Friday, February 3, 2012

Watch Live Online: 3rd Cricket Test Pakistan vs England [1st day of play - 3 February ] Live from Dubai

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Today 3 February, Pakistan takes on battered England once again in their 3rd Cricket Test match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
England enters the stadium having lost two earlier test matches in which they were tattered and battered by Pakistan's spinners. The consecutive two defeats of the World Number One team at the hands of much lower in shade Pakistani side has been really humiliating.

The match today assumes special importance as any upset in the match may cost England their position, something that South African, the World Number Two, would want to happen as it brightens their prospects of elevation to the top of the world.

For Pakistan, the earlier victories have been encouraging and morale boosting - but any over confidence or faltering on previous performance may rob them of any brighter prospects. The superb performance of Ajmal and Rehman has been match winning - they need to 'do more' in the third test so as not to afford any window of opportunity to the English team to take advantage of.

The pitch at Dubai is same as the previous two pitches and will certainly aid the spinners, much to the distaste of the British batsmen. 

The likely XIs from both sides are likely to include:

England squad
AJ Strauss*, JM Anderson, IR Bell, RS Bopara, SCJ Broad, AN Cook, SM Davies†, ST Finn, EJG Morgan, G Onions, MS Panesar, KP Pietersen, MJ Prior†, GP Swann, CT Tremlett, IJL Trott

Pakistan squad
Misbah-ul-Haq*, Abdur Rehman, Adnan Akmal†, Aizaz Cheema, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Imran Farhat, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Talha, Saeed Ajmal, Taufeeq Umar, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Younis Khan

Match scheduled to begin at 10:00 local time (06:00 GMT)

The live streaming link for the 1st day of play for the 3rd Test between England and Pakistan is given below: