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-round captain Babar Azam scored a brilliant century to lead his team to a 10-wicket victory.
The first Pakistani to score a double century in the shorter format of the game, the opening batsman scored 110 runs off 66 balls, including 9 fours and 5 maximums.
The captain scored his first century for all formats in the third T20I at Centurion in 2021 against South Africa. He scored 122 off 59 balls including 15 fours and 4 sixes as Pakistan chased down 205 runs.
After facing heavy criticism for his poor performance in the 2022 Asia Cup, he scored just 68 runs in six innings and scored a maximum of 30 runs.
Talking about the game, England won the toss and elected to bat first, captain Moeen Ali’s 55 off 23 balls and Ben Duckett’s 43 as Harris Rauf and Tahani scored 199 with two wickets each.
In reply, openers Babar and Rizwan did well and cruised through the race with three balls to spare. As Rizwan scored an unbeaten 88 off 51 balls, Babar won the Assam Man of the Match award.
Notably, the Men in Green came back strongly after dropping their previous three games to level the seven-match T20I series at one game apiece. The third match will be played today at Karachi National Stadium.