England crush Pakistan in seventh T20, wins series 4-3

England finished its first tour to Pakistan in 17 years with a thumping 67-run win in the seventh Twenty20 to clinch the series 4-3

October 02, 2022 08:11 pm | Updated October 03, 2022 12:43 pm IST - LAHORE, Pakistan:

Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam, left, and his England’s counterpart Moeen Ali smile after toss for the seventh twenty20 cricket match between Pakistan and England, in Lahore, Pakistan on October 2, 2022.

Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam, left, and his England’s counterpart Moeen Ali smile after toss for the seventh twenty20 cricket match between Pakistan and England, in Lahore, Pakistan on October 2, 2022. | Photo Credit: AP

A sublime fifty from Dawid Malan and three wickets for Chris Woakes guided England to a thumping 67-run win over Pakistan in the seventh Twenty20 in Lahore on Sunday as they clinched the series 4-3 in a major boost ahead of the World Cup.

Chasing 210, Pakistan suffered a double blow when captain Babar Azam (4) and Mohammad Rizwan (1) departed in quick succession as England’s pace attack made early inroads and reduced the hosts to 33-3 under the lights at Gaddafi Stadium.

Shan Masood put up some resistance with a fighting 56 but England, led by Woakes (3-26), kept chipping away with regular wickets. David Willey returned figures of 2-22 while Reece Topley, Adil Rashid and Sam Curran picked up a wicket each.

Earlier, England lost both openers after being asked to bat before Malan (78) and Harry Brook (46) shared an unbeaten 108-run stand for the fourth wicket to power the tourists to 209-3 in 20 overs.

Mohammad Wasim (0-61) and Shadab Khan (0-39) bore the brunt of their assault as Malan and Brook made the most of Pakistan’s sloppiness in the field, with Babar guilty of offering reprieves to both batsmen.

England continue their preparations for the World Cup with a three-match series against Australia starting next Sunday, while Pakistan face Bangladesh and New Zealand in a tri-series from Friday. The World Cup in Australia gets underway on October 16.

Teams:

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam (captain), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain.

England: Phil Salt, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (captain), Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley.

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