England tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st Test: England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Jan 17-19, 2012
Pakistan won by 10 wickets
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
17,18,19 January 2012 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, that straightened rather more drastically down the line, and Cook let it go on length. This man leaves better than most, and the ball clips his thigh pad on the way to the keeper.


Umar Gul to Cook, 1 run, Cook's away by tapping a length ball on the pads to the leg side.

England 2/0   AN Cook 1* (2b)

Aizaz Cheema to Cook, no run, pitched well up, that's more like it. Angling in from wide of the crease and Cook defends from the crease.


Aizaz Cheema to Cook, 1 run, a bit of a leading edge as Cook turns the face early from the crease. Cheema does this well, getting the big swing into the right hander, and across the left handers, going from wide of the crease.

England 3/0   AN Cook 2* (4b)

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, short of a length outside off and angling across Cook. Another leave.


Umar Gul to Cook, no run, angled across again, not much lateral movement for Gul. Another easy leave.


Umar Gul to Cook, no run, goes fractionally fuller and gets the ball to straighten now. Cook opens the face as he defends. He is always reluctant to come forward, early in the innings.


Umar Gul to Cook, no run, better from Cook, gets a proud forward press into play to meet a good length ball before it angles across. Defended down the track.


Umar Gul to Cook, no run, this holds its line after landing on a length around off stump. Cook doesn't bother interfering with it.


Umar Gul to Cook, no run, and another leave from Cook to end the last over. Signs of a flat pitch where the batsmen can cash in once they get in.

England 5/0   AN Cook 2* (10b)

Aizaz Cheema to Cook, no run, well wide of off stump and left


Aizaz Cheema to Cook, no run, strikes the batsman on the pad, a cry for leg before from the bowler, but pitching way outside leg stump and hit Cook outside the line of leg stump to boot


Aizaz Cheema to Cook, no run, wide and left again


Aizaz Cheema to Cook, no run, length ball on middle and off, angled into the offside and the single into point is turned down


Aizaz Cheema to Cook, 1 run, full and tucked in-between midwicket and mid on

England 9/0   AN Cook 3* (15b)

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, angled across Cook, who leaves once more.


Umar Gul to Cook, 1 leg bye, straighter, ends up on the pads and Cook tries to work it square. It goes off the pad for a legbye.

England 10/0   AN Cook 3* (17b)

Mohammad Hafeez to Cook, no run, leading edge straight away. Tossed up on middle and leg, and the ball straightens as Cook looks to work it square.


Mohammad Hafeez to Cook, no run, flat and quicker through the air, Cook isn't forward soon enough but keeps it out.


Mohammad Hafeez to Cook, OUT, Hafeez does it again, with the most golden of arms doing the rounds! Cook is gone. Short of a length outside off, it skids and hurries through Cook without spinning as much he would have expected - typical new ball sort of turn. Cook looks to cut, has no room and gets a thin edge. Adnan Akmal holds on, using the wrists and the thighs to assist him. If you are a left-hand opener, go hide, since Prof. Hafeez is in the house! Cook is mighty frustrated, and bangs the bat on the turf as he walks back.

AN Cook c †Adnan Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez 3 (26m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.00

England 10/1   AN Cook 3 (20b)
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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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