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)

5.1

Broad to Umar Akmal, no run, good tight lines and length, can't get it away. England right on top here.

5.2

Broad to Umar Akmal, no run, back of a length, and defended back to the bowler

5.3

Broad to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, Umar is away, waiting on the back foot, takes this off his hip to fine leg for a couple

5.4

Broad to Umar Akmal, 1 wide, plenty of bounce here, in fact, too much, it sails well over the batsman's head for a wide

5.4

Broad to Umar Akmal, no run, persisting with a back-of-a-length approach, and it's calmly blocked to point

5.5

Broad to Umar Akmal, 1 run, shortish again, taken off his hip to square leg for a single

Pakistan 24/2   Umar Akmal 3* (5b)

6.5

Wright to Umar Akmal, 1 run, slightly too much width allows a back cut, but it goes to third man for just a single

Pakistan 28/3   Umar Akmal 4* (6b)

7.1

Bresnan to Umar Akmal, no run, good bowling again, probing outside off stump and it is defended

7.2

Bresnan to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, back of a length and zipping quickly up at Umar Akmal, on too quickly for him and finds a top edge that loops over Prior

7.3

Bresnan to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, not that short but Akmal is hanging back and swipes effectively into the deep midwicket region for a couple

7.4

Bresnan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, plays this nicely into the covers for one

7.6

Bresnan to Umar Akmal, FOUR, unlucky for Bresnan, pitches a good yorker but it's squeezed out by Akmal down to third man, Sidebottom hurls himself across the turf with no elegance at all, and can't save a much-needed boundary

Pakistan 38/3   Umar Akmal 13* (11b 1x4)

8.3

Swann to Umar Akmal, OUT, oh great catch! Swann strikes and Umar has gone! Just outside off stump, Umar flashes a cut and Broad flies from short-third man to his left and plucks it out of the air at full stretch. Swann the first-over king strikes again in his first over

Umar Akmal c Broad b Swann 13 (17m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

Pakistan 39/4   Umar Akmal 13 (12b 1x4)
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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