In the third T20, England defeated Pakistan and won the series 2-1


MANCHESTER: Adil Rashid’s career-best performance came before England thrashed Pakistan by three wickets in the home season of the white ball in the home season to clinch a decisive victory in the T20 at Old Trafford on Tuesday. ۔

Victory leveled England 2-1 in the three-match series.

League spinner Rashid took 4-35 as Pakistan won the toss and restricted it to 154-6. Mohammad Rizwan batted in the innings with 76 not out.

The best player of the match, England opener Jason Roy, started the chase with 64 runs.

But the hosts kept losing wickets before captain Ian Morgan scored a useful 21 runs.

After England’s fastest T20I century in the opener at Trent Bridge, Liam Livingstone, the best player of the series, hit a six and then Chris Jordan scored the winning runs in the last over.

Rai hit four fours in Shaheen Shah Afridi’s first over and swept spinner Emad Wasim for six.

Fellow opener Jose Butler was caught by Pakistan captain Babar Azam at the hands of league spinner Shadab Khan for 21.

Roy, on the other hand, completed 50 off 30 balls but on 64 he made a catch by Usman Qadir, who was a league spinner like his father.

Johnny Bairstow dismissed left-arm spinner Emad Waseem cheaply and when Moin Ali was bowled for just one off off spinner Mohammad Hafeez, England were 112-4 in 15 overs.

With four overs left, England needed 39 more runs to win.

But Morgan’s two fours helped England beat England 126-4 in 17 overs.

Instead of continuing to spin, Azam called back fast bowler Hassan Ali.

But left-arm Morgan smashed it for two sixes off three dot balls.

But when Hafeez bowled Dawood Milan for 31, England still needed 12 to win by eight balls.

However, Liam Livingstone hit his first ball with a six and caught only the next ball, England needed six runs in the last over.

Livingstone and Morgan then got out one after the other before the hard-fought Jordanian couple ended the match.

Spin proved Pakistan’s failure in the second match in a row. Off-spinner Moin took 1-19 in his four overs apart from Rashid’s hole.

Rashid took the first three wickets, in which Azam stumped wicketkeeper Butler for just 11 runs when the star batsman mistyped a googly.

Moin crowned a spell where he did not consider Fakhr Zaman as a boundary by LBW for 24 runs.

Rashid took a wicket with his last delivery when Shadab Khan got out, Rizwan did not see enough strike after completing fifty off 38 balls with two sixes.

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