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)
0.1

Sidebottom to Kamran Akmal, 3 runs, Kamran goes over cover first ball! It was a back of a length delivery but Kamran just slashed through the line to lift the ball over the infield. Not the best timing, but it lands safely and they've run three

0.2

Sidebottom to Shahzaib Hasan, FOUR, classically square-driven by Shahzaib! Just a checked drive with a high left elbow and the ball races away through cover point

0.3

Sidebottom to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, shy at the stumps! The throw misses but Kamran was home anyway. The ball was tapped to short fine leg and they set off, sharp single

0.4

Sidebottom to Kamran Akmal, 3 runs, cracking pull out to deep square leg where Craig Kieswetter - who is not keeping wicket today - does really well to chase the ball down, slide and stop it

0.5

Sidebottom to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, nudged down to short third man, still just a touch short of a good length from Sidebottom

0.6

Sidebottom to Kamran Akmal, no run, a touch fuller, but still not full enough to get the ball swinging. Nice and straight though, and Kamran can only push the ball to backward point

Pakistan 12/0   RJ Sidebottom 1-0-12-0
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

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   RJ Sidebottom 2-0-16-0
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

16.2

Sidebottom to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, fuller ball from Sidebottom that Afridi tries to smash down the ground, lots of movement from the batsman but no timing and only a single down the ground

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

16.4

Sidebottom to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, yorker this time, good one too, jabbed down the ground and it's only a single

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

16.6

Sidebottom to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slower ball bouncer that Afridi has to wait an age to swat down the ground, again not timed at all, but it lands short of the man at the long-on boundary

Pakistan 102/4   RJ Sidebottom 3-0-22-0
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

18.2

Sidebottom to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, these slower-ball bouncers are demon, Afridi again mistimes an attempted pull, ending up with an ugly mow that trickles away for one

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

18.4

Sidebottom to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, fuller ball, yorker length and this is actually timed very well down the ground for a single

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   RJ Sidebottom 4-0-32-0
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