PAK vs ENG: Jos Buttler reaches milestone in second T20I

England captain made 51 off 84 balls

By Web Desk
May 25, 2024
Jos Buttler. - ICC

England captain Jos Buttler has reached a milestone in the second T20I against Pakistan as he became the ninth batter to score 3000 runs in the shortest format.

The 33-year-old has joined the likes of Virat Kohli, Babar Azam , Rohit Sharma, David Warner and others in this list after scoring his 73rd run.

He scored 84 off 51 balls powered by eight fours and three sixes as the home side look to post competitive score against Pakistan.

Players to score 3000 T20I runs

1- Virat Kohli

2- Babar Azam

3- Rohit Sharma

4- Martin Guptill

5- Paul Stirling

6- Aaron Finch

7- David Warner

8- Mohammad Rizwan

9- Jos Buttler

Pakistan were off to a great start as Imad Wasim removed Phil Salt in the fourth over but England recovered brilliantly as Buttler and Will Jacks formed a 71-run partnership which brought the home side back in the game.

The hosts looked on course of reaching a massive total but the impressive comeback by Pakistani bowlers especially Haris Rauf, Imad and Shaheen stopped them.

Earlier today, Pakistan's skipper Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bowl first.

For England, Jorfa Archer made his long-awaited comeback to the playing XI as this will be his first international appearance in over a year. On the other hand, Pakistan's Haris Rauf returned to the team after staying on the sidelines for three months.

Playing XIs

England: Jos Buttler (c/wk), Phil Salt, Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir.