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135dThe Report by George Dobell

Billings and Plunkett inspire England win

England were vindicated in their decision to use an international match to experiment with team changes, after their fringe players powered them to a 14-run victory over Pakistan in Dubai

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SW Billings
53(25) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
3 14 3 2 6 1 8 16
EJG Morgan
45(38) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 7 5 4 7 9 7 6

Best performances - Bowlers

LE Plunkett
O4
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJW Topley
O4
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.10

Match days

26 November 2015 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Andrew Miller

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | PAK: 146/10 (15 runs required, RR: 7.30)

  • Sohail Tanvir25 (22b)
  • Reece Topley4-0-24-3
  • Chris Jordan4-0-37-0

A breathless game that was more one-sided than Pakistan's tail let on. Sam Billings produced a brilliant cameo, Liam Plunkett unleashed fury and hellfire. Stephen Parry's superb spell of slow-mo spin was critical. And Pakistan never recovered from the failings of their top-order.

So, thanks for reading. Have a look at George Dobell's match report, which will be updated here shortly, and have a gander at this factoid as well. In becoming the oldest player from a Test country to make his T20I debut, Rafatullah Mohmand beat a few with more than 20,000 international runs. More in our Top Fives.

Shakeena Samadh: "Mr. Miller make sure to remind people of tomorrows pink ball thriller too :)" Oh yes, indeed. History in the making at Adelaide tonight... tune in, or drop out.

Join us again tomorrow for the second match of three.

19.6
W
Topley to Imran Khan, OUT, nope, he can't! A swing, an edge, all over Red Rover!

Imran Khan c †Billings b Topley 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Imran on strike ... can he score?

19.5
1
Topley to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, bunted down to Moeen at long-off, who gathers on the bounce
19.4
0
Topley to Sohail Tanvir, no run, swished down the ground, but all along the ground

So Imran Khan, Test cricket's runless wonder, is at the crease. EDIT: Apparently it's a different Imran Khan. Of course it is. They are legion!

Aftab.Dawn: "@Miller: for you what was the turning point of this match?" Billings' Billscoops ...

19.3
W
Topley to Wahab Riaz, OUT, smashed down the ground! Huge excitement for a split-second as the crowd sense a six, but Moeen at long-on is in position to poop the party ...

Wahab Riaz c Ali b Topley 21 (23m 13b 4x4 0x6) SR: 161.53

19.2
4
Topley to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs, similar delivery, Wahab stands his ground this time and flails a one-bounce four over long-off!
19.1
0
Topley to Wahab Riaz, no run, outside off, swinging away, and Topley gets away with one. The batsman gave himself too much room to connect with his wallop

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8Rafatullah MohmandSarfaraz Ahmed
2nd12Mohammad HafeezRafatullah Mohmand
3rd5Rafatullah MohmandMohammad Rizwan
4th17Sohaib MaqsoodMohammad Rizwan
5th32Sohaib MaqsoodUmar Akmal
6th0Shahid AfridiSohaib Maqsood
7th1Sohaib MaqsoodAnwar Ali
8th25Sohail TanvirAnwar Ali
9th45Wahab RiazSohail Tanvir
10th1Sohail TanvirImran Khan (1)