England tour of United Arab Emirates, 3rd Test: England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Feb 3-6, 2012
Pakistan won by 71 runs
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
3,4,5,6 February 2012 (5-day match)
  Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Broad 13 50 30 1 0 43.33
9.6 87.2 mph, loud loud cry for leg before referred has he hit this? Maybe not but probably too high...three reds on hawk-eye...gone! There wasn't anything really conclusive on hot spot but perhaps there was enough doubt to give Hafeez the benefit of the doubt there. Either way, he claps sarcastically walking off, that'll be a few pennies off the match fee 21/4
View dismissal Taufeeq Umar lbw b Anderson 0 4 5 0 0 0.00
0.6 82.5 mph, out straight away cracker from Anderson, swinging in and catching the batsman on the knee roll on the crease. Finger goes up quickly from umpire Davis and after a chat with his partner, Taufeeq walks off. It looked pretty adjacent to middle stump and I don't think any referral was going to save him. Fine inswinger from Anderson on a great length gets the early breakthrough 1/1
View dismissal Azhar Ali c †Prior b Broad 1 20 14 0 0 7.14
5.3 full and beaten on the inside edge, referred for a catch behind, big nick on hot spot, this should be out and indeed overturned and Ali is gone. It was a nip-backer from Broad on a great length, Prior took it going to his left, which suggested it didn't hit the pad, he was the one who said refer and it's paid off. A great use of the DRS by England and a second strike with the new ball 8/2
View dismissal Younis Khan c †Prior b Broad 4 10 8 1 0 50.00
7.5 87.2 mph, got him! Thick edge and this time Prior bags the catch at head height. A little bit of extra bounce from Broad, takes the shoulder of the bat and flies to Prior's right, taken comfortably with two hands. Younis was pushing away at it and it's a poor way to go 18/3
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* lbw b Anderson 1 17 8 0 0 12.50
10.5 85.5 mph, another one out and Misbah has played down the Bakerloo, Anderson was on the Victoria line, and bang in front, easy lbw decision, referred but nothing saving Misbah here, he's got to go. Too slow to come forward and beaten on the inside edge to a full ball, it catches him on low on the front pad and hawk-eye has the ball hitting enough of leg stump to stay with Mr Davis 21/5
View dismissal Asad Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45 120 78 3 0 57.69
39.6 out it was pad first as he backed away trying to cut and was caught bang in front so has to go. Just looking to give himself room but it slid on from Panesar and caught the flap of the back back right in front of middle stump, no doubt for the umpire 85/9
View dismissal Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6 36 30 0 0 20.00
18.6 82.1 mph, appeal for lbw, given! Reviewed. Broad once again slips in a big indipper after producing umpteen away seamers that somehow kept missing the edge. Adnan tried to get forward, but he didn't get too far as it burst through past the inside edge and thudded into the pad, in front of middle and leg. Hawk Eye says it is shattering leg stump. Gone! That five-for before lunch might yet materialise. Take a bow, Stuart Broad. This is lethal bowling on a flat track in Asia. 39/6
View dismissal Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1 9 5 0 0 20.00
21.2 and he's struck in his first over again. Golly, that's the worst shot you will see today. Swann spins it away from short of a length, it was wide enough for Rehman to leave but he tried to blast it into the top storey of the Burj Dubai. The ball went halfway up there, but when it came down, KP was waiting in the covers. The sun was in his eyes, but he held on. Horror shot. 44/7
View dismissal Saeed Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12 52 53 1 0 22.64
35.3 slider and given out78/8
View dismissal Umar Gul b Anderson 13 34 27 1 1 48.14
44.1 83.0 mph, Pakistan do a Bradman, they have fallen just short of 100! Quite fittingly, it is one of those big indippers that does the final piece of damage. Anderson bends it in at pace, past Gul's slog-heave, and leg stump takes a beating. 99/10
Aizaz Cheema not out 0 18 7 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3) 3
  Total (all out; 44.1 overs; 191 mins) 99 (2.24 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets JM Anderson 14.1 3 35 3 2.47 66 2 0
0.6 to Taufeeq Umar, 82.5 mph, out straight away cracker from Anderson, swinging in and catching the batsman on the knee roll on the crease. Finger goes up quickly from umpire Davis and after a chat with his partner, Taufeeq walks off. It looked pretty adjacent to middle stump and I don't think any referral was going to save him. Fine inswinger from Anderson on a great length gets the early breakthrough 1/1
10.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, 85.5 mph, another one out and Misbah has played down the Bakerloo, Anderson was on the Victoria line, and bang in front, easy lbw decision, referred but nothing saving Misbah here, he's got to go. Too slow to come forward and beaten on the inside edge to a full ball, it catches him on low on the front pad and hawk-eye has the ball hitting enough of leg stump to stay with Mr Davis 21/5
44.1 to Umar Gul, 83.0 mph, Pakistan do a Bradman, they have fallen just short of 100! Quite fittingly, it is one of those big indippers that does the final piece of damage. Anderson bends it in at pace, past Gul's slog-heave, and leg stump takes a beating. 99/10
View wickets SCJ Broad 16 5 36 4 2.25 76 4 0
5.3 to Azhar Ali, full and beaten on the inside edge, referred for a catch behind, big nick on hot spot, this should be out and indeed overturned and Ali is gone. It was a nip-backer from Broad on a great length, Prior took it going to his left, which suggested it didn't hit the pad, he was the one who said refer and it's paid off. A great use of the DRS by England and a second strike with the new ball 8/2
7.5 to Younis Khan, 87.2 mph, got him! Thick edge and this time Prior bags the catch at head height. A little bit of extra bounce from Broad, takes the shoulder of the bat and flies to Prior's right, taken comfortably with two hands. Younis was pushing away at it and it's a poor way to go 18/3
9.6 to Mohammad Hafeez, 87.2 mph, loud loud cry for leg before referred has he hit this? Maybe not but probably too high...three reds on hawk-eye...gone! There wasn't anything really conclusive on hot spot but perhaps there was enough doubt to give Hafeez the benefit of the doubt there. Either way, he claps sarcastically walking off, that'll be a few pennies off the match fee 21/4
18.6 to Adnan Akmal, 82.1 mph, appeal for lbw, given! Reviewed. Broad once again slips in a big indipper after producing umpteen away seamers that somehow kept missing the edge. Adnan tried to get forward, but he didn't get too far as it burst through past the inside edge and thudded into the pad, in front of middle and leg. Hawk Eye says it is shattering leg stump. Gone! That five-for before lunch might yet materialise. Take a bow, Stuart Broad. This is lethal bowling on a flat track in Asia. 39/6
View wickets MS Panesar 13 4 25 2 1.92 66 1 1
35.3 to Saeed Ajmal, slider and given out78/8
39.6 to Asad Shafiq, out it was pad first as he backed away trying to cut and was caught bang in front so has to go. Just looking to give himself room but it slid on from Panesar and caught the flap of the back back right in front of middle stump, no doubt for the umpire 85/9
View wicket GP Swann 1 1 0 1 0.00 6 0 0
21.2 to Abdur Rehman, and he's struck in his first over again. Golly, that's the worst shot you will see today. Swann spins it away from short of a length, it was wide enough for Rehman to leave but he tried to blast it into the top storey of the Burj Dubai. The ball went halfway up there, but when it came down, KP was waiting in the covers. The sun was in his eyes, but he held on. Horror shot. 44/7
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss* st †Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 56 226 150 5 0 37.33
53.5 54.6 mph, five for Rehman and completely out of the blue Strauss has tried to swing one out of the park and been stumped. He didn't get to the pitch and missed by a long way, looking very ugly in a big heave and miss, easy work for Akmal 133/9
View dismissal AN Cook c †Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 1 10 5 0 0 20.00
2.2 86.1 mph, Adnan Akmal has leapt right across first slip to pouch a beauty. The wickets continue to tumble. A dismissal that is so unlike Cook. It was short and it was swinging further away, he could have stayed in the crease and left it alone, but he dangled the bat feebly, looking for a high-risk steer. He feathers it along towards first slip. Adnan gets a good look at the ball, moves across and pounces on it. 5/1
View dismissal IJL Trott lbw b Umar Gul 2 10 10 0 0 20.00
4.2 86.6 mph, Trott's gone. He doesn't even refer it, but should he have? Full, straight, angling in and Trott plays all over it. Hit in front of leg, and possibly clipping leg stump. The sort of dismissal you used to see a lot with Ricky Ponting. He just fell over as he looked to flick, and missed it. Umpire Davis sent him on his way immediately. We have to see what HawkEye says. Trott didn't wait even a moment, he probably reckoned it was clipping leg. This could be one of those where the umpire's verdict would have been right, irrespective of what it was. Replays are in - Missing leg. Trott would have got away if he'd referred it. England were spot-on with referrals when they were bowling.. Interestingly, captain Strauss was the non-striker here. 7/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 32 62 44 4 0 72.72
19.2 62.5 mph, caught on the crease and given out lbw. Referred and hawk-eye has it only just clipping the leg stump. Pietersen unlucky? He's out once again to left-arm spin! Remarkable. Playing forward, caught on the knee roll, you could see middle and off stumps as Pietersen played it but DRS means you give those out nowadays 64/3
View dismissal IR Bell st †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 5 40 28 0 0 17.85
28.5 57.0 mph, is Bell out stumped? The doosra again. It goes upstairs and he is in trouble. he was pressing forward, for the offspin, but it went the other way and past the bat, even as the back foot slid outside the crease. Adnan could not collect the ball, but it bounced off the glove straight onto the stumps, faster than he would have been able to do it if he'd grasped the ball. Bell was pushing his foot back in, but it is on the line when the bail comes off. The 3rd umpire Shahvir Tarapore is taking a long time over this. But he's pressed the right button. Bell. Ajmal. Doosra. Complete the sequence ... Out! 75/4
View dismissal EJG Morgan lbw b Abdur Rehman 10 17 14 0 1 71.42
33.1 Another referral. Boy, the 3rd umpire needs to be paid as much as the men in the middle. Short ball, Morgan goes back and looks to work it across the line. Not the safest option, in the middle of a horror series. Still, everything was going to plan. Almost. He just misses a straightforward shot as the ball turns in. It hits him high on the pad, but he is well back, and it is crashing into the stumps. Umpire Taufel has to cross his arms over once more. Morgan gone. Can Pakistan get the lead? 88/5
View dismissal MJ Prior b Abdur Rehman 6 17 19 0 0 31.57
37.6 60.0 mph, squared up and bowled! Prior is befuddled. Rehman runs riot. The crowd perks up. Pakistan on fire. Nervous stuff from Prior, so worried about the lbw, that he ends up playing inside the line of a regulation left-arm spinner, in an attempt to keep bat in front of and close to the pad. The bat is in line with leg stump, the ball lands on middle and leg and spins enough to miss the bat and crash into middle. Pakistan are still 1 run ahead, and into England's tail. What a day! 98/6
View dismissal JM Anderson b Abdur Rehman 4 24 22 0 0 18.18
43.6 58.4 mph, gone! Trying to drive against the spin and beaten between bat and pad and down goes the leg stump. A classic finger spinners delivery, tossed up, inducing the drive, and doing um through the gate. Nice work from Rehman and Pakistan will be delighted to have dislodged the nightwatchman so early 106/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad lbw b Saeed Ajmal 4 25 19 0 0 21.05
50.5 56.8 mph, forward, another doosra, and struck on the front pad, not out given, and referred. Broad's very tall and got a long way forward but three reds! Broad will go here...big blow for Pakistan. The doosra beats the inside edge and Broad is trapped lbw on review 121/8
View dismissal GP Swann c Abdur Rehman b Saeed Ajmal 16 19 18 3 0 88.88
54.6 55.7 mph, swung away again but this is in the air and well taken down low from the man in the deep. It was another good connection but Swann couldn't keep it down and the innings is over, England have a lead of 42 141/10
MS Panesar not out 0 7 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 4) 5
  Total (all out; 55 overs; 233 mins) 141 (2.56 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets Umar Gul 7 1 28 2 4.00 28 4 0
2.2 to Cook, 86.1 mph, Adnan Akmal has leapt right across first slip to pouch a beauty. The wickets continue to tumble. A dismissal that is so unlike Cook. It was short and it was swinging further away, he could have stayed in the crease and left it alone, but he dangled the bat feebly, looking for a high-risk steer. He feathers it along towards first slip. Adnan gets a good look at the ball, moves across and pounces on it. 5/1
4.2 to Trott, 86.6 mph, Trott's gone. He doesn't even refer it, but should he have? Full, straight, angling in and Trott plays all over it. Hit in front of leg, and possibly clipping leg stump. The sort of dismissal you used to see a lot with Ricky Ponting. He just fell over as he looked to flick, and missed it. Umpire Davis sent him on his way immediately. We have to see what HawkEye says. Trott didn't wait even a moment, he probably reckoned it was clipping leg. This could be one of those where the umpire's verdict would have been right, irrespective of what it was. Replays are in - Missing leg. Trott would have got away if he'd referred it. England were spot-on with referrals when they were bowling.. Interestingly, captain Strauss was the non-striker here. 7/2
  Aizaz Cheema 4 0 9 0 2.25 19 1 0
View wickets Saeed Ajmal 23 6 59 3 2.56 106 4 1
28.5 to Bell, 57.0 mph, is Bell out stumped? The doosra again. It goes upstairs and he is in trouble. he was pressing forward, for the offspin, but it went the other way and past the bat, even as the back foot slid outside the crease. Adnan could not collect the ball, but it bounced off the glove straight onto the stumps, faster than he would have been able to do it if he'd grasped the ball. Bell was pushing his foot back in, but it is on the line when the bail comes off. The 3rd umpire Shahvir Tarapore is taking a long time over this. But he's pressed the right button. Bell. Ajmal. Doosra. Complete the sequence ... Out! 75/4
50.5 to Broad, 56.8 mph, forward, another doosra, and struck on the front pad, not out given, and referred. Broad's very tall and got a long way forward but three reds! Broad will go here...big blow for Pakistan. The doosra beats the inside edge and Broad is trapped lbw on review 121/8
54.6 to Swann, 55.7 mph, swung away again but this is in the air and well taken down low from the man in the deep. It was another good connection but Swann couldn't keep it down and the innings is over, England have a lead of 42 141/10
View wickets Abdur Rehman 21 4 40 5 1.90 98 3 0
19.2 to Pietersen, 62.5 mph, caught on the crease and given out lbw. Referred and hawk-eye has it only just clipping the leg stump. Pietersen unlucky? He's out once again to left-arm spin! Remarkable. Playing forward, caught on the knee roll, you could see middle and off stumps as Pietersen played it but DRS means you give those out nowadays 64/3
33.1 to Morgan, Another referral. Boy, the 3rd umpire needs to be paid as much as the men in the middle. Short ball, Morgan goes back and looks to work it across the line. Not the safest option, in the middle of a horror series. Still, everything was going to plan. Almost. He just misses a straightforward shot as the ball turns in. It hits him high on the pad, but he is well back, and it is crashing into the stumps. Umpire Taufel has to cross his arms over once more. Morgan gone. Can Pakistan get the lead? 88/5
37.6 to Prior, 60.0 mph, squared up and bowled! Prior is befuddled. Rehman runs riot. The crowd perks up. Pakistan on fire. Nervous stuff from Prior, so worried about the lbw, that he ends up playing inside the line of a regulation left-arm spinner, in an attempt to keep bat in front of and close to the pad. The bat is in line with leg stump, the ball lands on middle and leg and spins enough to miss the bat and crash into middle. Pakistan are still 1 run ahead, and into England's tail. What a day! 98/6
43.6 to Anderson, 58.4 mph, gone! Trying to drive against the spin and beaten between bat and pad and down goes the leg stump. A classic finger spinners delivery, tossed up, inducing the drive, and doing um through the gate. Nice work from Rehman and Pakistan will be delighted to have dislodged the nightwatchman so early 106/7
53.5 to Strauss, 54.6 mph, five for Rehman and completely out of the blue Strauss has tried to swing one out of the park and been stumped. He didn't get to the pitch and missed by a long way, looking very ugly in a big heave and miss, easy work for Akmal 133/9
  Pakistan 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Panesar 21 39 36 3 1 58.33
9.6 56.8 mph, swept and missed and now out trapped in front and not referred. Fine line between attack and defence says Nasser and Hafeez has got too keen after 10 from two balls. Was far too early on a big sweep, he missed and got struck on the thigh pad with his knee on the ground, look adjacent to the off stump 28/2
View dismissal Taufeeq Umar c Strauss b Anderson 6 28 16 1 0 37.50
6.6 83.9 mph, but the extra ball does the work! Length ball outside off, Taufeeq nibbles at it and edges to slip where Strauss takes a solid catch. Right area from Anderson and the batsman - perhaps too keen to feel for the ball after a couple of solid strokes - decided to play where he could have left alone. A thick edge and Strauss pouches the simple chance into the midriff 16/1
View dismissal Azhar Ali c Cook b Swann 157 533 442 10 1 35.52
149.3 51.1 mph, got him! And finally, finally, after what's seemed like an ice age, Azhar Ali is removed from the crease. Pushing a full ball into the hands of Cook at short leg, who took a smart catch down low. But that's some innings, a long vigil, grinding out the runs. He's method has been very effective, a highest first-class score, and a contribution that could take Pakistan to a historic victory... 363/9
View dismissal Younis Khan lbw b Broad 127 303 221 12 1 57.46
91.6 given out lbw going past the inside edge. Referred but looks out on the first replay and indeed Hawk-Eye has umpire's call twice, so marginal but looked out in real time so fair enough to stay with Steve Davis. One that just nipped in off a length and hit Younis on the move, caught in front of off stump, just 244/3
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* lbw b Panesar 31 149 115 1 0 26.95
130.2 54.2 mph, Given out lbw, and Misbah refers it. Straight, quick armer from Monty that drifts straight in. Misbah pushes forward with bat and pad very close together. The ball hit him marginally in front of off stump and was crashing into the stumps. Bat first? Pad first? Hot Spot doesn't light up and the referral is struck down. Definitely pad first. A wicket for England, their second of the day. 331/4
View dismissal Asad Shafiq lbw b Panesar 5 24 17 0 0 29.41
136.2 56.1 mph, another one bites the dust. 40 lbws. Golly. Pakistan can't review it. Monty angled it in from over the stumps. Did it pitch outside leg? It straightened as Asad got well across and looked to paddle it. He missed and was hit on the back leg. Was it hitting leg stump? It was clipping leg. And it landed on middle and leg, so that was a fair decision and would have been upheld on review. 339/5
View dismissal Adnan Akmal b Panesar 0 7 7 0 0 0.00
138.2 55.9 mph, Monty's spitting fire with the old ball. He's cleaned up Adnan with a classic left-arm spinner, angles in towards middle and off, dips on a length, grips and straightens past a hopeful forward prod to tickle off stump. Gone for a blob. England will be very worried by the amount of turn on offer now. 345/6
View dismissal Abdur Rehman c Anderson b Swann 1 5 5 0 0 20.00
139.1 too many murmurs about Panesar outbowling Swann, and Swann responds with a wicket of his own. Ball lands on a length around off stump from round the wicket, kicks up a healthy puff of dust as it turns past Rehman and takes an outside edge to slip. 346/7
View dismissal Saeed Ajmal c Anderson b Swann 1 10 12 0 0 8.33
141.6 57.0 mph, a wicket to end the session. Swann gets Ajmal to nick his version of the doosra - the slider - through to Anderson at slip. Ajmal hangs the bat outside limply and it jumps off the edge to the right of Anderson, who completes a good catch. 350/8
View dismissal Umar Gul lbw b Panesar 4 31 38 0 0 10.52
152.4 54.6 mph, flighted up, big swing towards leg, missed and plumb lbw. Five more for Panesar. Jolly well done Monty, two five-fors in his two comeback matches. Thoroughly deserved after almost 57 overs! A fine effort. It was a length ball that Gul simply missed by a long distance, being done in the flight, easy decision for the umpire 365/10
Aizaz Cheema not out 0 10 8 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 10, lb 1, nb 1) 12
  Total (all out; 152.4 overs; 572 mins) 365 (2.39 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JM Anderson 28 7 51 1 1.82 134 2 0 (1nb)
6.6 to Taufeeq Umar, 83.9 mph, but the extra ball does the work! Length ball outside off, Taufeeq nibbles at it and edges to slip where Strauss takes a solid catch. Right area from Anderson and the batsman - perhaps too keen to feel for the ball after a couple of solid strokes - decided to play where he could have left alone. A thick edge and Strauss pouches the simple chance into the midriff 16/1
View wicket SCJ Broad 24 7 55 1 2.29 116 5 0
91.6 to Younis Khan, given out lbw going past the inside edge. Referred but looks out on the first replay and indeed Hawk-Eye has umpire's call twice, so marginal but looked out in real time so fair enough to stay with Steve Davis. One that just nipped in off a length and hit Younis on the move, caught in front of off stump, just 244/3
View wickets MS Panesar 56.4 13 124 5 2.18 270 8 2
9.6 to Mohammad Hafeez, 56.8 mph, swept and missed and now out trapped in front and not referred. Fine line between attack and defence says Nasser and Hafeez has got too keen after 10 from two balls. Was far too early on a big sweep, he missed and got struck on the thigh pad with his knee on the ground, look adjacent to the off stump 28/2
130.2 to Misbah-ul-Haq, 54.2 mph, Given out lbw, and Misbah refers it. Straight, quick armer from Monty that drifts straight in. Misbah pushes forward with bat and pad very close together. The ball hit him marginally in front of off stump and was crashing into the stumps. Bat first? Pad first? Hot Spot doesn't light up and the referral is struck down. Definitely pad first. A wicket for England, their second of the day. 331/4
136.2 to Asad Shafiq, 56.1 mph, another one bites the dust. 40 lbws. Golly. Pakistan can't review it. Monty angled it in from over the stumps. Did it pitch outside leg? It straightened as Asad got well across and looked to paddle it. He missed and was hit on the back leg. Was it hitting leg stump? It was clipping leg. And it landed on middle and leg, so that was a fair decision and would have been upheld on review. 339/5
138.2 to Adnan Akmal, 55.9 mph, Monty's spitting fire with the old ball. He's cleaned up Adnan with a classic left-arm spinner, angles in towards middle and off, dips on a length, grips and straightens past a hopeful forward prod to tickle off stump. Gone for a blob. England will be very worried by the amount of turn on offer now. 345/6
152.4 to Umar Gul, 54.6 mph, flighted up, big swing towards leg, missed and plumb lbw. Five more for Panesar. Jolly well done Monty, two five-fors in his two comeback matches. Thoroughly deserved after almost 57 overs! A fine effort. It was a length ball that Gul simply missed by a long distance, being done in the flight, easy decision for the umpire 365/10
View wickets GP Swann 39 6 101 3 2.58 174 10 1
139.1 to Abdur Rehman, too many murmurs about Panesar outbowling Swann, and Swann responds with a wicket of his own. Ball lands on a length around off stump from round the wicket, kicks up a healthy puff of dust as it turns past Rehman and takes an outside edge to slip. 346/7
141.6 to Saeed Ajmal, 57.0 mph, a wicket to end the session. Swann gets Ajmal to nick his version of the doosra - the slider - through to Anderson at slip. Ajmal hangs the bat outside limply and it jumps off the edge to the right of Anderson, who completes a good catch. 350/8
149.3 to Azhar Ali, 51.1 mph, got him! And finally, finally, after what's seemed like an ice age, Azhar Ali is removed from the crease. Pushing a full ball into the hands of Cook at short leg, who took a smart catch down low. But that's some innings, a long vigil, grinding out the runs. He's method has been very effective, a highest first-class score, and a contribution that could take Pakistan to a historic victory... 363/9
  IJL Trott 2 0 14 0 7.00 5 2 0
  KP Pietersen 3 0 9 0 3.00 10 0 0
  England 2nd innings (target: 324 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss* lbw b Abdur Rehman 26 101 76 2 0 34.21
25.2 gone now though biting out of the rough, catches Strauss on the back foot and given out lbw. It was reviewed but to no avail because Strauss was right on his stumps and the ball was hitting middle stump. It turned past the inside edge and hit the back leg, highlighting the problems England's left-handers will face against those rough patches 48/1
View dismissal AN Cook c Younis Khan b Saeed Ajmal 49 243 187 4 0 26.20
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 119/4
View dismissal IJL Trott c Abdur Rehman b Saeed Ajmal 18 79 64 2 0 28.12
44.3 57.0 mph, I'm not sure what came over Trott but Pakistan have broken a stubborn stand here, Trott aims to slog it over the on side but ends up top-edging a doosra, Rehman runs forward from deep backward square leg and takes the skier 85/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen b Saeed Ajmal 18 54 45 1 1 40.00
60.6 bowled through the gate. Ordinary offspinner on a good length, Pietersen forward and playing with the bat away from the pad is done by one that spun. Nothing overly special about it, I don't think Pietersen played it very well at all, maybe he thought it was the doosra 116/3
View dismissal IR Bell c Asad Shafiq b Umar Gul 10 57 38 0 0 26.31
74.6 84.6 mph, Gul was as flummoxed as Bell! Hardly a wicket-taking ball, a half-tracker outside the off stump, Bell could have thrashed that or simply left it, instead he lobbed it tamely down to cover point where Shafiq ran to his right to take a sitter. Bell took a few seconds to comprehend what he had done and Gul couldn't believe what he had done to deserve that wicket 156/5
View dismissal EJG Morgan c †Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 31 57 48 3 1 64.58
76.3 85.7 mph, Gul fully deserved this one, Morgan gave the bowler the charge and Gul saw that and cleverly dropped it short from round the wicket, the batsman suddenly changed his shot and tries to defend but it caught the faint edge, Taufel knew that immediately 159/6
MJ Prior not out 49 117 58 5 0 84.48
View dismissal SCJ Broad c Taufeeq Umar b Umar Gul 18 31 24 2 0 75.00
82.2 82.8 mph, and gone. Broad holes out to long off trying to play a big shot again, off low on the bat and a comfortable catch in the deep for Taufeeq. Can't blame Broad for trying. Attempted to go big off a length ball and didn't quite get it right 196/7
View dismissal GP Swann c Asad Shafiq b Umar Gul 1 15 6 0 0 16.66
84.4 82.3 mph, caught at point Swann driving off an outside edge and simply chipping at catch to point. It's a very good catch down low, always difficult diving forward but that's a fine grab. A long check for the no-ball but Gul is just, and only just, ok so Swann has to go 203/8
View dismissal JM Anderson c Younis Khan b Saeed Ajmal 9 43 26 0 0 34.61
92.6 56.4 mph, outside edge and taken at slip! The ball straightened after pitching outside off and skidded through, Anderson was on the back foot trying to cut and it was taken neatly by Younis at slip who fell backwards after taking it 237/9
View dismissal MS Panesar lbw b Abdur Rehman 8 16 15 0 0 53.33
97.3 56.5 mph, Pakistan seal 3-0! Panesar tries to sweep with the turn and the ball hits his thigh in front of the stumps, Steve Davis gives him out, Panesar reviews it but Davis' decision stands 252/10
Extras (b 4, lb 8, nb 3) 15
  Total (all out; 97.3 overs; 410 mins) 252 (2.58 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Umar Gul 20 5 61 4 3.05 88 4 0 (2nb)
74.6 to Bell, 84.6 mph, Gul was as flummoxed as Bell! Hardly a wicket-taking ball, a half-tracker outside the off stump, Bell could have thrashed that or simply left it, instead he lobbed it tamely down to cover point where Shafiq ran to his right to take a sitter. Bell took a few seconds to comprehend what he had done and Gul couldn't believe what he had done to deserve that wicket 156/5
76.3 to Morgan, 85.7 mph, Gul fully deserved this one, Morgan gave the bowler the charge and Gul saw that and cleverly dropped it short from round the wicket, the batsman suddenly changed his shot and tries to defend but it caught the faint edge, Taufel knew that immediately 159/6
82.2 to Broad, 82.8 mph, and gone. Broad holes out to long off trying to play a big shot again, off low on the bat and a comfortable catch in the deep for Taufeeq. Can't blame Broad for trying. Attempted to go big off a length ball and didn't quite get it right 196/7
84.4 to Swann, 82.3 mph, caught at point Swann driving off an outside edge and simply chipping at catch to point. It's a very good catch down low, always difficult diving forward but that's a fine grab. A long check for the no-ball but Gul is just, and only just, ok so Swann has to go 203/8
  Aizaz Cheema 4 0 9 0 2.25 18 1 0
  Mohammad Hafeez 5 2 6 0 1.20 26 0 0
View wickets Abdur Rehman 41.3 10 97 2 2.33 197 10 1
25.2 to Strauss, gone now though biting out of the rough, catches Strauss on the back foot and given out lbw. It was reviewed but to no avail because Strauss was right on his stumps and the ball was hitting middle stump. It turned past the inside edge and hit the back leg, highlighting the problems England's left-handers will face against those rough patches 48/1
97.3 to Panesar, 56.5 mph, Pakistan seal 3-0! Panesar tries to sweep with the turn and the ball hits his thigh in front of the stumps, Steve Davis gives him out, Panesar reviews it but Davis' decision stands 252/10
View wickets Saeed Ajmal 27 9 67 4 2.48 121 4 1
44.3 to Trott, 57.0 mph, I'm not sure what came over Trott but Pakistan have broken a stubborn stand here, Trott aims to slog it over the on side but ends up top-edging a doosra, Rehman runs forward from deep backward square leg and takes the skier 85/2
60.6 to Pietersen, bowled through the gate. Ordinary offspinner on a good length, Pietersen forward and playing with the bat away from the pad is done by one that spun. Nothing overly special about it, I don't think Pietersen played it very well at all, maybe he thought it was the doosra 116/3
62.5 to Cook, 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 119/4
92.6 to Anderson, 56.4 mph, outside edge and taken at slip! The ball straightened after pitching outside off and skidded through, Anderson was on the back foot trying to cut and it was taken neatly by Younis at slip who fell backwards after taking it 237/9

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to bat
Series - Pakistan won the 3-match series 3-0
Player of the match - Azhar Ali (Pakistan)
Player of the series - Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan)
Umpires - SJ Davis (Australia) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - SK Tarapore (India)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - Shozab Raza (Pakistan)
Close of play
  • Fri, 3 Feb - day 1 - England 1st innings 104/6 (AJ Strauss 41*, JM Anderson 3*, 43 ov)
  • Sat, 4 Feb - day 2 - Pakistan 2nd innings 222/2 (Azhar Ali 75*, Younis Khan 115*, 82 ov)
  • Sun, 5 Feb - day 3 - England 2nd innings 36/0 (AJ Strauss 19*, AN Cook 15*, 20 ov)
  • Mon, 6 Feb - day 4 - England 2nd innings 252 (97.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Pakistan 1st innings
    • Over 5.3: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - Azhar Ali (Upheld)
    • Over 9.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - Mohammad Hafeez (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 21/5 in 10.5 overs (Asad Shafiq 0)
    • Over 10.5: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - Misbah-ul-Haq (Struck down)
    • Over 18.6: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - Adnan Akmal (Struck down)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 25.6 overs (156 balls), Extras 2
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 53/7 in 26.0 overs (Asad Shafiq 24, Saeed Ajmal 1)
    • Over 40.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - Umar Gul (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 95/9 in 42.0 overs (Umar Gul 9, Aizaz Cheema 0)
    • Innings Break: Pakistan - 99/10 in 44.1 overs (Aizaz Cheema 0)
    • England 1st innings
    • Tea: England - 19/2 in 8.0 overs (AJ Strauss 9, KP Pietersen 6)
    • England: 50 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 1
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (AJ Strauss 20, KP Pietersen 30, Ex 1)
    • Over 19.2: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - KP Pietersen (Struck down)
    • Drinks: England - 70/3 in 23.0 overs (AJ Strauss 33, IR Bell 1)
    • Over 29.3: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - EJG Morgan (Struck down)
    • Over 33.1: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - EJG Morgan (Upheld)
    • England: 100 runs in 38.5 overs (233 balls), Extras 4
    • End Of Day: England - 104/6 in 43.0 overs (AJ Strauss 41, JM Anderson 3)
    • AJ Strauss: 50 off 141 balls (5 x 4)
    • Over 50.5: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - SCJ Broad (Upheld)
    • Over 54.4: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - GP Swann (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: England - 141/10 in 55.0 overs (MS Panesar 0)
    • Pakistan 2nd innings
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 30/2 in 15.0 overs (Azhar Ali 1, Younis Khan 1)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 21.4 overs (131 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 75/2 in 35.0 overs (Azhar Ali 26, Younis Khan 21)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 159 balls (Azhar Ali 27, Younis Khan 23, Ex 0)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 46.1 overs (278 balls), Extras 1
    • Younis Khan: 50 off 106 balls (6 x 4)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 120/2 in 51.0 overs (Azhar Ali 38, Younis Khan 54)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 254 balls (Azhar Ali 40, Younis Khan 60, Ex 0)
    • Azhar Ali: 50 off 165 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 63.5 overs (384 balls), Extras 1
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 346 balls (Azhar Ali 65, Younis Khan 85, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 180/2 in 68.0 overs (Azhar Ali 65, Younis Khan 87)
    • Younis Khan: 100 off 166 balls (11 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 72.5 overs (438 balls), Extras 1
    • Over 78.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - Azhar Ali (Struck down)
    • New Ball Taken: Pakistan 216/2 after 80.1 overs (Azhar Ali 71, Younis Khan 113)
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 222/2 in 82.0 overs (Azhar Ali 75, Younis Khan 115)
    • 3rd Wicket: 200 runs in 458 balls (Azhar Ali 80, Younis Khan 118, Ex 4)
    • Over 91.6: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - Younis Khan (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 249/3 in 96.0 overs (Azhar Ali 90, Misbah-ul-Haq 0)
    • Pakistan: 250 runs in 96.4 overs (581 balls), Extras 5
    • Azhar Ali: 100 off 319 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 131 balls (Azhar Ali 30, Misbah-ul-Haq 16, Ex 5)
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 295/3 in 114.0 overs (Azhar Ali 115, Misbah-ul-Haq 16)
    • Pakistan: 300 runs in 118.6 overs (715 balls), Extras 10
    • Over 123.4: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - Misbah-ul-Haq (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 331/3 in 130.0 overs (Azhar Ali 136, Misbah-ul-Haq 31)
    • Over 130.2: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - Misbah-ul-Haq (Struck down)
    • Pakistan: 350 runs in 141.3 overs (850 balls), Extras 11
    • Tea: Pakistan - 350/8 in 142.0 overs (Azhar Ali 147)
    • Azhar Ali: 150 off 431 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Innings Break: Pakistan - 365/10 in 152.4 overs (Aizaz Cheema 0)
    • England 2nd innings
    • Over 12.2: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - AJ Strauss (Struck down)
    • End Of Day: England - 36/0 in 20.0 overs (AJ Strauss 19, AN Cook 15)
    • Over 25.2: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - AJ Strauss (Struck down)
    • England: 50 runs in 26.3 overs (160 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: England - 61/1 in 33.0 overs (AN Cook 24, IJL Trott 8)
    • Over 42.4: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - AN Cook (Struck down)
    • Lunch: England - 89/2 in 49.0 overs (AN Cook 41, KP Pietersen 1)
    • England: 100 runs in 53.6 overs (325 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: England - 129/4 in 66.0 overs (IR Bell 6, EJG Morgan 5)
    • England: 150 runs in 72.3 overs (436 balls), Extras 7
    • Tea: England - 173/6 in 80.0 overs (MJ Prior 10, SCJ Broad 4)
    • New Ball Taken: England 196/6 after 82.2 overs (MJ Prior 18, SCJ Broad 18)
    • England: 200 runs in 82.3 overs (497 balls), Extras 8
    • Over 83.4: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - MJ Prior (Upheld)
    • Drinks: England - 230/8 in 90.0 overs (MJ Prior 40, JM Anderson 5)
    • England: 250 runs in 96.6 overs (584 balls), Extras 15
    • Over 97.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - MS Panesar (Struck down)
 
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