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)

3.1

Broad to Imran Farhat, 1 run, a hint of movement back into the left hander, worked away for a single to square leg

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

3.5

Broad to Imran Farhat, no run, back of length, calmly defended down the pitch

3.6

Broad to Imran Farhat, no run, well, what have we here? An attempted Dill-Scoop. Doesn't get enough of it and ends up guiding it, one bounce to Prior

Pakistan 9/1   SCJ Broad 1-0-1-1

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

5.6

Broad to Khalid Latif, 1 run, changes the length nicely here, a touch fuller, neatly worked into the square-leg region

Pakistan 25/2   SCJ Broad 2-0-6-1

15.1

Broad to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, back of a length, angled away to third man

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

15.4

Broad to Abdul Razzaq, no run, jeepers, nearly chops this one on with a bottom edge but the ball bounces over the stumps

15.5

Broad to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, there's Razzaq, and there's a six...back of a length, Razzaq clears his left side and smashes this flat over midwicket straight into the advertising boards...what a clean strike

15.6

Broad to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, has he gone this time? Nope, he's safe as a huge top edge that when high into the night sky dropped between two boundary fielders from midwicket and mid on running in...gee, I think that nearly hit the moon

Pakistan 99/5   SCJ Broad 3-0-16-1

17.1

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

17.2

Broad to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, full outside off, just another single out to backward point...England won't mind ones at this stage

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

17.4

Broad to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, cramps the new batsman for room on middle and off, can only defend back down the pitch...excellent stuff from Broad

17.5

Broad to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, opens the face and runs down to third man

17.6

Broad to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, cracking shot, power and placement from Razzaq as he gives himself room outside leg stump to drive this over cover and it easily beats the sweeper

Pakistan 111/6   SCJ Broad 4-0-23-2
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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