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2nd Test, Birmingham, August 06 - 09, 2010, Pakistan tour of England
72 & 296
(T:118) 251 & 118/1

England won by 9 wickets

Player Of The Match
Pakistan 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Pakistan 1st Innings 
c †Prior b Broad02430000.00
c Swann b Finn740551017.50
lbw b Broad03253000.00
c †Prior b Anderson3460075.00
lbw b Finn1729451158.62
c Collingwood b Broad2347693048.93
c †Prior b Broad011000.00
c Cook b Anderson1239561030.76
c Pietersen b Anderson085000.00
not out 59141055.55
c Pietersen b Anderson054000.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 1)5
TOTAL39.3 Ov (RR: 1.82, 179 Mins)72
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Imran Farhat, 7.5 ov), 2-9 (Salman Butt, 13.1 ov), 3-12 (Shoaib Malik, 14.2 ov), 4-29 (Azhar Ali, 18.5 ov), 5-33 (Umar Akmal, 23.6 ov), 6-36 (Zulqarnain Haider, 24.3 ov), 7-63 (Umar Amin, 34.3 ov), 8-64 (Umar Gul, 35.6 ov), 9-67 (Mohammad Amir, 37.2 ov), 10-72 (Mohammad Asif, 39.3 ov)
14.2 to Shoaib Malik, what a catch from Prior! Pitched up by Anderson, drawing Malik forward and swinging away late to take a thick edge. The ball flew towards first slip, but was dipping and wouldn't have reached him... and so Prior leapt across to snatch the chance inches from the ground. Another one bites the dust.... 12/3
35.6 to Umar Gul, and there's another one! Anderson was just pitching it up, tempting Gul to drive and he's gone after it, with a thick edge flying away to Pietersen at gully. 64/8
37.2 to Mohammad Amir, wonderful catch! Amir tries for the big aerial off drive again, but doesn't time it and Cook runs back from mid-off with the flight of the ball, keeps his eye on the ball all the way and eventually has to dive to complete the catch, really well done. 67/9
39.3 to Mohammad Asif, There it is - Anderson finishes with four. A straight bouncer was too much for Asif to handle, it lobbed off the shoulder of the bat to Pietersen at gully. 72/10
7.5 to Imran Farhat, gone! First wicket falls as Farhat tickles a catch through from a ball that simply pitched on line, angled across the left-hander and was full enough to make him play - an easy catch for Prior. 8/1
18.5 to Azhar Ali, Broad gets one to jag back sharply off the seam to strike Ali on the front pad, big appeal, and Steve Davis gives him out! Ali briefly thinks about referring it, consulting with Umar but then trudging sadly off for a 32-ball duck. Even if he had referred it, the decision would have stood. He was struck on the line of off stump, and the so the umpire's call could not be over-turned. 29/4
24.3 to Zulqarnain Haider, Haider goes first ball! Back of a length from Broad, the ball didn't move too much but the line and length were spot on. Haider just pushed at it tentatively, got a little feather to it, and Prior snaffles the regulation chance. Pakistan in disarray! Haider just walks off, not even considering the referral. He must've known that he hit it. Carnage!. 36/6
34.3 to Umar Amin, oh dear, Amin has gone! He was starting to look positive, but a thick edge is really well snapped up by Collingwood hurling himself to his right at third slip, great catch. 63/7
13.1 to Salman Butt, there's the wicket, Finn gets rid of Butt. A good length angled across Butt, who drives rather limply, really, and it's a thick edge easily taken at second slip. 9/2
23.6 to Umar Akmal, this one keeps low and moves sharply in off the seam to hit Umar on the back pad. He's given out lbw, and decides not to refer the decision. Why? He was hit well outside the line, and though the ball would've hit the stumps the referral would've saved him. He did look plumb first up, but surely they should at least have tried the referral. Too late now, he's gone. 33/5
England 1st Innings 
c †Zulqarnain Haider b Mohammad Amir2540622062.50
c Umar Akmal b Mohammad Asif1735533048.57
c sub (Yasir Hameed) b Umar Amin551252297044.00
c & b Saeed Ajmal8014724612054.42
c Imran Farhat b Saeed Ajmal2870824040.00
c †Zulqarnain Haider b Mohammad Asif615140040.00
lbw b Saeed Ajmal1521252071.42
c & b Saeed Ajmal425400016.00
c sub (Yasir Hameed) b Saeed Ajmal032000.00
lbw b Mohammad Amir01416000.00
not out 053000.00
Extras(b 10, lb 9, nb 1, w 1)21
TOTAL83.1 Ov (RR: 3.01, 394 Mins)251
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Alastair Cook, 11.3 ov), 2-44 (Andrew Strauss, 12.6 ov), 3-177 (Jonathan Trott, 54.3 ov), 4-205 (Kevin Pietersen, 63.1 ov), 5-220 (Eoin Morgan, 66.6 ov), 6-243 (Matt Prior, 73.6 ov), 7-248 (Paul Collingwood, 77.1 ov), 8-248 (Stuart Broad, 77.4 ov), 9-251 (James Anderson, 82.1 ov), 10-251 (Graeme Swann, 83.1 ov)
12.6 to AJ Strauss, we're going to have a review here. Amir swung one back in sharply, there were two sounds as the ball snuck through bat and pad and Zulqarnain held on to the take behind the stumps. Steve Davis didn't think that was out, but Pakistan were convinced... And they're right! Big inside edge onto the pad, Strauss goes!. 44/2
82.1 to JM Anderson, Amir strikes! Anderson is removed lbw, and that was adjacent enough that he didn't even bother to review it. He had been playing from the crease with minimal foot movement, so the lbw was always on. Yep, replays suggest that would have taken leg stump out.. 251/9
11.3 to AN Cook, you won't need a referral for that! Asif digs in a short one to take Cook somewhat by surprise. He was actually done in by the lack of pace on the bouncer there, getting through the shot too quickly as the ball hit the back of the bat/glove and ballooned gently to second slip. Cook's struggle comes to an end. 44/1
66.6 to EJG Morgan, regulation nick, Morgan is out caught behind! Asif strikes straight away! The wicket was a reward for exemplary line and length from the bowler, who landed the ball on a length in the channel and just got it to seam away slightly from the left-hander. Morgan prodded defensively from the crease at a ball he had to play and was done in by the seam movement. Another breakthrough for Pakistan, and that might be just the lift they so desperately needed to get back into this competition. 220/5
63.1 to KP Pietersen, the tamest of dismissals! Pietersen has had a charmed innings, and he had looked slightly scrappy after the break. Ajmal flights one on middle and leg from round the wicket and Pietersen just chips it right back at him ever so gently.. 205/4
73.6 to MJ Prior, Prior bends down to sweep and is struck on the front pad, huge appeal for lbw and Marais Erasmus agrees! Prior asks for the review... but that is plumb! A second wicket for Ajmal, and Pakistan are making inroads into England's line-up now. 243/6
77.1 to PD Collingwood, pushed through by Ajmal, it was the doosra and not picked by Collingwood, who was looking to play the ball to leg, but the ball rushed straight on to take the outside edge of his bat and Farhat - who had replaced Hameed at slip - is in action straight away, holding on to a sharp catch. 248/7
77.4 to SCJ Broad, great reflex catch! Hameed makes up for his earlier lapse with a good take at leg slip. Ajmal pushed this one through quite fast again, the ball bounced more than Broad was expecting and just rushed on to him as he tried to glance to leg. The ball goes off the inside edge of the bat to Hameed, who held on to it inches off the turf. A fourth wicket for Ajmal!. 248/8
83.1 to GP Swann, five wickets for Ajmal! Swann tried to slog sweep, but the ball just bounced on him and took the top edge and looped straight up. Just to be sure, Ajmal called for it himself and held onto the catch to secure his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket. 251/10
54.3 to IJL Trott, good catch! Amin makes the breakthrough! Trott cuts hard and the sub fielder Yasir Hameed at gully picks up a sharp catch low to the ground. 177/3
Pakistan 2nd Innings 
b Swann29931294031.18
c Strauss b Anderson01011000.00
b Swann19821273023.17
c †Prior b Finn323370013.04
lbw b Swann2026313076.92
st †Prior b Swann1425362056.00
c Strauss b Swann8820027615044.00
c Strauss b Broad161171222013.67
c Collingwood b Swann50791086063.29
not out 1322371059.09
c Pietersen b Broad1430273046.66
Extras(b 16, lb 14)30
TOTAL117.5 Ov (RR: 2.51, 479 Mins)296
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Salman Butt, 2.6 ov), 2-53 (Imran Farhat, 29.3 ov), 3-54 (Azhar Ali, 31.3 ov), 4-76 (Shoaib Malik, 38.2 ov), 5-82 (Umar Akmal, 39.2 ov), 6-101 (Umar Amin, 47.1 ov), 7-153 (Mohammad Amir, 83.3 ov), 8-268 (Saeed Ajmal, 108.2 ov), 9-269 (Zulqarnain Haider, 110.1 ov), 10-296 (Mohammad Asif, 117.5 ov)
2.6 to Salman Butt, Butt is gone! What a superb delivery from Anderson! That was a magnificent outswinger that started on leg stump and moved sharply away, it found an edge and was snapped up at first slip by Strauss. 1/1
83.3 to Mohammad Amir, gone! Broad gets the breakthrough! Success at last for England! Similar delivery to the last ball, outside off on a length, Amir aimed an ambitious drive but could only outside edge to a grateful Strauss at first slip. 153/7
117.5 to Mohammad Asif, gone! That's that...Asif fends off into the gully where Pietersen takes a simple catch. Back of a length from Broad and the No. 11 just guided it to KP.. 296/10
38.2 to Shoaib Malik, oh, Malik is gone! A good ball from Finn jags back off the seam and Malik tries to leave it alone, but the ball follows him and clips the glove on the way through to Prior.. 76/4
29.3 to Imran Farhat, what a stunner! That's one for the family album and he'll rarely bowl a better ball. It dipped in towards leg stump, gripped and hit the top of off as Farhat lunged forward without a chance of playing it. You won't see better. Another first-over wicket for Swann and he's having an impact straight away. 53/2
31.3 to Azhar Ali, Swann gets another, and what a good ball yet again! That one was tossed up outside off, tempting Azhar into a drive but he didn't get to the pitch of it and the ball has spun back sharply through the gate to rattle his stumps. 54/3
39.2 to Umar Akmal, gone! Oh, Umar Akmal, what are you doing? He's shouldered arms and left a Swann ball that turns in just a little from outside off, he's given lbw and asks for a review, but HawkEye shows that clipping the bails, so the decision stands. 82/5
47.1 to Umar Amin, very smart work from Prior and Amin has gone! Beautiful work behind the stumps from Prior, Amin just stretched too far forward, dragging his back foot a fraction out of his crease, the ball spun past the edge and Prior had the bails off in a flash! Swann has another and Pakistan are crumbling.... 101/6
108.2 to Saeed Ajmal, gone this time! Swann has his man! The angle from round the wicket does the job, pushes across the right hander, gets an outside edge and Collingwood tumbles to catch. Swann has five and it has ended a fine, fine innings. 268/8
110.1 to Zulqarnain Haider, gone! Haider's vigil ends and Swann has six! Haider chipped a drive towards mid off, Strauss ran a couple of steps and dived forward to pouch an excellent catch. Shame he couldn't have made a hundred but a fantastic innings from Haider. 269/9
England 2nd Innings (T: 118 runs)
not out 531141524046.49
b Mohammad Amir47111057.14
not out 531011386052.47
Extras(b 5, nb 3)8
TOTAL36.3 Ov (RR: 3.23, 152 Mins)118/1
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Alastair Cook, 2.4 ov)
2.4 to AN Cook, gone! There's the breakthrough. Cook caught on the crease and Amir spears this one through to demolish the stumps. The batsman was nowhere, even if the ball didn't quite get up as much as expected. 7/1
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Fri, 06 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 112/2 (Jonathan Trott 31*, Kevin Pietersen 36*, 34.2 ov)
Sat, 07 Aug - day 2 - Pakistan 2nd innings 19/1 (Imran Farhat 10*, Azhar Ali 5*, 17.1 ov)
Sun, 08 Aug - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 291/9 (Umar Gul 9*, Mohammad Asif 13*, 116 ov)
Mon, 09 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 118/1 (36.3 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Innings Break: Pakistan - 296/10 in 117.5 overs (Umar Gul 13)
  • England 2nd innings
  • Drinks: England - 26/1 in 12.0 overs (AJ Strauss 14, IJL Trott 8)
  • England: 50 runs in 17.5 overs (107 balls), Extras 4
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 103 balls (AJ Strauss 27, IJL Trott 19, Ex 4)
  • Lunch: England - 71/1 in 23.0 overs (AJ Strauss 37, IJL Trott 26)
  • England: 100 runs in 31.5 overs (194 balls), Extras 8
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 190 balls (AJ Strauss 45, IJL Trott 47, Ex 8)
  • AJ Strauss: 50 off 108 balls, 146 mins (4 x 4)
  • IJL Trott: 50 off 100 balls, 136 mins (6 x 4)
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultEngland led the 4-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1969
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days6,7,8,9 August 2010 - day (5-day match)
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