- England beat Pakistan by 63 runs
- England took a 2-1 lead in the series
- Babar breathless before the stormy speed of Mark Wood
PAK vs ENG: England grounded Pakistan in the third T20 International match of the series. Batting first, the visitors put up a huge total of 221 runs and in reply, the hosts were restricted to 158 runs in 20 overs. England’s fast bowler Mark Wood was the hero of this victory.
Mark Wood bowled at lightning speed
The English fast bowler bowled at the speed of light in this match against Pakistan at the National Park in Karachi. He bowled most of the deliveries in his four-over spell at a speed of 150 kilometers per hour. His speed was so lethal that the Pakistani captain, who played a brilliant century in the last match, was dealt cheaply. Babar Azam became the victim of Wood, who bowled at the speed of 156, scoring just 8 runs. The English fast bowler took three wickets for 24 runs in 4 overs in this match.
Apart from Shan Masood, all Pakistani batsmen failed.
Mohammad Rizwan, who had a double century partnership with Babar Azam in the last match, also failed completely in this match. The Pakistani wicket-keeper batsman, who played an unbeaten innings of 88 runs in the second match of the series, returned to the pavilion after scoring just 8 runs in this match.
Only Shan Masood could show the spirit of staying at the crease for Pakistan. Batting at number four, Masood scored 66 runs in 40 balls and was not out till the end. They did not get any support from the other end, as a result Pakistan’s innings came to a halt at 158 for eight in 20 overs. England won the match by a wide margin of 63 runs and took a 2–1 lead in the series after three matches.
Decat-brook laid the foundation of victory
Batting first in this match, two middle order batsmen of England took the news of Pakistani bowlers fiercely. Harry Brooke, who came to bat at number five, scored 81 runs off 35 balls at a strike rate of 231.42 and Ben Duckett added 70 runs off 42 balls at a strike rate of 166.66. Both these batsmen were not out till the end and took England’s innings to 221 runs for just three wickets.