England Lions secured a four-wicket victory in their first unofficial Twenty20 against Pakistan A in Abu Dhabi.
Looking to respond from losing the unofficial one-day international series, the Lions elected to field and soon had Pakistan A on the back foot.
Captain Shan Masood was out to Mark Wood for just two in the second over, with opener Mukhtar Ahmed (13) and Israrullah (four) also failing to make a decent score.
Adil Amin hit 23 from 30 balls, while Umaid Asif struck a rapid 40 as Pakistan A posted 131-8 from their 20 overs. Saqib Mahmood finished with 4-14 from his impressive three-over spell.
England Lions recovered from the early loss of Joe Clarke, out for two in the second over, and later captain Lewis Gregory (two) as Tom Kohler-Cadmore (33) and Sam Hain (21) helped the reply on to 88-6.
Wood (27 not out) and Jamie Overton (24 not out) settled any late nerves to guide the Lions past their victory target with four balls to spare.
Bowler Mohammad Irfan, one of three players in the Pakistan A team with the same name, took 4-24.
The second T20 match takes place on Saturday.