result
3rd T20I (N), Manchester, Jul 20 2021, Pakistan tour of England
(19.4/20 ov)155/7
England won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
64 (36)
jason-roy
Player Of The Series
147 runs
liam-livingstone

10.17pm Well, that's your lot. Another humdinging match in a thrilling series. Pakistan's entire visit has been a richly entertaining set of games, for various different reasons. England take the series and extend their home record in T20Is. From all of us at ESPNcricinfo, thanks and goodnight, and don't forget to tune in tomorrow, for the start of a brave new world at The Oval... it's the start of the Hundred!

Time for some presentations First up, the Player of the Match is Jason Roy for his bifftastic half-century in the chase.

"I just went out and had a bit of fun, against the new ball which was slightly easier, frustrating to get out when I did, lazy again on the dismissal, but you had to have a very specific gameplan so very rewarding on a pitch like that. We play incredible cricket on flat pitches, but have struggled in the past on slower pitches. This will give us a huge amount of confidence."

The Player of the Series is Liam Livingstone. "Very happy to win a series on my home ground, the way Rash and Mo bowled and Jason set it up. That six at Leeds, the lads take the mick out of me for swinging hard but I've worked on it hard. Nice to contribute to a series win. My spin, it feels at home as I bowl a lot for Lancashire here. The hairstyle, maybe me and Jase will have to keep it."

Babar Azam, speaking in Urdu, says he's very pleased with the efforts, and their fight, but perhaps 15 short, if Rizwan could have carried on. Shot selection against the spinners today was poor. He also thanks the crowd for their support, and confirms that Mohammad Hafeez is very much part of their World Cup plans.

Eoin Morgan: "It means a huge amount, this is the worst wicket for our gameplan so we've managed to win against a very good side, so we will learn a huge amount. I don't think the ball will spin like that in the UAE, it didn't spin like that in the IPL, but unnatural as it is to play like that for Jos Buttler, the partnership with Roy set up the chase. Guys have achieved when they came in and played, plenty of options when it comes to selection. We have 17 or 18 vying for 15 places."

9.55pm: A frantic end, the vuvuzelas screeching, and the home side scraping through by the skin of their teeth! It went deep, but Eoin Morgan found the boundary at crucial times, then Liam Livingstone had his moment of swag, smoking his first ball for six to bring the requirement down from 12 off 8 to 6 off 7. Morgan also fell right at the death, but Pakistan's gamble with Hasan for the 18th may have cost them in the end. All about spin at Old Trafford tonight, and England rode the roulette wheel to victory to take the series 2-1 and a further boost of confidence ahead of a UAE-based T20 World Cup.

19.4
2
Hasan Ali to Jordan, 2 runs

squeezed out into the leg side, and they are going to scamper back for a second... England win by three wickets and take the series!

19.3
2
Hasan Ali to Jordan, 2 runs

fired in straight and Jordan clips it off his pads behind square on the leg side

Surely not? Surely?

19.2
W
Hasan Ali to Morgan, OUT

Morgan attempts to hit the winning boundary but is caught at long-on! Hasan keeps Pakistan scrapping! The captain looking to finish it, may have been a cutter, mistimed and it went straight up

Eoin Morgan c Shadab Khan b Hasan Ali 21 (25m 12b 1x4 2x6) SR: 175

Alan Hardy: "That six should be as good as any indication for livingstone to have a permanent spot" Fair

19.1
2
Hasan Ali to Morgan, 2 runs

hacked high, high, to short midwicket, and dropped! Wow, Morgan is through the stroke too soon, Hasan calls early and sprints, but can't close his fingers round it!

Six to win, five for ... you know... A ring of fielders saving one, but leg side is open

end of over 1910 runs • 2 wickets
ENG: 149/6CRR: 7.84 RRR: 6.00 • Need 6 runs from 6b
Eoin Morgan19 (10)
Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-28-3
Hasan Ali 3-0-22-0
18.6
W
Hafeez to Livingstone, OUT

six and out! Livingstone wanted to finish in one ball, but instead, he's cuffed it to short third man! To be frank, it was there, but just skidded on... but still, a 300 strike-rate on a night like this isn't to be sniffed at!

Liam Livingstone c Sohaib Maqsood b Mohammad Hafeez 6 (3m 2b 0x4 1x6) SR: 300
18.5
6
Hafeez to Livingstone, SIX runs

Livingstone launches it! Gadzooks, is there nothing he can't do! Down on one knee, slamming high and glorious into the night sky! Confidence pumping and that's changed the game!

26 out of 38 overs in this match have been bowled by spinners. Only three men's T20Is between two full-members had seen more overs of spin (All those three were hosted by sub-continent and none since 2014).

18.4
W
Hafeez to Malan, OUT

makes room, and bowled! Malan's ungainly knock is unpicked, he can't get his chop through the covers away, and back goes his leg stump. This is going to the wire!

Dawid Malan b Mohammad Hafeez 31 (49m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 93.93
18.3
2
Hafeez to Malan, 2 runs

hacked down the ground, through the line once more, not timed but there's a fumble near the rope and that's all the invitation that England need for the precious second

Rick Castle: "You don't win the Kentucky Derby if you leave your prize stallion in the stables." Hee-haw

18.2
1
Hafeez to Morgan, 1 run

another big wind-up, another slog through the full length, scuffed to the man at short third

18.1
1
Hafeez to Malan, 1 run

an ugly toe-ended scuff to backward point from Malan, and Morgan hurtles to the business end. No messing, gets the strike back

end of over 1813 runs
ENG: 139/4CRR: 7.72 RRR: 8.00 • Need 16 runs from 12b
Eoin Morgan18 (9)
Dawid Malan28 (30)
Hasan Ali 3-0-22-0
Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-18-1

So nearly an outstanding over... but in the end, it's brought England right back

Suhaib Jawad: "Miller is there any tail in from say, reverse swing?" Didn't clock any, to be fair. All about the spin tonight...

17.6
6
Hasan Ali to Morgan, SIX runs

flogged gloriously into the stands! That's ballsy from Morgan, backing his eye as Hasan fired in the cutter, he saunters across his stumps, opens up the leg-side and launches it high and mighty over cow corner!

17.5
Hasan Ali to Morgan, no run

slower ball, back of a length, outstanding ticker from Hasan! Morgan is anchored for the pull, but can't gauge the pace at all

17.4
Hasan Ali to Morgan, no run

hustling extra pace, down the leg side, but Morgan is tucked up from round the wicket and that flicks his body to save the wide

17.3
Hasan Ali to Morgan, no run

very full, Morgan whips through his drive too early, and snicks along the turf to the keeper. A dot will do for Pakistan...

A sanitiser break after those grubby fan-hands get involved

Faizaan : "Two overs of Hassan ali are very crucial here and will decide this match." I suspect you are right!

17.2
6
Hasan Ali to Morgan, SIX runs

onto the legs, and flipped over deep square leg! Sweet connection, as Hasan misses his yorker, tantalising for the fielder but that was out of his reach

17.1
1
Hasan Ali to Malan, 1 run

back of a length, Malan is deep in his crease and sprints off for the single to cover

Hasan Ali to have a burst. Big call, there's another over of Shadab available, but Babar has gone to his death option. Malan will prefer this, in theory.

end of over 1710 runs
ENG: 126/4CRR: 7.41 RRR: 9.66 • Need 29 runs from 18b
Eoin Morgan6 (4)
Dawid Malan27 (29)
Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-18-1
Shadab Khan 3-0-22-1
16.6
4
Hafeez to Morgan, FOUR runs

makes room, crashes the cut-drive through the covers! All about the wrists at the point of impact, clattering a hard flat drill in front of the cover sweeper. Big boundary

16.5
1
Hafeez to Malan, 1 run

pressed off the front foot to cover

First four for three overs

16.4
4
Hafeez to Malan, FOUR runs

a drag-down, a boundary! That is such a relief for Malan, who leans back to slap the pull through midwicket

16.3
Hafeez to Malan, no run

Malan makes room for a languid drive... straight at short cover! Oh dear... did it all right there

16.2
1
Hafeez to Morgan, 1 run

this time, Morgan gets his sweep away, fine past the keeper. But only a single

16.1
Hafeez to Morgan, no run

attempted sweep off an excruciatingly full length! Morgan gets in a right tangle and can't get it away