Pakistan in England, Only T20 International, 2019

England vs Pakistan - One-off T20I

Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Date & Time: 05 May 2019

England 175/3

RR: 9.05 | England beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
James Vince c Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Imad Wasim c Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Imad Wasim 362731
Ben Duckett c Imad Wasim & b Shaheen Afridi c Imad Wasim & b Shaheen Afridi 9710
Joe Root c Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Hasan Ali c Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Hasan Ali 474250
Eoin Morgan not out not out 572953
Joe Denly not out not out 201221
Ben Foakes
David Willey
Tom Curran
Chris Jordan
Adil Rashid
Jofra Archer
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 2, w 3, nb 1)
Total 175 (3 Wkts, 19.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
21-1 (Ben Duckett,2.3), 66-2 (James Vince,9), 131-3 (Joe Root,15.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Imad Wasim4 0 24 1 6.00
Faheem Ashraf3.2 0 43 0 13.44
Shaheen Afridi4 0 35 1 8.75
Mohammad Hasnain4 0 29 0 7.25
Hasan Ali4 0 42 1 10.50
Babar Azam 0 0 0 0 0
Fakhar Zaman 0 0 0 0 0
Imam-ul-Haq 0 0 0 0 0
Sarfaraz Ahmed 0 0 0 0 0
Haris Sohail 0 0 0 0 0
Asif Ali 0 0 0 0 0

EOIN MORGAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. That is it from this one-off T20I then. The 5-match ODI series between these two teams kicks off on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 1 pm local (1200 GMT). See yaa then. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Hard luck for Pakistan. They tried hard but could not quite keep the pressure sustained. England ran a lot of twos and the fielders were found wanting. That affected the bowling as well with only three bowlers picking up wickets. Surprisingly, Sarfaraz did not employ Haris Sohail, whose left-arm spin is pretty effective.

Captain Morgan's form will be the key for England come the World Cup. He had been going through some patchy form but this knock will increase his confidence. His knock of 57 from 29 balls included 5 fours and 3 sixes and he got his form back.

Comfortable chase for England in the end. They lost Duckett early but Vince and Root got the hosts back on track. Then, Root and Morgan stitched a 65-run stand, which almost laid the platform for the win. And in the end, Denly's cameo 20 from 12 balls crushed any little hopes Pakistan had after Root's wicket.

19.2
6
F Ashraf to E Morgan, SIX! Game, set and match! Boy, Morgan is pumped up. He understands that this is the first game of a massive summer and this knock is so, so important. A length ball outside off, the skipper jumps down the track and flat-bats it down the ground, over long off! The fielder leaps but in vain! ENGLAND WIN BY 7 WICKETS AND 4 BALLS TO SPARE.
19.1
2
F Ashraf to E Morgan, Full and outside off, Morgan drives it through the covers for a couple. Excellent half century from Morgan, keeping his side ahead.

Faheem Ashraf to bowl the final over. 3-0-35-0 so far. Pakistan need something special from him.

18.6
0
S Afridi to Joe Denly, RUN OUT CHANCE, MISSED! Full and outside off, Denly drives it towards cover and sets off for a single. But Morgan does not respond. Denly has to return and is gone for all money but the fielder misses his shy at the striker's end.
18.5
1
S Afridi to E Morgan, Around middle, pushed down to long on for one more.
18.4
1
S Afridi to Joe Denly, Full on middle, hammered down to long on for one. He has played well, Denly. 20 from just 11 balls.
18.3
1
S Afridi to E Morgan, Outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.
18.2
1
S Afridi to Joe Denly, Excellent yorker, but that is dug out for a single.
18.1
6
S Afridi to Joe Denly, SIX! Has that sealed the deal for England? 11 needed from 11 now. A length ball outside off, Denly just gets across and swings it cleanly over mid-wicket!
17.6
1
H Ali to Joe Denly, Has another heave and drags it down to long on for another single. 12 from the over.
17.5
4
H Ali to Joe Denly, INSIDE EDGE, FOUR! That is unlucky for the bowler. A length ball outside off, Denly jumps down the track, has a big heave but only manages a thick inside edge past the leg stump to the fine leg fence! 18 needed from 13 now.
17.4
1
H Ali to E Morgan, Outside off, pushed towards mid off for one more.
17.3
1
H Ali to Joe Denly, Outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
17.2
1
H Ali to E Morgan, Outside off, played through point for a single. 150 up for England. 24 needed from 16 balls.

Nasser Hussain on air informs that if this match ends in a tie, there will be NO SUPER OVER. That is sad...

17.1
4
H Ali to E Morgan, FOUR! Just over! Morgan has begun this over well. A length ball outside off, Eoin chips it over mid off, mistimes it, getting it off the bottom of the bat and just about clears mid off!
16.6
4
S Afridi to Joe Denly, FOUR! Great calmness from Denly. England needed that boundary. Denly needed that. Low full toss outside off, Joe comes forward and drives it wide of cover and mid off for a boundary! 29 needed from 18 balls now.
16.5
0
S Afridi to Joe Denly, Terrific yorker, outside off, dug out back to the bowler.
16.4
0
S Afridi to Joe Denly, Misfield but no run conceded. Full on middle, Denly chips it uppishly but it lands just short of short mid-wicket. Haris Sohail misfields and then returns a wild throw at the bowler's end but cover backs it up.
16.3
1
S Afridi to E Morgan, Outside off, punched through point for one.
16.3
0
S Afridi to E Morgan, WIDE. An attempted bouncer, around middle and leg, Morgan lets it pass. Way above his head.
16.2
1
S Afridi to Joe Denly, Outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.
16.1
1
S Afridi to E Morgan, Outside off, tapped towards point for a single.

Shaheen Afridi is back on. 2-0-17-1 so far.

15.6
1
H Ali to E Morgan, Heaves it to square leg for one. 15 from the over including the wicket of Root.
15.5
4
H Ali to E Morgan, MISFIELD, FOUR! Poor Haris Sohail. A short ball, Morgan pulls it through square leg. Sohail rushes across to his left from mid-wicket, gets to the ball with a dive but at the last moment, loses his trousers and slips and hence, misses the ball too. Embarrassing moment for the fielder and double tea-pot from the skipper.
15.4
1
H Ali to Joe Denly, Full on middle, chipped down to long on for a single.

Joe Denly walks in at number 5, replacing Root.

15.3
0
H Ali to Joe Root, OUT! Caught behind! Root's innings is over and there comes the Hasan fist pump celebration. Joe makes an early movement before the ball is bowled. He gets across to paddle but the ball is wide of off. Now, Root tries the reverse paddle but only toe-ends it to the keeper behind. Pakistan appeal but Root walks off. End of a fine knock and the threatening partnership has been broken. 43 needed from 27 balls now.
15.2
1
H Ali to E Morgan, Just a single on the Free Hit. Morgan powers this down to long on off a very full ball from outside off.

FREE HIT TIME!

15.2
6
H Ali to E Morgan, NO BALL, SIX! Bonus for England. Hasan oversteps and bowls a length ball down the leg side, Morgan just dispatches this via a pull over backward square leg!
15.1
1
H Ali to Joe Root, Yorker outside off, Root just about digs it out towards short fine leg for a single.
14.6
1
F Ashraf to Joe Root, Yorker around off, worked through mid-wicket for one more. Excellent comeback from Faheem after going for a boundary on the first ball.
14.5
1
F Ashraf to E Morgan, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
14.4
1
F Ashraf to Joe Root, Cunning bowling. Root advances down the track and Ashraf bowls a high full toss. Joe is taken by surprise and just about heaves it towards long on. He asks for a no ball call from the umpire but the latter deems it fine as he was down the track. A single taken.
14.3
1
F Ashraf to E Morgan, Around middle, Morgan pushes it towards point for a run.
14.2
1
F Ashraf to Joe Root, Full and around off, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
14.1
4
F Ashraf to Joe Root, FOUR! Welcome back into the attack! Bowler under pressure. First delivery going for a boundary. A low full toss, outside off, Root gets across and paddles it over short fine leg for a boundary! 57 needed from 35 deliveries now.

Faheem Ashraf returns. 2-0-26-0 so far.

13.6
1
H Ali to Joe Root, A short ball, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a run.
13.5
4
H Ali to Joe Root, FOUR! FABULOUS! The new bat has started well for Root! Overpitched outside off, Root backs away slightly and drives this beautifully, yet powerfully down the ground past mid off

Seems like Joe Root has an issue with his bat. Phillip Salt comes running in with 4 willows.

13.4
1
H Ali to E Morgan, A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single. Pressure building...
13.3
0
H Ali to E Morgan, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
13.2
1
H Ali to Joe Root, Comes down the track and tries to hit hard but it is a slower ball from Hasan and Root can only toe-end his heave towards long on. A run taken.