England edge Pakistan by 3 wickets to clinch T20I series

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England´s Jason Roy plays a shot during the third T20 international cricket match between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester / Photo by AFP

England beat Pakistan by three wickets with two balls to spare in the third Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on Tuesday that saw the hosts take the three-match series 2-1.

Set 155 for victory, England slumped to 112-4 after a top-order collapse against spin.

Returning England captain Eoin Morgan made a quickfire 21 but fell in sight of victory before Chris Jordan saw England home.

Earlier, leg-spinner Adil Rashid took a Twenty20 international best 4-35 as Pakistan were held to 154-6, with Mohammad Rizwan batting through the innings for 76 not out.


Scorecard: 

England innings: 155-7 in 19/20 overs 

Jos Butler - c Babar Azam b Shadab Khan - 21 runs off 22 balls
Jason Roy - c Fakhar Zaman b Usman Qadir - 64 runs off 36 balls
Jonny Bairstow - c Sohaib Maqsood b Imad Wasim - 5 runs off 8 balls
Dawid Malan - b Hafeez - 31 runs off 33 balls 
Moeen Ali -  b Mohammad Hafeez - 1 run off 3 balls
Liam Livingstone - c Sohaib Maqsood b Hafeez - 6 runs off 2 balls
Eoin Morgan - c Shadab Khan b Hasan Ali - 21 runs off 12 balls
David Willey - not out
Chris Jordan - not out

Pakistan innings: 154-6 [Target: 155]

Babar Azam - st †Buttler b Rashid - 11 off 13 balls
Sohaib Maqsood - c Roy b Rashid - 13 runs off 12 balls 
Mohammad Hafeez - c Bairstow b Rashid - 1 run off 2 balls
Fakhar Zaman - lbw b Ali - 24 runs off 20 balls
Shadab Khan - c Livingstone b Rashid - 2 runs off 5 balls
Imad Wasim - run out Bairstow/Jordan - 4 off 2 balls
Mohammad Rizwan - not out
Hasan Ali - not out

England edge Pakistan by 3 wickets to clinch T20I series

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