England are in Pakistan’s land after 17 long years to play a seven-match T20I series. England marched into the fourth match with a 2-1 lead and it turned out to be a cracker of a game. The Men in Green are putting on a stunning show in the series and showcased another stunning performance in the last match.
The England team pushed the match till the end but couldn’t win it. The middle-order gave their best and looked like winning the match at one point. However, a double-wicket penultimate over from Haris Rauf changed things for England as the Three Lions had only one wicket in hand in the final over with 4 runs to get.
With four runs required off the last five balls, Reece Topley tried to clinch a single and messed things up. Shan Masood, who caught hold of the ball, dived and dismantled the stumps to seal the match for Pakistan. The England team put their heads down in dismay, and the Men in Green erupted alongside the crowd to celebrate the win.
Here’s the video of Shan Masood’s stunning athletics:
Top throw from Shan Masood in clutch finish 🎯
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 25, 2022
Pakistan stun England in the fourth T20I:
Speaking of the fourth T20I, it turned out to be a thriller with Pakistan coming out on top. After putting 166 on board on the back of Mohammad Rizwan’s 88, the Men in Green looked confident in defending the total.
The supreme confidence got reflected in their bowling as England crumbled to 14 for 3 in no time. However, Ben Duckett and Harry Brook steadied the ship after the initial hiccup.
While the former amassed 33 runs, the latter made 34 and set the tone for the chase. The Three Lions never gave up till the end and Liam Dawson kept the hopes alive for the team with his outstanding 34-run knock.
However, despite all the great efforts from the middle order, England bottled up in the end and lost the match by three runs. The loss might hurt the England squad for a long time. But the team will look to make a strong comeback in the fifth T20I.