Pakistan made world record as Babar, Rizwan duo chase 200 runs against Eng

Pakistan took revenge from England as Babar, Rizwan duo chase 200 runs with thunder performances and green shirts won second T20 with 10 wickets.

England made 199 runs and gave 200 runs mounting target for Pakistan.

England win the toss and bat in second T20 being played at Karachi Stadium. Moeen Ali changing tack after game one.

“Wicket doesn’t look as fresh, there’s a lot more cracks and we’ve got three spinners as well,” he says. Dawson does indeed come into the XI for Gleeson. Babar Azam reckons that 150-160 will be chasable.

“We started well in the first ten overs,” he says of the first T20I, “need the middle order to step up.” Just one change for them as well, Mohammad Hasnain replacing Naseem Shah

Pakistan: 1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Mohammad Rizwan, 3 Haider Ali, 4 Shan Masood, 5 Iftikhar Ahmed, 6 Khushdil Shah, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Shahnawaz Dahani, 9 Mohammad Hasnain, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Usman Qadir

England: 1 Phil Salt (wk), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Ben Duckett, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Moeen Ali (capt), 7 Sam Curran, 8 David Willey, 9 Liam Dawson, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Luke Wood

6.55pm: Toss time is approaching… Matt says “no new caps for England” tonight, so the likes of Jordan Cox, Tom Helm, Will Jacks and Olly Stone will continue to mix the drinks

 

One of the members of the Pakistan team squad tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, just hours before the second T20I match between Pakistan and England.

 

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed the report. It said that the high-octane match between the two teams will be played as per the schedule.

Pakistan will play the second match against England at the National Stadium, Karachi. England, with an upper hand, are leading the seven-match series 0-1.

The seven-match Twenty20 International series is a historic event for the hosts as the England team is touring Pakistan after 17 years.

The tourists defeated Pakistan in the first match by six wickets.