All
 

 

Just in:  

You are here: Home»Sports»Cricket»Pak vs Eng 2012»Pakistan foil England's run chase

steveDUBAI: Pakistan hit back with two quick England wickets to set up an interesting finish to the third and final Test played at the Dubai Stadium on Monday.

 

Chasing a daunting 324-run target, England went to lunch at 89-2 with Alastair Cook unbeaten on a chancy 41 and Kevin Pietersen on one not out, needing another 235 runs to avoid a clean sweep in the series.

Pakistan won the first Test here by ten wickets and the second by 72 runs in Abu Dhabi.

England need a big partnership to avoid another defeat as Pakistan's spin duo of Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman threatened to run through them on a weary fourth day pitch.

Pakistan could have been in a better position had they not dropped two crucial catches, the first off Strauss on 26 when wicket-keeper Adnan Akmal grassed a simple chance off paceman Umar Gul.

But that didn't hurt Pakistan as Rehman trapped England captain in the very next over. Strauss challenged the decision by Australian umpire Steve Davis but his review failed.

Gul then let off Cook at 24 when he failed to hold a top-edge sweep off Rehman. Cook has held firm since them and has so far hit four boundaries during his 145-ball knock.

Cook had also benefited from a drop catch on Saturday when Taufiq Umar let him off in the third slip off a miscued drive off Gul when he was four.

Ajmal then broke a dangerous looking 37-run stand between Cook and Jonathan Trott (18) by forcing a top-edge sweep which was smartly snapped up by Rehman at square-leg.

If England chase the target successfully it will be their second best pursuit behind their 323 against Australia at Melbourne way back in 1929. In case Pakistan win they will record a first-ever clean sweep against England.

 

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2010


 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,156.85 0.15
Arrow Nasdaq 4,562.19 0.21
Arrow S&P 2,001.57 0.13
Arrow FTSE 6,780.90 0.17
Arrow DAX 9,661.50 0.30
Arrow CAC-40 4,431.41 0.50
Arrow Nikkei 15,888.67 0.14
Arrow H.Seng 24,376.41 1.00
Arrow Sensex 26,631.29 0.52





where to buy

cheap wedding dresses

online - weddingdresstrend.com

Buy cheap Nike Mercurials cleats at mercurialscleats.com
cheap wedding dresses on SiteSteer.com - Best Online Wedding Store


Banking Review 2013


Buy new style hair wigs at cheap price on Ishowigs.com

Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyAugust
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 15, 2014
Reserves $13.414 bln