result
2nd T20I (N), Dubai (DSC), Feb 25 2012, England tour of United Arab Emirates
150/7
(18.2/20 ov, target 151)112
England won by 38 runs
Player Of The Match
60* (46) & 2 catches
jonny-bairstow
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• The Report by David Hopps

Bairstow sets up series-levelling victory

Jonny Bairstow revived memories of his brilliant England one-day debut with a maiden international fifty to set up a resounding 38-run victory against Pakistan

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Scores: Gopi Rangarajan
Comms: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
England150/7(20 overs)
Pakistan112/10(18.2 overs)
Hammad Azam21 (15)
Stuart Broad2/12(3.2)

We have a decider to end the tour in Abu Dhabi on Monday. It should be a cracker. England were excellent today. They judged a good total, bowled with fire (as they have all tour) and fielded with zeal. Pakistan had one of their bad evenings, especially with the bat. Stay with us for the presentation news.

A few of you asking for more information about what happened when Finn ran out Ajmal. We only saw one replay, but there was certainly a bit of contact. Didn't escalate, though.

Well, don't think we'll get much of a presentation but I can confirm that Jonny Bairstow is Man of the Match. Fully deserved for the innings and his fielding. You can read all about it in David Hopps' report. With that, I'm going to sign off for the night. From Andrew McGlashan and Alan Gardner thanks for joining us and catch you Monday for the winner takes all clash from Abu Dhabi.

18.2
W
Broad to Afridi, OUT

gone! Job done by England. Afridi tries to launch a good-length delivery over the leg side and it skews high into the off side where Morgan, running from backward point, holds a good catch. Boy, England have fielded well tonight.

Shahid Afridi c Morgan b Broad 25 (46m 23b 2x4 1x6) SR: 108.69
18.1
Broad to Afridi, no run

slower ball, back of the hand, wide of off stump and Afridi doesn't offer a shot

end of over 181 run
PAK: 112/9CRR: 6.22 RRR: 19.50
Aizaz Cheema0 (3)
Shahid Afridi25 (21)
Jade Dernbach 3-0-13-1
Steven Finn 4-0-30-3

Dernbach doing his job perfectly

17.6
Dernbach to Cheema, no run

another low full toss, pushed through the covers but they turn down the run

17.5
Dernbach to Cheema, no run

slower ball, comes out as a low full toss but Cheema can't get it past Morgan at backward point

17.4
Dernbach to Cheema, no run

full outside off, Cheema tries to play into the off side but can only push it back to Dernbach

17.3
1
Dernbach to Afridi, 1 run

full delivery is driven strongly down the ground, one bounce to long-off...no damage

17.2
Dernbach to Afridi, no run

excellent yorker, inswinging at Afridi's toes and he refuses a single to long-on

17.1
Dernbach to Afridi, no run

outside off and left alone (!) which suggests Afridi badly misjudged the line

Dernbach again

end of over 1711 runs • 2 wickets
PAK: 111/9CRR: 6.52 RRR: 13.33
Shahid Afridi24 (18)
Steven Finn 4-0-30-3
Ravi Bopara 3-0-23-1

That over should decided the match, but...

16.6
W
Finn to Afridi, OUT

sharp work from Finn. Started with a good yorker which Afridi struggled to dig out, the ball rolled towards Finn in his follow through and he swooped to thrown down the stumps to leave Ajmal well short. Hmm, did Finn have a little push at Ajmal there after completing the run out?

Saeed Ajmal run out (Finn) 0 (2m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
16.5
Finn to Afridi, no run

backs away to leg, swings across the line, gets a bottom edge into his pads which rolls back to Finn

16.4
W
Finn to Umar Gul, OUT

that's finished that. Finn gambles with another short one, Gul tries to repeat the earlier shot of short fine leg but gets a top edge that flies straight up. Kieswetter trotted around and took it easily.

Umar Gul c †Kieswetter b Finn 10 (6m 4b 1x4 1x6) SR: 250

Afridi is almost playing the anchor role...almost

16.3
6
Finn to Umar Gul, SIX runs

that's big. This isn't over. Finn offers up length again and Gul launches it comfortably over deep midwicket

16.2
4
Finn to Umar Gul, FOUR runs

dropped in short, and very well played as he helps it over short fine leg with a controlled swivel-hook...was a very controlled shot, he'd read the field. Not a great delivery

16.1
1
Finn to Afridi, 1 run

full on leg stump, swung away towards short fine leg where Samit Patel dives well to make a one-handed stop with his left hand

Steven Finn back into the fray

end of over 163 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 100/7CRR: 6.25 RRR: 12.75
Umar Gul0 (1)
Shahid Afridi23 (15)
Ravi Bopara 3-0-23-1
Stuart Broad 3-0-12-1
15.6
Bopara to Umar Gul, no run

swing and miss, no damage done for England

Free hit coming up for Umar Gul's first ball

15.6
2nb
Bopara to Afridi, (no ball) 1 run

oh dear, Ravi, he's overstepped. That's very poor. On leg stump and flicked to deep square

Excellent over, under pressure, from Bopara

15.5
Bopara to Afridi, no run

swinging into the pads, beats Afridi's leg-side swipe and it loops back to Bopara

15.4
Bopara to Afridi, no run

another dot ball, tries to launch over the leg side and doesn't connect

15.3
W
Bopara to Hammad, OUT

gone! And another stunning catch. Azam sent this miles into the night sky and Buttler has ages to think about things at long-off. These are tough to take, and he almost misjudges it then takes it tumbling backwards.

Hammad Azam c Buttler b Bopara 21 (13m 15b 3x4 1x6) SR: 140

A helmet comes out for Craig Kieswetter

15.2
1
Bopara to Afridi, 1 run

slower delivery, dragged down a little and flat-batted down to long-on

Best performances - batters
Jonny Bairstow portrait
JM Bairstow ENG
60 runs (46)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
31 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Craig Kieswetter portrait
C Kieswetter ENG
31 runs (24)
2 fours
1 six
Control83%
Productive shot
leg glance
9 runs
0 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Steven Finn portrait
ST Finn ENG
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
3
ECO
7.5
Stuart Broad portrait
SCJ Broad ENG
O
3.2
M
0
R
12
W
2
ECO
3.6
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 228
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 days25 February 2012 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Ahsan Raza
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Zameer Haider
TV Umpire
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Shozab Raza
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
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