England tour of United Arab Emirates, 2009/10 / Commentary

Pakistan v England T20I Series - 2nd T20I

England v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

17.15 Hello cricket fans, wherever you are, and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the second Twenty20 between Pakistan and England at Dubai. I'm Liam Brickhill, and Andrew McGlashan and I will be guiding you through what is sure to be an exciting encounter.

Shahid Afridi is back for Pakistan today, having served his two-match ban, and his presence will surely gee up a Pakistan side who desparately need some inspiration in the midst of a 10-match losing streak.

For their part, England will be brimming with confidence after the way their middle order overcame the early wobble yesterday to complete the good work done in the field.

The big story in their camp is that Craig Kieswetter, who batted so confidently in the England Lions v England game, has been added to England's one-day squad for the tour to Bangladesh. You can read all about it here.

17.30 Pakistan have won the toss, and have put England in to bat. "There was some dew yesterday and our bowlers struggled a bit," explains Shoaib Malik.

And some England team news: Ryan Sidebottom is out with some thigh trouble after falling awkwardly in the field yesterday, which means that Ajmal Shahzad will be making his international debut!

"Hi cant wait for this one-should be a cracker with BOOM BOOM AFRIDI back," says Atif in the UK. You and me both Atif, and Pakistan will certainly be looking to Afridi to bring some magic back to their team dynamic. Afridi v Morgan in England's innings and Afridi v Shahzad in Pakistan's provide possibilities for an explosive contest.

17.54 The same pitch is being used today, Paul Allott and Waqar Younis have inspected it and say that while there hasn't been much wear to the pitch, they think it will be important to see off the threat of the new ball at the beginning of the innings, but expect it to play a little quicker than yesterday.

17.58 Right, batsmen and fielders are out on the field, here we go!

0.1

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, 2 runs, full, leg-side, clipped to long leg by Trott

0.2

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, no run, Great ball, back of a length and seams away, Trott taps it to the off side

0.3

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, no run, Ooh, and again, this one moves away and Razzaq has Trott feeling for it and missing outside off. Ball doesn't carry through to the keeper though

0.4

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, no run, full and straight, Trott clips it firmly to midwicket, but well-fielded there

0.5

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, no run, Razzaq keeping it very tight here, in the channel on off stump on a good length, and the ball's not really coming on to the bat here

0.6

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, 2 runs, full again, and well-placed by Trott past the midwicket fielder, and he picks up a couple more

End of over 1 (4 runs) England 4/0 (RR: 4.00)
IJL Trott    4* (6b)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-4-0
JL Denly    0* (0b)     

Great first over from Razzaq there, really kept it tight. What can Arafat do?

1.1

Yasir Arafat to Denly, 2 runs, On the hips, nicely timed by Denly and he's off the mark straight away.

1.2

Yasir Arafat to Denly, no run, Denly solid in defence as Arafat pitches it up. There is a little movement for the bowlers out there

1.3

Yasir Arafat to Denly, no run, just outside off, nips back a little off the seam but left alone by Denly. England's openers in no rush here

1.4

Yasir Arafat to Denly, no run, Same ball, but he plays at it this time. hits the inside half of the bat and trickles to mid one

1.5

Yasir Arafat to Denly, no run, driven firmly by Denly, but straight at the cover fielder

1.6

Yasir Arafat to Denly, 2 runs, straighter again, and well played by Denly through midwicket, the deep square leg runs round and keeps it to two

End of over 2 (4 runs) England 8/0 (RR: 4.00)
JL Denly    4* (6b)      Yasir Arafat    1-0-4-0
IJL Trott    4* (6b)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-4-0

2.1

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, no run, pitched back of a length and that seams sharply in to Trott, who plays it a little awkwardly.

2.2

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, no run, Trott gets on top of this one, nurdling it to midwicket but the tumbling fielder cuts it off, no run there

2.3

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, no run, and again, sharp movement in to the batsman, Trott plays across the line to midwicket but can't connect and the ball thuds into his pads

2.4

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, no run, outside off this time, goes straight on and Trott plays the ball watchfully into the covers. Not timing it too well, is Trott

2.5

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, 2 runs, half-volley on leg stump and that's firmly clipped through midwicket, and the batsmen run England's fifth two of the innings!

2.6

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, no run, full again, but that's a good line, Trott leans on the ball and pushes to midwicket, but straight to the fielder

End of over 3 (2 runs) England 10/0 (RR: 3.33)
IJL Trott    6* (12b)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-6-0
JL Denly    4* (6b)      Yasir Arafat    1-0-4-0

3.1

Yasir Arafat to Denly, no run, good bowling, full and seaming away and Denly drives airily outside off stump. Lucky not to get an edge on that one, although it may not have carried anyway

3.2

Yasir Arafat to Denly, 1 run, Denly plays this much more watchfully, and the batsmen steal a single to mid on

3.3

Yasir Arafat to Trott, 1 run, shorter, and Trott half-pulls this to the sweeper at midwicket. The bowlers have been very straight to Trott, who keeps moving across his stumps

"Reply to Atif: BOOM BOOM Afridi who? Oh - did you mean BITE BITE Afridi?" says Shawn. What jolly fine humour that is.

3.4

Yasir Arafat to Denly, no run, Denly charges down the track and has a massive heave, but his head's in the air and he missed the ball by miles

3.5

Yasir Arafat to Denly, OUT, Gone! Arafat strikes! Another failure for Denly, ball nips back in through a massive gap between bat and pad and the stumps are rattled

JL Denly b Yasir Arafat 5 (15m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Denly dismissed by his former Kent teammate there, and Pietersen strides confidently to the crease

3.6

Yasir Arafat to Pietersen, 5 wides, Pietersen moves right across his stumps and tries to hit to leg, big seam movement and that's four wides down the leg side!

3.6

Yasir Arafat to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen walks down the track and mistimes a short-arm jab to mid on. He's showing intent, obviously keen to get going straight away

End of over 4 (8 runs) England 18/1 (RR: 4.50)
KP Pietersen    1* (1b)      Yasir Arafat    2-0-12-1
IJL Trott    7* (13b)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-6-0

"Why do England persist with batsman who take far too long to get set," says a frustrated Joe. "Denly and Trott isn't a good combination, we need a pair who take the attack to the bowlers, not wait for a bad ball. There's not the time!" Come in Mr Kieswetter?

4.1

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, 1 run, hit straight to mid-on, and it's the red bull run! Very tight single there, fielder has a go but misses, that would've been a close call

4.2

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, 1 run, Trott plays the ball defensively into the covers and they steal another sharp single

4.3

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, 1 run, straight to mid-off, but the fielder fumbles it and they get another single. Bad misfield by Shoaib Malik there

4.4

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, 1 run, shorter, and slightly wide outside off, but Trott just hangs his bat out lazily to play the ball down to third man

4.5

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, FOUR, down the track, great shot from Pietersen to just his fourth delivery. Uses his feet to great effect and bunts that over a wide mid-on for a boundary

long on has gone back now

4.6

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, no run, walks down again and flicked aggressively down to fine leg

End of over 5 (8 runs) England 26/1 (RR: 5.20)
KP Pietersen    7* (5b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-14-0
IJL Trott    9* (15b)      Yasir Arafat    2-0-12-1

Hi folks, it's Andrew here for the next five overs while Liam makes tea (hint Liam, make tea). Fairly even start here

5.1

Yasir Arafat to Trott, FOUR, that's Trott's best shot, drifting onto leg stump and flicked away past short fine-leg and it beats deep square to the rope

5.2

Yasir Arafat to Trott, 1 run, opens the face and runs this down to third man

Pietersen back on strike and he has looked keen and positive again today

5.3

Yasir Arafat to Pietersen, FOUR, ooh, that was close, short ball which seams back into Pietersen but he angles it away between the two short third-man fielders with precision...skill or luck? A bit of both

5.4

Yasir Arafat to Pietersen, 3 runs, extravagant flick off his legs, goes in the air for a long time but falls just short of deep square-leg running away and it nearly dribbles to the boundary

5.5

Yasir Arafat to Trott, no run, outside off, pushed square to backward point

5.6

Yasir Arafat to Trott, 1 run, moves across his crease and flicks away to deep square-leg

So that's the end of the Powerplay...39 for 1, a decent start on another slow-ish pitch

End of over 6 (13 runs) England 39/1 (RR: 6.50)
IJL Trott    15* (19b 1x4)      Yasir Arafat    3-0-25-1
KP Pietersen    14* (7b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-14-0

6.1

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, no run, good line on off stump, Trott wants to use his feet but in the end just defends into the covers

6.2

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, no run, pushed square into the off side, can't find the gap

6.3

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, 1 run, once again the ball doesn't really come on as Trott glides this backward of point

6.4

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, 1 run, another powerful flick off his legs, another fumble in the field as well, this time at midwicket

6.5

Abdul Razzaq to Trott, 1 run, thick inside edge as he tries to drive, dribbles towards square leg...Trott certainly not finding it was easy as Pietersen

6.6

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, no run, huge swing and a miss, outside off and Pietersen tries to heave it through the leg side down on one knee but only connects with fresh air

End of over 7 (3 runs) England 42/1 (RR: 6.00)
KP Pietersen    15* (9b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-17-0
IJL Trott    17* (23b 1x4)      Yasir Arafat    3-0-25-1

Here we go, the moment all you Pakistan fans have been waiting for, it's Shahid Afridi to have a bowl

7.1

Shahid Afridi to Trott, no run, full on off stump, driven firmly into the covers

7.2

Shahid Afridi to Trott, 1 run, in the block hole, worked down to long on

7.3

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, tossed up a little more, Pietersen drives strongly but just for a single down the ground

7.4

Shahid Afridi to Trott, no run, angled out to backward point

7.5

Shahid Afridi to Trott, no run, googly this time, cramps Trott for room and he can't find a gap in the off side

Certainly doesn't waste any time between deliveries...Trott can't take long getting ready to face

7.6

Shahid Afridi to Trott, no run, driven into the off side, tight start from Mr A

End of over 8 (2 runs) England 44/1 (RR: 5.50)
IJL Trott    18* (28b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-2-0
KP Pietersen    16* (10b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-17-0

It's a double-spin attack...here's Saeed Ajmal with his offspinners and doosras

8.1

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, 3 runs, nearly strikes first ball, Pietersen backs away and gets a bottom edge as he tries to drive and it scoots past leg stump down to fine leg

8.2

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 1 run, played with the spin through midwicket

8.3

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, SIX, boy, what a shot that was, steps down the track and launches this into the top tier of the stand with an effortless straight drive and takes out a spectator in the process...elegance and power from KP, he's getting it back

8.4

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, 1 run, opens the face and dabs into the off side

8.5

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, expansive drive, but doesn't make contact against a quicker ball

8.6

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, fired in on middle and leg, tries to whip into the leg side but only takes the pad

End of over 9 (11 runs) England 55/1 (RR: 6.11)
IJL Trott    19* (31b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-11-0
KP Pietersen    26* (13b 2x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-2-0

9.1

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, cut away hard but straight to backward point...Pietersen itching to cut loose

9.2

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, FOUR, another crackerjack from Pietersen, stands and deliveries as he drills this in the air through mid off with the power to beat the deep fielder

9.3

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, quicker ball on the stumps, Pietersen just jabs down on it in time

9.4

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, FOUR, well, what happened there? Pietersen wasn't even looking as Afridi bowled and just swings his bat at it, getting a bit top edge that loops over short third man...that was extraordinary, what would KP have said if he'd been out?

9.5

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, inside edge into the leg side

9.6

Shahid Afridi to Trott, 1 run, driven down the ground and that's the half way mark.

For the next five overs, with Pietersen on fire, it's back to Liam

End of over 10 (10 runs) England 65/1 (RR: 6.50)
IJL Trott    20* (32b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-12-0
KP Pietersen    35* (18b 4x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-11-0

right, what can England do in the second half of their innings?

10.1

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 1 run, clipped to midwicket

10.2

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, 1 run, down the track, and an easy push down the ground

10.3

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 1 run, Trott using his feet as well here, and good running

10.4

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, 1 run, wristy push from Pietersen, hit back towards the bowler

10.5

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, down the pitch again, this one goes on with the arm and played defensively

10.6

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, FOUR, finally Trott finds some timing, fuller delivery and slog-swept with good power to the midwicket boundary

End of over 11 (8 runs) England 73/1 (RR: 6.63)
IJL Trott    26* (36b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-19-0
KP Pietersen    37* (20b 4x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-12-0

Pietersen looks in ominous form here, if he can bat through England will be in a great position

11.1

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, SIX, down the track, extraordinary shot, he's hit a low full toss straight back over Afridi's head

11.2

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen sits back in the crease now, flaying this through the off side off the back foot

11.3

Shahid Afridi to Trott, no run, and that one spun back in, Trott didn't seem to pick it, played awkwardly

11.4

Shahid Afridi to Trott, no run, oh, an attempted reverse-sweep , but he can't connect

11.5

Shahid Afridi to Trott, 2 runs, hit uppishly but into the gap on the leg side for a couple

11.6

Shahid Afridi to Trott, no run, full, Trott plays this into the covers but straight at the fielder and there's no run there

End of over 12 (9 runs) England 82/1 (RR: 6.83)
IJL Trott    28* (40b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-21-0
KP Pietersen    44* (22b 4x4 2x6)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-19-0

plenty of banter between Afridi and Pietersen, but Pietersen's come out on top so far. He looks in great touch. And Umar Gul is into the attack now, can he pick up a wicket?

12.1

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, starts with a short, wide ball which Pietersen throws absolutely everything at, but he's missed the ball by miles

12.2

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, good length, Pietersen gets on top of it and drops the ball to the off side, and they scamper a single

12.3

Umar Gul to Trott, 1 run, wide again, Trott times it well but Alam at point makes a good diving stop, he's definitely saved runs there

12.4

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, this one nips back in sharply to take the inside edge, and that almost squeezed through to hit the stumps. There's definitely still something for the bowlers in this pitch

12.5

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, dropped! Pietersen comes down the track and absolutely hammers the ball straight at Afridi, who puts down a tough chance. He looks to be in some pain too.

12.6

Umar Gul to Trott, 1 run, and another misfield allows a single

End of over 13 (4 runs) England 86/1 (RR: 6.61)
IJL Trott    30* (42b 2x4)      Umar Gul    1-0-4-0
KP Pietersen    46* (26b 4x4 2x6)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-21-0

"That was Afridi's eating hand as well," says Andrew Miller from the ground. The ball can breathe again

13.1

Shahid Afridi to Trott, no run, tossed up, reverse sweep but can't connect

13.2

Shahid Afridi to Trott, 1 run

13.3

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 2 runs, hammered through the off side, Pietersen wants two and they make it through

13.4

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 2 runs, wristily flicked through leg, and that's Pietersen's fifty. Stylish innings, and timely too

13.5

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, flighted again, hit straight back at the bowler

13.6

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen has a go at this one, doesn't middle it but the ball rolls down to long on and Pietersen keeps the strike

End of over 14 (6 runs) England 92/1 (RR: 6.57)
KP Pietersen    51* (30b 4x4 2x6)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-27-0
IJL Trott    31* (44b 2x4)      Umar Gul    1-0-4-0

14.1

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, nicely bowled, good pace and Pietersen can't do much with that one

14.2

Umar Gul to Pietersen, SIX, massive hit! Pietersen backs away and lofts the ball way, way over long off. That ball has gone straight into one of the sponsor's boxes. Huge.

14.3

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 no ball, gives himself room again, and can't connect, but that's a free hit as Gul over-stepped there. What can Pietersen do with it?

14.3

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, full, wide yorker, well bowled

14.4

Umar Gul to Trott, no run, full again, Trott pushes the ball down to mid on

14.5

Umar Gul to Trott, FOUR, gives himself a bit of room, the ball is pitched up and he hammers that through the covers. In the air but timed well, important boundary for Trott

14.6

Umar Gul to Trott, no run, back of a length, cut into the off side but can't find the gap

End of over 15 (12 runs) England 104/1 (RR: 6.93)
IJL Trott    35* (47b 3x4)      Umar Gul    2-0-16-0
KP Pietersen    58* (34b 4x4 3x6)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-27-0

Thanks Liam, Andrew here again. These last five overs should be fun.

15.1

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, 1 run, worked down to long on

15.2

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 1 run, leading edge as he tries to work to leg, the ball loops into space on the off side

15.3

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, no run, excellent quicker yorker, Pietersen squeezes it out but only to the keeper

15.4

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, 1 run, whipped with a turn of the wrists into the leg side

England have so many wickets in hand that they can really cut loose, they could do with 160 here

15.5

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 2 runs, poor line, down the leg side and swept around the corner...deep square-leg does well to cut off the boundary

15.6

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 1 run, goes down on his knee and sweeps out to deep square...keeps the strike which Pakistan won't mind

End of over 16 (6 runs) England 110/1 (RR: 6.87)
IJL Trott    39* (50b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-25-0
KP Pietersen    60* (37b 4x4 3x6)      Umar Gul    2-0-16-0

16.1

Umar Gul to Trott, OUT, heaves into the leg side but it just dribbles away...Trott doesn't want the single, but Pietersen charges up the pitch and Trott is sacrificed which is the right thing for England

IJL Trott run out 39 (65m 51b 3x4 0x6) SR: 76.47

Morgan comes in at No. 4...a promotion after last night's effort. What can he do in 3.5 overs?

16.2

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, width outside off stump, swings away further and Pietersen gets the toe end as he drives out to deep cover

That was a curious innings from Trott as he never really found his timing

16.3

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, full outside off, driven firmly to cover and a valuable dot ball

16.4

Umar Gul to Morgan, 1 run, angled away neatly down to third man to get off the mark

Gul has done well in this over...can Pakistan keep England under 150?

16.5

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 wide, way wide outside off, that would nearly have been too wide in Test cricket

16.5

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, excellent yorker, Pietersen was very deep in his crease and jabs it into the leg side

16.6

Umar Gul to Morgan, SIX, there he goes, on leg stump and Morgan effortlessly picks this up over deep square-leg for a handsome six...was just a flick from Morgan, but he packs such a punch

Very useful end to the over for England

End of over 17 (10 runs) England 120/2 (RR: 7.05)
EJG Morgan    7* (3b 1x6)      Umar Gul    3-0-26-0
KP Pietersen    62* (39b 4x4 3x6)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-25-0

17.1

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, OUT, goes for a sweep and is struck on the back leg, the umpire is quick to raise his finger and that ends a fine innings from Pietersen...well, replays suggest that may have gone down leg side

KP Pietersen lbw b Saeed Ajmal 62 (52m 40b 4x4 3x6) SR: 155.00

Another promotion, here's Luke Wright

17.2

Saeed Ajmal to Wright, no run, starts with a doosra, Wright is square up and gets a leading edge into the off side

17.3

Saeed Ajmal to Wright, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, chipped just over midwicket

17.4

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, comes in with the arm, cramps Morgan for room and he can only get a single to backward point

England not getting away here

17.5

Saeed Ajmal to Wright, 1 run, down the track, drives and gets a thick outside edge to short third man

Pakistan won't mind singles, excellent stuff from Ajmal

17.6

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, full outside off, driven firmly into the offside and straight at cover...a direct hit from Afridi brings the third umpire into action but Wright is comfortably home

End of over 18 (4 runs) England 124/3 (RR: 6.88)
EJG Morgan    9* (5b 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-29-1
LJ Wright    2* (3b)      Umar Gul    3-0-26-0

18.1

Umar Gul to Morgan, 1 wide, fire outside off and it's given wide much to the annoyance of bowler and keeper

18.1

Umar Gul to Morgan, OUT, another one goes, Morgan tries to loft straight down the ground but instead it goes straight up in the air and long off gets round comfortably

EJG Morgan c Shoaib Malik b Umar Gul 9 (10m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

England losing their way a touch here...not getting the late charge they wanted

18.2

Umar Gul to Wright, 1 run, leg stump yorker, swung away through the side

The bat twisted in Morgan's hand as he played his shot

18.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, SIX, what a way to start, down the pitch and swings a back-of-a-length delivery over long leg for six...that's how to do it

That's the new vintage of Collingwood

18.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 run, uses his feet again and crunches a drive down to long on

18.5

Umar Gul to Wright, 2 runs, gives himself room and only just manages to reach this, gets a thick edge down to third man where there's a fumble which allows a second run

18.6

Umar Gul to Wright, SIX, goodbye, don't bother looking for that, was on a good length and Wright picked it up early, swinging mightily over deep midwicket for the second six of the over...that was a sweet strike

End of over 19 (17 runs) England 141/4 (RR: 7.42)
LJ Wright    11* (6b 1x6)      Umar Gul    4-0-43-1
PD Collingwood    7* (2b 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-29-1

So six balls to go, 150 on the cards for England...a couple more sixes would be useful for them, Pakistan need six good deliveries

19.1

Yasir Arafat to Collingwood, 1 run, full toss outside off, hammered to cover who is on the edge of the circle

19.2

Yasir Arafat to Wright, 2 runs, wide full toss, Wright almost swings himself off his feet and clears short third man for another brace

19.3

Yasir Arafat to Wright, OUT, another one goes miles in the air, but not with the required distance and Afridi steadies himself under the catch...importantly for Pakistan it's a dot ball, the wicket is a bonus

LJ Wright c Shahid Afridi b Yasir Arafat 13 (12m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 162.50

Tim Bresnan the new batsman...and lazily from England the batsmen didn't cross so he's on strike instead of Collingwood

19.4

Yasir Arafat to Bresnan, OUT, low full toss hammered straight down to long off where Imran Nazir takes a good catch...late wickets boosting Pakistan

TT Bresnan c Imran Nazir b Yasir Arafat 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Arafat on a hat-trick, but at least Collingwood crossed this time

19.5

Yasir Arafat to Collingwood, 3 runs, ooh, that was nearly it as Collingwood swings hard through the leg side and the ball falls just short of deep square-leg running around, but only manages to kick it away

19.6

Yasir Arafat to Prior, 1 run, well bowled, excellent yorker and all Prior can do is jab it into the off side for a final-ball single

Well, an interesting innings where for so long England were well placed thanks to Pietersen's 60 from 40 balls, but late wickets kept Pakistan well and truly in the game. Paul Collingwood wanted 140-150 so he will be fairly happy, but Shoaib Malik will feel that Pakistan can chase these down especially with Shahid Afridi back in the side. Join us in around 15 minutes at 7.40pm for the second innings

End of over 20 (7 runs) England 148/6
MJ Prior    1* (1b)      Yasir Arafat    4-0-32-3
PD Collingwood    11* (4b 1x6)      Umar Gul    4-0-43-1
Series Results
England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Feb 20, 2010
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Feb 19, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
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Feb 20, 2010

Abdul Razzaq had no problems finding the stands, England v Pakistan, 2nd Twenty20, Dubai, February 20, 2010

Abdul Razzaq had no problems finding the stands

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Feb 20, 2010

Pakistan's win in the second game means they share the series with England, England v Pakistan, 2nd Twenty20, Dubai, February 20, 2010

Pakistan's win in the second game means they share the series with England

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