Player of the Match
Player of the Match
280dThe Report by David Hopps

England clinch whitewash in Super Over

England clinched a 3-0 whitewash in the T20 series after Chris Jordan produced a terrific Super Over after Pakistan could not scrambled two off the last ball in the main portion of the match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik
75(54) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 21 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
11 4 3 14 9 0 16 18
JM Vince
JM Vince
46(45) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 4 8 4 4 4 3 18

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Willey
DJ Willey
O4
M0
R36
W3
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
O4
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

England won the 3-match series 3-0

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

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

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

12.20am: It's getting rather late so, from Gnasher and me, it's goodnight and good luck. Thanks, as ever, for your contributions to three thoroughly entertaining series between Pakistan and England out in the UAE. We'll be back for more fun and frolics soon (after a lie down). Cheerio!

12.05am: Time for the presentations... This match has gone on so long it's now Tuesday. Chris Jordan wins Smart Player for his Super Over, Chris Woakes the Most Colourful Innings, Shahid Afridi the Outstanding Performance. And Shoaib Malik is named Man of the Match for his 75 from 54 balls: "Yes I would have been very happy if we won the game but this is T20 cricket and I would like to congratulate the English team for the way they played throughout the series. We played hard but tomorrow is a new day and whatever mistakes we have made we will try to do better. I tried to clear the boundary, I'm not that strong and I couldn't, I think my hand it still struggling a bit... We need to work on certain areas, we'll sit down with the management and discuss things. I'm a senior cricketer, I need to contribute with my bowling, it's my responsiblity to deliver."

Afridi is Pakistan's Man of the Series and for England it is James Vince: "Yes, it's pleasing to contribute to the wins, it's my first series so a nice way to start. It's nice to get an opportunity, some of the situations I was in I had to steady it but I enjoyed every minute."

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi: "I must give credit to the English team, these guys did really well in the ODIs and T20. We played well, batted well but missed the opportunity again. There were five overs we didn't bowl well, Shoaib Malik set things up and showed the batsmen the way to build an innings. England is a world-class team, we've had great preparation, lots of things have come out of this series and we will work on it. We've discussed things with the coach and we have a gap to sort things out. [Jordan] bowled well, perfect yorkers and he didn't give us any room, he really bowled well."

England captain Eoin Morgan: "It's really topped off a fantastic tour for us, I don't think we deserved to win tonight but the fight within the camp, taking it to a Super Over and Chris Jordan stood up, six perfect yorkers, brilliant stuff. He said he'd love to bowl, we set a field and he stood up to the plate. [Squad depth] That's really important for us, we haven't the privilege of a huge domestic T20 tournament, so it's important we expose our guys to pressure situations, putting our skills under pressure. Fortunately tonight we came out the better side. It's important for us to continue to develop as a team as much as we can."

11.55pm: It's nearly midnight in Abu Dhabi and England have finished their tour of the UAE in some style, wrapping up a final victory in the limited-overs leg. This is their first-ever 3-0 T20 series win and it means they swap places with Pakistan in the ICC rankings, up from No. 6 to No. 4. Chris Jordan, eh? That was some iron-grip choke-hold death bowling, but what a cracking match it was to get to that stage. England dragged themselves up from a rather sorry 86 for 6, Pakistan then recovered from 65 for 5 but Shoaib Malik's fabulous innings was not quite enough, as he fell to the penultimate ball of the innings.

0.5
2
Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 2 runs, tossed up on off, Morgan drives it down the ground, to the left of long-off, they decide to go for a second, the winning run... and Anwar can't collect with the run-out beckoning! England have won, Buttler sliding home on his shirtfront to seal victory in their very first Super Over!
0.4
1
Shahid Afridi to Buttler, 1 run, flighted topspinner, Buttler drives through the covers, past the infield but there's a man sweeping on the boundary
0.3
0
Shahid Afridi to Buttler, no run, full on the stumps, Buttler reverses the hands and connects well but he sends it to Rafatullah on the bounce at backward point, he gets the throw in looking for the run-out but the batsman had regained his ground - another dot ball!
0.2
1
Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 1 run, tossed up, around off stump from over the wicket, Morgan elects to push one through mid-off and take the single
0.1
0
Shahid Afridi to Morgan, no run, Morgan to face, Afridi slides a loopy legbreak across outside off and he fails to connect... a good start!

Of course, Pakistan can still make this exciting again, it's possible to bowl England out by taking two wickets... Afridi is going to bowl, England send out Buttler and Morgan

END OF OVER:
1 | PAK: 3/1

A masterful display of death bowling from Chris Jordan means England will only need to hit four from their six balls to take the game... That's actually a bit of an anti-climax

0.6
W
Jordan to Umar Akmal, OUT, bowled him! Leg stump out of he ground as Umar went across his stumps attempting to ramp the ball to fine leg... He missed, Jordan hit and Pakistan have managed just three from their Super Over!

Umar Akmal b Jordan

0.5
0
Jordan to Umar Akmal, no run, brilliant from Jordan! Yorker outside off, Umar crunches it into the ground and straight back to the bowler - another dot
0.4
0lb
Jordan to Shahid Afridi, 1 leg bye, he backs away, Jordan follows him, 90mph delivery at his toes, big swing and a miss, the ball spoons into the off side, just one again
0.3
1
Jordan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, pitched up, full bunger on middle and off, Umar clubs it through midwicket, can't get any elevation - just one to the man in the deep
0.2
0lb
Jordan to Shahid Afridi, 1 leg bye, another attempted yorker, comes out as a full toss on the pads and he goes for the almighty heave but misses. They take a legbye as the ball trickles to square leg
0.1
0
Jordan to Shahid Afridi, no run, Jordan goes full on the pads, Afridi swings across the line and fails to connect! Nutmegs him and Buttler does well to grab it - dot ball

END OF OVER:
20 | PAK: 154/7 (1 run required, RR: 7.70)

Well, breathless stuff. This game isn't over yet. It's now an over apiece. Pakistan will bat first. What a bonkers game of cricket this has been. So many mistakes in it, but some good stuff as well. Afridi is one of the batsmen at the crease...Jordan will bowl. Umar Akmal the other

19.6
1b
Woakes to Sohail Tanvir, 1 bye, it's a bye! We have a Super Over! They are checking for the run out but think Tanvir made it. Yes, he has! He missed his heave, Buttler gathered - he was standing back - and opted to under-arm (he didn't already have his glove off) to the non-striker's end because Anwar Ali had made such a head start on the run

Ahsan aslam: "I cant watch it ... "

One ball. Two runs. One for a Super Over. Khaqan Khan: "I want to see a super over!" You might well do. Long chat between a huddle of England players. It's been a terrificlly entertaining match

19.5
W
Woakes to Shoaib Malik, OUT, he's found long on! This game isn't over yet. He opts for the glory shot, trying to clear the boundary, but he can't get the leverage and it's a simple catch

Shoaib Malik c Billings b Woakes 75 (89m 54b 8x4 2x6) SR: 138.88

Two balls. Two runs

19.4
1
Woakes to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, clubbed towards mid-off and they scamper the run which brings Malik back into strike

Scott: "England will never be world champions until they learn how to bowl at the death, two games in a row they have failed to do it." This is part of that learning process. It's a tough job. And they won the first two matches, no?

19.3
0
Woakes to Sohail Tanvir, no run, dot ball! It was length again, wider outside off, Tanvir tried to swing through the leg side and couldn't make contact

Fielders going everywhere. Surely Pakistan's game.

19.2
6
Woakes to Sohail Tanvir, SIX runs, that should just about seal it! Can't get the ball full enough, it's on a length at off stump and Tanvir strikes beautifully through the line over long on

josiah: "Dont we only get super overs in the wt20? otherwise it's a tie" Apparently not. No idea why you can't just a tie in bilateral matches. Anyway

19.1
1
Woakes to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full at the stumps, he can only heave to long on for a single...over to Tanvir

Ten to win. 9 for a Super Over. Woakes to bowl. omkar: "woakes vs malik.. who will be the MoM" Awais: "Super over On the Cards ;-)"

England on a roll

4-0

England's win-loss record in T20Is in 2015. It's the first time they've played more than three T20Is in a calendar year without losing any. In 2014, they won 3, lost 9

Pakistan's T20I problems

10-13

Pakistan's win-loss record in T20Is in the UAE. They had won seven of their first 12, but have won only three of their last 11. Against Eng, they have a 2-5 record here