After dismissing Mohammad Hasnain by 4 fours and a 6 in the 18th over of the match, Pakistan paceman Haris Rauf said that he had planned ahead of time how he would bowl at Liam Dawson.
England lost a few of quick wickets at the top when chasing Pakistan’s 167, but Harry Brook and captain Moeen Ali stabilized in the middle of the game.
Both set batsmen were bowled in rapid succession, putting Pakistan ahead in the fourth T20I at Karachi’s National Stadium.
All-rounder Dawson inflicted the damage in Hasnain’s over to just about secure a win for England, who’ve been playing Pakistan for the first time in 17 years.
When Dawson mishandled his short ball and blasted out the mid-wicket fielder in Haris Rauf over with nine runs needed off final two overs, the match’s dynamic was dramatically affected.
Haris Rauf speed picked up when he removed rookie Olly Stone from the game on the following ball and had a leg-before appeal against Reece Topley rejected. Topley received a fiery yorker that was measured at 96 mph, but as the ball traveled down the leg-stump, Topley was denied.
In the following over, Topley attempted to swipe a single to go off strike but failed miserably, leaving England down with 3 runs outside an enthralling audience.
1st and foremost, we are grateful to Allah Almighty for Pakistan’s victory in such a crucial game in this tournament. Our squad has a never-give-up mentality, and each player is giving everything they have on the field. In the post-game press conference, Haris Rauf stated, “Pakistan won the match because I bowling in the same approach.
“I was definitely in the field when he [Dawson] gained a number of runs during Hasnain’s over. I had such an idea of the best place to bowl to him because I’d made plans.
“The goal was to win the match by taking his wicket, and Alhamdullilah, I accomplished that goal. I was confident in my skills and felt we could win this match if I bowled my best ball.
Haris Rauf: ‘The plan was to get Dawson’s wicket and turn the match
In addition, the fast bowler offered support to his teammates who are facing criticism as Pakistan’s batting lineup struggles persist before the crucial T20I Tournament next month.
“Any player can experience difficulties; as a team, we must provide support for one another. We all remember that they have won games for Pakistan, therefore I believe they are capable of a return at any point. We have complete faith in our athletes.
Haris Rauf said
that he had studied with both the famous Australian fast on the Test series of Sri Lanka, when he was a member of the team in a 2 Test series, when asking if he had progressed under bowlers coach Shaun Tait.
“Any player suffers early on and is often unaware of the circumstances. So, learning happens throughout time and in all fields. Thus, I attempt to learn “Rauf elucidated.
Everyone was kept in check by Shaun Tait, and while I was on the Sri Lankan Test squad, he worked closely with me there. While attempting to improve my fitness and grasp the rules of the game. Maybe you go for runs in T20 cricket. You can allow few runs the next day if you bowl well the day before. So, any bowler might experience terrible luck. I have complete faith in my abilities.”
As the action continues to Lahore for the next three games of the series, Pakistan will now play England in the 5th T20I on Wednesday (September 28).