England's spinners proved excessively overmuch for Pakistan to grip successful the 2nd Twenty20 with a 45-run triumph for the hosts leveling the three-match bid astatine 1-1, but a monolithic six by Liam Livingstone was what had everyone successful awe.
Fresh disconnected his ODI debut for England, the Perth Scorchers Englishman was successful good signifier with the bat scoring 38 runs from 23 balls.
England was 5-154 erstwhile Livingstone was astatine the crease against Pakistan bowler Haris Rauf and delivered a six truthful saccharine it flew good implicit the grandstand astatine Leeds.
"Where has that ended up?" Sky Sports commentator Ian Ward said.
"That's massive! I don't deliberation I've ever seen a six bigger than that."
The monster deed was estimated to person travelled astatine slightest 120 metres and flown implicit onto the Leeds Rhinos' grooming pitch.
"Good occupation for @liaml4893 that backmost plot cricket rules are not successful play, arsenic everyone knows if you deed it implicit the neighbours obstruction it's six and OUT! We'll permission the broadside gross open, helium tin popular circular and get it," the Rhinos tweeted.
The rugby league nine weren't the lone ones that noticed the epic bound with imaginativeness of the infinitesimal rapidly going viral.
"It was huge, but I've seen him bash that a mates of times now," Livingstone's England teammate Moeen Ali said aft the match.
"I played with him successful (South Africa's) Mzansi Super League and helium deed 1 retired of Johannesburg."
Having breached with contented by including Adil Rashid (2-30) and Matt Parkinson (1-25) arsenic duplicate leg-spinners astatine Headingley, England saw the brace prehend power of the lucifer with a defining spell that slammed the breaks connected Pakistan's chase.
Between them the duo allowed conscionable 55 runs and took 3 wickets from 8 controlled overs, backed up by Ali's off-breaks which accounted for different 2 batters.
The tourists were yet stranded connected 155-9, good abbreviated of England's 200 each retired successful 19.5 overs, aft Pakistan won the flip and chose to field.
Jos Buttler played a defining manus successful England's innings, top-scoring with 59 aft returning arsenic skipper successful spot of the rested Eoin Morgan. His 39-ball innings included 7 fours and 2 sixes.
The archetypal T20 planetary successful Leeds had started with an action-packed archetypal over, Jason Roy smashing Imad Wasim for six and 4 earlier spiraling a drawback to abbreviated 3rd man.
Mohammad Hasnain took cardinal wickets for Pakistan — including the dismissal of Buttler, who drilled consecutive to mid-off, and that of Mooen (36 disconnected 16) — but helium was costly and finished with figures of 3-51 disconnected 4 overs. The runs conceded included Buttler scooping Hasnain implicit his enarthrosis for an outrageous six.
The pursuit started steadily, Babar Azam (22 disconnected 16) and Mohammad Rizwan (37 disconnected 29) chipping disconnected 50 with controlled flashes of aggression. Babar, arsenic always, was the prize wicket and it was Saqib Mahmood who claimed it. Dragging backmost his magnitude and taking gait disconnected aft being deed implicit the top, helium saw an attempted thrust plug to mid-off.
Shadab Khan deed an undefeated 22-ball 36.
The 3rd T20 is connected Tuesday astatine Manchester.
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