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
  • Overs 101-150

Umar Gul to Cook, FOUR, first shot of intent, short and Cook was in position early for the pull, plays it well wide of short leg and down to the big gap at deep square leg

England 9/0   AN Cook 7* (5b 1x4)   Umar Gul 1.3-1-6-0

Saeed Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, back and very nicely forced away through cover point, Strauss picked up the length very early and played with a straight bat

England 24/0   AJ Strauss 9* (28b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 1.2-0-5-0

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, FOUR, Cook finally gets the cut stroke away, was back quickly and guided it well behind square to the backward point boundary

England 39/1   AN Cook 19* (48b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 5.5-2-13-0

Abdur Rehman to Cook, FOUR, too short and Cook onto the length, rocking back to cut hard and finds the gap well to the cover point fence

England 47/1   AN Cook 26* (60b 3x4)   Abdur Rehman 1.4-1-6-0

Umar Gul to Trott, FOUR, back of a length and width offered and Trott cuts wide and over the dive of point to the boundary, a poor ball punished

England 52/1   IJL Trott 9* (31b 1x4)   Umar Gul 3.2-1-12-0

Umar Gul to Trott, FOUR, that's loose. Trott trying to play too much towards the leg side and thick outside edge squirts past gully for four more to third man

England 56/1   IJL Trott 13* (32b 2x4)   Umar Gul 3.3-1-16-0

Mohammad Hafeez to Cook, FOUR, punched away through midwicket, Cook likes it there to tuck off his legs, and it's four to the midwicket rope

England 64/1   AN Cook 31* (76b 4x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 11-4-15-1

Umar Gul to Trott, FOUR, and now Trott looking to cash in, very nicely driven through the off side past extra cover. Good timing

England 76/1   IJL Trott 27* (51b 3x4)   Umar Gul 6.1-1-27-0

Junaid Khan to Trott, FOUR, drive away off an outside edge, along the ground, well past gully to wide third man

England 86/1   IJL Trott 33* (56b 4x4)   Junaid Khan 2.2-0-9-0

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, FOUR, Cook gets the cut through again, past point, well timed and placed

England 90/1   AN Cook 41* (99b 5x4)   Saeed Ajmal 8.3-2-22-0

Junaid Khan to Trott, FOUR, Junaid comes round the wicket but drifts on the pads and bowls it too full, flick of the wrists from Trott and Umar Akmal gives the chase but dives in vain at deep midwicket

England 102/1   IJL Trott 43* (78b 5x4)   Junaid Khan 5.3-0-16-0

Junaid Khan to Trott, FOUR, back to back for Trott, goes the other side of the wicket this time, width outside off and eased away past cover point, no power, just plain timing and placement

England 106/1   IJL Trott 47* (79b 6x4)   Junaid Khan 5.4-0-20-0

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, FOUR, brings up his fifty with a solid clip off the pads in front of square on the on side, flatter delivery, played it late and exploited the big gap in the deep

England 122/1   AN Cook 50* (133b 6x4)   Saeed Ajmal 15.2-3-35-0

Mohammad Hafeez to Cook, FOUR, cut hard, he's played it well today, and through point for four

England 145/1   AN Cook 67* (167b 7x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 18.3-4-39-1

Abdur Rehman to Trott, FOUR, poor ball, short and wide and cut away through cover, Trott doesn't miss out on loose deliveries

England 166/1   IJL Trott 74* (155b 7x4)   Abdur Rehman 9.3-3-26-0

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, FOUR, another cut but this time Cook gets it away past point and away to the rope

England 172/2   AN Cook 81* (198b 8x4)   Saeed Ajmal 21-3-45-0

Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, short and Pietersen's away! Cutting hard and that's a good shot, through cover for four

England 176/2   KP Pietersen 4* (11b 1x4)   Abdur Rehman 12-3-31-1

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, FOUR, flatter and quicker and an alert Cook reads the length early, rocks back and thumps it past the gap between cover and point

England 180/2   AN Cook 85* (204b 9x4)   Saeed Ajmal 22-3-49-0

Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, he improvises by chipping down the track, takes it on the fuller length and whips it well wide of mid-on who pretty much gave up the chase as soon as it passed him

England 192/2   KP Pietersen 12* (28b 2x4)   Abdur Rehman 14.4-3-38-1

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, FOUR, stays back and clips it against the turn, Junaid fluffs the dive at mid-on and the ball races away

England 198/2   AN Cook 94* (218b 10x4)   Saeed Ajmal 24.4-4-60-0

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

England 202/3   IR Bell 4* (3b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 25.3-4-64-1

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

England 219/5   IR Bell 13* (34b 2x4)   Abdur Rehman 21.1-7-46-1

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

England 223/5   IR Bell 17* (35b 3x4)   Abdur Rehman 21.2-7-50-1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Broad finally gets the lofted drive up and over the in-field, it's well struck and controlled to the long off boundary

England 237/6   SCJ Broad 9* (13b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 34.3-6-79-4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, and now lavishly driven to the cover fence. A big stride forward out to the pitch of the ball and timed superbly away between point and cover

England 241/6   SCJ Broad 13* (14b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 34.4-6-83-4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, smashed. A big slog sweep over midwicket, fine strike from Broad with another big stride forward to the pitch

England 245/6   SCJ Broad 17* (19b 3x4)   Saeed Ajmal 35.3-6-87-4

Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, smashed over mid off, full of length and Broad throws everything at it, over the fielder for four, good stroke, that was Broad does

England 255/6   SCJ Broad 22* (22b 4x4)   Umar Gul 10.3-1-40-0

Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, that's four more, driven off a bottom edge and past gully to third man

England 259/6   SCJ Broad 26* (23b 5x4)   Umar Gul 10.4-1-44-0

Mohammad Hafeez to Broad, FOUR, and straightaway Broad goes over the infield, scoops it high over extra cover and finds the boundary

England 264/6   SCJ Broad 31* (26b 6x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 19.1-4-44-1

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

England 276/7   GP Swann 5* (4b 1x4)   Umar Gul 12.4-1-51-1

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

England 283/7   GP Swann 10* (6b 2x4)   Junaid Khan 7.3-0-27-0

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

England 287/7   GP Swann 14* (7b 3x4)   Junaid Khan 7.4-0-31-0

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

England 308/8   JM Anderson 4* (9b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 38.4-6-100-4

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

England 312/8   JM Anderson 8* (11b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 39-6-104-4

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

England 327/8   JM Anderson 13* (17b 3x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 21.2-4-54-1
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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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