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2nd T20I (N), Dubai (DSC), Feb 20 2010, Pakistan tour of United Arab Emirates
148/6
(19/20 ov)149/6
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
player of the match
Abdul Razzaq
Pakistan
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• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller in Dubai

Razzaq blitz levels series for Pakistan

Abdul Razzaq produced a blistering innings of 46 not out from 18 balls as Pakistan squared the two-match Twenty20 series in dramatic style in Dubai

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Scorecard summary
England148/6(20 overs)
Pakistan149/6(19 overs)
end of over 1917 runs
PAK: 149/6CRR: 7.84  • Need 0 from 6b
Abdul Razzaq46 (18)
Yasir Arafat5 (5)
Ajmal Shahzad4-0-38-2
Stuart Broad4-0-24-1

Abdul Razzaq has been confirmed as Man of the Match while Graeme Swann has taken the Man of the Series award. And that just about wraps things up and England head to Bangladesh tomorrow to start their month-long tour. But there's plenty more cricket to come before that with more Twenty20 action from Australia when they take on West Indiesin Hobart, and there's also the first ODI between India and South Africa. If you are a football fan and want to keep up with all the Saturday action, head over to Soccernet and for all the rest of the sports news visit ESPN.co.uk where's there's golf from Arizona among many other exciting things. But from me, Andrew McGlashan, and Liam Brickhill it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

We will have the Man-of-the-Match award and all the other fluff shortly. Surely Razzaq's nailed for that prize? England will be pleased with the form of Pietersen and the continued success of Swann, but there are still issues with the opening partnership. Shahzad started wonderfully with two wickets but then got some tap, however looks one for the future.

For Pakistan, it's always hard to know what you'll get but today showed that one innings can win a Twenty20 match. With Afridi around alongside Razzaq they aren't short of fire power with the bat, but Umar Gul's form will be a concern and the top order is shaky.

What a knock from Razzaq 46 from 18 balls with five sixes and the series ends all square. There has been some excellent cricket and today Pakistan hauled themselves together. England had control of the game after Graeme Swann's fine spell of 3 for 14, but had no answer to Razzaq's hitting although the quicks, apart from Broad, couldn't quite get their length right to him. England could maybe have posted a few more than 148, but Pakistan deserve credit for sticking in there and never gave up. Both teams will have learnt a few things ahead of the World Twenty20 where Pakistan will be defending champions. Stay with us for the presentation.

18.6
6
Shahzad to Abdul Razzaq, SIX runs

and that is that, what a way to win it...a wonderfully clean strike over long on seals the victory. A breathless innings from Razzaq and Pakistan, after so many defeats recently, can finally taste victory.

18.5
1
Shahzad to Arafat, 1 run

that's stupid from Trott, a full toss was carved away and there was no run but for some reason he threw at the stumps and missed by miles to give away an overthrow

18.4
1
Shahzad to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

what's happened there?! It looked like a great catch from Denly at long off, but the ball bounce just in front of him

18.3
6
Shahzad to Abdul Razzaq, SIX runs

that could be the game...Shahzad gambled with a slower legspinner and Razzaq picked it, swung hard through the line and cleared long off by miles

18.2
2
Shahzad to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs

goes full at the stumps, drilled down towards long on and they are able to scamper back for a second again

"Great fighting spirit shown by Pakistan," says an excited Prahaladh in the US. "They really believe that they can win this. This is great for a team that hasn't done their best lately."

18.1
1
Shahzad to Arafat, 1 run

low full toss outside off, gives himself room and takes the bottom of bat down to third man

17 off two needed...you'd have to fancy the batting side. Wouldn't you? And here's Shahzad, on debut, so no pressure then.

end of over 186 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 132/6CRR: 7.33 RRR: 8.50 • Need 17 from 12b
Abdul Razzaq31 (14)
Yasir Arafat3 (3)
Stuart Broad4-0-24-1
Tim Bresnan3-0-25-0
17.6
2
Broad to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs

leg stump yorker, but it's placed perfectly down the ground and it allows them to come back for a second

Massive ball coming up

17.5
1
Broad to Arafat, 1 run

cut hard down to third man

17.4
2
Broad to Arafat, 2 runs

well, Arafat was about to duck another bouncer but at the very last minute flinched and ramped it down to third man...the ball was almost past him

17.3
Broad to Arafat, no run

bouncer first up, Arafat ducks and it's a priceless dot ball...good thinking from Broad

Yasir Arafat onto strike...he can hit a long ball

17.2
1
Broad to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

leg stump yorker which Razzaq can only clip out to deep midwicket

Plenty of life in this game...Razzaq the key

17.1
W
Broad to Fawad Alam, OUT

gone! Big wicket from Broad as the short ball works again. Fawad made good contact, but he picked out deep square-leg who barely had to move

Fawad Alam c Morgan b Broad 28 (26m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 140

Pakistan need 23 from 18 balls...it's their game at the moment

end of over 178 runs
PAK: 126/5CRR: 7.41 RRR: 7.67 • Need 23 from 18b
Fawad Alam28 (19)
Abdul Razzaq28 (12)
Tim Bresnan3-0-25-0
Stuart Broad3-0-18-0
16.6
1
Bresnan to Fawad Alam, 1 run

charges down the pitch, gets a meaty top edge which loops into space and falls short of long on who charges in...he manages to keep them down to a single. Good over from Bresnan

16.5
1
Bresnan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

dragged down by Bresnan, Razzaq connects well but picks out long on

16.4
1
Bresnan to Fawad Alam, 1 run

makes room to carve through the off side, cut hard but straight to deep cover

16.3
4
Bresnan to Fawad Alam, FOUR runs

cracking shot, that's a ripper, drilled straight down the ground and it was past Bresnan before he knew anything about it

16.2
Bresnan to Fawad Alam, no run

on off stump, swung hard into the leg side straight to Pietersen at midwicket...there's no run and Pietersen's shy is miles off target

16.1
1
Bresnan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

heaved through midwicket and goes one bounce to deep midwicket, gee he middled that

Bresnan into the firing line...Pakistan just need to play clever cricket here

end of over 1613 runs
PAK: 118/5CRR: 7.37 RRR: 7.75 • Need 31 from 24b
Fawad Alam22 (15)
Abdul Razzaq26 (10)
Stuart Broad3-0-18-0
Luke Wright2-0-21-0

Pakistan are on top now, the momentum is with them with this pair playing very sensibly

15.6
4
Broad to Fawad Alam, FOUR runs

backs away, gives himself room and gets a thick edge past Shahzad at short third man...great boundary for Pakistan

15.5
2
Broad to Fawad Alam, 2 runs

driven square through the off side, placed nicely and it's another two which keeps Pakistan up with the rate

Broad comes round the wicket. Fine leg comes up, can't get onto leg stump now, and so does third man

Best performances - batters
Kevin Pietersen portrait
KP Pietersen ENG
62 runs (40)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
leg glance
24 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Abdul Razzaq
Abdul Razzaq PAK
46 runs (18)
0 four
5 sixes
Control94%
Productive shot
leg glance
31 runs
0 four
4 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
GP Swann ENG
O
4
M
1
R
14
W
3
ECO
3.5
Yasir Arafat
Yasir Arafat PAK
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
3
ECO
8
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of United Arab EmiratesEngland tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Abdul Razzaq
Abdul Razzaq
Player Of The Series
Graeme Swann
Graeme Swann
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 145
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 days20 February 2010 - night(20-over match)
T20I debut
Ajmal Shahzad
Ajmal Shahzad
Umpires
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Asoka de Silva
Bangladesh Image
Enamul Haque
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
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Mohammad Ali
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle