Heather Knight steers England to second consecutive win against Pakistan


Skipper Heather Knight’s all-round performance laid a solid foundation for England women to beat Pakistan women by 127 runs and mark second consecutive win in the second ODI of three-matches series at Kaula Lampur on Wednesday.

Heather led his team from the front as she scored 86 runs while supporting his team at the number three batting position and took them to 327-4 in 50 overs. She later bagged two wickets for England to finish off her job well.

Besides Heather, England’s batter Natalie Sciver and Fran Wilson partnered for the fourth wicket to score 146-runs together. Sciver scored 100 not out whereas Wilson struck a quick-fire 85 runs off just 49 balls.

For Pakistan, Nida Dar claimed two wickets while Nashra Sandhu took only one.

In reply, the green shirts lost an early wicket of Sidra Amin for 12 runs. Captain Bismah Maroof once again tried hard to get her team through but wickets falling after regular intervals imposed pressure on the hosts. Bismah scored 64 runs off 65 balls.

Opener Nahida Khan scored 40 which included four boundaries.

Anya Shrubsole, Heather Knight, Sarah Glenn, and Sophie Ecclestone picked up two wickets each.

Pakistan will now face England in third and last ODI on December 14. They will have a chance to avoid a clean sweep.