Pakistan defeated England by five runs in the fifth Twenty20 International on Wednesday in Lahore. Aamer Jamal, a debutant, was tasked with defending 15 in the last over against the dangerous Moeen Ali.
As a consequence, the hosts now lead the seven-match series 3-2. Earlier, England won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in the fifth Twenty20 international on Wednesday.
The Pakistani Middle Order Failed again
Pakistan have again shown their weaknesses, which have been highlighted since the Asia Cup. Their middle order is struggling, and this could cost them the World Cup. Pakistan got all out for a score of 145 runs, and out of 10 wickets, only 3 players got double figures.
It was Muhammad Rizwan who brought Pakistan to this total. He scored 63 runs off 46 balls, including 2 fours and 3 sixes, with a strike rate of 136.
England’s bowlers showed another amazing performance, and England’s captain must be very happy with their bowlers. Mark Wood picked 3 wickets with an economy of 5, David Willy and Sam Curran picked 2 wickets each, and Chris Woakes picked a single wicket with an economy of 7.5.
England’s Batting Failed Again
Where we have seen Pakistan’s middle order at their worst, we have also seen England batters at their worst too. Again, Pakistani bowlers have done a tremendous job by stopping England at a score of 139 runs. England lost 6 wickets at a score of 85 runs England were in big trouble and their captain took over the innings and smashed the ball around the ground.
Moeen Ali smashed 51 runs off of 37 balls, including 2 fours and 4 sixes, with a strike rate of 154.55. Other than Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan also played a decent inning of 36 runs off 35 balls, including 6 fours, with a strike rate of 102.86.
The Pakistan bowlers have done a great job of defending a low scoring target. Iftikhar Ahmed had the lowest economy of 4. All Pakistani bowlers got 1 wicket each, except Haris Rauf, who picked up 2 wickets.
Pakistan won the fifth T-20 match by 6 runs and leads the 7-T-20 series with a score of 3-2.