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Pak vs Eng: Pakistan opt to field first in third T20 international against England


England’s stand-in skipper Moeen Ali and Pakistan all-format captain Babar Azam stand for the toss at the National Stadium Karachi for the third of the seven-match T20I series on September 23, 2022. — PCB

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and opted to field first in the third T20 international against England at the National Stadium in Karachi on Friday.

Pakistan will be aiming to break a tie against England, who are on their first tour of Pakistan in 17 years.

The series was tied 1-1 Thursday after Babar smashed an unbeaten magnificent century along with Mohammad Rizwan (88) to lead Pakistan to their first victory in the home series.

Pakistan remained unchanged from the second game, while England handed a T20I debut to batter Will Jacks and added pacers Reece Topley and Mark Wood to the eleven.

Batter Alex Hales, Luke Wood and David Willey were left out.

The remaining matches are in Karachi (Sunday) and Lahore (September 28, 30 and October 2).

Teams:

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir

England: Moeen Ali (captain), Will Jacks, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Liam Dawson, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, Mark Wood

Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Faisal Afridi (PAK)

TV umpire: Rashid Riaz (PAK)

Match referee: Javed Malik (PAK)



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