Phil Salt’s blistering 88* levels series for England

Phil Salt’s quickfire 88* helped England make light work of a 170-run chase and register a series-leveling eight-wicket win in the sixth T20I against Pakistan, at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Friday, September 30. After Babar Azam provided the finishing kick to give the hosts a competitive 169/6 on a two-paced surface, the English openers killed the chase in the PowerPlay itself with a rock-solid 55-run stand in under four overs, forcing a decider in the seventh and final T20I this Sunday.

Brief scores: Pakistan 169/6 in 20 overs (Babar Azam 87*, Iftikhar Ahmed 31; Sam Curran 2-26, David Willey 2-32) lost to England 170/2 in 14.3 overs (Phil Salt 88*; Shadab Khan 2-34) by 8 wickets.