NEW DELHI: Pakistan bounced again from their defeat within the collection opener towards Eire to safe a seven-wicket victory within the second Twenty20 worldwide in Dublin on Sunday, organising an exhilarating decider within the three-match collection.
Opting to bat first, Eire bought off to a dynamic begin, scoring 29 runs within the first three overs. Nonetheless, Shaheen Shah Afridi’s fast strikes within the fourth over, dismissing Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie, slowed down Eire’s momentum.
Lorcan Tucker and Harry Tector constructed a strong partnership of 62 runs for the third wicket, with Tucker scoring a brisk 51 off 34 deliveries.
Contributions from Curtis Campher and George Dockrell additional boosted Eire’s complete, as Gareth Delany’s late onslaught helped them submit a difficult 193 for seven.
In response, Pakistan confronted early setbacks with the dismissals of Saim Ayub and skipper Babar Azam within the first two overs.
Nonetheless, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman turned the tide with a sensational 140-run partnership. Rizwan remained unbeaten on 75, whereas Zaman contributed 78 runs to information Pakistan in direction of victory.
Azam Khan’s quickfire 30 off 10 balls ensured Pakistan reached their goal with 3.1 overs to spare, sealing the win and leveling the collection.
Eire’s hopes of clinching a collection win have been dashed by Pakistan’s sturdy batting show, setting the stage for an thrilling remaining match.
The collection end result additionally units the stage for an anticipated encounter between Pakistan and Eire within the group stage of the upcoming T20 World Cup in america and the West Indies.
(With AFP inputs)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here