Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.4 well, third time unlucky. Another shortish ball, another ugly swipe, finds the top edge and sails comfortably to Denly at deep square-leg. The bowling change worked and Nazir seemed to get frustrated very quickly. 9/1
    4.6 well, it looked like an easy single, as it was pushed off the back foot to Pietersen, who swiftly fielded and under-armed it on to the stumps at the non-strikers end. Very smart work from Pietersen, seemed to surprise everyone 20/2
    6.2 Wright strikes! And the bowling change has worked again. Fullish ball and Latif has a firm-footed swish outside off stump and edges it through to Prior 26/3
    8.3 oh great catch! Swann strikes and Umar has gone! Just outside off stump, Umar flashes a cut and Broad flies from short-third man to his left and plucks it out of the air at full stretch. Swann the first-over king strikes again in his first over 39/4
    14.2 another one goes, and Swann strikes in the first over of a spell again, as Malik chips limply to midwicket to bring a soft end to a promising innings 86/5
    17.3 gone, Broad gets another wicket with a short ball as Alam gets a thin top edge through to Prior...he'd played a useful hand, but England keep chipping away 106/6
    18.6 well, England's planning is certainly working tonight, another slower-ball short delivery, Razzaq backs away and tries to guide it past third man but Broad dives forward and takes another good catch 119/8
    18.3 a wicket with a short, wide ball that hardly deserved it, but that's Twenty20...Sarfraz saw width and guided it straight to third man as though giving catching practice 115/7
    not out
    not out
    3 (lb 1, nb 1, w 1)
    129/8 (20 Overs, RR: 6.45)
    Did not bat: Saeed Ajmal
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Imran Nazir, 3.4 ov), 2-20 (Imran Farhat, 4.6 ov), 3-26 (Khalid Latif, 6.2 ov), 4-39 (Umar Akmal, 8.3 ov), 5-86 (Shoaib Malik, 14.2 ov), 6-106 (Fawad Alam, 17.3 ov), 7-115 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 18.3 ov), 8-119 (Abdul Razzaq, 18.6 ov)
    RJ Sidebottom402105.25123000
    TT Bresnan403027.50124000
    SCJ Broad402325.75121110
    LJ Wright402716.7592001
    GP Swann301826.0051000
    PD Collingwood10909.0020100

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number


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

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

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Sequins, stuffed toys, and soufflé

    A cricket-starved fan in Dubai watches Pietersen and Morgan take it away from Pakistan - once she manages to find the stadium, that is

  • Collingwood pleased with England's dominance

    Paul Collingwood declared that he was "excited" by the manner of England's seven-wicket victory in the first Twenty20 against Pakistan in Dubai

  • Impressive Morgan leads England to victory

    Kevin Pietersen produced arguably his most composed innings since his return from Achilles surgery, while Eoin Morgan continued the improvisatory form as Pakistan were overwhelmed by an unbeaten 112-run partnership

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st7IJL TrottJL Denly
2nd3KP PietersenIJL Trott
3rd8PD CollingwoodKP Pietersen
4th112KP PietersenEJG Morgan