That is it from game number 1. In less than 24 hours they will be back locking horns again. Our team waves you tada!
Sarfraz Ahmed, Man of the Match: Good thing is that the team is winning. I am backing myself and the coaches have been helping me. T20 is a different format and you take it ball after ball if you are not in form. We came here yesterday, could not practice because of rain but the boys did well. If you are the number 1 team, the pressure is on you when you are playing teams like Scotland and Ireland.
Kyle Coetzer: Was a good wicket and credit to Sarfraz who played a good knock and put us under pressure. He was the difference in the end. Some high quality spinners in that Pakistani line up. We feel we can play spinners and we have done that in the last couple of months. Hope we will work on it in times to come.
Scotland started off on top gear in the first six overs but they forgot the accelerator button for the rest of the essay. Spinners choked the life out of the chase to ensure Pakistan's amazing form in the shortest version of the game continues. Hang on for the presentations.
The fairytale for Scotland will not have another version. The giant killers were up against the mercurial giants and the result is a smooth sailing by 48 runs for the latter. Skipper Sarfraz (89 off 48) anchored the innings in the middle over and blazed along towards the end. That though was done in tag-team effort with Shoaib Malik, who also registered a fifty. Once they managed more than 200, it was always going to be an uphill task.
Hussain Talat, comes into the attack
Last over and they need 53 runs..consaltion runs to be scored here. Has been the case after the powerplay period in this innings. They did well in the first 6 but then the wheels came off.
Safyaan Sharif, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Hasan Ali to Matthew Cross, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Hasan Ali [2.0-0-11-1] is back into the attack
Matthew Cross, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Amir to Dylan Budge, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Mohammad Amir [2.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack
Faheem Ashraf [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
Michael Leask, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Shadab Khan to MacLeod, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Dylan Budge, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mohammad Nawaz to Coetzer, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Calum MacLeod, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Shadab Khan to Berrington, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Shadab Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Mohammad Nawaz [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
Richie Berrington, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Hasan Ali to Munsey, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Hasan Ali [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack
Mohammad Amir [1.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack
Faheem Ashraf, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
Hasan Ali, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Mohammad Amir, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Munsey and Coetzer are at the crease. Munsey is on strike. Mohammad Nawaz will open the attack