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England set a target of 184 runs after putting to bat first

England captain Jos Buttler scored 84 runs off 51 balls with the help of 8 fours and 3 sixes

England has given Pakistan a target of 184 runs for victory in the second T20I being played at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, thanks to the brilliant innings of 84 runs by captain Jos Buttler.

As England opened the innings, Buttler along with Phil Salt gave their team a 25-run start. 

However, in the third over of the innings, Imad Wasim came to the bowling and finished Salt’s work on the first ball.

Buttler was then joined by youngster Will Jacks and the duo put on a fine display of 71 runs for the second wicket.

Jacks scored 37 runs off 23 balls with the help of 2 sixes and 4 fours, but he failed to understand a slower ball from Haris Rauf and was caught by Shadab at point.

Buttler at the other end scored a half-century and added another 48 runs along with Jonny Bairstow to take the score to 144.

Bairstow’s innings of 25 runs, studded with 2 sixes and two fours, came to an end at the hands of Shaheen Shah Afridi, while in the next over, Imad also completed the work of the dangerous Harry Brook, giving the team another important wicket.

The English captain played an innings of 84 runs off 51 balls, studded with 8 fours and three sixes, but once again Harris got Buttler going with the help of Shadab.

Shaheen also sent Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan back to the pavilion in his last over to give the team two more wins.

The England team scored 183 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted overs.

On behalf of the visitors, Shaheen Afridi bagged three wickets while Imad Wasim and Haris Rauf took two wickets each.

Playing XIs

England: Jos Buttler (c/wk), Phil Salt, Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir


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