PAK vs ENG: England beat Pakistan by entering the house, winning the series after giving a crushing defeat

In the last match, including Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam, there was a flop show of the entire batting, not even reaching England’s score, could not even reach it.

The bowlers made good use of the platform that the England batsmen had set up.

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Pakistan, who had been waiting for the arrival of the England cricket team for 17 years, was finally disappointed. The England team did give a chance to the fans to be happy by making their move to Pakistan and playing the T20 series, but on the way, they gave a jolt to their hosts. In the last match of the seven-match series, England defeated Pakistan by 67 runs and captured the trophy with the match and the Pakistani fans were deprived of the joy of victory.

Before the T20 World Cup, everyone’s eyes were on this historic series. The series was very competitive till the four matches in Karachi and the first two matches in Lahore and the score was tied at 3-3. The last match, however, proved to be an anti-climax, where not only was a one-sided contest, but like many matches, once again the Pakistani batting and fielding were exposed.

England batted first in the series decider at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Sunday 2 October and every batsman in the team played small or big but fast-paced innings. Especially former world number one batsman David Malan and young batsman Harry Brooke thrashed the Pakistani bowlers and made an unbeaten partnership of 108 runs in 61 balls.

England scored a huge total of 209 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 20 overs. Along with England’s good batting, Pakistan’s poor fielding also contributed. Captain Babar Azam himself dropped two easy catches.

At the same time, for the last several matches, the Pakistani team was scoring or achieving the target only on the basis of the innings of captain Babar and Mohammad Rizwan in the top order. The team’s middle order either got fewer deliveries or was flopping when they got good opportunities. This time neither Babar-Rizwan walked and before the World Cup another example of Pakistan’s weak middle order was seen.

Babar and Rizwan had returned to the pavilion within the first 6 balls of the innings. In such a situation, the middle order had a chance to do a good performance, but except Shan Masood, no one could play well or openly. Khushdil Shah and Iftikhar Ahmed definitely stayed but could not score runs as fast as every time. The rest of the batsmen could not even reach the tens.

With excellent bowling from Chris Woakes, David Willey and Adil Rashid and some good catching, England allowed Pakistan to reach just 142 for 8 in 20 overs and a 4-3 series with the match by a huge margin of 67 runs. Won.