Sarfraz Ahmed and Imad Wasim's contributions have taken Pakistan to a modest total at Lord's © Getty Images
Sarfraz Ahmed and Imad Wasim’s contributions have taken Pakistan to a modest total at Lord’s © Getty Images

After losing the first One-Day International (ODI) of the five-ODI series, Pakistan were tottering at 2 for 3 in the 2nd ODI at Lord’s but a timely hundred by wicketkeeper-batsman, Sarfraz Ahmed helped the team get to a modest total of 251 all-out in 50 overs against England. Pakistan bowlers have something to bowl against the home team’s batting line-up with the ball doing a lot and they will like to have a go at the batsmen to try and level the series. Pakistan lost the first ODI by 44 runs (D/L method) at The Rose Bowl, Southampton with half centuries from Jason Roy and Joe Root. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs England 2016, 2nd ODI at Lord’s

Pakistan’s top-scorer, Sarfraz looked in complete control at the crease since the beginning as he moved around the pitch to disturb the line and length of the bowlers and respected the good balls. His first hundred came in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, held in Australia and New Zealand, when he got a vital ton against Ireland in their last encounter from the group stages. Sarfraz has again stood tall for his side when the chips were down in a surface doing lots for the bowlers. Imad Wasim also scored his second fifty to guide his team after Safraz’s departure. ALSO READ: PAK vs ENG, 2nd ODI: Sarfraz reaches 2nd ODI hundred

Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik also contributed with vital scores and added important partnerships with Sarfraz in the first half of the innings as their top-order did nothing and struggled against the seam bowling of Chris Woakes and Mark Wood. The strike bowler for England was Chris Woakes, taking 3 for 42 in his full quota of ten overs.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 251 all-out (Sarfraz Ahmed 105, Imad Wasim 63; Chris Woakes 3 for 42) vs England