Rain delays toss in third Pakistan vs England T20I match in Cardiff

Rain delays toss in third Pakistan vs England T20I match in Cardiff


England lead the series 1-0 as first match was washed out

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(Web Desk) – The toss third T20I in England vs Pakistan match on Tuesday was delayed due to rain at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

The match was scheduled to start at 10:30pm. England lead the series 1-0. 

In the second match, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Imad Wasim’s excellent bowling figures, along with Haris Rauf’s impressive return to competitive cricket, were overshadowed by Jos Buttler’s sparkling half-century as England defeated Pakistan by 23 runs on Saturday. 

Shaheen, Imad and Haris shared all seven England wickets between them and limited the hosts to 183 after the home side, put into bat, had raced to 96 for one at the halfway stage and 144 for three after 15 overs.

Fakhar Zaman then led Pakistan’s fightback with a signature 45 but lacked support from the other end as the visitors ended up at 160 in 19.2 overs. Fakhar’s 21-ball innings included five fours and three sixes. Together with captain Babar Azam (32, 26b, 4x4), Fakhar put on 53 runs for the third wicket off 28 balls.

After Babar departed, leaving Pakistan at 67 for three in 8.1 overs, the visitors lost Shadab Khan (three), Azam Khan (11) and Fakhar to slip to 100 for six in 12.3 overs. Iftikhar Ahmed (23, 17b, 1x4, 2x6) and Imad Wasim (22, 13b, 2x4, 1x6) put on 40 runs for the seventh wicket, but the target continued to get stiffer with every over.