Nottingham (Daily Pakistan Online) After a thrilling first T20I match, Pakistan defeated England by 31 runs. Pakistan scored 232 runs in 20 overs. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan played very well and give a very strong start to Pakistan. England was bowled out for 201 in the last over.
After England won the toss and decided to field first, Pakistan scored 232 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan gave the team a good start and played shots around the wicket.
Babar Azam completed his 19th while Mohammad Rizwan completed his 7th fifty in T20I. Mohammad Rizwan was dismissed for 63 off 41 balls, his innings included eight fours and a six. Mohammad Rizwan’s wicket was taken by Lewis Gregory. Sohaib Muqsood once again stay unlucky, he played a very few good shorts but trap by Tom Kiran, his wicket was taken by Tom Kiran.
Captain Babar Azam was dismissed for 85 off 49 balls. His excellent batting included eight fours and three sixes, crowed and his fans really enjoyed his batting even England also cheer him and enjoy his batting skills. His wicket was taken by David Willie. Mohammad Hafeez’s quick-scored 24 off 10 balls helped Pakistan to give a good target. He played some delight full shorts. His wicket was also taken by Tom Karan. Fakhr Zaman was dismissed for 26 off eight balls, as usual, Fakhar played very fast and play a very good partnership with Muhammad Hafeez. His wicket was taken by Saqib Mahmood. Azam Khan remained unbeaten on five runs.
In chase of the big target, England was all out for 201 runs. David Milan 1, Jason Roy 32, Barstow 11, Moin Ali 1, Lime Livingstone 103, Ian Morgan 16, Lewis Gregory 10, David Vallee 16, Tom Kieran 1, and Matt Parkinson were out for no runs. Afridi and Shadab Khan took three wickets each while Emad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain, and Haris Rauf took one wicket each.
At one stage England batsman Lime Livingstone destroy Pakistan’s hope very badly. Lime Livingstone smashed every baller he played in some extraordinary shorts and put some extra pressure on bowlers. He also did the fastest T20 fifty for the English side. He gave his wicket to Shadab khan. After his wicket, Pakistan came back in the game and finished the job successfully.
According to T20 Times, Azam Khan is making his international debut for Pakistan in the first T20. According to the PCB, Azam Khan is the 93rd player to represent Pakistan in the T20I format. Azam Khan is known for his hard-hitting. He has also played in Pakistan Super League and Caribbean League before. Azam khan’s performance of PSL and domestic is not up to the mark that’s why his selection was a big question mark for selectors. Don’t be forget Azam Khan is the son of Pakistan’s former captain Moin Khan.
Shaheen Shah Afridi wins the man of the match award he took 3 wickets and 3 difficult catches. He also performed very well in the field that’s why he won the player of the match award.