Pakistan made history: England lost fourth men’s T20 international

The teams will now travel to Lahore for the fifth T20 in the seven-match series on Wednesday.

Pakistan v England: fourth men’s T20 international – live updates

Eng 163-10

Pak166/4

Pakistan made history: England batters lost fourth men’s T20 international by three runs.

Pakistan gave 167 runs target to England in the fourth T20 game at Karachi.

England won the ttoss and elected to field first in fourth IT20 game being played at Karachi Stadium.

Pakistan edged past England by three runs in a thrilling encounter in Karachi to level their Twenty20 series at 2-2.

Chasing 167, Liam Dawson put England on course for victory after smashing 24 runs off the 18th over to leave the tourists needing nine runs from 12 balls.

Number 11 Reece Topley was then run out in the final over to seal the win for the home side and spark scenes of jubilation among the crowd.

Earlier, Mohammad Rizwan top-scored with 88 from 67 balls as Pakistan reached 166-4.

A disciplined England bowling performance restricted Pakistan to just three sixes in their entire innings, with two of those coming from Asif Ali in the final over, which proved vital.

England made a poor start to their reply and were reduced to 14-3 after two overs.

Harry Brook hit 34 from 29 balls and Ben Duckett 33 from 24 to lead the recovery, but England continued to lose wickets at regular intervals.

Dawson’s late heroics nearly got them over the line, but he looked inconsolable as Pakistan hit back to bowl England out for 163 and seal a breathless win.

Can Pakistan square the series at two games apiece before heading north to Lahore?

Stay tuned to find out!

It’s been a compelling campaign so far, with England’s emphatic wins in games one and two offset by Pakistan’s crushing ten-wicket win on Tuesday.

But if there was any doubt about how much rests on the epic scope of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan at the top of Pakistan’s order, it was rather confirmed by their struggles in Thursday’s most recent outing.

Can that callow middle-order find some teeth for the rest of the series? It may be the issue that decides which way things are heading.