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England 131/6 (16.1 ov)
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Pakistan started well with not giving anything away to the England batsman. Tom Banton took his time to get his eye in. Once he settled down, he played some extraordinary shots in his innings. He scored 71 off 42 balls before top-edging of Shadab Khan bowling.

Malan coming back into the team, played well for his 23 but was very unfortunate to get run-out. England will think about their batting today and need to come up with some plans on how to tackle the Pakistan bowling.

Pakistan will be happy with their bowling effort. Mohammad Amir looked good by varying his line and length. Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan bowled considerably well picking up 2 wickets in their spell of 4 overs.

As we were setting up for a good chase, the rain has played the spoilsport. 

We enjoyed bringing this coverage to you. That's it from us today. This is Nikhil Kulkarni, along with my colleague, Shashwat Kumar, signing off. Take care.
Well well! The match has been called off! Ahhh! Just when you thought that the most result-oriented format might have a result in store, the English weather creeps up, taps you on the shoulder and splashes water all over it!
It has stopped raining at Old Trafford! They have about 34 minutes to get the ground ready! If there is no more rain, we might just have some cricket to immerse ourselves in!
The ground staff seemed optimistic for a bit but eventually had to bow down to the downpour. The cut off for a 5-over chase is 9:19pm (local time), which is 1:49 am IST! 

If that does happen, Pakistan will have to chase down 56 in 5 overs!
We have officially started losing overs as the rain continues to batter!
It's absolutely hammering down at Old Trafford now and it seems highly unlikely that England would get a chance to resurrect their essay! In fact, we'd be lucky if we get a result, as things stand!
And, just as expected, rain stops play in Manchester!

It has been raining for a while but it seems that the weather has finally got the better of the players and the umpires' will! The hover cover is coming out too! Looks like we are in for a delay!
16.2 Mohammad Amir to Chris Jordan, length ball sprayed down the legside, Jordan tries to flick that one and misses. The bowler appeals for a caught behind but the umpire doesn't give it out and Pakistan have asked for a review. Gets called a wide as well, to Pakistan's irritation!

Ultra Edge shows that there is daylight between bat and ball! Pakistan clearly need to work on their reviews!
16.1 Mohammad Amir to Chris Jordan, length ball down the legside, the ball brushes the pads of the batsman and rushes to the boundary behind the keeper. Not the best start to his second spell by Amir! England would not mind though!
Mohammad Amir returns to the bowling crease!
There is a light drizzle and a bit of sunshine!
Excellent bowling by Imad. Five runs and a wicket come off that over, meaning that England have been put onto the back foot. Billings and Jordan might want to consolidate for another over before trying to up the ante in the final three overs.
15.6 Imad Wasim to Chris Jordan, full-length ball, Jordan just pushes it to the legside and scampers for a single.
15.5 Imad Wasim to Sam Billings, full-length ball, the batsman works this one to deep mid-wicket.
15.4 Imad Wasim to Chris Jordan, length ball on the legstump, Jordan flicks behind keeper and takes a single.
Chris Jordan is the new batsman!
15.3 Imad Wasim to Lewis Gregory, OUT! Full-length ball, Gregory comes down the pitch to drive it to the offside but misses. Rizwan easily completes the stumping. Poor batting. He went down the track even before gauging the length. England clearly need to get better at playing spin!
15.2 Imad Wasim to Sam Billings, full-length ball, the batsman clips this one to long on and takes a single. Slightly uppish but there was no fielder in the ring to make anything of that chance.
15.1 Imad Wasim to Lewis Gregory, wide and short outside off, cuts it to the point fielder and scampers for a single. Good effort by Hafeez at point to keep the batsman down to one.
Second consecutive successful over for Pakistan and they are establishing a foothold in the contest. With England at 121/5 and with two new batsmen at the crease, the visitors would hope to restrict the Three Lions to a score in the range of 155-160. England, on the other hand, would like anything in excess of that.
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