The visitor team Pakistan, surprised the home team England in the first match of the shortest format of cricket. The Pakistan team lost all three ODI’s against England even in the third ODI with 331 runs on the board. In which the captain of the Pakistan team Babar Azam scored 158 runs off 139 deliveries.
In the first T20I, Pakistan posted their highest ever T20I score 232 with six down. The keeper and the opener of the team Mohammad Rizwan faced 41 balls and scored 63 runs. He completed his beautiful innings by smashing eight boundaries and a maximum. The captain of the team Babar Azam scored 85 runs off 49 balls. He smashed eight 4s and three 6s. Liam Livingstone scored 103 off 43 deliveries but still, England was 31 runs short of the victory.
ENG vs PAK 2nd T20I Highlights today Sunday, 7-17-2021 – 2nd T20I, Pakistan tour of England from Headingley, Leeds.
Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Babar Azam: “Trying to carry on our momentum [from Nottingham], win the match and win the series.” Pakistan are unchanged, which isn’t a great surprise.
Eoin Morgan: “Looks another fantastic wicket some smallish boundaries so I expect another high-scoring game.”.
England team: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Moeen Ali, 5 Liam Livingstone, 6 Jonny Bairstow, 7 Tom Curran 8 Chris Jordan, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Saqib Mahmood, 11 Matt Parkinson.
Pakistan team: 1 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 2 Babar Azam (capt), 3 Fakhar Zaman, 4 Sohaib Maqsood, 5 Mohammad Hafeez, 6 Azam Khan, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Imad Wasim, 9 Haris Rauf, 10 Mohammad Hasnain, 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Post Match Presentation.
Moeen Ali is Player of the Match: “Getting an opportunity up the order is fantastic, and bowling a few overs was great. Brilliant team performance, so many other guys could have been Man of the Match. Just tried to spin the ball, the two spinners before me bowled fantastically well, Parky is very accurate and they stuck to their skills. But to get a couple of wickets was great. [Batting position] I’m happy to float, when you bat up the order you can get going in the Powerplay and play your shots. Nice to bat with Jos and take it to the bowlers. Great for the series and going into Old Trafford it’ll be a fantastic game.”
England captain Jos Buttler: “Thought we were fantastic, quite good to lose the toss, put together a good score and put a lot of pressure on them. [Spinners] Yes, absolutely Rashid’s been fantastic for a long time and Parky has earned his chance, they bowled fantastically well in tandem. [Return from injury] Great to be back and nice to contribute. Great team performance, asked a lot of the guys and improved on the other night. Two great games and I’m sure the decider will be as well.”
Pakistan captain Babar Azam: “We gave away too many runs, perhaps 30 too many, and weren’t able to carry through the momentum we built at the top. Lost my wicket at a crucial time, but we back our ability to chase down a total because we’ve done it in the past. Happy with our spinners but the fast bowlers leaked too many runs and we’ll look to rectify that in the next game. Hope for improved performance.”