I genuinely feel my over lost the game for us: Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali conceded 21 runs in the one over he bowled during second Pakistan vs England T20I.
England stand-in skipper Moeen Ali felt that his over proved to be a turning point in the game and changed the momentum in the favour of Pakistan in the second T20I. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan put on a spectacular show at the National Stadium in Karachi with a 200-run partnership for the first wicket and helped their side to a ten-wicket victory.
A lot of records were broken in the process and it certainly was a big blow for the visitors who won the first T20I comprehensively. Ali bowled just the single over and he conceded 21 runs at a crucial phase of the innings and it brought down the required rate considerably. After the game, Ali spoke in length about the loss and he explained various factors which played a part in the defeat for England.
That was a gamble on my part: Moeen Ali
Ali mentioned that his 21-run over had shifted the game in the favour of Pakistan and noted how it created an impression of the home side being unstoppable. The 35-year-old felt that he had to take the gamble in order to buy a wicket and reckoned the decision backfired for them massively. He further added that England had the game under control for the most part of the game until he decided to bowl.
"The momentum changed when I bowled my over. That really gave them the belief and after that they were almost unstoppable," Ali was quoted as saying by TOI.
“I felt like it was under control for most of it. I genuinely feel my over lost the game for us. That was a gamble on my part. I went to try and get a wicket, almost buy a wicket. Obviously it didn't work and that's when Pakistan really won the game” he added.
The third T20I is set to be played at the National Stadium in Karachi on September 23 with the series levelled at 1-1.