Manchester, August 30
Captain Eoin Morgan belted a blistering half-century as England chased down a document goal at Old Trafford to beat Pakistan by 5 wickets within the second Twenty20 worldwide on Sunday.
Pakistan posted 195 for 4 of their 20 overs on a flat wicket, however the residence aspect accomplished their victory with 5 balls to spare and a take 1-Zero lead within the three-match sequence.
Morgan blasted 66 from 33 balls to safe the win in what’s the highest chase in any type of 20-over cricket at Old Trafford.
Jonny Bairstow (44 from 24 balls) and Tom Banton (20 from 16 balls) obtained their aspect off to a quick begin with a gap stand of 66 in 38 deliveries, however once they fell in consecutive balls to spinner Shadab Khan (3-34), the house aspect appeared to wobble.
But Morgan and Dawid Malan (54 not out in 36 balls) led the counter-attack and accelerated as their third-wicket partnership grew, ending with 112 in 62 balls earlier than the skipper was caught within the deep with the aspect nonetheless needing 18 runs to win.
Pakistan additionally obtained their runs on the prime of the order as opener Babar Azam smashed 56 from 44 balls in a gap stand of 72 with Fakhar Zaman (36 from 22 balls).
Number three Mohammad Hafeez carried on that momentum with a blistering assault on the house bowlers, who struggled to search out the appropriate size and too typically dropped too quick, exposing the sq. boundaries.
Hafeez struck 4 sixes in his 69 from 36 balls earlier than providing a easy catch to Morgan at cowl.
The decide of the England bowlers was leg-spinner Adil Rashid, who recorded figures of 2-32 as he picked up the wickets of each openers.
The third and closing match within the sequence might be on the identical venue on Tuesday. The first match was deserted as a consequence of rain. Reuters