T20 has become the most exciting format in Cricket, as anything can happen in this shorter version. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is about to start and every team has prepared themselves for this competition.

As part of the preparation, England welcomed Pakistan to play a four-match T20 series. But two matches were abandoned due to rain, and England won the rest two games.

Last night, England outplayed Pakistan in each department and won the match by 7 wickets with 27 balls in their hand.

Match Report

England skipper Jos Buttler won the toss and opted to bowl first in the 4th T20 match. Therefore, captain Babar Azam came into the crease with Mohammad Rizwan to start the batting innings for Pakistan.

The two openers had a flying start at The Oval, playing very aggressively. The run rate was almost 10 per over in the first six overs. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan made a partnership of 59 runs in six overs, but pacer Jofra Archer broke the partnership when he picked up the wicket of Babar.

The disaster started right from there as they lost some quick wickets since Babar left the crease after scoring 36 off 22. Mohammad Rizwan, the other opener, contributed 23 runs from 16 balls. After that, the batting lineup collapsed for Pakistan, as four batsmen had gone duck against England.

“First six overs, we played very well. After that, the momentum shifted as wickets fell. Our middle-order needs to step up. You need 2-3 good overs in the middle and in the death as well. England’s bowling was very good,” explained Pakistani captain Babar Azam.

In the end, Pakistan scored 157 runs before losing all the wickets at The Oval.

Chasing the target, England didn’t suffer against the Pakistani bowling lineup. Opener Phil Salt and Jos Buttler were super aggressive from the start and made a partnership of 82 runs in just six overs!

However, Haris Rauf gave the first breakthrough by taking the wicket of Phil Salt. In the 7th over, Salt lost his wicket after scoring 45 runs from 24 balls. On the other hand, Jos Buttler kept going on and added 39 runs before leaving the crease.

England lost another quick wicket as Will Jacks departed the crease, scoring 20 runs. But Jonny Bairstow and Harry Brook were super cool on the pitch and successfully chased the target within 16 overs.

“The performance really (pleased me the most). We worked hard in the training, there’s a good feeling in the squad. They got off to a good start but the guys managed to peg it back to a par score. It would have been great to have two more games,” said England skipper Jos Buttler.

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