England tour of United Arab Emirates, 2nd Test: England v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Jan 25-28, 2012
Pakistan won by 72 runs
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
25,26,27,28 January 2012 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
50.1

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, keeps it in line with the stumps and he defends with soft hands

50.2

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, goes back and punches it down towards cover

50.3

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, Anderson gets some appreciable movement inwards after pitching, good bounce and carry as well to the keeper

50.4

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, not too far from the glove, short down the leg side and Shafiq half-heartedly tries to run it down to fine leg, Prior was a bit excited

50.5

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, goes right back at the crease and punches it down towards mid-on

50.6

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, stays back at the crease and punches it down to mid-off

End of over 51 (1 run) Pakistan 129/4

    • Asad Shafiq 11 (40b 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 16 (37b 2x6)
    • JM Anderson 9-2-21-0
    • MS Panesar 21-5-63-1
51.1

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, starts off by dragging it short outside the off stump, he whips it firmly to deep midwicket

51.2

Swann to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery and he whips it off the back foot to mid-on

51.3

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

51.4

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defends close to the pads, pad first but outside the line of off stump

51.5

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets turn and he clips it away down to the leg side

51.6

Swann to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, lunges forward and defends down the track

End of over 52 (4 runs) Pakistan 133/4

    • Asad Shafiq 13 (42b 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 18 (41b 2x6)
    • GP Swann 8-1-20-1
    • JM Anderson 9-2-21-0
52.1

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, fullish delivery and pushed firmly down to mid-off

52.2

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, nicely punched off the front foot just wide of mid-off

52.3

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, a little shorter this time and he gets beside the line and taps it to the off side

52.4

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Anderson lands it closer to the off stump line, Misbah watchfully leaves it alone

52.5

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he opens the face of the bat and dabs it down to third man, picks the big gap between slips and gully

52.6

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, goes right back at the crease and defends high on the bat

End of over 53 (2 runs) Pakistan 135/4

    • Asad Shafiq 14 (45b 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 19 (44b 2x6)
    • JM Anderson 10-2-23-0
    • GP Swann 8-1-20-1
53.1

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full delivery and easily squeezed out to long-on

53.2

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, goes back at the crease and punches him down to cover point

53.3

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, squirted back to the bowler who slides to his right

53.4

Swann to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, gets forward and turns it down to mid-on

53.5

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets forward and easily clips it away to the on side

53.6

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, drifts on the middle stump, he defends

End of over 54 (3 runs) Pakistan 138/4

    • Asad Shafiq 15 (49b 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 21 (46b 2x6)
    • GP Swann 9-1-23-1
    • JM Anderson 10-2-23-0
54.1

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nips it back in and Misbah gets an inside edge onto his [pads as he shapes to defend

54.2

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nips it back in again and he safely leaves it alone, good carry this time to the keeper

54.3

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stays back and pushes it to the off side

54.4

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short leg's turning out to be quite a run saver, Ian Bell deflects a flick off the pads, should have gone for four otherwise I reckon

54.5

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, punches it down towards point

54.6

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, hones in on the off stump and Misbah is solid in forward defense

End of over 55 (maiden) Pakistan 138/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 21 (52b 2x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 15 (49b 1x6)
    • JM Anderson 11-3-23-0
    • GP Swann 9-1-23-1

Trott, England's "third" seamer, to bowl. He made a surprise breakthrough in Dubai

55.1

Trott to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, easily tucked away down to deep square leg for a single

55.2

Trott to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nearly carried to slip! Dangerous choice of shot, comes forward and tries to squirt it to third man, drops short of Strauss

55.3

Trott to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, stays back and punches it to the off side

55.4

Trott to Asad Shafiq, no run, keeps it on the stumps and he softly dabs it to the off side

55.5

Trott to Asad Shafiq, 4 byes, missed everybody, Trott gets it to move away late and the batsman drives and misses, Prior and Strauss didn't move, the ball flew past the gap

55.6

Trott to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, lovely shot, half volley on middle and leg and driven effortlessly through the line, neat straight drive

End of over 56 (10 runs) Pakistan 148/4

    • Asad Shafiq 20 (53b 1x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 22 (54b 2x6)
    • IJL Trott 1-0-6-0
    • JM Anderson 11-3-23-0
56.1

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fullish in length outside off and pushed to the off side

56.2

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, driven off the front foot and silly mid-on dives to his left to try and stop it, Monty mops up at the circle

56.3

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, bangs it in short this time and he ducks under that bouncer

56.4

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, short on the body and tucked to the on side, the 150's up and Chacha and friends have gotten a little more vocal now

56.5

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stands tall at the crease and defends to the off side

56.6

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, hones in on the off stump and he decides not to play at it

End of over 57 (2 runs) Pakistan 150/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 23 (58b 2x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 21 (55b 1x4 1x6)
    • JM Anderson 12-3-25-0
    • IJL Trott 1-0-6-0
57.1

Trott to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, loosener on the pads and he clips it to the on side

57.2

Trott to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full and swinging in late, he lunges forward and drives towards mid-off

57.3

Trott to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, quicker on the stumps and Misbah manages to get behind the line to defend

57.4

Trott to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full outside off and driven square on the off side

57.5

Trott to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, poor delivery, friendly full toss on the pads and easily whips it away, picks the big gap at midwicket and it brings up the 50 stand

57.6

Trott to Asad Shafiq, no run, defends it with soft hands down the track

End of over 58 (6 runs) Pakistan 156/4

    • Asad Shafiq 26 (58b 2x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 24 (61b 2x6)
    • IJL Trott 2-0-12-0
    • JM Anderson 12-3-25-0

Refreshing stuff from Pakistan's point of view

58.1

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Swann's bowling it flat and full, Misbah is happy to defend it

58.2

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flat again and worked off the pads wide of short leg

58.3

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, gets well forward and smothers the spin

58.4

Swann to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, he drops it short to search for some turn but ends up dragging it too short, easy for Shafiq to rock back and slap it past the big gap at cover point

58.5

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up outside off and defended on the front foot

58.6

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, flatter delivery on the stumps and defended down the track

End of over 59 (5 runs) Pakistan 161/4

    • Asad Shafiq 30 (62b 3x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 25 (63b 2x6)
    • GP Swann 10-1-28-1
    • IJL Trott 2-0-12-0

Panesar returns

59.1

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flatter delivery and easily blocked out

59.2

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, quicker one and he drills it down the track back to the bowler

59.3

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, squirts out a full delivery down towards long-on

59.4

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, gets beside the line and taps it to the off side

59.5

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, lunges forward and smothers the spin

59.6

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and squeezes it to the off side

End of over 60 (1 run) Pakistan 162/4

    • Asad Shafiq 30 (65b 3x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 26 (66b 2x6)
    • MS Panesar 22-5-64-1
    • GP Swann 10-1-28-1
60.1

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, floated on the pads and he defends solidly to the on side

60.2

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run

60.3

Swann to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, close call! Chips down the track to cart it over mid-on but gets an inside edge which trickles past the stumps

60.4

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defends this one down the track

60.5

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, easily done by Misbah, he gets across his stumps and gently tickles it past the keeper with the turn, down to fine leg

60.6

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, tucks it down to fine leg again in the same manner and keeps Panesar busy at the boundary

J Edgar: "There is a reason Trott has a bowling average of 71! He isn't a bowler! I'd feel pretty annoyed if I were a front line bowler fielding whilst this dibbly dobbly is serving up pies."

End of over 61 (5 runs) Pakistan 167/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 30 (70b 2x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 31 (67b 3x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 11-1-33-1
    • MS Panesar 22-5-64-1
61.1

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, commits forward and smothers the spin

61.2

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, bit of turn this time and he manages to squirt it to the off side

61.3

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Dropped: Turn this time and Misbah gets a thick outside edge on the drive and Anderson at slip was very slow to move

61.4

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up and defended

61.5

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, flatter delivery, defended to the off side

61.6

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, lunges forward and defends to the off side

End of over 62 (1 run) Pakistan 168/4

    • Asad Shafiq 31 (70b 3x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 31 (73b 2x6)
    • MS Panesar 23-5-65-1
    • GP Swann 11-1-33-1

So two chances offered by Pakistan

62.1

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fullish on the pads and clipped down towards square leg

62.2

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, gives it more flight and he smothers the spin

62.3

Swann to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, well bowled and well played, Shafiq wasn't afraid to make room and cut against the sharp turn on offer, managed to find the big gap at extra cover

62.4

Swann to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, clips it with the turn to the leg side

62.5

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, comes round the wicket and Misbah nearly edges it to the keeper as he tries to run it down with the turn, Prior juggles and catches but the batsman didn't hit it

62.6

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, driven firmly back to the bowler

End of over 63 (4 runs) Pakistan 172/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 32 (76b 2x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 34 (73b 3x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 12-1-37-1
    • MS Panesar 23-5-65-1
63.1

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, keeps a touch low and he rocks back and chops it to the off side

63.2

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, punched down towards mid-off, takes a quick single

63.3

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flatter delivery and defended down the track

63.4

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, rocks back and works it against the turn down to midwicket

63.5

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

63.6

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, commits forward and defends with the full face of the bat

End of over 64 (1 run) Pakistan 173/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 32 (80b 2x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 35 (75b 3x4 1x6)
    • MS Panesar 24-5-66-1
    • GP Swann 12-1-37-1

Last over before tea

64.1

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, lunges well forward and defends this one

64.2

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, drives firmly down the pitch and stopped by the bowler

64.3

Swann to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, drags it a fraction short and Shafiq rocks back and thumps it past point and cover, lot of power behind that

64.4

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, comes well forward and defends

64.5

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, gets beside the line and defends solidly

64.6

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, defends forward with soft hands and that's tea

2.40pm: So a gritty little stand between Misbah and Shafiq has helped pull things back for Pakistan. Broad caused alarms with his double strike but this pair resisted. The spinners didn't look as threatening, because the batsmen played them a lot better. Those two sixes by Misbah must have upset their rhythm a bit.

Alex will take you through from 3pm.

End of over 65 (4 runs) Pakistan 177/4

    • Asad Shafiq 39 (81b 4x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 32 (80b 2x6)
    • GP Swann 13-1-41-1
    • MS Panesar 24-5-66-1

Final session of the day, who can seize the initiative here? Panesar to get us restarted...

65.1

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, forward on middle stump and defended

65.2

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, forward again to defend with bat and pad together

65.3

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, drifting towards leg stump but again forwardly defended

65.4

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed forward once more to block

65.5

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on the front foot once more, inside edge into pad but it falls to ground

65.6

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nudged up on the off side

End of over 66 (maiden) Pakistan 177/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 32 (86b 2x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 39 (81b 4x4 1x6)
    • MS Panesar 25-6-66-1
    • GP Swann 13-1-41-1

England have bowled very well today, conditions have flattened out, the ball has got softer, and batting has become much easier and this partnership has developed. Broad to open up at the other end, rightly so too, bowled superbly just after lunch for those two wickets...

66.1

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, opens up short, perhaps to just get himself loosened up

66.2

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, wide outside off stump and left

66.3

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and loosely driven off an inside edge into pad

Pictures of the academy ground just outside this stadium having gallons of water pumped onto it to feed the grass.

66.4

Broad to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, full on leg stump and clipped out to long leg

66.5

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full again but outside off and driven up to mid off

66.6

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nicely driven again up to mid off

End of over 67 (1 run) Pakistan 178/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 32 (88b 2x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 40 (85b 4x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 15-3-25-2
    • MS Panesar 25-6-66-1

Pakistan have the challenge now to not let this position slip. They negotiated their way to a solid partnership and can't afford to let England back in easily...

67.1

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, forward and blocked on middle stump

67.2

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, touch wider and played forward

67.3

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, an identical defensive stroke

67.4

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, more length and flight but again a bend of the knee and blocked

67.5

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, middle and off stump line and defended forward again

67.6

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, this time trying to rock back and cut but it wasn't short enough and it's just ran out on the off side

End of over 68 (maiden) Pakistan 178/4

    • Asad Shafiq 40 (91b 4x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 32 (88b 2x6)
    • MS Panesar 26-7-66-1
    • SCJ Broad 15-3-25-2

Just one slip and a short leg now...

68.1

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short and ducked

68.2

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pitched up on off stump and slightly awkwardly defended from the crease

68.3

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length and angled in to the right hander, inside edge into the pad

68.4

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full on the stumps and whipped out to deep square leg

68.5

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, short and ducked beneath

68.6

Broad to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, taken off the stumps again using a hint of angle and whipped down to long leg

End of over 69 (2 runs) Pakistan 180/4

    • Asad Shafiq 41 (93b 4x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 33 (92b 2x6)
    • SCJ Broad 16-3-27-2
    • MS Panesar 26-7-66-1

"These two are batting like England should have in the 1st Test. Patient application coupled with determination." says Jamie Brown (James Brown surely?! Wow! I feel good...)

69.1

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, tucked to midwicket

69.2

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, cut into the off side

69.3

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, this time he gets the late cut away and it dissects the two square fieldsman and runs away to the third man boundary

69.4

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, blocked into the off side

69.5

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, big stride forward and pushed back up the wicket

69.6

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, identical cut stroke and four more to third man. It's not that short from Panesar, just enough depth to rock back quickly and slide it behind square, lovely stroke

End of over 70 (8 runs) Pakistan 188/4

    • Asad Shafiq 49 (99b 6x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 33 (92b 2x6)
    • MS Panesar 27-7-74-1
    • SCJ Broad 16-3-27-2

Fahad has just seen this photo, tickled myself!

70.1

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short and ducked

70.2

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, angled off the back foot to point

70.3

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good short ball but the tall Misbah gets nicely up on his toes to guide it down

70.4

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed off the back foot towards cover

Now for the very full ball...

70.5

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, nope it was back of a length again and easily tucked off the hip to long leg

70.6

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, back of a length and defended on off stump

End of over 71 (1 run) Pakistan 189/4

    • Asad Shafiq 49 (100b 6x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 34 (97b 2x6)
    • SCJ Broad 17-3-28-2
    • MS Panesar 27-7-74-1
71.1

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full outside off and blocked into the off side

71.2

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, off stump and pushed back up the pitch

71.3

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, driven to a deeper mid off

71.4

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, pushed down the ground again and a good save from the bowler

71.5

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, middle and leg line and pushed into the leg side

71.6

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, push and go to the deeper mid off and that's 50 for Shafiq

Decent knock from 103 balls with 6 fours and a six.

End of over 72 (2 runs) Pakistan 191/4

    • Asad Shafiq 50 (103b 6x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 35 (100b 2x6)
    • MS Panesar 28-7-76-1
    • SCJ Broad 17-3-28-2

"Is Panesar really bowling that much better than Swann? Seems odd that a guy who hasn't played for 2 years is bowling double the amount of the bloke who was the best spinner in the world until a week ago," says Steve. It is intriguing but here's Swann back into the attack...

72.1

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted on off stump and blocked into the off side

72.2

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, tucked into the off side again

72.3

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, covered up on off stump

72.4

Swann to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, turned with the spin just past midwicket down to the deeper mid on who's also in place

72.5

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, back of a length and punched to deep mid on

72.6

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, carefully watched and blocked on the stumps

End of over 73 (2 runs) Pakistan 193/4

    • Asad Shafiq 51 (108b 6x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 36 (101b 2x6)
    • GP Swann 14-1-43-1
    • MS Panesar 28-7-76-1

"Again why Swann is also wearing full sleeves?" Cynical inquiry by AW. Swann has worn full sleeves since he was a wee bairn. Safety in the sun is one reason...

73.1

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full and blocked

73.2

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed into the off side off the back foot

73.3

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller on off stump and defended

73.4

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full on middle and flicked to midwicket

73.5

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, more length and pressed forward up on the off side again

73.6

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, off stump line and again Misbah is well forward to defend

24 from 104 balls for Misbah without his two sixes, highlighting how random they were, a very solid job by the skipper

End of over 74 (maiden) Pakistan 193/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 36 (107b 2x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 51 (108b 6x4 1x6)
    • MS Panesar 29-8-76-1
    • GP Swann 14-1-43-1
74.1

Swann to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, Shafiq opens up with a slog sweep and heaves a ball wide of Panesar at deep backward square leg

74.2

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, pressed forward to a length ball back to the bowler

74.3

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, turned very close to Cook at short leg, it was a big turner from Swann off inside edge and pad

74.4

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and dug out back to the bowler

Cook couldn't quite get his hand under the chance

74.5

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, back foot push and a good save from the man on the corner coming round

74.6

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and driven back to Swann

A decent over, that was asking a few more questions and unsettled Shafiq - his job is far from done.

End of over 75 (2 runs) Pakistan 195/4

    • Asad Shafiq 53 (114b 6x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 36 (107b 2x6)
    • GP Swann 15-1-45-1
    • MS Panesar 29-8-76-1
75.1

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, quite flat and pushed into the off side

75.2

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full on middle stump and pushed up on the leg side

75.3

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, played forward back to the bowler

75.4

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full and pushed back to the bowler again

75.5

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, carefully tucked in front of Cook of the front foot

75.6

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full and left outside off

End of over 76 (maiden) Pakistan 195/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 36 (113b 2x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 53 (114b 6x4 1x6)
    • MS Panesar 30-9-76-1
    • GP Swann 15-1-45-1

"Maybe Andrew Strauss considers that the line of Monty's slow left arm will be more of a threat than Swann's, more conventional off-break line?" Answer from Mark there, I certainly think bowling more at the stumps was on the agenda...that's what worked for Ajmal in Dubai

76.1

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, clipped into the leg side

76.2

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, dead-panned on the crease

76.3

Swann to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, cut away out to the sweeper

76.4

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, waited for the turn and pushed out off the back foot to deep midwicket

76.5

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, clipped down the ground and Strauss' sliding save gets a huge cheer from Prior behind the stumps

76.6

Swann to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, slightly short and heaved over the leg side off the back foot, catches it cleanly and it's four to deep midwicket

End of over 77 (6 runs) Pakistan 201/4

    • Asad Shafiq 58 (119b 7x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 37 (114b 2x6)
    • GP Swann 16-1-51-1
    • MS Panesar 30-9-76-1

England need the new ball now, this older ball hasn't done anything for them at all. It spun far more in the morning session. They need a breakthrough, Pakistan doing very well to push this stand along...

77.1

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, push down the ground

77.2

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, skip down, not to the pitch and in the end flicked out to square leg

77.3

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, cut away and save at point diving to his right

77.4

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, pushed forward on off stump and blocked into the off side

77.5

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, flatter and nudged into the off side

77.6

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, angled away to point using the turn

End of over 78 (1 run) Pakistan 202/4

    • Asad Shafiq 58 (124b 7x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 38 (115b 2x6)
    • MS Panesar 31-9-77-1
    • GP Swann 16-1-51-1
78.1

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full and flicked square on the leg side

78.2

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flicked again with the spin to the on-side

78.3

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, once more flicked with the spin

78.4

Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, oh shout for leg before, it's runs given so must have hit it, he was so far across his stumps

78.5

Swann to Asad Shafiq, no run, tucked into the off side

78.6

Swann to Asad Shafiq, OUT, big sweep attempted and given out lbw. He's gone upstairs but umpires call on review so Shafiq has to go. It was a horrible heave across the line and hit him on the back leg going on to hit the stumps. Shafiq has thrown it away there, got a bit carried away

Asad Shafiq lbw b Swann 58 (130m 126b 7x4 1x6) SR: 46.03

End of over 79 (1 run) Pakistan 203/5

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 39 (119b 2x6)
    • GP Swann 17-1-52-2
    • MS Panesar 31-9-77-1

So now a breakthrough and the new ball due in an over, perfect scenario for England...

79.1

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, blocked into the off stump

79.2

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flicked into the leg side off a full length

79.3

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, nudged into the covers off the back foot

Now the new man...

79.4

Panesar to Adnan Akmal, no run, forward and defended

79.5

Panesar to Adnan Akmal, no run, forward with hard hands, it rebounded off the batsman's foot but landed short of silly point

79.6

Panesar to Adnan Akmal, no run, nicely struck down the ground off the back foot to mid off

End of over 80 (1 run) Pakistan 204/5

    • Adnan Akmal 0 (3b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 40 (122b 2x6)
    • MS Panesar 32-9-78-1
    • GP Swann 17-1-52-2

The correct new ball had been found so we're back...
A right old farce, Anderson reckons the fourth umpire has brought the wrong new ball out...England chose a different once before the start. So the fourth umpire is off to retrieve another box of balls and a result of this delay it's now drinks.
So the new cherry is now available, could England persist with the spinners. Nope, it's Anderson...crucial period in the game here, if England can strike it will definitely be there day. If Akmal and Misbah can once again get through the second new ball Pakistan will be feeling much happier by the close...

80.1

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, off stump and tucked into midwicket where they scramble attempting two but not available

80.2

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, awful stroke and dropped by Strauss. Terrible cricket all round. It was such a disgraceful shot, reaching miles away from his body, and a big edge to first slip, Strauss went fingers down but should have done a Ponting with the fingers pointing up. Shelled it.

80.3

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, full on off stump and defended

80.4

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, much better drive and timed nicely through the covers past point

80.5

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, defended on off stump from the crease

80.6

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, down the leg side and a good save from Prior

Eventful over and it's time for me to take break...

End of over 81 (5 runs) Pakistan 209/5

    • Adnan Akmal 4 (8b 1x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 41 (123b 2x6)
    • JM Anderson 13-3-30-0
    • MS Panesar 32-9-78-1

Thanks Alex.

81.1

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, stays tall on the back foot and punches it to the off side

81.2

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, stays beside the line and pushes it towards point

81.3

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, kept a trifle low on the stumps but he managed to defend it away

81.4

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run

81.5

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, gets his front pad across and defends awkwardly back down the pitch

81.6

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, slashed at it outside the off stump and he missed it completely, Adnan nearly gave it away there

End of over 82 (1 run) Pakistan 210/5

    • Adnan Akmal 4 (13b 1x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 42 (124b 2x6)
    • SCJ Broad 18-3-29-2
    • JM Anderson 13-3-30-0
82.1

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, appeal for an lbw and England are reviewing it. Nips back from outside off, hits him on the top flap of the front pad and it's too high I'm afraid, therefore Oxenford's decision stays

That's one wasted referral for England

82.2

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stays back and defends down the track

82.3

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, and Misbah too decides to flash at one outside off, extra bounce, loss of concentration

82.4

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nips back in again and it hits him high on the pad, this was missing leg

82.5

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets half forward and defends with soft hands

82.6

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

End of over 83 (maiden) Pakistan 210/5

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 42 (130b 2x6)
    • Adnan Akmal 4 (13b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 14-4-30-0
    • SCJ Broad 18-3-29-2
83.1

Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, opens the face of the bat and safely glides that past the slips and gully, big gap there, he keeps it down as well

83.2

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and he safely leaves it alone

83.3

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, another one traps him high on the pads, this may have been sliding down leg as well, England decide not to refer this one and wisely so

83.4

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, Broad attacks the stumps and Adnan manages to block it out

83.5

Broad to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, good bowling, Adnan gets forward and gets an inside edge that trickles past the stumps

83.6

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, hones in on the off stump line and Misbah just manages to get behind the line to defend

End of over 84 (5 runs) Pakistan 215/5

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 42 (131b 2x6)
    • Adnan Akmal 9 (18b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 19-3-34-2
    • JM Anderson 14-4-30-0
84.1

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, lands it a touch wide outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone

84.2

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, punches it firmly back to the bowler, Anderson decides not to hurl it back

84.3

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, bangs it in short and Adnan ducks under that bouncer

84.4

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, gets forward to defend and gets an inside edge onto his boots

84.5

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, drifts on the pads and he gently clips it to the on side

84.6

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, switches to a fuller length and gets some late swing, he mistimes the clip to the on side

Naveed: 'If Pakistan really want to make it their day, and get on top they need to score around 45-50 runs in these last 9-10 overs. It will dent England's confidence."

End of over 85 (maiden) Pakistan 215/5

    • Adnan Akmal 9 (24b 2x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 42 (131b 2x6)
    • JM Anderson 15-5-30-0
    • SCJ Broad 19-3-34-2
85.1

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone

85.2

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fullish in length outside off and he blocks it to the off side

85.3

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller delivery and he pushes it firmly through the line to mid-off

Just heard Botham mention Chris Tavare.

85.4

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushed through the line just wide of mid-off who's a bit deep

85.5

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, don't ask me how that missed the off stump! Gets it to rise up off a good length, Adnan all at sea, that just sailed over the off stump

85.6

Broad to Adnan Akmal, OUT, that was given out as an lbw, strangely though. There appeared to be an inside edge onto the pads which lobbed straight to Prior, Adnan got forward to defend, the ball was bang in line with the stumps, I think Hot Spot showed a faint edge, need to see another replay of that, sorry. When Adnan walked back, he appeared rather unsure about the mode of dismissal, he had a chat with Misbah but they decided not to refer it

Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9 (36m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 34.61

End of over 86 (1 run) Pakistan 216/6

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 43 (135b 2x6)
    • SCJ Broad 20-3-35-3
    • JM Anderson 15-5-30-0
86.1

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, driven towards mid-off

86.2

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed to cover off the back foot

86.3

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nips back in and he's beaten outside the off stump

86.4

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, gets forward to a full delivery and he drives down to cover, a misfield by Cook allows a boundary, that's Misbah's first four by the way, after 139 balls!

86.5

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended back to the bowler

86.6

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run

End of over 87 (5 runs) Pakistan 221/6

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 48 (141b 1x4 2x6)
    • Abdur Rehman 0 (0b)
    • JM Anderson 16-5-35-0
    • SCJ Broad 20-3-35-3
87.1

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah brings up his fifty with a flourish, he gets forward to a full delivery and drives him wide of extra cover

87.2

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, another close call as he fends off a bouncer off his gloves, the ball lobs up and lands where gully would have taken it

87.3

Broad to Abdur Rehman, no run, a fizzy bouncer greets him, just manages to get under it

87.4

Broad to Abdur Rehman, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and he goes for the big drive but misses it completely

87.5

Broad to Abdur Rehman, no run, fishes at a delivery leaving him outside the off stump, giving the bowler a chance

87.6

Broad to Abdur Rehman, no run, angles it across the left-hander and he leaves it with more authority

End of over 88 (5 runs) Pakistan 226/6

    • Abdur Rehman 0 (4b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 53 (143b 2x4 2x6)
    • SCJ Broad 21-3-40-3
    • JM Anderson 16-5-35-0
88.1

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah's dealing in fours for now, half volley on middle and leg and he pushes it firmly down the ground wide of mid-on

88.2

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, a touch wide outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone

88.3

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, jags back in and hits him on the pad but outside the line of the off stump

88.4

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushes a full delivery firmly down to mid-off

88.5

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets beside the line and pushes it down to point

88.6

Anderson to Abdur Rehman, no run, swings it away from the left-hander and he gets a long way across and leaves it alone

End of over 89 (5 runs) Pakistan 231/6

    • Abdur Rehman 0 (5b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 58 (148b 3x4 2x6)
    • JM Anderson 17-5-40-0
    • SCJ Broad 21-3-40-3

I wish they show another replay of Adnan's dismissal. I thought I clearly heard two sounds. The ball did strike him high on the pads and hence would have ruled out the lbw in that case. #strange

89.1

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, gives him width outside off and he steers it wide of point

89.2

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he sways out of the way of that bouncer outside the off stump

89.3

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length and he goes on the back foot to defend

89.4

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, lands it outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone

89.5

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, punches it down towards mid-off and they push the single

89.6

Broad to Abdur Rehman, no run, safely leaves it alone outside the off stump

18 minutes left and we've already completed 90 overs.

End of over 90 (3 runs) Pakistan 234/6

    • Abdur Rehman 0 (6b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 61 (153b 3x4 2x6)
    • SCJ Broad 22-3-43-3
    • JM Anderson 17-5-40-0

Perhaps time to squeeze in at least four more

90.1

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets beside the line and taps it to the off side

90.2

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another sharp in-dipper and he hits him on the back leg as he comes forward to defend, too high

90.3

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets his front pad across and safely leaves it alone

90.4

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, strays on the body and easily clipped away to fine leg, brushes his glove and Prior can't stop it because he got a bad bounce

90.5

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, big inside edge onto the pads but Anderson didn't quite see that, belted out an appeal anyway

90.6

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, tries to play it straighter off the front foot but gets an inside edge to the leg side

Sathish: "Adnan Akmal's LBW decision for me seems to be a right decision. The Hawkeye showed the ball hitting the stumps so no problem with height. The other doubt of inside edge can be ignored as if there was one the batsman would have referred for a DRS."

End of over 91 (5 runs) Pakistan 239/6

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 66 (159b 4x4 2x6)
    • Abdur Rehman 0 (6b)
    • JM Anderson 18-5-45-0
    • SCJ Broad 22-3-43-3
91.1

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short delivery and Misbah arches backwards slightly to evade it

91.2

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, overpitched and punished, outside the off stump, he leaned forward and crashed it past short cover, plenty of gaps there

91.3

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good comeback by Anderson, squares him up on the off stump and Misbah was all over the crease, lucky not to edge it

91.4

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, once again, Broad teases him by pitching it up, Misbah shapes to drive forward and nearly feathers an edge

91.5

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, drags it down the leg side and Misbah fails to tickle it away

91.6

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short delivery and he fends it off his glove

End of over 92 (4 runs) Pakistan 243/6

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 70 (165b 5x4 2x6)
    • Abdur Rehman 0 (6b)
    • SCJ Broad 23-3-47-3
    • JM Anderson 18-5-45-0

Swann to bowl. I wonder if the extra overs will make a difference for either side. Still 10 minutes to go. Misbah gets some treatment for his thumb after the previous ball.

92.1

Swann to Abdur Rehman, OUT, the bowling chance works! Three men around the bat to pile on the pressure on the tail-ender, Swann didn't need their assistance because the ball straightened a touch and just shaved the off stump, Rehman came forward but failed to defend it

Abdur Rehman b Swann 0 (26m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Well, so England's over-rate has rewarded them with one wicket. Ajmal walks in

92.2

Swann to Saeed Ajmal, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the off side

92.3

Swann to Saeed Ajmal, no run, defends close to the pads and the fielders got a bit excited

92.4

Swann to Saeed Ajmal, no run, lunges forward and defends it awkwardly

92.5

Swann to Saeed Ajmal, no run, tries to nudge it away with the turn and there's a stifled appeal for a bat-pad to short leg

92.6

Swann to Saeed Ajmal, no run, comes well forward early enough and defends

End of over 93 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 243/7

    • Saeed Ajmal 0 (5b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 70 (165b 5x4 2x6)
    • GP Swann 18-2-52-3
    • SCJ Broad 23-3-47-3

7 dismissals and no catches. I wonder if this is, or nearing a record. Could be the last over of the day

93.1

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah's really unpredictable isn't he! Potentially the last over of the day and he stays at the crease, makes slight room and smacks him over mid-off

93.2

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, there's more! This time he picks it from middle and leg and tonks him over long-on, doesn't come down the pitch and a free swing of the arms is enough

93.3

Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets forward and defends this one to the off side

93.4

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, plunges forward and defends down the track

93.5

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, nudges it down towards short leg

93.6

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, turns away and he shoulders arms and that's stumps

Well most of us would have expected a run-fest on this "placid" track, but we've been treated to something more absorbing. The turn with the new ball perhaps surprised both teams and the first two wickets certainly kept everyone interested. Pakistan realised that they had to fight a lot harder after winning the toss. The England seamers also posed questions by getting the ball to nip back in regularly and trouble the batsmen with the odd short delivery. Perhaps we all misread the pitch?

Saeed Ajmal would love to get his hands on the ball. Question is whether England will play him better. Misbah has shown really good application. He was lucky to be let off on 30 though. The day has been as unpredictable as his batting. Two sixes in the last over! Who writes his scripts?

Thanks for your company today. Alex and I will be back tomorrow as usual. Cheers then!

End of over 94 (13 runs) Pakistan 256/7

    • Saeed Ajmal 0 (8b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 83 (168b 5x4 4x6)
    • MS Panesar 33-9-91-1
    • GP Swann 18-2-52-3

9.55: Just five minutes away. No sign yet of Alex but the players have made an appearance, more importantly.

9.30 am: Good day everybody and welcome to the coverage of the second day in Abu Dhabi. We're half an hour away from the start. Alex Winter will join us shortly and take you through the first hour.

David Lloyd says it's a bit warmer than yesterday, the wind has dropped. He reckons 320 will be a decent total. Asad Shafiq says 300 is a par score.

George Dobell wrote in his analysis piece yesterday about how Misbah-ul-Haq and Stuart Broad showed the virtue of keeping things simple and repeating rather than experimenting.

Going by the way the England spinners got purchase with the new ball yesterday, Saeed Ajmal could be deadlier.

Stuart Broad: "I had ten days training with the England Lions in South Africa and that really helped me. We expected to be out in the field for a few days to be honest."

Kamran: "More importantly than these last few overs of Pakistan batting, the fate of this match (and potentially the remainder of the series) will be decided by how England negotiate their first 20 overs. If they can through without a scare, they would have broken out of the stranglehold created by Pakistan in the first match."

94.1

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, keeps it on the stumps and he stays behind and tucks it down the track

94.2

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, no run, gets half forward and opens the face of the bat and steers it down to third man

94.3

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, no run, slightly shorter and he bends his knee and leaves it alone

94.4

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, no run, digs it in short and Ajmal is hurried on to the shot, half heartedly pulls but keeps it down

94.5

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, no run, slightly shorter and he softly taps it to the off side

94.6

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, no run, gets across his stumps and softly clips it to the on side

End of over 95 (1 run) Pakistan 257/7

    • Saeed Ajmal 0 (13b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 84 (169b 5x4 4x6)
    • JM Anderson 19-5-46-0
    • MS Panesar 33-9-91-1

Here's Stuart Broad

95.1

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, outside edge and he opens the face of the bat but keeps it down, drops well in front of slip

95.2

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, lands it outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone

95.3

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

95.4

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, appeal for an lbw and Misbah is reviewing it, lands just a shade outside the off stump and comes back in slightly, Misbah bends forward to defend, the ball sneaks through the gap between pad and bat and hits him just in line with middle and leg, Hawkeye showed that hitting the top of the stump, umpire Davis gave him out and the third umpire confirmed it

Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84 (227m 173b 5x4 4x6) SR: 48.55

95.5

Broad to Umar Gul, no run, bends forward to defend but the ball fizzes past the edge, close call

95.6

Broad to Umar Gul, no run

End of over 96 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 257/8

    • Umar Gul 0 (2b)
    • Saeed Ajmal 0 (13b)
    • SCJ Broad 24-4-47-4
    • JM Anderson 19-5-46-0
96.1

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, England are running through this, full delivery from Anderson angling on middle and leg, Ajmal tries to play him across the line and misses it completely, adjacent to the stumps and Oxenford is convinced

Saeed Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0 (19m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

96.2

Anderson to Junaid Khan, no run, shapes away from him, he gets forward and is beaten

96.3

Anderson to Junaid Khan, no run

96.4

Anderson to Junaid Khan, OUT, and finally we have a catch! Short of a length and rising up on the batsman, too go for Junaid who failed to keep it down, lobs of the top of the bat and easily taken at second slip

Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

No tail-wag for Pakistan. England have done well to ensure Pakistan don't get to the par score of 300 as was being projected this morning. But you have to say England's 'real' work has only just begun. Their batting will be under bigger scrutiny now. It won't be surprising if Ajmal is called upon very soon.

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