After losing the ODI series by 3-0 to England, Pakistan won their first match of the English tour. Despite of losing the match England found a new star in Liam Livingstone who scored a 43 ball 💯 (Fastest 100 by an English Batsman)
It was an incredible knock. The biggest compliment I could pay him is our changing room has watched some incredible knocks from Roy or Buttler or Ali and that knock was as good as any of them. He was incredible,” said Morgan.
After winning the toss the English Skipper choose to bowl first after that it’s all about class of Babar Azam and M Rizwan. They added 150 in opening stand which was highest ever in England in T20I. Despite of slow start in powerplay Pakistan posted their highest total in T20I 232.
After a brilliant opening stand of 155, the Pakistani middle order maximised the score to their highest total in T20I. Babar Scored 85,Rizwan scored 63, Maqsood,Fakhar and Hafeez played their part by scoring 19(7),26(8) and Hafeez 24(10) respectively.
England needed a good start but Dawid Malan departs as Shaheen draws the first blood for Pakistan by taking a outstanding lower catch on his own bowling.
After losing 3 wickets in powerplay for 69 England searching something special from their middle order player and Liam Livingstone provided that by scoring a brilliant hundred from 43 ball at one stage he was on 34 of 12 then crossed his 50 in 17 ball. Despite of not getting support from other end Livingstone played one of the best knock by a batsman in a losing cause.
Shaheen and Hasnain were brilliant for Pakistan. Shaheen Picked 3 and Hasnain picked one respectively. In a match where 433 runs were scored M Hasnain bowled with an economy of 7 and Shadab picked 3 wickets despite of conceding 52 from his 4 over.
After Livingstone wicket the total was too much for tailenders despite of good effort from David Willey .