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England in Pakistan, 7 T20I Series, 2022
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PAK
166/4
20 Ovs
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ENG
163/10
19.2 Ovs
Pakistan beat England by 3 runs

PAKISTAN

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Mohammad Rizwan (W)
886791131.34
c Alex Hales b Reece Topley
Babar Azam (C)
362830128.57
c Ben Duckett b Liam Dawson
Shan Masood
211910110.53
lbw b David Willey
Khushdil Shah
230066.67
c Moeen Ali b Reece Topley
Asif Ali
13302433.33
not out
Mohammad Nawaz
1100100.00
not out
Iftikhar Ahmed
00000.00
Usman Qadir
00000.00
Haris Rauf
00000.00
Mohammad Hasnain
00000.00
Mohammad Wasim
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Fall Of Wickets:
4-152-(Mohammad Rizwan (W) 19.2 ov)
1-97-(Babar Azam (C) 11.5 ov)
2-149-(Shan Masood 18.3 ov)
3-152-(Khushdil Shah 19.1 ov)
-(Asif Ali ov)
-(Mohammad Nawaz ov)
-(Iftikhar Ahmed ov)
-(Usman Qadir ov)
-(Haris Rauf ov)
-(Mohammad Hasnain ov)
-(Mohammad Wasim ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Liam Dawson
403218.00
Reece Topley
403729.25
Olly Stone
403609.00
Adil Rashid
402706.75
David Willey
403117.75

ENGLAND

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Philip Salt (W)
8420200.00
c Mohammad Wasim b Mohammad Nawaz
Alex Hales
5310166.67
c Usman Qadir b Mohammad Hasnain
Will Jacks
03000.00
b Mohammad Hasnain
Ben Duckett
332450137.50
lbw b Mohammad Nawaz
Harry Brook
342921117.24
c Mohammad Hasnain b Mohammad Wasim
Moeen Ali (C)
292031145.00
b Mohammad Nawaz
David Willey
111020110.00
b Haris Rauf
Liam Dawson
341751200.00
c sub Mohammad Haris b Haris Rauf
Adil Rashid
3300100.00
not out
Olly Stone
01000.00
b Haris Rauf
Reece Topley
03000.00
run out (Shan Masood)
Fall Of Wickets:
1-8-(Philip Salt (W) 0.4 ov)
2-13-(Alex Hales 1.2 ov)
3-14-(Will Jacks 2 ov)
4-57-(Ben Duckett 7.2 ov)
6-113-(Harry Brook 14.2 ov)
5-106-(Moeen Ali (C) 13.2 ov)
7-130-(David Willey 16.3 ov)
8-162-(Liam Dawson 18.3 ov)
-(Adil Rashid ov)
9-162-(Olly Stone 18.4 ov)
10-163-(Reece Topley 19.2 ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Mohammad Nawaz
403538.75
Mohammad Hasnain
4040210.00
Mohammad Wasim
3.203019.00
Haris Rauf
403238.00
Iftikhar Ahmed
402305.75

England

163/10(19.2 Overs)

We're back and so are the players on the ground. Alex Hales and Philip Salt are the openers for England. Mohammad Nawaz to bowl the first over. Here we go again...

... CHASE TIME ...

England bowled with a lot of planning and discipline. Moeen Ali led his boys well and rotated his bowlers smartly. Liam Dawson and Adil Rashid did a great job to stifle the Pakistan batters while the pacers were also brilliant. The tourists will be backing themselves to chase down this total and make it 3-1. Let's see if they succeed.

Once again the batting of Pakistan was all about the opening partnership between Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam. They added 97 runs but the kind of impetus they needed never came. It was a laboured knock from Mohammad Rizwan, especially in the second half of the innings and despite his strike rate being 131.34, the hosts didn't benefit much. 

A couple of biggies from Asif Ali in the last over and Pakistan have managed to post a decent total on the board. Considering that it's the same pitch where Pakistan chased down a target of 200 without breaking a sweat, the target looks below par at this stage. Has the nature of the pitch changed? Did it become slow in the second half? We will find out in the second innings.

Reece Topley to Asif Ali, ! Smoked! Fuller in length, around off, it's in the slot. Asif clears his front leg and launches it over long on for a biggie. Pakistan end on 166 for 4.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Nawaz, Another full toss from Topley, outside off, Nawaz forces it down to long off, just a single.

Reece Topley to Asif Ali, Slower one, a dipping full ball around off, Ali drives it through extra cover for a run.

Reece Topley to Asif Ali, ! A biggie off a hat-trick ball. Full toss on middle, Asif flexes his muscles and dispatches it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

Mohammad Nawaz has come to bat now.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, ! TAKEN! Another slower one, a low full toss outside off, Rizwan tries to pump it over mid off but gets no timing on his lofted shot. Alex Hales makes no mistake this time inside the ring. Reece Topley is on a hat-trick now.

Asif Ali is in next. The batters had crossed so Mohammad Rizwan will be on strike.

David Willey to Shan Masood, ! LBW! Willey spears it in, very full and around middle, Masood gets across the stumps and tries to heave it over the leg side but misses. He is rapped on the back leg, the appeal is made and the finger goes up. Stone dead. Willey smiles as Shan returns without even thinking about the review.

Reece Topley to Khushdil Shah, ! CAUGHT! Slower one, full and outside off, Khushdil Shah aims for a heave across the line but is early into his shot. It takes the top edge and Moeen steps back from extra cover to take the skier safely.

Reece Topley to serve the final over of the innings.

David Willey to Khushdil Shah, Yorker around off, Shah steps back and squeezes it out to point for a run.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, Too full and around leg, Rizwan moves back and knocks it down to long on for one.

David Willey to Khushdil Shah, Fuller in length and on middle, Shah whips it to deep mid-wicket and opens his account with a single. 150 comes up for Pakistan.

Khushdil Shah arrives. Can he inject some momentum?

David Willey to Shan Masood, Full toss on middle, Masood goes down and slogs it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, A low full toss around leg, Rizwan walks forward and pushes it to long off for a run. The 50-run stand comes up, off 39 balls.

David Willey to bowl the penultimate over.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Very full and around leg, Rizwan moves back and tries to dig it out. It takes the bottom edge and goes to deep backward square leg for a run.

Olly Stone to Shan Masood, Short again, around off, Masood pulls it to deep mid-wicket and finds the fielder. Only a run.

Olly Stone to Shan Masood, ! Here comes a boundary. Short and down the leg side, slower in pace, Masood waits and pulls it in the gap at backward square leg for a boundary.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Spears in a full ball on off, reversing a bit, Rizwan leans across and works it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Pakistan need boundaries at this stage.

Olly Stone to Shan Masood, Full toss on middle, clipped to deep square leg for one.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Slower length ball around off, Rizwan heaves it to deep square leg for a single.

Olly Stone is back on.

The physio comes out. Mohammad Rizwan is struggling a bit after his dive on the fourth ball of this over. He's back on his feet now. Strong man. We all know how he had spent two days in a hospital ICU bed before the semi-final against Australia during the last T20 World Cup.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Short and on off, pulled to deep square leg for a single. Only 7 runs from the over.

Reece Topley to Shan Masood, A cutter, on a length and wide outside off, Masood throws his bat at it and gets a bottom edge. It rolls to the keeper. Salt collects and throws it at the stumps at his end. The ball ricochets to point and they cross.

Reece Topley to Shan Masood, Another couple off a mistimed shot. Fullish and around off, Masood drags it to deep mid-wicket. Rizwan dives to complete the second run and is looking winded.

Reece Topley to Shan Masood, Follows the batter down the leg side with a shortish delivery, Masood swings his bat at it and gets it away off the inner edge. The ball goes to mid-wicket and they run hard to take two.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Slower again, short and outside off, Rizwan stays back and drags it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Play and a miss! Slower one, around off and a bit on the shorter side, Rizwan comes down the track and tries to pull but misses.

Reece Topley is back to bowl at the death. 2-0-16-0 are his figures so far.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, Another full toss, around off, Rizwan goes down and paddles it to fine leg for a run.

David Willey to Shan Masood, Full toss, outside off, Shan steps back again and has to chase it. He pushes it to extra cover and gets just a run.

David Willey to Shan Masood, Wide! Sliding down the leg side, on a length, Shan steps back and tries to heave but misses.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, Too full and on middle, Rizwan forces it back towards the bowler. Willey dives and parries it to mid on. They get one.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Drilled down the ground! Full in length around off, Rizwan wears his skates as he charges down and bludgeons it down the ground for a boundary. Nice and straight.

David Willey to Shan Masood, A dipping low full toss on off, Masood goes back and eases it to wide long on. Calls for two but gets only a run.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, Fuller in length around leg, Rizwan whips it over square leg for a single.

David Willey is back on.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Fuller and on off, Rizwan sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a run. End of an economical evening for Adil Rashid. 

Adil Rashid to Shan Masood, Short and on off, turning in, Masood steps back and punches it to long off for one.

Adil Rashid to Shan Masood, PUT DOWN! Floated and full, around leg and turning away as it's a googly, Masood tries to play the slog sweep but gets a top edge. Alex Hales drops a sitter at long on, running to his left, and the batters get two.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Loopy and full around off, Rizwan sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Sharp delivery, short and outside off, turning away, Rizwan goes down and tries to pull but misses.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Advances down the track to take it on the full but inside-edges his attempted heave to wide long on. Easy two.

Adil Rashid to bowl out. 0 for 20 so far.

Olly Stone to Shan Masood, Slower one, a touch short and around leg, Masood is deceived as he tries to work it around the corner. He is hit on the body.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, A low full toss on middle, Rizwan works it to deep square leg and picks up a run. 

Olly Stone to Shan Masood, Olly continues to bowl short, outside off, Masood stands tall and drags his pull shot through mid-wicket. A single is taken.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Short and outside off, Rizwan pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Spears it in very full, on leg, Rizwan flicks it to deep square leg for two.

David Willey to Shan Masood, Follows the batter down the leg side with a full toss, Masood plays a mistimed flick shot. It rolls towards mid-wicket and they collect a couple. Given as leg byes.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Finds the gap! Short in length around off, angling in, Rizwan stays back, swivels and pulls it to the deep backward square region for a boundary.

Change in bowling. Olly Stone is back on. 0 for 18 in his 2 overs so far.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, Very full again from David, around off, Rizwan forces it down to long on for one.

David Willey to Shan Masood, Short in length, around leg, Masood moves back to make room and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, Too full and around off, Rizwan squeezes it out to short third man and steals a single.

David Willey to Shan Masood, Drifting down the leg side, Masood tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to the on side and they cross for a leg bye.

David Willey is back on. He went for 12 runs in his opening over.

David Willey to Shan Masood, Short and on off, Masood steps back and punches it through the line. Not much timing though and it goes to covers.

Liam Dawson to Shan Masood, Interesting from Shan. Full and flighted, around off, Masood attempts to play the reverse sweep. It takes his gloves and loops in the air. Falls safely behind the keeper and they cross. 4-0-32-1, Liam is done with his spell.

Shan Masood is in next at number 3.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, ! Babar holes out! Dawson delivers it short and on middle, at 90 mph, the pressure is there to increase the scoring rate, so Babar goes on the back foot for the pull shot. He keeps it uppish and gets caught at deep mid-wicket by Ben Duckett. The timing was not there as it came from the lower half of his blade. 

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, A long hop around off, Rizwan goes on the back foot and pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Again a run.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Quicker and fuller on middle, Babar clips it to deep mid-wicket for one.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Again the length is short, Babar goes back and cuts it to deep point for a single.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Short in length and wide outside off, Rizwan cuts it to deep point for a single.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, A single down to long off to close the off. Pakistan are looking to up the ante now.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Against the spin but it's gone over the fence, by just. Loopy again, full and around off, turning away, Mohammad Rizwan skips down the track and clobbers it towards long on. Will Jacks attempts to take the catch and throw the ball back in play as he is over the line but fails. A good attempt.

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, Flatter and on off, punched down to long off for one.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Uppish but safe! Loopy and full around off, once again Rizwan tries to play the slog sweep but gets a top edge. It drops at mid on and they cross.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Tossed up, on middle, fuller in length, Rizwan tries to slog but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, Flighted and full, wide outside off, Babar reaches out and strokes it to long off for a single.

Drinks break. England remain wicketless but they won't mind the current rate of scoring much. It's a batting beauty and Pakistan will have to score more quickly in the second half to reach somewhere near 200.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Fires it short and flat on middle, Mohammad Rizwan goes back and eases it to wide long on for two. FIFTY FOR RIZWAN! The crowd rejoice.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Skidding in around leg, Babar tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a run.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Mistimed! Rizwan is foxed in flight. He jumps down the track early and then has to check his shot. He plays it in the air but the ball falls in no man's land at mid off. They cross.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Quicker through the air, full and on middle, it's worked through mid-wicket for one.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Floated delivery, full and around off, Babar wrists it gently through square leg and scampers back for the second run.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Delivers it flat and on the pads, Rizwan helps it to short mid-wicket and crosses for a run.

Liam Dawson is back for his third over. 0 for 18 so far.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Very full this time, Rizwan fetches it from outside off and sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Turning away from around off, Rizwan goes back and taps it down to backward point.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Loopy one, full and around off, Rizwan shapes up for the sweep shot but then guides it to short third man.

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, Quicker one, around off, punched down to long on for a single.

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, Short and around off, Babar rocks back to pull but ends up mistiming it back to the bowler.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Flatter and fuller on off, Rizwan scuffs his attempted slog sweep down to long on. One run.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, Very full and outside off, Rizwan drives it to mid off and pinches a single. A good over for Pakistan.

David Willey to Babar Azam, Uses the angle of the bowler and nudges a length ball through wide mid on. A single is taken.

David Willey to Babar Azam, ! Boom! Willey comes from 'round the angle and digs it in short, around off, Babar goes on the back foot and pulls it delightfully in front of square on the leg side. It races away to the fence in no time.

David Willey to Babar Azam, ! Lovely touch! A length ball around off, angling away, Babar gets close to the line and dabs it down past the diving short third man fielder for a boundary.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, A dipping yorker outside off, Rizwan pushes it back past the bowler to long on for a single.

David Willey to Babar Azam, Serves it full and around leg, the batter works it to deep square leg for a single.

Change in bowling. David Willey has a new role to fulfil in the middle overs.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Flatter and on middle, Rizwan whips it down to wide long on where the fielder makes a diving stop. Saves two runs.

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, Adil drags his length short again, around middle, Rizwan uses the crease and hits it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Quicker through the air, short and around leg, Rizwan goes back and pulls it to deep square leg for one.

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, A touch short and on off, Babar goes on the back foot and punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Sliding down the leg side, Rizwan helps it behind square leg for a run.

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, Too full in length around off, Babar forces it down to long on for a single.

Adil Rashid comes into the attack.

Olly Stone to Babar Azam, Delivers it on a good length, around off, Babar gets back and turns it in front of square on the leg side for a run. At the end of the Powerplay, Pakistan are comfortably placed at 52 for no loss.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Angling in around middle, it's clipped to deep square leg for one.

Olly Stone to Babar Azam, Caught off a Free Hit! A length ball down the leg side, Babar heaves it over square leg and Dawson takes the catch in the deep. He doesn't realize it's a Free Hit and takes his time before returning the ball. Only a run, still.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, On a length around off, tapped down to backward point. Rizwan wanted a run but sent back.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Short this time, on middle, Rizwan pulls it to deep backward square leg for a single. It's called a no ball for overstepping, Free Hit coming...

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Superb shot! A full toss on middle, Rizwan shows the full face of his bat and caresses it back past the bowler for a boundary down to long on.

Olly Stone to Babar Azam, Fullish and angling down the leg side, Babar tries to flick but fails to middle properly. It deflects off the inside edge and then the pads to square leg. The batters cross.

Change in bowling. Olly Stone to deliver the final over of the Powerplay.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Steps down the track and works it wide of the mid-wicket fielder. Two runs.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Flighted around off, Rizwan plays the conventional sweep but it goes towards mid-wicket. Dot.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Premeditated but excellent execution. Full and floated, around middle, Rizwan goes down and across and unveils a cute paddle sweep. The short fine leg fielder chases but in vain.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Walks forward and flicks a full ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, ! Poor line and length. Short and wide outside off, Babar rocks back and slaps it through point for a boundary.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Flatter and on off, Babar punches it back and Dawson dives across to his left to parry it towards the cover fielder.

Back to spin again. Liam Dawson returns to bowl his second over.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Easy pickings! Reece digs it in short but it's down the leg side, Mohammad Rizwan turns inside the crease and pulls it down to fine leg for a boundary.

Reece Topley to Babar Azam, Full and on the pads, Azam flicks it to deep backward square leg for another run.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Shortish and on off, Rizwan goes back and pulls it behind square leg. The fielder mops it up in the deep and they cross.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Angling away on a length outside off, at 136 kph, Rizwan plays a crunching drive but finds the short cover fielder.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Delivers it on a length around middle, slower in pace at 122 clicks, Rizwan works it through square leg and scampers back for the second run.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Lands it on a length around off, shaping in, Rizwan pushes it off the inner half to mid on.

Olly Stone to Babar Azam, Back of a length, on middle and leg, Babar tucks it through square leg and the ball races away. It's stopped near the fence and the batters take two.

Olly Stone to Babar Azam, A 141 kph short delivery, around off, Babar sways away from the line.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Goes short and on middle, at 143 kph, Rizwan pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Angling into the batter, on a fuller length, Rizwan flicks it to mid-wicket.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Well played! Width there outside off, short in length, Mohammad Rizwan stays back and uses the pace of the bowler to guide it wide of short third man for a boundary.

Debutant Olly Stone to bowl the third over.

Olly Stone to Babar Azam, Full and straight, it's eased away through square leg for a single.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, On a good length around off, Rizwan defends it off the inner edge and it deflects off his pads to point. 

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Finds the gap! Fuller in length and wide outside off, Mohammad Rizwan gets on the front foot and crunches it through the gap at covers.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, A bit of swing there for Topley. He pitches it up and around leg, Rizwan leans across to flick but misses.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Swing and a miss! Topley delivers it on a good length outside off, Rizwan flashes his bat at it but fails to connect. There is some late swing as it goes past the batter and Philip Salt does well to collect it to his left. A big smile on his face.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Lands it on a fuller length around middle and off, Rizwan presses forward and works it off the inner portion to mid-wicket.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Off the inner edge! Topley serves it full and around leg, Rizwan tries to flick again but it takes the inside edge and races down to fine leg for a boundary.

Reece Topley to bowl from the other end.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Flighted and around leg, Rizwan again jumps down the track and knocks it down to long on for a run. A good positive start from Pakistan.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Around middle and leg, flatter through the air, Babar nudges it towards square leg and steals a single, his first of the game.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Loopy around off, Rizwan uses his feet and works it through square leg for a single.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Tossed up, full and on middle, defended back.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Rizwan is away in style! Dawson goes full but this time the line is on middle and leg, Rizwan goes down and sweeps it firmly through backward square leg for a boundary.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Flighted delivery, full and around middle, Rizwan defends it to the off side.

All in readiness now! The umpires are on the field and so are the players. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam are the openers for Pakistan. It's a jam-packed stadium again and the atmosphere is electric.​ Liam Dawson to bowl the first over. Here we go...

Did you know? This is Pakistan's 200th T20I - they are the first to reach this mark.

Pakistan (Playing XI) - Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Babar Azam (C), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali (In for Haider Ali), Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Wasim (In for Shahnawaz Dahani).

England (Playing XI) - Alex Hales (In for Dawid Malan), Philip Salt (WK), Will Jacks, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (C), David Willey (In for Sam Curran), Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Olly Stone (In for Mark Wood), Reece Topley.

Toss - Moeen Ali has won the toss and ENGLAND ELECT TO BOWL FIRST!

England are in a happy space currently. They are taking this series as a chance to finetune the grey areas and are also trying a few new combinations. The new crop has not let them down, and the progress of Harry Brook, Ben Duckett and Will Jacks has been incredible. Mark Wood's sensational return in the last game bolstered the English bowling, and they have immense potential despite missing a few key players. The tourists are looking more stable compared to the home team and will be looking f

We're back and so are the players on the ground. Alex Hales and Philip Salt are the openers for England. Mohammad Nawaz to bowl the first over. Here we go again...

... CHASE TIME ...

England bowled with a lot of planning and discipline. Moeen Ali led his boys well and rotated his bowlers smartly. Liam Dawson and Adil Rashid did a great job to stifle the Pakistan batters while the pacers were also brilliant. The tourists will be backing themselves to chase down this total and make it 3-1. Let's see if they succeed.

Once again the batting of Pakistan was all about the opening partnership between Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam. They added 97 runs but the kind of impetus they needed never came. It was a laboured knock from Mohammad Rizwan, especially in the second half of the innings and despite his strike rate being 131.34, the hosts didn't benefit much. 

A couple of biggies from Asif Ali in the last over and Pakistan have managed to post a decent total on the board. Considering that it's the same pitch where Pakistan chased down a target of 200 without breaking a sweat, the target looks below par at this stage. Has the nature of the pitch changed? Did it become slow in the second half? We will find out in the second innings.

Reece Topley to Asif Ali, ! Smoked! Fuller in length, around off, it's in the slot. Asif clears his front leg and launches it over long on for a biggie. Pakistan end on 166 for 4.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Nawaz, Another full toss from Topley, outside off, Nawaz forces it down to long off, just a single.

Reece Topley to Asif Ali, Slower one, a dipping full ball around off, Ali drives it through extra cover for a run.

Reece Topley to Asif Ali, ! A biggie off a hat-trick ball. Full toss on middle, Asif flexes his muscles and dispatches it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

Mohammad Nawaz has come to bat now.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, ! TAKEN! Another slower one, a low full toss outside off, Rizwan tries to pump it over mid off but gets no timing on his lofted shot. Alex Hales makes no mistake this time inside the ring. Reece Topley is on a hat-trick now.

Asif Ali is in next. The batters had crossed so Mohammad Rizwan will be on strike.

David Willey to Shan Masood, ! LBW! Willey spears it in, very full and around middle, Masood gets across the stumps and tries to heave it over the leg side but misses. He is rapped on the back leg, the appeal is made and the finger goes up. Stone dead. Willey smiles as Shan returns without even thinking about the review.

Reece Topley to Khushdil Shah, ! CAUGHT! Slower one, full and outside off, Khushdil Shah aims for a heave across the line but is early into his shot. It takes the top edge and Moeen steps back from extra cover to take the skier safely.

Reece Topley to serve the final over of the innings.

David Willey to Khushdil Shah, Yorker around off, Shah steps back and squeezes it out to point for a run.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, Too full and around leg, Rizwan moves back and knocks it down to long on for one.

David Willey to Khushdil Shah, Fuller in length and on middle, Shah whips it to deep mid-wicket and opens his account with a single. 150 comes up for Pakistan.

Khushdil Shah arrives. Can he inject some momentum?

David Willey to Shan Masood, Full toss on middle, Masood goes down and slogs it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, A low full toss around leg, Rizwan walks forward and pushes it to long off for a run. The 50-run stand comes up, off 39 balls.

David Willey to bowl the penultimate over.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Very full and around leg, Rizwan moves back and tries to dig it out. It takes the bottom edge and goes to deep backward square leg for a run.

Olly Stone to Shan Masood, Short again, around off, Masood pulls it to deep mid-wicket and finds the fielder. Only a run.

Olly Stone to Shan Masood, ! Here comes a boundary. Short and down the leg side, slower in pace, Masood waits and pulls it in the gap at backward square leg for a boundary.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Spears in a full ball on off, reversing a bit, Rizwan leans across and works it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Pakistan need boundaries at this stage.

Olly Stone to Shan Masood, Full toss on middle, clipped to deep square leg for one.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Slower length ball around off, Rizwan heaves it to deep square leg for a single.

Olly Stone is back on.

The physio comes out. Mohammad Rizwan is struggling a bit after his dive on the fourth ball of this over. He's back on his feet now. Strong man. We all know how he had spent two days in a hospital ICU bed before the semi-final against Australia during the last T20 World Cup.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Short and on off, pulled to deep square leg for a single. Only 7 runs from the over.

Reece Topley to Shan Masood, A cutter, on a length and wide outside off, Masood throws his bat at it and gets a bottom edge. It rolls to the keeper. Salt collects and throws it at the stumps at his end. The ball ricochets to point and they cross.

Reece Topley to Shan Masood, Another couple off a mistimed shot. Fullish and around off, Masood drags it to deep mid-wicket. Rizwan dives to complete the second run and is looking winded.

Reece Topley to Shan Masood, Follows the batter down the leg side with a shortish delivery, Masood swings his bat at it and gets it away off the inner edge. The ball goes to mid-wicket and they run hard to take two.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Slower again, short and outside off, Rizwan stays back and drags it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Play and a miss! Slower one, around off and a bit on the shorter side, Rizwan comes down the track and tries to pull but misses.

Reece Topley is back to bowl at the death. 2-0-16-0 are his figures so far.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, Another full toss, around off, Rizwan goes down and paddles it to fine leg for a run.

David Willey to Shan Masood, Full toss, outside off, Shan steps back again and has to chase it. He pushes it to extra cover and gets just a run.

David Willey to Shan Masood, Wide! Sliding down the leg side, on a length, Shan steps back and tries to heave but misses.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, Too full and on middle, Rizwan forces it back towards the bowler. Willey dives and parries it to mid on. They get one.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Drilled down the ground! Full in length around off, Rizwan wears his skates as he charges down and bludgeons it down the ground for a boundary. Nice and straight.

David Willey to Shan Masood, A dipping low full toss on off, Masood goes back and eases it to wide long on. Calls for two but gets only a run.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, Fuller in length around leg, Rizwan whips it over square leg for a single.

David Willey is back on.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Fuller and on off, Rizwan sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a run. End of an economical evening for Adil Rashid. 

Adil Rashid to Shan Masood, Short and on off, turning in, Masood steps back and punches it to long off for one.

Adil Rashid to Shan Masood, PUT DOWN! Floated and full, around leg and turning away as it's a googly, Masood tries to play the slog sweep but gets a top edge. Alex Hales drops a sitter at long on, running to his left, and the batters get two.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Loopy and full around off, Rizwan sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Sharp delivery, short and outside off, turning away, Rizwan goes down and tries to pull but misses.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Advances down the track to take it on the full but inside-edges his attempted heave to wide long on. Easy two.

Adil Rashid to bowl out. 0 for 20 so far.

Olly Stone to Shan Masood, Slower one, a touch short and around leg, Masood is deceived as he tries to work it around the corner. He is hit on the body.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, A low full toss on middle, Rizwan works it to deep square leg and picks up a run. 

Olly Stone to Shan Masood, Olly continues to bowl short, outside off, Masood stands tall and drags his pull shot through mid-wicket. A single is taken.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Short and outside off, Rizwan pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Spears it in very full, on leg, Rizwan flicks it to deep square leg for two.

David Willey to Shan Masood, Follows the batter down the leg side with a full toss, Masood plays a mistimed flick shot. It rolls towards mid-wicket and they collect a couple. Given as leg byes.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Finds the gap! Short in length around off, angling in, Rizwan stays back, swivels and pulls it to the deep backward square region for a boundary.

Change in bowling. Olly Stone is back on. 0 for 18 in his 2 overs so far.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, Very full again from David, around off, Rizwan forces it down to long on for one.

David Willey to Shan Masood, Short in length, around leg, Masood moves back to make room and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, Too full and around off, Rizwan squeezes it out to short third man and steals a single.

David Willey to Shan Masood, Drifting down the leg side, Masood tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to the on side and they cross for a leg bye.

David Willey is back on. He went for 12 runs in his opening over.

David Willey to Shan Masood, Short and on off, Masood steps back and punches it through the line. Not much timing though and it goes to covers.

Liam Dawson to Shan Masood, Interesting from Shan. Full and flighted, around off, Masood attempts to play the reverse sweep. It takes his gloves and loops in the air. Falls safely behind the keeper and they cross. 4-0-32-1, Liam is done with his spell.

Shan Masood is in next at number 3.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, ! Babar holes out! Dawson delivers it short and on middle, at 90 mph, the pressure is there to increase the scoring rate, so Babar goes on the back foot for the pull shot. He keeps it uppish and gets caught at deep mid-wicket by Ben Duckett. The timing was not there as it came from the lower half of his blade. 

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, A long hop around off, Rizwan goes on the back foot and pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Again a run.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Quicker and fuller on middle, Babar clips it to deep mid-wicket for one.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Again the length is short, Babar goes back and cuts it to deep point for a single.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Short in length and wide outside off, Rizwan cuts it to deep point for a single.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, A single down to long off to close the off. Pakistan are looking to up the ante now.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Against the spin but it's gone over the fence, by just. Loopy again, full and around off, turning away, Mohammad Rizwan skips down the track and clobbers it towards long on. Will Jacks attempts to take the catch and throw the ball back in play as he is over the line but fails. A good attempt.

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, Flatter and on off, punched down to long off for one.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Uppish but safe! Loopy and full around off, once again Rizwan tries to play the slog sweep but gets a top edge. It drops at mid on and they cross.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Tossed up, on middle, fuller in length, Rizwan tries to slog but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, Flighted and full, wide outside off, Babar reaches out and strokes it to long off for a single.

Drinks break. England remain wicketless but they won't mind the current rate of scoring much. It's a batting beauty and Pakistan will have to score more quickly in the second half to reach somewhere near 200.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Fires it short and flat on middle, Mohammad Rizwan goes back and eases it to wide long on for two. FIFTY FOR RIZWAN! The crowd rejoice.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Skidding in around leg, Babar tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a run.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Mistimed! Rizwan is foxed in flight. He jumps down the track early and then has to check his shot. He plays it in the air but the ball falls in no man's land at mid off. They cross.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Quicker through the air, full and on middle, it's worked through mid-wicket for one.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Floated delivery, full and around off, Babar wrists it gently through square leg and scampers back for the second run.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Delivers it flat and on the pads, Rizwan helps it to short mid-wicket and crosses for a run.

Liam Dawson is back for his third over. 0 for 18 so far.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Very full this time, Rizwan fetches it from outside off and sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Turning away from around off, Rizwan goes back and taps it down to backward point.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Loopy one, full and around off, Rizwan shapes up for the sweep shot but then guides it to short third man.

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, Quicker one, around off, punched down to long on for a single.

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, Short and around off, Babar rocks back to pull but ends up mistiming it back to the bowler.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Flatter and fuller on off, Rizwan scuffs his attempted slog sweep down to long on. One run.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, Very full and outside off, Rizwan drives it to mid off and pinches a single. A good over for Pakistan.

David Willey to Babar Azam, Uses the angle of the bowler and nudges a length ball through wide mid on. A single is taken.

David Willey to Babar Azam, ! Boom! Willey comes from 'round the angle and digs it in short, around off, Babar goes on the back foot and pulls it delightfully in front of square on the leg side. It races away to the fence in no time.

David Willey to Babar Azam, ! Lovely touch! A length ball around off, angling away, Babar gets close to the line and dabs it down past the diving short third man fielder for a boundary.

David Willey to Mohammad Rizwan, A dipping yorker outside off, Rizwan pushes it back past the bowler to long on for a single.

David Willey to Babar Azam, Serves it full and around leg, the batter works it to deep square leg for a single.

Change in bowling. David Willey has a new role to fulfil in the middle overs.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Flatter and on middle, Rizwan whips it down to wide long on where the fielder makes a diving stop. Saves two runs.

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, Adil drags his length short again, around middle, Rizwan uses the crease and hits it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Quicker through the air, short and around leg, Rizwan goes back and pulls it to deep square leg for one.

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, A touch short and on off, Babar goes on the back foot and punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Rizwan, Sliding down the leg side, Rizwan helps it behind square leg for a run.

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, Too full in length around off, Babar forces it down to long on for a single.

Adil Rashid comes into the attack.

Olly Stone to Babar Azam, Delivers it on a good length, around off, Babar gets back and turns it in front of square on the leg side for a run. At the end of the Powerplay, Pakistan are comfortably placed at 52 for no loss.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Angling in around middle, it's clipped to deep square leg for one.

Olly Stone to Babar Azam, Caught off a Free Hit! A length ball down the leg side, Babar heaves it over square leg and Dawson takes the catch in the deep. He doesn't realize it's a Free Hit and takes his time before returning the ball. Only a run, still.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, On a length around off, tapped down to backward point. Rizwan wanted a run but sent back.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Short this time, on middle, Rizwan pulls it to deep backward square leg for a single. It's called a no ball for overstepping, Free Hit coming...

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Superb shot! A full toss on middle, Rizwan shows the full face of his bat and caresses it back past the bowler for a boundary down to long on.

Olly Stone to Babar Azam, Fullish and angling down the leg side, Babar tries to flick but fails to middle properly. It deflects off the inside edge and then the pads to square leg. The batters cross.

Change in bowling. Olly Stone to deliver the final over of the Powerplay.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Steps down the track and works it wide of the mid-wicket fielder. Two runs.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Flighted around off, Rizwan plays the conventional sweep but it goes towards mid-wicket. Dot.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Premeditated but excellent execution. Full and floated, around middle, Rizwan goes down and across and unveils a cute paddle sweep. The short fine leg fielder chases but in vain.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Walks forward and flicks a full ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, ! Poor line and length. Short and wide outside off, Babar rocks back and slaps it through point for a boundary.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Flatter and on off, Babar punches it back and Dawson dives across to his left to parry it towards the cover fielder.

Back to spin again. Liam Dawson returns to bowl his second over.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Easy pickings! Reece digs it in short but it's down the leg side, Mohammad Rizwan turns inside the crease and pulls it down to fine leg for a boundary.

Reece Topley to Babar Azam, Full and on the pads, Azam flicks it to deep backward square leg for another run.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Shortish and on off, Rizwan goes back and pulls it behind square leg. The fielder mops it up in the deep and they cross.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Angling away on a length outside off, at 136 kph, Rizwan plays a crunching drive but finds the short cover fielder.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Delivers it on a length around middle, slower in pace at 122 clicks, Rizwan works it through square leg and scampers back for the second run.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Lands it on a length around off, shaping in, Rizwan pushes it off the inner half to mid on.

Olly Stone to Babar Azam, Back of a length, on middle and leg, Babar tucks it through square leg and the ball races away. It's stopped near the fence and the batters take two.

Olly Stone to Babar Azam, A 141 kph short delivery, around off, Babar sways away from the line.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Goes short and on middle, at 143 kph, Rizwan pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, Angling into the batter, on a fuller length, Rizwan flicks it to mid-wicket.

Olly Stone to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Well played! Width there outside off, short in length, Mohammad Rizwan stays back and uses the pace of the bowler to guide it wide of short third man for a boundary.

Debutant Olly Stone to bowl the third over.

Olly Stone to Babar Azam, Full and straight, it's eased away through square leg for a single.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, On a good length around off, Rizwan defends it off the inner edge and it deflects off his pads to point. 

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Finds the gap! Fuller in length and wide outside off, Mohammad Rizwan gets on the front foot and crunches it through the gap at covers.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, A bit of swing there for Topley. He pitches it up and around leg, Rizwan leans across to flick but misses.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Swing and a miss! Topley delivers it on a good length outside off, Rizwan flashes his bat at it but fails to connect. There is some late swing as it goes past the batter and Philip Salt does well to collect it to his left. A big smile on his face.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, Lands it on a fuller length around middle and off, Rizwan presses forward and works it off the inner portion to mid-wicket.

Reece Topley to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Off the inner edge! Topley serves it full and around leg, Rizwan tries to flick again but it takes the inside edge and races down to fine leg for a boundary.

Reece Topley to bowl from the other end.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Flighted and around leg, Rizwan again jumps down the track and knocks it down to long on for a run. A good positive start from Pakistan.

Liam Dawson to Babar Azam, Around middle and leg, flatter through the air, Babar nudges it towards square leg and steals a single, his first of the game.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Loopy around off, Rizwan uses his feet and works it through square leg for a single.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Tossed up, full and on middle, defended back.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, ! Rizwan is away in style! Dawson goes full but this time the line is on middle and leg, Rizwan goes down and sweeps it firmly through backward square leg for a boundary.

Liam Dawson to Mohammad Rizwan, Flighted delivery, full and around middle, Rizwan defends it to the off side.

All in readiness now! The umpires are on the field and so are the players. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam are the openers for Pakistan. It's a jam-packed stadium again and the atmosphere is electric.​ Liam Dawson to bowl the first over. Here we go...

Did you know? This is Pakistan's 200th T20I - they are the first to reach this mark.

Pakistan (Playing XI) - Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Babar Azam (C), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali (In for Haider Ali), Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Wasim (In for Shahnawaz Dahani).

England (Playing XI) - Alex Hales (In for Dawid Malan), Philip Salt (WK), Will Jacks, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (C), David Willey (In for Sam Curran), Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Olly Stone (In for Mark Wood), Reece Topley.

Toss - Moeen Ali has won the toss and ENGLAND ELECT TO BOWL FIRST!

England are in a happy space currently. They are taking this series as a chance to finetune the grey areas and are also trying a few new combinations. The new crop has not let them down, and the progress of Harry Brook, Ben Duckett and Will Jacks has been incredible. Mark Wood's sensational return in the last game bolstered the English bowling, and they have immense potential despite missing a few key players. The tourists are looking more stable compared to the home team and will be looking f

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