Liam Livingstone of England cricket team hit “the biggest six of all time” during his team’s T20 victory over Pakistan at Headingley.
England levels the series 1-1 after defeating Pakistan in the 2nd T20 by 45 runs. Adil Rashid, Matt Parkinson and Moeen Ali claim 5 wickets combined for 87 runs in their 11 overs.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first however, no one could really stop the fast runs coming as Jos Butler hit a very high-quality half-century followed by Liam Livingstone’s 38 runs on 23 balls and Moeen Ali’s quick 36 runs on 16 balls. The team got out on 200 runs after Muhammad Husnain claiming 3 wickets.
From Pakistan, no one could really set foot on the ground as Sohaib Maqsood and Azam Khan were both stumped off by Rashid and Parkinson respectively.
Fakhar Zaman became victim to Moeen Ali’s clever bowling. Pakistan lost 5 wickets for 34 within six overs in the middle of their innings, from where the shadow of defeat became quick evident.
The tail-enders could do little to save the match and even Shadab’s 36 runs could not help get Pakistan across the line.
At the end of the day, English players were better with both bat and ball and rightfully took the win with a margin of 45 runs.
Moeen Ali was declared the man of the match for his 36 runs and 2 wickets.
2nd T20 – Result: England beat Pakistan by 45 runs #SSCricket
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After the post-match ceremony, Babar talked about how they gave 30 or so runs extra to England. He also pointed out that they weren’t able to carry the momentum that was built in the start of the match. Azam was happy with the spinners, but blamed the fast bowlers for leaking unnecessary runs for the opposition.
In the end also said that they are hopeful for a better match next time as Pakistan has the ability to chase and win matches.
The next match is going to be the decider of the series as currently the teams are drawn at 1-1. 3rd and final T20 to be played on Tuesday at Old Trafford, Manchester.