Pakistan tour of England, 2nd ODI: England v Pakistan at Leeds, Sep 12, 2010
England won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Played at Headingley, Leeds
12 September 2010 (50-over match)
0.1

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, lovely start from Bresnan, a bit of movement, and that's all you need, jagging away past Kamran's outside edge

0.2

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, a very good ball is followed by a slightly poor one as Bresnan drifts down the leg side

0.2

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, back on to the off-stump line, Kamran almost looks secure as he defends to point

0.3

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, 2 leg byes, again Bresnan drifts into the legs and this thuds off the pads and dribbles down to fine leg

0.4

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, Kamran is away with a gentle push past extra cover, no great extravagance but it was a safely played shot

0.5

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, carefully defended to cover

0.6

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, Bresnan digs it in a touch shorter, Kamran is up on his toes, drops it by his feet in the leg side and scampers through for a single

Pakistan 6/0   Kamran Akmal 3* (6b)
1.1

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, no run, Anderson marks the occasion by dishing up a fullish half-volley that is stroked firmly to mid-off

1.2

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, very nicely played here, Anderson arrows into leg stump and Kamran flicks away with a style through square leg for four

1.3

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, no run, Anderson's response is good, heading for the top of off before Kamran intercepted with a quiet defence

1.4

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, no run, big appeal from Anderson as he spears in a fuller ball that traps Kamran on the pads, heading down though

1.5

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, no run, this is gun-barrel straight - both the line and the lac of movement in the air or off the wicket

1.6

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, no run, defended crisply into the covers, by the looks of things this is a flat and easy paced wicket begging for runs, but it's only been two overs

Pakistan 10/0   Kamran Akmal 7* (12b 1x4)
2.2

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, back of a length from Bresnan, Akmal carefully behind it

2.3

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, good line from Bresnan but there is nothing in the pitch to concern the batsmen

2.4

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, touch fuller from the bowler and Kamran plays a touch loosely across the line and can only get an inside edge that trickles away by his feet

2.5

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, shot! Very neatly done again from Kamran, flicking a shortish ball with perfect timing through square leg for a boundary

2.6

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, this is even better! Bresnan overcompensates, and goes too full, Kamran greets it with the straightest of blades, timing it perfectly down the ground for four

Pakistan 19/0   Kamran Akmal 15* (17b 3x4)
4.1

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, dreamy shot from Kamran here, nothing hectic or rushed about it, just leaning a drive through point with perfect timing

4.2

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, "That's a riposte!" coos Miller, and it was, Bresnan landing a top delivery that pitches middle and jags away, leaping past the outside edge

4.3

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, oh dear, poor ball and Kamran takes full toll, down the leg side and Kamran fiddles it round the corner to collect four more

4.4

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, this time it's carefully defended

4.5

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, four more! Didn't time it perfectly but still beat a sprawling mid-off with a firm drive, Kamran racing along here

4.6

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, good finish to a very expensive over from Bresnan, finding the right line length and line that Akmal can only defend

Pakistan 31/0   Kamran Akmal 27* (23b 6x4)
6.1

Broad to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, Kamran continues to attack, skewing an inside edge down to square leg for a couple

6.2

Broad to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, don't bowl there, not to anyone, awful delivery from Broad, very short, very wide and Kamran flayed airily to the point boundary

6.3

Broad to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, too wide from Kamran again and he cashes in, swinging his arms through the line to slice it over cover

6.4

Broad to Kamran Akmal, no run, Broad locates the right line and length and is rewarded with a Boycott-like defence from Kamran

6.5

Broad to Kamran Akmal, no run, slightly fuller and straighter, carefully pushed to mid-on

6.6

Broad to Kamran Akmal, no run, good finish to another expensive over, with Kamran defending to cover

Pakistan 41/0   Kamran Akmal 35* (29b 7x4)
7.6

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, no run, the tactic from Anderson doesn't change though and his length delivery is defended to short cover

Pakistan 42/0   Kamran Akmal 35* (30b 7x4)
9.1

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, I doubt this was in their discussions, Anderson firing a wide down the leg side

9.1

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, 1 leg bye, Kamran advances down the track, Anderson sees him coming and drops shorter which means the attempted leg-side flick is missed and it comes off the body for a single

9.6

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, stroked away through point for a couple to finish the over

Pakistan 55/0   Kamran Akmal 37* (32b 7x4)
11.1

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, no run, poked into the off side

11.2

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, no run, full length, attacking the base of the stumps, dug out to short cover

11.3

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, stand and deliver! A fraction short from Anderson, and Akmal is up on his toes to thread the ball through backward point. Top shot

11.4

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, down the leg-side, England aren't at the races this morning

11.4

Anderson to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, flicked off the pads, into the gap for a single

Pakistan 69/0   Kamran Akmal 42* (36b 8x4)
12.1

Broad to Kamran Akmal, no run, short and wide, and gets away with it as a scything cut cuts at thin air

12.2

Broad to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, poked out to backward point

Pakistan 71/0   Kamran Akmal 43* (38b 8x4)
13.2

Yardy to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, better delivery, angling in towards off stump from round the wicket. Clobbered out to point

13.5

Yardy to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, a swishing drive, out to deep cover for another single

Pakistan 82/0   Kamran Akmal 45* (40b 8x4)
14.1

Broad to Kamran Akmal, no run, outside off, jabbed out to point off the back foot

14.2

Broad to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, tight line from Broad, just back of a length, defended into the gap again

14.6

Broad to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, outside off, poked out to deep cover. A better over for England, but Pakistan still managed to milk it

Pakistan 85/0   Kamran Akmal 47* (43b 8x4)
15.1

Swann to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, floated onto a good length, pushed into the covers

15.3

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, better line, driven uppishly to cover

15.4

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, outside off, Akmal misses out on a gliding cut

15.5

Swann to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, pushed down the ground off the back foot

Pakistan 88/0   Kamran Akmal 49* (47b 8x4)
16.1

Yardy to Kamran Akmal, no run, on a good length, angling towards the off stump

16.2

Yardy to Kamran Akmal, no run, A chance for Anderson as he pounces at midwicket, but he shied at the wrong end!

16.3

Yardy to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, patted into the covers, and that's Akmal's second fifty in consecutive games, and he's looking a different proposition against the white ball

16.5

Yardy to Kamran Akmal, no run

16.6

Yardy to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, crashed into the covers, another excellent and confident stroke. And that brings about drinks, and not before time from England's point of view

Pakistan 91/0   Kamran Akmal 51* (52b 8x4)
17.1

Swann to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, short and wide, and cut with excellent timing through third man

17.2

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, fuller and straighter, worked into the leg-side

17.3

Swann to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, smacked into the covers, and another fumble from England's fielders, Anderson again. They've been vacant as a unit this morning

17.5

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, driven on the up, back to the bowler

17.6

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, short again, but spinning sharply, cut on the bounce to gully

Pakistan 97/0   Kamran Akmal 56* (57b 9x4)
18.3

Yardy to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, swept with good power, straight through square leg. Yardy was halfway up for lbw, but that was met with the full face

18.4

Yardy to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, reaching for this one, but another measured sweep

18.6

Yardy to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, punched into the covers, the runs keep dripping off the scorecard. A 300-plus total has to be the minimum ambition from here

Pakistan 105/0   Kamran Akmal 62* (60b 10x4)
19.1

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, dabbed to short third man

19.2

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, inside-out drive, picked up at midwicket

19.3

Swann to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, big spin, too big, as that beats everything and zips away to the fine-leg boundary

19.4

Swann to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, driven up to mid-on

Pakistan 110/0   Kamran Akmal 67* (64b 11x4)
20.3

Yardy to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, Kamran gets down on one knee and dinks around the corner for a single

20.5

Yardy to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, four this time! Good shot from Kamran, waiting on a late cut and thrashing through point

20.6

Yardy to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, runs flowing as Kamran takes a single to cover to keep the strike. Yardy is proving quite expensive today

Pakistan 119/0   Kamran Akmal 73* (67b 12x4)
21.1

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, flat and quick from Swann, punched to short midwicket

21.2

Swann to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, Swann dares some air and is greeted by a full-face push to long-on

21.5

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, bit of turn here, first one we've really seen bite, and it surprised Kamran

21.6

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, this time it's nurdled round the corner straight to Strauss at short fine leg

Pakistan 121/0   Kamran Akmal 74* (71b 12x4)
22.2

Collingwood to Kamran Akmal, OUT, Collingwood strikes! The change works for England but Kamran is not happy. He went down to paddle a sweep and was struck just in front of off stump, replays show it a tight but good decision and a much-needed breakthrough for England

Kamran Akmal lbw b Collingwood 74 (88m 72b 12x4 0x6) SR: 102.77

Pakistan 122/1   Kamran Akmal 74 (72b 12x4)
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