Sunday, 30 August 2020 18:59

Photo Credit:AP.

England, chasing 196 for victory in the 2nd T20I vs Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday, won by 5 wickets with 5 balls to spare.

Pakistan had put up 195/4 in 20 overs, building on Babar Azam’s 56 and Mohammad Hafeez’s 69. In reply, England came out firing on all cylinders. Eoin Morgan (66) and David Malan (54*), who hit the winning runs, put on a 100+ partnership to take the hosts to a relatively comfortable win. England lead the three-match series 1-0.

Both the teams have fielded the same playing 11 from the 1st T20 International. On the question on Wahab Riaz's inclusion, Babar said that left-arm pacer is an outstanding bowler but the team can't afford to have three left-arm seamers, it would affect the balance of the team. 

Playing 11 of both the teams: 
 
Pakistan playing 11: Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.

 

England playing 11: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood.