Bowlers dominate day 1

2012-02-03 15:47
Stuart Broad (File)

Dubai — England batsmen ruined the terrific job by seamers Stuart Broad and James Anderson to end up at 104-6 against Pakistan on a bowler-dominated opening day of the third test on Friday.

Broad bulldozed the top order with 4-36 and Anderson captured 3-35 to shoot out Pakistan for 99 but left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman grabbed 3-23 before the top-ranked team overhauled Pakistan's sixth lowest ever total against England.

Captain Andrew Strauss scored a fighting unbeaten 41 on an eventful Friday when three rulings by one of the best umpires in the world, Simon Taufel, were overturned.

Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq's decision to bat first after winning the toss backfired and Pakistan could never recover after Broad and Anderson reduced Pakistan to 21-5. Asad Shafiq fought a lone battle with 45 off 78 balls.

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