What Pakistan displayed today was a classic comeback into the series against England after losing the series starter. England won the toss and decided to bat first against the host. England had a stable start from the top order where Phil Salt (30) and Alex Hales (26) scored runs every over and Ben Duckett (43) charged on the Pakistan bowlers in the middle overs.
England skipper Moeen Ali (55) took matters into his hand till the end scoring a necessary half-century helping the team reach a massive total of 199/5 in the first 20 overs.
The host had a big total to chase in front of them but what happened next just stunned the viewers, commentators, as well as the entire England side. Pakistan won the match by 10 wickets.
It was skipper Babar Azam(110) and Mohammad Rizwan (88) who destroyed the English bowlers inside out. Rizwan scored 88 not out off just 51 balls which included 5 fours and 4 sixes with a strike rate of above 170. While the skipper played an extraordinary inning, scoring his second T20 hundred.
Babar became extra lethal after scoring his fifty in 39 balls. The skipper scored the next fifty runs in just 23 balls. Babar’s innings included 11 fours and five maximum with an impeccable strike rate of 166.66.
Pakistan was victorious with both the batter standing not out by the end of the chase to level the T20 series by 1-1.