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

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, first ball to Broad and an appeal for lbw referred. Is this sliding down? Yes. Just. Hawk-eye has it clipping leg stump so the decision stays on the field and Broad survives. He did get a long way forward and is a tall chap but that was close


Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, goes to drive and gets an inside edge into his pad


Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, defended forward off middle


Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, turned behind square but the man is up saving the one and keeps Broad on strike


Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, another big leg before cry to a similar ball to Broad's first. That was definitely sliding down though and no referral. Also going over says hawk-eye

England 82/6   SCJ Broad 0* (5b)

Aizaz Cheema to Broad, no run, length on leg stump and strikes the pad


Aizaz Cheema to Broad, 3 runs, a handsome punch down the ground by Broad, on the up but well away from the fielders

England 86/6   SCJ Broad 3* (7b)

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Broad goes over the top now and gets four to long on. Just a short arm punch clears the infield and brings a boundary. Nice stroke Broady lad...


Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, defended forward


Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, carefully blocked forward, runs out to short leg


Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, waited for, and punched, to mid off

England 92/6   SCJ Broad 7* (11b 1x4)

Aizaz Cheema to Broad, no run, length on middle stump and blocked coming forward


Aizaz Cheema to Broad, 1 run, back of a length and angled to backward point where there's a single available

England 94/6   SCJ Broad 8* (13b 1x4)

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, OUT, Some way to begin action after drinks. Broad misses a sweep and is given lbw. One of those balls that held its line after landing on a length. The ball lands just inside the mat, in front of off stump and Broad misses the sweep. He's hit in front of off and middle, and the ball is crashing into middle and leg. Plumb. England continue to sweep their way to ignominy, while wasting reviews on the side. Ajmal has five, what a champ!

SCJ Broad lbw b Saeed Ajmal 8 (25m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

England 94/7   SCJ Broad 8 (14b 1x4)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100





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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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