Haris Rauf stuns England and pulls off impossible win

Pakistan bowler Haris Rauf stunned England in the death overs of the chase in the fourth T20I and pulled off an impossible win.

Haris Rauf stuns England in the death overs
Haris Rauf stuns England in the death overs

Pakistan bowler Haris Rauf stunned England in the death overs of the chase in the fourth T20I and pulled off an impossible win. Pakistan batted first and opener, in-form batsman Mohammad Rizwan played well.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan started the innings positively and they have put a partnership of 97 runs in 11.5 overs. Azam got out after scoring 36 runs off 28 balls. Rizwan continued to pace the innings.

Shan Masood scored 21 runs off 19 balls. Khushdil Shah and Rizwan got out on 152 runs in the final over. Asif Ali scored 13 runs off 3 balls in the final over and helped Pak register respectful 166/4 on the scoreboard.

England started chase by loosing three quick wickets to Mohammad Hasnain and Mohammad Nawaz. From 14/3, Ben Duckett and Harry Brook tried to pace the chase but Duckett fell when the score is 57. Harry Brook and Moeen Ali came together and took England to 106.

Moeen Ali got out after scoring 29 runs from 20 balls on 106. Harry Brook, David Willey got out in quick succession too. But Liam Dawson started hitting clean and he scored 34 runs off 17 balls. It seemed impossible for Pakistan to win.

Haris Rauf then got Liam Dawson and Oily Stone wickets in a single over when the score is on 162/7, in the 19th over. With 5 runs to win and one wicket in hand, England panicked and last batsman got run-out at 163, giving Pakistan, a famous victory.

The T20I series is even with England winning two matches and Pakistan winning two. Three more T20Is are scheduled in Lahore from 28th September till 2nd October.