Pakistan wins third T20 to level series 1-1 Letzcricket

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Thee first match could not be played while Pakistan lost high-scoring second T20 by five wickets to England.

"He was good under pressure and just expressed himself", said Hafeez of the 20-year-old youngster in a post-match interview with Sky Sports. It s great to see these young kids come in and play.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam was elated with the result which was confirmed when veteran paceman Wahab Riaz - in for the injured Mohammad Amir - ran out Chris Jordan and then caught and bowled Moeen Ali for 61 in the penultimate over.

Chasing a target of 191, England needed 12 runs in the last two balls.

Needing 11 off the last two deliveries, Curran creamed Haris Rauf over the covers for a maximum but the lower-order batsman was unable to repeat the trick as England's run of five successive T20 series wins came to an end.

Pakistan, one of the cricketing world's financially poorer nations, have helped spare the European Central Bank losses that could have totaled hundreds of millions of pounds by going ahead with tour of England even when Britain was badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. "One ball he bowled a really bad ball [the one hit for six by Curran] but that is part of the game!"

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Haider, in after Moeen bowled Zaman, slog-swept his second ball in worldwide cricket for six.

Morgan, fresh from his 66 on Sunday, was run out for just 10 after a mix-up with Tom Banton.

"The selections are all wrong and to add to problems the captaincy on the field has also been very poor in the Tests and now T20 matches", he said. "With Pakistan back hosting cricket we should definitely go and tour there if it's at all safe to do so", he said as quoted by the AFP. "He's given me the responsibility in terms of being the vice-captain and doing team talks here and there". Finally he has got the chance and he showed his talent against one of the best sides in world cricket.

Off-spinner Moeen Ali struck with his first ball of the match when he bowled Fakhar Zaman.

On behalf of the PCB, I am grateful to each and every player and support staff personnel for their extraordinary display of courage, sacrifice and dedication for the resumption of cricket during extremely tough and uncertain times.

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