England’s tour of Pakistan consists of seven T20Is. So far, the first four games of the long T20I series have been done and dusted. England won the first T20I by 6 wickets whereas Pakistan won the second game by 10 wickets.
The visitors made a comeback in the third T20I by beating Pakistan by 63 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the series. On the other hand, the hosts made a brilliant fightback in the fourth T20I as they clinched the thriller by 3 runs.
Both teams won two matches each. The first four games took place in Karachi. Meanwhile, the next three games of the series will be held at Lahore. The fifth T20I is currently being held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Pakistan set a target of 146 for England in the fifth T20I
Meanwhile, England skipper Moeen Ali won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first. Mohammad Rizwan who has been in red-hot form of his life scored 63 off 46 balls with the help of 2 fours and 3 sixes to his name.
Apart from him, all other batters failed to contribute to the team. Had it not been for Rizwan’s efforts at the top, it would have been a different story altogether for the hosts.
Pakistan were bowled out for 145 runs in 19 overs. On the contrary, Mark Wood was the pick of the bowlers for England. He took 3 wickets to his name whereas David Willey and Sam Curran took 2 wickets each. Pakistan do have bowlers in their arsenal to defend the target. It will be quite interesting to see what’s in store for the fans.
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Aamer Jamal, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf
Philip Salt (wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (c), Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Check out the best Twitter reactions:
Pak vs WI WC 2019, we cant play short balls
Pak vs Eng 2022, we still cant play short balls. 🤦♂️
We always come up with ZERO plans against short pitch bowling. Pathetic stuff.#PakvsEng2022
— Talha Umar (@TalhaUmar_10) September 28, 2022
— SanN KhaN (@Muhamma36140350) September 28, 2022
If Pakistan wins I will propose her.
— Mudassir Hassan (@Mud_PTI) September 28, 2022
146 defendable, might be yes.!!#PAKvsEng
— YASH KHAN SALMAN (@yashkhan2417) September 28, 2022
Rizwan cannot be critisized!!
— Samia A. (@iSamiaAhmed) September 28, 2022
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