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Pakistan vs England, 2nd T20I: Twitterati hail ‘record-breaking chase’ as hosts level series – Firstcricket News, Firstpost

Babar Azam returned to batting form with a century and Mohammad Rizwan hit 88 in a Pakistan record-breaking double-century opening stand to beat England by 10 wickets

  • FirstCricket Staff

  • September 23rd, 2022
  • 1:06:34 IST

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan stitched an unbeaten partnership of over 200 runs. AP

Pakistan captain Babar Azam was back in form with a stunning and match-winning ton against England during the second T20I in Karachi. Babar scored an unbeaten 110 to anchor the side home while chasing a target of 200 runs. Along with him, Mohammad Rizwan also chipped in with valuable contributions as the right-hander scored 88* during the chase.

The hosts eventually won by 10 wickets.

Earlier, Moeen Ali accelerated at the backend of England’s innings with an unbeaten 55 off 23 balls and led the team to 199/5 after he won the toss and elected to bat.

Left-arm spinner Liam Dawson, the only change England made from the first game, was the pick of the bowlers as he returned with figures of 0/26 off his four overs.

The momentum swung in Pakistan’s favor in the 13th over when Ali’s only over went for 21 as Babar smashed two sixes against his counterpart. Left-arm pacer Luke Wood, who picked up three wickets in the his debut, was smashed for 0/49.

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(With inputs from AP)

Updated Date: September 23, 2022 01:06:34 IST

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