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In Cricket, It’s Pakistan Over England


By Waleed Tariq
Senior Reporter
Pakistan – Today in Dubai, Pakistan’s cricket team recorded its first ever
whitewash against England at the Dubai Sports City after a 71-run victory in
the third test to sweep a crushing 3-0 series win over the world’s top-ranked
Waleed Tariq /
Pakistan’s bowling once again
sparkled to leave England struggling towards another defeat.
England, chasing an imposing 324-run target, was
dismissed for 252 on the fourth day of the final test with fast bowler Umar Gul
and off spinner Saeed Ajmal grabbing four wickets each.
Pakistan, it was a fifth series whitewash, their last coming in a 3-0 triumph
over Bangladesh in 2003.
This is also the first time since
1907 that a team has come back to win a test match after being bowled out for
less than a 100 runs.
The victory feat was last achieved by
England, which defeated South Africa by 53 runs at Headingley in 1907 after
being bowled out for 76.
The teams will now face each other in
four one-day and three T20 internationals, with the
next match on
February 13 in Abu Dhabi.