round the wicket, a crashing drive to finish on a personal high, but that's a thumping riposte from England, who nudge back into a 2-1 series lead
Ben Duckett and Harry Brook's 139-run partnership is ENG's highest for the 4th wicket in T20Is, breaking the record of 112 between Pietersen and Eoin Morgan
11.22pm Another one done, four more to come. Sunday is our next outing in Karachi, although we'll be back for the women's ODI between England and India at Lord's tomorrow morning. See you then!
Harry Brook: "It was very nice to get out there and have a match winning performance tonight. It was quite similar to the other night. Every pitch has been fairly similar. Just hitting through the line of the ball and trying to play on the front foot as much as possible, really. I was just trying to get [Duckett] on strike - he's so good against spin, it's ridiculous."
Babar Azam, speaking in Urdu, admits the bowling wasn't up to the mark, and that they need to 'apna plan execute'. Happy to see Shan back in form though.
Moeen Ali "Brooky, hopefully he grows and becomes one of those top, top players. All got a bit of experience from the PSL, Jacks took it to the bowlers, the future for England cricket is amazing. Wood bowled serious, serious pace, great to have him back, he's a massive part of our team."
Mark Wood: "First game for England since March, one club game for Ashington. Pakistan crowd very supportive, Babar and Rizwan played really well last time so a big wicket, Toppers bowled a great over so that allowed me to attack. I've done loads of time in the gym and lots of running, but nothing the same as a game. You tend to be a bit fresh after seven months out, but can I keep those speeds up. What's important for me is not to go too hard now and not be ready for Australia. Today was a good day, the crowd was flying, but can I repeat that.
10.56pm Well, which was the bigger thumping, Pakistan's ten-wicket win last night or England's 63-run reply tonight? The former is the more statistically historical, but really, this was a no-contest in the second innings, after the loss of Babar and Rizwan in the Powerplay. Mark Wood bowled absolute rockets at times, and Reece Topley was quietly impressive in his own comeback. But the damage was done in England's innings, most notably by Harry Brook, who launched it for his unbeaten 81 from 35.
Haris: "I think more than yesterday, today's game goes on to show how important Rizwan and Babar are. "
Furqan: "No Buttler, Bairstow and Livingstone, still two 200 scores by England. They will be a real team to watch in the WC."
James : "Wasim and Waqar on commentary enjoyed the 150k yorker from Wood at 18.6. And when your yorker impresses those 2 ..." Yes indeed...
spanked hard out of the blockhole, straight at cover, Masood's work is done
fired into the toes from round the wicket, squirted to the off side
Adam: "Every 6 is 1000 usd to flood relief, Shan masood s doing god s work!!" This is very true.
cracked out to deep midwicket. Another single
right underneath the launch into the covers! Dawson dances in the deep but the ball swirled and dipped on him, and falls short of the fielder!
right up to the blockhole from over the wicket, pressed out to cover
Welcome back Mark Wood. That was fun
hot yorker! Did mightily well to dig that out! Squeezed off the toe to fine leg
retreats to leg, swipes for self-preservation, top-edged into the covers. Rauf has pace of his own, of course, but he wasn't hanging around there!
hits the pitch from back of a length, deflected to fine leg
swinging down the leg side. A few more of those might help the cause...
I think it's safe to say this one is done now... but Masood has a juicy red-inker looming here
round the wicket, very full, and run out at the bowler's end! Tip and run from Qadir, Moeen picks up swiftly at mid-off, and fires down the stumps with a dead-eyed underarm
round the wicket, full length outside off, pushed to point
lofted to mid-off, and that's the end of Nawaz. Lovely flighted googly, dipping as he swung through the line, not dissimilar to Rashid's first, as Brook swallows with ease.
big swing across the line, beaten by the googly
swings through the pull-sweep, off the legs behind square
dumped over the ropes at long-on! It's a personal mission now for Masood, and he's taking the fight to the bitter end
rocking back, and chopped to the off side
attempted reverse sweep, and England review. Seems the umpire reckoned there was bat first, but let's see. It was certainly adjacent. But that is very batty indeed. On we go
89 off 18... I mean, it's not impossible?
angled bat, and jabbed down to the off-side
|National Stadium, Karachi|
|Toss||Pakistan, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||England led the 7-match series 2-1|
|Match number||T20I no. 1795|
|Match days||23 September 2022 - night (20-over match)|
Over 20 • PAK 158/8England won by 63 runs