Mohammad Rizwan disappointed after being dismissed in the first T20 match against England© AFP
Despite a stroke-filled half-century from in-form opener Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan lost the first T20I against England. Rizwan was on song in the powerplay and shared a solid 85-run opening partnership with skipper Babar Azam. But after the dismissal of Babar, Pakistan’s innings began to waver.
Rizwan kept going at one end and completed another half-century to continue his stellar form in T20Is,
But in the 15th over, Rizwan was completely impressed by an off-spin delivery from Moeen Ali, which swung around a bit and passed the leading Rizwan, who was stumped by the wicketkeeper.
WATCH VIDEO: Rizwan is dismissed by Moeen Ali
Rizwan’s dismissal for 68 was the big wicket England were looking for and then the Pakistani innings collapsed.
Pakistan then failed to form any meaningful partnership and eventually fell below 158/7 in their 20 overs.
Adil Rashid was the star with the ball as he completed his quota of 4 overs with figures of 2/27.
Medium pacer Luke Wood made a strong comeback and finished with figures of 3/24.
Alex Hales (53) and Harry Brooke (42*) helped England win the match with ease.
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