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England beat Pakistan to seal a 45-run win in the second T20I and level the series at 1-1

Earlier, Buttler marked his return to the national team with his 14th T20I fifty as England were bowled out for 200 with a ball to spare
Jos Buttler in action on Sunday.

Reuters   |   Headingley   |   Published 19.07.21, 01:27 AM

England’s stand-in skipper Jos Buttler top-scored with 59 before their spinners ripped through the Pakistan batting unit to seal a 45-run win in the second T20I and level the series at 1-1 on Sunday.

Chasing 201 runs to win at Headingley, Pakistan’s openers made a bright start with the bat but lost their way after England fast bowler Saqib Mahmood dismissed captain Babar Azam (22) in the sixth over.

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England tightened their grip in the middle overs as leg-spinner Adil Rashid removed Mohammad Rizwan and Sohaib Maqsood in his second spell.

Off-spinner Moeen Ali removed Mohammad Hafeez and Fakhar Zaman cheaply as Pakistan were left tottering at 95/5.

Azam Khan was stumped off Matt Parkinson's leg-break, before Mahmood returned to rip through the lower order and restrict the visitors to 155/9 in 20 overs.

Earlier, Buttler marked his return to the national team with his 14th T20I fifty as England were bowled out for 200 with a ball to spare.

Brief scores: England 200 in 19.5 overs (J. Buttler 59). Pakistan 155/9 in 20 ovs (Md. Rizwan 37; S. Mahmood 3/33, M. Ali 2/32). England won by 45 runs.        



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