England tour of United Arab Emirates, 2009/10 / Commentary

Pakistan v England T20I Series - 1st T20I

England v Pakistan

England won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

0.3

Sidebottom to Imran Farhat, no run, swing here again but absolutely no pace off the wicket. Started wide, went wider, but outside off stump so left alone

0.4

Sidebottom to Imran Farhat, no run, lovely delivery, full, drawing a loose-limbed and airy drive, but swinging past the edge

0.5

Sidebottom to Imran Farhat, FOUR, fortunate for Farhat, another flat-footed loose drive outside off, finds a thick edge past the second slip for a boundary

0.6

Sidebottom to Imran Farhat, no run, good finish to a good over, Sidebottom, who's sporting the sort of stubble which makes him look like he's been out there for weeks, finds swing yet again and it's left alone outside off

Pakistan 5/0   Imran Farhat 4* (4b 1x4)

2.3

Sidebottom to Imran Farhat, no run, much fuller this time, Farhat tries to flick it into the midwicket region but misses and it crashes into his pads

2.4

Sidebottom to Imran Farhat, 1 run, lovely shot for a single, taken from a back of a length outside off stump and cut wristily down to third man

Pakistan 8/0   Imran Farhat 5* (6b 1x4)

3.1

Broad to Imran Farhat, 1 run, a hint of movement back into the left hander, worked away for a single to square leg

3.5

Broad to Imran Farhat, no run, back of length, calmly defended down the pitch

3.6

Broad to Imran Farhat, no run, well, what have we here? An attempted Dill-Scoop. Doesn't get enough of it and ends up guiding it, one bounce to Prior

Pakistan 9/1   Imran Farhat 6* (9b 1x4)

4.3

Bresnan to Imran Farhat, FOUR, lovely shot this, walked inside the line and flicked it past the short fine leg for four

4.4

Bresnan to Imran Farhat, FOUR, another one! Fuller delivery this time and Farhat flicked handsomely for boundary to deep square

4.5

Bresnan to Imran Farhat, no run, oh dear, almost a mix up here, Farhat guides it to midwicket and sets off for a single before changing his mind and scampering back

4.6

Bresnan to Imran Farhat, OUT, well, it looked like an easy single, as it was pushed off the back foot to Pietersen, who swiftly fielded and under-armed it on to the stumps at the non-strikers end. Very smart work from Pietersen, seemed to surprise everyone

Imran Farhat run out 14 (18m 13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

Pakistan 20/2   Imran Farhat 14 (13b 3x4)
Series Results
England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Feb 20, 2010
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Feb 19, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
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Feb 19, 2010

England fans show their support, England v Pakistan, 1st Twenty20, Dubai, February 19, 2010

England fans show their support

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Feb 19, 2010

Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan's record partnership for England in Twenty20 Internationals made light work of Pakistan's total, England v Pakistan, 1st Twenty20, Dubai, February 19, 2010

Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan's record partnership for England in Twenty20 Internationals made light work of Pakistan's total

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