The first match of the 3 T20 match series between England and Pakistan was played in Nottingham. The Pakistan team avenged the loss in the ODI matches by defeating England in the first match. Pakistan defeated England by 31 runs in the T20 match played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Liam Livingstone’s century (103) also could not avert England’s defeat.
Babar Azam’s brilliant innings, Pakistan scored 232 runs
Thanks to the tremendous partnership of openers Mohammad Rizwan (63) and Babar Azam (85) and the fast innings of Khafar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez, Pakistan scored a huge score of 232 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs in the first T20 match. . At the same time, Shaheen Afridi, who took 3 wickets for Pakistan, was adjudged the man of the match.
England team collapsed
Chasing the target of 233 runs, the England team scored 201 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in 19.2 overs. The opening batsmen of England cannot show anything special. Although Liam Livingstone (103) scored a century, but England’s team collapsed like a pack of cards on the score of 201 runs in 19.2 overs.
Pakistan took a 1-0 lead
With the victory in the first T20I, Pakistan has taken a 1-0 lead in the three T20I series. Along with this, it is also believed that Pakistan took revenge for the match received in the ODI series. However, revenge will be considered only when Pakistan defeats England in the remaining matches in the T20 match series and captures the series.
[Attribution to NBT]