Haris Rauf celebrates the fall of an England wicket with his teammates© AFP
Pakistan wrote a script ‘Great Escape’on Sunday to tie the 7-match hT20I series against England by winning the 4th T20I by a 3-run margin. After chasing a 167-run goal, England appeared to be in complete control when they needed 9 runs to win 12 balls.
The penultimate over was handed to pacer Haris Rauf, who started with a punt ball and then conceded a boundary that reduced the equation to 5 it took to win 10 balls with 3 wickets in hand for England.
Liam Dawson, who batted at 34, was all set to take England to a 3-1 series lead as Rauf hit two balls twice to bring Pakistan within a wicket of winning the match.
Watch: Haris Rauf takes Pakistan to thrilling victory over England
Shan Masood redone the rest in the next when his acrobatic effort led to Reece Topley running out and England succumbing to a loss.
The win sets the Lahore leg of the series off perfectly as one of the teams needs to win 2 of the remaining three matches to win the series, boosting their confidence ahead of next month’s ICC T20 World Cup in Australia .
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