BEN STOKES lavished praise on England’s stand-in stars after wrapping up the oneday series against Pakistan with a dominant 52-run win at Lord’s yesterday.
Lewis Gregory, with three wickets after a superb 40 with the bat, and Saqib Mahmood, who produced another fine display of new-ball bowling, were the standout performers as Pakistan were bowled out for 195 in 41 overs.
Opener Phil Salt top scored with 60 – his maiden ODI half-century – while James Vince added 56 as England had earlier made 247.
Proud captain Stokes said: “There’s no better way than to put your hand up and deliver under t...
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