On Friday, Phil Salt played a spectacular inning of 88 runs in just 41 balls and led England to win the sixth T20I against Pakistan by eight wickets and 33 spare balls in hand and leveled the series by 3-3. Both teams won three matches each, and only one match of the series is left behind, which will decide the series winner.
England won the toss and elected to bowl first with their medium-fast bowlers against Pakistan’s batting order. Pakistan team made two changes in this match as they rest the leading run-scorer, Mohammad Rizwan, and leading wicket-taker, Haris Rauf.
Pakistan brought Mohammad Haris for his T20 debut in place of Rizwan and Dahani in place of Rauf.
Pakistan’s two openers, Babar Azam and debutant Muhammad Haris came to face the English bowlers. Haris got out on seven runs by Richard Gleeson in the 3rd over, which was not a good debutant inning from him. In the next over, Pakistan lost Shan Masood’s wicket, who didn’t score any runs.
Later, Haider Ali came, who made some partnership with captain Babar Azam, but after scoring eight runs, he got out by Sam Curran in the 9th over. Pakistan was at 63 runs on the loss of three wickets, but when Ifthikhar came, the score moved, as he hit two sixes and two fours.
Babar and Ifthikar’s partnership was going well, but in the 15th over, Ifthikar got out on 31 runs by Sam. Later, Asif Ali and Muhammad Nawaz also got out by the English bowlers, but Babar stayed on the crease and played a spectacular inning of 87 runs off 59 balls. The Pakistan team set a target of 170 runs for England to win the sixth T20I.
England openers Phil Salt and Alex Hales came to chase the target, and they both played very well as they made a 55 runs partnership off 23 balls until Hales got out by Shadab Khan.
Later, David Malan came with Phil, who scored 28 runs off 18 balls until he got out by Shadab, but on the other hand, Phil made his spectacular half-century on just 19 balls.
Later, Phil and Ben Duckett stayed on the crease, chased the target, and won the match by eight wickets and 33 spare balls in hand. Phil Salt played a spectacular inning of 88 runs off 41 balls, in which he hit 13 fours and three sixes, and it was his highest score in T20I.
Both teams are at level and won three matches each, and the winner of the series will be decided on Sunday with the last match.