Liam Livingstone top-scored for England Lions against Pakistan A last Sunday, but it wasn't enough to prevent them from sliding to a 187-run defeat at Dubai.

The Barrow-born batsman tried to bring some stability into the Lions' middle order and made 35 off 38 balls, but his dismissal off the bowling of Amad Butt was part of a sorry procession for the tourists in what was the first of five one-day games between the two teams.

They were eventually bowled out for just 164 inside 33 overs, as they came nowhere near chasing down Pakistan's imposing total of 351-4.

Livingstone bowled his full 10 overs during the hosts' innings, although he was unable to take a wicket while conceding 57 runs.

A massive second-wicket stand of 276 between opener Shan Masood and Abid Ali is what did the damage for Pakistan, as the batsmen put the Lions' attack to the sword by smashing 161 and 140 respectively..

England's reply never got going, as Waqas Maqsood ripped through their top order in dismissing Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Alex Davies and Joe Clarke, as he eventually took figures of 4-34.

Livingstone was the sixth wicket to fall as he became Butt's first victim, with the paceman going on mop up the Lions tail in claiming 4-29.

England Lions will be hoping they'll put in a much better showing in the second match of the series, which gets underway early tomorrow morning.