England beat Pakistan by 52 runs in the second ODI at Lord’s to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. After a nine-wicket victory in the first one-day international at Cardiff, the ‘C team’ of England did it again in front of 23,000 fans at Lord’s, reaching 247 all out and then sealing a 52-run victory to take the silverware with a game to spare.
Chasing 248 to win in a game reduced to 47 overs per side due to rain, Pakistan got all-out for 195 in 41 overs.
England beat Pakistan by 52 runs and win the ODI series.
Some fantastic displays by their late call-ups 👏#ENGvPAK | https://t.co/MDj1xdSz3i pic.twitter.com/xnWdd6uxX5
— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2021
Hasan Ali’s five-wicket haul and 31-run cameo went down the drain
Pakistan bowl out England for 247!
Hasan Ali finishes with a fantastic five-for 👏#ENGvPAK | https://t.co/MDj1xdSz3i pic.twitter.com/LkLj5MxqVr
— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2021
Cricket fans across the country and beyond took to twitter to vent out their frustration, as Pakistan lost the series with yet another disappointing performance.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Dear Babar Azam, please don’t copy our little champ style:#ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/Crg5a4dgpy
— JahanZaib (@JahanZaibb_) July 10, 2021
#pakvseng So on a Richter scale this defeat would be 15….
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) July 10, 2021
15 of the current squad in isolation. Buttler and Archer injured. What @benstokes38 and the team have achieved is incredible 🙌🏻 Looking forward to watching the next game!
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) July 10, 2021
Truly amazing from England. That is a special depth of talent in Whiteball cricket. India, New Zealand and perhaps to a lesser extent Australia have built up a Cadre of talent across different formats that is enviable.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) July 10, 2021
Modern day ODI cricket is all about attack! England didn’t relent even after losing 2 early wkts. 🇵🇰 team management needs to understand & implement a purposeful, full of intent plan. At present, this Pakistan side with the present approach will struggle to beat quality sides
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 10, 2021
Great swing & seam bowling from @SaqMahmood25 bowling with great pace and control.!!!!!#ENGvpak
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) July 10, 2021
Looks like it was
Pakistan B team &
England A team. #ENGvPAK
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) July 10, 2021
Pakistan needs a few more players with the heart, self-belief and courage of Hassan Ali #ENGvPAK
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 10, 2021
Longer format always helps your skill sets and as a player u find easier to adjust to shorter forms of the game . No rocket science. India and England playing 5 test series before t20 World Cup and we have exchanged a test for 2 t20s.
— Salman Butt (@im_SalmanButt) July 10, 2021
Two matches, two convincing wins for England.#ENGvPAK Scorecard: https://t.co/xL9tCZM9oK pic.twitter.com/R05rZUjzLp
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) July 11, 2021
My nana, a passionate cricket fan, watching #ENGvPAK in a hospital’s guest room following the birth of his grand-daughter earlier today. ❤ pic.twitter.com/7CToV2nTCG
— Momin Butt (@MominWrites) July 10, 2021
Will Pakistan be able to avoid a white wash? Let’s see on the third and final ODI that will be played at Edgbaston, on Tuesday at 12.30pm.