'Can we collaborate for a long-term partnership?' - Fan proposes Babar Azam with a banner during third T20I
Babar Azam returned to form with a big century in the 2nd T20I against England
During the third T20I match in between Pakistan and England at National Stadium in Karachi, a girl proposed to star batter, Babar Azam, with an eye-catching message on a poster. Pakistani captain smashed a brilliant century in the second T20I on Thursday and is back to the pitch for the third match on Friday.
Babar won the toss and decided to bowl first, few minutes later a girl was seen holding the banner with a marriage proposal for the player. A message on the poster was, "can we collaborate for a long-term partnership?" And the commentator was quick to say, "only Babar can answer that."
Before the match, the girl revealed that her mother wants to get her married soon and she will be very happy if Babar spots the banner. When asked about if she wanted to marry a Pakistani captain, the girl replied, "why not." She also stated that she is a big fan of Babar's playing style.
Harry Brook and Ben Duckett guide England to 221/3:
Getting back to the match, Pakistani bowlers struggled again to restrict England batters from scoring a big total. Young pacer Mohammad Hasnain dismissed English opener Phil Salt early to give Pakistan a start they needed but debutant Will Jacks smashed 40 runs off just 22 balls to keep England on the track for a big total. Pakistani spinner Usman Qadir dismissed Jacks and veteran batter Dawid Malan during the sixth and eighth overs to get his team back into the game.
But Harry Brook and Ben Duckett dominated the remainder of the innings with unbeaten big fifties. Brook smashed the highest 81 runs off just 35 balls with the help of five sixes and Duckett scored 70 runs off 42 balls to help England score a big total of 221/3 in 20 overs.