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Pakistan vs England, 2nd T20I: Brilliant Babar and Rizwan deliver team record win

The tourists seemed to have given themselves a great chance of leading 2-0 by posting 199-5 at the National Stadium in Karachi on Thursday, but Babar and Rizwan stole the show with a stunning world record in a T20I chase of 203 .

Shahnawaz Dahani (2-37) hit twice in as many balls to get rid of Alex Hales (26) and Dawid Malan (0) before Phil Salt fell for 30, with Moeen Ali winning the toss and choosing to bat first.

Ben Duckett hit a quickfire 43 and Harry Brook a solid 31, with stand-in captain Moeen then an unbeaten 55 from just 23 deliveries to make Pakistan 200 win, Haris Rauf took 2-30 from his four overs.

Skipper Babar and Rizwan showed their class as they put together a century in just 69 balls, Hales left to drop the wicketkeeper batter at 23 as he made a third consecutive half-century.

The prolific Babar transferred his hundred in the 18th, finishing undefeated at 110 from 66 balls in a masterclass, with the in-form Rizwan 88 out of 51 deliveries as England didn’t know what had him.

Babar went through the rope five times and hit 11 fours, while Rizwan launched four sixes and five fours as they showed a combination of timing and power.

Babar reaches another milestone in style

The incredible Babar shot past the 8,000 run in T20s in his final masterstroke. He reached that milestone in his 218 innings, with only Chris Gayle (213) taking less to collect 8,000.

He also now holds the record for most centuries as Pakistan’s captain with 10 ahead of the great Inzamam-ul-Haq.

Moeen fireworks in vain, Duckett catches the eye

While England were unable to impress on the pitch due to Pakistan’s brilliant openers, they impressed with the bat.

Moeen hit four sixes and as many fours, while Duckett looked good before taking off when he was well set and hit seven limits.

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