Uploaded on Feb 7, 2012
Pakistan, with their 71-run win at Dubai (DSC), have completed their first clean sweep against England in a Test series (minimum three Tests).
- Overall, Pakistan have recorded five clean sweeps in Test Cricket - one each against Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, Bangladesh and England (minimum three Tests).
- Pakistan became the second subcontinent team whitewashing England. India (3-0) had accomplished the feat in 1993
- Pakistan have regained the rubber against England. They had lost the last two series to England - 0-3 in England in 2006 and 1-3 in England in 2010.
- England have suffered a humiliation of losing all the Tests in a series seven times - three times to Australia, twice to West Indies and once each to India and Pakistan.
- Pakistan have won 16, lost 22 and drawn 36 out of 74 played against England - winning % 21.62.
- Since losing to the West Indies 0-1 in the West Indies in 2008-09, England have lost their first Test series.
- Before losing to Pakistan, England had won six successive Test series between 2009-10 and 2011.
- The number one Test team has lost all Tests in a series for the second time in the recent times. India had lost all four Tests to England last year in England.
- Pakistan has become the first nation in more than 100 years to have recorded a victory after posting less than 100 in the first innings of a Test match. The last instance being when England (76 & 162) had defeated South Africa (110 & 75) by 53 runs at Headingley, Leeds in 1907.
- Seventy five wickets were claimed by the spinners in the just concluded Test series at an average of 18.50 - the third highest tally by spinners in a three-Test series - the top two tallies being 79 (ave.24.15) in NZ-SL 1998 series and 76 (ave.29.59) in Australia-SL 2003-04 series.
- Umar Gul (4/61) has equalled his best bowling figures at neutral venues. He had bagged 4 for 61 against Australia at Lord's in July 2010.
- Gul has captured 37 wickets at 30.10 runs apiece in 10 Tests at neutral venues. Only Saeed Ajmal (45 at 23.73) in seven Tests has captured more wickets than Gul at neutral venues.
- Alastair Cook has completed his 6,000 runs in Tests - 6027 at an average of 48.60, including 19 centuries and 27 fifties.
- Cook is the 13th batsman to have managed 6,000 runs or more in Tests for England.
- However, Cook's performance at neutral venues is not satisfactory, aggregating 159 runs in three Tests (all against Pakistan in the present series), isncluding a fifty.
- Cook's stats against Pakistan are below average - 729 runs in eleven Tests, including three hundreds and two fifties, at an average of 36.45.
- Cook, at 27 years 43 days, became the second youngest player to complete 6,000 runs in Tests. Sachin Tendulkar had accomplished the feat at the age of 26 years 313 days.
- Saeed Ajmal has claimed 24 wickets at 14.70 runs apiece - his career-best performance in a Test series.
- Ajmal's previous best performance in a Test series was - 18 wickets (ave..28.77) in the three-Test series against Sri Lanka in UAE, 2011-12.
- Ajmal's series tally is the second highest by a Pakistani bowler in a Test series against England, next only to the 30 (ave.14.56) in three Tests in 1987-88 by Abdul Qadir.
- Abdur Rehman took 19 wickets in the series at an average of 16.73 - his career-best performance in a Test series.
- Forty eight wickets were claimed by Pakistani spinners at 15.64 runs apiece - the most in a three-Test series for Pakistan, eclipsing the 45 (ave.18.51)against England in 1987-88
- Forty three lbw dismissals were recorded in the series, equalling a world record, first accomplished in the six-Test 1981 series between England and Australia.
- The top six batsmen in the series were - Azhar Ali (251), Younis Khan (193), Mohammad Hafeez (190), Misbah-ul-Haq (180), Asad Shafiq (167) and Jonathan Trott (161).
- Azhar Ali has received his first Man of the Match award in Tests.
- Saeed Ajmal has got his third Player of the series award. Last year, he was adjudged the Player of the series against West Indies and Sri Lanka.
- England have recorded batting average of 19.06 in the series - their second lowest in a series of three or more Tests.. In the three-Test 1888 series against Australia, their batting average was just 15.10.
- England's above batting average is the lowest for any team in a Test series against Pakistan (minimum three Tests).
- For the eighth time in a Test series, not even a single English player has recorded a hundred (minimum three Tests).
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