England tour of United Arab Emirates, 3rd T20I: England v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Feb 27, 2012
England won by 5 runs
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
27 February 2012 - night match (20-over match)
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

1.3

Aizaz Cheema to Kieswetter, no run, beaten by movement back off the surface and a lack of bounce. Scoots past the inside edge and only just misses the off stump

1.4

Aizaz Cheema to Kieswetter, no run, on off stump, Kieswetter gets a stride in and defends back to the bowler

1.5

Aizaz Cheema to Kieswetter, 2 runs, back of a length, Kieswetter comes at the bowler then pulls slightly ungainly through midwicket an deep square does the fielding

1.6

Aizaz Cheema to Kieswetter, 1 run, nearly drags this one on, looking to guide it down to third and gets a bottom edge that flies over leg stump to short fine-leg

England 11/0   Aizaz Cheema 1-0-4-0
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

3.2

Aizaz Cheema to Kieswetter, 1 run, another inside edge past the stumps to short fine-leg as he aims to go through the covers

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.

3.4

Aizaz Cheema to Kieswetter, no run, beaten as he aims a flat-footed drive through the off side...good stuff from Cheema

3.5

Aizaz Cheema to Kieswetter, 1 run, back of a length outside off, driven on the up to the left of cover who misses with his shy at the stumps...Kieswetter looked safe

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   Aizaz Cheema 2-0-9-0
5.1

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

5.2

Aizaz Cheema to Bopara, 1 run, blocked into the off side and he's off the mark

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.

5.4

Aizaz Cheema to Bopara, OUT, gone! Cheema deserved that for a probing spell. Bopara drove and got a thick edge which Umar Akmal took sharply diving to his right. He's dropped easier ones than that

RS Bopara c †Umar Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

5.5

Aizaz Cheema to Morgan, 1 run, worked into the leg side through midwicket

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   Aizaz Cheema 3-0-14-1
19.1

Aizaz Cheema to Broad, 1 run, full outside off and dabbed to point

19.2

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

19.3

Aizaz Cheema to Broad, 2 runs, full outside off and chipped over extra cover, long off comes round

19.4

Aizaz Cheema to Broad, no run, slower ball, again outside off, this deceives Broad who cuts over it, fumbled by Akmal but just about saves the bye

19.5

Aizaz Cheema to Broad, 1 run, full, dug out down the ground

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   Aizaz Cheema 4-0-25-1
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