Cook, Finn lead England to first win

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Paceman Steven Finn took a career-best 4-34 and Alastair Cook hit his highest score to help England beat Pakistan in a fortune-turning 130-run win in the first day-night international here on Monday.
Finn, left to serve drinks during England’s 3-0 defeat in the preceding Tests, destroyed Pakistan’s batting with four early wickets off 29 balls to dismiss them for 130 in 35 overs after Cook’s 137 helped his team to 260-7.
The win gives England a 1-0 lead in the four-match series after a disastrous Test series — their first as world number one in five-day format. Pakistan looked all at sea against Finn who used the wind to move the ball. The 22-year-old lanky paceman, who showed frustration at being sidelined in the Tests, showed his talent by trapping Mohammad Hafeez (five) and Asad Shafiq (nought) off successive balls in his second over. He then had Younis Khan (15) in his fourth and Imran Farhat (ten) in his fifth to leave Pakistan tottering at 40-4.
Left-arm spinner Samit Patel then further shook Pakistan with the wickets of Misbah-ul Haq (14), Shoaib Malik (seven) and Shahid Afridi (28) to finish with 3-26. Graeme Swann, who took 2-19, had Umar Akmal (22) and Umar Gul (two).
Earlier 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. Given out leg-before off Mohammad Hafeez when 30, Cook successfully reviewed Australian umpire Simon 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. Cook added an invaluable 131 runs for the third wicket with Ravi Bopara (50) to revive England after they lost two wickets in the 13th over.
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 on 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 victims, bowled through the gate off a googly by the leg-spinner. Next ball Afridi dismissed Jonathan Trott with a sharp turner.
Bopara notched his seventh fifty in one-day internationals off 67 delivery but two balls later jumped out to drive Ajmal and was stumped. He hit four boundaries.
Cook hit Afridi for two fours to enter the 90s and then cover drove Ajmal to the boundary to reach the three-figure mark off 110 deliveries.

234 COMMENTS

  1. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  2. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,

    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  3. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,

    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  4. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  5. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  6. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  7. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  8. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  9. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  10. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  11. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  12. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  13. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  14. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  15. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  16. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  17. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  18. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  19. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,
    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  20. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,

    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  21. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,

    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  22. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,

    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  23. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,

    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  24. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,

    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  25. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,

    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  26. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn’t include Abdurehman,,,,

    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  27. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,

    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  28. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,

    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  29. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,

    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  30. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  31. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  32. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  33. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  34. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  35. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  36. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  37. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  38. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  39. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  40. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  41. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  42. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  43. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  44. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  45. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,
    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  46. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,

    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  47. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,

    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  48. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,

    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  49. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,

    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  50. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,

    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  51. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,

    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  52. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,

    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht’s the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn’t competent for today’s match was not too big but we didn’t give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don’t select competent players

  53. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  54. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  55. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  56. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  57. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  58. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  59. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  60. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  61. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  62. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  63. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  64. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  65. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  66. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  67. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn’t a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say “1 Zardari sab pe bhari””
    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  68. i think our selecters were responsible for the loss just bcz of they didn't include Abdurehman,,,,

    they should change the stratagy for the next game bcz if we wanna white wash we would have to win 3 of 3

  69. To win series or level against England is difficult but not impossible,,,

    one thing we would have to focus is who to send on opening with Hafeez and wht's the performance of OUT-FORM shoib malik wasn't competent for today's match was not too big but we didn't give a chance to Abdurehman can be trimp card for england can give us tough time while if our selecter don't select competent players

  70. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn't a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say "1 Zardari sab pe bhari""

    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

  71. These r all of going on just bcz of us(Public) bcz on one hand we say tht Zardari isn't a competent person to lead the country bcz of his bad governce and liar advicers but on the other hand we proudly say "1 Zardari sab pe bhari""

    we (pakistanis) will have to re-call and refresh our minds 1st while when ever we go to polling stations to vote

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