Babar Azam rues Pakistan's poor display with the ball, and says it's difficult when the main bowler (Amir) is injured. Morgan, obviously, is the Man of the Match. England 1, Pakistan 0.
ENGLAND WIN! David Malan, who went past his half-century, finishes things off fittingly. A big total but England have done it in their own style, finishing with five balls and five wickets to spare. England 1, Pakistan 0.
Twist? Rauf gets Morgan. Stunning knock of 66 from just 33 balls. Strike rate 200, has killed the chase. Morgan hit this one straight to deep square.
Morgan gets to his half-century with a six and England continue to cruise. Malan is giving him good company too. Pakistan clueless.
Morgan loves those sixes. Third one in the innings for him already. Add three fours to it, and England now only require 66 off 42. Morgan on 45 off 24.
Eoin Morgan isn't holding back. He has already smashed a six and a four, and England are keeping up with the run rate. 10 overs done, England 94/2.
REVIEW! Almost three wickets for Shadab Khan. Morgan is struck on the pads, Pakistan are convinced. But impact is umpire's call. Missed the wicket by a whisker there.
WICKET! Two in two. Shadab strikes again, this time Banton is gone. Slider on the stumps, Banton too goes for the sweep and misses. That's plumb. He reviews the decision in vain, Banton has to go. England 66/2. Review retained as impact was umpire's call.
WICKET! Right after the Power Play, Pakistan bring on Shadab Khan and he strikes big. Bairstow looks to sweep this loopy ball and gets a top edge to short fine leg. Top knock but this wicket brings Pakistan back. 66/1.
England have bossed the Power Play. Bairstow is on song while Tom Banton is giving him good support. Some worry for Pakistan with Mohammad Amir having some injury concern on his leg. The physio attends to him in the sixth over, which he somehow manages to complete. England 65/0 in 6.
13 from Amir's first over is not what Pakistan would have wanted. England are 43/0 after 4 overs.
SIX! Amir bowls it into the body of Bairstow who has slapped it over long leg for a maximum. Fantastic start to the over.
FOUR! poor start from Amir. He begins with a slower delivery on the hips, Bairstow helps it along the way with a neat little tickle, goes fine beating the fielder at 45
Banton's genius once again.
Big over for England as they take 16 off that, courtesy a great start with a six from Tom Banton. England 30/0. Banton almost threw it away off the last delivery with a slog but the fielder could not get to it.
Four! this is excellent batting. The pair have found ways to score against Imad. Bairstow moves across, kneels down and sweeps it over backward square, no one in the deep to stop that
SIX! A reverse swat from Tom Banton and that's gone for a six. What a hit! Imad Wasim can do very little about that.
Jonny Bairstow picks up a couple of boundaries of the next over against Shaheen Afridi, one through mid wicket and one through cover, both quite unconvincing shots. 11 off the over as England are 14/0 after 2 overs.
Jonny Bairstow and Tom Banton are in the middle and and Imad Wasim has started things off for Pakistan with spin. Good tight over from him, just the three singles for England. Score: 3/0.
We'll be back for the chase shortly.
End of the Pakistan innings here in the second T20I with the score at 195/4. Some fantastic batting by Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez has given the bowlers a good score to defend. Can Eoin Morgan and co chase it down against Pakistan's able bowling attack?
OUT! Caught by Morgan!! Some respite for Curran. He's had a horror day but has a wicket to show. A fine innings from Hafeez comes to an end. Slower full delivery and Hafeez wanted to go over extra cover, but he was a tad early into the shot and only managed a toe-end. Hafeez gone for 69
Morgan almost takes a blinder to end the over but Hafeez has hit it just out of his reach. 11 runs of that over from Jordan for Pakistan. One more over to go and Pakistan are 188/3. This has been a good show from the visitors so far.
SIX! Short from Jordan and Hafeez has done what he has been doing well all afternoon - pulled it front of square for a huge maximum!
18 overs down and Pakistan's moved along at very good pace almost all through the innings. Mohammad Hafeez has continued the good work of Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman. 12 runs of Mahmood's over has taken them to 177/3. Can they get 200 with 2 overs to go?
FOUR! Hafeez continues peppering that long-off fence.. That's the third boundary off Mahmood that has gone in that direction. Slower ball that sits up outside off, Hafeez flat-bats it straight of mid-off and with the fielder inside the ring, it was easy pickings
Saqib Mahmood comes back into the attack and Mohammad Hafeez finds the fence at fine leg with a deft paddle of the second delivery of the over and brings up his half-century of 26 deliveries. Fist pump from Hafeez, he's delighted.
OUT! Shoaib Malik's brief stay in the middle is over. He looks to go over cover against Jordan but has drilled it into the hands of Eoin Morgan. Pakistan are 163/3 in the 17th over.
FOUR, Malik joins the act. Jordan misses the yorker and bowls a juicy full ball on off-stump, Malik clears his front leg and opens the bat face to loft it over mid-off, couple of bounces and into the fence
Huge over for Pakistan as Tom Curran concedes 23 runs! A six over square leg to start it off from a no-ball before Hafeez sent it crashing through the extra cover region off the free hit. Three singles and sneakily taken 3 other than that before Hafeez pulled him away for another six over square leg. Pakistan 155/2.
England vs Pakistan 2nd T20I at Manchester, Latest Updates: ENGLAND WIN! David Malan, who went past his half-century, finishes things off fittingly. A big total but England have done it in their own style, finishing with five balls and five wickets to spare. England 1, Pakistan 0.
Preview: After a washed out first T20I, England and Pakistan would look to start afresh and register a win in Manchester on Sunday. Ever since the start of the Test series, weather has played a huge role, with second and third Tests ending in draws due to rain. Same was the fate of the T20I as well. But the forecast for the second T20I looks far more promising. England might bring in one change in the form of David Willey, who was in sensational form in the series against Ireland, and could be used as an effective batsman lower down the order, apart from his bowling prowess. With Jason Roy out of the series, Tom Banton grabbed his chance and could once again be a key player for England. Dawid Malan, who has made double digit scores in each of his 11 T20I games, will likely continue at No.3.
As far as Pakistan is concerned, Haider Ali, who had an impressive PSL, could be asked to sit out again. While Wahab Riaz might get his first game, perhaps in place of Mohammad Amir. Shaheen Shah Afridi will most likely retain his spot. In the last match, Pakistan looked a far cry from the side that was at the top of the ICC T20I Team Rankings until a few months ago, when 21-year-old Banton went on the attack. However, they went on to reaffirm their bowling efficiency, reducing England to 131/6 before rain intervened. Overall, England maintain a 10-4 win-loss record against Pakistan in T20Is, with one match tied.
Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey.
Reserves: Pat Brown, Liam Livingstone, Reece Topley.
Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz.