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England vs Pakistan, 1st T20I at Nottingham, PAK in ENG, Jul 16 2021 - Match Result

1st T20I (N), Nottingham, July 16, 2021, Pakistan tour of England
(19.2/20 ov, T:233) 201

Pakistan won by 31 runs

Player Of The Match
3/30 & 3 catches
Match centre 
Scores: Venkat Raghav | Comms: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
Pakistan 232/6(20 overs)
85 (49)
2/47 (4)
England 201/10(19.2 overs)
32 (13)
3/52 (4)

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!

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Parkinson, OUT

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!

Matt Parkinson b Shaheen Shah Afridi 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 4m) SR: 0
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Parkinson, no run

full outswinging yorker, can't do much with that, cuffed down into the crease

end of over 195 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 201/9CRR: 10.57 RRR: 32.00 • Need 32 from 6b
Saqib Mahmood0 (2b)
Matt Parkinson0 (0b)
Haris Rauf 4-0-44-1
Mohammad Hasnain 4-0-28-1

Pakistan are not losing this one. But England will be delighted with the resolve they've seen

Haris Rauf to Mahmood, no run

fires in the leg-side yorker, passes in front of the toes, through to the keeper

Haris Rauf to Mahmood, no run

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

Haris Rauf to Willey, OUT

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!

David Willey c Shadab Khan b Haris Rauf 16 (11b 2x4 1x6 16m) SR: 145.45
Haris Rauf to Willey, no run

swings into another slower ball, almost topples over on impact as the ball dribbles to the keeper. Two huge balls in this over already

Haris Rauf to Willey, no run

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

Haris Rauf to Willey, FOUR runs

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

Haris Rauf to Willey, 1 wide

attacking the off-side tramline, wrong side of it

Willey on strike, with a short leg-side boundary

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 196/8CRR: 10.88 RRR: 18.50 • Need 37 from 12b
David Willey12 (7b 1x4 1x6)
Saqib Mahmood0 (0b)
Mohammad Hasnain 4-0-28-1
Shadab Khan 4-0-52-3

Sweet Caroline kicks in... "I feel fine" they declare, and by Jove, I believe them

Mohammad Hasnain to Willey, 1 run

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...

Mohammad Hasnain to Willey, no run

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"

Mohammad Hasnain to Willey, FOUR runs

Clever from Willey! Reverses the stance, plinks the ramp into space at fine leg, one bounce into the rope

Mohammad Hasnain to Tom Curran, OUT

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

Tom Curran run out (Shadab Khan) 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 50

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!

Mohammad Hasnain to Willey, 1 run

crunched to the leg side, another single, digging out the blockhole ball

Mohammad Hasnain to Tom Curran, 1 run

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...

end of over 1712 runs • 2 wickets
ENG: 189/7CRR: 11.11 RRR: 14.66 • Need 44 from 18b
David Willey6 (3b 1x6)
Tom Curran0 (0b)
Shadab Khan 4-0-52-3
Haris Rauf 3-0-39-0

Joynul: "This England just dont know how to die!" Well, they do actually, they die with their boots on!

Shadab to Willey, no run

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

Shadab to Willey, SIX runs

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

Shadab to Willey, no run

stand and deliver! Pushed across Willey's bows, and his crashing slog misses the googly

Shadab to Livingstone, OUT

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?

Liam Livingstone c Shaheen Shah Afridi b Shadab Khan 103 (43b 6x4 9x6 62m) SR: 239.53
Shadab to Livingstone, SIX runs

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

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
LS Livingstone
103 runs (43)
6 fours9 sixes
Productive shot
slog shot
24 runs
1 four3 sixes
Babar Azam
85 runs (49)
8 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
18 runs
2 fours0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shadab Khan
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultPakistan led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I 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 days16 July 2021 - night (20-over match)
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