A stunning century from Babar Azam (110 not out) along with a brilliant knock (88 not out) from Mohammad Rizwan powered Pakistan to a thumping 10-wicket win in the second T20I over England and level the series 1-1 on Thursday.
After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Alex Hales and Phil Salt put on a quickfire 42-run partnership in the first five overs for England.
Salt got England up and running with a six against Mohammad Nawaz and Hales followed it up with a four and six in the next over.
Shahnawaz Dahani turned it around for Pakistan in the final over of the Powerplay and was on a hattrick with the wicket of Hales and Dawid Malan.
Harry Brook and Moeen Ali came together to add 59 runs in just 27 balls in a partnership laced with three fours and five sixes. With two sixes off the last two balls, Ali got to his fifty and led England to a daunting total of 199-5 in 20 overs.
Needing to chase at 10 runs an over, Mohammad Rizwan made his intent clear with two boundaries in the very first over. Babar Azam too got in on the act with two boundaries of his own in the third over against Sam Curran.
The carnage continued in the remaining overs of the Powerplay as the two took Pakistan to 59/0 at the end of six overs.
The two star batters remained unbeaten as they chased down the total with three balls to spare and level the series 1-1.