Result
2nd T20I (N), Dubai (DSC), Feb 25 2012, England tour of United Arab Emirates
150/7
(18.2/20 ov, target 151)
112
England won by 38 runs
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
England150/7(20 overs)
Pakistan112(18.2 overs)
Hammad Azam21 (15)
Stuart Broad2/12(3.2)
end of over 190 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 112/10CRR: 6.1 • RRR: 23.40 • Need 39 from 10b
Aizaz Cheema0 (3)
Stuart Broad3.2-0-12-2
Jade Dernbach3-0-13-1

We have a decider to end the tour in Abu Dhabi on Monday. It should be a cracker. England were excellent today. They judged a good total, bowled with fire (as they have all tour) and fielded with zeal. Pakistan had one of their bad evenings, especially with the bat. Stay with us for the presentation news.

A few of you asking for more information about what happened when Finn ran out Ajmal. We only saw one replay, but there was certainly a bit of contact. Didn't escalate, though.

Well, don't think we'll get much of a presentation but I can confirm that Jonny Bairstow is Man of the Match. Fully deserved for the innings and his fielding. You can read all about it in David Hopps' report. With that, I'm going to sign off for the night. From Andrew McGlashan and Alan Gardner thanks for joining us and catch you Monday for the winner takes all clash from Abu Dhabi.

18.2
w
Broad to Shahid Afridi, OUT
gone! Job done by England. Afridi tries to launch a good-length delivery over the leg side and it skews high into the off side where Morgan, running from backward point, holds a good catch. Boy, England have fielded well tonight.
Shahid Afridi c Morgan b Broad 25 (46m 23b 2x4 1x6) SR: 108.69
18.1
Broad to Shahid Afridi, no run
slower ball, back of the hand, wide of off stump and Afridi doesn't offer a shot
end of over 181 runs
PAK: 112/9CRR: 6.22 • RRR: 19.50 • Need 39 from 12b
Aizaz Cheema0 (3)
Shahid Afridi25 (21)
Jade Dernbach3-0-13-1
Steven Finn4-0-30-3

Dernbach doing his job perfectly

17.6
Dernbach to Aizaz Cheema, no run
another low full toss, pushed through the covers but they turn down the run
17.5
Dernbach to Aizaz Cheema, no run
slower ball, comes out as a low full toss but Cheema can't get it past Morgan at backward point
17.4
Dernbach to Aizaz Cheema, no run
full outside off, Cheema tries to play into the off side but can only push it back to Dernbach
17.3
1
Dernbach to Shahid Afridi, 1 run
full delivery is driven strongly down the ground, one bounce to long-off...no damage
17.2
Dernbach to Shahid Afridi, no run
excellent yorker, inswinging at Afridi's toes and he refuses a single to long-on
17.1
Dernbach to Shahid Afridi, no run
outside off and left alone (!) which suggests Afridi badly misjudged the line

Dernbach again

end of over 1711 runs • 2 wicket
PAK: 111/9CRR: 6.52 • RRR: 13.33 • Need 40 from 18b
Saeed Ajmal0 (0)
Steven Finn4-0-30-3
Ravi Bopara3-0-23-1

That over should decided the match, but...

16.6
w
Finn to Shahid Afridi, OUT
sharp work from Finn. Started with a good yorker which Afridi struggled to dig out, the ball rolled towards Finn in his follow through and he swooped to thrown down the stumps to leave Ajmal well short. Hmm, did Finn have a little push at Ajmal there after completing the run out?
Saeed Ajmal run out (Finn) 0 (2m 0b 0x4 0x6)
16.5
Finn to Shahid Afridi, no run
backs away to leg, swings across the line, gets a bottom edge into his pads which rolls back to Finn
16.4
w
Finn to Umar Gul, OUT
that's finished that. Finn gambles with another short one, Gul tries to repeat the earlier shot of short fine leg but gets a top edge that flies straight up. Kieswetter trotted around and took it easily.
Umar Gul c †Kieswetter b Finn 10 (6m 4b 1x4 1x6) SR: 250.00

Afridi is almost playing the anchor role...almost

16.3
6
Finn to Umar Gul, SIX runs
that's big. This isn't over. Finn offers up length again and Gul launches it comfortably over deep midwicket
16.2
4
Finn to Umar Gul, FOUR runs
dropped in short, and very well played as he helps it over short fine leg with a controlled swivel-hook...was a very controlled shot, he'd read the field. Not a great delivery
16.1
1
Finn to Shahid Afridi, 1 run
full on leg stump, swung away towards short fine leg where Samit Patel dives well to make a one-handed stop with his left hand

Steven Finn back into the fray

end of over 163 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 100/7CRR: 6.25 • RRR: 12.75 • Need 51 from 24b
Umar Gul0 (1)
Shahid Afridi23 (15)
Ravi Bopara3-0-23-1
Stuart Broad3-0-12-1
15.6
Bopara to Umar Gul, no run
swing and miss, no damage done for England

Free hit coming up for Umar Gul's first ball

15.6
2nb
Bopara to Shahid Afridi, (no ball) 1 run
oh dear, Ravi, he's overstepped. That's very poor. On leg stump and flicked to deep square

Excellent over, under pressure, from Bopara

15.5
Bopara to Shahid Afridi, no run
swinging into the pads, beats Afridi's leg-side swipe and it loops back to Bopara
15.4
Bopara to Shahid Afridi, no run
another dot ball, tries to launch over the leg side and doesn't connect
Best performances - batsmen
JM Bairstow
60 runs (46)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
31 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
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C Kieswetter
31 runs (24)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
leg glance
9 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
401115415
Best performances - bowlers
ST Finn
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
3
Eco
7.50
SCJ Broad
O
3.2
M
0
R
12
W
2
Eco
3.60
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of United Arab Emirates
Player Of The Match
Jonny Bairstow
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 228
Season2011/12
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 days25 February 2012 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Ahsan Raza
Zameer Haider
TV Umpire
Shozab Raza
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe