Pakistan v England 2011-12 February 7, 2012

Pakistan ride on spin success

ESPNcricinfo looks back at the players who helped Pakistan to a famous whitewash over England with the spin bowlers and a fine captain to the fore
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Mohammad Hafeez 7/10
Technically correct, patient and disciplined, Hafeez dealt calmly with a testing England seam attack - they dismissed him only once in the series - but was troubled more by Monty Panesar's left-arm spin. He made a polished 88 in the first Test to give his side a strong platform and weighed in with useful contributions in a low-scoring game at Abu Dhabi. He also claimed five wickets - all of them left-handers - at an average of just 16 with his miserly offspin. England could barely hit him off the square and he conceded fewer than two runs an over.

Taufeeq Umar 3
A series of diminishing returns. Looked disciplined and solid in making 58 in his first innings of the series, but was subsequently unsettled by James Anderson's inswinger and drawn into a series of unwise pokes outside the off stump. He only made only 29 runs in his next five innings.

Azhar Ali 8.5
A breakthrough series for a 26-year-old who could go on to be Pakistan's Test captain. Certainly Azhar demonstrated a temperament that might have been tailor-made for Test cricket. He also showed a tight technique and a welcome aptitude to shine under pressure. The highlight was his marathon effort in Dubai, but he also produced a match-turning innings of 68 in Abu Dhabi. No-one on either side batted for longer or came within ten of his series average of 50.2.

Younis Khan 7.5
He may only have contributed one innings of substance to the series, but what an innings it was. Dripping with quality and class, Younis' century in Dubai changed the course of a game that Pakistan - bowled out for 99 in their first innings - might easily have lost. He looked in decent touch for the rest of the series, but never went on to register a significant score.

Misbah-ul-Haq 8.5
How can we evaluate Misbah's influence on the team? It clearly extends far beyond making runs; important as they often were. Misbah sets the tone for Pakistan, on and off the pitch, coaxing the best from his team and ensuring calm professionalism pervades whether winning or losing. It would be easy to characterise him purely as a dour, obdurate batsman - and there were certainly periods during his vital half-century in the first Test where those qualities stuck out - but he also showed his selfless, intelligent side with his calculated attacking at Abu Dhabi that brought him four sixes. He may have to watch one weakness with the bat, however, as England soon worked out that, for all his discipline outside off stump, he is a likely lbw victim. He fell that way in all five innings. Despite all the team's success, some still dislike Misbah. They accuse him of being boring. Maybe, though, after everything that has happened in Pakistan cricket over the last few years, a little bit of boredom is not such a bad thing?

Asad Shafiq 6.5
Played a large part in the victory in Abu Dhabi - in a low-scoring game his contribution of 101 runs in total was highly significant - and top-scored with 45 in the first innings rout in Dubai. He showed with his dismissal in the first innings in Abu Dhabi - heaving across the line due to a lapse in concentration - that he is not the finished article, but he displayed enough talent to suggest he should have a long future at this level.

Adnan Akmal 6.5
An accomplished keeper who, but for one out of character mistake on the last day of the series, kept neatly to spin and seam alike. He still has some work to do on his batting - he contributed only one meaningful innings as a batsman and may be a place or two high at No. 7 - but this is a man who could represent Pakistan for much of the next decade.

Abdur Rehman 8.5
A vastly underrated cricketer. Rehman may not have much mystery, but he has excellent control and a wonderful ability to change his pace quite extravagantly without any obvious change in his action. He finished the series with 19 wickets at 16.73, including his first two five-wicket hauls in Tests. Ajmal ended with more wickets, but how many came partially as a result of the pressure built by Rehman who simply hardly bowled a poor ball? It is hard to think of a better spin partnership in contemporary world cricket. His problems with the bat - and he struggled horribly against Graeme Swann - will be over-looked if he continues to bowl like this.

Saeed Ajmal 9
Masterful. With 24 wickets at 14.7 apiece, Ajmal tortured the England batsmen. As if his doosra was not enough - and it was more than enough for Ian Bell, who fell to it four times - he also displayed superb control and a host of other, subtle variations. Sometimes it was the ball that spun that caused England problems; sometimes it was the ball that went straight on. His 7 for 55 in the first Test set the tone for the series and unsettled several England batsmen. He may even have ruined a couple of illustrious careers.

Umar Gul 8
An unsung hero in a side built around spin, Gul still enjoyed an excellent series. Wholehearted, strong and fit, Gul gave his side an edge with his committed seam bowling and at times troubled the England batsmen as much with his pace as his consistent line and length. Fully deserved his last day burst of four wickets.

Aizaz Cheema 4
In years to come, the identity of the second seamer in the famous victory in the third Test might make a searching quiz question. With just one wicket in his two Tests, it could seem that Cheema was almost an irrelevance. He actually bowled pretty well without much fortune and supported Gul and the spinners better than the figures suggests. He beat the England openers frequently.

Junaid Khan 2
On the face of things, Junaid had a shocker: he made a pair in his only Test and dropped an easy catch. He actually bowled very well in his limited opportunities - he beat Trott on several occasions -and, on more helpful pitches, will surely enjoy better games. His fielding does have to improve, though.

George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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  • landl47 on February 10, 2012, 3:36 GMT

    Fair marks for Pakistan, and I was pleased to see Misbah receiving his due for his captaincy. He has made Pakistan into a tough and tenacious side who never give up even when things are aginst them. Bravo to him and to Pakistan.

  • Bruisers on February 9, 2012, 11:32 GMT

    @IshaqMalik - Yes, if we were to play all our home games there for 3 years.. LOL

  • satish619chandar on February 9, 2012, 6:58 GMT

    Shafiq deserves more as his innings were telling ones.. I would give him atleast 7.. Ajmal and Rehman did everything and fi there is no rule to give out 10 points to anyone, they take 9.. Otherwise, they deserve 10.. Rehman's batting reduced his points to 8.5? Unbelievable. Rest looks fine.. Hafeez's pressure building bowling could have got him a extra half point.. His batting was fine on these tracks against the quality of attack faced.. Chemma could have got 6.. He bowled well but not with much luck though.. Junaid and Umar are the guys who failed to cop up good points shows the way the team had performed.. Great team performance from Pakistan..

  • adeelbashir23 on February 9, 2012, 5:37 GMT

    And how much english players got out of 10? Great article it would be as well

  • ajaypathak on February 9, 2012, 4:52 GMT

    what's about Mohsin Khan the coach, give him 10/10 for his effort.

  • on February 9, 2012, 0:18 GMT

    9/10 for whole squard of pak team who whitwashed england..

  • doctornikki on February 8, 2012, 21:14 GMT

    ajmal is awesome..best spinner in the world...a class act..

  • BUTT_093 on February 8, 2012, 20:41 GMT

    If you can give Umar Gul 8/10, then I think Aizaz Cheema deserves atleast 6/10 instead of the 4 awarded to him. He bowled well in the opportunity given to him and it was not his fault that he was (rightly) underused based on the effect the Pakistani spinners were having on the English batsmen.

  • IshaqMalik on February 8, 2012, 19:42 GMT

    @Nita Chandrasekhar: would you call a game in Lahore, Columbo or Dhaka (all next door to you and very similar to your culture) a home game?

  • on February 8, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    @steve19191 might be because they know about cricket and understand he is not throwing it... go look for another excuse mate...

  • landl47 on February 10, 2012, 3:36 GMT

    Fair marks for Pakistan, and I was pleased to see Misbah receiving his due for his captaincy. He has made Pakistan into a tough and tenacious side who never give up even when things are aginst them. Bravo to him and to Pakistan.

  • Bruisers on February 9, 2012, 11:32 GMT

    @IshaqMalik - Yes, if we were to play all our home games there for 3 years.. LOL

  • satish619chandar on February 9, 2012, 6:58 GMT

    Shafiq deserves more as his innings were telling ones.. I would give him atleast 7.. Ajmal and Rehman did everything and fi there is no rule to give out 10 points to anyone, they take 9.. Otherwise, they deserve 10.. Rehman's batting reduced his points to 8.5? Unbelievable. Rest looks fine.. Hafeez's pressure building bowling could have got him a extra half point.. His batting was fine on these tracks against the quality of attack faced.. Chemma could have got 6.. He bowled well but not with much luck though.. Junaid and Umar are the guys who failed to cop up good points shows the way the team had performed.. Great team performance from Pakistan..

  • adeelbashir23 on February 9, 2012, 5:37 GMT

    And how much english players got out of 10? Great article it would be as well

  • ajaypathak on February 9, 2012, 4:52 GMT

    what's about Mohsin Khan the coach, give him 10/10 for his effort.

  • on February 9, 2012, 0:18 GMT

    9/10 for whole squard of pak team who whitwashed england..

  • doctornikki on February 8, 2012, 21:14 GMT

    ajmal is awesome..best spinner in the world...a class act..

  • BUTT_093 on February 8, 2012, 20:41 GMT

    If you can give Umar Gul 8/10, then I think Aizaz Cheema deserves atleast 6/10 instead of the 4 awarded to him. He bowled well in the opportunity given to him and it was not his fault that he was (rightly) underused based on the effect the Pakistani spinners were having on the English batsmen.

  • IshaqMalik on February 8, 2012, 19:42 GMT

    @Nita Chandrasekhar: would you call a game in Lahore, Columbo or Dhaka (all next door to you and very similar to your culture) a home game?

  • on February 8, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    @steve19191 might be because they know about cricket and understand he is not throwing it... go look for another excuse mate...

  • BeReal00 on February 8, 2012, 17:52 GMT

    I would not get hung up on why Ajmal didn't get 10/10!! Clearly, he received the highest rating. These are opinions people, beauty of a forum like this is that you can voice your disagreement, but let's not jump to acqusations or paint with a wide brush. Don't forget no one is perfect! There is always room for improvement. 9/10 suggests very little room for further improvement! I thought the article was fair and well written. Pakistan Zindabad!

  • on February 8, 2012, 17:26 GMT

    Im sure geoff boycott knows a little more than the english supporters on here crying about ajmals action. Why is it whenever we english loose a match be it cricket or football it is never the teams lack of ability rather there is some force of nature which caused the loss lets take the defeat and eat a bit of humble pie.

  • on February 8, 2012, 16:27 GMT

    Well Saeed Ajmal would have to run around on his arms, bang his head on the pitch, run around like crazy, get all possible wicekts, jump out from the dressing room and kill an umpire by slaming a bat on his face... only then i think he will be able to get 10/10 points... just guessing the criteria of giving marks of Mr.Dobell...

  • kazimusman on February 8, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    Very nice article, I liked it.

  • Aura123 on February 8, 2012, 15:03 GMT

    steve19191 - Up until now Pak & Eng played cricket in really good spirit so don't spoil it now. Stop being a crying baby and get on with cricket

  • YorkshirePudding on February 8, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    Ajmal definately needs to have his action re-examined as tests 4 years ago bear no resemblance to the present. If nothing else it would clarify if he is flexing more than the permitted 15 degrees.

  • steve19191 on February 8, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    When are the commentators here going to address Ajmal´s comments that he throws it ???

  • tarbox69 on February 8, 2012, 14:01 GMT

    Big congrats to you PAK. Last time down under in AUS we felt your pain from poor selections and poor attitude. We commend you. ENG treated you like poor jokes to be laughed over and now who has the last laugh. I will enjoy our boys playing Ajmal, Rehman one day. PAK has always been, and always will be, a great TEST cricket nation. Wether or not you can play at HOME in the near future. Here in AUS, we love seeing BOOM BOOM, the great RANA (an Aussie Hero), Younis (an SA God) and all down under showing their wares. PAK support your team, your antiona nd your RIGHT to play TEST cricket. Demolishing the POMS like you did is good for internatiional cricket. Long may the underdog live!!!

  • Theadilahmad on February 8, 2012, 12:40 GMT

    I am probably the only person who agrees with the writer of the article. Saeed bowled superbly but not 10 out of 10. Though Asad Shafique deserves a bit more rating. Other than that, the article is brilliant.

  • GreenBlood786 on February 8, 2012, 12:00 GMT

    Hello Mr.Dobell, I think you don't like to praise Pakistani players. You still trying to say that England is better than Pakistan. Pleas right quality articles... Is Ajmal should take all the wickets to get 10 Points? He is a world class Spinner. Please be a good writer and write best articles than this. I saw many very bad articles only praising england during the test series .

  • NDAkhtar on February 8, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    Seriously 9/10? How come Saeed Ajmal is not rated as 10/10??? He has done all a bowler is supposed to do in a test match/series?

  • on February 8, 2012, 11:05 GMT

    HUH!! I'd like to ask Mr Dobell what more could Saeed Ajmal have done to get 10\10? 24 wickets in three test matches i.e avg 4 wickets per innings, what more can a bowler dream of? Seriously this scoring scheme reminds me of my English subject teacher at high school. You never get 10\10 in an essay no matter how quality ur essay is :S

  • on February 8, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    So Saeed Ajmal has to take 60 out of 60 wickets to get 10 points?

  • Classy.Nerd on February 8, 2012, 9:26 GMT

    Any good test team would learn that preparing "spinning wickets" for this Pakistan XI would be a cardinal sin. Asking them to play on "Crack-less" or "Seaming wickets" would not only starve the spinners but would also shake their batting. Pakistan batsman are under par on character to build innings. But they don't lack talent. Give Pakistan MORE tours and see how they rise as a stronger batting line up too. Only to leave curators guessing where to flaw them.

  • on February 8, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    I have been playing and watching cricket for almost 17 years. Everytime Pak won their matches due to their bowling. Pakistan has the following failures in batting department. (1)They can nt play left arm spinner successfully. Specially the arm ball and they should learn how to play the fast arm ball from the left hander. (2)There are only four batsmen in test quad like Azhar Ali, Misbah, Younus and Asad Shafiq and up to some extent Taufeeq umer but the rest of the players they are doing nothing in their batting including the wicket keeper.They should bring in a wicket keeper batsman and a bowler who can also bat. (3)They should improve their fielding and thanks to England that they give chances but still they could nt find benifit from those catches which were missed by the Pakistani Team. (4)In any circumstances they should bring in Mohammad Aamir who is the genuine fast bowler and he can also bat. Pakistan always won their matches on their bowling not on their batting.

  • SohailMirza on February 8, 2012, 9:06 GMT

    Seriously Saeed Ajmal deserves 10 out of 10 ... he is the person who completely destroyed enlish batting .. if he cant get 10 then please let me know what is the criteria for getting 10 out 10? Thanks

  • KarachiKid on February 8, 2012, 7:28 GMT

    Like your assessment of English captain I cant agree with you more on your comments about Misbah. Though I thought you gave less points to Asad, who you could have easily rated at 7.

  • on February 8, 2012, 6:19 GMT

    I read all therating George Dobell has excellent analysis and very helpful to Pakistan. Infect Pakistan should hire him to watch every match and point out weakness in Pak cricket. He is honest and to the point and nothing limits him. In my humble opinion Misbah is not boring at all; he is the one who has hit 4 intelligent sixes ( normally sixes are unintelligent shots ) to disperse off fielders and demoralize opposition, especially in those difficult situation surrounding him at that particular moment. Those who say he is boring, they should forget test cricket; it is not for them, they should watch Twenty20 instead. Misbah , not only score runs but he is also the best and most intelligent captain in the world today; who brought up a team from ruins to beat world number one, that's a miracle. His team hardly has any reliable batsmen like olden days. I am sure England side is surely number one but they failed to tackle spin which is the only thing they need to improve.

  • hoodbu on February 8, 2012, 5:27 GMT

    Seriously wrong numbers. By the looks of these numbers, the England attack in the last Test was better than the Pakistan one.

    Broad 8 + Anderson 8 + Swann 7.5 + Panesar 8 = 31.5 Ajmal 9 + Rehman 8 + Gul 8 + Cheema 4 = 29

    That's why such articles are arbitrary and meaningless.

  • on February 8, 2012, 5:25 GMT

    I am very surprised to see that the ranking of Pakistani team in ODI and tests. Pakistan never lost a test series for the last one and a half years and also defeat England 3-0 and still the ranking is 5 while the fact is that India lost 4-0 in England and 4-0 in Austrlia and still they are at number 4 in ranking. Similarly if we look at the ODI ranking pakistan won more matches than Sri lanka while they are still higher in ranking from pakistan keeping in mind that pakistan has also defeat Srilanka recently in Dubai by 4-1.

  • Pakmann on February 8, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    George, shouldn't we also start rating umpires after each series. With the DRS on, whose life is more difficult, batsmen facing the spinners' guiles or the poor umpires who are put in the dock as soon as the review is called; Im sure its the umpires heart thumping just as bad as the bastman's at the critical moment.

  • bill-iqbal on February 8, 2012, 5:05 GMT

    Great series...let the good days continue

  • Crickettalent on February 8, 2012, 4:37 GMT

    Saeed Ajmal should got 10 out of 10...He deserves..

  • on February 8, 2012, 4:35 GMT

    Waiting for the ODI series against England...... cant wait to see our team...including Afridi

  • RANA1610 on February 8, 2012, 3:42 GMT

    BUT PAKISTAN NEED MORE BATTING IMPROVEMENT AND CONSISTENCY. NOT ALWAYS SPIN DOES WORK. THEY HAVE TO CAREFUL ABOUT THAT.

  • on February 8, 2012, 3:16 GMT

    doesn't like Asad Ratg he should rate 7.5 coz he had playd 3 match savg inning mind u he is top middle order batsmen but in team he is playg as a low middle order batsmen

  • on February 8, 2012, 1:39 GMT

    I think Asad Shafiq certainly deserved more. All his crucially invaluable contributions came in under the most challenging circumstances, when even the best around him failed.

  • on February 8, 2012, 1:19 GMT

    I really don't understand the hype; Dubai in my mind is just a far more sophisticated, rich, flamboyant and "not-too-radical" version of Pakistan! And while it's commendable that Pakistan dealt a 3-zip blow to the number#1 team in the world, it really is in my mind a "home-series" win. So anyone saying "Dubai conditions are alien to us" and praising themselves sky-high saying they won under "alien" conditions has clearly been in denial!

  • Drew12 on February 8, 2012, 0:49 GMT

    @ Farrukh Rehman. These are from the innings summary on the full scorecard cricinfo page. I have pasted every review. England 2nd innings Over 12.2: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - AJ Strauss (Struck down) Over 25.2: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - AJ Strauss (Struck down) Over 42.4: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - AN Cook (Struck down) Over 83.4: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - MJ Prior (Upheld) Over 97.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - MS Panesar (Struck down). As you can see, since Englands second review was upheld (for a batting review this indicates that a batsman has been given out but upon review is found to be not out) they still had a review. Had their review in over 97.3 been upheld they still would have had a review remaining. I hope this dispells any doubts you had.

  • on February 8, 2012, 0:30 GMT

    nice ,, i was waiting for this marksheet :D

  • Meety on February 8, 2012, 0:28 GMT

    Pretty well considered ratings!!!!

  • Chirs-Cry on February 8, 2012, 0:19 GMT

    These marks does not what so ever paint the actual picture ! To be honest our team did bad but you have to give praise where it's due, Pakistan were far better. My marks : Azhar -9, Asad-7, Rehman-9, Ajmal 10. ( what else do you expect from a spinner like him ? He deserve much more than 9, I hope you weren't expecting him to score the first century of the series ?)

  • yorkshirematt on February 7, 2012, 23:38 GMT

    Maybe they expected Ajmal to do more with the bat? But yes man of the series by far.

  • on February 7, 2012, 23:24 GMT

    @Farrukh Rehman : If a review is successful, it stays as it is. It measn that if u have one review left, u review a decision are successful it stays as one and would become as zero only if your review is turned down. So it was strauss unsuccessful, Prior successful, and then Monty unsuccessful.

  • on February 7, 2012, 22:47 GMT

    @ Farrukh. Prior was unbeaten man.

  • Indus11 on February 7, 2012, 22:46 GMT

    Saeed Ajmal 10 Outstandingly Masterful with 24 wickets at 14.7 apiece, Ajmal tortured the England batsmen and may have ended a couple of illustrious careers. He had most of them beat even before they came out to bat with an imagined Teesra. Ian Bell Bell fell to his Doosra four times. He was Fredie Kruger to KP - whom he tortured incessantly, sometimes with a the ball that spun; sometimes it was the ball that went straight on. His 7 for 55 in the first Test set the tone for the series and unsettled several England batsmen. It is rumored several of England Batsmen wanted to call in "sick" and go home to England before the second and the third tests .

  • riz8663 on February 7, 2012, 22:34 GMT

    @ Farrukh Rehman, about your question...since Prior was not out till the end it suggests that his review was reversed and if you win a review you are not charged for it.

  • Desihungama on February 7, 2012, 22:22 GMT

    Azhar Ali is the next Javed Miandad in making, not in flamboyancy but in substance. Mark my words.

  • on February 7, 2012, 22:20 GMT

    Disappointed with Asad getting only 6.5 ...

  • NP473L on February 7, 2012, 21:52 GMT

    @khlfn14 - Prior was better than Akmal in both respects. I don't know which Test series you were watching. 6.5 is fair for Akmal (who did little with the bat (besides his half-century) and was a constant annoyance and hindrance to his captain regarding DRS) and 7.5 is fair for Prior (who was England's best batsman on the tour (average-wise) and kept more than tidily). Before you scream at me that they made the same number of 50's, yes, that is true, but Prior was stranded twice (effectively three times when he was out in the the innings of the 2nd Test) and was certainly more competent than Akmal. Akmal was decent...but not worthy of a 7.5. /rant

    I think the complaint should be that Ajmal didn't deserve full marks. I'm not sure what he could have done any better. Well played Pakistan, unmasked most of our feared and now evident flaws.

  • cricket_pak419 on February 7, 2012, 21:16 GMT

    Glad that Pakistan did a great job against no.1 !

  • on February 7, 2012, 20:57 GMT

    What a Writing Truely Awesome Sir i Loved it i Love Cricinfo so Much and whenever i use Internet i spend all of my Time here in Cricinfo so it means i love it so much.and if we get an awesome Columns Like this why won't will we not Like @cricinfo..

  • on February 7, 2012, 19:28 GMT

    I'm being slightly pedantic, I know. But, how can Saeed Ajmal not receive a 10? I can't think of anything else, within reason, he could have done to improve his performance in this series; he was simply outstanding.

  • on February 7, 2012, 19:14 GMT

    Well deserved marks and Pakistan must think about those players who got less than 5 marks...

  • on February 7, 2012, 19:04 GMT

    can anyone explain me how england got 3 reviews instead of 2 in their 2nd innings Strauss, Prior and in the end Monty referred their decisions to third umpire??? was it umpiring error or something else???

  • on February 7, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    I'll give Ajmal 10/10 for terrorizing the english with his teesra..!

  • on February 7, 2012, 18:26 GMT

    62.5 brilliant catch at slip. Cook's had success turning with the spin but now produces a leading edge that flies to slip and a fabulous diving take by Younis Khan. Just gripped a little in the pitch which meant Cook was on the shot too soon, tried to turn it again and it flicked up to Younis who showed his team-mates how it's done

    Just let me know what could have been happened if it was some body else in place of Younis? & the consequences..his fielding seems to be ignored in the rating

  • umairasgharbutt on February 7, 2012, 18:18 GMT

    overall Pak Team marks 10/10

  • on February 7, 2012, 18:18 GMT

    Its a pity that Younis Khan has been given 7.5 while the other two have 8.5, 2-0 was already there but the whitewash could not be possible without his century in the third test. You people might have noticed that England reached close to the target; the margin was just 60 runs.

  • khlfn14 on February 7, 2012, 18:08 GMT

    Wowww!!! these are really ridiculous ratings for the Pakistan cricket team players. Azhar, Misbah and Rehman getting 8.5 instead of 9. The most shocking ones are of Asad Shafiq and Adnan Akmal, getting 6.5 each. Literally man are you serious Mr. Dobell? Asad shafiq batted so brilliantly under-pressure and caught well also and matt Prior getting more ratings than Adnan Akmal 0_0, ahh well what can u expect from a biased dobell. I would give shafiq a rating of 8 and ak of 7.5 and prior of 6.5. Ajmal also getting 9 instead of 9.5. Really I've never seen sooooooo poor ratings given by any memeber of cricinfo than this. SHAME ON YOU U LOSER MR. DOGHANTA!!!

  • drabbas00 on February 7, 2012, 18:06 GMT

    what about Asad Shafiq......?,............ 7/10

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  • drabbas00 on February 7, 2012, 18:06 GMT

    what about Asad Shafiq......?,............ 7/10

  • khlfn14 on February 7, 2012, 18:08 GMT

    Wowww!!! these are really ridiculous ratings for the Pakistan cricket team players. Azhar, Misbah and Rehman getting 8.5 instead of 9. The most shocking ones are of Asad Shafiq and Adnan Akmal, getting 6.5 each. Literally man are you serious Mr. Dobell? Asad shafiq batted so brilliantly under-pressure and caught well also and matt Prior getting more ratings than Adnan Akmal 0_0, ahh well what can u expect from a biased dobell. I would give shafiq a rating of 8 and ak of 7.5 and prior of 6.5. Ajmal also getting 9 instead of 9.5. Really I've never seen sooooooo poor ratings given by any memeber of cricinfo than this. SHAME ON YOU U LOSER MR. DOGHANTA!!!

  • on February 7, 2012, 18:18 GMT

    Its a pity that Younis Khan has been given 7.5 while the other two have 8.5, 2-0 was already there but the whitewash could not be possible without his century in the third test. You people might have noticed that England reached close to the target; the margin was just 60 runs.

  • umairasgharbutt on February 7, 2012, 18:18 GMT

    overall Pak Team marks 10/10

  • on February 7, 2012, 18:26 GMT

    62.5 brilliant catch at slip. Cook's had success turning with the spin but now produces a leading edge that flies to slip and a fabulous diving take by Younis Khan. Just gripped a little in the pitch which meant Cook was on the shot too soon, tried to turn it again and it flicked up to Younis who showed his team-mates how it's done

    Just let me know what could have been happened if it was some body else in place of Younis? & the consequences..his fielding seems to be ignored in the rating

  • on February 7, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    I'll give Ajmal 10/10 for terrorizing the english with his teesra..!

  • on February 7, 2012, 19:04 GMT

    can anyone explain me how england got 3 reviews instead of 2 in their 2nd innings Strauss, Prior and in the end Monty referred their decisions to third umpire??? was it umpiring error or something else???

  • on February 7, 2012, 19:14 GMT

    Well deserved marks and Pakistan must think about those players who got less than 5 marks...

  • on February 7, 2012, 19:28 GMT

    I'm being slightly pedantic, I know. But, how can Saeed Ajmal not receive a 10? I can't think of anything else, within reason, he could have done to improve his performance in this series; he was simply outstanding.

  • on February 7, 2012, 20:57 GMT

    What a Writing Truely Awesome Sir i Loved it i Love Cricinfo so Much and whenever i use Internet i spend all of my Time here in Cricinfo so it means i love it so much.and if we get an awesome Columns Like this why won't will we not Like @cricinfo..