Debutant Aamer Jamal was handed the responsibility to defend 15 in the last over and he did so against the dangerous Moeen Ali.
As a result, the hosts have taken a 3-2 lead in the seven-match series. Earlier, it was England who won the toss and chose to field in the fifth Twenty20 international against Pakistan on Wednesday.
There has been plenty of criticism of Mohammad Rizwan and his strike rate, but his innings encapsulated why Pakistan values his consistency so much
Rizwan hung around until the 18th over, and was the ninth wicket to fall. He had racked up 63 off 46; the next highest score from a Pakistan batter was 15.
England could have put the game to bed early on, but instead let Pakistan in with a spate of bizarre, reckless shots that went straight to fielders
After the Powerplay was done, Babar Azam turned immediately to Shadab, and having assessed that spin would be hard to get away paired him up with Iftikhar.
A further six and a four off Wasim off the following two overs brought the game to a head with 15 required in the final six.