England opener Alex Hales mentioned he felt like he was making his debut once more after returning to the facet for the primary time in three years in Tuesday’s Twenty20 Worldwide win over Pakistan.
Hales made 53 from 40 balls and Harry Brook scored an unbeaten 42 as England defeated Pakistan by six wickets in Karachi within the first of the seven T20s.
It was England’s first match within the nation for 17 years.
Hales final performed for England in 2019, the identical yr he was withdrawn from their preliminary 50-overs World Cup squad after the Guardian newspaper reported he was serving a three-week ban for leisure drug use.
“It was a very special feeling to be back on the park for England,” Hales mentioned.
“Three years felt like endlessly. To exit and rating 50 on my return in a successful staff is the stuff goals are manufactured from.
“It’s a good feeling. Guys mentioned previously it was by no means right down to cricket, lacking the three years, that was by no means doubtful.
“But there was always nerves and pressure coming back after three years having not played. It felt like a debut again, so it was a very special night.”
The second T20 will probably be performed on Thursday.
England, who final toured Pakistan in 2005, are enjoying 4 matches in Karachi and three in Lahore earlier than returning in December to play three assessments within the second leg of the tour.
Worldwide groups have largely refused to tour Pakistan since an assault by militants on the Sri Lankan staff bus in Lahore in 2009 killed six policemen and two civilians.