Jonny Bairstow half-century guides England to 150 in second T20

England batsman Jonnhy Bairstow in action during his unbeaten knock of 60 during their second T20 match against Pakistan in Dubai Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Dubai: Feb 25, 2012

Ridding on a gritty half-century by Jonny Bairstow, England reach 150 for seven in 20 overs against Pakistan in their second of their three T20 match series in Dubai on Saturday.

Choosing to bat after winning the toss, the move seemed to back fire as England lost two wickets in the first six overs.

Jonny Bairstow, who top scored with unbeaten 60, while stitching a vital 30-run partnership with Craig Kieswetter for the third wicket to stabilise the England Innings.

Bairstow then joined forces with Samit Patel to put on 39 runs for the fourth wicket as looked to take hold of the match.

Wickets continued to tumble as Pakistan bowlers looked to tighten the noose over England.

Umar Gul was the pick of the Pakistan bowlers with figures of two for 31.

Brief Scores: England 150 for 7 in 20 overs (Jonny Bairstow 60*, Craig Kieswetter 31; Umar Gul 2 for 31, Saeed Ajmal 1 for 20) vs Pakistan

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