Batting first, England batters displayed combined effort and took on Pakistan bowlers to finish at 199/5 in the allotted 20 overs. Right-arm pacer Shahnawaz Dahani made back-to-back strikes in the sixth over to reduce England to 48/2 after the powerplay. Skipper, Moeen Ali scored a quickfire half-century off a mere 23 deliveries. For Pakistan, Haris and Dahani bagged two wickets each, while Nawaz castled a batter.
Batting second, Pakistan’s opening pair of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan stood firm and charged England bowlers with clean striking and brilliant running between the wickets and remained unbeaten in a perfect run chase to power their side to a 10-wicket victory. Pakistan captain Babar ended his struggling phase as he smashed an astonishing century to script a perfect victory for his side. He scored 110 not out off just 66 deliveries, laced with 11 boundaries and five sixes. Meanwhile, Rizwan, on the other hand, scored an unbeaten 88 off 51 deliveries including five boundaries and four sixes.
Match Notes of Pakistan vs England
Match Number: Match 2 of 7
Venue: National Stadium Karachi, Pakistan
Match’s Toss Result: England won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan.
Pakistan Playing XI:
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Shahnawaz Dahani
England Playing XI:
Moeen Ali (c), Phil Salt (wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Luke Wood, Liam Dawson
Brief Scorecard of England vs Pakistan
Pakistan: 203/0 in 19.3 overs
England: 199/5 in 20 overs
Player Of The Match: Babar Azam – 110* (66) – (PAK)
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