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England vs Pakistan 2nd T20I Highlights: ENG make short work of chase of 196

England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) 2nd T20 Highlights: Eoin Morgan (66) and David Malan (54*), who hit the winning runs, put on a 100+ partnership to take the hosts to a relatively comfortable win. England lead the three-match series 1-0.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 30, 2020 10:28:34 pm
ENG v PAKShadab Khan took 3 of the 5 England wickets that fell. (Twitter/PCB)

England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) 2nd T20 Highlights: England, chasing 196 for victory in the 2nd T20I vs Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday, won by 5 wickets with 5 balls to spare.

Pakistan had put up 195/4 in 20 overs, building on Babar Azam’s 56 and Mohammad Hafeez’s 69. In reply, England came out firing on all cylinders. Eoin Morgan (66) and David Malan (54*), who hit the winning runs, put on a 100+ partnership to take the hosts to a relatively comfortable win. England lead the three-match series 1-0.

Match EndedPakistan tour of England, 2020 - 2nd T20I

England

199/5 (19.1)
vs

Pakistan

195/4 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 2nd T20I )
England beat Pakistan by 5 wickets

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England vs Pakistan 2nd T20I Highlights:

22:20 (IST)30 Aug 2020
ENG win by 5 wickets

A four to end. Malan with the winning runs. England have chased down the target with 5 balls to spare and 5 wicket in hand. They made what should have been a commanding chase look like a walk in the park. They lead the three-match series 1-0.

22:17 (IST)30 Aug 2020
England need 1 to win in 1 over

With a run-a-ball chase required, Billings and Malan are content to try to take singles after pushing it past the infield. Malan brings up his 50 with one such push through the cover-point region. His fifty coming off 35 balls. Billings scoops for four to take England into the 190s and calm some nerves. One shot away from the win now. And he follows up with a straight four down the ground. 1 run to win. But he is caught off the last ball. he goes for a 5-ball 10. England need just 1 run to win with 1 over remaining. 

22:11 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Shadab strikes again

Another wicket! Moeen Ali falls for 1. Shadab strikes again. His third scalp! Is there a twist in the tail in this match? Malan has seen two partners depart quickly. England 184/4 after 18, need 12 more to win off 12. Billings joins Malan.

22:06 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Morgan out for 66 off 33

Malan moves into the 40s with a pull against Haris Rauf. But then there's a wicket against the run of play. Morgan is caught in the deep off Rauf. He falls for 66 off 33 balls. England 178/3 after 16.5, need 18 off 19 balls.

22:02 (IST)30 Aug 2020
100 partnership

Imad Wasim bowls the 16th. Malan brings up the 100 partnership - off 57 balls - with a four cut past point. He then follows up with a lofted drive over extra cover. ENG need 23 in 4 overs

21:57 (IST)30 Aug 2020
50 for Morgan - Skipper in complete control of chase

Amir, who came on to the field for a bit, is back on the sidelines. The Pakistan players have a discussion with the umpire before that. Looks at the moment Amir will not be bowling any more today. More pressure for Pakistan. Shaheen bowls the 15th. And Morgan lays into the pacer in the over! 20 runs in the over! Morgan hits a six early in the over and ends the over with three back-to-back fours. Eoin Morgan in control of this chase. ENG 162/2 after 15, need just 34 off 30 balls.

21:49 (IST)30 Aug 2020
ENG need 54 in 6 overs

Shadab is back into the attack in the 14th, even as Amir seen gingerly running around on the sidelines. He went off with a hamstring issue earlier, Pakistan desperately need him to be back and produce a bit of magic. Malan joins the party finally, goes down on his knees and slogs a six. ENG 142/4 after 14, need 54 in 6 overs.

21:46 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Morgan's innings takes England towards tough target

Rauf is also laid into by Morgan in the 13th over. The captain goes down on his knees and slogs a six The required run rate is brought down below 10 with that. Morgan has rapidly moved into the 40s, while Malan at the other end, who came in at 3, is still on 19. Morgan swats a straight four to long off to end the over. Morgan's innings has made England the favourites to seal this chase now. ENG 130/2 after 13, need 66 off 42.

21:41 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Morgan attacks Iftikhar - England need 79 off 48

Haris Rauf bowls a tidy 11th over. Just 5 runs in that over. Morgan lays into Iftikhar in the next over though. A six to start off and a four to end the over from the captain. Malan cuts one shot for four in the over too. England are building another partnership again. ENG 117/2 after 12, need 79 off 48

21:31 (IST)30 Aug 2020
ENG 94/2 after 10

Morgan and Malan being hurried a little by Iftikhar's pin but they manage to take a single or a double off almost very ball. After the first 10 overs, they are 94/2. 102 more needed. All to play for at this halfway stage in this second innings.

21:27 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Morgan takes charge

Eoin Morgan walks in at 4 to face the hat-trick ball. Off the next ball, there are again big LBW appeals. Pakistan go for a Review but this time the decision goes England's way. After Shadab's over turned the game dramatically, Pakistan goes to Iftikhar for some more spin in the 8th over. Malan plays a clever shot to open the face of the bat and play it to the third man boundary for four. Shadab is slogged by Morgan for a six to start the 9th over. And Morgan ends the over with a four. Morgan taking charge of the chase. ENG 88/2 after 9

21:15 (IST)30 Aug 2020
2 Wickets

Pakistan get the breakthrough! Shadab Khan gets the wicket. Bairstow gets a top edge as he goes to sweep. Imad Wasim takes an easy catch. Bairstow falls for 44 off 24. A brilliant inning sfrom him to get England off to a perfect start. Pakistan finally have a window into the game. David Malan in at 3. Tom Banton is LBW off the next ball! Shadab is on a hat-trick! England have suddenly lost both their openers. ENG 66/2 after 6.3

21:08 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Amir problem for Pakistan

Bairstow creams Amir for a six to midwicket at the beginning of the 6th over too. Pakistan have a mini-team-meeting, with senior player Shoaib Malik having a lot to say. A lengthy delay with Amir in some discomfort with his hamstring. The physio is out there. This could really hamstring Pakistan, who only have five bowlers today. ENG 61/0 after 5.4

21:03 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Bairstow goes big

Amir enters the attack in the 4th over and is welcomed by a serious pounding from Bairstow. A four and a six to start off. Shaheen Afridi bowls a tighter over in the 5th. Bairstow goes for a big shot off a free hit but cannot get the ball to reach the ropes. England cross 50 in the 5th over. They are on track in this chase owing to this flier. ENG 53/0 after 5

20:51 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Openers get ENG off to flier

Shaheen Afridi bowls the 2nd over with a slip in place. Bairstow gets two boundaries in the over, the first with an air of luck, but the second with a smash through the covers. Banton gets into the act as Wasim continues in the 3rd over. Bairstow sweeps Wasim for four too. ENG 30/0 after 3, with runs beginning to flow now.

20:44 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Chase begins

Imad Wasim begins the attack for Pakistan.Banton and Bairstow open for England. They see out the over from the left arm spinner today. Just three runs in the first over to start the chase. ENG 3/0 after 1

20:29 (IST)30 Aug 2020
PAK- 195/4 after 20 overs

Tom Curran [who has already gone for 39 in 3 overs ] is back into the attack! Keeps it quiet in the first four balls off the last over. six runs so far and then Hafeez goes for the big hit but is gone for 69 off 36 balls. A single off the last ball and PAK end with 195/4 after 20 ovs - their highest-ever T20I total against England 

20:25 (IST)30 Aug 2020
SIXXXXXXX!

WOW! Hafeez is on fire. Once again reads the slower short ball early and pulls it all the away for a huge hit! Once again on the first ball of the over, Pakistan has a big hit. PAK-183/3 after 19.1 overs

20:16 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Take a bow!
20:15 (IST)30 Aug 2020
FOUR! Fifty for Hafeez

How good is Hafeez? Aging like fine wine!

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