PAK vs ENG: Pakistan national cricket team wore a special jersey in the T20I opener against England cricket team to highlight flood devastation in their country.
The T20I opener ended in favour of England at National Stadium, Karachi. England’s interim captain Moeen Ali won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Pakistan posted a pretty decent total of 158 for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted quota of 20 overs. The in-form Mohammad Rizwan continued his dominance with the bat once again.
The opening batsman scored 68 off 46 balls with the help of six boundaries and two hits over the fence at a strike-rate of 147.83. Apart from him, no other batsman did much to elevate the scoreboard.
On the other side of the coin, England’s Luke Wood was the pick of the bowlers. He accounted for three dismissals, giving away 24 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
In reply, England chased down the target in 19.2 overs. The Three Lions got the better of Green Shirts by 6 wickets and took a 1-0 lead in the series.
PAK vs ENG: Adil Rashid gets rid of Babar Azam with a superb delivery
Meanwhile, a video featuring Adil Rashid getting rid of Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been doing the rounds on social media portal.
Watch the video below:
Adil Rashid pitched the ball straight to Babar Azam and the latter lacked clarity while facing the delivery. As it turned out, there was a huge gap between bat and pad.
The Pakistan captain couldn’t make the decision at the split second and ended up getting bowled in the first place. He departed after scoring 31 off 24 balls (3 fours).
Alex Hales was the pick of the batters for England in the run-chase. The opening batter scored a terrific 53 off 40 balls. He constructed his innings with the help of seven boundaries.
Harry Brook also scored an unbeaten 42 off 25 balls with the help of seven boundaries. Luke Wood was named the man of the match for his masterful bowling show against Pakistan.
“It was an enjoyable debut. It’s different to England, it was a team performance and great to start with a win. They were off to a good start, so it was important to restrict them at the back end with wickets and the batters then did a good job,” said Luke Wood after the game.