After winning all the tour matches, Pakistan was expected to record an impressive outing in the solitary T20I against England. However, green shirts failed to make an impact as hosts England delivered a professional performance to register a victory despite the absence of their main players.
One of the two debutants of Pakistan was the top-order batsman Imam-ul-Haq who was trusted to play the T20I cricket. Impressive run in the last edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) along with the unavailability of veteran cricketers Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik allowed the left-hander to get a chance in the shortest format of the game.
However, the 23-year old cricketer wasn’t able to make his presence felt. Debutant Jofra Archer’s pace proved too much to handle as the Lahore born failed to execute a hook shot properly by handling wicket-keeper Ben Foakes an easy catch. In a forgettable game for Imam, the Peshawar Zalmi player scored 7 runs consuming 10 balls of the powerplay overs.