LAHORE: England on Sunday defeated Pakistan by _67__ runs in series decider final T20i at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium to win the seven match series 4-3.
Pakistan, after losing early wickets in chase of a mammoth target, couldn’t really bring the momentum in their favour as the visitors dominated all three aspects of the game.
Earlier, after being invited to bat first by Babar Azam, England set a massive 210-run target for Pakistan to chase in the seventh and final T20.
Star of the show for England was Dawid Malan, who smashed an unbeaten 78 off 47 to power the tourists to 209-3. He was aided by Harry Brook in the second half of the innings. The right-handed batter contributed a 29-ball 46 and also remained not out.
Also coming to England’s aid were Pakistan fielders who generously dropped at least three catches. The biggest culprit was the skipper himself, who dropped two, with Mohammad Wasim grassing the third.
It was a night to forget for Wasim, who leaked 61 runs in his four overs and went wicketless. His final over was bled for 20 runs.
The series — England’s first tour of Pakistan for 17 years — was tied at 3-3 with the visitors winning the first, third and sixth games.