Mohammad Hasnain gave a full salt catch to Mohammad Nawaz who scored 8 runs.
Jacks and David Mullan took England’s score to 61, but Usman Qadir bagged Pakistan’s second wicket. David Mullan scored 14 off 15 balls with 2 fours before being caught by Hyder Ali. Usman Qadir, who scored 40 off 22 balls in an aggressive manner, was caught out by Mohammad Nawaz in the 9th over.
Ben Duckett and Harry Brooks batting aggressively did not allow the Pakistani bowlers to take wickets.
The two batsmen put on a long and unbeaten stand of 139 runs off 69 balls and both completed their half-centuries. Harry Brooks scored 81 runs off just 35 balls with 8 fours and 5 sixes. Ben Duquette played an innings of 69 runs off 42 balls with 8 fours and a six. Usman Qadir took 2 wickets and Mohammad Hasnain took 1 wicket for Pakistan.
Chasing the target, captain Babar Azam scored just 8 runs out of 17 after being caught by Topley on the boundary in the third over. Mohammad Rizwan also scored 8 runs off 14 balls and was bowled by Topli. Hyder Ali scored only 3 runs and was caught by Moeen Ali off the ball of Adil Rashid. Iftekhar Ahmed’s innings was also limited to 17 runs. Shan Masood and Khushdil Shah took the score forward with a fifth-wicket partnership, but Khushdil Shah was bowled out for 29 off 21 balls while playing high shots.
Shan Masood led the score with Mohammad Nawaz and also completed his first T20I half-century. Pakistan team scored 158 runs for 8 wickets in allotted overs. Defending 221 runs, England won the match by 63 runs. Pakistan made no changes to the squad and England made three changes to the squad. Will Jacks replaces Alex Hales, Mark Wood replaces Luke Wood and Reece Topley replaces David Whaley.
Babar Azam, the captain who won the toss and batted, said that the pitch looks good where a target of 150 to 180 runs will be available, it is not easy to play two matches in a row. England captain Moeen Ali said that he used to win the toss, but now batting first, he has to give big targets and Pakistan need to get quick wickets. Notably, Pakistan beat England by 10 wickets in the second T20 yesterday to level the seven-match series at 1-1.
Pakistan XI captain Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan, Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Muhammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dhani, Muhammad Hasnain and England XI Will Jack, wicketkeeper Phil Salt, David. Mullan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, captain Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Rhys Topley, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Liam Dawson.
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