LIAM Livingstone hit the winning runs as England Lions levelled their one-day series with Pakistan A thanks to a six-wicket victory today.

Barrow Cricket Club product Livingstone made a quickfire 29 not out off 22 balls, including two sixes, to help see the tourists over the line with 20 balls to spare chasing a target of 290 for victory.

Having chosen to bat first after winning the toss in Dubai, Pakistan were 55 for 2 before a third-wicket stand of 211 between Mohammad Saad and skipper Mohammad Rizwan put the hosts in control.

That was broken when Saad was dismissed by Livingstone's Lancashire team-mate Saqib Mahmood for 117, with Rizwan falling two runs short of his century after being bowled by Somerset's Jamie Overton.

Pakistan eventually reached 289 for 7 from their 50 overs, with Mahmood returning the Lions' best bowling figures of 3 for 59.

England made a steady start in reply, and half-centuries from Alex Davies (76) and Sam Hain (69) helped the the tourists keep in with a chance of overhauling the total.

The chase faltered slightly after their respective departures, but Livingstone and Lions captain Lewis Gregory (32 not out) saw them home comfortably.

Livingstone hit nine runs of the 47th over and then got the winning runs in the 48th.

The third match of the five-match series is on Thursday.