…and for the second time in two nights welcome to the National Stadium in Karachi for an T20 international between England and Pakistan.
At this point yesterday there was a hope England could gain a strong, early foothold
in this seven-match series after they took a low-scoring opening match by six wickets.
However, Pakistan soon poured water on that idea, restoring parity in the series with a decisive ten-wicket victory. England were good with the bat, with an excellent 55* from captain Moeen Ali propelling them to a score of 199 from their 20 overs.
A tough chase for the hosts? Not a bit of it. Openers Mohammed Rizwan (88*) and Babar Azam (110*) set about toying with the England bowlers, timing their chase perfectly to reach the target with three balls to spare.
The innings was a perfect symbiosis of destructive hitting and controlled partnership building, with both Rizwan and Azam showing an unnerving ability to keep up with a lofty required rate of over ten an over without taking any real risks. England did have a chance to snare Rizwan in the sixth over but Alex Hales could not cling on to a tough catch at mid-on.
For the tourists, the result would have been a real dent to the confidence of a young side who were riding high after the first match of the series.