What a series this was Both teams exposed their weaknesses and took advantage of the conditions. But in the end, the English team won the series with a score of 4-3.
The last match was on October 2 and England won the match and the series of 7 matches in style by 67 runs. England put 209 runs on the board and the bowlers did their job perfectly and stopped Pakistan at 142 runs.
England heated the game by giving a 200+ target
The England team lost the early wickets, but it doesn’t matter as the innings were later handled by David Malan and Ben Duckett. England lost both of their openers in the fifth over. Alex Hales was LBW by Muhammad Hasain and Phil Salts was run out by Shadab Khan.
There were 2 new batsmen on the ground who carried the team to the next wicket at a score of 101 in the form of Ben Duckett. Ben Duckett and David Malan formed a partnership of 62 runs.
Ben Duckett was run out by Mohammad Rizwan for a score of 30 runs, including 3 fours and a six, with a strike rate of 157.89.
These wickets let Harry Brook come into the ground. Harry Brook and David Malan formed a huge partnership of 108 runs for the fourth wicket. Both players came back to the pavilion to end the innings.
David Malan scored a fifty off 78 runs off 47 balls, including 8 fours and 3 sixes, with a strike rate of 165.96. Harry Brook scored 46 runs off 49 balls with a strike rate of 158.62, including four and four sixes.
Hasnain and Rauf worked together to keep the following two overs scoreless. However, Pakistan could and should have restricted the tourists much more if they had taken their chances.
Babar dropped Malan on 29 and then gave Brook a life on 24 when a simple catch pierced his hands at mid-off after Rauf had drawn a high mishit with a slower delivery.
Other than Hasnain and Rauf, every bowler was hammered by English players all around the ground. Of the 3 wickets, 2 were in the form of run-outs and the only wicket that was taken by a bowler was by Muhammad Hasnain.
Haris Rauf was the economically best bowler for Pakistan with an economy of 6.
Pakistan still have issues with their batting
After losing their openers at the score of just 5 runs, Pakistani hopes were almost gone and then, at the score of 33, David Willey showed Iftikhar Ahmed the route towards the pavilion.
Then a partnership was formed between Shan Masood and Khushdil Shah, which was broken by Adil Rashid by taking the wicket of Khushdil Shah. The 53-run partnership helped Pakistan get some crucial runs.
After this wicket, Pakistan never came back into the game. England hung on to their grip on the match till the end. Out of 8 wickets, 5 Pakistani players can’t even cross the 10-run mark.
Shan Masood did his best, but it was not enough to bring victory to his team. He scored 56 runs off 43 balls, including four fours and a six, with a strike rate of 130.
The England bowlers have done a tremendous job by showing such a great bowling attack and again proved why the visiting country is the birthplace of cricket. Chris Woakes picked up 3 wickets with an economy of 6.50.
David Willey picked 2 wickets with an economy of 2 5.50. Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, and Sam Curran picked up one wicket each with an economy of 8.50, 6.25, and 7.75 respectively.
The series of 7 T-20 matches is over now with England winning the series and now both may face each other in the upcoming World Cup.
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