Pakistan beat hosts England by 31 runs in the first T20 match of the three-match series to end the nightmare of the one-day series. However, the English won the second T20, Moin Ali and Jos Butler returned to the series with an easy victory of 45 runs.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, who formed the fortunes of the match in the first T20, gave Pakistan a great start. Garen opened the innings with 50 runs, Babar returned with 22 runs; Rizwan’s innings of 37 runs came from the bat.
Pakistan beat hosts England by 31 runs in the first T20 match of the three-match series to end the nightmare of the one-day series.
However, England won the second T20, Moin Ali and Jos Butler returned to the series with an easy victory of 45 runs. He gave a great start to Pakistan.
Garen opened the innings with 50 runs, Babar returned with 22 runs; Rizwan’s innings of 36 runs came from the bat. The English spinners knocked down Pakistan’s middle order, losing five wickets before 100 overs and dropping out of the match.
Imad Wasim’s innings of 20 off 13 balls and Sadab Khan’s innings of 36 off 22 balls only reduced the margin of defeat. For England, Shakib Mahmud took 3 wickets, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid took 2 wickets each. Imad Wasim returned Jason Roy in the first over.
David Malan was also the victim of this Pakistani spinner, he was dismissed for 1 run; England cricket team lost 2 wickets for 18 runs. However, in the second wicket, a counter-attack was chosen as the way out of the danger by Jos Butler and Moeen Ali, a devastating pair of 6 runs off 31 balls.
Moeen Ali scored 36 off just 16 balls with six fours and one six, while Butler added another 52 runs with the previous match’s centurion Liam Livingstone; After the departure of Butler, who scored 59 off 39 balls, no one could stand like that, Liam Livingstone was run out for 36 runs.
However, Johnny Bairstore’s 13 and Chris Jordan’s 14-run innings helped England complete 200, while Mohammad Hasnain took three wickets, Imad Wasim and Haris Rauf took two wickets each for Pakistan.
Short Score: England 200/10 (19.5 overs; Joss Butler 59, Moeen Ali 36, Liam Livingstone 38, Johnny Bairstow 13, Chris Jordan 14, Mohammad Hasnain 3/51, Imad Wasim 2/37, Harris Rauf 2/48) .
Pakistan 155/9 (Babar Azam 22, Mohammad Rizwan 37, Shoaib Maqsood 16, Imad Wasim 20, Sadab Khan 36, Shakib Mahmud 3/33, Moeen Ali 2/32, Adil Rashid 2/30).
Man of the match: Moeen Ali (England) ).