over England’s innings and brought it to a respectable score of 247.
Embarrassing defeat to Pakistan in the first ODI as well
Pakistan had to face a humiliating defeat in the first ODI played at Sophia Gardens in England. It was also England’s biggest win over Pakistan in terms of wickets at home. The Pakistani team, who came to bat first, was all out after scoring just 141 runs in 35.2 overs. In response, the British easily achieved the target in 21.5 overs for the loss of nine wickets.