smashed off the back foot, into the gap in the covers, and Pakistan have romped to a crushing victory!
9.35pm So, that is the end of the match, and of Pakistan's tour. And I for one am delighted they are able to leave the country on a high after what has been a tremendous bridge-building trip. Their predecessors left the country under a cloud six years ago, but this squad has won fans and friends everywhere they have gone this time. It all started with Misbah and those press-ups at Lord's, evolved through England's dominance in the middle of the Test series to Younis Khan's magnificence at The Oval and the No. 1 Test ranking, before England touched new heights of brilliance in the opening matches of the ODIs. Never a dull moment, which is what you come to expect from Pakistan sides. They've kept that tradition strong on this tour!
Thanks for all your feedback, sorry we couldn't use more, but it's all a bit frantic in this format. From myself, Andrew Miller, and my sidekicks Alan Gardner and Andrew "Gnasher" McGlashan, whose match report is right here, thank you and goodnight.
9.31pm I thought that was all the formalities, but no, mustn't forget the Super Series! England win 16-12 in the amalgamated format, four points for a Test win, two for ODI and T20. Andrew Strauss makes a presentation to Eoin Morgan (and resists the urge to frogmarch him onto the plane to Bangladesh while he's at it.)
The Man of the Match goes to Wahab Riaz for his spell of 3 for 18. "Obviously the way England have been playing we knew we needed wickets to put them under pressure. The way Roy and Hales play they are very destructive. But Imad kept them quiet and made them take chances. The wicket is very slow and we had to put a lot of slower balls and yorkers in to keep the batsmen guessing. Sarfraz was very concerned about this game, we have to win this game and give everything we've got. I enjoy playing here, we have enjoyed the tour, good for the team and individually."
Here's Sarfraz: "Yesterday we decided the plan was short balls and slower balls, and we executed our plans very well. We had to play positive cricket, we won the last game and morale is very high."
9.24pm Here's Eoin Morgan: "We needed about 185 on that wicket. It's hard to believe it's the same team that scored 444 a few games ago. But it's my fault with the toss. Our guys thrive on T20 cricket, play golf on the morning of the game, chill out in the lead-up, can't use After-Lord's-Major's-Show as an excuse. Pakistan outplayed us in the conditions. But I still like to think we are on an upward curve. Things are really bright at the moment, a huge amount of ability and fearlessness."
Morgan confirms he has not made his decision on Bangladesh, but he's not thought about it yet. "Ultimately it comes down to how comfortable I feel."
9.19pm Shambolic scenes at the end there, with a mass pitch invasion, and none other than Reg Dickason, England's otherwise preoccupied security advisor, was forced to step in.
I daresay there will be an inquest there. "Where were the stewards, but frankly, who cares?" as Pakistan's Barry Davies might have put it...
Sufyan: "Pakistan Zindabad!!" Couldn't have put it better myself.
9.15pm So, as a postscript to an ODI series in which England touched unthinkable heights and Pakistan plumbed some unspeakable depths, the roles have been reversed to stunning effect tonight. Pakistan win by nine wickets with 31 balls to spare ... a hammering in any language or format. Eoin Morgan has the look of a serial killer as he leads his team from the side. He is furious, but Pakistan are ecstatic and little wonder. A triumphant way to finish a famous tour in which, lest we forget, they rose to become the No.1 Test team in the world. They've got things ticking at both extremes of this sport. Now then, about that 50-over regeneration ...?
banged in short again, pulled around the corner, and the scores are level!
Jimbo: "Looking forward to watching the second innings when I get home from work. Then, I plan to watch the first innings at bedtime to help put me to sleep..." It's a game of two halves. Or is that the Old Trafford up the road?
short and swivel-pulled to deep backward square
pulled firmly, but straight to short midwicket. Not this time ...
Abuzar Shaikh: "Now i came to know why they have kept only 1 T20 Against pakistan..."
It's a conspiracy!
banged in short, helped out to square leg
Azhar: "Positive thing about Khalid & Sharjeel is that they are brave to try to hit boundary in every over, Andrew are you brave enough to publish my comment?" Brave or foolish?
turning outside off, chopped hard and fast through backward point. They are a single hit away from an absolutely pounding victory
heaved out to leg
Aatif: "The way Riaz bowled today England made an error by not playing Wood" Good point well made. And don't forget Tymal Mills!
tossed up, tonked down the ground, Jordan slips as he fields on the half-volley
tapped out to point, and another single in the slot
forward and defended into the covers. Defended?!
outside off, punched off the back foot to cover
Declan: ""banjaxed" = Irish (English-language) slang word meaning broken down, wrecked, exhausted. Not from MCC, for sure." A bit like the England performance from whence the ball was banjaxed ...
battered off the legs, out through midwicket, and Latif is taking this puppy home!
heave ho! Battered high into the night sky, over deep midwicket, and what a way to get to a maiden T20 fifty!
forward and pushed to the off side
a bit of turn again and they settle for another single
shorter length, Babar leans back but can't carve through the infield
a bit of turn from outside off, defended to the off side
wide of off stump, and cut hard to point
swished out to cover