England captain Moeen Ali said his one over of off-spin bowling against Pakistan was a “gamble” that did not pay off after the visitors lost the second Twenty20 International in Karachi on Thursday.
Chasing 200 for victory, Pakistan were 104 for no loss in the 13th over when Moeen brought himself on and conceded 21 runs, including three sixes.
Pakistan seized the momentum and went on to win by 10 wickets, with skipper Babar Azam hitting a brilliant century.
“The momentum changed when I bowled my over. That really gave them the belief and after that they were almost unstoppable,” Moeen said.