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    25.2 gone now though biting out of the rough, catches Strauss on the back foot and given out lbw. It was reviewed but to no avail because Strauss was right on his stumps and the ball was hitting middle stump. It turned past the inside edge and hit the back leg, highlighting the problems England's left-handers will face against those rough patches 48/1
    62.5 brilliant catch at slip. Cook's had success turning with the spin but now produces a leading edge that flies to slip and a fabulous diving take by Younis Khan. Just gripped a little in the pitch which meant Cook was on the shot too soon, tried to turn it again and it flicked up to Younis who showed his team-mates how it's done 119/4
    44.3 I'm not sure what came over Trott but Pakistan have broken a stubborn stand here, Trott aims to slog it over the on side but ends up top-edging a doosra, Rehman runs forward from deep backward square leg and takes the skier 85/2
    60.6 bowled through the gate. Ordinary offspinner on a good length, Pietersen forward and playing with the bat away from the pad is done by one that spun. Nothing overly special about it, I don't think Pietersen played it very well at all, maybe he thought it was the doosra 116/3
    74.6 Gul was as flummoxed as Bell! Hardly a wicket-taking ball, a half-tracker outside the off stump, Bell could have thrashed that or simply left it, instead he lobbed it tamely down to cover point where Shafiq ran to his right to take a sitter. Bell took a few seconds to comprehend what he had done and Gul couldn't believe what he had done to deserve that wicket 156/5
    76.3 Gul fully deserved this one, Morgan gave the bowler the charge and Gul saw that and cleverly dropped it short from round the wicket, the batsman suddenly changed his shot and tries to defend but it caught the faint edge, Taufel knew that immediately 159/6
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    82.2 and gone. Broad holes out to long off trying to play a big shot again, off low on the bat and a comfortable catch in the deep for Taufeeq. Can't blame Broad for trying. Attempted to go big off a length ball and didn't quite get it right 196/7
    84.4 caught at point Swann driving off an outside edge and simply chipping at catch to point. It's a very good catch down low, always difficult diving forward but that's a fine grab. A long check for the no-ball but Gul is just, and only just, ok so Swann has to go 203/8
    92.6 outside edge and taken at slip! The ball straightened after pitching outside off and skidded through, Anderson was on the back foot trying to cut and it was taken neatly by Younis at slip who fell backwards after taking it 237/9
    97.3 Pakistan seal 3-0! Panesar tries to sweep with the turn and the ball hits his thigh in front of the stumps, Steve Davis gives him out, Panesar reviews it but Davis' decision stands 252/10
    15 (b 4, lb 8, nb 3)
    252 all out (97.3 Overs, RR: 2.58, 410 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-48 (AJ Strauss, 25.2 ov), 2-85 (IJL Trott, 44.3 ov), 3-116 (KP Pietersen, 60.6 ov), 4-119 (AN Cook, 62.5 ov), 5-156 (IR Bell, 74.6 ov), 6-159 (EJG Morgan, 76.3 ov), 7-196 (SCJ Broad, 82.2 ov), 8-203 (GP Swann, 84.4 ov), 9-237 (JM Anderson, 92.6 ov), 10-252 (MS Panesar, 97.3 ov)
    Umar Gul20.056143.0502
    Aizaz Cheema4.00902.2500
    Mohammad Hafeez5.02601.2000
    Abdur Rehman41.3109722.3300
    Saeed Ajmal27.096742.4800

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 3-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

3,4,5,6 February 2012 (5-day match)

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Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 3 Feb - day 1 - England 1st innings 104/6 (AJ Strauss 41*, JM Anderson 3*, 43 ov)
  • Sat, 4 Feb - day 2 - Pakistan 2nd innings 222/2 (Azhar Ali 75*, Younis Khan 115*, 82 ov)
  • Sun, 5 Feb - day 3 - England 2nd innings 36/0 (AJ Strauss 19*, AN Cook 15*, 20 ov)
  • Mon, 6 Feb - day 4 - England 2nd innings 252 (97.3 ov) - end of match

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