Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    40.4 gone! Afridi held that one back a bit and Cook was a little early on the shot, lobbing the ball off the face straight back to the bowler. Still, that's another captain's knock and he's left England very well set 194/3
    15.3 he's gone! Half forward, playing around a straight one - it was the offspinner, but there wasn't much turn and Pietersen went down the Bakerloo (translation: the wrong line). Even he can't bring himself to review that ... Actually, I tell a lie, there was quite a bit of turn there. 67/1
    26.3 got him, poor dismissal. Trott trying to square drive a short ball outside off, he didn't particularly move his feet and got a feather-edge behind to Akmal. None of the family could have shelled that simple chance. 116/2
    49.6 an almighty skier, which went pretty much straight up and down, with Umar coming in to take the catch above the stumps. Good comeback from Cheema, who started abysmally today but pulled Pakistan back into it with some excellent death bowling 250/4
    not out
    16 (b 1, lb 5, w 10)
    250/4 (50 Overs, RR: 5.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-67 (Kevin Pietersen, 15.3 ov), 2-116 (Jonathan Trott, 26.3 ov), 3-194 (Sir Alastair Cook, 40.4 ov), 4-250 (Ravi Bopara, 49.6 ov)
    Umar Gul714306.14236000
    Aizaz Cheema904925.44274030
    Mohammad Hafeez402406.00113010
    Abdur Rehman1013603.60321000
    Shahid Afridi1013813.80302000
    Saeed Ajmal1005415.40253120
    15.2 the breakthrough England needed! It was a tame dismissal, Hafeez mistiming an on drive straight to Jonathan Trott at midwicket. He took a straightforward catch at head height and Jimmy has his first wicket of the series. No need for assistance from the dew if the batsman are going do that ... 61/1
    21.2 slower ball, lbw appeal ... but with Farhat dawdling halfway down the wicket, Broad swoops on the loose ball and underarms into the stumps! It had struck the left-hander outside leg stump but he seemed distracted by the appeal and Broad was quick to seize the chance. Not that we saw a lot of it, as the cameras focused on Dharmasena shaking his head ... 92/2
    32.5 misses a straight one and off stump is pegged back! Azhar played back, trying to give himself room to cut through point but it hurried on to him and rattled into the wicket. Samit strikes again! England seize the advantage once again 142/4
    24.1 on middle and leg, straightens and hits the pad ... out! Is he going to review? No! Patel's golden arm strikes again - as with Misbah and Malik in the first ODI, there was nothing that special about the delivery but it was on target and Younis played around his pad. Samit has tipped the scales (no sniggering) for England ... 104/3
    47.1 oh what a take! Kieswetter takes an absolute pearler running back behind him to remove Misbah and Pakistan's last hope. Misbah tried to swing a full Broad ball to leg, got a big top edge, it whirled behind the keeper who raced back and was nowhere near it but at the last moment, dived full length to his left to make the grab with both hands. An absolutely fantastic bit of work from Kieswetter and that should win England this game 217/8
    38.5 slapped to cover and caught! A very sharp catch low down by Patel. They went upstairs to check but it looked pretty straightforward that it was a clean catch...certainly Patel was totally convinced he'd caught it. It was a length ball on middle, Akmal gave himself room to cut into the off side and he found the fielder 179/5
    44.2 swing and a miss and Anderson strikes middle and off, that's a pretty miserable end for Afridi, looking to heave into the leg side, missed by a long way. There really was no need for that just yet...he's handed the initiative back to England after a great previous over 207/6
    46.6 full, another swing, back goes the off stump and this time Rehman's torturous innings is ended. He tried another heave to leg and is put out of his misery, missing by miles. That has just eaten up deliveries and potentially handed the game to England 217/7
    48.1 full, missed, lbw and this game is all but over. A quick, straight delivery is too good for Gul, a great yorker right up there, Gul missed and that would have cannoned leg stump 222/9
    not out
    48.6 swing and a miss, Cheema bowled and England win by 20 runs. A length ball, a real tailender's swipe across the line and the stumps pinged back 230/10
    21 (b 1, lb 11, nb 1, w 8)
    230 all out (49 Overs, RR: 4.69)
    Fall of wickets: 1-61 (Mohammad Hafeez, 15.2 ov), 2-92 (Imran Farhat, 21.2 ov), 3-104 (Younis Khan, 24.1 ov), 4-142 (Azhar Ali, 32.5 ov), 5-179 (Umar Akmal, 38.5 ov), 6-207 (Shahid Afridi, 44.2 ov), 7-217 (Abdur Rehman, 46.6 ov), 8-217 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 47.1 ov), 9-222 (Umar Gul, 48.1 ov), 10-230 (Aizaz Cheema, 48.6 ov)
    ST Finn1013443.40413021
    JM Anderson913624.00363020
    SCJ Broad1005415.40327040
    GP Swann803304.12243000
    RS Bopara201005.0030000
    SR Patel1005125.10293100

Match Details


England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 4-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

15 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

61Imran FarhatMohammad Hafeez
31Imran FarhatAzhar Ali
12Younis KhanAzhar Ali
38Azhar AliMisbah-ul-Haq
37Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Akmal
28Shahid AfridiMisbah-ul-Haq
10Abdur RehmanMisbah-ul-Haq
0Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Gul
5Saeed AjmalUmar Gul
8Saeed AjmalAizaz Cheema