Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cricket - second test Pakistan vs England: Pakistan Spinners surprise the Brits again

Saeed Ajmal took British squad by utter surprise by his superb 7-55 strike in the first test match against England in Abu Dhabi. Many thought, it was just a pleasant window of opportunity for spinners of Pakistan and a repeat performance may not be forthcoming.

To manys surprise - they were proved wrong.

In the second test and on the fourth day of the match, when victory for England was an easy thing to achieve, Pakistan's spinners struck again. This time it was Abdul Rehman who dismissed 6 England batsmen for mere 25. Saeed Ajmal was close behind who took 3 for 22. England lost by 72 runs in mere 36.1 overs.

This was England's lowest total since the debacle against West Indies in Kingston three years ago which became the catalyst for their transformation under the stewardship of the coach, Andy Flower, and captain, Andrew Strauss, reports Cricinfo

Having attained a 2-0 victory over the England, Pakistani team is quite naturally have their eyes now on the third test starting 3 February.