Pakistan v England Test Series - 1st Test

England v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 10 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

18.1

Saeed Ajmal to Strauss, no run, forward and blocked on off stump

18.2

Saeed Ajmal to Strauss, no run, pushed on a touch quicker and a hurried defensive stroke

18.3

Saeed Ajmal to Strauss, no run, fuller and driven to short extra cover

18.4

Saeed Ajmal to Strauss, no run, length ball and defended with a good stride forward

18.5

Saeed Ajmal to Strauss, no run, went for the paddle sweep and missed a length ball outside off stump. Just tried to pat it down behind square

18.6

Saeed Ajmal to Strauss, OUT, Strauss goes for the pull to a ball never there for the stroke, the delivery skids on and the England captain loses his off stump. Much too full to pull and it skidded on to leave Strauss nowhere with his attempted pull, he was miles away from it

AJ Strauss b Saeed Ajmal 19 (85m 43b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.18

England 42/3   Saeed Ajmal 1-1-0-1

20.1

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, OUT, oh out again! This is wonderfully bowled. The doosra, Bell doesn't pick it and gets a feather-edge behind. A beautiful length brings Bell forward and the ball just grips enough to straighten away from the forward push of Bell. It's the faintest of edges and a simple catch to the keeper. Great stuff from Ajmal

IR Bell c †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 0 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

20.2

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, played forward into the offside

20.3

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, middle and leg and edged past short leg and Morgan's away

20.4

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, OUT, more drama as this squeezes past the outside edge of Pietersen, runs away for leg byes, now there's a review This could well be out. Looks very straight. It's out! Slips past Pietersen's forward prod, strikes him on the back pad on the roll bending forward and the replays have the ball going on to hit middle and leg half way up

KP Pietersen lbw b Saeed Ajmal 2 (39m 29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.89

20.5

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

20.6

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 2 runs, premeditated paddle sweep behind square on the legside

England 46/5   Saeed Ajmal 2-1-4-3

22.1

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, defended forward

22.2

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, sliding into leg stump, Morgan tries to defend back and gets hit on the pad

22.3

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, played from the crease and tucked into the offside

22.4

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, full and straight and Morgan gets in a right ol' pickle, trying to flick it into the legside, the ball hurries through to the keeper and it's a missed stumping but a very tough chance as Morgan falls out of his ground

22.5

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, flatter and pushed into the covers

22.6

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, kicked away outside off

England 46/5   Saeed Ajmal 3-2-4-3

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   Saeed Ajmal 4-3-4-3

26.1

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, length on middle and played down the ground, the bowler fields

26.2

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, off stump and defended into the offside

26.3

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, length and pushed forward into the offside

26.4

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, full on middle and worked into the legside through midwicket

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   Saeed Ajmal 5-3-5-3

28.1

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, full on leg stump and pushed into the legside, England away immediately

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   Saeed Ajmal 6-3-6-3

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

30.2

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, flatter into offstump and moved into the leg side off the front foot

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   Saeed Ajmal 7-3-9-3

32.1

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, full outside off and played forward in defence

32.2

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, full and Morgan tries to play from the crease...dangerous game with what's gone before today

32.3

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, FOUR, wasn't all that short but Morgan uses his crease well and gets back deeply to late cut past backward point and gets a boundary

32.4

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, now defends on off stump from the crease into the offside

32.5

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, tossed up on offstump and blocked back to the bowler

32.6

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, similar delivery and a similarly defensive stroke

England 68/5   Saeed Ajmal 8-3-13-3

34.1

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

34.2

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, Morgan shuffles back and cuts to point, it brought a boundary in the previous over

34.3

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, full on middle and leg and pushed into the legside with soft hands, allowing them to take one

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   Saeed Ajmal 9-3-15-3

36.1

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, Morgan goes back and defends into the legside

36.2

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, this is turned round the corner past short leg

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   Saeed Ajmal 10-3-17-3

38.1

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, OUT, oh a swing and miss and given out lbw. Referred by Morgan. It's hit him on the back leg and plumb in front. Morgan was on one knee trying to slog sweep but the ball skidded on under his attempted stroke and an easy decision for the umpire is confirmed by the replays.

EJG Morgan lbw b Saeed Ajmal 24 (72m 47b 2x4 0x6) SR: 51.06

38.2

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

38.3

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

38.4

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

38.5

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

38.6

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   Saeed Ajmal 11-4-17-4

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

40.3

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...

40.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, defended forward

40.5

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

40.6

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

England 92/6   Saeed Ajmal 12-4-22-4

42.1

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 13-5-22-5

44.1

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 14-5-31-5

46.1

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 15-5-36-5

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   Saeed Ajmal 16-5-40-5

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 17-5-43-5

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 18-5-44-5

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

60.3

Saeed Ajmal to Tremlett, 1 run, fired in quicker and Tremlett pushes forward and gets it away off an inside edge

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

60.6

Saeed Ajmal to Tremlett, no run, appeal for lbw as Tremlett plays forward but pitching outside leg

England 154/8   Saeed Ajmal 19-5-47-5

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

62.4

Saeed Ajmal to Tremlett, no run, slider outside off and Tremlett dangles the bat

62.5

Saeed Ajmal to Tremlett, no run, played forward into the legside from leg stump

62.6

Saeed Ajmal to Tremlett, no run, kept out again by Tremlett off the front foot into the leg side

England 162/8   Saeed Ajmal 20-5-48-5

64.1

Saeed Ajmal to Tremlett, no run, forward and blocked back to the bowler

64.2

Saeed Ajmal to Tremlett, no run, back and the ball skids into the big man who just about keeps it out with an inside edge and pad

64.3

Saeed Ajmal to Tremlett, no run, forward on leg stump and pushed to mid on

64.4

Saeed Ajmal to Tremlett, no run, forward and an inside edge to backward square leg

64.5

Saeed Ajmal to Tremlett, no run, Tremlett forward and meets it on the full and there's a cry for lbw but I think it was bat first, so does the umpire

64.6

Saeed Ajmal to Tremlett, no run, forward on middle and off and Tremlett keeps out a maiden

England 166/8   Saeed Ajmal 21-6-48-5

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

66.3

Saeed Ajmal to Tremlett, no run, Tremlett forward and defends

66.4

Saeed Ajmal to Tremlett, OUT, the doosra and gone. Beats the outside edge of Tremlett, gets struck on the flap of the back pad, that's hitting off stump and up goes the finger. They consider a review but neither team have any left. Replays showed it was "umpires call" on hitting Tremlett but looked good enough to give live

CT Tremlett lbw b Saeed Ajmal 1 (25m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 5.55

66.5

Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, no run, forward and defended

66.6

Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, no run, identical defensive stroke

England 168/9   Saeed Ajmal 22-6-49-6

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

68.6

Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, no run, goes back and pushes back to the bowler

England 178/9   Saeed Ajmal 23-6-54-6

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   Saeed Ajmal 24-7-54-6

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...

72.2

Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, no run, turn past the outside edge, Anderson felt for it

72.3

Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, OUT, that'll do it. A slider onto Anderson's front pad, striking him halfway up and the finger is raised. It held its line enough to grab a bite of the leg stump on the replays. Seven wickets for Ajmal, a marvellous performance.

JM Anderson lbw b Saeed Ajmal 12 (24m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

England 192/10   Saeed Ajmal 24.3-7-55-7
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