New Delhi: Captain Babar Azam (85) and Mohammad Rizwan (63) scored as Pakistan beat England by 31 runs in the first T20I at Trent Bridge to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. . Babar Azam has also made a big record in this match.
Babar’s big record
Babar Azam, who played an unbeaten 85 runs in this match, has made a big record in his name. In fact, Babar has become the third player to score 20 or more 50 plus scores in T20 cricket with this half-century. Babar has taken only 53 innings to achieve this feat. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have done this feat before him. Kohli has taken only 62 innings to do so and Rohit has taken 84 innings to do so. Babar has left these two batsmen behind.
Pakistan made a big score
Batting first, after losing the toss, Pakistan was batted for six wickets in 20 overs with Babar’s 85 off 49 balls with eight fours and three sixes and Rizwan’s 63 runs off 41 balls with the help of eight fours and one six. Scored a huge score of 232 runs. Chasing the target, England’s team was all out in 19.2 overs despite 103 runs from 43 balls with the help of six fours and nine sixes from Liam Livingstone.
Livingston’s century did not work
For Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan took three wickets each while Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain and Harris Roof got one wicket each. Livingston played an excellent innings for England and he also scored the fastest century in T20 for England. But no other batsman could support him, due to which England had to face defeat. Apart from Livingston, Jason Roy scored 32, captain Eoin Morgan 16 and David Willey scored 16 runs in England’s innings.