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2nd T20I, Manchester, Aug 30 2020, Pakistan tour of England
(19.1/20 ov, target 196)199/5
England won by 5 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
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• The Report by George Dobell

Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan lead England home in tall chase for 1-0 series lead

England captain hammers 33-ball 66 before Malan sees them home in highest successful chase against Pakistan

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Scorer: Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
Pakistan195/4(20 overs)
England199/5(19.1 overs)
Eoin Morgan66 (33)
Dawid Malan*54 (36)
Haris Rauf2/34(4)

6.05pm: That's your lot for today. George is rattling in his report and we'll be back for more with the third T20I on Tuesday. Thanks for your contributions, as ever. Cricket is back on free-to-air TV, and England are tonking it like never before. From myself, Matt and Raghav, cheerio and take care, we'll see you again soon. Bye!

5.55pm: Let's head over to the presentations, starting with Babar Azam: "The total was good but we didn't go well in the bowling, credit to Malan and Morgan the way they played. We'll learn a lot, talking to the bowlers under pressure and I will try to learn from this. [Amir injury?] Yes, when one of the main bowlers got injured, we struggled."

England captain Eoin Morgan is also named Man of the Match: [Best form of career?] "Yeah, I think I am, stats the last couple of years have been the most productive of my career, which is great. Hopefully I'll contribute to more wins. Both sides found it tough bowling, batting sides played well so a good all-round game. Both sides haven't played, might be rusty, didn't get yorkers or execute skills as well as they'd have liked. Naturally get better as the series goes on and against Australia. [Bowling in Powerplay] Babar played really well, we struggled to take wickets early. If you take wickets early you give yourself the best chance of holding that monentum. [Malan?] Really pleased, he's had an unbelievable start to his T20I carer, long may it continue, great to see him contribute. Not close at all, if we did nominate our best XI we'd be blindsiding ourselves a bit, need to account for injuries and a loss of form, need to pick from 16-17 players and that's how we approach it."

5.50pm: Sealed the deal with five balls to spare, that's a pretty comfortable chase of 190-plus from England. It's also the highest successful chase in T20Is against Pakistan, and it's put Eoin Morgan's team 1-0 up with one to play in this series - how's that for a gateway drug for all those currently tuned into BBC1? Two of England's three highest successful chases have been in their last two completed games, by the way. Morgan continues to breeze along on a late-career zephyr, going at 200 for his 66, while Dawid Malan made sure he finished the job after a comparatively slow start

19.1
4
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Malan, FOUR runs

full outside off, Malan bunts it through the infield, England win by five wickets!

Shaheen Afridi returns, looking for snookers

end of over 1911 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 195/5CRR: 10.26 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 1 from 6b
Dawid Malan50 (35)
Haris Rauf4-0-34-2
Shadab Khan4-0-34-3
18.6
W
Haris Rauf to Billings, OUT

picks out backward point! Billings won't be finishing it, he's picked out the man for a simple catch - off the toe of the bat, but not much of a celebration from Rauf. Pakistan need something miraculous from here

Sam Billings c Fakhar Zaman b Haris Rauf 10 (8m 5b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200
18.5
4
Haris Rauf to Billings, FOUR runs

clobbered down the ground! Billings drops back, turns the yorker into a half-volley and smokes it back past the bowler - England need one to win!

18.4
4
Haris Rauf to Billings, FOUR runs

scooped for four! Billings is across his stumps takes the short ball up and over to fine leg

Sixth T20I fifty for Malan, applauded by his team-mates

18.3
1
Haris Rauf to Malan, 1 run

attempted yorker, 92mph/148kph on the stumps, Malan calmly steps away and punches through the off side

18.2
1
Haris Rauf to Billings, 1 run

91mph/147kph, full in the slot, dug out through midwicket

18.1
1
Haris Rauf to Malan, 1 run

pitched up outside off and Malan strokes through cover point on the front foot

Last two, just a run a ball needed. Predictor still at 96% for England

end of over 186 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 184/4CRR: 10.22 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 12 from 12b
Dawid Malan48 (33)
Sam Billings1 (1)
Shadab Khan4-0-34-3
Haris Rauf3-0-23-1

"How much longer will they persist with Moeen?" He's in some pretty woeful form, Martin, not scored a fifty since January 2019

17.6
1
Shadab to Malan, 1 run

pushes through the legbreak and Malan nudges one into the covers to keep the strike

17.5
1
Shadab to Billings, 1 run

flighted, full outside off and Billing drags it down to long-off

Sam Billings is next in, still some batting to come

17.4
W
Shadab to Ali, OUT

half-tracker, plinked to midwicket! Another one goes, Shadab picks up his third wicket... Just a woeful mishit from Moeen, rocking back and skewing it tamely to the man inside the ring. Alarm bells ringing for England yet??

Moeen Ali c Babar Azam b Shadab Khan 1 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
17.3
1
Shadab to Malan, 1 run

tossed up and Malan attempts to reverse-sweep, cue-ends it for one

"We need a haal++ to win from here," whispers Junaid

17.2
2
Shadab to Malan, 2 runs

dragged down, Malan rocks back and swats a pull between deep midwicket and long-on for a couple, Moeen racing back to the danger end

17.1
1
Shadab to Ali, 1 run

launched over the off side... plugs short of the man on the rope

Shadab Khan to bowl his final set

end of over 175 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 178/3CRR: 10.47 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 18 from 18b
Dawid Malan44 (30)
Moeen Ali0 (0)
Haris Rauf3-0-23-1
Imad Wasim3-0-30-0

Just five off the over... can Pakistan squeeze from here?

16.6
Haris Rauf to Malan, no run

good length, beats the bat outside off as Malan hangs in the crease

Now, Moeen Ali into the middle, has scores of 0, 1 and 8 from three white-ball innings for England this summer

16.5
W
Haris Rauf to Morgan, OUT

picks out deep backward square! Is that the wicket that sparks Pakistan? Swings for the hills but doesn't quite get hold of this one... Straight down the gullet of the man in the deep. Morgan hasn't quite finished the job, but it's been a sparkling knock

Eoin Morgan c sub (Khushdil Shah) b Haris Rauf 66 (45m 33b 6x4 4x6) SR: 200
16.4
1
Haris Rauf to Malan, 1 run

pitched up and swatted down the ground to long-on

16.3
Haris Rauf to Malan, no run

length, pace off and it foxes Malan, spinning and skipping through outside off, doesn't even play a shot

16.2
Haris Rauf to Malan, no run

slower ball, I think, on leg stump and Malan fails to connect slogging across the line

This is a done deal according to ESPN's Predictor, 99% in England's favour now

16.1
4
Haris Rauf to Malan, FOUR runs

slapped through midwicket on the pull! Short ball, 82mph/132kph and Malan swings it away nonchalantly

Haris Rauf returns, 23 needed by England

end of over 1611 runs
ENG: 173/2CRR: 10.81 • RRR: 5.75 • Need 23 from 24b
Dawid Malan39 (25)
Eoin Morgan66 (32)
Imad Wasim3-0-30-0
Shaheen Shah Afridi3-0-40-0

Here's Dawolf: "Morgan's secret isn't batting ability, he's good, but where he is great is working out what the team needs. Very much like Dhoni."

15.6
1
Imad Wasim to Malan, 1 run

goes over the wicket, nudged off the pads to leg for one

This is from Matt: This is the second time that Morgan and Malan have put on a 100+ stand in T20Is. In 6 partnerships together, they have added 453 runs together and scored at 11.7 runs per over

Best performances - batsmen
Mohammad Hafeez portrait
Mohammad Hafeez
69 runs (36)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
pull
32 runs
2 fours
3 sixes
10220781714
Eoin Morgan portrait
EJG Morgan
66 runs (33)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
off drive
12 runs
1 four
1 six
0561785169
Best performances - bowlers
Shadab Khan portrait
Shadab Khan
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
3
ECO
8.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Rashid player portrait
AU Rashid
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
2
ECO
8
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossEngland, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of England
Season2020
Player Of The Match
Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 1093
Match days30 August 2020 - day match (20-over match)
Umpires
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David Millns
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Martin Saggers
TV Umpire
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Mike Burns
Reserve Umpire
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Alex Wharf
Match Referee
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Wayne Noon