NOTTINGHAM: Babar Azam led the best way when Pakistan beat England by 31 runs of their first Twenty20 worldwide at Trent Bridge on Friday, regardless of Liam Livingstone’s scorching hundred.
Pakistan’s captain Azam made 85 and shared a gap rating of 150 with Mohammad Rizwan in a nationwide T20 document of 232-6.
However Livingstone gave the hosts hope with a 42-ball century of being England’s quickest in a T20 worldwide and fifth-fastest ever, with six fours and 9 sixs on its method to triple digits.
Nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient to maintain Pakistan 1-Zero out of three video games on this sequence. England knocked out for 201 after Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shadab Khan picked up three wickets every.
This was Pakistan’s first win on their 2021 tour after falling 3-Zero in a one-day worldwide sequence.
Azam, recent from an impressive hundred within the third ODI at Edgbaston on Tuesday, confronted simply 49 balls when he and Rizwan known as for an experimental assault from England.
The skipper was in usually elegant kind as he hit eight fours and three sixs earlier than getting caught behind David Willey.
England quickly discovered themselves on a frantic begin to their chase at 69-3, with fast-paced bowler Afridi taking a superb catch and bowling to sack Dawid Malan on his method to 3-30.
Jason Roy’s fast fifty saved England on the hunt earlier than Livingstone, seeking to set up himself within the English line-up, discovered his vary with consecutive sixes forward of the spinner Shadab Khan.
It took Livingstone simply 17 balls for his fifty earlier than Khan hit again by firing Roy.
England’s captain Eoin Morgan fell propitiously to depart the hosts dealing with Livingstone.
The all-rounder from Lancashire went all the way down to his hundred in model with a six earlier than Khan took him down.
England’s tail was now too busy and Afridi ended the match when he defeated Matt Parkinson with 4 balls left within the sport.
The sequence continues in Headingley on Sunday.