(AFP) LAHORE: In the fifth T20 international in Lahore on Wednesday, England’s fast bowler Mark Wood helped the tourists bowl out Pakistan for 145, which was below par.
Wood got 3-20 when the home team batted at Gaddafi Stadium. It was only his second international game since he had surgery on his elbow.
Sam Curran (2-23) and David Willey (2-23), two other fast bowlers, were just as aggressive as Wood, and Pakistan was out in 19 overs.
Pakistan lost six wickets off 48 balls for only 58 runs after getting to 42-1, but opener Mohammad Rizwan held on with a defiant 46-ball 63.
In the third over, Wood got rid of Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, for nine runs. Then, David Willey got rid of Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed to stop Pakistan.
Mohammad Nawaz was out for a duck, and Shadab Khan was run out in the wrong way. This put Pakistan in a bad spot at 100-7.
Rizwan got to 50 in his 20th Twenty20 International before hitting Curran right into Adil Rashid’s hands at deep square-leg in the 18th over.
Rizwan got three sixes and two fours with his bowling.
The first four games of the seven-game series were played in Karachi. The score is tied at 2-2.