David Malan led England to win the 7th T20I match and series against Pakistan

On Sunday, England won the 7th T20I match against Pakistan by 67 runs and ended their T20 tour of Pakistan with a 4-3 victory.

Previously, England and Pakistan won three matches each, with countless twists and turns, and it was the deciding match for the series winner. 

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first, and England openers Phil Salt and Alex Hales opened the match in good form until Hales got out by Muhammad Hasnain.

Phil, who had been playing spectacular inning from the previous match, got run out by a direct hit from Shadab Khan.

England had already lost their two openers at 39 runs in the 5th over of the match, but then David Malan and Ben Duckett made 60 runs partnership until Duckett got run out by keeper Muhammad Rizwan.

England was on 101 on the loss of three wickets, but when Harry Brook came on the crease, both Malan and Brook got charged and played spectacular innings.

Malan made 78 runs off 47 balls with eight fours and three sixes, and Brook made 46 runs off 29 balls, with one four and four sixes. They both made a partnership of 110 runs and set a target of 209 for the Pakistan team to win the match and series. It was the highest T20I target in Pakistan.

Pakistan team came on to chase the mountain-like target with their best openers, Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan, who together scored more than 500 runs in the previous six T20 matches against England.

Unfortunately, the Pakitan team lost both their openers in just the first eight balls of the match, as on Chris Woakes’ ball, Babar was caught at cover by Brook, and in the next over, Reece Topley bowled Rizwan.

Pakistan team was at five runs on the loss of two wickets, but then Shan Masood and Ifthikhar Ahamd came on the crease and revived the innings. David Willey missed a chance to get Ifthikhar’s wicket by dropping his catch, but in his next over, he finally got Ifthikhar’s wicket.

Pakistan’s team was under full pressure as they lost three wickets on just 33 runs, but then Shan and Khushdil Shah moved the innings to 86 until Khushdil got out by Adil Rashid. From there, all the Pakistani batters failed to stay against England bowlers except Shan.

Shan played an innings of 56 runs off 47 balls, which was a long-dead inning and not quite enough to win. In 20 overs, the Pakistan team was not able to chase the target and was able to score only 142 runs, in which they lost their eight wickets.

England won the 7th T20I match against Pakistan by 67 runs and claimed the series win by 4-3. 

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