England vs Pakistan 1st T20: ENG vs PAK 1st T20I: Storm of runs came in first T20, Pakistan beat England on save, ENG vs PAK 1st T20I Pakistan beat England in first T20 International at Nottingham
ENG vs PAK 1st T20  |  Photo Credits: AP
- Pakistan tour of England – First match of T20 International series
- Pakistan defeated England in the first T20 International match played in Nottingham
- Heavy rain of runs in the match, after Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Livingstone’s scintillating century
The Pakistani team registered a resounding victory in the first match of the T20 International series played between England and Pakistan in Nottingham. In the match, the host English team won the toss and decided to bowl first. Coming to bat first, the Pakistani team scored 232 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs on the basis of half-centuries from Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. This is the highest score in T20 history of Pakistan. In response, Liam Livingstone from the England team scored a scintillating century. But as soon as he was dismissed, England were bundled out for 201 runs in 19.2 overs. Pakistan won the match by 31 runs.
Pakistan team innings
Openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan put a partnership of 150 runs for the first wicket for the Pakistani team, who came to bat first. Babar Azam played a brilliant innings of 85 runs in 49 balls. He hit 3 sixes and 8 fours. On the other hand, Mohammad Rizwan scored 63 runs in 41 balls, hitting one six and eight fours.
After the dismissals of Babar and Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood was dismissed for 19 runs. But Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez played brilliant innings. Fakhar Zaman hit 26 runs in 8 balls, hitting three sixes and a four. While Mohammad Hafeez scored 24 runs in 10 balls and he also hit 3 sixes and 1 four.
Moeen Ali’s son Azam Khan made his debut and scored an unbeaten 5 off 3 balls. Imad Wasim (3 runs) was run out on the last ball. With this, Pakistan made a record score of 232 runs. Among the English bowlers, Tom Curran took 2 wickets, while Gregory, Mahmood and Willie took 1-1.
England team answer
To answer, the England team had a huge target of 233 runs in 20 overs, for which they needed a good start. He lost the wicket of the world’s best batsman David Malan (1) in T20 within 12 runs, who was dismissed by Shaheen Afridi with a brilliant catch off his own ball. But after this Jason Roy, batting quickly, gave pace to the team’s score. Roy hit 32 runs in 13 balls, hitting 3 sixes and 2 fours, but in the meantime, Afridi first dismissed Jonny Bairstow (11) and then Shadab Khan dismissed Jason Roy.
Liam Livingstone scored a scintillating century
All-rounder Moeen Ali came on the pitch and he too returned to the pavilion after scoring 1 run off the delivery of young fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain. Four wickets had fallen and England were still far from the target. England had lost 4 wickets for 82 runs. That’s when Liam Livingstone’s boom started. The batsman scored a half-century in just 17 balls, which proved to be the fastest fifty in England’s T20 International cricket history. While Livingstone was batting on one side, Imad Wasim, on the other hand, got captain Eoin Morgan (16) caught by Haris Rauf close to the boundary.
There came a time when England’s team was not moving towards the target at that speed but they had 5 wickets left. Liam Livingstone was still batting well on the pitch, giving local fans still hope in the packed stadium. Livingstone also did not disappoint the fans and scored a quick T20 century in 42 balls, which proved to be the fastest century in England’s T20 International history.
However, Livingstone was dismissed on the very next ball after playing an innings of 103 runs in 43 balls. He hit 9 sixes and 6 fours. With this, England’s hopes began to pile up. Still, the English team batted brilliantly. Pakistan won the match by 31 runs in 19.2 overs, bundling England for 201 runs.
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