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Pak vs Eng highlights, 3rd T20: Pakistan wins by 5 runs, level series 1-1

Hafeez along with debutant Haider Ali (54) stitched a 100-run stand for third wicket as Pakistan post 190-4

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Pakistan defeated England by 5 runs in the third and final T20 International match of series to level the series at The Old Trafford, Manchester on Wednesday. Wahab Riaz was pick of the bowler for Pakistan as the led side defended 191 runs on a flat wicket. The 35-year old Wahab bowled superbly in penultimate over of the match and removed Moeen Ali, who was striking at 200. In the last over England needed 17 runs and Haris Rauf defended it. However, when 12 runs were needed off the last two balls, hit the second last ball of the match six and England was one hit away. But Rauf bowled a brilliant yorker to win the game for his team. 

Earlier, hit unbeaten 86 runs as Pakistan set a target of 191 runs against England. Invited to bat first, Pakistan has a worst start as castled in the secon over of the match. Then debutant Haider Ali joined captain at the crease. Babar looked solid for his 21 before removed his stumps.

After that and Haider Ali stitched 100-run partnership for the third wicket, During thr course of 100-run stand Haider Ali became first Pakistani batsman to score half-century on debut in T20 Internationals before Jordan castled him for 54. 

Earlier, England won the toss and asked Pakistan to bat first. has made three changes in its playing 11 bringing in Wahab Riaz for the injured Haider Ali replaced Iftikhar Ahmed while in a surprise move Sarfaraz Ahmed takes the gloves from Mohammad Rizwan, who was brilliant in the Test and limited-overs series so far. Meanwhile, England has retained its winning conbination from the second T20 International.

Playing 11 of both the teams:

Pakistan playing 11: Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
England playing 11: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood

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