MoeenAlistarredinEngland’sreplywith61off33balls,butwasoneoftwowicketstofallinasuperbnext-to-lastoverbowledbyWahabRiaz(2-26).

Englandneeded12offthefinaltwoballsandalthoughTomCurranstruckasixoffthefirst,heswungandmissedoffthelastdeliveryoftheinnings—ayorkerbyHarisRauf—toleavethehostson185-8.

ItwasPakistan’sfirstwinofthetourinitslastgameandgivestheteamsomethingtoshowfromatwo-monthtripwhichitsplayersspentinanisolatedenvironment,mostlyinahotel.

Pakistanlostaweather-hitTestseries1-0,andwasthendefeatedinthesecondT20Imatchafterrainwashedoutthefirst.

Hafeezwasnamedplayeroftheseries,havingalsostruck69inthesecondmatch.His86containedsixsixesandwasthehighestindividualscorebyaPakistanplayeragainstEnglandinthisformat,equalinghisscoreagainstSouthAfricaatCenturionin2013.

Haider’sdebutknock—featuringasixoffhissecondball—willalsobeencouragingforPakistanasitlookstobuildateamtochallengefornextyear’sT20WorldCup.Hisfiftycameoffjust28ballsandheisthefirstPakistanplayerstohitahalf-centuryonhisT20debut.

OpenerTomBantonagainimpressedforEnglandwith45butheranoutcaptainEoinMorgan(10)inamix-upoverasingletoleaveEngland65-3offsevenovers.Pakistan’splayerscelebratedloudly,knowingtheimportanceofthewicketofEngland’sin-formcaptain,andthehostslostwicketsatregularintervalsinthechase.

“It’sgameslikethiswewanttobeplayingintolearnasmuchaswecan,”Morgansaidofhisunderstrengthteam.

England’swhite-ballsquadnextplaysthree-matchODIandT20IseriesagainstAustraliatowrapupitsinternationalsummerofcricketplayedinstadiumswithoutspectatorsbecauseofthecoronaviruspandemic.