Hello folks! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) between Pakistan and England at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium. I am Ayush Gupta along with Rishad D’souza, and we will be with you to bring updates and scores of the match. England have already seized the series following a three-run win over the hosts Pakistan in the second T20I at Dubai and would aim for a series whitewash here with another win as they definitely aim for a clean sweep. Pakistan, on the other hand, who have been heavily drubbed in this series would be playing for pride as they aim for a consolation win against the visitors and finish the series on a high. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs England 2015, 3rd T20I at Sharjah

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ENG 4/0 in 0.5 Overs (Super Over). BATTING: Eoin Morgan 3(3), Jos Buttler 1(2): Fantastic over by Afridi but not enough to hold England down to less than three runs. He got in a dot first ball with Morgan on strike, Morgan managed to sneak a single next ball. Buttler faced a dot ball the next ball and managed to run a single next ball. Morgan hit the next ball down the ground to long off and scampered for two, it could have been run out but the man at the non-strikers end failed to collect a good fast throw from the deep.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: PAK 3/1 in 1 Over (Super Over). BATTING: Shahid Afridi 0(3): Fantastic over by Chris Jordan, he got his yorkers right and varied his pace ever so slightly! Shahid Afridi failed to get bat on ball on any of the three deliveries he faced and only managed to run two leg byes. Umar Akmal got one run of the three balls he faced and got out on the final delivery! OUT! Umar Akmal 1(3) b Jordan

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: PAK 154/7 in 20 Overs. BATTING: Sohail Tanvir 10(6), Anwar Ali 0(0)The match seemed in the balance when England kept Malik to a single in the first ball, but Tanvir smashed the next for a big straight six which dampened England’s chances significantly, next ball was a dot. Tanvir ran for a single the next ball to get Malik on strike. Malik miscued the next ball to long on and the match was again in balance. And the next ball Tanvir missed but so did the keeper miss the throw on the run. It was a bye and a resulting super over. OUT! Shoaib Malik 75(54) c Billings b Woakes

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: PAK 137/6 in 18 Overs. BATTING: Shoaib Malik 68(48), Sohail Tanvir 1(1) — Big over for England here. David Willey gets the big fish Shahid Afridi, but still concedes eleven runs courtesy of two fours from Shoaib Malik. Pakistan need 18 of the final two overs. OUT! Shahid Afridi 29(20) b Willey

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: PAK 115/5 in 16 Overs. BATTING: Shoaib Malik 52(42), Shahid Afridi 24(15) — Great going for Pakistan, they took toll of some poor bowling by the spinners and have so far been composed against the quicks. David Willey has bowled a smart 16th over mixing slower ones with his usually fast ones, but still got picked for a fantastic six by Afridi of his penultimate delivery of the over. Pakistan need 40 off 24 now.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: PAK 67/5 in 12 Overs. BATTING: Shoaib Malik 28(31), Shahid Afridi 1(2) — Pathetic display by Pakistan yet again leaving a lot of work for the lower middle order. Afridi and Malik have to post at least a 50-run partnership if they are to have a chance from here. Akmal connected quite well with the shot but failed to clear Chris Jordan. OUT! Umar Akmal 4(9) c Jordan b Moeen Ali

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: PAK 50/4 in 8.1 Overs. BATTING: Shoaib Malik 16(9),  — Adil Rashid strikes. Rizwan tried to use his feet, Rashid pulled the length back and Rizwan mistimed it towards Rashid, Rashid took a fantastic two-finger catch. Umpires check whether it was clean, it surely seems above the ground. It is out! OUT! Mohammad Rizwan 24(23) c & b Rashid

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: PAK 15/3 in 3 Overs. BATTING: Shoaib Malik 2 (7), Mohammad Rizwan 4 (4)GONE!!!! Rafatullah Mohmand has been dismissed for a golden duck as David Willey traps him leg before. Pakistan is deep trouble as Mohammad Rizwan makes his way in to the trobled middle.

OUT! Rafatullah Mohmand lbw b David Willey 0 (1)

 

 

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: PAK 9/2 in 1 Over. BATTING: Rafatullah Mohmand 0 (0), Shoaib Malik 0 (0)GONE!!!! Pakistan too lose their opening wicket couple of wickets in the opening over as Ahmed Shehzad is bowled for mere four by David Willey, while Mohammad Hafeez has been unfortunately run out for a mere single in another run out howler. England prove a point straight away as Shoaib Malik is the new man in.

OUT! Ahmed Shehzad b David Willey 4 (5), Mohammad Hafeez run out 1 (1)

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ENG 154/8 in 29 Overs. BATTING: David Willey 3 (2), Chris Jordan 0 (0)THAT’S IT!!!! Paksitan need 155 runs to win as James Vince’s impressive 46 has helped England recover from a howling start and post an average total of 154.

OUT! Chris Woakes c Umar Akmal b Sohail Tanvir 37 (24), James Vince c Umar Akmal b Sohail Tanvir 46 (45)

 

 

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ENG 117/6 in 17 Overs. BATTING: James Vince 30 (36), Chris Woakes 20 (17) — Chris Woakes carts a six of Mohammad Irfan’s ball. England are 117 for the loss of six wickets at the end of 17 overs. Last four overs have fetched England only 29 runs. Credit to Pakistan bowlers for pulling England back. Three overs are to go, England will try to cut lose now.

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ENG 88/6 in 13 Overs. BATTING: James Vince 25 (29), Chris Woakes 0 (0) GONE!!!! It’s Sam Billings as he goes for a big one off Anwar Ali, but gets the top edge instead only to be taken brilliantly by Umar Akmal at mid-on as he runs backward. Chris Woakes is the new man in.

OUT! Sam Billings c Umar Akmal b Anwar Ali 7 (8)

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ENG 76/5 in 11 Overs. BATTING: James Vince 20 (23), Sam Billings 1 (2) GONE!!!! And this time, it’s a run out in the form of Jos Buttler as he rushes for a single from non-strikers end, while James Vince misses a ball, and Md. Rizwan ruses in for a direct hit to get Buttler packing back. Sam Billings is the new man in.

OUT! Jos Buttler run out 2 (3)

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ENG 43/4 in 10 Overs. BATTING: James Vince 18 (19), Jos Buttler 2 (3) GONE!!!! That was some turn from Shoaib Malik as he bowls out the English skipper, who was looking good as he was aiming for some big shots. He departs for 15 as Jos Buttler is the new man in.

OUT! Eoin Morgan b Shoaib Malik 15 (14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ENG 48/3 in 6 Overs. BATTING: James Vince 13 (12), Eoin Morgan 0 (0) DOUBLE STRIKE!!!! Skipper Shahid Afridi comes to bowl his first over and strikes with a couple of consecutive wickets in the final couple of deliveries as he bowls out the dangerous Root for 32, while caught and bowls Moeen Ali off the first ball. He will be on a hat-trick in the next over.

OUT! Joe Root b Shahid Afridi 32 (22), Moeen Ali c & b Shahid Afridi 0 (1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ENG 46/1 in 5 Overs. BATTING: James Vince 12 (10), Joe Root 31 (19)5 overs have been bowled and England seemed to have recovered well off the first ball loss of Roy as Joe Root seems to be in a punishing mood, smashing bowlers all over the park.

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ENG 3/1 in 1 Over. BATTING: James Vince 2 (3), Joe Root 1 (2) — GONE!!!! England have lost their opening wicket in the first ball of the match as Jason Roy is trapped leg-before by the debutant Aamer Yasmin. Joe Root is the new man in to face the second ball of the match.

OUT! Jason Roy lbw b Aamer Yamin 0 (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teams:

Pakistan: Rafatullah Mohmand, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Umar Akmal (wk), Shahid Afridi (c), Aamer Yamin, Anwar Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan.

England: Jason Roy, James Vince, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.

TOSS: England (Bat)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistan have been on the recieving end in the limited-overs format against the English as they have been drubbed 3-1 in the just concluded ODI series, while they also lost the opening caouple of games in the T20I series in a hard fought game in both the encounters, as England prevailed top and victorious. This indeed proves as a morale booster for England before the ICC World T20 2016 in the sub-continent, while Pakistan would need serious introspection following the defeat and especially, if the series against India fails to happen next month. Pakistan vs England 2015, 3rd T20I at Sharjah, Preview

Squads:

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Anwar Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Wahab Riaz, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Rizwan, Shoaib Malik, Bilal Asif, Shahid Afridi (c), Imran Khan jnr, Rafatullah Mohmand, Sohail Tanvir, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal.

England: Moeen Ali, Reece Topley, Jason Roy, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler (wk), David Willey, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Sam Billings, Stephen Parry, Eoin Morgan (c), Chris Jordan.

OUT! Jason Roy lbw b Aamer Yamin 0 (1) 0/1 in 0.1 Overs —

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