Sussex batsman Phil Salt hit his maiden half-century and top-scored for England in their 52 run win over Pakistan in their second ODI at Lords this afternoon.

The 24-year-old did get a couple of reprieves in the second over.

The first came two balls into the over, when he was on ten, after Shaheen Afridi appealed for caught behind, which was given but Salt reviewed straight away.

He was right to do as there was not a single spike on sniko as the ball passed the bat, meaning the opener survived.

Four balls later, Salt was then dropped on 11, as he sliced the ball to backward point and Imam-ul-Haq dives acrobatically dived through the air but he could not hold on to the catch.

He then made Pakistan pay for that as he took the attack to their bowlers.

Salt brought up his fifty off just 41 balls with an edge past first slip, which went for four to take him to his maiden ODI half-century and also brought up the hundred for England.

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However, just four overs later, he went for 60 as he was bowled by spinner Saud Shakeel, leaving England 119-3 and also ending his 97-run partnership with James Vince.

Salt's was certainly aggressive in his innings, with 40 of his 60 runs being boundaries, as he scored ten fours.

Vince went a few overs later as England went from 134-4 to 247 all out in the space of just under 25 overs.

In reply Pakistan struggled with only seven of their players reaching double figures as they were bowled out for 195, meanning England won by 52 runs and wrapped up a series win with a game to spare.

Salt will be hoping to put in another impressive display with the bat tomorrow afternoon (1pm) as they face Pakistan in the final of the three ODI's at Edgbaston.