Pakistan lose T20I series to England
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Pakistan lost the T-20 series to England in the seventh and final match at the former’s home ground on Sunday.
Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first. English batsmen launched an offense against Pakistan bowlers and posted a 210-run target.
Pakistan made 142 runs in 20 overs and its 8 batsmen were back to the pavilion. England won the match by 67 runs and the series by 4-3.
Pakistan's Shan Masood was the top scorer who made 56 runs in 43 balls and Khushdil Shah was runner-up with 27 runs in 25 balls.
England's Chris took 3 wickets while David succeeded to hunt two batsmen. England were on their first tour of Pakistan for 17 years.
England's Dawid Malan struck an unbeaten 78 and Harry Brook 46 not out to propel England to 209-3 in their 20 overs before Pakistan were restricted to 142-8.
Chasing English target of 210, Pak make 68/3 in 10 overs
Chasing a target of 210 in the final match of the Twenty20 International series, Pakistan scored 68 in 10 overs while its three wickets were down.
Shan Masood made 27 runs in 20 balls while Khushdil Shah made 16 runs in 16 balls with a striking average of 100.
Chasing English target of 210, Pak makes 33/3 in 5.1 overs
In the final match of the Twenty20 International series, Pakistan took a poor start to chase the English target of 210 and made only 33 runs in 5.1 overs with the loss of three wickets.
Both openers, Babar Azam and Rizwan went back in the first two overs when the total score was just 5 runs. And, the third wicket of Iftikhar Ahmed was gone on a total of 33 in the sixth over.
Rizwan was bold by Reece Topley, Babar Azam was caught by Harry Brook on the ball of Chris Woakes and Iftikhar was caught by Phil Salt on David Willey's ball. Babar Azam took 4 runs in 4 balls while Rizwan was out at 1 on 4 balls. Iftikhar made 19 runs in 16 balls.
England set target of 210 for Pakistan
England set a target of 209 runs for Pakistan to win the Twenty20 International series of seven matches at Qaddafi Stadium Lahore on Sunday.
The English team made a total score of 209 in 20 overs and only three wickets were down. Pakistani bowlers remained to fail to break the fourth wicket partnership between Malan and Brook.
Dawid Malan succeeded to make his half-century in 34 balls in the 17th over of the innings. Malan made 78 runs in 47 balls while Harry Brook played also well and made 46 runs in 29 balls.
Pakistani fielders dropped two catches while England's two batsmen got run out and the third player was out by Hasnain.
Pakistan's most economical bowler was Haris Rauf who gave only 24 runs in 4 overs with the everage of 6 runs per over while Mohammad Wasim was most expensive as he gave 61 runs in 4 overs with the average of 15.25 runs per over and failed to down any wicket.
Eng make 149/3 runs in 10 overs
England's Malan and Brook, during their partnership of the fourth wicket made the total score of 149. Malan played very well and made 45 runs in 32 balls while Brook succeeded to get 25 runs in 19 balls.
Eng make 102 runs in 10 overs, 3 wickets down
English team lost its third wicket in the 10th over of Iftikhar Ahmad when on the fifth ball, Ben Duckett was run out by Mohammad Rizwan. He made 30 runs in 19 balls with a striking rate of 157.
At the end of 10 overs, England made 102 runs and its three-wicket was down. Dawid Malan was playing on 26 runs in 15 balls and Harry Brook takes a run only.
Eng lose opening batsmen on 48 runs in 5 overs
On the last three balls of the third over of Hasnain, English player Alex Hales succeeded to made a hat-trick of fours but on the first ball of Hasnain in the fifth over, he was out after the appeal of LBW.
Hasnain got his second wicket on the second ball of the fifth over as the opening batsman Phil Salt also run out on 20 runs in 12 balls. Alex Hales backed to pavilion on the score of 18 in 13 balls.
England’s both opening wickets were down when the total score of the team was just 39 in 4.3 overs. England made 48 runs in first five overs with the average of almost 10 runs per over.
Pak win toss, offer Eng to bat first
In the high voltage and decider Twenty20 International match of the series on Sunday, Pakistan won the toss and decided to field first at Qaddafi Cricket Stadium Lahore.
Teams set targets
Pakistan and England teams have set their targets to win the decider match as seven men’s international T20I series will be concluded on an expected high note.
Who will get Trophy?
Who will get the trophy, everything will be clear today as right now the series is leveled after six intoxicating and wildly entertaining games.
England has the higher ceiling, evidenced never more succinctly than in the sixth T20I, where the full force of the visitors' batting order laid waste to Pakistan inside 15 overs.
Haider Ali was hospitalised after the last game so is unlikely to feature on Sunday. His absence should make way for Khushdil Shah. Mohammad Rizwan and Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnan are returned.
1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Shan Masood, 4 Iftikhar Ahmed, 5 Khushdil Shah, 6 Asif Ali, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Shadab Khan, 9 Mohammad Hasnain, 10 Mohammad Wasim, 11 Haris Rauf
1 Phil Salt (wk), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Ben Duckett, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Moeen Ali (capt), 7 Sam Curran, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 David Willey, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Reece Topley
Conditions are once more likely to be hot and humid. The decider is likely to be played on a used pitch at Gaddafi Stadium and has been sold out for weeks.