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PAK vs ENG T20I, Pakistan vs England Highlights: England beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

PAK vs ENG T20I: After defeating Ireland in one-off ODI match, England beat Pakistan in the one-off T20I match by 7 wickets in Cardiff.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: May 5, 2019 10:39:30 pm
Pakistan vs England Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs England: Joe Root scored 47 in England’s successful run chase. (Reuters)

Pakistan vs England, PAK vs ENG T20I: Eoin Morgan punched the air in celebration as he danced down the track to smack a six and collect a big 7-wicket win for England against the top-ranked Pakistan in Cardiff. Chasing 174 for the win, England had James Vince, Joe Root and then Morgan doing the job even as the required rate climbed past 10 runs an over.

Pakistan’s poor fielding played a role in England chasing down the target.

Earlier, Pakistan finished on a high with Chris Jordan going for 16 runs as the visitors post 173/6 from 20 overs. At the get go, Pakistan lost couple of early wickets before Babar Azam and Haris Sohail steadied the ship. They put together 103 runs for the third wicket to take Pakistan towards a strong position.

Trying to up the ante, they lost wickets and the momentum. Imad Wasim and Faheem Ashraf provided a flourish in the final over to take Pakistan to 173/6.

Pakistan in England, Only T20 International, 2019Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 31 March 2020

England 175/3 (19.2)


Pakistan 173/6 (20.0)

Match Ended ( Day - One-off T20I ) England beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

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PAK vs ENG T20I, Pakistan vs England: As it happened


    22:31 (IST)05 May 2019
    SIX! England win!

    Eoin Morgan gets the job done! Comes down the track and smacks the short delivery straight down the ground for a six! What a win! England had players injured, rested players and they've beaten the World No. 1 side! Morgan punches the air in celebration. England win by 7 wickets with four balls to go

    22:29 (IST)05 May 2019
    Eoin Morgan fifty

    Eoin Morgan collects  a double from the first ball of the over. Gets the applause from his teammates and the fans. Goes back to his business. There's a game to win!

    22:28 (IST)05 May 2019
    Final over

    England need 7 runs from 6 balls. Eoin Morgan and Joe Denly in the middle. Faheem Ashraf to try and defend it

    22:25 (IST)05 May 2019
    England need 11 from 11

    WHAT A START TO THE PENULTIMATE OVER! Pitched up by Shaheen and Denly goes deep in his crease to relax his arms. Pumps it over deep mid wicket. Great shot!

    22:20 (IST)05 May 2019

    England need 29 from 18 balls. Will they get it? Hasan Ali into the attack. And he's immediately hit for a boundary. Poor delivery to start with. Fulltoss, outside off and Morgan says thank you! Blitzes it over the mid-off fielder to collect a boundary

    22:19 (IST)05 May 2019

    Denly finds the gap between extra cover and long off to collect a boundary. England are not out of it. Not at all. They need 29 runs from 18 balls. 

    22:12 (IST)05 May 2019

    An off cutter from Hasan Ali is banged shot, Joe Root with a pre-meditated shot, tried to scoop it late on but gets the thinnest of edges behind to Sarfraz. No confusion there. No need for the DRS either. Root walks back a frustrated man. He is gone for 47 from 42 balls. England are 131/3. Is that game over?

    22:10 (IST)05 May 2019

    That's the start they needed. Eoin Morgan whips away a slower delivery, from a no ball, towards fine leg for a six. From the free hit, they can only get a single. Hit straight at long on. 

    22:09 (IST)05 May 2019
    52 needed from 30 balls

    Joe Root is on 46 and Eoin Morgan on 27. England need 52 from 30 balls. Pakistan look well set here to defend. Unless Morgan and Root change things around. And soon.

    22:02 (IST)05 May 2019

    Joe Root changes his bat and immediately reaps benefits. Shuffles to Hasan Ali and pummels it straight down the ground. No one at long off to cut that off. 

    21:52 (IST)05 May 2019

    With required rate reaching 10 and over, England need to get a move on. Eoin Morgan steps up and smacks a six and a boundary to Faheem Ashraf. Miscommunication in the deep allows the ball to cross the boundary rope. Next two boundaries have less luck written on them. One to deep square leg and then to deep extra cover. 

    21:40 (IST)05 May 2019
    Caught behind? GONE!

    Imad Wasim with a delivery well outside leg stump to James Vince. He tried to play it down the leg side but doesn't get enough bat on it. Pakistan go up appealing for a caught behind with neat work by Sarfraz. UltraEdge shows slightest spike. But is that of the ball grazing the bat or the bat touching the pitch? England lose the review. Vince is gone for 36 from 27 balls. England are 66/2 after 9 overs

    21:27 (IST)05 May 2019
    England 48/1 after powerplay

    Joe Root with a boundary off Shaheen Afridi to steer England to 48/1 after the powerplay overs. 

    21:10 (IST)05 May 2019

    Duckett walks! He is disappointed with the shot. Bows his head and walks back to the dugout. Dismissed for 9 and Pakistan get their first wicket. Created room and looked to attack Shaheen Afridi. But gets the toe end of the bat and hits it straight at Imad Wasim stationed at mid-off. England are 21/1

    21:09 (IST)05 May 2019
    England underway

    Ben Duckett and James Vince open the batting for England. Shaheen Afridi and Faheem Ashraf share the ball.

    20:40 (IST)05 May 2019

    Imad Wasim adds two boundaries from the final two deliveries. First one is hit straight down towards long off. Next one is flicked away from the pads. Beats the fine leg fielder. 16 runs from the final over. Pakistan finish on 173/6

    20:38 (IST)05 May 2019

    Faheem Ashraf looks to go over the mid-off region but loses control of the bat and he ends up splicing it straight to the fielder at sweeper cover. Change of pace doing the magic there. 

    20:36 (IST)05 May 2019

    Chris Jordan bowling the final over. Went for the yorker but it is converted into a low fulltoss by Faheem Ashraf. Goes through with the swing and it sees the ball soar into the long off stand. 

    20:28 (IST)05 May 2019
    RUN OUT!

    Another one gone for Pakistan and this attempted surge at the death is going horribly. Asif Ali departs for 3 from 3 balls. Hit straight back to Jordan, tried to take a one-handed catch, but the ball drops behind him, Jordan was quick to spot that Asif was nowhere near the crease and he disturbed the stumps in a flash. Pakistan are five down

    20:20 (IST)05 May 2019
    RUN OUT!

    Now the other well set batsman in Babar Azam has to walk back. Jofra Archer struck with the ball earlier and now he makes the most of his athleticism to get rid of Azam. He inside-edged the pull onto his pad and the ball rolled into the leg-side. They looked to steal a quick single but denied by Archer and a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Azam gone for 65 from 42 balls. 

    England Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Foakes (wk), James Vince, Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Joe Denly, David Willey, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Philip Salt, Liam Plunkett

    Pakistan Squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Sohail, Abid Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Junaid Khan