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England defeat Pakistan by 52 runs to clinch the ODI series by 2-0

By Bet Barter

July 11, 2021

Team England defeated Pakistan by a margin of 52 runs in the 2nd ODI match to clinch the ODI series 2-0. Owing to bad weather, the 2nd ODI match was reduced to 47 overs per team. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam won the toss and put England to bat first. England opener Dawid Malan failed to make an impact with the bat in the 2nd ODI against Pakistan. However, Phil Salt was solid for England. In 56 balls, Salt amassed a total of 60 runs for England. Team England managed to post a competitive total of 247 at the end of 50 overs. Hence, Pakistan needed to chase a total of 248 to win the 2nd ODI of the 3 match ODI series. 

The duo of Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman opened for Pakistan in the 2nd ODI against England. However, they could not provide an ideal start for Pakistan. Imam-ul-Haq got out for just 1 run. On the other hand, Fakhar Zaman scored only 10 runs for Pakistan. Babar Azam also performed poorly with the bat for Pakistan. Azam managed to amass only 19 runs in total for Pakistan. In the end, Pakistan collapsed for just 195 runs. Owing to some brilliant bowling from Team England, Pakistan lost the 2nd ODI by a margin of 52 runs. 

Lewis Gregory shines with both ball and bat for Team England

England cricketer Lewis Gregory performed brilliantly in the 2nd ODI against Pakistan. Gregory amassed a total of 40 runs for England. Gregory’s crucial knock of 40 featured a total of 4 boundaries. Lewis Gregory also bowled equally well in the 2nd ODI against Pakistan. In just 8 overs, Gregory scalped a total of 3 wickets for England. Gregory maintained a superb bowling economy of 5.5 runs per over. Owing to a brilliant all-round performance, Lewis Gregory got the Man of the Match award. 

The third ODI between England and Pakistan will take place on 13th July. After that, the T20I series between England and Pakistan is set to commence from 16th July.