2nd ODI: England eye unassailable lead in ODI series


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†