Liam Livingstone smashed the fastest Twenty20 century by an Englishman in just 42 balls against Pakistan but it was in vain as England lost a white-ball match for the first time this summer, falling short by 31 runs in Trent Bridge on Friday.
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England’s regulars returned from quarantine after a second-string squad swept the One-Day International series 3-0, with Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Tom Curran back in the team and Eoin Morgan leading the side.
Morgan won the toss and chose to bowl first but the move backfired as Pakistan capitalised on the short boundaries, smashing 20 fours and 12 sixes to post 232 for 6 – its highest total in T20 internationals.
In response, England was bowled out for 201.
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