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Roy, Rashid star as England clinch T20I series against Pakistan

Hosts register three-wicket win in third fixture

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 20, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 days ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jul 20, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 days ago

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England have defeated Pakistan in a nail-biting encounter by three wickets in the third T20I to clinch the series with the score of 2-1.

After opting to bat first, the Men-in-Green managed to post a competitive total of 154 for the loss of six wickets in their allotted 20 overs on a difficult surface in Manchester on Friday.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan played a brilliant knock of 76 not out off just 57 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes.

For England, leg-spinner Adil Rashid was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed four wickets and gave away 35 runs in his four overs.

In reply, the home team managed to chase down the target in the final over at the expense of seven wickets.

Opener Jason Roy was the star performer for the winning time as he scored 64 off 36 balls with the help of 12 fours and one six.

For Pakistan, off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed three wickets.


So that was a very nicely competed match and England came out on top. Hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage and we will join you again very soon. Till then, Ciao.


At the end of the innings:

ENG 155-7 (19.4 overs)


OUT! Hasan Ali gets another one and it is a big one. Morgan departs. England still need four off four.

ENG 151-7 (19.2 overs)


OUT! Hafeez gets another one. Livingstone departs after scoring six.

ENG 149-6 (19 overs)


OUT! Hafeez gets another one as he removes Malan to keep Pakistan’s hopes alive.

ENG 143-5 (18.4 overs)


OUT! Huge wicket for Pakistan Hafeez removes Moeen Ali.

ENG 112-4 (15 overs)


OUT! Another big one for Pakistan as Imad Wasim removes Jonny Bairstow, who departs after scoring just five.

ENG 104-3 (13.2 overs)


OUT! Big wicket for Pakistan as Usman Qadir removes Jason Roy, who departs after playing a brilliant knock of 64 off 36 balls.

ENG 92-2 (10.5 overs)


OUT! Finally a wicket for Pakistan as Shadab Khan removes struggling Jos Buttler.

ENG 67-1 (8 overs)


At the end of the powerplay:

ENG 45-0 (6 overs)


We are back with the second innings.


So that’s a decent batting performance from Pakistan but it will be interesting to see how things will shape up in the second half. Do join us then.


At the end of the innings:

PAK 154-6 (20 overs)


RUN OUT! Dreadful running from Imad Wasim and brilliant from Chris Jordan.

PAK 129-6 (17.3 overs)


OUT! Rashid gets his fourth wicket of the match as he removes Shadab Khan, who departs after scoring just two.

PAK 125-5 (17 overs)


OUT! Moeen Ali gets a big one as he removes Fakhar Zaman, who departs after scoring 24.

PAK 114-4 (15.2 overs)


At the half-way stage:

PAK 73-3 (10 overs)


OUT! Another one bites the dust. Rashid gets his third and Hafeez departs after scoring just one.

PAK 69-3 (8.4 overs)


OUT! Another big one for Rashid and England as he removes dangerous Sohaib Maqsood, who departs after scoring 13.

PAK 67-2 (8.1 overs)


At the end of the powerplay:

PAK 50-1 (6 overs)


Big wicket for the home team.


Both teams have made a couple of changes in their playing XIs.

England lineup:

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (captain), Liam Livingstone, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood

Pakistan lineup:

Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi


TOSS: The news from the centre is that Babar Azam has won the toss and Pakistan will be batting first.


The series is nicely poised at 1-1 as the visitors won the first fixture by 31 runs whereas the home team made a grand comeback by winning the second match by 45 runs.


Welcome to the live blog for the third T20I between England and Pakistan.

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