<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a> rising star <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/tom-banton/">Tom Banton</a> made a fine 71 before <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/">Pakistan</a> fought back in the first Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on Friday only for rain to reduce the match to a no-result washout. <p></p> <p></p>England had threatened a huge total while the 21-year-old Banton was compiling his maiden fifty in four T20s at this level. <p></p> <p></p>But his exit left England 109/3 and sparked a collapse that saw the 50-over world champions lose four wickets for 14 runs -- all to spin -- in 19 balls. <p></p> <p></p>Rain fell with England 131/6 off 16.1 overs. <p></p> <p></p>The umpires held a lengthy inspection but decided shortly after 9:00 pm (2000 GMT) that the outfield was too wet to get the game back on. <p></p> <p></p>But Banton, opening after Jason Roy was ruled out with a side injury, at least had a night to remember after being dropped on five when Iftikhar Ahmed floored a routine slip catch off unfortuante paceman Shaheen Afridi. <p></p> <p></p>"It was good fun," Banton told Sky Sports. "I struggled to begin with, they bowled quite nicely and then I just backed myself when the spinners came on. There was a small boundary on one side." <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan struck five balls after captain Babar Azam won the toss when left-arm spinner Imad Wasim caught and bowled Jonny Bairstow. <p></p> <p></p>But Banton took charge with two slog-swept sixes off consecutive balls from leg-spinner Shadab Khan. <p></p> <p></p>He went on to complete a 33-ball fifty featuring three fours and three sixes before scooping paceman Haris Rauf for an audacious six over fine leg only to slice Imad to extra-cover. <p></p> <p></p>England captain Eoin Morgan was then lbw to Iftikhar Ahmed before Moeen Ali was well caught by Mohammad Rizwan off Shadab. <p></p> <p></p>Wicketkeeper Rizwan, who impressed during Pakistan's recent 1-0 Test series defeat by England, then stumped Lewis Gregory off Imad, who took 2-31 from his maximum four overs. <p></p> <p></p>The second fixture in this three-match series takes place at Old Trafford on Sunday.