Manchester: Pakistan defeated England by 5 runs in the third T20 match to tie the series 1-1.
Muhammad Hafeez was declared man of the match after winning the last match of the series being played in Manchester and ending the tour successfully and tying the T20 series 1-1.
The English team scored 185 runs in 20 overs in pursuit of the target, Benton’s 46-run innings could not save England from defeat.
England’s first wicket fell on a run when Johnny Brestow was clean bowled at zero on Shaheen Shah Afridi’s brilliant yorker, David Millan 7 and Morgan just 10 runs.
Sam Billings played an innings of 26 runs, Moin Ali scored a smoky half century. For Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wahab Riaz took 2 wickets each, Emad Wasim, Wahab and Haris Rauf took one wicket each. Of
Earlier, Pakistan scored 190 for 4 in the allotted overs and set a target of 191 for victory. Haider Ali and Mohammad Hafeez scored brilliant half-centuries.
When Pakistan started the innings, Fakhr Zaman scored just one run and was bowled cleanly by Moin Ali. After that, Babar Azam was also bowled by Tom Kiran for 21 runs.
After losing two wickets, Mohammad Hafeez and debutant Haider Ali formed a brilliant partnership and played an important role in increasing the team’s score. Haider Ali was dismissed for 54 runs.
Muhammad Hafeez scored his second consecutive half-century and became the highest run scorer for Pakistan in a T20 match against England. He played an unbeaten innings of 86 runs.
Moin Ali, Tom Curran and Chris Jordan took one wicket each for England.
Earlier, Morgan, the captain of the hosts, won the toss and elected to field.
Three changes have been made in the team for the decisive T20, former captain Sarfraz Ahmed has got a chance while Wahab Riaz has joined the team in place of Mohammad Aamir, young Haider Ali is also making his debut in T20 International.