Adil Rashid’s career-best statistics helped England achieve a tense three-wicket triumph against Pakistan in the third Twenty20 on Tuesday, clinching the series 2-1. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Pakistan concluded on 154-6, Rashid captured four wickets for 35 runs.
Jason Roy (64 off 36) got things going well before the visitors chipped away at it with wickets, leaving it at No. 8 in the standings. With two deliveries and three wickets remaining, Chris Jordan to sprint through for the winning runs. England finished with a score of 155-7.
For the second match in a row, England used spinners Rashid and Moeen Ali (1-19) to shut off the visitors at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. In a T20 International, Rashid had never taken four wickets before.
Returning captain Eoin Morgan (21 off 12) took control after Dawid Malan (31 off 33) struggled. Morgan picked his moments against Hasan Ali (1-28) and twice sent the ball into the stands for six.
Malan was bowled by Mohammad Hafeez (3-28) in the dramatic penultimate over, but Liam Livingstone made an impression with only two deliveries blasting one for six and being caught off his next, leaving six required off the final over.
Morgan was held in the deep with four needed until Jordan’s bat delivered two hard-hit two-runs to put the game in their favour. Batting first, Pakistan made 40 off their first five overs with Mohammad Rizwan (76 of 57) with early sixes off Saqib Mahmood and Jordan. But the usually reliable captain Babar Azam (11 off 13) struggled.