England vs Pakistan News Update, Live Scores
By: Anjan Ghosh
Last Update: 2021-07-18 10:52:46 IST
Pakistan bounced back from their ODI humiliation with a 31-run triumph in the opening T20I on Friday at Trent Bridge, despite Liam Livingstone's 42-ball century. Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan,
England vs Pakistan News Update
Pakistan: 232 for 6 in 20 overs (Babar Azam 85, Mohammad Rizwan 63, Fakhar Zaman 26, Mohammed Hafeez 24; Tom Curran 2/47)
England: 201 all out in 20 overs (Liam Livingstone 103, Jason Roy 32; Afridi 3/30, Shadab Khan 3/52)
Pakistan bounced back from their ODI humiliation with a 31-run triumph in the opening T20I on Friday at Trent Bridge, despite Liam Livingstone's 42-ball century. Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan, Pakistan's captain and deputy, put on a 150-run opening partnership in 15 overs.
Babar Azam and his deputy Mohammad Rizwan put on a 150-run opening partnership in 15 overs to set the tone for Pakistan. In a stunning stand, Azam struck 85 off 49 balls and Rizwan scored 63 off 41. With a 46-run partnership off only 16 deliveries, Fakhar Zaman (26 off 8) and Mohammad Hafeez (24 off 10) delivered the ideal finish to Pakistan's innings, guiding the team to a record total.
Although Livingstone hit nine sixes and six fours, Pakistan's bowlers continued to take wickets at frequent enough intervals after reducing England to 48 for 3 to damage the hosts' run rate, which had been superior for considerable stretches. With 3 for 30 off 3.2 overs, Shaheen Shah Afridi was the standout of the bowlers, as well as an exceptional fielder.
Livingstone smashed a torrent of sixes to set the record for England's quickest T20 fifty, which he achieved in just 17 balls. The 42-ball century by Livingstone changed the tide for England. His century came with his ninth six, more than the rest of the squad combined, but he was out next ball for 183-7 in the 17th over to a boundary catch by Shaheen Shah Afridi, and England was doomed. England were dismissed for 201 runs.