Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Hafeez
15(16) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 3 0 0 4
MJ Prior
70(154) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 4 5 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O24.3
M7
R55
W7
Eco2.24
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

End of match: Seems like ages since England last lost a Test. Perth 2010 I guess. You could point to rustiness, but I don't think anybody would have predicted England to lose in three days in the opening Test. We know they're a far better side than this. Perhaps they were a bit spooked by the spinners, rather the mere talk of them.

Pakistan have proved yet again they are one of the most difficult Test teams to beat. A series away from home, in this form and confidence, will present the true picture. Overall, a brilliant demolition job by the hosts.

I guess we won't expect any changes in the Pakistan line-up but there could be at least one for England. Finn for Tremlett is doing the rounds on Twitter. I'd probably bring in Monty Panesar for Tremlett, if the conditions are going to be similar. The presentation is coming up.

Atherton can't hide his amusement at the host of awards being given out - most sixes, best bowler, outstanding performance of the day blah blah.

Ajmal is the Man of the Match: "Very happy day for me. No turn on the first day. Looking forward to the next time. I'll try it (teesra) in the next game."

Strauss: "Losing five in the first session put us on the backfoot, We don't want to push the panic button. All credit to Pakistan, I thought our bowlers did well but our batsmen can do a lot better. Our preparation has been pretty good otherwise. To bowl Pakistan out for 330 odd was a pretty good effort on that surface. I think Pakistan have been very solid."

Misbah: "We didn't expect it to be so easy for us. Ajmal put us on the path to victory. Rehman and Hafeez are contributing very well. Conditions are not the easiest in Dubai for batting. After 2010 (in England), the players wanted to improve. I'd also like to congratulate the curator for this wicket."

So the England supporters have two extra days to kill in Dubai. Plenty to do to dispel the gloom.

Thanks for joining us. Plenty to read, courtesy George Dobell and David Hopps. Alex Winter says goodbye. Cheers!

3.4
4
Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR runs, Hafeez ends the formalities with a pull off the short ball in front of square on the on side!
3.3
0
Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, bangs it in short and Hafeez bends down and hangs out the periscope, sharp bouncer there
3.2
4
Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR runs, this time he makes use of the width by getting beside the line and steering it well wide of point
3.1
0
Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fullish in length and he gets across and drops it down the pitch

END OF OVER:
3 | (maiden) | PAK: 7/0

  • Taufeeq Umar0 (6b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez7 (12b)
  • JM Anderson2-1-7-0
  • SCJ Broad1-1-0-0
2.6
0
Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, gets good bounce and carry outside off and Taufeeq is still watchful
2.5
0
Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, gets across and softly nudges it down to midwicket

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Hafeez
15(16) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 3 0 0 4
MJ Prior
70(154) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 4 5 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O24.3
M7
R55
W7
Eco2.24
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF