ENG373/3(50.0ov)PAK361/7(50.0ov)

England beat Pakistan by 12 runs
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PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Jos Buttler

49.7Woakes to Ali

1
A single to end! Top delivery once again. A yorker on middle, Hasan jams it down to long on and a single is taken. Customary handshakes taking place as ENGLAND WIN BY 12 RUNS!

49.6Woakes to Ali

0
A dot now! 14 needed from the last ball. Full and wide outside off, it is the perfect full length delivery outside off, just inside the tramline. Hasan lets it be. He wants a wide but it is not one.

49.5Woakes to Ahmed

1
Just a single which means, if England do not bowl an extra, they will win it. Full and outside off, it is carved out to sweeper cover for a single.

49.4Woakes to Ahmed

0
A dot! Worst thing for Pakistan. It is just inside the tramline on the off side. Sarfaraz goes after it but misses. 15 in 3, the next ball has to go.

49.3Woakes to Ali

1
Outside off and full again, Hasan swings but it goes off the bottom towards a very fine short third man. A single. A little to the left or the right and it would have been a boundary. 15 in 4, need a boundary do Pakistan.

49.2Woakes to Ali

WD
WIDE! Outside the tramline on the off side and it has been wided.

49.1Woakes to Ali

2
Full outside off, Hasan Ali swings his bat at it. He does not time it well. It falls short of long off and they get a couple. 17 off 5 needed now.

48.6Plunkett to Ahmed

2
Just the couple to end! Shorter and on off, Sarfaraz flat-bats it over mid off and takes two. Just the 8 from the over, 18 needed in the last one. However, it is Hasan who will be on strike.

48.5Plunkett to Ashraf

W
OUT! Plunkett gets another. A very full delivery on off, Faheem hits it high up in the air towards mid off where Stokes calls for it and then takes it. He may not have been expecting the short one there and hence, could not get the timing.

48.4Plunkett to Ahmed

1
Pakistan are dealing in singles when boundary is the need of the hour. Continues bowling it short, it is pulled through mid-wicket for one.

48.3Plunkett to Ashraf

1
Just a single again! England won't mind this at all. Short and on the body. Faheem looks to pull but it goes off the higher portion of the bat and towards fine leg for one.

48.2Plunkett to Ahmed

3
In the air... but safe! A short ball on middle, Sarfaraz fails to get on top of the bounce, he only gets a top edge but it lands safe towards deep square leg. They go for the second. Willey throws it to the keeper who looks to flick it onto the stumps but misses. There is no one backing up so they take the third.

48.1Plunkett to Ashraf

1
Just a single to begin with! Full and outside off, the batsman looks to drive it through the off side but it goes off the inner half towards the leg side for one.

47.6Willey to Ahmed

0
DOT! Another top over. Just the five runs and a wicket from it. A full toss outside off, Sarfaraz looks to put bat on ball but misses. 27 now needed in 12 balls. Willey's spell comes to an end, a match-winning spell one can say. He has gone for 57 in his 10 and taken two crucial wickets.

47.5Willey to Ashraf

1
Goes short again, Ashraf upper cuts it towards third man for only another single. Pakistan need boundaries, singles won't do them any good.

47.4Willey to Ahmed

1
Very full and outside off, Sarfaraz looks to go over covers but it goes off the inner half towards mid off for one.

47.3Willey to Wasim

W
OUT! Willey's exceptional spell continues! He bounces out Imad Wasim. A short one and it is on the body of Wasim. He is cramped for room as he looks to pull. The ball goes off the top edge and towards the third man region. Buttler runs there and takes it with a dive forward. A brilliant catch under pressure by Buttler.

47.2Willey to Ahmed

1
Low full toss outside off, Sarfaraz just hits it towards third man for a run.

47.1Willey to Ahmed

2
Full length ball outside off, Sarfaraz hits it wide of deep cover and runs the first one hard. He straightaway calls for two and gets it.

46.6Rashid to Wasim

6
SIX! BANG! 17 from the over. A huge one, exactly what Pakistan needed. They are right back in it now. 32 in 18. The googly and it is outside off, Imad smacks it right of the middle and over the long on fence.

46.5Rashid to Ahmed

1
just a single now as this is miscued towards long off.

46.4Rashid to Ahmed

2
Another couple! This is short and on middle, Ahmed goes back and pulls it powerfully through mid-wicket. Two taken.

46.3Rashid to Ahmed

2
Excellent fielding! The two runs saved by JB could be crucial here. Sarfaraz makes room and guides it past point. Jonny runs to his left in the deep and then with a dive pushes it back in. They go upstairs to check and replays show that he has done really well.

46.2Rashid to Ahmed

4
FOUR! Brilliant from Sarfaraz! He makes room and Rashid bowls the googly on off, it turns back in. Sarfaraz goes against the turn, inside out and over covers for a boundary. 6 from the first two. This has to be a big over.

46.1Rashid to Ahmed

2
Dances down the track and powers it past the bowler for a brace.

45.6Willey to Wasim

0
A dot to end a top class over from Willey. Just the 4 runs and the big wicket from it. A short one on off, Imam looks to upper cut but misses.

45.5Willey to Wasim

2
Overthrow! Bonus runs for England and they would need them. This is slapped towards mid off. Plunkett there dives to his right and stops it. He throws it towards the bowler off balance. It is a wayward one. Willey fails to collect it and an extra run is taken. Two in total.

45.4Willey to Ali

W
OUT! Ali holes out. This over keeps getting better for the hosts. Just 2 from the first three balls and now the wicket of the dangerous Ali. Very full and on off, Ali looks to go over long off this time but does not get the desired elevation. It goes straight to Stokes who takes it and then tumbles onto the ground. 51 in 26 needed and only the bowling all-rounders to come. Asif Ali's wicket was probably the one which turns the tide completely into England's favour.

45.3Willey to Ali

0
Swing and a miss! This is full and wide outside off. Ali looks to go over long on but misses.

45.2Willey to Ali

2
A couple now! Brings up Asif's fifty. He holds the key here for Pakistan. Can he take them over the line? He gets to the milestone by strokes it wide of long off.

45.1Willey to Ali

0
Just short! A yorker outside off, Asif Ali looks to jam it out but misses. Buttler seems to have taken it on the bounce. Actually that had been taken but the sound there was of the bat hitting the ground and not the ball. A dot though.

44.6Rashid to Ahmed

0
The last ball is a dot! So 8 from the over. The slider and on the stumps, Sarfaraz cuts but finds point who was brought in a couple of balls ago.

44.5Rashid to Ahmed

2
Another couple! This is worked with soft hands towards mid-wicket and the batters take two. So without much risk taken, this over has gone for 8 and a ball still to go.

44.4Rashid to Ahmed

2
Makes room again this time, Rashid fires it on middle, it is guided past point for a brace.

44.3Rashid to Ahmed

2
Brings out the sweep, beats short fine leg. The man in the deep runs to his right and keeps it down to two.

44.2Rashid to Ali

1
The slider on the pads, it is worked towards short fine leg for one.

44.1Rashid to Ahmed

1
That was outrageous! Sarfaraz almost hits it onto his own stumps. He makes a lot, a lot of room there. Rashid follows him. He then guides it. The ball goes very close past the leg pole and down to short third man for one.

43.6Willey to Ali

0
Another top yorker to end! It is outside off, Ali once again fails to put bat on ball. So despite the biggie, only 8 from the over. 61 more needed in 36.

43.5Willey to Ali

0
Looks to be cheeky but does not come off! Shuffles right across and tries to paddle but the ball is way too outside off. It ends up going between Asif's legs.

43.4Willey to Ali

2
Good running! Another low full toss outside off, it is carved towards deep point. They take one, then go for the second and complete it.

43.3Willey to Ali

0
A low full toss outside off, just inside the tramline. Asif looks to put bat on ball but misses.

43.2Willey to Ali

6
SIX! Pounded over the fence! Not sure what Willey was bowling here. With mid on and mid off up, that was in the slot, full and on off. Ali says thank you very much and powers it over the long off fence. Pakistan favourites now. 63 of 40.

43.1Willey to Ali

0
A yorker outside off, Ali jams it out to mid off.

42.7Woakes to Ali

1
On the shorter side, Ali pulls it all along the ground to deep square leg for a single. 9 from the over, Pakistan going along well here.

42.6Woakes to Ali

4
FOUR! There comes the boundary they need every over! Full and wide outside off, it is carved over point and the ball races away to the fence.