Karachi (Web Desk): England defeated Pakistan by six wickets in the first T20 international match (T20I) at National Stadium Karachi on Tueasday.
England won the toss and decided to field first in the match.
Batting first, Pakistan scored 158 runs for the loss of seven wickets in allotted 20 overs.
Babar Azam and Rizwan shared good opening partnership of 85 runs before the Pakistani skipper was bowled out by England’s Adil Rashid for 31.
One-down player Haider Ali was dismissed by Sam Curran for 11 runs as he could not stay long with Rizwan on the crease.
Shan Masood’s T20I debut was not impressive as he could score only 7 runs before caught out by Richard Gleeson on Rashid’s ball.
After Rizwan's dismissal, Iftikhar Ahmed kept the scoreboard ticking up as the Team Green build a total of 158 runs.
The visiting team chased down 159-run target in 19.2 overs as Alex Hales Harry Brook remained star batters to earn England first victory of the series.
Hales made 53 off 40 balls before he was caught out by Babar Azam on Haris Rauf’s ball while Brooks smashed unbeaten 42 off 25 balls to win the match.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Aamir Jamal, Abrar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood and Usman Qadir
England: Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali (vice-captain), Harry Brook, Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Richard Gleeson, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Luke Wood, Mark Wood