With 15 required off the last over, Babar Azam threw the ball to the debutant and the move paid rich dividends as Jamal bowled his heart out, executing his plans to perfection
All-rounder Aamir Jamal made a stellar international debut in the fifth T20I against England at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore and bowled a brilliant last over to win a low-scoring thriller.
With 15 required off the last over, Babar Azam threw the ball to the debutant and the move paid rich dividends as Jamal bowled his heart out, executing his plans to perfection.
The 26-year-old had one plan and it was to bowl wide yorkers to England captain Moeen Ali. The first two deliveries were brilliant while the third was wide of the off stump and on the fourth, Moeen hit a six over long-on.
The Mianwali-born didn't panic and nailed the fifth and last delivery in the blockhole to hand Pakistan win by six runs.
In a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Aamir Jamal praised skipper Babar Azam and mentioned he didn't feel any pressure after bowling his first delivery.
"I am delighted to perform at this stage. Babar Bhai supported me in my plans to bowl wide yorkers and he told me to stick to it even if I end up bowling wides and (Babar) gave me the required fielding. The pressure was only on the first ball and after that, I didn't feel any pressure," said Aamir Jamal in the post-match chat.
He stressed dew made life difficult for the bowlers and it was hard to grip the ball in the conditions.
"I bowled a wide because the ball was very wet due to the dew and it was difficult to grip...that is why I got hit for a six too because the ball slipped from my hand and that's when Babar came up to me and said I can do this and reminded me that I have bowled well in the over and I can deliver...that gave me a lot of confidence.
"We got hit for a six in the second last over and I was planning what I will do in the last over and how can I help Pakistan win. I tried to control my nerves and definitely at this stage, given Haris Rauf is more experienced, I made my mind to step up and I tried to execute my plans with a big heart," he concluded.
Pakistan lead the seven-match series by 3-2 with the final two matches remaining on September 30 and October 2.