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0.1

Finn to Root, no run, Finn right on the money from ball one.

0.2

Finn to Root, no run

0.3

Finn to Root, no run, shout for an lbw, turned down by the umpire.

0.4

Finn to Root, no run, played with the full face of the bat.

0.5

Finn to Root, FOUR, uppish square drive, just past Morgan at point.

0.6

Finn to Root, no run, Root nicely behind that.

End of over 1 (4 runs) England Lions 4/0
JE Root    4* (6b 1x4)      ST Finn    1-0-4-0
AD Hales    0* (0b)     

1.1

Dernbach to Hales, OUT, cleaned him up, beautiful delivery sent his off stump cart wheeling.

AD Hales b Dernbach 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

1.2

Dernbach to Vince, no run, top stuff by Dernbach.

1.3

Dernbach to Vince, no run

1.4

Dernbach to Vince, 1 run, opening the face of his bat,glide down to third man.

1.5

Dernbach to Root, OUT, caught in the crease,Dernbach doing some serious damage early on.

JE Root lbw b Dernbach 4 (1m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

1.6

Dernbach to Taylor, no run, shout for lbw,top over by Dernbach.

End of over 2 (1 run) England Lions 5/2
JWA Taylor    0* (1b)      JW Dernbach    1-0-1-2
JM Vince    1* (3b)      ST Finn    1-0-4-0

2.1

Finn to Vince, 1 run, leading edge down to third man.

2.2

Finn to Taylor, no run, getting good bounce,tall fast bowler.

2.3

Finn to Taylor, no run, backfoot punch, straight to the cover fielder.

2.4

Finn to Taylor, 1 wide

2.4

Finn to Taylor, no run

2.5

Finn to Taylor, no run, just missing the outside edge.

2.6

Finn to Taylor, no run, to finish off another good over.

End of over 3 (2 runs) England Lions 7/2
JWA Taylor    0* (6b)      ST Finn    2-0-6-0
JM Vince    2* (4b)      JW Dernbach    1-0-1-2

3.1

Dernbach to Vince, no run

3.2

Dernbach to Vince, no run, hitting good areas, not giving any room to the batsman.

3.3

Dernbach to Vince, no run

3.4

Dernbach to Vince, 1 run, outside edge past gully.

3.5

Dernbach to Taylor, no run, driven to point.

3.6

Dernbach to Taylor, no run, little tickle to square leg fielder.

End of over 4 (1 run) England Lions 8/2
JWA Taylor    0* (8b)      JW Dernbach    2-0-2-2
JM Vince    3* (8b)      ST Finn    2-0-6-0

4.1

Finn to Vince, no run, good carry through to the keeper.

4.2

Finn to Vince, no run

4.3

Finn to Vince, no run, forward defence.

4.4

Finn to Vince, 2 runs, flicked away to fine leg, good running to steal 2 there.

4.5

Finn to Vince, 1 run, quick single through covers this time.

4.6

Finn to Taylor, 1 run

End of over 5 (4 runs) England Lions 12/2
JWA Taylor    1* (9b)      ST Finn    3-0-10-0
JM Vince    6* (13b)      JW Dernbach    2-0-2-2

5.1

Dernbach to Taylor, 1 run, opening the face down to third man.

5.2

Dernbach to Vince, OUT, trying to pull it, too close to the body really straight to Patel at square leg.

JM Vince c Patel b Dernbach 6 (19m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

5.3

Dernbach to Bairstow, no run

5.4

Dernbach to Bairstow, no run, straight to the point fielder.

5.5

Dernbach to Bairstow, no run, snotter from Dernbach, making life really difficult for the batsman.

5.6

Dernbach to Bairstow, no run, mixing it up nicely is Dernbach.

End of over 6 (1 run) England Lions 13/3
JM Bairstow    0* (4b)      JW Dernbach    3-0-3-3
JWA Taylor    2* (10b)      ST Finn    3-0-10-0

6.1

Finn to Taylor, 1 run, going for the drive, outside edge past gully.

6.2

Finn to Bairstow, no run, leaving that one alone.

6.3

Finn to Bairstow, OUT, top delivery, bairstow having no clue about it, inside edge into the keepers gloves.

JM Bairstow c †Kieswetter b Finn 0 (4m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

6.4

Finn to Ali, no run, top top delivery shaping away from Moeen Ali.

6.5

Finn to Ali, no run, driven to point, England XI attacking with 3 slips.

6.6

Finn to Ali, no run, squared him up, another tidy over comes to an end.

End of over 7 (1 run) England Lions 14/4
MM Ali    0* (3b)      ST Finn    4-0-11-1
JWA Taylor    3* (11b)      JW Dernbach    3-0-3-3

7.1

Dernbach to Taylor, no run, played on the front foot.

7.2

Dernbach to Taylor, 1 run, pushed through the offside.

7.3

Dernbach to Ali, no run, outside off, leaving that alone.

7.4

Dernbach to Ali, 3 runs, nicely driven through covers.

7.5

Dernbach to Taylor, no run, hit straight back to the bowler.

7.6

Dernbach to Taylor, no run, slower delivery back of the hand, varying the pace nicely.

End of over 8 (4 runs) England Lions 18/4
JWA Taylor    4* (15b)      JW Dernbach    4-0-7-3
MM Ali    3* (5b)      ST Finn    4-0-11-1

8.1

Finn to Ali, 1 run, tucked away, good one handed stop by Patel not able to stop the single.

8.2

Finn to Taylor, no run

8.3

Finn to Taylor, no run, played on the backfoot.

8.4

Finn to Taylor, no run

8.5

Finn to Taylor, no run, well directed short ball, attacking the rib cage area.

8.6

Finn to Taylor, 1 run, short and wide, slashed hard to thrid man.

End of over 9 (2 runs) England Lions 20/4
JWA Taylor    5* (20b)      ST Finn    5-0-13-1
MM Ali    4* (6b)      JW Dernbach    4-0-7-3

9.1

Bresnan to Taylor, no run

9.2

Bresnan to Taylor, no run, shout for lbw, too high.

9.3

Bresnan to Taylor, no run

9.4

Bresnan to Taylor, no run, appeal for caught behind, umpire not interested.

9.5

Bresnan to Taylor, no run

9.6

Bresnan to Taylor, 3 runs, straying down leg stump, easy pickings for Taylor.

End of over 10 (3 runs) England Lions 23/4
JWA Taylor    8* (26b)      TT Bresnan    1-0-3-0
MM Ali    4* (6b)      ST Finn    5-0-13-1

10.1

Swann to Taylor, FOUR, full from Swann, Taylor driving it nicely past the mid on fielder.

10.2

Swann to Taylor, no run

10.3

Swann to Taylor, no run, little shimmy down the pitch, driven to mid on.

10.4

Swann to Taylor, no run

10.5

Swann to Taylor, no run, trying to use his feet.

10.6

Swann to Taylor, 1 run, firmly driven to long on, Swann pushing the mid wicket andd mid on fielder to the boundary.

End of over 11 (5 runs) England Lions 28/4
JWA Taylor    13* (32b 1x4)      GP Swann    1-0-5-0
MM Ali    4* (6b)      TT Bresnan    1-0-3-0

11.1

Bresnan to Taylor, 2 runs, cut away past point.

11.2

Bresnan to Taylor, no run, nicely behind that.

11.3

Bresnan to Taylor, 2 runs, slashed away to third man.

11.4

Bresnan to Taylor, FOUR, sweetly driven through covers, Bresnan under the hammer.

11.5

Bresnan to Taylor, FOUR, outside edge just past Swann at first slip.

11.6

Bresnan to Taylor, no run

End of over 12 (12 runs) England Lions 40/4
JWA Taylor    25* (38b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-15-0
MM Ali    4* (6b)      GP Swann    1-0-5-0

12.1

Swann to Ali, OUT, inviting length from Swann, Moeen falling for the drive, edged to the slip fielder.

MM Ali c Cook b Swann 4 (24m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

12.2

Swann to Woakes, no run

12.3

Swann to Woakes, no run, trying to paddle down to square leg.

12.4

Swann to Woakes, no run, pushed to mid on.

12.5

Swann to Woakes, no run, played on the back foot, straight to the bowler.

12.6

Swann to Woakes, 1 run, played down the ground to long on.

End of over 13 (1 run) England Lions 41/5
CR Woakes    1* (5b)      GP Swann    2-0-6-1
JWA Taylor    25* (38b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-15-0

13.1

Bresnan to Woakes, no run

13.2

Bresnan to Woakes, no run, playing inside the line, just missing the outside edge.

13.3

Bresnan to Woakes, 2 runs

13.4

Bresnan to Woakes, no run, driven to the cover fielder.

13.5

Bresnan to Woakes, no run

13.6

Bresnan to Woakes, FOUR, slapped through the offside.

End of over 14 (6 runs) England Lions 47/5
CR Woakes    7* (11b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-21-0
JWA Taylor    25* (38b 3x4)      GP Swann    2-0-6-1

14.1

Swann to Taylor, no run

14.2

Swann to Taylor, no run

14.3

Swann to Taylor, FOUR, swept away powerfully.

14.4

Swann to Taylor, 1 run, tickle down to fine leg.

14.5

Swann to Woakes, no run

14.6

Swann to Woakes, no run

End of over 15 (5 runs) England Lions 52/5
CR Woakes    7* (13b 1x4)      GP Swann    3-0-11-1
JWA Taylor    30* (42b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-21-0

15.1

Bresnan to Taylor, OUT, fishing outside off, ball doing just enough to take the outside edge.

JWA Taylor c †Kieswetter b Bresnan 30 (63m 43b 4x4 0x6) SR: 69.76

15.2

Bresnan to Borthwick, no run

15.3

Bresnan to Borthwick, no run, good come back by Bresnan.

15.4

Bresnan to Borthwick, no run

15.5

Bresnan to Borthwick, no run

15.6

Bresnan to Borthwick, no run, top over by Bresnan.

Match State: Drinks

End of over 16 (wicket maiden) England Lions 52/6
SG Borthwick    0* (5b)      TT Bresnan    4-1-21-1
CR Woakes    7* (13b 1x4)      GP Swann    3-0-11-1

16.1

Swann to Woakes, 1 run, driven down to long on.

16.2

Swann to Borthwick, no run

16.3

Swann to Borthwick, no run, bowling tightly here Swann.

16.4

Swann to Borthwick, no run

16.5

Swann to Borthwick, OUT

SG Borthwick lbw b Swann 0 (7m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

16.6

Swann to Briggs, no run, good over by Swann.

End of over 17 (1 run) England Lions 53/7
DR Briggs    0* (1b)      GP Swann    4-0-12-2
CR Woakes    8* (14b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    4-1-21-1

17.1

Bresnan to Woakes, 1 run, chipped over the mid on fielder.

17.2

Bresnan to Briggs, no run

17.3

Bresnan to Briggs, no run

17.4

Bresnan to Briggs, no run, loopy bouncer, batsman had all the time in the world to duck that one.

17.5

Bresnan to Briggs, no run

17.6

Bresnan to Briggs, 1 run, thick outside edge down to third man.

End of over 18 (2 runs) England Lions 55/7
DR Briggs    1* (6b)      TT Bresnan    5-1-23-1
CR Woakes    9* (15b 1x4)      GP Swann    4-0-12-2

18.1

Swann to Briggs, no run, keeping it nice and tight.

18.2

Swann to Briggs, no run

18.3

Swann to Briggs, 1 run, down to short third man.

18.4

Swann to Woakes, no run, mix up between the batsman, no damage done in the end.

18.5

Swann to Woakes, no run

18.6

Swann to Woakes, no run, using his feet, driven straight to short mid wicket.

End of over 19 (1 run) England Lions 56/7
CR Woakes    9* (18b 1x4)      GP Swann    5-0-13-2
DR Briggs    2* (9b)      TT Bresnan    5-1-23-1

19.1

Bresnan to Briggs, 1 run

19.2

Bresnan to Woakes, 1 run, leading edge just over the point fielder.

19.3

Bresnan to Briggs, no run

19.4

Bresnan to Briggs, no run, driven straight to mid off.

19.5

Bresnan to Briggs, 1 run, slower delivery straying down the leg side, batsman pick a single.

19.6

Bresnan to Woakes, 1 run, driven through covers.

End of over 20 (4 runs) England Lions 60/7
CR Woakes    11* (20b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    6-1-27-1
DR Briggs    4* (13b)      GP Swann    5-0-13-2

20.1

Patel to Woakes, 1 run, low full toss, pushed to long off.

20.2

Patel to Briggs, FOUR, crisply driven past mid off, sweet timing.

20.3

Patel to Briggs, OUT

DR Briggs c & b Patel 8 (12m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

20.4

Patel to Buck, no run

20.5

Patel to Buck, no run

20.6

Patel to Buck, no run

End of over 21 (5 runs) England Lions 65/8
NL Buck    0* (3b)      SR Patel    1-0-5-1
CR Woakes    12* (21b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    6-1-27-1

21.1

Bresnan to Woakes, no run, good stop by Morgan at point.

21.2

Bresnan to Woakes, no run

21.3

Bresnan to Woakes, no run

21.4

Bresnan to Woakes, 1 run, through covers.

21.5

Bresnan to Buck, no run

21.6

Bresnan to Buck, no run, defended well on the front foot, showing the full face of the bat.

End of over 22 (1 run) England Lions 66/8
NL Buck    0* (5b)      TT Bresnan    7-1-28-1
CR Woakes    13* (25b 1x4)      SR Patel    1-0-5-1

22.1

Patel to Woakes, 1 run, giving it some air, good use of the feet by the batsman.

22.2

Patel to Buck, no run

22.3

Patel to Buck, no run

22.4

Patel to Buck, no run

22.5

Patel to Buck, no run

22.6

Patel to Buck, no run, full delivery to finish off a tidy over.

End of over 23 (1 run) England Lions 67/8
NL Buck    0* (10b)      SR Patel    2-0-6-1
CR Woakes    14* (26b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    7-1-28-1

23.1

Dernbach to Woakes, no run

23.2

Dernbach to Woakes, 1 run

23.3

Dernbach to Buck, no run

23.4

Dernbach to Buck, no run

23.5

Dernbach to Buck, no run, leaving that alone.

23.6

Dernbach to Buck, no run

End of over 24 (1 run) England Lions 68/8
NL Buck    0* (14b)      JW Dernbach    5-0-8-3
CR Woakes    15* (28b 1x4)      SR Patel    2-0-6-1

24.1

Finn to Woakes, 1 run

24.2

Finn to Buck, OUT

NL Buck b Finn 0 (15m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

24.3

Finn to Brooks, no run, good short ball, bowler losing his balance.

24.4

Finn to Brooks, 1 run

24.5

Finn to Woakes, 1 run, slapped over mid on, ball ballooning over Cook.

24.6

Finn to Brooks, FOUR

End of over 25 (7 runs) England Lions 75/9
JA Brooks    5* (3b 1x4)      ST Finn    6-0-20-2
CR Woakes    17* (30b 1x4)      JW Dernbach    5-0-8-3

25.1

Dernbach to Woakes, 2 runs, good running between the wickets, Woakes looking very comfortable out there.

25.2

Dernbach to Woakes, no run

25.3

Dernbach to Woakes, FOUR, lovely shot, pulled away with great control, rolling his wrists nicely.

25.4

Dernbach to Woakes, no run

25.5

Dernbach to Woakes, 1 wide

25.5

Dernbach to Woakes, 1 run

25.6

Dernbach to Brooks, no run

End of over 26 (8 runs) England Lions 83/9
JA Brooks    5* (4b 1x4)      JW Dernbach    8-0-21-3
CR Woakes    24* (35b 2x4)      ST Finn    6-0-20-2

26.1

Finn to Woakes, 1 run

26.2

Finn to Brooks, no run

26.3

Finn to Brooks, no run, absolute snotter.

26.4

Finn to Brooks, FOUR, loose delivery onto the pads, batsman just had to guide it.

26.5

Finn to Brooks, 1 run, missfield allowing a single.

26.6

Finn to Woakes, 1 run

End of over 27 (7 runs) England Lions 90/9
CR Woakes    26* (37b 2x4)      ST Finn    7-0-27-2
JA Brooks    10* (8b 2x4)      JW Dernbach    8-0-21-3

27.1

Patel to Woakes, no run

27.2

Patel to Woakes, FOUR, lofted drive going inside out, Woakes steadying the ship.

27.3

Patel to Woakes, no run

27.4

Patel to Woakes, no run

27.5

Patel to Woakes, no run

27.6

Patel to Woakes, 1 run, dancing down the track, lofted over the bowlers head.

End of over 28 (5 runs) England Lions 95/9
CR Woakes    31* (43b 3x4)      SR Patel    3-0-11-1
JA Brooks    10* (8b 2x4)      ST Finn    7-0-27-2

28.1

Finn to Woakes, 1 run

28.2

Finn to Brooks, no run

28.3

Finn to Brooks, OUT, outside ege, Brooks backing away, Kieswetter safe as a house behind the stumps.

JA Brooks c †Kieswetter b Finn 10 (17m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

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Alastair Cook plays one square on the off side, England XI v England Lions, Abu Dhabi, February 10, 2012

Alastair Cook plays one square on the off side

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Nathan Buck in his delivery stride, England XI v England Lions, Abu Dhabi, February 10, 2012

Nathan Buck in his delivery stride

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