England beat Pakistan by a huge margin of 63 runs in the third ODI to take a 2-1 lead in the 7-match T20I series. Batting first in this match played in Karachi, the English team scored a mammoth score of 221 runs with the help of half-centuries from Ben Duckett and Harry Brooke, in front of which the hosts could only manage 158 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, who were the heroes of the last match, failed, after which England tightened its grip. For Pakistan, Shan Masood scored 66 runs in 40 balls, but that was insufficient for the team’s victory.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first in this match. The England team, which had put 199 runs on the board in the second T20, knew that if they wanted to win the match on the flat pitches of Pakistan, then they would have to score more than this. However, the start of the English team was not good. Philip Salt 8 and David Malana got out after scoring 14 runs. During this, Will Jacques played a brilliant innings of 40 runs in 22 balls with the help of 8 fours.
England got the third blow in the 8th over. Harry Brooke, who came out to bat after Jacques, opened the threads of the hosts together with Ben Duckett. Ben Duckett scored an unbeaten 70 off 42 balls with the help of 8 fours and 1 six, while Brooke played a stormy innings of 81 runs in just 35 balls with the help of 8 fours and 5 sixes.
This time Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan could not give a good start to the Pakistan team chasing the target of 222 runs. Both the openers were dismissed after scoring 8-8 runs. After this, Shan Masood was seen as the only bowler who could stand before England’s bowling attack, apart from him, no Pakistani batsman could cross the 30 mark. During this, Mark Wood, who was returning to international cricket, took the maximum three wickets.