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Scotland vs Pakistan - 2nd T20I

Series: Pakistan tour of Scotland, 2018
Venue: Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh
Date: 13 June 2018

Scotland 82/10 (14.4 Ovs) RR: 5.59 | Pakistan won by 84 runs

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Sarfraz picks up the trophy, and gets his teammates to join him. They'll have a tougher test awaiting them in July in the tri-nation series involving Australia and Zimbabwe, but for now they can cherish their T20 dominance. That's all from us here. Until next time, goodbye.

Sarfraz, Pakistan captain: We try to execute our plans. Want to credit our bowling lineup to defend targets in such small grounds. Feels good when new guys perform well. The likes of Faheem Ashraf, Shadab, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat. The way Usman Khan bowled, it feels good. Fitness is really important in today's fast-paced cricket. We knew Scotland would come hard with the bat. We fielded really well. No praise is enough for this young team. Coaching staff worked hard too.

Coetzer, Scotland captain: Wasn't an ideal day for us. Want to thank the guys for the efforts. Pakistan came out with a high quality seam attack and the early wickets put us in trouble. They hit their lengths hard, the left-arm spinner mixed it up as well. Great opportunity to play the No.1 side in the world. This is where we want to be testing ourselves. Today we obviously struggled with our batting.

Usman Khan, MoM: Whenever I get an opportunity, I try to perform and solidify my place. Weather is cold. Keep discussing with my fellow bowlers on how to go about it. Our squad is filled with superb players. Even the coach reckons it's difficult to pick the XI.

18:57 Local Time, 17:57 GMT, 23:27 IST: Another series in the bag for Pakistan, maintaining their perfect record since the T20 WC in 2016. The match probably slipped away from Scotland when Shoaib Malik smashed an unbeaten 49 off 22 balls towards the end of the first innings. The hosts had been very disciplined until then. It was a completely different story in the chase though, which was a no-contest as Pakistan dominated from start to finish. Very premature finish at that, with Scotland getting bowled out in the 15th over. Usman Khan rocked the boat early with two wickets in his opening spell, before everyone else washed their hands in the gravy train.

14.4
0
Faheem Ashraf to Evans, out Caught by Sarfraz!! Nicked and gone. Back of length delivery outside off, Evans has a waft at it, but only succeeds in getting it through to Sarfraz. That's the match, and the series, to Pakistan. Evans c Sarfraz b Faheem Ashraf 0(2)

Faheem Ashraf to Evans, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

14.3
0
Faheem Ashraf to Evans, no run, beaten outside off

Alasdair Evans, right handed bat, comes to the crease

14.2
0
Faheem Ashraf to MacLeod, out Caught&Bowled!! Length ball outside off, sliced up for an easy return catch. Was a rather hopeless situation for MacLeod, and this was pretty much a shot played in anger and frustration. Wanted to heave it away through mid-wicket, but the bottom hand came off as he lost his shape. MacLeod c and b Faheem Ashraf 26(27) [4s-2]

Faheem Ashraf to MacLeod, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

14.1
0
Faheem Ashraf to MacLeod, no run, walks well across his stumps in looking to paddle it away, but the ball deflects off his pad to the keeper

Faheem Ashraf [2.0-0-6-1] is back into the attack

13.6
0
Shadab Khan to Chris Sole, no run, punched to cover
13.5
4
Shadab Khan to Chris Sole, FOUR, floaty leg-break, Sole wants to loft it through the line but the turn takes his edge to the third man boundary
13.4
0
Shadab Khan to Mark Watt, out Mark Watt Run Out!! Reverse-swept to short third man, and another baffling run out. They seem to be in a hurry to get this over with. Again, no run there after the ball went straight to the fielder, MacLeod told his partner as much, but by then it was too late. Mark Watt run out (Usman Khan/Sarfraz) 1(2)

Shadab Khan to Mark Watt, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

13.3
1
Shadab Khan to MacLeod, 1 run, bit early through the sweep, toe-ends it to deep mid-wicket
13.2
1
Shadab Khan to Mark Watt, 1 run, punched off the back foot through cover

Mark Watt, left handed bat, comes to the crease

13.1
0
Shadab Khan to Safyaan Sharif, out Safyaan Sharif Run Out!! Oh dear. Going from bad to ridiculous for Scotland. Sharif defended this to the right of the bowler, and inexplicably kept on running despite no response from MacLeod. It leads to his inevitable run-out. Safyaan Sharif run out (Shadab Khan/Sarfraz) 10(8) [6s-1]

Shadab Khan to Safyaan Sharif, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

12.6
1
Hasan Ali to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, steered down to third man
12.5
0
Hasan Ali to Safyaan Sharif, no run, spicy bumper, Sharif hurriedly sways out of the way
12.4
6
Hasan Ali to Safyaan Sharif, SIX, short of length delivery, Sharif picks it early, opens his stance up and swats it away over the mid-wicket boundary
12.3
0
Hasan Ali to Safyaan Sharif, no run, pushed to cover
12.2
2
Hasan Ali to Safyaan Sharif, 2 runs, right off the toe-end, hangs up in the air for an eternity, but still drops in no-man's land. Mid-wicket was initially running back, but he decided to stop and left it for long-on who couldn't get to it eventually
12.1
0
Hasan Ali to Safyaan Sharif, no run, almost yorker length outside off, squeezed off a thick inside edge onto his leg, and it was oh-so-close to rolling back onto the stumps

Hasan Ali [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

11.6
1
Shadab Khan to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, length ball, turned away through mid-wicket
11.5
1
Shadab Khan to MacLeod, 1 run, punches it away through the covers
11.4
0
Shadab Khan to MacLeod, no run, forward and defended

Safyaan Sharif, right handed bat, comes to the crease

11.3
0
Shadab Khan to Matthew Cross, out Caught by Fakhar Zaman!! Excellent catch. It was hit flat and low, Zaman bends down while keeping his eyes on it and grabs it pretty close to the ground. Decent timing from Cross off the back foot, who picked this googly, but couldn't find the gap Matthew Cross c Fakhar Zaman b Shadab Khan 5(8)

Shadab Khan to Matthew Cross, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

11.2
1
Shadab Khan to MacLeod, 1 run, drags it out to deep mid-wicket
11.1
1
Shadab Khan to Matthew Cross, 1 run, tossed up at the stumps, sweeps it to the right of deep backward square. Commitment from Pakistan in the field has been commendable. Sliding stop by the man
10.6
2
Mohammad Nawaz to MacLeod, 2 runs, pushed to the left of long-off, enables them to come back for two
10.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Matthew Cross, 1 run, full at the stumps, flicked to deep mid-wicket
10.4
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Matthew Cross, no run, driven to cover
10.3
1
Mohammad Nawaz to MacLeod, 1 run, this time cuts it to backward point. What a crazy single. Cross was nowhere in the frame had there been a direct-hit
10.2
4
Mohammad Nawaz to MacLeod, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, and again, MacLeod places his back-cut really well for four. Key is how he waits on the ball
10.1
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Matthew Cross, 1 run, at the stumps, flicked away to deep mid-wicket
9.6
0
Shadab Khan to MacLeod, no run, pushed through the air, MacLeod punches off the back foot to point. Cross came out looking for the single, but was sent back and had to dive back in to beat the throw
9.5
1
Shadab Khan to Matthew Cross, 1 run, works this googly with the turn backward of square
9.4
0
Shadab Khan to Matthew Cross, no run, wanted to punch the googly through the covers, got cramped up and chopped it off the inside edge onto pad
9.3
1
Shadab Khan to MacLeod, 1 run, swept to deep backward square
9.2
1
Shadab Khan to Matthew Cross, 1 run, leg-break on a length outside off, flat-batted to sweeper cover
9.1
1
Shadab Khan to MacLeod, 1 run, to mid-wicket
9.1
1
Shadab Khan to MacLeod, 1 run, googly at the stumps, clipped through mid-wicket

Matthew Cross, right handed bat, comes to the crease

8.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Leask, out Caught by Shadab Khan!! Spooned up to point. It was a flat back of length delivery outside off, Leask's balance wasn't there as he tried to cut this. Just sliced it up in the end. Leask c Shadab Khan b Mohammad Nawaz 9(7) [6s-1]

Mohammad Nawaz to Leask, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Some rain in the air. Wind picking up

8.5
6
Mohammad Nawaz to Leask, SIX, swept away for six. Length ball on leg, Leask dispatches it with his back knee grounded
8.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz to MacLeod, 1 run, played out to sweeper cover
8.3
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Leask, 1 run, fired in on leg, Leask gets down and sweeps in front of short fine leg. The ball bounced just in front of the fielder, making it very awkward to stop, but he did well to get his body behind it
8.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Leask, no run, punched to cover
8.1
1
Mohammad Nawaz to MacLeod, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, cuts to backward point
7.6
1
Shadab Khan to MacLeod, 1 run, works it off the back foot to long-on. "Looking for some rain man," quips Sarfraz from behind the stumps
7.5
1
Shadab Khan to Leask, 1 run, doesn't quite middle this pull, drags it to deep backward square
7.4
1
Shadab Khan to MacLeod, 1 run, punched away off the back foot to sweeper cover
7.3
1
Shadab Khan to Leask, 1 run, skidding on from a length on off, nudged through square leg
7.2
0
Shadab Khan to Leask, no run

Michael Leask, right handed bat, comes to the crease

7.1
1
Shadab Khan to Dylan Budge, out Dylan Budge Run Out!! 1 run completed. Budge appears to be struggling here. He put a full length dive but it won't save him. Gone. It was a googly at the stumps which he clipped wide of deep mid-wicket. Probably underestimated Zaman in the deep in coming back for the second run. Zaman was quickly onto the ball, and although his throw wasn't the quickest, it was pretty accurate. Allowed Sarfraz to break the stumps quickly. Dylan Budge run out (Fakhar Zaman/Sarfraz) 4(8)

Shadab Khan to Dylan Budge, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

Shadab Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

6.6
4
Mohammad Nawaz to MacLeod, FOUR, MacLeod shows his partner how it's done. Flat delivery just outside off, he waits for it and nails the back-cut away past short third man
6.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Dylan Budge, 1 run, he's intent on getting the cut away, but still not much success. Gets a single though, to the right of short third man
6.4
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Dylan Budge, no run, makes room and cuts this ball off the stumps to backward point
6.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Dylan Budge, no run, skiddy back of length delivery close to off, chopped to short third man
6.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz to MacLeod, 1 run, darted in slightly short, MacLeod crouches and pulls it to deep backward square
6.1
0
Mohammad Nawaz to MacLeod, no run, flat length ball on middle, MacLeod hangs back and blocks

Mohammad Nawaz [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

5.6
1
Faheem Ashraf to MacLeod, 1 run, back of a length and MacLeod tucks it wide of short fine leg
5.5
0
Faheem Ashraf to MacLeod, no run, slants in from a length and cramps MacLeod, jammed onto his pad and the ball drops near his feet. Ashraf made sure that the single is not stolen
5.4
0
Faheem Ashraf to MacLeod, no run, fuller on off and middle, nice crisp drive from MacLeod to the left of Ashraf and he fields it in his followthrough
5.3
0
Faheem Ashraf to MacLeod, no run, back of a length close to off, defended off the back foot. MacLeod sends Budge back on the single
5.3
1
Faheem Ashraf to MacLeod, wide, splays it down leg and MacLeod can't meet with the glance, wide called
5.2
1
Faheem Ashraf to Dylan Budge, 1 run, risky single but no harm done. Full delivery on the stumps, Budge turns it towards mid-wicket and sets off, Asif Ali has a shy at the bowler's end. Budge was gone had that hit
5.1
1
Faheem Ashraf to MacLeod, 1 run, full and drifting on the pads, flicked to short fine leg and a slight fumble allowed the single
4.6
0
Usman Khan to Dylan Budge, no run, beaten! Usman Khan causing all sorts of problems. His figures read: 2-0-4-2. Back of a length and moving away after pitching, Budge goes feeling for the ball and is beaten on the outside edge
4.5
0
Usman Khan to Dylan Budge, no run, shortens the length and Budge moves away to leg, dabs it in front of gully
4.4
1
Usman Khan to MacLeod, 1 run, good length ball around off, MacLeod drops it into the off-side and looks up at Budge, gets the response from his partner and off go the duo for a quick single

MacLeod not happy with something behind the bowler's arm. He wants that to be sorted out. Seems fine now..

4.3
1
Usman Khan to Dylan Budge, 1 run, on a length slanted across, Budge plays the steer with soft hands to third man

Dylan Budge, right handed bat, comes to the crease

4.2
0
Usman Khan to Coetzer, out Bowled!! Second wicket for Usman Khan. Another nothing shot from a Scotland batsman. Back of a length delivery angled across off, Coetzer wanted to force it through the off-side with feet stuck in cement, the inside edge crashes into off and middle stump. Scotland in trouble now. Coetzer b Usman Khan 1(6)

Usman Khan to Coetzer, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

4.1
1
Usman Khan to MacLeod, 1 run, used the left-armer's angle and glided the back of a length delivery to third man

Usman Khan [1.0-0-1-1] is back into the attack

3.6
0
Faheem Ashraf to Coetzer, no run, follows Coetzer with a length delivery and the flick it missed by the Scotland skipper, hit on the thigh pad
3.5
0
Faheem Ashraf to Coetzer, no run, dropped! It was a tough one and Ashraf did his best to get fingers to it. But you need those to stick. Back of a length and Coetzer stays back, chips it towards the bowler and Ashraf leaps up and gets both hands to it. The ball escapes his grasp and lands well away from him even as he tried to dive back and take it
3.5
1
Faheem Ashraf to Coetzer, wide, sprays it down leg and concedes a needless extra to Scotland
3.4
0
Faheem Ashraf to Coetzer, no run, fuller and keeping it close to Coetzer, he makes room and pushes it tamely towards cover
3.3
1
Faheem Ashraf to MacLeod, 1 run, good length ball on off, MacLeod blocks off the inner half of the bat to mid-wicket

Calum MacLeod, right handed bat, comes to the crease

3.2
0
Faheem Ashraf to Berrington, out Caught by Asif Ali!! Scotland two down now. Soft dismissal for Berrington. He advances down the wicket and is undone by Ashraf's skiddy nature, the ball pings the inner portion of the bat and lobs to short mid-wicket. Simple catch for Asif Ali. Berrington was looking to go over mid-wicket but the bat turned on impact and foiled his timing. Berrington c Asif Ali b Faheem Ashraf 20(15) [4s-2 6s-1]

Faheem Ashraf to Berrington, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

3.1
0
Faheem Ashraf to Berrington, no run, full and skidding on, Berrington is beaten on the flick and is struck on the back pad. No appeal for LBW as the impact was outside leg

Faheem Ashraf, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

2.6
1
Hasan Ali to Berrington, 1 run, short of length and Berrington plays it with soft hands, dabbed away to third man

Getting gloomy out there and remember there are no floodlights at this venue. The on air comms also reckon that rain might be round the corner and Scotland should keep an eye on the DLS par score.

2.5
0
Hasan Ali to Berrington, no run, back of a length and no timing on this back foot punch, bobbles away towards the point region
2.4
2
Hasan Ali to Berrington, 2 runs, once more the shortened length from Hasan Ali and Berrington gets on top of the bounce before tucking it behind square leg, Fakhar gets around in the deep and keeps it to a brace
2.3
1
Hasan Ali to Coetzer, 1 run, short of length on off, Coetzer's soft punch is in front of mid-off and he is off for a quick single. Made it in easily
2.2
1
Hasan Ali to Berrington, 1 run, cramped the batsman for room with the nip-backer, Berrington is rooted to the crease and gets his bat down in the nick of time, the inside edge rolls towards short fine leg
2.1
4
Hasan Ali to Berrington, FOUR, superb timing on that. Just a flick of the wrists and the ball goes racing away. Full and on off, Berrington shuffles across and clips it through a vacant mid-wicket. No chance for a chasing mid-on to haul it back in

Hasan Ali, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

1.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Coetzer, no run, pushed through and it is a meek knock from Coetzer to the right of Nawaz
1.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Berrington, 1 run, dragged back length and sliding on, nudged away in front of square leg
1.4
6
Mohammad Nawaz to Berrington, SIX, now he gets the maximum result. Nawaz once again errs by going full, Berrington stays leg-side of the ball so that he can free his arms, goes through the line and clears the long-off fence comfortably
1.3
4
Mohammad Nawaz to Berrington, FOUR, in and out and over the infield. Berrington shuffled around in the crease before making room to this full delivery, went inside out over extra cover and cleared the field with ease
1.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Berrington, no run, comes down the track and Nawaz keeps it well outside off, Berrington reaches out and knocks it to point
1.1
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Berrington, no run, darted in from round the wicket, Berrington prods forward and defends to cover

Mohammad Nawaz, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

0.6
1
Usman Khan to Berrington, 1 run, shortens the length, does Usman and Berrington is on the back foot to play the pull, all along the ground to deep mid-wicket. A wicket and a single to start Scotland's reply
0.5
0
Usman Khan to Berrington, no run, back of a length around off, Berrington hangs back and blocks to cover
0.4
0
Usman Khan to Berrington, no run, fuller and on the pads, flicked to a squarish mid-wicket, straight to Fakhar

Richie Berrington, right handed bat, comes to the crease

0.3
0
Usman Khan to Munsey, out Caught by Fakhar Zaman!! Gone! Munsey goes without troubling the scorers. Perfect start for Pakistan, wicket in the very first over. Nothing shot from the southpaw. On a length and just outside off, Munsey wanted to lift it over the infield, gets it off the toe-end and offers a dolly to Fakhar at cover-point. Munsey c Fakhar Zaman b Usman Khan 0(3)

Usman Khan to Munsey, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

0.2
0
Usman Khan to Munsey, no run, bit more swing this time and almost through Munsey's defence, he is stuck in the crease and brought his bat down late, the inside edge squirts away to short fine leg
0.1
0
Usman Khan to Munsey, no run, good length ball with a hint of inward movement, Munsey is watchful in his forward block

Munsey and Coetzer are at the crease. Munsey is on strike. Usman Khan will open the attack