Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    9.6 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 21/4
    0.6 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 1/1
    5.3 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 8/2
    7.5 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 18/3
    10.5 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 21/5
    39.6 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 85/9
    18.6 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. 39/6
    21.2 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. 44/7
    35.3 slider and given out 78/8
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    44.1 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. 99/10
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    3 (lb 3)
    TOTAL
    99 all out (44.1 Overs, RR: 2.24, 191 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Taufeeq Umar, 0.6 ov), 2-8 (Azhar Ali, 5.3 ov), 3-18 (Younis Khan, 7.5 ov), 4-21 (Mohammad Hafeez, 9.6 ov), 5-21 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 10.5 ov), 6-39 (Adnan Akmal, 18.6 ov), 7-44 (Abdur Rehman, 21.2 ov), 8-78 (Saeed Ajmal, 35.3 ov), 9-85 (Asad Shafiq, 39.6 ov), 10-99 (Umar Gul, 44.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson14.133532.4700
    SCJ Broad1653642.2500
    MS Panesar1342521.9200
    GP Swann11010.0000
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    53.5 five for Rehman and completely out of the blue Strauss has tried to swing one out of the park and been stumped. He didn't get to the pitch and missed by a long way, looking very ugly in a big heave and miss, easy work for Akmal 133/9
    2.2 Adnan Akmal has leapt right across first slip to pouch a beauty. The wickets continue to tumble. A dismissal that is so unlike Cook. It was short and it was swinging further away, he could have stayed in the crease and left it alone, but he dangled the bat feebly, looking for a high-risk steer. He feathers it along towards first slip. Adnan gets a good look at the ball, moves across and pounces on it. 5/1
    4.2 Trott's gone. He doesn't even refer it, but should he have? Full, straight, angling in and Trott plays all over it. Hit in front of leg, and possibly clipping leg stump. The sort of dismissal you used to see a lot with Ricky Ponting. He just fell over as he looked to flick, and missed it. Umpire Davis sent him on his way immediately. We have to see what HawkEye says. Trott didn't wait even a moment, he probably reckoned it was clipping leg. This could be one of those where the umpire's verdict would have been right, irrespective of what it was. Replays are in - Missing leg. Trott would have got away if he'd referred it. England were spot-on with referrals when they were bowling.. Interestingly, captain Strauss was the non-striker here. 7/2
    19.2 caught on the crease and given out lbw. Referred and hawk-eye has it only just clipping the leg stump. Pietersen unlucky? He's out once again to left-arm spin! Remarkable. Playing forward, caught on the knee roll, you could see middle and off stumps as Pietersen played it but DRS means you give those out nowadays 64/3
    28.5 is Bell out stumped? The doosra again. It goes upstairs and he is in trouble. he was pressing forward, for the offspin, but it went the other way and past the bat, even as the back foot slid outside the crease. Adnan could not collect the ball, but it bounced off the glove straight onto the stumps, faster than he would have been able to do it if he'd grasped the ball. Bell was pushing his foot back in, but it is on the line when the bail comes off. The 3rd umpire Shahvir Tarapore is taking a long time over this. But he's pressed the right button. Bell. Ajmal. Doosra. Complete the sequence ... Out! 75/4
    33.1 Another referral. Boy, the 3rd umpire needs to be paid as much as the men in the middle. Short ball, Morgan goes back and looks to work it across the line. Not the safest option, in the middle of a horror series. Still, everything was going to plan. Almost. He just misses a straightforward shot as the ball turns in. It hits him high on the pad, but he is well back, and it is crashing into the stumps. Umpire Taufel has to cross his arms over once more. Morgan gone. Can Pakistan get the lead? 88/5
    37.6 squared up and bowled! Prior is befuddled. Rehman runs riot. The crowd perks up. Pakistan on fire. Nervous stuff from Prior, so worried about the lbw, that he ends up playing inside the line of a regulation left-arm spinner, in an attempt to keep bat in front of and close to the pad. The bat is in line with leg stump, the ball lands on middle and leg and spins enough to miss the bat and crash into middle. Pakistan are still 1 run ahead, and into England's tail. What a day! 98/6
    43.6 gone! Trying to drive against the spin and beaten between bat and pad and down goes the leg stump. A classic finger spinners delivery, tossed up, inducing the drive, and doing um through the gate. Nice work from Rehman and Pakistan will be delighted to have dislodged the nightwatchman so early 106/7
    50.5 forward, another doosra, and struck on the front pad, not out given, and referred. Broad's very tall and got a long way forward but three reds! Broad will go here...big blow for Pakistan. The doosra beats the inside edge and Broad is trapped lbw on review 121/8
    54.6 swung away again but this is in the air and well taken down low from the man in the deep. It was another good connection but Swann couldn't keep it down and the innings is over, England have a lead of 42 141/10
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    5 (b 1, lb 4)
    TOTAL
    141 all out (55 Overs, RR: 2.56, 233 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (AN Cook, 2.2 ov), 2-7 (IJL Trott, 4.2 ov), 3-64 (KP Pietersen, 19.2 ov), 4-75 (IR Bell, 28.5 ov), 5-88 (EJG Morgan, 33.1 ov), 6-98 (MJ Prior, 37.6 ov), 7-106 (JM Anderson, 43.6 ov), 8-121 (SCJ Broad, 50.5 ov), 9-133 (AJ Strauss, 53.5 ov), 10-141 (GP Swann, 54.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Umar Gul712824.0000
    Aizaz Cheema40902.2500
    Saeed Ajmal2365932.5600
    Abdur Rehman2144051.9000
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    9.6 swept and missed and now out trapped in front and not referred. Fine line between attack and defence says Nasser and Hafeez has got too keen after 10 from two balls. Was far too early on a big sweep, he missed and got struck on the thigh pad with his knee on the ground, look adjacent to the off stump 28/2
    6.6 but the extra ball does the work! Length ball outside off, Taufeeq nibbles at it and edges to slip where Strauss takes a solid catch. Right area from Anderson and the batsman - perhaps too keen to feel for the ball after a couple of solid strokes - decided to play where he could have left alone. A thick edge and Strauss pouches the simple chance into the midriff 16/1
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    149.3 got him! And finally, finally, after what's seemed like an ice age, Azhar Ali is removed from the crease. Pushing a full ball into the hands of Cook at short leg, who took a smart catch down low. But that's some innings, a long vigil, grinding out the runs. He's method has been very effective, a highest first-class score, and a contribution that could take Pakistan to a historic victory... 363/9
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    91.6 given out lbw going past the inside edge. Referred but looks out on the first replay and indeed Hawk-Eye has umpire's call twice, so marginal but looked out in real time so fair enough to stay with Steve Davis. One that just nipped in off a length and hit Younis on the move, caught in front of off stump, just 244/3
    130.2 Given out lbw, and Misbah refers it. Straight, quick armer from Monty that drifts straight in. Misbah pushes forward with bat and pad very close together. The ball hit him marginally in front of off stump and was crashing into the stumps. Bat first? Pad first? Hot Spot doesn't light up and the referral is struck down. Definitely pad first. A wicket for England, their second of the day. 331/4
    136.2 another one bites the dust. 40 lbws. Golly. Pakistan can't review it. Monty angled it in from over the stumps. Did it pitch outside leg? It straightened as Asad got well across and looked to paddle it. He missed and was hit on the back leg. Was it hitting leg stump? It was clipping leg. And it landed on middle and leg, so that was a fair decision and would have been upheld on review. 339/5
    138.2 Monty's spitting fire with the old ball. He's cleaned up Adnan with a classic left-arm spinner, angles in towards middle and off, dips on a length, grips and straightens past a hopeful forward prod to tickle off stump. Gone for a blob. England will be very worried by the amount of turn on offer now. 345/6
    139.1 too many murmurs about Panesar outbowling Swann, and Swann responds with a wicket of his own. Ball lands on a length around off stump from round the wicket, kicks up a healthy puff of dust as it turns past Rehman and takes an outside edge to slip. 346/7
    141.6 a wicket to end the session. Swann gets Ajmal to nick his version of the doosra - the slider - through to Anderson at slip. Ajmal hangs the bat outside limply and it jumps off the edge to the right of Anderson, who completes a good catch. 350/8
    152.4 flighted up, big swing towards leg, missed and plumb lbw. Five more for Panesar. Jolly well done Monty, two five-fors in his two comeback matches. Thoroughly deserved after almost 57 overs! A fine effort. It was a length ball that Gul simply missed by a long distance, being done in the flight, easy decision for the umpire 365/10
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    TOTAL
    365 all out (152.4 Overs, RR: 2.39, 572 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Taufeeq Umar, 6.6 ov), 2-28 (Mohammad Hafeez, 9.6 ov), 3-244 (Younis Khan, 91.6 ov), 4-331 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 130.2 ov), 5-339 (Asad Shafiq, 136.2 ov), 6-345 (Adnan Akmal, 138.2 ov), 7-346 (Abdur Rehman, 139.1 ov), 8-350 (Saeed Ajmal, 141.6 ov), 9-363 (Azhar Ali, 149.3 ov), 10-365 (Umar Gul, 152.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson2875111.8201
    SCJ Broad2475512.2900
    MS Panesar56.41312452.1800
    GP Swann39610132.5800
    IJL Trott201407.0000
    KP Pietersen30903.0000
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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
    Extras
    15 (b 4, lb 8, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Umar Gul2056143.0502
    Aizaz Cheema40902.2500
    Mohammad Hafeez52601.2000
    Abdur Rehman41.3109722.3300
    Saeed Ajmal2796742.4800

Match Details

Toss

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

Season

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)

TV Umpires

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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