Pakistan (PAK) and England (ENG) will be clashing against each other in the fifth T20I match at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday. Pakistan won the fourth match in a last-over thriller to level this seven-match series to 2-2. They scored 164 runs while batting first after Mohammad Rizwan’s 88-run and Babar Azam’s 36 runs off 28 balls knock. English pacer Reece Topley took two wickets and Liam Dawson and David Willey grabbed one apiece. England’s top-order was outplayed by young pacer Mohammad Hasnain but in-form batters Harry Brook (34) and Ben Duckett (33) kept their team on the track till the end. But in the dying overs, Haris Rauf took three wickets to guide Pakistan to a thrilling three-run win to level the series.
Pakistan vs England – 5th T20I
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Date & Time: 28th September at 08:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
The pitch at Gaddafi Stadium is well balanced for both batter and bowlers in white-ball cricket. The average first innings score here is 155 runs and teams batting second have won more T20I matches in the past.
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Babar Azam(C), Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shan Masood, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir, M Hasnain, Mohammad Hasnain
Alex Hales, Phil Salt (wk), Dawid Malan/Will Jacks, Ben Duckett/Jordan Cox, Moeen Ali (c), Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley/Chris Woakes.
Mohammad Rizwan, Ben Duckett(VC), Shan Masood, Harry Brook, Babar Azam(C), Moeen Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Liam Dawson, David Willy, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir
Mohammad Rizwan(C), Ben Duckett, Shan Masood, Harry Brook(VC), Babar Azam(C), Moeen Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Liam Dawson, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Reece Topley
Captain – Mohammad Rizwan, Harry Brooks
Vice-captain – Babar Azam, Ben Duckett
Wicketkeeper – Mohammad Rizwan
The bookmakers can not separate the teams ahead of this fifth game of the series. This is the first time that England have not been underdogs for a match on this tour and we are backing them to win. Sunday’s game was the closest of the series so far and neutrals across the world enjoyed watching the final overs as the game swung from Pakistan to England and back to Pakistan. It is expected the return of Jos Buttler to be crucial for England and is backing them to win this match. Considering the team combination, England is expected to win this match.