Karachi witnessed a record-breaking night in the 2nd T20I between Pakistan and England. Babar and Rizwan’s double-century stand demolished England’s attack as Pakistan won by 10 wickets in the 2nd T20I at Karachi.
Babar Azam returned to batting form with a century and made unbeaten 110 runs. He got the man of the match award for his record-breaking innings.
Rizwan supported well and played a beautiful unbeaten inning of 88 runs.
Early on England won the toss and decided to bat first.
One change for Pakistan. Mohammad Hasnain came in for Naseem Shah.
While England also has made one change – Dawson came in for Gleeson.
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (capt), Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir
England XI: Phil Salt (wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (capt), Sam Curran, David Willey, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Luke Wood
England got a decent start of 42 runs but Pakistan pacer Dahani took two back-to-back wickets of Alex Hales 26(21) and Dawid Malan 0(1).
Salt and Ben Duckett made a good partnership of 53 runs for the 3rd wicket. Duckett played a good inning and made 43 runs in just 22 balls.
Harry Brook made 31 runs in 19 balls. It was the captain Moeen Ali who made a quick-fire fifty in the last overs. He made 55 runs in just 23 balls with the help of 4 boundaries and 4 maximums.
Haris Rauf was the pick of the bowler who took 2 wickets for 30 runs. Dahani also took 2 wickets.
On behalf of captain innings, England posted a big total of 199 runs.
The target was 200 and it was a big ask for Pakistan due to middle order problems, also Babar was not in good form.
But at Karachi, Babar and Rizwan made a record breaking, unbeaten double century partnership. They chased the target of 200 runs easily in the last over without losing the wicket.
Babar made a century and remained unbeaten on 110 runs. He struck 11 fours and 5 sixes. Rizwan supported well and played a beautiful unbeaten inning of 88 runs. He struck 5 fours and 4 sixes.
|Phil Salt †||b Haris Rauf||30||27||1||1||111.11|
|Alex Hales||b Shahnawaz Dahani||26||21||3||1||123.8|
|Dawid Malan||b Shahnawaz Dahani||0||1||0||0||0|
|Ben Duckett||b Mohammad Nawaz||43||22||7||0||195.45|
|Harry Brook||b Haris Rauf||31||19||1||3||163.15|
|Moeen Ali (c)||not out||55||23||4||4||239.13|
|Sam Curran||not out||10||8||1||0||125|
|Extras||(nb 1, w 3)||4|
|TOTAL||20 Overs (RR: 9.95)||199/5|
Did not bat: David Willey, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Luke Wood
Fall of wickets:1-42 (Alex Hales, 5.1 Overs), 2-42 (Dawid Malan, 5.2 Overs), 3-95 (Phil Salt, 11.3 Overs), 4-101 (Ben Duckett, 12.3 Overs), 5-160 (Harry Brook, 16.6 Overs)
Pakistan Innings (Target: 200 runs from 20 overs)
|Mohammad Rizwan †||not out||88||51||5||4||172.54|
|Babar Azam (c)||not out||110||66||11||5||166.66|
|TOTAL||19.3 Overs (RR: 10.41)||203|
Did not bat: Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Hasnain