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England vs Pakistan highlights: 1st T20 abandoned due to wet outfield

Tom Banton's explosive 71 off 42 balls proved to be in vain for England as the first Twenty20 international against Pakistan was abandoned as a no result because of rain in Manchester

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

The first T20 International of three-match series has been abandoned after rain came during England's innings at The Old Trafford ground, Manchester on Saturday. Earlier, England batsman Tom Banton went hammer and tongs after Pakistan asked the hosts to bat on cloudy evening. Getting an opportunity to open the innings, the Banton has smashed a 42-ball 71, including fix gigantic sixes. After he went back to pavallion, Pakistan stormed back in the game taking 4 wickets for 14 runs. 

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Thus, the side couldn't really capitalise on the start provided by Banton. Shadab proved to be a touch expensive initially, but it was the leggie who got the aggressive opener's wicket and Pakistan turned screw on the hosts before rain stopped play. Rain stopped in hour of so and left the outfield too soggy, thus, the match officials called off the match. The second T20 of the series will be played on Sunday (Aug 30).
 
Playing 11 of both the teams:

Pakistan playing 11: (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.

England playing 11: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood.

PAK vs ENG 1st T20 scorecard
 

Check Pakistan vs England full scorecard here
 
Key stats:
  • Out of 15 T20 Internationals played so far, England has won 11 matches while Pakistan manages to win only 4.
  • needs 8 runs to become 2nd Pakistani batsman after Shoaib Malik (2309 at 31.63 in 112 matches) to complete 2000 runs.
  • England has lost the last two T20 Internationals at the Old Trafford, bu 9 wickets to Pakistan in 2016 while by 8 wickets by India in 2018. England's last win at the Old Trafford came way back in 2015, by 56 runs against New Zealand.
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