A beautiful all-round performance by Lewis Gregory and amazing bowling from Saqib Mahmood took England to victory
Saturday in the second one-day match at Lord’s. With this victory, the Three Lions took an undisputed 2-0 lead in a series of three games.
He won 248 to win in a match that reduced to 47 overs per side due to rain, and Pakistan scored 195 in 41 overs.
The 29-year-old Gregory hit his first international game with just his first ball en route to 3/44 when England won by 52 runs. This follows his valuable knockout of 40 and the eighth wicket partnership of 69 with Brydon Carse (31), in their first ODI innings, after England fell from 118-3 to 160-7.
“It was a case of trying to bat as deep as possible, building a partnership with Carsey,” Player of the Match, Gregory, said the official broadcasters.
“The ball nibbled a bit all day, with the new ball we thought if we could save it, we could take wickets,” he added.
Short counts: England 247 in 45.2 overs (Philip Salt 60, James Vince 56; Hasan Ali 5/51) beat Pakistan 195 in 41 overs (Saud Shakeel 56; Lewis Gregory 3/44, Saqib 2/21) by 52 runs.
Here’s how Twitter responds:
15 of the current group in isolation. Buttler and Archer injured. What @ benstokes38 and the team achieved incredible results 🙌🏻 We look forward to watching the next game!
– Eoin Morgan (@ Eoin16) 10 July 2021
Looks like it was
Pakistan B-team and
England A-team. # ENGvPAK
– Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) 10 July 2021
Really amazing from England. This is a special depth of talent in Whiteball cricket. India, New Zealand and perhaps to a lesser extent Australia have built up a ton of talent in various formats that is enviable.
– Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) 10 July 2021
Pakistan need some more players with the heart, confidence and courage of Hassan Ali # ENGvPAK
– Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) 10 July 2021
Today’s ODI cricket is all about attacks! England did not allow, even after losing 2 early weeks. 🇵🇰 Team management must understand and implement a purposeful, full intention plan. At the moment, this Pakistan team will struggle with the current approach to beat quality sides
– Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) 10 July 2021
Pakistan’s record against England in bilateral ODIs for men over ten years
One of the two wins was in a dead rubber match after losing the first four ODIs in the 2016 series. #EngvPak
– Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) 10 July 2021
Saud Shakeel demonstrated how to play in these conditions, the required run rate of 5.3 would never be an issue but just a better application and the batsmen had to know where they were blunt, and Pak was disappointing because it was chase. # ENGvPAK
– zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) 10 July 2021
#pakvseng So on a Richter scale this defeat would be 15.
– Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) 10 July 2021
A victory for England yes (or of the players), but it is also a series victory for the county system, the ECB’s approach to T20 leagues and for the network of scouts led by James Taylor, Mo Bobat and David Court. In a way, winning like this is more impressive than the World Cup. # ENGvPAK
– Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) 10 July 2021
Longer format always helps your skills and as a player you will find it easier to adapt to shorter forms of the game. No rocket science. India and England play 5 Test series before the World Cup and we exchanged a Test for 2 t20s.
Salman Butt @im_SalmanButt 10 July 2021
– CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) 11 July 2021
Lewis Gregory is the player of the match 👏
– The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) 10 July 2021