England’s stand-in skipper Jos Buttler top-scored with 59 earlier than their spinners ripped via the Pakistan batting unit to seal a 45-run win within the second Twenty20 International and level the series at 1-1 on Sunday.
Chasing 201 runs to win at Headingley, Pakistan’s openers made a brilliant begin with the bat however misplaced their method after England quick bowler Saqib Mahmood dismissed captain Babar Azam (22) within the sixth over.
England tightened their grip within the center overs as leg-spinner Adil Rashid eliminated Mohammad Rizwan and Sohaib Maqsood in his second spell.Off-spinner Moeen Ali eliminated Mohammad Hafeez and Fakhar Zaman cheaply as Pakistan have been left tottering at 95-5.
Azam Khan was stumped off Matt Parkinson’s leg-break, earlier than Mahmood returned to rip via the decrease order and limit the vacationers to 155-9 in 20 overs.
Earlier, Buttler marked his return to the nationwide staff together with his 14th T20I fifty as England have been bowled out for 200 with a ball to spare.Buttler was declared match after a calf damage and took the captaincy as Eoin Morgan selected to relaxation himself in a bid to rotate his squad forward of this 12 months’s T20 World Cup.
After the hosts misplaced Jason Roy and Dawid Malan within the opening three overs, Buttler and Ali restored order with a brisk 67-run partnership.
Ali ultimately fell for 36, scooping quick bowler Mohammad Hasnain to mid-off, however Buttler accelerated the England run price alongside the hero of the final match Liam Livingstone.
Buttler picked out mid-off for Hasnain’s second wicket of the innings, however Livingstone, contemporary from scoring England’s quickest ever hundred, went on to produce one other entertaining innings for the house supporters.Livingstone managed the most important hit of the day, tonking Haris Rauf’s supply straight over the newly constructed Football Stand.
The right-handed batsman was run out for 38 off 23 balls earlier than the decrease order added one other 35 off the final 4 overs to take England’s rating to 200 for the second consecutive sport – this time to safe victory.Both groups now head to Manchester for the series decider on Tuesday.