ENG vs PAK 2nd ODI Highlights today Saturday, 7-10-2021 – 2nd ODI, Pakistan tour of England from Lord’s, London.
Babar Azam won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Babar Azam: “We are trying to do our best, use the conditions and win the match.” Same team for Pakistan.
Ben Stokes: “Try to do the same things, stick to the basics, they worked well for us last time. We would have bowled first, but a good opportunity to go out and put a score on the board.”
England team: 1 Phil Salt, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Zak Crawley, 4 James Vince, 5 Ben Stokes (capt), 6 John Simpson (wk), 7 Lewis Gregory, 8 Craig Overton, 9 Brydon Carse, 10 Saqib Mahmood, 11 Matt Parkinson.
Pakistan team: 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Saud Shakeel, 6 Sohaib Maqsood, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 11 Haris Rauf.
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 11:00 Local | 15:00 PKT
Umpires – Alex Wharf, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpires – Michael Gough
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – David Millns
Match number – ODI no. 4300
Post Match Presentation.
Babar Azam: “We used the first 10 overs well, but we didn’t bowl well for the next 10, but credit to Hasan Ali for bringing us back with five wickets. We didn’t start well with the bat, lost back-to-back wickets, and couldn’t put up partnerships. We hope we can fix this in the next match. Hasan bowled outstandingly, and Saud Shakeel showed his performance, we see the next match as a good opportunity, and points are still at stake.”
Ben Stokes: “The way we came out and showed intent with the bat early on really set us up. The tricky period in the middle, but the pleasing thing was the inexperienced players coming in and showing the mindset to keep attacking. We were still above the run rate that we should have been at that stage. And with the ball, we were just clinical. Lewis and Brad are very capable batsmen, and their partnership gave us a good total, with the wicket offering a bit of seam.
I think two guys who got runs in the first game not getting them in this game puts pressure on new guys coming in. There’s no better way in international cricket than to put your hand up and deliver under that sort of pressure. We’ve won the series already, but there’s nothing better than continuing the winning streak. We’ll take the same mindset into the next game, and if anything we’ll come harder.”
Lewis Gregory, the Player of the Match: It was just a case of trying to take it as deep as possible, trying to build a partnership with Carsey, even if I got out at the wrong time. We could have gone harder at the end if I’d been there. It kind of nibbled around with the new ball. Saqib’s been brilliant, and I thought all four guys were outstanding all around.”