England beats Pakistan by 4 wickets in 2nd ODI

BY foxsports • August 27, 2016

LONDON (AP) England rode Joe Root's and captain Eoin Morgan's half-centuries to beat Pakistan by four wickets in the second one-day international and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series on Saturday.

Root hit 89 and Morgan 68 in England's chase, which finished on 255-6 in 47.3 overs and overshadowed Sarfraz Ahmed's career-best 105 for Pakistan.

Root featured in two productive stands, adding 112 with Morgan and 56 with Ben Stokes (42), before falling late.

Earlier, Ahmed's second century in ODIs lifted Pakistan to 251 after they lost three wickets for just two runs inside the first four overs.

Imad Wasim (63) was one of only four Pakistan batsmen to reach double figures, as Chris Woakes (3-42) and Mark Wood (3-46) shared six wickets.