Pakistan Defeated Cardinal One Ranked England By Ten Wickets


DUBAI: Pakistan defeated cardinal one ranked England by ten wickets aural three canicule to booty a 1-0 advance in the three-match Test alternation actuality at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

Pakistani opener Mohammad Hafeez abandoned denticulate the 15 runs in 3.4 overs to duke England their aboriginal defeat in 10 Tests, back accident to Australia at Perth in the 2010 Ashes.

Earlier, paceman Umar Gul took four for 63 to advice Pakistan basin out England for 160.

The 27-year-old fast bowler absolved Andrew Strauss (six) afore cafeteria and afresh accounted for Alastair
Cook (five) and Kevin Pietersen (nought) in his adverse aboriginal spell.

Gul was ably accurate by spinners Abdul Rehman (3-37) and Saeed Ajmal (3-42), his additional 10-wicket booty in Tests.

England's batsmen, ashore by Ajmal's career-best 7-55 in their aboriginal innings of 192, were afresh clueless adjoin the circuit and played some adventurous shots as they approved to account runs on the clip of Gul.

Jonathan Trott top-scored with 49, but fell to an capricious shot, aggravating to force a abbreviate commitment from Gul and actuality bent by wicket-keeper Adnan Akmal, who accomplished the bout with seven catches.

Trott, who anesthetized the abuttals of 2,000 runs back he accomplished 18 in his 24th Test, hit six boundaries during his 111-ball beating but became Gul's 150th wicket in his 41st Test.

England had addition adverse alpha as Strauss was adjudged bent behind, blame Gul to the leg ancillary and seeing the afterwards bend able-bodied taken by the wicket-keeper.

Soon afterwards the cafeteria break, Gul produced a aciculate ascent commitment that bent Cook in two minds as the left-hander gloved it to Adnan, who had no agitation in acquisition it.

Kevin Pietersen fabricated it 25-3 back he absorbed a Gul bouncer beeline into the easily of abysmal square-leg fielder Abdul Rehman, abrogation England in added agitation at 25-3.

Ajmal afresh got in on the act back he trapped Ian Bell erect in advanced of the wicket for four.

Rehman concluded a fifth-wicket affiliation of 39 by absolution Eoin Morgan (14) bent behind, while Ajmal trapped Matt Prior to leave England at 87-7.

Stuart Broad (17) and Graeme Swann (39) delayed the assured by putting on 48 for the eighth wicket afore Rehman absolved Broad and Chris Tremlett off alternating balls. Ajmal took the aftermost wicket by accepting Swann caught.

The additional Test starts in Abu Dhabi from January 25, while the third will afresh be played actuality on February 3-7.

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