2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, January 25 - 28, 2012, England tour of United Arab Emirates
257 & 214
(T:145) 327 & 72

Pakistan won by 72 runs

Player Of The Match
2/67 & 6/25
Pakistan 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Pakistan 1st Innings 
Mohammad Hafeez  b Panesar3177934040.25
Taufeeq Umar  b Swann1648752033.33
Azhar Ali  b Broad2468781035.29
Younis Khan  b Broad2438443063.15
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)lbw b Broad841732275448.55
Asad Shafiq lbw b Swann581261307146.03
Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad926362034.61
Abdur Rehman  b Swann0726000.00
Saeed Ajmal lbw b Anderson01419000.00
Umar Gul not out 026000.00
Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson033000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 1, nb 2)11
TOTAL96.4 Ov (RR: 2.65, 377 Mins)257
Fall of wickets: 1-51 (Taufeeq Umar, 18.3 ov), 2-61 (Mohammad Hafeez, 23.5 ov), 3-98 (Younis Khan, 36.2 ov), 4-103 (Azhar Ali, 40.2 ov), 5-203 (Asad Shafiq, 78.6 ov), 6-216 (Adnan Akmal, 85.6 ov), 7-243 (Abdur Rehman, 92.1 ov), 8-257 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 95.4 ov), 9-257 (Saeed Ajmal, 96.1 ov), 10-257 (Junaid Khan, 96.4 ov)
James Anderson19.454622.33947001
96.1 to Saeed Ajmal, England are running through this, full delivery from Anderson angling on middle and leg, Ajmal tries to play him across the line and misses it completely, adjacent to the stumps and Oxenford is convinced. 257/9
96.4 to Junaid Khan, and finally we have a catch! Short of a length and rising up on the batsman, too go for Junaid who failed to keep it down, lobs of the top of the bat and easily taken at second slip. 257/10
Stuart Broad2444741.951165001
36.2 to Younis Khan, full and back goes the off stump! Seemed to play all round a ball angled into the pads. Khan was trying to go leg side but got nowhere near it playing across the line, the ball comes off the pad and cannons into off stump, sending it cartwheeling back. It did nip back a touch, very good from Broad. 98/3
40.2 to Azhar Ali, fine delivery and got him! Another beauty from Broady, nipping back just enough to beat the inside edge and the attempted drive for Ali, once more the off stump is sent pinging back towards Prior. Its been great length bowling from Broad, drawing the batsman forward and they've been found wanting against the seaming ball, it's only slight movement but it's enough. 103/4
85.6 to Adnan Akmal, that was given out as an lbw, strangely though. There appeared to be an inside edge onto the pads which lobbed straight to Prior, Adnan got forward to defend, the ball was bang in line with the stumps, I think Hot Spot showed a faint edge, need to see another replay of that, sorry. When Adnan walked back, he appeared rather unsure about the mode of dismissal, he had a chat with Misbah but they decided not to refer it. 216/6
95.4 to Misbah-ul-Haq, appeal for an lbw and Misbah is reviewing it, lands just a shade outside the off stump and comes back in slightly, Misbah bends forward to defend, the ball sneaks through the gap between pad and bat and hits him just in line with middle and leg, Hawkeye showed that hitting the top of the stump, umpire Davis gave him out and the third umpire confirmed it. 257/8
Monty Panesar3399112.751616500
23.5 to Mohammad Hafeez, the drop didn't cost anything for England, Panesar bowls the arm ball and Hafeez stays back at the crease and the ball skids through the gap between bat and pad, Hafeez didn't account for the quicker one. 61/2
Graeme Swann1825232.88744000
18.3 to Taufeeq Umar, Taufeeq had no idea where his off stump was! Lands on the off stump and goes through with the arm, Taufeeq didn't offer a shot and the ball hammered the off stump and dislodged it. Swann did well to keep him guessing just two balls earlier. 51/1
78.6 to Asad Shafiq, big sweep attempted and given out lbw. He's gone upstairs but umpires call on review so Shafiq has to go. It was a horrible heave across the line and hit him on the back leg going on to hit the stumps. Shafiq has thrown it away there, got a bit carried away. 203/5
92.1 to Abdur Rehman, the bowling chance works! Three men around the bat to pile on the pressure on the tail-ender, Swann didn't need their assistance because the ball straightened a touch and just shaved the off stump, Rehman came forward but failed to defend it. 243/7
Jonathan Trott201206.0062000
England 1st Innings 
Andrew Strauss (c)c Asad Shafiq b Mohammad Hafeez1142531026.19
Alastair Cook lbw b Saeed Ajmal9422029610042.72
Jonathan Trott  b Abdur Rehman741581997046.83
Kevin Pietersen c Mohammad Hafeez b Saeed Ajmal1439572035.89
Ian Bell lbw b Umar Gul29781093037.17
Eoin Morgan c Mohammad Hafeez b Saeed Ajmal322240013.63
Matt Prior lbw b Saeed Ajmal316200018.75
Stuart Broad not out 58621026193.54
Graeme Swann lbw b Abdur Rehman15152630100.00
James Anderson  b Mohammad Hafeez1319183068.42
Monty Panesar lbw b Mohammad Hafeez021000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 7, nb 1)13
TOTAL112 Ov (RR: 2.91, 461 Mins)327
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Andrew Strauss, 13.2 ov), 2-166 (Jonathan Trott, 63.6 ov), 3-198 (Alastair Cook, 74.6 ov), 4-203 (Kevin Pietersen, 78.1 ov), 5-207 (Eoin Morgan, 84.5 ov), 6-227 (Matt Prior, 90.2 ov), 7-268 (Ian Bell, 100.4 ov), 8-291 (Graeme Swann, 105.5 ov), 9-327 (James Anderson, 111.4 ov), 10-327 (Monty Panesar, 111.6 ov)
Umar Gul1315314.07527000
100.4 to IR Bell, nipped back in and trapped him on the pads and Bell is reviewing it, landed on a good length and it hit him fairly high on the back leg but within line of the stumps, Oxenford thought that was hitting but Bell wasn't sure, Hawkeye showed that hitting the top of middle, so the umpire's decision stands, England have used up their reviews. 268/7
Junaid Khan803304.12335000
Mohammad Hafeez2245432.451014000
13.2 to AJ Strauss, gone, caught at short leg. Strauss uncommitted in his footwork and gets a big inside edge onto his pad that pops up for a simply catch to short leg. No real movement from the delivery but Strauss' uncertainty has cost him. A firm prod forward provides him another failure and the pressure ramps up once more on England's batting.... 27/1
111.4 to JM Anderson, gone! A quicker ball skips through and Anderson doesn't read the length, going back, loses his off stump. Was trying to cut, missed, and the slider ran on to peg back the off stump. 327/9
111.6 to MS Panesar, given out lbw no refers left, Monty says he hit it but he's got to go. Another slider caught Panesar bang in front playing back but replays do suggest he got a little edge into the pad, it matters not. 327/10
Saeed Ajmal40610842.7018513001
74.6 to AN Cook, the doosra ends Cook's vigil! Bowled from over the wicket, lands on middle and off and straightens to hit middle, Cook fails to cover the line to defend, he doesn't challenge it because he's convinced himself that was hitting the stumps. 198/3
78.1 to KP Pietersen, excellent judgement by the slip catcher Hafeez! Tossed up on the off stump, Pietersen tries to clip it with the turn and gets an inside edge which lobs off the pad and brushes Adnan's glove and Hafeez watches the ball carefully and takes the catch on the fall to his left. 203/4
84.5 to EJG Morgan, 2 balls to go and Morgan succumbs! After bowling a few flatter deliveries Ajmal decides to toss it up a bit more, lands it outside the off stump and Morgan offers a thin edge through to Hafeez at first slip, that's stumps as well. 207/5
90.2 to MJ Prior, gone Prior was caught on the back foot again and this time given out. It's referred but replays have that hitting leg stump so Prior goes. He had got a little stuck against Ajmal and eventually the chief destroyer has pinned him, turning one past the inside edge and catching him on the knee roll. 227/6
Abdur Rehman2996722.311396100
63.6 to IJL Trott, from nowhere Trott's gone. Didn't get forward as he might and a turning ball goes past the outside edge into the top of off stump. Perfect left arm orthodox delivery but Trott's footwork was certainly at fault there. Has he handed Pakistan a way back into the game here?. 166/2
105.5 to GP Swann, pretty straightforward, Rehman bowls the straighter one and lands it bang in line of middle stump, straightens and thuds his pads as he gets forward to defend, easy for Steve Davis, Rehman being rewarded for a fine, testing over. 291/8
Pakistan 2nd Innings 
Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Panesar2237492059.45
Taufeeq Umar  b Swann738560018.42
Azhar Ali c †Prior b Anderson681952538034.87
Younis Khan  b Panesar11414007.14
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)lbw b Panesar1232362037.50
Asad Shafiq c Anderson b Panesar431381465031.15
Adnan Akmal c Strauss b Broad1345540028.88
Abdur Rehman lbw b Swann1038440026.31
Saeed Ajmal c Anderson b Panesar1731521054.83
Umar Gul not out 1024240141.66
Junaid Khan  b Panesar049000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 6)11
TOTAL99.2 Ov (RR: 2.15, 371 Mins)214
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Mohammad Hafeez, 11.4 ov), 2-29 (Taufeeq Umar, 12.5 ov), 3-36 (Younis Khan, 17.4 ov), 4-54 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 27.5 ov), 5-142 (Asad Shafiq, 69.6 ov), 6-170 (Azhar Ali, 82.2 ov), 7-172 (Adnan Akmal, 83.5 ov), 8-198 (Abdur Rehman, 92.3 ov), 9-208 (Saeed Ajmal, 97.4 ov), 10-214 (Junaid Khan, 99.2 ov)
James Anderson1433912.78645000
82.2 to Azhar Ali, Anderson gets him with a snorter with the new ball! Too good for the well-set Azhar as the ball kicks up off a good length, Azhar tries to drop his glove and fend it away but the ball takes the edge off the top of the bat and Prior takes it, Anderson didn't even have to look back for confirmation. 170/6
Stuart Broad2093611.801042100
83.5 to Adnan Akmal, he had it coming! Adnan was living dangerously by chasing balls wide of the off stump and he fell into the trap, Broad pitched the ball up and Adnan flashed at it off the front foot, thick edge flies to Strauss at first slip. 172/7
Monty Panesar38.2186261.611966000
11.4 to Mohammad Hafeez, given out lbw. He was forward and struck on the knee, looked to be going on to hit leg stump and that's what the umpire thinks too. This didn't turn from Panesar and beat Hafeez on the inside edge. He did get a good stride in but they're given out nowadays. 29/1
17.4 to Younis Khan, the off stump has been felled! Panesar on a roll, the ball lands on the off stump and straigtens, Younis was forward but the ball went straight through, full credit to the bowler for foxing him. 36/3
27.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, got him Misbah gone! Playing forward, gets one that slides on and strikes Misbah below the knee roll. Referred. Bowden is having a long look at whether it was pad first, looks like it was, or no conclusive proof anyway. Hawk-eye has three reds and the Pakistan skipper has got to go here. 54/4
69.6 to Asad Shafiq, gone! Lovely delivery from Panesar turning off a length and a thick edge is taken sharply by Anderson at slip. He has been getting the odd one to turn has Panesar and this leaves the right hander, his forward push produces a good edge and snapped up by Anderson - no mistake this time from Jimmy. 142/5
97.4 to Saeed Ajmal, five for Monty! It's another gorgeous delivery that turns away from the right-hander, takes the edge and Anderson bags the simply chance straight to him at slip. The forward lunge produced a good edge and no-one could put that chance down. 208/9
99.2 to Junaid Khan, out and that's a mess, a disgusting, selfish hoof across the line from Khan and he's lost his middle stump. No idea where he was going but tried to swing away a full ball over midwicket and middle peg is on the ground. 214/10
Graeme Swann2756622.441245000
12.5 to Taufeeq Umar, Swann hits the timber in his first over, bowls from round the wicket, the ball goes through straight with the arm, Taufeeq prods forward to defend, the ball sneaks between bat and pad and hits the off stump. 29/2
92.3 to Abdur Rehman, given out lbw Nasser says straight away going down but hawk-eye has the ball giving leg stump a good whack so that's fair enough and gone! He was low trying to sweep, the ball skid past the attempted shot and hit the front pad low down, not all that far forward and it's straightened enough to hit leg stump. 198/8
England 2nd Innings (T: 145 runs)
Andrew Strauss (c)lbw b Abdur Rehman321001063032.00
Alastair Cook c & b Mohammad Hafeez740470017.50
Ian Bell  b Saeed Ajmal331300100.00
Kevin Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman18130012.50
Eoin Morgan  b Abdur Rehman023000.00
Matt Prior c Asad Shafiq b Saeed Ajmal1845651040.00
Jonathan Trott lbw b Abdur Rehman11124009.09
Stuart Broad  b Abdur Rehman023000.00
Graeme Swann lbw b Saeed Ajmal045000.00
James Anderson c Umar Gul b Abdur Rehman1260050.00
Monty Panesar not out 00100-
Extras(lb 9)9
TOTAL36.1 Ov (RR: 1.99, 143 Mins)72
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Alastair Cook, 14.6 ov), 2-26 (Ian Bell, 17.1 ov), 3-33 (Kevin Pietersen, 20.4 ov), 4-37 (Eoin Morgan, 20.6 ov), 5-56 (Andrew Strauss, 28.6 ov), 6-68 (Jonathan Trott, 34.3 ov), 7-68 (Stuart Broad, 34.5 ov), 8-71 (Graeme Swann, 35.4 ov), 9-72 (Matt Prior, 35.6 ov), 10-72 (James Anderson, 36.1 ov)
Mohammad Hafeez831111.37400000
14.6 to AN Cook, soft dismissal! Hafeez tosses it up on middle and leg, Cook tries to turn it to the on side and gets an leading edge which lobs towards the bowler, he dives forward and takes the catch inches off the ground. 21/1
Umar Gul30501.66130000
Saeed Ajmal1572231.46771000
17.1 to IR Bell, it rolls onto his stumps would you believe it! Bell stays back to a delivery which straightened, he tried defending it with very soft hands and the ball spun backwards, rolled between his legs and hit the base of the stumps. 26/2
35.4 to GP Swann, another one. Playing back, playing back, playing back. That's all you need to know really. Off spinner past the inside edge, caught on the crease, plumb once more.... 71/8
35.6 to MJ Prior, Prior goes now, trying to have a go. Pushing away from his body and just chipped a catch to cover. 100 Test match wickets for Ajmal...thoroughly deserved. 72/9
Abdur Rehman10.142562.45503000
20.4 to KP Pietersen, the lbw appeal is being reviewed, the arm ball lands on off and middle and goes through towards the middle stump, KP was forward to defend but the ball just sneaked past the bat and hit his pads near the knee roll, Oxenford was convinced, the third umpire was too, Hawkeye showed it clipping the top of the stumps. 33/3
20.6 to EJG Morgan, timber! Rehman lands it just outside off and gets it to skid inwards, Morgan went back at the crease and failed to get any bat on it and the ball felled the leg stump. 37/4
28.6 to AJ Strauss, but now out! On the back foot and given out lbw. Referred by Strauss but both where he got it and the ball to the stumps were both umpire's call so the decision stays on the field and the England captain is out. It turned inside Strauss' attempted push and caught him on the knee roll. That was a very tight call from the umpire and I have no doubt that he wouldn't have given it without DRS looming.. 56/5
34.3 to IJL Trott, plumb in front and given out leg before. Playing back, turn past the outside edge, catches him on the knee roll and that's stone dead. 68/6
34.5 to SCJ Broad, that is absolutely superb flighted delivery draws Broad into the drive and it rips back between bat and pad and clatters the off stump. Brilliant.. 68/7
36.1 to JM Anderson, swept, top edge, caught by Gul! And Pakistan have won a brilliant, fantastic Test match...a famous famous win...Gul didn't have to travel far to come in and take a simple catch. Pakistan win by 72 runs. 72/10
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Wed, 25 Jan - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 256/7 (Misbah-ul-Haq 83*, Saeed Ajmal 0*, 94 ov)
Thu, 26 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 207/5 (Ian Bell 4*, 84.5 ov)
Fri, 27 Jan - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 125/4 (Azhar Ali 46*, Asad Shafiq 35*, 61 ov)
Sat, 28 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 72 (36.1 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Azhar Ali: 50 off 143 balls (7 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 75.2 overs (452 balls), Extras 2
  • Over 78.1: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - Azhar Ali (Upheld)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 162/5 in 79.0 overs (Azhar Ali 66, Adnan Akmal 8)
  • New Ball Taken: Pakistan 165/5 after 80.1 overs (Azhar Ali 66, Adnan Akmal 11)
  • Over 86.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - Abdur Rehman (Struck down)
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 198/7 in 92.0 overs (Abdur Rehman 10, Saeed Ajmal 11)
  • Over 92.3: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - Abdur Rehman (Struck down)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 96.2 overs (578 balls), Extras 11
  • Innings Break: Pakistan - 214/10 in 99.2 overs (Umar Gul 10)
  • England 2nd innings
  • Over 20.4: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - KP Pietersen (Struck down)
  • Tea: England - 39/4 in 22.0 overs (AJ Strauss 23, MJ Prior 0)
  • England: 50 runs in 24.6 overs (150 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 28.6: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - AJ Strauss (Struck down)
  • Over 31.4: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - MJ Prior (Struck down)
  • Drinks: England - 71/8 in 35.4 overs (MJ Prior 18)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Abdur Rehman
Series resultPakistan led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2032
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days25,26,27,28 January 2012 - day (5-day match)
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