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(D/N), Nottingham, Jun 2 2009, ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Matches
(19/20 ov, target 137)141/4
England won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
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• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Pietersen spares England's blushes

If England had intended to lay down a marker in their penultimate fixture before the start of the ICC World Twenty20, this was not it

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Scorecard summary
Scotland136/5(20 overs)
England141/4(19 overs)
end of over 1917 runs
ENG: 141/4CRR: 7.42 
Kevin Pietersen53 (39)
Eoin Morgan23 (17)
Calum MacLeod 4-0-34-0

Well England are home by six wickets, but by no means was this a particularly impressive or elegant win. Scotland fought really hard; Majid Haq bowled a lovely spell with his offspin, and there were useful contributions from Colin Smith and Kyle Coetzer with the bat. In the end, Scotland didn't have quite enough runs to play with, but they've done themselves proud nevertheless. Do join us tomorrow for the next round of warm-ups, including England's match against the West Indies. Well, they haven't played them for at least a week, have we? Join us then.

18.6
6
MacLeod to Pietersen, SIX runs

and Pietersen goes to fifty, taking England to a win, with a fabulous pull for six

So then. Two to win

Terrific to see Morgan happy to bat so inventively, as he's done for Middlesex

18.5
1
MacLeod to Morgan, 1 run

he steers this almost into the hands of short third man, but it's just short

18.4
4
MacLeod to Morgan, FOUR runs

awesome from Morgan! A reverse-sweep-flick past short third man for four - electric batting

18.3
4
MacLeod to Morgan, FOUR runs

bang! A flat-batted smash just over the bowler's and umpire's head - surprising power for a small man

18.2
1
MacLeod to Pietersen, 1 run

Pietersen drives but rather mistimes it to long-on

18.1
1
MacLeod to Morgan, 1 run

that's a good stroke. A whip off his hip to midwicket

13 from the last two overs

end of over 188 runs
ENG: 124/4CRR: 6.88 RRR: 6.50
Kevin Pietersen46 (37)
Eoin Morgan13 (13)
Jan Stander 3-0-24-1
17.6
Stander to Pietersen, no run

Pietersen attempts something outrageous - a Morgan-style flip over the wicketkeeper's head - but it's much too full and he's forced into a French-cricket style defence

13 from 13

17.5
Stander to Pietersen, no run

hammered back to Stander who fields brilliantly in his follow-through

17.4
1
Stander to Morgan, 1 run

down the leg side - wrong line from Stander really. Morgan just tucks it off his hip

17.3
1lb
Stander to Pietersen, 1 leg bye

down the leg side - an attempted yorker

17.2
2
Stander to Pietersen, 2 runs

nudges this to leg - Morgan is so quick and already realises Pietersen wants two and almost overtakes him in the process

17.1
4
Stander to Pietersen, FOUR runs

short, wide delivery which Pietersen slaps powerfully just wide of cover for four

Here comes Jan Stander. His brother, By, is also a useful cricketer, and he has a sister called Innocent.

end of over 178 runs
ENG: 116/4CRR: 6.82 RRR: 7.00
Eoin Morgan12 (12)
Kevin Pietersen40 (32)
Calum MacLeod 3-0-17-0
16.6
MacLeod to Morgan, no run

very good, straight delivery on middle stump which Morgan defends on the front foot, exaggerating the lack of bounce in the pitch

16.5
1
MacLeod to Pietersen, 1 run

flipped to leg for another single

16.4
1
MacLeod to Morgan, 1 run

on his legs, Morgan just tucks it for a single

England are playing West Indies tomorrow. "Oh good," says Bumble. "Not seen them for a week."

16.3
1
MacLeod to Pietersen, 1 run

good bowling, this - short, forcing Pietersen to pull it for only a single

16.2
1
MacLeod to Morgan, 1 run

pushed to mid-off for a single

16.1
4
MacLeod to Morgan, FOUR runs

shot! That's what Morgan is known for - a cheeky flick over the vacant fine leg for four. Superb invention

end of over 168 runs
ENG: 108/4CRR: 6.75 RRR: 7.25
Eoin Morgan6 (8)
Kevin Pietersen38 (30)
Gordon Drummond 4-0-24-1

Good, tight stuff from Drummond

15.6
1
Drummond to Morgan, 1 run

Morgan again chops down on it, placing it out to the off side

15.5
1
Drummond to Pietersen, 1 run

stroked out to the off side

Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossScotland, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Matches
Season2009
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 days2 June 2009 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Amiesh Saheba
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Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
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Stephen Gale