2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, Jan 25 - 28 2012, England tour of United Arab Emirates
257 & 214
(36.1 ov, target 145)327 & 72
Pakistan won by 72 runs
player of the match
Abdur Rehman
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• The Report by David Hopps

Rehman stuns England to give Pakistan series

England suffered one of their most disastrous batting collapses in Test history as they disintegrated against Pakistan's spinners to lose the second Test in Abu Dhabi and with it the series

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Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Alex Winter
Scorecard summary
Pakistan257/10(96.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Misbah-ul-Haq84 (173)
Asad Shafiq58 (126)
Stuart Broad4/47(24)
Graeme Swann3/52(18)
England327/10(112 overs)1st INNINGS
Pakistan214/10(99.2 overs)2nd INNINGS
Azhar Ali68 (195)
Asad Shafiq43 (138)
Monty Panesar6/62(38.2)
Graeme Swann2/66(27)
England72/10(36.1 overs)2nd INNINGS
Matt Prior18 (45)
Abdur Rehman6/25(10.1)
Saeed Ajmal3/22(15)

Get all the reaction and analysis to Pakistan's brilliant win and England's miserable collapse here on ESPNcricinfo. Pile in with your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter. Our senior correspondent George Dobell will be getting all the coverage from out in the Arabian Gulf so stayed tuned throughout the day and indeed the week until the next Test, the final one of the series from back in Dubai, begins next Friday, February 3. But the next live cricket is on Wednesday, Australia and India beginning their ODI series with a day-nighter at the SCG starting at 0835 GMT. See you soon...

So there we go, Pakistan have won the series. Who on earth could have predicted that? More importantly, who on earth would have predicted two surfaces that would have produced just eight days of cricket? Remarkable.

Presentation time...and a hundred silly awards to hand out...apart from a few...bowler of the match to Saeed Ajmal...outstanding performance of the match to Monty of the match is Abdur Rehamn for bowling his side to victory in this fourth innings..."I get a lot of confidence bowling opposite Saeed," he says. they were some double act...usual public relations computer speak from Andrew Strauss..."Ultimately we've been rolled over three innings out of four and the top order need to take that on the chin"'s Misbah..."A much needed victory for us. The bowlers were outstanding. I had belief in my bowlers."

Quite amazing really, this match, apart perhaps the second and third evenings, was all England, their comeback match, but Pakistan have sensed their chance in the fourth innings and taken it brilliantly.

Well that is a remarkable turnaround from complete disarray a year ago and now turning over the No.1 team in world cricket. Absolutely stunning win. They piled on the pressure by strangling England's run-scoring opportunities, forced some mistakes and produced several gorgeous deliveries. Rehman and Ajmal wheeling away, the noise around the bat, the atmosphere in the ground, it was exceptionally difficult to bat, and Bob Willis has just said apart from the current Indian line up at its best, nobody could have lived with that bowling.

Abdur to Anderson, OUT

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

James Anderson c Umar Gul b Abdur Rehman 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
end of over 364 runs • 2 wickets
ENG: 72/9CRR: 2.00 
James Anderson1 (1)
Saeed Ajmal 15-7-22-3
Abdur Rehman 10-4-25-5
Ajmal to Prior, OUT

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

Matt Prior c Asad Shafiq b Saeed Ajmal 18 (65m 45b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40
Ajmal to Anderson, 1 run

inside edge past short leg and they scramble a run

James Anderson...heaven help you sir...

This is all over now bar the shouting...Pakistan are going to win the series!

Ajmal to Swann, OUT

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...

Graeme Swann lbw b Saeed Ajmal 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Ajmal to Swann, no run

now a big off spinner and striking the pad but sliding down, runs away into the off side

Ajmal to Swann, no run

done by the doosra, Swann played inside it and got beaten

Ajmal to Prior, 3 runs

cut and it's a big outside edge that flies past slip and they get three to third man

We all thought it was Ajmal who would lead the Pakistan charge but it's been Rehman's left-arm orthodox that has torn England apart...amazing cricket...

end of over 355 runs • 2 wickets
ENG: 68/7CRR: 1.94 
Graeme Swann0 (1)
Matt Prior15 (43)
Abdur Rehman 10-4-25-5
Saeed Ajmal 14-7-18-1
Abdur to Swann, no run

forward and blocking on off stump

This bowling has just been irresistible, England have been all at sea...

Abdur to Broad, OUT

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.

Stuart Broad b Abdur Rehman 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Abdur to Broad, no run

huge stride outside off and striking the pad so far outside off, nowhere near lbw

Well is that the game now for Pakistan? Stuart Broad, brilliant throughout the match, can he possible produce something more now when his team most need it...

Abdur to Trott, OUT

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

Jonathan Trott lbw b Abdur Rehman 1 (24m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09
Abdur to Trott, 4 leg byes

down the leg side and it flicks the pad and runs away for four very fine

Abdur to Prior, 1 run

turned carefully past short leg and they get a run

end of over 343 runs
ENG: 63/5CRR: 1.85 
Jonathan Trott1 (9)
Matt Prior14 (42)
Saeed Ajmal 14-7-18-1
Abdur Rehman 9-4-24-3
Ajmal to Trott, no run

doosra past the outside edge, another beautiful delivery

Ajmal to Prior, 1 run

swept carefully to deep square leg

Ajmal to Prior, no run

Prior went for one over the leg side, got an edge into the ground and it runs into the on side

Ajmal to Prior, no run

blocked coming forward

Ajmal to Prior, no run

off pad and over short leg

Ajmal to Prior, 2 runs

driven hard through the off side, along the ground past point but only two

end of over 33Maiden
ENG: 60/5CRR: 1.81 
Jonathan Trott1 (8)
Matt Prior11 (37)
Abdur Rehman 9-4-24-3
Saeed Ajmal 13-7-15-1
Abdur to Trott, no run

another cracker from Rehman who's been the star so far turn past the outside edge with Trott playing forward

Best performances - batters
Alastair Cook portrait
94 runs (220)
10 fours
0 six
Productive shot
leg glance
43 runs
3 fours
0 six
Misbah-ul-Haq portrait
Misbah-ul-Haq PAK
84 runs (173)
5 fours
4 sixes
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
26 runs
1 four
3 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
Monty Panesar portrait
MS Panesar ENG
Abdur Rehman
Abdur Rehman PAK
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of United Arab Emirates
Player Of The Match
Abdur Rehman
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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Bruce Oxenford
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Steve Davis
TV Umpire
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Billy Bowden
Reserve Umpire
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Ahsan Raza
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath