Pakistan defeats England by 3 runs
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Pakistan defeated England by three runs in the fourth Twenty20 International match at National Stadium Karachi on Sunday.
England’s all team was out at a total score of 163 against Pakistan’s 166. England's Reece Tropley was run out by Pakistan in the last over’s second ball of Wasim.
Liam Dawson played a good inning for England and made 34 runs in just 14 balls. Harry Brook got 34 runs in 29 and Ben Duckett took 33 runs on 24 balls.
Captain Moeen Ali also played a good inning and made 29 runs with three fours and one six in 20 balls.
Pakistani bowler Haris Rauf took three wickets against 32 runs while Nawaz also got three wickets against 35 runs.
Green shirts’ Muhammad Hasnain hit two wickets against 40 runs and Wasim took only one wicket and gave 30 runs in four overs.
Chasing a good target of 167 from Pakistan, England lost its four wickets on 82 runs in the first 10 overs.
Pakistani bowlers maintained pressure on the English batting line from the beginning of the innings.
Pakistan set target of 167
Pakistan set a target of 167 runs for England in the fourth Twenty20 International match at National Stadium Karachi on Sunday.
Pakistan made a total of 166 runs in 20 overs and its four batsmen were back in the pavilion.
Opening batsman Rizwan as a top scorer got 88 runs in 68 balls. He was caught by Alex on the ball of Reece Topley.
In-form opener Mohammad Rizwan struck 88 to help Pakistan to 166-4 in the fourth Twenty20 international against England in Karachi on Sunday.
Rizwan's 67-ball knock had nine boundaries and a six after Pakistan were sent in to bat by England before a packed National stadium.
Rizwan put on 97 for the opening wicket with Babar Azam (36) but England pulled back the scoring rate once the Pakistan skipper holed out to spinner Liam Dawson in the 12th over.
Azam hit three boundaries off 28 balls.
Rizwan then added 52 for the second with Shan Masood (21) but David Willey dismissed Masood while Topley had Khushdil Shah for two to further hit the home team.
Rizwan was finally caught off in the 19th over off Topley who finished with 2-37.
Asif Ali smashed two sixes in the final over of the innings to give the total some respectability for Pakistan who with this match became the first team to play 200 T20Is.
Rizwan hits 50
Pakistan succeeded to get 80 runs with a half-century of the opening batsman Mohammad Rizwan in the first 10 overs.
Opening batsman and captain Babar Azam is playing on 31 and he faced 23 balls.
Pakistan makes 71/0 in 8 overs
Batting first, Pakistani opening batsmen took a good responsible start and made 70 runs in 8 overs without losing a wicket.
Rizwan is playing on 44 on 31 runs while Babar Azam succeeded to get 26 runs in 18 balls.
England wins toss
England won a toss and elected to ball first against Pakistan in the fourth Twenty20 International cricket match at National Stadium Karachi on Sunday.
England has a lead of 2-1 against the host team of Pakistan who has now all set to take revenge from English cricketers in today’s match.
Changes in Pak Team
Pakistan made two changes in its squad and replaced Haider Ali and Shahnawaz Dahani with Asif Ali and Wasim Junior.
1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Mohammad Rizwan, 3 Shan Masood, 4 Iftikhar Ahmed, 5 Khushdil Shah, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 7 Asif Ali, 8 Mohammad Hasnain, 9 Haris Rauf, 10 Usman Qadir, 10 Muhammad Wasim Junior
1 Phil Salt (wk), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Will Jacks, 4 Ben Duckett, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Moeen Ali (capt), 7 David Willey, 8 Liam Dawson, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Olly Stone, 11 Reece Topley
Pitch and conditions
Evening conditions have cooled down slightly in Karachi, though it remains fairly humid. A fresh pitch will be used for this game.
Stats and trivia
Babar is 97 away from 3,000 T20I career runs. Only four batters - Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Martin Guptill and Paul Stirling have reached that mark.
Malan hasn't enjoyed playing against Pakistan. In nine T20Is, he averages 18.87 against them, down from a career average of 37.05, and strikes at 106.33, while his career strike rate is 137.61.