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CARDIFF – England defeated Pakistan by seven wickets in the only T20 match at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Sunday.

Pakistan gave 174 runs target for the hosts, which they achieved with four balls to spare.

Skipper Eoin Morgan (57) and Joe Root (47) played aggressively and scored 65 runs before Root was caught off Hasan in 16th over.

Babar Azam made 65, Haris Sohail scored 50 runs off 36 with five boundaries and one six on 138.88 run rate. Jofra Archer picked three wickets while Tom Curran picked one wicket in the game.

Opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq and fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain made making T20I debut for Pakistan.

No Phil Salt for England but Ben Duckett, Jofra Archer and Ben Foakes make their T20I debuts.

Yesterday, Team Pakistan underwent second practice session at Cardiff.

The two teams will also play five One-Day Internationals during the series.

The first one-day match will be played on the 8th of this month.

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Squads

Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk, c), Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, James Vince, David Willey, Ben Foakes, Phil Salt, Ben Duckett