Pakistan’s maiden T20I
By B Dixit - Jan 20, 2018 1:17 pm
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Pakistan made their T20I debut against England during their tour of England in 2006 at Bristol under the leadership of Inzamam-ul-Haq. Pakistan ended up winning the match by 5 wickets with 13 balls to spare.

Having won the toss, Andrew Strauss, the then England captain, had elected to bat first. On the back of a 36-ball 53 from Marcus Trescothick, including nine fours, England scored 144-7 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. With bowling figures of 4-0-30-3, Abdul Razzaq was the pick of the Pakistani bowlers.

Pakistan did not received the best of starts as they lost Shoaib Malik (16) and Younis Khan (0) in the fourth over to Stuart Broad. Hafeez top-scored with 46 (40) with the help of five fours as Pakistan sealed the chase in the 18th over. In what was a ‘Man of the Match’ performance, Shahid Afridi, who came in to bat at No. 4, scored 28 (10) with the help of five fours and a six.

Stuart Broad (4-0-35-2) was the highest wicket-taker for England.

Watch the video of Afridi’s innings: