Liam Livingstone has finally come of age in international cricket. The cricketer has shown glimpses of his talent time and again but has failed to play a big knock. Chasing 233 against a tough Pakistan bowling line-up was the perfect opportunity for Livingstone to prove himself. He made the best use of his opportunity as he scored his maiden T20I hundred.
Livingstone finished with a score of 103 off only 43 balls. He finished with a strike rate of 239.53 and completed his hundred in only 42 deliveries. This was the fastest T20I hundred for any England batsman. It was also the first time a batsman scored a T20I hundred against Pakistan.
Twitter went berserk as he played this brilliant knock. Livingstone played a knock to remember for the ages. He came in at a time when England were losing wickets and he singlehandedly made sure that England were always in the game. Fans lauded Livingstone’s efforts and said this was among the best knocks they had seen.
Here are some of the Twitter comments on his mind-boggling innings.
Livingstone’s brilliance goes in vain as England fail to win the match
A mammoth effort by Liam Livingstone was still not enough for the England team to win the game. He did not get support from the other batsmen as they failed to convert their starts. He kept hitting from one end but the flow of wickets continued from the other end.
There is a lot of competition within the England team and even with some of their best players missing out they are a force to reckon with. The knock from Livingstone would remind selectors about his availability ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup. Livingstone is a big hitting batsman and can also come in handy with the ball.
Pakistan managed to win the first T20I by 31 runs as they bowled out the England side on 201 runs. Pakistan will go into the next T20I with a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. The second T20I will take place on July 18 and England will be looking to bounce back strongly.