Pakistan are locking horns with the England cricket team in the second of the seven-match T20I series. Earlier, England drew first blood in the series by beating Pakistan by 6 wickets at National Stadium, Karachi.
The Green Shirts lost three games on the trot in the shortest format of the game. Earlier, they lost to Sri Lanka in the back-to-back games of the Asia Cup. After that, they lost to England cricket team in the T20I opener in Karachi.
Meanwhile, the second T20I is being held at the same stadium. England’s interim captain Moeen Ali won the toss and elected to bat first. The Three Lions got off to a blistering start to the game, thanks to Philip Salt and Alex Hales.
Dahani on fire
The duo added 46-run stand for the opening wicket before Shahnawaz Dahani provided a crucial breakthrough and stopped England from taking the attack to the cleaners. He took two wickets in two balls and stunned England with his bowling.
Pakistan’s Shahnawaz Dahani made a complete mess of the stumps to get rid of Alex Hales for 26 off 21 balls. Hales made his way back to the dressing room after hitting 3 boundaries and a six.
Meanwhile, Dawid Malan, the newcomer at the crease got the same treatment from Dahani as the latter once again ripped through the defense of the batsman and crashed his stumps.
Malan departed for a golden duck and Dahani who bowled two overs so far, conceded 14 runs at an economy rate of 7. However, he managed to disturb England’s top-order by taking 2 wickets.
Pakistan playing XI
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Shahnawaz Dahani
England playing XI
Philip Salt (wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (c), Sam Curran, David Willey, Luke Wood, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid
Check out the Twitter reactions
Dahani on a roll, cleans up Hales and Malan – he is on a hat-trick.Advertisement
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 22, 2022
— Nävëëñn (@NaveenBhairi) September 22, 2022Advertisement
Against Eng Z team everything is possibleAdvertisement
— Nävëëñn (@NaveenBhairi) September 22, 2022
He is in reserves for 🇵🇰 in T20WC just like Bishnoi for 🇮🇳
— Kriti Singh (@krititweets_) September 22, 2022Advertisement
Relax just 2 wickets. We all know Pakistani team. Wait.Advertisement
— Bruce Wayne 2.0 (@Batman_who_me) September 22, 2022
Running to the boundary after taking two wickets in two balls. Dahani is a mooooddd. Never change, starboy! pic.twitter.com/CZqI2gbqDs
— The Shaheens Brigade (@ShaheensBrigade) September 22, 2022Advertisement
Dahani’s celebration has to be the best celebrations I’ve ever seen! 🤣🔥Advertisement
— Shahveer Jafry (@shahveerjaay) September 22, 2022
👏👏 T20 is all about celebrations where every moment should be made a happening one. The celebration of Shahnawaz Dahani is a replica of Shoaib Akhtar. He keeps his celebration run alive till the boundary circle ends! Shahnawaz Dahani is such an entertaining lad! #PAKvENG
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) September 22, 2022Advertisement
Fast bowling GOLD at NSK!
— Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) September 22, 2022
Dahani after taking a wicket pic.twitter.com/55oH183Xmx
— PSL Memes (@PSLMemesWalay) September 22, 2022Advertisement