Pakistan tour of England, 2nd T20I: England v Pakistan at Cardiff, Sep 7, 2010
England won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
7 September 2010 - night match (20-over match)
2.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Bopara, OUT, two wickets in two balls, again Umar is involved! Kieswetter is run out at the non-striker's end! Bopara punched his first ball - full, outside off - straight to Umar at backward point and immediately called "no!" but his partner was halfway down the track. The throw was on target and he's a good few inches short!

C Kieswetter run out 16 (14m 10b 2x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

2.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Bopara, no run, slower ball from Shoaib, this one really didn't come out right though and arrived at Bopara as a high full toss. It was very slow, and dipping, so not a no-ball

2.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Bopara, no run, back of a length, outside off. Bopara looks to guide him down to third man but can't beat a diving Fawad Alam

England 26/2   RS Bopara 0* (3b)
3.3

Umar Gul to Bopara, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, and Bopara chops him down to third man for one

3.6

Umar Gul to Bopara, 1 wide, bouncer from Gul, but it's much too short and is also angling down the leg side - wide called

3.6

Umar Gul to Bopara, no run, better delivery, landing on a length on middle, and Bopara taps to mid-on

England 30/2   RS Bopara 1* (5b)
5.1

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, no run, appeal first ball as Bopara is struck on the pad! But that's pitched outside leg

5.2

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, no run, watchful defence into the off side

5.3

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, 1 run, ooh, not great from Ajmal, a little too leg-side and he's easily clipped away

England 33/2   RS Bopara 2* (8b)
6.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Bopara, no run, cracking delivery from Shoaib! Great length, Bopara was only half forward and he's beaten on the outside edge by a hint of away movement through the air. No luck for the bowler though

6.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Bopara, 1 run, that is off the edge, but it's a thick edge and flies harmlessly down to third man for one

England 36/2   RS Bopara 3* (10b)
7.1

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, 1 run, landing on leg stump and rushing straight on, Bopara gets forward and drives to long-on

England 47/2   RS Bopara 4* (11b)
8.1

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, no run, legspinner to start, landing on middle and leg and tapped back to the bowler

8.2

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, 1 run, drifting towards leg stump, and he nudges him away for a single

8.4

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, no run, quicker one from Afridi, this one slid straight on to strike the pad. There's half an appeal, but that was heading way down leg

8.5

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, no run, full and straight, pushed back to the bowler

8.6

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, 1 run, quick single to finish, as Bopara stays deep in the crease and pushes to midwicket

England 56/2   RS Bopara 6* (16b)
9.1

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, 1 run, doosra, not picked but well-played off the pitch as it's pushed to backward point for a dashing single

9.6

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, 1 run, Bopara taps towards mid-on, who is surely too deep as the batsmen charge through for one. The fielder fired in a shy at the stumps that could have been interesting if it had hit...

England 59/3   RS Bopara 8* (18b)
10.1

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, no run, pushed quietly into the off side

10.2

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, no run, touch shorter from Afridi, Bopara gets back and carefully defends once more

10.3

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, no run, Bopara getting a touch nervy here, blocking to mid-on and calling Morgan for a single before changing his mind

10.4

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, no run, another dot ball, defended nervously

10.5

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, FOUR, sweet release for Bopara, dreadful short ball from Afridi and Bopara had an age to get back and smack over midwicket for four

10.6

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, OUT, gone this time! Fair to say Bopara never looked remotely happy out there, another short ball here but much quicker, trapping Bopara on the thigh as he looked to pull and though it looked to be going over, he's given out

RS Bopara lbw b Shahid Afridi 12 (33m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 63/4   RS Bopara 12 (24b 1x4)
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