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England in Pakistan: Hosts edge low-scoring match to take 3-2 lead in Twenty20 series

The Annapurna Express

The Annapurna Express

England in Pakistan: Hosts edge low-scoring match to take 3-2 lead in Twenty20 series

Pakistan took a 3-2 lead in their Twenty20 series against England with a six-run victory in a low-scoring match in Lahore, BBC reported.

Chasing just 146 for the win, England never recovered from a poor start in the powerplay that saw them reduced to 31-3 inside five overs.

A defiant knock from captain Moeen Ali, who ended unbeaten on 51, left England needing 15 runs off the last over, but some superb death bowling from debutant Aamir Jamal saw them fall just short on 139-7.

Earlier, England fast bowler Mark Wood took 3-20 as Pakistan were bowled out for 145 after 19 overs, Mohammad Rizwan the only batter to offer resistance with 63 from 46 deliveries, according to BBC.

The penultimate game of the seven-match series takes place on Friday, again in Lahore.