BIRMINGHAM: Babar Azam’s led-national cricket team beat England by 31 runs in the first Twenty-20 International at Trent Bridge despite a blistering hundred from Liam Livingstone.
According to details, this is the first victory of the national cricket team during the tour of England. Playing first for Pakistan, Fakhar Zaman scored 26 while Mohammad Hafeez scored 24 runs. Sohaib Maqsood scored 19 runs off just 7 balls, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan created problems for the English team by scoring 150 runs in the opening partnership.
Playing against England under the leadership of captain Babar Azam, the national cricket team made a historic batting. Pakistan scored 232 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. This is the highest score by Pakistan against any country in the International T20 series. The host English team piled up 201 in pursuit of 233 runs.
Shaheen Shah Afridi sent 3 players of the host team to the pavilion after bowling brilliantly in 3.2 overs. Pakistan defeated England by 31 runs. The performance of Pakistani bowlers against the host team was excellent.
Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shadab Khan led 3 players to the pavilion. Shaheen Afridi was declared man of the match for his excellent bowling. Earlier, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced two groups of 12 super teams for the first round of the T20 World Cup 2021. Pakistan and India cricket teams joined the same group.
The ICC has released the regular groupings for the 2021 World Cup T20. The ICC said that the hosting of the T20 World Cup was shifted from India to the United Arab Emirates and Oman.