Pakistan and England face off against each other in the second T20I in Karachi on September 22. The hosts won the first of the seven matches to be played in the series. The first four games will be played in Karachi while the final three in Lahore.
PCB officials welcomed England for their latest series in the country after 17 years. After the T20I series, both teams will be playing a three-match Test series in Rawalpindi, Multan and Karachi respectively. All the top 10 teams have announced their squads for the T20 World Cup and hence the series will be an important one for both teams.
Pakistan lost the first T20I as they did not score enough runs with the bat. From being 85/1 in the first 10 overs, they were restricted to 158/7 in their 20 overs. Luke Wood on debut took 3 for 25 for England. Mohammad Rizwan scored 68 but Babar Azam‘s poor form since the Asia Cup has continued. He scored 31 off 24 balls and was dismissed at the wrong time.
Alex Hales on his return for England scored 53 off 40 balls to set up the win for England. Harry Brooke scored 42 off 25 balls to take his team over the line.
“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 stand-in skipper Moeen Ali on Hales’ innings.
PAK vs ENG Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of National Stadium, Karachi- England Tour Of Pakistan 2022, 2nd T20I
All seven T20I matches will start at 7.30 pm local time in Karachi. The National Stadium will host the first four games. The temperature for the PAK vs ENG 2nd T20I is expected to be around 27 degrees in the evening.
There will be a lot of humidity and dew is also expected to play a part in the contest. Humidity is expected to be around 75 per cent with no clouds in the sky or any rain threat. Karachi has hosted 8 T20Is so far. Dew is expected to play an important role in the games. England won the first game chasing and chasing is expected to be the norm in the rest of the matches as well.