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England beat Pakistan by 45 runs in the second T20I on Sunday to level the three-match series 1-1. Now the final and series decider match will be played on July 20. Batting first, England scored 200 runs in 19.5 overs for the loss of all wickets. Chasing the target, Pakistan’s team could only score 155 runs in 20 overs.
England gave a big target even after a bad start
Batting first, the English team did not start well. His two wickets fell for just 18 runs. Opener Jason Roy was caught after scoring 10 runs in 4 balls. His catch was caught by Mohammad Hafeez off Imad Wasim’s ball. At the same time, David Malan was also dismissed after scoring just 1 run in 5 balls. After this Jos Buttler, playing the captaincy innings, scored 59 runs in 39 balls. Butler hit 7 fours and 2 sixes in this innings. Apart from these, Moeen Ali scored 36 runs in 16 balls and Liam Livingstone scored 38 runs in 23 balls.
For Pakistan, Mohammad Hasnain took 3 wickets for 51 runs in 4 overs, Imad Wasim took 2 wickets for 37 runs in 4 overs and Haris Rauf took 2 wickets for 48 runs in 4 overs.
Pakistan’s middle order fails after a good start
Chasing the target 201 runs, Pakistan got off to a good start. Opener and captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan got the team off to a good start. The duo shared a 50-run partnership for the first wicket, but Pakistan’s middle order failed completely against England’s spin bowling. Mohammad Rizwan scored 37 and Babar Azam scored 22 runs. Apart from these, Imad Wasim scored 20 and Shadab Khan scored 36 runs.
Moeen Ali was the man of the match
For England, Shakib Maqsood took 3 wickets and Rashid Khan, Moeen Ali took 2-2 wickets. Moeen Ali was adjudged man of the match. He showed amazing performance with the ball as well as with the bat. After playing an innings of 36 runs, he dismissed 2 Pakistan batsmen in the form of Mohammad Hafeez and Fakhar Zama.
England – 200 all out (19.5 overs)
Pakistan – 155 all out (20 overs)