Adil Rashid, Jason Roy shine as England beat Pakistan in nail-biting T20 encounter, win series 2-1


England on Wednesday (India time) defeated Pakistan in the third and final T20 encounter a nail-biting finish and won the series 2-1. Adil Rashid was the star performer of the match as he finished with a spell of 4-35. Jason Roy batted brilliantly to score 64 in 36 balls to seal the much-needed victory for his side.

Batting first, Pakistan had made 154-6 in 20 overs. Mohammad Rizwan was the top scorer for Pakistan with a knock of 76 runs that he faced 57 balls to score. Much to Pakistan’s discomfort, no other Pakistani batsman was able to rise to the occasion with the bat.

Moeen Ali bowled with plenty of discipline and picked up one wicket by conceding just 19 runs in his quota of four overs.

England began their run chase on an aggressive note as Roy and Jos Buttler added 67 runs for the first wicket in 8 overs. However, England appeared to lose the momentum in the middle of their innings as they continued to lose wickets at a regular interval. They slipped from 92-1 to 112-4 in no time.

Battler made 21 in 22 balls, while Dawid Malan faced 33 balls to score 31. Eoin Morgan made a quickfire 12-ball 21 runs, paving the way for his side’s victory.

Pakistani skipper Babar Azam said that they were 15 runs short as he blamed the shot selection of his batsmen.

England had earlier defeated Pakistan 3-0 in the ODI series.

Scores in brief

Pakistan 154-6 (20 overs): Mohamamd Rizwan 76* (57); Adil Rashid 4-35
England 155-7 (19.4 overs): Jason Roy 64 (36), Mohamamd Hafeez 3-28
England won by three wickets