Sep 6, 2010

Record five-wicket win of England over Pakistan on Sunday

Eoin Morgan and Michael Yardy rescued England from a batting collapse to help record a five-wicket win over Pakistan on Sunday.

The pair put on an undefeated sixth wicket stand of 67, after Shoaib Akhtar and Shahid Afridi had reduced England to 62-5.

Morgan (38 not out) and Yardy (35 not out) batting superbly together to continue England's good form after it had won the ICC World Twenty20 in May.

Earlier, England's spinners had combined to help restrict Pakistan to 126-4 off 20 overs in the opening T20 match of the series at Cardiff.

Graeme Swann bowled an excellent spell of 2-14 off four overs, dismissing Shahzaib Hasan and Mohammad Yousuf, while Yardy bowled a tidy four overs, taking 1-21.

Pakistan never really got going against an England bowling attack, who generally performed well in the field apart from a Luke Wright dropped catch running in from the boundary.

Umar Akmal top scored with an unbeaten 35 off 30 balls, while Fawad Alam struggled managing just 20 off 29 balls

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