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29-Aug-2020 04:17:00 GMT
Eng vs Pak - 1st T20I, Manchester

Banton Hit Maiden Fifty As Rain Washes Out Series Opener

Manchester: Rain once again played spoilsport as the first T20I between England and Pakistan at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground was abandoned due to the rain.

The play was stopped in the 17th over with England batting on 131 for six.

The rains resulted in wet outfield and the match was eventually called-off despite rain clearing.

England were put to bat by Pakistan.

The Green Shirts started on a positive note as Imad Wasim dismissed Jonny Bairstow in the very first over of the match.

Youngster Tom Banton and Dawid Malan then steadied England with a 71-run stand.

However, Malan was run-out in the tenth over.

Banton then went on to complete his half-century as he shared 35-run partnership with Eoin Morgan for the third wicket.

Brief scores:
England 131 for 6 (Banton 71, Imad 2-31) v Pakistan
Result: Match abandoned

However, Pakistan fought back and picked four quick wickets for just 14 runs to peg back the home side. Meanwhile, let’s have a look at some stats from the match.

Shadab becomes the seventh Pakistan bowler to pick 50 or more wickets in T20Is.

The two teams will now meet in the second T20I at the same venue on August 30.

The series now remains a two-match affair.

It will be interesting to see if weather improves in couple of days or not as it has raining in Manchester from past few days.


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