Pakistan v England T20I Series - 3rd T20I

England v Pakistan

England won by 5 runs

0.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, 1 run, down the pitch straight away and pushes comfortably to long-on

0.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, no run, pushed back to the power

0.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, FOUR, power and placement from Pietersen, gets down to sweep and picks the gap wide of deep square

0.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, 1 run, through the leg side again, from outside off stump, but more of a hoick this time which goes through midwicket

England 7/0   KP Pietersen 6* (4b 1x4)

1.1

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, no run, starts with a full delivery outside off which Pietersen drives sweetly but straight to cover

1.2

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, 1 run, drags the length back a touch, Pietersen punches firmly towards mid-off and sets off straight away. Misbah not entirely happy with his fielder

England 8/0   KP Pietersen 7* (6b 1x4)

3.1

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, 1 run, following that delay, plenty of action. Kieswetter would have been run out if Cheema had hit the stumps from his follow through after KP edged the ball into his pads

3.3

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, 1 run, picks out the fielder, yard either side of midwicket and that was four as Pietersen swung hard at a good-length delivery.

3.6

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, 1 run, another one is poorly timed as Pietersen aims to the leg side and it dribbles through midwicket

England 28/0   KP Pietersen 10* (9b 1x4)

4.1

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, 1 run, down the track then flipped through square leg

4.4

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, no run, full at the stumps and worked to midwicket

4.5

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, FOUR, he shows Kieswetter how to do it, picks the gap perfectly wide of long-on and didn't try to hit it too hard

4.6

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, 1 run, aims to the leg side but gets a leading edge down the ground to long-off

England 34/1   KP Pietersen 16* (13b 2x4)

5.1

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, 1 run, offers some width outside off, Pietersen drives and gets a thick edge down to third man

5.3

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, 1 run, slammed to mid-off where Gul fumbles the stop otherwise Pietersen was going to struggle to complete that single.

5.6

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, Pietersen opens the face and guides down to third man

England 39/2   KP Pietersen 19* (16b 2x4)

6.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, FOUR, down the track, in the air into the leg side, placed to perfection between long on and deep midwicket, one bounce to the rope

6.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, no run, skip down and drive back to the bowler

6.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, 1 run, cut out to deep point with a back to leg

6.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, 1 run, full just outside off and clipped to long on

England 46/2   KP Pietersen 25* (20b 3x4)

7.1

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, tossed up outside off but hammered straight at the fielder

7.2

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, hammered again, this time from a half-volley outside off but again only right at the fielder at extra cover

7.4

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, full and driven off an inside edge to long on

England 51/2   KP Pietersen 27* (23b 3x4)

8.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, 1 run, down the pitch, meets a leg stump ball on the full and drives not wide enough of long on for two

8.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, 1 run, down the track, dragged down, Pietersen adjusts and punches down to long on

England 56/2   KP Pietersen 29* (25b 3x4)

9.1

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, down the track and driven to long off

9.3

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, FOUR, leg stump, Pietersen gets in a spot of both and it's pushed down the ground, and yet races away and beats the dive of the deep fielder, remarkable

9.4

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, OUT, slapped to extra cover, a misfield, and trouble...Morgan run out. Pietersen took three steps down the wicket and then sent Morgan back and he was stranded, no need for the third umpire

EJG Morgan run out 9 (15m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

9.5

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, off stump and clipped to point

9.6

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, pushed into the off side again off the stumps

England 62/3   KP Pietersen 34* (30b 4x4)

10.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, no run, cry for leg before as Pietersen sweeps and misses, outside leg

10.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, no run, down the track, dragged in and hits Pietersen on the body

10.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, 1 run, length on leg stump and clipped out through square

England 64/3   KP Pietersen 35* (33b 4x4)

11.4

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, FOUR, steps away to cut and a bottom edge goes under the legs of Akmal and races away to the rope, very fortunate

11.5

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 2 runs, lifted from outside off between the men in the deep, nice controlled stroke

11.6

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, full, opened the face to point

England 72/3   KP Pietersen 41* (36b 5x4)

12.5

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, 1 run, full on leg stump and flicked behind square on the leg side

England 74/4   KP Pietersen 42* (37b 5x4)

13.3

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, driven into the covers with a little push from the crease

England 77/4   KP Pietersen 43* (38b 5x4)

14.1

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, length darts back and catches Pietersen on the thigh guard. That nipped back off a crack

14.2

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 wide, Pietersen across his stumps and the ball misses the leg stump by an inch, called wide

14.2

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 5 wides, Pietersen moving in his crease again and Gul fires it down the leg side and shovels it miles down leg and away for five wides

14.2

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, length on off stump and slapped to extra cover, hasn't found that gap past extra cover today KP

14.3

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, middle and leg, off an inside edge through square leg playing forward

England 84/4   KP Pietersen 44* (41b 5x4)

15.2

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, no run, doosra that beats Pietersen outside off

15.3

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, 1 run, down the track and blocked to midwicket

England 89/4   KP Pietersen 45* (43b 5x4)

16.1

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, full outside off and driven out to deep cover

16.4

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 2 runs, outside off and cut over point towards the square boundary, the sweeper comes round to field

16.5

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, full outside off and driven with lovely timing to long off's left

England 96/5   KP Pietersen 49* (46b 5x4)

18.1

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, outside off, clipped into the off side and they take a run to bring up KP's 50

18.3

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen gives himself room again and clubs it down to long on

18.5

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 wide, more room for KP, again Gul responds by going wider but too wide now and an extra

18.5

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, fine yorker angled to middle and leg, dug out back to the bowler

18.6

Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, full again and slapped wide of long on for four, great shot, very well timed, managing to get underneath the full delivery, once again the placement was exceptional

England 118/6   KP Pietersen 55* (50b 6x4)

19.2

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, 1 run, full and cracked down to long off

19.6

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, SIX, oh dear an awful finish from Cheema, getting it all wrong. A waist-high full toss is smashed over midwicket into the terraces. Pietersen holds the pose like a baseball batter and walks off to the applause

England 129/6   KP Pietersen 62* (52b 6x4 1x6)
Series Results
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England won by 5 runs
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England won by 38 runs
England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Feb 23, 2012
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Feb 27, 2012

Kevin Pietersen guided England to a matchwinning total, Pakistan v England, 3rd Twenty20, Abu Dhabi, February 27, 2012

Kevin Pietersen guided England to a matchwinning total

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Feb 27, 2012

Awais Zia played a more controlled innings, Pakistan v England, 3rd Twenty20, Abu Dhabi, February 27, 2012

Awais Zia played a more controlled innings

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