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)

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   TT Bresnan 1-0-1-0

4.1

Bresnan to Khalid Latif, no run, change of bowling again, and tight line and length prevents any chance of the batsman attacking

4.2

Bresnan to Khalid Latif, 3 runs, nicely played, short ball and Latif rocks back and pulls in front of square

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   TT Bresnan 2-0-12-0

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

7.5

Bresnan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, neatly dabbed from off stump down to third man, no boundaries, but at least the strike is turning over

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   TT Bresnan 3-0-22-0

18.1

Bresnan to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, lovely stuff from Sarfraz, he has the confidence to go down on one knee and sweep the pace bowler - it was 83mph - past short fine-leg...that takes balls, and skill

18.2

Bresnan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, he tries it again, but doesn't make contact on this occasion

18.3

Bresnan to Sarfraz Ahmed, OUT, a wicket with a short, wide ball that hardly deserved it, but that's Twenty20...Sarfraz saw width and guided it straight to third man as though giving catching practice

Sarfraz Ahmed c Broad b Bresnan 5 (3m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

18.4

Bresnan to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, leg-stump yorker, Razzaq does well to place this just wide of long off...can Razzaq add another 20 to this total?

18.5

Bresnan to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, full again, thumped straight down the ground and just past Bresnan who didn't really know much about it...long off scampers around

18.6

Bresnan to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, well, England's planning is certainly working tonight, another slower-ball short delivery, Razzaq backs away and tries to guide it past third man but Broad dives forward and takes another good catch

Abdul Razzaq c Broad b Bresnan 22 (18m 15b 1x4 1x6) SR: 146.66

Pakistan 119/8   TT Bresnan 4-0-30-2
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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