Pakistan in England T20I Series - 1st T20I

England v Pakistan

England won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

8.6

Swann to Umar Akmal, no run, that has ripped square! Pitching well wide of off, this would have spun far down the leg side had it not crashed into Umar's pad

Pakistan 56/3   Umar Akmal 0* (1b)

10.4

Swann to Umar Akmal, 1 run, the time the sweep is completed with the bat still firmly in hands and a single is taken to deep backwards square

Pakistan 63/3   Umar Akmal 1* (2b)

11.1

Collingwood to Umar Akmal, FOUR, runs, and four of them! Not a great delivery it must be said, very short and wide and Umar crashes a cut to the third man boundary

11.2

Collingwood to Umar Akmal, no run, dropped! Tim Bresnan puts down a fairly simple chance, short from Collingwood, Umar launched into a pull shot that burst through Bresnan's hands at short midwicket and ended up crashing into his cap

11.3

Collingwood to Umar Akmal, no run, played and missed this time, outside off, Umar is trying to smack the ball out of Wales, and misses

11.4

Collingwood to Umar Akmal, 1 run, once again Umar tries to hit it too hard and loses his shape on a pull shot, trickles into the leg side for a single

Pakistan 68/3   Umar Akmal 6* (6b 1x4)

12.5

Swann to Umar Akmal, no run, wow, this spins a huge distance as well and Umar is completely cramped for room as he tries to cut

12.6

Swann to Umar Akmal, 1 run, slightly quicker ball to finish, deflected into the leg side for a single to end a brilliant spell from Swann

Pakistan 77/3   Umar Akmal 7* (8b 1x4)

13.1

Yardy to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, slung in quickly towards the legs, turned round the corner neatly by Umar

13.2

Yardy to Umar Akmal, no run, much slower from Yardy, left Umar waiting and waiting on the back foot and he can't work it away

13.3

Yardy to Umar Akmal, no run, slightly shorter and Umar can't get enough room to cut

13.4

Yardy to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, top shot and top fielding too, Umar got down on one knee early and flicked it over his head towards fine leg where Stuart Broad ran around, dived full length and pulled off an excellent save

13.5

Yardy to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, this time Umar gets to cut, he's always looking for the shot, and connects well enough to find deep cover

13.6

Yardy to Umar Akmal, 1 run, quicker from Yardy to finish, it's on to Umar in a flash and he dabs towards square leg for a strike-stealing single

Pakistan 84/3   Umar Akmal 14* (14b 1x4)

14.1

Sidebottom to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Umar runs well outside off stump and gets down on one knee to try and dink it to fine leg but Sidebottom follows him and Umar can't time the shot at all. Good bowling that

Pakistan 85/3   Umar Akmal 15* (15b 1x4)

15.3

Yardy to Umar Akmal, no run, is this Bishan Bedi!? Yardy has ripped this off a length beating Umar's outside edge

15.4

Yardy to Umar Akmal, 1 run, quicker ball this time that Umar deflects into the leg side for a single

Pakistan 90/4   Umar Akmal 16* (17b 1x4)

16.1

Sidebottom to Umar Akmal, 1 run, slower ball from Sidebottom, short as well, Umar has no pace to work with and ends up wheeling a pull shot for a single

16.3

Sidebottom to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Umar this time runs outside off to try and beat the keeper but Sidebottom follows him, excellent bowling

16.5

Sidebottom to Umar Akmal, 1 run, big grunt from Sidebottom and it's helped him delivery another excellent delivery, giving Umar nothing to work with and it can only be pushed down the ground for a single

Pakistan 101/4   Umar Akmal 19* (20b 1x4)

17.5

Broad to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, good shot by Umar this time, swatting it away for a couple

17.6

Broad to Umar Akmal, 1 run, well timed here again from Umar, getting deep into his crease and cutting firmly down to deep point

Pakistan 108/4   Umar Akmal 22* (22b 1x4)

18.1

Sidebottom to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Umar keeps trying the shot and can't quite pull it off, running outside off stump and trying to dink it round the corner, he connects well this time but picks out short fine leg

18.3

Sidebottom to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Umar at it again, and it's similarly ineffective, ends up dobbing it looping one-bounce to short fine leg

18.5

Sidebottom to Umar Akmal, FOUR, shot! More conventional from Umar and it's paid dividends, skipping down the wicket and flicking to deep midwicket for a boundary, only the eighth of the innings

18.6

Sidebottom to Umar Akmal, 1 wide, very short, too short for the umpires' liking and that is the first extra of the innings, good work England

18.6

Sidebottom to Umar Akmal, 1 run, single to finish the over, banged in short and it skews away for one

Pakistan 118/4   Umar Akmal 29* (26b 2x4)

19.1

Broad to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, short ball that Umar manages to bully down the ground, some very good running from the captain means they get back for a second

19.2

Broad to Umar Akmal, 1 run, just a single this time as Umar times a cut shot well to deep cover

19.4

Broad to Umar Akmal, 1 run, only a single here again, slugged away down the ground

19.6

Broad to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, couple to finish, Umar getting deep into his crease and heaving to deep midwicket to finish the innings

Pakistan 126/4   Umar Akmal 35* (30b 2x4)
Series Results
England v Pakistan at Cardiff - Sep 7, 2010
England won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
England v Pakistan at Cardiff - Sep 5, 2010
England won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
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Sep 5, 2010

Eoin Morgan guided England home with another calm innings, England v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Cardiff, September 5, 2010

Eoin Morgan guided England home with another calm innings

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Sep 5, 2010

Eoin Morgan slashed Umar Gul over point for the winning runs, England v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Cardiff, September 5, 2010

Eoin Morgan slashed Umar Gul over point for the winning runs

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