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CricketSuper Haris Rauf help Pakistan edge out England in a thriller


Karachi: A penultimate over heroics by sensational pacer Haris Rauf helped Pakistan to seal a three run win over England in fourth T20I in a last over thriller at Karachi on Sunday.

Haris Rauf grabbed three wickets as the hosts tied the seven-match series.

With England needing five for victory from 10 balls, Rauf dismissed Liam Dawson (34) and Olly Stone off successive deliveries in the 19th over.

Last man Reece Topley was then run out as Pakistan rescued victory from almost certain defeat at a packed National stadium in Karachi.

Dawson had silenced a 32,000 holiday crowd by cracking four fours and a six off pacer Mohammad Hasnain’s 18th over.

When Topley was run out off the second ball of the last over it sent Pakistan players and home fans into raptures.

The win made the occasion of Pakistan’s 200th T20I more memorable. They are the first team to reach the milestone.

England were rocked by Hasnain (2-40) and Nawaz (3-35) and were staring at defeat at 130-7 before Dawson added 32 with Adil Rashid (three not out) to bring England back in the game.

But Rauf’s two wickets, he finished 3-32, sealed the match for Pakistan.

Earlier in-form opener Mohammad Rizwan struck a brilliant 88 as Pakistan made 166-4.

The remaining matches are in Lahore on September 28, 30 and October 2.

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