Pakistan in England T20I Series - 1st T20I

England v Pakistan

England won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

1.3

Bresnan to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, and he's off straight away, staying deep in the crease and waiting on a back of a length delivery, running it off the face down to third man

Pakistan 14/1   Mohammad Yousuf 1* (1b)

2.2

Broad to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, dug in a touch shorter by Broad, decent bounce but it's not quite the bouncer. Yousuf hops into defence

2.3

Broad to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, short again from Broad, Yousuf pushes his weight back and pulls in the air to midwicket. He's not middled that at all, though, the ball rushed on to him and struck high on the bat

2.4

Broad to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, dug in again, this time Yousuf tries to guide the ball to third man but a diving Swann at third slip cuts it off

2.5

Broad to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, sliced over backward point! Yousuf is known for his elegance with the bat but this was a bit of a hack and he's lucky to get away with it

2.6

Broad to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, searingly quick bouncer from Broad, but it's a touch predictable and Yousuf is back in his crease and waiting for it. Again, though, he doesn't quite time the shot and chips the ball just over midwicket

Pakistan 21/1   Mohammad Yousuf 6* (6b)

3.1

Bresnan to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, chopped down towards gully, and there's no single on offer there

3.2

Bresnan to Mohammad Yousuf, 3 runs, Yousuf comes down the track and lofts down the ground ... but that's got much more height than distance and the ball plugs in the outfield when it lands

3.4

Bresnan to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, shot! Great innovation from Yousuf, he walked across to the off side but didn't go too far and, importantly, kept his eye on the ball to paddle-pull it past the man at short fine leg. First one he's hit out the middle

3.5

Bresnan to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, slower ball from Bresnan, offcutter, but wily old Yousuf spots it early and just guides the ball behind square

Pakistan 30/1   Mohammad Yousuf 14* (10b 1x4)

4.1

Broad to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, banged in by Broad, Yousuf looks for the single to third man but can't beat gully

4.2

Broad to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, another good shot from Yousuf, and this one wouldn't have been out of place in a Test match! It was a cutter from Broad, but he slipped in to Yousuf's pads and was eased away past a diving Ryan Sidebottom at short fine leg

4.3

Broad to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, he didn't know all that much about that one! A short, fast bouncer from Broad that rushes on to Yousuf. He tried to uppercut it but it just followed him, taking a thick top edge to evade a leaping Davies behind the stumps. Broad has a word, Yousuf has a word back

4.4

Broad to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, chipped to long-off, again Yousuf got right underneath this one, the ball lands in the outfield and just stops

4.5

Broad to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, nudged into the leg side

Pakistan 41/1   Mohammad Yousuf 25* (15b 3x4)

5.1

Bresnan to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, Yousuf charges down the track and almost yorks himself in the process! He jams the bat down in time though, calling Shahzaib through for a very sharp single as Bresnan fires in a throw in his follow through

Pakistan 44/1   Mohammad Yousuf 26* (16b 3x4)

6.4

Swann to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, attempted reverse-sweep from Yousuf, but Swann held this one back and the ball gripped and turned quite sharply to beat the bat

6.5

Swann to Mohammad Yousuf, OUT, gone! Yousuf falls! This time he tried to whip the ball away in the air with the turn, but succeeds only in giving Morgan an easy catch running in from the midwicket boundary. A good start from him, especially once he settled against Broad, but he's gone now

Mohammad Yousuf c Morgan b Swann 26 (21m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 144.44

Pakistan 50/2   Mohammad Yousuf 26 (18b 3x4)
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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