Pakistan Off-Spinner Saeed Ajmal Took A Career-Best Seven Wicket


DUBAI: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal took a career-best seven wicket booty to abort England's abundant vaunted batting agency on the aperture day of the aboriginal Test actuality on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old, whose claims of a abstruseness commitment amidst the lead-up to the three-Test series, had abstracts of 7-55 which ashore England to 192 all out on a apathetic axis angle at the Dubai Stadium.
In acknowledgment Pakistan accomplished on 42-0, with openers Mohammad Hafeez (22) and Taufiq Umar (18) unbeaten. They aisle by 150 runs with all ten wickets intact.
Ajmal, whose antecedent best of 6-42 came adjoin the West Indies at Guyana aftermost year, bowled with variety, unleashing a beeline commitment bowled with a round-arm activity which kept low, acutely his abstruseness one he called 'teesra' (the third one). His superb bowling kept battling batsmen academic and destroyed England's hopes of a complete start, watched by a pawltry army of 1500.
Only wicket-keeper batsman Matt Prior batted with defiance, scoring a ablaze 70 not out for his 19th half-century. This was England's everyman absolute in the aftermost ten Tests back Australia bowled them out for 123 at Perth in 2010.
Ajmal absolved Andrew Strauss (19) with the aftermost commitment of his aboriginal over, the 19th of the innings, and afresh had Ian Bell (nought) out with the aboriginal brawl of his next, afore accoutrement Kevin Pietersen (two) leg afore three assurance later. England went to cafeteria at a ambiguous 52-5.
Prior afresh added 39 for the sixth wicket with Eoin Morgan (24) afore Ajmal addled again, absolution Morgan and afresh Broad (eight) -- both leg-before off miscued sweeps.
Prior afresh ensured England accomplished 130 - their everyman in a Test adjoin Pakistan on two occasions - by abacus a angry 57 for the eighth wicket with Graeme Swann (34) afore Ajmal took the aftermost two of the three wickets.
Pakistan played two frontline spinners in Ajmal and left-armer Abdul Rehman, with Hafeez giving them an added advantage of spin.
England may be regretting their accommodation to leave out the in-form Monty Panesar and comedy three seamers alongside off-spinner Graeme Swann.
Pakistan alien circuit as aboriginal as the sixth over through Hafeez, who was adored back England opener Alastair Cook belted his third commitment to wicket-keeper Adnan Akmal for aloof three.
Paceman Aizaz Cheema afresh absolved Jonathan Trott (17), bent abaft by a diving Adnan off a leg-side bend to leave England at 31-2.
Ajmal afresh bowled Strauss who went for a cull but absent the brawl and absent his off-stump.
Bell was afresh bent abaft off a beeline commitment from Ajmal.Pietersen survived a assured lbw address but was accustomed out afterwards Pakistan challenged the aboriginal decision.
Adnan, who took three catches abaft the stumps, fumbled on two occasions, declining to butt Morgan back the batsman was three and alone Swann on eight -- both off Ajmal.

Scores at abutting on the aperture day of the aboriginal candid Test amid Pakistan and England played at Dubai Stadium actuality on Tuesday:
   England 1st innings
   A. Strauss b Ajmal                   19
   A. Cook c Adnan b Hafeez              3
   J. Trott c Adnan b Cheema            17
   K. Pietersen lbw b Ajmal              2
   I. Bell c Adnan b Ajmal               0
   E. Morgan lbw b Ajmal                24
   M. Prior not out                     70
   S. Broad lbw b Ajmal                  8
   G. Swann b Rehman                    34
   C. Tremlett lbw b Ajmal               1
   J. Anderson lbw b Ajmal              12
   Extras: (lb2)                         2
   Total:                              192
   Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Cook), 2-31 (Trott), 3-42 (Strauss), 4-42 (Bell), 5-43 (Pietersen), 6-82 (Morgan), 7-94 (Broad), 8-151 (Swann), 9-168 (Tremlett).
   Bowling: Gul 12-4-35-0, Cheema 12-0-43-1, Hafeez 6-3-5-1, Rehman 18-5-52-1, Ajmal 24.3-7-55-7
   Overs: 72.3
   Pakistan 1st innings
   Mohammad Hafeez not out              22
   Taufiq Umar not out                  18
   Extras: (lb1, nb1)                    2
   Total: (for no wkts)                 42
   Bowling: Anderson 5-1-16-0, Tremlett 3-0-13-0 (nb1), Broad 4-2-3-0, Swann 3-1-9-0
   Overs: 15
   Toss: England
   Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZL) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
   TV umpire: Steve Davis (AUS)
   Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND).

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