Pakistan v England Test Series - 1st Test

England v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 10 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, back of a length to start off, and the Kookaburra carries through nicely. No movement off the seam as Strauss leaves.

0.2

Umar Gul to Strauss, 1 run, this one straightens into the pads, and Strauss tucks it round the corner to score the first run.

0.3

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.

0.4

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

0.5

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, angled across Strauss at a lively clip, and the captain shoulders arms to let it through.

0.6

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, Gul ends an over where he was generally short of a length, with another one that doesn't draw the batsman forward. Strauss leaves from the crease as it angles across harmlessly.

England 2/0   Umar Gul 1-0-2-0

2.1

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

2.2

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

2.3

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.

2.4

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.

2.5

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.

2.6

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   Umar Gul 2-1-2-0

4.1

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

4.2

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.

4.3

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, more effort in that ball, closer to off stump and straightening with good carry. But the length still allows Strauss to stay in the crease and leave.

4.4

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, beaten. Strauss plays down the wrong line, over-estimating the inward nip on a ball that barely held its line as it went across. Strauss fences from the crease and misses.

4.5

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, appeal for lbw, my gut feel is that it pitched outside leg. Gul runs in and goes fuller, catches Strauss on the crease as he looks to tuck to square. Pakistan don't review it, they reckon it pitched outside leg too. HawkEye confirms it.

4.6

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, angled across to end the over, and Strauss leaves.

England 10/0   Umar Gul 3-2-2-0

6.1

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, Gul continues to angle them across the left hander, and Strauss leaves this time.

6.2

Umar Gul to Strauss, 1 run, straightens from a length on off stump, and Strauss drops it to the off side for a single.

6.3

Umar Gul to Trott, no run, good ball, straightens from a length around off, and Trott has to adjust and open the face as he defends to the off side.

6.4

Umar Gul to Trott, no run, Trott shuffles across and gets into line to defend a length ball towards the leg side.

6.5

Umar Gul to Trott, no run, whistles across at good pace, and Trott watches closely and shoulders arms.

6.6

Umar Gul to Trott, no run, makes him play from the crease with a probing length around off stump. Trott defends to the off side.

England 11/1   Umar Gul 4-2-3-0

8.1

Umar Gul to Trott, FOUR, Trott at his best. The walking clip through square that he plays with a swagger that is more subcontinental than English. Gul angled this into the pads, helping Trott work it around and he played it uppishly, but away from the man at square leg.

8.2

Umar Gul to Trott, 1 run, length ball, Trott's feet and moving well and early. He drops the ball softly into the off side for a quick single.

8.3

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, length ball outside off, Strauss covers the line well and defends.

8.4

Umar Gul to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss pinches another single, staying in the crease and tapping into the turf with soft hands. Younis charges in from the covers, but the single is taken.

8.5

Umar Gul to Trott, no run, angled into the pads, Trott consciously keeps it down as he gets across the stumps.

8.6

Umar Gul to Trott, 3 runs, over-pitched wide of off stump, Trott doesn't get the feet right across to the length, but drives reasonably fluently into the covers for a couple.

England 20/1   Umar Gul 5-2-12-0

29.1

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, good length outside off and left alone

29.2

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, wider and left again

29.3

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, a good length has Morgan feeling outside off stump. Billy Bowden has a little word with Gul about his feet...

29.4

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, fuller and outside off stump and left once more

29.5

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, tight line on off stump and Morgan defends from the crease

29.6

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, short and down the legside, Morgan pulls out of a pull stroke

England 53/5   Umar Gul 6-3-12-0

31.1

Umar Gul to Morgan, FOUR, oh I say, driven for four! First of the match. Bit of a squirted outside edge but four to third man past point

31.2

Umar Gul to Morgan, 1 run, and now tucked off the back foot into the covers

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   Umar Gul 7-3-19-0

33.1

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

33.2

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, leg stump line strikes Morgan on the pad

33.3

Umar Gul to Morgan, 2 runs, pushed off the backfoot straight to cover and that's a stinker by the fielder, straight under him from a gentle pace. Right through the legs...get down old boy...

33.4

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, full and angled in, driven up to mid on

33.5

Umar Gul to Morgan, 1 run, hook stroke and Morgan wasn't in control, it was off high on the bat, two men out on the rope but the ball lands in front of long leg

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   Umar Gul 8-3-24-0

35.1

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, left alone outside off

35.2

Umar Gul to Morgan, 1 run, dropped into the legside for a sharp single

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

35.5

Umar Gul to Morgan, 1 run, back of a length and Morgan gets on top of it nicely and drops it down to long leg

35.6

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

England 78/5   Umar Gul 9-3-27-0

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   Umar Gul 10-4-27-0

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   Umar Gul 11-4-31-0

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.

54.2

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?

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   Umar Gul 12-4-35-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Jan 19, 2012

Saeed Ajmal bowls, helping Pakistan to a big victory, Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Dubai, 3rd day, January 19, 2012

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

Kevin Pietersen reacts after his duck

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