2nd ODI: England eye unassailable lead in ODI series

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The second ODI match between the England Women’s team and Pakistan Women’s team will take place today at Worcester. England team, who won the first match by 7 wickets yesterday in comprehensive fashion, will look to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match ODI series against the green shirts.

English captain Knight starred in the first match with a five wicket haul and a fifty to lead her team from the front in her first ever match as new captain of the English women’s side replacing the outgoing Charlotte Edwards. England were set a target of just 166 runs which they chased down comfortably at the expense of three wickets.

“It was a big day, a proud day for me and there were some nerves this morning, definitely,” Knight said according to espncricinfo. “So it was nice to start with a win.

“But I didn’t feel any extra pressure. Charlotte Edwards has been outstanding for English women’s cricket but I always said from the outset that I would captain the side my way so the fact that I was following her was not something I was thinking about.

“And as a team we are all about looking forward rather than looking back.”

England Women Squad
HC Knight*, A Shrubsole, TT Beaumont, KH Brunt, KL Cross, GA Elwiss, JL Gunn, A Hartley, D Hazell, AE Jones, LA Marsh, NR Sciver, FC Wilson, L Winfield, DN Wyatt

Pakistan Women Squad
Sana Mir*, Aiman Anwer, Anam Amin, Asmavia Iqbal, Bismah Maroof, Iram Javed, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Nahida Khan, Nain Abidi, Nida Dar, Sadia Yousuf, Sania Khan, Sidra Ameen, Sidra Nawaz†

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