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1st ODI (D/N), Abu Dhabi, February 13, 2012, England tour of United Arab Emirates
(35/50 ov, T:261) 130

England won by 130 runs

Player Of The Match
137 (142)
England Innings
Pakistan Innings
Match Flow
England  (50 ovs maximum)
Alastair Cook (c) b Saeed Ajmal13714218714096.47
Kevin Pietersen  b Shahid Afridi1436511038.88
Jonathan Trott  b Shahid Afridi011000.00
Ravi Bopara st †Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal5069914072.46
Eoin Morgan lbw b Saeed Ajmal2890025.00
Craig Kieswetter c Wahab Riaz b Saeed Ajmal919210047.36
Samit Patel not out 17122320141.66
Stuart Broad c & b Saeed Ajmal1210050.00
Graeme Swann not out 13121420108.33
Extras(lb 11, nb 1, w 5)17
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.20)260/7
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Kevin Pietersen, 12.4 ov), 2-57 (Jonathan Trott, 12.5 ov), 3-188 (Ravi Bopara, 37.2 ov), 4-196 (Eoin Morgan, 39.3 ov), 5-221 (Craig Kieswetter, 44.5 ov), 6-230 (Alastair Cook, 46.2 ov), 7-232 (Stuart Broad, 46.5 ov)
Umar Gul805306.62227000
Mohammad Hafeez1013003.00392000
Shahid Afridi1005525.50245010
12.4 to KP Pietersen, 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. 57/1
12.5 to IJL Trott, 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. 57/2
Saeed Ajmal1004354.30324000
37.2 to RS Bopara, 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. 188/3
39.3 to EJG Morgan, 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.. 196/4
44.5 to C Kieswetter, 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. 221/5
46.2 to AN Cook, 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. 230/6
46.5 to SCJ Broad, 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. 232/7
Wahab Riaz704706.71205041
Shoaib Malik502104.20130000
Pakistan  (T: 261 runs from 50 ovs)
Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Finn511101045.45
Imran Farhat c †Kieswetter b Finn1016421062.50
Asad Shafiq lbw b Finn011000.00
Younis Khan c †Kieswetter b Finn1518182083.33
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)lbw b Patel1429381048.27
Umar Akmal st †Kieswetter b Swann2239771056.41
Shoaib Malik c Pietersen b Patel723251030.43
Shahid Afridi c Swann b Patel28222440127.27
Umar Gul lbw b Swann210130020.00
Saeed Ajmal c Cook b Broad521290023.80
Wahab Riaz not out 821201038.09
Extras(lb 2, nb 5, w 7)14
TOTAL35 Ov (RR: 3.71)130
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Mohammad Hafeez, 2.1 ov), 2-11 (Asad Shafiq, 2.2 ov), 3-27 (Younis Khan, 6.5 ov), 4-40 (Imran Farhat, 8.5 ov), 5-53 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 14.4 ov), 6-68 (Shoaib Malik, 20.2 ov), 7-96 (Umar Akmal, 25.5 ov), 8-109 (Shahid Afridi, 26.4 ov), 9-113 (Umar Gul, 29.1 ov), 10-130 (Saeed Ajmal, 34.6 ov)
Steven Finn1013443.40443001
2.1 to Mohammad Hafeez, Finn strikes early, beating Hafeez's chop and thumping into his pads. He was stuck on his crease and though he thought about reviewing, that looked pretty plumb. 11/1
2.2 to Asad Shafiq, and another one! A similar ball, a touch fuller, seaming back into Shafiq's front pad. The bat was nowhere near the ball and he was rooted right in front of middle and off. Finn has started like a train!. 11/2
6.5 to Younis Khan, gone - and that could be a crucial dismissal! And what a catch from Kieswetter! Finn perservered on that line outside off and again succeeded in bringing the ball back a wee bit ... Younis played slightly away from his front pad, snicked through and Kieswetter claimed to ball whilst diving full stretch to his left.. 27/3
8.5 to Imran Farhat, is that four for Finn? It is! That was unplayable, a silent assassin of a delivery that landed on middlle and screamed across Farhat's tentative push, taking a faint nick on its way through to Kieswetter. That was such a good ball, Farhat was unlucky to get anything on it!. 40/4
James Anderson602404.00243020
Stuart Broad622113.50262000
34.6 to Saeed Ajmal, thank you! Ajmal top edges a pull and captain Cook runs around from mid-on to claim the catch at mid-off, almost colliding with a team-mate in the process. The last-wicket malingering comes to an end after 17 runs in almost six overs and England have won. Hark at that!. 130/10
Samit Patel512635.20152010
14.4 to Misbah-ul-Haq, oh gone! Patel has slid one past the inside edge, onto the back pad and the Pakistan captain has to go, lbw again! It was a regulation full length ball on middle and off and quite simply, Misbah has missed it completely. A very surreal dismissal. The TV commentators assumed their was some bat involved and Misbah would refer but not to be. He's plumb and gone.. 53/5
20.2 to Shoaib Malik, that's a shocker! Malik has a yahoo at a full-bunger and completely mistimes it, the ball looping gently to the man standing at mid-on. I think it hit the toe end of the bat - pressure telling there, and Patel has spooked another.. 68/6
26.4 to Shahid Afridi, the party's over for Afridi, who slaps a slog straight to long-off. It went flat and hard but was a comfortable enough catch. We all know Afridi has a big sword - and there he died by it.. 109/8
Ravi Bopara10404.0020000
Graeme Swann731922.71292000
25.5 to Umar Akmal, ah, now he'll be a bit chirpier. An arm ball (or maybe one that just doesn't turn) goes past Umar's outside edge and Kieswetter whips off bails. Umpire Ahsan Raza doesn't need a replay, he was that far out of his crease ... Oh, Umar!. 96/7
29.1 to Umar Gul, the end is nigh ... Gul again plays around a delivery turning into him. He goes for the review ... but this time it hit him just in line with off stump and there's no reprieve. England, quite remarkably, are on the brink of a crushing victory.. 113/9
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  • England innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 48 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Over 3.3: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - KP Pietersen (Struck down)
  • Over 4.2: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batsman - KP Pietersen (Upheld)
  • Over 9.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - AN Cook (Upheld)
  • England: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (63 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (AN Cook 32, KP Pietersen 13, Ex 5)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 23 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Drinks: England - 68/2 in 17.0 overs (AN Cook 44, RS Bopara 3)
  • AN Cook: 50 off 57 balls (6 x 4)
  • England: 100 runs in 23.5 overs (143 balls), Extras 8
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (AN Cook 28, RS Bopara 21, Ex 3)
  • England: 150 runs in 31.4 overs (190 balls), Extras 11
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 123 balls (AN Cook 52, RS Bopara 44, Ex 6)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 27 runs, 2 wickets)
  • AN Cook: 100 off 110 balls (11 x 4)
  • Drinks: England - 188/2 in 37.0 overs (AN Cook 112, RS Bopara 50)
  • RS Bopara: 50 off 67 balls (4 x 4)
  • Over 39.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - EJG Morgan (Struck down)
  • England: 200 runs in 40.6 overs (246 balls), Extras 12
  • England: 250 runs in 48.6 overs (295 balls), Extras 15
  • Innings Break: England - 260/7 in 50.0 overs (SR Patel 17, GP Swann 13)
  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 40 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 53/4 in 14.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 14, Umar Akmal 7)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 15 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Over 16.5: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - Shoaib Malik (Upheld)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 26.2 overs (158 balls), Extras 3
  • Over 27.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batsman - Umar Gul (Struck down)
  • Over 29.1: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batsman - Umar Gul (Struck down)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Alastair Cook
Series resultEngland led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3238
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45
Match days13 February 2012 - daynight (50-over match)
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