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Spinners help England level T20 series against Pakistan

England beat Pakistan by 45 runs in the second Twenty20 international at Headingley on Sunday as the hosts levelled a three-match series at 1-1, reports AFP.

Jos Buttler, returning to the side as captain in place of the rested Eoin Morgan, top-scored with 59 in England’s 200.

Player of the match Moeen Ali made a useful 36 and also took 2-32 with his off-spin.

Pakistan were well-placed at 71-1 in the ninth over before losing five wickets for 34 runs in an eventual total of 155-9.

The series concludes at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Brief scores

England 200, 20 overs (J Buttler 59; Mohammad Hasnain 3-51)

Pakistan 155-9, 20 overs (S Mahmood 3-33)

Result: England won by 45 runs

Series: Three-match series level at 1-1