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4th ODI (D/N), Dubai (DSC), February 21, 2012, England tour of United Arab Emirates
(49.2/50 ov, T:238) 241/6

England won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
130 (153)
Player Of The Series
323 runs
Pakistan Innings
England Innings
Match Flow
Pakistan  (50 ovs maximum)
c †Kieswetter b Dernbach1370033.33
c Morgan b Dernbach58891285065.16
b Bresnan6578856083.33
c Dernbach b Briggs1221221057.14
lbw b Briggs2333570069.69
c Trott b Dernbach4652791188.46
c Bresnan b Finn910131090.00
run out (Patel/†Kieswetter)22400100.00
c Trott b Finn127720171.42
b Dernbach1580020.00
not out 00200-
Extras(b 1, lb 4, w 3)8
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.74)237
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Mohammad Hafeez, 1.2 ov), 2-112 (Asad Shafiq, 22.5 ov), 3-135 (Umar Akmal, 29.6 ov), 4-144 (Azhar Ali, 33.1 ov), 5-202 (Shoaib Malik, 43.3 ov), 6-215 (Shahid Afridi, 46.2 ov), 7-220 (Adnan Akmal, 47.1 ov), 8-233 (Abdur Rehman, 48.3 ov), 9-237 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 49.4 ov), 10-237 (Saeed Ajmal, 49.6 ov)
46.2 to Shahid Afridi, fantastic catch from Bresnan! It was slightly short of a length and Afridi pulled hard but flat through the air, the ball dying on Bresnan as he came in from the deep midwicket boundary but he flung himself forward to take a catch Samit Patel Jonty Rhodes would have been proud of!. 215/6
48.3 to Abdur Rehman, and that's the result! He dropped shorted, targetting Rehman's body, and the batsman could only scoop it to the backward square-leg fielder inside the circle. 233/8
1.2 to Mohammad Hafeez, gone! Excellent start to Dernbach's comeback. A good length outside off and a tentative poke from Hafeez which sent a regulation catch to the keeper. No footwork to speak of from Hafeez, which has been a problem for a number of Pakistan's batsmen. 1/1
33.1 to Azhar Ali, length, an outside egde and caught at point. A fine, diving take from Morgan to his right, bagging the chance with both hands. It was a length ball which he tried to turn to leg but got a leading edge that looped low to point. 144/4
49.4 to Misbah-ul-Haq, no more lives for Misbah - this time he slogs a length ball to deep midwicket and Trott, the man underneath, makes no mistake. 237/9
49.6 to Saeed Ajmal, that'll do it, full and straight and Ajmal has his stumps rearranged. Dernbach finishes with four wickets and it's been something of a comeback for England in the second half of the innings. 237/10
22.5 to Asad Shafiq, chopped it on trying to cut a ball that was angled in to the right-hander and the shot that had served Shafiq rather well becomes his downfall. It was on a length and Shafiq tried to stand in the crease and chop it down to third man but it just came back in a touch to take the bottom edge onto the stumps. 112/2
29.6 to Umar Akmal, down the pitch, in the air, he hasn't caught this properly and holed out to long off. Didn't get to the pitch, still tried to lift the ball over the fence and paid the penalty, a simple chance for Dernbach coming in a couple of yards from the fence. 135/3
43.3 to Shoaib Malik, another scalp for the debutant! He gave this one a little more air and Malik missed with a full-blooded sweep, the ball thumping into his back leg right in front of off stump. Classic left-arm spinner's wicket to cap a tidy performance from the new boy. 202/5
England  (T: 238 runs from 50 ovs)
lbw b Junaid Khan42210200.00
c Abdur Rehman b Saeed Ajmal13015319712284.96
c Mohammad Hafeez b Abdur Rehman1532502046.87
lbw b Saeed Ajmal1516141093.75
c Azhar Ali b Saeed Ajmal023000.00
run out (Azhar Ali/†Adnan Akmal)4362834069.35
not out 1728420060.71
not out 41310400.00
Extras(lb 3, w 10)13
TOTAL49.2 Ov (RR: 4.88, 200 Mins)241/6
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Alastair Cook, 0.2 ov), 2-50 (Jonathan Trott, 12.1 ov), 3-68 (Eoin Morgan, 15.4 ov), 4-68 (Jos Buttler, 15.6 ov), 5-177 (Craig Kieswetter, 39.5 ov), 6-236 (Kevin Pietersen, 48.6 ov)
0.2 to AN Cook, but this is better, fired into leg stump, crashed against the pad, huge cry for lbw, turned down, it was full and looked pretty straight, hitting Cook low on the pad, they review and three reds, Cook's amazing run of form comes to an end courtesy of a fabulous delivery that's done the England captain for pace. 4/1
12.1 to IJL Trott, gone top-edging a pull to midwicket where Hafeez comes round a takes a simple catch. It wasn't short enough to pull and Trott tried to short-arm jab it round the corner but got a top edge straight up in the air. 50/2
15.4 to EJG Morgan, hit on the front pad, big stride but that won't save him! And Morgan has decided against the review. It looked like he might just have got outside the line of off stump but these marginal calls are just as likely to stay with the umpire's call in the Post DRS era. Ajmal tossed it up, Morgan missed with a crossed bat and umpire Haider raised the finger. 68/3
15.6 to JC Buttler, and no sooner has he arrived in international cricket than he's gone! Buttler pushed tentatively at one turned towards leg, rubbed the gloves/shoulder of the bat, hit his thigh and looped high and into the hands of short leg. After just two balls, the Buttler has been served. 68/4
48.6 to KP Pietersen, down the track, edged and caught at point! So not quite to the end but that was inevitable that Pietersen would try something like that but he's outfoxed Ajmal today. He tried to go into the leg side but it's off a whirl of an edge straight to point. 236/6
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  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 46 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 11.3 overs (69 balls), Extras 2
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (Azhar Ali 19, Asad Shafiq 29, Ex 2)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 27 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 87/1 in 18.0 overs (Azhar Ali 37, Asad Shafiq 45)
  • Asad Shafiq: 50 off 59 balls (5 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 20.1 overs (121 balls), Extras 4
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 115 balls (Azhar Ali 40, Asad Shafiq 59, Ex 4)
  • Azhar Ali: 50 off 74 balls (5 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 34.4 overs (208 balls), Extras 5
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 26 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 157/4 in 36.0 overs (Shoaib Malik 8, Misbah-ul-Haq 8)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (Shoaib Malik 19, Misbah-ul-Haq 30, Ex 1)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 42.5 overs (257 balls), Extras 6
  • Innings Break: Pakistan - 237/10 in 50.0 overs (Junaid Khan 0)
  • England innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 46 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Over 0.2: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - AN Cook (Upheld)
  • England: 50 runs in 11.6 overs (72 balls), Extras 3
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 26 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Drinks: England - 68/3 in 15.4 overs (KP Pietersen 30)
  • England: 100 runs in 21.1 overs (127 balls), Extras 8
  • KP Pietersen: 50 off 66 balls (7 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (KP Pietersen 30, C Kieswetter 17, Ex 4)
  • England: 150 runs in 32.1 overs (193 balls), Extras 9
  • Over 33.1: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - Zameer Haider, Batsman - KP Pietersen (Upheld)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 19 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Drinks: England - 160/4 in 36.0 overs (KP Pietersen 84, C Kieswetter 33)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 129 balls (KP Pietersen 57, C Kieswetter 38, Ex 6)
  • KP Pietersen: 100 off 136 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Over 43.2: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - Zameer Haider, Batsman - SR Patel (Upheld)
  • England: 200 runs in 43.5 overs (263 balls), Extras 13
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (KP Pietersen 33, SR Patel 14, Ex 3)
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultEngland won the 4-match series 4-0
Match numberODI no. 3247
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 days21 February 2012 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee