Pakistan vs England 2nd T20 Match Highlights: Babar Azam returned to batting form with a century and Mohammad Rizwan hit 88 in a Pakistan record-breaking double-century opening stand to beat England by 10 wickets in the second Twenty20 on Thursday. Babar made an unbeaten 110 in his second T20 century off 66 balls as Pakistan reached 203-0 with three balls to spare to level the seven-match series.
Moeen Ali accelerated at the backend of England’s innings with an unbeaten 55 off 23 balls and led the team to 199-5 after he won the toss and elected to bat. Babar and Rizwan charged against England with aggressive batting as the visitors couldn’t hold onto their chances to break the stand.
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Now then, just 3 from 6 required. Wiley in to bowl and a single straight away. And another single. The scores are tied. Just a matter of time. And all over. Babar finishes with a four. The series is level.
Pakistan win by 1️⃣0️⃣ wickets 🙌#PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/R4sYWL2BWt
Luke Wood for the 19th over and gets hit for two boundaries in this over. These guys don’t know when to stop, do they? Masterclass in attacking batting. Two back to back wides to follow. Another chance and the fielder just gets a hand to it. Another wide. Not what England needed. 2 runs more. PAK 197/0 after 19 overs
Babar is on 98. Just 2 away from his second T20 100. Curran gets two dot balls. They have been few and far between in this match. Single and Babar is on 99. Rizwan with a single and ther decibels just went up as Babar Azam gets his century!!! What an innings!! PAK 180/0 after 18 overs.
SIMPLY. THE. BEST. 🌟
First Pakistan batter to score two T20I 💯s 👏#PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/tOlgU4uW0H
Nothing seems to be going England’s way as Babar azam hits Wiley high and that was just above Curran who gets a palm to it but it still goes for a six!!! PAK 176/0 after 7 overs
Luke Wood in for the 16th and that’s a wide to start. Babar cuts the next one for four more. There is absolutely nothing England can do. Four more to end the over. PAK 164/0 after 16 overs
15th over now and England need some sort of magic to break this partnership. These two are effortlessly taking the Men in Green towards 200. Adil Rashid is in to bowl and Rizwan hits a massive six in his first ball. Rashid has been made to look very ordinary tonight.The carnage continues as Babar hits the 5th ball for another six!! What is this game of one upsmanship? PAK 151/0 after 15 overs
O my dear god!!! Moeen Ali has been pumped for a six by his counterpart off the very first ball!!! The fourth ballalso sees Babar free his arms and pump one for six more!!! Rizwan comes in for the last ball and hits another six!! Huge over for Pakistan this one. PAK 125/0 after 13 overs
Raining sixes in Karachi 🚀#PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/4DBmw1k0Fu
Now, it’s a 50 for Babar Azam as the single which brings it up getting as huge as a cheer as a boundary. That’s what it means to the fans. PAK 104/0 after 12 overs
Skipper Babar Azam scores his 27th T20I half-century 💫#PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/oet3aZtVUY
That’s Rizwan’s 50!! Consecutive half centuries for the man. Luke Wod has been absolutely walloped by Babar for a six next. Down the ground. Beautiful!!! 12 from this over. PAK 99/0 after 11 overs
18th half-century for the No.1 T20I batter 🌟#PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/hUeQsA2T7q
Dawson will bowl the 10th and Babar-Rizwan are content to just take singles for now. Just 4 from this one. Drinks break now and PAK are 87/0 after 10 overs
Babar 🤝 Rizwan
Pakistan are 87-0 after 10 overs as the openers continue their bright start ✨#PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/lScnNz0LAn
Rashid in to bowl the 9th and Babar hits him for a four straightaway. How do you generate that sort of power from the wrists? 3 more runs from the next 2 balls. PAK 83/0 after 9 overs
Rashid in to bowl the 7th and that’s a missed stumping by the keeper. A couple of poor deliveries after 2 great ones results in a four as Rizwan sweeps for back to back fours. PAK 68/0 after 7 overs
On to the last over of te powerplay now. Dawson will bowl this one and that’s a dropped catch. Tough chance for Hales. Was moving back, gets there but he ends up spilling it. Rizwan makes him pay in the next ball as he hits it for a six!!!! Babar comes to the crease and picks the gap for a four!! PAK 59/0 after 6 overs.
.@iMRizwanPak on the charge 💪#PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/avnuaXW3SZ
Willey in to bowl the 5th and rizwan has picked his second delivery up and dropped it over the boundary. What a six!!! Another four, this time by Babar. Slashes at it and it has gone to the boundary. PAK 46/0 after 5 overs
Luke Wood in to bowl the 4th and that’s a wide, followed by a four by Babar. That was absolutely cut away. Swings at the next ball and misses. Another 2 dots to follow. Good comeback by the bowler. PAK 32/0 after 4 overs
Bowling change and Curran is introduced in the attack. Just one run from the first 3 balls. Pakistan need to keep that run rate in mind. Great shot by Babar as the fielder gets a hand on it but the ball still races to the boundary. That one was travelling.Uffff. Another one and an emphatic one at that. Straight down the ground for a 4!!!! PAK 25/0 after 3 overs
Dawson in to bowl the second and yields 2 off 2 balls to start the over. Two dots to follow. Turning out to be a good over, this one. Just 4 off this over. PAK 16/0 after 2 overs
Rizwan and Babar Azam are at the crease. Rizwan is on strike. Willey will open the attack. That’s a flick of the writs and Rizwan with the four!! Another sweetly timed shot which takes the ball for another boundary. Very nicely done. PAK 12/0 after 1 over.
Last over now and Hasnain will bowl this one. Ali swings, gets the underedge and runs a single. Excellent running. No ball!!! Just 1 from the free hit. Curran shuffles and misses the ball and the ball misses the bails as well. Where is that ball going? Up in the night sky and in the crowd. The next ball is hit flat for a six!!! Moeen Ali gets 50 and England finish at 199/5.
200 is the target for Pakistan 🏏#PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/8YIwcBt03k
Oh my dear god, Sam Curran. Just shuffles and puts it behind for a four with a reverse scoop. Rauf’s ball speed does the rest. ENG 180/5 after 19 overs
Pakistan vs England Highlights: Here are the two squads:
England: Philip Salt(w), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali(c), Sam Curran, David Willey, Luke Wood, Adil Rashid, Richard Gleeson, Liam Dawson, Olly Stone, Will Jacks, Jordan Cox, Tom Helm
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Aamer Jamal