Player of the Match
Player of the Match
396dDavid Hopps

Gul and Ajmal deny England at the death

England won the toss and decided to bowl in their first T20 encounter in World Cup year. Stuart Broad's side will hope to continue the excellent form from the ODI series and set a platform for their World T20 defence in October.

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik
39(33) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
3 8 0 10 2 3 9 4
RS Bopara
RS Bopara
39(32) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 2 9 1 5 1 11 10

Best performances - Bowlers

GP Swann
O4
M1
R13
W3
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Umar Gul
O4
M1
R18
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

23 February 2012 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Alex Winter

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs | ENG: 136/6 (9 runs required, RR: 6.80)

  • Jonny Bairstow22 (21b)
  • Graeme Swann2 (7b)
  • Junaid Khan4-0-42-0
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-26-0

It's all over, Pakistan win by 8 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the series. Junaid kept his nerve, despite expensive figures earlier on, but it was Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal who tightened the noose in the final over. England didn't bat badly but they left themselves with a little too much to do, failing to appreciate that Misbah had a couple of maverick aces tucked up his shirt sleeve. Still, a closely fought game, sixes, wickets, cheerleaders ... Everyone goes home happy. Oh, and Umar Gul was Man of the Match. Have a good night, ta ra!

19.6
2
Junaid Khan to Bairstow, 2 runs, straight, full and again hacked into the ground, out to long-on

Barring distaster ...

19.5
2
Junaid Khan to Bairstow, 2 runs, full toss, swings hard, hits high up the bat and flies through extra-cover

England need extras to win from here ...

19.4
1
Junaid Khan to Swann, 1 run, wide yorker as Swann backs away ... and he chops into the ground
19.3
1
Junaid Khan to Bairstow, 1 run, pitched up again, can't get under the ball, crunched low down the ground
19.2
2
Junaid Khan to Bairstow, 2 runs, full, hacked widly out between long-on and deep midwicket - they scramble back for two
19.1
1b
Junaid Khan to Swann, 1 bye, slow ball, batsman fails to connect byt the batsman charge through for a run anyway as Umar misses from behind the stumps

Here's Junaid again, at the death. Off we go then ...

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England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st48KP PietersenC Kieswetter
2nd3RS BoparaC Kieswetter
3rd29RS BoparaEJG Morgan
4th33RS BoparaJM Bairstow
5th8JM BairstowJC Buttler
6th0SR PatelJM Bairstow
7th15GP SwannJM Bairstow