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PAK vs ENG Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for 7th T20I of England Tour of Pakistan 2022

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PAK vs ENG: Pakistan will take on England for the 7th and series-deciding final T20 international of England Tour’s of Pakistan 2022. The unusually long 7-game bilateral series has been a roller coaster ride so far. The series is leveled at 3-3 at the moment. The seventh and final game will be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. 

When the series was scheduled, no one, in their wildest imaginations, expected this number of twists and turns. Both teams displayed an equal amount of extraordinary comebacks. Neither of them let the opposition take a lead in the series. As a result, the series now stands level at 3-3. 

Speaking of the last T20, Phil Salt unleashed a brutal assault on the Pakistani bowlers. Babar Azam and co. put on a target of 169. The total seemed just par on the surface. But to Phil Salt, the pitch looked to be made of cement. He smashed Pakistani bowlers left and right. The sheer fearlessness and intent threw Pakistan out of the contest in the powerplay itself. At the conclusion of six overs, England had 82 on board. Eventually, the Englishmen chased down a total of 170 runs in 15 overs. 

Match Details for PAK vs ENG

Series: England Tour of Pakistan 2022

Date: 2nd October 2022 (Sunday)

Time: 8.00 PM IST

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Live streaming: Sony Sports, Sony Liv

Pitch Report for PAK vs ENG

The weather in Lahore will stay hot and humid. The humidity could trigger dew at the later stages of the match. The games at Lahore have been an equal contest between the bat and the ball. Bowling first should be the wise and best option for the toss winnings captain. 

Probable Playing XI

Pakistan

Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haider Ali, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Aamer Jamal, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf

England

Philip Salt (wicket-keeper), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (captain), Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Mark Wood

Match Predictions for PAK vs ENG

The winner’s predictions have been difficult in the series. Pakistan is likely to call back Rizwan for this game. Naseem is out due to illness. England, on the other hand, is likely to go ahead with the same playing XI. The suspense over Jos Buttler’s availability stays. Replacing Jonny Baristow, Alex Hales has returned to the side after 3 long years and he is making it count. Overall, an enthralling contest is likely to play out. England is the probable winner of this game and the series.

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