England in trouble in Dubai

19/01/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted Bob Brunskill
England in trouble in Dubai

Cricket fans have been gripped to the action in Dubai over the last few days as Pakistan have dominated England with the ball.Going into the match at Dubai Sports City, England, the number one Test team in the world, were expected to make light of the Pakistan bowling attack.However, Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal has ripped into England's batting line-up at will, leaving the hosts on the cusp of Victory.The Three Lions were bowled out for just 192 in the first innings, with Ajmal taking seven wickets for 55 runs off of 24.3 overs.The Pakistan batsmen then pushed ahead by hitting 338, leaving England trailing by 146 runs.As such, England were expected to start the second innings in aggressive fashion, but quickly fell apart as they had done on day one.This time, however, it was Gul who impressed with the ball, taking the wickets of Andrew Strauss, Alistair Cook, Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen for just 60 runs.At the time of writing, England stand on 89 for seven and are staring defeat in the face.