England(ENG) vs Pakistan(PAK) 2nd T20I live Updates: England Off To Rapid Start In Chase Of Pakistan’s 196

ENG vs PAK 2nd T20I Live Updates: England Off To Rapid Start In Chase Of Pakistans 196

ENG vs PAK 2nd T20I Match: Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to field.© AFP

Pakistan posted a total of 195/4 in 20 overs after being sent in to bat by hosts England, in the second T20I of the three-match series at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday, August 30. Skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez scored half-centuries, to help the visitors post their highest T20I score against England. Spinner Adil Rashid picked two wickets with pacers Tom Curran and Chris Jordan accounting for a wicket apiece. Both sides named unchanged sides from the first T20I. The first clash at the same venue was abandoned due to rain with the hosts reaching 131/6 in 16.1 overs, following a 42-ball 71 by opener Tom Banton before the game was called off. (Live Scorecard)

Live Scorecard of England vs Pakistan 2nd T20I played at Old Trafford, Manchester

  • 21:04 (IST)


    Jonny Bairstow picks up a slower delivery by Mohammad Amir early, freeing his arms and hitting the ball over square midwicket for a six. 

  • 21:02 (IST)

    England cross the 50-run mark!

    England have reached 53/0 in five overs, as openers Tom Banton and Jonny Bairstow register a confident start to the chase of 196.

  • 20:56 (IST)


    Jonny Bairstow follows up the boundary with a six off Amir, freeing his arms and hitting the length ball over long leg.

  • 20:54 (IST)


    Jonny Bairstow continues to attack, hitting the slower delivery by Mohammad Amir who is introduced into the attack, finely for a boundary. 

  • 20:52 (IST)


    Jonny Bairstow scores his third boundary of the innings, following the six by Tom Banton, directing the ball behind square after going down early. 

  • 20:50 (IST)


    Tom Banton hits the first six of the England chase, reverse-sweeping the delivery by Imad Wasim, with the ball clearing the ropes easily.

  • 20:47 (IST)


    Bairstow makes it two boundaries off as many deliveries, hitting the ball just over extra cover just beyond Mohammad Hafeez who was standing at the edge of the ring.

  • 20:46 (IST)


    Jonny Bairstow scores his first boundary of the innings, heaving the ball through wide mid-on as the ball flies away to the rope following a loose delivery by Shaheen Afridi. 

  • 20:43 (IST)

    Imad Wasim bowls quiet first over!

    Spinner Imad Wasim conceded just three runs after opening the bowling for Pakistan, as Tom Banton and Jonny Bairstow kicked off the English chase of 196.

  • 20:33 (IST)

    England need 196 runs to take 1-0 series lead!

    Pakistan finish the innings with 195 runs for the loss of four wickets, following half-centuries by Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez. England need 196 runs in 20 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. 

  • 20:31 (IST)

    WICKET! Hafeez c Morgan b Curran 69 (36)

    Mohammad Hafeez departs for 69 runs off 36 deliveries in an innings comprising of five boundaries and four sixes, after being deceived by a slower delivery by Tom Curran. Hafeez hit the ball straight in the air, with the England skipper completing a catch at cover. 

  • 20:18 (IST)


    Mohammad Hafeez smashes his fourth six of the innings, off the first delivery of the 19th over by Jordan, hitting the offcutter bowled outside off over cow corner.

  • 20:12 (IST)


    Mohammad Hafeez makes it two consecutive boundaries, hitting the ball straight down the ground as he smashes the length delivery bowled outside off.

  • 20:11 (IST)

    50 for Mohammad Hafeez!

    Mohammad Hafeez completes his 12th International T20 fifty in 93 matches, scooping the full toss over short fine leg.

  • 20:08 (IST)

    WICKET! Malik c Morgan b Jordan 14 (11)

    Shoaib Malik departs as he slices the ball straight to England skipper Eoin Morgan at extra cover, with Morgan leaping to complete the catch.

  • 20:06 (IST)


    Shoaib Malik hits his first boundary of the innings, stepping out and lofting the full delivery bowled outside off by Jordan over mid-off.

  • 20:05 (IST)


    Hafeez continues to attack as Curran bowls a slower delivery at 67mph, which the Pakistan batsman hits over the rope at deep square.

  • 20:01 (IST)


    Hafeez hits a boundary off the free-hit, as he picks the slower ball early, smashing it over the off side.

  • 19:59 (IST)


    Hafeez scores his second six of the innings following a no-ball by Tom Curran, with the Pakistan batsman hitting the full toss over deep backward square.

  • 19:55 (IST)


    Hafeez hits another boundary in a manner quite similar to his previous boundary, as Mahmood bowls a short delivery. The Pakistan batsman has now made it two boundaries off the pacer’s over.

  • 19:52 (IST)


    Mohammad Hafeez hits a boundary straight down the ground, smashing the back of length delivery by Mahmood over the bowler’s head.

  • 19:47 (IST)

    Shoaib Malik walks in!

    Shoaib Malik is the next batsman for Pakistan, as skipper Babar Azam departs following a half-century.

  • 19:43 (IST)

    WICKET! Azam c Billings b Rashid 56 (44)

    Babar Azam departs for 56 runs off 44 deliveries, hitting the slow, turning delivery down to Sam Billings at mid-wicket.

  • 19:40 (IST)


    Mohammad Hafeez hits the ball over deep square leg, for a six following a short delivery by Saqib Mahmood as Pakistan continue to score freely.

  • 19:37 (IST)

    50 for Babar Azam!

    Babar Azam brings up his half-century, with a second consecutive boundary as the Pakistan captain leads from the front. 

  • 19:34 (IST)


    Another boundary for Babar Azam, who pulls the ball through midwicket.

  • 19:33 (IST)


    Babar Azam continues to attack, dabbing the ball through the vacant slip cordon down to third man for a boundary.

  • 19:31 (IST)

    Mohammad Hafeez in at No.3!

    Mohammad Hafeez is the new man in for Pakistan, as Fakhar Zaman departs for 36 off 22 deliveries.

  • 19:28 (IST)

    WICKET! Zaman c Banton b Rashid 36 (22)

    Fakhar Zaman departs for 36, as he attempts to pull the wide delivery bowled outside the off stump, failing to generate the connection needed. Banton completes a catch off the top-edge, running in from long-on as England celebrate a breakthrough.

  • 19:25 (IST)


    Fakhar Zaman smashes his first six of the innings, clearing the front leg to hit the googly pitched outside leg stump into the stands.

  • 19:20 (IST)


    Babar Azam continues to hit boundaries, directing the opening delivery by Lewis Gregory who has been introduced into the attack, over mid-off.

  • 19:18 (IST)


    Babar Azam picks up the length early, moving his feet quickly to hit the Adil Rashid delivery through midwicket for a boundary!

  • 19:15 (IST)

    Pakistan dominate powerplay!

    Pakistan have crossed the 50-run mark in the first powerplay, scoring 51 for no loss. The two openers seem set on the pitch, as Morgan looks for a breakthrough.

  • 19:12 (IST)


    Zaman gets his fifth boundary in the innings, opening the face of his bat to steer the short ball over the vacant slip cordon for four.

  • 19:11 (IST)


    Fakhar Zaman continues to attack, clearing the front leg to whack the ball straight past Chris Jordan down the ground for his fourth boundary.

  • 19:09 (IST)


    Babar Azam joins the party, cutting a loose delivery from Chris Jordan to the point boundary.

  • 19:07 (IST)


    Fakhar Zaman makes it three boundaries for him, pulling the slower delivery by Curran behind square, beating the fielder at short fine leg.

  • 19:04 (IST)

    Tom Curran into the attack!

    Morgan has introduced young pacer Tom Curran into the attack, following the introduction of Chris Jordan who conceded nine runs in his opening over.

  • 19:03 (IST)


    Fakhar Zaman gets a second boundary off Chris Jordan’s first delivery after being introduced into the attack. Zaman squeezes the low full toss through extra cover for a boundary.

  • 18:57 (IST)


    Fakhar Zaman gets the first boundary of his innings, hitting the length ball through backward point on a quick outfield.

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