October 24, 2016

England beat Pakistan by three runs

England celebrate after winning the 2nd Twenty20 against Pakistan

England wrapped up victory in the T20 series against Pakistan after a thrilling three-run victory in Dubai, reports BBC.

Captain Shahid Afridi’s late cameo – 24 off eight deliveries – was not enough to help Pakistan over the line after England finished on 172-8.

James Vince (38) top scored for England, with stand-in captain Jos Buttler (33) and opener Jason Roy (29) also chipping in.

Afridi was also the pick of the Pakistan bowlers, taking 3-15.

The win was England’s fifth consecutive T20 victory, with the World T20 set to take place in India in March.

The tourists looked to be heading for a comfortable victory when Afridi strode to the crease with his side needing 53 off 20 deliveries.

But some lusty hitting from the 35 year old, including three sixes, brought the game back into the balance.

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