With the 5 games done out of this marathon 7-match series, the hosts have taken a 3-2 lead over guests.
If Pakistan wins this match, it wins the series.
Meanwhile, England has been impressive considering it is playing without some of its best players, and that too in foreign conditions.
So far the series has been an absolutely clash of the titans with high scoring contests and a few going to the last over as well.
Even with 5 matches done, this contest seems to be far from over.
The bowling unit of England did well in the previous match and restricted the batting order of Pakistan to under 150 runs in 20 overs.
Mark Wood was the most successful and highest wicket-taker from their side, picking up three wickets in four overs for just 20 runs.
Pakistan made three changes in their team in the 5th T20.
They brought in Haider Ali, Shadab Khan, and Aamer Jamal.
While Haider Ali failed once more, Shadab Khan and Aamer Jamal made an immediate impact.
Pakistan might stick with the same lineup unless there is a last-minute injury.
Aamir Jamal had a dream debut last night; a match he would remember throughout his career.
Not many had presumed that Babar would trust the debutant with the last over while Moeen Ali was batting and England needed 15 from the last 6.
But to the surprise of many, Aamir bowled 4 perfect yorkers in the last over to secure the deal for Pakistan.
But the talk of the 2nd innings will have to be the spell from Iftikhar who returned with the figure of 4-16-1; it was the moment where England lost grip of the chase.
Since last 2 matches, Babar has been using his 5th bowler quite strategically and it seems to be paying off.
Venue: Gadaffi Stadium Lahore
Date: 30th September, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm PST
Head to head past record
Pakistan and England have played 25 T20 Internationals against each other. England are ahead in the win count with 16 wins while Pakistan has won 8 matches. 1 game was tied out of these 22.
Probable Playing 11 – Pakistan:
Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan/Muhmmad Haris, Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Muhammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Aamir Jamal, Haris Rauf, Muhammad Waseem
Probable Playing 11 –England:
Phil Salt, Alex Hales, David Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Richard Gleeson, Olly Stone
Star bowler of the match:
Star batsman of the match:
Who will win?
The pitch at the Gaddafi Stadium was nowhere close to being as good for batting as what we saw in Karachi.
The ball did not come on to the bat and run-scoring was difficult.
Hence, Friday’s game could be another low scoring scrap but fans would love nothing more than a series decider on Sunday.
England has a strong batting order and bowling unit as compared to Pakistan.
So the winning chances of England are higher.