Karachi, 26 September 2022 (TDI): Pakistan beat England in the 4th T20 International by 3 runs to level the series 2-2. The match was played at National Stadium Karachi on Sunday, 25 September.

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On September 25, Pakistan became the first team to play 200 T20Is. Out of these 200, Pakistan won 123, lost 72, and 5 had no results.

Match Summary

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first. Pakistan made two changes in the team from the 3rd T20I. Haider Ali and Shahnawaz Dahani were replaced by Asif Ali and Muhammad Wasim Jr.

England also made three changes to the team. Dawid Malan, Luke Wood, and Sam Curran were rested and Alex Hales, David Willey, and Olly stone, the debutant, played the match as their replacements.

England won the toss and put Pakistan to bat first. The openers gave a solid start to Pakistan. Muhammad Rizwan scored the third half-century of the series. He scored 88 runs off 67 balls.

The first wicket fell at 97 in the 12th over. After that, the run rate declined till the last over when Asif Ali came who hit 2 massive sixes and scored 13 runs off 3 balls to get his team a respectable total of 166 in their allotted 20 overs.

Reece Topley took 2 wickets for 37 runs in his 4 overs. All the other bowlers were also quite economical. In response, England did not have a great start and lost 3 wickets inside 2 overs.

At that time, England was in a spot of bother. Then, Harry Brook and Ben Duckett anchored the innings and took England’s score to 106.

Twist in the tail

The match came down to the last over. Haris Rauf took 2 wickets in the 2nd last over which put a lot of pressure on the England team.

England only needed four runs in the last over with 1 wicket in hand. Muhammad Wasim Jr. bowled the last over.

He bowled the second ball to Reece Topley which he hit to run a single but was run out in the process and Pakistan won the match by 3 runs. Haris Rauf was declared Player of the Match for his brilliant figures of 3-30 in his 4 overs.

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