Pakistan vs England 7th T20 Match Highlights: A sublime fifty from Dawid Malan and three wickets for Chris Woakes guided England to a thumping 67-run win over Pakistan in the seventh Twenty20 in Lahore on Sunday as they clinched the series 4-3 in a major boost ahead of the World Cup. Chasing 210, Pakistan suffered a double blow when captain Babar Azam (4) and Mohammad Rizwan (1) departed in quick succession as England’s pace attack made early inroads and reduced the hosts to 33-3 under the lights at Gaddafi Stadium.
Shan Masood put up some resistance with a fighting 56 but England, led by Woakes (3-26), kept chipping away with regular wickets. David Willey returned figures of 2-22 while Reece Topley, Adil Rashid and Sam Curran picked up a wicket each.
Follow highlights of PAK vs ENG from Lahore below.
Last over now and Pakistan are 8 down as Wiley clean bowls Wasim!!! That’s the second consecutive wicket as Pakistan lost Masood in the last over after Rashid pulled off a stunning catch. And all over. England win by 67 runs
Another down and Mohammad Nawaz holes out to Woakes. Curran with the wicket and it’s all mostly done and dusted at this juncture. PAK 125/6 after 17.4 overs
The 17th over now and it’s all academic at the moment. Thr required rate is over 26 runs per over. As good as done this match. Another match, another failure for the Pakistan middle order. 2 runs off the first 3 balls. Still no boundaries. Just as I was saying it, there’s a four. PAK 116/5 after 17 overs
On to the 15th and Asif Ali hits a four off the second ball Woakes. And Ali pulls and straight down the throat of Topley!!! Another wicket goes down!! PAK 99/5 after 14.5 overs
SHOT!!! Khushdil has smashed this one over the boundary. The next ball, there’s a big appeal for caught behind. Umpire says out. Review now. There’s a spike when it passes the bat and that’s out. Pakistan lose 4th, PAK 86/4 after 12.2 overs
The 11th over now and Adil Rashid will bowl this one. 2 runs from the first 3 balls. Another dot follows. Pakistan need huge boundaries here. These are not helping them at all. PAK 71/3 after 11 overs
The 9th now and the Pakistan run chase is dying a slow death here. It’s been a while since a boundary in this innings with the rquired rate shooting up over 14. That might help though!!! Masood picks up the googly and deposits it out of the ground for a 6!!! PAK 59/3 after 9 overs
Another down as Iftikhar Ahmed is caught by Philip Salt. Relief for Willey who had dropped him earlier. Top edge and Pakistan are in a fix now. PAK 33/3 after 5.2 overs
Pakistan are 37-3 after the first six overs.#PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/xD0t4GxXKd
The 5th over now. Topley to bowl this one. Pak should have been 3 down if England had not dropped a catch in the last over. Two fours to end. PAK 33/2 after 5 overs
AAAANDDD GONE!!! The ball wobbles in the air, dips at the last moment and rattles Rizwan’s stumps. That’s their second major star out. Pakistan middle order need to step up tonight. PAK 5/2 after 1.2 overs
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Rizwan and Babar Azam are at the crease. Rizwan is on strike. Woakes will open the attack. Rizwan off the mark in the second ball. That’s a four by Babar to get off the mark. And he’s gone!!! Brook with te catch. PAK 5/1 after 1 over
Last over now and Mohammad Wasim has been hit for a 6 off the first delivery. What a hit by Malan. The second ball goes for a four. Not a good start. A single and 200 up for England. Brook goes down town and that has gone out of the ground for a six!!! Over. England reach 209/3.
Another dropped catch!!! That’s again off Rauf’s ball. He should have had 3 or 4 wickets by now. Review for LBW and Pakistan have lost a review. ENG 189/3 after 19 overs
Mohammad Hasnain in to bowl the 18th and that’s a four and a six by Malan!!! On fire right now. After 18 overs, England are 182/3 after 18 overs
That’s 50 for Malan in the 17th over and he brings it up with a boundary. Brook ends the over with a 6. England are cruising along nicely. ENG 168/3 after 17 overs
Pakistan’s dropped catches continues as Harry Brook hits one hig and Babar azam has dropped a dolly. The pakistan skipper is not having the best of days in the field tonight. The bowler looks exasperated. ENG 154/3 after 16 overs
14th over now. The 13th ended with boundaries off the last two balls. England are still in control despite losing wickets. 2 runs from the first 3 balls. The fourth is sent out of the field with a six by Brook!!! Huge hit. The last ball is gone for four more. Excellent batting from the youngster. ENG 146/3 after 14 overs
On to the 12th over now and Iftikhar Ahmed to bowl this one. 3 runs from the first 3 balls. Ufff!!! Nooo!! Malan is dropped by Babar at extra cover. Might be costly. Harry Brook ends this over with a 4. ENG 122/3 after 12 overs
Two wickets in the over!
Phil Salt is caught short of the crease 🎯#PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/FTprEhtdr7
Iftikhar Ahmed in to bowl the 10th and what a quick hands by Rizwan. Completely Dhoni-esque!! Duckett is run out. That’s another wicket down for England. ENG 102/3 after 10 overs
England are 102-3 at the halfway stage of the innings.#PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/AMFIUZwuo2
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