English batters were sent to pavilion by Nawaz and Rauf as they bagged three wickets each, while Hasnain claimed two
KARACHI: Pakistan claimed victory against England by three runs in the fourth T20I match at the National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday.
The Green Shirts gave English cricketers a 167-run target during the first innings. England’s batters chased 163 runs in 19.3 overs, as their line-up collapsed with Mohammad Nawaz and Haris Rauf taking three wickets each. Mohammad Hasnain, meanwhile, bagged two wickets.
During the first innings, Pakistan scored 166 at a loss of four wickets. The team’s opening pair, comprised of wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan and Captain Babar Azam, scored 88 and 36 runs, respectively. Meanwhile, England’s Reece Topley bagged two wickets for 37 runs.
Earlier, England captain Moeen Ali won the toss and sent Pakistan in to bat in the fourth Twenty20 at the National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday.
England, on their first tour of Pakistan in 17 years, lead the seven-match series 2-1.
Sunday’s match is Pakistan’s 200th T20I, making it 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).
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Asif Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir
England: Moeen Ali (captain), Will Jacks, Harry Brook, Olly Stone, Ben Duckett, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, David Willey