Player of the Match
Player of the Match
113dAndrew Miller 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

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

EJG Morgan
67(51) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
13 3 6 18 13 2 4 8
KP Pietersen
43(43) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 5 4 6 9 9 8

Best performances - Bowlers

GP Swann
O3
M0
R18
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SCJ Broad
O4
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 2-match series 1-0

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

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

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

That's it from me, Sahil Dutta, and from Andrew McGlashan, hope you enjoyed all the action and will join us tomorrow for the return of Shahid Afridi in the second match starting at 18.00 (14.00 GMT).

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Paul Collingwood confirms that 'everyone played very well' and pays tribute to Pietersen's composed innings.

Shoaib Malik says his team were 20-25 runs short and praises England's new ball bowlers for restricting his side. He thinks the pitch lacked a bit of pace but and says he is looking forward to the return of Afridi.

Paul Allott, of all people, is presenting the man-of-the-match award and it goes to... Eoin Morgan, who wins $1000 for his efforts.

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Well, England have beaten the World Champions at a canter. After losing three wickets early Pietersen and Morgan first steadied the ship before expanding their strokeplay and Morgan in particular was very fluent, making the run chase look very simple.

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18.3
6
Umar Gul to Morgan, SIX runs, Morgan finishes it in style! Short and Morgan, up on one leg, smashes a pull shot miles over fine leg for six. What an innings from Morgan! England win by seven wickets
18.2
4
Umar Gul to Morgan, FOUR runs, fuller this time and swung away for another four down to square leg, brings up the highest partnership for any wicket for England in T20 cricket
18.1
4
Umar Gul to Morgan, FOUR runs, oh dear, Pakistan don't want that, it's short and outside off stump, Morgan flashes a cut to the third man boundary to bring up the 100-run stand

Umar Gul to bowl an important over.

END OF OVER:
18 | 3 Runs | ENG: 116/3 (14 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.44, RRR: 7.00)

  • Kevin Pietersen43 (43b)
  • Eoin Morgan53 (48b)
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-18-0
  • Shoaib Malik3-0-28-0
17.6
0
Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, no run, nicely bowled, tight on the stumps and Pietersen can't get it away
17.5
1
Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, doosra here, Morgan doesn't read it from the hand but forces it away for one
17.4
0
Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, attempts a flamboyant sweep but swings at fresh air
  • 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

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