Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pakistan vs England 2nd Twenty20

The 2nd Twenty20 between Pakistan and England was played yesterday Feb 20th at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Pakistan won the toss and invited England to bat first.

England's Squad:
I Trott, J Denly, K Petersen, P Collingwood, E Morgan, L Wright, M Prior, T Bresnan, S Board, G Swann and A Shahzad.

Pakistan's Squad:
Imran Nazir, Imran Farhat, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Fawad Alam, Abdul Razzaq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Arafat, Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal.

Match Result:
Pakistan won the 2nd Twenty20 match by 4 wickets at 19 overs. Abudal Razzaq wasamed as the player of the match for his 46* runs in 18 balls with 5-6's which made pakistan to win the match.

Series Result:
2 match Twenty20 series ended up in draw as 1-1. G Swann of England was named as the player of the series for his 5 wickets (2 in 1st T20 & 3 wivkets in 2nd T20).

Match Summary:
England started their innings with J Tortt and J Denny. They lost their 1st wicket Denny in 3.5 overs. Then Pietersen and Troot paired up and added 98 runs in their partnership. At the end of innings England managed to score 148 runs by losing 6 wickets. For England Pietersen scored 62 runs, Trott 39 runs and Collingwood 11* runs. For Pakistan Yasir Arefat picked 3 wickets and Saeed Ajmal & Umar Gul each picked 1 wicket.

With the target of 149 Pakistan started their innings with Imran Nasir and Imran Farhat but A Shahzad striked Pakistanis twice in his tirst 1 overs to bring two wicket down. They lost their openers in 0.5 overs and went 4/2. A one stage Pakistan were 78/5 in 12.6 over and were in need of 71 runs in 42 balls. Then comes Abdul Razzaq who showed his brilliant batting performance by scoring 46 runs in just 18 balls with 5-6's which maded possible for Pakistan to win the match. For Pakistan Abdul Razzaq scored 46* runs, Umar Akmal 36 runs and Fawad Alam 28 runs. For England G Swann picked 3 wickets, A Shahzad picked 2 wickets and S Board 1 wicket.

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