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Pakistan vs England, 5th T20I at Lahore, PAK v ENG, Sep 28 2022 - Ball by Ball Commentary

5th T20I (N), Lahore, September 28, 2022, England tour of Pakistan
(20 ov, T:146) 139/7

Pakistan won by 6 runs

Player Of The Match
63 (46)
Full commentary
end of over 208 runs
ENG: 139/7CRR: 6.95 
David Willey0 (1b)
Moeen Ali51 (37b 2x4 4x6)
Aamer Jamal 2-0-13-1
Haris Rauf 4-0-41-2

11.39pm Well, that was fun. They've all been fun! Same again, same time Friday? Oh go on then... from Miller, Alan and Ranjith, good night!

Umar Farzooq: "This series brought to you by Christofer Nolan"

Saad: "More countries should visit Pakistan. Pakistan team always gives you nail-biting, sitting on edge of the seat entertainment. What a match! At the end of Pakistan inning, MALIK rightfully said "Good total by team Pakistan""

JOYDEEPSINGHGIL: "What a sensational last over by Jamal even at debut match just conceded 8 that win Pakistan this match and Iftikhar Jamal shadab Nawaz conceded just 63 runs in 12 overs in this match this kinda bowling win you matches"

Hamza: "Reliable batter of the match awards always goes to Rizwan, you could know it even without watching the match. "

11.30pm Time for some presentations. Well, I thought it was time for some presentations, but not just yet... Aha, here's Moeen:

"Disappointed we didn't chase those runs, we're a better team than that but got strangled by the spinners in the middle overs. Hard for the bowlers to control in the dew, so had to hang in there and go hard at the end.

"Woody is taking the big wickets, making batters do silly things, he's been awesome for us."

Babar, speaking in Urdu, says that Shadab added strength and a 360-degree dimensional player, he backed his bowlers to defend a low total, and was happy with Jamal's debut and Rizwan's runs. Rizwan is Player of the Match, and that is a wrap.

11.16pm Well, well, well. For the first time in the series, England are behind, and for the third time in the series, they'll be rather baffled about how they lost that... As in Karachi on Sunday, their bowlers did the needful to cramp a reticent Pakistan batting display, with the honorable exception of the magnificent Mohammad Rizwan, but once again, their profligate batting let them down... this time in the face of some outstandingly restrictive spin bowling through the middle overs that left Moeen Ali with too much ground to make up at the end. Huge props to Jamal on debut too. A tough challenge to close that over out, but he stuck to his best ball and seized the day!

Rehan Today: "You gotta love this 7-match series. It's getting better with each match."

ShahSafeer: "Pakistan don't win games easily and they don't let opposition win them comfortably either. The most entertaining team in this sport!! "

Fareed: "England needed 146 to win in 20 overs, 2 front line bowlers Rouf and Waseem gave away 73 runs in 8 overs.. still what a win for Pakistan"

Aamer Jamal to Willey, no run

Willey gives it a good go, but can't make proper contact! The ball dribbles to mid-on, and Pakistan take the series lead!

Aamer Jamal to Moeen Ali, 1 run

thumped into the covers, and this time Moeen has to take the single! Six or bust for the tie! Well bowled again, hitting his yorker length outside off, with a packed cover field

Eight off two... are we going to a super over?

Aamer Jamal to Moeen Ali, no run

wide yorker, and that's excellently bowled, held his nerve, and his line, and Moeen toe-ends into the covers

Bas: "Miller trying to conjure up some black 2019 magic? No deflections today..." We'll see shall we? Weird juju tonight

Aamer Jamal to Moeen Ali, SIX runs

Moeen saw the line coming and smokes it! Jamal needed the bluff there, Mo was set for the shot, and utterly heaved it over midwicket!

Ali: "15 off 4 Stokes hits it for 6 against Boult" Indeed, and it was off a similar wide line too..

Aamer Jamal to Moeen Ali, 1 wide

over-cooks the wide yorker this time, and some reprieve for England. One more off the target

Aamer Jamal to Moeen Ali, no run

full and wide, Moeen scuffs his drive to long-off, but refuses the single. Trent Boult areas from Jamal...

Still World Cup vibes! Another dot, and England will be needing bat deflections...

Aamer Jamal to Moeen Ali, no run

wide full toss, Moeen flings the bat hard and inside-edges between his legs... can't get it away. 15 from 5...

end of over 1913 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 131/7CRR: 6.89 RRR: 15.00 • Need 15 runs from 6b
Moeen Ali44 (32b 2x4 3x6)
Haris Rauf 4-0-41-2
Mohammad Wasim 4-0-32-1

World Cup final vibes once more in that passage of play...

Haris Rauf to Woakes, OUT

holes out to long-on! Another big wind-up from Woakes, it was a shot to nothing with Moeen on strike for the final over, but another slower ball confounds his intentions. Iftikhar takes a comfortable catch, and now it's 15 to win in six, Moeen or bust...

Chris Woakes c Iftikhar Ahmed b Haris Rauf 10 (12b 1x4 0x6 27m) SR: 83.33
Haris Rauf to Woakes, FOUR runs

Woakes is tempted and nails it! Hacking through the full length with impunity, skewed a touch in the hands but no matter, solid contact through wide long-off

Mid-off is up, third man is back... tempting Woakes down the ground

Salman : "Who's the keeper?" I believe it is Haris, the substitute.

Haris Rauf to Moeen Ali, 1 leg bye

slower ball, into the pads, cunning from Rauf and Moeen can't time his swing to the leg side. A single off the pads instead, to point

Haris Rauf to Moeen Ali, 2 runs

sits up outside off, and that's a firm connection on the drill into the covers. Asif tumbles well on the rope, but they make it back for the second

Haris Rauf to Moeen Ali, SIX runs

back of a length, and slammed over deep midwicket!. Moeen was waiting this time, deep in his crease, creating some leverage through the skiddy line, and nailed into the stands. England are still alive!

Haris Rauf to Moeen Ali, no run

huge heave to leg as Rauf comes round the wicket, and skids through a bail-trimmer, at a good lick

end of over 1812 runs
ENG: 118/6CRR: 6.55 RRR: 14.00 • Need 28 runs from 12b
Chris Woakes6 (10b)
Moeen Ali36 (28b 2x4 2x6)
Mohammad Wasim 4-0-32-1
Haris Rauf 3-0-29-1
Mohammad Wasim to Woakes, no run

attempted ramp over the leg side, but Woakes can't make contact... lucky not to get bowled behind his legs, and the keeper is very interested in the appeal for the catch... might have been his foot? Indeed it was. A better volley and that might have cleared the keeper!

A big final ball here. Another boundary takes the rate to two again. A bit of a delay as the stump camera got uprooted by that shy from cover

Mohammad Wasim to Woakes, no run

yorker, exceptional bowling, Woakes can only dig down in self-preservation, and push to cover. A direct-hit as well for good measure

Mohammad Wasim to Moeen Ali, 1 run

huge hack off the fuller length, seems dead-straight, but must have been an inside-edge as the appeal was muted. Indeed there was

Mohammad Wasim to Moeen Ali, FOUR runs

low full-toss, opens the face to carve over point! Ten from two, and now England are back in business! Powerfully struck, and flat

Mohammad Wasim to Moeen Ali, SIX runs

tonked through the line! There's one of the sixes that England need... aiming full and leg-sided, but a fraction too short and punished over long-on

Mohammad Wasim to Woakes, 1 run

slapped off a full length, Woakes winds up for the big swing through the line but inside-edges to backward square

end of over 179 runs
ENG: 106/6CRR: 6.23 RRR: 13.33 • Need 40 runs from 18b
Moeen Ali25 (25b 1x4 1x6)
Chris Woakes5 (7b)
Haris Rauf 3-0-29-1
Mohammad Wasim 3-0-20-1

Effy : "Game is far from over until mo is on crease.. He can win it single handedly "

Haris Rauf to Moeen Ali, no run

full length, tight line, Moeen pushes respectfully to short cover. Excellent recovery from that six. England need boundaries

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Over 20 • ENG 139/7

Pakistan won by 6 runs
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