England win T20 World Cup warm-up against Pakistan


England outclassed Pakistan by six wickets in their final warm-up match ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia.

In a game reduced to 19 over a side in Brisbane because of a short rain delay, Pakistan made a fast start but were limited to 160-8 after being put into bat by Jos Buttler.

Opener Shan Masood top-scored with 39 and Mohammad Wasim (26) made a late contribution, while David Willey (2-22) was the pick of the English attack and among five wicket takers.

England started strongly in reply and Ben Stokes made a quickfire 36, while some power hitting from Liam Livingstone (28) and England’s middle order helped them race towards their victory target. Harry Brook posted four sixes in an unbeaten 45 and formed an unbroken 59-run fifth-wicket stand with Sam Curran (29*), as England raced to their target with more than four overs to spare.

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