Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

Pakistani opener Mohammad Rizwan strikes the ball as English captain Moeen Ali watches from the offside. — PCB/Twitter/@TheRealPCB

KARACHI: Pakistan on Sunday handed over a 167-run target to England after the first innings of the fourth T20 international between the two countries, which is taking place at the National Stadium in Karachi.

Pakistan scored 166 runs at the loss of four wickets at the end of the first innings. Opener Mohammad Rizwan and Captain Babar Azam scored 88 and 36 runs, respectively.  Meanwhile, England’s Reece Topley claimed two wickets against 37 runs.

England captain Moeen Ali had won the toss and had sent Pakistan in to bat first. 

England, on their first tour of Pakistan in 17 years, are leading the seven-match series 2-1.

Sunday’s match is Pakistan’s 200th T20, 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

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