Pakistan will have to back to take the T20 international series from England today at Old Trafford, Manchester where both teams meet tonight to play the third and final match.
According to details, the decisive match of the T20 series between Pakistan and England will begin tonight at 10:30 pm (PST) where the Green shirts will have a chance to improve their ranking. As per the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings, Pakistan is currently at the fourth spot, however, if they manage to win the series, they will move up to the top three.
Taking a look at the history of Old Trafford, England have won four of their last seven matches at this venue, while two of the three victories have been against Pakistan.
In the three-match series played between the two teams last year, Green shirts managed to tie the series 1-1 by defeating England by five runs. All three matches of the Tour were played in Manchester last year.
The first was drawn due to rain, the second was won by England, however, the third match went in favour of Pakistan. Old Trafford’s pitch is considered to support the bowlers and batsmen equally.
In the first T20 match, Pakistan defeated England by 32 runs while in the second match, England defeated Pakistan by 45 runs to level the series.
It may be recalled that in the ODI series, Pakistan had a clean sweep at the hands of England. After the tour of England, the national team will leave for the West Indies, where the Test series as well as the one day international (ODI) and T20 series are scheduled.
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