Michael Yardy & Eoin Morgan stablized England’s nerves with a partnership of 67 in 7.1 overs, which later helped England to win over Pakistan in First T20 international Match. Yardy was Man of the Match
5 September 2010, Match played at Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
Pakistan while batting first after losing the toss, set a target of 127 for England in 20 overs, Umar Akmal unbeaten 35, Mohammad Yousuf 26, Shazaib Hasan 21, Fawad Alam 20, and Shahid Afridi the captain at the end played 16 unbeaten runs which added them to 126 for 4 in there 20 overs.
England replied with patience, one time they loses 5 wickets for 62 runs, then Michael Yardy and Eoin Morgan comes,
and steadily scoreboard was covered up up the target set by Pakistan with 17 spare balls. Majestic innings by Yardy not out 35, and Morgan not out 38, Yardy also took 1 wicket for giving 21 runs in his spell of 4 over’s. He was adjudged Man of the Match.
England 129 for 5 (Morgan 38*, Yardy 35*) beat
Pakistan 126 for 4 (Umar 35*, Swann 2-14) by five wickets