T20 World Cup: England beat Pakistan in final warm-up game

England leg-spinner Adil Rashid went wicketless again, meaning he has taken just six wickets in 10 Twenty20 matches this winter.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup warm-up, Brisbane
Pakistan 160-8 (19 overs): Masood 39 (22); Willey 2-22
England 163-4 (14.4 overs): Brook 45* (24), Stokes 36 (18); M Wasim 2-16
England won by six wickets (DLS method)

Ben Stokes showed glimpses of a return to form as England thrashed Pakistan by six wickets in their final warm-up game ahead of the T20 World Cup.

The England Test captain smashed an 18-ball 36, including three sixes, as England chased down 161 with 26 balls to spare in the 19-over match in Brisbane.

Liam Livingstone also returned from the ankle he sustained in The Hundred, taking 28 off 16 and taking 1-8.

England face Afghanistan on Saturday (12:00 BST).

With both sides able to use as many 15-man squads as they wanted, England used eight bowlers, and Stokes (1-25) was given the new ball again, and Sam Curran (1-14), Chris Jordan (1-1). 36) and David Willey (2-22) were also on the wickets.

As Pakistan chose not to use Babar Azam or Mohammed Rizwan as batsmen, Shan Masood top-scored at the top of the order with 39 and 22.

Phil Salt was given the chance to open alongside Alex Hales, but was dropped for one by the returning Shaheen Afridi, while Hales managed just nine.

Harry Brook once again impressed in the middle order with an unbeaten 45 off 24 balls, including four sixes, as the Yorkshire batsman and Sam Curran (33 not out 14) saw England through.

Elsewhere, he scored a six-run victory India more than AustraliaAaron Finch’s side, who were chasing 186, lost six wickets in 12 balls to fall short at the end of the innings.

Mohammed Shami took 3-4 in his one over.

However, it was back to form for Finch, who smashed 76 off 54 balls before being bowled by Harshal Patel.

South Africa also hit New ZealandThe Kiwis were all out for just 98. The Proteas were then just 11.2 overs behind the target as Rilee Rossouw made 54 not out.

Australia's collapse against India: Finch 171-5, David 171-6, Cummins 180-7, Agar 180-8, Starc 180-9, Richardson 180-10