Pakistan v England Test Series - 1st Test

England v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 10 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

20.5

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, full ball and flicked into the legside

England 44/5   MJ Prior 1* (1b)

21.1

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, full and played forward back to the bowler

21.2

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, goodness Prior plays back and only an inside edge saves him from being plumb in front

21.3

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, played from the crease, pushed firmly into the offside

21.4

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, played forward, pushed into the legside from middle stump

21.5

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, carefully tucked past short leg off the front foot

21.6

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, length and Prior's back and across

England 46/5   MJ Prior 1* (7b)

23.1

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, defended forward

23.2

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, and blocked once more playing forward

23.3

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, defended back on middle and off

23.4

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, middle and leg length ball and pushed to the bowler's right hand

23.5

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, outside off and defended square on the offside

23.6

Abdur Rehman to Prior, 3 runs, hint of turn outside off and Prior adjusts and pushes it past slip and running it away to third man to at least put some runs on the board

England 49/5   MJ Prior 4* (13b)

24.1

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, driven quite firmly and it runs to point

24.2

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, full and pushed back to the bowler

24.3

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, full and down the legside, Prior tries to swing it away but misses

24.4

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, a full ball and again it's not really picked by Prior who blocks from the crease, just

24.5

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, full on off stump and pushed back to the bowler

24.6

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, defended from middle stump back to the bowler

England 49/5   MJ Prior 4* (19b)

25.3

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, middle and off and pushed back towards the bowler

25.4

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, pushed to short leg, who fires at the stumps, Prior was alert and back

25.5

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, length and Prior is forward to defend in front of silly point

25.6

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, full ball on middle and off, defended with a good stride

England 50/5   MJ Prior 4* (23b)

26.5

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, length ball defended

26.6

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, and a repeat to end the over

England 51/5   MJ Prior 4* (25b)

27.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Prior, no run, just backward of length on off stump and Prior goes back and across to defend

27.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Prior, no run, across his stumps once more to push into the offside and that's lunch

England 52/5   MJ Prior 4* (27b)

28.2

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, across his stump, pushed into the legside

28.3

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, scrambled seam brings Prior forward and beats him past the outside edge, fine delivery

28.4

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, tucked into the legside from a full length

28.5

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, good length on middle stump and pushed into the legside

28.6

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, full and driven to mid off

England 53/5   MJ Prior 4* (32b)

30.1

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 1 leg bye, hint of turn into the right hander, strikes the pad and runs behind square on the legside

30.3

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 2 runs, full length outside off and a good stride forward and driven away past mid off

30.4

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, length and blocked from the crease

30.5

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, fuller but again defended forward from the off stump

30.6

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, a big prod forward produces an inside edge whistling past short leg, it was short of the fielder though

England 57/5   MJ Prior 6* (37b)

31.3

Umar Gul to Prior, no run, full and pushed away into the offside off the front foot

31.4

Umar Gul to Prior, 2 runs, nicely nudged away through the covers off the front foot, wasn't overly full but Prior came forward well

31.5

Umar Gul to Prior, no run, bumper and ducked

31.6

Umar Gul to Prior, no run, length outside off and left

England 64/5   MJ Prior 8* (41b)

33.1

Umar Gul to Prior, 1 run, tucked to midwicket from a length

33.6

Umar Gul to Prior, 1 run, nicely dropped into the legside by Prior from a good length, they take a quick single

England 73/5   MJ Prior 10* (43b)

34.1

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, waited for and tucked into the legside off the back foot

34.4

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, middle stump line and Prior forward and edged past short leg to square leg

34.5

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, flatter and Prior defends from the crease

34.6

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, a good stride forward and a drive on the bounce to short extra cover

England 75/5   MJ Prior 11* (47b)

35.3

Umar Gul to Prior, no run, good length just outside off and Prior was having a feel. I don't think Gul has operated enough in that type of area

35.4

Umar Gul to Prior, 1 run, full and Prior defends into the legside and is able to pick up a single

35.6

Umar Gul to Prior, no run, length outside off and left

England 78/5   MJ Prior 12* (50b)

36.3

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, full and pushed into the offside with a good forward lunge

36.4

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, leg stump line and played back to the bowler off the front foot

36.5

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, a little flatter and Prior looked to drive it away outside off, a play and a miss, safely in his ground as Akmal whips off the bails

36.6

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, leg stump and moved for one through square

England 80/5   MJ Prior 13* (54b)

37.1

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, back of a length and pushed into the covers

37.2

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, wide outside off and left

37.3

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, 2 runs, not four but maybe the shot of the day, Prior attractively forward to drive through the line past cover, good intent

37.4

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, wide and left alone

37.5

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, back of a length into the off stump and blocked into the offside from the crease

37.6

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, back of a length, Prior stands tall to defend

England 82/5   MJ Prior 15* (60b)

39.1

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, pushed off the back foot into the covers

39.2

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, length ball on off stump and defended from the crease

39.3

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, 1 run, angled into Prior who drops into the legside for a single

39.6

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, 1 run, shorter and Prior goes to pull but just drops it on the legside

England 87/6   MJ Prior 17* (64b)

40.1

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, goes to cut and misses a flat ball outside off

40.2

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, leg stump and turned down to long leg

England 88/6   MJ Prior 18* (66b)

41.1

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, 1 run, full and Prior goes to drive and gets it away on the legside for a run to midwicket

41.4

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, full on off stump and blocked

41.5

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, full and driven by Prior but not timed. Rustiness from a lack of cricket suggests Michael Atherton

41.6

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, back of a length and Prior unnecessarily nibbles outside off without moving his feet, a play and a miss. That's drinks with Pakistan still well on top.

England 94/6   MJ Prior 19* (70b)

43.1

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, skids in, back of a length outside off and holding its line. Prior battles on, and lets this one go.

43.2

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, legcutting ripper! Leaves Prior bemused in its wake as it thuds in back of a length and straightens past a flirty outside edge. Good stuff this.

43.3

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, short of a length once more and a couple of yards outside off. Prior leaves.

43.4

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, wide of the crease, on a length, compactly defended by Prior.

43.5

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, 1 run, angled in full from wide the crease, it ends on Prior's pads and he nudges it square for a single.

England 95/7   MJ Prior 20* (75b)

44.1

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, flighted outside leg from round the stumps, driven easily to mid-on.

England 96/7   MJ Prior 21* (76b)

45.1

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, 1 run, short ball angled into Prior, who guides the pull down and through midwicket for one.

45.4

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, Cheema probes away from as wide of the crease as he can possible go, but can't make Prior play. He leaves, and the Barmy Army led by the trumpeting Billy Cooper, yodels away.

45.5

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, short of a length outside off, Prior stays behind the line and drops it to the off side.

45.6

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, another leave outside off for Prior, who walks across and shoulders arms.

England 106/7   MJ Prior 22* (80b)

46.2

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 2 runs, Prior stays back to an offbreak that straightens from the middle and leg line. He works it behind square to winkle out a couple.

46.3

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, tossed up wide of off stump, Prior carves into the covers where Younis flies across to half-stop and save the runs.

46.4

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, the doosra lands outside leg and turns in. Prior covers the line adequately.

46.5

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 2 runs, this time Prior pierces the cover and point gap with an opening of the face as he leans out tot drive. England move to Nelson.

46.6

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, doosra on off, that holds the line as it goes across. Prior defends it well.

England 111/7   MJ Prior 26* (85b)

47.5

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, back of a length on middle and off, Prior covers the line and defends to the leg side now.

47.6

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, FOUR, a forced square-drive from Prior, half thick-edge, half steer behind gully. Length ball from Cheema, he was hoping Prior would go for it with an opened face, but Prior had enough control to get his first four.

England 116/7   MJ Prior 30* (87b 1x4)

49.1

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, tossed up on the toes from round the stumps, defended off the front foot.

49.2

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, holds the length back and gets the inside edge as Prior leans out. And it deflects onto the pad. Silly point awaits, but the ball goes down immediately.

49.3

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, that turns away subtly, but Prior spots the deviation and defends.

49.4

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, plugs away on a length, on middle and leg, Prior defends back to the bowler.

49.5

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, dangerous shot that, Prior tries to swat-drive to the covers without reaching the pitch with his lean forward. Middles it this time, but finds cover.

49.6

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, stays back in the crease and defends onto the turf.

England 120/7   MJ Prior 30* (93b 1x4)

51.1

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, flighted on the stumps, defended well off the front foot.

51.2

Abdur Rehman to Prior, 1 run, angled in towards the pads, worked behind square with a turn of the wrists.

England 121/7   MJ Prior 31* (95b 1x4)

53.1

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, flighted on the stumps, and Prior on-drives to mid-on.

53.2

Abdur Rehman to Prior, 3 runs, another one on the middle and leg line, this time Prior cashes in with a firm wristy whip-drive through midwicket. Azhar Ali fields it on the rope, but three runs taken.

England 131/7   MJ Prior 34* (97b 1x4)

54.1

Umar Gul to Prior, 1 run, Gul keeps it full and looks for reverse swing. Still none to be had. Easily worked to midwicket with the angle.

54.6

Umar Gul to Prior, 2 runs, short ball, Prior takes him on though he's not allowed enough room, and top-edges it over the infield for two. Tea in Dubai

England 139/7   MJ Prior 37* (99b 1x4)

55.3

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, forward on off stump to defend to cover

55.4

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, defended from the crease with the spin into the offside

55.5

Abdur Rehman to Prior, 1 run, pushed off the back foot down to deep mid on

England 141/7   MJ Prior 38* (102b 1x4)

56.1

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, Prior pushes forward and defends on middle stump

56.2

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, clipped on-drive by Prior down to long on from a full length

England 146/7   MJ Prior 39* (104b 1x4)

57.1

Abdur Rehman to Prior, 1 run, turned around the corner from back of a length

England 149/7   MJ Prior 40* (105b 1x4)

58.1

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, blocked forward

58.2

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, well driven by Prior, opening himself up, and a good diving save at extra-cover

58.3

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, outside the leg stump and turned out to deep square

England 150/7   MJ Prior 41* (108b 1x4)

59.1

Abdur Rehman to Prior, 1 run, tucked into the leg side, more runs just ticking over for England

England 151/7   MJ Prior 42* (109b 1x4)

60.1

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, full on leg stump and flicked back to the bowler

60.2

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, Prior down the wicket and slaps a drive to mid off and a fine save by mid off by Younis saves four

60.4

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, Prior goes across to a length ball and defends

60.5

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, tucked off the back foot out to deep point

England 154/8   MJ Prior 44* (113b 1x4)

61.1

Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Prior gets down and sweeps hard for four, very well timed stroke, completely in control it's four through square

61.2

Abdur Rehman to Prior, 2 runs, flicked off his legs very fine and scampers back for two

61.3

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, forward and played back to the bowler off middle and leg

61.4

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, off the back foot, dropped to silly point

61.5

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, Prior tries to whip a full straight ball on the on-side but misses and it runs away into the off side off the pad

61.6

Abdur Rehman to Prior, 1 run, but long off is still back and Prior is able to keep the strike with a push down the ground

England 161/8   MJ Prior 51* (119b 2x4)

62.1

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, Prior steps away having initially tried to advance and looks to play behind square on the off side, misses, and the ball is marginally over the top of off stump

62.2

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, defended back and across

62.3

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, down the track, driven with a flourish to long on

England 162/8   MJ Prior 52* (122b 2x4)

63.1

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, angled away to point from close to off stump

63.2

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, back to a ball on off stump and played back to the bowler

63.3

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, little bit of grip away from Prior who followed it briefly as it went past the outside edge

63.4

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, across his stumps and tucked into the midwicket region, no single available

63.5

Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, shot. Prior down the track and carves a drive through the covers. Gave himself a touch of room and executed the drive perfectly

63.6

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, pushed to the fielder at midwicket, no single

England 166/8   MJ Prior 56* (128b 3x4)

65.1

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, forward and pushed to cover

65.2

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, Prior playing away from his body gets an edge just short of slip, brief excitement from the fielders curtailed

65.3

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, keeps out a slider from the crease

65.4

Abdur Rehman to Prior, 1 run, paddle sweep down to long leg, the deep square comes round to field

England 167/8   MJ Prior 57* (132b 3x4)

66.1

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, forward and pushed into the covers

66.2

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, swept hard but straight to the man in the deep for just one

England 168/8   MJ Prior 58* (134b 3x4)

67.1

Abdur Rehman to Prior, 1 run, tucked away into the leg side out to midwicket, they consider a second and there's a brief moment of confusion before Anderson is sent back

67.5

Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, off the back foot pushed to extra cover

67.6

Abdur Rehman to Prior, 1 run, tucked away by Prior from a flat ball on leg stump. Easily worked and an easy single to keep the strike

England 173/9   MJ Prior 60* (137b 3x4)

68.1

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, Prior takes a big swing and gets hit on the helmet off a top edge

68.2

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, defended off the back foot on off stump

68.3

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 2 runs, flat ball outside and Prior reaches out for it and cuts wide of cover

68.4

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 2 runs, swept hard and wide enough of the fielder to take two

68.5

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, clipped away through midwicket out to the deep fielder

England 178/9   MJ Prior 65* (142b 3x4)

69.1

Abdur Rehman to Prior, 2 runs, well played from Prior, inside out over extra cover, not quite enough on it to get it to the rope but Prior can have two

69.2

Abdur Rehman to Prior, 1 run, down the pitch again, clipping into the legside but this is just one to midwicket

England 181/9   MJ Prior 68* (144b 3x4)

70.1

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, Prior forward and defending into the offside

70.2

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, this time back to defend

70.3

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, once more back and blocked

70.4

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, slid across the right hander and defended outside off

70.5

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, defended on off stump

70.6

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, no run, Prior sweeps but can't navigate it past short fine leg

England 189/9   MJ Prior 68* (150b 3x4)

71.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Prior, no run, turn into Prior and the ball gets stuck in his pads trying to flick around the corner

71.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Prior, no run, Prior takes a step down the pitch and defends back to the bowler

71.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Prior, 1 run, squeezed out from the crease behind square on the legside

England 191/9   MJ Prior 69* (153b 3x4)

72.1

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump and driven down to long off, so Prior trusting Anderson here...

England 192/9   MJ Prior 70* (154b 3x4)
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Jan 19, 2012

Kevin Pietersen reacts after his duck, Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 3rd day, January 19, 2012

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Umar Gul and Abdur Rehman celebrate Jonathan Trott's dismissal, Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 3rd day, January 19, 2012

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