Summary – With the great batting and incredible balling, England won the 3rd T20I, Pak vs Eng series by 63 runs.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and opted to field against England in the 3rd T20I Karachi on Friday. England brought Will Jacks and Reece Topley for Alex Hales and David Willey. Mark Wood founded a place in the team as well. Pakistan, meanwhile, fielded an unchanged XI. On Thursday, the Moeen Ali-led England had set a target of 200 for Pakistan, which Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan chased down with 3 balls to spare.
England (Playing XI): Philip Salt(w), Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali(c), Sam Curran, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley
Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir
Philip Salt and Will Jacks were at the crease as the openers. Mohammad Hasnain opened the attack. Not a pretty good start for England as they lost their first wicket of Salt in just 2.1 overs. At the end of the powerplay, England chased 57 runs with the loss of 1 wicket.
After the powerplay, England lost two more wickets of Dawid Malan and Will Jacks in 6.2 and 8.3 overs, respectively. Both the wickets were taken into account by Usman Qadir. However, with the incredible batting of Duckett and Brook, the England team finished their inning with 221/3 after 20 overs. Ben Duckett and Harry Brook hit half-centuries and led the charge for England in the third T20I against Pakistan. Pakistan needed to chase 221 runs in 20 overs to win this match.
Rizwan and Babar Azam were at the crease as Pakistan openers. Dawson opened the attack. Mark Wood’s stroke after getting hit for a four in 2.1 over is the scalp of the Pakistan captain. No record tonight. And now, the Pakistan middle order will be tested. England was in the attacking form tonight, took wicket after wicket. As a result, Pakistan lost almost half of their wickets in 11.5 overs. However, Masood stood as the team’s savior and completed his half-century during the match but could not meet the target. With the incredible balling, England took 8 wickets in the last 5-6 overs and won the 3rd T20I, Pakistan Vs England, by 63 runs.For more cricket updates and the latest cricket news, stay connected with CBTF Speed News!