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LIVE UPDATES: England beats Pakistan in thriller to clinch T20 series

England won the toss and chose to bat first. They posted 172/8 on the scoreboard in their 20 overs.

James Vince was the top scorer for England with 38 runs from 24 balls which included three fours and two sixes. Skipper Jos Buttler made 33 runs from 22 balls with the help of a boundary and three maximums.

Opener Jason Roy contributed 29 runs from 22 balls while Joe Root made 20 runs from 16 deliveries.

Shahid Afridi dismissed three English batsmen and Anwar Ali got three wickets. Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz and Shoaib Malik also dismissed one England batsmen as well.

Pakistan, chasing 173 runs to win, could manage 169/ 8 in their 20 overs.

Ahmed Shehzad scored 28 runs with the help of two fours and two sixes whereas Shoaib Malik managed to score 26 runs which included a boundary and a six.

Mohammad Hafeez made 25 runs which included three boundaries and a six while skipper Shahid Afridi, in a late cameo, contributed 24 runs with the help of a boundary and three sixes.

Liam Plunkett took three wickets for England while Adil Rashid and Chris Woakes dismissed two green shirts batsmen. Stephen Parry also grabbed a wicket as well.


Pakistan Innings

Over 20: Pakistan 169/7 (run rate: 8.45 per over) (match over)
Ball-by-ball: W-4-1-1-1-0
And it’s match over. Chris Woakes holds his nerve and helps England beat Pakistan in a thriller to clinch the T20 series 2-0.

WICKET: Sarfraz Ahmed b Chris Woakes 20 (13b 1×4 0x6). Pakistan 162/8 in 19.1 overs.

Chris Woakes to Sarfraz Ahmed 19.1

Over 19: Pakistan 162/7 (require 11 runs to win) (run rate: 8.52 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 1-4-6-1-1-1
England’s mishap in the field gives Pakistan 14 runs from David Willey’s bowling.

Over 18: Pakistan 148/7 (require 25 runs to win) (run rate: 8.22 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 6-1-1-6-6nb-0-wd-W
Shahid Afridi scored three sixes from Chris Woakes’ over but got caught by Liam Plunkett.

WICKET: Shahid Afridi c Liam Plunkett b Chris Woakes 24 (8b 1×4 3×6). Pakistan 148/7 in 18.0 overs.

Chris Woakes to Shahid Afridi 17.6

Over 17: Pakistan 126/6 (require 47 runs to win) (run rate: 7.41 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 1-0-1-W-4-wd-1
Liam Plunkett dismisses Shoaib Malik as he tried to loft him over the boundary. Shahid Afridi scored the boundary in the over.

WICKET: Shoaib Malik c Sam Billings b Liam Plunkett 3 (5b 0x4 0x6). Pakistan 120/6 in 16.4 overs. Next batsman: Shahid Afridi.

Liam Plunkett to Shoaib Malik 16.4

Over 16: Pakistan 118/5 (require 55 runs to win) (run rate: 7.37 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 1-2-1-2-1-2
David Willey concedes nine runs in the over.

Over 15: Pakistan 109/5 (require 64 runs to win) (run rate: 7.26 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 1-0-W-0-1-1
Jos Buttler takes a brilliant catch behind the stumps to dismiss Umar Akmal from Liam Plunkett’s bowling.

WICKET: Umar Akmal c Jos Buttler b Liam Plunkett 3 (5b 0x4 0x6). Pakistan 107/5 in 14.3 overs. Next batsman: Sarfraz Ahmed.

Liam Plunkett to Umar Akmal 14.3

Over 14: Pakistan 106/4 (require 67 runs to win) (run rate: 7.57 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 6-0-2-0-1-2
Shoaib Malik scored the six in Stephen Parry’s over.

Over 13: Pakistan 94/4 (require 79 runs to win) (run rate: 7.23 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 0-0-W-1-1-0
Adil Rashid bowled Sohaib Maqsood in the over.

WICKET: Sohaib Maqsood b Adil Rashid 2 (6b 0x4 0x6). Pakistan 92/4 in 12.3 overs. Next batsman: Umar Akmal.

Adil Rashid to Sohaib Maqsood 12.3

Over 12: Pakistan 93/3 (require 80 runs to win) (run rate: 7.75 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 4-W-1-1-0-1
Mohammad Hafeez hit Liam Plunkett for a boundary but was caught out the very next ball by David Willey.

WICKET: Mohammad Hafeez c David Willey b Liam Plunkett 25 (20b 3×4 1×6). Pakistan 90/3 in 11.2 overs. Next batsman: Sohaib Maqsood.

Liam Plunkett to Mohammad Hafeez 11.2

Over 11: Pakistan 86/32(require 87 runs to win) (run rate: 7.81 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 1-1-4-1-4-1
Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez scored a boundary each in Adil Rashid’s over.

Over 10: Pakistan 74/2 (require 99 runs to win) (run rate: 7.40 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 6-0-0-1-1-4
Mohammad Hafeez scored the six and the boundary in the over.

Over 9: Pakistan 62/2 (require 111 runs to win) (run rate: 6.88 per over)
Ball-by-ball: W-1-0-1-0-0
Two singles conceded by Adil Rashid in the over and he dismissed Rafatullah Mohmand in the over as well.

WICKET: Rafatullah Mohmand st Jos Buttler b Adil Rashid 23 (24b 3×4 0x6). Pakistan 60/2 in 8.1 overs. Next batsman: Shoaib Malik.

Adil Rashid to Rafatullah Mohmand 8.1

Over 8: Pakistan 60/1 (require 113 runs to win) (run rate: 7.50 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 1-1-1-0-1-0
Four runs given by Stephen Parry in the over.

Over 7: Pakistan 56/1 (require 117 runs to win) (run rate: 8.00 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 0-0-0-1-0-1
Adil Rashid went for two runs in the over.

Over 6: Pakistan 54/1 (require 119 runs to win) (run rate: 9.00 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 0-2-1-0-0-0
Chris Woakes concedes three runs in the over.

Over 5: Pakistan 51/1 (require 122 runs to win) (run rate: 10.20 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 0-1-0-4-1-W
Jos Buttler brought Stephen Parry who gets Ahmed Shehzad stumped out.

WICKET: Ahmed Shehzad st Jos Buttler b Stephen Parry 28 (18b 2×4 2×6). Pakistan 51/1 in 5.0 overs. Next batsman: Mohammad Hafeez.

Stephen Parry to Ahmed Shehzad 4.6 

Over 4: Pakistan 45/0 (require 128 runs to win) (run rate: 11.25 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 4-nb-2-1-6-1-0
Chris Woakes conceded 15 runs in the over. Ahmed Shehzad scored the second six.

Over 3: Pakistan 30/0 (require 143 runs to win) (run rate: 10.00 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 6-0-2-0-4-4
Ahmed Shehzad scored the first six of the Pakistani innings from David Willey’s bowling.

Over 2: Pakistan 14/0 (require 159 runs to win) (run rate: 7.00 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 0-0-wd-1-wd-0-wd-4-0
Rafatullah Mohmand scored the first boundary in the Pakistani innings from Liam Plunkett’s bowling.

Over 1: Pakistan 6/0 (require 167 runs to win) (run rate: 6.00 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 0-1-1-wd-1-1-1
David Willey bowled the first over for England and Pakistani openers Ahmed Shehzad and Rafatullah Mohmand scored six runs from it.

England Innings

Over 20: England 172/8 (run rate: 8.60 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 2-1-1-4-2-4
Wahab Riaz bowled the last over and gave 14 runs in it. Pakistan require 173 runs to win the second T20 against England and level the three match Twenty20 series.

Over 19: England 158/8 (run rate: 8.31 per over)
Ball-by-ball: W-1-2-W-wd-1-2
Anwar Ali dismissed David Willey and Liam Plunkett in the over.

WICKET: David Willey c Sohaib Maqsood b Anwar Ali 4 (5b 0x4 0x6). England 154/8 in 18.4 overs. Next batsman: Adil Rashid.

Anwar Ali to David Willey 18.4

WICKET: Liam Plunkett c Sarfraz Ahmed b Anwar Ali 1 (2b 0x4 0x6). England 151/7 in 18.1 overs. Next batsman: Chris Woakes.

Anwar Ali to Liam Plunkett 18.1

Over 18: England 151/6 (run rate: 8.38 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 1-0-4-6-W-1
Jos Buttler scored the six and the four in Sohail Tanvir’s over but is dismissed on the fifth ball.

WICKET: Jos Buttler c Sarfraz Ahmed b Sohail Tanvir 33 (22b 1×4 3×6). England 150/6 in 17.5 overs. Next batsman: Liam Plunkett.

Sohail Tanvir to Jos Buttler 17.5

Over 17: England 139/5 (run rate: 8.17 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 6-0-W-1wd-1-0-1
Jos Buttler deposited Wahab Riaz straight for a six but was brilliantly caught by Umar Akmal.

WICKET: Sam Billings c Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz 11 (9b 0x4 1×6) . England 136/5 in 16.3 overs. Next batsman: David Willey.

Wahab Riaz to Sam Billings 16.3

Over 16: England 130/4 (run rate: 8.12 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 1lb-0-wd-6-6-1-1
Jos Buttler scored back to back sixes in Sohail Tanvir’s over.

Over 15: England 114/4 (run rate: 7.60 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 2-1-0-1-0-1
Anwar Ali conceded five runs in the over.

Over 14: England 109/4 (run rate: 7.78 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 0-1-2-W-0-0
Shahid Afridi dismissed James Vince and gave three runs in the over. He became the highest wicket taker in Twenty20 cricket.

WICKET: James Vince c Anwar Ali b Shahid Afridi 38 (24b 3×4 2×6). England 109/4 in 13.4 overs. Next batsman: Sam Billings. 

Shahid Afridi to James Vince 13.4

Over 13: England 106/3 (run rate: 8.15 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 1-6-4-4-1-1
England take their total past 100. Shoaib Malik conceded 17 runs in the over. James Vince scored the boundaries and the six.

Over 12: England 89/3 (run rate: 7.41 per over)
Ball-by-ball: wd-1-0-1-1-1-6
Sohail Tanvir dropped James Vince and the ball went over the boundary for a six.

Over 11: England 78/3 (run rate: 7.09 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 0-6-W-2-1-1
Shoaib Malik dismissed Joe Root after being hit for a six.

WICKET: Joe Root c Shahid Afridi b Shoaib Malik 20 (16b 1×4 1×6). England 74/3 in 10.3 overs. Next batsman: Jos Buttler.

Shoaib Malik to Joe Root 10.3

Over 10: England 68/2 (run rate: 6.80 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 0-1-1-1-1-1
English batsmen score five runs from Shahid Afridi’s over.

Over 9: England 63/2 (run rate: 7.00 per over)
Ball-by-ball: wd-1-1-1-0-1-0
Shoaib Malik goes for four runs his first over.

Over 8: England 58/2 (run rate: 7.25 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 1-1-1-1-2-4
Ahmed Shehzad gave 10 runs in his over. Joe Root scored the boundary in the over.

Over 7: England 48/2 (run rate: 6.85 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 1-1-0-W-0-1
Afridi got the danger man Jason Roy out in the over.

WICKET: Jason Roy c Sarfraz Ahmed b Shahid Afridi 29 (22b 1×4 2×6). England 47/2 in 6.4 overs. Next batsman: Joe Root.

Shahid Afridi to Jason Roy 6.4

Over 6: England 45/1 (run rate: 7.50 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 0-4-2-1-1-1
Jason Roy hit Sohail Tanvir for a four in the over.

Over 5: England 36/1 (run rate: 7.20 per over)
Ball-by-ball: W-0-0-4-0-0
Shahid Afridi introduced himself into the attack and dismissed Alex Hales on his first ball of the match. James Vince scored the four in the over.

WICKET: Alex Hales lbw b Shahid Afridi 11 (11b 1×4 0x6). England 32/1 in 4.1 overs. Next batsman: James Vince.

Shahid Afridi to Alex Hales 4.1

Over 4: England 32/0 (run rate: 8.00 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 1-1-6-1-1-0
Wahab Riaz was hit for a six at midwicket by Jason Roy.

Over 3: England 22/0 (run rate: 7.33 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 1-6-0-wd-1-1-1
Jason Roy came down the track and hit Anwar Ali over the midwicket for a maximum.

Over 2: England 11/0 (run rate: 5.50 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 0-4-1-0-0-2
Sohail Tanvir conceded runs in the second over. Alex Hales struck the first four of the match.

Over 1: England 4/0 (run rate: 4.00 per over)
Ball-by-ball: 0-1-1-1-0-1
Anwar Ali bowled the first over and English openers Jason Roy and Alex Hales scored four runs from it.



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