ICC T20 World Cup Warm-up match: England beat Pakistan by 6 wickets

ICC T20 World Cup Warm-up match: England beat Pakistan by 6 wickets
ICC T20 World Cup Warm-up match: England beat Pakistan by 6 wickets. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

England thumped Pakistan by six wickets during the T20 World Cup 2022 warm-up match on Monday.

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Chasing a target of 161 runs, England reached home in emphatic fashion inside 15 overs.

Earlier, Pakistan managed to put up 160-8 in a rain-hit 19-over warm-up game against England here on Monday, despite an improved start in the powerplay by the new opening pair of Shan Masood and Haider Ali.

Masood and Ali gave their side a fast start unlike Pakistan’s regular openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. The two openers scored 49 runs in 4.4 overs against a full-strength bowling line of England.

However, Ben Stokes, who missed the Pakistan tour last month, removed dangerous-looking Ali after he notched 18 off 16 including three boundaries.

Masood improved his strike rate this time around after he was sent to his natural batting position. At a strike rate of 177.27, the left-hander scored 32 off 22 balls laced with seven boundaries.

Pakistan scored 66-1 in the powerplay with fans already applauding their improved strategy with the new opening pair.

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But, the middle-order batting once again stuck at one point as Pakistan managed to score 160-8. Iftikhar Ahmed and Asif Ali went under pressure after a couple of quick wickets fell. Iftikhar made 22 and Asif scored 14 but their slow innings restricted Pakistan to a familiar total.

Mohammad Wasim Jr, who found the middle of the bat straightaway, scored a quick 16-ball 26 to help Pakistan post a defendable total.

David Willey took two wickets while Stokes, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, and Liam Livingstone shared a wicket apiece.


Earlier, England’s captain Jos Buttler won the toss and decided to field first against Pakistan in T20 World Cup 2022’s warm-up game here on Monday.


Pakistan: Shadab Khan (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah

England: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood


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