Final Up to date: September 24, 2022, 00:55 IST
(Reuters) – England’s Harry Brook and Ben Duckett mixed for a superb partnership and the returning Mark Wooden snared three wickets because the guests beat Pakistan by 63 runs within the third Twenty20 in Karachi on Friday to take a 2-1 lead within the seven-match collection.
Set a mammoth 222 for victory, Pakistan had been rocked early by the searing tempo of Wooden (3-24), who missed all the English summer season as a consequence of an elbow harm, when he eliminated Babar Azam (8) and Haider Ali (3) to depart the hosts wobbling on 28-4.
Shan Masood (65 not out) briefly resurrected the chase with a combating half-century however the whole proved effectively out of attain for Pakistan, who had demolished England by 10 wickets 24 hours earlier.
After England had been put in to bat, Brook (81) and Duckett (70) smashed their maiden T20 fifties and shared an unbeaten 139-run stand for the fourth wicket to assist England put up 221-3 after debutant Will Jacks (40) had given them a positive begin.
Leg-spinner Usman Qadir (2-48) eliminated Jacks and Dawid Malan (14) in fast succession earlier than Duckett and Brook made full use of a flat batting wicket and tore into the Pakistan assault with some chic strokeplay.
Brook was particularly spectacular as he hit 5 sixes whereas Duckett used the sweep shot to devastating impact, serving to himself to eight fours and a six throughout his 42-ball knock.
The groups will play the fourth recreation on the similar venue on Sunday.