England vs Pakistan 3rd T20I
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Pakistan and England go head to head in the third T20I in Karachi on September 23, Friday. Both teams have won one game each in the seven-match series so far. England won the first and Pakistan won the second by 10 wickets. The first four games will be played in Karachi while the final three in Lahore. The series is a dress rehearsal for both teams ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia. 

England scored 199/5 batting first in their 20 overs. After a good start from the openers, Moeen Ali’s 55* off 23 balls took the side to that score. Ben Duckett also scored a quick 43 in the middle order. This is England’s first trip to Pakistan in 17 years. The team last toured Pakistan in 2005.

Moeen Ali
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Pakistan openers Babar Azam (110*) and Mohammad Rizwan (88*) took the side home in 19.3 overs and won the game with three balls to spare. This was their fourth 150-plus stand in successful run chases and the highest among all.  Babar roared back to form after scoring just 65 runs across six games in the Asia Cup looking woefully out of form. 

Pakistan vs England 3rd T20I
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“The discussion was we can chase it down, we have done it before and that was the belief in the dressing room. The wicket always plays better under lights and it played better than what we expected. The discussions with Rizwan were to finish the match. I always had the belief (during the run of low scores) and you need that as a sportsman. The team always supported me and kept backing me” said Babar. 

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Pakistan vs England 3rd T20I
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Overall, the two sides have faced each other 23 times so far with England holding a clear advantage, having won 15 times as opposed to Pakistan, who have won 7 such matches, while one match has ended in No Result. The second T20I win in Karachi was Pakistan’s latest win. Among the 23 matches, the two sides have clashed twice in the T20 World Cup as well.

Matches Played- 23

ENG Won – 15

PAK Won – 7

Most Runs For England: Eoin Morgan – 427

Most Wickets For England: Graeme Swann – 17

Most Runs For Pakistan: Babar Azam -416

Most Wickets For Pakistan: Saeed Ajmal – 11

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.