8:53 pm Welcome back. Sarfraz is an animated man as Pakistan walk out to defend 174. Sending his fielders on their various paths. Dismisses Babar from his presence. He's pumped for this. Hashim Amla at the non-strikers, not quite so. Imad Wasim warms up near him. Tamim to face.

0.1
0
Imad Wasim to Tamim Iqbal, no run, flat and at a length from around the wicket, ramped to short fine leg
0.2
1
Imad Wasim to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, good length at off stump, pushes it into the covers with soft hands and gets off the mark
0.3
1
Imad Wasim to Amla, 1 run, back of a length, slides back in at off stump. Big gap between bat and pad as he flicks this on the up to long-on
0.4
1
Imad Wasim to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, backs away to make room, but it's pushed through flat. No time to more than punch this length ball to long-on
0.5
0
Imad Wasim to Amla, no run, back of a length at off stump, jammed into the covers off the back foot
0.6
2
Imad Wasim to Amla, 2 runs, good length, angled into the pads. Watches it comes in off the pitch and shovels it wide of long-on

END OF OVER:
1 | 5 Runs | World: 5/0 (170 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 8.94)

  • HM Amla3 (3b)
  • Tamim Iqbal2 (3b)
  • Imad Wasim1-0-5-0

Here's Sohail Khan

1.1
2
Sohail Khan to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, some swing into the left-hander, but it's nicely picked off the pads to deep square. Leaned into this as it dipped in at leg stump from a length
1.2
0
Sohail Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, harmless full toss, right in the slot outside off but it's a gentle push from Tamim. Straight to short extra cover
1.3
1
Sohail Khan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, length at leg stump, nicely timed flick again to find deep square
1.4
1
Sohail Khan to Amla, 1 run, back of a length at middle stump, tucked wide of mid-on on the up
1.5
1
Sohail Khan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, back of a length at middle stump, flicked to deep square off the back foot
1.6
4
Sohail Khan to Amla, FOUR, back of a length, in at leg stump. Gets on top of the bounce and whips this to the midwicket boundary

END OF OVER:
2 | 9 Runs | World: 14/0 (161 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 8.94)

  • HM Amla8 (5b)
  • Tamim Iqbal6 (7b)
  • Sohail Khan1-0-9-0
  • Imad Wasim1-0-5-0
2.1
6
Imad Wasim to Tamim Iqbal, SIX, back of a length at middle stump. Backs away to try and clear the off side infield. He's a little early on the shot and so it's off the inside half as he looks to force this upwards. Enough of a connection to clear the long-off boundary though

Kaushik: "You need a good powerplay if you're chasing on such wickets which tends to slow down.Are we expecting dew to come on later?" --- Not too much dew yesterday. But I wouldn't say this is a pitch that slows up

2.2
4
Imad Wasim to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, good length at leg stump, shuffles quickly after shaping to make room, gets down on his back knee and dabs this past short fine with a sweep

Imad switches to over the wicket

2.3
0
Imad Wasim to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length at leg stump, flicked to midwicket
2.4
2
Imad Wasim to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, nearly drags it to midwicket but it's safe in the end. Steps out, nowhere near the pitch. Swipes across the line and drags it wide of long-on where Shehzad dives backwards and to his left for a stunning stop
2.5
0
Imad Wasim to Tamim Iqbal, no run, walks outside off but can't connect on his sweep against this length ball
2.6
4
Imad Wasim to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, connects this time. A big over. Showed his leg stump, but he knows the angle Imad will use. It's fired in at a length on leg stump and he gets under it, and then lifts it through the vacant backward square region

END OF OVER:
3 | 16 Runs | World: 30/0 (145 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 8.52)

  • Tamim Iqbal22 (13b)
  • HM Amla8 (5b)
  • Imad Wasim2-0-21-0
  • Sohail Khan1-0-9-0

Here's Shinwari

3.1
1
Usman Khan to Amla, 1 run, back of a length, angled across off stump. Whipped against the angle to midwicket who half-stops it with a dive to his right
3.2
1lb
Usman Khan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, back of a length, skids through quickly at middle stump. Too fast for Tamim's flick. Bit of an appeal from the bowler but that was going over. In the mean time, they sneak a leg bye to the keeper's left
3.3
4
Usman Khan to Amla, FOUR, oh yesssssssss. What a shot. Good length, in at off stump. Not too much room but there's Amla's wand. Swishes down at it, no feet, and thumps it past extra cover on the up
3.4
0
Usman Khan to Amla, no run, length at leg stump, flicked straight to short fine
3.5
4
Usman Khan to Amla, FOUR, legend. Once more, no feet against this length ball on off stump. Stands tall, offers the full face and punches it past the non-striker
3.6
1
Usman Khan to Amla, 1 run, slower ball, good length on the pads. Tucks it through mid-on on the up

END OF OVER:
4 | 11 Runs | World: 41/0 (134 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 10.25, RRR: 8.37)

  • HM Amla18 (10b)
  • Tamim Iqbal22 (14b)
  • Usman Khan1-0-10-0
  • Imad Wasim2-0-21-0

Raees now

4.1
1
Rumman Raees to Amla, 1 run, back of a length at middle stump, slight shuffle to whip this to deep square

Amazing Amla

78

Hashim Amla's average in T20Is since 2016, the best among all players with 10+ innings. He has scored 6 fifties in 10 innings in this period.

Pakistan's prolific

1690

Previous most runs by a Pakistan player in T20Is, by Umar Akmal. Shoaib Malik has gone past him in this match.

Shehzad's 50th

9

No. of Pakistan players to appear in 50 or more T20Is, including Ahmed Shehzad who is playing his 50th in this match.

Collingwood comes back

2011

Last time Paul Collingwood played any International game, before appearing for World XI in this match. His last game was in World Cup 2011, v Bangladesh.