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)

8.4

Swann to Fawad Alam, no run, nicely flighted, looping at the left hander who defends

8.5

Swann to Fawad Alam, 1 run, shorter and quicker this time, cut into the off side for a single

Pakistan 40/4   Fawad Alam 1* (2b)

9.1

Wright to Fawad Alam, 1 run, worked away into the leg side

9.4

Wright to Fawad Alam, 1 run, clipped away for a single but Pakistan will want some boundaries

9.6

Wright to Fawad Alam, no run, good finish from Wright, tight on the stumps and no run

Pakistan 48/4   Fawad Alam 3* (5b)

10.3

Swann to Fawad Alam, 1 run, round the wicket, angled in to middle and leg, dropped out into the off side and a comfortable single on offer

10.6

Swann to Fawad Alam, 1 run, opens the face and pushed into the covers

Pakistan 58/4   Fawad Alam 5* (7b)

11.1

Wright to Fawad Alam, no run, brilliant fielding from Collingwood at cover as Alam laces a cover drive but the England (Twenty20) captain plucks off the save with one hand and almost produces a run out

11.2

Wright to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, width outside off, slashed away hard over backward point but can't find the boundary as the sweeper cuts it off

11.3

Wright to Fawad Alam, no run, worked out to midwicket, better line on middle and leg to cramp the batsman

11.4

Wright to Fawad Alam, 1 run, lack of pace in the pitch causing problems again as he tries to drive but gets no timing on the shot and loses control of the bat...ball dribbles into the leg side

Pakistan 61/4   Fawad Alam 8* (11b)

12.3

Collingwood to Fawad Alam, SIX, that's the shot of the day so far, an effortless pick-up from leg stump by Alam and the ball flies over deep square-leg for the first six of the match...he would have been worried for a moment, but it evaded Trott on the rope

12.4

Collingwood to Fawad Alam, 1 run, worked through the leg side

Pakistan 72/4   Fawad Alam 15* (13b 1x6)

13.4

Wright to Fawad Alam, 1 run, low full toss, comes off the bottom of the bat and Alam gets a single to deep cover

Pakistan 77/4   Fawad Alam 16* (14b 1x6)

14.1

Swann to Fawad Alam, 1 run, round the wicket, pushed into the covers and even Collingwood can't stop the single

14.4

Swann to Fawad Alam, 1 run, another single into the off side

Pakistan 88/5   Fawad Alam 18* (16b 1x6)

15.2

Broad to Fawad Alam, no run, short, heaved away, but no timing and it goes straight to midwicket inside the circle

15.3

Broad to Fawad Alam, 1 run, connects better with this one, another short ball and clubbed through midwicket but straight to the deep fielder

Pakistan 91/5   Fawad Alam 19* (18b 1x6)

16.1

Sidebottom to Fawad Alam, 1 run, slower ball, worked down to long on just to give Razzaq the strike

16.4

Sidebottom to Fawad Alam, 1 run, clipped off leg stump out to deep square-leg

16.6

Sidebottom to Fawad Alam, 1 run, full outside off, driven hard through the covers to keep the strike

Pakistan 104/5   Fawad Alam 22* (21b 1x6)

17.1

Broad to Fawad Alam, 1 run, hint of width outside off, cut away through the off side

17.3

Broad to Fawad Alam, OUT, gone, Broad gets another wicket with a short ball as Alam gets a thin top edge through to Prior...he'd played a useful hand, but England keep chipping away

Fawad Alam c †Prior b Broad 23 (37m 23b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Pakistan 106/6   Fawad Alam 23 (23b 1x6)
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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