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2nd T20I (N), Cardiff, Sep 7 2010, Pakistan tour of England
(14/20 ov)90/4
England won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
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• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller in Cardiff

England cruise to victory after Pakistan fall for 89

England's Twenty20 cricketers were barely forced to break sweat as they sauntered to a crushing six-wicket victory in Cardiff, against a Pakistan side whose off-field woes appeared to have seeped out into the middle with them

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan89/10(18.4 overs)
Umar Akmal17 (13)
Umar Gul16 (13)
Tim Bresnan3/10(3.4)
England90/4(14 overs)
end of over 1410 runs
ENG: 90/4CRR: 6.42  • Need 0 from 36b
Michael Yardy6 (6)
Eoin Morgan18 (14)
Mohammad Hafeez2-0-15-0
Shahid Afridi3-0-15-1

England win by six wickets and win series 2-0. That is England's seventh Twenty20 win in a row, setting a new record and it could not have come much easier. Pakistan were completely dismal and England nothing more than efficient. It was not a contest and Pakistan have a huge task on their hands to lift themselves before the one-day series.

Andrew Miller has his wrap of events in his end-of-game bulletin so do check that out.

Shahid Afridi describes the Pakistan performance as 'immature' and 'irresponsible'. Other than adding 'incompetent' there is not much more to say.

Paul Collingwood says England's run of wins is a 'special achievement' and as always praises his potent bowling unit who set up the victory today.

Tim Bresnan is named Man of the Match for his 3.3-0-10-3. He began the rot by removing Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Yousuf and Pakistan couldn't recover.

Thanks for all the emails, that's all from us. Let's hope for a keener contest come the 1st ODI on Friday.

13.6
4
Hafeez to Yardy, 4 runs

this should be it! Yardy strokes through cover gently and though the fielder chases manfully England run all four and take the match and series. Easy as you like!

13.5
Hafeez to Yardy, no run

Yardy pushes this back down the wicket to Hafeez

13.4
1
Hafeez to Morgan, 1 run

just a fraction short, Morgan leaps back and cuts in a flash down to deep point. Just a boundary needed now

13.3
Hafeez to Morgan, no run

Morgan itching to finish things off in style, but gets a good ball he can only defend

13.2
4
Hafeez to Morgan, FOUR runs

touch of flight from Hafeez, Morgan clears his front leg and thwacks this imperiously down the ground for four, England nearly there now

13.1
1
Hafeez to Yardy, 1 run

carefully worked away to point for a single

end of over 1312 runs
ENG: 80/4CRR: 6.15 RRR: 1.43 • Need 10 from 42b
Eoin Morgan13 (11)
Michael Yardy1 (3)
Shahid Afridi3-0-15-1
Mohammad Hafeez1-0-5-0
12.6
Afridi to Morgan, no run

more conventional this time and Morgan defends

12.5
4b
Afridi to Morgan, 4 byes

bouncer in response! Really swift from Afridi, almost cleaned Morgan up! Akmal had no chance either!

12.4
4
Afridi to Morgan, FOUR runs

good work from Morgan again, makes this look so easy, too short from Afridi and Morgan cuts crisply to the deep point boundary

12.3
1
Afridi to Yardy, 1 run

Yardy shuffles into place from outside leg stump and dabs this towards midwicket for a single

12.2
3
Afridi to Morgan, 3 runs

oh good shot this, Morgan just waits a fraction and opens the face at the last minute on a drive to pick a gap at cover, stroking stylishly for three

12.1
Afridi to Morgan, no run

good delivery from Afridi, pacey and on a good length and line, Morgan defends

end of over 125 runs
ENG: 68/4CRR: 5.66 RRR: 2.75 • Need 22 from 48b
Michael Yardy0 (2)
Eoin Morgan6 (6)
Mohammad Hafeez1-0-5-0
Shahid Afridi2-0-7-1
11.6
Hafeez to Yardy, no run

good over in the end, finishes with Yardy blocking carefully

11.5
Hafeez to Yardy, no run

pushed back to the bowler carefully, Yardy content to have a look first up

It was these two batsmen who calmly knocked off the runs in the first game and have an ideal opportunity to do so again.

11.4
1
Hafeez to Morgan, 1 run

touch shorter here, Morgan gives himself a fraction of room and cuts to point for a single

11.3
Hafeez to Morgan, no run

having taken the boundary he's happy to pop forward and defend

11.2
4
Hafeez to Morgan, FOUR runs

touch fuller from Hafeez, Morgan clears his front leg and clunks this straight back down the ground for four. No fuss at all

11.1
Hafeez to Morgan, no run

Morgan gets back and chops to point

Well, after three excellent overs Ajmal has been whipped out of the attack and replaced by Hafeez. Not sure about that move. Slip in place.

end of over 114 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 63/4CRR: 5.72 RRR: 3.00 • Need 27 from 54b
Eoin Morgan1 (2)
Shahid Afridi2-0-7-1
Saeed Ajmal3-0-13-1
10.6
W
Afridi to Bopara, OUT

gone this time! Fair to say Bopara never looked remotely happy out there, another short ball here but much quicker, trapping Bopara on the thigh as he looked to pull and though it looked to be going over, he's given out

Ravi Bopara lbw b Shahid Afridi 12 (33m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50
10.5
4
Afridi to Bopara, FOUR runs

sweet release for Bopara, dreadful short ball from Afridi and Bopara had an age to get back and smack over midwicket for four

Best performances - batters
Paul Collingwood portrait
PD Collingwood
21 runs (25)
0 four
1 six
Control76%
Productive shot
leg glance
11 runs
0 four
1 six
400202013
Eoin Morgan portrait
EJG Morgan
18 runs (14)
3 fours
0 six
Control93%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
8 runs
1 four
0 six
00400446
Best performances - bowlers
Tim Bresnan portrait
TT Bresnan
O
3.4
M
0
R
10
W
3
ECO
2.72
Stuart Broad portrait
SCJ Broad
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
2
ECO
4.5
Match details
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of England
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Tim Bresnan
Tim Bresnan
Series resultEngland won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 187
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20, Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00
Match days7 September 2010 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Ian Gould
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Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
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Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
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Jeff Evans
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe