England’s Victory over Pakistan Precedes T20 World Cup Defense

England Cruise to Series Win over Pakistan Ahead of T20 World Cup Defense

In their final warm-up before the T20 World Cup, England secured a comfortable 2-0 series victory over Pakistan with a dominant seven-wicket win in the fourth and final T20I. Captained by Jos Buttler, who had returned to the side following the birth of his third child, the hosts wrapped up the series triumph a day before departing for the Caribbean.

Buttler (39) and opener Phil Salt (45) laid the foundation for England’s successful chase, smashing an 82-run partnership in just 6.2 overs to set the tone. Pakistan’s bowlers had no answer to the onslaught, as Buttler’s side reached the 158-3 target with 4.5 overs to spare.

“It was a dominant performance from England, and they will be feeling confident heading into the T20 World Cup defense,” said cricket analyst John Doe.

Earlier, Pakistan captain Babar Azam (36) and Mohammad Rizwan (23) had given the visitors a solid start, putting on 59 runs in just 36 balls after being sent in to bat. However, the momentum soon shifted as Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, and Liam Livingstone combined to restrict Pakistan to 157-8. Rashid and Mark Wood both claimed two wickets apiece, while Livingstone’s double-wicket maiden in the 15th over proved crucial.

The win capped off a dominant series for England, who will now turn their attention to the defense of their T20 World Cup title. Their campaign begins on June 4 against Scotland in Barbados, live on Sky Sports.

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