Sixth T20I: Salt trumps Azam to push Pakistan series into decider
Opener makes unbeaten 88 after the Pakistan captain ratings 87 not out
Opener Phil Salt created a match-winning half-century as England beat Pakistan by 8 gates in the 6th Twenty20 worldwide versus England in Lahore on Friday.
Salt racked up an unbeaten 88 from 41 distributions studded with 13 limits and also 3 6s. The win saw England degree the collection 3-3 and also press it to the decider on Sunday.
Previously, Babar Azam equated to India star Virat Kohli’s document of the fastest male to 3,000 runs in cricket’s quickest layout as Pakistan racked up 169-6.
The Pakistan captain, that struck an unbeaten 59-ball 87 for his 27th half century, got to 3,000 T20I runs in 81 innings as he secured the residence group’s total amount after they were sent out in to bat.
Azam struck Richard Gleeson for a 6 to sign up with Indian duo of Rohit Sharma (3,694 runs in 140 suits) and also Kohli (3,663 in 108), New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (3,497 in 112) and also Ireland’s Paul Stirling (3,011 in 114) in the landmark.
Azam struck 3 6s and also 7 limits and also included 48 for the 4th gate with Iftikhar Ahmed (31) and also 47 for the 3rd with Haider Ali (18 ).
Sam Curran (2-26) and also David Willey (2-32) were the effective England bowlers.
Pakistan handed a T20I launching to 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Haris as they relaxed Mohammad Rizwan.
Rapid bowler Haris Rauf was additionally relaxed, giving way for Shahnawaz Dahani.
England relaxed the speed duo of Mark Timber and also Chris Woakes to generate Reece Topley and also Gleeson.
England defeated Pakistan by 8 gates.
Pakistan: 169-6 (Babar Azam 87 not out, Iftikhar Ahmed 31, Sam Curran 2-26, David Willey 2-32)
England: 170-2 in 14.3 overs (Phil Salt 88 not out, Alex Hales 27, Ben Duckett 26 not out, Dawid Malan 26, Shadab Khan 2-34)
Following suit: Sunday, Lahore