Score and live updates from the third T20 International

…and for the second time in two nights welcome to the National Stadium in Karachi for an T20 international between England and Pakistan. 

At this point yesterday there was a hope England could gain a strong, early foothold 

in this seven-match series after they took a low-scoring opening match by six wickets. 

However, Pakistan soon poured water on that idea, restoring parity in the series with a decisive ten-wicket victory.  England were good with the bat, with an excellent 55* from captain Moeen Ali propelling them to a score of 199 from their 20 overs.

A tough chase for the hosts? Not a bit of it. Openers Mohammed Rizwan (88*) and Babar Azam (110*) set about toying with the England bowlers, timing their chase perfectly to reach the target with three balls to spare. 

The innings was a perfect symbiosis of destructive hitting and controlled partnership building, with both Rizwan and Azam showing an unnerving ability to keep up with a lofty required rate of over ten an over without taking any real risks. England did have a chance to snare Rizwan in the sixth over but Alex Hales could not cling on to a tough catch at mid-on.

For the tourists, the result would have been a real dent to the confidence of a young side who were riding high after the first match of the series. 


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