Pakistan secured a whitewash over England with a 71-run victory late on the fourth day in Dubai. It was the first time since 1907 that a team had won a Test after being bowled out for less than 100 in their first innings. Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal shared eight wickets with Abdur Rehman claiming the final scalp to complete an impressive series.

England had come out positively after the tea interval as Matt Prior and Stuart Broad played their shots but Broad picked out deep mid-off against the first delivery from the second new ball from Gul. Graeme Swann soon drove to point to give Gul his fourth and although Prior made Pakistan wait the result was never in doubt.

James Anderson edged to slip and Monty Panesar was the last man out when he missed a sweep against Rehman. The defeat leaves England clinging to their No. 1 ranking which they will lose if South Africa win their forthcoming series against New Zealand 3-0. For Pakistan, their upward curve shows no signs of slowing.


Source: Cric Info