4th T20I: Pakistan win by 3 runs against England in seesaw thriller

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Pakistan on Sunday beat England by three wickets in the fourth T20 international between the two teams, which was taking place at the National Stadium in Karachi.

Pakistan had handed over a 167-run target to England after the first innings. The English side could only grab 163 runs in 19.3 overs as Mohammad Nawaz and Haris Rauf toppled the opponent’s batting lineup by taking three wickets each. Meanwhile, Mohammad Hasnain claimed two wickets.

Pakistan scored 166 runs at the loss of four wickets at the end of the first innings. Opener Mohammad Rizwan and Captain Babar Azam scored 88 and 36 runs, respectively. Meanwhile, England’s Reece Topley claimed two wickets against 37 runs.

England captain Moeen Ali had won the toss and had sent Pakistan in to bat first. England, on their first tour of Pakistan in 17 years, are leading the seven-match series 2-1.

Sunday’s match is Pakistan’s 200th T20, the first team to reach the milestone. England made three changes from the last game. Alex Hales and David Willey came into the side while Olly Stone was handed his international T20 debut.

They replaced Dawid Malan, Sam Curran and Mark Wood. Pakistan left out Haider Ali (unfit) and Shahnawaz Dahani to bring Asif Ali and Naseem Shah.

The remaining matches are in Lahore (September 28, 30 and October 2).—APP

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