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)

Saeed Ajmal to Kieswetter, OUT, top catch! That was very well taken at long on. Kieswetter looked to have struck it cleanly but it didn't quite have the legs. Shoaib Malik ran around the boundary then took it sliding on his knees near the rope

C Kieswetter c Shoaib Malik b Saeed Ajmal 17 (21m 17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

England 29/1   KP Pietersen 11* (10b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 0.3-0-1-1

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

England 37/2   KP Pietersen 18* (15b 2x4)   Aizaz Cheema 2.4-0-12-1

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

England 62/3   KP Pietersen 34* (28b 4x4)   Shahid Afridi 1.4-0-10-0

Saeed Ajmal to Bairstow, OUT, this offie gets past the attempted cut and takes out off stump. So no young-gunning from Jonny Boy today, backing away once more, trying to cut and done by one that squirts under the bat and onto off stump

JM Bairstow b Saeed Ajmal 3 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

England 72/4   KP Pietersen 41* (36b 5x4)   Saeed Ajmal 1.2-0-6-2

Saeed Ajmal to Buttler, OUT, fired in full and quicker and Buttler tries to sweep and misses, struck low on the pad and given out leg before as Buttler falls over, another slightly ungainly ending for the young lad

JC Buttler lbw b Saeed Ajmal 7 (14m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

England 89/5   KP Pietersen 45* (43b 5x4)   Saeed Ajmal 2.4-0-11-3

Saeed Ajmal to Patel, OUT, but gone this time coming down the track and swinging and missing, easy stumping that my mother could have completed, so even a gimmie for Akmal

SR Patel st †Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 16 (9m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

England 109/6   KP Pietersen 49* (46b 5x4)   Saeed Ajmal 3.5-0-23-4





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