Pakistan vs England | Pakistan was outmatched in every area, and the match ended in a 67-run snoozer.By 67 runs, England defeated Pakistan’s 142 for 8 (Shan 56, Woakes 3-26) total of 209 for 6 (Malan 78, Brook 46).
It was unfortunate that the series finale was in such little danger given that it had featured some of the greatest international T20 cricket there is. This was caused by England’s strong overall team performance, starting with their score of 209 for 3, which forced Pakistan to launch a world-record chase at the Gaddafi Stadium.
They finally finished on 142 for 8 from their 20 overs, with no moment in which they even remotely threatened to reach it. With a win by 67 runs—fourth-largest Pakistan’s margin in the format—adroit bowling clinched a 4-3 series triumph for England.
Pakistan vs England With an undefeated 78 that started in the fifth over, Dawid Malan scored his first half-century of the trip. The always outstanding Harry Brook joined him for the majority of the innings, and together they added 46 runs to a partnership of 108 that finally put Pakistan’s fate beyond their hands.
This does not imply that the game was decided at the interval. However, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, a duo who had navigated a goal of 200 between them in the second T20I at Karachi and had over 600 runs between them this series, were dismissed with only five on the board after eight deliveries of the chase.
Reece Topley removed Rizwan’s off stump with a delivery that hooped in and tucked away off the surface before Chris Woakes, the lone change for England, forced Babar to drive straight with a dipping slower ball to Brook at cover. Shan Masood, whose 56 was the only notable score for Pakistan, was one of Woakes’ three for 26 completions.
Pakistan vs England With Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, and Khushdil Shah joining Mohammad Hasnain and Khushdil Shah in the XI, the fans in Lahore had great hopes for a thrilling conclusion.
In contrast, England decided not to use Mark Wood, a crucial component of their assault, in order to keep him for the T20 World Cup in Australia, while captain Jos Buttler once again sat out.
Moeen Ali lost the toss, and the tourists batted first. Phil Salt and Alex Hales continued where they left off in the sixth game. The two were well-positioned on 39 for no loss after four overs, even if it seemed unlikely that they would match the 82 England achieved on the powerplay on Friday.
Pakistan vs England They were back in the dressing room, though, three balls into the fifth. A ball from Hasnain that nipped back as the right-hander drifted beyond his stumps captured Hales lbw. Shadab Khan then managed to run out of salt with a lot of assistance from Malan, who abandoned one mission late and without any contact.
Ben Duckett and Malan originally shared a stand off 62 that ran at two a ball, and they used it as fire to team up to dismiss Shadab for 20 in the ninth over with a six apiece. A magnificent move by Rizwan behind the wickets, who grabbed the ball from an under-edge and carried it to the stumps in one motion, finally put an end to Duckett’s innings. Pakistan vs England Although Shadab and Iftikhar Ahmed’s penultimate over was taken for 12, Brook resumed the attack on spin, leaving England 146 for three after 14.
Just eight runs were scored in the following two overs thanks to the combined efforts of Hasnain and Rauf. However, if the visitors had taken a chance, Pakistan could have—and ought to have—restricted them much more. Following Rauf’s high mishit with a slower delivery, Babar dropped Malan on 29, and he later went on to gift Brook a life when an easy catch pierced his hands at mid-off on 24.
Pakistan vs England When Mohammad Wasim walked up to finish the innings, Rauf had Malan miss off his bowling (on 64) by him in the deep, adding to his anguish.With 20 runs coming from the last over, Malan hit a six over square leg and edged the first two balls for four runs past third man. Brook then hammered the fourth delivery back over the wicket.
Nobody in the Pakistani lineup even made a third-gear threat. The boundaries were finally cleared after 8.4 overs, when Masood slog-swept Adil Rashid. There was only one more boundary, which Khushdil hit to midwicket off Rashid once more.
Pakistan vs England As much as the bowlers deserve praise, David Willey in particular (2 for 22), whose economy rate of 5.50 was the lowest among bowlers who put down more than one over, should be singled out. If someone had gotten to Hasnain’s top edge, which ended up safely landing somewhere between mid-off and mid-on, he may have had three.