Pakistan tour of England, 1st T20I: England v Pakistan at Cardiff, Sep 5, 2010
England won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
5 September 2010 (20-over match)
7.1

Yardy to Fawad Alam, no run, full and speared in on off stump, Alam looks to push the ball into space on the off side but can't get it away

7.2

Yardy to Fawad Alam, no run, beaten outside off! Alam was expecting turn where there was none as he tried to glance to third man

7.3

Yardy to Fawad Alam, 1 run, now there is some turn! Big turn in to the left-hander as Alam tries to make room. If Yardy's turning them there must be something in this pitch for the spinners!

Pakistan 51/2   Fawad Alam 1* (3b)
8.1

Swann to Fawad Alam, 1 run, full on off stump from round the wicket, Alam pushes into the covers and they set off straight away

8.3

Swann to Fawad Alam, no run, held back a touch by Swann, this really bites into the turf and spins away from Alam's bat sharply to beat the outside edge. It's definitely spinning people!

8.4

Swann to Fawad Alam, 1 run, this time Alam stays deep in the crease and chops down behind square on the off side for one

Pakistan 56/2   Fawad Alam 3* (6b)
9.1

Yardy to Fawad Alam, no run, speared in, this one doesn't turn but Alam isn't yet looking settled at the crease and doesn't really know where to hit this

9.2

Yardy to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, slapped out to deep cover point for a couple

9.3

Yardy to Fawad Alam, no run, full on middle stump, nothing to be done with it though, another dot ball

9.4

Yardy to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, much quicker through the air! But Yardy's also pulled this down a bit too short, and Alam slashes it away behind square on the off side for two more

9.5

Yardy to Fawad Alam, no run, appeal for lbw as Alam bends into an optimistic slog sweep and is struck on the body! Replays suggest it would have hit the top of middle, but struck him perhaps just outside off

9.6

Yardy to Fawad Alam, 1 run, chopped away for one

Pakistan 61/3   Fawad Alam 8* (12b)
10.1

Swann to Fawad Alam, no run, big spin again, looped up before ripping past the outside edge

10.2

Swann to Fawad Alam, no run, edged, Alam closes the face and it skews off the outside edge to short third man

10.3

Swann to Fawad Alam, 1 run, Alam has had an almighty fling at this and has lost his bat in the process. Really throwing the bat against it as it slides out of his hands

10.5

Swann to Fawad Alam, no run, Alam getting very twitchy here, he pokes another to point and is desperate to get off strike but can't

10.6

Swann to Fawad Alam, no run, swing and a miss! Alam is clueless poor fellow, huge mow from outside off stump but the ball bounces and spins well past the bat

Pakistan 63/3   Fawad Alam 9* (17b)
11.5

Collingwood to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, dilscoop, in a way, not a great way, Alam down on one knee and trying to flap it over his head, doesn't connect very well but picks up a couple

11.6

Collingwood to Fawad Alam, 1 run, cripes, Alam has not got close to timing a single shot this innings, this ends up being bunted down the ground off the toe end to keep the strike

Pakistan 71/3   Fawad Alam 12* (19b)
12.1

Swann to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, decent shot this time from Alam, upper-cutting to point crisply for a couple

12.2

Swann to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, this is probably his best shot yet, waiting on the ball nicely before cutting to point

12.3

Swann to Fawad Alam, no run, fuller from Swann, lovely bowling, Alam had committed to play off the back foot and could't connect because of the change of length

12.4

Swann to Fawad Alam, 1 run, full once more, chipped down the ground for a single

Pakistan 76/3   Fawad Alam 17* (23b)
14.2

Sidebottom to Fawad Alam, no run, good slower ball this time, he's a canny operator, big swish from Alam but he never looked like connecting

14.3

Sidebottom to Fawad Alam, no run, excellent stuff from Sidebottom, not so good from Alam, so bad in fact that Razzak has his head in his hands in the dug out

14.4

Sidebottom to Fawad Alam, no run, this won't make Razzak any happier, poor old Alam has absolutely lost it, he ran down the wicket with his head in the clouds and tried to smash this miles, but missed by further

14.5

Sidebottom to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, finally he connects, swinging a pull shot away, he looks surprised to find the bat on the ball

14.6

Sidebottom to Fawad Alam, 1 run, another short ball, slower too, Alam has to fetch it from high outside off stump and manages to get a single for the effort. Excellent over from Sidebottom

Pakistan 88/3   Fawad Alam 20* (28b)
15.1

Yardy to Fawad Alam, OUT, finally the torture is over, it's been a truly awful innings and England may be disappointed to see him go, shortish ball that he ends up chipping back off the leading edge to gift Yardy a wicket. Big roar from the crowd it's BoomBoom time!

Fawad Alam c & b Yardy 20 (29m 29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 68.96

Pakistan 88/4   Fawad Alam 20 (29b)
x
   

MATCH CENTRE

4s

6s

dots

  • RHB

    LHB

  • RHB

    LHB

Partnerships