Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 8 Runs | ENG: 139/7 (7 runs required, RR: 6.95)

  • David Willey0 (1b)
  • Moeen Ali51 (37b)
  • Aamer Jamal2-0-13-1
  • Haris Rauf4-0-41-2

11.39pm Well, that was fun. They've all been fun! Same again, same time Friday? Oh go on then... from Miller, Alan and Ranjith, good night!

Umar Farzooq: "This series brought to you by Christofer Nolan"

Saad: "More countries should visit Pakistan. Pakistan team always gives you nail-biting, sitting on edge of the seat entertainment. What a match! At the end of Pakistan inning, MALIK rightfully said "Good total by team Pakistan""

JOYDEEPSINGHGIL: "What a sensational last over by Jamal even at debut match just conceded 8 that win Pakistan this match and Iftikhar Jamal shadab Nawaz conceded just 63 runs in 12 overs in this match this kinda bowling win you matches"

Hamza: "Reliable batter of the match awards always goes to Rizwan, you could know it even without watching the match. "

11.30pm Time for some presentations. Well, I thought it was time for some presentations, but not just yet... Aha, here's Moeen:

"Disappointed we didn't chase those runs, we're a better team than that but got strangled by the spinners in the middle overs. Hard for the bowlers to control in the dew, so had to hang in there and go hard at the end.

"Woody is taking the big wickets, making batters do silly things, he's been awesome for us."

Babar, speaking in Urdu, says that Shadab added strength and a 360-degree dimensional player, he backed his bowlers to defend a low total, and was happy with Jamal's debut and Rizwan's runs. Rizwan is Player of the Match, and that is a wrap.

11.16pm Well, well, well. For the first time in the series, England are behind, and for the third time in the series, they'll be rather baffled about how they lost that... As in Karachi on Sunday, their bowlers did the needful to cramp a reticent Pakistan batting display, with the honorable exception of the magnificent Mohammad Rizwan, but once again, their profligate batting let them down... this time in the face of some outstandingly restrictive spin bowling through the middle overs that left Moeen Ali with too much ground to make up at the end. Huge props to Jamal on debut too. A tough challenge to close that over out, but he stuck to his best ball and seized the day!

Rehan Today: "You gotta love this 7-match series. It's getting better with each match."

ShahSafeer: "Pakistan don't win games easily and they don't let opposition win them comfortably either. The most entertaining team in this sport!! "

Fareed: "England needed 146 to win in 20 overs, 2 front line bowlers Rouf and Waseem gave away 73 runs in 8 overs.. still what a win for Pakistan"

Aamer Jamal to Willey, no run, Willey gives it a good go, but can't make proper contact! The ball dribbles to mid-on, and Pakistan take the series lead!
Aamer Jamal to Ali, 1 run, thumped into the covers, and this time Moeen has to take the single! Six or bust for the tie! Well bowled again, hitting his yorker length outside off, with a packed cover field

Eight off two... are we going to a super over?

Aamer Jamal to Ali, no run, wide yorker, and that's excellently bowled, held his nerve, and his line, and Moeen toe-ends into the covers

Bas: "Miller trying to conjure up some black 2019 magic? No deflections today..." We'll see shall we? Weird juju tonight

Aamer Jamal to Ali, SIX, Moeen saw the line coming and smokes it! Jamal needed the bluff there, Mo was set for the shot, and utterly heaved it over midwicket!

Ali: "15 off 4 Stokes hits it for 6 against Boult" Indeed, and it was off a similar wide line too..

Aamer Jamal to Ali, 1 wide, over-cooks the wide yorker this time, and some reprieve for England. One more off the target
Aamer Jamal to Ali, no run, full and wide, Moeen scuffs his drive to long-off, but refuses the single. Trent Boult areas from Jamal...

Still World Cup vibes! Another dot, and England will be needing bat deflections...

Aamer Jamal to Ali, no run, wide full toss, Moeen flings the bat hard and inside-edges between his legs... can't get it away. 15 from 5...

19 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 131/7 (15 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.89, RRR: 15.00)

  • Moeen Ali44 (32b)
  • Haris Rauf4-0-41-2
  • Mohammad Wasim4-0-32-1

World Cup final vibes once more in that passage of play...

Haris Rauf to Woakes, OUT, holes out to long-on! Another big wind-up from Woakes, it was a shot to nothing with Moeen on strike for the final over, but another slower ball confounds his intentions. Iftikhar takes a comfortable catch, and now it's 15 to win in six, Moeen or bust...

CR Woakes c Iftikhar Ahmed b Haris Rauf 10 (27m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Haris Rauf to Woakes, FOUR, Woakes is tempted and nails it! Hacking through the full length with impunity, skewed a touch in the hands but no matter, solid contact through wide long-off

Mid-off is up, third man is back... tempting Woakes down the ground

Salman : "Who's the keeper?" I believe it is Haris, the substitute.

Haris Rauf to Ali, 1 leg bye, slower ball, into the pads, cunning from Rauf and Moeen can't time his swing to the leg side. A single off the pads instead, to point
Haris Rauf to Ali, 2 runs, sits up outside off, and that's a firm connection on the drill into the covers. Asif tumbles well on the rope, but they make it back for the second
Haris Rauf to Ali, SIX, back of a length, and slammed over deep midwicket!. Moeen was waiting this time, deep in his crease, creating some leverage through the skiddy line, and nailed into the stands. England are still alive!
Haris Rauf to Ali, no run, huge heave to leg as Rauf comes round the wicket, and skids through a bail-trimmer, at a good lick

18 | 12 Runs | ENG: 118/6 (28 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.55, RRR: 14.00)

  • Chris Woakes6 (10b)
  • Moeen Ali36 (28b)
  • Mohammad Wasim4-0-32-1
  • Haris Rauf3-0-29-1
Mohammad Wasim to Woakes, no run, attempted ramp over the leg side, but Woakes can't make contact... lucky not to get bowled behind his legs, and the keeper is very interested in the appeal for the catch... might have been his foot? Indeed it was. A better volley and that might have cleared the keeper!

A big final ball here. Another boundary takes the rate to two again. A bit of a delay as the stump camera got uprooted by that shy from cover

Mohammad Wasim to Woakes, no run, yorker, exceptional bowling, Woakes can only dig down in self-preservation, and push to cover. A direct-hit as well for good measure
Mohammad Wasim to Ali, 1 run, huge hack off the fuller length, seems dead-straight, but must have been an inside-edge as the appeal was muted. Indeed there was
Mohammad Wasim to Ali, FOUR, low full-toss, opens the face to carve over point! Ten from two, and now England are back in business! Powerfully struck, and flat
Mohammad Wasim to Ali, SIX, tonked through the line! There's one of the sixes that England need... aiming full and leg-sided, but a fraction too short and punished over long-on
Mohammad Wasim to Woakes, 1 run, slapped off a full length, Woakes winds up for the big swing through the line but inside-edges to backward square

17 | 9 Runs | ENG: 106/6 (40 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.23, RRR: 13.33)

  • Moeen Ali25 (25b)
  • Chris Woakes5 (7b)
  • Haris Rauf3-0-29-1
  • Mohammad Wasim3-0-20-1

Effy : "Game is far from over until mo is on crease.. He can win it single handedly "

Haris Rauf to Ali, no run, full length, tight line, Moeen pushes respectfully to short cover. Excellent recovery from that six. England need boundaries
Haris Rauf to Woakes, 1 run, bashed back through the line, down the ground past the umpire, not timed but another single to keep England just about ticking
Haris Rauf to Ali, 1 leg bye, swinging into the toes, thuds the pad as Moeen swings across the line again
Haris Rauf to Ali, SIX, too short this time, and Moeen smokes a six over square leg! The sweeper Nawaz actually got a hand to it but at full stretch, couldn't palm it back it, let along cling on
Haris Rauf to Woakes, 1 run, tapped into the off-side, just another single

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st3AD HalesPD Salt
2nd16DJ MalanPD Salt
3rd12DJ MalanBM Duckett
4th23DJ MalanHC Brook
5th8MM AliDJ Malan
6th23MM AliSM Curran
7th46MM AliCR Woakes
8th8MM AliDJ Willey