Liam Livingstone Scored Fastest Fifty and Century For England Against Pakistan in the 1st T20 2021
Liam Livingstone holds the new record for his country, Liam Livingstone now holds the record for the fastest fifty and century for England. His century went in vain as Pakistan beat Pakistan by 31 runs in the ENG vs PAK 1st T20 2021 in Nottingham on Friday night (July 18).
After losing the toss, Pakistan batted first and scored 232 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. Two openers Mohammad Rezwan and skipper Babar Ajan made an opening partnership of 150 runs with the bat.
Liam Livingstone, who went down to bat at No. 5 with a target of 233, also set a record for the fastest half-century. After hitting a half-century off 16 balls, he scored a century off 42 balls. But then the team could not survive the taste of the rate.
Despite Livingstone’s hopes of winning the century, England was bowled out for 201 in 19.2 overs. Pakistan went ahead 1-0 in the series with a 31-run victory.
Pakistan’s two openers Babar Azam and Rizwan gave Pakistan a great start. Before making Rizwan’s fifty off 34 balls with the bat, captain Babar saw his half-century off 35 balls. When Rezwan returned to the dressing room with a personal 63, they broke the 150-run (14.4 overs) partnership.
Rizwan made 83 off 41 balls with eight fours and a six. After the departure of the Pakistani wicketkeeper and batsman, Babar could not even hope for a century. He returned for 75 off 49 balls with eight fours and three sixes.
Besides, Shoaib Maqsood scored 19 off 6 balls, Fakhar Zaman 28 off 7 balls, and Hafeez 24 off 10 balls. In the end, Azam Khan was unbeaten on 5 off 3 balls.
England’s Jason Roy made a storm with the bat to chase the big target of 233 runs. On the other hand, Malan, Johnny Bairstow, and Moin Ali could not accompany him. They returned quickly. Shadab Khan returned with a personal 32 runs.
Liam Livingstone rose to prominence with his personal second run. The record for the fastest half-century for the country. After hitting a half-century off 16 balls, he scored a century off 42 balls.
He hoped to win around Livingstone, but in the end, it didn’t happen. With 4 balls left in the innings, England was bowled out for 201 runs. Livingstone stopped for 103 off 43 balls. Ian Morgan also returned with 16 runs.
On the other hand, Shahin Shah Afridi was selected as the best batsman of the match with 30 runs in 3.3 overs with 3 balls to spare. Spinner Shadab Khan took three wickets for 40 runs in four overs. Fast bowler Hasnain took a wicket with 26 runs in four overs.