LEEDS (England) (AFP) England almost failed to make the most of captain Andrew Strausss hundred before sealing a four-wicket win over Pakistan in the second one-day international at Headingley on Sunday. England, chasing 295 for victory, were cruising at 220 for two but slumped to 260 for five with Strauss out for 126 - his fifth century in 110 matches at this level and second hundred in three. They eventually got home with three balls to spare to go 2-0 up in the five-match series after a 24-run win at The Riverside on Friday. Man-of-the-match Strauss, who put on 146 with Jonathan Trott, said: When youre chasing 290-odd you need one guy to bat the majority of the innings. The partnership with Trotty set it up pretty well, and thankfully we got over the line. Were used to winning and we need to continue to do that. But the result might have been different had not Strauss been dropped on 23 and reprieved on 38 when Pakistan were convinced hed been caught behind. However, the umpire review system, now in use in Test cricket, doesnt apply in one-dayers. Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, asked if he wanted to see the system brought into 50-over international cricket, replied: It will be good in matches like this and big series like this. Nevertheless Afridi was heartened by Pakistans display, saying: Im quite happy with the performance and with the way the bowlers are coming back. Maybe in the next few games we can play some good cricket. Ravi Bopara and Michael Yardy got Englands target down to 13 off 12 balls before Bopara lofted off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to Mohammad Hafeez at long-off. However, new batsman Tim Bresnan cut Ajmal first ball for four and England needed six off the last over, from seamer Umar Gul. Bresnan was unable to score off a near yorker length first delivery but the second was an offside wide and that left England needing five off five balls. Bresnans top-edged hook for four off the next ball, a bouncer, levelled the scores. Then a single with Bresnan (unbeaten on 10) out by yards had Fawad Alams throw hit the stumps, saw England to victory. Kamran Akmal top-scored with 74 in Pakistans 294 for eight as they tried to turn attention away from the spot-fixing scandal engulfing their tour. He put on 122 with fellow opener Mohammad Hafeez (43) before Mohammad Yousuf (46) and Asad Shafiq (50) shared 74 for the third wicket. Stuart Broads 10 overs cost an expensive 81 runs but the seamers four wickets helped prevent Pakistan from reaching 300. Strauss glanced Akhtar only for the 7ft tall Mohammad Irfan, positioned at short fine leg for that shot, to drop the catch. And hed made 38 when wicketkeeper Akmal, diving full length to his right, appealed for a catch off what appeared to be an inside edge but the decision went in Strausss favour. Trott after surviving an lbw appeal sweeping at Ajmal, he set off for a risky single and, having been sent back by Strauss, on 99, was run out by Akhtars direct hit from short third man. Strausss 134-ball innings ended when he missed a sweep against Ajmal and was lbw to leave England 248 for four. For Pakistan, Akmal, who made 53 on Friday, was eventually lbw to Paul Collingwood, although replays suggested he was outside off-stump. Shafiq in only his third match at this level, drove off-spinner Graeme Swann for six over long-on on his way to a maiden ODI fifty off 57 balls. But he then cut Broad to backward point where Bopara, despite colliding with Strauss, held the catch. Pakistans tour of Britain has been overshadowed by newspaper allegations of a betting scam that saw no-balls deliberately bowled in the fourth Test against England at Lords last month. The claims, published in the News of the World, led to the suspension of Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif by the International Cricket Council. This series continues at The Oval this coming Friday.