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Pakistan Set to Win 2nd T20 Match

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Friday, 27 November 2015 18:55

Pakistan is set to face England in the 2nd T20 match for a win, making it exciting for the enthusiasts to watch the three matches T20 series in UAE.

Pakistan lost to England on Thursday by 14 runs in an effort put in by tail enders rather than the expert batsmen itself.

England scored a challenging 160-5 in their 20 overs with Sam Billings hitting a maiden half century before Pakistan were bowled out for 146 off the last ball in another rollercoaster batting display at Dubai stadium.

It was an impressive performance by England considering they rested master blaster Jos Buttler and dependable Joe Root, opting instead to give new players a chance. So did Pakistan by playing Raffatullah in the match which didn't pay off.

Raffatullah Mohamand didn't impress much with his slogging which didn't last for long. Mohmand was handed his Twenty20 debut, becoming the oldest player from a Test playing country to make his debut in the shortest format at 39 years 20 days.

Sohail Tanvir, who topscored with 25 not out, added 25 for the eighth wicket with Anwar Ali (20) and 45 for the ninth with Wahab Riaz (21) to give England a scare but 20 runs off the last over proved too much for Pakistan's tail.

Opener Ahmed Shahzad was not able to play due to diarrhea and there's no hope of him playing the 2nd match as well.

England has now a lead of 1-0 in the three T20 matches and is set with the following team

England Squad
EJG Morgan*, MM Ali, SW Billings, JC Buttler, AD Hales, CJ Jordan, SD Parry, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid, JE Root, JJ Roy, RJW Topley, JM Vince, DJ Willey, CR Woakes
Pakistan Squad
Shahid Afridi*, Aamer Yamin, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Imran Khan (1), Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan, Rafatullah Mohmand, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz

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