Bad Light Stole-Away England's Win Over Pakistan in 1st Test at Abu Dhabi

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Saturday, 17 October 2015 19:41

ABU DHABI: England came agonisingly close to a dramatic win in the first Test, falling just 25 runs short of their target of 99 after bad light ended play in the final session of the 5th day.

Alastair Cook's side needed just 99 runs in 19 overs to win the first Test after Pakistan collapsed to 173 all out in their second innings in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

They finished at 74-4 when umpires called off play due to bad light eight overs early.

The Test was heading for a draw after England declared their first innings at 598-9, but they bowled with fire and employed aggressive field settings on a weary fifth and final day pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch.

Spinners Adil Rashid (5-64) and Moeen Ali (2-28) did the damage while paceman James Anderson took 2-30.

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