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England vs Pakistan, 1st T20I Commentary, Live Updates

ENG vs PAK, 2021 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
201 (19.2/20)
232/6 (20.0/20)
Pakistan beat England by 31 runs
Right then! That is all we have from this game and we hope that you enjoyed our coverage. The series now moves to Leeds for the second T20I on 18th July, 2021 at 1430 Local (1330 GMT) and judging by how this game went, we can surely hope that the rest of the series will also provide us with plenty of entertainment. So do join us for the second T20I. Till then, take care and goodbye!
SHAHEEN AFRIDI HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH! Nice, interesting choice. On a day where batsmen stole the headlines, this bloke had his own say. Afridi says that boundaries are usually short in T20s and the bowlers just gunned for wickets, praising his team's batsmen for putting on a good score. Admits that on true wickets like these, where the ball comes onto the bat, with dew around and also with shorter boundaries, change of pace and variation in lengths are the keys as bowling is very tough. Tells from the heart that doing well is not in his hands but trying hard always is and that is what he always does in every game.
Babar Azam, the Pakistan skipper, is down for a chat. But first, he has to wait for a while as he cannot hear with the fans cheering loudly. He says that the stand between him and Rizwan gave them a good platform and after that, every batter contributed to get them to a big score. Adds that he changes his mindset a bit while playing in the T20 format and enjoys his game. About the bowling, says that they gave their 100 percent and even their fielding was quite good. Credits Shadab Khan for the way he bowled the death over (17th) and took two wickets. Finishes by saying that they want to continue the momentum and look to enjoy the game.
England skipper, Eoin Morgan, is up for a chat first. On being asked as to where did England lack, Morgan says that only one batsman got going, which was the main difference but also looks at it as a huge positive as with just one batter playing, they managed to cross 200. Is happy with the bowlers for starting well and keeping Pakistan under pressure. Feels the plans were in place but the execution wasn't. Feels happy to be under pressure and find out more about his team and how they can improve. Is impressed with Liam Livingstone's knock and says that in the last 6 months, he has watched knocks from Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow but rates this one as high as any one of those. Agrees that Moeen Ali was promoted in this game to give him more opportunities to bat. Ends by saying that this road to the T20 World Cup is all about giving opportunities to players and picking the best possible squad for the mega tournament.
... THE PRESENTATION ...
Earlier in the game, after being inserted, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan put on a brilliant 150-run stand at the top to put Pakistan in a very strong position. After that, everyone who came to bat played a cameo on a brilliant wicket for batting to get them to 232, their highest T20I score. The English had a tough day with the ball as everyone was taken apart for runs.
England would have wanted a strong start from their openers but that did not happen as Malan fell early and Bairstow and Ali fell for timid scores. Roy clobbered the ball all over the ground as he raced to 32 of 13 balls but could not carry on to get a big score. Livingstone put on a 50-run stand with Morgan but the English skipper was never in full control and fell for 16. While all this was happening, Livingstone was putting on a brilliant master-class of T20 hitting at the other end. He batted brilliantly and kept England in the hunt. He powered his way to a ton but fell towards the death overs. His wicket was the final nail in the coffin as they were bowled out for 201 and fell short by 31 runs. If one of their proper batters had supported Livingstone a bit more, then they could have chased this down.
Pakistan had a great start with the ball as they took 3 wickets in the Powerplay. Afridi took two and Hasnain took 1 but the run rate by England was quite good. After the Powerplay, Shadab Khan took the wicket of a well-set Roy to put England on the back foot and when a partnership was brewing, Wasim took the wicket of the English skipper. They were put under the pump by Livingstone and the game remained in the balance as long as he was out there in the middle but Shadab Khan took the big wicket in the 17th over to put Pakistan well on top after that. He took 3 wickets in total, but Hasnain's performance was very valuable too as he was the one who nailed the yorkers which kept even Livingstone quiet. After Livingstone fell, the bowlers did the mop up and got them to their first victory of the tour.
Finally, Pakistan get a victory on this tour and it has been a well-deserved one. They batted well, bowled well and held their nerves when they were under the pump and their fielding was also quite brilliant. For England, it was a tough day at work. They rested many of their main players and the youngsters could not rise up to the occasion.
End Of The Over 19.2 : 201/10
0 Runs
  • 019.1
  • W19.2
M. Parkinson
0 (2)
S. Mahmood
0 (2)
S. Afridi
3.2-0-30-3
19.2
W
Shaheen Afridi To Matt Parkinson OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Perfect yorker, around middle, Matt Parkinson is late to get his bat down and his stumps are disturbed. Afridi stands there and blows a kiss to the Pakistan supporters. PAKISTAN WIN BY 31 RUNS!
19.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Matt Parkinson
Yorker length, around middle, Matt Parkinson swings hard but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
Shaheen Afridi to bowl the final over. 3-0-30-2 so far.
End Of The Over 19 : 201/9
5 Runs
  • 1 WD18.1
  • 418.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • W18.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
S. Mahmood
0 (2)
M. Parkinson
0 (0)
H. Rauf
4-0-44-1
18.6
0
Haris Rauf To Saqib Mahmood
This is around leg stump, on a length again, Mahmood swings but misses. The ball goes between the bat and pad to the keeper. 5 runs and a wicket in his final over to end a torrid night. Haris Rauf finishes with figures of 4-0-44-1.
18.5
0
Haris Rauf To Saqib Mahmood
Slower ball, on a length, outside off, Saqib Mahmood swings but misses.
Matt Parkinson is the last man in.
18.4
W
Haris Rauf To David Willey OUT!
OUT! Finally, Haris Rauf gets a wicket. A length ball, outside off, David Willey swings this towards mid-wicket. Gets good connection but Shadab Khan runs across to his left and takes a good catch near the ropes.
18.3
0
Haris Rauf To David Willey
Another slower delivery, it is a dot ball again. On a length, around off, DW gets down and looks to mow a slog but misses and gets hit on the body. The ball rolls behind to the keeper.
18.2
0
Haris Rauf To David Willey
Slower delivery, well bowled! Wider line, just short of a yorker, outside off, David can only squeeze it towards point.
18.1
4
Haris Rauf To David Willey
FOUR! Another cheeky shot. A full toss, around off, Willey walks across once again, intentionally signalling to paddle but then changes his shot at the last moment and reverse paddles it instead, to the right of short third man.
18.1
wd
Haris Rauf To David Willey
WIDE. That is a touch harsh. Full, outside off, David Willey walks across and then lets it go. The ball is outside the wide guideline but shouldn't the batsman's foot movement be considered?
Haris Rauf to bowl his final over. 3-0-39-0 so far.
End Of The Over 18 : 196/8
7 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • W17.3
  • 417.4
  • 017.5
  • 117.6
D. Willey
12 (7)
S. Mahmood
0 (0)
M. Hasnain
4-0-28-1
17.6
1
Mohammad Hasnain To David Willey
Around middle and leg, worked towards fine leg for a run. Sensational spell from the young Hasnain, on a night when every bowler has gone for a tour around the park. 4-0-28-1. Ideally, he should be the Man Of The Match because it is his spell which has kept England quiet at one end. But sadly, a batsman will get the MOM.
17.5
0
Mohammad Hasnain To David Willey
Full, outside off, drilled straight to mid off.
17.4
4
Mohammad Hasnain To David Willey
FOUR! CHEEKY! A slower ball, around middle, David Willey walks across and scoops it over short fine leg. England need 38 from 14 balls.
Saqib Mahmood walks in at number 10, replacing Tom Curran.
17.3
W
Mohammad Hasnain To Tom Curran OUT!
OUT! Tom Curran is run out! A high full toss to start with. Tom Curran mistimes it towards cover. He sets off for a single and in the meanwhile, Shadab Khan fires a direct hit at the bowler's end. On being referred upstairs, replays find Curran short.
Is that a run out? There is a direct hit at the bowler's end and it is referred upstairs. Yes, the replay confirms!
17.2
1
Mohammad Hasnain To David Willey
Around middle, David Willey whips it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
17.1
1
Mohammad Hasnain To Tom Curran
Full, outside off, swung down to long on for a single.
Mohammad Hasnain is back on. 3-0-21-1 so far.
End Of The Over 17 : 189/7
12 Runs
  • W16.1
  • 616.2
  • W16.3
  • 016.4
  • 616.5
  • 016.6
D. Willey
6 (3)
T. Curran
0 (0)
S. Khan
4-0-52-3
16.6
0
Shadab Khan To David Willey
Another googly, this time Willey backs away to the leg side perhaps aiming for an inside-out shot but has to reach out to the ball in the end. Gets a bottom edge back to the bowler. Match-winning over. 12 runs and 2 wickets. Shadab Khan finishes with figures of 4-0-52-3.
16.5
6
Shadab Khan To David Willey
SIX! Connects this time. Similar ball, a googly again, this time Willey gets across and slog sweeps this on one knee over mid-wicket.
16.4
0
Shadab Khan To David Willey
Quicker, wide googly, spinning away from the bat, David Willey attempts the slog sweep but misses. Clever bowling.
Tom Curran walks in at number 9, replacing Liam Livingstone.
16.3
W
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! That should be the game in the bag. Livingstone falls for a sensational 43-ball 103. The gamble to bring Shadab for the 17th over works for Pakistan. Third tossed up ball on the trot, with perhaps, slower pace. Livingstone tries for a repeat of the previous ball, attempting a slog but gets more height than distance on this one. Easy catch for Shaheen Afridi again at long on. Pakistan fielders swarm Afridi and Shadab. They know the importance of this wicket. It has just opened the door for their first win on this tour. Poor old Livingstone is distraught. But well played, lad.
16.2
6
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
SIX! 100 IN 42 BALLS FOR LIAM LIVINGSTONE! Fastest hundred in T20Is for England. Full, outside off, Livingstone gets under this and slogs this way over long on!
David Willey walks in now, at number 8, replacing Lewis Gregory.
16.1
W
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! The gamble works! Shadab gets a wicket on the first ball of his final over. Tossed up, outside off, Lewis Gregory reaches out and then attempts a slog through the leg side. It is a good option but he cannot get enough bat on it! Simple catch for Shaheen Afridi at the long on fence.
Interesting. Shadab Khan to bowl the 17th over. Gamble? 3-0-40-1 so far.
End Of The Over 16 : 177/5
16 Runs
  • 415.1
  • 215.2
  • 215.3
  • 115.4
  • 115.5
  • 615.6
L. Livingstone
97 (41)
L. Gregory
10 (10)
H. Rauf
3-0-39-0
15.6
6
Haris Rauf To Liam Livingstone
SIX! Livingstone moves to 97! Nervous 90s said Stuart Broad on air just before this ball. Don't think so! Length ball, outside off, Rauf misses his yorker and Livingstone pounces. Gets under it and with the full swing of the bat, sends it high into the Nottingham sky. Has enough to clear long on! 16 from the over. England need 56 from 4 overs.
15.5
1
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
Around middle and leg, Lewis Gregory whips it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
15.4
1
Haris Rauf To Liam Livingstone
Full ball, around middle, LL whips this towards long on for a single. Turns blind for the second but is sensibly sent back.
15.3
2
Haris Rauf To Liam Livingstone
Terrific ball, almost a yorker, Liam pushes this down to long on but it is not hit cleanly. But the batsmen take advantage of that and scamper back for the second!
15.2
2
Haris Rauf To Liam Livingstone
Superb fielding! A short ball, outside off, Livingstone pulls it with full power through mid-wicket. The ball races away but Shadab Khan races too, to his left at the fence, gets to the ball and stops it cleanly with a dive! Two runs taken.
Run up lost. Or no. Rauf comes running in but someone moves above the sighscreen and Livingstone moves away. Makes a man sitting there get up and sit somewhere else.
15.1
4
Haris Rauf To Liam Livingstone
TOP EDGE, FOUR! Length ball, outside off, Liam Livingstone gives this the kitchen sink. Gets an outside edge but third man is up and the ball flies over him to the fence! England need 68 from 29 balls.
Haris Rauf returns. 2-0-23-0 so far.
End Of The Over 15 : 161/5
9 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 614.2
  • 114.3
  • 014.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
L. Livingstone
82 (36)
L. Gregory
9 (9)
S. Afridi
3-0-30-2
14.6
1
Shaheen Afridi To Liam Livingstone
A near-perfect yorker to end the over! On the pads and Liam Livingstone drills to long on for one.
14.5
1
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
Oooh, should Sohaib Maqsood have gone for the catch? Back of a length, outside off. Lewis Gregory carves it towards deep cover. Sohaib Maqsood thinks of going for the catch but decides against it and lets them take a single.
14.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
Swing and a miss! Lewis Gregory will be very disappointed with this! Full toss, outside off. Lewis Gregory swings hard but misses.
14.3
1
Shaheen Afridi To Liam Livingstone
Full toss, on off. Liam Livingstone gets it off the outer half towards long off for one. Pakistan were very severe on full tosses when they were batting, England need to do the same.
14.2
6
Shaheen Afridi To Liam Livingstone
SIX! Another gift by Afririd and Liam Livingstone accepts this one! Full toss, outside off. Liam Livingstone doesn't miss out on that one and carves this all the way over the point fence.
14.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Liam Livingstone
Misses out on that one! A nice full toss, outside off. Liam Livingstone swings at it once again but makes no contact. Even an edge could have taken it to the third man fence.
Shaheen Afridi is back on. 2-0-21-2 so far.
End Of The Over 14 : 152/5
10 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 213.3
  • 113.4
  • 413.5
  • 113.6
L. Livingstone
74 (32)
L. Gregory
8 (7)
M. Hasnain
3-0-21-1
13.6
1
Mohammad Hasnain To Liam Livingstone
Just a single to end a good over by Mohammad Hasnain! Length ball, on off. Liam Livingstone swings at it with all his might but all he gets is an inside edge, past the stumps, towards short fine leg, for one. 81 needed in the last 6. Strap in, folks!
13.5
4
Mohammad Hasnain To Liam Livingstone
FOUR! A much-needed boundary for the hosts! Low full toss, on the pads. Liam Livingstone gets it high off the bat while looking to flick it. Shadab Khan runs to his right at deep mid-wicket and dives but the ball manages to run over the fence.
13.4
1
Mohammad Hasnain To Lewis Gregory
A perfect yorker, on off. Lewis Gregory pushes it to back to the bowler. Now, Hasnain looks to stop that and gets a hand on it as well. The ball rolls back dangerously and hence, Livingstone rushes back into his crease. Might have been out had the ball hit. But it goes past the stumps and now, Gregory calls for the single. However, Livingstone has to do a u-turn, completing a full circle and then taking off for the single. The mid on fielder misses that though. He could have easily had Livingstone run out at the striker's end but he chooses to go at the bowler's end. Gregory is easily in but the throw is a monstrous one. Well wide of the stumps, past the bowler, wide of Mohammad Rizwan, the keeper and down to third man. There is a chance for the overthrow but poor Livingstone has run way too far!
13.3
2
Mohammad Hasnain To Lewis Gregory
Length ball, outside off. Lewis Gregory comes down the track and then waits before tapping it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.
13.2
1
Mohammad Hasnain To Liam Livingstone
Full again, Liam Livingstone cannot get under it and thumps it to long on for one.
13.1
1
Mohammad Hasnain To Lewis Gregory
Fuller ball, in the line of the stumps. Lewis Gregory drills it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
End Of The Over 13 : 142/5
8 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 212.2
  • 112.3
  • 1 WD12.4
  • 012.4
  • 1 WD12.5
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
L. Gregory
4 (4)
L. Livingstone
68 (29)
S. Khan
3-0-40-1
12.6
1
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
Just a single as Lewis Gregory clips it towards deep mid-wicket. Just 8 from that over!
12.5
1
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
In the air...but safe! Fuller ball, outside off, Liam Livingstone is starting to feel the pressure of the dot balls. The field is inside the ring on the off so he goes for the reverse sweep. But gets the top edge over the keeper for one.
12.5
wd
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
Shadab persists with the wide line. Liam Livingstone leaves it alone. The umpire stretches his arms but Shadab isn't happy as he thinks that Liam Livingstone moved a bit to the off side.
12.4
0
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
Shorter and wider outside off. Liam Livingstone chops it back to the bowler.
12.4
wd
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
Short ball, wide outside off. Liam Livingstone leaves it. Wide called.
12.3
1
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
Loopy ball, on off. Lewis Gregory comes down the track and looks to work it to the leg side. But gets the leading edge over the bowler for one. Mohammad Rizwan, behind the stumps, asks Shadab Khan to bowl a touch fuller to Lewis Gregory as he thinks the ball is gripping a bit.
12.2
2
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
Loopy ball, on off. Lewis Gregory clips it to the right of long on and they get back for the second.
12.1
1
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
Shorter ball, outside off. Liam Livingstone hits it hard to deep extra cover for a single.
The leg spinner, Shadab Khan, is back. 2-0-32-1 so far.
End Of The Over 12 : 134/5
9 Runs
  • 611.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • W11.4
  • 111.5
  • 011.6
L. Gregory
0 (1)
L. Livingstone
66 (26)
I. Wasim
4-0-46-1
11.6
0
Imad Wasim To Lewis Gregory
A solid front foot defence to end the over. 9 runs and a wicket from the over and England need 99 in the last 8.
11.5
1
Imad Wasim To Liam Livingstone
Darted on the pads. Liam Livingstone chips it to the right of the bowler, towards long on for one.
Lewis Gregory, who played brilliantly in that third ODI, comes onto bat now, at number 7, replacing his skipper, Eoin Morgan.
11.4
W
Imad Wasim To Eoin Morgan OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! The Pakistan supporters are celebrating as if they have won the game already! This is well bowled by Wasim. He drags it a little shorter so Morgan has to reach for it as he goes for the sweep. This time he gets more elevation than distance on this one and Haris Rauf takes it with ease at deep square leg.
11.3
1
Imad Wasim To Liam Livingstone
Fuller ball, on middle. Liam Livingstone drills it down to long on for one.
11.2
1
Imad Wasim To Eoin Morgan
Flatter ball, on off. Morgan tucks it to deep mid-wicket for one.
11.1
6
Imad Wasim To Eoin Morgan
SIX! Into the orbit! Fuller ball, on off. Morgan gets under it and hits it high in the air. But luckily for him, the ball has enough distance to go over the mid-wicket fence.
End Of The Over 11 : 125/4
5 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 1 LB10.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
E. Morgan
9 (12)
L. Livingstone
64 (24)
H. Rauf
2-0-23-0
10.6
1
Haris Rauf To Eoin Morgan
Just a single as this is drilled to long on.
10.5
0
Haris Rauf To Eoin Morgan
A brilliant yorker, just outside off. Morgan fails to dig it out.
10.4
lb
Haris Rauf To Liam Livingstone
LBW REVIEW TAKEN BUT NOT OUT! Pakistan waste a review as this was going down the leg side! A screeching yorker, on the pads. Liam Livingstone gets hit on the pads as he misses his flick. Pakistan decide to review after their appeal for LBW was turned down. There is nothing on the UltraEdge but the Ball Tracker shows that it was doing too much and going down the leg side. So, it will be a leg bye in the end as the batters crossed over once the ball rolled to the off side.
10.3
1
Haris Rauf To Eoin Morgan
Nicely done. Slower length ball, around off. Morgan makes room for himself and taps it down to third man and gets Liam Livingstone back on strike.
10.2
1
Haris Rauf To Liam Livingstone
Well bowled. A yorker, on the pads. Liam Livingstone clips it to wide long on for a single.
10.1
1
Haris Rauf To Eoin Morgan
Very full, outside off. Morgan pushes it to extra cover and races for the single immediately.
Haris Rauf returns. 1-0-19-0 so far.
End Of The Over 10 : 120/4
10 Runs
  • 49.1
  • 19.2
  • 29.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 19.6
E. Morgan
6 (8)
L. Livingstone
63 (22)
I. Wasim
3-0-37-0
9.6
1
Imad Wasim To Eoin Morgan
Short, around leg, Morgan pulls it to deep square leg for one more. England are 120/4 at the halfway mark. They need another 113 in the next 10. Pakistan were 80/0 at this stage.
9.5
1
Imad Wasim To Liam Livingstone
Quicker, around middle and off, Liam gets inside the line and works it to short fine leg for one.
9.4
1
Imad Wasim To Eoin Morgan
Short, around middle and leg, this is whipped straight to long on for a run.
9.3
2
Imad Wasim To Eoin Morgan
Around middle and leg, Eoin Morgan works it towards the left of long on and charges back for the second. The throw is a wide one at the bowler's end but no overthrow taken.
9.2
1
Imad Wasim To Liam Livingstone
Around off, Livingstone works it through mid on for a single.
9.1
4
Imad Wasim To Liam Livingstone
FOUR! CLOBBERED! Short, outside off, Liam Livingstone goes back and punches this through the covers!
Imad Wasim to bowl the 10th over. 2-0-27-0 so far.
End Of The Over 9 : 110/4
18 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 68.2
  • 08.3
  • 48.4
  • 68.5
  • 18.6
L. Livingstone
57 (19)
E. Morgan
2 (5)
S. Khan
2-0-32-1
8.6
1
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
Short, outside off, cut towards sweeper cover for a run. 18 from the over!
8.5
6
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
SIX! Flat again, biggie again! Full, outside off, Livingstone gets under this and swings this flat over the bowler. There is long off in place, but he cannot get there!
8.4
4
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
FOUR! FIFTY FOR LIVINGSTONE, IN JUST 17 BALLS! This has been one kind of an innings. Full, outside off, Livingstone gets down and mows a slog sweep through mid-wicket.
8.3
0
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
Quicker, the googly, around middle, Liam goes back to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads. That was a missile, like a Shahid Afridi one.
8.2
6
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
SIX! BRUTAL! That is an incredible shot. Full, around middle, Liam Livingstone gets under it, gets full power onto his wrists and then whips it straight back over the bowler, clearing long on!
8.1
1
Shadab Khan To Eoin Morgan
Around middle, Eoin Morgan moves to the leg side and clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 8 : 92/4
9 Runs
  • 1 WD7.1
  • 47.1
  • 27.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
E. Morgan
1 (4)
L. Livingstone
40 (14)
M. Hasnain
2-0-11-1
7.6
1
Mohammad Hasnain To Eoin Morgan
Arrowed on the pads, the skipper hops and looks to tuck but misses and is hit on the pads. A leg bye taken. No. No signal given. Must have been an inside edge.
7.5
0
Mohammad Hasnain To Eoin Morgan
Another dot ball. Outside off, slower in pace, Morgan looks to cut but gets an under edge which goes on the bounce to the keeper.
7.4
0
Mohammad Hasnain To Eoin Morgan
Outside off, this is pushed towards point.
7.3
1
Mohammad Hasnain To Liam Livingstone
Full, outside off, LL looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge towards third man. A single taken.
7.2
2
Mohammad Hasnain To Liam Livingstone
Super shot but a super piece of fielding. That was travelling. Outside off, Liam punches it through the covers. The ball races away but Haris Rauf races to his left from sweeper cover, dives and half stops the ball, parrying it away from him. Two runs taken.
7.1
4
Mohammad Hasnain To Liam Livingstone
FOUR! BOSH! On a length, outside off, Livingstone flays it behind point. He only had one thought in his mind - 'Let me hit as hard as I possibly can.' The ball races away to the fence.
7.1
wd
Mohammad Hasnain To Liam Livingstone
WIDE. Fast, but down the leg side, on a length. Liam Livingstone misses his flick.
Mohammad Hasnain gets a change of ends. Went for 2 in his first over and also dismissed Moeen Ali.
End Of The Over 7 : 83/4
14 Runs
  • 66.1
  • 66.2
  • 16.3
  • W6.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
E. Morgan
0 (1)
L. Livingstone
33 (11)
S. Khan
1-0-14-1
6.6
0
Shadab Khan To Eoin Morgan
Outside off, another googly, Eoin Morgan goes back and watchfully steers it towards short third man. 14 from the over but a wicket as well.
6.5
1
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
Around middle, LL works it towards long on for a run.
Time for the skipper, Eoin Morgan, to showcase his abilities. He has got a big task at hand.
6.4
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Shadab Khan To Jason Roy OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Shadab Khan dismisses the dangerous Jason Roy! The googly, outside off, fuller in length, Roy backs away to the leg side and then looks to go inside out. But he is done in by the inward turn and skies this over extra cover. Easy catch for Babar Azam. Roy could have possibly gone over Shadab's hand but it is so easy to pass a comment as an afterthought. Seems like Jason did not pick the googly at all. But end of an entertaining innings.
6.3
1
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
Full, outside off, Liam whips this down to long on for a single.
6.2
6
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
SIX MORE! This one goes too! Shadab continues with the short ploy and Livingstone is happy to go back and pull it over deep square leg this time.
6.1
6
Shadab Khan To Liam Livingstone
SIX! BOOM! How much is that? Number 8 in this innings? No, 7th. At this rate, the umpires are going to run out of disinfectants here! Fractionally short, around middle and off, Liam Livingstone rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket!
Leg spin. Shadab Khan to bowl.
End Of The Over 6 : 69/3
19 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 15.2
  • 65.3
  • 45.4
  • 65.5
  • 15.6
L. Livingstone
19 (7)
J. Roy
32 (12)
H. Rauf
1-0-19-0
5.6
1
Haris Rauf To Liam Livingstone
Down the leg side, Liam misses his flick and wears it on his pads. A leg bye taken. England end the Powerplay on 69/3. Pakistan were 49/0.
5.5
6
Haris Rauf To Liam Livingstone
SIX MORE! A short ball, around middle, Liam Livingstone pulls it all the way over backward square leg!
5.4
4
Haris Rauf To Liam Livingstone
FOUR! Dropped short this time and Livingstone pulls it to the mid-wicket fence. Stand and deliver.
5.3
6
Haris Rauf To Liam Livingstone
DROPPED, SIX! Bizarre scenes. First, a length ball on middle and leg and Liam Livingstone looks to flick. But he is early into the shot and gets a leading edge. That leading edge travels all the way down to third man, who first, comes running in, but then has to go back. Leaps gets hands to the ball but tips it over!
5.2
1
Haris Rauf To Jason Roy
Outside off, punched off the back foot towards deep square leg for a run.
5.1
1
Haris Rauf To Liam Livingstone
A length ball, outside off, pulled towards mid-wicket where a misfield allows a single.
Haris Rauf to bowl the final over of the Powerplay.
End Of The Over 5 : 50/3
2 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • W4.3
  • 14.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
L. Livingstone
1 (2)
J. Roy
31 (11)
M. Hasnain
1-0-2-1
4.6
1
Mohammad Hasnain To Liam Livingstone
Just a single as Liam Livingstone runs it to third man. That also brings up 50 for England. Just 2 runs and a wicket from that over!
4.5
0
Mohammad Hasnain To Liam Livingstone
Length ball, on off. Liam Livingstone pushes it to covers now.
4.4
1
Mohammad Hasnain To Jason Roy
Back of a length, outside off. Punched past covers for one.
Liam Livingstone comes out to bat now, at number 5, replacing Moeen Ali.
4.3
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Mohammad Hasnain To Moeen Ali OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust and England are in big trouble now! This is not the start they wanted! Hasnain digs a short one, around off. Moeen Ali reckons that he can send this sailing over the mid-wicket fence and goes for the pull. But he gets the top edge towards deep mid-wicket. Haris Rauf runs back to his left from short mid-wicket and at the same time Sohaib Maqsood is running to his right from deep mid-wicket. No calling from either and it is Rauf who takes the catch. Maqsood sees that at the last moment and bails out. But Rauf ends up diving after taking the catch and knocks Maqsood down! Thankfully, both players are safe. This reminds us of a horrific Steve Waugh-Jason Gillespie collision way back in 1999, in a Test against Sri Lanka in the island nation, where Steve Waugh rammed his face into Gillespie's shoulder. Nothing of that sort here. Pakistan well on top.
4.2
0
Mohammad Hasnain To Moeen Ali
Full and wide outside off. Ali drags it towards mid on.
4.1
0
Mohammad Hasnain To Moeen Ali
Play and a miss! Serves a length ball, just outside off. Ali is beaten as he looks to push it to the off side.
Mohammad Hasnain to bowl now. He has got pace as well and tonight, plenty of cushion of runs behind him as well. Might as well go out on an all-out attack.
End Of The Over 4 : 48/2
12 Runs
  • 63.1
  • 03.2
  • W3.3
  • 13.4
  • 13.5
  • 43.6
J. Roy
30 (10)
M. Ali
1 (1)
S. Afridi
2-0-21-2
3.6
4
Shaheen Afridi To Jason Roy
FOUR! There is only one way Roy knows how to bat and this chase is perfect for him to play that way! Length ball, outside off. Roy throws his hands at it and the ball races to the extra cover fence. Shaheen Afridi doesn't like that and has a few presumably friendly words to say to Roy. Jason stands still, gives a stare and then nods his head in an agreement to something. The match referee might just want to have a word later.
3.5
1
Shaheen Afridi To Moeen Ali
Back of a length, on the sixth stump line. Moeen Ali runs it down to third man for a single.
3.4
1
Shaheen Afridi To Jason Roy
Back of a length, on off. Punched towards covers for a quick single.
Moeen Ali comes up next, at number 4, replacing Jonny Bairstow. He is going to have his wits about him because, Shaheen is running in hard. As per the original scorecard, Liam Livingstone was to bat at 4, and this seems to be a last-minute change in plan.
3.3
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Shaheen Afridi To Jonny Bairstow OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! That is a huge wicket and who other than Shaheen Afridi to provide it! He bowls a pacy bouncer, right around the rib cage. Jonny Bairstow goes for the pull but the ball hurries onto him and he gets the top edge. The ball goes high in the air towards short fine leg but Imad Wasim settles under it to take it. 191 needed in 99 balls now!
3.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Jonny Bairstow
Low full toss, on off. Not easy to hit those and Jonny Bairstow ends up hitting it as far as mid off.
3.1
6
Shaheen Afridi To Jonny Bairstow
SIX! Tell you what, he has just extended his arms to send this ball out of here! Length ball, on off. Jonny Bairstow extends his arms and sends the ball sailing over the wide long on fence. Powerful stroke.
End Of The Over 3 : 36/1
20 Runs
  • 62.1
  • 02.2
  • 12.3
  • 12.4
  • 62.5
  • 62.6
J. Roy
25 (8)
J. Bairstow
5 (4)
I. Wasim
2-0-27-0
2.6
6
Imad Wasim To Jason Roy
SIX! Make that 20 from the over! This is even bigger by Roy! Quicker ball, but Wasim bowls it right in Roy's slot. Roy says thank you very much and hammers it way over the mid-wicket fence.
2.5
6
Imad Wasim To Jason Roy
SIX! Massive strike! Fuller ball, around off. Roy gets under it and hits it deep over the long on fence.
2.4
1
Imad Wasim To Jonny Bairstow
Flatter ball, around leg. Bairstow moves to the leg side and pushes it to extra cover for one.
2.3
1
Imad Wasim To Jason Roy
A touch shorter, but absolutely no room on that one. Roy pulls it down to long on for one.
2.2
0
Imad Wasim To Jason Roy
Well bowled. Fires one, on the stumps. Jason Roy gets it from the toe end while looking to pull it. He sets off for the single but then aborts the throught as the ball is to the right of the bowler and Imad is quick to get to it.
The ball is being sanitized now, as it went into the crowd. In fact, the umpires are changing this ball. Out comes the box of balls.
2.1
6
Imad Wasim To Jason Roy
SIX! Straight as an arrow! Roy might look to make this a massive over. Loopy ball, in the line of the stumps. Roy then hammers it straight over the bowler's head for a maximum.
End Of The Over 2 : 16/1
9 Runs
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  • 01.2
  • W1.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 41.6
J. Bairstow
4 (3)
J. Roy
6 (3)
S. Afridi
1-0-9-1
1.6
4
Shaheen Afridi To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! So, a boundary to end an eventful over! Shorter ball, on the body. slower in pace, Jonny Bairstow swivels and pulls it to the square leg fence. There is no one at fine leg and the only protection is at deep mid-wicket.
1.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Jonny Bairstow
Mohammad Rizwan was convinced that this was a wicket! Back of a length, outside off. Bairstow is beaten as he looks to drive it and Mohammad Rizwan throws the ball thinking that there is some bat on it. But the umpire is unmoved. While all of this is happening, Roy thinks of sneaking in a single but Bairstow is unmoved too. Babar Azam decides not to review this one and rightly so as there was nothing on UltraEdge.
1.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Jonny Bairstow
Back of a length, outside off. Pushed to covers.
Jonny Bairstow walks in at number 3, replacing Dawid Malan. Meanwhile, Afridi is getting his finger taped.
1.3
W
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Yup, he has taken that one cleanly! That is a superb take by Afridi! This is well bowled too, a touch shorter and slower in pace. The ball comes slowly off the pitch and Malan gets it back to the bowler while looking to play it on the off side. Now, Afridi gets low in his follow-through, goes to his right and the ball sticks in his right hand. Voila! England lose their first in this big chase!
1.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
Play and a miss! Short of a length, just outside off. Malan looks to cut it away but the ball zips past the outside edge.
1.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
Appeal for LBW! Length ball, lands on off and nips back in. Malan gets hit on the pads as he looks to drive it. Afridi goes up in arms but the umpire is unmoved. It looks like there was some bat on that one, plus it was going down the leg side.
1.1
wd
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
FIVE WIDES! Free runs for England! Afridi starts on the middle stump and the ball swings down the leg side. Mohammad Rizwan dives but has no chance to stop the ball as it runs to the fine leg fence.
Shaheen Afridi to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 7/0
7 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 20.5
  • 40.6
J. Roy
6 (3)
D. Malan
1 (3)
I. Wasim
1-0-7-0
0.6
4
Imad Wasim To Jason Roy
FOUR! Top edged for a boundary! Darted on the pads. Roy gets the top edge as he looks to sweep. The ball goes over short fine leg and runs to the fence. But still, a tidy first over by Imad Wasim, just 7 from it!
0.5
2
Imad Wasim To Jason Roy
Flatter ball, around off. Roy works it to the right of long on and they run back for the second.
0.4
0
Imad Wasim To Jason Roy
Roy makes his intentions clear! Flatter ball, on off. Jason Roy backs to the leg side and hammers the ball, but straight to mid off.
0.3
1
Imad Wasim To Dawid Malan
Shorter ball, outside off. Malan cuts it to cover and gets off the mark.
0.2
0
Imad Wasim To Dawid Malan
NOT OUT! That dropped just short of Shaheen Afridi! Loopy ball, outside off. Malan ends up chipping it towards mid off. Shaheen Afridi runs forward and dives to get to the ball. He isn't sure as to whether he has taken it and suggests the same to the umpire. They go upstairs and a couple of replays are enough to show that the ball bounced before going in his hands.
Is that a catch? The soft signal is not out. The ball has clearly bounced before going in the hands.
0.1
0
Imad Wasim To Dawid Malan
Play and a miss! Imad starts with a nice tossed up ball, outside off. The angle takes it away as he is bowling 'round the wicket. Malan looks to drive but misses.
Match Info
  • Venue Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Englandwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Pakistan beat England by 31 runs
  • Player of the Match Shaheen Afridi
  • Umpire Martin Saggers (ENG), David Millns (ENG) and Alex Wharf (ENG)
  • Referee Wayne Noon (ENG)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Pakistan 232/6 in 20.0 overs
  • I Wasim dropped on 0 by M Ali in 19.5 overs
  • Pakistan 205/3 in 18.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (16.2 ovs): ENG against B Azam (Caught) Successful (ENG: 1, PAK: 2)
  • S Maqsood dropped on 0 by J Bairstow in 14.5 overs
  • 1st wicket partnership: 150 off 89 balls between M Rizwan (63) and B Azam (83)
  • Pakistan 150/0 in 14.3 overs
  • M Rizwan 7th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 34 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • 1st wicket partnership: 101 off 69 balls between M Rizwan (39) and B Azam (59)
  • Pakistan 101/0 in 11.2 overs
  • B Azam 19th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 35 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • 1st wicket partnership: 50 off 38 balls between M Rizwan (15) and B Azam (32)
  • Pakistan 50/0 in 6.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Pakistan 49/0
  • Referral 1 (2.6 ovs): ENG against B Azam (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 1, PAK: 2)
  • Azam Khan makes his T20I debut for Pakistan
  • England 201/8 in 18.1 overs
  • L Livingstone maiden T20I hundred: 103 runs in 42 balls (6x4) (9x6)
  • England 151/5 in 13.5 overs
  • Referral 1 (10.4 ovs): PAK against L Livingstone (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, PAK: 1)
  • L Livingstone T20I fifty: 50 runs in 17 balls (3x4) (5x6)
  • England 103/4 in 8.4 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): England 69/3
  • England 50/3 in 5.0 overs
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Mohammad Rizwan PAK17688.00
Liam Livingstone ENG14749.00
Babar Azam PAK11839.33
Jason Roy ENG10635.33
Jos Buttler ENG8040.00
PlayerWicketsEco.
Adil Rashid ENG68.12
Shadab Khan PAK59.72
Imad Wasim PAK49.00
Shaheen Afridi PAK49.06
Mohammad Hasnain PAK49.87