England oust Pak to lift series by 2-0

Published: Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 11:02 [IST]
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England oust Pak to lift series by 2-0

Cardiff: T20 World Champions England ousted tourist Pakistan for the second time in the t20 series by six-wickets to make a 2-0 series clean sweep in Cardiff.

Pakistan winning the toss and choosing to bat first were bundled out for just 89 runs, their lowest ever total in T20 cricket.
Though they managed to collect 11 runs off the first over of Ryan Sidebottom, Tim Bresnan for the home team was excellent and managed to get Akmal in his very first over. Akmal was out while trying to make a rash pull shot.

Just moments later, Bresnan put Pakistan in more trouble as he dismissed experienced Mohammad Yousuf. Then Broad at the other end joined the party to dismiss Shahzaib Hasan. Captain Afridi the following batsman didn't last long either as he top-edged Broad's delivery to hand him his second wicket. At 22-4 Pakistan were in real disarray and youngsters Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Akmal were finding it real tough to find runs.

England vs Pakistan, 2nd T20, Cardiff - Scorecard

With a few hefty blows by Umar Gul towards the end, Pakistan managed to stretch their total to 89 before being allout.

In reply, England lost two quick blows in the third over but determined captain Paul Collingwood and Ravi Bopara made sure that the England innings didn't slump. Eventually, Eoin Morgan and Michael Yardy once again eased the home side over the victory margin with six overs to spare.


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