• Resurgent Pakistan beats England by 31 runs in the first T20

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    Resurgent Pakistan beats England by 31 runs in the first T20

    Nottingham: Liam Livingstone broke the most active Twenty20 century by an Englishman in simply 42 balls against Pakistan. 

    However, it was idle as England missed a white ball match for the primary time this summer, befalling short by 31 runs in Trent Bridge on Friday.

    England's regulars retreated from quarantine following a second-string squad cleared the one-day international series 3-0, with Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, including Tom Curran back in the club, and Eoin Morgan driving the side.

    Morgan gained the toss and preferred to bowl first however the move boomeranged as Pakistan benefited on the short sides, cracking 20 fours and 12 sixes to post 232-6 — their most important total in T20 internationals.

    Pakistan`s shoddy fielding was a significant talking feature in the final ODI yet they turned up on the night, catching tough catches in the deep and even striking a run out with a direct hit.