Butler created havoc, England exposed Pakistan's strength, took the lead in the series

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi. Pakistan Cricket Board has faced defeat in the second match of the T20 series on the England tour. This tour is important for the team before entering the T20 World Cup under the captaincy of captain Babar Azam. Batting first, the team scored 183 runs for 7 wickets thanks to captain Jos Buttler's stormy fifty. Chasing the target, Pakistan's batting faltered badly and was all out for 160 runs in 19.2 overs. England has taken a 1-0 lead in the series. The first match could not be played due to rain.

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Pakistan's batting falters
Chasing the target, Pakistan had a very bad start. Mohammad Rizwan returned without opening the account in the first over itself. After this Sam Ayub lost his wicket. Captain Babar Azam along with Fakhar Zaman handled the innings but Moeen Ali dismissed the Pakistani captain for 32 runs and Fakhar was given a return ticket by Liam Livingstone on a score of 45 runs. Shadab Khan, Azam Khan failed to score runs.

Butler missed century
England captain Jos Buttler single-handedly laid the foundation for the team's big score in this match. He scored fifty runs in 34 balls and was out after scoring 84 runs in 51 balls with the help of 8 fours and 3 sixes. Even though he missed the century, he played an important role in taking the team to a respectable score. Will Jacks played an important innings of 37 runs for the team.

Archer's great comeback
England's fast bowler Jofra Archer, who was suffering from injury for a long time, made a great comeback against Pakistan. In this match, he took wickets at the right time for the team and pushed Pakistan on the backfoot in the match. He took 2 wickets for 28 runs in his quota of 4 overs.

first published : May 25, 2024, 10:25 pm IST

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