England secured a 3-0 whitewash series win over Pakistan on Monday by beating the hosts in a low-scoring super over.
Chris Jordan restricted Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal to just three runs in the eliminator, removing the latter’s leg stump with the final delivery of the tense microevent.
Afridi was selected as the bowler to defend Pakistan’s teeny total, while England sent out big-hitters Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler to finish the job.
England were expected to make light work of their super over following Jordan’s sensational six balls.
However, the tourists could only muster two singles from Afridi’s first four deliveries, leaving them needing two runs from the final two.
They got there courtesy of a scrambled two off the bat of Morgan.
Captain Morgan had earlier won the toss and elected to bat. Despite losing Jason Roy to Aamer Yamin first ball, England managed to set a decent total, 154/8, thanks largely to James Vince and Joe Root, who scored 46 and 32 respectively.
Shoaib Malik looked set to see Pakistan home, but his fine innings of 75 was cut short in the final over, leaving Sohail Tanvir needing two runs from the last ball.
Tanvir could only scramble though for a single, which set up the madness of the super over.