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139dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller in Cardiff

England cruise to victory after Pakistan fall for 89

England's Twenty20 cricketers were barely forced to break sweat as they sauntered to a crushing six-wicket victory in Cardiff, against a Pakistan side whose off-field woes appeared to have seeped out into the middle with them

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PD Collingwood
21(25) 0x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 0 2 0 2 0 13
EJG Morgan
18(14) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 0 4 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

TT Bresnan
O3.4
M0
R10
W3
Eco2.72
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SCJ Broad
O4
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
14 | 10 Runs | ENG: 90/4 | RR: 6.42

  • Michael Yardy6 (6b)
  • Eoin Morgan18 (14b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez2-0-15-0
  • Shahid Afridi3-0-15-1

England win by six wickets and win series 2-0. That is England's seventh Twenty20 win in a row, setting a new record and it could not have come much easier. Pakistan were completely dismal and England nothing more than efficient. It was not a contest and Pakistan have a huge task on their hands to lift themselves before the one-day series.

Andrew Miller has his wrap of events in his end-of-game bulletin so do check that out.

Shahid Afridi describes the Pakistan performance as 'immature' and 'irresponsible'. Other than adding 'incompetent' there is not much more to say.

Paul Collingwood says England's run of wins is a 'special achievement' and as always praises his potent bowling unit who set up the victory today.

Tim Bresnan is named Man of the Match for his 3.3-0-10-3. He began the rot by removing Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Yousuf and Pakistan couldn't recover.

Thanks for all the emails, that's all from us. Let's hope for a keener contest come the 1st ODI on Friday.

13.6
4
Mohammad Hafeez to Yardy, 4 runs, this should be it! Yardy strokes through cover gently and though the fielder chases manfully England run all four and take the match and series. Easy as you like!
13.5
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Yardy, no run, Yardy pushes this back down the wicket to Hafeez
13.4
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, 1 run, just a fraction short, Morgan leaps back and cuts in a flash down to deep point. Just a boundary needed now
13.3
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, no run, Morgan itching to finish things off in style, but gets a good ball he can only defend
13.2
4
Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, FOUR runs, touch of flight from Hafeez, Morgan clears his front leg and thwacks this imperiously down the ground for four, England nearly there now
13.1
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Yardy, 1 run, carefully worked away to point for a single

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st26SM DaviesC Kieswetter
2nd0RS BoparaC Kieswetter
3rd31PD CollingwoodRS Bopara
4th6RS BoparaEJG Morgan
5th27MH YardyEJG Morgan