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England win T20 series decider at Old Trafford

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Chasing 155 on a dry, turning pitch, England needed 61 from nine overs with eight wickets in hand after Jason Roy’s 64.

However, with Pakistan’s spinners applying a vice-like grip and Dawid Malan struggling to score freely, the equation went out to 39 from four overs before Captain Eoin Morgan regained control.

In a dramatic penultimate over, Malan was bowled by Mohammad Hafeez, only for Liam Livingstone to hit his first ball for six then be caught off his next, leaving six required off the final over.

Although Morgan holed out with four needed, Chris Jordan got England over the line with two balls to spare.

England’s own spinners were earlier at the fore, restricting Pakistan to 154 for six.

Chief scores

Pakistan: 154/6 in 20 overs (Rizwan 76 n.o, Rashid 4/35)

England: 155/7 in 19.4 overs (Roy 64, Hafeez 3/28). (BBC)

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