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ENG175/3(19.2ov)PAK173/6(20.0ov)

England beat Pakistan by 7 wickets
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Eoin Morgan

19.2Ashraf to Morgan

6
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.

19.1Ashraf to Morgan

2
Full and outside off, Morgan drives it through the covers for a couple. Excellent half century from Morgan, keeping his side ahead.

18.6Afridi to Denly

0
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.

18.5Afridi to Morgan

1
Around middle, pushed down to long on for one more.

18.4Afridi to Denly

1
Full on middle, hammered down to long on for one. He has played well, Denly. 20 from just 11 balls.

18.3Afridi to Morgan

1
Outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.

18.2Afridi to Denly

1
Excellent yorker, but that is dug out for a single.

18.1Afridi to Denly

6
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!

17.6Ali to Denly

1
Has another heave and drags it down to long on for another single. 12 from the over.

17.5Ali to Denly

4
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.

17.4Ali to Morgan

1
Outside off, pushed towards mid off for one more.

17.3Ali to Denly

1
Outside off, punched through the covers for a run.

17.2Ali to Morgan

1
Outside off, played through point for a single. 150 up for England. 24 needed from 16 balls.

17.1Ali to Morgan

4
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!

16.7Afridi to Denly

4
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.

16.6Afridi to Denly

0
Terrific yorker, outside off, dug out back to the bowler.

16.5Afridi to Denly

0
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.

16.4Afridi to Morgan

1
Outside off, punched through point for one.

16.3Afridi to Morgan

WD
WIDE. An attempted bouncer, around middle and leg, Morgan lets it pass. Way above his head.

16.2Afridi to Denly

1
Outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.

16.1Afridi to Morgan

1
Outside off, tapped towards point for a single.

15.7Ali to Morgan

1
Heaves it to square leg for one. 15 from the over including the wicket of Root.

15.6Ali to Morgan

4
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.

15.5Ali to Denly

1
Full on middle, chipped down to long on for a single.

15.4Ali to Root

W
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.

15.3Ali to Morgan

1
Just a single on the Free Hit. Morgan powers this down to long on off a very full ball from outside off.

15.2Ali to Morgan

1
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!

15.1Ali to Root

1
Yorker outside off, Root just about digs it out towards short fine leg for a single.

14.6Ashraf to Root

1
Yorker around off, worked through mid-wicket for one more. Excellent comeback from Faheem after going for a boundary on the first ball.

14.5Ashraf to Morgan

1
Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. They pick up a single.

14.4Ashraf to Root

1
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.

14.3Ashraf to Morgan

1
Around middle, Morgan pushes it towards point for a run.

14.2Ashraf to Root

1
Full and around off, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

14.1Ashraf to Root

4
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.

13.6Ali to Root

1
A short ball, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a run.

13.5Ali to Root

4
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

13.4Ali to Morgan

1
A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single. Pressure building...

13.3Ali to Morgan

0
Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

13.2Ali to Root

1
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.

13.1Ali to Morgan

1
Outside off, punched down to long on for a single.

12.6Hasnain to Root

4
FOUR! That is a brave shot. Full and around off, Root gets across and paddles it to the fine leg fence! 69 needed from 42 balls now.

12.5Hasnain to Root

0
Terrific yorker, outside off, JR looks to dig it out but misses.

12.4Hasnain to Root

0
ALMOST! Full and outside off, Joe swings hard but gets a massive inside edge. The ball hits the pads and almost deflects back onto the stumps! Misses the off pole by a whisker...

12.3Hasnain to Root

0
Excellent yorker, around middle, dug out.

12.2Hasnain to Morgan

1LB
Pitched outside leg, Morgan looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. Hasnain appeals for LBW in vain. A leg bye taken, with the ball deflecting towards point.