Mohammed Rizwan The Pakistani Opener Is In Amazing Form
Only 16 days are left before the start of the T20 World Cup in Australia and Team India has to play the first match against Pakistan. Indian bowlers will have to be wary of Pakistani opener Mohammad Rizwan in this match to be held on October 23 at the Melbourne ground.
30-year-old Rizwan is running in amazing form these days. He (63) scored a half-century on Wednesday night. He has scored his 7th half-century in the last 10 innings. Rizwan has scored 553 runs in 10 innings. This is the 20th half-century of his career.
Pakistan beat England by 6 runs, taking a 3-2 lead in the series
Rizwan’s half-century in Lahore helped Pakistan beat England by 6 runs. He won the second match in a row. With this win, Pakistan has got a 3-2 lead in the series of 7 T20Is. The next match of the series will be played on 30 September in Lahore.
In the 5th match of the series, Pakistan first scored 145 runs. After that, England was restricted to 139/7 in the allotted 20 overs. Apart from Rizwan, other batsmen of the Pakistani team have not been able to perform well. Captain Babar Azam was dismissed after scoring just 9 runs. Barring Iftikhar Ahmed (15) and Amir Jamaat (10), no one has touched the double figure.
Wood took 3 wickets
Fast bowler Mark Wood took three wickets for England. He dismissed Babar Azam (9), Haider Ali (4), and Asif Ali (5). David Welle and Sam Karen got two wickets each.
Moeen Ali’s fifty
England captain Moeen Ali played an unbeaten inning of 51 runs, but he could not lead his team to victory. It was the 7th half-century of his career. He scored runs in 37 balls at a strike rate of 137.83. He hit 2 fours and 4 sixes. Apart from Moeen, David Malan contributed 36 runs.