ENG vs PAK 2nd T20I Match: Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to field.© AFP
England won the toss and opted to field in the second T20I of the three-match series at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday, August 30. England and Pakistan both 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. Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan picked two wickets apiece while Iftikhar Ahmed accounted for the dismissal of opposition skipper Eoin Morgan. Morgan’s men lost four wickets for just 14 runs in the space of 19 deliveries during a spell, following the pressure generated by the slow bowlers. (Live Scorecard)
Live Scorecard of England vs Pakistan 2nd T20I played at Old Trafford, Manchester
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.
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.
Fakhar Zaman gets the first boundary of his innings, hitting the length ball through backward point on a quick outfield.
Spin introduced early as Moeen Ali shares new ball
Moeen Ali has been introduced into the attack. Ali will start off with no slip, bowling over the wicket to Babar.
A good first over
Mahmood ensures just five runs off the opening over, despite the boundary from the first delivery by Azam. Zaman is yet to get off the mark, having faced three deliveries.
Babar Azam starts off with a boundary following a back of length delivery by Mahmood, which the batsman smashes through midwicket.
We’re ready for live action
The umpires are walking out to the middle. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman open the batting for Pakistan, with Saqib Mahmood set to bowl the first over. We’re ready to rumble.
Pakistan: Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.
England: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood.
Morgan confirms Jordan’s return ahead of schedule
“It might be a little bit slower. We’ve gone with the same side. Chris Jordan is obviously back ahead of schedule. He’s been one of the most sought-after bowlers in the world,” says Eoin Morgan.
“We also planned to bowl first but the toss isn’t in our hands. The wicket is good and we’ll hope to post a big total. We’ve got the same team. Wahab is an outstanding bowler. We’re leaving him out due to the team combinations – we don’t want three left-arm seamers,” adds Babar Azam.
England skipper Eoin Morgan has won the toss and opted to field.
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the second match in the three-match T20I series between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester.
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