Pakistan in England, 3 T20I Series, 2021

England vs Pakistan - 2nd T20I

Venue: Headingley, Leeds

Date & Time: 18 July 2021

Pakistan 155/9

RR: 7.75 | England beat Pakistan by 45 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Mohammad Rizwan c Adil Rashid & b Adil Rashidc Adil Rashid & b Adil Rashid372931
Babar Azam c Dawid Malan & b Saqib Mahmoodc Dawid Malan & b Saqib Mahmood221630
Sohaib Maqsood stumped Jos Buttler (C) (W) & b Adil Rashidstumped Jos Buttler (C) (W) & b Adil Rashid151011
Mohammad Hafeez c Jonny Bairstow & b Moeen Alic Jonny Bairstow & b Moeen Ali101200
Fakhar Zaman bowled Moeen Alibowled Moeen Ali8810
Azam Khan stumped Jos Buttler (C) (W) & b Matt Parkinsonstumped Jos Buttler (C) (W) & b Matt Parkinson1400
Imad Wasim c Jason Roy & b Tom Curranc Jason Roy & b Tom Curran201311
Shadab Khan not out not out 362223
Shaheen Afridi c Chris Jordan & b Saqib Mahmoodc Chris Jordan & b Saqib Mahmood2400
Haris Rauf bowled Saqib Mahmoodbowled Saqib Mahmood0100
Mohammad Hasnain not out not out 0100
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 1, w 3, nb 0)
Total 155 (9 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
50-1 (Babar Azam,5.4), 71-2 (Sohaib Maqsood,8.1), 82-3 (Mohammad Rizwan,10.3), 93-4 (Mohammad Hafeez,12.1), 95-5 (Fakhar Zaman,12.4), 105-6 (Azam Khan,14), 142-7 (Imad Wasim,17.1), 147-8 (Shaheen Afridi,18.3), 154-9 (Haris Rauf,19),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Adil Rashid4 0 30 2 7.50
Chris Jordan1 0 12 0 12.00
Tom Curran4 0 22 1 5.50
Saqib Mahmood4 0 33 3 8.25
Moeen Ali3 0 32 2 10.67
Matt Parkinson4 0 25 1 6.25

That's the coverage from this game! England have leveled the series 1-1 and now we move onto the decider at Old Trafford which will begin on 20th July at 1830 local and (1730 GMT). But as you know, the build-up will begin much earlier. Do join us for that. Till then, adios and take care! 

Moeen Ali, PLAYER OF THE MATCH, is down for a chat - He says that he grabbed the opportunity to bat up in the order. Adds that he was just trying to spin the ball and he is happy to get two wickets. Mentions that it was nice to get a partnership with Jos Buttler. Ends by saying that he is happy to win and is looking forward to the decider at Old Trafford. 

Jos Buttler, the England skipper, is up for a chat- He says that the bowlers were fantastic today. Says that Matt Parkinson and Adil Rashid bowled well today. Mentions that he is happy to be back and happy to get the win. Ends by saying that the team will give it all going into the decider. 

Babar Azam, the Pakistan skipper is up for a chat- He says that they gave too many runs. Perhaps 25-30 runs extra. Adds that they lost his wicket at a crucial time. States that they lost the momentum when he got out. Mentions that he is happy with the performance of the spinners but gave away too many runs. Says that he is geared up for the final T20I and hopes for an improvement in the side.

Spinners did a magnificent job for England! England bowlers were punished a bit at the start but Saqib Mohammad picked up the crucial wicket of Babar Azam right in the final over of the powerplay. After that, Adil Rashid came back into the attack and got rid of Sohaib Maqsood of a beauty who was looking to up the tempo. After Mohammad Rizwan got out, runs dried up completely for Pakistan. They struggled to keep the runs flowing. They were kept quiet throughout the middle overs. The Spin trio of Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali and Matthew Parkison did exceedingly well to keep Pakistan on the back foot. The spinners never gave a chance to their batters to take the game away. The spinners shared 5 wickets between them out of the 9 wickets that fell. Saqib Mahmood in the 19th over scalped two wickets and that was enough for England to level the series 1-1. 

Pakistan never looked in the game! 200 was always going to be an uphill task and Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam attacked the bowlers well at the start but Babar Azam got out in the final over of the Powerplay. Mohammad Rizwan and Sohaib Maqsood tried to up the ante but Sohaib Maqsood fell early too. After that, they needed Mohammad Rizwan to stay at the crease but it was not to be. He got out as well and with that hopes in the dug-out camp started to fall apart. Wickets kept tumbling for them and none of the batters managed to stitch on a partnership which was very much needed with the required rate creeping up. None of the batters could stay out at the middle and play longer innings which was very crucial for them. A rather loose batting performance from them and they will now have to wait for the final T20I for the decider.

19.6
0
Tom Curran to Mohammad Hasnain, That is it! Full and outside off, Mohammad Hasnain swings but misses. ENGLAND WIN BY 45 RUNS!
19.5
1
Tom Curran to Shadab Khan, Fires a yorker again on middle, Shadab Khan digs it out towards point for one.
19.4
0
Tom Curran to Shadab Khan, Full and on off, worked off the inside edge towards short finel eg.
19.3
0
Tom Curran to Shadab Khan, Fires a yorker on off, Shadab Khan squeezes it out to mid off.
19.2
0
Tom Curran to Shadab Khan, Full toss on off, Shadab Khan smacks it but straight down to deep mid-wicket who carries it on one bounce.
19.1
0
Tom Curran to Shadab Khan, Short and on off, Shadab Khan slashes it towards deep cover. He denies the single.

Mohammad Hasnain is the last batsman to walk out.

18.6
0
Saqib Mahmood to Haris Rauf, OUT! BOWLED! Stunning delivery! Fires a yorker angling on middle. Haris Rauf looks to dig it out on the leg side ut fails to connect any bat on it. The ball sneaks through and hits the stump. As Saqib Mahmood strides for his delivery, a bowling marker falls out of his pocket but Rauf is not distracted with it and he continues his walk back to the hut.
18.5
1
Saqib Mahmood to Shadab Khan, A length ball outside off. Shadab Khan works it to covers for a single.
18.4
6
Saqib Mahmood to Shadab Khan, SIX! Consolation runs! A low full toss, on middle. Shadab Khan lofts it over long on for a biggie.

Haris Rauf is the new batsman in.

18.3
0
Saqib Mahmood to Shaheen Afridi, OUT! CAUGHT! Saqib Mahmood gets his second wicket and the shorter ball does the trick again. A short ball on middle. Shaheen Afridi looks to pull but gets a leading edge, in the air and towards mid off where Chris Jordan takes a simple catch. England well in control of this match now.
18.2
1
Saqib Mahmood to Shadab Khan, Yorker on middle. Shadab Khan squeezes it out to mid off for a single.
18.1
0
Saqib Mahmood to Shadab Khan, A length ball outside off. Shadab Khan slashes it to deep cover for a single.

Saqib Mahmood to bowl the penultimate over. Pakistan need 56 in 12 balls.

18.1
0
Saqib Mahmood to Shadab Khan, WIDE! A length ball way outside off. Shadab Khan swings and misses. Wided.
17.6
2
Tom Curran to Shaheen Afridi, In the air...Safe! A short of a length ball on middle. Afridi miscues his pull towards long off. Chris Jordan from mid off runs across but the ball falls just ahead of him.
17.5
0
Tom Curran to Shaheen Afridi, A full ball, just around leg stump. Shaheen Afridi looks to go for the scoop but misses it.
17.4
0
Tom Curran to Shaheen Afridi, A length ball outside off. Shaheen Afridi swings and misses.
17.3
1
Tom Curran to Shadab Khan, Another length ball outside off. Shadab Khan pushes it to covers for a single.
17.2
0
Tom Curran to Shadab Khan, A length ball on off. Shadab Khan pushes it on the off side.

Shaheen Afridi is the new batsman in.

17.1
0
Tom Curran to Imad Wasim, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust and Wasim departs after a quick 20! A slower short ball on middle. Wasim goes for the pull shot but mistimes it. Hits it straight in air and towards mid-wicket where Jason Roy takes a simple catch.
16.6
6
Saqib Mahmood to Shadab Khan, SIX! This time Shadab Khan connects it! A back of a length ball, outside off. Khan rocks back and slaps it over point for a flat six. 59 required in the last 3 overs.
16.5
0
Saqib Mahmood to Shadab Khan, A slower, short ball on middle. Shadab Khan looks to slash at it but misses.
16.4
0
Saqib Mahmood to Shadab Khan, SWING AND A MISS! A back of a length ball outside off. Shadab Khan looks to pull but misses.
16.3
1
Saqib Mahmood to Imad Wasim, A good length ball outside off. Wasim pushes it to covers for a single.
16.2
2
Saqib Mahmood to Imad Wasim, Brilliant fielding! A short ball on middle. Wasim pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket. Jonny Bairstow there, runs to his right, dives and saves a couple of runs for his team.
16.1
1
Saqib Mahmood to Shadab Khan, A back of a length ball on off. Shadab Khan slashes it towards covers for a single.
15.6
1
Adil Rashid to Shadab Khan, Short ball outside off. Shadab Khan cuts it to deep point for a single.
15.5
4
Adil Rashid to Shadab Khan, FOUR! Well played! Pitches it up, on off. Shadab Khan lofts it towards extra cover for a boundary.
15.4
4
Adil Rashid to Shadab Khan, FOUR! Good effort from Liam Livingstone in the deep but in vain! A full ball on middle. Shadab Khan heaves it to deep mid-wicket. Liam Livingstone in the deep, runs to his left, keeps eyes on the ball and flicks it back on the ground but during the process, he stepped over the ropes to flick it. So a boundary given.
15.3
1
Adil Rashid to Imad Wasim, Short ball on middle. Wasim pulls it to long on for a single.
15.2
1
Adil Rashid to Shadab Khan, Flatter ball outside off. Khan pushes it to sweeper cover for a single.
15.1
1
Adil Rashid to Imad Wasim, A full ball outside off. Wasim lofts it over covers for a single.
14.6
2
Moeen Ali to Shadab Khan, Loopy ball on off, Shadab Khan nudges it to deep mid-wicket. He calls for the second and runs back for it. Tom Curran fires a throw at the keeper's end. Buttler collects the ball and whips the bails off. Appeal for a possible run-out has been sent upstairs. Replay confirms that Shadab Khan made it on time. 
14.5
6
Moeen Ali to Shadab Khan, SIX! Lovely shot! Short and on middle, Shadab Khan rocks back and pulls it over deep square leg for a maximum.
14.4
1
Moeen Ali to Imad Wasim, Tossed up on off, Wasim heaves it to long on for a run.
14.3
4
Moeen Ali to Imad Wasim, FOUR! Flatter delivery on leg, Imad Wasim moves in the line of the ball and slaps it towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
14.2
1
Moeen Ali to Shadab Khan, On off, Shadab Khan taps it past point for a single.
14.1
1
Moeen Ali to Imad Wasim, Tossed up on off, Wasim chips it over mid off for a run.

Shadab Khan walks out to bat.

13.6
0
Matt Parkinson to Azam Khan, OUT! STUMPING! Pakistan are 6 down now and it is going from bad to worse for them. A tossed up ball, outside off. Azam Khan charges down the ground to go big on the off side but fails to connect any bat on it. Jos Buttler behind the stump has the easiest of work to do, clips the bails of and Azam has to walk back to the shed.
13.5
0
Matt Parkinson to Azam Khan, NOT OUT! Pitches it up, around off, spins back in. Azam Khan goes for the reverse sweep but seems to get some gloves on it. England appeal and the umpire turns it down. They go for the review. Ultra Edge shows a spike as the ball passes the batsman.