A positive all-round efficiency by man of the match Moeen Ali helped England beat Pakistan by 45 runs within the Second T20I right here on Sunday,
Ali plundered 38 runs off 16 deliveries to assist England attain a difficult 200 in 20 overs. The seasoned spinner then claimed two wickets for 32 runs in three overs as Pakistan have been restricted to 155 for 9 of their allotted quota.
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Mohammad Rizwan scored a 29-ball 37 and with skipper Babar Azam (22) raised 50 for the primary wicket in fast time. But Pakistan misplaced wickets at common interval and their chase by no means received going.
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For England, skipper Jos Butler top-scored with a breezy 59 (38 balls, 7×4, 2×6) whereas Liam Livingstone contributed 38 (23 balls) as England made hay after being requested to bat first by Pakistan.
Pakistan received the primary recreation of the three-match collection by 31 runs.
Brief scores: England 200 in 20 overs (Jos Butler 59, Moeen Ali 36, Liam Livingstone 38; Mohammad Hasnain 3/61). Pakistan 155/9 in 20 overs (Mohammad Rizwan 37, Shadab Khan 36; Saqib Mahmood 3/33, Adil Rashid 2/30, Moeen Ali 2/32).
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