England won 2nd ODI against Pakistan
SOUTHAMPTON: Pakistan lost the second One-day International against England by 12 runs after a great fightback here at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday.
Chasing a huge total of 374, Pakistani batsmen never lost hope as they replied with an almost equally big score of 361 for seven.
It was a high-scoring match with a grand total of 734 runs for ten wickets in 100 overs as one century each and five half-centuries were made by both teams in the match.
When Pakistan started batting in the pursuit of 374 runs, Imam ul Haq and Fakhar Zaman started as an opener. Sarfaraz’s first wicket got down at 92 scored when Imam ul Haq finished out 35 runs. Later Zaman was responsible for setting 135 runs partnership with Babar Azam and took his team in a position of stability.
Fakhar Zaman got down after scoring 138 runs whereas Babar Azam scored 51 runs.
Pakistan faced a loss of three players. Newcomer Batsman Harris Sohail could not wait for a long time. And only 14 runs went back. Asif Ali made 49 runs partnership with captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and then he also returned to Pavilion.
At the time, the game was seen in Pakistan’s hands at the time, but after coming out of the innings, the new batsman Umad Waseem also made 8 runs, Fahim Ashraf could only play the innings of three.
The host team made 170 runs till 29th over at a loss of one wicket that had to stop due to the rain. Jason Roy at 83 and Joe Root scored 28 runs.
When the match was restarted after raining, Hasan Ali ousted Jason Roy at his 87-runs inning, England’s second wicket.
England scored 373 runs in the fifty overs and set a target for green shirts at 374 runs to win.
Jos Butler played unbeaten innings of 110 runs, while Jason Roy 87, Eion Morgan 71, Beer Steve 51 and Joe Root made 40.
From Pakistan side, Ali, Shahin Shah Afridi, and Yasir Shah ousted one wicket each