England failed to qualify for the final of the T20I tri-series despite beating hosts New Zealand by two runs in Hamilton on Sunday.
Chasing a target of 195 to win the game, the Kiwis only needed 176 to ensure they will face Australia in Wednesday’s final at Eden Park.
The home side’s run-chase got off to a fast start as opener Colin Munro smashed 57 off just 21 balls, including three fours and seven towering sixes.
Munro’s fellow opening batsman Martin Guptill was more circumspect in his approach as he made his way to 62 off 47 deliveries but the Black Caps starting losing wickets as the visitors came back into the game.
Mark Chapman though kept things together with 37 not out off 30 balls but it all come down to the last over, bowled by Tom Curran, as the Kiwis needed 12 runs to win.
Curran however kept his nerve and only conceded 10 as New Zealand could only manage 192/4 as England squeezed to their first win of the tournament but it was not enough to reach the final.
Earlier, the tourists scored 194/7 thanks to blistering 80 not out off just 46 balls from captain Eoin Morgan while Dawid Malan continued his good form with 53 from 36 balls.
New Zealand seamer Tim Southee was the pick of the bowlers with outstanding figures of 2-22 from his four overs.
England lost their first four wickets in less than 20 overs against Pakistan.
Masood spent almost eight hours at the crease as his career-best knock lifted the tourists to 326.
Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer finished with three wickets apiece.
Masood’s last two Test knocks saw him make tons in Karachi and Rawalpindi.
The hosts took three wickets for just 48 runs in the morning session.
The head coach was disappointed his bowlers let early good work go to waste against the tourists.
The tourists reached 139 for two on a rain-affected day at Old Trafford.
Babar hit 11 boundaries of the highest order in an unbeaten stay of exactly 100 balls.
Mark Wood finished the job.
Pakistan made a solid start after deciding to bat first.