ENG vs PAK: First T20 match washed out

2020-08-29 15:59:39
  • When he match forcibly stoped due to rain, that time England scored 131 runs for 6 wickets in 16.1 overs
  • England opener Tom Banton hit a brilliant innings of 71 runs
  • After the Test series, the T20 International series has also seen havoc of rain

Manchester: The first T20 International match was also washed out after repeated rains in England disrupted the Test series between England and Pakistan. The first T20 between the two teams on Friday could not be completed due to rain in Manchester.

England had scored 131 for 6 wickets in 16.1 overs, thanks to the brilliant innings of opener Tom Banton (71). After this the match could not be played further. Banton, playing in a blistering style, hit 4 fours and 5 sixes in 42 balls. He also scored the first half-century of his T20 International career.

Earlier, Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to field first. England got the first blow in the first over and opener Johnny Bairstow (2) was caught and bold by Imad Wasim.

Banton then shared a 71-run partnership for the second wicket with David Malan (23). Malan was run out. He scored 23 runs off 23 balls with the help of two fours. Banton was then caught by Shadab in the hands of Imad Wasim. He returned to the pavilion as the third wicket on the team's score of 109.

Captain Eoin Morgan (14), Moeen Ali (8) and Gregory (2) out cheaply. Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim took 2–2 wickets for Pakistan. This is the first T20 International series among the Corona era. Earlier, a three-match Test series was played between England and Pakistan, which was won by the hosts 1-0.

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