Pakistan vs England - 1st Test Live Score

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Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on 17 January 2012 (Time: 00:00 GMT | 05:30 IST)

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  • Result: Pakistan won by 10 wkts
England 192/10 (72.3 overs) Pakistan won by 10 wkts
Pakistan 338/10 (119.5 overs) England in Pakistan 2012
England 160/10 (57.5 overs)
Pakistan 15/0 (3.4 overs)
  Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pakistan 2nd innings (3.4 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Mohammad Hafeez  not out 15 16 3 0 93.75  
  Taufeeq Umar  not out 0 6 0 0 0.00  
  Azhar Ali  0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Younis Khan  0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Misbah-ul-Haq (c) 0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Asad Shafiq  0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Adnan Akmal (wk) 0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Umar Gul  0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Abdur Rehman  0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Saeed Ajmal  0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Aizaz Cheema  0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 0, lb 0, w 0, nb 0,p 0) 0  
      15   (4.41 runs per over)
  Total (0 wickets; 3.4 overs; 15)            
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  James Anderson 2.0 1 7 3.50 0 0 0
  Stuart Broad 1.4 1 8 5.71 0 0 0
England 2nd innings (57.5 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Andrew Strauss (c) c A Akmal b U Gul 6 16 0 0 37.5  
  Alastair Cook  c A Akmal b U Gul 5 41 0 0 12.2  
  Jonathan Trott  c A Akmal b U Gul 49 111 6 0 44.14  
  Kevin Pietersen  c Abdur Rehman b U Gul 0 8 0 0 0.00  
  Ian Bell  lbw S Ajmal 4 15 1 0 26.67  
  Eoin Morgan  c A Akmal b Abdur Rehman 14 39 2 0 35.9  
  Matt Prior (wk) lbw S Ajmal 4 17 0 0 23.53  
  Stuart Broad  c A Shafiq b Abdur Rehman 17 27 1 0 62.96  
  Graeme Swann  c A Shafiq b S Ajmal 39 52 5 1 75  
  Chris Tremlett  c M Hafeez b Abdur Rehman 0 1 0 0 0.00  
  James Anderson  not out 15 22 0 1 68.18  
  Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 0, nb 2,p 0) 7  
      160   (2.78 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 57.5 overs; 160)            
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Andrew Strauss, 4.5overs) , 2-25 (Alastair Cook, 12.3overs) , 3-25 (Kevin Pietersen, 14.5overs) , 4-35 (Ian Bell, 20.1overs) , 5-74 (Eoin Morgan, 33.3overs) , 6-87 (Jonathan Trott, 40.4overs) , 7-87 (Matt Prior, 41.2overs) , 8-135 (Stuart Broad, 51.3overs) , 9-135 (Chris Tremlett, 51.4overs) , 10-160 (Graeme Swann, 57.5overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  Umar Gul 19.0 5 63 3.32 4 2 0
  Mohammad Hafeez 2.0 0 4 2.00 0 0 0
  Saeed Ajmal 17.3 4 42 2.43 3 0 0
  Abdur Rehman 12.0 2 37 3.08 3 0 0
  Aizaz Cheema 7.2 1 9 1.25 0 0 0
Pakistan 1st innings (119.5 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Mohammad Hafeez  lbw G Swann 88 164 11 1 53.66  
  Taufeeq Umar  b S Broad 58 113 10 0 51.33  
  Azhar Ali  c M Prior b S Broad 1 8 0 0 12.5  
  Younis Khan  lbw Jonathan Trott 37 87 4 0 42.53  
  Misbah-ul-Haq (c) lbw G Swann 52 154 5 0 33.77  
  Asad Shafiq  c M Prior b J Anderson 16 33 1 0 48.48  
  Adnan Akmal (wk) St M Prior bG Swann 61 129 8 0 47.29  
  Umar Gul  c E Morgan b S Broad 0 8 0 0 0.00  
  Abdur Rehman  b J Anderson 4 3 1 0 133.33  
  Saeed Ajmal  c A Cook b G Swann 12 22 1 0 54.55  
  Aizaz Cheema  not out 0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 0, lb 1, w 0, nb 1,p 0) 2  
      338   (2.83 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 119.5 overs; 338)            
Fall of wickets: 1-114 (Taufeeq Umar, 35.5overs) , 2-128 (Azhar Ali, 39.3overs) , 3-176 (Mohammad Hafeez, 56.4overs) , 4-202 (Younis Khan, 67.6overs) , 5-231 (Asad Shafiq, 80.6overs) , 6-283 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 103.5overs) , 7-288 (Abdur Rehman, 104.3overs) , 8-289 (Umar Gul, 105.6overs) , 9-319 (Saeed Ajmal, 115.6overs) , 10-338 (Adnan Akmal, 119.5overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  James Anderson 30.0 7 71 2.37 2 0 0
  Chris Tremlett 21.0 6 53 2.52 0 1 0
  Stuart Broad 31.0 8 84 2.71 3 1 0
  Jonathan Trott 8.0 2 16 2.00 1 0 0
  Graeme Swann 29.5 3 107 3.63 4 0 0
England 1st innings (72.3 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Andrew Strauss (c) b S Ajmal 19 43 1 0 44.19  
  Alastair Cook  c A Akmal b M Hafeez 3 20 0 0 15  
  Jonathan Trott  c A Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 17 29 3 0 58.62  
  Kevin Pietersen  lbw S Ajmal 2 29 0 0 6.9  
  Ian Bell  c A Akmal b S Ajmal 0 1 0 0 0.00  
  Eoin Morgan  lbw S Ajmal 24 47 2 0 51.06  
  Matt Prior (wk) not out 70 154 3 0 45.45  
  Stuart Broad  lbw S Ajmal 8 14 1 0 57.14  
  Graeme Swann  b Abdur Rehman 34 65 6 0 52.31  
  Chris Tremlett  lbw S Ajmal 1 18 0 0 5.56  
  James Anderson  lbw S Ajmal 12 15 2 0 80  
  Extras (b 0, lb 2, w 0, nb 0,p 0) 2  
      192   (2.66 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 72.3 overs; 192)            
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Alastair Cook, 5.3overs) , 2-31 (Jonathan Trott, 12.3overs) , 3-42 (Andrew Strauss, 18.6overs) , 4-42 (Ian Bell, 20.1overs) , 5-43 (Kevin Pietersen, 20.4overs) , 6-82 (Eoin Morgan, 38.1overs) , 7-94 (Stuart Broad, 42.1overs) , 8-151 (Graeme Swann, 59.3overs) , 9-168 (Chris Tremlett, 66.4overs) , 10-192 (James Anderson, 72.3overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  Umar Gul 12.0 4 35 2.92 0 0 0
  Mohammad Hafeez 6.0 3 5 0.83 1 0 0
  Abdur Rehman 18.0 5 52 2.89 1 0 0
  Saeed Ajmal 24.3 7 55 2.26 7 0 0
  Aizaz Cheema 12.0 0 43 3.58 1 0 0
Match notes  
  Toss: England won the toss and elected to Batting
  Series: England in Pakistan 2012
  Umpires: Billy Bowden,NZ, Bruce Oxenford,Aus
  Third Umpire: Steve Davis,Aus
  Match Referee: Javagal Srinath,Ind
England 192/10 (72.3 overs) England RR: 2.66
Pakistan 338/10 (119.5 overs) Pakistan RR: 2.83
England 160/10 (57.5 overs)
Pakistan 15/0 (3.4 overs)
 
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Highlights
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Professor continues his great form. He can do no wrong here. Hafeez stays round the wicket and bowls a flatter delivery that skids through just outside off, spins away a touch from a short of length, Cook goes for the cut and gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up by Adnan, Cook kicks the ground in disgust as he trudges off. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Hafeez 3(20)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, first boundary of the series, good length ball from Gul but he drifts onto the pads, Trott stays forward and whip/flicks it uppishly past square leg, the fielder dives to his right but cannot reach it, the ball slows up as it reaches the boundary at deep square leg but it gets there in the end
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged but safe, shortish delivery and it straightens a bit outside off, gets some extra bounce as Trott pushes at it with a slightly angled bat, gets an outside edge that rolls past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, inside edged but just past the stumps, full ball that is angled in just outside off, Trott looks to drive it through cover but gets an inside edge that just goes past the stumps and into the fine leg boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Cheema gets his man in the end. Not the best delivery he has bowled but he will not mind it. Short ball on leg stump, Trott moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball bounces a touch more and it hits the inside half of the bat, the faint edge flies to Adnan who dives to his left and takes a good catch, Trott thought about the review but he trudges off slowly. Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 17(29) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, FOUR, Cheema fires the yorker outside off, Strauss opens the bat face and squeezes it past the gap at third slip and gully, the ball scoots along to the third man fence
Ajmal to Strauss, out Bowled!! Ajmal gets into the act now. Strauss has been flummoxed by the length of the delivery. Ajmal pushes this delivery through with a low trajectory, the ball pitches on a length and it goes straight on, Strauss looks to pull it through mid wicket but misses it, the ball hits the off stump and Strauss has to walk back, this reminds me of the way Dilshan dismissed Strauss during the 2011 World Cup quater-final match at the Premadasa stadium. Strauss b Ajmal 19(43) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Master of the Doosra is on a roll here. Ajmal is on a hat-trick here. He bowls this doosra with a bit more rip, it breaks away just outside off as Bell plays down the wrong line, the thin edge is snapped up by Adnan and Ajmal cannot contain his delight, this is brilliant stuff from Pakistan. Ian Bell c Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 0(1)
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Lbw!! Pakistan yelp out in delight. It is a super review from Ajmal. This is the off-spinner from Ajmal, it pitches outside off and it spins in, Pietersen gets forward and plays down the wrong line, the ball brushes the front pad and then the back pad, umpire Oxenford does not give it out and signals a leg bye, Ajmal asks Misbah to take the review and they take it, replays show that the ball was hitting leg stump and the umpire reverses his decision, KP has to walk back, what a spell this is from Ajmal. Pietersen lbw b Ajmal 2(29)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, much needed boundary for England and Morgan, full ball angled across outside off, Morgan angles the bat and steers it past gully, purrs away to the deep backward point fence, looked like an outside edge but it was deliberately played
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, he has latched onto that, Ajmal drags this slightly short outside off, Morgan pounces on that and he goes on the backfoot, cuts it past the fielder and it scoots away to the deep backward point
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Ajmal has broken the partnership. He tosses this delivery fuller and it goes straight on, Morgan misjudges the length and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, Ajmal appeals and umpire Oxenford gives it out, Morgan opted for the review but replays show that there was no bat involved and the ball was hitting middle stump, what a bowler Ajmal is. Eoin Morgan lbw b Ajmal 24(47) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Broad, no run, flatter delivery and it goes straight on, Broad plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads, Ajmal appeals and the umpire gives it not out, Pakistan opt for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping leg stump, Broad survives and now both teams have lost a review
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, confident stroke from Broad, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Broad makes a little bit of room and swings through the line, clubs it over long on for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Fifth five wicket haul for Ajmal. What a player. Flighted delivery just outside off, Broad bends down and attempts the sweep, he misses it and the ball thuds into the pads, Pakistan appeal and this time umpire Oxenford gives it out, Broad takes the review but replays show the ball pitching in line and hitting middle stump, this is his second five wicket haul against England. Broad lbw b Ajmal 8(14) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Swann is not going to hang back here, flighted delivery but too full outside off, Swann stays on the crease and thumps it past the fielder at mid off who dives over to his left, blazes away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, in the air but safe, looped up delivery and given a bit more air outside off, Swann swings through the line and wallops it over mid off's head, purrs away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, this delivery breaks back in as Swann looks to defend, the ball brushes the pad and Adnan does not collect it, no bat involved though, hold on though, replays show that there was a mark on hot-spot and there was a slight inside edge, it was a difficult take but Adnan fluffs it
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, FOUR, this could be the last ball in Cheema's spell, full delivery and wide outside off, Prior goes for the full-blooded drive, but the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully and to the third man fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, this is positive stuff from Swann, Ajmal tosses this up generously outside off, Swann gets forward and creams the drive past mid off who dives over to his left, screams away to the long off fence
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, awesome timing from Swann, good length ball outside off, Swann stays forward and creams the drive on the up to sweeper cover, the timing is great and the ball races to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Swann, Rehman tosses this delivery up on the stumps and it spins away gently, Swann goes through with the shot and smokes it over mid on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, no run, As I say it again, it is an utter waste of a review. He comes round the wicket and slants a good length ball on the middle and leg stump, Swann gets hit on the pads and Gul appeals for an LBW, Misbah was unsure to take a review but Gul forced him into taking it, in the end, the ball was pitching well outside the line of leg stump, Gul has a sheepish smile as he walks back
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, very good shot that one, Swann comes down the track and plays it with the little turn that is on offer, was in the air for some time but always in the gap through extra cover, mid off had no chance of stopping that
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Bowled!! Beautifully bowled, too good for Swann, this one was tossed up and pitched on middle, drew Swann forward and he had to play at it, turns just enough to beat the defense and hits top of off, Classic. Swann's stubborn vigil has come to an end. Swann b Abdur Rehman 34(65) [4s-6]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Good confident blow that, slightly fuller and he gets down quickly to sweep it hard to the mid wicket fence, powerful hit
Abdur Rehman to Prior, 2 runs, on the leg, Prior gets back and glances it fine for a couple to bring up his 19th Test FIFTY, this has been a top quality knock from the England keeper, under pressure and he has delivered
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Top shot from Prior again, this has been a gem of an innings, skips down the track and goes inside out through cover for a boundary, did just enough to get to the pitch of the delivery
Ajmal to Tremlett, out Lbw!! Ajmal gets another, the doosra was right on target and a little too good for Tremlett, Prior's gamble to give him strike has not worked, floated up, pitches on middle and off, Tremlett plays down the wrong line and is struck on the back leg in front of off, no reviews left and England sink further. Tremlett lbw b Ajmal 1(18)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, poor delivery, quick and sliding down the legside, Anderson glances it very fine and picks up a boundary, very useful runs these
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, Even better this time, tossed up outside off, Anderson gets down on one knee and sweeps it hard to the deep square leg fence, did not bother to keep it down either
Ajmal to Anderson, out Lbw!! Ajmal has his best Test figures. The best off-spinner in the world and he rightly deserves to lead the team out of the park. This one was flighted on the middle stump and straightened. Anderson was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is rapped on the pads, the impact was on middle and it was going to hit middle and leg. England have folded for 192. Anderson lbw b Ajmal 12(15) [4s-2]
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Professor continues his great form. He can do no wrong here. Hafeez stays round the wicket and bowls a flatter delivery that skids through just outside off, spins away a touch from a short of length, Cook goes for the cut and gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up by Adnan, Cook kicks the ground in disgust as he trudges off. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Hafeez 3(20)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, first boundary of the series, good length ball from Gul but he drifts onto the pads, Trott stays forward and whip/flicks it uppishly past square leg, the fielder dives to his right but cannot reach it, the ball slows up as it reaches the boundary at deep square leg but it gets there in the end
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged but safe, shortish delivery and it straightens a bit outside off, gets some extra bounce as Trott pushes at it with a slightly angled bat, gets an outside edge that rolls past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, inside edged but just past the stumps, full ball that is angled in just outside off, Trott looks to drive it through cover but gets an inside edge that just goes past the stumps and into the fine leg boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Cheema gets his man in the end. Not the best delivery he has bowled but he will not mind it. Short ball on leg stump, Trott moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball bounces a touch more and it hits the inside half of the bat, the faint edge flies to Adnan who dives to his left and takes a good catch, Trott thought about the review but he trudges off slowly. Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 17(29) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, FOUR, Cheema fires the yorker outside off, Strauss opens the bat face and squeezes it past the gap at third slip and gully, the ball scoots along to the third man fence
Ajmal to Strauss, out Bowled!! Ajmal gets into the act now. Strauss has been flummoxed by the length of the delivery. Ajmal pushes this delivery through with a low trajectory, the ball pitches on a length and it goes straight on, Strauss looks to pull it through mid wicket but misses it, the ball hits the off stump and Strauss has to walk back, this reminds me of the way Dilshan dismissed Strauss during the 2011 World Cup quater-final match at the Premadasa stadium. Strauss b Ajmal 19(43) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Master of the Doosra is on a roll here. Ajmal is on a hat-trick here. He bowls this doosra with a bit more rip, it breaks away just outside off as Bell plays down the wrong line, the thin edge is snapped up by Adnan and Ajmal cannot contain his delight, this is brilliant stuff from Pakistan. Ian Bell c Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 0(1)
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Lbw!! Pakistan yelp out in delight. It is a super review from Ajmal. This is the off-spinner from Ajmal, it pitches outside off and it spins in, Pietersen gets forward and plays down the wrong line, the ball brushes the front pad and then the back pad, umpire Oxenford does not give it out and signals a leg bye, Ajmal asks Misbah to take the review and they take it, replays show that the ball was hitting leg stump and the umpire reverses his decision, KP has to walk back, what a spell this is from Ajmal. Pietersen lbw b Ajmal 2(29)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, much needed boundary for England and Morgan, full ball angled across outside off, Morgan angles the bat and steers it past gully, purrs away to the deep backward point fence, looked like an outside edge but it was deliberately played
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, he has latched onto that, Ajmal drags this slightly short outside off, Morgan pounces on that and he goes on the backfoot, cuts it past the fielder and it scoots away to the deep backward point
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Ajmal has broken the partnership. He tosses this delivery fuller and it goes straight on, Morgan misjudges the length and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, Ajmal appeals and umpire Oxenford gives it out, Morgan opted for the review but replays show that there was no bat involved and the ball was hitting middle stump, what a bowler Ajmal is. Eoin Morgan lbw b Ajmal 24(47) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Broad, no run, flatter delivery and it goes straight on, Broad plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads, Ajmal appeals and the umpire gives it not out, Pakistan opt for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping leg stump, Broad survives and now both teams have lost a review
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, confident stroke from Broad, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Broad makes a little bit of room and swings through the line, clubs it over long on for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Fifth five wicket haul for Ajmal. What a player. Flighted delivery just outside off, Broad bends down and attempts the sweep, he misses it and the ball thuds into the pads, Pakistan appeal and this time umpire Oxenford gives it out, Broad takes the review but replays show the ball pitching in line and hitting middle stump, this is his second five wicket haul against England. Broad lbw b Ajmal 8(14) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Swann is not going to hang back here, flighted delivery but too full outside off, Swann stays on the crease and thumps it past the fielder at mid off who dives over to his left, blazes away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, in the air but safe, looped up delivery and given a bit more air outside off, Swann swings through the line and wallops it over mid off's head, purrs away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, this delivery breaks back in as Swann looks to defend, the ball brushes the pad and Adnan does not collect it, no bat involved though, hold on though, replays show that there was a mark on hot-spot and there was a slight inside edge, it was a difficult take but Adnan fluffs it
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, FOUR, this could be the last ball in Cheema's spell, full delivery and wide outside off, Prior goes for the full-blooded drive, but the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully and to the third man fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, this is positive stuff from Swann, Ajmal tosses this up generously outside off, Swann gets forward and creams the drive past mid off who dives over to his left, screams away to the long off fence
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, awesome timing from Swann, good length ball outside off, Swann stays forward and creams the drive on the up to sweeper cover, the timing is great and the ball races to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Swann, Rehman tosses this delivery up on the stumps and it spins away gently, Swann goes through with the shot and smokes it over mid on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, no run, As I say it again, it is an utter waste of a review. He comes round the wicket and slants a good length ball on the middle and leg stump, Swann gets hit on the pads and Gul appeals for an LBW, Misbah was unsure to take a review but Gul forced him into taking it, in the end, the ball was pitching well outside the line of leg stump, Gul has a sheepish smile as he walks back
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, very good shot that one, Swann comes down the track and plays it with the little turn that is on offer, was in the air for some time but always in the gap through extra cover, mid off had no chance of stopping that
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Bowled!! Beautifully bowled, too good for Swann, this one was tossed up and pitched on middle, drew Swann forward and he had to play at it, turns just enough to beat the defense and hits top of off, Classic. Swann's stubborn vigil has come to an end. Swann b Abdur Rehman 34(65) [4s-6]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Good confident blow that, slightly fuller and he gets down quickly to sweep it hard to the mid wicket fence, powerful hit
Abdur Rehman to Prior, 2 runs, on the leg, Prior gets back and glances it fine for a couple to bring up his 19th Test FIFTY, this has been a top quality knock from the England keeper, under pressure and he has delivered
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Top shot from Prior again, this has been a gem of an innings, skips down the track and goes inside out through cover for a boundary, did just enough to get to the pitch of the delivery
Ajmal to Tremlett, out Lbw!! Ajmal gets another, the doosra was right on target and a little too good for Tremlett, Prior's gamble to give him strike has not worked, floated up, pitches on middle and off, Tremlett plays down the wrong line and is struck on the back leg in front of off, no reviews left and England sink further. Tremlett lbw b Ajmal 1(18)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, poor delivery, quick and sliding down the legside, Anderson glances it very fine and picks up a boundary, very useful runs these
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, Even better this time, tossed up outside off, Anderson gets down on one knee and sweeps it hard to the deep square leg fence, did not bother to keep it down either
Ajmal to Anderson, out Lbw!! Ajmal has his best Test figures. The best off-spinner in the world and he rightly deserves to lead the team out of the park. This one was flighted on the middle stump and straightened. Anderson was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is rapped on the pads, the impact was on middle and it was going to hit middle and leg. England have folded for 192. Anderson lbw b Ajmal 12(15) [4s-2]
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Professor continues his great form. He can do no wrong here. Hafeez stays round the wicket and bowls a flatter delivery that skids through just outside off, spins away a touch from a short of length, Cook goes for the cut and gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up by Adnan, Cook kicks the ground in disgust as he trudges off. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Hafeez 3(20)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, first boundary of the series, good length ball from Gul but he drifts onto the pads, Trott stays forward and whip/flicks it uppishly past square leg, the fielder dives to his right but cannot reach it, the ball slows up as it reaches the boundary at deep square leg but it gets there in the end
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged but safe, shortish delivery and it straightens a bit outside off, gets some extra bounce as Trott pushes at it with a slightly angled bat, gets an outside edge that rolls past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, inside edged but just past the stumps, full ball that is angled in just outside off, Trott looks to drive it through cover but gets an inside edge that just goes past the stumps and into the fine leg boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Cheema gets his man in the end. Not the best delivery he has bowled but he will not mind it. Short ball on leg stump, Trott moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball bounces a touch more and it hits the inside half of the bat, the faint edge flies to Adnan who dives to his left and takes a good catch, Trott thought about the review but he trudges off slowly. Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 17(29) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, FOUR, Cheema fires the yorker outside off, Strauss opens the bat face and squeezes it past the gap at third slip and gully, the ball scoots along to the third man fence
Ajmal to Strauss, out Bowled!! Ajmal gets into the act now. Strauss has been flummoxed by the length of the delivery. Ajmal pushes this delivery through with a low trajectory, the ball pitches on a length and it goes straight on, Strauss looks to pull it through mid wicket but misses it, the ball hits the off stump and Strauss has to walk back, this reminds me of the way Dilshan dismissed Strauss during the 2011 World Cup quater-final match at the Premadasa stadium. Strauss b Ajmal 19(43) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Master of the Doosra is on a roll here. Ajmal is on a hat-trick here. He bowls this doosra with a bit more rip, it breaks away just outside off as Bell plays down the wrong line, the thin edge is snapped up by Adnan and Ajmal cannot contain his delight, this is brilliant stuff from Pakistan. Ian Bell c Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 0(1)
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Lbw!! Pakistan yelp out in delight. It is a super review from Ajmal. This is the off-spinner from Ajmal, it pitches outside off and it spins in, Pietersen gets forward and plays down the wrong line, the ball brushes the front pad and then the back pad, umpire Oxenford does not give it out and signals a leg bye, Ajmal asks Misbah to take the review and they take it, replays show that the ball was hitting leg stump and the umpire reverses his decision, KP has to walk back, what a spell this is from Ajmal. Pietersen lbw b Ajmal 2(29)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, much needed boundary for England and Morgan, full ball angled across outside off, Morgan angles the bat and steers it past gully, purrs away to the deep backward point fence, looked like an outside edge but it was deliberately played
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, he has latched onto that, Ajmal drags this slightly short outside off, Morgan pounces on that and he goes on the backfoot, cuts it past the fielder and it scoots away to the deep backward point
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Ajmal has broken the partnership. He tosses this delivery fuller and it goes straight on, Morgan misjudges the length and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, Ajmal appeals and umpire Oxenford gives it out, Morgan opted for the review but replays show that there was no bat involved and the ball was hitting middle stump, what a bowler Ajmal is. Eoin Morgan lbw b Ajmal 24(47) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Broad, no run, flatter delivery and it goes straight on, Broad plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads, Ajmal appeals and the umpire gives it not out, Pakistan opt for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping leg stump, Broad survives and now both teams have lost a review
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, confident stroke from Broad, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Broad makes a little bit of room and swings through the line, clubs it over long on for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Fifth five wicket haul for Ajmal. What a player. Flighted delivery just outside off, Broad bends down and attempts the sweep, he misses it and the ball thuds into the pads, Pakistan appeal and this time umpire Oxenford gives it out, Broad takes the review but replays show the ball pitching in line and hitting middle stump, this is his second five wicket haul against England. Broad lbw b Ajmal 8(14) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Swann is not going to hang back here, flighted delivery but too full outside off, Swann stays on the crease and thumps it past the fielder at mid off who dives over to his left, blazes away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, in the air but safe, looped up delivery and given a bit more air outside off, Swann swings through the line and wallops it over mid off's head, purrs away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, this delivery breaks back in as Swann looks to defend, the ball brushes the pad and Adnan does not collect it, no bat involved though, hold on though, replays show that there was a mark on hot-spot and there was a slight inside edge, it was a difficult take but Adnan fluffs it
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, FOUR, this could be the last ball in Cheema's spell, full delivery and wide outside off, Prior goes for the full-blooded drive, but the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully and to the third man fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, this is positive stuff from Swann, Ajmal tosses this up generously outside off, Swann gets forward and creams the drive past mid off who dives over to his left, screams away to the long off fence
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, awesome timing from Swann, good length ball outside off, Swann stays forward and creams the drive on the up to sweeper cover, the timing is great and the ball races to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Swann, Rehman tosses this delivery up on the stumps and it spins away gently, Swann goes through with the shot and smokes it over mid on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, no run, As I say it again, it is an utter waste of a review. He comes round the wicket and slants a good length ball on the middle and leg stump, Swann gets hit on the pads and Gul appeals for an LBW, Misbah was unsure to take a review but Gul forced him into taking it, in the end, the ball was pitching well outside the line of leg stump, Gul has a sheepish smile as he walks back
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, very good shot that one, Swann comes down the track and plays it with the little turn that is on offer, was in the air for some time but always in the gap through extra cover, mid off had no chance of stopping that
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Bowled!! Beautifully bowled, too good for Swann, this one was tossed up and pitched on middle, drew Swann forward and he had to play at it, turns just enough to beat the defense and hits top of off, Classic. Swann's stubborn vigil has come to an end. Swann b Abdur Rehman 34(65) [4s-6]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Good confident blow that, slightly fuller and he gets down quickly to sweep it hard to the mid wicket fence, powerful hit
Abdur Rehman to Prior, 2 runs, on the leg, Prior gets back and glances it fine for a couple to bring up his 19th Test FIFTY, this has been a top quality knock from the England keeper, under pressure and he has delivered
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Top shot from Prior again, this has been a gem of an innings, skips down the track and goes inside out through cover for a boundary, did just enough to get to the pitch of the delivery
Ajmal to Tremlett, out Lbw!! Ajmal gets another, the doosra was right on target and a little too good for Tremlett, Prior's gamble to give him strike has not worked, floated up, pitches on middle and off, Tremlett plays down the wrong line and is struck on the back leg in front of off, no reviews left and England sink further. Tremlett lbw b Ajmal 1(18)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, poor delivery, quick and sliding down the legside, Anderson glances it very fine and picks up a boundary, very useful runs these
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, Even better this time, tossed up outside off, Anderson gets down on one knee and sweeps it hard to the deep square leg fence, did not bother to keep it down either
Ajmal to Anderson, out Lbw!! Ajmal has his best Test figures. The best off-spinner in the world and he rightly deserves to lead the team out of the park. This one was flighted on the middle stump and straightened. Anderson was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is rapped on the pads, the impact was on middle and it was going to hit middle and leg. England have folded for 192. Anderson lbw b Ajmal 12(15) [4s-2]
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Professor continues his great form. He can do no wrong here. Hafeez stays round the wicket and bowls a flatter delivery that skids through just outside off, spins away a touch from a short of length, Cook goes for the cut and gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up by Adnan, Cook kicks the ground in disgust as he trudges off. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Hafeez 3(20)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, first boundary of the series, good length ball from Gul but he drifts onto the pads, Trott stays forward and whip/flicks it uppishly past square leg, the fielder dives to his right but cannot reach it, the ball slows up as it reaches the boundary at deep square leg but it gets there in the end
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged but safe, shortish delivery and it straightens a bit outside off, gets some extra bounce as Trott pushes at it with a slightly angled bat, gets an outside edge that rolls past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, inside edged but just past the stumps, full ball that is angled in just outside off, Trott looks to drive it through cover but gets an inside edge that just goes past the stumps and into the fine leg boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Cheema gets his man in the end. Not the best delivery he has bowled but he will not mind it. Short ball on leg stump, Trott moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball bounces a touch more and it hits the inside half of the bat, the faint edge flies to Adnan who dives to his left and takes a good catch, Trott thought about the review but he trudges off slowly. Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 17(29) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, FOUR, Cheema fires the yorker outside off, Strauss opens the bat face and squeezes it past the gap at third slip and gully, the ball scoots along to the third man fence
Ajmal to Strauss, out Bowled!! Ajmal gets into the act now. Strauss has been flummoxed by the length of the delivery. Ajmal pushes this delivery through with a low trajectory, the ball pitches on a length and it goes straight on, Strauss looks to pull it through mid wicket but misses it, the ball hits the off stump and Strauss has to walk back, this reminds me of the way Dilshan dismissed Strauss during the 2011 World Cup quater-final match at the Premadasa stadium. Strauss b Ajmal 19(43) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Master of the Doosra is on a roll here. Ajmal is on a hat-trick here. He bowls this doosra with a bit more rip, it breaks away just outside off as Bell plays down the wrong line, the thin edge is snapped up by Adnan and Ajmal cannot contain his delight, this is brilliant stuff from Pakistan. Ian Bell c Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 0(1)
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Lbw!! Pakistan yelp out in delight. It is a super review from Ajmal. This is the off-spinner from Ajmal, it pitches outside off and it spins in, Pietersen gets forward and plays down the wrong line, the ball brushes the front pad and then the back pad, umpire Oxenford does not give it out and signals a leg bye, Ajmal asks Misbah to take the review and they take it, replays show that the ball was hitting leg stump and the umpire reverses his decision, KP has to walk back, what a spell this is from Ajmal. Pietersen lbw b Ajmal 2(29)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, much needed boundary for England and Morgan, full ball angled across outside off, Morgan angles the bat and steers it past gully, purrs away to the deep backward point fence, looked like an outside edge but it was deliberately played
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, he has latched onto that, Ajmal drags this slightly short outside off, Morgan pounces on that and he goes on the backfoot, cuts it past the fielder and it scoots away to the deep backward point
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Ajmal has broken the partnership. He tosses this delivery fuller and it goes straight on, Morgan misjudges the length and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, Ajmal appeals and umpire Oxenford gives it out, Morgan opted for the review but replays show that there was no bat involved and the ball was hitting middle stump, what a bowler Ajmal is. Eoin Morgan lbw b Ajmal 24(47) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Broad, no run, flatter delivery and it goes straight on, Broad plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads, Ajmal appeals and the umpire gives it not out, Pakistan opt for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping leg stump, Broad survives and now both teams have lost a review
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, confident stroke from Broad, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Broad makes a little bit of room and swings through the line, clubs it over long on for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Fifth five wicket haul for Ajmal. What a player. Flighted delivery just outside off, Broad bends down and attempts the sweep, he misses it and the ball thuds into the pads, Pakistan appeal and this time umpire Oxenford gives it out, Broad takes the review but replays show the ball pitching in line and hitting middle stump, this is his second five wicket haul against England. Broad lbw b Ajmal 8(14) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Swann is not going to hang back here, flighted delivery but too full outside off, Swann stays on the crease and thumps it past the fielder at mid off who dives over to his left, blazes away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, in the air but safe, looped up delivery and given a bit more air outside off, Swann swings through the line and wallops it over mid off's head, purrs away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, this delivery breaks back in as Swann looks to defend, the ball brushes the pad and Adnan does not collect it, no bat involved though, hold on though, replays show that there was a mark on hot-spot and there was a slight inside edge, it was a difficult take but Adnan fluffs it
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, FOUR, this could be the last ball in Cheema's spell, full delivery and wide outside off, Prior goes for the full-blooded drive, but the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully and to the third man fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, this is positive stuff from Swann, Ajmal tosses this up generously outside off, Swann gets forward and creams the drive past mid off who dives over to his left, screams away to the long off fence
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, awesome timing from Swann, good length ball outside off, Swann stays forward and creams the drive on the up to sweeper cover, the timing is great and the ball races to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Swann, Rehman tosses this delivery up on the stumps and it spins away gently, Swann goes through with the shot and smokes it over mid on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, no run, As I say it again, it is an utter waste of a review. He comes round the wicket and slants a good length ball on the middle and leg stump, Swann gets hit on the pads and Gul appeals for an LBW, Misbah was unsure to take a review but Gul forced him into taking it, in the end, the ball was pitching well outside the line of leg stump, Gul has a sheepish smile as he walks back
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, very good shot that one, Swann comes down the track and plays it with the little turn that is on offer, was in the air for some time but always in the gap through extra cover, mid off had no chance of stopping that
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Bowled!! Beautifully bowled, too good for Swann, this one was tossed up and pitched on middle, drew Swann forward and he had to play at it, turns just enough to beat the defense and hits top of off, Classic. Swann's stubborn vigil has come to an end. Swann b Abdur Rehman 34(65) [4s-6]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Good confident blow that, slightly fuller and he gets down quickly to sweep it hard to the mid wicket fence, powerful hit
Abdur Rehman to Prior, 2 runs, on the leg, Prior gets back and glances it fine for a couple to bring up his 19th Test FIFTY, this has been a top quality knock from the England keeper, under pressure and he has delivered
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Top shot from Prior again, this has been a gem of an innings, skips down the track and goes inside out through cover for a boundary, did just enough to get to the pitch of the delivery
Ajmal to Tremlett, out Lbw!! Ajmal gets another, the doosra was right on target and a little too good for Tremlett, Prior's gamble to give him strike has not worked, floated up, pitches on middle and off, Tremlett plays down the wrong line and is struck on the back leg in front of off, no reviews left and England sink further. Tremlett lbw b Ajmal 1(18)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, poor delivery, quick and sliding down the legside, Anderson glances it very fine and picks up a boundary, very useful runs these
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, Even better this time, tossed up outside off, Anderson gets down on one knee and sweeps it hard to the deep square leg fence, did not bother to keep it down either
Ajmal to Anderson, out Lbw!! Ajmal has his best Test figures. The best off-spinner in the world and he rightly deserves to lead the team out of the park. This one was flighted on the middle stump and straightened. Anderson was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is rapped on the pads, the impact was on middle and it was going to hit middle and leg. England have folded for 192. Anderson lbw b Ajmal 12(15) [4s-2]
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Professor continues his great form. He can do no wrong here. Hafeez stays round the wicket and bowls a flatter delivery that skids through just outside off, spins away a touch from a short of length, Cook goes for the cut and gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up by Adnan, Cook kicks the ground in disgust as he trudges off. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Hafeez 3(20)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, first boundary of the series, good length ball from Gul but he drifts onto the pads, Trott stays forward and whip/flicks it uppishly past square leg, the fielder dives to his right but cannot reach it, the ball slows up as it reaches the boundary at deep square leg but it gets there in the end
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged but safe, shortish delivery and it straightens a bit outside off, gets some extra bounce as Trott pushes at it with a slightly angled bat, gets an outside edge that rolls past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, inside edged but just past the stumps, full ball that is angled in just outside off, Trott looks to drive it through cover but gets an inside edge that just goes past the stumps and into the fine leg boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Cheema gets his man in the end. Not the best delivery he has bowled but he will not mind it. Short ball on leg stump, Trott moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball bounces a touch more and it hits the inside half of the bat, the faint edge flies to Adnan who dives to his left and takes a good catch, Trott thought about the review but he trudges off slowly. Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 17(29) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, FOUR, Cheema fires the yorker outside off, Strauss opens the bat face and squeezes it past the gap at third slip and gully, the ball scoots along to the third man fence
Ajmal to Strauss, out Bowled!! Ajmal gets into the act now. Strauss has been flummoxed by the length of the delivery. Ajmal pushes this delivery through with a low trajectory, the ball pitches on a length and it goes straight on, Strauss looks to pull it through mid wicket but misses it, the ball hits the off stump and Strauss has to walk back, this reminds me of the way Dilshan dismissed Strauss during the 2011 World Cup quater-final match at the Premadasa stadium. Strauss b Ajmal 19(43) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Master of the Doosra is on a roll here. Ajmal is on a hat-trick here. He bowls this doosra with a bit more rip, it breaks away just outside off as Bell plays down the wrong line, the thin edge is snapped up by Adnan and Ajmal cannot contain his delight, this is brilliant stuff from Pakistan. Ian Bell c Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 0(1)
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Lbw!! Pakistan yelp out in delight. It is a super review from Ajmal. This is the off-spinner from Ajmal, it pitches outside off and it spins in, Pietersen gets forward and plays down the wrong line, the ball brushes the front pad and then the back pad, umpire Oxenford does not give it out and signals a leg bye, Ajmal asks Misbah to take the review and they take it, replays show that the ball was hitting leg stump and the umpire reverses his decision, KP has to walk back, what a spell this is from Ajmal. Pietersen lbw b Ajmal 2(29)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, much needed boundary for England and Morgan, full ball angled across outside off, Morgan angles the bat and steers it past gully, purrs away to the deep backward point fence, looked like an outside edge but it was deliberately played
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, he has latched onto that, Ajmal drags this slightly short outside off, Morgan pounces on that and he goes on the backfoot, cuts it past the fielder and it scoots away to the deep backward point
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Ajmal has broken the partnership. He tosses this delivery fuller and it goes straight on, Morgan misjudges the length and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, Ajmal appeals and umpire Oxenford gives it out, Morgan opted for the review but replays show that there was no bat involved and the ball was hitting middle stump, what a bowler Ajmal is. Eoin Morgan lbw b Ajmal 24(47) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Broad, no run, flatter delivery and it goes straight on, Broad plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads, Ajmal appeals and the umpire gives it not out, Pakistan opt for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping leg stump, Broad survives and now both teams have lost a review
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, confident stroke from Broad, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Broad makes a little bit of room and swings through the line, clubs it over long on for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Fifth five wicket haul for Ajmal. What a player. Flighted delivery just outside off, Broad bends down and attempts the sweep, he misses it and the ball thuds into the pads, Pakistan appeal and this time umpire Oxenford gives it out, Broad takes the review but replays show the ball pitching in line and hitting middle stump, this is his second five wicket haul against England. Broad lbw b Ajmal 8(14) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Swann is not going to hang back here, flighted delivery but too full outside off, Swann stays on the crease and thumps it past the fielder at mid off who dives over to his left, blazes away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, in the air but safe, looped up delivery and given a bit more air outside off, Swann swings through the line and wallops it over mid off's head, purrs away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, this delivery breaks back in as Swann looks to defend, the ball brushes the pad and Adnan does not collect it, no bat involved though, hold on though, replays show that there was a mark on hot-spot and there was a slight inside edge, it was a difficult take but Adnan fluffs it
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, FOUR, this could be the last ball in Cheema's spell, full delivery and wide outside off, Prior goes for the full-blooded drive, but the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully and to the third man fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, this is positive stuff from Swann, Ajmal tosses this up generously outside off, Swann gets forward and creams the drive past mid off who dives over to his left, screams away to the long off fence
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, awesome timing from Swann, good length ball outside off, Swann stays forward and creams the drive on the up to sweeper cover, the timing is great and the ball races to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Swann, Rehman tosses this delivery up on the stumps and it spins away gently, Swann goes through with the shot and smokes it over mid on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, no run, As I say it again, it is an utter waste of a review. He comes round the wicket and slants a good length ball on the middle and leg stump, Swann gets hit on the pads and Gul appeals for an LBW, Misbah was unsure to take a review but Gul forced him into taking it, in the end, the ball was pitching well outside the line of leg stump, Gul has a sheepish smile as he walks back
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, very good shot that one, Swann comes down the track and plays it with the little turn that is on offer, was in the air for some time but always in the gap through extra cover, mid off had no chance of stopping that
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Bowled!! Beautifully bowled, too good for Swann, this one was tossed up and pitched on middle, drew Swann forward and he had to play at it, turns just enough to beat the defense and hits top of off, Classic. Swann's stubborn vigil has come to an end. Swann b Abdur Rehman 34(65) [4s-6]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Good confident blow that, slightly fuller and he gets down quickly to sweep it hard to the mid wicket fence, powerful hit
Abdur Rehman to Prior, 2 runs, on the leg, Prior gets back and glances it fine for a couple to bring up his 19th Test FIFTY, this has been a top quality knock from the England keeper, under pressure and he has delivered
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Top shot from Prior again, this has been a gem of an innings, skips down the track and goes inside out through cover for a boundary, did just enough to get to the pitch of the delivery
Ajmal to Tremlett, out Lbw!! Ajmal gets another, the doosra was right on target and a little too good for Tremlett, Prior's gamble to give him strike has not worked, floated up, pitches on middle and off, Tremlett plays down the wrong line and is struck on the back leg in front of off, no reviews left and England sink further. Tremlett lbw b Ajmal 1(18)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, poor delivery, quick and sliding down the legside, Anderson glances it very fine and picks up a boundary, very useful runs these
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, Even better this time, tossed up outside off, Anderson gets down on one knee and sweeps it hard to the deep square leg fence, did not bother to keep it down either
Ajmal to Anderson, out Lbw!! Ajmal has his best Test figures. The best off-spinner in the world and he rightly deserves to lead the team out of the park. This one was flighted on the middle stump and straightened. Anderson was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is rapped on the pads, the impact was on middle and it was going to hit middle and leg. England have folded for 192. Anderson lbw b Ajmal 12(15) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Strauss, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! That is superb stuff from Gul and Strauss shakes his head as he walks off. He is clearly not happy. Good length delivery from Gul on leg stump, Strauss looks to tickle it down to fine leg, Adnan moves to his right and appeals for a catch, umpire Bowden immediately raises the finger and Strauss opts for the review, there is nothing on hotspot but there is a sound as the ball passes the bat, after numerous replays, the on-field decision stays, England lose a review. Strauss c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 6(16)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged and safe, careless shot from Trott, good length ball and wide outside off, it bounces a bit more as Trott goes for the drive, he gets a thick outside edge that flies past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, that is vintage Trott, fuller length ball on the off stump, Trott steps forward and wristily flicks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, no stumps to cover this one. Full again but a bit of width, Trott leans into the shot and drives it elegantly through the vacant cover region for a boundary
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Commentator's curse! Just when I was saying he looks solid, he perishes. The plan was to bang it in short with 2 men in the deep, and Gul did exactly that. Cook went for a half-hearted pull, was in no position to play that shot and only managed a bit of a glove to the keeper. No reviews for this one, England have lost their openers. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 5(41)
Umar Gul to Pietersen, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! Pietersen falls to the short-ball trap as well! Oh dear, now England are having problems facing short balls! There was a man at deep backward square leg for the mistimed hook, and Pietersen gives him catching practice. Looks to hook this off his face but he can't beat the man there. What a poor shot, but give credit to the bowler and the captain for that wicket! England in trouble again! Pietersen c Abdur Rehman b Umar Gul 0(8)
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, that is a nice shot to escape the pair. Uses his feet well again, gets to the pitch of it and just chips it with a straight bat over the bowler's head, very safe shot - he was in complete control
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! Beauty from Ajmal! Lands it just short of length and makes Bell play off the backfoot, he was playing for the off spinner but this was the doosra, he had absolutely no clue and was struck on the back pad. Why did he review it? That was as plumb as it could get. England 35 for 4, and don't have any reviews left! Ian Bell lbw b Ajmal 4(15) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan's turn to lose a review. Regulation off spinner from Ajmal, Trott defends off the frontfoot but gets hit in front of leg stump, hawk eye says it was missing leg comfortably.
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, byes, FOUR, beauty from Rehman. Too good even for Adnan Akmal. The arm ball - drifts away a touch and goes past Morgan's bat, Adnan fails to collect it cleanly and concedes 4 byes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, very good shot. Rehman flights but overpitches, Morgan spots the length and drives it against the turn but well wide of mid off for a boundary, 50 up for England
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, superbly played! Against the spin but he was in complete control. Not too short, but he went back quickly and whip-pulled it between mid wicket and mid on, took it from outside off and picked his spot
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, shot! Trott is looking in fine touch. Slightly overpitched, enough for Trott to use his feet and drive it between the bowler and mid off, superb shot
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, and the on drive this time! Once again very full, Trott walks across and whips it tantalisingly wide of mid on, Taufeeq was the fielder there and he could have done a better job, didn't dive and gave it up easily
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, nicely played, stays back deep in the crease and plays it late, allows it to spin in and then guides it through third man for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! What a beauty from Rehman! Flatter and a bit quicker around off, gets it to drift away slightly as well, Morgan was looking to defend off the backfoot but got a thin edge to the keeper. Pakistan strike just before Tea, and England lose half their side. Eoin Morgan c Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 14(39) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Lazy shot from Jonathan Trott and England are a shambles. This was short and swaying away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was rooted to his crease and hangs his bat at that, the edge is found and well gobbled up by Adnan Akmal moving to his right. No need to appeal, Jonathan Trott walks and England slump into trouble. Are we heading for a 3-day finish? Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 49(111) [4s-6]
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! England are falling apart here. He did not read the off-break, goes back to one that rips from outside off and traps him plumb in front of the middle stump. Everyone knew that he was a goner, umpire Oxenford raises his finger to confirm the same. That stayed a tad low, but Prior should have been playing forward to that. Prior lbw b Ajmal 4(17)
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, nicely played. It was a short of good length outside off, Swann comes on the frontfoot and punches it on the up. It was in the air but well wide of the cover fielder, races away to the sweeper boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, nice attacking cricket from Swann. This was over-pitched nd right in the slot for Swann. He goes through with his lofted drive and gets it wide of mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Swann, no run, flighted delivery that spins back in from outside off, Swann was stretching forward in defence, gets rapped on the pads in front of the off-stump. The height was the only issue, replays suggest it was going well over the top. Pakistan lose their 2nd review
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, edged and four. This was short and swirling away, Broad went for the pull, gets a meaty top-edge that goes well over the keeper and into the boundary
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Fine Shot. Ajmal gives this one plenty of air, Swann's eyes lit up and he clubs it wide of the long on fielder for a one bounce boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, SIX, Cracked!. Nice way to welcome the new bowler. This was tossed up invitingly outside off, Swann gets across and plays a cracking slog sweep over mid-wicket for a huge six
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Caught by Shafiq!! The bowling change has worked. This was tossed up invitingly outside off, Broad could not resist the big shot, gets the elevation but not the distance. Shafiq is the man at long on, he seemed to have lost sight for just a moment, but completes the catch cleanly. Pakistan are 2 away from a famous test win. Broad c Shafiq b Abdur Rehman 17(27) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Tremlett, out Caught by Hafeez!! One more gone and England are all but roasted. This was the arm ball, it pitched just outside off and straightened a tad, Tremlett played down the wrong line, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the laps of Hafeez at 1st slip. Abdur Rehman is over the moon. Tremlett c Hafeez b Abdur Rehman 0(1)
Ajmal to Anderson, no run, edged. This was flighted outside off, Anderson was pushing forward, gets an outside edge. Umar dives to his right at gully and drops a tough chance
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, England have avoided the innings defeat. Swann looks to pull a short delivery and gets a top-edge that sails back over the keeper's head. England lead by 1 run
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Swann middles the pull this time. This is short and wide outside off, Swann swivels and pulls it in front of square for a boundary. Top shot from Swann
Ajmal to Anderson, SIX, Anderson wants some fun here, picks up the length of a flighted delivery very well and launches the slog sweep into the stands at deep mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Shafiq!! Swann c Shafiq b Ajmal 39(52) [4s-5 6s-1]
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Professor continues his great form. He can do no wrong here. Hafeez stays round the wicket and bowls a flatter delivery that skids through just outside off, spins away a touch from a short of length, Cook goes for the cut and gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up by Adnan, Cook kicks the ground in disgust as he trudges off. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Hafeez 3(20)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, first boundary of the series, good length ball from Gul but he drifts onto the pads, Trott stays forward and whip/flicks it uppishly past square leg, the fielder dives to his right but cannot reach it, the ball slows up as it reaches the boundary at deep square leg but it gets there in the end
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged but safe, shortish delivery and it straightens a bit outside off, gets some extra bounce as Trott pushes at it with a slightly angled bat, gets an outside edge that rolls past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, inside edged but just past the stumps, full ball that is angled in just outside off, Trott looks to drive it through cover but gets an inside edge that just goes past the stumps and into the fine leg boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Cheema gets his man in the end. Not the best delivery he has bowled but he will not mind it. Short ball on leg stump, Trott moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball bounces a touch more and it hits the inside half of the bat, the faint edge flies to Adnan who dives to his left and takes a good catch, Trott thought about the review but he trudges off slowly. Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 17(29) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, FOUR, Cheema fires the yorker outside off, Strauss opens the bat face and squeezes it past the gap at third slip and gully, the ball scoots along to the third man fence
Ajmal to Strauss, out Bowled!! Ajmal gets into the act now. Strauss has been flummoxed by the length of the delivery. Ajmal pushes this delivery through with a low trajectory, the ball pitches on a length and it goes straight on, Strauss looks to pull it through mid wicket but misses it, the ball hits the off stump and Strauss has to walk back, this reminds me of the way Dilshan dismissed Strauss during the 2011 World Cup quater-final match at the Premadasa stadium. Strauss b Ajmal 19(43) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Master of the Doosra is on a roll here. Ajmal is on a hat-trick here. He bowls this doosra with a bit more rip, it breaks away just outside off as Bell plays down the wrong line, the thin edge is snapped up by Adnan and Ajmal cannot contain his delight, this is brilliant stuff from Pakistan. Ian Bell c Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 0(1)
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Lbw!! Pakistan yelp out in delight. It is a super review from Ajmal. This is the off-spinner from Ajmal, it pitches outside off and it spins in, Pietersen gets forward and plays down the wrong line, the ball brushes the front pad and then the back pad, umpire Oxenford does not give it out and signals a leg bye, Ajmal asks Misbah to take the review and they take it, replays show that the ball was hitting leg stump and the umpire reverses his decision, KP has to walk back, what a spell this is from Ajmal. Pietersen lbw b Ajmal 2(29)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, much needed boundary for England and Morgan, full ball angled across outside off, Morgan angles the bat and steers it past gully, purrs away to the deep backward point fence, looked like an outside edge but it was deliberately played
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, he has latched onto that, Ajmal drags this slightly short outside off, Morgan pounces on that and he goes on the backfoot, cuts it past the fielder and it scoots away to the deep backward point
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Ajmal has broken the partnership. He tosses this delivery fuller and it goes straight on, Morgan misjudges the length and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, Ajmal appeals and umpire Oxenford gives it out, Morgan opted for the review but replays show that there was no bat involved and the ball was hitting middle stump, what a bowler Ajmal is. Eoin Morgan lbw b Ajmal 24(47) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Broad, no run, flatter delivery and it goes straight on, Broad plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads, Ajmal appeals and the umpire gives it not out, Pakistan opt for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping leg stump, Broad survives and now both teams have lost a review
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, confident stroke from Broad, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Broad makes a little bit of room and swings through the line, clubs it over long on for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Fifth five wicket haul for Ajmal. What a player. Flighted delivery just outside off, Broad bends down and attempts the sweep, he misses it and the ball thuds into the pads, Pakistan appeal and this time umpire Oxenford gives it out, Broad takes the review but replays show the ball pitching in line and hitting middle stump, this is his second five wicket haul against England. Broad lbw b Ajmal 8(14) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Swann is not going to hang back here, flighted delivery but too full outside off, Swann stays on the crease and thumps it past the fielder at mid off who dives over to his left, blazes away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, in the air but safe, looped up delivery and given a bit more air outside off, Swann swings through the line and wallops it over mid off's head, purrs away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, this delivery breaks back in as Swann looks to defend, the ball brushes the pad and Adnan does not collect it, no bat involved though, hold on though, replays show that there was a mark on hot-spot and there was a slight inside edge, it was a difficult take but Adnan fluffs it
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, FOUR, this could be the last ball in Cheema's spell, full delivery and wide outside off, Prior goes for the full-blooded drive, but the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully and to the third man fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, this is positive stuff from Swann, Ajmal tosses this up generously outside off, Swann gets forward and creams the drive past mid off who dives over to his left, screams away to the long off fence
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, awesome timing from Swann, good length ball outside off, Swann stays forward and creams the drive on the up to sweeper cover, the timing is great and the ball races to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Swann, Rehman tosses this delivery up on the stumps and it spins away gently, Swann goes through with the shot and smokes it over mid on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, no run, As I say it again, it is an utter waste of a review. He comes round the wicket and slants a good length ball on the middle and leg stump, Swann gets hit on the pads and Gul appeals for an LBW, Misbah was unsure to take a review but Gul forced him into taking it, in the end, the ball was pitching well outside the line of leg stump, Gul has a sheepish smile as he walks back
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, very good shot that one, Swann comes down the track and plays it with the little turn that is on offer, was in the air for some time but always in the gap through extra cover, mid off had no chance of stopping that
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Bowled!! Beautifully bowled, too good for Swann, this one was tossed up and pitched on middle, drew Swann forward and he had to play at it, turns just enough to beat the defense and hits top of off, Classic. Swann's stubborn vigil has come to an end. Swann b Abdur Rehman 34(65) [4s-6]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Good confident blow that, slightly fuller and he gets down quickly to sweep it hard to the mid wicket fence, powerful hit
Abdur Rehman to Prior, 2 runs, on the leg, Prior gets back and glances it fine for a couple to bring up his 19th Test FIFTY, this has been a top quality knock from the England keeper, under pressure and he has delivered
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Top shot from Prior again, this has been a gem of an innings, skips down the track and goes inside out through cover for a boundary, did just enough to get to the pitch of the delivery
Ajmal to Tremlett, out Lbw!! Ajmal gets another, the doosra was right on target and a little too good for Tremlett, Prior's gamble to give him strike has not worked, floated up, pitches on middle and off, Tremlett plays down the wrong line and is struck on the back leg in front of off, no reviews left and England sink further. Tremlett lbw b Ajmal 1(18)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, poor delivery, quick and sliding down the legside, Anderson glances it very fine and picks up a boundary, very useful runs these
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, Even better this time, tossed up outside off, Anderson gets down on one knee and sweeps it hard to the deep square leg fence, did not bother to keep it down either
Ajmal to Anderson, out Lbw!! Ajmal has his best Test figures. The best off-spinner in the world and he rightly deserves to lead the team out of the park. This one was flighted on the middle stump and straightened. Anderson was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is rapped on the pads, the impact was on middle and it was going to hit middle and leg. England have folded for 192. Anderson lbw b Ajmal 12(15) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Strauss, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! That is superb stuff from Gul and Strauss shakes his head as he walks off. He is clearly not happy. Good length delivery from Gul on leg stump, Strauss looks to tickle it down to fine leg, Adnan moves to his right and appeals for a catch, umpire Bowden immediately raises the finger and Strauss opts for the review, there is nothing on hotspot but there is a sound as the ball passes the bat, after numerous replays, the on-field decision stays, England lose a review. Strauss c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 6(16)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged and safe, careless shot from Trott, good length ball and wide outside off, it bounces a bit more as Trott goes for the drive, he gets a thick outside edge that flies past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, that is vintage Trott, fuller length ball on the off stump, Trott steps forward and wristily flicks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, no stumps to cover this one. Full again but a bit of width, Trott leans into the shot and drives it elegantly through the vacant cover region for a boundary
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Commentator's curse! Just when I was saying he looks solid, he perishes. The plan was to bang it in short with 2 men in the deep, and Gul did exactly that. Cook went for a half-hearted pull, was in no position to play that shot and only managed a bit of a glove to the keeper. No reviews for this one, England have lost their openers. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 5(41)
Umar Gul to Pietersen, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! Pietersen falls to the short-ball trap as well! Oh dear, now England are having problems facing short balls! There was a man at deep backward square leg for the mistimed hook, and Pietersen gives him catching practice. Looks to hook this off his face but he can't beat the man there. What a poor shot, but give credit to the bowler and the captain for that wicket! England in trouble again! Pietersen c Abdur Rehman b Umar Gul 0(8)
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, that is a nice shot to escape the pair. Uses his feet well again, gets to the pitch of it and just chips it with a straight bat over the bowler's head, very safe shot - he was in complete control
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! Beauty from Ajmal! Lands it just short of length and makes Bell play off the backfoot, he was playing for the off spinner but this was the doosra, he had absolutely no clue and was struck on the back pad. Why did he review it? That was as plumb as it could get. England 35 for 4, and don't have any reviews left! Ian Bell lbw b Ajmal 4(15) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan's turn to lose a review. Regulation off spinner from Ajmal, Trott defends off the frontfoot but gets hit in front of leg stump, hawk eye says it was missing leg comfortably.
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, byes, FOUR, beauty from Rehman. Too good even for Adnan Akmal. The arm ball - drifts away a touch and goes past Morgan's bat, Adnan fails to collect it cleanly and concedes 4 byes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, very good shot. Rehman flights but overpitches, Morgan spots the length and drives it against the turn but well wide of mid off for a boundary, 50 up for England
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, superbly played! Against the spin but he was in complete control. Not too short, but he went back quickly and whip-pulled it between mid wicket and mid on, took it from outside off and picked his spot
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, shot! Trott is looking in fine touch. Slightly overpitched, enough for Trott to use his feet and drive it between the bowler and mid off, superb shot
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, and the on drive this time! Once again very full, Trott walks across and whips it tantalisingly wide of mid on, Taufeeq was the fielder there and he could have done a better job, didn't dive and gave it up easily
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, nicely played, stays back deep in the crease and plays it late, allows it to spin in and then guides it through third man for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! What a beauty from Rehman! Flatter and a bit quicker around off, gets it to drift away slightly as well, Morgan was looking to defend off the backfoot but got a thin edge to the keeper. Pakistan strike just before Tea, and England lose half their side. Eoin Morgan c Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 14(39) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Lazy shot from Jonathan Trott and England are a shambles. This was short and swaying away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was rooted to his crease and hangs his bat at that, the edge is found and well gobbled up by Adnan Akmal moving to his right. No need to appeal, Jonathan Trott walks and England slump into trouble. Are we heading for a 3-day finish? Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 49(111) [4s-6]
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! England are falling apart here. He did not read the off-break, goes back to one that rips from outside off and traps him plumb in front of the middle stump. Everyone knew that he was a goner, umpire Oxenford raises his finger to confirm the same. That stayed a tad low, but Prior should have been playing forward to that. Prior lbw b Ajmal 4(17)
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, nicely played. It was a short of good length outside off, Swann comes on the frontfoot and punches it on the up. It was in the air but well wide of the cover fielder, races away to the sweeper boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, nice attacking cricket from Swann. This was over-pitched nd right in the slot for Swann. He goes through with his lofted drive and gets it wide of mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Swann, no run, flighted delivery that spins back in from outside off, Swann was stretching forward in defence, gets rapped on the pads in front of the off-stump. The height was the only issue, replays suggest it was going well over the top. Pakistan lose their 2nd review
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, edged and four. This was short and swirling away, Broad went for the pull, gets a meaty top-edge that goes well over the keeper and into the boundary
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Fine Shot. Ajmal gives this one plenty of air, Swann's eyes lit up and he clubs it wide of the long on fielder for a one bounce boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, SIX, Cracked!. Nice way to welcome the new bowler. This was tossed up invitingly outside off, Swann gets across and plays a cracking slog sweep over mid-wicket for a huge six
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Caught by Shafiq!! The bowling change has worked. This was tossed up invitingly outside off, Broad could not resist the big shot, gets the elevation but not the distance. Shafiq is the man at long on, he seemed to have lost sight for just a moment, but completes the catch cleanly. Pakistan are 2 away from a famous test win. Broad c Shafiq b Abdur Rehman 17(27) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Tremlett, out Caught by Hafeez!! One more gone and England are all but roasted. This was the arm ball, it pitched just outside off and straightened a tad, Tremlett played down the wrong line, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the laps of Hafeez at 1st slip. Abdur Rehman is over the moon. Tremlett c Hafeez b Abdur Rehman 0(1)
Ajmal to Anderson, no run, edged. This was flighted outside off, Anderson was pushing forward, gets an outside edge. Umar dives to his right at gully and drops a tough chance
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, England have avoided the innings defeat. Swann looks to pull a short delivery and gets a top-edge that sails back over the keeper's head. England lead by 1 run
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Swann middles the pull this time. This is short and wide outside off, Swann swivels and pulls it in front of square for a boundary. Top shot from Swann
Ajmal to Anderson, SIX, Anderson wants some fun here, picks up the length of a flighted delivery very well and launches the slog sweep into the stands at deep mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Shafiq!! Swann was bamboozled by one that spun away, he was looking to turn it towards the onside, gets a leading edge that pops in the air towards cover. Shafiq runs in, dives forward and completes a smart catch. Ajmal and Shafiq have a giggle, this has been a job well done. Swann c Shafiq b Ajmal 39(52) [4s-5 6s-1]
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Professor continues his great form. He can do no wrong here. Hafeez stays round the wicket and bowls a flatter delivery that skids through just outside off, spins away a touch from a short of length, Cook goes for the cut and gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up by Adnan, Cook kicks the ground in disgust as he trudges off. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Hafeez 3(20)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, first boundary of the series, good length ball from Gul but he drifts onto the pads, Trott stays forward and whip/flicks it uppishly past square leg, the fielder dives to his right but cannot reach it, the ball slows up as it reaches the boundary at deep square leg but it gets there in the end
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged but safe, shortish delivery and it straightens a bit outside off, gets some extra bounce as Trott pushes at it with a slightly angled bat, gets an outside edge that rolls past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, inside edged but just past the stumps, full ball that is angled in just outside off, Trott looks to drive it through cover but gets an inside edge that just goes past the stumps and into the fine leg boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Cheema gets his man in the end. Not the best delivery he has bowled but he will not mind it. Short ball on leg stump, Trott moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball bounces a touch more and it hits the inside half of the bat, the faint edge flies to Adnan who dives to his left and takes a good catch, Trott thought about the review but he trudges off slowly. Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 17(29) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, FOUR, Cheema fires the yorker outside off, Strauss opens the bat face and squeezes it past the gap at third slip and gully, the ball scoots along to the third man fence
Ajmal to Strauss, out Bowled!! Ajmal gets into the act now. Strauss has been flummoxed by the length of the delivery. Ajmal pushes this delivery through with a low trajectory, the ball pitches on a length and it goes straight on, Strauss looks to pull it through mid wicket but misses it, the ball hits the off stump and Strauss has to walk back, this reminds me of the way Dilshan dismissed Strauss during the 2011 World Cup quater-final match at the Premadasa stadium. Strauss b Ajmal 19(43) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Master of the Doosra is on a roll here. Ajmal is on a hat-trick here. He bowls this doosra with a bit more rip, it breaks away just outside off as Bell plays down the wrong line, the thin edge is snapped up by Adnan and Ajmal cannot contain his delight, this is brilliant stuff from Pakistan. Ian Bell c Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 0(1)
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Lbw!! Pakistan yelp out in delight. It is a super review from Ajmal. This is the off-spinner from Ajmal, it pitches outside off and it spins in, Pietersen gets forward and plays down the wrong line, the ball brushes the front pad and then the back pad, umpire Oxenford does not give it out and signals a leg bye, Ajmal asks Misbah to take the review and they take it, replays show that the ball was hitting leg stump and the umpire reverses his decision, KP has to walk back, what a spell this is from Ajmal. Pietersen lbw b Ajmal 2(29)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, much needed boundary for England and Morgan, full ball angled across outside off, Morgan angles the bat and steers it past gully, purrs away to the deep backward point fence, looked like an outside edge but it was deliberately played
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, he has latched onto that, Ajmal drags this slightly short outside off, Morgan pounces on that and he goes on the backfoot, cuts it past the fielder and it scoots away to the deep backward point
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Ajmal has broken the partnership. He tosses this delivery fuller and it goes straight on, Morgan misjudges the length and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, Ajmal appeals and umpire Oxenford gives it out, Morgan opted for the review but replays show that there was no bat involved and the ball was hitting middle stump, what a bowler Ajmal is. Eoin Morgan lbw b Ajmal 24(47) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Broad, no run, flatter delivery and it goes straight on, Broad plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads, Ajmal appeals and the umpire gives it not out, Pakistan opt for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping leg stump, Broad survives and now both teams have lost a review
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, confident stroke from Broad, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Broad makes a little bit of room and swings through the line, clubs it over long on for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Fifth five wicket haul for Ajmal. What a player. Flighted delivery just outside off, Broad bends down and attempts the sweep, he misses it and the ball thuds into the pads, Pakistan appeal and this time umpire Oxenford gives it out, Broad takes the review but replays show the ball pitching in line and hitting middle stump, this is his second five wicket haul against England. Broad lbw b Ajmal 8(14) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Swann is not going to hang back here, flighted delivery but too full outside off, Swann stays on the crease and thumps it past the fielder at mid off who dives over to his left, blazes away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, in the air but safe, looped up delivery and given a bit more air outside off, Swann swings through the line and wallops it over mid off's head, purrs away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, this delivery breaks back in as Swann looks to defend, the ball brushes the pad and Adnan does not collect it, no bat involved though, hold on though, replays show that there was a mark on hot-spot and there was a slight inside edge, it was a difficult take but Adnan fluffs it
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, FOUR, this could be the last ball in Cheema's spell, full delivery and wide outside off, Prior goes for the full-blooded drive, but the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully and to the third man fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, this is positive stuff from Swann, Ajmal tosses this up generously outside off, Swann gets forward and creams the drive past mid off who dives over to his left, screams away to the long off fence
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, awesome timing from Swann, good length ball outside off, Swann stays forward and creams the drive on the up to sweeper cover, the timing is great and the ball races to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Swann, Rehman tosses this delivery up on the stumps and it spins away gently, Swann goes through with the shot and smokes it over mid on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, no run, As I say it again, it is an utter waste of a review. He comes round the wicket and slants a good length ball on the middle and leg stump, Swann gets hit on the pads and Gul appeals for an LBW, Misbah was unsure to take a review but Gul forced him into taking it, in the end, the ball was pitching well outside the line of leg stump, Gul has a sheepish smile as he walks back
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, very good shot that one, Swann comes down the track and plays it with the little turn that is on offer, was in the air for some time but always in the gap through extra cover, mid off had no chance of stopping that
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Bowled!! Beautifully bowled, too good for Swann, this one was tossed up and pitched on middle, drew Swann forward and he had to play at it, turns just enough to beat the defense and hits top of off, Classic. Swann's stubborn vigil has come to an end. Swann b Abdur Rehman 34(65) [4s-6]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Good confident blow that, slightly fuller and he gets down quickly to sweep it hard to the mid wicket fence, powerful hit
Abdur Rehman to Prior, 2 runs, on the leg, Prior gets back and glances it fine for a couple to bring up his 19th Test FIFTY, this has been a top quality knock from the England keeper, under pressure and he has delivered
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Top shot from Prior again, this has been a gem of an innings, skips down the track and goes inside out through cover for a boundary, did just enough to get to the pitch of the delivery
Ajmal to Tremlett, out Lbw!! Ajmal gets another, the doosra was right on target and a little too good for Tremlett, Prior's gamble to give him strike has not worked, floated up, pitches on middle and off, Tremlett plays down the wrong line and is struck on the back leg in front of off, no reviews left and England sink further. Tremlett lbw b Ajmal 1(18)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, poor delivery, quick and sliding down the legside, Anderson glances it very fine and picks up a boundary, very useful runs these
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, Even better this time, tossed up outside off, Anderson gets down on one knee and sweeps it hard to the deep square leg fence, did not bother to keep it down either
Ajmal to Anderson, out Lbw!! Ajmal has his best Test figures. The best off-spinner in the world and he rightly deserves to lead the team out of the park. This one was flighted on the middle stump and straightened. Anderson was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is rapped on the pads, the impact was on middle and it was going to hit middle and leg. England have folded for 192. Anderson lbw b Ajmal 12(15) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Strauss, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! That is superb stuff from Gul and Strauss shakes his head as he walks off. He is clearly not happy. Good length delivery from Gul on leg stump, Strauss looks to tickle it down to fine leg, Adnan moves to his right and appeals for a catch, umpire Bowden immediately raises the finger and Strauss opts for the review, there is nothing on hotspot but there is a sound as the ball passes the bat, after numerous replays, the on-field decision stays, England lose a review. Strauss c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 6(16)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged and safe, careless shot from Trott, good length ball and wide outside off, it bounces a bit more as Trott goes for the drive, he gets a thick outside edge that flies past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, that is vintage Trott, fuller length ball on the off stump, Trott steps forward and wristily flicks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, no stumps to cover this one. Full again but a bit of width, Trott leans into the shot and drives it elegantly through the vacant cover region for a boundary
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Commentator's curse! Just when I was saying he looks solid, he perishes. The plan was to bang it in short with 2 men in the deep, and Gul did exactly that. Cook went for a half-hearted pull, was in no position to play that shot and only managed a bit of a glove to the keeper. No reviews for this one, England have lost their openers. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 5(41)
Umar Gul to Pietersen, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! Pietersen falls to the short-ball trap as well! Oh dear, now England are having problems facing short balls! There was a man at deep backward square leg for the mistimed hook, and Pietersen gives him catching practice. Looks to hook this off his face but he can't beat the man there. What a poor shot, but give credit to the bowler and the captain for that wicket! England in trouble again! Pietersen c Abdur Rehman b Umar Gul 0(8)
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, that is a nice shot to escape the pair. Uses his feet well again, gets to the pitch of it and just chips it with a straight bat over the bowler's head, very safe shot - he was in complete control
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! Beauty from Ajmal! Lands it just short of length and makes Bell play off the backfoot, he was playing for the off spinner but this was the doosra, he had absolutely no clue and was struck on the back pad. Why did he review it? That was as plumb as it could get. England 35 for 4, and don't have any reviews left! Ian Bell lbw b Ajmal 4(15) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan's turn to lose a review. Regulation off spinner from Ajmal, Trott defends off the frontfoot but gets hit in front of leg stump, hawk eye says it was missing leg comfortably.
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, byes, FOUR, beauty from Rehman. Too good even for Adnan Akmal. The arm ball - drifts away a touch and goes past Morgan's bat, Adnan fails to collect it cleanly and concedes 4 byes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, very good shot. Rehman flights but overpitches, Morgan spots the length and drives it against the turn but well wide of mid off for a boundary, 50 up for England
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, superbly played! Against the spin but he was in complete control. Not too short, but he went back quickly and whip-pulled it between mid wicket and mid on, took it from outside off and picked his spot
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, shot! Trott is looking in fine touch. Slightly overpitched, enough for Trott to use his feet and drive it between the bowler and mid off, superb shot
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, and the on drive this time! Once again very full, Trott walks across and whips it tantalisingly wide of mid on, Taufeeq was the fielder there and he could have done a better job, didn't dive and gave it up easily
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, nicely played, stays back deep in the crease and plays it late, allows it to spin in and then guides it through third man for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! What a beauty from Rehman! Flatter and a bit quicker around off, gets it to drift away slightly as well, Morgan was looking to defend off the backfoot but got a thin edge to the keeper. Pakistan strike just before Tea, and England lose half their side. Eoin Morgan c Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 14(39) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Lazy shot from Jonathan Trott and England are a shambles. This was short and swaying away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was rooted to his crease and hangs his bat at that, the edge is found and well gobbled up by Adnan Akmal moving to his right. No need to appeal, Jonathan Trott walks and England slump into trouble. Are we heading for a 3-day finish? Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 49(111) [4s-6]
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! England are falling apart here. He did not read the off-break, goes back to one that rips from outside off and traps him plumb in front of the middle stump. Everyone knew that he was a goner, umpire Oxenford raises his finger to confirm the same. That stayed a tad low, but Prior should have been playing forward to that. Prior lbw b Ajmal 4(17)
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, nicely played. It was a short of good length outside off, Swann comes on the frontfoot and punches it on the up. It was in the air but well wide of the cover fielder, races away to the sweeper boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, nice attacking cricket from Swann. This was over-pitched nd right in the slot for Swann. He goes through with his lofted drive and gets it wide of mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Swann, no run, flighted delivery that spins back in from outside off, Swann was stretching forward in defence, gets rapped on the pads in front of the off-stump. The height was the only issue, replays suggest it was going well over the top. Pakistan lose their 2nd review
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, edged and four. This was short and swirling away, Broad went for the pull, gets a meaty top-edge that goes well over the keeper and into the boundary
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Fine Shot. Ajmal gives this one plenty of air, Swann's eyes lit up and he clubs it wide of the long on fielder for a one bounce boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, SIX, Cracked!. Nice way to welcome the new bowler. This was tossed up invitingly outside off, Swann gets across and plays a cracking slog sweep over mid-wicket for a huge six
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Caught by Shafiq!! The bowling change has worked. This was tossed up invitingly outside off, Broad could not resist the big shot, gets the elevation but not the distance. Shafiq is the man at long on, he seemed to have lost sight for just a moment, but completes the catch cleanly. Pakistan are 2 away from a famous test win. Broad c Shafiq b Abdur Rehman 17(27) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Tremlett, out Caught by Hafeez!! One more gone and England are all but roasted. This was the arm ball, it pitched just outside off and straightened a tad, Tremlett played down the wrong line, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the laps of Hafeez at 1st slip. Abdur Rehman is over the moon. Tremlett c Hafeez b Abdur Rehman 0(1)
Ajmal to Anderson, no run, edged. This was flighted outside off, Anderson was pushing forward, gets an outside edge. Umar dives to his right at gully and drops a tough chance
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, England have avoided the innings defeat. Swann looks to pull a short delivery and gets a top-edge that sails back over the keeper's head. England lead by 1 run
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Swann middles the pull this time. This is short and wide outside off, Swann swivels and pulls it in front of square for a boundary. Top shot from Swann
Ajmal to Anderson, SIX, Anderson wants some fun here, picks up the length of a flighted delivery very well and launches the slog sweep into the stands at deep mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Shafiq!! Swann was bamboozled by one that spun away, he was looking to turn it towards the onside, gets a leading edge that pops in the air towards cover. Shafiq runs in, dives forward and completes a smart catch. Ajmal and Shafiq have a giggle, this has been a job well done. Swann c Shafiq b Ajmal 39(52) [4s-5 6s-1]
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Professor continues his great form. He can do no wrong here. Hafeez stays round the wicket and bowls a flatter delivery that skids through just outside off, spins away a touch from a short of length, Cook goes for the cut and gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up by Adnan, Cook kicks the ground in disgust as he trudges off. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Hafeez 3(20)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, first boundary of the series, good length ball from Gul but he drifts onto the pads, Trott stays forward and whip/flicks it uppishly past square leg, the fielder dives to his right but cannot reach it, the ball slows up as it reaches the boundary at deep square leg but it gets there in the end
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged but safe, shortish delivery and it straightens a bit outside off, gets some extra bounce as Trott pushes at it with a slightly angled bat, gets an outside edge that rolls past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, inside edged but just past the stumps, full ball that is angled in just outside off, Trott looks to drive it through cover but gets an inside edge that just goes past the stumps and into the fine leg boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Cheema gets his man in the end. Not the best delivery he has bowled but he will not mind it. Short ball on leg stump, Trott moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball bounces a touch more and it hits the inside half of the bat, the faint edge flies to Adnan who dives to his left and takes a good catch, Trott thought about the review but he trudges off slowly. Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 17(29) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, FOUR, Cheema fires the yorker outside off, Strauss opens the bat face and squeezes it past the gap at third slip and gully, the ball scoots along to the third man fence
Ajmal to Strauss, out Bowled!! Ajmal gets into the act now. Strauss has been flummoxed by the length of the delivery. Ajmal pushes this delivery through with a low trajectory, the ball pitches on a length and it goes straight on, Strauss looks to pull it through mid wicket but misses it, the ball hits the off stump and Strauss has to walk back, this reminds me of the way Dilshan dismissed Strauss during the 2011 World Cup quater-final match at the Premadasa stadium. Strauss b Ajmal 19(43) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Master of the Doosra is on a roll here. Ajmal is on a hat-trick here. He bowls this doosra with a bit more rip, it breaks away just outside off as Bell plays down the wrong line, the thin edge is snapped up by Adnan and Ajmal cannot contain his delight, this is brilliant stuff from Pakistan. Ian Bell c Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 0(1)
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Lbw!! Pakistan yelp out in delight. It is a super review from Ajmal. This is the off-spinner from Ajmal, it pitches outside off and it spins in, Pietersen gets forward and plays down the wrong line, the ball brushes the front pad and then the back pad, umpire Oxenford does not give it out and signals a leg bye, Ajmal asks Misbah to take the review and they take it, replays show that the ball was hitting leg stump and the umpire reverses his decision, KP has to walk back, what a spell this is from Ajmal. Pietersen lbw b Ajmal 2(29)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, much needed boundary for England and Morgan, full ball angled across outside off, Morgan angles the bat and steers it past gully, purrs away to the deep backward point fence, looked like an outside edge but it was deliberately played
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, he has latched onto that, Ajmal drags this slightly short outside off, Morgan pounces on that and he goes on the backfoot, cuts it past the fielder and it scoots away to the deep backward point
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Ajmal has broken the partnership. He tosses this delivery fuller and it goes straight on, Morgan misjudges the length and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, Ajmal appeals and umpire Oxenford gives it out, Morgan opted for the review but replays show that there was no bat involved and the ball was hitting middle stump, what a bowler Ajmal is. Eoin Morgan lbw b Ajmal 24(47) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Broad, no run, flatter delivery and it goes straight on, Broad plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads, Ajmal appeals and the umpire gives it not out, Pakistan opt for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping leg stump, Broad survives and now both teams have lost a review
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, confident stroke from Broad, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Broad makes a little bit of room and swings through the line, clubs it over long on for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Fifth five wicket haul for Ajmal. What a player. Flighted delivery just outside off, Broad bends down and attempts the sweep, he misses it and the ball thuds into the pads, Pakistan appeal and this time umpire Oxenford gives it out, Broad takes the review but replays show the ball pitching in line and hitting middle stump, this is his second five wicket haul against England. Broad lbw b Ajmal 8(14) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Swann is not going to hang back here, flighted delivery but too full outside off, Swann stays on the crease and thumps it past the fielder at mid off who dives over to his left, blazes away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, in the air but safe, looped up delivery and given a bit more air outside off, Swann swings through the line and wallops it over mid off's head, purrs away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, this delivery breaks back in as Swann looks to defend, the ball brushes the pad and Adnan does not collect it, no bat involved though, hold on though, replays show that there was a mark on hot-spot and there was a slight inside edge, it was a difficult take but Adnan fluffs it
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, FOUR, this could be the last ball in Cheema's spell, full delivery and wide outside off, Prior goes for the full-blooded drive, but the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully and to the third man fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, this is positive stuff from Swann, Ajmal tosses this up generously outside off, Swann gets forward and creams the drive past mid off who dives over to his left, screams away to the long off fence
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, awesome timing from Swann, good length ball outside off, Swann stays forward and creams the drive on the up to sweeper cover, the timing is great and the ball races to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Swann, Rehman tosses this delivery up on the stumps and it spins away gently, Swann goes through with the shot and smokes it over mid on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, no run, As I say it again, it is an utter waste of a review. He comes round the wicket and slants a good length ball on the middle and leg stump, Swann gets hit on the pads and Gul appeals for an LBW, Misbah was unsure to take a review but Gul forced him into taking it, in the end, the ball was pitching well outside the line of leg stump, Gul has a sheepish smile as he walks back
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, very good shot that one, Swann comes down the track and plays it with the little turn that is on offer, was in the air for some time but always in the gap through extra cover, mid off had no chance of stopping that
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Bowled!! Beautifully bowled, too good for Swann, this one was tossed up and pitched on middle, drew Swann forward and he had to play at it, turns just enough to beat the defense and hits top of off, Classic. Swann's stubborn vigil has come to an end. Swann b Abdur Rehman 34(65) [4s-6]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Good confident blow that, slightly fuller and he gets down quickly to sweep it hard to the mid wicket fence, powerful hit
Abdur Rehman to Prior, 2 runs, on the leg, Prior gets back and glances it fine for a couple to bring up his 19th Test FIFTY, this has been a top quality knock from the England keeper, under pressure and he has delivered
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Top shot from Prior again, this has been a gem of an innings, skips down the track and goes inside out through cover for a boundary, did just enough to get to the pitch of the delivery
Ajmal to Tremlett, out Lbw!! Ajmal gets another, the doosra was right on target and a little too good for Tremlett, Prior's gamble to give him strike has not worked, floated up, pitches on middle and off, Tremlett plays down the wrong line and is struck on the back leg in front of off, no reviews left and England sink further. Tremlett lbw b Ajmal 1(18)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, poor delivery, quick and sliding down the legside, Anderson glances it very fine and picks up a boundary, very useful runs these
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, Even better this time, tossed up outside off, Anderson gets down on one knee and sweeps it hard to the deep square leg fence, did not bother to keep it down either
Ajmal to Anderson, out Lbw!! Ajmal has his best Test figures. The best off-spinner in the world and he rightly deserves to lead the team out of the park. This one was flighted on the middle stump and straightened. Anderson was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is rapped on the pads, the impact was on middle and it was going to hit middle and leg. England have folded for 192. Anderson lbw b Ajmal 12(15) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Strauss, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! That is superb stuff from Gul and Strauss shakes his head as he walks off. He is clearly not happy. Good length delivery from Gul on leg stump, Strauss looks to tickle it down to fine leg, Adnan moves to his right and appeals for a catch, umpire Bowden immediately raises the finger and Strauss opts for the review, there is nothing on hotspot but there is a sound as the ball passes the bat, after numerous replays, the on-field decision stays, England lose a review. Strauss c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 6(16)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged and safe, careless shot from Trott, good length ball and wide outside off, it bounces a bit more as Trott goes for the drive, he gets a thick outside edge that flies past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, that is vintage Trott, fuller length ball on the off stump, Trott steps forward and wristily flicks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, no stumps to cover this one. Full again but a bit of width, Trott leans into the shot and drives it elegantly through the vacant cover region for a boundary
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Commentator's curse! Just when I was saying he looks solid, he perishes. The plan was to bang it in short with 2 men in the deep, and Gul did exactly that. Cook went for a half-hearted pull, was in no position to play that shot and only managed a bit of a glove to the keeper. No reviews for this one, England have lost their openers. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 5(41)
Umar Gul to Pietersen, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! Pietersen falls to the short-ball trap as well! Oh dear, now England are having problems facing short balls! There was a man at deep backward square leg for the mistimed hook, and Pietersen gives him catching practice. Looks to hook this off his face but he can't beat the man there. What a poor shot, but give credit to the bowler and the captain for that wicket! England in trouble again! Pietersen c Abdur Rehman b Umar Gul 0(8)
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, that is a nice shot to escape the pair. Uses his feet well again, gets to the pitch of it and just chips it with a straight bat over the bowler's head, very safe shot - he was in complete control
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! Beauty from Ajmal! Lands it just short of length and makes Bell play off the backfoot, he was playing for the off spinner but this was the doosra, he had absolutely no clue and was struck on the back pad. Why did he review it? That was as plumb as it could get. England 35 for 4, and don't have any reviews left! Ian Bell lbw b Ajmal 4(15) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan's turn to lose a review. Regulation off spinner from Ajmal, Trott defends off the frontfoot but gets hit in front of leg stump, hawk eye says it was missing leg comfortably.
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, byes, FOUR, beauty from Rehman. Too good even for Adnan Akmal. The arm ball - drifts away a touch and goes past Morgan's bat, Adnan fails to collect it cleanly and concedes 4 byes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, very good shot. Rehman flights but overpitches, Morgan spots the length and drives it against the turn but well wide of mid off for a boundary, 50 up for England
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, superbly played! Against the spin but he was in complete control. Not too short, but he went back quickly and whip-pulled it between mid wicket and mid on, took it from outside off and picked his spot
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, shot! Trott is looking in fine touch. Slightly overpitched, enough for Trott to use his feet and drive it between the bowler and mid off, superb shot
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, and the on drive this time! Once again very full, Trott walks across and whips it tantalisingly wide of mid on, Taufeeq was the fielder there and he could have done a better job, didn't dive and gave it up easily
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, nicely played, stays back deep in the crease and plays it late, allows it to spin in and then guides it through third man for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! What a beauty from Rehman! Flatter and a bit quicker around off, gets it to drift away slightly as well, Morgan was looking to defend off the backfoot but got a thin edge to the keeper. Pakistan strike just before Tea, and England lose half their side. Eoin Morgan c Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 14(39) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Lazy shot from Jonathan Trott and England are a shambles. This was short and swaying away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was rooted to his crease and hangs his bat at that, the edge is found and well gobbled up by Adnan Akmal moving to his right. No need to appeal, Jonathan Trott walks and England slump into trouble. Are we heading for a 3-day finish? Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 49(111) [4s-6]
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! England are falling apart here. He did not read the off-break, goes back to one that rips from outside off and traps him plumb in front of the middle stump. Everyone knew that he was a goner, umpire Oxenford raises his finger to confirm the same. That stayed a tad low, but Prior should have been playing forward to that. Prior lbw b Ajmal 4(17)
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, nicely played. It was a short of good length outside off, Swann comes on the frontfoot and punches it on the up. It was in the air but well wide of the cover fielder, races away to the sweeper boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, nice attacking cricket from Swann. This was over-pitched nd right in the slot for Swann. He goes through with his lofted drive and gets it wide of mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Swann, no run, flighted delivery that spins back in from outside off, Swann was stretching forward in defence, gets rapped on the pads in front of the off-stump. The height was the only issue, replays suggest it was going well over the top. Pakistan lose their 2nd review
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, edged and four. This was short and swirling away, Broad went for the pull, gets a meaty top-edge that goes well over the keeper and into the boundary
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Fine Shot. Ajmal gives this one plenty of air, Swann's eyes lit up and he clubs it wide of the long on fielder for a one bounce boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, SIX, Cracked!. Nice way to welcome the new bowler. This was tossed up invitingly outside off, Swann gets across and plays a cracking slog sweep over mid-wicket for a huge six
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Caught by Shafiq!! The bowling change has worked. This was tossed up invitingly outside off, Broad could not resist the big shot, gets the elevation but not the distance. Shafiq is the man at long on, he seemed to have lost sight for just a moment, but completes the catch cleanly. Pakistan are 2 away from a famous test win. Broad c Shafiq b Abdur Rehman 17(27) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Tremlett, out Caught by Hafeez!! One more gone and England are all but roasted. This was the arm ball, it pitched just outside off and straightened a tad, Tremlett played down the wrong line, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the laps of Hafeez at 1st slip. Abdur Rehman is over the moon. Tremlett c Hafeez b Abdur Rehman 0(1)
Ajmal to Anderson, no run, edged. This was flighted outside off, Anderson was pushing forward, gets an outside edge. Umar dives to his right at gully and drops a tough chance
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, England have avoided the innings defeat. Swann looks to pull a short delivery and gets a top-edge that sails back over the keeper's head. England lead by 1 run
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Swann middles the pull this time. This is short and wide outside off, Swann swivels and pulls it in front of square for a boundary. Top shot from Swann
Ajmal to Anderson, SIX, Anderson wants some fun here, picks up the length of a flighted delivery very well and launches the slog sweep into the stands at deep mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Shafiq!! Swann was bamboozled by one that spun away, he was looking to turn it towards the onside, gets a leading edge that pops in the air towards cover. Shafiq runs in, dives forward and completes a smart catch. Ajmal and Shafiq have a giggle, this has been a job well done. Swann c Shafiq b Ajmal 39(52) [4s-5 6s-1]
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Professor continues his great form. He can do no wrong here. Hafeez stays round the wicket and bowls a flatter delivery that skids through just outside off, spins away a touch from a short of length, Cook goes for the cut and gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up by Adnan, Cook kicks the ground in disgust as he trudges off. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Hafeez 3(20)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, first boundary of the series, good length ball from Gul but he drifts onto the pads, Trott stays forward and whip/flicks it uppishly past square leg, the fielder dives to his right but cannot reach it, the ball slows up as it reaches the boundary at deep square leg but it gets there in the end
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged but safe, shortish delivery and it straightens a bit outside off, gets some extra bounce as Trott pushes at it with a slightly angled bat, gets an outside edge that rolls past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, inside edged but just past the stumps, full ball that is angled in just outside off, Trott looks to drive it through cover but gets an inside edge that just goes past the stumps and into the fine leg boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Cheema gets his man in the end. Not the best delivery he has bowled but he will not mind it. Short ball on leg stump, Trott moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball bounces a touch more and it hits the inside half of the bat, the faint edge flies to Adnan who dives to his left and takes a good catch, Trott thought about the review but he trudges off slowly. Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 17(29) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, FOUR, Cheema fires the yorker outside off, Strauss opens the bat face and squeezes it past the gap at third slip and gully, the ball scoots along to the third man fence
Ajmal to Strauss, out Bowled!! Ajmal gets into the act now. Strauss has been flummoxed by the length of the delivery. Ajmal pushes this delivery through with a low trajectory, the ball pitches on a length and it goes straight on, Strauss looks to pull it through mid wicket but misses it, the ball hits the off stump and Strauss has to walk back, this reminds me of the way Dilshan dismissed Strauss during the 2011 World Cup quater-final match at the Premadasa stadium. Strauss b Ajmal 19(43) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Master of the Doosra is on a roll here. Ajmal is on a hat-trick here. He bowls this doosra with a bit more rip, it breaks away just outside off as Bell plays down the wrong line, the thin edge is snapped up by Adnan and Ajmal cannot contain his delight, this is brilliant stuff from Pakistan. Ian Bell c Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 0(1)
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Lbw!! Pakistan yelp out in delight. It is a super review from Ajmal. This is the off-spinner from Ajmal, it pitches outside off and it spins in, Pietersen gets forward and plays down the wrong line, the ball brushes the front pad and then the back pad, umpire Oxenford does not give it out and signals a leg bye, Ajmal asks Misbah to take the review and they take it, replays show that the ball was hitting leg stump and the umpire reverses his decision, KP has to walk back, what a spell this is from Ajmal. Pietersen lbw b Ajmal 2(29)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, much needed boundary for England and Morgan, full ball angled across outside off, Morgan angles the bat and steers it past gully, purrs away to the deep backward point fence, looked like an outside edge but it was deliberately played
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, he has latched onto that, Ajmal drags this slightly short outside off, Morgan pounces on that and he goes on the backfoot, cuts it past the fielder and it scoots away to the deep backward point
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Ajmal has broken the partnership. He tosses this delivery fuller and it goes straight on, Morgan misjudges the length and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, Ajmal appeals and umpire Oxenford gives it out, Morgan opted for the review but replays show that there was no bat involved and the ball was hitting middle stump, what a bowler Ajmal is. Eoin Morgan lbw b Ajmal 24(47) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Broad, no run, flatter delivery and it goes straight on, Broad plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads, Ajmal appeals and the umpire gives it not out, Pakistan opt for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping leg stump, Broad survives and now both teams have lost a review
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, confident stroke from Broad, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Broad makes a little bit of room and swings through the line, clubs it over long on for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Fifth five wicket haul for Ajmal. What a player. Flighted delivery just outside off, Broad bends down and attempts the sweep, he misses it and the ball thuds into the pads, Pakistan appeal and this time umpire Oxenford gives it out, Broad takes the review but replays show the ball pitching in line and hitting middle stump, this is his second five wicket haul against England. Broad lbw b Ajmal 8(14) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Swann is not going to hang back here, flighted delivery but too full outside off, Swann stays on the crease and thumps it past the fielder at mid off who dives over to his left, blazes away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, in the air but safe, looped up delivery and given a bit more air outside off, Swann swings through the line and wallops it over mid off's head, purrs away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, this delivery breaks back in as Swann looks to defend, the ball brushes the pad and Adnan does not collect it, no bat involved though, hold on though, replays show that there was a mark on hot-spot and there was a slight inside edge, it was a difficult take but Adnan fluffs it
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, FOUR, this could be the last ball in Cheema's spell, full delivery and wide outside off, Prior goes for the full-blooded drive, but the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully and to the third man fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, this is positive stuff from Swann, Ajmal tosses this up generously outside off, Swann gets forward and creams the drive past mid off who dives over to his left, screams away to the long off fence
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, awesome timing from Swann, good length ball outside off, Swann stays forward and creams the drive on the up to sweeper cover, the timing is great and the ball races to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Swann, Rehman tosses this delivery up on the stumps and it spins away gently, Swann goes through with the shot and smokes it over mid on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, no run, As I say it again, it is an utter waste of a review. He comes round the wicket and slants a good length ball on the middle and leg stump, Swann gets hit on the pads and Gul appeals for an LBW, Misbah was unsure to take a review but Gul forced him into taking it, in the end, the ball was pitching well outside the line of leg stump, Gul has a sheepish smile as he walks back
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, very good shot that one, Swann comes down the track and plays it with the little turn that is on offer, was in the air for some time but always in the gap through extra cover, mid off had no chance of stopping that
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Bowled!! Beautifully bowled, too good for Swann, this one was tossed up and pitched on middle, drew Swann forward and he had to play at it, turns just enough to beat the defense and hits top of off, Classic. Swann's stubborn vigil has come to an end. Swann b Abdur Rehman 34(65) [4s-6]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Good confident blow that, slightly fuller and he gets down quickly to sweep it hard to the mid wicket fence, powerful hit
Abdur Rehman to Prior, 2 runs, on the leg, Prior gets back and glances it fine for a couple to bring up his 19th Test FIFTY, this has been a top quality knock from the England keeper, under pressure and he has delivered
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Top shot from Prior again, this has been a gem of an innings, skips down the track and goes inside out through cover for a boundary, did just enough to get to the pitch of the delivery
Ajmal to Tremlett, out Lbw!! Ajmal gets another, the doosra was right on target and a little too good for Tremlett, Prior's gamble to give him strike has not worked, floated up, pitches on middle and off, Tremlett plays down the wrong line and is struck on the back leg in front of off, no reviews left and England sink further. Tremlett lbw b Ajmal 1(18)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, poor delivery, quick and sliding down the legside, Anderson glances it very fine and picks up a boundary, very useful runs these
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, Even better this time, tossed up outside off, Anderson gets down on one knee and sweeps it hard to the deep square leg fence, did not bother to keep it down either
Ajmal to Anderson, out Lbw!! Ajmal has his best Test figures. The best off-spinner in the world and he rightly deserves to lead the team out of the park. This one was flighted on the middle stump and straightened. Anderson was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is rapped on the pads, the impact was on middle and it was going to hit middle and leg. England have folded for 192. Anderson lbw b Ajmal 12(15) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Strauss, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! That is superb stuff from Gul and Strauss shakes his head as he walks off. He is clearly not happy. Good length delivery from Gul on leg stump, Strauss looks to tickle it down to fine leg, Adnan moves to his right and appeals for a catch, umpire Bowden immediately raises the finger and Strauss opts for the review, there is nothing on hotspot but there is a sound as the ball passes the bat, after numerous replays, the on-field decision stays, England lose a review. Strauss c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 6(16)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged and safe, careless shot from Trott, good length ball and wide outside off, it bounces a bit more as Trott goes for the drive, he gets a thick outside edge that flies past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, that is vintage Trott, fuller length ball on the off stump, Trott steps forward and wristily flicks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, no stumps to cover this one. Full again but a bit of width, Trott leans into the shot and drives it elegantly through the vacant cover region for a boundary
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Commentator's curse! Just when I was saying he looks solid, he perishes. The plan was to bang it in short with 2 men in the deep, and Gul did exactly that. Cook went for a half-hearted pull, was in no position to play that shot and only managed a bit of a glove to the keeper. No reviews for this one, England have lost their openers. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 5(41)
Umar Gul to Pietersen, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! Pietersen falls to the short-ball trap as well! Oh dear, now England are having problems facing short balls! There was a man at deep backward square leg for the mistimed hook, and Pietersen gives him catching practice. Looks to hook this off his face but he can't beat the man there. What a poor shot, but give credit to the bowler and the captain for that wicket! England in trouble again! Pietersen c Abdur Rehman b Umar Gul 0(8)
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, that is a nice shot to escape the pair. Uses his feet well again, gets to the pitch of it and just chips it with a straight bat over the bowler's head, very safe shot - he was in complete control
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! Beauty from Ajmal! Lands it just short of length and makes Bell play off the backfoot, he was playing for the off spinner but this was the doosra, he had absolutely no clue and was struck on the back pad. Why did he review it? That was as plumb as it could get. England 35 for 4, and don't have any reviews left! Ian Bell lbw b Ajmal 4(15) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan's turn to lose a review. Regulation off spinner from Ajmal, Trott defends off the frontfoot but gets hit in front of leg stump, hawk eye says it was missing leg comfortably.
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, byes, FOUR, beauty from Rehman. Too good even for Adnan Akmal. The arm ball - drifts away a touch and goes past Morgan's bat, Adnan fails to collect it cleanly and concedes 4 byes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, very good shot. Rehman flights but overpitches, Morgan spots the length and drives it against the turn but well wide of mid off for a boundary, 50 up for England
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, superbly played! Against the spin but he was in complete control. Not too short, but he went back quickly and whip-pulled it between mid wicket and mid on, took it from outside off and picked his spot
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, shot! Trott is looking in fine touch. Slightly overpitched, enough for Trott to use his feet and drive it between the bowler and mid off, superb shot
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, and the on drive this time! Once again very full, Trott walks across and whips it tantalisingly wide of mid on, Taufeeq was the fielder there and he could have done a better job, didn't dive and gave it up easily
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, nicely played, stays back deep in the crease and plays it late, allows it to spin in and then guides it through third man for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! What a beauty from Rehman! Flatter and a bit quicker around off, gets it to drift away slightly as well, Morgan was looking to defend off the backfoot but got a thin edge to the keeper. Pakistan strike just before Tea, and England lose half their side. Eoin Morgan c Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 14(39) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Lazy shot from Jonathan Trott and England are a shambles. This was short and swaying away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was rooted to his crease and hangs his bat at that, the edge is found and well gobbled up by Adnan Akmal moving to his right. No need to appeal, Jonathan Trott walks and England slump into trouble. Are we heading for a 3-day finish? Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 49(111) [4s-6]
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! England are falling apart here. He did not read the off-break, goes back to one that rips from outside off and traps him plumb in front of the middle stump. Everyone knew that he was a goner, umpire Oxenford raises his finger to confirm the same. That stayed a tad low, but Prior should have been playing forward to that. Prior lbw b Ajmal 4(17)
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, nicely played. It was a short of good length outside off, Swann comes on the frontfoot and punches it on the up. It was in the air but well wide of the cover fielder, races away to the sweeper boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, nice attacking cricket from Swann. This was over-pitched nd right in the slot for Swann. He goes through with his lofted drive and gets it wide of mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Swann, no run, flighted delivery that spins back in from outside off, Swann was stretching forward in defence, gets rapped on the pads in front of the off-stump. The height was the only issue, replays suggest it was going well over the top. Pakistan lose their 2nd review
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, edged and four. This was short and swirling away, Broad went for the pull, gets a meaty top-edge that goes well over the keeper and into the boundary
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Fine Shot. Ajmal gives this one plenty of air, Swann's eyes lit up and he clubs it wide of the long on fielder for a one bounce boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, SIX, Cracked!. Nice way to welcome the new bowler. This was tossed up invitingly outside off, Swann gets across and plays a cracking slog sweep over mid-wicket for a huge six
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Caught by Shafiq!! The bowling change has worked. This was tossed up invitingly outside off, Broad could not resist the big shot, gets the elevation but not the distance. Shafiq is the man at long on, he seemed to have lost sight for just a moment, but completes the catch cleanly. Pakistan are 2 away from a famous test win. Broad c Shafiq b Abdur Rehman 17(27) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Tremlett, out Caught by Hafeez!! One more gone and England are all but roasted. This was the arm ball, it pitched just outside off and straightened a tad, Tremlett played down the wrong line, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the laps of Hafeez at 1st slip. Abdur Rehman is over the moon. Tremlett c Hafeez b Abdur Rehman 0(1)
Ajmal to Anderson, no run, edged. This was flighted outside off, Anderson was pushing forward, gets an outside edge. Umar dives to his right at gully and drops a tough chance
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, England have avoided the innings defeat. Swann looks to pull a short delivery and gets a top-edge that sails back over the keeper's head. England lead by 1 run
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Swann middles the pull this time. This is short and wide outside off, Swann swivels and pulls it in front of square for a boundary. Top shot from Swann
Ajmal to Anderson, SIX, Anderson wants some fun here, picks up the length of a flighted delivery very well and launches the slog sweep into the stands at deep mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Shafiq!! Swann was bamboozled by one that spun away, he was looking to turn it towards the onside, gets a leading edge that pops in the air towards cover. Shafiq runs in, dives forward and completes a smart catch. Ajmal and Shafiq have a giggle, this has been a job well done. Swann c Shafiq b Ajmal 39(52) [4s-5 6s-1]
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Professor continues his great form. He can do no wrong here. Hafeez stays round the wicket and bowls a flatter delivery that skids through just outside off, spins away a touch from a short of length, Cook goes for the cut and gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up by Adnan, Cook kicks the ground in disgust as he trudges off. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Hafeez 3(20)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, first boundary of the series, good length ball from Gul but he drifts onto the pads, Trott stays forward and whip/flicks it uppishly past square leg, the fielder dives to his right but cannot reach it, the ball slows up as it reaches the boundary at deep square leg but it gets there in the end
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged but safe, shortish delivery and it straightens a bit outside off, gets some extra bounce as Trott pushes at it with a slightly angled bat, gets an outside edge that rolls past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, inside edged but just past the stumps, full ball that is angled in just outside off, Trott looks to drive it through cover but gets an inside edge that just goes past the stumps and into the fine leg boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Cheema gets his man in the end. Not the best delivery he has bowled but he will not mind it. Short ball on leg stump, Trott moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball bounces a touch more and it hits the inside half of the bat, the faint edge flies to Adnan who dives to his left and takes a good catch, Trott thought about the review but he trudges off slowly. Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 17(29) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Strauss, FOUR, Cheema fires the yorker outside off, Strauss opens the bat face and squeezes it past the gap at third slip and gully, the ball scoots along to the third man fence
Ajmal to Strauss, out Bowled!! Ajmal gets into the act now. Strauss has been flummoxed by the length of the delivery. Ajmal pushes this delivery through with a low trajectory, the ball pitches on a length and it goes straight on, Strauss looks to pull it through mid wicket but misses it, the ball hits the off stump and Strauss has to walk back, this reminds me of the way Dilshan dismissed Strauss during the 2011 World Cup quater-final match at the Premadasa stadium. Strauss b Ajmal 19(43) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! The Master of the Doosra is on a roll here. Ajmal is on a hat-trick here. He bowls this doosra with a bit more rip, it breaks away just outside off as Bell plays down the wrong line, the thin edge is snapped up by Adnan and Ajmal cannot contain his delight, this is brilliant stuff from Pakistan. Ian Bell c Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 0(1)
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Lbw!! Pakistan yelp out in delight. It is a super review from Ajmal. This is the off-spinner from Ajmal, it pitches outside off and it spins in, Pietersen gets forward and plays down the wrong line, the ball brushes the front pad and then the back pad, umpire Oxenford does not give it out and signals a leg bye, Ajmal asks Misbah to take the review and they take it, replays show that the ball was hitting leg stump and the umpire reverses his decision, KP has to walk back, what a spell this is from Ajmal. Pietersen lbw b Ajmal 2(29)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, much needed boundary for England and Morgan, full ball angled across outside off, Morgan angles the bat and steers it past gully, purrs away to the deep backward point fence, looked like an outside edge but it was deliberately played
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, he has latched onto that, Ajmal drags this slightly short outside off, Morgan pounces on that and he goes on the backfoot, cuts it past the fielder and it scoots away to the deep backward point
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Ajmal has broken the partnership. He tosses this delivery fuller and it goes straight on, Morgan misjudges the length and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, Ajmal appeals and umpire Oxenford gives it out, Morgan opted for the review but replays show that there was no bat involved and the ball was hitting middle stump, what a bowler Ajmal is. Eoin Morgan lbw b Ajmal 24(47) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Broad, no run, flatter delivery and it goes straight on, Broad plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads, Ajmal appeals and the umpire gives it not out, Pakistan opt for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping leg stump, Broad survives and now both teams have lost a review
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, confident stroke from Broad, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Broad makes a little bit of room and swings through the line, clubs it over long on for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Fifth five wicket haul for Ajmal. What a player. Flighted delivery just outside off, Broad bends down and attempts the sweep, he misses it and the ball thuds into the pads, Pakistan appeal and this time umpire Oxenford gives it out, Broad takes the review but replays show the ball pitching in line and hitting middle stump, this is his second five wicket haul against England. Broad lbw b Ajmal 8(14) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Swann is not going to hang back here, flighted delivery but too full outside off, Swann stays on the crease and thumps it past the fielder at mid off who dives over to his left, blazes away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, in the air but safe, looped up delivery and given a bit more air outside off, Swann swings through the line and wallops it over mid off's head, purrs away to the long off fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, this delivery breaks back in as Swann looks to defend, the ball brushes the pad and Adnan does not collect it, no bat involved though, hold on though, replays show that there was a mark on hot-spot and there was a slight inside edge, it was a difficult take but Adnan fluffs it
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, FOUR, this could be the last ball in Cheema's spell, full delivery and wide outside off, Prior goes for the full-blooded drive, but the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully and to the third man fence
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, this is positive stuff from Swann, Ajmal tosses this up generously outside off, Swann gets forward and creams the drive past mid off who dives over to his left, screams away to the long off fence
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, awesome timing from Swann, good length ball outside off, Swann stays forward and creams the drive on the up to sweeper cover, the timing is great and the ball races to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Swann, Rehman tosses this delivery up on the stumps and it spins away gently, Swann goes through with the shot and smokes it over mid on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, no run, As I say it again, it is an utter waste of a review. He comes round the wicket and slants a good length ball on the middle and leg stump, Swann gets hit on the pads and Gul appeals for an LBW, Misbah was unsure to take a review but Gul forced him into taking it, in the end, the ball was pitching well outside the line of leg stump, Gul has a sheepish smile as he walks back
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, very good shot that one, Swann comes down the track and plays it with the little turn that is on offer, was in the air for some time but always in the gap through extra cover, mid off had no chance of stopping that
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Bowled!! Beautifully bowled, too good for Swann, this one was tossed up and pitched on middle, drew Swann forward and he had to play at it, turns just enough to beat the defense and hits top of off, Classic. Swann's stubborn vigil has come to an end. Swann b Abdur Rehman 34(65) [4s-6]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Good confident blow that, slightly fuller and he gets down quickly to sweep it hard to the mid wicket fence, powerful hit
Abdur Rehman to Prior, 2 runs, on the leg, Prior gets back and glances it fine for a couple to bring up his 19th Test FIFTY, this has been a top quality knock from the England keeper, under pressure and he has delivered
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Top shot from Prior again, this has been a gem of an innings, skips down the track and goes inside out through cover for a boundary, did just enough to get to the pitch of the delivery
Ajmal to Tremlett, out Lbw!! Ajmal gets another, the doosra was right on target and a little too good for Tremlett, Prior's gamble to give him strike has not worked, floated up, pitches on middle and off, Tremlett plays down the wrong line and is struck on the back leg in front of off, no reviews left and England sink further. Tremlett lbw b Ajmal 1(18)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, poor delivery, quick and sliding down the legside, Anderson glances it very fine and picks up a boundary, very useful runs these
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, FOUR, Even better this time, tossed up outside off, Anderson gets down on one knee and sweeps it hard to the deep square leg fence, did not bother to keep it down either
Ajmal to Anderson, out Lbw!! Ajmal has his best Test figures. The best off-spinner in the world and he rightly deserves to lead the team out of the park. This one was flighted on the middle stump and straightened. Anderson was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is rapped on the pads, the impact was on middle and it was going to hit middle and leg. England have folded for 192. Anderson lbw b Ajmal 12(15) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Strauss, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! That is superb stuff from Gul and Strauss shakes his head as he walks off. He is clearly not happy. Good length delivery from Gul on leg stump, Strauss looks to tickle it down to fine leg, Adnan moves to his right and appeals for a catch, umpire Bowden immediately raises the finger and Strauss opts for the review, there is nothing on hotspot but there is a sound as the ball passes the bat, after numerous replays, the on-field decision stays, England lose a review. Strauss c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 6(16)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, edged and safe, careless shot from Trott, good length ball and wide outside off, it bounces a bit more as Trott goes for the drive, he gets a thick outside edge that flies past the gap at third slip and gully, goes to the third man fence
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, that is vintage Trott, fuller length ball on the off stump, Trott steps forward and wristily flicks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, no stumps to cover this one. Full again but a bit of width, Trott leans into the shot and drives it elegantly through the vacant cover region for a boundary
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Commentator's curse! Just when I was saying he looks solid, he perishes. The plan was to bang it in short with 2 men in the deep, and Gul did exactly that. Cook went for a half-hearted pull, was in no position to play that shot and only managed a bit of a glove to the keeper. No reviews for this one, England have lost their openers. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 5(41)
Umar Gul to Pietersen, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! Pietersen falls to the short-ball trap as well! Oh dear, now England are having problems facing short balls! There was a man at deep backward square leg for the mistimed hook, and Pietersen gives him catching practice. Looks to hook this off his face but he can't beat the man there. What a poor shot, but give credit to the bowler and the captain for that wicket! England in trouble again! Pietersen c Abdur Rehman b Umar Gul 0(8)
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, that is a nice shot to escape the pair. Uses his feet well again, gets to the pitch of it and just chips it with a straight bat over the bowler's head, very safe shot - he was in complete control
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! Beauty from Ajmal! Lands it just short of length and makes Bell play off the backfoot, he was playing for the off spinner but this was the doosra, he had absolutely no clue and was struck on the back pad. Why did he review it? That was as plumb as it could get. England 35 for 4, and don't have any reviews left! Ian Bell lbw b Ajmal 4(15) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan's turn to lose a review. Regulation off spinner from Ajmal, Trott defends off the frontfoot but gets hit in front of leg stump, hawk eye says it was missing leg comfortably.
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, byes, FOUR, beauty from Rehman. Too good even for Adnan Akmal. The arm ball - drifts away a touch and goes past Morgan's bat, Adnan fails to collect it cleanly and concedes 4 byes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, very good shot. Rehman flights but overpitches, Morgan spots the length and drives it against the turn but well wide of mid off for a boundary, 50 up for England
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, superbly played! Against the spin but he was in complete control. Not too short, but he went back quickly and whip-pulled it between mid wicket and mid on, took it from outside off and picked his spot
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, shot! Trott is looking in fine touch. Slightly overpitched, enough for Trott to use his feet and drive it between the bowler and mid off, superb shot
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, and the on drive this time! Once again very full, Trott walks across and whips it tantalisingly wide of mid on, Taufeeq was the fielder there and he could have done a better job, didn't dive and gave it up easily
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, nicely played, stays back deep in the crease and plays it late, allows it to spin in and then guides it through third man for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! What a beauty from Rehman! Flatter and a bit quicker around off, gets it to drift away slightly as well, Morgan was looking to defend off the backfoot but got a thin edge to the keeper. Pakistan strike just before Tea, and England lose half their side. Eoin Morgan c Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 14(39) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Lazy shot from Jonathan Trott and England are a shambles. This was short and swaying away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was rooted to his crease and hangs his bat at that, the edge is found and well gobbled up by Adnan Akmal moving to his right. No need to appeal, Jonathan Trott walks and England slump into trouble. Are we heading for a 3-day finish? Jonathan Trott c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 49(111) [4s-6]
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! England are falling apart here. He did not read the off-break, goes back to one that rips from outside off and traps him plumb in front of the middle stump. Everyone knew that he was a goner, umpire Oxenford raises his finger to confirm the same. That stayed a tad low, but Prior should have been playing forward to that. Prior lbw b Ajmal 4(17)
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, nicely played. It was a short of good length outside off, Swann comes on the frontfoot and punches it on the up. It was in the air but well wide of the cover fielder, races away to the sweeper boundary
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, nice attacking cricket from Swann. This was over-pitched nd right in the slot for Swann. He goes through with his lofted drive and gets it wide of mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Swann, no run, flighted delivery that spins back in from outside off, Swann was stretching forward in defence, gets rapped on the pads in front of the off-stump. The height was the only issue, replays suggest it was going well over the top. Pakistan lose their 2nd review
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, edged and four. This was short and swirling away, Broad went for the pull, gets a meaty top-edge that goes well over the keeper and into the boundary
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Fine Shot. Ajmal gives this one plenty of air, Swann's eyes lit up and he clubs it wide of the long on fielder for a one bounce boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, SIX, Cracked!. Nice way to welcome the new bowler. This was tossed up invitingly outside off, Swann gets across and plays a cracking slog sweep over mid-wicket for a huge six
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Caught by Shafiq!! The bowling change has worked. This was tossed up invitingly outside off, Broad could not resist the big shot, gets the elevation but not the distance. Shafiq is the man at long on, he seemed to have lost sight for just a moment, but completes the catch cleanly. Pakistan are 2 away from a famous test win. Broad c Shafiq b Abdur Rehman 17(27) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Tremlett, out Caught by Hafeez!! One more gone and England are all but roasted. This was the arm ball, it pitched just outside off and straightened a tad, Tremlett played down the wrong line, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the laps of Hafeez at 1st slip. Abdur Rehman is over the moon. Tremlett c Hafeez b Abdur Rehman 0(1)
Ajmal to Anderson, no run, edged. This was flighted outside off, Anderson was pushing forward, gets an outside edge. Umar dives to his right at gully and drops a tough chance
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, England have avoided the innings defeat. Swann looks to pull a short delivery and gets a top-edge that sails back over the keeper's head. England lead by 1 run
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Swann middles the pull this time. This is short and wide outside off, Swann swivels and pulls it in front of square for a boundary. Top shot from Swann
Ajmal to Anderson, SIX, Anderson wants some fun here, picks up the length of a flighted delivery very well and launches the slog sweep into the stands at deep mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Shafiq!! Swann was bamboozled by one that spun away, he was looking to turn it towards the onside, gets a leading edge that pops in the air towards cover. Shafiq runs in, dives forward and completes a smart catch. Ajmal and Shafiq have a giggle, this has been a job well done. Swann c Shafiq b Ajmal 39(52) [4s-5 6s-1]
Highlights
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, Fab Shot!. This was overpitched just a bit, Umar leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it back past the bowler and into the boundary past mid-off
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four, Hafeez is sucked into playing at one that nibbles away from outside off, the edge is found and bisects the gap between the slip cordon and the gully fielder
Tremlett to Hafeez, FOUR, Nicely played! Overpitched on the stumps, Hafeez leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past mid-on for a boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, square of the wicket
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, Fab Shot!. This was overpitched just a bit, Umar leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it back past the bowler and into the boundary past mid-off
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four, Hafeez is sucked into playing at one that nibbles away from outside off, the edge is found and bisects the gap between the slip cordon and the gully fielder
Tremlett to Hafeez, FOUR, Nicely played! Overpitched on the stumps, Hafeez leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past mid-on for a boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Shot! Short and wide outside off, Umar gets across and cracks it superbly past point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence in a jiffy
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez takes the attack to the spinner, gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and lofts it back over the bowler's head. Nice aggressive cricket from Hafeez
Swann to Umar, FOUR, loose from Swann , offers a juicy full toss on the pads, whipped away wide of mid-wicket for a fine boundary
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, Fab Shot!. This was overpitched just a bit, Umar leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it back past the bowler and into the boundary past mid-off
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four, Hafeez is sucked into playing at one that nibbles away from outside off, the edge is found and bisects the gap between the slip cordon and the gully fielder
Tremlett to Hafeez, FOUR, Nicely played! Overpitched on the stumps, Hafeez leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past mid-on for a boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Shot! Short and wide outside off, Umar gets across and cracks it superbly past point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence in a jiffy
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez takes the attack to the spinner, gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and lofts it back over the bowler's head. Nice aggressive cricket from Hafeez
Swann to Umar, FOUR, loose from Swann , offers a juicy full toss on the pads, whipped away wide of mid-wicket for a fine boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez has gone after that and that shows the amount of confidence in him, Broad floats this full and wide outside off, Hafeez reaches out for it by bending the back leg and creaming the drive uppishly to deep backward point for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Broad cannot afford to bowl short on a slow track, it sits up nicely for Hafeez who swivels and pulls it to deep mid wicket, that is the fifty partnership between these two
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, inside edge but just wide of leg stump, good length ball that just about holds its line just outside off, Umar goes for the big booming extra cover drive, gets an inside edge that just goes past leg stump and into the fine leg fence
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, runs are flowing here for Pakistan, Broad lands this delivery on a back of a length but it jags back in onto the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, that is emphatic from Umar, Anderson floats this delivery full outside off, Umar stays on the front foot and smokes the straight drive past the mid off fielder, purrs away to the long off fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, this will not please Anderson one bit, good length ball and straight just outside off, Hafeez limply pushes at it and gets an outside edge past the slips, rolls to the third man fence
Broad to Umar, FOUR, majestically done from Umar, he is going to go after any delivery that is full, he presents the high elbow and laces the drive past extra cover for a wonderful boundary
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, glorious from Hafeez, fuller length ball on the off stump, Hafeez presents the full face of the bat and hammers it past the bowler and to the long on boundary
Tremlett to Hafeez, no run, run-out chance missed, this might hurt England, back of a length delivery angled in on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez nudges it to square leg and sets off for a quick single, Bell moves in as Umar sends his partner back, Bell has a shy at the striker's end but he misses by inches, Hafeez was a goner if that had hit and Bell cannot believe it
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, well played by Umar, short ball just outside off and it climbs up on Umar, he angles the bat and guides it uppishly over second slip and to the third man fence, Strauss had taken third slip out and that might cost him
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, good comeback this from Umar, Tremlett drops it short just outside off, Umar angles the bat and carves it past the slips and to the third man boundary
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 13th Test FIFTY, Tremlett overcooks the length outside off, Umar cracks it hard past point and the ball blazes away to the sweeper cover fence, well played Taufeeq
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez joins in the fun now, Swann lands this short outside off, Hafeez hangs back and square cuts it to deep backward point for a boundary, brings up the 100 run partnership between these two, this is the 5th century partnership between these two
Tremlett to Hafeez, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Hafeez pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge to third man, the Professor brings up his 7th Test FIFTY, his excellent form continues
Swann to Umar, FOUR, super stuff this from Umar, tossed up delivery from Swann on the middle and leg stump, Umar shimmies down the track and gets to the pitch, hammers it over long on for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, 1 run, catch dropped by Tremlett! Lots of stuff happening out there. Short ball by Broad and it climbs up from the deck, Hafeez goes for the pull but he does not go through with the shot completely, lamely plays at it and gets a top edge that flies to mid wicket, Tremlett misjudges it as he runs to his right but he spills the chance at widish mid on
Broad to Umar, out Bowled!! A real beaut from Broad breaks this great stand. Broad comes round the wicket to the left hander and angles a good length ball in on middle, it straightens a fraction and Umar plays down the wrong line, the ball sneaks past the outside edge and clips the top of off stump, Broad is pumped up and England really needed this wicket. Umar b Broad 58(113) [4s-10]
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, in the air but safe, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez bends down and goes for the sweep, ends up getting a slight top edge but it lands safely at fine leg and it rolls to the boundary
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Broad is on a roll here. He is the only bowler who has looked threatening today. Good length ball in the corridor of uncertainty, it seams in a touch as Azhar pokes at it, the thin outside edge is snapped by Prior and Azhar walks off, this is a good passage of play for England. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(8)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot from Younis, Broad overpitches the attempted yorker on the middle and leg stump, Younis stays on the front foot and whips it to deep mid wicket
Tremlett to Younis Khan, no run, an appeal for lbw not given. Will England review it? No they won't. Length delivery angles in again, Younis Khan shuffles across a bit too much and misses the flick, gets hit in front of middle and leg, hawk eye shows it would have clipped the outer part of leg stump. Umpire's call, it says. And the umpire's call is a not out.
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, easy runs. Short of length and moving away outside off, Younis Khan reaches out a bit and steers it away to third man, huge gaps there and he picked it well
Anderson to Younis Khan, no run, edged but just short of slip! Outside off line again, this time Younis Khan follows the ball and pokes at it, gets a thick edge which falls well short of Strauss who is standing at a wide, lone slip
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, superbly timed and placed, full and curving in, Hafeez walks across and flicks it between midwicket and mid on, Broad dives in the infield and Swann dives in the deep but neither can stop it. Superbly played
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, can't stop it this time! Again flight from Swann, Younis Khan drives firmly again but hits it between extra cover and mid off, Tremlett chases in vain, Younis is looking to be positive
Swann to Hafeez, SIX, they are taking the attack to Swann! Flighted up outside off, Hafeez goes on his knees and slog-sweeps it over wide long on, he isn't getting much turn and that is making him look ineffective
Swann to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Swann gets his man. Hafeez misjudges the length and pays the price. This was a lot flatter and much fuller, Hafeez goes for the sweep and gets hit on a half-volley on the pads, no doubts about where it was going but Hafeez probably thought the impact was outside off. Replays showed it was striking just in line, and England have their 3rd wicket. Hafeez lbw b Swann 88(164) [4s-11 6s-1]
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, superb display of batting against spin. He is picking the length so well, this was a bit fuller, he stayed in the crease and whipped it away over mid wicket, bounces once before going over the ropes. Misbah goes past 2000 Test runs
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot of the day! Fab batting by Younis. Full and straight from Broad, Younis Khan gets forward and presents the full face of the bat, drives it between mid on and the stumps for a boundary. Superb straight drive
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! What a wicket that is! Part-timer Trott strikes in his first over. Credit to him and the skipper Strauss for this big, timely wicket. Gentle pace, pitches around off and nips in, Younis was caught on the crease and was late in bringing his bat down. Surely hitting the stumps, but did it strike outside off? Younis asks Misbah, and opts against the review. Will be interesting to see the point of impact, but doesn't matter now. Younis Khan lbw b Jonathan Trott 37(87) [4s-4]
Jonathan Trott to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, edged to third man. This is a testing period before Tea. This time Trott moves it away from the right hander, takes the outside edge and flies past the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. Where is the slip?!
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has decided to take the attack to Swann here, tossed up delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and hammers it to the long off fence
Anderson to Shafiq, out Caught by Prior!! The new ball does the trick for England. Full ball just outside off and it cuts away, classic stuff from Anderson as Shafiq pokes at it, gets an outside edge that goes low to the right of Prior, he dives and takes the catch with one hand, just what the doctor ordered as far as England are concerned. Shafiq c Prior b Anderson 16(33) [4s-1]
Tremlett to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, cracking shot from Misbah, overpitched delivery and wide outside off, Misbah leans forward and presents the high elbow, creams the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, that will give Adnan a lot of confidence, full pitched delivery from Broad outside off, Adnan presents the high elbow and laces the drive to the deep extra boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, nicely played by Adnan Akmal, this was short and just outside off, Akmal rides with the bounce, opens the face of the bat and steers it past the slip cordon for a boundary
Tremlett to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by KP. It would have been a stunner had he held onto it. This was full and outside off, Adnan Akmal shapes for the drive, the ball stops on him at the last moment. Adnan Akmal checks his drive and lobs it in the air to the right of KP at cover. He times his dive perfectly, but the ball spoons out as his elbows hit the ground
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq . It was full and on the stumps, Misbah went for the drive, closed the face of the bat a bit too early, gets a thickish inside edge back past the bowler. Enough power behind the shot though, it races away from the chasing pack and into the long on boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, Crunched!. It was a half volley outside off, Adnan Akmal gets down on his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams a majestic looking drive past cover. No need to run for those
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq. This was pitched slightly short and outside off, Misbah backs away and punches it in front of point. Long chase for the fielder out there, but in vain
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, 15th Test FIFTY for Misbah. He has been a real rock for Pakistan. A juicy full-toss from Swann, flicked away to mid-wicket. He raises his bat to the cheers of the crowd and the dressing room
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, Fab Shot!. This was overpitched just a bit, Umar leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it back past the bowler and into the boundary past mid-off
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four, Hafeez is sucked into playing at one that nibbles away from outside off, the edge is found and bisects the gap between the slip cordon and the gully fielder
Tremlett to Hafeez, FOUR, Nicely played! Overpitched on the stumps, Hafeez leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past mid-on for a boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Shot! Short and wide outside off, Umar gets across and cracks it superbly past point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence in a jiffy
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez takes the attack to the spinner, gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and lofts it back over the bowler's head. Nice aggressive cricket from Hafeez
Swann to Umar, FOUR, loose from Swann , offers a juicy full toss on the pads, whipped away wide of mid-wicket for a fine boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez has gone after that and that shows the amount of confidence in him, Broad floats this full and wide outside off, Hafeez reaches out for it by bending the back leg and creaming the drive uppishly to deep backward point for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Broad cannot afford to bowl short on a slow track, it sits up nicely for Hafeez who swivels and pulls it to deep mid wicket, that is the fifty partnership between these two
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, inside edge but just wide of leg stump, good length ball that just about holds its line just outside off, Umar goes for the big booming extra cover drive, gets an inside edge that just goes past leg stump and into the fine leg fence
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, runs are flowing here for Pakistan, Broad lands this delivery on a back of a length but it jags back in onto the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, that is emphatic from Umar, Anderson floats this delivery full outside off, Umar stays on the front foot and smokes the straight drive past the mid off fielder, purrs away to the long off fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, this will not please Anderson one bit, good length ball and straight just outside off, Hafeez limply pushes at it and gets an outside edge past the slips, rolls to the third man fence
Broad to Umar, FOUR, majestically done from Umar, he is going to go after any delivery that is full, he presents the high elbow and laces the drive past extra cover for a wonderful boundary
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, glorious from Hafeez, fuller length ball on the off stump, Hafeez presents the full face of the bat and hammers it past the bowler and to the long on boundary
Tremlett to Hafeez, no run, run-out chance missed, this might hurt England, back of a length delivery angled in on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez nudges it to square leg and sets off for a quick single, Bell moves in as Umar sends his partner back, Bell has a shy at the striker's end but he misses by inches, Hafeez was a goner if that had hit and Bell cannot believe it
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, well played by Umar, short ball just outside off and it climbs up on Umar, he angles the bat and guides it uppishly over second slip and to the third man fence, Strauss had taken third slip out and that might cost him
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, good comeback this from Umar, Tremlett drops it short just outside off, Umar angles the bat and carves it past the slips and to the third man boundary
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 13th Test FIFTY, Tremlett overcooks the length outside off, Umar cracks it hard past point and the ball blazes away to the sweeper cover fence, well played Taufeeq
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez joins in the fun now, Swann lands this short outside off, Hafeez hangs back and square cuts it to deep backward point for a boundary, brings up the 100 run partnership between these two, this is the 5th century partnership between these two
Tremlett to Hafeez, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Hafeez pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge to third man, the Professor brings up his 7th Test FIFTY, his excellent form continues
Swann to Umar, FOUR, super stuff this from Umar, tossed up delivery from Swann on the middle and leg stump, Umar shimmies down the track and gets to the pitch, hammers it over long on for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, 1 run, catch dropped by Tremlett! Lots of stuff happening out there. Short ball by Broad and it climbs up from the deck, Hafeez goes for the pull but he does not go through with the shot completely, lamely plays at it and gets a top edge that flies to mid wicket, Tremlett misjudges it as he runs to his right but he spills the chance at widish mid on
Broad to Umar, out Bowled!! A real beaut from Broad breaks this great stand. Broad comes round the wicket to the left hander and angles a good length ball in on middle, it straightens a fraction and Umar plays down the wrong line, the ball sneaks past the outside edge and clips the top of off stump, Broad is pumped up and England really needed this wicket. Umar b Broad 58(113) [4s-10]
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, in the air but safe, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez bends down and goes for the sweep, ends up getting a slight top edge but it lands safely at fine leg and it rolls to the boundary
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Broad is on a roll here. He is the only bowler who has looked threatening today. Good length ball in the corridor of uncertainty, it seams in a touch as Azhar pokes at it, the thin outside edge is snapped by Prior and Azhar walks off, this is a good passage of play for England. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(8)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot from Younis, Broad overpitches the attempted yorker on the middle and leg stump, Younis stays on the front foot and whips it to deep mid wicket
Tremlett to Younis Khan, no run, an appeal for lbw not given. Will England review it? No they won't. Length delivery angles in again, Younis Khan shuffles across a bit too much and misses the flick, gets hit in front of middle and leg, hawk eye shows it would have clipped the outer part of leg stump. Umpire's call, it says. And the umpire's call is a not out.
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, easy runs. Short of length and moving away outside off, Younis Khan reaches out a bit and steers it away to third man, huge gaps there and he picked it well
Anderson to Younis Khan, no run, edged but just short of slip! Outside off line again, this time Younis Khan follows the ball and pokes at it, gets a thick edge which falls well short of Strauss who is standing at a wide, lone slip
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, superbly timed and placed, full and curving in, Hafeez walks across and flicks it between midwicket and mid on, Broad dives in the infield and Swann dives in the deep but neither can stop it. Superbly played
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, can't stop it this time! Again flight from Swann, Younis Khan drives firmly again but hits it between extra cover and mid off, Tremlett chases in vain, Younis is looking to be positive
Swann to Hafeez, SIX, they are taking the attack to Swann! Flighted up outside off, Hafeez goes on his knees and slog-sweeps it over wide long on, he isn't getting much turn and that is making him look ineffective
Swann to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Swann gets his man. Hafeez misjudges the length and pays the price. This was a lot flatter and much fuller, Hafeez goes for the sweep and gets hit on a half-volley on the pads, no doubts about where it was going but Hafeez probably thought the impact was outside off. Replays showed it was striking just in line, and England have their 3rd wicket. Hafeez lbw b Swann 88(164) [4s-11 6s-1]
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, superb display of batting against spin. He is picking the length so well, this was a bit fuller, he stayed in the crease and whipped it away over mid wicket, bounces once before going over the ropes. Misbah goes past 2000 Test runs
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot of the day! Fab batting by Younis. Full and straight from Broad, Younis Khan gets forward and presents the full face of the bat, drives it between mid on and the stumps for a boundary. Superb straight drive
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! What a wicket that is! Part-timer Trott strikes in his first over. Credit to him and the skipper Strauss for this big, timely wicket. Gentle pace, pitches around off and nips in, Younis was caught on the crease and was late in bringing his bat down. Surely hitting the stumps, but did it strike outside off? Younis asks Misbah, and opts against the review. Will be interesting to see the point of impact, but doesn't matter now. Younis Khan lbw b Jonathan Trott 37(87) [4s-4]
Jonathan Trott to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, edged to third man. This is a testing period before Tea. This time Trott moves it away from the right hander, takes the outside edge and flies past the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. Where is the slip?!
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has decided to take the attack to Swann here, tossed up delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and hammers it to the long off fence
Anderson to Shafiq, out Caught by Prior!! The new ball does the trick for England. Full ball just outside off and it cuts away, classic stuff from Anderson as Shafiq pokes at it, gets an outside edge that goes low to the right of Prior, he dives and takes the catch with one hand, just what the doctor ordered as far as England are concerned. Shafiq c Prior b Anderson 16(33) [4s-1]
Tremlett to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, cracking shot from Misbah, overpitched delivery and wide outside off, Misbah leans forward and presents the high elbow, creams the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, that will give Adnan a lot of confidence, full pitched delivery from Broad outside off, Adnan presents the high elbow and laces the drive to the deep extra boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, nicely played by Adnan Akmal, this was short and just outside off, Akmal rides with the bounce, opens the face of the bat and steers it past the slip cordon for a boundary
Tremlett to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by KP. It would have been a stunner had he held onto it. This was full and outside off, Adnan Akmal shapes for the drive, the ball stops on him at the last moment. Adnan Akmal checks his drive and lobs it in the air to the right of KP at cover. He times his dive perfectly, but the ball spoons out as his elbows hit the ground
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq . It was full and on the stumps, Misbah went for the drive, closed the face of the bat a bit too early, gets a thickish inside edge back past the bowler. Enough power behind the shot though, it races away from the chasing pack and into the long on boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, Crunched!. It was a half volley outside off, Adnan Akmal gets down on his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams a majestic looking drive past cover. No need to run for those
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq. This was pitched slightly short and outside off, Misbah backs away and punches it in front of point. Long chase for the fielder out there, but in vain
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, 15th Test FIFTY for Misbah. He has been a real rock for Pakistan. A juicy full-toss from Swann, flicked away to mid-wicket. He raises his bat to the cheers of the crowd and the dressing room
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Amazing review from Swanny. This one pitches just outside off and was spinning back in, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to get outside the line as he defends it with his pads, the ball catches him just in line with the off-stump, it was spinning back and going onto hit leg. England get a huge wicket right on the stroke of stumps. They thrilled at it, excellent use of the UDRS by Strauss and co. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Swann 52(154) [4s-5]
Swann to Abdur Rehman, FOUR, Abdur Rehman is not bothered at the state of the day, slashes at a short and wide delivery and gets a thick outside edge past the slip cordon and into the fence
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Ripper from Anderson. England end the day on a high. This one shapes away and nips back in from outside off, Abdur Rehman was very late in covering for the late inswing and hears the sound of timber. Anderson is fired up as his mates mob him. Pakistan end Day 2 at 288/7. Abdur Rehman b Anderson 4(3) [4s-1]
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, Fab Shot!. This was overpitched just a bit, Umar leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it back past the bowler and into the boundary past mid-off
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four, Hafeez is sucked into playing at one that nibbles away from outside off, the edge is found and bisects the gap between the slip cordon and the gully fielder
Tremlett to Hafeez, FOUR, Nicely played! Overpitched on the stumps, Hafeez leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past mid-on for a boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Shot! Short and wide outside off, Umar gets across and cracks it superbly past point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence in a jiffy
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez takes the attack to the spinner, gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and lofts it back over the bowler's head. Nice aggressive cricket from Hafeez
Swann to Umar, FOUR, loose from Swann , offers a juicy full toss on the pads, whipped away wide of mid-wicket for a fine boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez has gone after that and that shows the amount of confidence in him, Broad floats this full and wide outside off, Hafeez reaches out for it by bending the back leg and creaming the drive uppishly to deep backward point for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Broad cannot afford to bowl short on a slow track, it sits up nicely for Hafeez who swivels and pulls it to deep mid wicket, that is the fifty partnership between these two
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, inside edge but just wide of leg stump, good length ball that just about holds its line just outside off, Umar goes for the big booming extra cover drive, gets an inside edge that just goes past leg stump and into the fine leg fence
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, runs are flowing here for Pakistan, Broad lands this delivery on a back of a length but it jags back in onto the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, that is emphatic from Umar, Anderson floats this delivery full outside off, Umar stays on the front foot and smokes the straight drive past the mid off fielder, purrs away to the long off fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, this will not please Anderson one bit, good length ball and straight just outside off, Hafeez limply pushes at it and gets an outside edge past the slips, rolls to the third man fence
Broad to Umar, FOUR, majestically done from Umar, he is going to go after any delivery that is full, he presents the high elbow and laces the drive past extra cover for a wonderful boundary
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, glorious from Hafeez, fuller length ball on the off stump, Hafeez presents the full face of the bat and hammers it past the bowler and to the long on boundary
Tremlett to Hafeez, no run, run-out chance missed, this might hurt England, back of a length delivery angled in on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez nudges it to square leg and sets off for a quick single, Bell moves in as Umar sends his partner back, Bell has a shy at the striker's end but he misses by inches, Hafeez was a goner if that had hit and Bell cannot believe it
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, well played by Umar, short ball just outside off and it climbs up on Umar, he angles the bat and guides it uppishly over second slip and to the third man fence, Strauss had taken third slip out and that might cost him
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, good comeback this from Umar, Tremlett drops it short just outside off, Umar angles the bat and carves it past the slips and to the third man boundary
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 13th Test FIFTY, Tremlett overcooks the length outside off, Umar cracks it hard past point and the ball blazes away to the sweeper cover fence, well played Taufeeq
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez joins in the fun now, Swann lands this short outside off, Hafeez hangs back and square cuts it to deep backward point for a boundary, brings up the 100 run partnership between these two, this is the 5th century partnership between these two
Tremlett to Hafeez, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Hafeez pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge to third man, the Professor brings up his 7th Test FIFTY, his excellent form continues
Swann to Umar, FOUR, super stuff this from Umar, tossed up delivery from Swann on the middle and leg stump, Umar shimmies down the track and gets to the pitch, hammers it over long on for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, 1 run, catch dropped by Tremlett! Lots of stuff happening out there. Short ball by Broad and it climbs up from the deck, Hafeez goes for the pull but he does not go through with the shot completely, lamely plays at it and gets a top edge that flies to mid wicket, Tremlett misjudges it as he runs to his right but he spills the chance at widish mid on
Broad to Umar, out Bowled!! A real beaut from Broad breaks this great stand. Broad comes round the wicket to the left hander and angles a good length ball in on middle, it straightens a fraction and Umar plays down the wrong line, the ball sneaks past the outside edge and clips the top of off stump, Broad is pumped up and England really needed this wicket. Umar b Broad 58(113) [4s-10]
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, in the air but safe, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez bends down and goes for the sweep, ends up getting a slight top edge but it lands safely at fine leg and it rolls to the boundary
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Broad is on a roll here. He is the only bowler who has looked threatening today. Good length ball in the corridor of uncertainty, it seams in a touch as Azhar pokes at it, the thin outside edge is snapped by Prior and Azhar walks off, this is a good passage of play for England. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(8)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot from Younis, Broad overpitches the attempted yorker on the middle and leg stump, Younis stays on the front foot and whips it to deep mid wicket
Tremlett to Younis Khan, no run, an appeal for lbw not given. Will England review it? No they won't. Length delivery angles in again, Younis Khan shuffles across a bit too much and misses the flick, gets hit in front of middle and leg, hawk eye shows it would have clipped the outer part of leg stump. Umpire's call, it says. And the umpire's call is a not out.
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, easy runs. Short of length and moving away outside off, Younis Khan reaches out a bit and steers it away to third man, huge gaps there and he picked it well
Anderson to Younis Khan, no run, edged but just short of slip! Outside off line again, this time Younis Khan follows the ball and pokes at it, gets a thick edge which falls well short of Strauss who is standing at a wide, lone slip
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, superbly timed and placed, full and curving in, Hafeez walks across and flicks it between midwicket and mid on, Broad dives in the infield and Swann dives in the deep but neither can stop it. Superbly played
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, can't stop it this time! Again flight from Swann, Younis Khan drives firmly again but hits it between extra cover and mid off, Tremlett chases in vain, Younis is looking to be positive
Swann to Hafeez, SIX, they are taking the attack to Swann! Flighted up outside off, Hafeez goes on his knees and slog-sweeps it over wide long on, he isn't getting much turn and that is making him look ineffective
Swann to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Swann gets his man. Hafeez misjudges the length and pays the price. This was a lot flatter and much fuller, Hafeez goes for the sweep and gets hit on a half-volley on the pads, no doubts about where it was going but Hafeez probably thought the impact was outside off. Replays showed it was striking just in line, and England have their 3rd wicket. Hafeez lbw b Swann 88(164) [4s-11 6s-1]
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, superb display of batting against spin. He is picking the length so well, this was a bit fuller, he stayed in the crease and whipped it away over mid wicket, bounces once before going over the ropes. Misbah goes past 2000 Test runs
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot of the day! Fab batting by Younis. Full and straight from Broad, Younis Khan gets forward and presents the full face of the bat, drives it between mid on and the stumps for a boundary. Superb straight drive
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! What a wicket that is! Part-timer Trott strikes in his first over. Credit to him and the skipper Strauss for this big, timely wicket. Gentle pace, pitches around off and nips in, Younis was caught on the crease and was late in bringing his bat down. Surely hitting the stumps, but did it strike outside off? Younis asks Misbah, and opts against the review. Will be interesting to see the point of impact, but doesn't matter now. Younis Khan lbw b Jonathan Trott 37(87) [4s-4]
Jonathan Trott to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, edged to third man. This is a testing period before Tea. This time Trott moves it away from the right hander, takes the outside edge and flies past the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. Where is the slip?!
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has decided to take the attack to Swann here, tossed up delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and hammers it to the long off fence
Anderson to Shafiq, out Caught by Prior!! The new ball does the trick for England. Full ball just outside off and it cuts away, classic stuff from Anderson as Shafiq pokes at it, gets an outside edge that goes low to the right of Prior, he dives and takes the catch with one hand, just what the doctor ordered as far as England are concerned. Shafiq c Prior b Anderson 16(33) [4s-1]
Tremlett to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, cracking shot from Misbah, overpitched delivery and wide outside off, Misbah leans forward and presents the high elbow, creams the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, that will give Adnan a lot of confidence, full pitched delivery from Broad outside off, Adnan presents the high elbow and laces the drive to the deep extra boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, nicely played by Adnan Akmal, this was short and just outside off, Akmal rides with the bounce, opens the face of the bat and steers it past the slip cordon for a boundary
Tremlett to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by KP. It would have been a stunner had he held onto it. This was full and outside off, Adnan Akmal shapes for the drive, the ball stops on him at the last moment. Adnan Akmal checks his drive and lobs it in the air to the right of KP at cover. He times his dive perfectly, but the ball spoons out as his elbows hit the ground
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq . It was full and on the stumps, Misbah went for the drive, closed the face of the bat a bit too early, gets a thickish inside edge back past the bowler. Enough power behind the shot though, it races away from the chasing pack and into the long on boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, Crunched!. It was a half volley outside off, Adnan Akmal gets down on his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams a majestic looking drive past cover. No need to run for those
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq. This was pitched slightly short and outside off, Misbah backs away and punches it in front of point. Long chase for the fielder out there, but in vain
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, 15th Test FIFTY for Misbah. He has been a real rock for Pakistan. A juicy full-toss from Swann, flicked away to mid-wicket. He raises his bat to the cheers of the crowd and the dressing room
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Amazing review from Swanny. This one pitches just outside off and was spinning back in, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to get outside the line as he defends it with his pads, the ball catches him just in line with the off-stump, it was spinning back and going onto hit leg. England get a huge wicket right on the stroke of stumps. They thrilled at it, excellent use of the UDRS by Strauss and co. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Swann 52(154) [4s-5]
Swann to Abdur Rehman, FOUR, Abdur Rehman is not bothered at the state of the day, slashes at a short and wide delivery and gets a thick outside edge past the slip cordon and into the fence
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Ripper from Anderson. England end the day on a high. This one shapes away and nips back in from outside off, Abdur Rehman was very late in covering for the late inswing and hears the sound of timber. Anderson is fired up as his mates mob him. Pakistan end Day 2 at 288/7. Abdur Rehman b Anderson 4(3) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, out Caught by Eoin Morgan!! Poor shot from Gul and Broad continues his good work. He floats this delivery fuller and wider outside off, it shapes away a touch as Gul goes for the drive but tamely slices it to Morgan at gully. Umar Gul c Eoin Morgan b Broad 0(8)
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, these are vital runs for Pakistan, full ball angled into the pads of Ajmal, he neatly flicks it to the deep mid wicket boundary, good stuff this from Ajmal
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, edged and safe, Broad floats this delivery up full and wide outside off, Adnan throws his bat at it as he looks to blaze it through point, gets a thick outside edge that flies over the slips and to the third man fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is great stuff from Adnan, Swann tosses this delivery up just outside off, Adnan employs the reverse sweep and swings it to third man for a boundary
Swann to Ajmal, out Caught by Alastair Cook!! Oh my, that is a shocker. There was no real evidence to over-rule the on-field umpire's call. One more confounding aspect of the UDRS has come into play here. Coming back to the so-called dismissal, Swann floats a tossed up delivery just outside off and it breaks back in, Ajmal plunges forward and looks to defend it, he was so far down the track that he was playing it really low, it brushes the pad and lobs to Cook at short leg, they appeal for a catch and umpire Bowden raises the finger after thinking for a long time, Ajmal immediately reviews but to his horror, realizes that he has to make the long walk back. Ajmal c Alastair Cook b Swann 12(22) [4s-1]
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is clever batting, another full and flat delivery just outside off, Adnan again uses the reverse sweep, Anderson again tries to anticipate and move to his right, but he does not stop it and it goes past him to the third man fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, 2 runs, this delivery breaks back in outside off, Adnan guides it to third man for a couple, gets to his 2nd Test FIFTY, what a knock this has been from Adnan, like Prior, the keeper has batted well with the tail here
Tremlett to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, stand and deliver stuff this from Adnan, length ball and wide outside off, Adnan stays forward and wallops it to deep extra cover
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is really wonderful batting, flighted delivery from Swann outside off, Adnan lunges forward and thwacks the sweep to the long leg fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, out Stumped!! Adnan's vigil has finally ended here but a good knock from him. He charges down the track but Swann bowls it flatter and onto the pads, it spins further down the leg side as Adnan misses the flick to the leg side, goes to Prior who easily whips the bails off, Pakistan will be very happy with their effort today. Adnan Akmal st Prior b Swann 61(129) [4s-8]
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, Fab Shot!. This was overpitched just a bit, Umar leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it back past the bowler and into the boundary past mid-off
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four, Hafeez is sucked into playing at one that nibbles away from outside off, the edge is found and bisects the gap between the slip cordon and the gully fielder
Tremlett to Hafeez, FOUR, Nicely played! Overpitched on the stumps, Hafeez leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past mid-on for a boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Shot! Short and wide outside off, Umar gets across and cracks it superbly past point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence in a jiffy
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez takes the attack to the spinner, gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and lofts it back over the bowler's head. Nice aggressive cricket from Hafeez
Swann to Umar, FOUR, loose from Swann , offers a juicy full toss on the pads, whipped away wide of mid-wicket for a fine boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez has gone after that and that shows the amount of confidence in him, Broad floats this full and wide outside off, Hafeez reaches out for it by bending the back leg and creaming the drive uppishly to deep backward point for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Broad cannot afford to bowl short on a slow track, it sits up nicely for Hafeez who swivels and pulls it to deep mid wicket, that is the fifty partnership between these two
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, inside edge but just wide of leg stump, good length ball that just about holds its line just outside off, Umar goes for the big booming extra cover drive, gets an inside edge that just goes past leg stump and into the fine leg fence
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, runs are flowing here for Pakistan, Broad lands this delivery on a back of a length but it jags back in onto the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, that is emphatic from Umar, Anderson floats this delivery full outside off, Umar stays on the front foot and smokes the straight drive past the mid off fielder, purrs away to the long off fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, this will not please Anderson one bit, good length ball and straight just outside off, Hafeez limply pushes at it and gets an outside edge past the slips, rolls to the third man fence
Broad to Umar, FOUR, majestically done from Umar, he is going to go after any delivery that is full, he presents the high elbow and laces the drive past extra cover for a wonderful boundary
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, glorious from Hafeez, fuller length ball on the off stump, Hafeez presents the full face of the bat and hammers it past the bowler and to the long on boundary
Tremlett to Hafeez, no run, run-out chance missed, this might hurt England, back of a length delivery angled in on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez nudges it to square leg and sets off for a quick single, Bell moves in as Umar sends his partner back, Bell has a shy at the striker's end but he misses by inches, Hafeez was a goner if that had hit and Bell cannot believe it
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, well played by Umar, short ball just outside off and it climbs up on Umar, he angles the bat and guides it uppishly over second slip and to the third man fence, Strauss had taken third slip out and that might cost him
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, good comeback this from Umar, Tremlett drops it short just outside off, Umar angles the bat and carves it past the slips and to the third man boundary
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 13th Test FIFTY, Tremlett overcooks the length outside off, Umar cracks it hard past point and the ball blazes away to the sweeper cover fence, well played Taufeeq
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez joins in the fun now, Swann lands this short outside off, Hafeez hangs back and square cuts it to deep backward point for a boundary, brings up the 100 run partnership between these two, this is the 5th century partnership between these two
Tremlett to Hafeez, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Hafeez pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge to third man, the Professor brings up his 7th Test FIFTY, his excellent form continues
Swann to Umar, FOUR, super stuff this from Umar, tossed up delivery from Swann on the middle and leg stump, Umar shimmies down the track and gets to the pitch, hammers it over long on for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, 1 run, catch dropped by Tremlett! Lots of stuff happening out there. Short ball by Broad and it climbs up from the deck, Hafeez goes for the pull but he does not go through with the shot completely, lamely plays at it and gets a top edge that flies to mid wicket, Tremlett misjudges it as he runs to his right but he spills the chance at widish mid on
Broad to Umar, out Bowled!! A real beaut from Broad breaks this great stand. Broad comes round the wicket to the left hander and angles a good length ball in on middle, it straightens a fraction and Umar plays down the wrong line, the ball sneaks past the outside edge and clips the top of off stump, Broad is pumped up and England really needed this wicket. Umar b Broad 58(113) [4s-10]
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, in the air but safe, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez bends down and goes for the sweep, ends up getting a slight top edge but it lands safely at fine leg and it rolls to the boundary
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Broad is on a roll here. He is the only bowler who has looked threatening today. Good length ball in the corridor of uncertainty, it seams in a touch as Azhar pokes at it, the thin outside edge is snapped by Prior and Azhar walks off, this is a good passage of play for England. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(8)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot from Younis, Broad overpitches the attempted yorker on the middle and leg stump, Younis stays on the front foot and whips it to deep mid wicket
Tremlett to Younis Khan, no run, an appeal for lbw not given. Will England review it? No they won't. Length delivery angles in again, Younis Khan shuffles across a bit too much and misses the flick, gets hit in front of middle and leg, hawk eye shows it would have clipped the outer part of leg stump. Umpire's call, it says. And the umpire's call is a not out.
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, easy runs. Short of length and moving away outside off, Younis Khan reaches out a bit and steers it away to third man, huge gaps there and he picked it well
Anderson to Younis Khan, no run, edged but just short of slip! Outside off line again, this time Younis Khan follows the ball and pokes at it, gets a thick edge which falls well short of Strauss who is standing at a wide, lone slip
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, superbly timed and placed, full and curving in, Hafeez walks across and flicks it between midwicket and mid on, Broad dives in the infield and Swann dives in the deep but neither can stop it. Superbly played
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, can't stop it this time! Again flight from Swann, Younis Khan drives firmly again but hits it between extra cover and mid off, Tremlett chases in vain, Younis is looking to be positive
Swann to Hafeez, SIX, they are taking the attack to Swann! Flighted up outside off, Hafeez goes on his knees and slog-sweeps it over wide long on, he isn't getting much turn and that is making him look ineffective
Swann to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Swann gets his man. Hafeez misjudges the length and pays the price. This was a lot flatter and much fuller, Hafeez goes for the sweep and gets hit on a half-volley on the pads, no doubts about where it was going but Hafeez probably thought the impact was outside off. Replays showed it was striking just in line, and England have their 3rd wicket. Hafeez lbw b Swann 88(164) [4s-11 6s-1]
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, superb display of batting against spin. He is picking the length so well, this was a bit fuller, he stayed in the crease and whipped it away over mid wicket, bounces once before going over the ropes. Misbah goes past 2000 Test runs
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot of the day! Fab batting by Younis. Full and straight from Broad, Younis Khan gets forward and presents the full face of the bat, drives it between mid on and the stumps for a boundary. Superb straight drive
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! What a wicket that is! Part-timer Trott strikes in his first over. Credit to him and the skipper Strauss for this big, timely wicket. Gentle pace, pitches around off and nips in, Younis was caught on the crease and was late in bringing his bat down. Surely hitting the stumps, but did it strike outside off? Younis asks Misbah, and opts against the review. Will be interesting to see the point of impact, but doesn't matter now. Younis Khan lbw b Jonathan Trott 37(87) [4s-4]
Jonathan Trott to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, edged to third man. This is a testing period before Tea. This time Trott moves it away from the right hander, takes the outside edge and flies past the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. Where is the slip?!
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has decided to take the attack to Swann here, tossed up delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and hammers it to the long off fence
Anderson to Shafiq, out Caught by Prior!! The new ball does the trick for England. Full ball just outside off and it cuts away, classic stuff from Anderson as Shafiq pokes at it, gets an outside edge that goes low to the right of Prior, he dives and takes the catch with one hand, just what the doctor ordered as far as England are concerned. Shafiq c Prior b Anderson 16(33) [4s-1]
Tremlett to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, cracking shot from Misbah, overpitched delivery and wide outside off, Misbah leans forward and presents the high elbow, creams the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, that will give Adnan a lot of confidence, full pitched delivery from Broad outside off, Adnan presents the high elbow and laces the drive to the deep extra boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, nicely played by Adnan Akmal, this was short and just outside off, Akmal rides with the bounce, opens the face of the bat and steers it past the slip cordon for a boundary
Tremlett to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by KP. It would have been a stunner had he held onto it. This was full and outside off, Adnan Akmal shapes for the drive, the ball stops on him at the last moment. Adnan Akmal checks his drive and lobs it in the air to the right of KP at cover. He times his dive perfectly, but the ball spoons out as his elbows hit the ground
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq . It was full and on the stumps, Misbah went for the drive, closed the face of the bat a bit too early, gets a thickish inside edge back past the bowler. Enough power behind the shot though, it races away from the chasing pack and into the long on boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, Crunched!. It was a half volley outside off, Adnan Akmal gets down on his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams a majestic looking drive past cover. No need to run for those
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq. This was pitched slightly short and outside off, Misbah backs away and punches it in front of point. Long chase for the fielder out there, but in vain
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, 15th Test FIFTY for Misbah. He has been a real rock for Pakistan. A juicy full-toss from Swann, flicked away to mid-wicket. He raises his bat to the cheers of the crowd and the dressing room
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Amazing review from Swanny. This one pitches just outside off and was spinning back in, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to get outside the line as he defends it with his pads, the ball catches him just in line with the off-stump, it was spinning back and going onto hit leg. England get a huge wicket right on the stroke of stumps. They thrilled at it, excellent use of the UDRS by Strauss and co. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Swann 52(154) [4s-5]
Swann to Abdur Rehman, FOUR, Abdur Rehman is not bothered at the state of the day, slashes at a short and wide delivery and gets a thick outside edge past the slip cordon and into the fence
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Ripper from Anderson. England end the day on a high. This one shapes away and nips back in from outside off, Abdur Rehman was very late in covering for the late inswing and hears the sound of timber. Anderson is fired up as his mates mob him. Pakistan end Day 2 at 288/7. Abdur Rehman b Anderson 4(3) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, out Caught by Eoin Morgan!! Poor shot from Gul and Broad continues his good work. He floats this delivery fuller and wider outside off, it shapes away a touch as Gul goes for the drive but tamely slices it to Morgan at gully. Umar Gul c Eoin Morgan b Broad 0(8)
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, these are vital runs for Pakistan, full ball angled into the pads of Ajmal, he neatly flicks it to the deep mid wicket boundary, good stuff this from Ajmal
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, edged and safe, Broad floats this delivery up full and wide outside off, Adnan throws his bat at it as he looks to blaze it through point, gets a thick outside edge that flies over the slips and to the third man fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is great stuff from Adnan, Swann tosses this delivery up just outside off, Adnan employs the reverse sweep and swings it to third man for a boundary
Swann to Ajmal, out Caught by Alastair Cook!! Oh my, that is a shocker. There was no real evidence to over-rule the on-field umpire's call. One more confounding aspect of the UDRS has come into play here. Coming back to the so-called dismissal, Swann floats a tossed up delivery just outside off and it breaks back in, Ajmal plunges forward and looks to defend it, he was so far down the track that he was playing it really low, it brushes the pad and lobs to Cook at short leg, they appeal for a catch and umpire Bowden raises the finger after thinking for a long time, Ajmal immediately reviews but to his horror, realizes that he has to make the long walk back. Ajmal c Alastair Cook b Swann 12(22) [4s-1]
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is clever batting, another full and flat delivery just outside off, Adnan again uses the reverse sweep, Anderson again tries to anticipate and move to his right, but he does not stop it and it goes past him to the third man fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, 2 runs, this delivery breaks back in outside off, Adnan guides it to third man for a couple, gets to his 2nd Test FIFTY, what a knock this has been from Adnan, like Prior, the keeper has batted well with the tail here
Tremlett to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, stand and deliver stuff this from Adnan, length ball and wide outside off, Adnan stays forward and wallops it to deep extra cover
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is really wonderful batting, flighted delivery from Swann outside off, Adnan lunges forward and thwacks the sweep to the long leg fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, out Stumped!! Adnan's vigil has finally ended here but a good knock from him. He charges down the track but Swann bowls it flatter and onto the pads, it spins further down the leg side as Adnan misses the flick to the leg side, goes to Prior who easily whips the bails off, Pakistan will be very happy with their effort today. Adnan Akmal st Prior b Swann 61(129) [4s-8]
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four. A 3rd slip would have gobbled this one up, it was full and nipping away from outside off, Hafeez was sucked into pushing at that, gets a thick outside edge that rushes past the 2nd slip
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Pakistan inch closer towards victory. This was short and angling away, Hafeez opens the face of the bat and steers it wide of backward point for a boundary. They are a hit away from going 1-0 up
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Pakistan win by 10 wickets. Another short delivery outside off, Hafeez swivels back and pulls it in front of mid-wicket for a boundary. The dressing room is jubilant and there are hugs all around
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, Fab Shot!. This was overpitched just a bit, Umar leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it back past the bowler and into the boundary past mid-off
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four, Hafeez is sucked into playing at one that nibbles away from outside off, the edge is found and bisects the gap between the slip cordon and the gully fielder
Tremlett to Hafeez, FOUR, Nicely played! Overpitched on the stumps, Hafeez leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past mid-on for a boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Shot! Short and wide outside off, Umar gets across and cracks it superbly past point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence in a jiffy
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez takes the attack to the spinner, gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and lofts it back over the bowler's head. Nice aggressive cricket from Hafeez
Swann to Umar, FOUR, loose from Swann , offers a juicy full toss on the pads, whipped away wide of mid-wicket for a fine boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez has gone after that and that shows the amount of confidence in him, Broad floats this full and wide outside off, Hafeez reaches out for it by bending the back leg and creaming the drive uppishly to deep backward point for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Broad cannot afford to bowl short on a slow track, it sits up nicely for Hafeez who swivels and pulls it to deep mid wicket, that is the fifty partnership between these two
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, inside edge but just wide of leg stump, good length ball that just about holds its line just outside off, Umar goes for the big booming extra cover drive, gets an inside edge that just goes past leg stump and into the fine leg fence
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, runs are flowing here for Pakistan, Broad lands this delivery on a back of a length but it jags back in onto the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, that is emphatic from Umar, Anderson floats this delivery full outside off, Umar stays on the front foot and smokes the straight drive past the mid off fielder, purrs away to the long off fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, this will not please Anderson one bit, good length ball and straight just outside off, Hafeez limply pushes at it and gets an outside edge past the slips, rolls to the third man fence
Broad to Umar, FOUR, majestically done from Umar, he is going to go after any delivery that is full, he presents the high elbow and laces the drive past extra cover for a wonderful boundary
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, glorious from Hafeez, fuller length ball on the off stump, Hafeez presents the full face of the bat and hammers it past the bowler and to the long on boundary
Tremlett to Hafeez, no run, run-out chance missed, this might hurt England, back of a length delivery angled in on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez nudges it to square leg and sets off for a quick single, Bell moves in as Umar sends his partner back, Bell has a shy at the striker's end but he misses by inches, Hafeez was a goner if that had hit and Bell cannot believe it
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, well played by Umar, short ball just outside off and it climbs up on Umar, he angles the bat and guides it uppishly over second slip and to the third man fence, Strauss had taken third slip out and that might cost him
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, good comeback this from Umar, Tremlett drops it short just outside off, Umar angles the bat and carves it past the slips and to the third man boundary
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 13th Test FIFTY, Tremlett overcooks the length outside off, Umar cracks it hard past point and the ball blazes away to the sweeper cover fence, well played Taufeeq
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez joins in the fun now, Swann lands this short outside off, Hafeez hangs back and square cuts it to deep backward point for a boundary, brings up the 100 run partnership between these two, this is the 5th century partnership between these two
Tremlett to Hafeez, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Hafeez pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge to third man, the Professor brings up his 7th Test FIFTY, his excellent form continues
Swann to Umar, FOUR, super stuff this from Umar, tossed up delivery from Swann on the middle and leg stump, Umar shimmies down the track and gets to the pitch, hammers it over long on for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, 1 run, catch dropped by Tremlett! Lots of stuff happening out there. Short ball by Broad and it climbs up from the deck, Hafeez goes for the pull but he does not go through with the shot completely, lamely plays at it and gets a top edge that flies to mid wicket, Tremlett misjudges it as he runs to his right but he spills the chance at widish mid on
Broad to Umar, out Bowled!! A real beaut from Broad breaks this great stand. Broad comes round the wicket to the left hander and angles a good length ball in on middle, it straightens a fraction and Umar plays down the wrong line, the ball sneaks past the outside edge and clips the top of off stump, Broad is pumped up and England really needed this wicket. Umar b Broad 58(113) [4s-10]
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, in the air but safe, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez bends down and goes for the sweep, ends up getting a slight top edge but it lands safely at fine leg and it rolls to the boundary
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Broad is on a roll here. He is the only bowler who has looked threatening today. Good length ball in the corridor of uncertainty, it seams in a touch as Azhar pokes at it, the thin outside edge is snapped by Prior and Azhar walks off, this is a good passage of play for England. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(8)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot from Younis, Broad overpitches the attempted yorker on the middle and leg stump, Younis stays on the front foot and whips it to deep mid wicket
Tremlett to Younis Khan, no run, an appeal for lbw not given. Will England review it? No they won't. Length delivery angles in again, Younis Khan shuffles across a bit too much and misses the flick, gets hit in front of middle and leg, hawk eye shows it would have clipped the outer part of leg stump. Umpire's call, it says. And the umpire's call is a not out.
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, easy runs. Short of length and moving away outside off, Younis Khan reaches out a bit and steers it away to third man, huge gaps there and he picked it well
Anderson to Younis Khan, no run, edged but just short of slip! Outside off line again, this time Younis Khan follows the ball and pokes at it, gets a thick edge which falls well short of Strauss who is standing at a wide, lone slip
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, superbly timed and placed, full and curving in, Hafeez walks across and flicks it between midwicket and mid on, Broad dives in the infield and Swann dives in the deep but neither can stop it. Superbly played
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, can't stop it this time! Again flight from Swann, Younis Khan drives firmly again but hits it between extra cover and mid off, Tremlett chases in vain, Younis is looking to be positive
Swann to Hafeez, SIX, they are taking the attack to Swann! Flighted up outside off, Hafeez goes on his knees and slog-sweeps it over wide long on, he isn't getting much turn and that is making him look ineffective
Swann to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Swann gets his man. Hafeez misjudges the length and pays the price. This was a lot flatter and much fuller, Hafeez goes for the sweep and gets hit on a half-volley on the pads, no doubts about where it was going but Hafeez probably thought the impact was outside off. Replays showed it was striking just in line, and England have their 3rd wicket. Hafeez lbw b Swann 88(164) [4s-11 6s-1]
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, superb display of batting against spin. He is picking the length so well, this was a bit fuller, he stayed in the crease and whipped it away over mid wicket, bounces once before going over the ropes. Misbah goes past 2000 Test runs
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot of the day! Fab batting by Younis. Full and straight from Broad, Younis Khan gets forward and presents the full face of the bat, drives it between mid on and the stumps for a boundary. Superb straight drive
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! What a wicket that is! Part-timer Trott strikes in his first over. Credit to him and the skipper Strauss for this big, timely wicket. Gentle pace, pitches around off and nips in, Younis was caught on the crease and was late in bringing his bat down. Surely hitting the stumps, but did it strike outside off? Younis asks Misbah, and opts against the review. Will be interesting to see the point of impact, but doesn't matter now. Younis Khan lbw b Jonathan Trott 37(87) [4s-4]
Jonathan Trott to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, edged to third man. This is a testing period before Tea. This time Trott moves it away from the right hander, takes the outside edge and flies past the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. Where is the slip?!
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has decided to take the attack to Swann here, tossed up delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and hammers it to the long off fence
Anderson to Shafiq, out Caught by Prior!! The new ball does the trick for England. Full ball just outside off and it cuts away, classic stuff from Anderson as Shafiq pokes at it, gets an outside edge that goes low to the right of Prior, he dives and takes the catch with one hand, just what the doctor ordered as far as England are concerned. Shafiq c Prior b Anderson 16(33) [4s-1]
Tremlett to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, cracking shot from Misbah, overpitched delivery and wide outside off, Misbah leans forward and presents the high elbow, creams the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, that will give Adnan a lot of confidence, full pitched delivery from Broad outside off, Adnan presents the high elbow and laces the drive to the deep extra boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, nicely played by Adnan Akmal, this was short and just outside off, Akmal rides with the bounce, opens the face of the bat and steers it past the slip cordon for a boundary
Tremlett to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by KP. It would have been a stunner had he held onto it. This was full and outside off, Adnan Akmal shapes for the drive, the ball stops on him at the last moment. Adnan Akmal checks his drive and lobs it in the air to the right of KP at cover. He times his dive perfectly, but the ball spoons out as his elbows hit the ground
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq . It was full and on the stumps, Misbah went for the drive, closed the face of the bat a bit too early, gets a thickish inside edge back past the bowler. Enough power behind the shot though, it races away from the chasing pack and into the long on boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, Crunched!. It was a half volley outside off, Adnan Akmal gets down on his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams a majestic looking drive past cover. No need to run for those
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq. This was pitched slightly short and outside off, Misbah backs away and punches it in front of point. Long chase for the fielder out there, but in vain
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, 15th Test FIFTY for Misbah. He has been a real rock for Pakistan. A juicy full-toss from Swann, flicked away to mid-wicket. He raises his bat to the cheers of the crowd and the dressing room
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Amazing review from Swanny. This one pitches just outside off and was spinning back in, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to get outside the line as he defends it with his pads, the ball catches him just in line with the off-stump, it was spinning back and going onto hit leg. England get a huge wicket right on the stroke of stumps. They thrilled at it, excellent use of the UDRS by Strauss and co. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Swann 52(154) [4s-5]
Swann to Abdur Rehman, FOUR, Abdur Rehman is not bothered at the state of the day, slashes at a short and wide delivery and gets a thick outside edge past the slip cordon and into the fence
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Ripper from Anderson. England end the day on a high. This one shapes away and nips back in from outside off, Abdur Rehman was very late in covering for the late inswing and hears the sound of timber. Anderson is fired up as his mates mob him. Pakistan end Day 2 at 288/7. Abdur Rehman b Anderson 4(3) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, out Caught by Eoin Morgan!! Poor shot from Gul and Broad continues his good work. He floats this delivery fuller and wider outside off, it shapes away a touch as Gul goes for the drive but tamely slices it to Morgan at gully. Umar Gul c Eoin Morgan b Broad 0(8)
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, these are vital runs for Pakistan, full ball angled into the pads of Ajmal, he neatly flicks it to the deep mid wicket boundary, good stuff this from Ajmal
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, edged and safe, Broad floats this delivery up full and wide outside off, Adnan throws his bat at it as he looks to blaze it through point, gets a thick outside edge that flies over the slips and to the third man fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is great stuff from Adnan, Swann tosses this delivery up just outside off, Adnan employs the reverse sweep and swings it to third man for a boundary
Swann to Ajmal, out Caught by Alastair Cook!! Oh my, that is a shocker. There was no real evidence to over-rule the on-field umpire's call. One more confounding aspect of the UDRS has come into play here. Coming back to the so-called dismissal, Swann floats a tossed up delivery just outside off and it breaks back in, Ajmal plunges forward and looks to defend it, he was so far down the track that he was playing it really low, it brushes the pad and lobs to Cook at short leg, they appeal for a catch and umpire Bowden raises the finger after thinking for a long time, Ajmal immediately reviews but to his horror, realizes that he has to make the long walk back. Ajmal c Alastair Cook b Swann 12(22) [4s-1]
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is clever batting, another full and flat delivery just outside off, Adnan again uses the reverse sweep, Anderson again tries to anticipate and move to his right, but he does not stop it and it goes past him to the third man fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, 2 runs, this delivery breaks back in outside off, Adnan guides it to third man for a couple, gets to his 2nd Test FIFTY, what a knock this has been from Adnan, like Prior, the keeper has batted well with the tail here
Tremlett to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, stand and deliver stuff this from Adnan, length ball and wide outside off, Adnan stays forward and wallops it to deep extra cover
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is really wonderful batting, flighted delivery from Swann outside off, Adnan lunges forward and thwacks the sweep to the long leg fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, out Stumped!! Adnan's vigil has finally ended here but a good knock from him. He charges down the track but Swann bowls it flatter and onto the pads, it spins further down the leg side as Adnan misses the flick to the leg side, goes to Prior who easily whips the bails off, Pakistan will be very happy with their effort today. Adnan Akmal st Prior b Swann 61(129) [4s-8]
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four. A 3rd slip would have gobbled this one up, it was full and nipping away from outside off, Hafeez was sucked into pushing at that, gets a thick outside edge that rushes past the 2nd slip
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Pakistan inch closer towards victory. This was short and angling away, Hafeez opens the face of the bat and steers it wide of backward point for a boundary. They are a hit away from going 1-0 up
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Pakistan win by 10 wickets. Another short delivery outside off, Hafeez swivels back and pulls it in front of mid-wicket for a boundary. The dressing room is jubilant and there are hugs all around
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, Fab Shot!. This was overpitched just a bit, Umar leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it back past the bowler and into the boundary past mid-off
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four, Hafeez is sucked into playing at one that nibbles away from outside off, the edge is found and bisects the gap between the slip cordon and the gully fielder
Tremlett to Hafeez, FOUR, Nicely played! Overpitched on the stumps, Hafeez leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past mid-on for a boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Shot! Short and wide outside off, Umar gets across and cracks it superbly past point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence in a jiffy
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez takes the attack to the spinner, gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and lofts it back over the bowler's head. Nice aggressive cricket from Hafeez
Swann to Umar, FOUR, loose from Swann , offers a juicy full toss on the pads, whipped away wide of mid-wicket for a fine boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez has gone after that and that shows the amount of confidence in him, Broad floats this full and wide outside off, Hafeez reaches out for it by bending the back leg and creaming the drive uppishly to deep backward point for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Broad cannot afford to bowl short on a slow track, it sits up nicely for Hafeez who swivels and pulls it to deep mid wicket, that is the fifty partnership between these two
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, inside edge but just wide of leg stump, good length ball that just about holds its line just outside off, Umar goes for the big booming extra cover drive, gets an inside edge that just goes past leg stump and into the fine leg fence
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, runs are flowing here for Pakistan, Broad lands this delivery on a back of a length but it jags back in onto the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, that is emphatic from Umar, Anderson floats this delivery full outside off, Umar stays on the front foot and smokes the straight drive past the mid off fielder, purrs away to the long off fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, this will not please Anderson one bit, good length ball and straight just outside off, Hafeez limply pushes at it and gets an outside edge past the slips, rolls to the third man fence
Broad to Umar, FOUR, majestically done from Umar, he is going to go after any delivery that is full, he presents the high elbow and laces the drive past extra cover for a wonderful boundary
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, glorious from Hafeez, fuller length ball on the off stump, Hafeez presents the full face of the bat and hammers it past the bowler and to the long on boundary
Tremlett to Hafeez, no run, run-out chance missed, this might hurt England, back of a length delivery angled in on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez nudges it to square leg and sets off for a quick single, Bell moves in as Umar sends his partner back, Bell has a shy at the striker's end but he misses by inches, Hafeez was a goner if that had hit and Bell cannot believe it
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, well played by Umar, short ball just outside off and it climbs up on Umar, he angles the bat and guides it uppishly over second slip and to the third man fence, Strauss had taken third slip out and that might cost him
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, good comeback this from Umar, Tremlett drops it short just outside off, Umar angles the bat and carves it past the slips and to the third man boundary
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 13th Test FIFTY, Tremlett overcooks the length outside off, Umar cracks it hard past point and the ball blazes away to the sweeper cover fence, well played Taufeeq
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez joins in the fun now, Swann lands this short outside off, Hafeez hangs back and square cuts it to deep backward point for a boundary, brings up the 100 run partnership between these two, this is the 5th century partnership between these two
Tremlett to Hafeez, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Hafeez pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge to third man, the Professor brings up his 7th Test FIFTY, his excellent form continues
Swann to Umar, FOUR, super stuff this from Umar, tossed up delivery from Swann on the middle and leg stump, Umar shimmies down the track and gets to the pitch, hammers it over long on for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, 1 run, catch dropped by Tremlett! Lots of stuff happening out there. Short ball by Broad and it climbs up from the deck, Hafeez goes for the pull but he does not go through with the shot completely, lamely plays at it and gets a top edge that flies to mid wicket, Tremlett misjudges it as he runs to his right but he spills the chance at widish mid on
Broad to Umar, out Bowled!! A real beaut from Broad breaks this great stand. Broad comes round the wicket to the left hander and angles a good length ball in on middle, it straightens a fraction and Umar plays down the wrong line, the ball sneaks past the outside edge and clips the top of off stump, Broad is pumped up and England really needed this wicket. Umar b Broad 58(113) [4s-10]
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, in the air but safe, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez bends down and goes for the sweep, ends up getting a slight top edge but it lands safely at fine leg and it rolls to the boundary
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Broad is on a roll here. He is the only bowler who has looked threatening today. Good length ball in the corridor of uncertainty, it seams in a touch as Azhar pokes at it, the thin outside edge is snapped by Prior and Azhar walks off, this is a good passage of play for England. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(8)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot from Younis, Broad overpitches the attempted yorker on the middle and leg stump, Younis stays on the front foot and whips it to deep mid wicket
Tremlett to Younis Khan, no run, an appeal for lbw not given. Will England review it? No they won't. Length delivery angles in again, Younis Khan shuffles across a bit too much and misses the flick, gets hit in front of middle and leg, hawk eye shows it would have clipped the outer part of leg stump. Umpire's call, it says. And the umpire's call is a not out.
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, easy runs. Short of length and moving away outside off, Younis Khan reaches out a bit and steers it away to third man, huge gaps there and he picked it well
Anderson to Younis Khan, no run, edged but just short of slip! Outside off line again, this time Younis Khan follows the ball and pokes at it, gets a thick edge which falls well short of Strauss who is standing at a wide, lone slip
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, superbly timed and placed, full and curving in, Hafeez walks across and flicks it between midwicket and mid on, Broad dives in the infield and Swann dives in the deep but neither can stop it. Superbly played
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, can't stop it this time! Again flight from Swann, Younis Khan drives firmly again but hits it between extra cover and mid off, Tremlett chases in vain, Younis is looking to be positive
Swann to Hafeez, SIX, they are taking the attack to Swann! Flighted up outside off, Hafeez goes on his knees and slog-sweeps it over wide long on, he isn't getting much turn and that is making him look ineffective
Swann to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Swann gets his man. Hafeez misjudges the length and pays the price. This was a lot flatter and much fuller, Hafeez goes for the sweep and gets hit on a half-volley on the pads, no doubts about where it was going but Hafeez probably thought the impact was outside off. Replays showed it was striking just in line, and England have their 3rd wicket. Hafeez lbw b Swann 88(164) [4s-11 6s-1]
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, superb display of batting against spin. He is picking the length so well, this was a bit fuller, he stayed in the crease and whipped it away over mid wicket, bounces once before going over the ropes. Misbah goes past 2000 Test runs
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot of the day! Fab batting by Younis. Full and straight from Broad, Younis Khan gets forward and presents the full face of the bat, drives it between mid on and the stumps for a boundary. Superb straight drive
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! What a wicket that is! Part-timer Trott strikes in his first over. Credit to him and the skipper Strauss for this big, timely wicket. Gentle pace, pitches around off and nips in, Younis was caught on the crease and was late in bringing his bat down. Surely hitting the stumps, but did it strike outside off? Younis asks Misbah, and opts against the review. Will be interesting to see the point of impact, but doesn't matter now. Younis Khan lbw b Jonathan Trott 37(87) [4s-4]
Jonathan Trott to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, edged to third man. This is a testing period before Tea. This time Trott moves it away from the right hander, takes the outside edge and flies past the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. Where is the slip?!
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has decided to take the attack to Swann here, tossed up delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and hammers it to the long off fence
Anderson to Shafiq, out Caught by Prior!! The new ball does the trick for England. Full ball just outside off and it cuts away, classic stuff from Anderson as Shafiq pokes at it, gets an outside edge that goes low to the right of Prior, he dives and takes the catch with one hand, just what the doctor ordered as far as England are concerned. Shafiq c Prior b Anderson 16(33) [4s-1]
Tremlett to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, cracking shot from Misbah, overpitched delivery and wide outside off, Misbah leans forward and presents the high elbow, creams the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, that will give Adnan a lot of confidence, full pitched delivery from Broad outside off, Adnan presents the high elbow and laces the drive to the deep extra boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, nicely played by Adnan Akmal, this was short and just outside off, Akmal rides with the bounce, opens the face of the bat and steers it past the slip cordon for a boundary
Tremlett to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by KP. It would have been a stunner had he held onto it. This was full and outside off, Adnan Akmal shapes for the drive, the ball stops on him at the last moment. Adnan Akmal checks his drive and lobs it in the air to the right of KP at cover. He times his dive perfectly, but the ball spoons out as his elbows hit the ground
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq . It was full and on the stumps, Misbah went for the drive, closed the face of the bat a bit too early, gets a thickish inside edge back past the bowler. Enough power behind the shot though, it races away from the chasing pack and into the long on boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, Crunched!. It was a half volley outside off, Adnan Akmal gets down on his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams a majestic looking drive past cover. No need to run for those
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq. This was pitched slightly short and outside off, Misbah backs away and punches it in front of point. Long chase for the fielder out there, but in vain
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, 15th Test FIFTY for Misbah. He has been a real rock for Pakistan. A juicy full-toss from Swann, flicked away to mid-wicket. He raises his bat to the cheers of the crowd and the dressing room
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Amazing review from Swanny. This one pitches just outside off and was spinning back in, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to get outside the line as he defends it with his pads, the ball catches him just in line with the off-stump, it was spinning back and going onto hit leg. England get a huge wicket right on the stroke of stumps. They thrilled at it, excellent use of the UDRS by Strauss and co. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Swann 52(154) [4s-5]
Swann to Abdur Rehman, FOUR, Abdur Rehman is not bothered at the state of the day, slashes at a short and wide delivery and gets a thick outside edge past the slip cordon and into the fence
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Ripper from Anderson. England end the day on a high. This one shapes away and nips back in from outside off, Abdur Rehman was very late in covering for the late inswing and hears the sound of timber. Anderson is fired up as his mates mob him. Pakistan end Day 2 at 288/7. Abdur Rehman b Anderson 4(3) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, out Caught by Eoin Morgan!! Poor shot from Gul and Broad continues his good work. He floats this delivery fuller and wider outside off, it shapes away a touch as Gul goes for the drive but tamely slices it to Morgan at gully. Umar Gul c Eoin Morgan b Broad 0(8)
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, these are vital runs for Pakistan, full ball angled into the pads of Ajmal, he neatly flicks it to the deep mid wicket boundary, good stuff this from Ajmal
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, edged and safe, Broad floats this delivery up full and wide outside off, Adnan throws his bat at it as he looks to blaze it through point, gets a thick outside edge that flies over the slips and to the third man fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is great stuff from Adnan, Swann tosses this delivery up just outside off, Adnan employs the reverse sweep and swings it to third man for a boundary
Swann to Ajmal, out Caught by Alastair Cook!! Oh my, that is a shocker. There was no real evidence to over-rule the on-field umpire's call. One more confounding aspect of the UDRS has come into play here. Coming back to the so-called dismissal, Swann floats a tossed up delivery just outside off and it breaks back in, Ajmal plunges forward and looks to defend it, he was so far down the track that he was playing it really low, it brushes the pad and lobs to Cook at short leg, they appeal for a catch and umpire Bowden raises the finger after thinking for a long time, Ajmal immediately reviews but to his horror, realizes that he has to make the long walk back. Ajmal c Alastair Cook b Swann 12(22) [4s-1]
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is clever batting, another full and flat delivery just outside off, Adnan again uses the reverse sweep, Anderson again tries to anticipate and move to his right, but he does not stop it and it goes past him to the third man fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, 2 runs, this delivery breaks back in outside off, Adnan guides it to third man for a couple, gets to his 2nd Test FIFTY, what a knock this has been from Adnan, like Prior, the keeper has batted well with the tail here
Tremlett to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, stand and deliver stuff this from Adnan, length ball and wide outside off, Adnan stays forward and wallops it to deep extra cover
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is really wonderful batting, flighted delivery from Swann outside off, Adnan lunges forward and thwacks the sweep to the long leg fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, out Stumped!! Adnan's vigil has finally ended here but a good knock from him. He charges down the track but Swann bowls it flatter and onto the pads, it spins further down the leg side as Adnan misses the flick to the leg side, goes to Prior who easily whips the bails off, Pakistan will be very happy with their effort today. Adnan Akmal st Prior b Swann 61(129) [4s-8]
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four. A 3rd slip would have gobbled this one up, it was full and nipping away from outside off, Hafeez was sucked into pushing at that, gets a thick outside edge that rushes past the 2nd slip
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Pakistan inch closer towards victory. This was short and angling away, Hafeez opens the face of the bat and steers it wide of backward point for a boundary. They are a hit away from going 1-0 up
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Pakistan win by 10 wickets. Another short delivery outside off, Hafeez swivels back and pulls it in front of mid-wicket for a boundary. The dressing room is jubilant and there are hugs all around
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, Fab Shot!. This was overpitched just a bit, Umar leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it back past the bowler and into the boundary past mid-off
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four, Hafeez is sucked into playing at one that nibbles away from outside off, the edge is found and bisects the gap between the slip cordon and the gully fielder
Tremlett to Hafeez, FOUR, Nicely played! Overpitched on the stumps, Hafeez leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past mid-on for a boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Shot! Short and wide outside off, Umar gets across and cracks it superbly past point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence in a jiffy
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez takes the attack to the spinner, gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and lofts it back over the bowler's head. Nice aggressive cricket from Hafeez
Swann to Umar, FOUR, loose from Swann , offers a juicy full toss on the pads, whipped away wide of mid-wicket for a fine boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez has gone after that and that shows the amount of confidence in him, Broad floats this full and wide outside off, Hafeez reaches out for it by bending the back leg and creaming the drive uppishly to deep backward point for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Broad cannot afford to bowl short on a slow track, it sits up nicely for Hafeez who swivels and pulls it to deep mid wicket, that is the fifty partnership between these two
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, inside edge but just wide of leg stump, good length ball that just about holds its line just outside off, Umar goes for the big booming extra cover drive, gets an inside edge that just goes past leg stump and into the fine leg fence
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, runs are flowing here for Pakistan, Broad lands this delivery on a back of a length but it jags back in onto the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, that is emphatic from Umar, Anderson floats this delivery full outside off, Umar stays on the front foot and smokes the straight drive past the mid off fielder, purrs away to the long off fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, this will not please Anderson one bit, good length ball and straight just outside off, Hafeez limply pushes at it and gets an outside edge past the slips, rolls to the third man fence
Broad to Umar, FOUR, majestically done from Umar, he is going to go after any delivery that is full, he presents the high elbow and laces the drive past extra cover for a wonderful boundary
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, glorious from Hafeez, fuller length ball on the off stump, Hafeez presents the full face of the bat and hammers it past the bowler and to the long on boundary
Tremlett to Hafeez, no run, run-out chance missed, this might hurt England, back of a length delivery angled in on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez nudges it to square leg and sets off for a quick single, Bell moves in as Umar sends his partner back, Bell has a shy at the striker's end but he misses by inches, Hafeez was a goner if that had hit and Bell cannot believe it
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, well played by Umar, short ball just outside off and it climbs up on Umar, he angles the bat and guides it uppishly over second slip and to the third man fence, Strauss had taken third slip out and that might cost him
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, good comeback this from Umar, Tremlett drops it short just outside off, Umar angles the bat and carves it past the slips and to the third man boundary
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 13th Test FIFTY, Tremlett overcooks the length outside off, Umar cracks it hard past point and the ball blazes away to the sweeper cover fence, well played Taufeeq
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez joins in the fun now, Swann lands this short outside off, Hafeez hangs back and square cuts it to deep backward point for a boundary, brings up the 100 run partnership between these two, this is the 5th century partnership between these two
Tremlett to Hafeez, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Hafeez pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge to third man, the Professor brings up his 7th Test FIFTY, his excellent form continues
Swann to Umar, FOUR, super stuff this from Umar, tossed up delivery from Swann on the middle and leg stump, Umar shimmies down the track and gets to the pitch, hammers it over long on for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, 1 run, catch dropped by Tremlett! Lots of stuff happening out there. Short ball by Broad and it climbs up from the deck, Hafeez goes for the pull but he does not go through with the shot completely, lamely plays at it and gets a top edge that flies to mid wicket, Tremlett misjudges it as he runs to his right but he spills the chance at widish mid on
Broad to Umar, out Bowled!! A real beaut from Broad breaks this great stand. Broad comes round the wicket to the left hander and angles a good length ball in on middle, it straightens a fraction and Umar plays down the wrong line, the ball sneaks past the outside edge and clips the top of off stump, Broad is pumped up and England really needed this wicket. Umar b Broad 58(113) [4s-10]
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, in the air but safe, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez bends down and goes for the sweep, ends up getting a slight top edge but it lands safely at fine leg and it rolls to the boundary
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Broad is on a roll here. He is the only bowler who has looked threatening today. Good length ball in the corridor of uncertainty, it seams in a touch as Azhar pokes at it, the thin outside edge is snapped by Prior and Azhar walks off, this is a good passage of play for England. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(8)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot from Younis, Broad overpitches the attempted yorker on the middle and leg stump, Younis stays on the front foot and whips it to deep mid wicket
Tremlett to Younis Khan, no run, an appeal for lbw not given. Will England review it? No they won't. Length delivery angles in again, Younis Khan shuffles across a bit too much and misses the flick, gets hit in front of middle and leg, hawk eye shows it would have clipped the outer part of leg stump. Umpire's call, it says. And the umpire's call is a not out.
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, easy runs. Short of length and moving away outside off, Younis Khan reaches out a bit and steers it away to third man, huge gaps there and he picked it well
Anderson to Younis Khan, no run, edged but just short of slip! Outside off line again, this time Younis Khan follows the ball and pokes at it, gets a thick edge which falls well short of Strauss who is standing at a wide, lone slip
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, superbly timed and placed, full and curving in, Hafeez walks across and flicks it between midwicket and mid on, Broad dives in the infield and Swann dives in the deep but neither can stop it. Superbly played
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, can't stop it this time! Again flight from Swann, Younis Khan drives firmly again but hits it between extra cover and mid off, Tremlett chases in vain, Younis is looking to be positive
Swann to Hafeez, SIX, they are taking the attack to Swann! Flighted up outside off, Hafeez goes on his knees and slog-sweeps it over wide long on, he isn't getting much turn and that is making him look ineffective
Swann to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Swann gets his man. Hafeez misjudges the length and pays the price. This was a lot flatter and much fuller, Hafeez goes for the sweep and gets hit on a half-volley on the pads, no doubts about where it was going but Hafeez probably thought the impact was outside off. Replays showed it was striking just in line, and England have their 3rd wicket. Hafeez lbw b Swann 88(164) [4s-11 6s-1]
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, superb display of batting against spin. He is picking the length so well, this was a bit fuller, he stayed in the crease and whipped it away over mid wicket, bounces once before going over the ropes. Misbah goes past 2000 Test runs
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot of the day! Fab batting by Younis. Full and straight from Broad, Younis Khan gets forward and presents the full face of the bat, drives it between mid on and the stumps for a boundary. Superb straight drive
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! What a wicket that is! Part-timer Trott strikes in his first over. Credit to him and the skipper Strauss for this big, timely wicket. Gentle pace, pitches around off and nips in, Younis was caught on the crease and was late in bringing his bat down. Surely hitting the stumps, but did it strike outside off? Younis asks Misbah, and opts against the review. Will be interesting to see the point of impact, but doesn't matter now. Younis Khan lbw b Jonathan Trott 37(87) [4s-4]
Jonathan Trott to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, edged to third man. This is a testing period before Tea. This time Trott moves it away from the right hander, takes the outside edge and flies past the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. Where is the slip?!
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has decided to take the attack to Swann here, tossed up delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and hammers it to the long off fence
Anderson to Shafiq, out Caught by Prior!! The new ball does the trick for England. Full ball just outside off and it cuts away, classic stuff from Anderson as Shafiq pokes at it, gets an outside edge that goes low to the right of Prior, he dives and takes the catch with one hand, just what the doctor ordered as far as England are concerned. Shafiq c Prior b Anderson 16(33) [4s-1]
Tremlett to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, cracking shot from Misbah, overpitched delivery and wide outside off, Misbah leans forward and presents the high elbow, creams the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, that will give Adnan a lot of confidence, full pitched delivery from Broad outside off, Adnan presents the high elbow and laces the drive to the deep extra boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, nicely played by Adnan Akmal, this was short and just outside off, Akmal rides with the bounce, opens the face of the bat and steers it past the slip cordon for a boundary
Tremlett to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by KP. It would have been a stunner had he held onto it. This was full and outside off, Adnan Akmal shapes for the drive, the ball stops on him at the last moment. Adnan Akmal checks his drive and lobs it in the air to the right of KP at cover. He times his dive perfectly, but the ball spoons out as his elbows hit the ground
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq . It was full and on the stumps, Misbah went for the drive, closed the face of the bat a bit too early, gets a thickish inside edge back past the bowler. Enough power behind the shot though, it races away from the chasing pack and into the long on boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, Crunched!. It was a half volley outside off, Adnan Akmal gets down on his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams a majestic looking drive past cover. No need to run for those
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq. This was pitched slightly short and outside off, Misbah backs away and punches it in front of point. Long chase for the fielder out there, but in vain
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, 15th Test FIFTY for Misbah. He has been a real rock for Pakistan. A juicy full-toss from Swann, flicked away to mid-wicket. He raises his bat to the cheers of the crowd and the dressing room
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Amazing review from Swanny. This one pitches just outside off and was spinning back in, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to get outside the line as he defends it with his pads, the ball catches him just in line with the off-stump, it was spinning back and going onto hit leg. England get a huge wicket right on the stroke of stumps. They thrilled at it, excellent use of the UDRS by Strauss and co. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Swann 52(154) [4s-5]
Swann to Abdur Rehman, FOUR, Abdur Rehman is not bothered at the state of the day, slashes at a short and wide delivery and gets a thick outside edge past the slip cordon and into the fence
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Ripper from Anderson. England end the day on a high. This one shapes away and nips back in from outside off, Abdur Rehman was very late in covering for the late inswing and hears the sound of timber. Anderson is fired up as his mates mob him. Pakistan end Day 2 at 288/7. Abdur Rehman b Anderson 4(3) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, out Caught by Eoin Morgan!! Poor shot from Gul and Broad continues his good work. He floats this delivery fuller and wider outside off, it shapes away a touch as Gul goes for the drive but tamely slices it to Morgan at gully. Umar Gul c Eoin Morgan b Broad 0(8)
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, these are vital runs for Pakistan, full ball angled into the pads of Ajmal, he neatly flicks it to the deep mid wicket boundary, good stuff this from Ajmal
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, edged and safe, Broad floats this delivery up full and wide outside off, Adnan throws his bat at it as he looks to blaze it through point, gets a thick outside edge that flies over the slips and to the third man fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is great stuff from Adnan, Swann tosses this delivery up just outside off, Adnan employs the reverse sweep and swings it to third man for a boundary
Swann to Ajmal, out Caught by Alastair Cook!! Oh my, that is a shocker. There was no real evidence to over-rule the on-field umpire's call. One more confounding aspect of the UDRS has come into play here. Coming back to the so-called dismissal, Swann floats a tossed up delivery just outside off and it breaks back in, Ajmal plunges forward and looks to defend it, he was so far down the track that he was playing it really low, it brushes the pad and lobs to Cook at short leg, they appeal for a catch and umpire Bowden raises the finger after thinking for a long time, Ajmal immediately reviews but to his horror, realizes that he has to make the long walk back. Ajmal c Alastair Cook b Swann 12(22) [4s-1]
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is clever batting, another full and flat delivery just outside off, Adnan again uses the reverse sweep, Anderson again tries to anticipate and move to his right, but he does not stop it and it goes past him to the third man fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, 2 runs, this delivery breaks back in outside off, Adnan guides it to third man for a couple, gets to his 2nd Test FIFTY, what a knock this has been from Adnan, like Prior, the keeper has batted well with the tail here
Tremlett to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, stand and deliver stuff this from Adnan, length ball and wide outside off, Adnan stays forward and wallops it to deep extra cover
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is really wonderful batting, flighted delivery from Swann outside off, Adnan lunges forward and thwacks the sweep to the long leg fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, out Stumped!! Adnan's vigil has finally ended here but a good knock from him. He charges down the track but Swann bowls it flatter and onto the pads, it spins further down the leg side as Adnan misses the flick to the leg side, goes to Prior who easily whips the bails off, Pakistan will be very happy with their effort today. Adnan Akmal st Prior b Swann 61(129) [4s-8]
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four. A 3rd slip would have gobbled this one up, it was full and nipping away from outside off, Hafeez was sucked into pushing at that, gets a thick outside edge that rushes past the 2nd slip
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Pakistan inch closer towards victory. This was short and angling away, Hafeez opens the face of the bat and steers it wide of backward point for a boundary. They are a hit away from going 1-0 up
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Pakistan win by 10 wickets. Another short delivery outside off, Hafeez swivels back and pulls it in front of mid-wicket for a boundary. The dressing room is jubilant and there are hugs all around
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, Fab Shot!. This was overpitched just a bit, Umar leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it back past the bowler and into the boundary past mid-off
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four, Hafeez is sucked into playing at one that nibbles away from outside off, the edge is found and bisects the gap between the slip cordon and the gully fielder
Tremlett to Hafeez, FOUR, Nicely played! Overpitched on the stumps, Hafeez leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past mid-on for a boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Shot! Short and wide outside off, Umar gets across and cracks it superbly past point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence in a jiffy
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez takes the attack to the spinner, gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and lofts it back over the bowler's head. Nice aggressive cricket from Hafeez
Swann to Umar, FOUR, loose from Swann , offers a juicy full toss on the pads, whipped away wide of mid-wicket for a fine boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez has gone after that and that shows the amount of confidence in him, Broad floats this full and wide outside off, Hafeez reaches out for it by bending the back leg and creaming the drive uppishly to deep backward point for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Broad cannot afford to bowl short on a slow track, it sits up nicely for Hafeez who swivels and pulls it to deep mid wicket, that is the fifty partnership between these two
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, inside edge but just wide of leg stump, good length ball that just about holds its line just outside off, Umar goes for the big booming extra cover drive, gets an inside edge that just goes past leg stump and into the fine leg fence
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, runs are flowing here for Pakistan, Broad lands this delivery on a back of a length but it jags back in onto the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg boundary
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, that is emphatic from Umar, Anderson floats this delivery full outside off, Umar stays on the front foot and smokes the straight drive past the mid off fielder, purrs away to the long off fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, this will not please Anderson one bit, good length ball and straight just outside off, Hafeez limply pushes at it and gets an outside edge past the slips, rolls to the third man fence
Broad to Umar, FOUR, majestically done from Umar, he is going to go after any delivery that is full, he presents the high elbow and laces the drive past extra cover for a wonderful boundary
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, glorious from Hafeez, fuller length ball on the off stump, Hafeez presents the full face of the bat and hammers it past the bowler and to the long on boundary
Tremlett to Hafeez, no run, run-out chance missed, this might hurt England, back of a length delivery angled in on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez nudges it to square leg and sets off for a quick single, Bell moves in as Umar sends his partner back, Bell has a shy at the striker's end but he misses by inches, Hafeez was a goner if that had hit and Bell cannot believe it
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, well played by Umar, short ball just outside off and it climbs up on Umar, he angles the bat and guides it uppishly over second slip and to the third man fence, Strauss had taken third slip out and that might cost him
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, good comeback this from Umar, Tremlett drops it short just outside off, Umar angles the bat and carves it past the slips and to the third man boundary
Tremlett to Umar, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 13th Test FIFTY, Tremlett overcooks the length outside off, Umar cracks it hard past point and the ball blazes away to the sweeper cover fence, well played Taufeeq
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez joins in the fun now, Swann lands this short outside off, Hafeez hangs back and square cuts it to deep backward point for a boundary, brings up the 100 run partnership between these two, this is the 5th century partnership between these two
Tremlett to Hafeez, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Hafeez pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge to third man, the Professor brings up his 7th Test FIFTY, his excellent form continues
Swann to Umar, FOUR, super stuff this from Umar, tossed up delivery from Swann on the middle and leg stump, Umar shimmies down the track and gets to the pitch, hammers it over long on for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, 1 run, catch dropped by Tremlett! Lots of stuff happening out there. Short ball by Broad and it climbs up from the deck, Hafeez goes for the pull but he does not go through with the shot completely, lamely plays at it and gets a top edge that flies to mid wicket, Tremlett misjudges it as he runs to his right but he spills the chance at widish mid on
Broad to Umar, out Bowled!! A real beaut from Broad breaks this great stand. Broad comes round the wicket to the left hander and angles a good length ball in on middle, it straightens a fraction and Umar plays down the wrong line, the ball sneaks past the outside edge and clips the top of off stump, Broad is pumped up and England really needed this wicket. Umar b Broad 58(113) [4s-10]
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, in the air but safe, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez bends down and goes for the sweep, ends up getting a slight top edge but it lands safely at fine leg and it rolls to the boundary
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Broad is on a roll here. He is the only bowler who has looked threatening today. Good length ball in the corridor of uncertainty, it seams in a touch as Azhar pokes at it, the thin outside edge is snapped by Prior and Azhar walks off, this is a good passage of play for England. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(8)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot from Younis, Broad overpitches the attempted yorker on the middle and leg stump, Younis stays on the front foot and whips it to deep mid wicket
Tremlett to Younis Khan, no run, an appeal for lbw not given. Will England review it? No they won't. Length delivery angles in again, Younis Khan shuffles across a bit too much and misses the flick, gets hit in front of middle and leg, hawk eye shows it would have clipped the outer part of leg stump. Umpire's call, it says. And the umpire's call is a not out.
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, easy runs. Short of length and moving away outside off, Younis Khan reaches out a bit and steers it away to third man, huge gaps there and he picked it well
Anderson to Younis Khan, no run, edged but just short of slip! Outside off line again, this time Younis Khan follows the ball and pokes at it, gets a thick edge which falls well short of Strauss who is standing at a wide, lone slip
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, superbly timed and placed, full and curving in, Hafeez walks across and flicks it between midwicket and mid on, Broad dives in the infield and Swann dives in the deep but neither can stop it. Superbly played
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, can't stop it this time! Again flight from Swann, Younis Khan drives firmly again but hits it between extra cover and mid off, Tremlett chases in vain, Younis is looking to be positive
Swann to Hafeez, SIX, they are taking the attack to Swann! Flighted up outside off, Hafeez goes on his knees and slog-sweeps it over wide long on, he isn't getting much turn and that is making him look ineffective
Swann to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Swann gets his man. Hafeez misjudges the length and pays the price. This was a lot flatter and much fuller, Hafeez goes for the sweep and gets hit on a half-volley on the pads, no doubts about where it was going but Hafeez probably thought the impact was outside off. Replays showed it was striking just in line, and England have their 3rd wicket. Hafeez lbw b Swann 88(164) [4s-11 6s-1]
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, superb display of batting against spin. He is picking the length so well, this was a bit fuller, he stayed in the crease and whipped it away over mid wicket, bounces once before going over the ropes. Misbah goes past 2000 Test runs
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot of the day! Fab batting by Younis. Full and straight from Broad, Younis Khan gets forward and presents the full face of the bat, drives it between mid on and the stumps for a boundary. Superb straight drive
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! What a wicket that is! Part-timer Trott strikes in his first over. Credit to him and the skipper Strauss for this big, timely wicket. Gentle pace, pitches around off and nips in, Younis was caught on the crease and was late in bringing his bat down. Surely hitting the stumps, but did it strike outside off? Younis asks Misbah, and opts against the review. Will be interesting to see the point of impact, but doesn't matter now. Younis Khan lbw b Jonathan Trott 37(87) [4s-4]
Jonathan Trott to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, edged to third man. This is a testing period before Tea. This time Trott moves it away from the right hander, takes the outside edge and flies past the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. Where is the slip?!
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has decided to take the attack to Swann here, tossed up delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and hammers it to the long off fence
Anderson to Shafiq, out Caught by Prior!! The new ball does the trick for England. Full ball just outside off and it cuts away, classic stuff from Anderson as Shafiq pokes at it, gets an outside edge that goes low to the right of Prior, he dives and takes the catch with one hand, just what the doctor ordered as far as England are concerned. Shafiq c Prior b Anderson 16(33) [4s-1]
Tremlett to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, cracking shot from Misbah, overpitched delivery and wide outside off, Misbah leans forward and presents the high elbow, creams the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, that will give Adnan a lot of confidence, full pitched delivery from Broad outside off, Adnan presents the high elbow and laces the drive to the deep extra boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, nicely played by Adnan Akmal, this was short and just outside off, Akmal rides with the bounce, opens the face of the bat and steers it past the slip cordon for a boundary
Tremlett to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by KP. It would have been a stunner had he held onto it. This was full and outside off, Adnan Akmal shapes for the drive, the ball stops on him at the last moment. Adnan Akmal checks his drive and lobs it in the air to the right of KP at cover. He times his dive perfectly, but the ball spoons out as his elbows hit the ground
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq . It was full and on the stumps, Misbah went for the drive, closed the face of the bat a bit too early, gets a thickish inside edge back past the bowler. Enough power behind the shot though, it races away from the chasing pack and into the long on boundary
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, Crunched!. It was a half volley outside off, Adnan Akmal gets down on his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams a majestic looking drive past cover. No need to run for those
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah-ul-Haq. This was pitched slightly short and outside off, Misbah backs away and punches it in front of point. Long chase for the fielder out there, but in vain
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, 15th Test FIFTY for Misbah. He has been a real rock for Pakistan. A juicy full-toss from Swann, flicked away to mid-wicket. He raises his bat to the cheers of the crowd and the dressing room
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Amazing review from Swanny. This one pitches just outside off and was spinning back in, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to get outside the line as he defends it with his pads, the ball catches him just in line with the off-stump, it was spinning back and going onto hit leg. England get a huge wicket right on the stroke of stumps. They thrilled at it, excellent use of the UDRS by Strauss and co. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Swann 52(154) [4s-5]
Swann to Abdur Rehman, FOUR, Abdur Rehman is not bothered at the state of the day, slashes at a short and wide delivery and gets a thick outside edge past the slip cordon and into the fence
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Ripper from Anderson. England end the day on a high. This one shapes away and nips back in from outside off, Abdur Rehman was very late in covering for the late inswing and hears the sound of timber. Anderson is fired up as his mates mob him. Pakistan end Day 2 at 288/7. Abdur Rehman b Anderson 4(3) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, out Caught by Eoin Morgan!! Poor shot from Gul and Broad continues his good work. He floats this delivery fuller and wider outside off, it shapes away a touch as Gul goes for the drive but tamely slices it to Morgan at gully. Umar Gul c Eoin Morgan b Broad 0(8)
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, these are vital runs for Pakistan, full ball angled into the pads of Ajmal, he neatly flicks it to the deep mid wicket boundary, good stuff this from Ajmal
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, edged and safe, Broad floats this delivery up full and wide outside off, Adnan throws his bat at it as he looks to blaze it through point, gets a thick outside edge that flies over the slips and to the third man fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is great stuff from Adnan, Swann tosses this delivery up just outside off, Adnan employs the reverse sweep and swings it to third man for a boundary
Swann to Ajmal, out Caught by Alastair Cook!! Oh my, that is a shocker. There was no real evidence to over-rule the on-field umpire's call. One more confounding aspect of the UDRS has come into play here. Coming back to the so-called dismissal, Swann floats a tossed up delivery just outside off and it breaks back in, Ajmal plunges forward and looks to defend it, he was so far down the track that he was playing it really low, it brushes the pad and lobs to Cook at short leg, they appeal for a catch and umpire Bowden raises the finger after thinking for a long time, Ajmal immediately reviews but to his horror, realizes that he has to make the long walk back. Ajmal c Alastair Cook b Swann 12(22) [4s-1]
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is clever batting, another full and flat delivery just outside off, Adnan again uses the reverse sweep, Anderson again tries to anticipate and move to his right, but he does not stop it and it goes past him to the third man fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, 2 runs, this delivery breaks back in outside off, Adnan guides it to third man for a couple, gets to his 2nd Test FIFTY, what a knock this has been from Adnan, like Prior, the keeper has batted well with the tail here
Tremlett to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, stand and deliver stuff this from Adnan, length ball and wide outside off, Adnan stays forward and wallops it to deep extra cover
Swann to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, this is really wonderful batting, flighted delivery from Swann outside off, Adnan lunges forward and thwacks the sweep to the long leg fence
Swann to Adnan Akmal, out Stumped!! Adnan's vigil has finally ended here but a good knock from him. He charges down the track but Swann bowls it flatter and onto the pads, it spins further down the leg side as Adnan misses the flick to the leg side, goes to Prior who easily whips the bails off, Pakistan will be very happy with their effort today. Adnan Akmal st Prior b Swann 61(129) [4s-8]
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four. A 3rd slip would have gobbled this one up, it was full and nipping away from outside off, Hafeez was sucked into pushing at that, gets a thick outside edge that rushes past the 2nd slip
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Pakistan inch closer towards victory. This was short and angling away, Hafeez opens the face of the bat and steers it wide of backward point for a boundary. They are a hit away from going 1-0 up
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Pakistan win by 10 wickets. Another short delivery outside off, Hafeez swivels back and pulls it in front of mid-wicket for a boundary. The dressing room is jubilant and there are hugs all around


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