DUBAI, UAE (Jan. 19) – Pakistan won the first Test against England by a huge margin of 10 wickets on the third day of the match here at Dubai Sports Complex, Dubai.
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Muhammad Hafeez struck boundary to take the score to 15 needed for the victory as England were all out for 160 in the second innings giving only 15-runs target to Pakistan for victory in the first Test.
Graeme Swann was the last wicket to fall off Saeed Ajmal who took his tally to 10 wickets in this match. James Anderson stood unbeaten at 15.
England has a nightmarish start yet again in the second innings but this time man in-charge was experienced Umar Gul who struck early not once or twice but thrice, picking up wickets of Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen at 25.
Umar Gul bruises the England’s hope to control the things after they fought back quite impressively and succeeded to curtail Pakistan on just 338 in the first session on third day of the first Test.
Veteran pacer Umar Gul led the proceedings for Pakistan in this innings and picked up 4 wickets giving away 63 runs. First innings destroyer Saeed Ajmal has also picked up three wickets while Abdur Rehman struck at the later stages to claim three wickets.
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