Pakistan defeats Ireland in Second T20 with a spectacular display of Rizwan and Fakhar


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In the second T20 International match, Pakistan defeated Ireland by 7 wickets in Dublin.

Ireland had set a target of 194 runs for Pakistan to win the match, which Pakistan achieved with a loss of 3 wickets in 16.5 overs.

Pakistan’s innings got off to a disappointing start with only 13 runs on the board and two early wickets falling, with Saif Ali Khan scoring 6 runs and Babar Azam getting out on zero.

After two quick wickets, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman provided support to the team and played crucial roles in the team’s success with an excellent display of batting.

Mohammad Rizwan remained not out with 75 runs while Fakhar Zaman played a splendid innings, scoring 78 runs.

After Fakhar Zaman got out, Asif Ali Khan came to bat and scored 30 runs with aggressive batting on 10 balls with four fours and one six.

Pakistan achieved the target of 194 runs with a loss of three wickets in 16.5 overs. From Ireland’s side, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, and Ben White took one wicket each.

Before the match, Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bowl first. While batting first, Ireland scored 193 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.

From the Irish team, Lorcan Tucker scored 51, Harry Tector scored 32, Gareth Delany scored 28, and Curtis Campher scored 22 runs.

From Pakistan’s side, Shaheen Afridi took 3 wickets, Abbas Afridi took 2, and Mohammad Amir and Naseem Shah took 1 wicket each.

The match was supposed to start at 7 pm according to Pakistani time but was delayed by almost 40 minutes due to rain.

After Pakistan’s success in the second T20 International, the series consisting of three matches is now level at one match each.

In the first match played on Friday, Ireland had defeated Pakistan by five wickets.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (Captain), Saif Ali Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir
Ireland: Paul Stirling (Captain), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young


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