Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan take Pakistan to resounding 9-wicket win against England: As it happened

Helped by Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif's strong opening attack, Pakistan beat England by 9 wickets in the lone T20I in Manchester.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 8, 2016 1:59 am
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Going into the lone T20I in Manchester, England were the dominant force and expected to raid over Pakistan. And the theme looked like it would continue from the ODI series with Alex Hales and Jason Roy starting off briskly.

But once Hales (37) departed, England slowed down considerably with runs drying up and no traces of boundaries. Jos Buttler tried to provide an edge and a push but he fell by the wayside soon enough. Imad Wasim did the early damage to pick up two wickets at an economy of just 4.25 an over.

In the end, England could only manage 135 which highlighted a vast difference in form and temperament from the side that scored 444 in an ODI last week.

In reply, Pakistan were provided a pulsating start by Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif. They got the visitors off to a big 73/0 after the Powerplay and they never let go of the momentum.

Even when Sharjeel fell for 59, Latif kept up the charge to bring up the victory alongside Babar Azam. In the end, Pakistan won by 9 wickets with 31 balls to spare.

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Babar with a well played cut to bring in the victory. A dominant showing from Pakistan to win by 9 wickets with 31 balls to spare

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FOUR! Wonderfully chopped away by Latif and ball races away to the rope. Six needed to win

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Khalid Latif brings up his fifty just like Sharjeel did – with a six!

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WICKET! Sharjeel gets a top edge and it’s taken by Moeen Ali. Rashid strikes and Pakistan are 107/1

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Sharjeel brings up his fifty with a six! Goes down on one foot and sweeps it for a big one!

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Pakistan are in incredible form. 73/0 after the Powerplay overs – 14 fours and a six.

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Sharjeel has completely destroyed Stokes. A lucky four, a slash four and then pull for a BIG six!

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Pakistan have got a rampaging start in their chase of 136. They are 32/0 after 3 overs with both Sharjeel and Latif in good touch

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England get a single to close their innings. Finish on 135/7 despite a strong start

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WICKET! Willey fails to clear the infield and is caught at mid-off. England are 132/7

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England get their first boundary after 45 balls, Willey clears the ropes on the bounce. England are 123/6 in the 18th over

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WICKET! Jos Buttler is caught at deep point by Ahmad Butt with Wahab Riaz striking. England are 100/4 after 14

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Things slowing down for England. No boundary in 3 overs. 93/3 after 13 overs

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WICKET! Two back-to-back wickets for Pakistan. First Hales is bowled by Imad Wasim, then Joe Root is caught. England are 67/3

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WICKET! Jason Roy departs. Goes for a reverse hit to Imad Wasim but caught lbw. England 56/1

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England reach the 50 mark after six overs. Sohail goes for 14 runs including three fours

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At the end of four overs, England are 26/0

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Alex Hales and Jason Roy are in the middle and England are 8/0 after two overs

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TEAMS
England: Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett

Pakistan: Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali

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TOSS: England have won the toss and they’re batting first