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4th T20I, Kennington Oval, London, 30 May, 2024

Pakistan

PAK

157/10

(19.5) overs

England

ENG

158/3

(15.3) overs

England beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

Player Of The Match

Adil Rashid,
England
England
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England
Pakistan

England • 158/3 (15.3 overs)

P Salt 45 (24)

J Buttler 39 (21)

H Rauf 3/38 (3.3)

S Afridi 0/20 (3)

Pakistan • 157/10 (19.5 overs)

U Khan 38 (21)

B Azam 36 (22)

L Livingstone 2/17 (3)

A Rashid 2/27 (4)

Commentary

Right then, that it is from this game and this series as well where England comfortably comes on top of Pakistan. The trophy has been handed over to the captain Jos Buttler who joins his entire team to pose for some pictures. The next destination for both of these teams will be the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 which will start on 2nd June, Sunday. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

Jos Buttler, the victorious skipper of England is also the PLAYER OF THE SERIES for his brilliant batting performances. He talks about the performance being good in the series, he mentions the nets sessions been a big part in the success. He further adds that always keep working on yourself is the answer of a good performance and thats what him and the team have been doing. He says that getting a few good wins before the big stage always gives you a good mental space and he is happy that the team is doing well before the World Cup.

Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan says that they batted well in the Powerplay but once he got out, the momentum shifted and they suffered a collapse and that's where you need your middle order to step up. Adds that it is very difficult to gain back that momentum and England bowled very well giving nothing away but they hope that they can learn from this and rectify their mistakes in the World Cup. Mentions that they have played good cricket in patches but will need to improve in a few areas, and they are confident of performing well in the big  event.

Adil Rashid is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his impressive bowling effort. He talks about assessing the conditions and bowling accordingly helped him tonight. He adds on and says that the World Cup is in the USA and its going to be new for everyone, so assessing the conditions for the spinners is very important. He talks about his net sessions being very productive and he looks to do well on the big stage.

Presentation Time...

Earlier in the game, Pakistan got off to a good start but only managed to post a below-par score due to a collapse in the middle overs. The top order consisting of Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, and Usman Khan contributed the majority of runs while Iftikhar Ahmed and Naseem Shah added some crucial runs towards the end. England was fantastic with the ball will Mark Wood, Liam Livingstone, and Mark Wood all getting a couple of wickets each while Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, and Moeen Ali chipped in with one each as well.It was an pretty easy run-chanse for England but more importantly all of their top five batters got some runs under their belt that will give them a lot of confidence going into the main event.

Pakistan, on the other hand, will be dissappointed with their performance as a whole in this game. They had some moments but were  never really in the game defending this smallish target. The frontline pacers were taken to the cleaners and were unable to make much impact against the powerful batting of the hosts. Azam Khan also did not have a good game behind the stumps and dropped a couple of chances which you cannot really afford defending a low total. The only positive for them was Haris Rauf who showed some fight and picked up all the three wickets that fell and will look to maintaing this form in the World Cup while the rest have their task cut out.

England got off to an a absolute flier with both Phil Salt and Jos Buttler smashing it all around the park. They utilised the Powerplay perfectly and put a lot of pressure on the bowlers. The duo added 81 runs together before Salt unfortunately got out after blasting 45 off just 24 balls. After that, Will Jacks joined his skipper and did not let the scoring rate drop at all. Buttler was dismissed for 39 while Jacks also departed after a camoe. The job was mostly done by the top order, and Jonny Bairstow and Harry Brook finished it off with more than four overs to spare.

ENGLAND TAKES THE SERIES 2-0! A clinical performance from the hosts as they have outplayed the visitors in all three depratments. This is exactly what they would have wanted before going to the World Cup but not so much for Pakistan as they were never looked like challenging the home side in this game or in the series.

15.36

SIX! BANG! Harry Brook finishes off in style for England! Haris Rauf bowls a short ball on top of the off stump and Harry Brook makes room and launches the ball up and over covers from the crease and gets the ball to go all the way for a massive SIX and finishes the match for England.

15.20

Bowls the short ball well outside the off stump. Harry Brook looks to throw his bat at it but misses the ball completely.

15.14

FOUR! Short and wide from Haris Rauf and Harry Brook slaps the ball late to the right of third man and gets a boundary.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 148/3

J Bairstow28 (16)

H Brook7 (11)

N Shah4-0-51-0

14.60

Bangs in a short ball just outside the off stump line and Jonny Bairstow lets the ball go through.

14.50

Slower ball short outside the off stump line. Jonny Bairstow looks to play upper cut but misses the ball completely.

14.42

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Jonny Bairstow lofts it wide of long on, Haris Rauf runs a long way to his left, shows some excellent footwork to stop it not once but twice. Just two runs!

14.34

FOUR! Deft touch now! Naseem Shah goes short of a length, on middle, Jonny Bairstow waits for it and gently ramps it over the keeper's head for a boundary.

14.26

SIX! HAMMERED! Naseem Shah goes full and on middle, Jonny Bairstow sits down and whacks it away over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

14.11

On a length and on middle, Harry Brook uses his feet and pushes it to covers for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 135/3

H Brook6 (10)

J Bairstow16 (11)

S Afridi3-0-20-0

13.61

Hard length, on off, Harry Brook runs it down to third man for one more.

13.51

Length again and around leg, Jonny Bairstow nudges it towards deep square leg for one.

13.41

On a length and on middle, Harry Brook flicks it through square leg for a run.

13.30

Shaheen Afridi sees the batter advance and bangs in a good bouncer, on middle, takes off, Harry Brook leaves it alone and Azam Khan leaps in the air to collect it with one hand.

13.20

Short of a length, on middle, Harry Brook makes room but punches it straight to extra covers.

13.11

Back of a length and on middle, Jonny Bairstow pats it down to mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 131/3

H Brook4 (6)

J Bairstow14 (9)

N Shah3-0-38-0

12.60

A bit fuller, on off, Harry Brook keeps it out on the off side. England needs just 27 runs to win now!

12.50

Length again and on off, Harry Brook initially winds up for the scoop but then just ries to to guide it away and gets beaten on the outside edge.

12.41

On a length and on middle, Jonny Bairstow nudges it towards fine leg for one.

12.31

Touch fuller, on middle, Harry Brook looks to work it away but gets a leading edge towards third man for a single.

12.20

Naseem Shah lands this on a good length, on middle, angling in, Harry Brook tries to steer it away but misses it.

12.12

Hard length and on off, Harry Brook guides it down wide of third man for a brace.

Commentary

We are back! The players and the Umpires are back on the field to start the Run Chase. England walk out to chase 158. Jos Buttler and Phil Salt are the opening batters for England. Shaheen Afridi will start the attack for Pakistan. Let's Play!

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Will England's batters rise to the occasion and seal the series, or will Pakistan's bowlers pull off a remarkable defense? Stay tuned as the run chase unfolds in what promises to be a nail-biting finale to this exciting T20 series. England chasing 158 in 20 overs. Let's see what happens.

The turning point came on the final ball of the powerplay when Jofra Archer dismissed the Pakistani skipper Babar Azam for 36 runs. This breakthrough proved crucial for England as it triggered a dramatic collapse. Pakistan, who were cruising at 59/0, suddenly found themselves reeling at 86/5 by the 11th over. Usman Khan provided some resistance with a valiant 38 off 21 balls, showing a glimpse of hope for the visitors. Iftikhar Ahmed also contributed with 21 runs. However, the rest of the Pakistani batting lineup faltered under the relentless pressure from the English bowlers. The English spinners, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, and Liam Livingstone, were exceptional with their variations and control, tying down the Pakistani batters effectively. The pace duo of Mark Wood and Jofra Archer complemented the spinners perfectly, with Archer’s early breakthrough setting the tone for the middle overs. With a target of 158 set for England, the match is poised intriguingly. Pakistan's bowling lineup, known for its potency, will be eager to defend this total and level the series. The final T20 of the series promises to be a thrilling contest as England aims to chase down the target and Pakistan fights to stay alive in the series.

England walk back happy as they bowl out Pakistan inside 20 overs on 157 runs. Pakistan started off well but did not capitalise on it and fell before the England bowling. Pakistan's innings comes to an abrupt end as they are bundled out for 157 runs in 19.5 overs. It was a strong comeback by the English bowlers after a promising start by the Pakistani openers. Invited to bat first, Pakistan got off to a rollicking start with Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan (23 off 16) laying a solid foundation, forging a 59-run partnership for the first wicket.

19.51W

OUT! RUN OUT! That's it then! Jofra Archer goes short again and around off, Haris Rauf goes for the pull again but gets a top edge that lands safely in front of deep point, the batters turn around for the second but Liam Livingstone is quick to collect and throw it at the batter's end where Jos Buttler takes the bails off with Rauf nowhere near the crease. Pakistan have been bowled out for 157!

19.40

Jofra Archer goes back to the shorter length, bangs in a quick bouncer, Haris Rauf goes for the pull but misses.

19.34

FOUR! Powered away! Jofra Archer serves this full and on middle, Haris Rauf goes down a bit and thumps it away wide of long on for a much-needed boundary.

19.22

Slower one, full and on off, Haris Rauf tries to fro the slog again but toe-ends it wide of deep point and comes back for the second run.

19.10

Swing and a miss! Jofra Archer lands this on a good length and on off, Haris Rauf goes for the big heave across the line but only connects with thin air.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 150/9

H Rauf1 (2)

M Amir0 (0)

M Wood4-0-35-2

18.61

Back of a length and on off, Haris Rauf backs away and slaps it wide of mid off, Chris Jordan dives to his right to make a fine stop. A single is taken and 150 comes up for Pakistan!

18.50

Short of a length and on middle, angling in, Haris Rauf stays back and blocks it out.

Haris Rauf is the last man to walk out for Pakistan.

18.4W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Mark Wood responds in style here! He bangs this one hard into the pitch, on middle, Naseem Shah gets hurried and fails to get out of the way, the ball takes the splice of the bat and loops up in the air behind where Jos Buttler takes an easy catch. Pakistan nine down now!

18.34

FOUR! Just over! Mark Wood goes full this time, angling into leg, Naseem Shah makes room and drives it with a straight bat, he ball goes just over Chris Jordan at mid off for a boudnary.

18.20

Excellent bowling! Mark Wood follows the batter and bangs in a quick bouncer, angling in, Naseem Shah gets hurried and just about manages to sway away from it.

18.10

This is on a hard length and just around off, Naseem Shah backs away and swings his bat at it but misses.

Mohammad Amir comes out to bat.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 145/8

I Ahmed21 (18)

N Shah12 (14)

C Jordan3-0-24-1

17.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Chris Jordan wins the battle of the finishers! He takes pace off again cleverly, full and on middle, Iftikhar Ahmed looks for the big shot, but loses his shape as he tries to heave it, he mistimes it and the ball goes high in the air towards long on where Harry Brook comes forwards, settles under it and pouches it safely. Pakistan eight down now!

17.51

Back of a length and on middle, angling in, Naseem Shah tries to hook it away but gloves it as the ball lobs in the air and lands on the leg side. They cross.

17.40

Short of a length and just inside the tramline, Naseem Shah steps across to cut it away but missse again. He looks at the umpire to see if it was a wide but nothing doing.

17.30

Good-length delivery, on off, Naseem Shah backs away to drive it on the up but fails o connect.

17.20

Goes fuller this time, on middle, angling in, Naseem Shah only manages to knock it back to the bowler.

17.11

Change of pace, back of a lenghth and on off, Iftikhar Ahmed swats it towards long on for a single.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 143/7

N Shah11 (10)

I Ahmed20 (16)

A Rashid4-0-27-2

16.66

SIX! Naseem Shah connects this time alright! Adil Rashid tosses it up, full and on middle, Naseem Shah stays back in his crease now and smokes it over the long on fence for a maximum.

16.51

Fighted, full and on leg, Iftikhar Ahmed turns to the leg side for one.

16.41

Goes short and on middle, Naseem Shah ues his feet and heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for just another run.

16.30

Floated, full and on off, Naseem Shah goes for the big slog but gets an inside edge onto is pads.

16.21

Quicker, full and on middle, Iftikhar Ahmed flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

16.11

Tossed up, full and on leg, Naseem Shah tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

England
Pakistan
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
P Salt

c M Rizwan b H Rauf

45 24 6 2 187.50
J Buttler

c A Khan b H Rauf

39 21 7 1 185.71
W Jacks

b H Rauf

20 18 1 1 111.11
J Bairstow

not out

28 16 1 3 175
H Brook

not out

17 14 1 1 121.42
Extras

(b 0,lb 2,w 7,nb 0,Penalty 0)

9
Total 15.3 (RR: 10.19)
158/3

Did not bat: M Ali, L Livingstone, C Jordan, J Archer, A Rashid, M Wood

Fall of wickets:

(P Salt, 6.2 ov) (J Buttler, 9 ov) (W Jacks, 11 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
S Afridi
3 0 20 0 6.66
N Shah
4 0 51 0 12.75
M Amir
2 0 27 0 13.50
H Rauf
3.3 0 38 3 10.85
S Khan
3 0 20 0 6.66
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
M Rizwan

b A Rashid

23 16 3 0 143.75
B Azam

c A Rashid b J Archer

36 22 5 1 163.63
U Khan

c C Jordan b L Livingstone

38 21 3 2 180.95
F Zaman

c A Rashid b M Ali

9 9 0 1 100
S Khan

b A Rashid

0 1 0 0 0
A Khan

c J Buttler b M Wood

0 5 0 0 0
I Ahmed

c H Brook b C Jordan

21 18 2 0 116.66
S Afridi

b L Livingstone

0 2 0 0 0
N Shah

c J Buttler b M Wood

16 18 1 1 88.88
M Amir

not out

0 0 0 0
H Rauf

run out (L Livingstone / J Buttler)

8 7 1 0 114.28
Extras

(b 0,lb 0,w 6,nb 0,Penalty 0)

6
Total 19.5 (RR: 7.92)
157/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(B Azam, 6 ov) (M Rizwan, 6.4 ov) (F Zaman, 9 ov) (S Khan, 9.2 ov) (A Khan, 10.2 ov) (U Khan, 14.1 ov) (S Afridi, 14.3 ov) (I Ahmed, 18 ov) (N Shah, 18.4 ov) (H Rauf, 19.5 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
M Wood
4 0 35 2 8.75
J Archer
3.5 0 31 1 8.08
C Jordan
3 0 24 1 8.00
M Ali
2 0 23 1 11.50
A Rashid
4 0 27 2 6.75
L Livingstone
3 1 17 2 5.66
England
Pakistan

Commentary

Right then, that it is from this game and this series as well where England comfortably comes on top of Pakistan. The trophy has been handed over to the captain Jos Buttler who joins his entire team to pose for some pictures. The next destination for both of these teams will be the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 which will start on 2nd June, Sunday. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

Jos Buttler, the victorious skipper of England is also the PLAYER OF THE SERIES for his brilliant batting performances. He talks about the performance being good in the series, he mentions the nets sessions been a big part in the success. He further adds that always keep working on yourself is the answer of a good performance and thats what him and the team have been doing. He says that getting a few good wins before the big stage always gives you a good mental space and he is happy that the team is doing well before the World Cup.

Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan says that they batted well in the Powerplay but once he got out, the momentum shifted and they suffered a collapse and that's where you need your middle order to step up. Adds that it is very difficult to gain back that momentum and England bowled very well giving nothing away but they hope that they can learn from this and rectify their mistakes in the World Cup. Mentions that they have played good cricket in patches but will need to improve in a few areas, and they are confident of performing well in the big  event.

Adil Rashid is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his impressive bowling effort. He talks about assessing the conditions and bowling accordingly helped him tonight. He adds on and says that the World Cup is in the USA and its going to be new for everyone, so assessing the conditions for the spinners is very important. He talks about his net sessions being very productive and he looks to do well on the big stage.

Presentation Time...

Earlier in the game, Pakistan got off to a good start but only managed to post a below-par score due to a collapse in the middle overs. The top order consisting of Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, and Usman Khan contributed the majority of runs while Iftikhar Ahmed and Naseem Shah added some crucial runs towards the end. England was fantastic with the ball will Mark Wood, Liam Livingstone, and Mark Wood all getting a couple of wickets each while Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, and Moeen Ali chipped in with one each as well.It was an pretty easy run-chanse for England but more importantly all of their top five batters got some runs under their belt that will give them a lot of confidence going into the main event.

Pakistan, on the other hand, will be dissappointed with their performance as a whole in this game. They had some moments but were  never really in the game defending this smallish target. The frontline pacers were taken to the cleaners and were unable to make much impact against the powerful batting of the hosts. Azam Khan also did not have a good game behind the stumps and dropped a couple of chances which you cannot really afford defending a low total. The only positive for them was Haris Rauf who showed some fight and picked up all the three wickets that fell and will look to maintaing this form in the World Cup while the rest have their task cut out.

England got off to an a absolute flier with both Phil Salt and Jos Buttler smashing it all around the park. They utilised the Powerplay perfectly and put a lot of pressure on the bowlers. The duo added 81 runs together before Salt unfortunately got out after blasting 45 off just 24 balls. After that, Will Jacks joined his skipper and did not let the scoring rate drop at all. Buttler was dismissed for 39 while Jacks also departed after a camoe. The job was mostly done by the top order, and Jonny Bairstow and Harry Brook finished it off with more than four overs to spare.

ENGLAND TAKES THE SERIES 2-0! A clinical performance from the hosts as they have outplayed the visitors in all three depratments. This is exactly what they would have wanted before going to the World Cup but not so much for Pakistan as they were never looked like challenging the home side in this game or in the series.

15.36

SIX! BANG! Harry Brook finishes off in style for England! Haris Rauf bowls a short ball on top of the off stump and Harry Brook makes room and launches the ball up and over covers from the crease and gets the ball to go all the way for a massive SIX and finishes the match for England.

15.20

Bowls the short ball well outside the off stump. Harry Brook looks to throw his bat at it but misses the ball completely.

15.14

FOUR! Short and wide from Haris Rauf and Harry Brook slaps the ball late to the right of third man and gets a boundary.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 148/3

J Bairstow28 (16)

H Brook7 (11)

N Shah4-0-51-0

14.60

Bangs in a short ball just outside the off stump line and Jonny Bairstow lets the ball go through.

14.50

Slower ball short outside the off stump line. Jonny Bairstow looks to play upper cut but misses the ball completely.

14.42

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Jonny Bairstow lofts it wide of long on, Haris Rauf runs a long way to his left, shows some excellent footwork to stop it not once but twice. Just two runs!

14.34

FOUR! Deft touch now! Naseem Shah goes short of a length, on middle, Jonny Bairstow waits for it and gently ramps it over the keeper's head for a boundary.

14.26

SIX! HAMMERED! Naseem Shah goes full and on middle, Jonny Bairstow sits down and whacks it away over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

14.11

On a length and on middle, Harry Brook uses his feet and pushes it to covers for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 135/3

H Brook6 (10)

J Bairstow16 (11)

S Afridi3-0-20-0

13.61

Hard length, on off, Harry Brook runs it down to third man for one more.

13.51

Length again and around leg, Jonny Bairstow nudges it towards deep square leg for one.

13.41

On a length and on middle, Harry Brook flicks it through square leg for a run.

13.30

Shaheen Afridi sees the batter advance and bangs in a good bouncer, on middle, takes off, Harry Brook leaves it alone and Azam Khan leaps in the air to collect it with one hand.

13.20

Short of a length, on middle, Harry Brook makes room but punches it straight to extra covers.

13.11

Back of a length and on middle, Jonny Bairstow pats it down to mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 131/3

H Brook4 (6)

J Bairstow14 (9)

N Shah3-0-38-0

12.60

A bit fuller, on off, Harry Brook keeps it out on the off side. England needs just 27 runs to win now!

12.50

Length again and on off, Harry Brook initially winds up for the scoop but then just ries to to guide it away and gets beaten on the outside edge.

12.41

On a length and on middle, Jonny Bairstow nudges it towards fine leg for one.

12.31

Touch fuller, on middle, Harry Brook looks to work it away but gets a leading edge towards third man for a single.

12.20

Naseem Shah lands this on a good length, on middle, angling in, Harry Brook tries to steer it away but misses it.

12.12

Hard length and on off, Harry Brook guides it down wide of third man for a brace.

12.11wd

Back of a length but angling down the leg side, Harry Brook misses his flick. Wided.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 126/3

J Bairstow13 (8)

H Brook1 (1)

S Khan3-0-20-0

11.60

A googly, full and on leg, Jonny Bairstow goes for the sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads.

11.56

SIX! Jonny Bairstow connects again! More flight, full and on off, Jonny Bairstow gets down again and lofts it excellently over the long off fence for another maximum.

11.46

SIX! Way into the stands! Flighted, full and on off, Jonny Bairstow backs away a bit to free his arms and smacks it over the long off fence for a biggie.

11.31

Tossed up, full and on middle, Harry Brook clips it through mid-wicket for a run.

11.21

Flatter, shrot and on off, Jonny Bairstow stabs it out towards covers for a single.

11.10

Floated, short and on middle, angling in, Jonny Bairstow tries to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.

Harry Brook is the next man in.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 112/3

W Jacks20 (18)

J Bairstow0 (3)

H Rauf3-0-28-3

10.6W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! That's how you comeback! Haris Rauf with an absolute corker of a delivery gets rid of Will Jacks. He steams in and absolutely nails the yorker, on off at around 145 clicks, Will Jacks is late to put his bat down in time as the ball goes into rattle  the base of the off pole. England three down now!

10.56

SIX! Superb shot! Haris Rauf tries the slower one but serves this full and in the slot, on middle, Will Jacks makes room and launches it over the wide long off fence for a biggie.

10.42

Pitches it up, on middle, Will Jacks pushes it wide of sweeper covers for a couple of more runs.

10.30

Good bowling! Haris Rauf sees the batter make room and bangs in a fiery bouncer, on leg, Will Jacks ducks under it.

10.22

Goes fuller and on off, Will Jacks pushes it nicley wide of deep point for a brace.

10.10

Back of a length and outside off, Will Jacks makes room to slaps it away but misses it.

Drinks! England are well ahead in the game at the moment and one more partnership and the game will be over. Pakistan needs wickets and they need them in bunches to get back in this game. Haris Rauf to continue after the break.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 102/2

J Bairstow0 (3)

W Jacks10 (12)

S Khan2-0-6-0

9.60

Fuller on the stumps again. Jonny Bairstow taps the ball back to the bowler to end the over.

9.50

Holds the length back on the line of the off stump. Jonny Bairstow looks to make room and cut the ball but mistimes it back to the bowler.

9.40

Floats the ball up on the stumps. Jonny Bairstow blocks it off well back to the bowler.

9.31

Tosses the ball up on the stumps. Will Jacks drives it to long on for a single.

9.20

Fuller on the off stump line. Will Jacks drives the ball to covers.

9.10

Holds the length short at the stumps. Will Jacks taps it back to the bowler.

Jonny Bairstow comes out to the middle now. It is drizzling a bit now as well.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 101/2

J Buttler39 (21)

W Jacks9 (9)

H Rauf2-0-18-2

8.6W

OUT! Finally, Azam Khan grabs the catch and Haris Rauf gets Jos Buttler once again! Haris Rauf pitches the ball on the good length area once again with pace and gets the ball to move away. Jos Buttler looks to drives the ball on the up and only manages to get a faint outside edge straight into the hands of Azam Khan behind the stumps.

8.54

FOUR! Slower ball at the batter from a shorter length. Jos Buttler looks to pull it but gets an inside edge running away to the third man boundary for FOUR runs.

8.40

Beats Jos Buttler outside the off stump this time! Bowls on a good length on the off stump and gets the ball to move away. Jos Buttler looks to play the cover drive but the ball zips past the outside edge.

8.31

DROPPED! It is a straight forward chance for Azam Khan once again and makes a mess out of it! Haris Rauf bowls the length ball on top of the off stump and Will Jacks goes for a big heave but only manages to get an outside edge straight towards Azam Khan who fumbles it behind the stumps.

8.20

Swing and a miss once again. Haris Rauf bowls on a length just outside the off stump and Will Jacks looks to play a cover drive but misses.

8.10

Beats the outside edge of the bat this time. Haris Rauf hits the length hard outside the off stump line and Will Jacks throws his hands at it but misses.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 96/1

W Jacks8 (6)

J Buttler35 (18)

S Khan1-0-5-0

7.61

Fuller on the pads this time. Will Jacks tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

7.51

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Jos Buttler walks down the track and flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

7.41

Floats the ball up on the leg stump. Will Jacks drives the ball to long on for a single.

7.31

Holds the length back again on the stumps. Jos Buttler taps the ball to deep mid-wicket for a run.

7.21

Just short on the leg stumps. Will Jacks flicks the ball to long on for a run.

7.10

Holds the length back on the stumps. Will Jacks blocks it off from the crease.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 91/1

J Buttler33 (16)

W Jacks5 (2)

H Rauf1-0-13-1

6.60

Bowls a slower ball outside the off stump line. Jos Buttler looks to walk around and play the scoop but misses the ball completely.

6.54

FOUR! Jos Buttler continues the way he is batting and pulls one brilliantly along the ground for a boundary in front of the square leg. Haris Rauf gets punished for dropping the ball short.

6.41

Pitches the ball up on the stump. Will Jacks flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

6.34

FOUR! What a start from Will Jacks as he smokes his first ball through extra covers for FOUR! Haris Rauf hist the length outside the off stump and allows Will Jacks to swing his arms well.

Will Jacks walks out to bat number 3.

6.2W

OUT! CAUGHT! Pakistan pick up the first wicket and its Phil Salt walking back to the hut! Haris Rauf hits the length hard on the line of the stumps and Phil Salt slogs it off well but hits it straight to Mohammad Rizwan at deep mid-wicket who takes a good catch to send Phil Salt back.

6.14

FOUR! Thick outside edge from Phil Salt! Haris Rauf pitches the ball up outside the off stump line and Phil Salt looks to play the cover drive. In the end, gets a thick outside edge flying away from the wicketkeeper and runs away to the third man boundary.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 78/0

J Buttler29 (14)

P Salt41 (22)

M Amir2-0-27-0

5.60

Hits the length on top of the leg stump line. Jos Buttler stays on the crease and blocks it off to end the Power Play.

5.51

Nails the yorker on the off stump line. Phil Salt places it to deep point for a single.

5.42

Short and wide outside the off stump line. Phil Salt stays on the crease and cuts the ball hard to the right of deep backward point and the batters run a couple.

5.30

Hits the length on top of the off stump this time. Phil Salt blocks it off the front foot.

5.24

FOUR! DROPPED! Good bouncer from Mohammad Amir at the batter. Phil Salt looks to pull it away on the leg side and gets a faint edge on the batt. Azam Khan drops the ball behind the stumps and the ball runs away to the fine leg boundary. Pakistan miss an easy chance!

5.14

FOUR! Hits the length hard but Phil Salt and England at the moment are finding boundaries with ease! Phil Salt gets back into the crease and times the ball between covers and point for another boundary.

Runs Scored 25 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 67/0

J Buttler29 (13)

P Salt30 (17)

N Shah2-0-33-0

4.64

FOUR! Just wow! 25 runs off the over! Naseem Shah follows up with a short delivery, on middle, Jos Buttler is expecting that and pulls it away towards the deep mid-wicket fence for four more runs.

4.54

FOUR! Jos Buttler is on the charge now! Overpitched and outside off, Jos Buttler makes a bit of room and squeezes it out through point for yet another boundary. Carnage from the England openers!

4.46

SIX! Jos Buttler joins the party now! Naseem Shah bowls this on a good length and on middle, Jos Buttler comes down the track and launches it high and handsomely over the long on fence for a biggie.

4.34

FOUR! Jos Buttler at his best! Pitched up and around of, Jos Buttler moves a long away across, nails his scoop over short fine leg for a boundary. 50 up in time for England!

4.21

Back of a length and on leg, angling in, Phil Salt miscues his hook in the air, but it lands safely way in front of deep square leg. They cross.

4.16

SIX! Into the crowd! Naseem Shah goes full and on middle, slower as well, Phil Salt reads it early, waits for it and slogs it over the deeo square leg fence for a biggie.

Runs Scored 16 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 42/0

P Salt23 (15)

J Buttler11 (9)

M Amir1-0-16-0

3.61

Slower one, on a length and on off, Phil Salt dabs it towards point for one. 16 runs off the over!

3.54

FOUR! Through the off side now! Back of a length and on off, Phil Salt gets on top of the bouncer and smacks it past extra covers for four more runs.

3.46

SIX! BANG! Phil Salt goes big now! Mohammad Amir hits the hard length now, on middle, Phil Salt picks up the length early and hammers it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

3.31

In the air...safe again! Full again and on leg, Jos Buttler once again closes the face of his bat early while trying to work it away, gets another leading edge that flies through point for a single. Buttler is living dangerously here!

3.20

Goes fuller and on middle, Jos Buttler drags it towards mid on.

3.14

FOUR! Top shot! Mohammad Amir starts with a good-length delivery around off, Jos Buttler stands tall, opens the face of the bat slighly and punches it sweetly through cover-point for a boundary.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 26/0

P Salt12 (12)

J Buttler6 (6)

S Afridi2-0-16-0

2.60

BEATEN! Hard length and in that channel outside off, angling away, Phil Salt tries to play at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

2.65wd

FIVE WIDES! Pakistan cannot afford to do this! Shaheen Afridi looks for the swing and serves this much fuller but down the leg side, it swings in a long way, Phil Salt is nowhere near of playing it while Azam Khan behind the stumps also has no chance of stopping that as it runs down to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

2.51

Uppish but safe! Shaheen Afridi goes fuller again, on leg, Jos Buttler backs away to flick it away but closes the face of the bat early, gets a leading edge that flies safely through backward point for one.

2.41

Slower, touch fuller as well, on leg, Phil Salt nudges it through square leg for a single.

2.30

Short of a length and around off, angling away, Phil Salt goes for the pull shot but misses.

2.21lb

Length again, on leg, Jos Buttler fails to work it away as the ball goes off his pads wide of the keeper, Azam Khan dives and rolls to his left to make a good stop. A leg bye is taken.

2.10

On a length and on off, Jos Buttler guides it towards point.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 18/0

P Salt11 (9)

J Buttler5 (3)

N Shah1-0-8-0

1.60

Back of a length and outside off, Phil Salt cuts it straight to point.

1.50

Swing and a miss! Hard-length delivery around off, shaping away, Phil Salt makes room to loft it over covers but misses.

1.44

FOUR! Easy pickings! Naseem Shah errs in his line and pitches it up, on the pads, Phil Salt uses the flick of the wrists to whip it away wide of deep square leg for another boundary.

1.30

Brilliant bowling! Naseem Shah lands this on a good length just around off, nips away a bit, Phil Salt looks to punch it away but gets beaten on the inside edge.

1.20

On a length and on middle, Phil Salt steers it towards point.

1.14

FOUR! Phil Salt greets Naseem Shah with a beautiful boudnary! This one is full and around off, Phil Salt leans on to his drive nicely and creams it through covers for four runs.

Naseem Shah will share the new ball along with Shaheen Afridi for Pakistan.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 10/0

P Salt3 (3)

J Buttler5 (3)

S Afridi1-0-9-0

0.61

Good stop! Another full delivery, on leg, Phil Salt drills it wide of mid on, Haris Rauf runs to his right and makes a fine one-handed diving stop. They cross. 10 runs off the first over then!

0.61wd

Fullish but down the leg side, Phil Salt misses his glance. Wided.

0.51

Pitches it up, on leg, shaping in, Jos Buttler flicks it through square leg for another run.

0.44

EDGED AND FOUR! Shaheen Afridi lands this on a good length and on off, angling away, Jos Buttler tries to push it away but gets an outside edge that flies wide of first slip for a boundary.

0.31

Pitched up and around off, Phil Salt looks to drive but gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket for a quick run.

0.21lb

Buzzers! This is on a good elngth and on middle, shaping in, Jos Buttler tries to play but misses and gets hit high on the pads as the ball rolls towards point, Buttler wants the run but is sent back, the fielder has a shy at the batter's end but misses and allows the leg bye.

0.11

Phil Salt and England are underway straightaway! Shaheen Afridi starts with a brilliant yorker, on middle, shaping in, Phil Salt digs it out towards covers for a quick single.

Commentary

We are back! The players and the Umpires are back on the field to start the Run Chase. England walk out to chase 158. Jos Buttler and Phil Salt are the opening batters for England. Shaheen Afridi will start the attack for Pakistan. Let's Play!

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Will England's batters rise to the occasion and seal the series, or will Pakistan's bowlers pull off a remarkable defense? Stay tuned as the run chase unfolds in what promises to be a nail-biting finale to this exciting T20 series. England chasing 158 in 20 overs. Let's see what happens.

The turning point came on the final ball of the powerplay when Jofra Archer dismissed the Pakistani skipper Babar Azam for 36 runs. This breakthrough proved crucial for England as it triggered a dramatic collapse. Pakistan, who were cruising at 59/0, suddenly found themselves reeling at 86/5 by the 11th over. Usman Khan provided some resistance with a valiant 38 off 21 balls, showing a glimpse of hope for the visitors. Iftikhar Ahmed also contributed with 21 runs. However, the rest of the Pakistani batting lineup faltered under the relentless pressure from the English bowlers. The English spinners, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, and Liam Livingstone, were exceptional with their variations and control, tying down the Pakistani batters effectively. The pace duo of Mark Wood and Jofra Archer complemented the spinners perfectly, with Archer’s early breakthrough setting the tone for the middle overs. With a target of 158 set for England, the match is poised intriguingly. Pakistan's bowling lineup, known for its potency, will be eager to defend this total and level the series. The final T20 of the series promises to be a thrilling contest as England aims to chase down the target and Pakistan fights to stay alive in the series.

England walk back happy as they bowl out Pakistan inside 20 overs on 157 runs. Pakistan started off well but did not capitalise on it and fell before the England bowling. Pakistan's innings comes to an abrupt end as they are bundled out for 157 runs in 19.5 overs. It was a strong comeback by the English bowlers after a promising start by the Pakistani openers. Invited to bat first, Pakistan got off to a rollicking start with Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan (23 off 16) laying a solid foundation, forging a 59-run partnership for the first wicket.

19.51W

OUT! RUN OUT! That's it then! Jofra Archer goes short again and around off, Haris Rauf goes for the pull again but gets a top edge that lands safely in front of deep point, the batters turn around for the second but Liam Livingstone is quick to collect and throw it at the batter's end where Jos Buttler takes the bails off with Rauf nowhere near the crease. Pakistan have been bowled out for 157!

19.40

Jofra Archer goes back to the shorter length, bangs in a quick bouncer, Haris Rauf goes for the pull but misses.

19.34

FOUR! Powered away! Jofra Archer serves this full and on middle, Haris Rauf goes down a bit and thumps it away wide of long on for a much-needed boundary.

19.22

Slower one, full and on off, Haris Rauf tries to fro the slog again but toe-ends it wide of deep point and comes back for the second run.

19.10

Swing and a miss! Jofra Archer lands this on a good length and on off, Haris Rauf goes for the big heave across the line but only connects with thin air.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 150/9

H Rauf1 (2)

M Amir0 (0)

M Wood4-0-35-2

18.61

Back of a length and on off, Haris Rauf backs away and slaps it wide of mid off, Chris Jordan dives to his right to make a fine stop. A single is taken and 150 comes up for Pakistan!

18.50

Short of a length and on middle, angling in, Haris Rauf stays back and blocks it out.

Haris Rauf is the last man to walk out for Pakistan.

18.4W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Mark Wood responds in style here! He bangs this one hard into the pitch, on middle, Naseem Shah gets hurried and fails to get out of the way, the ball takes the splice of the bat and loops up in the air behind where Jos Buttler takes an easy catch. Pakistan nine down now!

18.34

FOUR! Just over! Mark Wood goes full this time, angling into leg, Naseem Shah makes room and drives it with a straight bat, he ball goes just over Chris Jordan at mid off for a boudnary.

18.20

Excellent bowling! Mark Wood follows the batter and bangs in a quick bouncer, angling in, Naseem Shah gets hurried and just about manages to sway away from it.

18.10

This is on a hard length and just around off, Naseem Shah backs away and swings his bat at it but misses.

Mohammad Amir comes out to bat.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 145/8

I Ahmed21 (18)

N Shah12 (14)

C Jordan3-0-24-1

17.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Chris Jordan wins the battle of the finishers! He takes pace off again cleverly, full and on middle, Iftikhar Ahmed looks for the big shot, but loses his shape as he tries to heave it, he mistimes it and the ball goes high in the air towards long on where Harry Brook comes forwards, settles under it and pouches it safely. Pakistan eight down now!

17.51

Back of a length and on middle, angling in, Naseem Shah tries to hook it away but gloves it as the ball lobs in the air and lands on the leg side. They cross.

17.40

Short of a length and just inside the tramline, Naseem Shah steps across to cut it away but missse again. He looks at the umpire to see if it was a wide but nothing doing.

17.30

Good-length delivery, on off, Naseem Shah backs away to drive it on the up but fails o connect.

17.20

Goes fuller this time, on middle, angling in, Naseem Shah only manages to knock it back to the bowler.

17.11

Change of pace, back of a lenghth and on off, Iftikhar Ahmed swats it towards long on for a single.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 143/7

N Shah11 (10)

I Ahmed20 (16)

A Rashid4-0-27-2

16.66

SIX! Naseem Shah connects this time alright! Adil Rashid tosses it up, full and on middle, Naseem Shah stays back in his crease now and smokes it over the long on fence for a maximum.

16.51

Fighted, full and on leg, Iftikhar Ahmed turns to the leg side for one.

16.41

Goes short and on middle, Naseem Shah ues his feet and heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for just another run.

16.30

Floated, full and on off, Naseem Shah goes for the big slog but gets an inside edge onto is pads.

16.21

Quicker, full and on middle, Iftikhar Ahmed flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

16.11

Tossed up, full and on leg, Naseem Shah tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 133/7

N Shah3 (6)

I Ahmed18 (14)

J Archer3-0-24-1

15.61

Short of a length and on off, Naseem Shah steers it through point for one.

15.62wd

Jofra Archer bangs in a bouncer, on middle, this one takes off again and goes well over the head of the batter, Jos Buttler leaps up and does well to get a hand on it to slow it down. A bye is taken and it is called a wide.

15.51

Back of a length and on off, Naseem Shah dabs it towards point for a very risky run. Adil Rashid runs forward, picks up one-handed and has shy at the batter's end all in one motion but just misses it.

15.41

Slower one, fuller once more, on off, Iftikhar Ahmed drags it down to long on for another run.

15.31

Full again and on off, Naseem Shah pushes it through cover-point for a run.

15.21

Fuller one and on middle, Iftikhar Ahmed tucks it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.

15.10

Oh..fiery! Jofra Archer steams in and bangs this hard into the pitch, outside off, takes off viciously, Iftikhar Ahmed tries to cut but misses.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 126/7

N Shah0 (3)

I Ahmed16 (11)

L Livingstone3-1-17-2

14.60

Floats the ball up on the leg stumps line and Naseem Shah drives it off the front foot back to Liam Livingstone as he picks up a double wicket maiden over.

14.50

Tosses it up on the line of the off stump and Naseem Shah taps it back to the bowler.

14.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Naseem Shah blocks it off the front foot.

Naseem Shah walks out to bat now.

14.3W

OUT! TIMBER! Liam Livingstone gets another wicket in the over as he tosses the ball up on the line of the off stump, slow in the air and Shaheen Afridi looks to go for a wild slog. Shaheen Afridi misses the ball completely and the ball goes on to hit the top of the off stump.

14.20

Just short at the stumps. Shaheen Afridi stays in the crease and blocks it to covers.

Shaheen Afridi is the next man in.

14.1W

OUT! CAUGHT! Chris Jordan picks up a blinder at long on to send the set Usman Khan back to the hut! Liam Livingstone tosses the ball up on the line of the stumps and Usman Khan steps down and slogs the ball hard and flat to the left of Chris Jordan who makes the run and puts in a full-length dive to grab the ball with both hands.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 126/5

U Khan38 (20)

I Ahmed16 (11)

C Jordan2-0-22-0

13.61

Hits the length hard outside the off stump again and Usman Khan slaps the ball hard but straight to deep point for a single to end the over.

13.51

Short and wide again and Iftikhar Ahmed cuts the ball straight to deep point and runs a single.

13.44

FOUR! Slower ball this time from Chris Jordan outside the off stump and Iftikhar Ahmed moves away and opens the face of the ball, beats Adil Rashid to his right third time at short third man and gets another boundary in that region.

13.31

Drops it short at the batter. Usman Khan pulls it along the ground to deep mid-wicket for a single.

13.24

FOUR! Short and wide with pace this time, Usman Khan makes room and cuts the ball into the ground, beating Adil Rashid at short third man, and the ball runs away to the boundary.

13.11

Slower ball pitched up outside the off stump line. Iftikhar Ahmed drives the ball to the left of covers and runs a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 114/5

I Ahmed10 (8)

U Khan32 (17)

L Livingstone2-0-17-0

12.61

Short and wide outside the off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed cuts it to the right of Adil Rashid at short third man and runs a single to end the over.

12.52

Floats the ball up on the stumps. Iftikhar Ahmed knocks it to the right of mid-wicket and runs a couple of runs.

12.41

Pitched up on the stumps. Usman Khan flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

12.32

Holds the length back again on the stumps. Usman Khan pulls it to the right of deep square leg and runs a couple.

12.21

Just short on the stumps. Iftikhar Ahmed taps it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

12.10

Fuller outside the line of the leg stump. Iftikhar Ahmed looks to sweep but gets a hit on the pads back to Jos Buttler.

12.12wd

2 WIDES! Waywayd outside the line of the leg stump. Jos Buttler fumbles the ball behind for a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 105/5

U Khan29 (15)

I Ahmed6 (4)

A Rashid3-0-17-2

11.61

Pitched up on the stumps. Usman Khan taps it to long on for a single.

11.56

SIX! BANG! Another tossed up ball just outside the off stump and Usman Khan takes the front leg away from the line of the ball and swings his arms through the line. The ball sails over long off for a huge SIX.

11.41

Floats the ball up on the stumps. Iftikhar Ahmed flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

11.30

Holds the length back on the off stump line. Iftikhar Ahmed taps it straight to point from the crease.

11.21

Fuller on the stumps. Usman Khan flicks the ball to long on for a single.

11.10

Holds the length back on the stumps. Usman Khan makes room and cuts it straight to point.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 96/5

U Khan21 (11)

I Ahmed5 (2)

M Wood3-0-30-1

10.61

Hits the deck hard outside the off stump line. Usman Khan taps it late to third man for a single.

10.54

FOUR! Good start for Pakistan after the break! Mark Wood nails a yorker outside the off stump and Usman Khan plays it late to the right of point for a superb boundary.

We are back! Usman Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed to continue the batting for Pakistan. Mark Wood to complete his over.

UPDATE - 12.04 am IST ( 6.34 pm GMT) - Good news folks! The rain has stopped completely and the covers are also coming off now. We also have a restart time and if there is no further rain, play will resume at 12.10 am IST (6.40 pm GMT).

The umpires finally decides to take the players off the field now. It has been continuosly drizzling for a long time and the outfield has also got a bit greasy here. The main pitch has been covered but the rain is not that heavy at the moment. We hope that it is just a small break and we get back into action as soon as possible. Stay tuned for further updates.

10.41

Short again at the batter and Iftikhar Ahmed pulls it away to deep square leg for a single.

10.34

FOUR! Outside edge from Iftikhar Ahmed and he gets a boundary off the first ball. Mark Wood hits the langth hard on top of the off stump line and Iftikhar Ahmed looks to block it but gets an outside edge running to the right of third man for a superb boundary.

10.2W

OUT! CAUGHT! Azam Khan is stunned by the pace and only manages to glove the ball straight up in the air. Mark Wood bangs the ball short with pace and gets the reward this time. It goes off the glove onto his shoudlers and loops in the air, Jos Buttler takes an easy catch behind the stumps.

Iftikhar Ahmed comes out to the middle now.

10.21wd

WIDE! Toos short from Mark Wood at the batter but the ball goes way over the head of the batter. The square leg Umpire signals WIDE.

10.11

Bangs it in short at the batter with pace. Usman Khan looks to duck but manages to get the bat in the way and the ball goes to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 84/4

A Khan0 (4)

U Khan15 (8)

A Rashid2-0-8-2

9.60

Four dots in a row to end the over! A bit short and on middle, Azam Khan stays back and nudges it to short mid-wicket. Just one run and a wicket from the over then!

9.50

Flighted, full and on off, turns away a bit, Azam Khan goes down for the sweep but fails to connet.

9.40

Flatter, full and on middle, Azam Khan tries to push it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball goes nowhere.

9.30

Half-chance! Tossed up, full and on off, Azam Khan taps it in front of point, Usman Khan sets off for the run but is sent back, Jofra Archer has a shy at the bowler's end but misses as Khan has to put a dive in. A direct hit and it would have been really close!

Azam Khan walks out to bat now.

9.2W

OUT! DRAGGED ON! Shadab Khan goes back for a golden duck here! A bit unlucky but Adil Rashid gets his second wicket now. He pushes this quicker, short and on leg, angling in, Shadab Khan backs away and tries to flick it away but misses, the ball deflects off his thigh pads and goes onto to hit the stumps. Pakistan are falling like nine pins here!

9.11

Flatter, short and on middle, Usman Khan moves back to play but gets an inside edge towards shrot fine leg for a single.

Shadab Khan is the next man in.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 83/3

F Zaman9 (9)

U Khan14 (7)

M Ali2-0-23-1

8.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Moeen Ali gets his man! Fakhar Zaman fails to capitialise on his second life and Jos Buttler is a very relieved man now. Moeen Ali flights this one up, full and on middle, turns away a bit, Fakhar Zaman goes down for the slog-sweep but only manages to get a top edge in the air, Adil Rashid from short fine leg runs forward, judges it well and takes a fine catch. Pakistan three down now!

8.51

Short again, on middle, Usman Khan goes down and pulls it towards square leg for one.

8.41

Short and on off, Fakhar Zaman punches it towards extra covers for a run.

8.30

MISSED STUMPING! Moeen Ali sees the batter advance again, slows it up a bit and drags his length back, on middle, Fakhar Zaman goes for the slog but misses, Jos Buttler fails to collect it cleanly and let go of a big chance here. Fakhar gets a life!

8.26

SIX! Wow..what a shot! Tossed up, full and around off, Fakhar Zaman dances down the track, fetches it nicely and swats it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

8.11

Floated, short and on middle, Usman Khan goes down and swipes it towards deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 74/2

U Khan12 (5)

F Zaman2 (5)

L Livingstone1-0-8-0

7.61

Flighted, full and on off, Usman Khan drills it towards long off for one.

7.50

Just short! Flatter, short and outside off, Usman Khan tries to cut it away but gets a top edge towards short third man, Adil Rashid fails to judge the flight, dives forward but the balll lands just in front of him. A half-chance!

7.46

SIX! BOOM! Usman Khan goes big now! Liam Livingstone bowls a half-tracker, there to be put away, Usman Khan rocks back, waits for it and pulls it away over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

7.31

Short again, on leg, Fakhar Zaman flicks it off the back foot through mid-wicket for a single.

7.20

Goes short and on middle, Fakhar Zaman stays back and pushes it down the pitch.

7.10

Liam Livingstone begins with a floated delivery, full and on off, Fakhar Zaman knocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 66/2

F Zaman1 (2)

U Khan5 (2)

A Rashid1-0-7-1

6.61

Floated, full and on off, Fakhar Zaman initially winds up for the slog but eases it down to long off for one.

6.50

Slower through the air, short and on off, Fakhar Zaman stays back and keeps it out.

Fakhar Zaman comes out to the middle now.

6.4W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! That is an absolute ripper from Adil Rashid! He flights in the googly this time, full and on middle, grips and turns in a shy bit, Mohammad Rizwan prods forward to block but plays completely down the wrong line as the ball goes through to rattle the stumps. Pakistan lose both openers in a flash here!

6.31

A bit short and on off, Usman Khan stays back and punches it through covers for a run.

6.24

FOUR! Usman Khan gets off the mark in style! Tossed up, full and around off, Usman Khan strides out and slices it through backward point for a boundary.

6.11

Adil Rashid starts with a loopy full toss, on middle, Mohammad Rizwan clips it through mid-wicket for a single.

Usman Khan walks out to bat at number 3. It is alss drizziling out there as Adil Rashid comes into the attack now.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 59/1

B Azam36 (22)

M Rizwan22 (14)

J Archer2-0-17-1

5.6W

OUT! STRAIGHT TO THE FIELDER! Jofra Archer has the last laugh here! He continues to hit the length hard, on midddle, gets a bit extra bounce this time, Babar Azam is cramped up and tries to guide it away but gets an outside edge straight to short third man where Moeen Ali takes a comfortabl catch. Babar Azam goes back after a decent cameo!

5.54

FOUR! TWO IN TWO! Jofra Archer goes short and wide outside off now, Babar Azam gets on top of the bounce brillatnly and smashes it through covers for another boudnary.

5.44

FOUR! No chance for Phil Salt this time! Jofra Archer lands this on a good length and around middle, Babar Azam makes a bit of room and crunches it through point as the ball zips away to the boundary.

5.32

Good work again! Jofra Archer hits the length hard, on middle, angling in, Babar Azam hops up and runs it down to third man, Phil Salt this time runs to his left and makes another excellent diving stop to save two runs. 50 up for Pakistan!

5.22

Back of a length and outside off again, Babar Azam stands tall and punches it nicley wide of deep point, Phil Salt runs to his right quikcly and dives in to keep it inside. Two runs taken. Great stop!

Pakistan have found a bit of a momentum now.

5.10

Jofra Archer takes pace off here, good length and outside off, Babar Azam looks to cut it away but misses.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 47/0

M Rizwan22 (14)

B Azam24 (16)

M Ali1-0-14-0

4.64

FOUR! Holds the length back outside the off stump again and this time Mohammad Rizwan stays back and places the ball late to the left of Mark Wood at short third man and the ball beats him for a boundary to end a big over for Pakistan.

4.52

Short and wide outside the off stump. Mohammad Rizwan cuts the ball to the left of sweeper covers and runs a couple.

4.41

Holds the length back on the stumps. Babar Azam stays back and flicks the ball to long on for a single.

4.36

SIX! BANG! Moeen Ali tosses the ball up on the stumps with mid on inside the circle and Babar Azam steps down and launches the ball straight over the bowler's head for a mammoth SIX!

4.21

Holds the length back on the stumps and Mohammad Rizwan flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

4.10

Floats the ball up on the off stump line and Mohammad Rizwan steps down the track and slaps the ball straight to mid on.

Moeen Ali comes into the attack for England.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 33/0

B Azam17 (14)

M Rizwan15 (10)

C Jordan1-0-10-0

3.60

Excellent slower ball from a good length outside the off stump. Babar Azam stays on the crease and looks to cut it hard but misses the ball completely.

3.52

Full toss outside the off stump line this time and Babar Azam strokes it to the right of deep point and runs a couple.

3.44

FOUR! And again, through the off side, back to back boundaries! Chris Jordan gives Babar Azam room outside the off stump once again and Babar Azam launches it over covers for another boundary.

3.34

Swings one away from the right-hander outside the off stump line. Babar Azam takes the front leg away and swings the bat through the line of the ball, taking it over covers for a superb boundary.

3.20

Hits the length on top of the off stump. Babar Azam strokes it down straight to mid on.

3.10

Bowls a full toss just outside the off stump and beats the bat of Babar Azam. The ball misses the off stump.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 23/0

M Rizwan15 (10)

B Azam7 (8)

M Wood2-0-18-0

2.60

Another very good bumper just outside the off stump line. Mohammad Rizwan looks to play the upper cut but misses the ball completely.

2.51

On the pads from a good length again. Babar Azam flicks the ball to deep square leg and takes a run.

2.40

A good bumper at the batter with pace. Babar Azam looks to pull it but mis times the ball straight to mid-wicket.

2.31

Hits the length hard on top of the stumps. Mohammad Rizwan flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

2.24

FOUR! Mohammad Rizwan gets two in two! Fuller delivery on the off stump once again from Mark Wood and Mohammad Rizwan taps the ball into the gap between covers and point and the timing on the ball takes it all the way to the fence.

2.14

FOUR! First boundary from Mohammad Rizwan! Fuller ball on the off stump line from Mark Wood and Mohammad Rizwan plays a beautiful drive beating mid off to his left and the ball runs away to the fence.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 13/0

B Azam6 (6)

M Rizwan6 (6)

J Archer1-0-5-0

1.60

Fuller outside the off stump and Babar Azam swings his arms but is unable to time the cover drive. Jofra Archer finishes the over with a couple of dot balls.

1.50

Hits the length with pace on top of the off stump. Babar Azam stays on the crease and blocks it off well.

1.51wd

WIDE! Too short and high from Jofra Archer this time. The square leg Umpire signals a WIDE!

1.40

Pitches the ball up on the line of the stumps. Babar Azam taps it straight towards mid on.

1.31

Pitches the ball on a good length on top of the stumps. Mohammad Rizwan takes a big swing of the bat hitting the ball to deep square leg for a single.

1.22

Big inswing from a fuller length on the off stump. Mohammad Rizwan gets an inside edge running down fine leg for a couple of runs.

1.11

Holds the length back outside the off stump line with good away swing. Babar Azam plays at it late towards third man for a single.

Jofra Archer to share the new ball attack with Mark Wood for England.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 8/0

M Rizwan3 (4)

B Azam5 (2)

M Wood1-0-8-0

0.62

On the pads from a good length with pace. Mohammad Rizwan taps the ball between mid on and mid-wicket and gets a couple to end the first over.

0.51

Big swing again into the right-hander this time. Babar Azam flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

0.44

FOUR! First ball to the Pakistan skipper and he plays it beautifully for a boundary! Mark Wood pitches the ball up on the stumps with no swing and Babar Azam takes the front foot out and flicks the ball along the ground into the mid-wicket gap for FOUR runs off his first ball.

0.31

Gets the ball to nip back into the right-hander from a good length on top of the stumps. Mohammad Rizwan gets an inside edge onto the pads and the ball rolls towards point as the batters pick up a quick single. Pakistan gets off the mark.

0.20

Beats him! Mark Wood fires it up with pace and gets the ball to swing late, away from Mohammad Rizwan who gets beaten as he looks to punch the ball.

0.10

Starts off fuller on the off stump with a hint of away movement in the air. Mohammad Rizwan looks to punch it towards covers but gets the inside half of the bat back to the bowler.

There it is, the Players and the Umpires are out on the field to start the 4th T20 of the series. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan walk out as the openers for Pakistan. Mark Wood to start the attack for England. Let's Play!

Pakistan (Playing XI) - Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Usman Khan (In place of Saim Ayub), Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah (In place of Imad Wasim), Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir.

England (Playing XI) - Jos Buttler (C), Phil Salt, Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood (In place of Reece Topley).

TOSS - England have won the toss and elected to BOWL first.

With England holding a 1-0 lead, they will be determined to clinch this final encounter and secure a 2-0 series victory. On the other hand, Pakistan will be desperate to win this match to draw the series level and gain crucial confidence heading into the World Cup. Both teams have plenty at stake, making this a high-pressure contest. Stay tuned for the Toss and Player Line-ups, as this promises to be a match filled with excitement, drama, and top-notch cricketing action.

The third T20I between these two formidable teams was washed out due to rain, leaving both sides eager to prove their mettle in this decisive match. In their last completed encounter, England showcased their batting prowess by posting a challenging total of 183 for 7 in 20 overs. Jos Buttler was the star of the show, playing a sensational knock of 84 runs off 51 balls. His aggressive and calculated innings provided a solid foundation for England. Will Jacks also contributed with a useful 37 runs, forming a key partnership with Buttler. However, England's lower order, including Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone, failed to capitalize on the strong start. They struggled to accelerate, consuming too many deliveries and failing to inflict significant damage in the death overs. As a result, England had to settle for 183, despite being in a position to eye a score well over 200. In response, Pakistan's chase got off to a rocky start. They lost their prolific opener Mohammad Rizwan and the promising Saim Ayub early in the innings. The burden then fell on captain Babar Azam and the dynamic Fakhar Zaman to revive the innings. Babar Azam, known for his elegant stroke play, managed to score 32 runs, while Fakhar Zaman looked in sublime touch, scoring a brisk 45. Fakhar's dismissal, however, triggered a collapse, with Pakistan losing wickets at regular intervals. The middle and lower order failed to build on the foundation laid by Babar and Fakhar, and Pakistan's innings eventually folded for 160, falling short by 23 runs.

A very warm welcome to all the viewers joining us here today. The stage is set for a thrilling finale as England and Pakistan gear up for the fourth and final T20I of the four-match series. The iconic Kennington Oval in London, United Kingdom, will host this crucial encounter. With England leading the series 1-0, Pakistan faces a must-win situation to level the series and gain momentum ahead of the World Cup.

... MATCH DAY ...

The start of the Men's T20 World Cup 2024 is in sight with just a few days to go for the mega event to get underway and two teams who met each other in the Final of the last T20 World Cup, England and Pakistan go head-to-head in a four-match T20I series in order to get ready for the main event. Next up is the 4th T20I which will be played at the Kennington Oval in London and currently, hosts England have a 1-0 lead in the series with games 1 and 3 getting washed out. The 2nd T20I that was played in Birmingham saw a fairly high-scoring contest with England winning by 23 runs and Jos Buttler took his form from the Indian T20 League into the international circuit and made a thunderous 84 off 51 balls. The likes of Will Jacks and Jonny Bairstow too made useful contributions but the red-hot Phil Salt coming off a sensational Indian T20 League missed out and he will be eager to showcase his best. With the ball, Jofra Archer returned to international action and seemed almost back to his best picking up a couple of wickets in the process as well. England bowled very pretty as a bowling unit that was led by Moeen Ali upfront with his off-spin and even though Reece Topley picked up 3 wickets, he was the most expensive of the bunch by a fair distance as well. Moving on to Pakistan, their top four comprised of Mohammad Rizwan, Saim Ayub, Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman and all four of them are genuine openers in this format. Rizwan and Ayub however got the nod to open and both of them failed miserably which allowed the likes of Babar and Fakhar to bat inside the Powerplay and the duo led the fightback pretty well. The middle order failed again but the likes of Iftikhar Ahmed and Imad Wasim made useful contributions which eventually wasn't enough. Pakistan also has a pretty similar bowling lineup to England, three pacers and a couple of spinners. Mohammad Amir returning to international cricket but was wicketless and it was Shaheen Afridi who picked up three scalps with the likes of Imad Wasim and Haris Rauf performing decently. It was that spell of Shadab Khan which again was underwhelming and slowly, he has turned into a batting all-rounder rather than a leg spinner who used to be pretty handy with the bat. With just one game left in the series before both sides fly to the Caribbean and United States, both teams will be eager to get a win. England have a chance of winning the series 2-0 whereas Pakistan can only end on level terms. Who are you backing for the win?