ENG vs PAK 1st T20 : Match abandoned due to poor weather

England vs Pakistan 1st T20I in Old Trafford, Manchester live starts at 10.30pm IST on August 28 – Live Cricket Score, ENG vs PAK Live Updates, Live on Sony LIV, Ball-by-Ball Commentary updates from 1st T20I between England and Pakistan.

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Match Abandoned

Unfortunate news peeps! Despite attempts, Old Trafford in Manchester remains unplayable as the umpires signal for the match to be abandoned.

DLS applied

Play has been scheduled to star at 1.49am IST; PAK will chase a target of 56 runs in 5 overs.

Overs being lost

The covers are still on but the rain has decreased in intensity in the past few minutes. The umpires are on the field with umbrellas. On another note, we have started to lose overs now.


It’s not looking good in Manchester as it has started to rain heavily and the are chances that the England innings might get called off!

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Summary so far!

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Rain stops play

It had been brewing for a while. Rain had been forecast for today. And it has come down now ‘quite hard’, says David Lloyd. The covers are rushed on. The players troop off. England 131/6 after 16.1 overs

ENG struggling at 124/6

The last man to get out is Gregory. Rizwan – who has been tremendous behind the sticks this summer – whipping off the bails after Imad beats Gregory’s outside edge. FOW-124/6

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Pakistan Playing XI

England XI



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Weather Update

With the first T20I being played at Old Trafford in Manchester, there are chances of rain disrupting the proceedings.

Team Squads

England: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow (w), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed (w), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Khushdil Shah, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf


Hello guys, welcome back once again. After a 1-0 defeat in the Test series, Pakistan are looking to overturn their fortunes in the three-match T20I series.

ENG vs PAK 1st T20: Match Prediction England & Pakistan cricket teams are ready to play the first T20 international game in the LAST 6 months. The global cricket fans have been cricket starved. Especially they are looking forward to resumption of shortest and most-watched form of international cricket i.e the T20 Cricket. England is ready to host Pakistan for the first T20 game this Friday. 

England vs Pakistan 1st T20 GAME in Old Trafford, Manchester live starts at 10.30pm IST on August 28. 

After succumbing to a Test series defeat, Pakistan will be seeking revenge and will hope to make amends when they take on England in the first T20 international series since the Covid-19 pandemic. The first match of the 3 game series will be played on 28th August. All the three-matches of the series will be held in the bio-secure bubble in Manchester.

Sony Pictures Network will broadcast the series LIVE and will also LIVE stream the series on SonyLIV.

Predicted Playing XIs (ENG vs PAK T20I series)


Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (C), Sam Billings, Lewis Gregory, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, David Willey and Tom Curran


Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali/Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Hasnain

Pitch condition (ENG vs PAK T20I series)

The pitch at Manchester is going to be very good for batting. The surface is flat and full of runs in Old Trafford. There is some extra bounce in the surface and that could test the batsmen from both the teams. A score of around 160 should be around par batting first.

Weather forecast (ENG vs PAK T20I series)

There is a fair bit of rain predicted for the first match in Manchester. The forecast does get a bit better as we approach the start time but we could be in for some delays or even over reductions.

Match Prediction

In ENG vs PAK 1st T20, Pakistan may emerge victorious given its strong batting and bowling line-ups. Also, England has failed to get a desired result in shortest format of cricket and it would  need an extra ordinary performance from them to upset Pakistan.