Mohammed Hafeez 9.5, Haider Ali 9; Lewis Gregory 4 - England v Pakistan T20I series player ratings

Haider and Hafeez half-centuries steer Pakistan to five-run win in third match

Haider Ali announced himself as one of the most precocious young talents in the international game by becoming the first Pakistan player to score a half-century on his T20I debut.

The 19-year-old’s effort set the platform for a five-run win which earned Pakistan a 1-1 draw in the lockdown series at Old Trafford.

Two players from the other end of the age spectrum aided Pakistan in their victory effort.

Mohammed Hafeez, 39, blazed a second successive half-century, before Wahab Riaz, 35, took 2-26 as Pakistan defended the 190-4 they had posted.

The win meant Pakistan ended a tough tour with a share of the T20I series, having been comfortably beaten in the previous match. The first game of the series was washed out.

Published: September 2, 2020 08:06 AM