Pakistan defeated England in the 3rd match of the 3 match T20 series to level the series 1-1. England fell 5 runs short of the target set by Pakistan. Pakistan stopped England from winning 6th T20 series in a row, as the 3 match series ended up as 1-1. The first match of the series was washed out due to rain, the second match was won by the home side England by 5 wickets.
The match was played in Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, Pakistan lost the toss and were asked to bat first, they managed to score 190 runs at a loss of 4 wickets. In reply to it, the English side was only able to score 185 runs at a loss of 8 wickets and they fell 5 runs short of Pakistan’s total. Mohammed Hafeez as adjudged as the man of the match, as well as the man of the tournament. In 2nd T20I he scored 69 runs in 36 balls, and in the 3rd match, he scored 86 runs in 52 balls with the help of 6 sixes and 4 fours.
Haider Ali became the first Pakistan player to score a fifty in debut match
Mohammed Hafeez scored the highest runs (86) for Pakistan, It was the 13th T20 career fifty for Hafeez. Whereas debutant Haider Ali scored 54 runs in 33 balls and became the first Pakistani player to score a fifty on debut, later on, he got bowled on Chris Jordan’s ball. Chris Jordan got 2 wickets, whereas Moeen Ali and Tom Curran got 1 wicket each.
All-rounder Moeen Ali scored 2nd fifty of his career
Moeen Ali scored a fifty for the English team, he scored 61 runs in 33 balls, it was Moeen’s second T20 fifty. Opener Tom Banton scored 46 runs for England which includes 8 fours. Shahin Afridi and Wahab Riaz took 2–2 wickets for Pakistan. Apart from these, Imad Wasim and Haris Rauf got 1-1 wickets.