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Abdul Razzaq smashed 5 sixes in his 46 not out in 18 balls

DUBAI: Abdul Razzaq single handedly changed the course of the match with a brilliant innings as Pakistan beat England by 4 wickets chase the 149 runs to level their 2match T20 series 1-1 here on 20 Feb 2010.
At the Dubai Sports City stadium, England scored 148-6 from their 20 overs. In reply, Pakistan looked down and out after being reduced to 78-5 in 13 overs, mainly due to a superb bowling effort from Graeme Swann. The spinner took 3-14 in his 4 overs, a haul which included the
wickets of Umar Akmal (36), Shoaib Malik (13) and Shahid Afridi (8).
However, Abdul Razzaq smashed 5 sixes in his 46 not out in 18 balls, as pay roll for match winning.
He first added 48 important runs for the 6th wicket with Fawad Alam, and then hit 2 sixes in the penultimate over of the match from debutant Ajmal Shahzad to seal the issue in favour of his team.
Pakistan were 4-2 at a stage. but Umar Akmal (36), Shoaib Malik (13), Fawad Aalam (28) well play in middle order after that dangerous man Abdul Razzaq smashed match winning inning.
Kevin Pietersen batted well on a pitch that was playing slow. He smashed 3 huge sixes and 4 boundaries in his 40 ball stay at the crease. He also got a life when Shahid Afridi put down a tough chance off Umar Gul in the 13th over.
Yasir Arfaat (taking 3-32) was the most successful bowler for Pakistan.


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