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)

0.1

Sidebottom to Imran Nazir, no run, touch of swing straight away, dipping back to the batsman and a massive appeal given not out

0.2

Sidebottom to Imran Nazir, 1 leg bye, touch of swing again, clips the front pad and thuds away for a leg bye to get Pakistan's innings off

Pakistan 1/0   Imran Nazir 0* (2b)

1.1

Bresnan to Imran Nazir, no run, very gentle start from Bresnan, no movement and no pace, but a tidy enough line outside off and left alone

1.2

Bresnan to Imran Nazir, no run, more intent here from Nazir, shuffling down the wicket but Bresnan pulls back his length and it's defended

1.3

Bresnan to Imran Nazir, no run, slightly short and outside off, Nazir heaves at it and misses. Ugly shot to a bad ball

1.4

Bresnan to Imran Nazir, no run, good line and length, neatly defended

1.5

Bresnan to Imran Nazir, no run, good delivery this, fuller, bang on line, and nothing there for the batsman to attack

1.6

Bresnan to Imran Nazir, 1 run, a touch of width, allows a back-footed force to Pietersen at mid off, they scamper through for a single

Pakistan 6/0   Imran Nazir 1* (8b)

2.1

Sidebottom to Imran Nazir, no run, bit of grubber this, pitches and creeps along the ground, below an attempted flick shot, through to Prior

2.2

Sidebottom to Imran Nazir, 1 run, nicely bowled, shaping back at Nazir who shovels it into the leg side for a single

2.5

Sidebottom to Imran Nazir, no run, Nazir wanders down the wicket again, tries to heave this back over Sidebottom but finds no timing and the bowler fields

2.6

Sidebottom to Imran Nazir, no run, ooh, good ball. Zipping bouncer that the batsman has to quickly evade. Clearly Sidebottom didn't like the batsman advancing down the wicket at him the ball before

Pakistan 8/0   Imran Nazir 2* (12b)

3.2

Broad to Imran Nazir, no run, well, Twenty20 is of course not a textbook game, but that was a truly hideous heave. Swung himself off his feet and found nothing but thin air

3.3

Broad to Imran Nazir, no run, another wild looking leg-side thwack, on to the batsman too quickly and he can't get it away

3.4

Broad to Imran Nazir, OUT, well, third time unlucky. Another shortish ball, another ugly swipe, finds the top edge and sails comfortably to Denly at deep square-leg. The bowling change worked and Nazir seemed to get frustrated very quickly.

Imran Nazir c Denly b Broad 2 (13m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.33

Pakistan 9/1   Imran Nazir 2 (15b)
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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Photos

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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