England defeated Pakistan by six wickets in the first warm-up match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. England chose to bowl first after having won the toss.
Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam and wicketkeeper Muhammad Rizwan were given rest for the warm-up match. Shadab Khan captained the side whereas Asif Ali played as the wicketkeeper.
Due to Rain match was reduced to 19 overs by DLS. Pakistan scored 160 runs in 19 overs in the rain-hit match. The two openers Shan Masood and Haider Ali started the innings but Haider was out after scoring 18 runs. Shan scored 39, Shadab 14, Iftikhar 22, Asif Ali 14, and Nawaz 10 while Waseem scored quick 26. Naseem Shah (2) and Haris Rauf (1) remained not out. Khushdil could not score any runs.
David Willey took two wickets while Stokes, Curran, Jordan, and Livingstone could get one wicket each.
In reply, England lost the first early wicket when Naseem Shah got Salt. Hales scored 9, Stokes 36, Livingstone 28, Brook and Curran remained not out after scoring 45 and 33 runs respectively. Meanwhile, in the 14.4th over England chase the easy target of 160 runs.
The squad consisted of Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, and Mohammad Waseem Jr.
On the other hand, England’s squad comprised Harry Brook, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, David Willey, and Mark Wood.
Muhammad Waseem took two wickets while Naseem Shah and Shadab Khan got one wicket each.
Remember that Pakistan going to play its first match of the mega event aginst India on 23 October Sunday PST 1 PM.