Leg-spinner Adil Rashid’s career-best bowling helped England beat Pakistan by three wickets in the third and final T20I to win the three-match series 2-1. Rashid took four wickets for 35 runs. Batting first after winning the toss, Pakistan scored 154 runs for six wickets.
England got off to a stormy start by Jason Roy (64 off 36 balls) but after that the team lost wickets at regular intervals. Coming to bat at number eight, Chris Jordan (four not out) scored the winning run with two balls and three wickets to spare. England won by scoring 155 for seven in 19.4 overs.
Rashid and Moeen Ali (one for 19) troubled Pakistan with their spin in the second match in a row. Chasing the target, David Malan (31 off 33 balls) struggled to find momentum but returning captain Eoin Morgan (21 off 12 balls) did not let the run-rate slow down. Morgan hit two sixes on Hasan Ali (1 for 28).
Malan was bowled by Mohammad Hafeez (3 for 28) in the 19th over. Liam Livingstone hit a six off his first ball in the same over but returned to the pavilion on the next ball.
England needed six runs in the last over. Morgan then got caught on the boundary. However, Jordan took the hosts to the target by taking two runs twice.
Earlier, Pakistan got off to a good start and scored 40 runs in the first five overs. Mohammad Rizwan (76 off 57 balls) hit sixes off Saqib Mahmood and Jordan. Captain Babar Azam (11 runs in 13 balls) was once again seen struggling.