Live Updates

  • 1:59 AM IST

    Man of the match: Wahab Riaz

  • 1:47 AM IST

    Live score, PAK vs ENG: PAK 139/1 in 14.5 Ovs. BATTING: , Khalid Latif 59*, Babar Azam 15— WHAT A ONE SIDED GAME. PAKISTAN led by Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were just to good for England. Both Sharjeel and Khalid notched up their respective half-centuries. Khalid brought up his first ever T20I fifty.

  • 1:35 AM IST

    Live score, PAK vs ENG: PAK 110/1 in 12 Ovs. BATTING: , Khalid Latif 43, Babar Azam 0— Finally some respite for England, Sharjeel Khan departs. Adil Rashid does the trick as Sharjeel picks a wrong delivery to go over the top. Moeen Ali manages to just get hold of the ball. Babar Azam comes out in the middle. It becomes important for Khalid and Babar to get the team to victory as this will be a big learning curve. PAK just need 26 runs to win.

  • 1:21 AM IST

    Live score, PAK vs ENG: PAK 93/0 in 8 Ovs. BATTING: Sharjeel Khan 54 , Khalid Latif 33— This has been just the start Pakistan team needed. Sharjeel in particular has been heavy on the bowlers. Khalid on the other hand, has looked more sorted and calm in his approach. England bowlers have looked completely out of sort, bowling at all the unnecessary line and length against a aggressive Sharjeel and Khalid. Adil Rashid has also been taken for runs by Sharjeel. Sharjeel also brought on his 2nd T20I half-century.

  • 1:02 AM IST
    Live score, PAK vs ENG: PAK 47/0 in 4 Ovs. BATTING: Sharjeel Khan 21 , Khalid Latif 21 —
    Liam Plunkett comes into the attack as first change, and another boundary this time a top edge from Latif. Willey to continue. Sharjeel pulls the ball for another boundary. It has been raining boundaries at Old Trafford for Pakistan. Latif to take strike, treats Chris Jordan with back to back boundaries. Another one Latif is already looking dangerous. Expensive over for England, 16 runs coming from it. David Willey to start the first over. Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif to open the innings for Pakistan. Sharjeel goes big .. back to back boundaries for him and Pakistan are off to a good start for now. Target: 136 runs.
  • 12:39 AM IST

    STAT ALERT: This is ‘s lowest total at their home in T20I and joint 5th lowest total by any team while batting first for full 20 overs in

  • 12:36 AM IST

    Live updates, PAK vs ENG: ENG 135/7 in 20 Ovs. BATTING: Moeen Ali 13, Liam Plunkett 0 — AND thats it ENGLAND set PAKISTAN 136 runs to win the one-off T20I. This has been a superb bowling effort by Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali. England had just Hales and Roy to thank for the 135 runs they could manage. None of the famed batting line-up could do any good.

  • 12:05 AM IST
    Live updates, PAK vs ENG: ENG 100/4 in 14 Ovs. BATTING: Eoin Morgan 12 , Ben Stokes 1 — Wahab Riaz comes into bowl his second over of the day. OUT!! Joe Buttler departs for just 16 runs. This was a very frustrating innings by him. Butter tried every thing to crack the bowling but to no avail. Now everything depends to Morgan and Ben Stokes to get England near a respectable total. Imad Wasim has finished his quota of 4 overs giving away just 17 runs and picking 2 wickets, second best after Shahid Afridi against England.
  • 11:46 PM IST
    Live updates, PAK vs ENG: ENG 77/3 in 10 Ovs. BATTING: Jos Buttler 8 , Eoin Morgan 1 — Onus now on skipper Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler to mend this faulting England innings. Three quick wickets for Pakistan and they are right back in the game. Imad Wasim was the chief wrecker for England. Wasim snatched up Roy for 21 in a straight forward leg-before. Second wicket was of the Dangerous Hales, who trying to hit cross batted missed a straight one and got bowled by Wasim. Wasim was the key find for Pakistan in the ODI series. Hasan Ali picked up Joe Root for just 6 runs. Root also become Hasan’s first ever T20I wicket.
  • 11:31 PM IST
    Live score, PAK vs ENG: ENG 56 /1 in 6.4 Ovs. BATTING: Alex Hales 33 , Joe Root —
    Imad Wasim is back on the field and comes on to bowl his second over. OUT! Jason Roy departs, Imad gets the break through. Tanvir comes into bowl his third over, Hales liking his pace easy picking in the over. Roy just lucky to survive a top edge goes for boundary over Sarfraz. 14 runs from the Tanvir over to bring up 50 runs for ENG. Aamer to continue, Hales and Roy are now looking to explode on the stage. 13 runs coming from it, good for England I would say.
  • 11:18 PM IST
    Live score, PAK vs ENG: ENG 26 /0 in 4 Ovs. BATTING: Alex Hales 15 , Jason Roy 10 — Tanvir to continue, DOT to start. SIX! Jason Roy goes biggg… Solid steady start for ENG 26/0 .Mohammad Aamer to bowl his first over, and gets welcomed with a boundary. Good over for England 10 runs coming from it. Sohail Tanvir to start the second over, TWO runs to start with.Just 6runs coming from it.OUCHH Wasim gets a bad bounce and the ball hits the head. Wasim bowled an excellent over to begin. Imad Wasim all set to start the first over for Pakistan. Great crowd in view at Old Trafford with trumpets honking all around.
  • 10:38 PM IST
  • 10:38 PM IST

    STAT ALERT: Jos Buttler is all set to play his 50th T20I for ENG.

    Babar Azam and Hasan Ali making their T20I debut for PAK.

  • 10:37 PM IST

    Teams:

    England : Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (wk), Eoin Morgan(c),Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali , David Willey, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan,Liam Plunkett
    Pakistan: Latif, Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanvir,Mohammad Aamer, Hasan Ali
  • 10:35 PM IST

    TOSS: England have won the toss and have elected to bat first

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Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the One-off Twenty20 International (T20I) between Pakistan and England at Old Trafford in Manchester. England clearly have the momentum with them after winning the One-Day International (ODI)series 4-1, while Pakistan will be high on confidence winning the final ODI of the 5-match series. Pakistan will want to round off a decent tour of England. Pakistan drew the four-Test series 2-2 led by Misbah-ul-Haq and lost an one-sided ODI series led by Azhar Ali. Pakistan’s T20 side will be lead by Sarfraz Ahmed who has taken over the reins from Shahid Afridi, who was dropped from the side post WT20 in India. England will see a wholesale changes in the side, while Pakistan will almost be the same side from the ODI series. Live Cricket Scorecard, Pakistan vs England, One-off T20I at Old Trafford

Eoin Morgan along with coach Trevor Bayliss have problems of plenty on their hands, when it comes to the team selection. A number of players awaiting a chance to shine on international stage. England management might have to slow down a few budding careers for the time being and put their best foot forward. With as many as 5 players returning in the T20I side it calls for danger for Pakistan. England since the last one year or so have been dead serious about their ODI and T20I side, reaching the final of the ICC WT20 in India in April. Joe Root, Mark Wood, Ben Stokes, Sam Billings and Jason Roy, England are expected to come out with all guns blazing. Influx of Roy, Hales, Billings and Jos Buttler have brought a sense of urgency in the team, and much-needed aggression. With the returning Stokes England have a balanced lower middle order batting, with the likes of Moeen Ali and Liam Plunkett looking in good form with the bat. England even though have an inexperienced bowling unit, in Plunkett, Wood and Tymal Mills they have bowlers who could pace out any batting unit. Moeen and Adil Rashid’s spin has always been a dark horse for them with both players chipping in key wickets at crucial moments.

Pakistan on the other hand, face a truck load of problems right from the balance in batting to the inconsistency off their bowler’s. Pakistan have had a knack of having their top-order imploded time and again on this tour with absolutely no-one standing in the face of adversity. The batting have been dependent upon the middle-order, to be specific, Sarfraz Ahmed. The wicketkeeper-batsman showed his true potential in the ODI series delivering some great knocks. He was at times supported by the senior pro in the team Shoaib Malik, who played a good hand in the final ODI match which Pakistan won. Much like Pakistan’s batting their bowling has been all about Mohammad Aamer. Even before the start of the tour, Aamer was the center of attraction of the whole cricketing world. Frankly he show in both the Test and ODI was nothing to boast off. All-rounder, Imad Wasim has been the find of the tour for Pakistan, as he showed his talent with the bat in the ODI series, even though did not make any seizable contributions with the ball, he could be groomed into another Shahid Afridi. Another player who has impressed one and all is Hasan Ali, picking up as many as 8 wickets in the 5 ODIs he featured in against England.

Another incoming player for Pakistan who can have an impact on the match is Sohail Tanvir. His presence in the squad will boost their confidence. Tanvir had a wonderful Caribbean Premier League 2016 campaign playing for Guyana Amazon Warriors, who were the runner-ups of the tournament. England  have used their home advantage to the fullest, playing accordingly in different grounds and constructing strategies against a lack-luster Pakistan side. Old Trafford so far has hosted six T20Is in the history. The last game at this venue was a high scoring clash where England scored 191 and asked the visting New Zealand to chase down 192 runs. The hosts eventually won the match by a healthy margin of 57 runs against visitors. As far as this one-off T20I is concerned, it is expected to be a run-fest.

A number of record are on stake from both Pakistan and England’s side. 2. Buttler needs 84 runs more to complete his 1,000 T20I runs, while skipper Morgan requires 54 runs more to complete his 1,500 T20I runs. Shoaib is also 32 runs away from his 1,500 T20I run. Out of 13 T20Is played between England and Pakistan, hosts have won on 10 occasions, which includes one tied game as well, which was won in an one over eliminator scenario. Pakistan have only won on three occasions.

England will embark the tour of Bangladesh after this match, where they play a couple of Tests and three ODIs. The conditions will be nothing like what it has been at home, but they seem to be up for the task. Pakistan on the other hand will play a three-match T20I and three-ODI series against West Indies in the UAE after the England tour.

Squads:

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Mark Wood

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (c&wk), Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Aamer, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Amad Butt