England take T20 sequence, beat Pakistan by 3 wickets

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Leg-spinner Adil Rashid posted career-best figures to assist England safe a tense three-wicket win over Pakistan within the third Twenty20 and clinch their sequence 2-1 on Tuesday.

Rashid took 4 wickets for 35 and Pakistan completed on 154-6 after successful the toss and opting to bat first. Jason Roy (64 off 36) opened nicely earlier than the guests chipped away with wickets, leaving it No. 8 Chris Jordan to dash by way of for the successful runs with simply two deliveries and three wickets remaining. England reached 155-7.

For the second consecutive match, England shut down the guests with spin, as Rashid and Moeen Ali (1-19) had their approach at Outdated Trafford cricket floor. Rashid had by no means taken 4 wickets in a T20 Worldwide earlier than.

Dawid Malan (31 off 33) struggled earlier than returning captain Eoin Morgan (21 off 12) gained management, selecting his moments in opposition to Hasan Ali (1-28) and twice sending the ball into the stands for six.

Within the dramatic penultimate over, Malan was bowled by Mohammad Hafeez (3-28) earlier than Liam Livingstone left impressions whereas going through simply two deliveries _ smashing one for six and caught off his subsequent, leaving six required off the ultimate over.


Morgan was held within the deep with 4 wanted earlier than two hard-run twos from Jordan’s bat settled it.

Batting first, Pakistan made 40 off their first 5 overs with Mohammad Rizwan (76 of 57) with early sixes off Saqib Mahmood and Jordan. However the normally dependable captain Babar Azam (11 off 13) struggled.

Pakistan had slumped to 69 for 3 within the ninth.

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