Pakistan v England ODI Series - 1st ODI

England v Pakistan

England won by 130 runs

12.4

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, OUT, he's gone! Afridi skids one straight through Pietersen's defences and the England man's comeback as an opener is over. He was caught half-forward and the ball straightened to clatter into off stump

KP Pietersen b Shahid Afridi 14 (51m 36b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

England 57/1   AN Cook 38* (40b 5x4)   Shahid Afridi 1.4-0-9-1

12.5

Shahid Afridi to Trott, OUT, two in two! This time, from wide on the crease, Afridi angles a quicker delivery past Trott's lazy, attempted cover drive and the bails go flying once again! Looked like the googly, the way it came back at Trott

IJL Trott b Shahid Afridi 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 57/2   AN Cook 38* (40b 5x4)   Shahid Afridi 1.5-0-9-2

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

England 188/3   AN Cook 112* (118b 12x4)   Saeed Ajmal 6.2-0-28-1

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

England 196/4   AN Cook 118* (123b 13x4)   Saeed Ajmal 7.3-0-31-2

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

England 221/5   AN Cook 132* (137b 14x4)   Saeed Ajmal 8.5-0-38-3

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

England 230/6   SR Patel 3* (4b)   Saeed Ajmal 9.2-0-41-4

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

England 232/7   SR Patel 4* (5b)   Saeed Ajmal 9.5-0-43-5
Series Results
England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Feb 21, 2012
England won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Feb 18, 2012
England won by 9 wickets (with 76 balls remaining)
England v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi - Feb 15, 2012
England won by 20 runs
England v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi - Feb 13, 2012
England won by 130 runs
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Feb 13, 2012

Samit Patel hits a boundary during his quickfire 17 from 12 balls, Pakistan v England, 1st ODI, Abu Dhabi, February, 13, 2012

Samit Patel hits a boundary during his quickfire 17 from 12 balls

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Feb 13, 2012

Stuart Broad claimed the final wicket, having Saeed Ajmal caught, Pakistan v England, 1st ODI, Abu Dhabi, February, 13, 2012

Stuart Broad claimed the final wicket, having Saeed Ajmal caught

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