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The 1st T20 between England and Pakistan took place yesterday. England won the toss and choose to bowl. The match took place in the National Stadium in Karachi. The England side is touring Pakistan after a gap of 17 years. Pakistan was asked to bat first on a good batting strip. Mohammad Rizwan continued his good form from the Asia Cup 2022. He scored 68 from 46 balls, with 6 fours and 2 sixes. Babar Azam finally found runs from his bat as he scored a lukewarm 31 from 24 balls with 3 fours.
The spin duo of England Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid got together and dismissed Rizwan and Babar, respectively. Haider Ali and Shan Masood were then quickly dismissed by Sam Curran and Adil Rashid, respectively. Iftikhar Ahmed scored a bright and breezy 28 from 17 balls and tanked three hits over the fence before he became Luke Wood’s victim.
Naseem Shah and Mohammad Nawaz were dismissed by Luke Wood as well. The England bowlers put in a wonderful performance with the ball to dismiss Pakistan for a paltry 158 -7. Phil Salt and Alex Hales walked out to open the batting for England. While Salt departed early, it was a superb return to international cricket for Alex Hales as he scored a wonderful 53 from 40 deliveries, with 7 fours in his innings. When Dawid Malan and Ben Duckett departed quickly the score was 87-3.
It seemed that Pakistan would claw themselves back into the game but Harry Brook came and steadied the ship for England with a superb knock of 42 from 25 balls, with 7 gorgeous boundaries. There was a bit of a stutter at the end, but England eventually got there with 4 balls to spare and started the Pakistan tour on a high with a dominating 6-wicket win over the home side.
For Pakistan, the bowlers who got good returns was Harris Rauf, who bowled very well in his four overs and gave away 23, and picked up one wicket. Usman Qadir dismissed Malan and Duckett in his spell.
The main problem is that Babar is the captain, he is not captaincy material
— Saalim Irfan Lone (@SaalimLone) September 20, 2022
Lacking talent, its an average team
— Ishy (@HussainIshy) September 20, 2022
Poor bowling, poor batting, poor fielding. Seriously i don't know what the hell is wrong with our team.
— Saith Abdullah (@SaithAbdullah99) September 20, 2022
I feel that Chief Selector needs to make an announcement for Pakistan team.
He must announce that apart from injury related reasons, there will be zero changes in Pakistan's T20 World Cup squad.
This will give freedom to Pakistani cricketers vs England to play fearlessly.
— Naveed Nadeem (@naveednadeem91) September 21, 2022
India vs Australia in Mohali
Pakistan vs England in Karachi
Good day of cricket💯
— eminem_chacha (@ChachaEminem) September 20, 2022
Thank you England for great game today..
First t20 Pakistan vs England
At Karachi stadium pic.twitter.com/eFnTPUDznz
— Muhammad A Rao (@aslamrao) September 20, 2022
Hasaranga in last 2 games of Asia Cup, Adil Rashid & Moeen in 1st T20 vs England
Seems like Pakistan developed problem against Spin, even Babar struggling against Spin
Moeen & Adil real threat for Pakistan
— Abdul Ghaffar (@GhaffarDawnNews) September 20, 2022
England Vs Pakistan T20I
England – 15 won*
Pakistan – 6 won
England claimed an easy win in the first T20I by 7 wkts#PAKvENG
— 𝑀𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑜 𝐶𝒉𝑎𝑘𝑟𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑦 (@mrinangochak_19) September 20, 2022
Australia won the game with 4 balls left vs India.
England won the game with 4 balls left vs Pakistan.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 20, 2022
— abdullahfreed (@abdullahfreed1) September 21, 2022