MANCHESTER: Courtesy to brilliant bowling from Wahan Riaz, Imad Waseem and Hasan Ali, Pakistan restricted England to135/7 in the first and the only T20 match at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, thenewstribe.com reported.
Earlier, England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat first straightaway sighting the pitch as run-fest.
The decision was proven absolutely correct by their opening batsmen as the pair added 53 runs in the first power play.
But, that was when Sarfraz brought back his most effective bowler Imad to attack, he first removed in-form Hales 37, and then took an important wicket of Roy (21).
Hasan ALi joined the party with him. He first removed Root (6) and then took important wicket of Stokes (4).
Wahab Riaz did the same, as he removed Buttler (16) and Morgan (14). Wahab returned for the last over and removed Willey on 12 to take his third.
Green Caps brilliance in the field an be gauged by the fact that England had completed their 50 runs in first 6 overs. Since then, the hosts could only manage to score 82 runs in last 14 overs and lost 7 wickets.
Pakistan, when come to bat, would require 136 runs to win this game.