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
1.1

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.

1.2

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.

1.3

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, no run, shortens the length to Strauss, who covers the line and defends quietly to the off side.

1.4

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, no run, beaten! Cheema snakes one across Strauss and leaves him playing down the wrong line. This is the perfect length for Cheema's line of attack, and this time Strauss was playing from the crease.

1.5

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, 2 runs, an shortens it this time, and Strauss tries to crack it square. Doesn't middle it, but plays it well enough to get two.

1.6

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, no run, curving across from outside leg, Strauss covers the line late from the crease, and defends down the track. Good start from Cheema.

England 5/0   Aizaz Cheema 1-0-3-0
3.1

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, 3 runs, nudged away off a full length through vacant square leg and they trot back for a third as long leg comes round

3.2

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

3.3

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

3.4

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

3.5

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

3.6

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

England 9/0   Aizaz Cheema 2-0-7-0
10.1

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, no run, pitched up on leg and middle, Strauss covers the line and defends down the track.

10.2

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, 1 run, opens up Strauss to a degree with his nip across from the middle and leg line. Strauss stays in the crease and gets it away towards mid-off for a single.

10.3

Aizaz Cheema to Trott, FOUR, edged, but controlled well and Trott gets four through the gully. Cheema hits a shorter length and gets the ball to hold its line. Trott went back and looked to ride the bounce, but edged it. He softened the grip and the ball went down immediately.

10.4

Aizaz Cheema to Trott, FOUR, inside edge now, and it misses the stumps. Top-class stuff from Cheema, produces the inward swerve now, accentuated by his wide of the crease angle. Trott was sucked forward into a cover drive, but the inward movement produced the inside edge, and it burst past the furniture. Close.

10.5

Aizaz Cheema to Trott, no run, lets this one go through outside off, and Adnan collects it.

10.6

Aizaz Cheema to Trott, no run, ends with one back of a length, and Trott hops across to defend to the leg side. Impressive comeback over from Cheema, who is outbowling Gul easily at the moment.

England 29/1   Aizaz Cheema 3-0-16-0
12.1

Aizaz Cheema to Trott, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Trott moves across his stumps and shoulders arms.

12.2

Aizaz Cheema to Trott, no run, whangs it in short of a length at 137 kph and gets the ball to straighten. Another leave from Trott.

12.3

Aizaz Cheema to Trott, OUT, Trott's gone now, tickling a ball that was sailing harmlessly down the leg side! Pakistan have made two huge blows within the first hour. He shuffles across a short of length ball that bustled through, possibly faster than he expected, and bounced a touch extra as well. Trott looked to glance it, but ended up edging it too fine and a prancing Adnan takes a good tumbling catch. Who said the Akmals were butter-fingered? England have lost their Ashes heroes for very little, but there's plenty left in the cylinder.

IJL Trott c †Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 17 (29m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 58.62

12.4

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, no run, well wide of off stump and left, not carrying through

12.5

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, 1 run, length ball on middle and off, turned just past the right hand of midwicket and Pietersen is able to get himself away with a sharp single

12.6

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, no run, bumper and ducked

England 32/2   Aizaz Cheema 4-0-17-1
14.1

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, FOUR, full and squeezed out past gully and it races away to third man. Just a little jab drive an it squirted off a bit of an outside edge, safely though

14.2

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, no run, length and Strauss is a little squared up and gets an edge into the offside. He's been just a touch unsure on a length on middle and leg so far with the ball sliding across him

14.3

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, no run, more decent bowling but a slightly back of a length and easier to defend into offside

14.4

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, 2 runs, full and pushed into the legside, Strauss doesn't time it through midwicket and mid-on goes back to field

14.5

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, no run, ooo angles into the left hander and catches him high on the pad but probably too high. There is an enquiry but turned down and not referred

14.6

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, 1 run, too straight from that angle and worked into the legside off the back foot

England 39/2   Aizaz Cheema 5-0-24-1
16.1

Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, 1 run, turned around the corner to long leg from a good length

16.2

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, no run, full outside the off stump and left alone

16.3

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, no run, full on off stump and defended into the offside playing forward

16.4

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, no run, a little wider of off stump and shouldered arms this time

16.5

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, no run, just a touch tighter to off stump and Pietersen well forward defending, more confident from KP

16.6

Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, 1 run, length and Pietersen uses the angle to work down to long leg to keep the strike

England 42/2   Aizaz Cheema 6-0-26-1
37.1

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, back of a length and pushed into the covers

37.2

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, wide outside off and left

37.3

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, 2 runs, not four but maybe the shot of the day, Prior attractively forward to drive through the line past cover, good intent

37.4

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, wide and left alone

37.5

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, back of a length into the off stump and blocked into the offside from the crease

37.6

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, back of a length, Prior stands tall to defend

England 82/5   Aizaz Cheema 7-0-28-1
39.1

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, pushed off the back foot into the covers

39.2

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, length ball on off stump and defended from the crease

39.3

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, 1 run, angled into Prior who drops into the legside for a single

39.4

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

39.5

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

39.6

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, 1 run, shorter and Prior goes to pull but just drops it on the legside

England 87/6   Aizaz Cheema 8-0-33-1
41.1

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, 1 run, full and Prior goes to drive and gets it away on the legside for a run to midwicket

41.2

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

41.3

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

41.4

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, full on off stump and blocked

41.5

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, full and driven by Prior but not timed. Rustiness from a lack of cricket suggests Michael Atherton

41.6

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, back of a length and Prior unnecessarily nibbles outside off without moving his feet, a play and a miss. That's drinks with Pakistan still well on top.

England 94/6   Aizaz Cheema 9-0-35-1
43.1

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, skids in, back of a length outside off and holding its line. Prior battles on, and lets this one go.

43.2

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, legcutting ripper! Leaves Prior bemused in its wake as it thuds in back of a length and straightens past a flirty outside edge. Good stuff this.

43.3

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, short of a length once more and a couple of yards outside off. Prior leaves.

43.4

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, wide of the crease, on a length, compactly defended by Prior.

43.5

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, 1 run, angled in full from wide the crease, it ends on Prior's pads and he nudges it square for a single.

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   Aizaz Cheema 10-0-36-1
45.1

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, 1 run, short ball angled into Prior, who guides the pull down and through midwicket for one.

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.

45.4

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, Cheema probes away from as wide of the crease as he can possible go, but can't make Prior play. He leaves, and the Barmy Army led by the trumpeting Billy Cooper, yodels away.

45.5

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, short of a length outside off, Prior stays behind the line and drops it to the off side.

45.6

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, another leave outside off for Prior, who walks across and shoulders arms.

England 106/7   Aizaz Cheema 11-0-38-1
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.

47.5

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, back of a length on middle and off, Prior covers the line and defends to the leg side now.

47.6

Aizaz Cheema to Prior, FOUR, a forced square-drive from Prior, half thick-edge, half steer behind gully. Length ball from Cheema, he was hoping Prior would go for it with an opened face, but Prior had enough control to get his first four.

England 116/7   Aizaz Cheema 12-0-43-1
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