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146dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller in Dubai

Razzaq blitz levels series for Pakistan

Abdul Razzaq produced a blistering innings of 46 not out from 18 balls as Pakistan squared the two-match Twenty20 series in dramatic style in Dubai

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
62(40) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 24 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 3 0 11 9 16 16 7
Abdul Razzaq
46(18) 0x4 - 5x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 31 runs
  • 0x4 - 4x6
0 0 2 1 0 9 17 17

Best performances - Bowlers

GP Swann
O4
M1
R14
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Yasir Arafat
O4
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20, Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00

Match days

20 February 2010 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
19 | 17 Runs | PAK: 149/6 | RR: 7.84

  • Abdul Razzaq46 (18b)
  • Yasir Arafat5 (5b)
  • Ajmal Shahzad4-0-38-2
  • Stuart Broad4-0-24-1

Abdul Razzaq has been confirmed as Man of the Match while Graeme Swann has taken the Man of the Series award. And that just about wraps things up and England head to Bangladesh tomorrow to start their month-long tour. But there's plenty more cricket to come before that with more Twenty20 action from Australia when they take on West Indiesin Hobart, and there's also the first ODI between India and South Africa. If you are a football fan and want to keep up with all the Saturday action, head over to Soccernet and for all the rest of the sports news visit ESPN.co.uk where's there's golf from Arizona among many other exciting things. But from me, Andrew McGlashan, and Liam Brickhill it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

We will have the Man-of-the-Match award and all the other fluff shortly. Surely Razzaq's nailed for that prize? England will be pleased with the form of Pietersen and the continued success of Swann, but there are still issues with the opening partnership. Shahzad started wonderfully with two wickets but then got some tap, however looks one for the future.

For Pakistan, it's always hard to know what you'll get but today showed that one innings can win a Twenty20 match. With Afridi around alongside Razzaq they aren't short of fire power with the bat, but Umar Gul's form will be a concern and the top order is shaky.

What a knock from Razzaq 46 from 18 balls with five sixes and the series ends all square. There has been some excellent cricket and today Pakistan hauled themselves together. England had control of the game after Graeme Swann's fine spell of 3 for 14, but had no answer to Razzaq's hitting although the quicks, apart from Broad, couldn't quite get their length right to him. England could maybe have posted a few more than 148, but Pakistan deserve credit for sticking in there and never gave up. Both teams will have learnt a few things ahead of the World Twenty20 where Pakistan will be defending champions. Stay with us for the presentation.

18.6
6
Shahzad to Abdul Razzaq, SIX runs, and that is that, what a way to win it...a wonderfully clean strike over long on seals the victory. A breathless innings from Razzaq and Pakistan, after so many defeats recently, can finally taste victory.
18.5
1
Shahzad to Yasir Arafat, 1 run, that's stupid from Trott, a full toss was carved away and there was no run but for some reason he threw at the stumps and missed by miles to give away an overthrow
18.4
1
Shahzad to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, what's happened there?! It looked like a great catch from Denly at long off, but the ball bounce just in front of him
18.3
6
Shahzad to Abdul Razzaq, SIX runs, that could be the game...Shahzad gambled with a slower legspinner and Razzaq picked it, swung hard through the line and cleared long off by miles
18.2
2
Shahzad to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, goes full at the stumps, drilled down towards long on and they are able to scamper back for a second again

"Great fighting spirit shown by Pakistan," says an excited Prahaladh in the US. "They really believe that they can win this. This is great for a team that hasn't done their best lately."

18.1
1
Shahzad to Yasir Arafat, 1 run, low full toss outside off, gives himself room and takes the bottom of bat down to third man

17 off two needed...you'd have to fancy the batting side. Wouldn't you? And here's Shahzad, on debut, so no pressure then.

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  • Razzaq blitz levels series for Pakistan

    Abdul Razzaq produced a blistering innings of 46 not out from 18 balls as Pakistan squared the two-match Twenty20 series in dramatic style in Dubai

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4Imran NazirImran Farhat
2nd0Imran FarhatUmar Akmal
3rd36Shoaib MalikUmar Akmal
4th24Shahid AfridiUmar Akmal
5th14Fawad AlamUmar Akmal
6th48Abdul RazzaqFawad Alam
7th23Abdul RazzaqYasir Arafat