England tour of United Arab Emirates, 3rd Test: England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Feb 3-6, 2012
Pakistan won by 71 runs
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
3,4,5,6 February 2012 (5-day match)
  • Overs 0-50

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, OUT, out straight away cracker from Anderson, swinging in and catching the batsman on the knee roll on the crease. Finger goes up quickly from umpire Davis and after a chat with his partner, Taufeeq walks off. It looked pretty adjacent to middle stump and I don't think any referral was going to save him. Fine inswinger from Anderson on a great length gets the early breakthrough

Taufeeq Umar lbw b Anderson 0 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 1/1   Mohammad Hafeez 1* (1b)   JM Anderson 1-0-1-1

Broad to Azhar Ali, OUT, full and beaten on the inside edge, referred for a catch behind, big nick on hot spot, this should be out and indeed overturned and Ali is gone. It was a nip-backer from Broad on a great length, Prior took it going to his left, which suggested it didn't hit the pad, he was the one who said refer and it's paid off. A great use of the DRS by England and a second strike with the new ball

Azhar Ali c †Prior b Broad 1 (20m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

Pakistan 8/2   Mohammad Hafeez 7* (14b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 2.3-1-6-1

Broad to Younis Khan, OUT, got him! Thick edge and this time Prior bags the catch at head height. A little bit of extra bounce from Broad, takes the shoulder of the bat and flies to Prior's right, taken comfortably with two hands. Younis was pushing away at it and it's a poor way to go

Younis Khan c †Prior b Broad 4 (10m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Pakistan 18/3   Mohammad Hafeez 11* (20b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 3.5-2-10-2

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, loud loud cry for leg before referred has he hit this? Maybe not but probably too high...three reds on hawk-eye...gone! There wasn't anything really conclusive on hot spot but perhaps there was enough doubt to give Hafeez the benefit of the doubt there. Either way, he claps sarcastically walking off, that'll be a few pennies off the match fee

Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Broad 13 (50m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.33

Pakistan 21/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (3b)   SCJ Broad 5-3-10-3

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, another one out and Misbah has played down the Bakerloo, Anderson was on the Victoria line, and bang in front, easy lbw decision, referred but nothing saving Misbah here, he's got to go. Too slow to come forward and beaten on the inside edge to a full ball, it catches him on low on the front pad and hawk-eye has the ball hitting enough of leg stump to stay with Mr Davis

Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Anderson 1 (17m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

Pakistan 21/5   Asad Shafiq 0* (0b)   JM Anderson 5.5-1-9-2

Broad to Adnan Akmal, OUT, appeal for lbw, given! Reviewed. Broad once again slips in a big indipper after producing umpteen away seamers that somehow kept missing the edge. Adnan tried to get forward, but he didn't get too far as it burst through past the inside edge and thudded into the pad, in front of middle and leg. Hawk Eye says it is shattering leg stump. Gone! That five-for before lunch might yet materialise. Take a bow, Stuart Broad. This is lethal bowling on a flat track in Asia.

Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6 (36m 30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Pakistan 39/6   Asad Shafiq 12* (19b)   SCJ Broad 8-4-16-4

Swann to Abdur Rehman, OUT, and he's struck in his first over again. Golly, that's the worst shot you will see today. Swann spins it away from short of a length, it was wide enough for Rehman to leave but he tried to blast it into the top storey of the Burj Dubai. The ball went halfway up there, but when it came down, KP was waiting in the covers. The sun was in his eyes, but he held on. Horror shot.

Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Pakistan 44/7   Asad Shafiq 16* (28b)   GP Swann 0.2-0-0-1

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, slider and given out

Saeed Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12 (52m 53b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.64

Pakistan 78/8   Asad Shafiq 38* (60b 3x4)   MS Panesar 8.3-1-16-1

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, OUT, out it was pad first as he backed away trying to cut and was caught bang in front so has to go. Just looking to give himself room but it slid on from Panesar and caught the flap of the back back right in front of middle stump, no doubt for the umpire

Asad Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45 (120m 78b 3x4 0x6) SR: 57.69

Pakistan 85/9   Umar Gul 0* (9b)   MS Panesar 11-3-16-2

Anderson to Umar Gul, OUT, Pakistan do a Bradman, they have fallen just short of 100! Quite fittingly, it is one of those big indippers that does the final piece of damage. Anderson bends it in at pace, past Gul's slog-heave, and leg stump takes a beating.

Umar Gul b Anderson 13 (34m 27b 1x4 1x6) SR: 48.14

Pakistan 99/10   Aizaz Cheema 0* (7b)   JM Anderson 14.1-3-35-3
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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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