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

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   RJ Sidebottom 1-0-4-0

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

2.3

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

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   RJ Sidebottom 2-0-6-0

16.1

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

16.2

Sidebottom to Abdul Razzaq, no run, excellent slower ball, loops off the surface and completely beats Razzaq's attempted pull

16.3

Sidebottom to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, heaved along the ground through midwicket, they think of two but it's just a single

16.4

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

16.5

Sidebottom to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, dropped Eoin Morgan at deep midwicket has spilled one, it came flat and fast as Razzaq pulled a short ball, Morgan dived forward and couldn't hold on...that may be crucial

16.6

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

Pakistan 104/5   RJ Sidebottom 3-0-11-0

19.1

Sidebottom to Yasir Arafat, no run, beaten by another slower ball outside off...England have shown how to bowl on this surface

19.2

Sidebottom to Yasir Arafat, FOUR, top shot, full and driven straight down the ground with perfect placement to bisect long off and long on...much-needed for Pakistan

19.3

Sidebottom to Yasir Arafat, 1 run, goes short again, a bottom edge rolls past the keeper

19.4

Sidebottom to Umar Gul, no run, swing and a miss outside off...strike one for Gul, it was another slower ball from Sidebottom

19.5

Sidebottom to Umar Gul, 1 run, short and pulled away out to deep midwicket

19.6

Sidebottom to Yasir Arafat, FOUR, it's a boundary, good away for Pakistan to finish as he backs away and places a short ball between the backward point and short third man

Pakistan 129/8   RJ Sidebottom 4-0-21-0
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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