PAK vs ENG 6th T20 Highlights: England beat Pakistan by eight wickets! – The Indian Express

  • October 1, 2022

Pakistan vs England 6th T20 Match Highlights: England’s Phil Salt scored a blistering half-century as the visitors raced to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in their sixth Twenty20 clash in Lahore on Friday to level the seven-match series at 3-3. Salt, who had struggled for runs coming into the game, looked in ominous form from the outset when he opened his innings with two fours before helping England bring up 100 in just seven overs with a six off Aamer Jamal.
Alex Hales gave him support with a breezy 27 while Dawid Malan contributed 26, with both batsmen falling to the leg-spin of Shadab Khan. The wickets proved to be mere consolation for Pakistan as Salt continued his onslaught and struck the winning runs in the 15th over, ending with 13 fours and three sixes in his 41-ball knock.
Follow PAK vs ENG highlights from Lahore below.
Moeen Ali: “We killed the game straight away, shows that if we stick to the processes, we can win. The seamers were very good today. There was also no slogging today, just some good shots off side and leg side by our batters. It’s been a good series, 3-3 heading into the final. (On Jos Buttler) He’s training a lot more now, we don’t know though if we may risk him with the World Cup so close.”
Babar Azam: “Maybe we were 10 runs or so short, but the way Salt batted in the first 4-5 overs, they took the game away from us. The way they used the powerplay was the turnaround today. I think as a middle order we need to step up, they need to take responsibility.”
Phil Salt: “Definitely one on my best T20I knocks….nice time to do it with the series in the balance. Always a challenge at the top of the order when you’re playing well but picking out fielders. But I’ve had backing from the team who have been clear on how they want me to play.”
-82/1 today from England is the highest powerplay score by any team against Pakistan in T20Is. Previous record was also held by England, 69/3.
-Most runs scored by the England men’s team inside a T20 powerplay
89/3: vs SA 2016
82/1: vs Pakistan 2022*
73/0: vs India 2018
A deserved win with a deserved ending as Phil Salt scores the winning run for England and levels the seven match series 3-3 to set a mouth watering finale. What a series this has been, the first of its kind between two full ICC member teams. 
England make it 3️⃣-3️⃣ with a game to go 🏏#PAKvENG | #UKSePK
England had done the hard lifting much early in this chase and now the single digit run overs don’t make much difference to the overall equation. 150 up for the visitors. Pakistan will need a mighty big miracle to win from here. One that seems impossible, even by the romantic standards of sport. The scoreboard reads 155/2 after 13 overs.
That last wicket, for a while, has halted the free flow of runs for England. Six runs off that Mohammad Nawaz over. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, the equation is far from favorable for Pakistan. England, 135/2 after 11 overs.
One that stays horribly low deceives Dawid Malan and Pakistan finally have something to smile after the storm they have weathered so far from England. 129/2 after 10 overs. England still very much the clear favorites here.
15 off that Shadab Khan over. Pakistan seem to have no answer to England’s ‘no nonsense, just have a swing at it’ approach. 117/1 after eight overs. From 170 needed off 120 balls to 53 needed off 72, the visitors have done the bulk of the work here.
England are 129-2 after 10 overs 🏏#PAKvENG | #UKSePK
100 up for England! 20 runs off that seventh over!
The fielding restrictions being lifted did little to favor Pakistan as the onslaught continued in Aamer Jamal’s first over. Dawid Malan got a boundary. Philip Salt got three. England 100/1 after seven overs.
A cracking start to our chase 🧂


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Last over of the poweplay and Wasim in to the attack. Edged from Malan and that has also run away for a four!!! Absolutely unreal start for England. Another!!! The fielder did not get a hand to it and that will also go away to the boundary. Two dots now. ENG 82/1 after 6 overs
Mohammad Nawaz in to bowl the penultimate over inside powerplay. And Salt has hit him for a four. Beautifully placed. Again, gives him some room, opens his arms and that’s gone for another boundary. The next ball is hit straight down the ground for a 6!!! Salt is making a mockery out of the Pakistan bowlers right now. The last ball follows the same trajectory but gets a four. ENG 74/1 after 5 overs
Shadab Khan brought in to attack. Can he stem some runs or more crucially, get a wicket? 3 runs from the first 2 balls. That’s gone straight up and Hales has to go. Shadab did what he was brought on to do. ENG 55/1 after 3.5 overs
Mohammad Wasim to bowl the third and Salt has just thumped him for a four!!! What a start. The fourth ball is pulled away for four more by Hales. Pakistan keep leaking runs. Short ball and Hales swipes which also finds the boundary. The last ball gets to the boundary again as 50 comes up for England in 3 overs. ENG 50/0 after 3 overs
Dahani in to bowl the 2nd over and the first ball is driven by Salt for a four. He is not hanging about tonight. Guess where the next one goes? Straight out of the ground for a six off a pull shot. Beautiful shot by Hales to find the timing and the gap. Four more. Look at that ball fly. Dahani gets pummeled for another six!!!! Blistering batting. ENG 33/0 after 2 overs

We are back for the chase and Philip Salt and Hales are at the crease. Philip Salt is on strike. Mohammad Nawaz will open the attack. The first ball is slapped for a four by Salt. The 3rd ball follows the same trajectory as England start this run chase on the front foot. ENG 11/0 after 1 over
Babar Azam began the 20th over with a four and a six. The captain finishes with 87 off59 deliveries. Mohammad Nawaz adds another maximum towards the end over long on. Pakistan finish the innings at 169/6. 
56 runs scored in the last five overs! 🙌

Excellent finish to the innings as we make 169-6 🏏#PAKvENG | #UKSePK
A superb strike to get to a special milestone 🔥#PAKvENG | #UKSePK
David Willey picks Asif Ali with a short delivery. Caught by Reece Topley. Pakistan, 136/5 after 17 overs. 
Richard Gleeson pitches it up and Babar Azam smashes it down the ground for six. Brings up 3000 runs in T20 format for Pakistan. The Pakistan captain is the joint fastest to 3000 T20I runs (81 innings). Four overs left, 127/4 on the scoreboard.
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Pakistan vs England Highlights: Here are the two Playing XIs
Pakistani players celebrate after winning the fifth twenty20 cricket match against England, in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
England XI: Philip Salt(w), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali(c), Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Richard Gleeson
Pakistan XI: Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Haris(w), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haider Ali, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Aamer Jamal, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shahnawaz Dahani