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)

3.4

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 Farhat 6* (7b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 0.4-0-1-1

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   Khalid Latif 3* (2b)   TT Bresnan 2-0-12-0

6.2

Wright to Khalid Latif, OUT, Wright strikes! And the bowling change has worked again. Fullish ball and Latif has a firm-footed swish outside off stump and edges it through to Prior

Khalid Latif c †Prior b Wright 4 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Pakistan 26/3   Umar Akmal 3* (5b)   LJ Wright 0.2-0-1-1

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

Pakistan 39/4   Shoaib Malik 3* (6b)   GP Swann 0.3-0-1-1

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

Pakistan 86/5   Fawad Alam 17* (15b 1x6)   GP Swann 2.2-0-15-2

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

Pakistan 106/6   Abdul Razzaq 14* (11b 1x6)   SCJ Broad 3.3-0-18-2

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

Pakistan 115/7   Abdul Razzaq 18* (12b 1x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 3.3-0-26-1

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   Yasir Arafat 0* (0b)   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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