Player of the Match
Player of the Match
172dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

England seal series in thriller

England produced world-class death bowling coupled with moments of brilliance in the field to snatch a five-run victory in the deciding Twenty20

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
62(52) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
1 4 7 4 5 12 5 24
Asad Shafiq
Asad Shafiq
34(32) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
6 4 8 3 3 4 5 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O4
M0
R23
W4
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JW Dernbach
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • 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

Player Of The Series

Series result

England won the 3-match series 2-1

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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: Alex Winter

END OF OVER:
20 | 7 Runs 2 Wkts | PAK: 124/6 (6 runs required, RR: 6.20)

  • Hammad Azam2 (2b)
  • Jade Dernbach4-0-24-2
  • Stuart Broad4-0-24-1

So here ends England's first full tour of the UAE. A tour that has produced some fascinating cricket and some real stories. Plenty to feel good about and to think about for both teams. Where from here? Well Pakistan are next in action in the Asia Cup, which begins on March 11. England also have little break, flying out to Sri Lanka in two week's time ahead of their two-Test series. That's when I'll be back to describe the action so be good between now and then. But make sure you stay with the team for full coverage of all the major matches here on ESPNcricinfo.com.

This is the lowest total that England have ever defended in T20s. An absolutely outstanding effort with the ball and their fielding, apart from the one miss from Bairstow (who later redeemed himself to run out Afridi) was fantastic. Those three last overs from Dernbach and Broad were a perfect example of how to bowl at the death. They backed their skills and executed them perfectly.

A low-scoring thriller to end the tour. Kevin Pietersen, who is man of the match and man of the series, battled away in difficult conditions to set up some kind of score and the bowlers and fielders did the rest.

A great comeback from England since the hammering in the Test series, they dominated the ODI series and have now won the T20 series 2-1 and can take a great deal out of this tour, especially in a year where they will defend their World T20 title in September.

19.6
W
Dernbach to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, bowled him!! A slower ball out of the back of the hand, Misbah swings and missed and loses his leg stump. England win by five runs, an absolute thriller of a game!

Misbah-ul-Haq b Dernbach 28 (56m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

So Six to win off the last ball...goodness me what a finish to the tour...

19.5
1
Dernbach to Hammad Azam, 1 run, swung at, an edge to third man
19.4
1
Dernbach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, pulled out in the leg side but just a single as midwicket comes quickly off the fence
19.4
1w
Dernbach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, short and wide of the off stump, wide called!!
19.3
1
Dernbach to Hammad Azam, 1 run, flat, full, straight and dug out into the covers, great delivery

And now Hammad Azam...

19.2
W
Dernbach to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, OUT, slapped down to long on, the through comes back to the keeper's end, gone!! Afridi is run out trying to come back for the second, a fantastic flat, quick return to Kieswetter who again did brilliantly get the ball back onto the stumps

Shahid Afridi run out (Bairstow/†Kieswetter) 3 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8Mohammad HafeezAwais Zia
2nd40Awais ZiaAsad Shafiq
3rd28Misbah-ul-HaqAsad Shafiq
4th37Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Akmal
5th7Shahid AfridiMisbah-ul-Haq
6th4Misbah-ul-HaqHammad Azam