England won the 2nd T20 against Pakistan by 5 wickets
In the 2nd match of the three-match T20 series, the host England won the 2nd T20 by 5 wickets. With five balls to spare, Morgan’s side won the toss and elected to bat.
England won the toss and elected to field first in the second match of the series on Sunday (August 30). As a result, Pakistan batted first and averaged 195 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs in the stormy innings of captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez.
Babar Azam’s 75-run innings off 44 balls had no sixes but six fours. On the other hand, Mohammad Hafeez batted at number three and scored 69 off 36 balls. He had 5 fours and 4 sixes in his innings. Besides, Fakhar Zaman scored 36 runs from 22 balls for the team.
England lost the first wicket for 8 runs after batting in reply to 198 runs. In the match, opener Johnny Bairstow scored 44 runs in 6.2 overs. He hit 4 fours and 2 sixes off 24 balls. After leaving Bristow, David Malan took the field with the bat.
Tom Banton, who hit 20 off 18 balls, returned to the dressing room after Johnny Bairstow was dismissed. After losing two wickets, David Malan and captain Ian Morgan formed a partnership for England.
England lost two wickets in a row for 6 runs but Malan-Morgan returned to the game with great batting. The hosts lost the third wicket for 18 runs. Morgan made 6 runs off 33 balls at 200 strike rate. He had 6 fours and 4 sixes in this innings. Morgan’s departure broke his 112-run partnership with Malan.
Although Morgan was out, Malan left the field with an unbeaten victory. Malan hit six fours and a six in an unbeaten 54 off 36 balls. England captain Ian Morgan was selected as the best of the match.
The win gave England a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The first match of the series was abandoned due to rain. This is England’s record of chasing the biggest goal against Pakistan. Earlier in 2019, England won by chasing 164 runs against Pakistan.
Pakistan: 195/4 (20 overs) Mohammad Hafeez 69, Babar Azam 58, Fakhar Zaman 36, Adil Rashid 2/32
England: 199/5 (19.1 overs) Ian Morgan 6, Malan 54 *, Bairstow 44, Shadab Khan 3/34, Haris Rauf 2/34