Pakistan and England go head to head in the second T20I in Karachi on September 22. The hosts won the first game and is leading the seven-match series 1-0 at the moment. The first four games will be played in Karachi and the final three in Lahore.
All the top 8 teams have announced their T20 World Cup squads. various teams are playing bilateral series as dress-rehearsal ahead of the World Cup. The Men in Green are hosting England in Pakistan after 17 years. There is a lot of anticipation around the series.
England put out a clinical performance in the first T20I. Luke Wood on his T20I debut picked up 3 for 24. Alex Hales on his international return scored 53 off 40 balls to set up the win for the hosts. With Jos Buttler missing the first few games, Hales has taken his opportunity in the very first game of the series.
England skipper Moeen Ali praised his teammates for the way they played in the first game. He had a special mention for Hales and Wood.
“Brilliant performance, they got off to a great start, but we pulled things back in the middle overs, the bowlers were excellent. On a tough surface, I thought the batters did well. Rashid and Wood’s debut was outstanding and was a good all-round performance from the bowling unit. We were smart with the chase, Alex Hales, batting after such a long time, he was nervous but showed why he’s one of the best in the country. Brook showed why he’s rated so highly back home, their partnership was wonderful to watch” said Moeen Ali.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam who himself is going through a lean patch with the bat lamented his side not capitalising in the final 10 overs in their batting innings.
“We utilized the batting powerplay well, but we let the momentum slip after the 10th over. Credit to their bowlers, but we were not up to the mark and we didn’t get the partnerships. They worked out the conditions well, but our batters should have done better. We’re trying different combinations before the World cup, we’ll test our bench strength and then go to the tournament with our best team” said Babar.
PAK vs ENG Head-to-Head Records, Pakistan’s Head-to-Head Record Against England – England Tour Of Pakistan 2022, 2nd T20I
Matches Played- 22
ENG Won – 15
PAK Won – 6
Most Runs For England: Eoin Morgan – 427
Most Wickets For England: Graeme Swann – 17
Most Runs For Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez – 324
Most Wickets For Pakistan: Saeed Ajmal – 11