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)

8.1

Swann to Shoaib Malik, no run, good start, full, just outside off driven to mid off

8.2

Swann to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full again, driven firmly and correctly down the ground where long off fields

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

8.4

Swann to Fawad Alam, no run, nicely flighted, looping at the left hander who defends

8.5

Swann to Fawad Alam, 1 run, shorter and quicker this time, cut into the off side for a single

8.6

Swann to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, very delicate from Malik, waited on it and guides it down to third man from a slightly quicker ball outside off stump

Pakistan 42/4   GP Swann 1-0-4-1

10.1

Swann to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, lovely shot, good use of the feet and chipped away of deep midwicket for a welcome boundary

10.2

Swann to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, driven along the ground down to long off

10.3

Swann to Fawad Alam, 1 run, round the wicket, angled in to middle and leg, dropped out into the off side and a comfortable single on offer

10.4

Swann to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, offered width outside off and it's dabbed away down through short third man...wrong line from Swann on this occasion

10.5

Swann to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, uses his feet and pushes into the gap on the off side

10.6

Swann to Fawad Alam, 1 run, opens the face and pushed into the covers

Pakistan 58/4   GP Swann 2-0-14-1

14.1

Swann to Fawad Alam, 1 run, round the wicket, pushed into the covers and even Collingwood can't stop the single

14.2

Swann to Shoaib Malik, OUT, another one goes, and Swann strikes in the first over of a spell again, as Malik chips limply to midwicket to bring a soft end to a promising innings

Shoaib Malik c Collingwood b Swann 33 (32m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 126.92

14.3

Swann to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, placed square on the off side to open his account

14.4

Swann to Fawad Alam, 1 run, another single into the off side

14.5

Swann to Abdul Razzaq, no run, beaten outside off as he tries to cut this one through third man...slightly quicker from Swann

14.6

Swann to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, guided straight to short third-man, but the fielder is deep enough to allow an easy single

Pakistan 89/5   GP Swann 3-0-18-2
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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