- Sep 23, 2023
- Apr 11, 2023
The 6th T20I between Pakistan and England took place at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. England, who were trailing 2-3, won the toss and chose to bowl. Pakistan was provided a great start by Babar Azam, who held firm at one end.
But the move to open with Mohammad Harris did not work out as he was dismissed by Richard Gleeson for just 7. Following his dismissal, Shan Masood and Haider Ali fell to David Willey and Sam Curran respectively as Pakistan was meandering at 62-3.
It took a quick knock from Iftikhar Ahmed, who made 31 from 21 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes, to get Pakistan back on track but when he was dismissed with the score at 110-4. Pakistan could not get going in the end as England put the brakes on Pakistan’s run-scoring.
Asif Ali and Mohammad Nawaz were dismissed at the end by David Willey and Reece Topley which kept Pakistan down to just 169 runs in their 20 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. Pakistan’s middle-order, once again, was exposed but it was Babar Azam’s valiant knock of 87 runs in 59 balls which helped the team reach a competitive score.
Later, it was England who dominated throughout the second innings. Phil Salt shattered the Pakistan’s bowling attack right from the get-go. Phil Salt scored a superb 88 from 41 balls with 13 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 214.63. Alex Hales also got off to a good start and scored a quickfire 27 from 12 balls with 4 fours and 1 six. He was dismissed by Shadab Khan.
David Malan came in at no. 3 and scored 26 from 18 deliveries before he fell leg before wicket to Shadab Khan. Ben Duckett came in and finished it off with a good innings of 26 from 16 balls. England overhauled Pakistan’s total of 169-6 with ease.
The series is tied at 3-3 and the final match will be played in Lahore on Sunday. Twitter was abuzz, let us take a look at the reactions here:
Phil Salt in first 5 T20Is vs Pakistan: 10(10), 30(27), 8(6), 8(4), 3(6)
In 6th T20I : 65*(23), Eng 117/1 in 8 overs
— Manoj Dimri (@manoj_dimri) September 30, 2022
Phil Salt's Match-Winning 88* | Pakistan vs England | 6th T20I 2022 | pic.twitter.com/cGBwBdZHUi
— AR URDU NEWS (@arurdunews) October 1, 2022
Most runs scored by the England men in a T20 powerplay
89/3- vs SA 2016
82/1- vs Pakistan 2022
73/0- vs India 2018
England did score 90/3 in the first 6 overs of an 11 a side match vs NZ 2019.
— James McCaghrey (@McLovinstatto) September 30, 2022
— Jamie Dawson (@JLDawson1989) September 30, 2022
Pakistan vs England t20 series pic.twitter.com/oQw21Qq8Og
— dobby deol (@sadjokester) September 25, 2022
_*🍁Aggressive Batting By Phil Salt | Pakistan vs England | 6th T20I 2022 | PCB |*_
— Ahsan khan (@Ahsan23804785) September 30, 2022
☹️ Do something Pakistani team. Drink some secret juice. #PakistanvsEngland
— MAHESH PANTH (@MaheshPanthSEO) September 30, 2022
Pakistan vs England gets the finale everyone wanted: a Sunday-night decider in front of a full house in Lahore
— Matt Roller (@mroller98) September 30, 2022
Pakistan vs England 6th T20 explained pic.twitter.com/e8lMRCLU3J
— Ctrl C Ctrl Memes 45 (@Ctrlmemes_) October 1, 2022