Within the post-match convention Sunday, the skipper stated that after the primary partnership, the batsmen couldn’t maintain on to the momentum.
Set a 201-run goal by England, Pakistan had been restricted to 155 for 9 of their 20 overs. Openers Azam and Mohammad Rizwan added 50 runs in 5.4 overs earlier than the skipper was dismissed by Saqib Mahmood for 22.
After Azam’s dismissal, Pakistan’s chase fell away because the vacationers misplaced wickets at common intervals. Sohaib Maqsood (15), Mohammad Hafeez (10), Fakhar Zaman (8) and Azam Khan (1) fell to England’s spin bowling trio of Adil Rashid, Mark Parkinson and Moeen Ali.
Rizwan top-scored for the facet with 37 off 29 balls. Shadab Khan remained undefeated on 36 off 22 balls (two fours, three sixes). Imad Wasim contributed 20 runs for England, Saqib took three wickets for 33 whereas Adil and Moeen took two wickets every conceding 30 and 32 runs respectively.
Admitting failures within the area, Azam stated that they might not repeat their errors within the subsequent match and would attempt to play good cricket.
Vice-captain Shadab Khan gave credit score to the English staff for exploiting the circumstances in a greater means including that Pakistan had Mohammad Hafeez as a spin bowling possibility, however the state of affairs was not such that he could possibly be requested to bowl.
The three-match collection is now levelled 1-1 whereas the ultimate match will probably be performed at Outdated Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday, July 20.