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)
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  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150

Mohammad Hafeez to Strauss, OUT, gone, caught at short leg. Strauss uncommitted in his footwork and gets a big inside edge onto his pad that pops up for a simply catch to short leg. No real movement from the delivery but Strauss' uncertainty has cost him. A firm prod forward provides him another failure and the pressure ramps up once more on England's batting...

AJ Strauss c Asad Shafiq b Mohammad Hafeez 11 (53m 42b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.19

England 27/1   AN Cook 11* (38b 1x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 4.2-2-4-1

Abdur Rehman to Trott, OUT, from nowhere Trott's gone. Didn't get forward as he might and a turning ball goes past the outside edge into the top of off stump. Perfect left arm orthodox delivery but Trott's footwork was certainly at fault there. Has he handed Pakistan a way back into the game here?

IJL Trott b Abdur Rehman 74 (199m 158b 7x4 0x6) SR: 46.83

England 166/2   AN Cook 75* (185b 7x4)   Abdur Rehman 10-3-26-1

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, OUT, the doosra ends Cook's vigil! Bowled from over the wicket, lands on middle and off and straightens to hit middle, Cook fails to cover the line to defend, he doesn't challenge it because he's convinced himself that was hitting the stumps

AN Cook lbw b Saeed Ajmal 94 (296m 220b 10x4 0x6) SR: 42.72

England 198/3   KP Pietersen 13* (31b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 25-4-60-1

Saeed Ajmal to Pietersen, OUT, excellent judgement by the slip catcher Hafeez! Tossed up on the off stump, Pietersen tries to clip it with the turn and gets an inside edge which lobs off the pad and brushes Adnan's glove and Hafeez watches the ball carefully and takes the catch on the fall to his left

KP Pietersen c Mohammad Hafeez b Saeed Ajmal 14 (57m 39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 35.89

England 203/4   IR Bell 4* (11b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 26.1-4-64-2

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, OUT, 2 balls to go and Morgan succumbs! After bowling a few flatter deliveries Ajmal decides to toss it up a bit more, lands it outside the off stump and Morgan offers a thin edge through to Hafeez at first slip, that's stumps as well

EJG Morgan c Mohammad Hafeez b Saeed Ajmal 3 (24m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.63

England 207/5   IR Bell 4* (29b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 29.5-5-67-3

Saeed Ajmal to Prior, OUT, gone Prior was caught on the back foot again and this time given out. It's referred but replays have that hitting leg stump so Prior goes. He had got a little stuck against Ajmal and eventually the chief destroyer has pinned him, turning one past the inside edge and catching him on the knee roll

MJ Prior lbw b Saeed Ajmal 3 (20m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.75

England 227/6   IR Bell 21* (46b 3x4)   Saeed Ajmal 32.2-6-73-4

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   SCJ Broad 33* (30b 6x4)   Umar Gul 11.4-1-46-1

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 291/8   SCJ Broad 39* (46b 6x4)   Abdur Rehman 27.5-8-60-2

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

England 327/9   SCJ Broad 58* (62b 6x4 1x6)   Mohammad Hafeez 21.4-4-54-2

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

England 327/10   SCJ Broad 58* (62b 6x4 1x6)   Mohammad Hafeez 22-4-54-3
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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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