England vs Pakistan highlights: 1st T20 abandoned due to wet outfield

The Old Trafford ground, Manchester. Photo: @ICC
The first T20 International of three-match series has been abandoned after rain came during England's innings at The Old Trafford ground, Manchester on Saturday. Earlier, England batsman Tom Banton went hammer and tongs after Pakistan asked the hosts to bat on cloudy evening. Getting an opportunity to open the innings, the Banton has smashed a 42-ball 71, including fix gigantic sixes. After he went back to pavallion, Pakistan stormed back in the game taking 4 wickets for 14 runs. 

Check 2nd T20 Pak vs Eng LIVE TOSS, MATCH AND WEATHER UPDATES HERE

Thus, the Eoin Morgan side couldn't really capitalise on the start provided by Banton. Shadab proved to be a touch expensive initially, but it was the leggie who got the aggressive opener's wicket and Pakistan turned screw on the hosts before rain stopped play. Rain stopped in hour of so and left the outfield too soggy, thus, the match officials called off the match. The second T20 of the series will be played on Sunday (Aug 30).

 
Playing 11 of both the teams:

Pakistan playing 11: Babar Azam (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.

England playing 11: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood.

PAK vs ENG 1st T20 scorecard

 

Check Pakistan vs England full scorecard here

 

Key stats:

  • Out of 15 T20 Internationals played so far, England has won 11 matches while Pakistan manages to win only 4.
  • Mohammad Hafeez needs 8 runs to become 2nd Pakistani batsman after Shoaib Malik (2309 at 31.63 in 112 matches) to complete 2000 runs.
  • England has lost the last two T20 Internationals at the Old Trafford, bu 9 wickets to Pakistan in 2016 while by 8 wickets by India in 2018. England's last win at the Old Trafford came way back in 2015, by 56 runs against New Zealand.
Highlights


1:46 AM IST So, at the end rain has the final say. England vs Pakistan 1st T20 has been abandoned. The rain stopped after a good show and when groundsmen get out for mopping work, the answer was known. The outfield was untenable for play. Will be back on Sunday (Aug 30) for the second T20 International. Match abandoned   for  on Sunday!#ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/C3LZ7M2n4O — England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 28, 2020

1:15 AM IST According to media reports, the rain has been stopped and it would take 30 minutes to make the ground playable. There is still chance of more than 5 Overs of play. *condition apply: No more rains

1:05 AM IST A first IT20 fifty for @TBanton18  See the best bits here: https://t.co/mBVR5hwV3u#ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/8nTj5kS9CE — England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 28, 2020

12:58 AM IST The rain is getting heavy now and the cut off time for five-over game is 1:49 am IST (9:19 pm UK time). And if a five-over game will be played, Pakistan would need 56 runs to win, according to DLS method.

12:44 AM IST It is still drizzling at The Old Trafford ground. 

12:44 AM IST England will not come out to bat if play resumes at some point of today. It would be interesting, what would be the revised target after using DLS method. At one point of time during England innings, Banton was going hammer and tongs first with Malan and then Morgan. Then Pakistan came back strongly to scalp four wickets for 14 runs... Very interesting.

12:28 AM IST At this point of time, England innings has been over and if rain persists we may se overs being reduced by DLS method after the resumption of play.

12:19 AM IST The rain is still pouring in and if it continues to do so another 10 mins, we are starting to loose overs then.

12:12 AM IST According to media reports, the rain clouds would not interrupt the game for a long time as the clouds coming from area which looks clearer. But this might be England's end of innings. Lets see what DLS method has to say.

11:59 PM IST The square and hover covers are oin place and if you want believe what David Llyod said on air, England battings are over as heavy rains are about to pour. We will be back in a minute. 

11:57 PM IST Mohammad Amir [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack and bowls two ball, one of which is WIDE ball down the leg side and rain stops play.

11:56 PM IST Over Summary: 1 1 W 1 1 1  ; England:  126-6  ; Sam Billings (3), Chris Jordan (2) Imad Wasim [3.0-0-26-1] is back into the attack Ball 6: Jordan collects a single to end the over.   Ball 5: Billing tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.   Ball 4: Chris Jordan, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single toward square leg.   Ball 3: Gregory dances down the wicket and tries to hit the ball out of park, but fails to make any connection. STUMPED. Gregory st Rizwan b Imad Wasim 2(3)   Ball 2: Billings collects a single.   Ball 1: Gregory collects a single.    

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Match abandoned

So, at the end rain has the final say. England vs Pakistan 1st T20 has been abandoned. The rain stopped after a good show and when groundsmen get out for mopping work, the answer was known. The outfield was untenable for play. Will be back on Sunday (Aug 30) for the second T20 International.


Eng vs Pak live updates: Rain stopped

According to media reports, the rain has been stopped and it would take 30 minutes to make the ground playable. There is still chance of more than 5 Overs of play. *condition apply: No more rains

WATCH: Tom Banton's quickfire innings

Manchester weather live updates

The rain is getting heavy now and the cut off time for five-over game is 1:49 am IST (9:19 pm UK time). And if a five-over game will be played, Pakistan would need 56 runs to win, according to DLS method.

Manchester weather live updates

It is still drizzling at The Old Trafford ground. 

Eng vs Pak live updates: We have started losing overs now

England will not come out to bat if play resumes at some point of today. It would be interesting, what would be the revised target after using DLS method. At one point of time during England innings, Banton was going hammer and tongs first with Malan and then Morgan. Then Pakistan came back strongly to scalp four wickets for 14 runs... Very interesting.

Eng vs Pak live updates: Raining steadily now

At this point of time, England innings has been over and if rain persists we may se overs being reduced by DLS method after the resumption of play.

Manchester weather live updates: Still raining at Old Trafford

The rain is still pouring in and if it continues to do so another 10 mins, we are starting to loose overs then.

Manchester weather live updates

According to media reports, the rain clouds would not interrupt the game for a long time as the clouds coming from area which looks clearer. But this might be England's end of innings. Lets see what DLS method has to say.

Eng vs Pak live updates: Heading for long delay

The square and hover covers are oin place and if you want believe what David Llyod said on air, England battings are over as heavy rains are about to pour. We will be back in a minute. 

Over 16.2, England 131-6; Rain stops play

Mohammad Amir [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack and bowls two ball, one of which is WIDE ball down the leg side and rain stops play.

Over 16, Eng vs Pak live score: 126-6; Imad scalps Gregory

Over Summary: 1 1 W 1 1 1  ; England:  126-6  ; Sam Billings (3), Chris Jordan (2)

Imad Wasim [3.0-0-26-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Jordan collects a single to end the over.
 
Ball 5: Billing tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 4: Chris Jordan, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single toward square leg.
 
Ball 3: Gregory dances down the wicket and tries to hit the ball out of park, but fails to make any connection. STUMPED. Gregory st Rizwan b Imad Wasim 2(3)
 
Ball 2: Billings collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Gregory collects a single.
 

 

Over 15, Eng vs Pak live score: 121-5; Shadab gets Moeen

Over Summary: 1 0 1 W 1 0  ; England:  121-5  ; Sam Billings (7), Lewis Gregory (1)

Shadab Khan continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Lewis Gregory, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Shadab gets his second as Moeen Ali knicks the 4th ball to Rizwan, who completes the catch in second attempt. Moeen Ali c Rizwan b Shadab Khan 8(7) [4s-1]
 
Ball 3: Sam Billings collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Moeen Ali collects a single 

Sam Billings, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over 14, Eng vs Pak live score: 118-4; Iftikhar gets Morgan

Over Summary: 4 0 1 1 1 W  ; England:  118-3  ; Moeen Ali (7), Eoin Morgan (14)

Iftikhar Ahmed, right-arm off break, comes into the attack and concedes seven runs while scalped the prized wicket of Morgan. Morgan lbw b Iftikhar Ahmed 14(10) [4s-1 6s-1]

Over 13, Eng vs Pak live score: 111-3; Shadab scalps Banton

Over Summary: 1 1 W 0 1 1  ; England:  111-3  ; Moeen Ali (1), Eoin Morgan (13)

Shadab Khan [2.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Moeen Ali collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Morgan collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Morgan fails to score, DOT.

Moeen Ali, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: Tom Bantonm goes for a biggie again but this time manages only a top edge, GONE. Tom Banton c Imad Wasim b Shadab Khan 71(42) [4s-4 6s-5]
 
Ball 2: Morgan collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Tom Banton picks a single.
 

Over 12, Eng vs Pak live score: 107-2

Over Summary: 4 2 6 0 1 0  ; England:  107-2  ; Tom Banton (70), Eoin Morgan (11)

Haris Rauf continues and concedes 12 runs as Banton smashes his for a SIX and aFOUR.

Over 11, Eng vs Pak live score: 94-2; Banton hits FIFTY

Over Summary: 1 0 6 1 6 1  ; England:  94-2  ; Tom Banton (57), Eoin Morgan (11)

Imad Wasim continues..

Ball 6: Banton collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Banton has mastered the sweep shot for perfection as he again creams it for SIX just wide of long-on.
 
Ball 4: Morgan collects a single down the ground.
 
Ball 3: Morgan sweeps it towards deep square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Tom Banton collects a single and complets his FIFTY.

Over 10, Eng vs Pak live score: 79-2; Malan RUNOUT

Over Summary: 6 6 W 0 1 4  ; England:  79-2  ; Tom Banton (49), Eoin Morgan (4)

Shadab Khan continues

Ball 6: Morgan reverse sweeps the last ball of the over for FOUR over backward point for FOUR. 
 
Ball 5: Banton collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT

Eoin Morgan, left-handed batsman, comes at the crease
 
Ball 3: Tom Banton cuts towards backward point and looking at the ball, Meanwhile, Malan is at striker's end, GONE. Malan RUNOUT. DJ Malan run out (Mohammad Hafeez/Shadab Khan) 23 (23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
 
Ball 2: Tom Banton agains goes for a slog sweep, this time connection is perfect and ball sailed over cow-corner boundary for SIX.
 
Ball 1: Tom Banton again slog sweeps the first ball of Shadab's over for SIX just over wide of long-on.

Over 9, Eng vs Pak live score: 61-1; Banton, Malan put up 50-run stand

Over Summary: 2 1 1 4 1 4  ; England:  61-1  ; Tom Banton (36), Dawid Malan (22)

Haris Rauff continues...

Ball 6: Malan smashes last ball for FOUR. 
 
Ball 5: A single for Tom Banton.
 
Ball 4: Tom Banton paddle scoops over short fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Malan collects a single and completes 50-run stand for second wicket.
 
Ball 2: A single for Banton
 
Ball 1: Banton hits towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Over 8, Eng vs Pak live score: 48-1

Over Summary: 6 1 0 1 0 1  ; England:  48-1  ; Tom Banton (28), Dawid Malan (17)

Shadab Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Banton collects a single to end the over. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Malan collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Banton collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Tom Banton slog sweeps towards cow corner for SIX. 
 

Over 7, Eng vs Pak live score: 40-1

Over Summary: Wd 1 1 1 1 0 1  ; England:  40-1  ; Tom Banton (20), Dawid Malan (16)

Haris Rauf, right-arm fast, comes into the attack and concedes six runs, including one wide.

Over 6, Eng vs Pak live score: 34-1

Over Summary: 1 0 2 1 4 1  ; England:  34-1  ; Tom Banton (17), Dawid Malan (15)

Mohammad Aamir continues

Ball 6: Tom Banton collects a single
 
Ball 5: Tom Banton smashes the for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Malan dabs towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 3: Malan collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Tom Banton collects a single.
 

Over 5, Eng vs Pak live score: 25-1

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 1 1  ; England:  25-1  ; Tom Banton (11), Dawid Malan (8)

Shaheen Afridi [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Banton squeezes the yorker towards mid-on for a quick single.
 
Ball 5: A single for Malan. 
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Malan smashes the for FOUR towards deep square leg.
 
Ball 1: DOT
 

Over 4, Eng vs Pak live score: 19-1

Over Summary:  0 1 0 2 0 1   ; England:  19-1  ; Tom Banton (10), Dawid Malan (7)

Mohammad Amir, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Malan to end the over. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Malan collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Tom Banton collects a single. 
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 3, Eng vs Pak live score: 15-1

Over Summary:  0 1 3 1 1 2   ; England:  15-1  ; Tom Banton (9), Dawid Malan (5)

Ball 6: Malan collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: Tom Banton collects a single down the ground. 
 
Ball 4: Malan collects a single towards cover-point region. 
 
Ball 3: Tom Banton goes for a sweep shot and gets a thick top edge wide of deep backward square leg for three runs. 
 
Ball 2: Malan collects a single towards long-on. 
 
Ball 1: DOT
 

Over 2, ENg vs Pak live score: 7-1

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 4 0   ; England:  7-1  ; Tom Banton (5), Dawid Malan (0)

Shaheen Afridi, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Tom Banton edges the last ball to first slip and a SITTER is dropped Iftikhar. 
 
Ball 5: Tom Banton clips the ball on the pads wide of short fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT
 

Over 1, Eng vs Pak live score: 3-1

Over Summary:  1 0 2 0 W 0   ; England:  3-1  ; Tom Banton (1), Dawid Malan (0)

Tom Banton and Bairstow are at the crease. Tom Banton is on strike. Imad Wasim opens the attack
 
Ball 6: Maland hits the last ball on backfoot for no run. 

Dawid Malan, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 5: Same length, crampy room to free the arms, Bairstow tries to hit the ball powerfully this time, but hits straight to bowler and GONE. Bairstow c and b Imad Wasim 2(4)
 
Ball 4: Bairstow hits back to bowler.
 
Ball 3: Bairstow works towards deep square leg for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 2: Bairstow tries to tuck the second ball on leg side. a leading edge falls short of bowler.
 
Ball 1: Banton nudges towards mid-wicket for a single.
 

Key stats to look forward in Eng vs Pak 1st T20 match:

  • Out of 15 T20 Internationals played so far, England has won 11 matches while Pakistan manages to win only 4.
  • Mohammad Hafeez needs 8 runs to become 2nd Pakistani batsman after Shoaib Malik (2309 at 31.63 in 112 matches) to complete 2000 runs.
  • England has lost the last two T20 Internationals at the Old Trafford, bu 9 wickets to Pakistan in 2016 while by 8 wickets by India in 2018. England's last win at the Old Trafford came way back in 2015, by 56 runs against New Zealand.

Pakistan playing 11

Pakistan: Babar Azam (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.


England playing 11

England playing XI: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood.

 

Eng vs Pak live toss updates: Slight delay in toss

The covers are coming off as players continues to warm-up, due to a rain threat the toss has been delayed for a minutes or so

Eng vs Pak live toss updates: Toss will take place in 4 mins

There is no rainfall as we are just minutes away from toss.

Manchester weather live updates

The risk of rains is getting lower as the night progresses. Though, clouds are hovering around The Old Trafford now. 


England vs Pakistan playing 11 prediction

Pakistan tentative playing 11: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Amir.
 
England tentative playing 11: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Denly, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings (wk), Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood.

Manchester weather live updates

According to weather.com, there rain is in vincity, there is 50 per cent chance of rainfall till 9:30 pm IST. It is currently dry at The Ageas Bowl. Howevre, hover cover and square covers are in place

(Photocredit: Screengrab from weather.com)


Form guide of both the teams

Form guide
 
England: W W L W W (last five completed matches, most recent first)

Pakistan: W W L L L


Eng vs Pak 3rd test pitch report

The Old Trafford pitch is expected to favour pace bowlers as it did in the last two T20Is played here. England has both its previous T20 games in Manchester against India and Pakistan respectively after posting a total.

England vs Pakistan match prediction

In ENG vs PAK 1st T20, Pakistan may emerge victorious given its strong batting and bowling line-ups. Also, England has failed to get a desired result in shortest format of cricket and it would  need an extra ordinary performance from them to upset Pakistan.

Manchester weather forecast

According to weather forecast, there is chance of light shower at the Old Trafford, Manchester during the match. However, after 8 pm local and 12:30 am IST, there is no forecast of rainfall and we may get a clear winner in reduced over match.

Mohammad Aamir to lead Pakistan bowling attack

Pakistan has some big and experienced T20 specialist in squad. Mohammad Aamir, who recently retired from Tests, will lead the Pakistan bowling attack while seasoned Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik will strengthen the batting line up.

Manchester weather live updates

Currently, it is not raining at the The Agead Bowl, Manchester. However, there is thick blanket of cloud cover hovering over the stadium. Let's hope for the best. 


England and Pakistan squads for T20 series

England squad: Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, David Willey.
 
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Naseem Shah, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz.

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