Pakistan vs England: Harry Brook & Ben Duckett star with bat as tourists retake series lead | Cricket News


England take 2-1 series lead after Harry Brook & Ben Duckett put on unbeaten 139-run stand to help tourists post 221-3; Pakistan slump to 158-8 as Mark Wood impresses on return; Watch the fourth T20I between Pakistan and England live on Sky Sports Cricket at 3pm on Sunday

Last Updated: 23/09/22 7:11pm

Watch the best shots from Ben Duckett and Harry Brook's incredible 139 partnership fight back in the 1st innings of the 3rd T20 against Pakistan

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Watch the best shots from Ben Duckett and Harry Brook’s incredible 139 partnership fight back in the 1st innings of the 3rd T20 against Pakistan

Watch the best shots from Ben Duckett and Harry Brook’s incredible 139 partnership fight back in the 1st innings of the 3rd T20 against Pakistan

England retook the lead in their T20I series with Pakistan after a brilliant unbeaten century stand between Harry Brook and Ben Duckett set up a dominant 63-run victory in Karachi.

Brook struck 81 from just 35 deliveries, while Duckett added 70 from 42 balls as England posted 221-3 after being put in to bat, with debutant Will Jacks having got the tourists off to a strong start with 40 from 22.

Pakistan, who had chased down 200 without losing a wicket to level the series on Thursday, were unable to repeat their batting heroics as the returning Mark Wood (3-24) took two early wickets to give England a stranglehold on the game that Moeen Ali’s side never relinquished.

The victory gives England a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series, which resumes in Karachi on Sunday before moving to Lahore for the final three games.

A maiden T20I half-century for Brook, 23, in addition to his strong performances in the first two games, are fast establishing him of a key member of England’s short-format team ahead of next month’s World Cup in Australia.

Unlike Duckett, who also struck his first T20I half-century, Brook is part of the squad for the tournament, and is making himself near-undroppable, despite the impending returns of Liam Livingstone and captain Jos Buttler from injury, and England Test captain Ben Stokes from a period of rest.

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