Babar Azam remained 110 not out and Mohammad Rizwan’s triumphant 88 as Pakistan pulled off an incredible 10-wicket victory over England to level the Twenty20 series at 1-1.
Chasing 200, Pakistan’s opening pair produced a batting masterclass in Karachi to seal the win with three balls to spare.
Babar reached a sublime century from 62 balls, delighting the raucous home crowd, while Rizwan hit four sixes in a whirlwind 51-ball knock.
At the halfway stage England had looked big-time favourites to win the game when racking up 199-5 as Moeen Ali smashed 55 not out from 23 balls and Ben Duckett an ingenious 43.
England 199-5 (20 overs): Moeen 55* (23), Duckett 43 (22); Rauf 2-30
Pakistan 203-0 (19.3 overs): Babar 110* (66), Rizwan 88* (51)
Pakistan won by 10 wickets; level series 1-1
Player of the Match Babar Azam