PAK vs ENG 3rd T20I: Harry, Wood Sail England to Easy Victory

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PAK vs ENG 3rd T20I Match Highlight
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PAK vs ENG 3rd T20I Match Highlight: England beat Pakistan in the 3rd T20I by a huge margin of 63 runs. In the back-to-back match, The visitors posted a massive total of 221. The hosts failed to reach the target and scored 158 for 8 in 20 overs.

PAK vs ENG 3rd T20I Match Highlight

Match Summary

After winning the toss, Pakistan elected to bowl first. England after being put in to bat first again by Pakistan scored a massive total of 221. They scored 199 in the previous match. But on Friday, they did much, far better. Will Jacks’ quickfire 40 gave England the proper start. It was the combination between Duckett and Brook that pulled the game away from Pakistan.

Dahani proved to be extremely costly, conceding more than 60 runs in four overs. Which helped England score a total in excess of 200. Qadir took a handful of wickets, but he was also price. He conceded nearly 50 runs in four overs. Pakistan chased 200 without breaking a sweat the previous night. But the momentum shifted toward England early with that innings.

During the chase, once Babar and Rizwan got out, it was game over. The rest was a formality. with Masood treating himself to a donation that should boost his credentials. Wood’s blistering pace knocked off Pakistan’s hitters. He reached 150kph in the very first over. The cushion of such a large target allowed him to ratchet it up to 11.

Match Takeaway

Seeing Wood in such form is great news for England ahead of the T20 World Cup. England also had another hitter in Harry on their team now.

The game ended predictably as Pakistan escaped being bowled out. This should be their one positive takeaway from this encounter. Though, they have to work hard on their middle order.

What POTM said:

Player of the match, Harry Brooks scored 81 off 35. In post-match presentation, he said, “It was very nice to get out there and have a match-winning performance tonight. It was quite similar to the other night. Every pitch has been fairly similar. Just hitting through the line of the ball and trying to play on the front foot as much as possible, really. I was just trying to get [Duckett] on strike – he’s so good against spin, it’s ridiculous.”

The team will now meet on 25th September, Sunday in Karachi. England will try to move toward clenching series. On the other hand, Pakistan will try to cover the lead.

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