Pakistan secure dramatic victory over England to level series

England fall just short despite Liam Dawson’s late heroics… as Pakistan claim dramatic three-run victory to level the seven-match series at 2-2

  • Mohammad Rizwan top-scored for Pakistan, hitting 88 as the hosts posted 166
  • England lost three wickets as their reply got off to a poor start in Karachi
  • Ben Duckett, Liam Brook and Moeen Ali kept England in the hunt for victory
  • Liam Dawson looked to have put England on course for victory with a late cameo
  • However, Pakistan got three late wickets to win in the final over by three runs

Pakistan pulled off a dramatic three-run victory to level the seven-match series with England at 2-2 on Sunday.

Having won the toss, England put Pakistan into bat but were foiled by Mohammad Rizwan once again as the opener hit his third half-century of the series, eventually falling in the final over for 88 off 67 balls. Moeen Ali’s side restricted Pakistan’s boundary hitting, though, keeping the hosts down to 166-4, with Reece Topley picking up two late wickets.

England’s reply got off to a disastrous start as Phil Salt, Alex Hales and Will Jacks all came and went inside the first two overs. Ben Duckett, Harry Brook and Moeen Ali kept England in contention, but when the latter two fell in consecutive overs, it looked a stiff task for the visitors to get over the line. 

But Dawson then seized his moment, hitting four consecutive boundaries in the 18th over. He fell in the penultimate over, and was quickly followed by Olly Stone who was bowled first ball. England needed four runs heading into the final over, but Topley was run out, handing Pakistan the win.

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Pakistan picked up three late wickets to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in Karachi

Liam Dawson smashed four boundaries in an over to guide England towards victory but they fell just short

Mohammad Rizwan hit his third half-century of the series to help Pakistan post 166-4

Mohammad Nawaz (L) starred with the ball, taking three wickets for Pakistan

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