Pakistan v England Test Series - 2nd Test

England v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 72 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

76.1

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, no run, sharp off break and Bell manages to defend it easily

76.2

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, no run, not this time though, a thick inside edge onto the pads

76.3

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, FOUR, with four fielders crowding around him Bell decides to lunge forward and chip it in the air safely over extra cover

76.4

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, no run, the doosra beats the outside edge, already shaping into a good contest

76.5

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, no run, the off break and it keeps a bit low but Bell tucks it down to short leg

76.6

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, no run, loopy full toss but Bell thuds it off the bottom half of the bat and can't beat mid-off

England 202/3   IR Bell 4* (6b 1x4)

77.2

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, gets across and blocks it to the off side

77.3

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, quicker, flatter and it really skidded towards the stumps, played it with soft hands and the edge fell wide of slip

77.4

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, turn, bounce, fizz, pace, everything...Bell was all at sea, great keeping by Adnan

77.5

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, skids through outside off and Bell leaves it alone, Rehman smiles

77.6

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, gets forward and defends it to the off side

England 203/3   IR Bell 4* (11b 1x4)

79.1

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, not much turn and Bell safely defends

79.2

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, gets forward and defends with soft hands to the off side

79.3

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, gets forward and defends with soft hands

79.4

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, flatter and on middle and leg, Azhar does well to intercept it at short leg

79.5

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, sharp turn again and it beats him, suddenly looks like a different pitch now

79.6

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, this one skidded through but Bell ensured he got behind to defend

England 205/4   IR Bell 4* (17b 1x4)

81.1

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, don't ask me how that missed! Turn and bounce and somehow it evaded the edge and the top of the off stump

81.2

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, comes well forward and defends

81.3

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, gets forward and blocks it out

81.4

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

81.5

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, defends onto his boot, the ball rolls away to the off side

81.6

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, he thrusts forward and defends

England 205/4   IR Bell 4* (23b 1x4)

82.4

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, no run, fuller delivery and he mistimes the drive to mid-on

82.5

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, no run, the doosra shoots up and foxes Bell completely, living on the edge here

82.6

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, no run, thick inside edge onto the pads and sharp turn as well, Ajmal and gang went up in appeal but Oxenford was alert to the edge

England 206/4   IR Bell 4* (26b 1x4)

83.4

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, comes well forward and defends to the off side

83.5

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, gets well forward and blocks it out

83.6

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, quicker through the air and defended on the front foot

England 207/4   IR Bell 4* (29b 1x4)

85.1

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, forward on off stump and blocked

85.2

Abdur Rehman to Bell, 1 run, paddle swept to deep backward square leg

England 208/5   IR Bell 5* (31b 1x4)

86.1

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, 3 runs, lovely stroke, Bell well forward and driving with good timing for three past a lumbering Younis Khan at mid off, who puts in a curious dive after a his chase

86.4

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, 1 run, Bell now pushes into the off side for a run to point

England 215/5   IR Bell 9* (33b 1x4)

87.1

Abdur Rehman to Bell, FOUR, Bell smashes down the ground and dropped again this time by the bowler but this was a very stiff chance. Bell nailed the lofted drive and it burst through the bowler's fingers and through to the straight boundary

87.2

Abdur Rehman to Bell, FOUR, now Bell waits and rocks back, cutting hard to the cover rope. Good batting from England

87.3

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, well forward to defend on off stump

87.4

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, flatter and blocked again back to the bowler

87.5

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, flat once more and Bell played from the crease to push back up the wicket

87.6

Abdur Rehman to Bell, 1 run, cut hard to cover and a misfield allows England through for a run

England 224/5   IR Bell 18* (39b 3x4)

88.1

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, 1 run, flat and straight and flicked down to deep square

England 225/5   IR Bell 19* (40b 3x4)

89.1

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, Off stump, full and blocked

89.2

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, fine delivery, pitches, turns away from Bell's outside edge

89.3

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, forward on off stump and blocked into the off side

89.4

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, slider outside off and well left, crazy appeal by Akmal

89.5

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, defended forward on off stump

89.6

Abdur Rehman to Bell, 2 runs, leg stump and pushed into midwicket, the mid on fielder has to run round the ball to field with his left hand so the batsman are able to scramble two...excellent running

England 227/5   IR Bell 21* (46b 3x4)

90.4

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, no run, oh dear Bell goes to cut and gets it all wrong, inside edging past his stumps...perhaps he though he's picked a doosra...it wasn't

90.5

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, no run, pushed firmly back to the bowler off the front foot and Ajmal gets down well to save to his right

90.6

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, no run, blocked back up the pitch from off stump

England 228/6   IR Bell 21* (49b 3x4)

91.4

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, flatter and left outside off

91.5

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, flatter again outside and cut well but much better work in the field with a sliding save at cover

91.6

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, blocked back up the pitch

England 229/6   IR Bell 21* (52b 3x4)

92.5

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, no run, forward to a full ball on off stump and blocked with soft hands

92.6

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, no run, fourth stump line and pushed away to point on the front foot

England 230/6   IR Bell 21* (54b 3x4)

93.2

Abdur Rehman to Bell, 1 run, pushed away by Bell past cover, there's a man on the rope

93.4

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, forward on middle and off to block

93.5

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, pushed forward into the off side

93.6

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, carefully defended on the front foot

England 233/6   IR Bell 22* (58b 3x4)

95.1

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, blocked on off stump

95.2

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, defended carefully back to the bowler with a forward drift

95.3

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, forward on off stump and tucked into the off side

95.4

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, it's a lovely delivery with sharp turn past the outside edge...too good says Bumble

95.5

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, watched carefully and pushed to point

95.6

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, defended on middle stump

England 241/6   IR Bell 22* (64b 3x4)

96.5

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

96.6

Saeed Ajmal to Bell, 1 run, flicked to deep mid on for an easy single

England 247/6   IR Bell 23* (66b 3x4)

97.1

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, and Bell is forward to block on middle and leg

97.2

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, carefully forward on off stump to defend

97.3

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, blocked forward

97.4

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, defended again back to the bowler

97.5

Abdur Rehman to Bell, no run, carefully defended once more

97.6

Abdur Rehman to Bell, 3 runs, nicely run off the off the face behind square, it runs past slip and they sprint back for a third

England 250/6   IR Bell 26* (72b 3x4)

98.1

Umar Gul to Bell, 1 run, clipped off the pads to long leg

England 251/6   IR Bell 27* (73b 3x4)

99.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Bell, no run, no turn, lands it full and he defends

99.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Bell, 2 runs, sweeps and gets a faint tickle down to fine leg

99.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Bell, no run, gets well forward and defends

99.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Bell, no run, pushes it softly down the track

England 267/6   IR Bell 29* (77b 3x4)

100.4

Umar Gul to Bell, OUT, nipped back in and trapped him on the pads and Bell is reviewing it, landed on a good length and it hit him fairly high on the back leg but within line of the stumps, Oxenford thought that was hitting but Bell wasn't sure, Hawkeye showed that hitting the top of middle, so the umpire's decision stands, England have used up their reviews

IR Bell lbw b Umar Gul 29 (109m 78b 3x4 0x6) SR: 37.17

England 268/7   IR Bell 29 (78b 3x4)
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Feb 5, 2012

Graeme Swann celebrates after dismissing Abdur Rehman, Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd Day, February 5, 2012

Graeme Swann celebrates after dismissing Abdur Rehman

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Jan 28, 2012

Pakistan celebrate beating England by 72 runs, Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day, January 28, 2012

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