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01-Oct-2022 02:09:00 GMT
Pak vs Eng - 6th T20I, Lahore

Salt helps England level T20 series in Pakistan

England 170 for 2 (Salt 88*) beat Pakistan 169 for 6 (Babar 87*, Iftikhar 31, Curran 2-26) by eight wickets

Lahore: Phil Salt smashed an unbeaten 88 from 41 balls as England stormed to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in the sixth Twenty20 international at Lahore on Friday.

Chasing 170 for victory in Lahore, Salt bludgeoned his way to a 19-ball half-century - the third fastest by an Englishman in T20 internationals - in a stunning display of hitting as the tourists levelled the series at 3-3 with one to play.

It was a good toss for England captain Moeen Ali to win as a heavy dew made batting that much easier as the game went on, but despite that, the manner in which England knocked off the runs was remarkable.

Salt was at his brutal best in hitting 13 fours and three sixes and England had the luxury of being able to slow down and cruise to their target with 33 balls to spare.

Earlier, Pakistan captain Babar Azam had made an unbeaten 87 from 59 balls and showed all his class but lacked any significant support.

England's trio of left-seamers - Reece Topley, Sam Curran and David Willey - were the pick of the bowlers and it quickly became apparent the 169-6 they restricted Pakistan to would not be enough.

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