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Monday, June 24, 2024

ENG vs PAK 2nd T20I Results

2nd T20I, Birmingham, May 25, 2024, Pakistan tour of England, 2024
England beat Pakistan by 23 runs
England183/7 (20.0 overs)
37 (23)
2/19 (4)
Pakistan160/10 (19.2 overs)
3/41 (3.2)
32 (26)
2/26 (4)
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England vs Pakistan Commentary

5:11 PM IST Right then, that wraps up this second T20I where England emerged as the dominant force over the visiting Pakistan! Next up is the third T20I, scheduled for the 28th of May, Tuesday at 11pm IST (5.30pm GMT). Be sure to join us early for all the pre-match build-up! Until then, cheers and goodbye!
5:09 PM IST Jos Buttler is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his outstanding knock of 84 off 51 balls. He says the team was focused on winning the game and there were great performances from everybody. Appreciates Jofra Archer and says that it was a really positive performance from him and is glad that he is back. Further adds that they have to give him games but also be mindful about resting him. Concludes by appreciating Chris Jordan for the way he bowled the last two overs and says it was exceptional stuff.
5:09 PM IST Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan, says that they bowled well but lacked in batting. Adds that they failed in stitching partnerships and lauds Fakhar Zaman's efforts. Shares that their top four are flexible and the order changes depending on the form.  Further says that the way Fakhar batted was impressive. Feels that if his partnership with Fakhar had lasted a few overs more, things would have been different. Lauds the bowling effort of Imad Wasim and adds that he is a very clever bowler and has improved a lot in batting too. Tells that they are not much concerned with the form of Shadab Khan. Ends by saying that their team is more or less settled ahead of the World Cup.
5:07 PM IST Time for the Presentation Ceremony..
5:00 PM IST Earlier in the game, Pakistan began strongly with Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim exerting control over the initial overs, resulting in the early dismissal of Phil Salt. However, the rest of the bowlers struggled to find their marks, allowing Jos Buttler to dominate with a masterclass in batting. Shadab Khan, in particular, couldn't find his rhythm and conceded lots of runs. At the halfway mark in the innings, the dismissal of Will Jacks brought Jonny Bairstow to the crease, who launched a blistering attack with a quickfire cameo. Despite the onslaught, Pakistan staged a remarkable comeback in the death overs, chipping 5 English wickets for just 25 runs and bringing the game back into balance. Jos Buttler's 84 off 51 balls was a display of pure class, anchoring England's innings. For Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi was the standout bowler with 3 wickets, while Imad Wasim was exceptional too, taking 2 wickets for just 19 runs in his 4 overs.
4:59 PM IST Pakistan got off to a disastrous start, with Mohammad Rizwan falling in the very first over, quickly followed by Saim Ayub, leaving them at a precarious 14/2. However, Fakhar Zaman arrived with a counter-attacking mindset, smashing four boundaries in his first four balls to settle the nerves and stabilise the innings which proved to be a change of fortune for the visitors. Babar Azam soon found his rhythm as well, and the boundaries began to flow at ease. Together, Fakhar and Babar led Pakistan to a strong recovery, reaching 55/2 by the end of the Powerplay. Unfortunately, Babar couldn't capitalize on his promising start and was dismissed a couple of overs later. This triggered a collapse, with three more wickets falling in quick succession, causing Pakistan to slip further in their chase. Despite Iftikhar Ahmed and Imad Wasim's efforts to take the game deep, the asking rate proved too high to get a grasp off, and the visitors were bundled out for 160 runs, ultimately losing the game by 23 runs.
4:55 PM IST It's been an extraordinary display of bowling prowess from England to clinch this game by a margin of 23 runs. The bold move to open the bowling with Moeen Ali paid rich dividends for Jos Buttler and his squad, as they swiftly dismissed the dangerous Mohammad Rizwan for a duck. Reece Topley then entered the fray, snaring the wicket of Saim Ayub, amplifying the hosts' early advantage. However, just as England seemed to be firmly in control, a spirited third-wicket partnership between Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam shifted the momentum briefly. Moeen Ali's crucial breakthrough, dismissing Babar, opened the floodgates for the rest of the bowling unit to make inroads. This England team displayed immense character in the field, complemented by exceptional bowling, despite some resilience from the opposition, ultimately securing them the victory to lead the 4-match series 1-0.
End of over 19.22 runs
PAK: 160/10CRR: 8.28RRR: 36
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Reece Topley:3.2-0-41-3

Reece Topley to Shaheen Afridi, no run

OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! All over for Pakistan! England win by 23 runs and go 1-0 up in the series! Topley slants this one back into the left-hander, on a length, on middle and leg, Shaheen Afridi backs away and goes for a heave across the line. Hits it towards the longer square boundary and fails to get the distance. Skies it towards deep mid-wicket where Phil Salt sprints across to his right and slides to grab it near his chest. Topley ends with 3 wickets to his name.


Reece Topley to Shaheen Afridi, 2 runs

Topley bowls it from over the wicket and goes full, at the batter, Shaheen Afridi swipes it off the inner half of the bat in front of deep mid-wicket and collects a couple of runs.

4:52 PM IST Reece Topley (3-0-39-2) will bowl the final over for England! Pakistan need 26 off 6 balls.
End of over 195 runs
PAK: 158/9CRR: 8.32RRR: 26
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Chris Jordan to Shaheen Afridi, 1 run

Delivers a low full toss, on off, Shaheen Afridi digs it out down the ground to long off for only a single. Just 18 runs have come off the last three overs. This has been excellent death bowling from England.

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ENG vs PAK Venue Details

Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
Edgbaston, Birmingham
PitchBatting friendly
Matches Won
Batting First8 Won (100%)
Bowling First0 Won (0.00%)
Temperature, 18.03C, Clouds
Humidity - 63%Wind Speed 5.14 meter/sec
  • 175Average 1st Innings
  • 146Average 2nd Innings
  • 64.6%PACEPercentage of wickets takes by pacers
  • 35.4%SPINPercentage of wickets takes by spinners
  • 221-5By England vs Australia Highest Total
  • 121-10By India vs England Lowest Total
  • 84 Runs Aaron FinchHighest Individual Score
  • 4/27Chris JordanBest Bowling Figures
Reviews Remaining:ENG - 1 of 2, PAK - 1 of 2

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Match Details

Edgbaston, Birmingham
Pakistan, elected to field
Pakistan in England, 4 T20I Series, 2024
Series Period
22 May 2024 - 30 May 2024
Match Day
25 May 2024 - (20 - over match)
Martin Saggers (ENG), Mike Burns (ENG) and Russell Warren (ENG)
Match Referee
Chris Broad (ENG)