Pakistan’s batting was again betrayed, the second T20 in the name of England

England made a comeback after losing the first T20 of the series and defeated Pakistan by 45 runs in the second T20 to level the series 1-1.

In the second T20 match played in Leeds, Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and invited the hosts to bat first.

For Pakistan, all-rounder Emad Wasim bowled the first over and Jason Roy, who had dangerous intentions on the fourth ball, was dismissed by Muhammad Hafeez.

Jason Roy scored 10 off the first 4 balls with the help of a four and a six.

Emad Wasim scored another victory in the third over to lead David Milan to the pavilion, who scored just one run.

Emad Wasim also completed half a century of his wickets in T20 cricket by taking the first two wickets of England.

Moin Ali and Jazz Butler added 67 runs for the fourth wicket partnership to take the score to 85 runs.

Mohammad Hasnain made Moin Ali, who scored 36, the catch of Babar Azam. Moin played an aggressive innings with the help of 6 fours and a six off 16 balls.

Livingston came to the crease to support Butler and added 52 runs with Butler but the captain was dismissed by Mohammad Hasnain.
Jazz Butler, who replaced Ian Morgan as captain, batted responsibly and completed his half-century. When England reached 137, Butler was dismissed for 59.

Johnny Bairstow was the fifth batsman to be dismissed, having been dismissed by Shadab Khan for 153, when he had scored 13 runs.

Liam Livingston, who scored an aggressive century in the last match, was out in the attempt to score between the wickets, but he scored 38 runs, including 2 fours and 3 sixes.

The Pakistani batsmen bowled out the entire England team, except for Chris Jordan’s 14-run innings, the other batsmen could not cross the double digits.

England were bowled out for 200 off the last ball of the last over.

Mohammad Hasnain was the successful bowler for Pakistan and took the most 3 wickets, Emad Wasim and Haris Rauf took two wickets each, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shadab took one wicket each.

Captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan made a good start of 50 runs but could not recall the previous match and returned to the pavilion for only 27 runs.

Mohammad Rizwan scored 71 runs with Sohaib Maqsood but Sohaib hurried in the traditional manner and was dismissed for 15 off 10 balls with the help of a four and a six.

Pakistan’s score reached 82 in the 11th over when Adil Rashid caught Muhammad Rizwan on his own ball and caused great damage to Pakistan.

Mohammad Rizwan was the third batsman to be dismissed for 37 off 82 balls, after which Mohammad Hafeez and Fakhr Zaman landed on the crease to bat but their courage was soon reciprocated.

Muhammad Hafeez was dismissed for just 10 runs on 93 and Fakhr Zaman was dismissed for 8 in 95 individual innings.

Azam Khan, who played the second match of his career, managed to score a run, but Emad Wasim played with Shadab Khan for a while.

Emad Wasim was dismissed for 20 off 142, after which Shaheen Shah Afridi added two runs and gave the wicket to Saqib Mahmood while Haris Rauf did not even have time to open his account.

Chasing the target, Pakistan scored 155 for 9 in the allotted overs and lost the match by 45 runs.

Shadab Khan scored 36 runs without getting out.

England’s Saqib Mahmood took the most 3 wickets, veterans Adil Rashid and Moin Ali took 2 wickets each.

After winning the match, England tied the three-match series 1-1.

It may be recalled that in the last match, Pakistan defeated England by 31 runs to take the lead in the series.

For the second T20, both teams consisted of these players.

England: Jazz Butler (captain), Jason Roy, David Milan, Moin Ali, Liam Livingston, Johnny Bairstow, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhr Zaman, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Emad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain