England tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st T20I: England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Feb 23, 2012
Pakistan won by 8 runs
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
23 February 2012 - night match (20-over match)
  Pakistan innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c Bairstow b Swann 23 44 22 3 0 104.54
8.3 flighted, slog-swept but not enough on it ... this time Bairstow makes no mistake with the catch, coming round from deep midwicket. Apologies, I think I might have jinxed Hafeez a few balls back. But, in my defence, that was a stupid time to play such a shot, with Shafiq just out 65/3
View dismissal Awais Zia c Broad b Finn 18 15 12 1 1 150.00
2.5 ah, done him - Finn's slower ball deceives Zia, who is too quickly through his drive and only succeeds in looping it to mid-off. And Finn doesn't half give the batsman a send off too! 32/1
View dismissal Asad Shafiq run out (†Kieswetter/Swann) 19 27 17 2 0 111.76
8.1 Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, on off, turning to hit the pad ... and they turn down a run, with Shafiq scrambling to make his ground. The umpires call for a review. This could be close ... Kieswetter fielded the ball at short square leg and fired a throw to Swann, who took the ball in front of the stumps and then had to swing his arm round behind him to break the wicket. And because his elbow disturbed the bails - with the ball in his hand - he managed to beat Shafiq's dive! 65/2
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c Morgan b Swann 7 9 7 1 0 100.00
10.1 and he's got the danger man! Afridi chips a full ball from leg stump to midwicket. A very simple chance to Eoin Morgan who didn't have to move to take it with two hands at head height. Afridi tried to use his feet, Swann fired it into leg stump and it just popped up to the fielder 73/4
Misbah-ul-Haq* not out 26 50 26 1 1 100.00
View dismissal Umar Akmal c Dernbach b Swann 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
10.4 another for Swann! This has been some impact. Akmal with a very poor shot, not catching a big heave down the ground and Dernbach races in from long off to tumble forward and take a fine catch down low, he nearly fumbled it. Akmal didn't learn from the previous game 73/5
View dismissal Shoaib Malik c Bairstow b Dernbach 39 37 33 4 1 118.18
19.6 smashed into the off side off a bit of an edge and Bairstow takes a blinder, screaming off the long off boundary and diving to take the catch coming forward. That is fine work going to his left with two hands 144/6
Extras (lb 11, w 1) 12
  Total (6 wickets; 20 overs; 96 mins) 144 (7.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket ST Finn 4 0 39 1 9.75 7 4 1 (1w)
2.5 to Awais Zia, ah, done him - Finn's slower ball deceives Zia, who is too quickly through his drive and only succeeds in looping it to mid-off. And Finn doesn't half give the batsman a send off too! 32/1
View wicket JW Dernbach 4 0 31 1 7.75 8 5 0
19.6 to Shoaib Malik, smashed into the off side off a bit of an edge and Bairstow takes a blinder, screaming off the long off boundary and diving to take the catch coming forward. That is fine work going to his left with two hands 144/6
  SCJ Broad 4 0 19 0 4.75 13 2 0
View wickets GP Swann 4 1 13 3 3.25 14 0 0
8.3 to Mohammad Hafeez, flighted, slog-swept but not enough on it ... this time Bairstow makes no mistake with the catch, coming round from deep midwicket. Apologies, I think I might have jinxed Hafeez a few balls back. But, in my defence, that was a stupid time to play such a shot, with Shafiq just out 65/3
10.1 to Shahid Afridi, and he's got the danger man! Afridi chips a full ball from leg stump to midwicket. A very simple chance to Eoin Morgan who didn't have to move to take it with two hands at head height. Afridi tried to use his feet, Swann fired it into leg stump and it just popped up to the fielder 73/4
10.4 to Umar Akmal, another for Swann! This has been some impact. Akmal with a very poor shot, not catching a big heave down the ground and Dernbach races in from long off to tumble forward and take a fine catch down low, he nearly fumbled it. Akmal didn't learn from the previous game 73/5
  RS Bopara 1 0 8 0 8.00 1 1 0
  SR Patel 3 0 23 0 7.66 6 0 2
  England innings (target: 145 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Asad Shafiq b Shahid Afridi 33 26 21 4 1 157.14
5.4 pulled out into the leg side and caught right on the rope! Straight to the man on the boundary, couldn't have been picked out any better! A yard either side and it was another maximum but Afridi has struck a major blow for Pakistan 48/1
View dismissal C Kieswetter b Mohammad Hafeez 14 32 18 2 0 77.77
6.6 bowled him! Kieswetter trying to step away but almost got too far away from the stumps and got bowled, missed an attempted cut, it runs onto the bails and Pakistan strike again 51/2
View dismissal RS Bopara b Umar Gul 39 42 32 2 1 121.87
15.5 and Gul finds a way through! Bowled him, neck and crop! Bopara moved across his stumps and was defeated by a vicious, leg-stump yorker that may just have shattered England's chances 113/4
View dismissal EJG Morgan b Mohammad Hafeez 14 17 16 1 0 87.50
12.2 and this time gottim! A heavy blow for England, who lose the top-ranked batsman in the format to another wily Hafeez delivery. It was maybe a touch quicker, full in length and the ball flew through Morgan as he shaped for an expansive drive 80/3
JM Bairstow not out 22 40 21 0 0 104.76
View dismissal JC Buttler c Saeed Ajmal b Umar Gul 3 6 4 0 0 75.00
17.2 another for Gul! Necessity is the mother of Buttler's downfall here, the Somerset man stepping outside off and angling his bat, attempting to bounce it over the infield using the pace of the ball ... but it was a slow delivery and Buttler couldn't clear short fine leg standing inside the ring 121/5
View dismissal SR Patel lbw b Umar Gul 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
17.3 full, swinging in and gone! Patel shuffled across, wafted a bat outside the line and was hit on the full, directly in front of off. That was a wicked delivery, ducking inside Patel's attempted stroke. And Gul's on a hat-trick 121/6
GP Swann not out 2 11 7 0 0 28.57
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 4) 9
  Total (6 wickets; 20 overs) 136 (6.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Junaid Khan 4 0 42 0 10.50 6 3 1
View wickets Umar Gul 4 1 18 3 4.50 13 2 0
15.5 to Bopara, and Gul finds a way through! Bowled him, neck and crop! Bopara moved across his stumps and was defeated by a vicious, leg-stump yorker that may just have shattered England's chances 113/4
17.2 to Buttler, another for Gul! Necessity is the mother of Buttler's downfall here, the Somerset man stepping outside off and angling his bat, attempting to bounce it over the infield using the pace of the ball ... but it was a slow delivery and Buttler couldn't clear short fine leg standing inside the ring 121/5
17.3 to Patel, full, swinging in and gone! Patel shuffled across, wafted a bat outside the line and was hit on the full, directly in front of off. That was a wicked delivery, ducking inside Patel's attempted stroke. And Gul's on a hat-trick 121/6
  Saeed Ajmal 4 0 26 0 6.50 9 2 0 (2w)
View wicket Shahid Afridi 4 0 27 1 6.75 9 1 1
5.4 to Pietersen, pulled out into the leg side and caught right on the rope! Straight to the man on the boundary, couldn't have been picked out any better! A yard either side and it was another maximum but Afridi has struck a major blow for Pakistan 48/1
View wickets Mohammad Hafeez 4 0 18 2 4.50 12 1 0 (1w)
6.6 to Kieswetter, bowled him! Kieswetter trying to step away but almost got too far away from the stumps and got bowled, missed an attempted cut, it runs onto the bails and Pakistan strike again 51/2
12.2 to Morgan, and this time gottim! A heavy blow for England, who lose the top-ranked batsman in the format to another wily Hafeez delivery. It was maybe a touch quicker, full in length and the ball flew through Morgan as he shaped for an expansive drive 80/3

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to field
Series - Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0
T20I debuts - Awais Zia and Hammad Azam (Pakistan)
Player of the match - Umar Gul (Pakistan)
Umpires - Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) and Shozab Raza (Pakistan)
TV umpire - Zameer Haider (Pakistan)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - Ahmed Shahab (Pakistan)

Match Notes


    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 49 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 6.2 overs (38 balls), Extras 5
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 15.1 overs (91 balls), Extras 10
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (Misbah-ul-Haq 19, Shoaib Malik 24, Ex 7)
    • Innings Break: Pakistan - 144/6 in 20.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 26)
    • England innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 49 runs, 1 wicket)
    • England: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 3
    • England: 100 runs in 13.6 overs (84 balls), Extras 6
 
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