England Beat Pakistan 1st ODI and Won by 130 Runs

England Beat Pakistan 1st ODI and Won by 130 Runs.England team won the toss and make 260 run score target Alastair Cook make Century 137 score help for big target against Pakistan in first Odi at abu dhabi on 13 February 2012. Pak team not defend their first odi match from England cricket team.England beat first odi Pakistan and won by 130 runs that big victory of England team.

Skipper Alastair Cook hit a career-best hundred to lift England to 260-7 in the first day-night international against Pakistan at the Sheikh Zayad Stadium on Monday.

The 27-year-old left-hander made 137 for his third one-day hundred and added an invaluable 131 for the third wicket with Ravi Bopara (50) to help England recover from two successive wickets after they won the toss and batted.

Pak team players not play well this match Misbha, Younis , Umar Akmal and Afridi. Afridi make 34 runs highest scorer from Pakistan team.

Cook, whose previous best of 119 came against Sri Lanka at Lord’s last year, hit 14 boundaries during a fluent 142-ball innings and shaped well against Pakistan’s spin-dominated attack which routed England 3-0 in the preceding three-Tests series.England Beat Pakistan 1st ODI and Won by  Runs

England Beat Pakistan 1st ODI and Won by 130 Runs Highlights Results

Given out leg-before off Mohammad Hafeez when 30, Cook successfully reviewed Australian umpire Siomn Taufel’s decision and carried the batting until the 47th over when he was finally bowled by Saeed Ajmal who finished with a career-best 5-43.

Ajmal’s previous best of 4-33 was against New Zealand on this same ground in 2009.

England’s ploy to open with Kevin Pietersen, who managed just 67 runs in the Tests, worked well as Cook and his new partner put 57 by the 13th over as Pakistan opened the bowling with paceman Umar Gul and Hafeez.

Pietersen though managed 14 before he became one of two Shahid Afridi victim, bowled through the gate off a googly by the leg-spinner. Next ball Afridi dismissed Jonathan Trott with a sharp turner.

Bopara, not played in the Tests, ably assisted his skipper as both took past England over the 100-run mark, sweeping and driving well against spinners. Cook reached his fifty off 57 balls with a swept boundary off Ajmal.

Bopara notched his seventh fifty in one-day off 67 delivery but two balls later jumped out to drive Ajmal and was stumped. He hit four boundaries.

Cook hit Afridi two fours to enter 90s and then cover drove Ajmal to the boundary to reach three-figure mark off 110 deliveries. England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bat in the first day-night international against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi Stadium here on Monday.

Routed 3-0 in the preceding Tests by Pakistan, England brought in new faces in Steven Finn, Samit Patel and Ravi Bopara for the four-match one-day series.

Pakistan kept the same combination which beat Afghanistan by seven wickets in the only one-day played in Sharjah on Friday, resisting the temptation to play left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman.


Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik.

England: Alastair Cook (capt), James Anderson, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott.

Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) and Ahsan Raza (PAK)
TV umpire: Kumara Dharmasena (SRI)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL).

One Comment on “England Beat Pakistan 1st ODI and Won by 130 Runs

  1. Good come back for England. Now this series will be more interesting. I could not see any good understanding in Pakistani team during 1st ODI. They were just looking scattered. Test squad was pretty good. Misbah should combine all of them to play as a team & to play for Pakistan.
    If lose the game then no matter but there should be team spirit.

    In my opinion –
    Umer Akmal – No Place – More practice required for entry
    Shoaib Malik – No Place – End of cricket boy go play tennis

    Good luck for future games Pakistan.

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