England v Pakistan, 2nd Twenty20, Dubai February 20, 2010

Razzaq blitz levels series for Pakistan

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Pakistan 149 for 6 (Razzaq 46*, Swann 3-14) beat England 148 for 6 (Pietersen 62) v Pakistan
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Abdul Razzaq produced a blistering innings of 46 not out from 18 balls as Pakistan squared the two-match Twenty20 series in dramatic style in Dubai. Defending a target of 148 following a timely return to form for Kevin Pietersen, England's bowlers looked to have the game in the bag as Pakistan slumped to 78 for 5 after 13 overs, following a two-wicket debut over from Ajmal Shahzad, and a brilliant spell of 4-1-14-3 from Graeme Swann.

Razzaq, however, decided that aggression was the best route out of the hole that Pakistan had dug for themselves. After a solitary sighter, he launched Paul Collingwood over midwicket for six twice in two balls, and then repeated the dose one over later, as Luke Wright was battered into the long-off stands.

With 44 runs required from the final five overs, the momentum of the match had suddenly turned, and Fawad Alam kept up the pressure by milking 13 runs from Stuart Broad's next over, including four consecutive twos, and a last-ball boundary as Shahzad on the edge of the circle muffed a half-chance for a diving catch. Three balls later, Fawad continued the onslaught by bludgeoning Tim Bresnan straight down the ground, and though he picked out Eoin Morgan on the midwicket boundary soon afterwards, he had helped add 48 match-changing runs in four overs.

The equation was 18 runs from 12 balls when Shahzad was recalled to bowl the penultimate over of the innings, but Razzaq was ready for his bustling approach and slotted him into the long-off stands for his fourth six of the innings, before sealing the contest with his fifth and largest blow of the night, a mighty heave into the heavens. The game was done and dusted with a full over in hand, to give Pakistan their first victory in 11 outings in all internationals.

Such a finale hadn't looked at all likely for much of the evening, not least when Shahzad - a late replacement for Ryan Sidebottom - was handed the ball to bowl the first over of England's innings. His first delivery was inauspicious, as Imran Nazir clunked him back over his head, but two balls later he had his revenge, as Nazir charged down the pitch to a short but straight delivery, and top-edged a wild smear into the hands of Bresnan at third man.

Before the over was complete, Shahzad had claimed his second, as Imran Farhat flapped another loose pull, this time to Broad at mid-off, and at 4 for 2 after five deliveries, Pakistan were in some serious strife. Though Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal redressed the balance of the innings with an aggressive third-wicket stand of 36 in five overs, Swann suckered Malik with the first ball of his spell - a leg-side wide that resulted in a smart stumping from Prior - before Shahid Afridi and Akmal both launched ambitious hoicks into the hands of Morgan at midwicket.

Once again, England found themselves unable to defend a total of less than 150 - they have never yet managed that feat in Twenty20 internationals. But it was far from a gloomy evening for their long-term prospects, not least because Pietersen confirmed that he is close to finding his best form. With Jonathan Trott providing solid support in a 98-run stand for the second wicket, Pietersen cracked four fours and three sixes - including one of the biggest hits of the week - to power England along to 148 for 6.

It was blistering batting from Pietersen, whose confidence was sky-high after a measured 43 from 43 balls in Friday's opening contest. Whereas in that encounter he had been happy to play second-fiddle to an excellent performance from Morgan, this time he was ready to resume his more typical front-running approach.

After a sighter from Arafat that fizzed past his leg stump for five wides, Pietersen got into his stride by advancing down the pitch to Razzaq to swing a lofted drive over wide mid-on. His next boundary had a modicum of good fortune as he threaded the gap between gully and backward point with a cramped cut shot, but his next shot in anger was one of pure class - a rifling drive off Saeed Ajmal, that rebounded off the steps of the second-tier hospitality boxes, and left one embarrassed spectator on his backside.

The biggest let-down for England was the continuing poor form of Joe Denly, whose place at the top of the order is now in serious jeopardy following England's decision to call the big-hitting Craig Kieswetter into the one-day party for Bangladesh. Denly came into the contest with a total of 15 runs in his previous four Twenty20 innings, but he managed to add just five more runs to that tally from a further 10 deliveries, before Yasir Arafat nipped a good-length delivery back through his gate.

Andrew Miller is UK editor of Cricinfo

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  • Ausman on February 22, 2010, 18:35 GMT

    the pakistan t20 team should be ...........1.Imran Nazir 2.Babar Azam 3.Shahid Afridi(c)4.Kamran Akmal 5.Umar Akmal 6.Abdul Razzaq 7.Fawad Alam 8.M Aamer 9.Umar Gul 10.Saeed Ajmal 11.M Asif

    Reserves:Yasir Arafat, Naved-ul-hasan,Shoaib Malik

    There is no way that umar gul can't be in the team aleemlatif.

  • Ausman on February 22, 2010, 18:23 GMT

    This shows that pakistan are the best t20 team.

  • on February 22, 2010, 12:05 GMT

    A.Razzaq.. dear , u really show ur self.. may Allah give you maximum chances to represent Pakistan team. love you patriotic player.

  • on February 22, 2010, 6:06 GMT

    We heartly congratulate him for wining T20

    Razaque is the best all rounder of Pakistan Cricket Team

    Please bring back him for all nature of matches T20, 1DAYS & TEST MATCHES

  • SIREN6800 on February 22, 2010, 5:00 GMT

    It was not too long I had raised cocerns over unnjust dropping of Abdul Razaq. The same blunder was committes by our selection committe during t 20 world cup.However during the tournament they realized and Razzaq was included in second phase of tournament. Ironically after the victory Razaq was ignnored once again and was not even considered drinng Newzeland and Australian tours. I hope this time they learn the lesson, which I doubt very much they will, keepinng in view their past history . For some reason our selectors always prefer Rana Navid over Razaq.Perhaps in their opinion Rana is better all rounder than Razaq, despite the fact Razaq has much better record than Rana. May be Rana has better connection with PCB or he is related with Shfaqat Rana or any other big gun. I hope our future selectors will keep in mind that nepotism does play a negative role in team spirit and will try their best to avoid reoccurannce of such examples in future.

  • AleemLatif on February 22, 2010, 1:11 GMT

    Pakistan team for T20 World Cup should be: 1.Imran Nazir 2.Yasir Hameed 3.Kamran Akmal 4.Umar Akmal 5.Shoab Malik 6.Fawad Alam 7.Shahid Afridi (Captain) 8.Abdul Razaq (Vice Captain) 9.Yasir Arafat 10.Mohammad Aamir 11.Saeed Ajmal

  • AleemLatif on February 22, 2010, 1:02 GMT

    PCBs tactics for retaining Khalid Latif and Imran Farhat in the team, replacing Kamran Akmal with Sarfaraz Ahmed and making Abdul Razak out of the team during OZ tour - are absolutely insensible, ill-advised and outlandish. This PARCHI/ Safarashi culture is doing no good for us and should be handled more severely by the Pakistan media. PCB should hire some young IT consultants (who have good cricketing sense), and their roles should only be to find the weaknesses in opposition batsmen as well as bowlers and should work together with the coach and rest of the team to device plans of actions before every match. They should also work together with Paki batsmen and bowlers to eradicate weaknesses in their techniques in consultation with the coach. And the coach should be young, energetic, friendly and well aware with advanced technologies and should be somebody with vast overseas exposure.

  • poderdubdubdub on February 21, 2010, 22:00 GMT

    Its a BIG SLAP on the face of the dirty politics of Pakistan cricket which tried its best to destroy the career of one of the most able and loyal servant of Pakistan cricket. Leaving Razzaq out of the first Twenty20 world cup was the most heinous crime a bunch of selectors could do. That broke Razzaq's heart who in utter devastation declared his retirement from the International Cricket. Can anyone fathom the damage done to Pakistan cricket caused by Abdul Razzaq's omission, in all formats of cricket? When Pakistan team was in trouble,they got him back in the middle of the last Twenty20 world cup, and the way the team's fortunes changed was there for all to see. And what the selectors do after that?they leave Abdul Razzaq out of the New Zealand and Australia tour, shame on PCB.

  • on February 21, 2010, 19:27 GMT

    dats really fantastic and tremendous inning by Abudl Razzaq!! we take our hat off to Him

  • on February 21, 2010, 16:32 GMT

    very good knock by abdul razzaq under pressure. He has justified himself that dropping him from oneday side was unjust.

  • Ausman on February 22, 2010, 18:35 GMT

    the pakistan t20 team should be ...........1.Imran Nazir 2.Babar Azam 3.Shahid Afridi(c)4.Kamran Akmal 5.Umar Akmal 6.Abdul Razzaq 7.Fawad Alam 8.M Aamer 9.Umar Gul 10.Saeed Ajmal 11.M Asif

    Reserves:Yasir Arafat, Naved-ul-hasan,Shoaib Malik

    There is no way that umar gul can't be in the team aleemlatif.

  • Ausman on February 22, 2010, 18:23 GMT

    This shows that pakistan are the best t20 team.

  • on February 22, 2010, 12:05 GMT

    A.Razzaq.. dear , u really show ur self.. may Allah give you maximum chances to represent Pakistan team. love you patriotic player.

  • on February 22, 2010, 6:06 GMT

    We heartly congratulate him for wining T20

    Razaque is the best all rounder of Pakistan Cricket Team

    Please bring back him for all nature of matches T20, 1DAYS & TEST MATCHES

  • SIREN6800 on February 22, 2010, 5:00 GMT

    It was not too long I had raised cocerns over unnjust dropping of Abdul Razaq. The same blunder was committes by our selection committe during t 20 world cup.However during the tournament they realized and Razzaq was included in second phase of tournament. Ironically after the victory Razaq was ignnored once again and was not even considered drinng Newzeland and Australian tours. I hope this time they learn the lesson, which I doubt very much they will, keepinng in view their past history . For some reason our selectors always prefer Rana Navid over Razaq.Perhaps in their opinion Rana is better all rounder than Razaq, despite the fact Razaq has much better record than Rana. May be Rana has better connection with PCB or he is related with Shfaqat Rana or any other big gun. I hope our future selectors will keep in mind that nepotism does play a negative role in team spirit and will try their best to avoid reoccurannce of such examples in future.

  • AleemLatif on February 22, 2010, 1:11 GMT

    Pakistan team for T20 World Cup should be: 1.Imran Nazir 2.Yasir Hameed 3.Kamran Akmal 4.Umar Akmal 5.Shoab Malik 6.Fawad Alam 7.Shahid Afridi (Captain) 8.Abdul Razaq (Vice Captain) 9.Yasir Arafat 10.Mohammad Aamir 11.Saeed Ajmal

  • AleemLatif on February 22, 2010, 1:02 GMT

    PCBs tactics for retaining Khalid Latif and Imran Farhat in the team, replacing Kamran Akmal with Sarfaraz Ahmed and making Abdul Razak out of the team during OZ tour - are absolutely insensible, ill-advised and outlandish. This PARCHI/ Safarashi culture is doing no good for us and should be handled more severely by the Pakistan media. PCB should hire some young IT consultants (who have good cricketing sense), and their roles should only be to find the weaknesses in opposition batsmen as well as bowlers and should work together with the coach and rest of the team to device plans of actions before every match. They should also work together with Paki batsmen and bowlers to eradicate weaknesses in their techniques in consultation with the coach. And the coach should be young, energetic, friendly and well aware with advanced technologies and should be somebody with vast overseas exposure.

  • poderdubdubdub on February 21, 2010, 22:00 GMT

    Its a BIG SLAP on the face of the dirty politics of Pakistan cricket which tried its best to destroy the career of one of the most able and loyal servant of Pakistan cricket. Leaving Razzaq out of the first Twenty20 world cup was the most heinous crime a bunch of selectors could do. That broke Razzaq's heart who in utter devastation declared his retirement from the International Cricket. Can anyone fathom the damage done to Pakistan cricket caused by Abdul Razzaq's omission, in all formats of cricket? When Pakistan team was in trouble,they got him back in the middle of the last Twenty20 world cup, and the way the team's fortunes changed was there for all to see. And what the selectors do after that?they leave Abdul Razzaq out of the New Zealand and Australia tour, shame on PCB.

  • on February 21, 2010, 19:27 GMT

    dats really fantastic and tremendous inning by Abudl Razzaq!! we take our hat off to Him

  • on February 21, 2010, 16:32 GMT

    very good knock by abdul razzaq under pressure. He has justified himself that dropping him from oneday side was unjust.

  • swat1999 on February 21, 2010, 14:57 GMT

    This is real Pakistan after a long wait......

  • Ibminimaster on February 21, 2010, 12:52 GMT

    well deserved victory to the pakistan team, this ends the bad luck that was behind the team all the time. malik , fawad , razzaq they are playing really well . malik is still having some bad luck by that he was stumped of a wide that could have gone both ways anyways well played boys

  • Rehan497 on February 21, 2010, 11:53 GMT

    Great performance from Razzaq, to be honest this is where all pakistani's go wrong. One great performance and you want him captain, no it's best if he's not captain, it'll be a lot better for him to play without pressure and play as freely as he did yesterday. I've seen him do this sort of stuff every single year, he can do it, the pakistani board has to now build up a strong team ahead of the 20/20 world cup and the tour to England.

    This is the time where each play has to know its indvidual role, for me, the coach should be Ijaz Ahmed and the captain Shoaib Malik or Afridi. Sohaib Malik was looking good again yesterday however unluckly he was stumped.

  • on February 21, 2010, 9:53 GMT

    weldone guys! Hopefully they will defend T20 championship

  • ManHOOS on February 21, 2010, 9:47 GMT

    i am missing sohail tanvir badly plz bring him back

  • on February 21, 2010, 9:39 GMT

    gud win for pakistan...;).....

  • RehanOnline on February 21, 2010, 9:22 GMT

    Abdual Razzaq is really vry good all rounder n he can take pressure also n many team he is the match wining player ....

  • Khurram_Bhatti on February 21, 2010, 8:44 GMT

    @HaveYouGotYourBox razzaq was unfit thats why not seleted for Aus tour

  • TurboKam512 on February 21, 2010, 8:31 GMT

    As a very welcome victory for the struggling and loss struck team.. this just shows that if they really go for it they can win and Fortune always favours the brave...Razzaq was a pivotal campaigner for the Pakistan T20 side that won the T20 World cup and here he is again making sure that whereever there is a victory for the Pakistan Team his name is on the fore runners and goal getters ...suits them right.. PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt immediately after the win came out of the spectators seats and announced a reward of PKR 500, 000/- for the match winner Abdul Razzaq which shows that some where deep inside the winning appreciation from the board remains..and how a solitaire performance from one individual can replenish the millions country wide... Thankyou to Abdul Razzaq for yet another 'awesome' performance and hope he keeps it up and performs even better to uplift this side who had almost forgot how to win ..A lesson for his peers and colleagues that .. "It Ain't over till its over...."'

  • azhar289 on February 21, 2010, 8:02 GMT

    I was in stadium nd believe me our expectationzz were ZERO % when 4 were gone v r doubtful about their abilities.....they are unpedictable......tallented but don't hav confidence----------need some1 who energize them------- Great to see a win------- Onli 3 guyzzz performd well Umar Akmal---Fawad Alam---Abdul Razzaq (but this game is for 11 players not for 3 players)

  • on February 21, 2010, 7:52 GMT

    Yeah, this is why we are the world champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And INSHAALLAH we will defend our title successfully this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And reign again as the world champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My T20 Paki team would be: 1-Imran Nazir 2-Kamran Akmal 3-Shahid Afridi 4-Umar Akmal 5-Abdul Razzaq 6-Fawad Alam 7-Muhammad Aamer 8-Muhammad Asif 9-Umar Gul 10-Saeed Ajmal/Danish Kaneria 11-Yasir Arafat Shoaib Malik cannot play T20 despite being no.6 in the most runs scored

  • ramjunior on February 21, 2010, 7:47 GMT

    Trott was the major reason for pakistan's win due to his batting, and england's bowling and razzak did the job for pakistan

  • neil99 on February 21, 2010, 7:41 GMT

    "not least because Pietersen confirmed that he is close to finding his best form"

    How on earth can you claim Pietersen is 'finding his best form' after one solitary decent knock in a T20 against a fairly weak side? This is absolute rank journalism.

  • Rastus on February 21, 2010, 7:35 GMT

    And where is Mascarenas one of the cleanest strikers of the ball in cricket.

  • Rastus on February 21, 2010, 7:31 GMT

    Hopefully the selectors will now realise Joe Denly is out of his depth in international cricket and how does Jonathan Trott get into a 20-20 team he isn't exactly thrilling in Test cricket. If you are going to succeed in 20-20 you have to use specialist 20-20 players, not a makeshift team from the test squad. A lot of "English" players don't seem able to transition between the 3 formats of the game, unlike Collingwood who is boring in Test cricket but becomes a prolific slogger" when necessary. The ECB managed to take what looked like 30-40 backroom staff for the 'jolly' to Dubai but couldn't afford a few tickets for specialist 20-20 players.

  • on February 21, 2010, 7:24 GMT

    Razzaq had a wrist injury at the time of Australia tour. It was his come back tour of razzaq and he showed by this performance that he is the class hitter of cricket ball.

  • ww113 on February 21, 2010, 4:44 GMT

    In the recent past,Abdul Razzaq has been treated so shabbily by the Pakistan selectors that he lost all hope of playing for Pakistan and signed up for the ICL.Despite great performances in the World T 20 last summer,he was again dropped.About time he is rewarded with a permanant place in the side.

  • on February 21, 2010, 4:37 GMT

    Pakistan Zinda Baad Abbdul Razzaq is rock

  • on February 21, 2010, 4:14 GMT

    its all about Abdul razzaq

  • HaveYouGotYourBox on February 21, 2010, 3:28 GMT

    Can anyone explain to me why Razzaq did not tour Australia? It's amazing Pakistan win at all what with having no home matches and bizarre selection decisons - every player must be constantly looking over his shoulder.

  • mohsin11 on February 21, 2010, 0:20 GMT

    Great great performance by PAKIES especially Abdul rakkaq,umer akmal,fawad alam...this is the real T20 team......& this team vil inshallah win the comming worldcup under AFRIDI captaincy...to sum up marvelous performance by pakistan,this performance had shut the mouth of those people who started wondering that pakistan is no more T 20 champion.....cheersssssssss.....:)

  • PakistanicrickFan on February 20, 2010, 22:14 GMT

    well done guys...........................

  • PakistanicrickFan on February 20, 2010, 22:08 GMT

    Well it Was Complete Package ,i think we were still lacking Kamran and Aamir but still Welldone Lads.

  • aztecs on February 20, 2010, 21:45 GMT

    LOL Another fluke!!! How many more flukes!!!! Pakistan have never won comprehensively!!! They always make it difficult for themselves. Razzaq had to shine today because if he didnt he would have been dropped the next game!! Razzaq knew the inconsistency in selection. However, albeit i am glad he did well as he deserves his place. Safraz on the other hand doesn't as his wicket keeping skills are not even up to county standards let alone international and his batting even worse. Had Pakistan lost today K Akmals batting would have been missed. I think its time we gave Yasir Hameed another chance, surely he has corrected his footwork by now!!! My 20/20 team would be 1. Yasir Hameed 2. Imran Nazir 3. Kamaran Akmal 4. S Malik 5. Umar Akmal 6. Shahid Afridi 7. Abdul Razzaq 8. Mohammed Ammer 9. Yasir Arfat/Fawad 10. Umar Gul/M Asif (if outside UAE) 11. Saeed Ajmal

  • ahmed_syed on February 20, 2010, 20:59 GMT

    Finally a win....what will be interesting to see is...would this win and personal performances during this series play a major part in picking the next captain?? Knowing the great minds that run the show most probably YES!!!! as PCB likes short fixes over long term solutions.

  • on February 20, 2010, 20:30 GMT

    atlast there's a win 4 pakistan....thanks 2 razzak

  • on February 20, 2010, 19:51 GMT

    My word!!! one of the very best T20 innings, the world ever witnessed!!!

  • Nagariafi on February 20, 2010, 19:47 GMT

    Based on the type of batting Fawad Alam brings to the team he should have been sent ahead of Shahid Afridi at number 5. Seems to have a sensible head om his shoulder. A case can also be made for finding a place for Kamran Akmal in the team as Sarfraz was not impressive in these two matches. Kamran can even be brought in for Imran Nazir as a specialist opener not required to keep wickets. Omer Gul has generally had a terrible time since the T20 World Cup & should not be an automatic selection once Aamir & Asif are back in the side.

  • on February 20, 2010, 19:45 GMT

    finally...today they played like a unit;and won the match.Razzaq was a ray of joy and biltzed with 5 massive sixes :D

  • on February 20, 2010, 18:44 GMT

    Razzaq showed today that he is still best for this particular format..

  • on February 20, 2010, 18:42 GMT

    Its great to see another match-winner player of Pakistan to gain form !! I hope all of these Pakistani players maintain/return to form in Twenty20 world cup :)

  • on February 20, 2010, 18:38 GMT

    Wonderfull...really never seen such a performance...this is y he shud also be included in the test mtches...n the captaincy shud return to Shahid Afridi...

  • on February 20, 2010, 18:21 GMT

    What a wonderful knock.. Pakistan really need this win to come out of the fear to be defeated every time

  • on February 20, 2010, 18:20 GMT

    Thats what i called "Pakistan Rules" :) i hope they will remain this winning performance till the end of upcoming T20 world Cup final , Best of Luck Pakistan

  • darrameezali on February 20, 2010, 18:18 GMT

    Razzak is back with a bang.With the fire power of Razzak and Afridi, cool head of Umar and Malik and tight line & length of Ajmal and Gul,Pakistan are capable of beating any team on any part of the world. Add Kamran,Asif and Aamer to this team, they will be simply unbeatable..

  • videotalk19 on February 20, 2010, 18:12 GMT

    what a performance by Abdul Razzaq. I must say, after this performance, if Shah Rukh Khan got the news that he hit 18 balls 46 runs, he must be really upset not having him by his side. A true T20 hitter. regards

  • on February 20, 2010, 18:08 GMT

    Razzaq ia simply the best clean hitter around.Umar Akmal needs to improve his hitting to become a class act in shorter versions of the game.

  • AHKA on February 20, 2010, 18:05 GMT

    Great !! Great and Great, fantastice Batting from my hero, he is very talented Allrounder but unfortunately pakistan don't know his value , pakistan please wake up from the sleep , don't try much openers . you all knows that Razzaq can open the bat in 20 games like he did in ICL , then why pakistan not use him as opener??? best of liuch Razzaq bayee , ab main aram se so jata hoo , love you man .

  • st7091 on February 20, 2010, 18:04 GMT

    wow great victory gift by abdul razzak to Pakistan, Now Pakistan's Cricket Board Management pick him for one day squad too.

  • Kulaputra on February 20, 2010, 18:02 GMT

    An England win over Pak in T20 was too much magic and we all knew it could not lost. The leopard has not changed its spots - applies to both Pakistan and England. Pakistan find it tough to lose and England find it tough to win.

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  • Kulaputra on February 20, 2010, 18:02 GMT

    An England win over Pak in T20 was too much magic and we all knew it could not lost. The leopard has not changed its spots - applies to both Pakistan and England. Pakistan find it tough to lose and England find it tough to win.

  • st7091 on February 20, 2010, 18:04 GMT

    wow great victory gift by abdul razzak to Pakistan, Now Pakistan's Cricket Board Management pick him for one day squad too.

  • AHKA on February 20, 2010, 18:05 GMT

    Great !! Great and Great, fantastice Batting from my hero, he is very talented Allrounder but unfortunately pakistan don't know his value , pakistan please wake up from the sleep , don't try much openers . you all knows that Razzaq can open the bat in 20 games like he did in ICL , then why pakistan not use him as opener??? best of liuch Razzaq bayee , ab main aram se so jata hoo , love you man .

  • on February 20, 2010, 18:08 GMT

    Razzaq ia simply the best clean hitter around.Umar Akmal needs to improve his hitting to become a class act in shorter versions of the game.

  • videotalk19 on February 20, 2010, 18:12 GMT

    what a performance by Abdul Razzaq. I must say, after this performance, if Shah Rukh Khan got the news that he hit 18 balls 46 runs, he must be really upset not having him by his side. A true T20 hitter. regards

  • darrameezali on February 20, 2010, 18:18 GMT

    Razzak is back with a bang.With the fire power of Razzak and Afridi, cool head of Umar and Malik and tight line & length of Ajmal and Gul,Pakistan are capable of beating any team on any part of the world. Add Kamran,Asif and Aamer to this team, they will be simply unbeatable..

  • on February 20, 2010, 18:20 GMT

    Thats what i called "Pakistan Rules" :) i hope they will remain this winning performance till the end of upcoming T20 world Cup final , Best of Luck Pakistan

  • on February 20, 2010, 18:21 GMT

    What a wonderful knock.. Pakistan really need this win to come out of the fear to be defeated every time

  • on February 20, 2010, 18:38 GMT

    Wonderfull...really never seen such a performance...this is y he shud also be included in the test mtches...n the captaincy shud return to Shahid Afridi...

  • on February 20, 2010, 18:42 GMT

    Its great to see another match-winner player of Pakistan to gain form !! I hope all of these Pakistani players maintain/return to form in Twenty20 world cup :)