A elegant fifty from Dawid Malan and three wickets for Chris Woakes guided England to a thumping 67-run win over Pakistan within the seventh Twenty20 in Lahore on Sunday as they clinched the collection 4-Three in a significant increase forward of the World Cup.
Chasing 210, Pakistan suffered a double blow when captain Babar Azam (4) and Mohammad Rizwan (1) departed in fast succession as England’s tempo assault made early inroads and diminished the hosts to 33-Three below the lights at Gaddafi Stadium.
Shan Masood put up some resistance with a preventing 56 however England, led by Woakes (3-26), stored chipping away with common wickets. David Willey returned figures of 2-22 whereas Reece Topley, Adil Rashid and Sam Curran picked up a wicket every.
Earlier, England misplaced each openers cheaply after being requested to bat earlier than Malan (78) and Harry Brook (46) shared an unbeaten 108-run stand for the fourth wicket to energy the vacationers to 209-Three in 20 overs.
Mohammad Wasim (0-61) and Shadab Khan (0-39) bore the brunt of their assault as Malan and Brook made probably the most of Pakistan’s sloppiness within the area, with Babar responsible of providing reprieves to each batsmen.
England proceed their preparations for the World Cup with a three-match collection towards Australia beginning subsequent Sunday, whereas Pakistan face Bangladesh and New Zealand in a tri-series from Friday. The World Cup in Australia will get underway on October 16.