The second edition of the seven-match T20I series between Pakistan and England took place at the National Stadium in Karachi, and Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam scored a brilliant century to guide his team to a 10-wicket victory.
The first Pakistani player to reach two centuries in the shortest format of the game, the opening batsman scored 110 off 66 balls, which included nine fours and five maximums.
In the third T20I against South Africa at Centurion in 2021, the captain of all formats scored his maiden century. He scored 122 runs off 59 balls, which included 15 fours and four sixes, as Pakistan chased down 205 at that time.
After facing heavy criticism for his poor performance in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2022, where he scored only 68 runs in six innings and his top score was 30, the 27-year-old batsman returned to form in impressive fashion.
Coming to the game, England won the toss and elected to bat, scoring 199 runs thanks to skipper Moeen Ali’s 55 for 23 and Ben Duckett’s 43 for 22, with Haris Rauf and Dahani taking two wickets each. For.
In reply, openers Babar and Rizwan played brilliantly and crossed the finish line with three balls to spare. Babar Azam got the player of the match award, while Rizwan scored an unbeaten 88 off 51 balls.
It is noteworthy that the Men in Green, who had skipped their last three matches, came back strongly to tie the seven-match T20I series in one game each. The third match will be played at the National Stadium Karachi today.