A day earlier, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam had scored a brilliant century and defeated England by 10 wickets, on which the whole of Pakistan was celebrating.
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only took 24 hours Pakistan To come to the ground from the seventh heaven. One side in Nagpur team india Smashing Australia, registered a strong victory. At the same time in Karachi England played a Pakistani band. A day earlier on this ground, the Pakistani captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, who had done historic innings and partnership, had to face the reality within 24 hours. In the third T20 in Karachi, England beat Pakistan with the bat as well as the ball and registered a comfortable 63-run win.
On one hand, there was the Pakistani team, whose performance saw a difference between the ground and the sky within a few hours, while on the other hand, England maintained consistency despite the absence of many veteran players including captain Jos Buttler. Three new batsmen, trying to cement their place in the England team, thrashed them fiercely and took the team to 221 runs.
23 year old killed
Debuting from this match, right-handed young opener Will Jacques made a great start by scoring 40 runs. After this, 23-year-old young batsman Harry Brooke and Ben Duckett blew up the entire Pakistani bowling. Both shared an unbeaten partnership of 139 runs in just 69 balls and reached 221 runs for 3 wickets. Brooke scored 81 runs (8 fours, 5 sixes) in just 35 balls, while Duckett also returned unbeaten after playing a tremendous innings of 70 runs (42 balls, 8 fours, 1 six).
In this match for England, stormy bowler Mark Wood returned from injury after 6 months, while left-arm pacer Reece Topley also got a place in the playing XI. With the arrival of these two bowlers, the situation of Pakistani batting got worse. Babar Azam (8) and Mohammad Rizwan (8) who completely dominated the England bowlers on the night of Thursday 22 September, became the victims of both these bowlers. Wood dismissed Babar, while Topley bowled Rizwan.
Then the bad condition of the middle order
Once again, as Babar and Rizwan were dismissed cheaply, Pakistan’s weak middle order was badly exposed and the English bowlers easily breached it. However, Shan Masood played a fine innings for Pakistan and proved his selection to some extent in the World Cup squad. Left-armer Masood, who has been in good form this year, played an impressive innings in just his third T20I. He kept scoring runs for Pakistan from one end and returned unbeaten on 65. Pakistan team could score only 158 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 8 wickets.
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