NatWest Series [Pakistan in England] - 1st ODI

England v Pakistan

England won by 24 runs

11.5

Saeed Ajmal to Strauss, OUT, Ajmal strikes! Pakistan really needed that and Strauss has gone! Slightly quicker from Ajmal, Strauss was trying to maul a sweep shot over deep square but missed and the ball clipped leg stump. Big wicket that, Strauss was playing beautifully

AJ Strauss b Saeed Ajmal 41 (53m 45b 3x4 2x6) SR: 91.11

England 78/1   SM Davies 36* (26b 6x4)   Saeed Ajmal 1.5-0-21-1

24.3

Saeed Ajmal to Davies, OUT, edged, and gone! Davies falls three ball after the drinks break for 87. More bounce than turn for Ajmal, but he's got the ball to do enough to take the top edge of Davies' cut and land safely in Kamran's gloves. That's just what Pakistan needed. They should attack now that the partnership's been broken

SM Davies c †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 87 (96m 67b 13x4 0x6) SR: 129.85

England 153/2   IJL Trott 23* (35b)   Saeed Ajmal 3.3-0-24-2

29.5

Saeed Ajmal to Collingwood, OUT, slog-swept again, but this time it's straight into the hands of Fawad Alam at long leg! The Powerplay brings a wicket, and Collingwood's gone for a quickfire 14. Ajmal strikes again!

PD Collingwood c Fawad Alam b Saeed Ajmal 14 (22m 15b 1x4 1x6) SR: 93.33

England 179/3   IJL Trott 34* (52b)   Saeed Ajmal 5.5-0-29-3

33.1

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, OUT, gone this time! Good change from Afridi, bringing himself back on. Morgan aimed an expansive cut at a length ball, got a faint edge and Kamran Akmal held on again!

EJG Morgan c †Kamran Akmal b Shahid Afridi 13 (14m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 118.18

England 205/4   IJL Trott 46* (61b 1x4)   Shahid Afridi 4.4-0-31-1

39.3

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, OUT, gone! Ajmal strikes again and Trott departs for another excellent innings, not glamorous but mighty effective. In the end he tried to hack a sweep shot away but got an inside-edge that cannoned into his stumps

IJL Trott b Saeed Ajmal 69 (106m 78b 4x4 0x6) SR: 88.46

England 253/5   RS Bopara 19* (21b 1x6)   Saeed Ajmal 7.3-0-50-4

39.5

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, 1 run, OUT, another goes! Run out this time, top work from Umar! Bopara fiddled it into the leg side and set off for a couple, but Umar's direct hit in from the midwicket boundary had Bresnan just short!

TT Bresnan run out 1 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

England 255/6   RS Bopara 20* (22b 1x6)   Saeed Ajmal 7.5-0-52-4
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England won by 121 runs
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England v Pakistan at The Oval - Sep 17, 2010
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England v Pakistan at Leeds - Sep 12, 2010
England won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
England v Pakistan at Chester-le-Street - Sep 10, 2010
England won by 24 runs
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Sep 10, 2010

After a flurry of early boundaries Asad Shafiq was bowled by Michael Yardy, England v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street, September 10 2010

After a flurry of early boundaries Asad Shafiq was bowled by Michael Yardy

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Sep 10, 2010

Shahid Afridi swung the bat merrily but couldn't find the boundary enough as Pakistan slid towards defeat, England v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street, September 10 2010

Shahid Afridi swung the bat merrily but couldn't find the boundary enough as Pakistan slid towards defeat

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