Pakistan vs England 5th T20 Match Highlights: Pakistan beat England by five runs in the fifth T20I in Lahore on Wednesday. Debutant Aamer Jamal was handed the responsibility to defend 15 in the last over and he did so against the dangerous Moeen Ali. As a result, the hosts have taken a 3-2 lead in the seven match series. Earlier, it was England who won the toss and chose to field in the fifth Twenty20 international against Pakistan on Wednesday.
Follow highlights of PAK vs ENG from Lahore below.
Moeen slams one into the stands to bring up his fifty! England need 8 off 3 balls. But debutant Amir Jamal bowls a terrific last over to help his side by 5 runs. Moeen Ali tried his best at the end but had too much to do. Pakistan win the 5th T20 and lead the series 3-2
13 off the penultimate over and England lose Chris Woakes as well. It’s the debutant Aamer Jamal to bowl the last over. 15 needed for the visitors. Score after 19 overs, ENG 131/7
Moeen Ali hits Haris Rauf for a 6! 22 runs to win from 10 balls… Who wins from here?
Moeen Ali hits a six over deep backward square leg. Nawaz tried to catch that one but the ball touches his hand and goes over. The equation – 40 off 18 balls. Score after 17 overs, ENG: 106/6
The debutant Aamer Jamal strikes to remove Sam Curran. A wicket 2nd ball of his T20I career. Curran is gone for 17 off 11. Score after 15 overs, ENG: 88/6
Maiden international wicket on just the second ball of his career! 👏
Brilliant start for Aamir Jamal ✨#PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/Qux8vjRk1t
Dawid Malan out for 36 and Iftikhar Ahmed traps th well set batter. Pakistan are on top and seem like heading towards a win. CRR: 5.47 | RRR: 9.69 | Score after 12 overs, ENG: 65/5
“Iftikhar’s remaining overs could be critical in this game. He could get through cheap overs with England pairing LHs but he’s ostensibly Pakistan’s weakest bowler & may need to be taken on to give some breathing room later on. Moeen isn’t afraid to take on away spin” says cricviz analysis.
Shadab Khan traps Harry Brook for 4. A successful review by Pakistan. At the halfway! England are struggling at 58/4 in the chase. They still need 88 more runs to win from 60 balls.
England are steady with Harry Brook and Dawid Malan in the middle. Meanwhile, the Lahore weather is showing terrible thick smoke/smog layer(doesn’t look great on tv viewing) | England need 92 runs in 67 balls
Dot ball pressure led Duckett to play an attacking shot and he is caught by a deep third man! England three down and in a precarious position. Score after 5 overs, ENG: 31/3
Mohammad Rizwan is resting due to minor swelling after being hit by a wayward throw while batting. Mohammad Haris is keeping wickets in his place. Score after 3 overs, ENG: 19/1
Philip Salt and Hales are at the crease. Philip Salt is on strike. Mohammad Nawaz will open the attack and an early strike. ENG: 3/1
Haris Rauf is the last man dismissed and Pakistan are all out for 145. Mohammad Rizwan is the top scorer with 63 off 46. Rest of the Pakistan batters 71 off 68 balls. 11 extras. The middleorder of Pakistan has faltered yet again
Rizwan as the lone warrior departs. With only one wicket left and 2 overs to go, it would be a miracle to touch 150 now for the hosts. Mohammad Rizwan in the current series against England: 68, 88*, 8, 88 and 63
Another FIFTY for Rizwan! The only batter in the line-up who showed resistance against the pace attack of England. Pakistan are struggling at 118/8. Can Rizwan add some crucial runs for Pakistan to fight?
Asif Ali’s stay at the crease doesnt last long and he is clean bowled! Then a run-out! Mohammad Nawaz saunters down the pitch, is sent back by Rizwan, but Moeen Ali is sharp enough to hit the stumps!
Iftikhar Ahmed is gone out, caught by Malan!! Another short ball does the trick Iftikhar Ahmed is gone for 15(14) | Asif Ali arrives in the middle. The last time Asif Ali faced 10 or more balls in a T20I was 14 innings ago, vs New Zealand in Sharjah in the T20 World Cup group stage. He scored 23* off 12.
In the last T20, Mark Wood fired a fast and short one at 153kmph outside off and had Babar Azam top-edging a cut to third man. On Wednesday night, he catapulted a 150kmph bouncer at Babar’s head. Babar almost instinctively yanked his head to the on side even as he tried a pull- more reminiscent of Sourav Ganguly’s help-lap-along version and unsurprisingly he holed out a deep square-leg.
Wood had already caused demotion of Haider Ali from No.3 earlier in the series with a fiery bouncer that Ali had no clue about. He had taken his eyes off and weakly swatted it behind square-leg for a dolly of catch. On Wednesday, Wood would fire another sharp bouncer at Ali, who went for the pull but was too late and out of position for that shot. And the ball lobbed up straight, and Wood ran forward to take it. Against Haider, now teams will be pinging the bouncers in the T20 world cup, if he makes it into the playing XI. They might try it to Babar also – Bhuvneshwar had surprised him in the Asia Cup- but without the surprise, they might need the hot pace of Wood to produce favourable results.
Haider Ali is ruffled up by the short one from Mark Wood and he pulls awkwardly and gets a top-edge. The ball goes straight up and Wood take a catch. Poor batting !!! Score after 9 overs, PAK: 59/3 | “Haider Ali need to play county and Big Bash next year, need to improve alot if he wants to perform in international matches. He’s young, talented, just need some more exposure and a lot of hard work,” writes Shoaib on social media.
Shan Masood departs in the last over of the powerplay. He tried to be cheeky but ended up playing a horrible shot. Score after 6 overs, PAK 43/2
England Squad: Philip Salt(w), Alex Hales, Will Jacks, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali(c), David Willey, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Tom Helm, Luke Wood, Sam Curran, Richard Gleeson, Jordan Cox
Pakistan Squad: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Haider Ali, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani, Aamer Jamal