Pakistan v England Test Series - 2nd Test

England v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 72 runs

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

100.1

Umar Gul to Broad, no run, swish and a miss, outside off and he tries to scoop it over mid-off

100.2

Umar Gul to Broad, no run, the slower bouncer and Broad doesn't pick it, he swishes at thin air as he tries to bang it over the leg side field

100.3

Umar Gul to Broad, 1 run, tries to smack this one over the on side as well and ends up mistiming it to fine leg

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

Swann walks in

100.5

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, shapes away from the right-hander and Swann leaves it

100.6

Umar Gul to Swann, no run, away movement again and Swann opts to leave it alone

I agree with Bilal here: "This is turning out to be a fascinating game, whichever team you support, you gotta love the proceedings here."

End of over 101 (1 run) England 268/7
GP Swann    0* (2b)      Umar Gul    12-1-46-1
SCJ Broad    33* (30b 6x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    20-4-47-1

Junaid Khan now. Defensive field here for Broad

101.1

Junaid Khan to Broad, no run, good length on the off stump and defended down the track

101.2

Junaid Khan to Broad, no run, where did that take off from? The extra bounce takes Broad by surprise and sneaks past him and the outside edge

101.3

Junaid Khan to Broad, 2 runs, appeal for a run-out and this is a tough call for the third umpire, Broad pushed it towards short cover and Azhar Ali effected a direct hit at the bowler's end, Broad dived early and it appeared as if his bat was raised when it hit the stumps, he gets the benefit of the doubt and fair call, they take an extra run off the deflection from the stumps

101.4

Junaid Khan to Broad, no run, short ball and he manages to weave out of the way

101.5

Junaid Khan to Broad, no run, taps it softly down the pitch

101.6

Junaid Khan to Broad, no run, short of a length and he punches it towards cover

End of over 102 (2 runs) England 270/7
SCJ Broad    35* (36b 6x4)      Junaid Khan    7-0-22-0
GP Swann    0* (2b)      Umar Gul    12-1-46-1

102.1

Umar Gul to Swann, 1 run, punched towards cover and the fielder does well to fall to his right and save it but can't prevent the single though

102.2

Umar Gul to Broad, no run, slower ball on the pads and he taps it down the track

Ahsan: "If/when Ajmal gets 3 more wickets in this match , he will become the quickest Pakistani bowler to reach 100 Test wickets, one game fewer than Waqar and Asif."

102.3

Umar Gul to Broad, 1 leg bye, pitched outside leg and kept a bit low, clipped his pads as he tried to tuck it away

102.4

Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, that's well played by Swann, bangs it in short but it sits up nicely for Swann to club it in front of square on the on side, the fielder in the deep had no chance

102.5

Umar Gul to Swann, 1 run, clips it off his pads down to deep square leg

102.6

Umar Gul to Broad, 1 run, Broad looked like he was swatting a fly, short and the top edge lands safely despite three fielders converging on the on side, Adnan gave it a shot too

End of over 103 (8 runs) England 278/7
SCJ Broad    36* (39b 6x4)      Umar Gul    13-1-53-1
GP Swann    6* (5b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    7-0-22-0

103.1

Junaid Khan to Broad, no run, tries to nudge it to the on side but the ball skids through and deflects to the off side

103.2

Junaid Khan to Broad, 1 run, punches it off the back foot for a single down to mid-off who's a bit deep

103.3

Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, stands tall and he punches it elegantly through the off side wide of cover point, he makes good use of the width

103.4

Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Swann's started his own little party here, Junaid grants him even more width this time and Swann forces it off the back foot down to deep extra cover

103.5

Junaid Khan to Swann, 1 run, too late on the pull, he mistimes it to the on side, Atherton on commentary : "spin, spin, spin. Where are the spinners?"

103.6

Junaid Khan to Broad, 1 run, forces a low full toss down the ground to long-off

End of over 104 (11 runs) England 289/7
SCJ Broad    38* (42b 6x4)      Junaid Khan    8-0-33-0
GP Swann    15* (8b 3x4)      Umar Gul    13-1-53-1

I think Misbah heard. Ajmal now

104.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, skids through and Broad punches it down the pitch

104.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, flatter delivery and it skids and beats the outside edge

104.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, gets beside the line and steers it down to point

104.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off and he confidently paddles it to the leg side

104.5

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, goes back and softly tucks it to short leg

104.6

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, 1 bye, Swann decides to pull off the reverse sweep and misses it completely! He was lucky the extra turn took it past the leg stump, it's one of those shots which can make you want to dig a hole and fall into it if it doesn't come off

End of over 105 (2 runs) England 291/7
GP Swann    15* (10b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    37-6-90-4
SCJ Broad    39* (46b 6x4)      Junaid Khan    8-0-33-0

Spin again and it's Rehman

105.1

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, this one fizzes and bounces and nearly dashes the off stump! How close was that?

105.2

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, hits his pads outside the line of leg and rolls away

105.3

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, turns and grips the surface again, Swann nearly edged this one too

105.4

Abdur Rehman to Swann, no run, he chips it in the air and it just drops short of Younis who dives forward at short midwicket

105.5

Abdur Rehman to Swann, OUT, pretty straightforward, Rehman bowls the straighter one and lands it bang in line of middle stump, straightens and thuds his pads as he gets forward to defend, easy for Steve Davis, Rehman being rewarded for a fine, testing over

GP Swann lbw b Abdur Rehman 15 (26m 15b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

England ahead by a slender 34, 8 down

105.6

Abdur Rehman to Anderson, no run, flatter delivery and he stays back and defends down the track

Yaqoob: "Abdur Rehman again looks impressive ..we r having problem with second seamer may be its right time to bring HAmmad Azam or Tanvir ahmed in the team."

End of over 106 (wicket maiden) England 291/8
JM Anderson    0* (1b)      Abdur Rehman    28-9-60-2
SCJ Broad    39* (46b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    37-6-90-4

106.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, stays back and whips it against the turn to deep midwicket

106.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 1 run, gets forward and steers it to the off side for a single

106.3

Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, no run, nicely defended off the front foot, covers the line and the spin well

106.4

Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, no run, steers it to the off side and decides against the single

106.5

Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, no run, bat first and then pad but it lobs it well wide of short leg

106.6

Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, no run, flatter delivery and defended with soft hands

Rabi: 'I fail to understand why Wahab Riaz is sitting outside??" Junaid's not had a memorable match so far so Riaz is a good bet

End of over 107 (3 runs) England 294/8
JM Anderson    0* (5b)      Saeed Ajmal    38-6-93-4
SCJ Broad    42* (48b 6x4)      Abdur Rehman    28-9-60-2

107.1

Abdur Rehman to Broad, SIX, Broad opens his shoulders! All power because he stayed at the crease and whacked it over wide long-on and brings up the 300

107.2

Abdur Rehman to Broad, no run

107.3

Abdur Rehman to Broad, 1 run, in the air and drops short! Broad goes for the slog sweep and miscues it, drops well short of Shafiq who runs forward from deep midwicket

107.4

Abdur Rehman to Anderson, no run, steers it towards cover point and tries to get off the strike

107.5

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

107.6

Abdur Rehman to Anderson, no run, defended and it beats short leg, Pakistan are a bit anxious to wrap this up

End of over 108 (7 runs) England 301/8
JM Anderson    0* (8b)      Abdur Rehman    29-9-67-2
SCJ Broad    49* (51b 6x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    38-6-93-4

108.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, what a match so far for Broad, he paddles it down to fine leg and reaches his fifty, how crucial will this be in the final outcome?

108.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, comes forward and defends it with very soft hands

108.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 1 run, gets forward and steers it just wide of point to give Anderson the last three balls

108.4

Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, Jimmy doesn't want to be left behind! If you can, so can I, gets on his knee early , big stride forward and sweeps it hard and cleanly past square leg, picks the big gap

108.5

Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, no run, stays back at the crease and thumps it back down the pitch, the ball skidded through

108.6

Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, more insult for Pakistan as Anderson gets forward and gets an outside edge that beats first slip and rolls past short third man, Anderson kept it down and it was quite a controlled shot actually

End of over 109 (11 runs) England 312/8
JM Anderson    8* (11b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    39-6-104-4
SCJ Broad    52* (54b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    29-9-67-2

109.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Broad, 1 run, comes back in and Broad stays back and punches it towards long-off

109.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Anderson, no run, defends it off the pads to the on side

109.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Anderson, 4 leg byes, close call for Anderson as he tried to sweep and exposed his leg stump, there was a shout for lbw and it was given leg byes, he was a long way across and that could have hit the stumps

109.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Anderson, 1 run, on the pads and nudged to the on side

109.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Broad, 1 run, stays back and punches it down to long-off

109.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Anderson, no run, gets well forward and smothers the spin

Ali Salman: "@Yaqoob I disagree. Pakistan are having problems with both the seamers. Umar Gul is off colour and Junaid Khan looks out of sorts... Pakistan should include Umar Akmal as well in the next test in place of Azhar Ali. Asad Shafiq can bat at Number 3 and Umar Akmal can provide Pakistan with much needed aggression down the order..."

End of over 110 (7 runs) England 319/8
JM Anderson    9* (15b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    21-4-50-1
SCJ Broad    54* (56b 6x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    39-6-104-4

110.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, tries to run it down the leg side and there's a stifled appeal from Adnan for a caught behind

110.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, gets forward and steers it to the off side

110.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, stays back and nudges it down to fine leg

110.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, skids through quickly and Broad ensures he gets his bat behind the line to defend

110.5

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, Broad nearly edges it to the keeper, the ball straightened a bit

110.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, nothing going Pakistan's way at the moment, an inside edge from Broad sneaks past the stumps and leg slip and that's lunch

Another absorbing session but England will go back feeling a bit better, all thanks to Stuart Broad. The lead of 66 is not massive by any means but enough to frustrate Pakistan a little. The reason being it's not a specialist batsman who's leading England's resistance, it's by a bowler who can bat and as he's shown, quite impressive.

The break could reverse Pakistan's fortunes. Alex will take you through the first half after lunch. See you later.

End of over 111 (4 runs) England 323/8
SCJ Broad    58* (62b 6x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    40-6-108-4
JM Anderson    9* (15b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    21-4-50-1

Welcome back chaps on a huge morning of sport. This Test in the balance and Andy Murray's Australian Open semi-final about to get underway, follow it live here on espn.co.uk. But don't leave me for too long! Two windows...

111.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Anderson, no run, blocked back up the pitch

111.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Anderson, FOUR, squeezed away down the legside and it runs past the slip fielder and away for four to fine leg

111.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Anderson, no run, pushed to midwicket

111.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Anderson, OUT, gone! A quicker ball skips through and Anderson doesn't read the length, going back, loses his off stump. Was trying to cut, missed, and the slider ran on to peg back the off stump

JM Anderson b Mohammad Hafeez 13 (18m 19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 68.42

Immedaite breakthrough for Pakistan and they will be hoping now to get off the park asap. Just Monty to get through...

111.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Panesar, no run, pushed away off the back foot to point

111.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Panesar, OUT, given out lbw no refers left, Monty says he hit it but he's got to go. Another slider caught Panesar bang in front playing back but replays do suggest he got a little edge into the pad, it matters not

MS Panesar lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

So just the solitary over of this afternoon session and England are bowled out with a lead of 70 - a very handy advantage. Pakistan will be very pleased with such a quick finish to the innings and now have a chance to put themselves on top with the bat. Batting last chasing anything won't be easy on this surface...If they can set above 200 to win there will be plenty backing Ajmal and co...

End of over 112 (4 runs) England 327/10
     Mohammad Hafeez    22-4-54-3
SCJ Broad    58* (62b 6x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    40-6-108-4
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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

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