Pak vs Eng T20: 2 English batsmen snatched victory from Pakistan, won by 6 wickets in the last over.
England defeated Pakistan by 6 wickets in the first T20 match at the National Stadium in Karachi. With this win, the British have taken a 1-0 lead in the 7-match T20I series.
Batting first, Pakistan scored 158 runs in the allotted 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. In reply, England achieved the target of 159 runs in the second ball of the 20th over with 6 wickets in hand.
England won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first.
Mohammad Rizwan along with captain Babar Azam gave a great start to Pakistan and did not allow the team to suffer any loss till the score of 80. Babar got out after scoring 31 runs on the score of 85.
After this, Rizwan along with Haider Ali took the team beyond 100. Mohammad Rizwan was out on the score of 117.
After this, Pakistan’s team kept losing wickets at frequent intervals and could score only 157 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets.
Luke Wood took three wickets for England, while Adil Rashid showed two batsmen the way to the pavilion. 5 Pakistan batsmen could not even cross the double figure.
Pak vs Eng T20: England did not start well, the first wicket fell in the third over.
Chasing the target of 158 runs, England’s start was not good and Philip Schult became the victim of Shahnawaz Dahani in the third over itself.
After this, Alex Hales and David Malan took the innings and took the team beyond 50. However, Malan fell victim to Haris Rauf after scoring 20 runs.
Ben Duckett also returned to the pavilion early. After this, Hales, along with Harry Brooke, took the team to the threshold of victory, but he was dismissed for 53 runs at the score of 142.
After this, Harry Brooke and Moeen Ali took the team to the target easily. England won in 19.2 overs.
We made good use of the powerplay.
After the match, Pakistan captain Babar Azam said that we made good use of powerplay in batting, but after the 10th over our run rate slowed down.
The credit goes to their bowlers, we didn’t get good partnerships. Their bowlers took wickets consistently, but our batsmen should have done better.
We are trying to create balance in the team before the World Cup, we will test our bench strength and then go to the tournament with our best team.