MANCHESTER (AFP) – Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and teenage debutant Haider Ali both starred with the bat before Pakistan held their nerve with the ball as they ended their tour of England with a five-run win in the third Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
It was Pakistan s first victory in 66 days in England and meant they squared this three-match series at 1-1 after they suffered a 1-0 loss in last month s three-Test series.
Hafeez made 86 not out and Haider 54 in Pakistan s 190-4.
There was a 20-year age gap between the 39-year-old Hafeez and the 19-year-old Haider but it was hard to notice the difference as they shared a stand of exactly 100 after coming together at 32-2.
Hafeez s knock followed his 69 in England s five-wicket win in the second T20 at Old Trafford on Sunday and was his fourth half-century in his last five T20 international innings.
England were 69-4 in their chase before Moeen Ali, who should have been out for seven, revived their hopes with 61.