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1st T20I (N), Dubai (DSC), February 23, 2012, England tour of United Arab Emirates
(20 ov, T:145) 136/6

Pakistan won by 8 runs

Player Of The Match
Pakistan Innings
England Innings
Match Flow
Pakistan  (20 ovs maximum)
c Bairstow b Swann23224430104.54
c Broad b Finn18121511150.00
run out (†Kieswetter/Swann)19172720111.76
c Morgan b Swann77910100.00
not out 26265011100.00
c Dernbach b Swann032000.00
c Bairstow b Dernbach39333741118.18
Extras(lb 11, w 1)12
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.20, 96 Mins)144/6
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Awais Zia, 2.5 ov), 2-65 (Asad Shafiq, 8.1 ov), 3-65 (Mohammad Hafeez, 8.3 ov), 4-73 (Shahid Afridi, 10.1 ov), 5-73 (Umar Akmal, 10.4 ov), 6-144 (Shoaib Malik, 19.6 ov)
2.5 to Awais Zia, ah, done him - Finn's slower ball deceives Zia, who is too quickly through his drive and only succeeds in looping it to mid-off. And Finn doesn't half give the batsman a send off too!. 32/1
19.6 to Shoaib Malik, smashed into the off side off a bit of an edge and Bairstow takes a blinder, screaming off the long off boundary and diving to take the catch coming forward. That is fine work going to his left with two hands. 144/6
8.3 to Mohammad Hafeez, flighted, slog-swept but not enough on it ... this time Bairstow makes no mistake with the catch, coming round from deep midwicket. Apologies, I think I might have jinxed Hafeez a few balls back. But, in my defence, that was a stupid time to play such a shot, with Shafiq just out. 65/3
10.1 to Shahid Afridi, and he's got the danger man! Afridi chips a full ball from leg stump to midwicket. A very simple chance to Eoin Morgan who didn't have to move to take it with two hands at head height. Afridi tried to use his feet, Swann fired it into leg stump and it just popped up to the fielder. 73/4
10.4 to Umar Akmal, another for Swann! This has been some impact. Akmal with a very poor shot, not catching a big heave down the ground and Dernbach races in from long off to tumble forward and take a fine catch down low, he nearly fumbled it. Akmal didn't learn from the previous game. 73/5
England  (T: 145 runs from 20 ovs)
c Asad Shafiq b Shahid Afridi33212641157.14
b Mohammad Hafeez1418322077.77
b Umar Gul39324221121.87
b Mohammad Hafeez1416171087.50
not out 22214000104.76
c Saeed Ajmal b Umar Gul3460075.00
lbw b Umar Gul011000.00
not out 27110028.57
Extras(b 1, lb 4, w 4)9
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.80)136/6
Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Kevin Pietersen, 5.4 ov), 2-51 (Craig Kieswetter, 6.6 ov), 3-80 (Eoin Morgan, 12.2 ov), 4-113 (Ravi Bopara, 15.5 ov), 5-121 (Jos Buttler, 17.2 ov), 6-121 (Samit Patel, 17.3 ov)
15.5 to RS Bopara, and Gul finds a way through! Bowled him, neck and crop! Bopara moved across his stumps and was defeated by a vicious, leg-stump yorker that may just have shattered England's chances. 113/4
17.2 to JC Buttler, another for Gul! Necessity is the mother of Buttler's downfall here, the Somerset man stepping outside off and angling his bat, attempting to bounce it over the infield using the pace of the ball ... but it was a slow delivery and Buttler couldn't clear short fine leg standing inside the ring. 121/5
17.3 to SR Patel, full, swinging in and gone! Patel shuffled across, wafted a bat outside the line and was hit on the full, directly in front of off. That was a wicked delivery, ducking inside Patel's attempted stroke. And Gul's on a hat-trick. 121/6
5.4 to KP Pietersen, pulled out into the leg side and caught right on the rope! Straight to the man on the boundary, couldn't have been picked out any better! A yard either side and it was another maximum but Afridi has struck a major blow for Pakistan. 48/1
6.6 to C Kieswetter, bowled him! Kieswetter trying to step away but almost got too far away from the stumps and got bowled, missed an attempted cut, it runs onto the bails and Pakistan strike again. 51/2
12.2 to EJG Morgan, and this time gottim! A heavy blow for England, who lose the top-ranked batsman in the format to another wily Hafeez delivery. It was maybe a touch quicker, full in length and the ball flew through Morgan as he shaped for an expansive drive. 80/3
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  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 49 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 6.2 overs (38 balls), Extras 5
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 15.1 overs (91 balls), Extras 10
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (Misbah-ul-Haq 19, Shoaib Malik 24, Ex 7)
  • Innings Break: Pakistan - 144/6 in 20.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 26)
  • England innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 49 runs, 1 wicket)
  • England: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 3
  • England: 100 runs in 13.6 overs (84 balls), Extras 6
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultPakistan led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 226
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days23 February 2012 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
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