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Only T20I, Cardiff, May 5 2019, Pakistan tour of England
(19.2/20 ov, target 174)175/3
England won by 7 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Valkerie Baynes

Jofra Archer settles in, Eoin Morgan guides England to hard-fought win

Archer claims two wickets, Morgan scores half-century as England win by seven wickets in Cardiff

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Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
Pakistan173/6(20 overs)
Babar Azam65 (42)
Haris Sohail50 (36)
England175/3(19.2 overs)

6.20pm Right, that's the end of the fun for tonight. A rowdy start to England's home international campaign. And what a campaign it will be. From myself, Alan and Thilak, good night!

6.14pm Farhan: "Mark my prediction - Eng will win the ODI 4-1. Pak will win both the warm up matches. Also they will exit from the round league. I can see it" Hmm ... words marked

Joe Root is chuffed to have played his part in England's win too ... he really, really, really wants to re-establish himself as a T20 player.

"It's quite difficult because of the lack of T20 cricket I've played in the last couple of years but, ultimately, it's about trying to fit your role and playing in your own way in this team. I feel I generally do complement the guys pretty well, but obviously we're always looking to find ways of scoring more quickly, I feel I can play that role which guards the team so that they can go out and play their shots."

6.03pm Here's Sarfraz: "We didn't take wickets in the middle overs, and their captain played really well. Shadab, we miss him in the playing XI, but hopefully he'll be well for the World Cup. We play five quality ODI matches before the World Cup, which is good preparation."

Morgan: "Getting over the line with a young team is important for them to learn. Great practice going into the World Cup as well, two completely different challenges in three days. We were a bit hit-and-miss, it wasn't near our best, Pakistan looked like getting 190, Jofra had a good debut, Tom Curran bowled well, but we'll assess and learn, and move on."

"The partnership between Vince and Root, they played beautifully, but when I came in, I felt I needed to throw a punch."

6.02pm Rizwan Zafar: "Morgan has crafted the chase in a perfect fashion, hitting a boundary in every over and was always in control of the RRR." Can't argue with that. His form for Middlesex this season has been indifferent, but he's turned it back on in England colours.

6pm Sealed with a six, on the dot of six. After the struggles in Malahide on Friday, that was a very impressive chase from England, a couple of important knocks from the old stagers, Morgan and Root, but it was a new-look team that sealed the deal.

19.2
6
Faheem to Morgan, SIX runs

sealed with a six! Spanked high over long-off! And Morgan is seriously pumped about that win, toppling the No.1 T20 team in the world is no mean feat, and he's done it in style!

19.1
2
Faheem to Morgan, 2 runs

a hint of width, nailed out to the sweeper in the covers, Morgan's back for the second to bring up his fifty. Job almost done

end of over 1910 runs
ENG: 167/3CRR: 8.78 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 7 from 6b
Joe Denly20 (12)
Eoin Morgan49 (27)
Shaheen Shah Afridi4-0-35-1
Hasan Ali4-0-42-1
18.6
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Denly, no run

crashed to cover, Denly wanted the single but Morgan sends him back! Safe in the end, Morgan wanted the strike for the final over

James De Lamber: "Can we just give Foakes MoM for his glovework? " Vince's cover drive will have something to say about that

18.5
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Morgan, 1 run

full toss, smacked to long-on

18.4
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Denly, 1 run

full once more, flogged through the leg side again to keep the requirement draining away

18.3
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Morgan, 1 run

very full, tailing in, stabbed out to the off side

18.2
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Denly, 1 run

yorker again, Pakistan have bowled them well, stabbed to the leg side

18.1
6
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Denly, SIX runs

in the slot, on the toes, and Denly launches this one flat over wide long-on! Superb contact, and it's down to a run a ball now

end of over 1812 runs
ENG: 157/3CRR: 8.72 • RRR: 8.50 • Need 17 from 12b
Joe Denly12 (8)
Eoin Morgan47 (25)
Hasan Ali4-0-42-1
Shaheen Shah Afridi3-0-25-1
17.6
1
Hasan Ali to Denly, 1 run

wafted across the line, Denly keeps the strike. England are in command

17.5
4
Hasan Ali to Denly, FOUR runs

an insolent swipe, and an under-edge through fine leg!

Vinay: "How dare Morgan take away Foakes' shot at the debut MoM treble..." How rude! Maybe it'll still count when he actually bats for the first time in a T20I. In about six years' time

17.4
1
Hasan Ali to Morgan, 1 run

round the wicket, cramping for room, eased to the leg side

17.3
1
Hasan Ali to Denly, 1 run

back of a length, a slower ball, Denly dabs to cover and a quick single

17.2
1
Hasan Ali to Morgan, 1 run

boshed out to cover

17.1
4
Hasan Ali to Morgan, FOUR runs

full toss, a slap over the head of mid-off! Morgan got that one very high on the bat, but got enough on the shot to inflict the damage

end of over 178 runs
ENG: 145/3CRR: 8.52 • RRR: 9.67 • Need 29 from 18b
Joe Denly6 (5)
Eoin Morgan41 (22)
Shaheen Shah Afridi3-0-25-1
Hasan Ali3-0-30-1
16.6
4
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Denly, FOUR runs

low full toss, but this time Denly's drive pierces the field! Deeper in the crease this time, giving himself leverage, and filleting a vital boundary

16.5
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Denly, no run

very full, outswinging yorker, this is quality containment. Can't do much with that

16.4
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Denly, no run

right up to the toes, flicked to midwicket, a fumble, thoughts of a single, the throw goes wide, a lot of drama for not a lot

16.3
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Morgan, 1 run

flogged to deep point, another single

16.3
1w
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Morgan, 1 wide

short, too short, launching high over the batsman's head

16.2
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Denly, 1 run

good scampering from Denly, beating the shy from mid-off

Best performances - batsmen
Babar Azam portrait
Babar Azam
65 runs (42)
5 fours
3 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
1 four
2 sixes
12054911222
Eoin Morgan portrait
EJG Morgan
57 runs (29)
5 fours
3 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
pull
12 runs
1 four
1 six
8138731710
Best performances - bowlers
Jofra Archer portrait
JC Archer
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
2
ECO
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Imad Wasim portrait
Imad Wasim
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
1
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of England
Season2019
Player Of The Match
Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan
Match numberT20I no. 772
Hours of play (local time)14:30 start, First Session 14:30-16:00, Interval 16:00-16:20, Second Session 16:20-18:50
Match days5 May 2019 - day match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Ben Duckett
Ben Duckett
Ben Foakes
Ben Foakes
Imam-ul-Haq
Imam-ul-Haq
Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer
Mohammad Hasnain
Mohammad Hasnain
Umpires
England Image
Alex Wharf
England Image
Michael Gough
TV Umpire
England Image
Tim Robinson
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Rob Bailey
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson