SOMERSET’S Lewis Gregory captained England Lions to a much improved performance to win the second one day international against Pakistan A in Dubai.
Pakistan had won the first game by 187 runs and after winning the toss once again elected to bat first.
But this time the England bowlers found their lengths, bowled with good discipline and maintained control, despite Pakistan A again putting together a strong partnership. Mohammad Saad made 117 as they set the Lions 290 to win.
There were three wickets for Saqib Mahmood, two for Jamie Overton and one apiece for captain Gregory and the very economical Danny Briggs.
A controlled and consummate run chase followed with Alex Davies (76) – who was voted player of the match – and Sam Hain (69) the stand-out performers.
The third 50-over match of the series will take place in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.