Match Details


England XI , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

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

Match days

7,8,9 January 2012 (3-day match)

ICC Combined Associate and Affiliate XI replacement

GH Dockrell for Hamid Hassan (ICC Combined Associate and Affiliate XI 2nd innings, 0.0 ov)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sat, 07 Jan - day 1 - England 1st innings 16/0 (AJ Strauss 8*, AN Cook 8*, 4 ov)
  • Sun, 08 Jan - day 2 - ICC Combined Associate and Affiliate XI 2nd innings 90/5 (Mohammad Shahzad 34*, Mohammad Nabi 9*, 37 ov)
  • Mon, 09 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 261/7 (60.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Pietersen's jinx revived?

    It was just Pietersen's luck that George Dockrell wasn't even meant to be bowling having only replaced the injured Hamid Hassan

  • England survive wobble to take victory

    England overcame another middle-order wobble to secure a three-wicket win against the ICC Combined XI in Dubai

  • Batsmen are rusty - Cook

    Alastair Cook admitted England's batsmen hadn't started their tour as they'd hoped but wasn't overly concerned despite an unconvincing display against an ICC Combined XI in Dubai

  • England's batsmen fail to impress in warm-up

    With the exception of Alastair Cook, England's batsmen failed to impress on the second day against the ICC Combined XI in Dubai

  • Broad happy with shoulder recovery

    Stuart Broad, the England fast bowler, has said he is satisfied with how his shoulder held up during his first day of competitive cricket in four months

England XI 4th innings Partnerships

1st63AJ StraussAN Cook
2nd70AJ StraussIJL Trott
3rd3KP PietersenIJL Trott
4th44IR BellIJL Trott
5th7IR BellEJG Morgan
6th12IR BellSM Davies
7th61SM DaviesSCJ Broad
8th1GP SwannSM Davies