England defeated Pakistan in the sixth match of the seven-T20I series by winning a blazing 88 runs at 214.63 runs per innings, courtesy of Phil Salt’s successful eight-wicket haul. This was England’s first win after two consecutive losses. When the series is level 3-3, it becomes a final before Sunday’s encounter, which will serve as a qualifier for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which starts on 16 October.
The England openers hit the Pakistan bowlers with tremendous power, and 50 runs had been accumulated by the end of the third over, with Salt on 26 off 10 and Hales on 23 runs off eight balls. With a disastrous start from debutant Mohammad Haris and Shan Masood, Pakistan, at a remarkable 147 from Babar Azam, posted a decent 169 for six. After two consecutive defeats, this victory has turned the series 3-3 and effectively makes Sunday’s encounter a final.