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England vs Pakistan, 1st T20I Match Summary

ENG vs PAK, 2021 - T20 Summary

England vs Pakistan Scorecard
Match Ended   
201 (19.2/20)
232/6 (20.0/20)
Pakistan beat England by 31 runs
PAK 232/6
Bat Top Batsmen
85 (49)
  • 8x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 173.46SR
63 (41)
  • 8x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 153.65SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 11.75
ECON 12.50
ENG 201/10
Bat Top Batsmen
103 (43)
  • 6x4s
  • 9x6s
  • 239.53SR
32 (13)
  • 2x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 246.15SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
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.
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.
Over 19.2 : 201/10
0 Runs
  • 019.1
  • W19.2
M. Parkinson
0 (2)
S. Mahmood
0 (2)
S. Afridi
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!
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.
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
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.
Haris Rauf To Saqib Mahmood
Slower ball, on a length, outside off, Saqib Mahmood swings but misses.
Matt Parkinson is the last man in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Mohammad Hasnain To David Willey
Full, outside off, drilled straight to mid off.
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.
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!
Mohammad Hasnain To David Willey
Around middle, David Willey whips it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
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.
19 OV
5 Runs
H. Rauf to D. Willey S. Mahmood
  • 1 WD18.1
  • 418.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • W18.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
7 Runs
M. Hasnain to T. Curran D. Willey
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • W17.3
  • 417.4
  • 017.5
  • 117.6
17 OV
12 Runs
S. Khan to L. Gregory L. Livingstone D. Willey
  • W16.1
  • 616.2
  • W16.3
  • 016.4
  • 616.5
  • 016.6
16 OV
16 Runs
H. Rauf to L. Livingstone L. Gregory
  • 415.1
  • 215.2
  • 215.3
  • 115.4
  • 115.5
  • 615.6
15 OV
9 Runs
S. Afridi to L. Livingstone L. Gregory
  • 014.1
  • 614.2
  • 114.3
  • 014.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
14 OV
10 Runs
M. Hasnain to L. Gregory L. Livingstone
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 213.3
  • 113.4
  • 413.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
8 Runs
S. Khan to L. Livingstone L. Gregory
  • 112.1
  • 212.2
  • 112.3
  • 1 WD12.4
  • 012.4
  • 1 WD12.5
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
12 OV
9 Runs
I. Wasim to E. Morgan L. Livingstone L. Gregory
  • 611.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • W11.4
  • 111.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
5 Runs
H. Rauf to E. Morgan L. Livingstone
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 1 LB10.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
10 Runs
I. Wasim to L. Livingstone E. Morgan
  • 49.1
  • 19.2
  • 29.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 19.6
9 OV
18 Runs
S. Khan to E. Morgan L. Livingstone
  • 18.1
  • 68.2
  • 08.3
  • 48.4
  • 68.5
  • 18.6
8 OV
9 Runs
M. Hasnain to L. Livingstone E. Morgan
  • 1 WD7.1
  • 47.1
  • 27.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
7 OV
14 Runs
S. Khan to L. Livingstone J. Roy E. Morgan
  • 66.1
  • 66.2
  • 16.3
  • W6.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
19 Runs
H. Rauf to L. Livingstone J. Roy
  • 15.1
  • 15.2
  • 65.3
  • 45.4
  • 65.5
  • 15.6
5 OV
2 Runs
M. Hasnain to M. Ali J. Roy L. Livingstone
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • W4.3
  • 14.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
4 OV
12 Runs
S. Afridi to J. Bairstow J. Roy M. Ali
  • 63.1
  • 03.2
  • W3.3
  • 13.4
  • 13.5
  • 43.6
3 OV
20 Runs
I. Wasim to J. Roy J. Bairstow
  • 62.1
  • 02.2
  • 12.3
  • 12.4
  • 62.5
  • 62.6
2 OV
9 Runs
S. Afridi to D. Malan J. Bairstow
  • 5 WD1.1
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • W1.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 41.6
1 OV
7 Runs
I. Wasim to D. Malan J. Roy
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 20.5
  • 40.6
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
Match Poll

Who will win the Match

Latest Form
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  • L
  • W
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  • W
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Mohammad Rizwan PAK17688.00
Liam Livingstone ENG14749.00
Babar Azam PAK11839.33
Jason Roy ENG10635.33
Jos Buttler ENG8040.00
Adil Rashid ENG68.12
Shadab Khan PAK59.72
Imad Wasim PAK49.00
Shaheen Afridi PAK49.06
Mohammad Hasnain PAK49.87