LIAM Livingstone and his England Lions team-mates went some way to making up for their one-day series defeat to Pakistan A with victory in the first Twenty20 international between the sides today.

The tourists kicked off the two-match T20 series with a four-wicket victory in Abu Dhabi, chasing down the target of 132 with four balls to spare.

England skipper Lewis Gregory opted to field first after winning the toss and Pakistan found themselves reduced to 69 for 6 after eight overs before mounting something of a recovery.

Among the wicket-takers was Barrow Cricket Club product Livingstone who had Adil Amin caught of his legbreak bowling by Jamie Overton for 23, having taken a catch off the Somerset bowler earlier in the innings.

Umaid Asif's 40 off 34 balls helped propel Pakistan to 131 for 8 from their 20 overs before he became one of four victims to Livingstone's Lancashire team-mate Saqib Mahmood.

The Lions lost Joe Clarke early on in their reply and Livingstone came in at number three, scoring a run-a-ball 12 before being caught of Asif's bowling.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore held firm with 33 though, with Mark Wood (27 not out) and Overton (24 not out) seeing England over the line in the final over.

The Lions tour concludes tomorrow morning with the final Twenty20 match in Abu Dhabi, which starts at 9.30am UK time.