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Haris Rauf Steals Win For Pakistan From The Jaws Of Defeat Against Pakistan
By CricShots - Sep 26, 2022 10:47 am
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Ahead of the T20 World Cup, the fans are getting to witness a lot of shortest format games. On one hand, Team India is preparing for the series against South Africa after winning the series against Australia, while on the other hand, the Pakistan team is competing against England in 7 T20 matches. Every match between the two teams is witnessing a close fight. A similar scene was seen in the fourth T20 match played in Karachi.

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Haris Rauf bowled a brilliant penultimate over

Haris Rauf bowled a brilliant penultimate over and the spectators were stunned. It happened when England had lost 7 wickets for 130 runs. Batsman Liam Dawson, who landed at number eight, was playing after scoring 7 runs. Now England needed 33 runs in three overs. In the 18th over, Dawson clobbered Mohammad Hasnain fiercely. He created havoc on Hasnain’s first ball, hitting sixes on the second, third and fourth balls. A total of 18 runs came from this over.

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Now England needed just 9 runs in the last couple of overs to win. In such a situation, captain Babar Azam expressed confidence in Haris Rauf. It seemed that the England team would easily take out the match. Dawson hit a four on the second ball of the 19th over and reduced the target to just 5 runs. Now England had three wickets in hand and had to score just 5 runs in 10 balls.

When Haris Rauf bowled the next ball, Dawson pulled it, but the fielder standing at midwicket caught the ball and sent the batter to the pavilion. Rauf bowled brilliantly, taking 3 wickets for 32 runs in 4 overs.

Then the heartbeats started increasing on both sides. Now it was the turn of the next ball. Rauf bowled such a dangerous ball to the new batsman Ollie Stone, who came to the crease, that it went out by blowing the stump. 5 runs came in this over. Now England needed only 4 runs in the next over. Mohammad Wasim came to bowl the 20th over.

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When Wasim bowled the second ball, Reece Topley tried to complete a run, but he missed and Shan Masood was run out by brilliant fielding. As soon as this wicket fell, there was a wave of happiness in Pakistan’s camp. England returned from the threshold of victory. Rauf became the hero of this match.

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