Hafeez and Haider set up Pakistan win in 3rd T20 v England
It was Pakistan's first victory in 66 days in England and meant they squared this three-match series at 1-1.
Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and teenage debutant Haider Ali both starred with the bat before Pakistan held their nerve with the ball as they ended their tour of England with a five-run win in the third Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
It was Pakistan's first victory in 66 days in England and meant they squared this three-match series at 1-1 after they suffered a 1-0 loss in last month's three-Test series.
Hafeez made 86 not out and Haider 54 in Pakistan's 190-4.
There was a 20-year age gap between the 39-year-old Hafeez and the 19-year-old Haider but it was hard to notice the difference as they shared a stand of exactly 100 after coming together at 32-2.
Hafeez's knock followed his 69 in England's five-wicket win in the second T20 at Old Trafford on Sunday and was his fourth half-century in his last five T20 international innings.
England were 69-4 in their chase before Moeen Ali, who should have been out for seven, revived their hopes with 61.
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But when veteran paceman Wahab Riaz, in for the injured Mohammad Amir, ran out Chris Jordan and then caught and bowled Moeen, England were 174-8 with seven balls left.
They needed 12 off two balls when Tom Curran hit a six.
But Curran could not repeat the shot when Haris Rauf bowled a yorker with the last ball of the match.
England suffered a setback just four balls into their chase when Jonny Bairstow was bowled for a duck by a superb yorker from left-arm quick Shaheen Afridi.
Dawid Malan, fresh from his unbeaten 54 on Sunday, was brilliantly caught by a leaping Fakhar Zaman near the boundary rope after hoisting left-arm spinner Imad Wasim.
England captain Eoin Morgan looked in good touch following his 66 on Sunday but he was run out for just 10 after a dreadful mix-up with Tom Banton.
And when Banton was lbw for 46, featuring eight fours, on review to Rauf, England were struggling at 69-4.
Moeen should have been out when he went down the pitch to Imad but former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, selected in place of in-form wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan, fumbled the easy stumping.
It was the cue for left-handed batsman Moeen to launch a blistering assault as he compiled a 25-ball fifty, including two fours and four sixes.
After Morgan won the toss, off-spinner Moeen bowled Fakhar with his first ball of the match.
But Haider slog-swept his second ball in international cricket, from Moeen, for six.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam, the world's top-ranked Twenty20 batsman, followed his 56 on Sunday with a brisk 21 before he was bowled by Curran.
Haider struck all-rounder Lewis Gregory's first ball for an elegant legside pick-up six that soared over the longest boundary.
Hafeez followed up with two sixes off successive deliveries from leg-spinner Adil Rashid before Haider went to a 28-ball fifty with a pulled four off Gregory.
Hafeez then drove Rashid for six and swept him for four to complete a 31-ball fifty before Haider was bowled by Jordan.
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