1st Test, Abu Dhabi, October 13 - 17, 2015, England tour of United Arab Emirates
523/8d & 173
(T:99) 598/9d & 74/4

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
Pakistan 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Pakistan 1st Innings 
Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Stokes9817023213057.64
Shan Masood  b Anderson26130033.33
Shoaib Malik c Bell b Stokes24542063924458.33
Younis Khan c Cook b Broad3857723166.66
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)c †Buttler b Anderson317200017.64
Asad Shafiq lbw b Wood10721829110049.08
Sarfaraz Ahmed c Bell b Stokes27190028.57
Wahab Riaz not out 29160022.22
Zulfiqar Babar c Anderson b Stokes047000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 21, nb 1)26
TOTAL151.1 Ov (RR: 3.45)523/8d
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Shan Masood, 2.5 ov), 2-173 (Mohammad Hafeez, 54.2 ov), 3-247 (Younis Khan, 70.2 ov), 4-251 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 74.3 ov), 5-499 (Asad Shafiq, 144.3 ov), 6-514 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 147.6 ov), 7-521 (Shoaib Malik, 149.3 ov), 8-523 (Zulfiqar Babar, 151.1 ov)
James Anderson2274221.901115000
2.5 to Shan Masood, bowled him! Shan Masood was completely stunned by the surprise short ball from Anderson, he swung his head out of the way at the last second, and somehow deflected the ball off his grille and straight onto his middle stump! For an opening batsman in Test cricket that is an utter sucker punch. And England have their incision!. 5/1
74.3 to Misbah-ul-Haq, massive appeal, and England are convinced as they go for the review. Definitely a noise as the ball passes Misbah's edge, through to Buttler, and there's no daylight between ball and bat, no snicko either ... no feed from the third umpire either as he "rock n' rolls" it. He's given it!. 251/4
Stuart Broad2184412.091076001
70.2 to Younis Khan, Younis' aggression gets the better of him! Full length, attempted smear down the ground, and Cook at short straight mid-on plucks it out of the air!. 247/3
Ben Stokes17.135743.32765100
54.2 to Mohammad Hafeez, targeting the stumps, Hafeez walks across and misses with a flick... Stokes bellows an appeal and up goes the finger! Hafeez, two short of a hundred, asks for the review but his best hope may be another no-ball. No, this time Stokes is behind the line and Hawk-Eye says the delivery was clipping leg stump (umpire's call), so the Prof will have to go back to the drawing board/dressing room having spent ten balls on 98. England, on the stroke of tea, have crow-barred one out. 173/2
147.6 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, another one, England are running amok (relatively speaking)! Sarfraz was meant to start the party but instead he was late to it... He looks at the pitch after trying to turn a short ball to leg and getting a leading edge to mid-off. 514/6
149.3 to Shoaib Malik, slapped, and straight to Ian Ronald Bell at short midwicket! Shoaib's body was in bits as he stood flatfooted and wafted across the line, and Bell has two catches to atone for ... oh never mind .... 521/7
151.1 to Zulfiqar Babar, a round-arm swipe across the line, a top-edge to midwicket, a fourth wicket for the persevering Stokes, and that is the declaration!. 523/8
Mark Wood2255812.631068000
144.3 to Asad Shafiq, swing and a miss from Shafiq and he's hit in front! Up goes the finger and England have a wicket at long long last! Well, at least if the review doesn't succeed... Wood stands in the Messiah pose, looks to the sky. It didn't need divine intervention after all. S Ravi checks everything available to him and Hawk-Eye shows the ball dipping under Shafiq's cross-batted swipe to hit leg - possibly a slower ball. Shafiq heads off and, for the first time in 70 overs, England will have a new man to bowl at. 499/5
Adil Rashid34016304.7912216300
Moeen Ali30212104.031139100
Joe Root511302.60211000
England 1st Innings 
Alastair Cook (c)c Shan Masood b Shoaib Malik26352883618049.81
Moeen Ali c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Imran Khan351311792026.71
Ian Bell c Mohammad Hafeez b Wahab Riaz631992765031.65
Mark Wood  b Wahab Riaz4781057.14
Joe Root c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Rahat Ali851431997059.44
Jonny Bairstow lbw b Wahab Riaz839411020.51
Ben Stokes  b Shoaib Malik5787897065.51
Jos Buttler c Asad Shafiq b Zulfiqar Babar2328333182.14
Adil Rashid  b Imran Khan1236550033.33
Stuart Broad not out 1737662045.94
James Anderson not out 312230025.00
Extras(b 7, lb 7, nb 11, w 3)28
TOTAL206 Ov (RR: 2.90)598/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-116 (Moeen Ali, 40.2 ov), 2-281 (Ian Bell, 105.3 ov), 3-285 (Mark Wood, 107.4 ov), 4-426 (Joe Root, 152.2 ov), 5-443 (Jonny Bairstow, 161.3 ov), 6-534 (Ben Stokes, 184.1 ov), 7-549 (Alastair Cook, 190.1 ov), 8-563 (Jos Buttler, 193.5 ov), 9-590 (Adil Rashid, 202.4 ov)
Rahat Ali2818613.071168000
152.2 to JE Root, edged and gone! Width on offer, but it was swinging away, Root chased it with a loose cut and that's a fine take from Sarfraz, diving fully to his right. Root is furious with himself as he leaves the crease. A century was at his mercy. 426/4
Imran Khan2777422.741256000
40.2 to MM Ali, an edge, and it carries - Imran has broken through! He looks fit to burst, charging off in celebration as Moeen tickles through to the diving Sarfraz... The opening stand is curtailed, possibly a ball Moeen could have left but it seamed fractionally away and his diligent innings comes to an end. 116/1
202.4 to AU Rashid, a wicket! A real live wicket! A loose wafty drive from Rashid and Irman skids through his defences and celebrates as if his first-born has learnt to use the potty. Credit to Pakistan, they haven't given up the hunt at any stage of this marathon. 590/9
Zulfiqar Babar721718312.5432214100
193.5 to JC Buttler, goes after him again, chipped into the off side... AND BABAR HAS A WICKET! His quest is over, after 68.5 overs of blood, sweat and tears. Didn't get hold of this and lobbed it to the catcher running from cover. 563/8
Wahab Riaz37312533.37155100311
105.3 to IR Bell, Bell flashes a drive and is caught at point! Restart all the clocks that stopped several hours ago, a wicket has fallen! Still not to a spinner, though... Bell tosses away the chance of a hundred with an airy stroke, curses briefly and then toddles off. 281/2
107.4 to MA Wood, chopped on, another wicket falls - two in two overs for Wahab! Dug in short outside off and Wood couldn't resist having a dip, but he only managed to bottom-edge a cut down on to off stump. 285/3
161.3 to JM Bairstow, thumps into the pads, Bairstow is stuck on the crease... and given! Another for Wahab, looked pretty good, as it was so full but Bairstow decides to review anyway - he might as well, given the opportunity he will otherwise miss out on. But Hawk-Eye shows it pitching just in line with leg stump, umpire's call on the rest and he has to go, cruelly 92 short of his maiden Test hundred!. 443/5
Asad Shafiq701902.71261000
Shoaib Malik3549722.771447000
184.1 to BA Stokes, bowled! Stokes gallops down the track, and a spin bowler has taken a wicket! Sharp turn from Malik from outside off stump, and he almost looks embarrassed as probably my favourite stat of the match is scratched from the record books. 534/6
190.1 to AN Cook, he's gone! Cook falls for 263, gently spooning a sweep to backward square leg! Cook looks weary to his bones as he takes off his helmet and heads for the dressing room... The triple will have to wait for another day, just a run-of-the-mill epic on this occasion. 549/7
Pakistan 2nd Innings 
Mohammad Hafeez run out (Stokes)3455814161.81
Shan Masood  b Anderson14110025.00
Shoaib Malik c Bairstow b Anderson043000.00
Younis Khan c Stokes b Rashid451141756039.47
Misbah-ul-Haq (c) b Ali511111656045.94
Asad Shafiq c †Buttler b Rashid611270054.54
Sarfaraz Ahmed c Anderson b Rashid2736493075.00
Wahab Riaz c Bairstow b Ali1460025.00
Zulfiqar Babar c Anderson b Rashid1850012.50
Rahat Ali not out 017000.00
Imran Khan c Anderson b Rashid011000.00
Extras(b 3, lb 2, nb 2)7
TOTAL57.5 Ov (RR: 2.99)173
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Shan Masood, 2.1 ov), 2-3 (Shoaib Malik, 2.5 ov), 3-47 (Mohammad Hafeez, 17.2 ov), 4-113 (Younis Khan, 41.1 ov), 5-139 (Asad Shafiq, 47.2 ov), 6-159 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 52.5 ov), 7-165 (Wahab Riaz, 54.2 ov), 8-168 (Zulfiqar Babar, 55.5 ov), 9-173 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 57.4 ov), 10-173 (Imran Khan, 57.5 ov)
James Anderson1033023.00495000
2.1 to Shan Masood, bowled him, Masood has played on again! Oh dearie dear, this Test has been a bit of a shocker for Masood, though at least this time it didn't come off his helmet... He dropped back and defended towards his toes, right off the bottom of the bat and the ball spun into the stumps as he tried to flick it away, in vain. 3/1
2.5 to Shoaib Malik, another one, taken at short leg! England sense there might yet be some life in this game! Brilliant bouncer from Anderson, right at Malik's left earhole and all he can do is pop it straight up in the air, both feet off the floor as the ball just kept coming and it loops gently to Bairstow. 3/2
Stuart Broad85801.00441000
Mark Wood722904.14324002
Adil Rashid18.536453.39795100
41.1 to Younis Khan, slapped, into the covers. He's DONE IT! ADIL RASHID HAS A TEST WICKET! Sharp spin, a loose stroke, and finally, after [quick mental calculation ... (34x6) + (10x6) + 1 = 265] deliveries, he has his breakthrough!. 113/4
47.2 to Asad Shafiq, wide-ish legbreak, Shafiq follows it... and he's given out caught behind! This time the feather is picked up by the umpire, though the batsman isn't sure himself and asks for a review. What's going to become of this one? Shafiq's bat hit the ground around the same time but it sounds like there was a little scratch of outside edge, too - and the decision is upheld! Rashid has another!. 139/5
55.5 to Zulfiqar Babar, edged and taken, a brilliant one-handed catch from Anderson at slip! Babar played down the wrong line and Anderson instinctively snatched it up with his left hand from beside his bootstraps... Well, it seemed he had but we are going to have a delay while the third umpire satisfies himself that the ball didn't brush the grass before the catch was taken. Yes, it's good (or bad, depending on your perspective)!. 168/8
57.4 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, got him, edged to slip! Nine down! Rashid has got Sarfraz, he followed a legbreak well outside off, as if mesmerised, and pushed it straight to Anderson!. 173/9
57.5 to Imran Khan, tossed up on off AND GONE FIRST BALL! Imran prods another one straight to slip, Pakistan are all out and Adil Rashid has a five-for! What a comeback for the debutant, after setting that unwanted record in the first innings. 173/10
Ben Stokes74901.28361000
Moeen Ali702824.00263000
52.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Misbah skips out and is bowled aiming a slog down the ground! Well, either Misbah has lost his marbles, too, or he knows that the handshake is shortly forthcoming... Bit of turn again for Moeen but he was nowhere near making contact. 159/6
54.2 to Wahab Riaz, spinning in and caught by the diving short leg, there was some glove on it! Up goes the finger, Pakistan are seven down! He lingered for a moment but thought better of reviewing, it ballooned up off the thigh pad and was smartly taken. 165/7
England 2nd Innings (T: 99 runs)
Moeen Ali c Shoaib Malik b Zulfiqar Babar1112211091.66
Jos Buttler lbw b Shoaib Malik45101080.00
Joe Root not out 33294710113.79
Ben Stokes c Mohammad Hafeez b Shoaib Malik2450050.00
Jonny Bairstow st †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Zulfiqar Babar15101911150.00
Ian Bell not out 5690083.33
Extras(lb 2, w 2)4
TOTAL11 Ov (RR: 6.72)74/4
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Jos Buttler, 1.5 ov), 2-29 (Moeen Ali, 4.4 ov), 3-35 (Ben Stokes, 5.5 ov), 4-66 (Jonny Bairstow, 9.2 ov)
Zulfiqar Babar502725.40101010
4.4 to MM Ali, Moeen comes out again, heaves high into the leg side... straight to the fielder! Pakistan get their second, Babar gets a few high fives. 29/2
9.2 to JM Bairstow, comes charging out, Babar fizzes it through - gone this time, stumped! Walked past it - maybe couldn't see it - and England are four down, Bairstow's cameo over. 66/4
Shoaib Malik402526.2592000
1.5 to JC Buttler, length ball, Buttler pulls across the line... hit on the pad and given! Buttler reviews, which might not be a great plan as it eats up further time. He was right back on the stumps and the ball didn't have far to go, you could see leg stump - and Hawk-Eye says it would have crashed straight into it. So, the Buttler gambit fails. 13/1
5.5 to BA Stokes, fired in flat and Stokes cracks a pull into the hands of deep midwicket! Another one falls, England are trying wade through treacle and this is not going to be easy... Didn't get it high enough and in the end if was a good effort to hold on diving forwards. 35/3
Wahab Riaz2020010.0021110
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Tue, 13 Oct - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 286/4 (Shoaib Malik 124*, Asad Shafiq 11*, 87 ov)
Wed, 14 Oct - day 2 - England 1st innings 56/0 (Alastair Cook 39*, Moeen Ali 15*, 21 ov)
Thu, 15 Oct - day 3 - England 1st innings 290/3 (Alastair Cook 168*, Joe Root 3*, 110 ov)
Fri, 16 Oct - day 4 - England 1st innings 569/8 (Adil Rashid 6*, Stuart Broad 0*, 196.3 ov)
Sat, 17 Oct - day 5 - England 2nd innings 74/4 (11 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Over 205.4: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - JM Anderson (Upheld)
  • Innings Break: England - 598/9 in 206.0 overs (SCJ Broad 17, JM Anderson 3)
  • Pakistan 2nd innings
  • Over 11.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - Mohammad Hafeez (Struck down)
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 35/2 in 12.0 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 32, Younis Khan 2)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 18.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 57/3 in 26.0 overs (Younis Khan 18, Misbah-ul-Haq 3)
  • Over 34.6: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - Misbah-ul-Haq (Upheld)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 117 balls (Younis Khan 24, Misbah-ul-Haq 25, Ex 2)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 36.6 overs (222 balls), Extras 2
  • Tea: Pakistan - 102/3 in 37.0 overs (Younis Khan 40, Misbah-ul-Haq 25)
  • Over 47.2: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - Asad Shafiq (Struck down)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 49.1 overs (297 balls), Extras 6
  • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 107 balls (6 x 4)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 152/5 in 51.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 50, Sarfraz Ahmed 10)
  • Innings Break: Pakistan - 173/10 in 57.5 overs (Rahat Ali 0)
  • England 2nd innings
  • Over 1.5: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - JC Buttler (Struck down)
  • England: 50 runs in 8.2 overs (50 balls), Extras 1
  • Bad Light: England - 74/4 in 11.0 overs (JE Root 33, IR Bell 5)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Alastair Cook
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2180
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00; Friday: Lunch 12.30-13.30; Tea: 15.30-16.00; Close: 17:30
Match days13,14,15,16,17 October 2015 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Adil Rashid
Adil Rashid
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee