AJMAN-UAE: The 2nd International T-20 between Pakistan and England was played at Ajman Oval Cricket Ground, Ajman.
Pakistan also won the 2nd T201and leads the 6 Match T-20 series by 2-0. The 3rd T20 International will be played under flood lit lights tomorrow at the same ground.
In the morning, once again Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first. Pakistan’s moral with the yesterday victory was high.
England top order again failed and Pakistani bowlers, bowled with some serious pace and variation and did not allow England middle order to settle in. Badar’s fiery spell left England wobbling at 59 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in first 10 overs. Badar took 3 wickets for 24 runs.
Dan Field got out after scoring 5 runs, Sam Murray made 21 runs, Andy Powers and Peter Bulliet could not open their accounts, Hollingsworth scored 5, Nathan Foy was caught at 8 runs, Ed Hossell the English captain made 18 runs, Ameen sustained for his 14 runs, Jimmy went back to pavilion after making 2 runs, Josh Black scored 6 runs not out and England top scorer was Nathan Jamson, he remained unbeaten on 20 runs.
England posted 132 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their 20 overs. The other wickets takers for Pakistan were Sajid Nawaz and Muhammad Shahzaib, they took 1 wicket each.
Pakistan while chasing, lost two early wickets for 16 runs on the board. Sanaullah was caught by wicket keeper after scoring 6 runs, Zafar Iqbal was stumped without opening his account on the very next ball. Jimmy Millard was the bowler who took 2 wickets in one over.
Two quick wickets gave England hope to pull things back, but the unbeaten 3rd wicket partnership of 118 runs by Anees Javed and Mohsin Khan turned the table on England. Pakistan hurried to target of 133 runs in just 13.1 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. Anees Javed made unbeaten 55* runs and Mohsin Khan scored 50*.
Result: Pakistan won by 8 wickets, with 41 balls to spare.
Man of the Match: Anees Javed.
Mr. Neil Bradshaw, the Disability Operations Manager England and Wales Cricket Board was the guest of the occasion and presented the match award.