Pakistan v England Test Series - 1st Test

England v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 10 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

42.2

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, edge straight away on the doosra. Hits low on Swann's bat and the soft grip helped too, to keep it down. It doesn't carry to slip.

42.3

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, back of a length, Swann stays back and defends.

42.4

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, he charges out now, gets nicely to the flight and drives inside out. Straight to mid-off.

42.5

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, slings this in side-arm - the designated teesra that doesn't do much - Swann goes back and defends.

42.6

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, doosra pitches outside leg and spins to hit the pad as Swann presses forward. No referral.

England 94/7   GP Swann 0* (5b)

43.6

Aizaz Cheema to Swann, no run, posthumous swing on a bouncer - we have seen almost none of those today. Adnan does well to dive away to his left and intercept as it bends in through the air from outside off.

England 95/7   GP Swann 0* (6b)

44.2

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Swann gets one tossed up so generously that it takes the variations out of the way. Swann reaches out easily to the flight and clatters it through the covers for four.

44.3

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, appeal for a catch at bat-pad, not given. Doosra from Ajmal, lands on leg and straightens while bouncing to hit the thigh pad. No glove on the way up.

44.4

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run

44.5

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Swann's taking his counterpart on. Another good-looking off drive, this time over mid-off. Swann leans out, gets to the flight again and drives sumptuously.

44.6

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, Adnan fumbles behind the stumps as Ajmal squeezes a straighter one through the bat-pad gap. There was an inside edge, according to HotSpot. Akmal's clanged one, not the easiest chance, mind you.

England 104/7   GP Swann 8* (11b 2x4)

45.2

Aizaz Cheema to Swann, no run, bends in from wide of the crease with that distinctive slant in his action. Swann defends.

45.3

Aizaz Cheema to Swann, 1 run, Swann taps with the angle to the leg side for a single.

England 106/7   GP Swann 9* (13b 2x4)

46.1

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, 1 run, flighted on the pads, Swann nudges with the turn through midwicket for a single.

England 107/7   GP Swann 10* (14b 2x4)

47.1

Aizaz Cheema to Swann, no run, back of a length again outside off stump, Swann stays on the crease and defends gingerly.

47.2

Aizaz Cheema to Swann, no run, a rolling flay drive on the up from Swann as Cheema probes away on a length. Well timed, but straight to cover.

47.3

Aizaz Cheema to Swann, no run, Swann sets up to pull from outside off and ends up slapping it straight down the ground.

47.4

Aizaz Cheema to Swann, 1 run, slower ball, 96.4 kph - that came in slow motion - full on middle and leg stump, and Swann jams down on it cautiously. Single taken to the leg side.

England 112/7   GP Swann 11* (18b 2x4)

48.1

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, short of a length from Ajmal, Swann goes back and defends.

48.2

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, four more, this is a sprightly little piece of resistance authored mainly by Swann. He again laces Ajmal into the covers, reaching out to the flight and negating the variations. Is the England top order watching?

48.3

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, short ball, that's been rare from Ajmal today. Swann cuts but finds the fielder.

48.4

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, pitched right up on off stump, Swann drives feebly down the track.

48.5

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, looped up slow and gentle, Swann comes down on it equally gently, and defends.

48.6

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, short of a length and sliding across, Swann reads it off the pitch and covers the line.

England 120/7   GP Swann 15* (24b 3x4)

50.1

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, loosener to get going there, full length on middle and leg, defended to the leg side by Swann.

50.2

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, on a length outside off stump, Swann drives with a semi-opened face into the covers.

50.3

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, short of a length again, the pace is still not quite there from Gul. Swann has enough time to defend that.

50.4

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, bouncer this time, swerves down the leg side. Swann ducks under it easily.

50.5

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, yorker, full and tailing in, but not that fast. Swann defends well.

50.6

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, ends the over with another yorker, touching 135 kph, but he's not got reverse going in yet. Swann digs this out.

England 120/7   GP Swann 15* (30b 3x4)

51.3

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, appeal for lbw, mighty optimistic. That landed outside leg and didn't spin to come back into play either.

51.4

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, fired in on the stumps, worked with the angle to midwicket.

51.5

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, straightens down the line, Swann dead bats without much fuss.

51.6

Abdur Rehman to Swann, 3 runs, sprays the last ball onto the pads, and Swann tickles it away towards fine leg for some easy runs. Pakistan will be a little concerned with this late English spunk.

England 124/7   GP Swann 18* (34b 3x4)

52.1

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, bangs in a bump ball, far too short to trouble Swann, who ducks under.

52.2

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, short of a length, doesn't come on too well as Swann tries to stand tall and slap into the covers. Mistimed down the track.

52.3

Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, gorgeous timing from Swann. Length ball from Gul, offering Swann the room to indulge himself and his hands come through in a little arc of precision, that sends the ball sputtering through the covers.

52.4

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, looking for reverse, Gul swings the yorker outside leg stump and Swann skips inside the line and misses the glance.

52.5

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, back of a length outside off, Swann shoulders arms emphatically.

52.6

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, pitched up on the stumps to end the over, Swann dead-bats it to the leg side. Gul's having an indifferent day here.

England 128/7   GP Swann 22* (40b 4x4)

53.3

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, slides down the leg side, Swann misses the glide and it goes off Adnan's pads towards the stumps Much ado about nothing.

53.4

Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, Swann continues playing some delightful strokes. Tossed up to him, and he takes Rehman on with a golf-swing after lunging out to the flight. He middles it and lauches over mid-on. Well played.

53.5

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, slips this one down the leg side again. Last ball before tea coming up?

53.6

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, attacks the stumps with the last one, Swann leans out to defend and inside edges onto the pad. We have two minutes left in the session, so one more over.

England 135/7   GP Swann 26* (44b 5x4)

54.2

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, back of a length deliver outside off stump, Swann lets it go to the keeper.

54.3

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, over-pitched now on off stump, he is struggling to take the speed past 130 here. Swann leans across and drills it fluently into the covers where it is fielded well.

54.4

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, don't bother about appealing for an lbw. That landed miles outside leg stump and hit the stumps in line with leg as Swann missed the flick. Pakistan refer it, which I think is a poor idea. Let's see. Replays in - it landed on the eighth stump, and was barely hitting the third.

54.5

Umar Gul to Swann, 1 run, angled across from round the stumps, short and wide. Swann cuts it with flair and... hang on.. there's a deep point to cut it off. Who leads this Pakistan side? MS Dhoni?

England 137/7   GP Swann 27* (48b 5x4)

55.1

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, full on leg stump and defended into the leg side

55.2

Abdur Rehman to Swann, 1 run, length on leg stump turned into the leg stump from the crease

55.6

Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, down the pitch and a fine stroke past extra cover by Swann. A lovely free shot played into-out

England 145/7   GP Swann 32* (51b 6x4)

56.3

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, forward on middle and leg and pushes to short leg

56.4

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, similarly played and a good save by the short fieldsman

56.5

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, back of a length and played back to the bowler

56.6

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, 2 runs, outside leg stump and turned down to long leg. Deep square comes round to field

England 148/7   GP Swann 34* (55b 6x4)

57.2

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, Prior stands up and defends into the legside

57.3

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, past the outside edge of Swann who was trying to drive from the crease to a length ball

57.4

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, appeal for lbw as Swann looks to play off the back foot, going down

57.5

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, length ball, Swann forward playing back up the pitch

57.6

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, hits the pads again, that's definitely going down and there's no appeal

England 149/7   GP Swann 34* (60b 6x4)

58.4

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, thin edge onto the pads playing forward, into the offside

58.5

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, flatter ball on leg stump, defended forward

58.6

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, pushed to midwicket from the crease

England 150/7   GP Swann 34* (63b 6x4)

59.2

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, outside off, Swann goes back and pushed to cover

59.3

Abdur Rehman to Swann, OUT, nicely bowled and got him. Just enough turn to beat the outside edge of Swann's forward push and it turns into the top of off stump. A fine delivery and Pakistan will be delighted to have removed that partnership. Swann was perhaps just playing inside the line slightly and was beaten by just a little bit of grip

GP Swann b Abdur Rehman 34 (69m 65b 6x4 0x6) SR: 52.30

England 151/8   GP Swann 34 (65b 6x4)
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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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Jan 19, 2012

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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