Manchester, August 29
Tom Banton’s explosive 71 off 42 balls proved to be in useless for England as the primary Twenty20 worldwide in opposition to Pakistan was deserted as a no end result due to rain in Manchester.
The opener smashed 4 fours and 5 sixes in an entertaining knock that includes lusty hitting and unorthodox scoops, serving to England rating 131-6 in 16.1 overs earlier than it began to rain at Old Trafford on Friday.
Pakistan by no means acquired to bat in what would have ended up being an unsatisfactory five-over match, with the bottom employees unable to get the moist outfield in a match state to play.
England will likely be involved that Banton’s departure sparked the lack of 4 wickets for 14 runs in 19 balls earlier than the stoppage.
Before that, opener Jonny Bairstow was out for two and Dawid Malan made a run-a-ball 23 after Pakistan gained the toss and determined to area first below floodlights beneath gloomy skies.
England had scored simply 34-1 after six overs, the staff’s lowest powerplay whole because the 2016 World Twenty20 remaining.
Imad Wasim (2-31) and Shadab Khan (2-33) have been Pakistan’s greatest bowlers in Manchester, the place there have been no spectators due to coronavirus restrictions.
The different matches within the sequence are on Sunday and Tuesday. England gained a rain-affected Test sequence 1-0. — AP