Buttler earns victory on captaincy debut

Pakistan v England, 2nd T20, Dubai
James Vince top-scored for England with another calm display as he made 38© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesJames Vince top-scored for England with another calm display as he made 38
Shahid Afridi was the main thorn in England's side as he took 3 for 15, which made him the <a href="http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/283194.html" target="_blank">leading wicket-taker in T20I history</a>© AFP
© AFPShahid Afridi was the main thorn in England's side as he took 3 for 15, which made him the leading wicket-taker in T20I history
Jos Buttler gave the total a kick with a lively 33 in his first match as captain© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesJos Buttler gave the total a kick with a lively 33 in his first match as captain
Liam Plunkett's pace again proved crucial during the defence as he claimed three wickets© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesLiam Plunkett's pace again proved crucial during the defence as he claimed three wickets
Stephen Parry varied his pace intelligently as he and Adil Rashid played a key role© AFP
© AFPStephen Parry varied his pace intelligently as he and Adil Rashid played a key role
Afridi almost turned the match around as he clubbed 24 off eight balls© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesAfridi almost turned the match around as he clubbed 24 off eight balls
But Chris Woakes held his nerve having been taken for 20 runs in an over by Afridi© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesBut Chris Woakes held his nerve having been taken for 20 runs in an over by Afridi
Sarfraz Ahmed swept into his stumps at the beginning of the final over and Pakistan fell three runs short© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesSarfraz Ahmed swept into his stumps at the beginning of the final over and Pakistan fell three runs short

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  •   C. Felix Lawrence on November 28, 2015, 11:17 GMT

    It is interesting to see that JOE ROOT the vice-captain across all INTERNATIONAL FORMATS did not lead the team for this match.......

    Clear indication that Jonny Bairstow has lost favour with the selectors, and Buttler will return for the next TEST MATCH against a new-look Afrikaans side

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