England level T20 series against Pakistan as spinners do the damage at Headingley

England levelled the T20 series against Pakistan with a 45-run win as their spinners came to the fore at Emerald Headingley.

After setting the tourists 201 to win, Adil Rashid (2-30), Moeen Ali (2-32) and Matt Parkinson (1-25) shared five wickets between them through the middle overs to leave Pakistan’s chase in tatters and despite some brief lower-order resistance, they finished on 155-9.

Jos Buttler (59 from 39 balls) returned to the side as captain, with Eoin Morgan rested, and led England’s batting effort with his 14th T20I fifty, sharing a 67-run stand with Ali (36 from 16) and a partnership of 52 with Liam Livingstone (38 from 23), who followed up his stunning century at Trent Bridge by clearing The Emerald Stand with one enormous six.

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England’s victory squares the series at 1-1 and sets up a tantalising decider at Emirates Old Trafford.

More to follow…

Watch the third T20 international between England and Pakistan, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 6pm on Tuesday.

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