Britain chief Eoin Morgan belted a rankling 50 years as England pursued down a record focus at Old Trafford to beat Pakistan by five wickets in the second Twenty20 worldwide on Sunday.
Pakistan posted 195 for four in their 20 overs on a level wicket, yet the home side finished their triumph with five balls to extra and a take 1-0 lead in the three-coordinate arrangement.
Eoin Morgan shot 66 from 33 balls to make sure about the success in what is the most elevated pursue in any type of 20-over cricket at Old Trafford.
Jonny Bairstow (44 from 24 balls) and Tom Banton (20 from 16 balls) got their side looking quick so far with an initial remain of 66 out of 38 conveyances, yet when they fell in sequential balls to spinner Shadab Khan (3-34), the home side appeared to wobble.
However, Morgan and Dawid Malan (54 not out in 36 balls) drove the counter-assault and quickened as their third-wicket association developed, getting done with 112 out of 62 balls before the captain was trapped in the profound with the side despite everything requiring 18 rushes to win.
Pakistan likewise got their runs at the head of the request as opener Babar Azam crushed 56 from 44 balls in an initial remain of 72 with Fakhar Zaman (36 from 22 balls).
Number three Mohammad Hafeez carried on that force with a rankling ambush on the home bowlers, who battled to locate the correct length and time and again dropped excessively short, uncovering the square limits.
Hafeez struck four sixes in his 69 from 36 balls before offering a basic catch to Morgan at spread.
The pick of the England bowlers was leg-spinner Adil Rashid, who recorded figures of 2-32 as he got the wickets of the two openers.
The third and last match in the arrangement will be at a similar scene on Tuesday. The main match was deserted because of downpour.