England tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st ODI: England v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Feb 13, 2012
England won by 130 runs
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
13 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
21.1

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, no run, length outside off and dropped out on the off side

21.2

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, no run, pushed away outside off, a sliding save from point

21.3

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 1 run, back of a length outside off and flicked down to mid on

21.4

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, no run, offie and Bopara across and forward to push back to the bowler

21.5

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, no run, press forward outside off and push into the off side

21.6

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, no run, turn into the pads, runs up on the leg side

England 91/2   Saeed Ajmal 1-0-1-0
23.1

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 1 run, length outside off and flicked to long on

23.2

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, no run, turn past the inside edge onto the pad

23.3

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, 1 run, forward and pressed into the off side

23.4

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, no run, forward on middle and off to defend

23.5

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 1 run, down low to paddle sweep, gets it fine

23.6

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, 1 run, turned down the ground from a full length

England 101/2   Saeed Ajmal 2-0-5-0
25.1

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 1 run, turned away off the pads

25.2

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, no run, keeps a touch low on off stump and blocked back to the bowler

25.3

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, 1 run, length and punched down the ground to long on

25.4

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, no run, dropped out on the off side off the back foot

25.5

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, no run, length and played forward into the leg side

25.6

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 1 run, swept hard from outside off to deep square leg

England 116/2   Saeed Ajmal 3-0-8-0
27.1

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, FOUR, tossed up outside off, nudged at, comes off the outside edge and runs very fine and all the way for four

27.2

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, no run, dropped into the covers, yes, no, no no! Cook scrambles back but a direct hit to the non-striker's end could have seen him gone

27.3

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, no run, loud cry for leg before, probably sliding down, catching Bopara half way up the front pad,it was going down leg

27.4

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, 1 leg bye, lovely doosra beats Bopara outside off and beats Akmal too

27.5

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, no run, outside off, cut off a bottom edge to point

27.6

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, no run, connects with the cut to point

England 127/2   Saeed Ajmal 4-0-12-0
29.1

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, no run, leg stump, blocked forward

29.2

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, 1 run, just outside off and Bopara tries to give himself room, gets it away on the off side

29.3

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, FOUR, great shot, taken from outside off and really well timed behind square past deep square leg

29.4

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 1 run, dropped out on the off side and they scramble through, a direct hit would have been close

29.5

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, 1 run, shorter and a shuffle back in the crease, cutting out to deep cover

29.6

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 1 run, off stump, forward and pushed past the left-hand of the bowler

England 142/2   Saeed Ajmal 5-0-20-0
35.1

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off and Cook crashes him to the square boundary. That's a third ODI hundred for the opener, and his second since taking the captaincy. Not that it'll quieten the critics, I would guess ...

35.2

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 2 runs, floated up but Cook gets to the pitch and punches through midwicket

35.3

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, no run, tighter line and played to the fielder at midwicket

35.4

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 1 leg bye, an lbw shout, albeit a half-hearted one, as the ball slants into Cook and slide away off the pad towards long leg

35.5

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, 1 run, pushed out to point

35.6

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 1 run, room to cut and a good diving stop at point can't prevent a run

England 178/2   Saeed Ajmal 6-0-28-0
37.1

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, no run, pacy, length delivery but Cook opens the arms and gets a thick edge that scuttles away to the boundary

37.2

Saeed Ajmal to Bopara, OUT, out charges Ravi and off come the bails! Bit of a Coldplay moment there, but you can hardly expect England to bat through a Powerplay without at least one rush of blood to the head. He skipped out, played around a legside delivery and not even an Akmal couldn't muck that one up

RS Bopara st †Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 50 (91m 69b 4x4 0x6) SR: 72.46

37.3

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, straight and full, played back to the bowler

37.4

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 2 runs, full again and Morgan throws out that back foot and launches the ball high over the infield, long-off chasing it down before the rope

37.5

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, tries to hoick it again but doesn't connect properly

37.6

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, outside off, pad thrust forward but the ball skids past

England 190/3   Saeed Ajmal 7-0-30-1
39.1

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 1 run, tossed up on leg, batsman back and fiddles towards deep backward square

39.2

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, tight line, pushed to midwicket

39.3

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, OUT, hits the pad as Morgan misses with a reverse sweep and given out. Morgan goes for the review ... maybe on height, maybe because he thought it was going down leg. But it was doing neither and umpire Taufel raises his finger for the second time. Morgan's UAE struggles continue, then.

EJG Morgan lbw b Saeed Ajmal 2 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

39.4

Saeed Ajmal to Kieswetter, no run, doosra tossed up outside leg, and edged in the opposite direction to fielder at point

39.5

Saeed Ajmal to Kieswetter, no run, tossed up again and blocked, a little uncertainly

39.6

Saeed Ajmal to Kieswetter, no run, on the stumps, defended

England 196/4   Saeed Ajmal 8-0-31-2
44.1

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 1 run, length and cut to short third man

44.2

Saeed Ajmal to Kieswetter, 1 run, length outside leg and swept to deep square leg

44.3

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, FOUR, great shot, taken from outside off as Cook's done a few times and swept with great timing to the deep square fence

44.4

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 1 run, length and cut out to deep square

44.5

Saeed Ajmal to Kieswetter, OUT, straight up and caught. Kieswetter tried to give himself room to slog sweep outside leg but can only get a big top edge straight up in the air, easily taken from short third man

C Kieswetter c Wahab Riaz b Saeed Ajmal 9 (21m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 47.36

44.6

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 1 run, fired in to off stump, nudged down the ground to long on

England 222/5   Saeed Ajmal 9-0-39-3
46.1

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, 2 runs, length outside off and slapped wide of long on

46.2

Saeed Ajmal to Cook, OUT, slider and Cook tries to sweep and misses, losing his leg stump. Pushed through quicker, the sweep has served Cook very well today but this time he got his front pad inside the line and it skidded past the pad into leg stump

AN Cook b Saeed Ajmal 137 (187m 142b 14x4 0x6) SR: 96.47

46.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 1 run, Broad begins with a sweep and works it down to deep square leg

46.4

Saeed Ajmal to Patel, 1 run, length on middle, nudged out into the off side from the crease

46.5

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, OUT, caught and bowled a fine take down low. Pushed through quicker again, Broad goes to drive, does so firmly and in the air back to Ajmal who bags the chance with two hands and claims another five-for against England

SCJ Broad c & b Saeed Ajmal 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

46.6

Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, legside and strikes the pad

England 232/7   Saeed Ajmal 10-0-43-5
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