nope, he can't! A swing, an edge, all over Red Rover!
A breathless game that was more one-sided than Pakistan's tail let on. Sam Billings produced a brilliant cameo, Liam Plunkett unleashed fury and hellfire. Stephen Parry's superb spell of slow-mo spin was critical. And Pakistan never recovered from the failings of their top-order.
So, thanks for reading. Have a look at George Dobell's match report, which will be updated here shortly, and have a gander at this factoid as well. In becoming the oldest player from a Test country to make his T20I debut, Rafatullah Mohmand beat a few with more than 20,000 international runs. More in our Top Fives.
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Imran on strike ... can he score?
bunted down to Moeen at long-off, who gathers on the bounce
swished down the ground, but all along the ground
So Imran Khan, Test cricket's runless wonder, is at the crease. EDIT: Apparently it's a different Imran Khan. Of course it is. They are legion!
Aftab.Dawn: "@Miller: for you what was the turning point of this match?" Billings' Billscoops ...
smashed down the ground! Huge excitement for a split-second as the crowd sense a six, but Moeen at long-on is in position to poop the party ...
similar delivery, Wahab stands his ground this time and flails a one-bounce four over long-off!
outside off, swinging away, and Topley gets away with one. The batsman gave himself too much room to connect with his wallop
full toss again, but shanked to mid-off. Twenty from six is the equation
full toss, flashed away past the diving Billings! Another four, and Pakistan cling to hope!
Ryan: "If England win and Plunkett does not get Man of the Match then it is confirmed that Cricket is a Batsmen game. I am a batsmen by the way."
full once more, but just a fraction of width allowed Wahab to free his arms and pierce the point boundary
finding his yorker again, good stuff from Jordan. This is killing Pakistan's prospects
Fine leg comes up, but a deep square leg also in place
spanked from a full length, but again, no chance to get under the ball and over the rope
suleman: "Aah Lords 2009, I think Pakistan have a real chance again for T20 WC, if Amir and Umer Gul gets back into the team and also their batsman starts playing responsibly."
very full, angled across the left-hander, very difficult to get any power or elevation on that
So, 30 runs from 12 balls. And Jordan back in the attack. A big over now is a must for Pakistan
yorker. Good comeback. No getting that one away
slower ball, clever thinking (I think) but a bit of a jumbled release. Out of the back of the hand, like a badly executed Jade Dernbach impression
lovely ball, an inswinging yorker, just grazes past the off stump. But the priceless dot is almost as important
slower ball, and well bowled that time
down the leg-side, pressure, pressure!
flogged, on the up, over midwicket. Get some of that
Umer Virk: "I am following match on cricnfo and studying as well .i was wandering why afridi is not coming for bat . Then I open scorecard and I came to know he is already done as usual " He'll always have Lord's 2009 ...
fuller, straighter, pushed to cover
down on one knee. The "will-you-marry-me" air-shot. Negative, is the jilting answer
lokesh: "Tough to say that "the game is over " both batsman at the crease have shown their capabilities with the bat at crucial times !!" It's a big ask ... can't afford many accidents... here's Topley
|Dubai International Cricket Stadium|
|Toss||England, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||England led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 468|
|Hours of play (local time)||20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.10|
|Match days||26 November 2015 - night (20-over match)|