England won by 127 runs

Pakistan

Pakistan

200/10 : 327/4

England

England
Player of the Match
Pakistan

Pakistan

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England

  • 200Runs 327
  • 10Wickets 4
  • 44.5Overs 50
  • 23Fours 40
  • 0Sixes 3
Bismah Maroof
We didn't bowl well in the last 15 overs. We gave away too many runs. Need to be better. We had momentum on our side in the field. We didn't capitalise on it. Let them off the hook. We need to improve on our performances and be better in the last game.
Heather Knight: PoM
I think the performance was a bit more polished today. Nat and Fran were outstanding to get us to 300, and the bowlers were incredibly clinical. The pitch was slightly better today which allowed us to get to 300. Fran has been in the form of her life. It's nice to see her get runs for England. Great for Nat to get a century. I was disappointed not to get to my hundred, but it was nice to get some runs under the belt.
All over!
Sophie Ecclestone takes the final wicket for England as they crush Pakistan by 127 runs. Nashra Sandhu misses a straight delivery that crashes into leg-stump. England seal the series, 2-0.
Almost there
Diana Baig goes for a wild slog off Anya Shrubsole and misses it altogether. Her stumps are rearranged. Pakistan 198 for 9 in 44 overs.
'Good girl, Glenny!'
Sarah Glenn finishes her 10-over spell with figures of 2 for 37. She got two huge wickets today - Javeria Khan and Bismah Maroof. It's been a good start to her international career so far. She's shown a lot of promise, has the young leg-spinner. England will be thrilled. Pakistan 194/8 in 43 overs. 
Captain gone!
After receiving some treatment on her ankle, Bismah Maroof decides to try and send one into the stands. She doesn't get enough of it, and only spoons it straight up in the air in the direction of mid-wicket. Wyatt, running in from the boundary, makes good ground and takes a nice catch. Second wicket of the day for Glenn. Bismah gone for a run-a-ball 64. Pakistan 187/8 in 41 overs.
Twisted ankle?
Bismah Maroof is down. It looks like her ankle is giving her trouble. Or is it cramps? The left-hander danced down the track to slap Glenn over point, but seemed to roll her ankle in the process. Not sure if that is the issue or she is just cramping on a rather hot day.
Three to go
Sidra Nawaz's enterprising innings comes to an end for 16. She is smartly caught behind by Amy jones off the bowling of Anya Shrubsole. The right-hander tried to cut one too many deliveries - Shrubsole's late in-swing cramping her for room. Pakistan 181/7 in 39.4 overs. Bismah 59 off 61 balls.
Consecutive fifties!
Another half-century for Bismah Maroof. No.14 in ODIs. She's held this innings together with another responsible knock. This one's come off 58 balls. She brings it up with a delicate sweep shot. Pakistan 171/6 in 37 overs. 
The domino effect
Third wicket in two overs for England. Aliya Riaz is the next to go - LBW to Ecclestone. She looks to play a stright delivery towards mid-wicket, but misses it altogether. They're collapsing like a pack of cards, are Pakistan. England well in control. It feels like a matter of time. Pakistan 145/6 in 32 overs. Need 183 runs in 18 overs. Bismah 43 off 48 balls.
The cliche!
The old cliche of 'one wicket brings two' comes true! Back-to-back wickets for Knight who is really enjoying her 100th appearance in England colours! Second catch in the over for Glenn - Nida Dar caught trying to sweep. Pakistan 144/5 in 31 overs. 
Oh-bye-ma!
Omaima Sohail's struggle in the middle has finally been brought to an end. Heather Knight forces a mistake from the right hander who looks to scoop a delivery from way outside off stump - comfortably caught by Sarah Glenn at short fine-leg. Nida Dar in at no.6.
Run rate rising
While Bismah Maroof and Omaima Sohaila re keeping the scoreboard ticking, they haven't quite been able to find the boundary regularly. Sarah Glenn and Sophie Ecclestone have done a good job keeping them quiet. This is good work from England. They're squeezing... Something has got to give. Pakistan 140/3 in 30 overs. Bismah 42 (44), Omaima 9 (29)
Mix up!
Unfortunate end to a wonderful innings! Bismah Maroof plays a delivery from Sarah Glenn with soft hands toward mid-wicket and takes off. Nahida Khan responds to her captain's call, but after a couple of steps, realizes that her skipper has turned her back on her... Sciver with an accurate backhanded flick to Glenn who calmly takes the bails off at the non-striker's end. Nahida gone for 40 off 43. Pakistan 101/3 in 20.2 overs. Bismah joined by Omaima Sohail.
Pressure mounting
The introduction of spin has pulled Pakistan back. Bismah Maroof and Nahida Khan have resorted to knocking the ball around and simply pinching ones and twos. It looks like they want to lay a foundation for their dynamic lower middle order to launch. Pakistan 82/2 in 18 overs. Nahida Khan 35 (39), Bismah 3 (7). 
Glory for Glenn
Sarah Glenn picks up her first wicket of the day. After she got smashed over her head for four by Javeria Khan, the leg-spinner pulls back her length, bowling slightly quicker and flatter and strikes Javeria plumb in front of the stumps. England squeezing here. Nahida has been starved of the strike in the last 5-6 overs. Pakistan 71/2 in 15 overs. Nahida 27 (28).
Trying to get a move on
After accumulating 15 dot balls of her first 18 deliveries, Javeria Khan is now trying to get a move on. She's struck a flowing cover drive of Natalia Sciver and is beginning to hit the gaps more easily. Fifty up for Pakistan in the 12th over. Pakistan 54/1 in 12 overs. Nahida 24 (25), Javeria 13 (22).
Nifty Nahida
Nahida Khan plays a couple of exquisite shots off the front foot off Anya Shrubsole's fourth over. The first a powerful flick off her pads that beats a diving Kate Cross to the boundary, and the second a square drive bludgeoned past point  with absolute disdain. Pakistan 35/1 in 9 overs. Nahida 21 (21), Javeria 0.
Strike One!
Kate Cross strikes in her first over! Sidra Ameen who looked comfortable against the short ball, gets a pull shot wrong - this one is too full to pull - and pops it straight back to Cross in her follow through. Javeria Khan in at no.3.
Promising start
Nahida Khan and Sidra Ameen have started promisingly. While Ameen looks good off the back foot - she's scored two boundaries off the cut and pull -Nahida Khan has been driving beautifully off the front foot. They haven't got off to a rollicking start, but they are laying a foundation on what looks like a true surface. Pakistan 24/0 in 6 overs.
Early movement
As expected, there's huge swing for Anya Shrubsole with the new ball. Katherine Brunt getting the ball to shape away slightly as well. Both bowlers are keeping the batters honest - hitting a good length, bringing them forward and keeping the stumps in play. Pakistan 3/0 in 2 overs. 
Too much!
While they would have been happy to chase a target around 275, it is hard to imagine Pakistan even challenging this total put up by England. Of course, the pitch certainly looks conducive to strokeplay, and the outfield is lightening quick, but Pakistan's top order - outside Bismah Maroof and Javeria Khan - have rarely showed the ability to bat long. One of them will have to hold the innings together while the others go beserk. Do they have it in them?
Pakistan, oh Pakistan!
At the start of the day it seemed as though Pakistan had come into the game with clearer plans and much more energy. It was something that was visible in the first 20-25 overs of the game. However, as the innings wore on and Natalie Sciver got her eye in, Pakistan seemed to slowly wither away - the fielders became slightly complacent, the bowlers forgot their plans and England's batters were allowed to run away with the game. While Fran Wilson undoubtedly played one of her best innings at international level, it was Natalie Sciver's exceptional hundred and Heather Knight's 86 that laid the foundation to the onslaught that came at the end.
Wily Wilson
Fran Wilson has completely flown under the radar in the last 15 minutes. While all the attention was on Sciver's hundred, she has crashed her way to her highest ODI score - an incredible unbeaten 85 off just 49 deliveries with 8 fours and 3 sixes. She finished the game off with a huge six over long on to take England to a mammoth total of 327 for 4.
Incredible knock!
Natalie Sciver, who began the final over on 90, cracks two boundaries off the first two balls of the final over bowled by Rameen Shamim before collecting two singles to bring up her third ODI century. This is her second hundred against Pakistan. What an incredible innings it has been. She started slowly, but really picked up the pace in the second half. Smashed 12 boundaries on her way to an 85-ball 100.
The wheels are coming off
Following the chance she was given, Fran Wilson has really stepped on the gas. She's going after the spinners - steeping down the track, and sweeping hard and flat. Both she and Sciver have taken England past the 300-run mark. 121-run partnership off just 77 balls so far. England 302/4 in 48 overs. Wilson 74 (44), Knight 86 (78).
At her inventive best!
Fifty for Fran Wilson! The diminutive right-hander has brought up only her second ODI half-century in just 36 balls with six boundaries to her credit. Dropped on 42 by Aliya Riaz at deep mid-wicket, she has made sure to take her chance. In trademark style she has used the sweep shot brilliantly to put off the slow bowlers and hasn't been shy to pull out the reverse sweep either. Wilson's shot selection aside, the best part of Wilson's innings (and her partnership with Sciver) so far has been the pace between the wickets. She has made sure to put pressure on the outfielders, constantly pushing for the second run on the boundary.
Piling it on
Fran Wilson and Natalie Sciver have been clobbering Pakistan's bowlers around the part. They've put together 58 off just 39 deliveries so far. Picking the gaps brilliantly and pushing between the wickets as well. Lovely batting display at the back end of the innings. England 239/4 in 42 overs. 
More power in play!
England have collected 46 runs (for one wicket) in the batting power play. It's given them just the push they needed. Fran Wilson has been wonderfully inventive - playing the field wonderfully. She's pulled out the paddle and reverse sweep against the spinners and been happy to advance down the track when they've brought the straight field in. Brilliant work from England. 220/4 in 40 overs. Sciver 56 (58), Wilson 26 (16).
50 for Sciver!
Natalie Sciver brings up her 14th ODI half-century off just 53 deliveries. A short ball from Nida Dar gets smacked between mid-wicket and deep square leg. It's been an excellent fifty from the right-hander. She's been severe on anything short and been happy to use her feet to the spinners.
Amy Gone!
Just when Amy Jones started to look more fluent at the crease, she gets a good delivery from Nida Dar that traps her in front of the stumps. After getting carted for a boundary, Dar changes her angle, comes round the wicket and slows up the pace. Jones falls over slightly trying to work the ball to mid-wicket and misses a ball that pitches on middle and turns slightly. Big wickets at this stage for Pakistan. Jones goes for 17 off 22. England 181/4 in 35.5 overs. Sciver 43 (49)
Drinks break
As the players break for a drink let's review the action so far: Pakistan started well with the ball - attacking the stumps. Much straighter lines to Beaumont who was unable to get away to a rollicking start. England came back well courtesy Heather Knight. She batted quite beautifully for her 86. Looked set to become the first woman to score a century in her 100th ODI, however some good fielding (yay!) from Sidra Ameen meant she had to head back to the pavillion. Meanwhile, Bismah Maroof's loopy leg-spinners have also helped pull back the scoring rate slightly. England not sure whether to move forward or back.
Unfortunate!
Heather Knight's wonderful innings is brought to a close by an excellent piece of fielding by Sidra Ameen. The England skipper knocks one to the right of mid-on and takes off for a single. Ameen is quick to the ball, clean pick up and a one-bounce throw that crashes into the stumps. Knight has to take a slight detour around the bowler and is caught centimetres short of the crease. She looked set for a century... But a wonderful innings nevertheless. Gone for 86 off 100 balls. England 151/3 in 30.1 overs.
England's halfway mark?
Heather Knight spoke of targeting 300 at the toss, and England find themselves halfway to that target at the end of 29 overs. Bismah Maroof's loopy leg-spinners have somewhat brought down England's scoring rate. "They're coming down with some snow," says Henry Cowan in the commentary box. Very loopy and extremely slow!
Well on top
England are well on top here. Pakistan don't look like getting a wicket in this phase - the spinners haven't been able to find any purchase off the wicket. Both Sciver and Knight have found it quite easy to score the odd boundary and also milk the singles. England piling it on. 135/2 in 25 overs. Knight 77 (80), Sciver 26 (26).
Motoring
20 overs into the innings and England are well placed at 104/2. Knight is motoring along at a run-a-ball 64. After a good start where they attacked the stumps and forced the batters to create something, Pakistan have provided the batters with too much width - Aliya Riaz one of the main culprits. Knight feeding on the width. Sciver using her feet nicely to the spinners: 10 off 12.
Heather-ing the storm!
Half-century for Heather Knight. What a way to celebrate her milestone. She's looked in wonderful touch from the word go. 10 boundaries in her knock so far. Fifty no. 19 has come off 49 balls.
Against the run of play
After crashing a boundary through square leg, Tammy Beaumont attempts to thrash a short delivery from Nashra Sandhu past point. Looks like she is early into the shot and only manages to skew it straight to Diana Baig at point. That ends a 61-run partnership for the second wicket. Beaumont gone for 21 off 38 balls. England 67/2 in 13.4 overs.
Better from Pakistan
Pakistan have been much better in the field today. Bismah Maroof is leading the way at extra cover - diving and sliding around. On an incredibly quick outfield, the fielders in the circle are aware that they cannot chase down (m)any deliveries. They've bowled as many as 53 dot balls in the first 12 overs. England 63/1 in 13 overs. Beaumont 17 (34), Knight 38 (38).
First marker
10 overs into the game, England have picked up the pace after a relatively slow start. Heather Knight is motoring along, having struck four boundaries - three of which have come off Diana Baig - in her 25-ball 21. Tammy Beaumont on the other hand, has started to find her flow. England 45/1 in 10 overs.
Dangerous signs
Heather Knight looks in ominous touch today. The ball is really pinging off her bat on this lightning fast outfield. She's getting into great positions and leaning nicely into her shots - relying on pure timing. Has taken full toll whenever Pakistan have over pitched. Hitting beautifully down the ground. Clearly no nerves of no.100!
Easy does it
The early wicket of Wyatt means Pakistan certainly look more charged up than they were in the last game. Diana Baig has been excellent with the new ball - attacking the stumps and bringing the batters forward. At the other end, Nida Dar has blown a little hot and cold. In between some well flighted deliveries, with which she is forcing the batters to reach for the ball, she has dished up a couple of short deliveries drifting down the leg-side. Both Knight and Beaumont have taken full toll. England 22/1 in 6 overs. Beaumont 6 (18), Knight 9 (12).
Huge blow!
After striking a boundary off her third delivery, Danielle Wyatt tries to loft a tossed up delivery from Nida Dar over cover. She doesn't get enough elevation and is easily caught by Bisah Maroof. Huge wicket for Pakistan! Wyatt gone for 6 off 6 balls. England 6/1 in 2 overs. 
Change in tactics
Diana Baig takes the new ball for Pakistan and straight away you can see they have changed their plans to the England batters. Much fuller and straighter from the outswinger. Close LBW shout against Tammy Beaumont, but it's sliding down leg. Good start for Pakistan - maiden to kick things off.
Captainspeak: Bismah Maroof
We would like to restrict them to a smaller total. We will have to take the chances they give us early - something we were not able to do in the previous game. Hopefully we can improve on that front.
Captainspeak: Heather Knight
The surface looks a bit different. We are happy to bat first and want to continue the way we played in the last game.
Toss
England opt to bat first.
Knight's Day?
Heather Knight made her debut against India in Mumbai back in 2010 under the leadership of Charlotte Edwards. Having started off as an opener, she was moved up and down the order and has now cemented her spot as one of the country's leading batters. She is the FASTEST England player - in terms of years played - to reach the 100 ODI mark! How will she celebrate the mark?
Welcome!
Hello and welcome to the live blog for the second ODI between England and Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur! Huge occasion for both teams... For Pakistan, this is a chance to create history and knock over the visitors to keep the series alive; and for England, a chance to seal the series and celebrate Heather Knight's 100th ODI!
Pakistan

Pakistan

England

England

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            Tamsin Tilley Beaumont

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            Tamsin Tilley Beaumont

            Opening Batswoman
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              Nahida Khan

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              Nahida Khan

              Middle Order Batswoman

                Heather Clare Knight

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                Heather Clare Knight

                All-rounder
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                    Anya Shrubsole

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                    Anya Shrubsole

                    Bowler
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                      Aliya Riaz

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                      Aliya Riaz

                      All-rounder

                        Frances Claire Wilson

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                        Frances Claire Wilson

                        Middle Order Batswoman
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                          Bismah Maroof

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                          Bismah Maroof

                          All-rounder

                            Natalie Ruth Sciver

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                            Natalie Ruth Sciver

                            All-rounder
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                              Javeria Khan

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                              Javeria Khan

                              All-rounder

                                Amy Jones

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                                Amy Jones

                                Wicket-keeper
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                                  Sidra Ameen

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                                  Sidra Ameen

                                  Middle Order Batswoman

                                    Katherine Helen Brunt

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                                    Katherine Helen Brunt

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                                      Sidra Nawaz

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                                      Sidra Nawaz

                                      wicket-keeper batter

                                        Sophie Ecclestone

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                                        Sophie Ecclestone

                                        Bowler
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                                            Danielle Nicole Wyatt

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