Eoin Morgan smashed 66 from 33 deliveries to steer England’s victory cost as they chased down 196 to beat Pakistan by 5 wickets within the second T20 worldwide at Emirates Previous Trafford.
Jonny Bairstow (44 off 24 balls) and Tom Banton (20 off 16) acquired England’s chase off to a blistering begin earlier than the innings was rocked as they fell to consecutive Shadab Khan (3-34) deliveries within the seventh over.
Morgan survived the hat-trick ball however was lucky to not be given out lbw to the subsequent, earlier than occurring to strike six fours and 4 maximums in a century stand with Dawid Malan (54no off 36).
The England skipper couldn’t fairly see his aspect over the road himself, holing out to deep square-leg off Haris Rauf (2-35), however Malan’s sixth T20I fifty in solely his 12th sport acquired the hosts residence with 5 balls to spare.
England take a 1-Zero sequence lead into the third and remaining T20I between the groups, again at Previous Trafford on Tuesday – reside on Sky Sports activities Cricket from 5.30pm.
England, having gained the toss, have been wayward with the ball first up, with Babar Azam (56 off 44) and Fakhar Zaman (36 off 22) sharing in a gap stand of 72, earlier than the latter fell to a quicker, flatter Adil Rashid (2-32) that he slog-swept down Banton’s throat at long-on.
Babar – the No 1 ranked batsman on this planet in T20 cricket – raced by to a 37-ball fifty, whereas 39-year-old veteran Mohammad Hafeez (69 off 36) joined him and upped the tempo even additional, carting Saqib Mahmood (0-38) over deep-square-leg for the primary of 4 sixes.
Rashid returned to select up Babar’s wicket, holing out to Sam Billings at deep midwicket, seeing 38-year-old Shoaib Malik be a part of his previous mate Hafeez on the crease – the pair having opened the batting when Pakistan debuted within the T20I format 14 years in the past.
Hafeez and Shoaib rolled again the years, firing an extra 50 runs in simply 24 balls – one Tom Curran over reaped for 23 runs – and Hafeez, the primary aggressor, introduced up a 12th T20I half century.
Shoaib’s undoing got here within the 17th over, plinking a Chris Jordan (1-41) yorker to quick additional cowl, whereas Curran (1-46) picked up Hafeez with the penultimate ball of the innings.
Bairstow acquired the England reply up and operating with back-to-back boundaries within the second over, whereas Banton struck an audacious six off Imad Wasim within the third – a reverse-paddle discovering the stands backward of level.
Pakistan have been additional troubled by seemingly a hamstring harm to Mohammad Amir (0-25) that restricted him to solely two overs, however Shadab offered what had regarded briefly to be the match-winning flip.
England, and Banton particularly, had focused the legspinner to nice impact in Friday’s rain-abandoned first T20I, however Shadab had his revenge as Bairstow first top-edged a sweep to quick leg and Banton was trapped in entrance lbw.
Shadab thought he had a 3rd sufferer in 4 balls when main one other sturdy shout for lbw towards Morgan and although the supply was proven to be hitting the stumps on overview, the England skipper survived because it was ‘umpire’s name’ on impression and so stayed with the ‘not out’ resolution on discipline.
Morgan and Malan made the a lot of the reprieve, compiling an enormous 112-run partnership for the third wicket off solely 62 balls and although Morgan, Moeen Ali (1) and Sam Billings (10) all fell late on, England made snug work of a sizeable run-chase ultimately.