result
6th Match, Group B (D/N), The Oval, Jun 7 2009, ICC World Twenty20
185/5
(20 ov, target 186)137/7
England won by 48 runs
Player Of The Match
34 (16), 1/24 & 2 catches
luke-wright
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• The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Resurgent England progress with huge win

England beat Pakistan by 48 runs at The Oval to go through to the Super Eights

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Scorecard summary
England185/5(20 overs)
Umar Gul2/37(4)
Pakistan137/7(20 overs)
end of over 208 runs
PAK: 137/7CRR: 6.85 
Umar Gul8 (6)
Younis Khan46 (31)
James Anderson 4-0-30-1
Stuart Broad 3-0-17-3

And there's the win for England! A surprisingly easy one, too; a surprisingly feeble effort from Pakistan. Terrific innings by Pietersen who really powered England's 185, and Adil Rashid bowled with impressive composure. And this puts England through to the Super 8s, confirmed by Travis Basevi. Do have a read of the bulletin and keep an eye on our series page for the full reaction to today's games. Until tomorrow, it's goodbye.

19.6
2
Anderson to Umar Gul, 2 runs

nudged to leg

19.5
2
Anderson to Umar Gul, 2 runs

a wellied slap - horrible mistimed shot falls safe over the bowler's head

19.4
Anderson to Umar Gul, no run

a very quick bouncer - much too quick for Gul

19.3
Anderson to Umar Gul, no run

and a swing and a miss once more

19.2
Anderson to Umar Gul, no run

a swing and a miss

19.1
4
Anderson to Umar Gul, FOUR runs

carved out wide of long-off - Swann gives chase, and rather feebly gives up on it.

end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 129/7CRR: 6.78 RRR: 57.00
Younis Khan46 (31)
Stuart Broad 3-0-17-3
James Anderson 3-0-22-1
18.6
W
Broad to Arafat, OUT

got him! Great running catch by Wright, running to his right from mid-off to swallow a mis-timed slap

Yasir Arafat c Wright b Broad 4 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
18.5
2
Broad to Arafat, 2 runs

a full toss which he bashes down the ground powerfully

18.4
Broad to Arafat, no run

steps to leg, Broad sends it down just outside off...and it's oddly left alone

18.3
1
Broad to Younis, 1 run

full toss wanged through midwicket

Delay here. Not sure why. Ah...someone's got a runner

18.2
1
Broad to Arafat, 1 run

back-cut down to third man

18.1
Broad to Arafat, no run

no hat-trick this time, calmly guided to the off side

Broad on a hat-trick...he got two-in-two in his last over

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 125/6CRR: 6.94 RRR: 30.50
Younis Khan45 (30)
Yasir Arafat1 (1)
James Anderson 3-0-22-1
Luke Wright 3-0-24-1
17.6
4
Anderson to Younis, FOUR runs

gorgeous drive - he goes inside out and times it quite beautifully. All too late now

17.5
Anderson to Younis, no run

a shorter and slower ball, he tries to pull it around the corner but can't time it

Netherlands versus Pakistan. Now that match is suddenly all rather crucial. You'd have to fancy Netherlands on current form...!

17.4
1
Anderson to Arafat, 1 run

nudged out to the off side for a suicidal single ... but somehow they get home!

17.3
1
Anderson to Younis, 1 run

powerfully drives this fuller delivery out to long-off

17.2
2
Anderson to Younis, 2 runs

a slower ball which comprehensively beats the batsman, who is fortunate that his drive lands safe behind the bowler's head

17.1
W
Anderson to Misbah, OUT

tries to repeat the shot from the previous over but holes out to mid-on. Easy catch

Misbah-ul-Haq c sub (EJG Morgan) b Anderson 10 (4m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 125

Here's Anderson

Hundreds of emails coming in. Yes, we know we had Rashid bowling five overs - a glitch in the system as our scorers hadn't realised Swann was into the attack. All sorted now, so please try and calm yourselves

end of over 179 runs
PAK: 117/5CRR: 6.88 RRR: 23.00
Misbah-ul-Haq10 (7)
Younis Khan38 (26)
Luke Wright 3-0-24-1
Graeme Swann 4-0-27-1
16.6
1
Wright to Misbah, 1 run

fast yorker with which to finish an entertaining over

16.5
Wright to Misbah, no run

Bopara's dropped a dolly at point! He's blaming the lights, but really...

Best performances - batters
Kevin Pietersen portrait
KP Pietersen ENG
58 runs (38)
5 fours
3 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
leg glance
23 runs
3 fours
1 six
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Younis Khan portrait
Younis Khan PAK
46 runs (31)
5 fours
0 six
Control84%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
14 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Stuart Broad portrait
SCJ Broad ENG
O
3
M
0
R
17
W
3
ECO
5.66
Saeed Ajmal portrait
Saeed Ajmal PAK
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossPakistan, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Luke Wright
Luke Wright
Match numberT20I no. 95
Hours of play (local time)17.30 start, First Session 17.30-18.50, Interval 18.50-19.10, Second Session 19.10-20.30
Match days7 June 2009 - daynight (20-over match)
T20I debut
Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir
Umpires
West Indies Image
Billy Doctrove
Australia Image
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
India Image
Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsEngland 2, Pakistan 0