England tour of United Arab Emirates, 2nd T20I: England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Feb 25, 2012
England won by 38 runs
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
25 February 2012 - night match (20-over match)
  England innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Umar Gul b Saeed Ajmal 17 22 13 3 0 130.76
4.2 Ajmal's done it again! Pietersen has been playing like Superman recently but Ajmal, dressed in green, is trickier than Kryptonite. Pietersen tried to sweep on leg stump but could only scoop the ball to short fine leg. He walks off scratching his head 35/1
View dismissal C Kieswetter c Umar Gul b Shahid Afridi 31 46 24 2 1 129.16
9.5 Afridi gets his revenge, Kieswetter caught in the deep! The ball was tossed up outside off and Kieswetter fell victim to a sugar rush, scooping the ball high but not far enough, the catch taken at long-off 79/4
View dismissal RS Bopara lbw b Umar Gul 1 7 4 0 0 25.00
5.2 and he strikes with his second ball too! The delivery was straight, on a good length and Bopara seemed to misread the line, playing around the ball and being hit on the knee roll. Might have been angling towards leg but there are no reviews in this form of the game so Bopara has to make like a tree and leave 38/2
View dismissal EJG Morgan lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 9 7 7 2 0 128.57
6.5 this time he gets the decision! Morgan pushed forward to a length ball, sliding in, played around his pad and although it might have been just outside the line, umpire Raza makes up for his error on the previous delivery 49/3
JM Bairstow not out 60 57 46 5 2 130.43
View dismissal SR Patel run out (Saeed Ajmal) 13 24 13 1 0 100.00
15.2 from Umar Gul, breakthrough for Pakistan, brilliant work from Ajmal and not great from Patel. Was neatly worked to deep square and Patel wanted the second. Ajmal produced a pinpoint throw which hit direct and Patel stretched, but didn't dive, for his crease and ended up a few inches short. 118/5
View dismissal JC Buttler b Umar Gul 7 11 8 1 0 87.50
17.6 the flip fails again for Buttler. Shapes to flick this over short fine leg but, unlike two days ago, doesn't even make contact. You know the rest 132/6
View dismissal SCJ Broad* b Aizaz Cheema 2 5 2 0 0 100.00
18.4 done like kipper. Lovely slower ball and Broad was so early on the shot he was able to turn around and see his stumps broken. 137/7
GP Swann not out 2 6 3 0 0 66.66
Extras (lb 5, w 3) 8
  Total (7 wickets; 20 overs) 150 (7.50 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Mohammad Hafeez 4 0 25 1 6.25 8 2 0 (1w)
6.5 to Morgan, this time he gets the decision! Morgan pushed forward to a length ball, sliding in, played around his pad and although it might have been just outside the line, umpire Raza makes up for his error on the previous delivery 49/3
View wicket Aizaz Cheema 4 0 31 1 7.75 10 4 0 (2w)
18.4 to Broad, done like kipper. Lovely slower ball and Broad was so early on the shot he was able to turn around and see his stumps broken. 137/7
View wicket Saeed Ajmal 4 0 20 1 5.00 11 2 0
4.2 to Pietersen, Ajmal's done it again! Pietersen has been playing like Superman recently but Ajmal, dressed in green, is trickier than Kryptonite. Pietersen tried to sweep on leg stump but could only scoop the ball to short fine leg. He walks off scratching his head 35/1
View wickets Umar Gul 4 0 31 2 7.75 9 3 1
5.2 to Bopara, and he strikes with his second ball too! The delivery was straight, on a good length and Bopara seemed to misread the line, playing around the ball and being hit on the knee roll. Might have been angling towards leg but there are no reviews in this form of the game so Bopara has to make like a tree and leave 38/2
17.6 to Buttler, the flip fails again for Buttler. Shapes to flick this over short fine leg but, unlike two days ago, doesn't even make contact. You know the rest 132/6
View wicket Shahid Afridi 3 0 28 1 9.33 8 2 2
9.5 to Kieswetter, Afridi gets his revenge, Kieswetter caught in the deep! The ball was tossed up outside off and Kieswetter fell victim to a sugar rush, scooping the ball high but not far enough, the catch taken at long-off 79/4
  Shoaib Malik 1 0 10 0 10.00 0 1 0
  Pakistan innings (target: 151 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c Pietersen b Finn 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
0.2 and gone! Fantastic catch at first slip from Pietersen! The delivery pitched on a length outside off, Hafeez swung well away from his body and edged a quick one through to the cordon 0/1
View dismissal Awais Zia c Dernbach b Broad 6 32 12 0 1 50.00
5.5 holes out to mid-off - that, thankfully, puts Zia out of his misery. That was a shocking innings, really gruelling to watch as Zia tried to force slog after slog. He finally got bat on ball but only succeeded in dolly-ing it to the fielder 32/4
View dismissal Asad Shafiq c & b Dernbach 1 6 5 0 0 20.00
1.2 Dernbach takes a sharp catch off his own bowling to remove Shafiq! The batsman drove hard through the ball but straight back at the bowler, who clung on. Another slick bit of fielding and England are rampant (well, almost)! 2/2
View dismissal Umar Akmal c Morgan b Finn 19 15 12 2 1 158.33
4.2 slaps hard through the off side ... what a catch! Umar used his feet again, teeing off with a wristy cut but he picked out Morgan, who's terrific at point, and he snaffled it up for breakfast. The swashbuckling Umar perishes in unfortunate fashion 30/3
View dismissal Shoaib Malik c Bairstow b Swann 12 21 11 0 0 109.09
8.4 another one gone! Pakistan's innings is in tatters here. Swann, as ever, gave the ball some air, Malik tried to lift the ball over midwicket but got under it and picked out Bairstow running in from the boundary 50/5
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c Bairstow b Swann 13 26 24 1 0 54.16
12.1 what a catch! Bairstow at deep midwicket plucks out a low grab as Misbah tried to match Afridi and go over deep midwicket. He ran in from the boundary and grasped it inches off the turf 74/6
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c Morgan b Broad 25 46 23 2 1 108.69
18.2 gone! Job done by England. Afridi tries to launch a good-length delivery over the leg side and it skews high into the off side where Morgan, running from backward point, holds a good catch. Boy, England have fielded well tonight. 112/10
View dismissal Hammad Azam c Buttler b Bopara 21 13 15 3 1 140.00
15.3 gone! And another stunning catch. Azam sent this miles into the night sky and Buttler has ages to think about things at long-off. These are tough to take, and he almost misjudges it then takes it tumbling backwards. 98/7
View dismissal Umar Gul c †Kieswetter b Finn 10 6 4 1 1 250.00
16.4 that's finished that. Finn gambles with another short one, Gul tries to repeat the earlier shot of short fine leg but gets a top edge that flies straight up. Kieswetter trotted around and took it easily. 111/8
View dismissal Saeed Ajmal run out (Finn) 0 2 0 0 0 -
16.6 Finn to Shahid Afridi, sharp work from Finn. Started with a good yorker which Afridi struggled to dig out, the ball rolled towards Finn in his follow through and he swooped to thrown down the stumps to leave Ajmal well short. Hmm, did Finn have a little push at Ajmal there after completing the run out? 111/9
Aizaz Cheema not out 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (w 4, nb 1) 5
  Total (all out; 18.2 overs) 112 (6.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets ST Finn 4 0 30 3 7.50 15 2 3
0.2 to Mohammad Hafeez, and gone! Fantastic catch at first slip from Pietersen! The delivery pitched on a length outside off, Hafeez swung well away from his body and edged a quick one through to the cordon 0/1
4.2 to Umar Akmal, slaps hard through the off side ... what a catch! Umar used his feet again, teeing off with a wristy cut but he picked out Morgan, who's terrific at point, and he snaffled it up for breakfast. The swashbuckling Umar perishes in unfortunate fashion 30/3
16.4 to Umar Gul, that's finished that. Finn gambles with another short one, Gul tries to repeat the earlier shot of short fine leg but gets a top edge that flies straight up. Kieswetter trotted around and took it easily. 111/8
View wicket JW Dernbach 3 0 13 1 4.33 13 1 0 (4w)
1.2 to Asad Shafiq, Dernbach takes a sharp catch off his own bowling to remove Shafiq! The batsman drove hard through the ball but straight back at the bowler, who clung on. Another slick bit of fielding and England are rampant (well, almost)! 2/2
View wickets SCJ Broad 3.2 0 12 2 3.60 14 2 0
5.5 to Awais Zia, holes out to mid-off - that, thankfully, puts Zia out of his misery. That was a shocking innings, really gruelling to watch as Zia tried to force slog after slog. He finally got bat on ball but only succeeded in dolly-ing it to the fielder 32/4
18.2 to Shahid Afridi, gone! Job done by England. Afridi tries to launch a good-length delivery over the leg side and it skews high into the off side where Morgan, running from backward point, holds a good catch. Boy, England have fielded well tonight. 112/10
View wickets GP Swann 4 0 17 2 4.25 9 0 0
8.4 to Shoaib Malik, another one gone! Pakistan's innings is in tatters here. Swann, as ever, gave the ball some air, Malik tried to lift the ball over midwicket but got under it and picked out Bairstow running in from the boundary 50/5
12.1 to Misbah-ul-Haq, what a catch! Bairstow at deep midwicket plucks out a low grab as Misbah tried to match Afridi and go over deep midwicket. He ran in from the boundary and grasped it inches off the turf 74/6
View wicket RS Bopara 3 0 23 1 7.66 11 2 1 (1nb)
15.3 to Hammad Azam, gone! And another stunning catch. Azam sent this miles into the night sky and Buttler has ages to think about things at long-off. These are tough to take, and he almost misjudges it then takes it tumbling backwards. 98/7
  SR Patel 1 0 17 0 17.00 0 2 1

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - 3-match series level 1-1
Player of the match - JM Bairstow (England)
Umpires - Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) and Zameer Haider (Pakistan)
TV umpire - Shozab Raza (Pakistan)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • England innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 46 runs, 2 wickets)
    • England: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (42 balls), Extras 1
    • England: 100 runs in 13.1 overs (79 balls), Extras 5
    • JM Bairstow: 50 off 42 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • England: 150 runs in 19.6 overs (120 balls), Extras 8
    • Innings Break: England - 150/7 in 20.0 overs (JM Bairstow 60, GP Swann 2)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 33 runs, 4 wickets)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 4
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 15.5 overs (96 balls), Extras 5
 
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