KARACHI: Pakistan have set a normal 159 runs target to chase to England in first match of seven-match T-20 series.
England bowlers displayed joint effort to restrict Pakistan to 158/7 in 20 overs.
On the other hand top-ranked T20I batter Mohammad Rizwan’s scored brilliant half-century while the middle-order failed again.
Earlier, England invited Pakistan to bat first after winning toss.
Batting first, Pakistan were off to a flying start as openers Babar Azam and Rizwan amassed 85 runs for the first wicket at a rapid pace.
The skipper Babar, fell to Adil Rashid in the 10th over, who scored 31 off 24 deliveries, laced with three boundaries.
The top-ranked T20I batter Rizwan remained unaffected by Babar’s dismissal as he continued to keep the scoreboard ticking single-handedly while Haider Ali could score a snail-paced 11.