England outplayed Pakistan by six wickets of their remaining warm-up match forward of the T20 World Cup in Australia on Monday, October 17.
In a rain-curtailed fixture, which was lowered to 19 overs a facet in Brisbane, Pakistan charted 160 runs for the lack of eight wickets within the stipulated 20 overs. In reply, England gunned down the goal in simply 14.4 overs.
Within the pursuit of 161 runs, England acquired off to a disastrous begin, shedding each of their openers for a single-digit rating. Nevertheless, after that, it was easy crusing for the Three Lions with Ben Stokes, the returnee Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, and Sam Curran firing on all cylinders.
Whereas Stokes and Livingstone scored 36 and 28 runs respectively, Brook and Curran gave the impression to be in an actual hurry to complete the match as they clobbered unbeaten 45 runs (off simply 24 balls) and 33 runs (off simply 14 balls) to file a thumping six wickets victory.
For Pakistan, Mohammad Wasim Jr picked two wickets whereas Naseem Shah and Shadab Khan acquired one every. Shaheen Shah Afridi, who made a return after an extended damage layoff additionally regarded in a superb rhythm, bowling two overs whereas conceding simply seven runs.
Within the absence of their star openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood (39 off 22) and Haider Ali (18 off 16) opened the innings for Pakistan and conceded them a powerful begin, placing up a 49-run partnership for the opening wicket.
The likes of Shadab Khan (14 off 14), Iftikhar Ahmed (22 off 18), Asif Ali (14 off 12), and Mohammad Wasim Jr (26 off 16) additionally performed useful knocks to propel Pakistan to a combating complete of 160 runs.
For England, David Willey starred with the ball, as he picked up two wickets in his two overs spell whereas gifting away simply 22 runs. The likes of Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, and Ben Stokes additionally acquired a wicket apiece.
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Consequence: England gained by six wickets.