Alastair cooks consecutive ton as Pakistan bowlers struggle in 2nd ODI

England captain Alastair Cook scored his second consecutive century of the ongoing ODI series at Abu Dhabi Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Abu Dhabi: Feb 15, 2012

England captain Alastair Cook s hundred helped England to set a respectable score of 250 runs for the loss of four wickets against Pakistan in second One-Day International (ODI) at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Winning the toss, England opted to bat first. Kevin Pietersen, who opened the batting for England on Wednesday, became Saeed Ajmal s first victim. But Cook continued with his fine form from the first ODI to score another brilliant hundred.

England captain s dismissal (102) in the 41st over did not decelerate England scoring as all-rounder Ravi Bopara played a fine knock contributing runs in the middle-order. The all-rounder along with Eoin Morgan consolidated England innings with a valiant 56 run partnership.

Bopara along with Cook earlier contributed to England s score with a 78- run partnership.

Brief Score: England 250 for 4: (Alastair Cook 102, Ravi Bopara 58; Aizaz Cheema 2 for 49, Shahid Afridi 1 for 38, Saeed Ajmal 1 for 54) vs Pakistan

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