England vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I: Jos Buttler, Saqib Mahmood Shine As England Beat Pakistan To Level Series | Cricket News

0
Loading...

Jos Buttler top-scored for England with a knock of 59 runs in the 2nd T20I vs Pakistan.© AFP




Loading...

Jos Buttler’s 59-run knock and Saqib Mahmood’s three-wicket haul helped England defeat Pakistan by 45 runs in the second T20I of the three-match series at Headingley on Sunday. With this win, England levelled the three-match series at 1-1 and the series decider will now be played on Tuesday. Chasing 201, Pakistan got off to a flying start as openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan put on 50 runs in quick succession. However, England came back in the sixth over as Saqib Mahmood dismissed Babar (22). Sohaib Maqsood played an innings of 15 runs off just 10 balls but he was dismissed by Adil Rashid and Pakistan was reduced to 71/2 in the 9th over.

Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali then dismissed Rizwan (37) and Mohammad Hafeez (10) in quick succession and Pakistan were reduced to 93/4, still needing 106 runs to win off just 47 balls.

Shadab Khan (36*) and Imad Wasim (20) showed some resistance with the bat but Pakistan kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and no batsmen managed to stay at the crease for a long time. As a result, England registered a victory by 45 runs.

Loading...

Earlier, Jos Buttler’s knock of 59 runs aided with useful knocks by Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali helped England post 200 in the allotted 20 overs.

Sent into bat, England got off to a bad start as opener Jason Roy (10) was sent back to the pavilion by Imad Wasim in the first over of the innings. Dawid Malan (1) disappointed with the bat and as a result, England were reduced to 18/2 in the third over.

Moeen Ali then joined stand-in skipper Jos Buttler in the middle and the duo counter-attacked, taking England’s score to 66/2 after the end of the sixth over. Ali (36) perished on the ball bowled by Mohammad Hasnain but Liam Livingstone and Buttler ensured momentum does not drop for the hosts.

Loading...

Promoted

The 52-run stand for the fourth wicket was finally ended in the 14th over as Buttler (59) was sent back to the pavilion, reducing England to 137/4. Jonny Bairstow (5) and Livingstone (38) perished soon after and England were reduced to 164/6 in the 16th over.

In the final overs, Pakistan managed to take wickets at regular intervals and as a result, England were bowled out for 200.

Loading...

Topics mentioned in this article

Loading...

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

Loading...

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

For all the latest Sports News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Loading...

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! TechAzi is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Loading...

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More