ICC World Twenty20, 13th Match, Group E: England v Pakistan at Bridgetown, May 6, 2010
ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group E
England won by 6 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados (neutral venue)
6 May 2010 (20-over match)
0.1

Sidebottom to Kamran Akmal, SIX, goodness me, what a start! Welcome to a bouncing pitch! Dug it short, it climbs on Akmal who rises and smashes a pull away it sails high, and only just over the head of fine leg for six. Very close, but good start

0.2

Sidebottom to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, much calmer here, it would be difficult not to be, but guided from back of a length outside off stump, down to third man

Pakistan 7/0   Kamran Akmal 7* (2b 1x6)
1.1

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, not a great start this, shoved down the leg side, rising but too wide for the umpire

1.1

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, oh dear, another awful ball, short, wide outside off, asking to be smashed for four, what else could Akmal do than oblige, sending it down to the cover boundary easily

1.2

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, finally locates a line and length, outside off, Akmal defends

1.3

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, good ball again, zipping off the pitch from around off stump, Akmal very comfortably pushes it towards point

1.4

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, this is what Bresnan is in the side to do, drop it on a line and length and build pressure

1.5

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, similar ball on off stump, fraction back of a length, Akmal rises with it and pushes towards cover

1.6

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, Akmal content to see out the over quietly, blocking solidly towards the covers

Pakistan 16/0   Kamran Akmal 11* (8b 1x4 1x6)
2.4

Broad to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Akmal chancing his arm, and you have to in this format, does it well, pulling a good length ball so furiously he swung himself off his feet and ended up grounded, the ball however, was sent over mid on for four

2.5

Broad to Kamran Akmal, no run, more cautious this time, clipping into the leg side for no run

2.6

Broad to Kamran Akmal, no run, slower ball, and well directed, to end the over, Akmal wasn't deceived, and checked his defensive block

Pakistan 23/0   Kamran Akmal 15* (11b 2x4 1x6)
3.3

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, that's the area to bowl - fullish on around off stump - Akmal defends

3.4

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, oops, Bresnan drops short and wide outside off, Akmal tried to launch it over point and out the ground, but missed it entirely

3.5

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, better ball this time, fuller once more, tighter line, and defended

3.6

Bresnan to Kamran Akmal, no run, England seem unable to pitch the ball up consistently, clearly seduced by all the bounce on offer, this is short and wide begging to be dispatched, but once again Akmal swung too hard at thin air

Pakistan 28/0   Kamran Akmal 15* (15b 2x4 1x6)
4.2

Broad to Kamran Akmal, no run, good from Broad, on a length and line, and defended

4.3

Broad to Kamran Akmal, 1 bye, really dug in short this time, you could feel it as the effort ball, it trampolined over Akmal's pull shot and the keeper could not collect cleanly

4.5

Broad to Kamran Akmal, OUT, gone this time! Broad strikes and England really needed that. Short and Akmal tried to hook it, it climbed too much for him, got a top edge and looped gently behind the stumps to Kieswetter, who held on to a much easier chance

Kamran Akmal c †Kieswetter b Broad 15 (19m 18b 2x4 1x6) SR: 83.33

Pakistan 31/1   Kamran Akmal 15 (18b 2x4 1x6)
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