leg-stump yorker, the zing bails are zinged! Parkinson isn't equipped to resist that, too full and fast for the tailender, but what a magnificent match!
10.25pm Well, that was fun. A full house, a full-throttle game. And Pakistan are off the mark with a scorching display in a run-laden evening. 433 runs in 39.2 overs. Yes please! From Miller, Danyal, Venkat and the rest of the team, goodnight!
Presentation coming up
The Player of the Match is Shaheen Shah Afridi for figures of 3 for 30 in 3.2 overs. High-scoring game, he says in Urdu, a good start by the batters put them in the position, then they bowled well. A short boundary, so using yorkers was important. We wanted to attack the batters and keep a positive mindset.
Where were you lacking, Eoin Morgan is asked? He seems taken aback: "When you look at the chase, only one of us got going in Liam Livingstone... it's a hell of a line-up in our changing room but it was Pakistan's day. There were a lot of positives, this ground replicates Sharjah where we might play World Cup games. We play a lot of cricket at Trent Bridge, we know it's high-scoring, but it's good to be under pressure to find out more about the team. Liam, an incredible knock, over the last six years as a group we've watched incredible knocks from Buttler, Roy, Ali, that was as good as any of them. Moeen and Liam will be in the middle order to try and score runs, that opportunity will continue, because it's about establishing guys before World Cup selection."
Babar Azam, who struggles to get a word in edgeways over the excitement of Pakistan's fans. Speaking in Urdu, he says how he switched his mindset for the format. He praises all his bowlers, they learnt from their mistakes in the ODIs, and fielded better today. They will carry this momentum forward and carry on playing this way.
22.10pm Gosh. Where do we start with that? Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan were superb in an opening stand of 150, before Pakistan's middle order all matched their 150-plus strike rate to post their record total of 232. They had a record 12 sixes to that tally too, but England outgunned that with 15 of their own, as Liam Livingstone romped to a 42-ball century, the fastest in England's T20I history. But Shaheen Shah Afridi, at the top and tail, and Shadab Khan, through the middle with his legbreaks, and around the boundary in a breathtaking fielding display, kept their side on top! That's about it, I think? Breathe!
Umar: "For all the hype and England batting praises . Looking at the card - Livingston carried the game. Rest were pretty ok. As opposed to Pak - who had atleast 3 excellent performances!" Splitting hairs, but yes. That is probably why they finished on top. Losing four wickets in the first seven overs was sub-optimal!
hadi: "You often don't associate Pakistan with such high scoring nail biters. They're either boom or bust. Lovely to see, this one."
Vinith: "You get whitewashed pathetically by a team where the captain doesn't know the name of any teammate but his own and next match score loads of runs and win by a significant margin against the full strength squad of the same team. I've given up on trying to understand Pakistan team" Would you have it any other way? Honestly? Certainly is so dull!
full outswinging yorker, can't do much with that, cuffed down into the crease
Pakistan are not losing this one. But England will be delighted with the resolve they've seen
fires in the leg-side yorker, passes in front of the toes, through to the keeper
a flat-footed waft across the line, can't connect there
This one is toast. But the very finest type of toast. Crispy on both sides and with lashings of butter
smashed high to wide long-on, but superbly taken inside the rope! That was in Willey's slot, he did his best to find the elevation on the swing across the line, but Shadab has been outstanding in the deep tonight. Reverses his hands and guzzles the offering!
swings into another slower ball, almost topples over on impact as the ball dribbles to the keeper. Two huge balls in this over already
slower ball on a very full and wide length, Willey is confounded through the air and can only pat the ball to point
Xolamzi: "This Hasnain is a Diamond....Economy of 7 in a match like this." Tidy
brilliant! Flicks his stance, clubs a reverse-handed clip through the vacant third man. Met on the full outside off, and races to the rope
attacking the off-side tramline, wrong side of it
Willey on strike, with a short leg-side boundary
Sweet Caroline kicks in... "I feel fine" they declare, and by Jove, I believe them
on the legs, flipped behind square, another single is fine for Pakistan. The rate is getting tricky. More than three a ball. Or six every other ball...
right up to the blockhole, outside off, Willey thrashes hard but can't pierce the field at mid-off
Shariq Riazi: "No matter what the result is, England turned the sweet dream and a cake walk to a haunted dream for Pakistan. Well Played"
Clever from Willey! Reverses the stance, plinks the ramp into space at fine leg, one bounce into the rope
high full toss, miscued out to cover, they sprint the single and there's a review for the run-out... and with good reason! Curran is well short as the direct hit comes in, and England's chase gets another dent
hadi: "If this match is anything to go by, we're up for cracker of rest of the matches and Pak won't have anything easy." Bring it on!
crunched to the leg side, another single, digging out the blockhole ball
full length, angled into the stumps, cuffed to long-on where the misfield doesn't cost an extra run
Hasnain has the ball... It's not dead yet...
Joynul: "This England just dont know how to die!" Well, they do actually, they die with their boots on!
topples into a slash into the off side, if he'd left it it wasn't hitting the cut strip! Willey grins as well he might
drops to one knee, and crashed into the stands at cow corner! Clawing the googly from outside off, and that is what Willey can do! He hits a mighty long ball when he connects
stand and deliver! Pushed across Willey's bows, and his crashing slog misses the googly
century and out! Livingstone sets himself for the slap down the ground again, but this time he can't connect! Spiralling into the night sky, dropping into the fielder's hands, right on the rope at long-on. A masterful knock is done.. but is their chase done too?
Livingstone thunders to a 42-ball century! The fastest for England, by a distance, crashed hard over long-on! Huge strike, huge innings!
David Willey is pushed up the order with licence to lump the sixes. Few do it better
|Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Toss||England, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
Shaheen Shah Afridi
|Series result||Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 1191|
|Hours of play (local time)||18.30 start, First Session 18.30-20.00, Interval 20.00-20.20, Second Session 20.20-21.50|
|Match days||16 July 2021 - night (20-over match)|
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan reveal the secrets behind their prolific partnership
Liam Livingstone credits work with Paul Collingwood, Marcus Trescothick for record-breaking ton
Stats - Pakistan make their highest T20I total; equal their sixes record
Liam Livingstone nails his audition to prove he's too good for England's bench
|TK Curran||run out||1||2|
|S Mahmood||not out||0||2|
|Extras||(lb 1, w 9)|
|Total||201(10 wkts; 19.2 ovs)|