Lewis Gregory shined with both bat and ball as England beat Pakistan by 52 runs in the second ODI at Lord’s to take an 2-0 lead on Saturday.
After being asked to bat first by Pakistan skipper, England lost both Dawid Malan and Zak Crawley to Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi for ducks.
The pair of Phil Salt and James Vince stitched together a solid 97 run stand for the third wicket before the former was bowled by Saud Shakeel for a well made 60.
Vince was bowled by Shadab Khan’s googly for 56. Hasan Ali dismissed skipper Ben Stokes, John Simpson and Craig Overton as the home side slumped to 160/7.
Gregory and Brydon Carse put on 69 valuable runs for the seventh wicket before the former was caught at deep square leg by Fakhar Zaman off Haris Rauf. The home side were eventually bowled out for 247 in 45.2 overs.
Hasan Ali was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 5/51.
Chasing 248, Pakistan started disastrously by losing Inam-ul-Haq in the second over caught behind by Simpson off Gregory.
Saqib Mahmood struck a vital blow by dismissing Babar Azam leg before wicket for the second time in a row.
Craig Overton dismissed both Fakhar Zaman and Sohaib Maqsood leaving the visitors in big trouble at 86/5.
Hasan Ali smashed a quickfire 31 off 17 balls before falling to Brydon Carse. Saud Shakeel was the only player to offer any kind of notable resistance by notching up his maiden half century.
In the end the visitors fell short by 52 runs as they were bowled out for 195.
Lewis Gregory was declared the Man of the Match for his brilliant all round performance.