Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan rejoice after the win.© AFP
Pakistan cricket group captain Babar Azam roared again to kind on Thursday with a cultured hundred in opposition to England within the second T20I in Karachi. Babar, who had a below-par Asia Cup marketing campaign, scored an unbeaten 110 off simply 66 balls and was concerned in an 203*-run stand with fellow opener Mohammad Rizwan (88*, 51 balls). It is the best opening stand whereas chasing in T20s. The duo broke their very own document of 197 runs (vs South Africa, 2021). For Babar, who hit 5 sixes and 11 fours, in his innings, this was his second T20I ton – first from Pakistan to achieve the milestone. Courtesy the good show, Pakistan chased down a 200-run goal in 19.3 overs with 10 wickets to spare.
Watch: Babar Azam hits terrific ton
Earlier, England’s stand-in skipper Moeen Ali struck a fast half-century to steer his group to 199-5 in opposition to Pakistan within the second T20 worldwide in Karachi on Thursday. Moeen smashed 4 sixes and as many fours in his 23-ball 55 not out after England opted to bat first after profitable the toss at National Stadium.
Ben Duckett (43), Harry Brook (31) and Alex Hales (30) additionally contributed to the run-fest as England hammered 119 within the final 10 overs. Moeen hit two towering sixes off pacer Mohammad Hasnain‘s final two deliveries of the innings.
England, who’re on their first tour of Pakistan in 17 years, gained the primary sport by six wickets, additionally in Karachi on Tuesday, to take a 1-0 lead within the seven-match sequence. After Pakistan’s win, the sequence is now degree 1-1.
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