Pakistan vs England LIVE: Cricket Scores and Updates as England need to win Toss and Bowl in T20

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England have no room for maneuver if they want to triumph over Pakistan in their seven-game T20I series. The hosts won the fifth game on Wednesday night in a duel with few points and now lead the series 3-2 with two games to go.

First up, Pakistan beat England to an achievable target of 147 from their 20 overs, but a collapse on the power play dropped them to 31-3, with Alex Hales, Phil Salt and Ben Duckett all going cheap. England managed to bounce back thanks to Moeen Ali’s 51 not outs but they needed 15 runs to reach the final and a brilliant death bowling from debutant Aamir Jamal dropped them eight runs to victory.

That loss comes as another failed chase in the fourth T20I saw England lose by four runs after Reece Topley went out with five balls remaining in the innings. The tourists should have won both games and the string of defeats means England need to win their last two games in Lahore to be victorious in the series. Can you get the work done tonight?

Follow all the action from the sixth T20I between Pakistan and England in Lahore:

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Pakistan 58-2 (8), Babar 33, Haider 17, Rashid 0-10 (1)

So often in these T20 games it comes down to how the batting team plays the middle overs of the innings first. This incline seems slow and low, so England’s spinners can play a big part here.

Adil Rashid comes on and Haider Ali tries to chase him down with a swing to the fielder at the deep midwicket boundary. This single sums it up Pakistan’s 50th

Six! After Babar takes one, Haider Ali dances down the track and smokes Rashid over Cow Corner for a maximum! 10 runs come from the over.

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Pakistan 48-2 (7), Babar 31, Haider 9, Curran 0-8 (1)

The honors a well after the opening six overs. England managed to concede two wickets but Babar Azam appear to be in good shape and Pakistan have made a decent start.

Sam Curran is introduced at the expense of Reece Topley and immediately gets around the wicket to Haider Ali who turns him to legside for a one.

The England fielders are momentarily excited as Haider pulls the ball in the air deep in the middle of the wicket, but the ball bounces briefly. Babar Azam comes back to bat, shuffles offside and whips Curran through the square leg for four runs!

He takes one from the last ball and Pakistan deserves another eight from the top.

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Pakistan 40:2 (6), Babar 25, Haider 7, Gleeson 1:17 (2)

Richard Gleeson is thrown the ball for the final power play. Babar Azam now seems to have found his touch and deflects the ball offside for two runs.

There is an opportunity for Sam Curran when the ball is nailed right at him. He takes off and lets go early but misses the stumps at the end of the bowler. Babar would have been gone with a direct hit! He is now the key wicket for England.

Four runs! A short ball on the leg is hooked away by Haider Ali, the ball hardly comes above hip height and is easy prey for the Pakistani number four.

Eight runs from the end. Pakistan end of the power play 40-2.

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Pakistan 32-2 (5), Babar 22, Haider 2, Topley 0-8 (2)

Topley returns and aims for the line around the middle and leg stump. Haider Ali tries to force the ball through the leg side but Toplsy hits an annoying length that’s too short to drive but too full to pull away.

Finally, Haider works the ball into a deep square leg for a single to put Babar Azam back on strike.

Topley strays a little too far from the off stump and he gets cut away for four runs!

The over ends with the Pakistani batters crawling through for one. Six runs from the end.

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Pakistan 26:2 (4), Babar 17, Haider 1, Willey 1:15 (2)

Haider Ali is the new batsman. He’s had a bad streak for a man of his skill but he’s got plenty of time to assert himself in the game tonight. Haider hits the bull’s eye with a flick to the one.

Back on strike, Babar drives Willey through the broad middle and collects its first limit the innings! Babar follows up with a pull for two before whipping the ball behind the square leg for four more to complete the ending!

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gate! Shan Masood 0 (2) lbw b. Willey, Pakistan 15:2 (3.2)

In and out! David Willey scores for England as Shan Masood shuffles too far over his stumps and gets pinned in the crease The ball hits his pads and he decides to do it Review.

bullet tracking shows three red lines and no bat touch, so he has to go! England have their second.

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Pakistan 14-1 (3), Babar 6, Masood 0, Gleeson 1-9 (1)

Left-hander Shan Masood is the new batter for Pakistan and he looks Richard Gleeson’s first over with a solid block. Nine runs and one wicket come out of it.

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gate! Mohammed Haris 7(8) c. Raschid b. Gleeson, Pakistan 14-1 (2.5)

Path! Mohammad Haris tries to lead a short ball over short third man to the limit but he doesn’t get the connection he wants and flicks the ball straight to Adil Rashid who takes an easy catch.

Pakistan loses its first wicket.

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Pakistan 14-0 (2.4), Babar 6, Haris 7, Gleeson 0-9 (0.4)

Richard Gleeson replaces Reece Topley for England. He brings more pace into the equation and Babar misses a pull on the leg side to put Mohammad Haris back on strike.

Six! What a shot to get off the mark! Gleeson’s extra pace means the ball is up for Haris, who throws it straight to the ground for an A maximum!

There are still a few singles and Pakistan continues to milk Gleeson for runs.

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Pakistan 5-0 (2), Babar 4, Haris 0, Willey 0-3 (1)

David Willey opens from the other end, encouraged by the hint of swing that seems to be hanging around. Babar tries to smoke one through the ceiling and gets one inner edge to short fine leg.

Three point balls over while the Pakistani captain struggles to find his timing. The ball just seems to stop outside the field.

Babar works his way past the midwicket fielder for a pair before crawling another with a pull to the center. Three runs from the end.

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