ICC World Twenty20, 13th Match, Group E: England v Pakistan at Bridgetown, May 6, 2010
ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group E
England won by 6 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados (neutral venue)
6 May 2010 (20-over match)

Thanks for the tee-up, Sahil. Pakistan struggled to 147 for 9, but they may yet have enough. Will Pakistan's bowlers go for the same bang-it-in approach as England did? The players are out in the middle, here we go...

0.1

Abdul Razzaq to Lumb, FOUR, well, that's just the start England would have been hoping for as a leg-stump half volley is dispatched with ease behind square on the leg side.

0.2

Abdul Razzaq to Lumb, 1 run, leg-stump line once more from Razzaq, although this time the damage is minimal as the ball is tapped gently into the leg side. He will need to find his radar quickly though, Pakistan don't have all that many runs to play with

0.3

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, no run, wide of off and left alone by Kieswetter, who looks just a tad nervous

0.4

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, no run, that's a much better line, zoning in on off stump, and he's pulled the length back a touch as well. Tapped defensively back to the bowler

0.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, no run, Kieswetter leaves alone once more as Razzaq finds some movement away from the right-hander both in the air and off the pitch

0.6

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, no run, dropped! Razzaq pitched it up, full and straight and Kieswetter chipped straight to Ajmal at mid on. He looked to have taken it cleanly, but the ball bobbled out of his hand as he went to celebrate! Shades of Gibbs at the '99 World Cup...

That could prove very costly

End of over 1 (5 runs) England 5/0 (143 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 7.52)

    • C Kieswetter 0 (4b)
    • MJ Lumb 5 (2b 1x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 1-0-5-0
1.1

Mohammad Asif to Lumb, 2 runs, Lumb shimmies down first ball to work the ball through midwicket

1.2

Mohammad Asif to Lumb, 1 run, short and Lumb works with the little width on offer to slap the ball down to third man

1.3

Mohammad Asif to Kieswetter, 1 run, drop-and-run from Kieswetter as the ball rolls just wide of square leg. Good, sharp single

1.4

Mohammad Asif to Lumb, 1 leg bye, Lumb aims an ungainly heave over midwicket but misses the ball entirely. They run a single though, as the ball bobbles off the pads to the off side

1.5

Mohammad Asif to Kieswetter, no run, Kieswetter dances down and aims a Karim Sadiq-esque mow over the covers, but he was nowhere near it

1.6

Mohammad Asif to Kieswetter, 1 run, stays deep in the crease this time to pull a short-ish ball out to deep square leg

End of over 2 (6 runs) England 11/0 (137 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 7.61)

    • C Kieswetter 2 (7b)
    • MJ Lumb 8 (5b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Asif 1-0-5-0
    • Abdul Razzaq 1-0-5-0

England's openers have looked to be proactive so far, but it hasn't quite come off

2.1

Mohammad Amir to Kieswetter, no run, he rolls the fingers over one to start and Kieswetter is nonplussed, standing rooted in the crease and hanging his bat out as the ball scoots by

2.2

Mohammad Amir to Kieswetter, 1 wide, misdirected from Aamer, as the ball swings down leg. Good take by the 'keeper

2.2

Mohammad Amir to Kieswetter, FOUR, chipped again, just over Ajmal's head at mid on! He got a finger to it, but it wasn't the most athletic of attempts

2.3

Mohammad Amir to Kieswetter, no run, no incident this time as the ball is tapped defensively to point

2.4

Mohammad Amir to Kieswetter, 2 runs, Kieswetter lofts one-handed out to deep midwicket, and luckily for him the ball lands safely in the outfield.

2.5

Mohammad Amir to Kieswetter, no run, stays back to defend a shorter ball into the covers

2.6

Mohammad Amir to Kieswetter, no run, ooh, superb bowling! Aamer lands the ball on a length outside off stump, angling across the right hander rather than swinging in and Kieswetter has a little nibble at it. He was lucky not to get an edge there

End of over 3 (7 runs) England 18/0 (130 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 7.64)

    • C Kieswetter 8 (13b 1x4)
    • MJ Lumb 8 (5b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Amir 1-0-7-0
    • Mohammad Asif 1-0-5-0
3.1

Mohammad Asif to Lumb, SIX, Smeared! Lumb skips down the track and lofts a length ball handsomely way over deep square leg. Savage blow!

3.2

Mohammad Asif to Lumb, no run, watchful defence from Lumb after the monstrous strike off the previous ball

3.3

Mohammad Asif to Lumb, FOUR, Lumb goes over the off side this time, again coming down the wicket to meet the ball and crunching the ball over the covers. And England are away!

3.4

Mohammad Asif to Lumb, 1 run, clipped down to fine leg this time

Lumb is striking the ball so cleanly, unlike Kieswetter who has struggled so far

3.5

Mohammad Asif to Kieswetter, FOUR, or at least he had been struggling, as Kieswetter adopts Lumb's technique, running down the wicket to slap the ball very hard through the covers

3.6

Mohammad Asif to Kieswetter, FOUR, classic Twenty20 shot, Kieswetter tries to hoick over midwicket but the ball takes the top edge, flying over the keeper and down to the third man boundary

End of over 4 (19 runs) England 37/0 (111 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 9.25, RRR: 6.93)

    • C Kieswetter 16 (15b 3x4)
    • MJ Lumb 19 (9b 2x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Asif 2-0-24-0
    • Mohammad Amir 1-0-7-0
4.1

Mohammad Amir to Lumb, FOUR, poor bowling from Aamer, and Lumb takes full toll, clipping a leg-side delivery down to fine leg with ease

4.2

Mohammad Amir to Lumb, 1 run, oh, Ajmal! Another drop! That was a dolly as Lumb slapped a low full toss straight to him, once again he looked to have taken it but as he tumbled over in taking the catch the ball bobbled out of his hands. Afridi holds his head in despair, and one really feels for Ajmal here

4.3

Mohammad Amir to Kieswetter, no run, fired in wide of off to beat Kieswetter's wild swish

4.4

Mohammad Amir to Kieswetter, no run, driven firmly but straight to mid off

Pakistan desperately need a lift after those missed chances

4.5

Mohammad Amir to Kieswetter, no run, back of a length on off stump, and Kieswetter chops the ball out to point

4.6

Mohammad Amir to Kieswetter, no run, he backs away this time, way outside leg, but Aamer follows him with a shorter ball. Kieswetter drops his hands on the shot as the ball whizzes past his grill

End of over 5 (5 runs) England 42/0 (106 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 8.40, RRR: 7.06)

    • C Kieswetter 16 (19b 3x4)
    • MJ Lumb 24 (11b 3x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Amir 2-0-12-0
    • Mohammad Asif 2-0-24-0

Ajmal comes on, and he has a chance to redeem himself after some horrific lapses on the field

5.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lumb, 1 run, Lumb is on the offensive immediately, swiping out to deep midwicket

5.2

Saeed Ajmal to Kieswetter, no run, well bowled, he held it back a touch and a hint of turn beat Kieswetter's defensive prod to strike him on the pad. Half an appeal is quickly quashed

5.3

Saeed Ajmal to Kieswetter, 1 run, full and clipped out to the leg side

5.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lumb, OUT, Gone! Stumped! Ajmal begins to make amends for his poor fielding with a great piece of bowling. Again he tossed the ball up bravely, Lumb took a couple of steps down the track looking for the leg-side heave but was beaten in the flight, and Kamran completed a smart stumping

MJ Lumb st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 25 (25m 13b 3x4 1x6) SR: 192.30

Afridi is in at slip for the new batsman, very wide almost a second or third slip position

5.5

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, no run, woops, we almost have the Red Bull run first ball, but KP is wisely sent back

5.6

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, they collect a run as the ball comes off the pad and trickles to fine leg's right

End of over 6 (3 runs) England 45/1 (103 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 7.35)

    • KP Pietersen 0 (2b)
    • C Kieswetter 17 (21b 3x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 1-0-2-1
    • Mohammad Amir 2-0-12-0

Spin from both ends now, as Mohammad Hafeez is brought on

6.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, 1 run, too straight, and Pietersen works the ball with the turn out onto the leg side for a single

6.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Kieswetter, 1 run, straight again, too straight and Kieswetter taps the ball into space on the leg side for another run

6.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, 2 runs, Pietersen comes down the track to hit with the spin in the air out to wide long on, but there's a man out there to cut it off

6.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, 2 wides, Hafeez needs to change his line here, this one is fired down leg and rightly given wide

6.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Kieswetter, SIX, huge! Kieswetter used his feet to great effect to get to the pitch and crunch a massive blow onto the roof of the Sir Garfield Sobers pavilion. A monstrous strike, to be sure, and the ball appears to have taken a chunk out of the side of the pavilion. And they bring out a new ball...

6.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Kieswetter, no run, leg side again, but it was the right ball to bowl this time as Kieswetter came down the track again and was lucky to get a boot on it

6.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Kieswetter, no run, good, tight line to finish from Hafeez as a quicker ball is speared in at off stump and Kieswetter gets right behind it to defend

End of over 7 (12 runs) England 57/1 (91 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 8.14, RRR: 7.00)

    • C Kieswetter 24 (25b 3x4 1x6)
    • KP Pietersen 3 (4b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-12-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 1-0-2-1

Well, Boom Boom failed completely with the bat, but he will be a menace with the ball and it will be interesting to see how Kieswetter and Pietersen respond to his leggies

7.1

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, FOUR, slapped over the covers first ball by Pietersen! The ball was pitched up on off stump and Pietersen made good contact as he hit with the spin over the infield. Diving effort on the boundary fails to cut it off

7.2

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 2 runs, shorter and quicker this time, and KP hangs back to slice the ball down to third man

7.3

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, hit back to the bowler

7.4

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, was that a wrong 'un, or an offie? The ball turned in to Pietersen's pads and is worked away to the leg side for a single

7.5

Shahid Afridi to Kieswetter, 1 run, flighted this time, and pushed through the covers for one

7.6

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, great ball! Came in to the right-hander once again, but he didn't seem to pick this one and was tucked up quite nicely

End of over 8 (8 runs) England 65/1 (83 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 8.12, RRR: 6.91)

    • KP Pietersen 10 (9b 1x4)
    • C Kieswetter 25 (26b 3x4 1x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-8-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-12-0
8.1

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, OUT, gone! Safe hands from Umar as Kieswetter came down the track and hit this ball up into the stratosphere. Umar circled underneath it at long on for what seemed like an age, and managed to cling on the the steepling chance. Thank goodness it wasn't Ajmal down there!

C Kieswetter c Umar Akmal b Abdul Razzaq 25 (39m 27b 3x4 1x6) SR: 92.59

8.2

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, 1 run, slower ball, leg-cutter and Pietersen comes down the wicket to drive the ball down to long on

8.3

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 run, sharp movement in to Collingwood, but the line is too straight and he works it with the angle out to square leg to get off the mark

8.4

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, 2 runs, too straight again, and Pietersen walks across his stumps and flicks out to fine leg with confidence

8.5

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, 1 run, on a length on off stump and Pietersen drives to long off as the batsmen complete a leisurely single

8.6

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, just outside off this time, and the ball holds its line to beat Collingwood's leaden-footed force off the back foot

End of over 9 (5 runs) England 70/2 (78 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.77, RRR: 7.09)

    • PD Collingwood 1 (2b)
    • KP Pietersen 14 (12b 1x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 2-0-10-1
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-8-0

Pakistan were 70 for 1 at this stage, so honours even so far

9.1

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, swept very hard out to deep square leg by Pietersen

9.2

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, 1 run, full and flighted and driven to long off

England rotating the strike well in the middle overs

9.3

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, slightly shorter, and quick too and KP stayed back to try and cut, but was beaten by some exaggerated bounce

9.4

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, driven out through the covers, and Pietersen has pinged himself as he went through with the shot, clipping his left ankle with the bat. Ouch! He's down and the physio is out, but it doesn't look too serious. A painful blow though. Is that his dodgy ankle? Shockingly, Sahil can't remember...

9.5

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, 1 run, driven to long off, and Pietersen hobbles through for one

9.6

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, hit very hard back past the bowler and down to long off.

Pietersen is still struggling with that ankle, so there won't be any more quick singles

End of over 10 (5 runs) England 75/2 (73 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.50, RRR: 7.30)

    • KP Pietersen 17 (16b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 3 (4b)
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-13-0
    • Abdul Razzaq 2-0-10-1
10.1

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, FOUR, great shot! Came down the track and across too to slap a length ball down to fine leg. The fielder was up and that's raced away. No sign of a dodgy ankle there!

And Kamran is up to the stumps now

10.2

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, no run, dropped! Hit very hard straight back at Razzaq, he got his hands to it but couldn't hold on, and another chance goes begging!

10.3

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, FOUR, well, that's gotta hurt! The very next ball Pietersen hammers a long hop out to the cover boundary. He really hit the covers off that one, there was a fielder out there but he couldn't get round to cut it off

10.4

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed to Razzaq's left and down to long off for one

10.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 run, straight, and coming in off the seam, Colly nurdles behind square on the leg side and they amble through for another

10.6

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, 2 runs, full and angling in to the pads, Pietersen stands at the crease to clip firmly out to wide long on, where the fielder sprints round to cut off a well-timed shot

End of over 11 (12 runs) England 87/2 (61 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.90, RRR: 6.77)

    • KP Pietersen 28 (21b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 4 (5b)
    • Abdul Razzaq 3-0-22-1
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-13-0
11.1

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run, drifting in, gripping and turning away, Collingwood trues to run it down to third man but can't beat the man at 45

11.2

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed out through the covers for one

11.3

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, coming in to the pads and clipped to leg for a single

Pakistan are struggling to keep these two quiet

11.4

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, FOUR, good, intelligent cricket shot there. The ball was short and on his legs, Colly knew where the gap at fine leg was and picked it to perfection with a paddle-pull and the ball rolled away for a boundary

11.5

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, 1 run, just milking the bowling now, as this one is pushed down to long off

11.6

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, another single and England are cruising now, tapped to long on

End of over 12 (8 runs) England 95/2 (53 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.91, RRR: 6.62)

    • KP Pietersen 30 (23b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 10 (9b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-21-0
    • Abdul Razzaq 3-0-22-1
12.1

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, 1 run, length from Asif, and Pietersen walks down the wicket to send the ball down to long on

12.2

Mohammad Asif to Collingwood, 2 runs, short, wide and Collingwood cuts hard behind point. The fielder at point got half a hand to it to take some pace off it and third man runs round to cut it off

12.3

Mohammad Asif to Collingwood, 1 run, sharp fielding from Butt, who dives to cut off a backfoot drive on the off side but can't stop the run

12.4

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, 2 runs, struck very firmly out to the cover sweeper, and England collect another run, and the hundred comes up

Pakistan are beginning to look deflated now, the runs are flowing for England

12.5

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, 1 run, Asif went for the yorker but just missed his mark, and Pietersen dug the ball out to long on

12.6

Mohammad Asif to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood charges down and clips a full ball out to deep midwicket, all too easily

End of over 13 (8 runs) England 103/2 (45 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.92, RRR: 6.42)

    • PD Collingwood 14 (12b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 34 (26b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Asif 3-0-32-0
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-21-0
13.1

Saeed Ajmal to Collingwood, 1 run, really looped up, but Collingwood didn't take the bait, content to simply drive down to long off. And, with England needing just more than a run-a-ball, why would he do anything else?

13.2

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, SIX, lofted by Pietersen down to long off, where Aamer leapt but couldn't stop it, parrying the ball over the rope!

13.3

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, no run, good ball, tapped straight to the fielder on the leg side

13.4

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, no run, and again, he can't get it away

13.5

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen looks for the gap behind square on the off side, but again can't quite find it and that's another dot

13.6

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, 1 run, worked away square again and this time he does beat the fielder, but the sweeper cleans up

End of over 14 (8 runs) England 111/2 (37 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.92, RRR: 6.16)

    • KP Pietersen 41 (31b 3x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 15 (13b 1x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 2-0-10-1
    • Mohammad Asif 3-0-32-0
14.1

Mohammad Amir to Pietersen, FOUR, short, wide and cut away very hard behind point by Pietersen, who looks like he's having a net out there, such is the ease of his shot-making

14.2

Mohammad Amir to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen walks down the wicket to Aamer, who slips in a short ball which is pulled off the hip down to the fielder at fine leg

14.3

Mohammad Amir to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood now takes a few steps down the wicket and tries to go inside-out over the off side. He fluffs the shot though, sending the ball swirling over the covers off the splice, but into a vacant area

14.4

Mohammad Amir to Pietersen, no run, full, almost a yorker and KP bunts it back to the bowler

14.5

Mohammad Amir to Pietersen, no run, full, fast and wide from Aamer, and the ball slips under Pietersen's attempted drive. Good ball, and Pakistan will need a lot more of them in these closing overs if they are to make anything of this game

14.6

Mohammad Amir to Pietersen, 1 run, slower ball, offcutter, but Pietersen spots it and collects a single between the fielders on the off side

End of over 15 (7 runs) England 118/2 (30 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.86, RRR: 6.00)

    • KP Pietersen 47 (36b 4x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 16 (14b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Amir 3-0-19-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 2-0-10-1

Afridi back for his final over, and Pakistan desperately need something magical from him

15.1

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, SIX, no, it's all Pietersen, who skips down and lifts Afridi back over his head with a clean swing of the blade. That's his fifty, and he's found things pretty easy out there

15.2

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, pulls the length back and Pietersen slaps to the cover fielder

15.3

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, fuller and powered into the off side again, but the cover fielder gets himself behind the ball to cut it off

15.4

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, again Pietersen finds the fielder with a shot through the off side

15.5

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, finds the gap this time, and they collect a gentle single

15.6

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, OUT, Gone! Afridi strikes with his last ball as Collingwood tries to repeat Pietersen's stroke from earlier in the over but can only send the ball as far as the long on fielder, who holds on to the chance. Will there be a final twist to this match?

PD Collingwood c Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 16 (31m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 106.66

End of over 16 (7 runs) England 125/3 (23 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.81, RRR: 5.75)

    • KP Pietersen 54 (41b 4x4 2x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-28-1
    • Mohammad Amir 3-0-19-0
16.1

Mohammad Asif to Morgan, 1 run, length, angling across the left-handed Morgan, who drives into the covers, beating the diving cover fielder to collect a single and get off the mark

16.2

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, 2 runs, full, yorker-length and snaking in to Pietersen through the air, but he walks across to get the ball away behind square on the leg side

16.3

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, FOUR, full again, but just short of yorker length and Pietersen gets underneath it to clip the ball off one leg out to the square leg boundary. In the slot, and put away!

16.4

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, no run, he pulls the length back now, aiming at off stump and Pietersen is content to just drop the ball into the off side

16.5

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, FOUR, terrific shot! Low, in-swinging full toss but he sent it back right off the middle of the bat, beating long on for another boundary. Pietersen is in full flow now, middling everything

16.6

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, no run, slightly shorter and hammered into the off side, but straight to the cover fielder

End of over 17 (11 runs) England 136/3 (12 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 4.00)

    • KP Pietersen 64 (46b 6x4 2x6)
    • EJG Morgan 1 (1b)
    • Mohammad Asif 4-0-43-0
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-28-1
17.1

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, tossed up by Ajmal, and Morgan stretches forward to defend watchfully to the off side

17.2

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, full and floaty, Morgan turns his wrists on this one but can only send it back to the bowler

17.3

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, same again, hit back to Ajmal who collects cleanly

17.4

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, FOUR, and Morgan, having had a look at a few, sweeps powerfully out to deep midwicket for four. Top shot, right out the middle and England need single figures now

17.5

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, quicker through the air, pushed to the off side

17.6

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, OUT, gone! Arm ball from Ajmal, and Morgan didn't pick it! He went back to what he believed to be a short ball, but it came on quickly with the arm to beat his attempted pull and rattle the timber! A sting in the tail? Probably not, with England only needing 8 from 12, but you never know!

EJG Morgan b Saeed Ajmal 5 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

End of over 18 (4 runs) England 140/4 (8 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.77, RRR: 4.00)

    • KP Pietersen 64 (46b 6x4 2x6)
    • Saeed Ajmal 3-0-14-2
    • Mohammad Asif 4-0-43-0
18.1

Mohammad Amir to Pietersen, 1 run, well, two pieces of fielding sum up Pakistan's performance completely. Pietersen chopped the ball hard to point's right, but the fielder dived superbly to cut it off and hurled the ball in to the keeper with Pietersen way out of his crease. Kamran caught the return cleanly, but then ran past the stumps without taking the bails off! A terrible miss there...

18.2

Mohammad Amir to Wright, 1 run, off the face and down to third man

18.3

Mohammad Amir to Pietersen, FOUR, crunch! Pietersen thumps a full toss past a diving mid off and away to the boundary. All over for Pakistan now...

18.4

Mohammad Amir to Pietersen, no run, another full toss, very wide of off and it's driven straight to the cover fielder, with all the fielders in now. Had he left that, it would definitely have been a wide

18.5

Mohammad Amir to Pietersen, no run, bouncer from Aamer! KP wasn't expecting that, but he managed to duck his head out of the way just in time

18.6

Mohammad Amir to Pietersen, no run, Another bouncer, but Pietersen can't get it away and the match goes in to the final over!

End of over 19 (6 runs) England 146/4 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.68, RRR: 2.00)

    • KP Pietersen 69 (51b 7x4 2x6)
    • LJ Wright 1 (1b)
    • Mohammad Amir 4-0-25-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 3-0-14-2
19.1

Saeed Ajmal to Wright, no run, doosra, and Wright can't get it away! Hit gently into the covers. Two from 5 needed now...

19.2

Saeed Ajmal to Wright, 1 leg bye, scores level as Wright goes down to slog sweep, misses, and they run a leg bye as the ball squirts square on the off side

19.3

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, FOUR, and there's the game! Short ball, Pietersen stayed deep in his crease and flayed it away through the covers to end the match in fitting style

Pakistan have been flattened by a great innings from Pietersen. He was authoritative from the start, hitting the ball very hard, collecting boundaries from bad balls and working the good ones away for singles and twos. Pakistan were a disappointment in the field after scrapping their way to 147, dropping easy chances and missing what should have been a simple run out in the penultimate over. They are not down and out yet, but they will need to search for some inspiration in their remaining games.

Lots of you have questioned Afridi's tactics in this game, particularly his rotation of the bowlers in the middle overs. Indeed, what Pakistan really needed was for their spinners to get some rhythm with a good spell in the middle, as England's did, to keep the runs down as England chased a modest target. It is also unclear what Fawad Alam's role in the side is, as he bats at No. 8 and doesn't bowl.

"You can't afford to miss opportunities," says Afridi, "had we taken the opportunities the match could have turned out differently."

"Let's not get too carried away, but we're delighted with the win and to get some points on the board," says Collingwood. "There are a few areas to improve on, we were a bit sloppy at the end, but I was pleased with how we took the momentum back in the middle of Pakistan's innings."

Kevin Pietersen gets the Man of the Match award. "The ankle's fine," he says. "It's not an easy wicket but our boys bowled really well on it. We need one more victory and hopefully we can get to a semi-final." On Twenty20 cricket: "The more you play, the better you get. Twenty20 cricket is serious business now."

That's all for today from your commentary team, Sahil Dutta and Liam Brickhill. Andrew Miller's bulletin is up, so do check that out for an incisive and indepth look at today's game. South Africa take on New Zealand in the second game of the day, so stay with Cricinfo for full coverage of what should be a thrilling encounter, with both sides looking to build momentum in the Super Eights stage.

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