Babar & Haris’s effort goes in Vain | Pakistan Lose Vs England | T20
Morgan scores half-century as England win by seven wickets in Cardiff,England fast bowler Jofra Archer also continued his push for a World Cup call-up by taking two for 29 in Pakistan’s innings.
Ben Duckett fell early in England’s chase, driving Shaheen Afridi to mid-off, but Vince and Root kept England up with the run-rate.Vince was caught down the legside by Pakistan captain, but Morgan kept the runs coming, taking 14 off three successive balls from medium-pacer Faheem Ashraf.
And even when Sarfraz caught Root, there was little danger to England’s hopes of victory with Morgan hitting five fours and three sixes in his 29-ball stay.Babar Azam (65) and Haris Sohail (50) shared a stand of 103 after Pakistan had been 31 for two following Sarfraz’s decision to bat first on a green-tinged pitch.Haris hit Chris Jordan for six before Babar struck successive sixes off spinner Joe Denly to complete a 31-ball fifty.
Pakistan then saw both their well-set batsmen fall in quick succession with Barbados-born Archer, renowned for his form in T20 franchise cricket, removing Haris before he ran out Babar.England and Pakistan will now play a five-match ODI series starting at The Oval on Wednesday.