ENG vs PAK 1st T20I Highlights today Friday, 7-16-2021 – 1st T20I, Pakistan tour of England from Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
England won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Eoin Morgan: “The last week or so has been a whirlwind for a lot of players, tor them to play with the genuine enjoyment and reap the rewards is fantastic. A huge compliment for those in isolation for them to play the way we have done in the last five or six years.
“With the World Cup around the corner, we are looking at options…” he says, which is a subtle hint about changes…
Rashid rested for Parky, Jordan rested for Saqib presumably. Livingstone in, Jake Ball misses out.
Babar Azam: “Maqsood and Azam in good form in T20s …” He has reeled off his team too, so full details in a jiffy.
England team: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 4 Liam Livingstone, 5 Moeen Ali, 6 Eoin Morgan, 7 Lewis Gregory, 8 Tom Curran, 9 David Willey, 10 Saqib Mahmood, 11 Matt Parkinson.
Pakistan team: 1 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 2 Babar Azam (capt), 3 Sohaib Maqsood, 4 Mohammad Hafeez, 5 Fakhar Zaman, 6 Azam Khan, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Imad Wasim, 9 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Mohammad Hasnain.
Match Timings: 17:30 GMT | 18:30 Local | 22:30 PKT
Umpires – David Millns, Martin Saggers
TV Umpires – Alex Wharf
Match Referee – Wayne Noon
Reserve Umpire – Steve O’Shaughnessy
Match number – T20I no. 1191
Post Match Presentation.
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 learned from their mistakes in the ODIs and fielded better today. They will carry this momentum forward and carry on playing this way.
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.”
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.