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
  • Overs 101-150

Hafeez and Taufeeq have made their way to the middle, and Anderson stretches into shape before running in. Three slips and gully.

Thanks Alex. Thanks to Prior, England have pulled off a bit of a Trent Bridge after falling to 94 for 7. Still, Pakistan in the box seat in Dubai. Their batsmen have perfected the ability to grind the opposition, and the current situation is perfect for that approach.

0.1

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full length, straightening down the line from the middle stump line, and Hafeez defends from the crease.

0.2

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, similar ball, Hafeez is reluctant to get forward - that's how he plays. He defends on the move to the off side.

0.3

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Anderson is extracting a bit of swerve away from Hafeez, but nothing alarming. Defended with the half-open face into the off side.

0.4

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, perfect from Anderson, angled in and bending away off the seam. The length is shirt, though, and Hafeez doesn't chase it.

0.5

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pitched well up, Hafeez covers for the away seam with a straight bat, probably erring on the side of opening the face, as opposed to closing it.. Defended into the off side.

0.6

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, ends with another ball that jumps away devilishly off the seam. Hafeez is watching this closely, and lets it go.

Blowersh on air is going on about how easily Anderson could have had a wicket in that over. I have no clue what he's on about. Good over, and pretty solidly played.

End of over 1 (maiden) Pakistan 0/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 0 (6b)
    • Taufeeq Umar 0 (0b)
    • JM Anderson 1-1-0-0
1.1

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, 1 leg bye, full and off the pad, runs away down the legside for the first runs of the innings

1.2

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 no ball, pushed into the covers

1.2

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, pushed towards the off side

1.3

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, full on middle and leg, strikes the pad playing forward

1.4

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, forward on middle and off, a touch of bounce produces bat and pad but away from short leg

1.5

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, tight line on off stump, left alone, a good leave

1.6

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run

End of over 2 (3 runs) Pakistan 3/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 0 (5b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1 (8b)
    • CT Tremlett 1-0-2-0
    • JM Anderson 1-1-0-0
2.1

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended forward

2.2

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended forward again

2.3

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fine delivery beating the bat outside off with a little bit of movement

2.4

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, keeps a touch low and kept out on off stump from the crease

2.5

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, well left outside the off stump on a good length

2.6

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

End of over 3 (2 runs) Pakistan 5/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 3 (14b)
    • Taufeeq Umar 0 (5b)
    • JM Anderson 2-1-2-0
    • CT Tremlett 1-0-2-0
3.1

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, left outside off stump

3.2

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, excellent judgement from the batsman to shoulder arms on a tight line outside off

3.3

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, sliding across the left-hander, shouldered arms

3.4

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, middle stump line on a good length and tucked into the leg side to short leg

3.5

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, good length on off stump and angled into the gully

3.6

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, blistering stroke down the ground. Not overly full but belted down the ground for four through mid off. a Little bit of width offered and hammered away

End of over 4 (4 runs) Pakistan 9/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 4 (11b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 3 (14b)
    • CT Tremlett 2-0-6-0
    • JM Anderson 2-1-2-0
4.1

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and driven into the offside, a good sliding save at midwicket

It's London again by the way, Indian telly's on the blink by the sounds of it...

4.2

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, left outside the off stump

4.3

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, played slightly awkwardly on the walk into the legside

4.4

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended on off stump

4.5

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, played with soft hand and ran away to third man, just guided off the back foot from a length ball

I daresay England in May might have produced a different result for that stroke...

4.6

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, left outside off

End of over 5 (4 runs) Pakistan 13/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 7 (20b 1x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 4 (11b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 3-1-6-0
    • CT Tremlett 2-0-6-0
5.1

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, length on middle, tucked to short leg

5.2

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, just back of a length and angled into the gully from the crease

5.3

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, little too straight and turned down to long leg from back of a length

5.4

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, played with soft hands and guided down to third man, a chase from Strauss saves the boundary

5.5

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, left through to Prior outside off

5.6

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, overpitched and a very well timed down the ground. A lovely stroke and four past mid on

End of over 6 (7 runs) Pakistan 20/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 13 (23b 2x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 5 (14b 1x4)
    • CT Tremlett 3-0-13-0
    • JM Anderson 3-1-6-0

Great start for Pakistan, their day is getting better. England need wickets, plural...

6.1

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, forward on off stump and blocked into the covers

6.2

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, 3 runs, another nice drive through the line of the ball, half saved by Broad at mid off before he recovers to chase to the rope

6.3

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, played forward, a little bit on the walk

6.4

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, 3 runs, another nice stroke, punched away off the back foot and it races through the covers and a chase out for point

6.5

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, forward and angled out square on the offside to point going to his right

6.6

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, a great leave on length. Shouldering arms, the ball goes over the top of middle and off. Not without fortune that leave...

End of over 7 (6 runs) Pakistan 26/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 8 (18b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 16 (25b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 4-1-12-0
    • CT Tremlett 3-0-13-0

Strauss turns to Broad. Remember England scored pretty freely off the Pakistan seamers, it was their three spinners that proved tricky...

7.1

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, keeps a touch low in towards off stump and the batsman keeps it out into the leg side

7.2

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, left outside off

7.3

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, wide of off stump and left alone

7.4

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, played forward and down into the gully

7.5

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushed forward and blocked

7.6

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, left outside off

A good maiden from Broad

End of over 8 (maiden) Pakistan 26/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 16 (31b 2x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 8 (18b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 1-1-0-0
    • JM Anderson 4-1-12-0

Trivia time, thank you Mazher Arshad: "This is only 2nd time Pakistan playing a Test starting on January 17. Last time they played on this date was way back in 1958 vs West Indies; match known for Hanif Mohammad's 970-minute stay on crease to yield 337 runs." [Unchecked by me by the way! Sounds impressive enough.]

8.1

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, stylishly driven down to mid off, a good sliding save from Broad

8.2

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, let go outside off stump

8.3

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, shouldered arms once again

8.4

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, chopped away through the gully and that's four to the backward point boundary. A hint of width and tucked away very well past the fielder

8.5

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, fuller and driven to mid on

Nothing happening here, Swann me thinks...

8.6

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, full and defended forward

End of over 9 (4 runs) Pakistan 30/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 12 (24b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 16 (31b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 5-1-16-0
    • SCJ Broad 1-1-0-0

6 overs left in the day...

9.1

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, on off stump from Broad, that's a good line, asking questions, but kept out well enough...

9.2

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended from the crease into the offside

9.3

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, square drive with only a shuffle of the feet across the crease, cut on the bounce to point

9.4

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full and dug out into the legside

9.5

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, defended from the crease

9.6

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, across the left hander, left alone

End of over 10 (1 run) Pakistan 31/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 12 (26b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 17 (35b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 2-1-1-0
    • JM Anderson 5-1-16-0

Here's Swann, England need to "do a Brisbane" says Christopher Martin-Jenkins...

10.1

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, forward and pushed back to the bowler from off stump

10.2

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, big shot down the ground, lifted up and over by Hafeez and four between the bowler and mid off

10.3

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, inevitably flatter and defended coming forward

10.4

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, more air, but easily smothered on off stump

10.5

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angled into the pads as Hafeez looks to flick it away

10.6

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, confidently defended into the offside with bat and pad together

Must be a bad day for England...Swann hasn't taken a wicket in his first over.

End of over 11 (4 runs) Pakistan 35/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 21 (41b 3x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 12 (26b 2x4)
    • GP Swann 1-0-4-0
    • SCJ Broad 2-1-1-0

Bopara's on the field...

11.1

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, length on off stump and the batsman goes across to defend

11.2

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, defended from closer to off stump this time

11.3

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short and ducked well

11.4

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, left alone outside off

11.5

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, good line once again from Broad but the batsmen have left very well so far and once again there

11.6

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, left alone once again

End of over 12 (maiden) Pakistan 35/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 12 (32b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 21 (41b 3x4)
    • SCJ Broad 3-2-1-0
    • GP Swann 1-0-4-0

Apologies if my grammar goes awry, it's been an exceptionally tiring day so far!

12.1

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushed out on the off side on the front foot

12.2

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, played forward and pushed back to the bowler

12.3

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full outside off stump and pushed to extra cover

12.4

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended forward

12.5

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, little bit of drift for Swann but kept out once more

12.6

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, studiously blocked on middle stump, the adjective courtesy of CMJ

End of over 13 (maiden) Pakistan 35/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 21 (47b 3x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 12 (32b 2x4)
    • GP Swann 2-1-4-0
    • SCJ Broad 3-2-1-0
13.1

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, 2 runs, tucked off the hip behind square

13.2

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, left outside off stump

13.3

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, bumper from Broad and ducked beneath

13.4

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, loosely driven to mid on, wasn't quite over the ball

13.5

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, left alone outside off, Broad round the wicket here

13.6

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, withdraws the bat inside the line to a length ball outside off

End of over 14 (2 runs) Pakistan 37/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 14 (38b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 21 (47b 3x4)
    • SCJ Broad 4-2-3-0
    • GP Swann 2-1-4-0

Last over of the worst day of England Test cricket since Andy Flower and Andrew Strauss took over in Jamaica, when England were rolled for 51 in 2009.

14.1

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full outside off stump and defended with a long stride forward

14.2

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, pushed out into the covers

14.3

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, oh dear a full toss, tapped away wide of mid on for four to cow corner. A stinker

14.4

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, length on middle stump and defended forward

14.5

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, big stride forward and blocked back to Swann

Last ball of the day...

14.6

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, defended on leg stump and that's stumps

An awful start to the tour for England. Outwitted by Pakistan's spinners and bowled out for a well below-par score. Then absolutely nothing in the game for England's bowlers. "On a wicket like that it's really important to play straight," Matt Prior said of how to bat on this pitch, after several of England's batsman were out playing across the line. They've let themselves down today have England, that was not the No.1 Test side in the world...
As for Pakistan that was a wonderful day and a big marker. Saeed Ajmal took career-best figures and, as Michael Vaughan said on TMS, he could bowl Pakistan to the series. England have never faced a bowler like him before and were bamboozled.
Advantage Pakistan and there will be plenty of reaction here on ESPNcricinfo. David Hopps' report will be available shortly and George Dobell will be providing the stories from out in Dubai.
I'm off to bed I think to acclimatise to Middle Eastern time, hopefully not with nightmares of Ajmal's doosras. Although I wouldn't be trying to sweep him. See thee tomorrow...

End of over 15 (5 runs) Pakistan 42/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 18 (42b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 22 (49b 3x4)
    • GP Swann 3-1-9-0
    • SCJ Broad 4-2-3-0

Morning all. It was a chastening experience for England yesterday. Now that's behind them i'm looking for a response from the No.1 Test team. For Pakistan, they have a great chance to take total control of this match today with a wonderful pitch to bat on. We've had Jerusalem from the Barmy Army and now it's Stuart Broad to open things up...

15.1

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, just outside off stump and a little nibble outside the offstump from the right hander. Good length

15.2

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, outside off and left

15.3

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and driven to point off a bit of an outside edge

15.4

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and defended into the covers

15.5

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, a full, wide half-volley and Hafeez chased it and swung it away over backward point. If it was deliberate, not the worst idea from Broad...

15.6

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, down the legside, clipping the pad en route to Prior who takes it to his left

End of over 16 (4 runs) Pakistan 46/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 26 (55b 4x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 18 (42b 3x4)
    • SCJ Broad 5-2-7-0
    • GP Swann 3-1-9-0

It's going to be Jimmy Anderson from the Dubai Sports City end...

16.1

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, good start tight to off stump and well left from Umar, who left well last night and looked good on the offside

16.2

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, strikes the batsmen on the crease and there's a cry for leg before but height definitely a factor in umpire Oxenford turning the appeal down

16.3

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, wide of off stump and left

16.4

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, down the legside and a needless flick from Umar misses

16.5

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, full of length and a bit of width brings a drive but an inside edge runs back to the bowler

16.6

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, leg stump line and striking the pad as Umar looks to push into the on-side

End of over 17 (maiden) Pakistan 46/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 18 (48b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 26 (55b 4x4)
    • JM Anderson 6-2-16-0
    • SCJ Broad 5-2-7-0
17.1

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full on off stump and blocked into the covers from the crease

Discussions about the new ball, obviously it's Broad today but Tremlett opened up last night, Botham would have picked Steve Finn...

17.2

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fine delivery, full, bringing the batsman forward who plays and misses with a lunge

17.3

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, pulled away. Shorter ball doesn't really get up and it's turned through square leg and runs away to the boundary

Half-century stand up for these two, having averaged just 11 opening in England in 2010. That tells a story...

17.4

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and defended forward

17.5

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, cry for leg before as Hafeez is caught on the crease. It did nip back but going down says Billy...Bowden that is, not the trumpeter...

Replays have it clipping leg stump but more than enough doubt...

17.6

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full outside off and left alone

End of over 18 (4 runs) Pakistan 50/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 30 (61b 5x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 18 (48b 3x4)
    • SCJ Broad 6-2-11-0
    • JM Anderson 6-2-16-0
18.1

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, pushed forward on off stump, inside edge into the leg side

18.2

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, bumper and ducked...they like a wee bit of aggression behind the stumps...so do I

18.3

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, very loose from Umar, his drive outside off flashes past the stumps off a big inside edge and gets four to fine leg. Fortunate...

18.4

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, good length again and Umar well forward to block, using his feet well so far

18.5

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, touch too straight and clipped down to long leg

18.6

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, loses his line to the right hander now and its flicked to long leg once again

End of over 19 (6 runs) Pakistan 56/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 31 (62b 5x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 23 (53b 4x4)
    • JM Anderson 7-2-22-0
    • SCJ Broad 6-2-11-0
19.1

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, now Broad loses his line and its tucked away with a leg glance for four to fine leg

19.2

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, much better from Broad but left alone

19.3

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller this time and left

Just a patience game for England, build pressure...

19.4

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, straighter forcing the batsman to play, he does so from the crease, pushing to mid on

19.5

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, off stump and again defended rather from the crease than with any major footwork...

19.6

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, goodun from Broad, this nips back into the right hander and wasn't too far away from off stump, well left

End of over 20 (4 runs) Pakistan 60/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 35 (68b 6x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 23 (53b 4x4)
    • SCJ Broad 7-2-15-0
    • JM Anderson 7-2-22-0

The expats are out in force in the stands looking like it's a usual day at The Oval...is that a Daily Telegraph they've got hold of?

20.1

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, driven hard off a length but on the bounce to cover

20.2

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, hammered down the ground off the front foot, not a pretty stroke but timed well enough down the ground, has the non-striker ducking out of the way as it races to the long off rope

20.3

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, Anderson round the wicket on a length and the batsmen gets an inside edge into the pad which runs away into the offside

20.4

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, confident stride forward and a drive to the right of mid off brings a single

20.5

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, outside off and left

20.6

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and driven to mid on

End of over 21 (5 runs) Pakistan 65/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 35 (70b 6x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 28 (57b 5x4)
    • JM Anderson 8-2-27-0
    • SCJ Broad 7-2-15-0

Discussion about whether England can simply replicate their tactics in Australia here of just "good areas" or whether these even flatter surfaces require something different...Broad round the wicket

21.1

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, length outside off and left alone

21.2

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, angled into off stump and defended forward back to the bowler

21.3

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, wide of off stump and shouldered arms

21.4

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, back of a length and defended standing tall, dropped into the offside

21.5

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, great nut from Broad. Back of a length has Umar feeling for a ball that just holds up a bit and wobbles away...there is something there for the bowlers

21.6

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, full and defended forward

Good set from Broad, a maiden...

End of over 22 (maiden) Pakistan 65/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 28 (63b 5x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 35 (70b 6x4)
    • SCJ Broad 8-3-15-0
    • JM Anderson 8-2-27-0
22.1

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, full and a half-hearted defensive shot outside off stump runs off a thick outside edge past third slip to third man for four...frustration

22.2

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, another good line and defended again not quite completely comfortably

22.3

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, similar ball but this time Hafeez much more concertedly forward

22.4

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, wider of off stump and left alone

22.5

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and blocked on off stump

22.6

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 23 (4 runs) Pakistan 69/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 39 (76b 7x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 28 (63b 5x4)
    • JM Anderson 9-2-31-0
    • SCJ Broad 8-3-15-0

Broad again around the wicket...

23.1

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, shouldered arms outside off from back of a length

23.2

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, 2 runs, forward and driven well down the ground, not quite timed well enough to get it to the rope

23.3

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, back to back of a length and left

23.4

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, but any chance to come forward and the Pakistanis are getting stuck in, lavishly driven away past extra cover, beautiful timing

23.5

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, fuller and dug out towards the slip cordon

23.6

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, 1 no ball, bumper down the legside, Broad also overstepping

23.6

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, length and tried to be angled away but just ran out to point

End of over 24 (7 runs) Pakistan 76/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 34 (70b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 39 (76b 7x4)
    • SCJ Broad 9-3-22-0
    • JM Anderson 9-2-31-0

Nasser saying how long do you just stay patient for? Especially in this situation where England need to make something happen. This isn't Trent Bridge, England can't be too English with their approach...

24.1

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length on off stump and guided down nicely to point

24.2

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Anderson's naturally trying to really get it up there but there's nothing for him and this is too full and struck wonderfully down the ground back past the bowler

24.3

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, but he follows up with a beauty, this nibbles away and a loose drive beats Hafeez's attempted drive. More frustration for Anderson...

24.4

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shorter of a length outside off and left alone

24.5

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, forward on off stump and left

24.6

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, forward on off stump once more and defended

Anderson's a bit miffed and is having a very give-me-a-break conversation with Bruce Oxenford about something or other.

End of over 25 (4 runs) Pakistan 80/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 43 (82b 8x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 34 (70b 6x4)
    • JM Anderson 10-2-35-0
    • SCJ Broad 9-3-22-0

Chris Tremlett into the attack, didn't really do anything yesterday...

25.1

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, good start, length on off stump but that's well left on length

25.2

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, just back of a length and defended from the crease on off stump, angled towards point with an open face

25.3

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, a little too straight and worked into the leg side off the back foot

25.4

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, played a touch away from the body to a back of a length ball, angled past point

They've managed to rotate the strike pretty well this morning, making it tougher for the bowlers.

Short leg goes in...

25.5

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, length outside off and left

25.6

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, middle and off, a touch fuller, and Umar opens the face and guides it past gully for another run

End of over 26 (3 runs) Pakistan 83/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 36 (75b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 44 (83b 8x4)
    • CT Tremlett 4-0-16-0
    • JM Anderson 10-2-35-0

Swann, Swann will tear you apart...England are certainly hoping he can provide at least something. He will start against the left hander...

26.1

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, 2 runs, poor start, flat on leg stump and flicked towards long leg for a couple. At least Umar stays on strike

26.2

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, tossed up on off stump and defended forward

26.3

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, chucked up again and driven to mid on

26.4

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, middle stump line and defended back to the bowler

26.5

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, awkwardly played from the crease to a length ball, no foot movement at all, and nudged to slip

26.6

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, little bit of drift in to middle and leg, Umar stays leg side and blocks off the front foot

Not a bad start from Swanny...

End of over 27 (2 runs) Pakistan 85/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 38 (81b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 44 (83b 8x4)
    • GP Swann 4-1-11-0
    • CT Tremlett 4-0-16-0
27.1

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length outside off and left alone

27.2

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, a touch fuller...as recommended from Waqar Younis...and defended on off stump

27.3

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tucked into the legside, there could be a run out...but Bell misses. It was good work from Bell who took his time and had one stump to aim at, steadied himself but couldn't find the target

27.4

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full ball on middle stump and awkwardly defended to cover

27.5

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended into the off side from again a full length

27.6

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length ball and Hafeez nicely in behind to defend

A chance in the over for England, that type of opportunity was gobbled up in Australia last year but things not quite happening so far here...

End of over 28 (maiden) Pakistan 85/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 44 (89b 8x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 38 (81b 6x4)
    • CT Tremlett 5-1-16-0
    • GP Swann 4-1-11-0
28.1

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, tossed up on off stump and defended off an inside edge

28.2

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, left outside off to a ball that turned ever so slightly

28.3

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, pushed away from the body behind square on the offside, point scrambles to save the run

28.4

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, a poke forward on leg stump and an inside edge goes flying past Cook at short leg, it wasn't a chance

28.5

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, forward on off stump and pushes out into the leg side

28.6

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended on off stump

End of over 29 (1 run) Pakistan 86/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 44 (91b 8x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 39 (85b 6x4)
    • GP Swann 5-1-12-0
    • CT Tremlett 5-1-16-0

"So do we call the English "green track and cloudy weather bullies" now? Why don't we accept that teams WILL be weak in alien conditions with very few exceptions!" That's the beauty of global sport Bhaskar, different conditions to test you in. Tennis has grass and clay courts; golf has links and parkland courses, cricket has a whole variety of testing different circumstances to overcome...

29.1

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, angled to point from the crease

29.2

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, guided to third man but the batsman wasn't in control of the stroke. It was angled away from back of a length and could well have found slip, it was very catchable height

29.3

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, pushed into the covers from off stump

29.4

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, full and left outside off

29.5

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, full once more and left alone

29.6

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, good length and defended on off stump and it's drinks time both in Dubai and London

Great work from the Pakistan openers, they've worked their team into a wonderful position. England have been better than last night but need to probe a little harder, more balls at the stumps suggests Waqar, Kanishkaa will describe if they manage to do that...

End of over 30 (4 runs) Pakistan 90/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 43 (91b 7x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 44 (91b 8x4)
    • CT Tremlett 6-1-20-0
    • GP Swann 5-1-12-0

Thanks Alex. Been a quiet morning for England. They've bowled pretty much on top of the off stump but it hasn't worked. Hard work indeed lies ahead. The commentators on TMS say the bowling has been far too "English". Swanny to bowl. He's probably tweeting in his mind, what to do next.

30.1

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this one really skids through and the batsman manages to get his bat behind it, only just

30.2

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, more flight this time and he clips it to forward short leg

30.3

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, a bit flatter this time and Hafeez is solid in forward defense

30.4

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, commits forward and pushes it to the off side

30.5

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, stifled appeal for a bat-pad catch to forward short leg, straight off the pads and not too far from the gloves en route to Cook

30.6

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets forward and defends to the off side

Suleman: "I think Tremllet had a long term trip to india as well !! Look at his pace, even worse than Gul's. For such a giant and strongly built, speed is in around 125kph ! wow."

End of over 31 (maiden) Pakistan 90/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 44 (97b 8x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 43 (91b 7x4)
    • GP Swann 6-2-12-0
    • CT Tremlett 6-1-20-0
31.1

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, Tremlett nearly fetched himself a wicket there! Pitched up and draws Umar to drive straight, extra bounce and it nearly takes the outside edge

31.2

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, safely done this time, moves away slightly and enough width for Umar to open the face and slice it past the slips and down to third man

31.3

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, fifty for Taufeeq! Half volley from Tremlett, outside off and he gets forward and drives hard past point and cover, back to back fours for Pakistan

31.4

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, skids through and hits his pads well outside the line of the leg stump and lobs towards gully, half-hearted appeal there

he has a deep square leg

31.5

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, close call for the batsman as he half-heartedly tries to steer it to the off side and then withdraws the shot, fizzed over the off stump

31.6

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, keeps a touch low before reaching the keeper, safely left alone this time

End of over 32 (8 runs) Pakistan 98/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 51 (97b 9x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 44 (97b 8x4)
    • CT Tremlett 7-1-28-0
    • GP Swann 6-2-12-0
32.1

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Swann drops it too short outside off, Hafeez rocks back and slaps it past point to bring up the 100 stand, the 5th century stand between these two

32.2

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, pushes it in front of mid-off and sets off early for the single

32.3

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, gets well forward and blocks it out

32.4

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, firm drive off the front foot but straight to Swann

32.5

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, excitement for Swann as that one turned quite sharply, beat the forward prod, Umar managed to remain at the crease

32.6

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, close call again as he stays back and ends up chopping it down at the crease and the ball nearly dribbles towards the stumps

Bilal: "I'm a Pakistan fan, but admittedly even I was slightly embarrassed to just see Taufeeq take off his helmet and put both his hands (and the bat) in the air after scoring the fifty. That's the sort of thing usually reserved for 100s or a 300 in Michael Clarke's case."

End of over 33 (5 runs) Pakistan 103/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 51 (101b 9x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 49 (99b 9x4)
    • GP Swann 7-2-17-0
    • CT Tremlett 7-1-28-0
33.1

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, brings up his fifty with a gentle steer down to third man, nice going Prof

33.2

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, gets forward to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads, where was short leg? Back at deep square

33.3

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, watchfully left alone outside the off stump

33.4

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, Umar's giving England half chances like this one, tries to cut but perhaps a bit too close for the shot, not far from the edge

33.5

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, defends with soft hands, the ball rolls towards short leg

33.6

Tremlett to Taufeeq Umar, no run, defended to the leg side again with soft hands

End of over 34 (1 run) Pakistan 104/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 51 (106b 9x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 50 (100b 9x4)
    • CT Tremlett 8-1-29-0
    • GP Swann 7-2-17-0
34.1

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, stays back and softly clips it to forward short leg

34.2

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, nicely eased past forward short leg for a single

34.3

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, fires it flat down the leg side and the ball ends up clipping his pads and rolling to the keeper

34.4

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, 2 runs, a mid-pitch collision but both batsmen are in one piece! He rocks back and cuts to the off side for a couple, both were ball-watching

34.5

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, gives him the charge and lofts him over mid-on comfortably, Swann is punished for flighting it

34.6

Swann to Taufeeq Umar, no run, comes well forward to defend

End of over 35 (7 runs) Pakistan 111/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 57 (110b 10x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 51 (102b 9x4)
    • GP Swann 8-2-24-0
    • CT Tremlett 8-1-29-0

Broad replaces Tremlett. Strauss has a longish chat with him. One slip in place and there's a short midwicket

35.1

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, pushes it towards the covers for a single

35.2

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, no run, hits the deck hard from round the wicket and Umar ducks under the bouncer early enough

35.3

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he tucks it away down to fine leg

35.4

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, Dropped, Poor shot by Hafeez, he had a short ball to negotiate and as he tried to hook just withdrew the shot, the top edge travelled towards wide mid-on and Tremlett ran to his right, dived but failed to hang on

35.5

Broad to Taufeeq Umar, OUT, the bowling change works! From round the wicket, the ball lands in line with the off stump and holds its line, Umar plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the timber straight, loss of concentration

Taufeeq Umar b Broad 58 (148m 113b 10x4 0x6) SR: 51.32

35.6

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, softly pushes it to the off side

England may not have got Hafeez but they got rid of his partner the next ball. Relief surely for Tremlett nevertheless after that drop

End of over 36 (3 runs) Pakistan 114/1

    • Azhar Ali 0 (1b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 53 (104b 9x4)
    • SCJ Broad 10-3-25-1
    • GP Swann 8-2-24-0
36.1

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Swann comes round the wicket as well, softly defended to the off side

36.2

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez gets the broom out of the closet, on his knee and sweeps and it's in the air but safe from the fielders, runs to fine leg

36.3

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, commits to the front foot and defends

36.4

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, pushes it towards mid-on and exploits the fact that the fielder is a bit deep

36.5

Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, on the pads and clipped away wide of forward short leg

36.6

Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, drifts just outside off and beats the outside edge as he lunges forward, Prior whips off the bails

Ken: "As an Indian fan, I feel wierdly thrilled about this scorecard - almost as if payback awaits england-australia when they come visiting :)."

End of over 37 (5 runs) Pakistan 119/1

    • Azhar Ali 0 (3b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 58 (108b 10x4)
    • GP Swann 9-2-29-0
    • SCJ Broad 10-3-25-1
37.1

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, loosener on the pads and he easily clips it away down to fine leg

37.2

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, gets across and jabs it down towards mid-on, tells his partner to wait

37.3

Broad to Azhar Ali, 1 run, nicely clipped away down towards midwicket, big gap there to take a single

37.4

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, fullish outside off and he pushes it just wide of mid-off, Cook slides

Madhu sends this stat: "This was only the sixth time for Pakistan that both openers have scored over fifty in an innings against England. The previous occasion was in the forfeited Oval Test in 2006."

37.5

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, hits the deck hard and Hafeez lets the bouncer go to the keeper

37.6

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, clipped away in the air but down to the vacant square leg region, little awkward though

End of over 38 (5 runs) Pakistan 124/1

    • Mohammad Hafeez 62 (112b 10x4)
    • Azhar Ali 1 (5b)
    • SCJ Broad 11-3-30-1
    • GP Swann 9-2-29-0
38.1

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, makes a bit of room and easily steers it wide of cover point

38.2

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets forward and blocks it out down the pitch

38.3

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Swann continues round the wicket, once again defended on the front foot

38.4

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, action replay of the last ball, gets nicely behind the line

38.5

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, taps it down to short extra cover

38.6

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, works it down to midwicket for a couple

End of over 39 (4 runs) Pakistan 128/1

    • Mohammad Hafeez 66 (118b 10x4)
    • Azhar Ali 1 (5b)
    • GP Swann 10-2-33-0
    • SCJ Broad 11-3-30-1
39.1

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, lands it outside the off stump and Azhar leaves it alone

39.2

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run

39.3

Broad to Azhar Ali, OUT, Broad's the man with the golden arm in the second hour! The faintest of edges, lands outside off and Broad gets some outward movement off the seam which surprised the batsman and possibly everyone else, he prods forward but the ball shaved the willow and Bowden was convinced. Hot spot confirmed the edge

Azhar Ali c †Prior b Broad 1 (15m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

39.4

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, walks across the stumps and defends softly down the pitch

39.5

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, a touch wide outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone

39.6

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, appeal for an lbw but they decide against the review, landed on a good length and nipped back in, got him high on the pads, would have sailed over the middle stump, quick review chat but Strauss and Broad wisely opted against it. Would Gul have reviewed that?

End of over 40 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 128/2

    • Younis Khan 0 (3b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 66 (118b 10x4)
    • SCJ Broad 12-4-30-2
    • GP Swann 10-2-33-0
40.1

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, gets well forward and defends to the off side

Three men around the bat

40.2

Swann to Younis Khan, no run, gets well forward and defends back to the bowler

40.3

Swann to Younis Khan, 1 run, squeezes it wide of slip and silly point to get off the mark

40.4

Swann to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flatter and fuller and he drives firmly just wide of Broad who's deepish at mid-off

40.5

Swann to Younis Khan, no run, clips it down to midwicket

40.6

Swann to Younis Khan, no run, tossed on the pads and he nudges it to the leg side

End of over 41 (3 runs) Pakistan 131/2

    • Younis Khan 1 (7b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 68 (120b 10x4)
    • GP Swann 11-2-36-0
    • SCJ Broad 12-4-30-2
41.1

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, nice fizzy bouncer which just beats the helmet, well left by Hafeez

41.2

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short and pulled away but Bell mops up at deep square leg, nicely controlled shot considering the bowler had protection

41.3

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, bit of a slower bouncer there, Younis ducked but the ball bounced twice before reaching the keeper down the leg side

41.4

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, safely left alone outside the off stump

41.5

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, gets across and softly pushes it down to mid-off

41.6

Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, half volley swinging in on middle and leg and he uses his wrists nicely and flicks it elegantly wide of midwicket, timed well enough to beat the fielder giving the chase

End of over 42 (5 runs) Pakistan 136/2

    • Younis Khan 5 (11b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 69 (122b 10x4)
    • SCJ Broad 13-4-35-2
    • GP Swann 11-2-36-0

Anderson to bowl the last over before lunch

42.1

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, loosener outside the off stump and left alone

42.2

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, goes through straight to the keeper again, he's playing safe till the break

42.3

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tucks him for room as he gets an inside edge onto the pads

2 slips in place

42.4

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, stays back at the crease and defends to the off side

42.5

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he easily clips it to deep square leg

Shiraz: "England have missed a trick here by not playing Finn instead of Tremlett. He would have been an ideal partner for Broad considering the pace and bounce he can generate even on flat tracks."

42.6

Anderson to Younis Khan, 1 run, Younis heads to lunch with a quick single towards midwicket, nicely clipped off the pads

12.00pm: The last half an hour or so has given England something to smile about, but they will be aware their work has just begun. Pakistan have got a well-set Hafeez at the crease, with an in-form Younis to partner him and the 'wall' Misbah padded up. Credit to Broad for sticking to the basics for getting those wickets.

Pakistan have negated Swann pretty well. Perhaps Swann would want to study tapes of Ajmal while grabbing lunch. I will get some too. Alex Winter will take you through the first hour post lunch from 12.40 onwards.

End of over 43 (2 runs) Pakistan 138/2

    • Younis Khan 6 (12b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 70 (127b 10x4)
    • JM Anderson 11-2-37-0
    • SCJ Broad 13-4-35-2

Stuart Broad to get us back underway...
Right, hello again from a very dreak London - dark and drizzly this morning. although for me it's afternoon because i'm trying to morph onto Dubai time to get through this Test series. A touch sleep-deprived at the moment. I've also given up eating bread, hoping to account for Christmas excesses. So a cajun chicken wrap for lunch. Very tasty.
Another man who isn't eating bread at the moment is my mate Henry. He's actually not eating carbs at all. So when we had a curry on Saturday night he had no rice and no nan. Crazy. He's a rower, so taking on major loads of protein to build muscle. Thankfully i've got enough muscle already. Enough for text commentary anyway...

43.1

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, he's full on off stump and Kahn is forward to defend with a slightly bent front knee

43.2

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, leaves outside off stump

43.3

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, full and wide of off stump once more, another leave

43.4

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, tries a push off the back foot into the off side put doesn't time the stroke

43.5

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, angled in from wider on the bowling crease, defended forward

43.6

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, driven down to mid on from a full length

Decent start for Broad.

End of over 44 (maiden) Pakistan 138/2

    • Younis Khan 6 (18b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 70 (127b 10x4)
    • SCJ Broad 14-5-35-2
    • JM Anderson 11-2-37-0

Russell has said wraps are still bread, that may be the case but the carbohydrate level is greatly reduced. I need that cause I haven't got my daily 7 miles in for some time now...

44.1

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tucked into the legside from back of a length

Responsibility for Tremlett here opening up at the other end. Was England's poorest in the morning...

44.2

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full outside off stump and left

44.3

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, angled behind square on the offside to a length bal

44.4

Tremlett to Younis Khan, no run, played slightly around the pad to a length ball and there's an appeal for lbw turned down. Replays suggest clipping the top of leg stump so not a million miles away

44.5

Tremlett to Younis Khan, 1 leg bye, worked down to long leg from a similar delivery

44.6

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, dropped down on the offside in front of gully

End of over 45 (3 runs) Pakistan 141/2

    • Mohammad Hafeez 72 (131b 10x4)
    • Younis Khan 6 (20b 1x4)
    • CT Tremlett 9-1-31-0
    • SCJ Broad 14-5-35-2

"Please stop talking about food.. i am already hungry and still have to wait for about 20 - 30 mins to go for lunch.. and not to mention a loooong queue waiting on a sandwich" Sorry mrW, just keeping the readers informed as to my culinary exploits. Vital information because cricket, food and indeed drink go hand-in-hand...

45.1

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, left outside off

45.2

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, forward and pushed away into the covers, chase back for point

"Didn't know English people ate curry with nan, I thought only Asians do it!" Of course we do, love a good nan. I often get my leftover nan to take away - a perfect snack for later on after a couple more drinks...

45.3

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, gets on top of a back of a length ball and dabs it down to third man

45.4

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, a hint of bounce for Broad as Kahn defends from the crease with an element of surprise it would seem

45.5

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, full on off stump and driven to mid on, reasonably timed but straight to the fielder

45.6

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, pitched up again and driven to mid on

End of over 46 (3 runs) Pakistan 144/2

    • Younis Khan 6 (23b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 75 (134b 10x4)
    • SCJ Broad 15-5-38-2
    • CT Tremlett 9-1-31-0
46.1

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended on off stump coming forward

46.2

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, off stump line again and driven into the offside straight to the fielder

46.3

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, off stump on a length from Tremlett, which is good, and has the batsman scurrying a little on the crease in blocking out to cover

46.4

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller and pushed out to cover

46.5

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, back of a length and left outside off

46.6

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, more middle stump and fuller and pushed to mid on

End of over 47 (maiden) Pakistan 144/2

    • Mohammad Hafeez 75 (140b 10x4)
    • Younis Khan 6 (23b 1x4)
    • CT Tremlett 10-2-31-0
    • SCJ Broad 15-5-38-2

Some readers debating the spelling of nan. I always use one "a" any local knowledge please? And my take-away always comes in a silver foil heat-protecting bag so it stays relatively fresh. I don't eat stale bread chaps...

47.1

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, defended back in the crease on off stump

47.2

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, off stump again but forward and pushed to a silly mid-on whose in place, intriguing...

47.3

Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, played away from the body and opened up down to third man. Broad offered a little width to dangle a carrot and it's eased to the boundary. Good stroke

47.4

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, more length and on the stumps, blocked

47.5

Broad to Younis Khan, 1 run, angled in to the body and Kahn across his stumps to flick down to long leg

47.6

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, a well-directed bumper that catches Hafeez on the shoulder. He took his eye off that

End of over 48 (5 runs) Pakistan 149/2

    • Mohammad Hafeez 75 (141b 10x4)
    • Younis Khan 11 (28b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 16-5-43-2
    • CT Tremlett 10-2-31-0

"Hopefully I may not sound biased, despite the ranking difference, isn't Pakistan a better Test outfit than India currently?" I would agree with Muji, certainly on recent results...

48.1

Tremlett to Younis Khan, no run, this is nice, off stump and full, bringing the batsman forward to have a poke, play and miss. Good from England

48.2

Tremlett to Younis Khan, 1 leg bye, fired into the pads and it deflects to Prior's left and they take a leg bye to bring up 150

48.3

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and driven up on the on-side

48.4

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full, the batsman forward and blocking out to point

48.5

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length and defended into the off side

48.6

Tremlett to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended from the crease standing tall

End of over 49 (1 run, maiden) Pakistan 150/2

    • Mohammad Hafeez 75 (145b 10x4)
    • Younis Khan 11 (30b 2x4)
    • CT Tremlett 11-3-31-0
    • SCJ Broad 16-5-43-2

Right, Jimmy's back...

49.1

Anderson to Younis Khan, no run, sliding down the legside, mention of reverse swing coming in to play, a hint there...

49.2

Anderson to Younis Khan, no run, forward on off stump and blocked to point

49.3

Anderson to Younis Khan, no run, full and defended into the offside again

"I think Pakistan's bowling is certainly better than India but with all due respect I am sceptical that Hafeez and Taufeeq would be sharing a century stand in Australia." I quite agree Don. They've better spinner than India at the moment.

49.4

Anderson to Younis Khan, 3 runs, full and clipped off middle stump through vacant square leg. That's how England are trying to attack Kahn, full and at the stumps, could do with an extra fielder on the leg side though

49.5

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, back to off stump on a length to Hafeez and it's blocked

49.6

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, wide of off stump and left

End of over 50 (3 runs) Pakistan 153/2

    • Mohammad Hafeez 75 (147b 10x4)
    • Younis Khan 14 (34b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 12-2-40-0
    • CT Tremlett 11-3-31-0
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