ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group E

England v Pakistan

England won by 6 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

9.30am Right, enough tattle, there is action. Sun is beaming, Barbados is bouncing and Kamran Akmal is ready to take strike to Ryan Sidebottom.

9.15am Shahid (possibly Afidi, probably not) has emailed in to say "Pakistan has one of the best win-loss record in T20 so you can't say they are unpredictable in this format." It's a good point well made, but if any Pakistan fan tries to tell me their side is a model of consistency, they're not be true to themselves. Unpredictability is what makes Pakistan so watchable.

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9am Hello, welcome to the first match of this Super Eight stage. Hopefully we've left the poor weather and meaningless matches behind and are set fair for a good second half to the tournament.

I'm Sahil Dutta, I'll be joined by Liam Brickill to bring you all the commentary. There will be bullletin's from Twitter's very own Andrew Miller and, later, reports from our man at Bridgetown Andrew McGlashan. He has instructed me to direct you to his Twitter page as well.

Anyway, we have a match on our hands. Pakistan play England, that much we know. Which Pakistan play which England we don't. Pakistan define unpredictable and England are still battling for consistency. All of which should make this, potentially at least, a thrilling encounter.

England have won the toss and will bowl, Ryan Sidebottom keeps his place. For Pakistan, Mohammad Asif returns, which is very good news. Those selectors have seen sense, eventually.

The teams look like this:

Pakistan 1 Salman Butt, 2 Kamran Akmal (wk), 3 Shahid Afridi (capt), 4 Abdul Razzaq, 5 Misbah-ul-Haq, 6 Mohammad Hafeez, 7 Umar Akmal, 8 Fawad Alam, 9 Mohammad Asif, 10 Mohammad Aamer, 11 Saeed Ajmal.

England 1 Michael Lumb, 2 Craig Kieswetter, 3 Kevin Pietersen, 4 Paul Collingwood (capt), 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Luke Wright, 7 Michael Yardy, 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 Graeme Swann, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 Ryan Sidebottom.

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

0.3

Sidebottom to Salman Butt, no run, cracking delivery, that's the length to bowl, full but still climbing past the outside edge as it pitches and left Butt

0.4

Sidebottom to Salman Butt, no run, beaten again! This time some swing outside off, full again, Butt flinches at it aimlessly outside off and it zips past the edge

0.5

Sidebottom to Salman Butt, no run, three in a row now, pressure just building a fraction here, Butt advanced down the wicket but without much conviction, swished airily at nothing and the ball went through to the keeper

0.6

Sidebottom to Salman Butt, FOUR, poor ball to finish and Butt takes advantage, short and very wide outside off, like any decent batsmen, he loves it out there, throws his arms through the line, it flies down to deep point for four

End of over 1 (11 runs) Pakistan 11/0 (RR: 11.00)
Salman Butt    4* (4b 1x4)      RJ Sidebottom    1-0-11-0
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

End of over 2 (5 runs) Pakistan 16/0 (RR: 8.00)
Kamran Akmal    11* (8b 1x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    1-0-5-0
Salman Butt    4* (4b 1x4)      RJ Sidebottom    1-0-11-0

Right, Sidebottom's off and Stuart Broad is in for a trundle.

2.1

Broad to Salman Butt, no run, starts rather well, decent length, decent line, Butt hops back and defends. Speaking of hopping, there is a frog on the field. How lovely.

2.2

Broad to Salman Butt, 2 runs, slightly shorter this time, allows Butt to rock back and flay a slightly mistimed pull towards midwicket, it's safe and he collects a couple

2.3

Broad to Salman Butt, 1 run, good from Broad, unlike the other two bowlers, he's hit his straps from the off, this one on a good length on off stump, Butt opens the face and guides it to a diving point fielder

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

End of over 3 (7 runs) Pakistan 23/0 (RR: 7.66)
Kamran Akmal    15* (11b 2x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    1-0-7-0
Salman Butt    7* (7b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-5-0

Good start this from Pakistan.

3.1

Bresnan to Salman Butt, FOUR, top shot this, again it wasn't a great ball, nevertheless, Butt skipped down the wicket and inside the line of the ball and crashed it cross-bat through cover for four

3.2

Bresnan to Salman Butt, 1 run, well played again, this time quieter though, just angling it down to third man where Sidebottom fields well to keep it to one

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

End of over 4 (5 runs) Pakistan 28/0 (RR: 7.00)
Kamran Akmal    15* (15b 2x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    2-0-10-0
Salman Butt    12* (9b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-7-0

4.1

Broad to Salman Butt, 1 run, better line this time but a fraction short, Butt skips back and deflects it to midwicket for one

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

4.4

Broad to Salman Butt, 1 run, short, outside off, Butt tries to deflect it away fine to third man and dropped by Kieswetter, fantastic effort, diving to his left but couldn't hold on

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

4.6

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, short again, at around off stump, it's swung away without much timing down to midwicket for a couple

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End of over 5 (5 runs) Pakistan 33/1 (RR: 6.60)
Mohammad Hafeez    2* (1b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-11-1
Salman Butt    14* (11b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-10-0

5.1

Bresnan to Salman Butt, FOUR, who needs style and finesse, when you can do this, walk down the track and slap it down the ground horridly for four

5.2

Bresnan to Salman Butt, 2 runs, again, not pretty, but it will do, Butt wanders down the wicket at a length ball and flings wildly at it, no timing at all but clears mid on

5.3

Bresnan to Salman Butt, 1 run, this time it's all wrists and delicacy, just clipped away from a fullish length to midwicket

5.4

Bresnan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, Hafeez serenely works this off his legs to midwicket for a gentle single

5.5

Bresnan to Salman Butt, no run, this time it's on a good length and line and pushed away tamely

5.6

Bresnan to Salman Butt, 1 wide, oh my, very short, Butt ducks under it, although he could have jumped and it would have gone over him

5.6

Bresnan to Salman Butt, 1 no ball, not the smartest cricket I've seen, having just been wided for too high a bouncer, Bresnan slips in a high bouncer, to be fair, Butt did advance down the track

5.6

Bresnan to Salman Butt, 1 run, looks like Bresnan has learnt his lesson, this time pitches much fuller and it's dug out to point for one

End of over 6 (11 runs) Pakistan 44/1 (RR: 7.33)
Salman Butt    22* (17b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-21-0
Mohammad Hafeez    3* (2b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-11-1

Time for spin, here's Yardy.

6.1

Yardy to Salman Butt, 1 run, slung in low and on middle, Butt pushes it down to mid on

6.2

Yardy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, wow, almost some flight on this, I wasn't expecting that, Hafeez turns his wrists over it and sends it gently down to long on

6.3

Yardy to Salman Butt, 1 run, Butt down on one knee and sweeping, connects well enough for a single

6.4

Yardy to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, quicker ball this time, outside off, Hafeez advanced and strokes it beautifully though the covers for four

6.5

Yardy to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, oh dear, Yardy under pressure from the off, this is too short and pulled hard in front of square for another boundary

6.6

Yardy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, better ball this time, but the damage is done and Hafeez is content to push it down the ground for one

End of over 7 (12 runs) Pakistan 56/1 (RR: 8.00)
Mohammad Hafeez    13* (6b 2x4)      MH Yardy    1-0-12-0
Salman Butt    24* (19b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-21-0

Here is England's real spinner, Graeme Swann.

7.1

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Hafeez has no respect clearly, on the reverse sweep first ball, connects gently, tapping it to short third man

7.2

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, on the normal sweep this time, connects slightly better and is rewarded with a single to short fine leg

7.3

Swann to Salman Butt, 1 run, that will annoy Swann, just a fraction too short, allowed Butt to carefully sweep to deep midwicket for a single

7.4

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good ball this, Swann finding pressure, flighted and spinning sharply back into Hafeez, he defended uncertainly

7.5

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, good ball once more, flighted well up, Hafeez down on one knee and sweeping with caution down to deep square

7.6

Swann to Salman Butt, 1 run, nicely bowled and nicely played, full, flighted, spinning away, Butt very calmly opened the face to guide it into space at cover

End of over 8 (4 runs) Pakistan 60/1 (RR: 7.50)
Salman Butt    26* (21b 3x4)      GP Swann    1-0-4-0
Mohammad Hafeez    15* (10b 2x4)      MH Yardy    1-0-12-0

8.1

Collingwood to Salman Butt, 1 run, worked into the off side for a single

8.2

Collingwood to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, a touch leg sided, clipped off his legs for one

8.3

Collingwood to Salman Butt, no run, nicely bowled, saw Butt advancing at him, dropped it a touch shorter and rolled his fingers over the ball, Butt's slash could find no timing

8.4

Collingwood to Salman Butt, 1 run, good again from Collingwood, slower and gripping off the surface, Butt tries to inject some pace into the ball with a big heave outside off, but can't time it well

8.5

Collingwood to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, very good from Hafeez, driven with control, elegantly into the covers

8.6

Collingwood to Salman Butt, SIX, oh dear, drop short at this pace and you will be punished, Butt murders it over midwicket and is caught... in the crowds

End of over 9 (10 runs) Pakistan 70/1 (RR: 7.77)
Salman Butt    34* (25b 3x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    1-0-10-0
Mohammad Hafeez    17* (12b 2x4)      GP Swann    1-0-4-0

9.1

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, quicker ball from Swann first up, rushed Hafeez as he tried to get back and give himself room, forced away for a single to cover

9.2

Swann to Salman Butt, OUT, gone! Well, that's almost come out of nowhere. Butt danced down the track and lashes it skimming to cover, where Collingwood nonchalantly takes the catch. Crucial breakthrough for England

Salman Butt c Collingwood b Swann 34 (39m 26b 3x4 1x6) SR: 130.76

Brings Umar Akmal to the wicket a man oozing with talent, but who needs to just use his brains a touch more in this format.

9.3

Swann to Umar Akmal, no run, Akmal starts calmly enough, watching this good ball carefully and pushing it towards short third man

9.4

Swann to Umar Akmal, no run, nicely bowled, flighted outside off invitingly, Akmal stretches and defends gently into the leg side

9.5

Swann to Umar Akmal, FOUR, top shot! Very good indeed, it was a fraction short outside off, Akmal got right back in his crease, waited, and then cut firmly down to the point boundary

9.6

Swann to Umar Akmal, 1 run, slightly short again, and worked away for a single

End of over 10 (6 runs) Pakistan 76/2 (RR: 7.60)
Umar Akmal    5* (4b 1x4)      GP Swann    2-0-10-1
Mohammad Hafeez    18* (13b 2x4)      PD Collingwood    1-0-10-0

10.1

Yardy to Umar Akmal, no run, well bowled and missed stumping, it was flighted outside off, Akmal skipped down and missed his leg-side flick but Kieswetter could not hold on

10.2

Yardy to Umar Akmal, 1 run, this time it's calmly clipped away for a single

10.3

Yardy to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Yardy strikes! Not the smartest of shots that from Hafeez, he walked down the wicket, Yardy saw him coming and slipped it in quicker, Hafeez slashes it to short third man who holds on

Mohammad Hafeez c Broad b Yardy 18 (22m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

Boom. Boom?

10.4

Yardy to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Oh no, suicide from Afridi! Pakistan are always moments away from episodes like this. Afridi pushes the ball straight to cover and sets off for a single that never existed, Akmal sends him back, Afridi stands there, and it's all over. Absolute madness and a crucial wicket for England.

Shahid Afridi run out 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

10.5

Yardy to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, this time it's worked off the inside edge down to fine leg

10.6

Yardy to Umar Akmal, no run, lovely finish to the over, and Yardy has done very well here, full and flighted, spinning away past a flashing outside edge

End of over 11 (2 runs) Pakistan 78/4 (RR: 7.09)
Umar Akmal    6* (7b 1x4)      MH Yardy    2-0-14-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    1* (1b)      GP Swann    2-0-10-1

11.1

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, good from Swann, finding a touch of spin, it's worked away to midwicket for one

11.2

Swann to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, Akmal shapes very early to reverse sweep, connects well enough to collect a couple

11.3

Swann to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, good from Umar, getting deep into his crease to cut firmly a ball outside off down to the point boundary

11.4

Swann to Umar Akmal, 1 run, rotating the strike nicely, worked away to midwicket for one

11.5

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah content to swap the strike with Akmal, pushing into space to collect another one

11.6

Swann to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Akmal keeps the strike with a well-executed sweep shot, down to square leg

End of over 12 (8 runs) Pakistan 86/4 (RR: 7.16)
Umar Akmal    12* (11b 1x4)      GP Swann    3-0-18-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    3* (3b)      MH Yardy    2-0-14-1

12.1

Yardy to Umar Akmal, no run, a fraction short, attempted cut, not timed to point

12.2

Yardy to Umar Akmal, no run, good ball here, touch more air, Akmal defends

12.3

Yardy to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Akmal on the big sweep here, connects well enough to clear the infield and land one-bounce to deep midwicket

12.4

Yardy to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good ball here, nothing Misbah can do, but defend from the crease

12.5

Yardy to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, arrowed in once more, Misbah sweeps without getting much of it and is rewarded with a single

12.6

Yardy to Umar Akmal, no run, slung in low and fast, Akmal stretches and defends

End of over 13 (2 runs) Pakistan 88/4 (RR: 6.76)
Umar Akmal    13* (15b 1x4)      MH Yardy    3-0-16-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    4* (5b)      GP Swann    3-0-18-1

13.1

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Broad starts well on his first ball back, on off stump and dropped to point, the batsmen set off for another dodgy run and if Pietersen's throw had hit it would have been gone

13.2

Broad to Umar Akmal, (no ball) 1 run, well, shortish and Akmal slaps an inelegant but effective enough pull shot down to long on, but, it's a no ball which means... free hit!

13.2

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, wow, did Misbah punish him there! Anticipated that Broad would go full outside off so got deep into his crease and drove off the back foot over long on for an enormous six

13.3

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, oh what happened here!? It looked like Misbah edge his fiddle through to the keeper, no appeal but there looked and sounded like an edge

13.4

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, less incident here, on a length and line and blocked away

13.5

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, back of a length again, on a good tight line, turned towards fine leg for one

13.6

Broad to Umar Akmal, 1 run, fuller from Broad this time, Akmal gets low in his stance and swipes it from outside off down to long on for one

End of over 14 (11 runs) Pakistan 99/4 (RR: 7.07)
Umar Akmal    15* (17b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-22-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    12* (10b 1x6)      MH Yardy    3-0-16-1

14.1

Yardy to Umar Akmal, 1 run, not great from Akmal here, gets into position to sweep very early, so that when the ball lands well outside off all he can do is tap it tamely to short fine leg

14.2

Yardy to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, good ball again from Yardy, Misbah comes forward and defends into the off side for one

14.3

Yardy to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Akmal looking for something expansive, swishing this away into midwicket but can't time it

14.4

Yardy to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, top bowling from Yardy, slung in quickly, Misbah tried to give himself room but it was on him too quickly

14.5

Yardy to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good again, quick and Misbah can't do anything but defend

14.6

Yardy to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, very smart from Yardy and slightly suicidal from Misbah, he got into a reverse sweep position almost while Yardy was still running up, it left him a sitting duck for a quicker full ball which Yardy duly fired it and bowled him

Misbah-ul-Haq b Yardy 13 (15m 14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 92.85

End of over 15 (3 runs) Pakistan 102/5 (RR: 6.80)
     MH Yardy    4-0-19-2
Umar Akmal    17* (19b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-22-1

15.1

Swann to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Umar content to work the strike over to the danger man, Razzaq, just turning his wrists over the ball to send it to square leg

15.2

Swann to Abdul Razzaq, no run, Razzaq defends his first ball into the off side

15.3

Swann to Abdul Razzaq, no run, good from Swann, not giving Razzaq the width that makes him lethal, blocked away

15.4

Swann to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, this time he collects one in calm fashion, prodding into the off side

15.5

Swann to Umar Akmal, SIX, shot! Umar advances down the track and launches it over cow corner, simple and highly effective

15.6

Swann to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, good ball here, Akmal pushed it down to long on gently, and the throw came in, cannoned off the stumps and went for an overthrow. Swann looks furious

End of over 16 (10 runs) Pakistan 112/5 (RR: 7.00)
Umar Akmal    26* (22b 1x4 1x6)      GP Swann    4-0-28-1
Abdul Razzaq    1* (3b)      MH Yardy    4-0-19-2

16.1

Sidebottom to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, Sidebottom returns and that looks a harsh call, a touch short but not very, Razzaq had to crouch low to get under it, but it was given a wide

16.1

Sidebottom to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, shortish again and aimed into the body, Razzaq tries to swing it away, gets an under edge down to fine leg. Looks like a very deliberate effort not to dare bowl length to Razzaq

16.2

Sidebottom to Umar Akmal, FOUR, outrageous shot, and very well done from Akmal. He gets down low and, watching the fine leg come up to the circle, dinks it over the fielder's head for a boundary

16.3

Sidebottom to Umar Akmal, no run, Sidebottom this time goes full, Akmal hung back and would have backed himself to smash it away back down the ground, but couldn't quite time it

16.4

Sidebottom to Umar Akmal, OUT, what a catch from Pietersen! Brilliant stuff, dug in short from Sidebottom, Akmal smashed it miles in the air down to deep midwicket, Pietersen running back and around from a straightish midwicket, stuck his hands out and snaffled an excellent take

Umar Akmal c Pietersen b Sidebottom 30 (29m 25b 2x4 1x6) SR: 120.00

16.5

Sidebottom to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, good stuff from Sidebottom here, full and Razzaq can't quite time his off-side flay and collects one

16.6

Sidebottom to Fawad Alam, 1 run, good ball once more, fullish outside off stump and driven by Alam without much timing into the off side

End of over 17 (8 runs) Pakistan 120/6 (RR: 7.05)
Fawad Alam    1* (1b)      RJ Sidebottom    2-0-19-1
Abdul Razzaq    3* (5b)      GP Swann    4-0-28-1

17.1

Broad to Fawad Alam, no run, Broad is back, and, as he's done all game, starts well, on and around off stump, Alam swishes at nothing

17.2

Broad to Fawad Alam, OUT, gone this time, pretty similar to the last ball and Alam tried to cut, but it was too close to him, ended up edging tamely behind

Fawad Alam c †Kieswetter b Broad 1 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

17.3

Broad to Mohammad Amir, 1 run, Pakistan need to be careful here, just play for Razzaq who can still cause havoc, Aamer does well here, carefully angling a shortish ball away for one down to third man

17.4

Broad to Abdul Razzaq, no run, very good from Broad, on a length and bang on off stump, Razzaq hops back and defends

You sense a big shot brewing from Razzaq

17.5

Broad to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, not this time though, just hanging leg side of the ball, pushes it to point and sets off for a quick single

17.6

Broad to Mohammad Amir, 1 run, Aamer content to get back and angle it away down to third man, and will keep the strike

End of over 18 (3 runs) Pakistan 123/7 (RR: 6.83)
Mohammad Amir    2* (2b)      SCJ Broad    4-0-25-2
Abdul Razzaq    4* (7b)      RJ Sidebottom    2-0-19-1

18.1

Sidebottom to Mohammad Amir, no run, Pakistan need some big shots soon, this is short and Aamer once again attempts his off-side guide, but can't connect

18.2

Sidebottom to Mohammad Amir, no run, England will be loving this, Razzaq marooned at the wrong end, Aamer again missing a nudge down to third man from Sidebottom's shortish ball outside off

18.3

Sidebottom to Mohammad Amir, no run, good from Sidebottom, Aamer seems desperate to get inside the line and push it to third man so ran outside leg to give himself room, Sidebottom followed him and he couldn't get it away

18.4

Sidebottom to Mohammad Amir, 1 run, finally connects, giving himself plenty of room once again and mistimes it into the covers

18.5

Sidebottom to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, much slower ball attempted, but the line goes awry, sprayed well outside off

18.5

Sidebottom to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, oh dear, Sidebottom repeats the line, shoving it miles outside off and not even Razzaq can reach it

18.5

Sidebottom to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, well, that was as hideous from Sidebottom as it was brilliant from Razzaq, a gentle full toss straight into Razzaq's hitting arc, he pummelled straight back over his head for six

18.6

Sidebottom to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, gone! Razzaq can't repeat the dose, another pretty gentle full toss, perhaps a bit lower this time, Razzaq tries to smash it away but gets it off the bottom of the bat and it loops out gently to long off, who gleefully takes it

Abdul Razzaq c Bresnan b Sidebottom 10 (20m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 111.11

End of over 19 (9 runs) Pakistan 132/8 (RR: 6.94)
     RJ Sidebottom    3-0-28-2
Mohammad Amir    3* (6b)      SCJ Broad    4-0-25-2

19.1

Bresnan to Mohammad Amir, OUT, well, Aamer has looked uncomfortable all innings, and this time he's gone, dug in at the body from Bresnan, Aamer skipped leg side to give himself room for a cut, it was too close to him and he ends up sending it looping to point, where Swann and Yardy almost collide taking the catch

Mohammad Amir c Yardy b Bresnan 3 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

19.2

Bresnan to Saeed Ajmal, 1 wide, this time it's much too wide outside off and a welcome run for Pakistan

19.2

Bresnan to Saeed Ajmal, no run, almost gone here, Ajmal dropped it on to the off side and set off for one, there was no run there but Bresnan's throw missed the stumps

19.3

Bresnan to Saeed Ajmal, FOUR, that will do fro Ajmal, I'm not sure how much he knew about it, very little probably, short and he closed his eyes and slogged, it flew off a top edge over the keeper for a welcome boundary

19.4

Bresnan to Saeed Ajmal, 2 runs, pushed away into the offside, and some quick running and confused fielding allows an extra run

19.5

Bresnan to Saeed Ajmal, 1 wide, sloppy from Bresnan, shoved miles down the leg side for a welcome extra run and, crucially, extra ball

19.5

Bresnan to Saeed Ajmal, SIX, well, there you go! A classic tailender shot, for some reason, Bresnan banged it in short and Ajmal swiped at it, of course it didn't go where he intended, but it matters not a jot, it sailed high and handsomely over the keeper for a very welcome six

19.6

Bresnan to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, Ajmal attempting a delicate ramp/dink shot, flies off the outside edge down to third man on the bounce, and that ends an excellent final over for Pakistan which should make for a very interesting run chase

That has all whizzed past in a blur, lots of short bowling, lots of bounce, lots of cross-bat swipes and, in the end, a decent score. Both sides will be fairly happy but neither satisfied.

Australia's 141 was the the highest score made yesterday on this pitch, so Pakistan will at least feel in the game. During this (very short) interval there is a host of activity to keep you enthralled. We have a new ESPN toolbar - lord knows what it is but tools are generally useful things.

We also have a rather marvellous Google chrome extension, and yet more Tweeting goodness with Cricinfo's Twitter wicket alerts, which is a handy way of keeping up with things if you have to leave us.

If snazzy internet things aren't quite your cup of tea, you could always read the timeless musings of Andrew Miller in his mid-match bulletin. While you do all that, I will find some lunch and hand over comms to Liam Brickhill, who is in no way battling the effects of last night's rum.

End of over 20 (15 runs) Pakistan 147/9
Saeed Ajmal    13* (5b 1x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    4-0-36-1
Mohammad Asif    0* (0b)      RJ Sidebottom    3-0-28-2
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May 6, 2010

Kevin Pietersen on his way to a half-century, England v Pakistan, Group E, World Twenty20, Barbados, May 6, 2010

Kevin Pietersen on his way to a half-century

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Kevin Pietersen roars after taking a catch, England v Pakistan, Group E, World Twenty20, Barbados, May 6, 2010

Kevin Pietersen roars after taking a catch

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