Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan came out on the crease to open for Pakistan. The duo put on the partnership of 97 off 72 balls. Shan Masood, who starred with the bat in the previous match, was only able to score 21 off 19 balls before being dismissed by David Willey. Reece Topley dismissed Khushdil Shan and Rizwan off consecutive deliveries. Mohammad Rizwan hit 88 off 67 balls. Asif Ali hit him for two sixes to push Pakistan past the 160-run mark.
Pakistan’s bowling attack got early breakthroughs as England lost 3 of their wickets in the powerplay. Haris Rauf and Mohammad Nawaz starred with the ball. In the second last over against England Haris Rauf got 2 wickets off two balls. England was at 163/9 at that point. Wasim Jnr. came to bowl and run out Reece Topley for 0. Pakistan defeated England in a thrilling fourth T20I in Karachi to level the series 2-2, with the final three games to be played in Lahore.
Match Notes of Pakistan vs England
Match Number: Match 4 of 7
Venue: National Stadium Karachi, Pakistan
Match’s Toss Result: England won the toss and elected to bowl first against Pakistan
Pakistan Playing XI:
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Asif Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir
England Playing XI:
Phil Salt (wk), Will Jacks, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (c), David Willey, Olly Stone, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Liam Dawson
Brief Scorecard of England vs Pakistan
Pakistan: 166/4 in 20 overs
England: 163 in 19.2 overs
Player Of The Match: Haris Rauf – 3/32 – (PAK)
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