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Pakistan v England, 2011-12

Jun 1, 2013: Wisden's review of the first Test, Pakistan v England, 2011-12

Derek Pringle

Pakistan v England 2011-12

'England No. 1 because of home advantage' - Miandad

Jan 20, 2012: Javed Miandad, the former Pakistan captain, has questioned England's status as the No. 1 side in the world Test rankings after their defeat inside three days against Pakistan in Dubai

Umar Farooq

One of Pakistan's greatest victories?

Jan 20, 2012: Under Misbah, the batsmen have raised their game to match their bowlers' efforts. If they extend their advantage over England, it might be the start of something big

Saad Shafqat

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai

'A boost to the nation' - Mohsin

Jan 20, 2012: Mohsin Khan, the Pakistan interim coach, has said the three-day win over England was a major "boost to the nation" after a period marred by controversy

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 3rd day

'Chance to show our resilience' - Strauss

Jan 19, 2012: Andrew Strauss hopes that England will utilise the anguish of the first-Test defeat as a motivational tool

George Dobell in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Misbah hails 'confidence-building win'

Jan 19, 2012: Misbah-ul-Haq did not,after his side's crushing defeat of England, sound like a man about to get carried away with his success, and with good reason

David Hopps

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 3rd day

England have no answer to spin, again

Jan 19, 2012: England showed, for all the bluster about their improvement against spin, that it remains their Achilles heel

George Dobell in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Gul full of joy at gormless Pietersen

Jan 19, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the third day of the first Test between Pakistan and England in Dubai

George Dobell in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Ajmal's ten, and Misbah's impressive start to captaincy

Jan 19, 2012: Stats highlights from day three of the first Test in Dubai where Pakistan completed a 10-wicket victory

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Underperforming Strauss feels the heat

Jan 19, 2012: The form of Andrew Strauss is starting to cause concern. While the rest of the top seven - with the possible exception of Eoin Morgan - have enjoyed a year of feasts, Strauss is enduring something of a famine

George Dobell in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Pakistan spin England into debacle

Jan 19, 2012: England began the third day imagining they had done the groundwork for a momentous recovery befitting the No. 1 Test side in the word. They finished it with a demoralising defeat more in tune with their Asian disasters of old as they suffered a second bat

The Report by David Hopps

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 2nd day

England's perseverance overcomes conditions

Jan 18, 2012: With little pace, little turn, little bounce and little chance of any reverse-swing, England's bowlers had to dry up runs to take wickets, and their patience went some way in making up for the first day's batting failure

George Dobell

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Trott has bowlers scratching their heads

Jan 18, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the second day of the first Test between Pakistan and England in Dubai

George Dobell in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Misbah helps Pakistan plod ahead

Jan 18, 2012: Misbah-ul-Haq, the captain who has brought discipline back to Pakistan cricket, was not about to forego a perfect opportunity for an attritional day

The Report by David Hopps

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 1st day

England spooked by spin and pre-match talk

Jan 17, 2012: On a pitch that, initially at least, offered little assistance to bowlers of any type, England's top order folded as meekly as a shy kitten in a room full of alligators

George Dobell in Dubai

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dubai, 1st day

England unconcerned by Ajmal's action - Prior

Jan 17, 2012: While there were murmurs from former players and members of the media questioning the legality of Saeed Ajmal's action, Matt Prior said the England players were not talking about it

George Dobell in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 1st day

A DRS boo-boo and Dubai hits a flat note

Jan 17, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the first day of the first Test between Pakistan and England, in Dubai

George Dobell in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 1st day

Ajmal's seven makes it Pakistan's day

Jan 17, 2012: Saeed Ajmal took seven wickets for the first time in his Pakistan career as England capitulated in the first Test in Dubai

The Report by David Hopps

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai

First test for England's No. 1 status

Jan 16, 2012: For all England's success in recent years, they are yet to find consistent form in Asia. They meet Pakistan, who are rebuilding after the spot-fixing scandal and Misbah-ul-Haq could be the ideal man to guide them

George Dobell in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai

Pakistan seek to escape unhappy history

Jan 16, 2012: ESPNcricinfo previews the first Test between England and Pakistan, in Dubai

The Preview by David Hopps
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Tour Results
England v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi - Feb 27, 2012
England won by 5 runs
England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Feb 25, 2012
England won by 38 runs
England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Feb 23, 2012
Pakistan won by 8 runs
England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Feb 21, 2012
England won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Feb 18, 2012
England won by 9 wickets (with 76 balls remaining)
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