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SOUTHAMPTON – Pakistan lost the second One-day International against England by 12 runs after a great fightback here at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday.

Chasing a huge total of 374, Pakistani batsmen never lost hope as they replied with an almost equally big score of 361 for seven.

It was a high-scoring match with a grand total of 734 runs for ten wickets in 100 overs as one century each and five half-centuries were made by both teams in the match.

Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed said the team would play positive cricket to restrict the rivals to 260-270 announcing that Mohammad Amir would be replaced by leg-spinner Yasir Shah in the squad.

The first encounter was abandoned due to rain and all eyes are set on the Green Shirts for today’s high-octane clash.