Pakistan finished up their visit through England on a high note when they edged England by five runs to share respects in the three-coordinate T20 International at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
It was Pakistan’s just success on the visit after they got beaten 1-0 in the three-Test series.
Set to pursue 191, England completed at 185-8, an all out based on a rankling 33-ball 61 from Moeen Ali, who had a fortunate departure on seven as Sarfaraz Ahmed — playing his first worldwide since October a year ago when he was dumped as Pakistan commander — missed a simple stumping off Imad Wasim.
However, Sarfaraz, who had supplanted the amazing Mohammad Rizwan behind the stumps, was a mitigated man when Wahab Riaz hoodwinked Moeen with an all around camouflaged more slow ball in the penultimate.
Wahab, who like Safaraz played his first round of the series, finished with great figures of 2-26. Individual left-arm brisk Shaheen Shah Afridi took 2-28.
Prior, Pakistan presented 190-4 thanks on splendid batting by veteran Mohammad Hafeez and young debutant Haider Ali after England selected to bowl first.
There was a 20-year age hole between the 39-year-old Hafeez and the 19-year-old Haider, however it was difficult to see the distinction as they shared a remain of precisely 100 out of 61 balls subsequent to meeting up at 32-2.
Pakistan lost Fakhar Zaman (1) and captain Babar Azam (21) preceding Haider (54 off 33 balls, five fours and two sixes) turned into the primary Pakistan player to check his T20 International introduction with 50 years before being bowled by Chris Jordan. Hafeez equalled his best score in T20 Internationals as he completed on an undefeated 86 from 52 balls with the guide of six sixes and four fours.
Hafeez’s thump followed his 69 in England’s five-wicket win in the second T20 at Old Trafford on Sunday and was his fourth 50 years in his last five T20 worldwide innings.