Lewis Gregory starred with each bat and ball as England beat Pakistan by 52 runs within the second one-day worldwide at Lord’s on Saturday to take an unassailable 2-Zero lead in a three-match sequence. Set 248 to win in a recreation lowered to 47 overs per aspect by rain, Pakistan had been dismissed for 195. Somerset pace-bowling all-rounder Gregory, in only a second match at this degree, struck along with his first ball Saturday on the way in which to 3-44 as England received with six overs to spare.
That adopted the Somerset all-rounder’s priceless 40 and a stand of 69 with Brydon Carse (31), in a maiden ODI innings for each members of the eighth-wicket duo, after England had slumped to 160-7.
This was the primary ODI at Lord’s since England’s dramatic 2019 World Cup ultimate win over New Zealand.
Such was the occasion ambiance among the many practically 23,000 spectators, essentially the most at a cricket match within the UK for the reason that coronavirus pandemic, there have been even chants of ‘Soccer’s coming house’ from the normally restrained crowd on the house of cricket forward of England dealing with Italy in Sunday’s European Championship soccer ultimate on the close by Wembley Stadium.
England had been set for a giant complete whereas Phil Salt (60) and James Vince (56) had been sharing a third-wicket partnership of 97 after Dawid Malan and Zak Crawley had each fallen for geese.
From 118-2, nonetheless, England slumped to 160-7.
However although Pakistan quick bowler Hasan Ali took 5-51, England had greater than sufficient runs.
Their admirable restoration was the form of check stand-in England captain Ben Stokes mentioned his makeshift group, thrust collectively by a Covid disaster that dominated out the initially chosen squad, had averted when thrashing Pakistan by 9 wickets in Thursday’s sequence opener in Cardiff.
The overcast situations, with the floodlights on at a dismal house of cricket, would have made batting troublesome for a lot of sides.
And so they proved difficult for a Pakistan group skittled out for simply 141 in Cardiff, with the vacationers slumping to 36-Three on Saturday.
Gregory struck within the second over when Imam-ul-Haq was caught behind.
Saqib Mahmood, recent from a four-wicket haul in Wales, then had Pakistan captain Babar Azam, the world’s top-ranked ODI batsman, lbw for 19.
And when Craig Overton struck twice, bowling opener Fakhar Zaman for a subdued 10 off 45 balls earlier than Sohaib Maqsood holed out to wicketkeeper John Simpson, Pakistan had been 86-5.
Ali hit three successive balls from leg-spinner Matt Parkinson for six. However when he holed out for an entertaining 31, Pakistan had been all however crushed at 152-8.
However, middle-order batsman Saud Shakeel marked his second ODI with an admirable maiden fifty off 70 balls together with 4 fours.
Earlier, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Ali lowering England to 21-2 inside 5 overs after Azam received the toss.
Malan and Crawley, who had every made unbeaten fifties on Thursday, did not handle a run between them.
Malan edged Ali to second slip whereas Crawley was bowled for a golden duck by left-armer Afridi’s very good inswinger.
Sussex’s Salt, driving strongly, accomplished a 41-ball fifty, together with 10 fours, with Vince reaching the landmark in 36 balls earlier than spin proved their undoing.
Salt was bowled behind his legs sweeping at left-armer Shakeel earlier than Vince, making an attempt to dab to 3rd man, was deceived by leg-spinner Shadab Khan’s googly.
Stand-in captain Ben Stokes, one in every of England’s World Cup heroes, was applauded out to the center in his 100th ODI.
However he fell for 22 when he was bowled by Ali after charging down the pitch.
Gregory and Carse batted sensibly, nonetheless, with the previous hitting 4 fours in 47 balls.
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