Pakistan vs England - 2nd Test Live Score

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Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on 25 January 2012 (Time: 00:00 GMT | 05:30 IST)

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  • Result: Pakistan won by 72 runs
Pakistan 257/10 (96.4 overs) Pakistan won by 72 runs
England 327/10 (112 overs) England in Pakistan 2012
Pakistan 214/10 (99.2 overs)
England 72/10 (36.1 overs)
  Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
England 2nd innings (36.1 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Andrew Strauss (c) lbw Abdur Rehman 32 100 3 0 32  
  Alastair Cook  c M Hafeez b M Hafeez 7 40 0 0 17.5  
  Ian Bell  b S Ajmal 3 3 0 0 100  
  Kevin Pietersen  lbw Abdur Rehman 1 8 0 0 12.5  
  Eoin Morgan  b Abdur Rehman 0 2 0 0 0.00  
  Matt Prior (wk) c A Shafiq b S Ajmal 18 45 1 0 40  
  Jonathan Trott  lbw Abdur Rehman 1 11 0 0 9.09  
  Stuart Broad  b Abdur Rehman 0 2 0 0 0.00  
  Graeme Swann  lbw S Ajmal 0 4 0 0 0.00  
  James Anderson  c U Gul b Abdur Rehman 1 2 0 0 50  
  Monty Panesar  not out 0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 0, lb 9, w 0, nb 0,p 0) 9  
      72   (1.99 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 36.1 overs; 72)            
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Alastair Cook, 14.6overs) , 2-26 (Ian Bell, 17.1overs) , 3-33 (Kevin Pietersen, 20.4overs) , 4-37 (Eoin Morgan, 20.6overs) , 5-56 (Andrew Strauss, 28.6overs) , 6-68 (Jonathan Trott, 34.3overs) , 7-68 (Stuart Broad, 34.5overs) , 8-71 (Graeme Swann, 35.4overs) , 9-72 (Matt Prior, 35.6overs) , 10-72 (James Anderson, 36.1overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  Mohammad Hafeez 8.0 3 11 1.38 1 0 0
  Umar Gul 3.0 0 5 1.67 0 0 0
  Saeed Ajmal 15.0 7 22 1.47 3 0 0
  Abdur Rehman 10.1 4 25 2.48 6 0 0
Pakistan 2nd innings (99.2 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Mohammad Hafeez  lbw M Panesar 22 37 2 0 59.46  
  Taufeeq Umar  b G Swann 7 38 0 0 18.42  
  Azhar Ali  c M Prior b J Anderson 68 195 8 0 34.87  
  Younis Khan  b M Panesar 1 14 0 0 7.14  
  Misbah-ul-Haq (c) lbw M Panesar 12 32 2 0 37.5  
  Asad Shafiq  c J Anderson b M Panesar 43 138 5 0 31.16  
  Adnan Akmal (wk) c A Strauss b S Broad 13 45 0 0 28.89  
  Abdur Rehman  lbw G Swann 10 38 0 0 26.32  
  Umar Gul  not out 10 24 0 1 41.67  
  Saeed Ajmal  c J Anderson b M Panesar 17 31 1 0 54.84  
  Junaid Khan  b M Panesar 0 4 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 0, lb 2, w 0, nb 0,p 0) 2  
      214   (2.16 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 99.2 overs; 214)            
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Mohammad Hafeez, 11.4overs) , 2-29 (Taufeeq Umar, 12.5overs) , 3-36 (Younis Khan, 17.4overs) , 4-54 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 27.5overs) , 5-142 (Asad Shafiq, 69.6overs) , 6-170 (Azhar Ali, 82.2overs) , 7-172 (Adnan Akmal, 83.5overs) , 8-198 (Abdur Rehman, 92.3overs) , 9-208 (Saeed Ajmal, 97.4overs) , 10-214 (Junaid Khan, 99.2overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  James Anderson 14.0 3 39 2.79 1 0 0
  Stuart Broad 20.0 9 36 1.80 1 0 0
  Graeme Swann 27.0 5 66 2.44 2 0 0
  Monty Panesar 38.2 18 62 1.62 6 0 0
England 1st innings (112 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Andrew Strauss (c) c A Shafiq b M Hafeez 11 42 1 0 26.19  
  Alastair Cook  lbw S Ajmal 94 220 10 0 42.73  
  Jonathan Trott  b Abdur Rehman 74 158 7 0 46.84  
  Kevin Pietersen  c M Hafeez b S Ajmal 14 39 2 0 35.9  
  Ian Bell  lbw U Gul 29 78 3 0 37.18  
  Eoin Morgan  c M Hafeez b S Ajmal 3 22 0 0 13.64  
  Matt Prior (wk) lbw S Ajmal 3 16 0 0 18.75  
  Stuart Broad  not out 58 62 6 1 93.55  
  Graeme Swann  lbw Abdur Rehman 15 15 3 0 100  
  James Anderson  b M Hafeez 13 19 3 0 68.42  
  Monty Panesar  lbw M Hafeez 0 2 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 0, nb 1,p 0) 6  
      327   (2.92 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 112 overs; 327)            
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Andrew Strauss, 13.2overs) , 2-166 (Jonathan Trott, 63.6overs) , 3-198 (Alastair Cook, 74.6overs) , 4-203 (Kevin Pietersen, 78.1overs) , 5-207 (Eoin Morgan, 84.5overs) , 6-227 (Matt Prior, 90.2overs) , 7-268 (Ian Bell, 100.4overs) , 8-291 (Graeme Swann, 105.5overs) , 9-327 (James Anderson, 111.4overs) , 10-327 (Monty Panesar, 111.6overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  Umar Gul 13.0 1 53 4.08 1 0 0
  Junaid Khan 8.0 0 33 4.13 0 0 0
  Mohammad Hafeez 22.0 4 54 2.45 3 0 0
  Saeed Ajmal 40.0 6 108 2.70 4 1 0
  Abdur Rehman 29.0 9 67 2.31 2 0 0
Pakistan 1st innings (96.4 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Mohammad Hafeez  b M Panesar 31 77 4 0 40.26  
  Taufeeq Umar  b G Swann 16 48 2 0 33.33  
  Azhar Ali  b S Broad 24 68 1 0 35.29  
  Younis Khan  b S Broad 24 38 3 0 63.16  
  Misbah-ul-Haq (c) lbw S Broad 84 173 5 4 48.55  
  Asad Shafiq  lbw G Swann 58 126 7 1 46.03  
  Adnan Akmal (wk) lbw S Broad 9 26 2 0 34.62  
  Abdur Rehman  b G Swann 0 7 0 0 0.00  
  Saeed Ajmal  lbw J Anderson 0 14 0 0 0.00  
  Umar Gul  not out 0 2 0 0 0.00  
  Junaid Khan  c G Swann b J Anderson 0 3 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 8, lb 1, w 0, nb 2,p 0) 11  
      257   (2.67 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 96.4 overs; 257)            
Fall of wickets: 1-51 (Taufeeq Umar, 18.3overs) , 2-61 (Mohammad Hafeez, 23.5overs) , 3-98 (Younis Khan, 36.2overs) , 4-103 (Azhar Ali, 40.2overs) , 5-203 (Asad Shafiq, 78.6overs) , 6-216 (Adnan Akmal, 85.6overs) , 7-243 (Abdur Rehman, 92.1overs) , 8-257 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 95.4overs) , 9-257 (Saeed Ajmal, 96.1overs) , 10-257 (Junaid Khan, 96.4overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  James Anderson 19.4 5 46 2.37 2 1 0
  Stuart Broad 24.0 4 47 1.96 4 1 0
  Graeme Swann 18.0 2 52 2.89 3 0 0
  Jonathan Trott 2.0 0 12 6.00 0 0 0
  Monty Panesar 33.0 9 91 2.76 1 0 0
Match notes  
  Toss: Pakistan won the toss and elected to Batting
  Series: England in Pakistan 2012
  Umpires: Steve Davis,Aus, Bruce Oxenford,Aus
  Third Umpire: Billy Bowden,NZ
  Match Referee: Javagal Srinath,Ind
Pakistan 257/10 (96.4 overs) Pakistan RR: 2.67
England 327/10 (112 overs) England RR: 2.92
Pakistan 214/10 (99.2 overs)
England 72/10 (36.1 overs)
 
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Highlights
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, FOUR, too short from Umar Gul and it is easy pickings for Alastair Cook. This is banged in short and outside off, Cook swivells, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings
Umar Gul to Strauss, byes, FOUR, Umar Gul looses his radar completely and hurls this one full and way down the leg. It beats Strauss's attempted flick and the despairing dive of Adnan, the ball scoots away to the fence
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Super Shot. Trifle short and outside off, Strauss rocks back and cuts it in front of point. No need to run for those
Hafeez to Strauss, out Caught by Shafiq!! Strauss fails yet again and it is that man, Hafeez who does the trick. Poor technique from Strauss though, this was tossed up outside off, Strauss looks to get forward and defend, ends up stabbing at the delivery and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs to Shafiq at short leg. Umpire Davies has an easy decision to make. First blow for Pakistan. Strauss c Shafiq b Hafeez 11(42) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Super shot from Cook. It was a quicker and shorter delivery outside off, Alastair Cook reads the length well, rocks back and cuts it past the diving man at backward point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Shot!. Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Cook has plenty of time to rock back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, nicely done by Jonathan Trott . Umar Gul drops this one short and wide outside off, Jonathan Trott chops it hard onto the ground and gets it over point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but four. It was a length delivery angling away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was looking to play it towards the onside, gets a thick leading edge that flies to the right of the diving gully fielder. Close call for Jonathan Trott
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Alastair Cook . Overpitched and on the stumps, Alastair Cook gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through the vacant mid-wicket region. The fielder gives chase but can't haul the ball back in time
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Crunched! Over-pitched and outside off, Trott leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it past cover for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but Trott will take the boundary, fuller length delivery angling across. Trott went for the booming cover drive and squirts it off the outside edge past gully and into the fence
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, rare bad ball from Ajmal. Alastair Cook rocks back and crunches it in front of point for a boundary. Top shot from the Test cricketer of the year
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Super shot from Trott. Junaid Khan comes from round the wicket and drifts this one full and on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets inside the line and whips it wide of mid-on. It is a real teaser for the chasing pack, but the ball wins in the end
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Classy. Length delivery outside off, Jonathan Trott leans forward and caresses a drive past cover point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence for another boundary
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back into Trott, he lunged forward, gets outside the line as he looks to defend. The ball hit the pads first, but just outside off. Pakistan lose one review
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, 8th FIFTY for Trott in Test cricket, drives a flighted delivery straight to the fielder at mid-wicket and calls for a quick single, easily done in the end
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews. This one was floated outside off and was spinning back in, Jonathan Trott was struck outside the line as he got a big stride forward, the impact was just outside off and Jonathan Trott survives
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, 1 run, nearly a catch. Alastair Cook does not spot the doosra, was lunging forward to defend, gets an inside edge that went just wide of Shafiq at short leg. Nervy moment for Cook
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, 27th FIFTY for Cook. Ajmal dropped this one a trifle short, Cook was quick to go back and flicks it powerfully past mid-wicket for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no ball, pushed through by Ajmal, Alastair Cook defends it solidly. Ajmal has over-stepped, the 100 partnership is up
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Cracker! It was short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it behind point, no need to run for those, four more for Cook
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, short, wide, four. It was a poor delivery all-right, Trott leans back, waits for the ball and punches it past point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Bowled!! What a beauty from Abdur Rehman. Trott's resistance has ended with a lazy shot. This one pitched on the middle stump and curved away ever so slightly. Trott stayed back and looked to defend, the ball went past the outside edge and clipped the top of off-stump. Trott looks back in dismay, Rehman is pumped up. Pakistan needed this wicket badly. Jonathan Trott b Abdur Rehman 74(158) [4s-7]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Alastair Cook does not miss out this time. Another rank long hop from Ajmal, short and wide outside off. Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, moves to the eighties now
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, that should calm down KP. This is short and wide outside off, KP is quick to get back and punches it in front of cover for a boundary to get off the mark
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Ajmal feeds onto Alastair Cook's strengths and pays the penalty. Short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, beautifully played. Nice use of the feet there, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly wide of mid-on for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, super shot from Cook. Trifle short and outside off, Alastair Cook gets back and whips it in front of mid-on. Junaid puts in a clumsy dive and lets the ball go past him
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ajmal has a wicket finally. This one was tossed up outside off and breaks back in after pitching. Alastair Cook was looking to defend and is struck just below the knee roll. He ended up playing down the wrong line. Alastair Cook looked up at his partner but is happy to go. England have lost yet another settled batsman. Alastair Cook lbw b Ajmal 94(220) [4s-10]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, FOUR, Ajmal overpitches this one outside off. Ian Bell gets well forward and drives it in the air but well in the gap between cover and point. He is off the mark with a boundary, it was the doosra, not sure if Ian Bell read it
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Caught by Hafeez!! Ajmal strike again and Pakistan are fighting back, this was tossed up outside off. KP looked to get to the pitch of the ball on his attempted whip, the ball dipped on him sharply, catches the inside edge onto his pads and lobbed past the keeper. Hafeez was quick to react, goes to his left and completes the catch. No review from KP and England suddenly find themselves four down. Pietersen c Hafeez b Ajmal 14(39) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, FOUR, too short from Umar Gul and it is easy pickings for Alastair Cook. This is banged in short and outside off, Cook swivells, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings
Umar Gul to Strauss, byes, FOUR, Umar Gul looses his radar completely and hurls this one full and way down the leg. It beats Strauss's attempted flick and the despairing dive of Adnan, the ball scoots away to the fence
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Super Shot. Trifle short and outside off, Strauss rocks back and cuts it in front of point. No need to run for those
Hafeez to Strauss, out Caught by Shafiq!! Strauss fails yet again and it is that man, Hafeez who does the trick. Poor technique from Strauss though, this was tossed up outside off, Strauss looks to get forward and defend, ends up stabbing at the delivery and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs to Shafiq at short leg. Umpire Davies has an easy decision to make. First blow for Pakistan. Strauss c Shafiq b Hafeez 11(42) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Super shot from Cook. It was a quicker and shorter delivery outside off, Alastair Cook reads the length well, rocks back and cuts it past the diving man at backward point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Shot!. Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Cook has plenty of time to rock back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, nicely done by Jonathan Trott . Umar Gul drops this one short and wide outside off, Jonathan Trott chops it hard onto the ground and gets it over point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but four. It was a length delivery angling away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was looking to play it towards the onside, gets a thick leading edge that flies to the right of the diving gully fielder. Close call for Jonathan Trott
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Alastair Cook . Overpitched and on the stumps, Alastair Cook gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through the vacant mid-wicket region. The fielder gives chase but can't haul the ball back in time
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Crunched! Over-pitched and outside off, Trott leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it past cover for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but Trott will take the boundary, fuller length delivery angling across. Trott went for the booming cover drive and squirts it off the outside edge past gully and into the fence
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, rare bad ball from Ajmal. Alastair Cook rocks back and crunches it in front of point for a boundary. Top shot from the Test cricketer of the year
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Super shot from Trott. Junaid Khan comes from round the wicket and drifts this one full and on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets inside the line and whips it wide of mid-on. It is a real teaser for the chasing pack, but the ball wins in the end
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Classy. Length delivery outside off, Jonathan Trott leans forward and caresses a drive past cover point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence for another boundary
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back into Trott, he lunged forward, gets outside the line as he looks to defend. The ball hit the pads first, but just outside off. Pakistan lose one review
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, 8th FIFTY for Trott in Test cricket, drives a flighted delivery straight to the fielder at mid-wicket and calls for a quick single, easily done in the end
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews. This one was floated outside off and was spinning back in, Jonathan Trott was struck outside the line as he got a big stride forward, the impact was just outside off and Jonathan Trott survives
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, 1 run, nearly a catch. Alastair Cook does not spot the doosra, was lunging forward to defend, gets an inside edge that went just wide of Shafiq at short leg. Nervy moment for Cook
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, 27th FIFTY for Cook. Ajmal dropped this one a trifle short, Cook was quick to go back and flicks it powerfully past mid-wicket for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no ball, pushed through by Ajmal, Alastair Cook defends it solidly. Ajmal has over-stepped, the 100 partnership is up
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Cracker! It was short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it behind point, no need to run for those, four more for Cook
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, short, wide, four. It was a poor delivery all-right, Trott leans back, waits for the ball and punches it past point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Bowled!! What a beauty from Abdur Rehman. Trott's resistance has ended with a lazy shot. This one pitched on the middle stump and curved away ever so slightly. Trott stayed back and looked to defend, the ball went past the outside edge and clipped the top of off-stump. Trott looks back in dismay, Rehman is pumped up. Pakistan needed this wicket badly. Jonathan Trott b Abdur Rehman 74(158) [4s-7]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Alastair Cook does not miss out this time. Another rank long hop from Ajmal, short and wide outside off. Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, moves to the eighties now
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, that should calm down KP. This is short and wide outside off, KP is quick to get back and punches it in front of cover for a boundary to get off the mark
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Ajmal feeds onto Alastair Cook's strengths and pays the penalty. Short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, beautifully played. Nice use of the feet there, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly wide of mid-on for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, super shot from Cook. Trifle short and outside off, Alastair Cook gets back and whips it in front of mid-on. Junaid puts in a clumsy dive and lets the ball go past him
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ajmal has a wicket finally. This one was tossed up outside off and breaks back in after pitching. Alastair Cook was looking to defend and is struck just below the knee roll. He ended up playing down the wrong line. Alastair Cook looked up at his partner but is happy to go. England have lost yet another settled batsman. Alastair Cook lbw b Ajmal 94(220) [4s-10]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, FOUR, Ajmal overpitches this one outside off. Ian Bell gets well forward and drives it in the air but well in the gap between cover and point. He is off the mark with a boundary, it was the doosra, not sure if Ian Bell read it
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Caught by Hafeez!! Ajmal strike again and Pakistan are fighting back, this was tossed up outside off. KP looked to get to the pitch of the ball on his attempted whip, the ball dipped on him sharply, catches the inside edge onto his pads and lobbed past the keeper. Hafeez was quick to react, goes to his left and completes the catch. No review from KP and England suddenly find themselves four down. Pietersen c Hafeez b Ajmal 14(39) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Hafeez!! Eoin Morgan c Hafeez b Ajmal 3(22)
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, FOUR, too short from Umar Gul and it is easy pickings for Alastair Cook. This is banged in short and outside off, Cook swivells, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings
Umar Gul to Strauss, byes, FOUR, Umar Gul looses his radar completely and hurls this one full and way down the leg. It beats Strauss's attempted flick and the despairing dive of Adnan, the ball scoots away to the fence
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Super Shot. Trifle short and outside off, Strauss rocks back and cuts it in front of point. No need to run for those
Hafeez to Strauss, out Caught by Shafiq!! Strauss fails yet again and it is that man, Hafeez who does the trick. Poor technique from Strauss though, this was tossed up outside off, Strauss looks to get forward and defend, ends up stabbing at the delivery and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs to Shafiq at short leg. Umpire Davies has an easy decision to make. First blow for Pakistan. Strauss c Shafiq b Hafeez 11(42) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Super shot from Cook. It was a quicker and shorter delivery outside off, Alastair Cook reads the length well, rocks back and cuts it past the diving man at backward point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Shot!. Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Cook has plenty of time to rock back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, nicely done by Jonathan Trott . Umar Gul drops this one short and wide outside off, Jonathan Trott chops it hard onto the ground and gets it over point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but four. It was a length delivery angling away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was looking to play it towards the onside, gets a thick leading edge that flies to the right of the diving gully fielder. Close call for Jonathan Trott
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Alastair Cook . Overpitched and on the stumps, Alastair Cook gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through the vacant mid-wicket region. The fielder gives chase but can't haul the ball back in time
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Crunched! Over-pitched and outside off, Trott leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it past cover for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but Trott will take the boundary, fuller length delivery angling across. Trott went for the booming cover drive and squirts it off the outside edge past gully and into the fence
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, rare bad ball from Ajmal. Alastair Cook rocks back and crunches it in front of point for a boundary. Top shot from the Test cricketer of the year
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Super shot from Trott. Junaid Khan comes from round the wicket and drifts this one full and on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets inside the line and whips it wide of mid-on. It is a real teaser for the chasing pack, but the ball wins in the end
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Classy. Length delivery outside off, Jonathan Trott leans forward and caresses a drive past cover point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence for another boundary
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back into Trott, he lunged forward, gets outside the line as he looks to defend. The ball hit the pads first, but just outside off. Pakistan lose one review
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, 8th FIFTY for Trott in Test cricket, drives a flighted delivery straight to the fielder at mid-wicket and calls for a quick single, easily done in the end
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews. This one was floated outside off and was spinning back in, Jonathan Trott was struck outside the line as he got a big stride forward, the impact was just outside off and Jonathan Trott survives
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, 1 run, nearly a catch. Alastair Cook does not spot the doosra, was lunging forward to defend, gets an inside edge that went just wide of Shafiq at short leg. Nervy moment for Cook
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, 27th FIFTY for Cook. Ajmal dropped this one a trifle short, Cook was quick to go back and flicks it powerfully past mid-wicket for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no ball, pushed through by Ajmal, Alastair Cook defends it solidly. Ajmal has over-stepped, the 100 partnership is up
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Cracker! It was short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it behind point, no need to run for those, four more for Cook
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, short, wide, four. It was a poor delivery all-right, Trott leans back, waits for the ball and punches it past point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Bowled!! What a beauty from Abdur Rehman. Trott's resistance has ended with a lazy shot. This one pitched on the middle stump and curved away ever so slightly. Trott stayed back and looked to defend, the ball went past the outside edge and clipped the top of off-stump. Trott looks back in dismay, Rehman is pumped up. Pakistan needed this wicket badly. Jonathan Trott b Abdur Rehman 74(158) [4s-7]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Alastair Cook does not miss out this time. Another rank long hop from Ajmal, short and wide outside off. Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, moves to the eighties now
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, that should calm down KP. This is short and wide outside off, KP is quick to get back and punches it in front of cover for a boundary to get off the mark
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Ajmal feeds onto Alastair Cook's strengths and pays the penalty. Short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, beautifully played. Nice use of the feet there, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly wide of mid-on for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, super shot from Cook. Trifle short and outside off, Alastair Cook gets back and whips it in front of mid-on. Junaid puts in a clumsy dive and lets the ball go past him
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ajmal has a wicket finally. This one was tossed up outside off and breaks back in after pitching. Alastair Cook was looking to defend and is struck just below the knee roll. He ended up playing down the wrong line. Alastair Cook looked up at his partner but is happy to go. England have lost yet another settled batsman. Alastair Cook lbw b Ajmal 94(220) [4s-10]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, FOUR, Ajmal overpitches this one outside off. Ian Bell gets well forward and drives it in the air but well in the gap between cover and point. He is off the mark with a boundary, it was the doosra, not sure if Ian Bell read it
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Caught by Hafeez!! Ajmal strike again and Pakistan are fighting back, this was tossed up outside off. KP looked to get to the pitch of the ball on his attempted whip, the ball dipped on him sharply, catches the inside edge onto his pads and lobbed past the keeper. Hafeez was quick to react, goes to his left and completes the catch. No review from KP and England suddenly find themselves four down. Pietersen c Hafeez b Ajmal 14(39) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Hafeez!! Eoin Morgan fails to play out the day. This was the ripping off-break, pitches just around off and spins away, Eoin Morgan was pushing forward, gets an outside edge that goes low to Hafeez at 1st slip. He takes a smart catch and Ajmal squeels in delight. Pakistan end the day on a high. Eoin Morgan c Hafeez b Ajmal 3(22)
Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, catch dropped by Junaid Khan. An absolute sitter, Ajmal bowls the doosra which is not spotted by Prior, he went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Junaid was circling underneath it at backward square, the ball pops in and out of his hands. Will this miss prove costly?
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, catch dropped by Abdur Rehman. That was a tough chance though, flighted delivery outside off, Bell skipped down the track and looked to go back over the bowler. He did not get enough bat on that, the ball flies to the left of Rehman. He got both hands but could not hold on. The ball races away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, Abdur Rehman drops this one trifle short and wide outside off, Ian Bell rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! This was bound to happen. Prior was not reading Ajmal one bit. This was tossed up outside off and breaks back into Prior, he was arching back to nudge it towards the on-side and missed. Umpire Oxenford took his time before raising the dreaded finger. Replays show that Prior was struck around the middle and was going on to hit leg. Prior lbw b Ajmal 3(16)
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Lovely shot. Broad leans forward to a well flighted delivery, gets to the pitch of the ball, opens the face of the bat and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Even Better. This one is tossed up outside off, Broad gets a big stride forward and drives it sweetly in the gap between the point and cover fielder all along the carpet. The ball races away to the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Super Shot from Broad . Gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and slugs it over widish mid-wicket for a boundary. Crucial runs these for England
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad at his best. It was pitched up outside off and moving away, Broad clatters it over Younis's head at mid-off. Nice attacking cricket from Broad
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, England take the lead. Full and wide outside off, Broad threw the kitchen sink at that, gets it right off the toe-end and flies in the gap between slips and gully
Hafeez to Broad, FOUR, Lovely cricket from Broad . This was flighted outside off and spinning away, Broad gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it inside out over extra cover for a boundary
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! The new ball has done the trick for Umar Gul. This one was the inducker, Ian Bell was caught in his crease as he looked to work it towards the onside, the ball rapped him on the back-leg and was going onto clip the top of leg-stump. The dangerous looking partnership has been dislodged and England have lost both reviews. Ian Bell lbw b Umar Gul 29(78) [4s-3]
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Thumped. It was a trifle short and outside off, Swann is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Sweetly played. This was nothing more then a firm push past cover point off the backfoot, the ball scoots away to the fence in a jiffy. Handy runs as the lead grows
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Swann stays back and punches it in front of point. The man at deep point comes across but has no chance of saving a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Lbw!! Swann looked in all sorts of trouble in this over and Abdur Rehman has his rewards. This was the drifter from Rehman, pitched on the middle and straightening a tad, Swann was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is hit flush below the knee roll. Easy decision for umpire Steve Davies. Swann lbw b Abdur Rehman 15(15) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Broad, SIX, Magnificent!. Broad gets underneath a well flighted delivery outside off and swings it over mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, FIFTY for Broad, this has been a fine knock and a vital one as well, laps a flighted delivery behind square for a couple. The dressing room is up and realise the value of this knock
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, Shot! Jimmy is no slouch with the bat, picks the length perfectly and sweeps it all along the carpet behind square for a boundary
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, precious runs for England, Anderson looks to defend and gets a thick outside edge that races past the fielder at 1st slip and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, leg byes, FOUR, appeal for LBW, pushed through by Hafeez, Anderson gets well across, looks to sweep and misses, the ball rolls of the pads and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, FOUR, floated up on the pads, Anderson flicks, it goes past the leg slip and rolls to the boundary rope. Gul standing a bit squarer had no chance to stop it.
Hafeez to Anderson, out Bowled!! That's it. It has taken the 'Professor' four balls to dismiss Anderson. Flatter and quicker on the off stump, it skidded in, Anderson looked to cut and missed it. The stumps are rattled and Pakistan are a wicket away from batting again. Anderson b Hafeez 13(19) [4s-3]
Hafeez to Panesar, out Lbw!! Panesar shows his bat to the umpire, but Steve Davies will not be fooled. Flatter on the stumps, Panesar goes deep into the crease and looks to flick, the ball hits the pads. Loud appeal from the Pakistanis, Monty almost immediately showed his bat to Davies. Replays prove inconclusive as to whether there was an inside edge or not. No reviews left for England, that's the end of their first innings. Panesar lbw b Hafeez 0(2)
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, FOUR, too short from Umar Gul and it is easy pickings for Alastair Cook. This is banged in short and outside off, Cook swivells, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings
Umar Gul to Strauss, byes, FOUR, Umar Gul looses his radar completely and hurls this one full and way down the leg. It beats Strauss's attempted flick and the despairing dive of Adnan, the ball scoots away to the fence
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Super Shot. Trifle short and outside off, Strauss rocks back and cuts it in front of point. No need to run for those
Hafeez to Strauss, out Caught by Shafiq!! Strauss fails yet again and it is that man, Hafeez who does the trick. Poor technique from Strauss though, this was tossed up outside off, Strauss looks to get forward and defend, ends up stabbing at the delivery and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs to Shafiq at short leg. Umpire Davies has an easy decision to make. First blow for Pakistan. Strauss c Shafiq b Hafeez 11(42) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Super shot from Cook. It was a quicker and shorter delivery outside off, Alastair Cook reads the length well, rocks back and cuts it past the diving man at backward point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Shot!. Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Cook has plenty of time to rock back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, nicely done by Jonathan Trott . Umar Gul drops this one short and wide outside off, Jonathan Trott chops it hard onto the ground and gets it over point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but four. It was a length delivery angling away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was looking to play it towards the onside, gets a thick leading edge that flies to the right of the diving gully fielder. Close call for Jonathan Trott
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Alastair Cook . Overpitched and on the stumps, Alastair Cook gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through the vacant mid-wicket region. The fielder gives chase but can't haul the ball back in time
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Crunched! Over-pitched and outside off, Trott leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it past cover for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but Trott will take the boundary, fuller length delivery angling across. Trott went for the booming cover drive and squirts it off the outside edge past gully and into the fence
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, rare bad ball from Ajmal. Alastair Cook rocks back and crunches it in front of point for a boundary. Top shot from the Test cricketer of the year
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Super shot from Trott. Junaid Khan comes from round the wicket and drifts this one full and on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets inside the line and whips it wide of mid-on. It is a real teaser for the chasing pack, but the ball wins in the end
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Classy. Length delivery outside off, Jonathan Trott leans forward and caresses a drive past cover point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence for another boundary
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back into Trott, he lunged forward, gets outside the line as he looks to defend. The ball hit the pads first, but just outside off. Pakistan lose one review
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, 8th FIFTY for Trott in Test cricket, drives a flighted delivery straight to the fielder at mid-wicket and calls for a quick single, easily done in the end
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews. This one was floated outside off and was spinning back in, Jonathan Trott was struck outside the line as he got a big stride forward, the impact was just outside off and Jonathan Trott survives
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, 1 run, nearly a catch. Alastair Cook does not spot the doosra, was lunging forward to defend, gets an inside edge that went just wide of Shafiq at short leg. Nervy moment for Cook
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, 27th FIFTY for Cook. Ajmal dropped this one a trifle short, Cook was quick to go back and flicks it powerfully past mid-wicket for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no ball, pushed through by Ajmal, Alastair Cook defends it solidly. Ajmal has over-stepped, the 100 partnership is up
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Cracker! It was short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it behind point, no need to run for those, four more for Cook
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, short, wide, four. It was a poor delivery all-right, Trott leans back, waits for the ball and punches it past point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Bowled!! What a beauty from Abdur Rehman. Trott's resistance has ended with a lazy shot. This one pitched on the middle stump and curved away ever so slightly. Trott stayed back and looked to defend, the ball went past the outside edge and clipped the top of off-stump. Trott looks back in dismay, Rehman is pumped up. Pakistan needed this wicket badly. Jonathan Trott b Abdur Rehman 74(158) [4s-7]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Alastair Cook does not miss out this time. Another rank long hop from Ajmal, short and wide outside off. Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, moves to the eighties now
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, that should calm down KP. This is short and wide outside off, KP is quick to get back and punches it in front of cover for a boundary to get off the mark
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Ajmal feeds onto Alastair Cook's strengths and pays the penalty. Short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, beautifully played. Nice use of the feet there, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly wide of mid-on for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, super shot from Cook. Trifle short and outside off, Alastair Cook gets back and whips it in front of mid-on. Junaid puts in a clumsy dive and lets the ball go past him
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ajmal has a wicket finally. This one was tossed up outside off and breaks back in after pitching. Alastair Cook was looking to defend and is struck just below the knee roll. He ended up playing down the wrong line. Alastair Cook looked up at his partner but is happy to go. England have lost yet another settled batsman. Alastair Cook lbw b Ajmal 94(220) [4s-10]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, FOUR, Ajmal overpitches this one outside off. Ian Bell gets well forward and drives it in the air but well in the gap between cover and point. He is off the mark with a boundary, it was the doosra, not sure if Ian Bell read it
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Caught by Hafeez!! Ajmal strike again and Pakistan are fighting back, this was tossed up outside off. KP looked to get to the pitch of the ball on his attempted whip, the ball dipped on him sharply, catches the inside edge onto his pads and lobbed past the keeper. Hafeez was quick to react, goes to his left and completes the catch. No review from KP and England suddenly find themselves four down. Pietersen c Hafeez b Ajmal 14(39) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Hafeez!! Eoin Morgan fails to play out the day. This was the ripping off-break, pitches just around off and spins away, Eoin Morgan was pushing forward, gets an outside edge that goes low to Hafeez at 1st slip. He takes a smart catch and Ajmal squeels in delight. Pakistan end the day on a high. Eoin Morgan c Hafeez b Ajmal 3(22)
Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, catch dropped by Junaid Khan. An absolute sitter, Ajmal bowls the doosra which is not spotted by Prior, he went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Junaid was circling underneath it at backward square, the ball pops in and out of his hands. Will this miss prove costly?
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, catch dropped by Abdur Rehman. That was a tough chance though, flighted delivery outside off, Bell skipped down the track and looked to go back over the bowler. He did not get enough bat on that, the ball flies to the left of Rehman. He got both hands but could not hold on. The ball races away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, Abdur Rehman drops this one trifle short and wide outside off, Ian Bell rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! This was bound to happen. Prior was not reading Ajmal one bit. This was tossed up outside off and breaks back into Prior, he was arching back to nudge it towards the on-side and missed. Umpire Oxenford took his time before raising the dreaded finger. Replays show that Prior was struck around the middle and was going on to hit leg. Prior lbw b Ajmal 3(16)
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Lovely shot. Broad leans forward to a well flighted delivery, gets to the pitch of the ball, opens the face of the bat and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Even Better. This one is tossed up outside off, Broad gets a big stride forward and drives it sweetly in the gap between the point and cover fielder all along the carpet. The ball races away to the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Super Shot from Broad . Gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and slugs it over widish mid-wicket for a boundary. Crucial runs these for England
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad at his best. It was pitched up outside off and moving away, Broad clatters it over Younis's head at mid-off. Nice attacking cricket from Broad
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, England take the lead. Full and wide outside off, Broad threw the kitchen sink at that, gets it right off the toe-end and flies in the gap between slips and gully
Hafeez to Broad, FOUR, Lovely cricket from Broad . This was flighted outside off and spinning away, Broad gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it inside out over extra cover for a boundary
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! The new ball has done the trick for Umar Gul. This one was the inducker, Ian Bell was caught in his crease as he looked to work it towards the onside, the ball rapped him on the back-leg and was going onto clip the top of leg-stump. The dangerous looking partnership has been dislodged and England have lost both reviews. Ian Bell lbw b Umar Gul 29(78) [4s-3]
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Thumped. It was a trifle short and outside off, Swann is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Sweetly played. This was nothing more then a firm push past cover point off the backfoot, the ball scoots away to the fence in a jiffy. Handy runs as the lead grows
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Swann stays back and punches it in front of point. The man at deep point comes across but has no chance of saving a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Lbw!! Swann looked in all sorts of trouble in this over and Abdur Rehman has his rewards. This was the drifter from Rehman, pitched on the middle and straightening a tad, Swann was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is hit flush below the knee roll. Easy decision for umpire Steve Davies. Swann lbw b Abdur Rehman 15(15) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Broad, SIX, Magnificent!. Broad gets underneath a well flighted delivery outside off and swings it over mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, FIFTY for Broad, this has been a fine knock and a vital one as well, laps a flighted delivery behind square for a couple. The dressing room is up and realise the value of this knock
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, Shot! Jimmy is no slouch with the bat, picks the length perfectly and sweeps it all along the carpet behind square for a boundary
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, precious runs for England, Anderson looks to defend and gets a thick outside edge that races past the fielder at 1st slip and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, leg byes, FOUR, appeal for LBW, pushed through by Hafeez, Anderson gets well across, looks to sweep and misses, the ball rolls of the pads and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, FOUR, floated up on the pads, Anderson flicks, it goes past the leg slip and rolls to the boundary rope. Gul standing a bit squarer had no chance to stop it.
Hafeez to Anderson, out Bowled!! That's it. It has taken the 'Professor' four balls to dismiss Anderson. Flatter and quicker on the off stump, it skidded in, Anderson looked to cut and missed it. The stumps are rattled and Pakistan are a wicket away from batting again. Anderson b Hafeez 13(19) [4s-3]
Hafeez to Panesar, out Lbw!! Panesar shows his bat to the umpire, but Steve Davies will not be fooled. Flatter on the stumps, Panesar goes deep into the crease and looks to flick, the ball hits the pads. Loud appeal from the Pakistanis, Monty almost immediately showed his bat to Davies. Replays prove inconclusive as to whether there was an inside edge or not. No reviews left for England, that's the end of their first innings. Panesar lbw b Hafeez 0(2)
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, FOUR, too short from Umar Gul and it is easy pickings for Alastair Cook. This is banged in short and outside off, Cook swivells, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings
Umar Gul to Strauss, byes, FOUR, Umar Gul looses his radar completely and hurls this one full and way down the leg. It beats Strauss's attempted flick and the despairing dive of Adnan, the ball scoots away to the fence
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Super Shot. Trifle short and outside off, Strauss rocks back and cuts it in front of point. No need to run for those
Hafeez to Strauss, out Caught by Shafiq!! Strauss fails yet again and it is that man, Hafeez who does the trick. Poor technique from Strauss though, this was tossed up outside off, Strauss looks to get forward and defend, ends up stabbing at the delivery and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs to Shafiq at short leg. Umpire Davies has an easy decision to make. First blow for Pakistan. Strauss c Shafiq b Hafeez 11(42) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Super shot from Cook. It was a quicker and shorter delivery outside off, Alastair Cook reads the length well, rocks back and cuts it past the diving man at backward point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Shot!. Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Cook has plenty of time to rock back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, nicely done by Jonathan Trott . Umar Gul drops this one short and wide outside off, Jonathan Trott chops it hard onto the ground and gets it over point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but four. It was a length delivery angling away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was looking to play it towards the onside, gets a thick leading edge that flies to the right of the diving gully fielder. Close call for Jonathan Trott
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Alastair Cook . Overpitched and on the stumps, Alastair Cook gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through the vacant mid-wicket region. The fielder gives chase but can't haul the ball back in time
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Crunched! Over-pitched and outside off, Trott leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it past cover for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but Trott will take the boundary, fuller length delivery angling across. Trott went for the booming cover drive and squirts it off the outside edge past gully and into the fence
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, rare bad ball from Ajmal. Alastair Cook rocks back and crunches it in front of point for a boundary. Top shot from the Test cricketer of the year
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Super shot from Trott. Junaid Khan comes from round the wicket and drifts this one full and on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets inside the line and whips it wide of mid-on. It is a real teaser for the chasing pack, but the ball wins in the end
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Classy. Length delivery outside off, Jonathan Trott leans forward and caresses a drive past cover point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence for another boundary
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back into Trott, he lunged forward, gets outside the line as he looks to defend. The ball hit the pads first, but just outside off. Pakistan lose one review
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, 8th FIFTY for Trott in Test cricket, drives a flighted delivery straight to the fielder at mid-wicket and calls for a quick single, easily done in the end
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews. This one was floated outside off and was spinning back in, Jonathan Trott was struck outside the line as he got a big stride forward, the impact was just outside off and Jonathan Trott survives
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, 1 run, nearly a catch. Alastair Cook does not spot the doosra, was lunging forward to defend, gets an inside edge that went just wide of Shafiq at short leg. Nervy moment for Cook
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, 27th FIFTY for Cook. Ajmal dropped this one a trifle short, Cook was quick to go back and flicks it powerfully past mid-wicket for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no ball, pushed through by Ajmal, Alastair Cook defends it solidly. Ajmal has over-stepped, the 100 partnership is up
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Cracker! It was short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it behind point, no need to run for those, four more for Cook
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, short, wide, four. It was a poor delivery all-right, Trott leans back, waits for the ball and punches it past point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Bowled!! What a beauty from Abdur Rehman. Trott's resistance has ended with a lazy shot. This one pitched on the middle stump and curved away ever so slightly. Trott stayed back and looked to defend, the ball went past the outside edge and clipped the top of off-stump. Trott looks back in dismay, Rehman is pumped up. Pakistan needed this wicket badly. Jonathan Trott b Abdur Rehman 74(158) [4s-7]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Alastair Cook does not miss out this time. Another rank long hop from Ajmal, short and wide outside off. Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, moves to the eighties now
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, that should calm down KP. This is short and wide outside off, KP is quick to get back and punches it in front of cover for a boundary to get off the mark
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Ajmal feeds onto Alastair Cook's strengths and pays the penalty. Short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, beautifully played. Nice use of the feet there, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly wide of mid-on for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, super shot from Cook. Trifle short and outside off, Alastair Cook gets back and whips it in front of mid-on. Junaid puts in a clumsy dive and lets the ball go past him
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ajmal has a wicket finally. This one was tossed up outside off and breaks back in after pitching. Alastair Cook was looking to defend and is struck just below the knee roll. He ended up playing down the wrong line. Alastair Cook looked up at his partner but is happy to go. England have lost yet another settled batsman. Alastair Cook lbw b Ajmal 94(220) [4s-10]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, FOUR, Ajmal overpitches this one outside off. Ian Bell gets well forward and drives it in the air but well in the gap between cover and point. He is off the mark with a boundary, it was the doosra, not sure if Ian Bell read it
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Caught by Hafeez!! Ajmal strike again and Pakistan are fighting back, this was tossed up outside off. KP looked to get to the pitch of the ball on his attempted whip, the ball dipped on him sharply, catches the inside edge onto his pads and lobbed past the keeper. Hafeez was quick to react, goes to his left and completes the catch. No review from KP and England suddenly find themselves four down. Pietersen c Hafeez b Ajmal 14(39) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Hafeez!! Eoin Morgan fails to play out the day. This was the ripping off-break, pitches just around off and spins away, Eoin Morgan was pushing forward, gets an outside edge that goes low to Hafeez at 1st slip. He takes a smart catch and Ajmal squeels in delight. Pakistan end the day on a high. Eoin Morgan c Hafeez b Ajmal 3(22)
Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, catch dropped by Junaid Khan. An absolute sitter, Ajmal bowls the doosra which is not spotted by Prior, he went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Junaid was circling underneath it at backward square, the ball pops in and out of his hands. Will this miss prove costly?
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, catch dropped by Abdur Rehman. That was a tough chance though, flighted delivery outside off, Bell skipped down the track and looked to go back over the bowler. He did not get enough bat on that, the ball flies to the left of Rehman. He got both hands but could not hold on. The ball races away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, Abdur Rehman drops this one trifle short and wide outside off, Ian Bell rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! This was bound to happen. Prior was not reading Ajmal one bit. This was tossed up outside off and breaks back into Prior, he was arching back to nudge it towards the on-side and missed. Umpire Oxenford took his time before raising the dreaded finger. Replays show that Prior was struck around the middle and was going on to hit leg. Prior lbw b Ajmal 3(16)
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Lovely shot. Broad leans forward to a well flighted delivery, gets to the pitch of the ball, opens the face of the bat and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Even Better. This one is tossed up outside off, Broad gets a big stride forward and drives it sweetly in the gap between the point and cover fielder all along the carpet. The ball races away to the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Super Shot from Broad . Gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and slugs it over widish mid-wicket for a boundary. Crucial runs these for England
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad at his best. It was pitched up outside off and moving away, Broad clatters it over Younis's head at mid-off. Nice attacking cricket from Broad
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, England take the lead. Full and wide outside off, Broad threw the kitchen sink at that, gets it right off the toe-end and flies in the gap between slips and gully
Hafeez to Broad, FOUR, Lovely cricket from Broad . This was flighted outside off and spinning away, Broad gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it inside out over extra cover for a boundary
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! The new ball has done the trick for Umar Gul. This one was the inducker, Ian Bell was caught in his crease as he looked to work it towards the onside, the ball rapped him on the back-leg and was going onto clip the top of leg-stump. The dangerous looking partnership has been dislodged and England have lost both reviews. Ian Bell lbw b Umar Gul 29(78) [4s-3]
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Thumped. It was a trifle short and outside off, Swann is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Sweetly played. This was nothing more then a firm push past cover point off the backfoot, the ball scoots away to the fence in a jiffy. Handy runs as the lead grows
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Swann stays back and punches it in front of point. The man at deep point comes across but has no chance of saving a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Lbw!! Swann looked in all sorts of trouble in this over and Abdur Rehman has his rewards. This was the drifter from Rehman, pitched on the middle and straightening a tad, Swann was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is hit flush below the knee roll. Easy decision for umpire Steve Davies. Swann lbw b Abdur Rehman 15(15) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Broad, SIX, Magnificent!. Broad gets underneath a well flighted delivery outside off and swings it over mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, FIFTY for Broad, this has been a fine knock and a vital one as well, laps a flighted delivery behind square for a couple. The dressing room is up and realise the value of this knock
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, Shot! Jimmy is no slouch with the bat, picks the length perfectly and sweeps it all along the carpet behind square for a boundary
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, precious runs for England, Anderson looks to defend and gets a thick outside edge that races past the fielder at 1st slip and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, leg byes, FOUR, appeal for LBW, pushed through by Hafeez, Anderson gets well across, looks to sweep and misses, the ball rolls of the pads and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, FOUR, floated up on the pads, Anderson flicks, it goes past the leg slip and rolls to the boundary rope. Gul standing a bit squarer had no chance to stop it.
Hafeez to Anderson, out Bowled!! That's it. It has taken the 'Professor' four balls to dismiss Anderson. Flatter and quicker on the off stump, it skidded in, Anderson looked to cut and missed it. The stumps are rattled and Pakistan are a wicket away from batting again. Anderson b Hafeez 13(19) [4s-3]
Hafeez to Panesar, out Lbw!! Panesar shows his bat to the umpire, but Steve Davies will not be fooled. Flatter on the stumps, Panesar goes deep into the crease and looks to flick, the ball hits the pads. Loud appeal from the Pakistanis, Monty almost immediately showed his bat to Davies. Replays prove inconclusive as to whether there was an inside edge or not. No reviews left for England, that's the end of their first innings. Panesar lbw b Hafeez 0(2)
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught&Bowled!! Relief for Pakistan. It was tossed up invitingly on the middle stump line, Alastair Cook was looking to turn it towards mid-wicket against the spin, gets the leading edge that pops to the left of the bowler. Hafeez dives to his left and completes a very good low catch. The opening pair has been separated. Alastair Cook c and b Hafeez 7(40)
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Bowled!! Bowled him. It was the doosra, Ian Bell did not pick it, looks to defend off the backfoot. The ball dribbles off the inside edge, goes through his legs and dislodges the bails. Pakistan are thrilled and we have a tight match on our hands. This will be a nervy chase for England. Ian Bell b Ajmal 3(3)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss will feel much better now. This was dropped short and outside off from Ajmal, Strauss rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! The arm ball has ejected KP. This was pushed through from Abdur Rehman, Pietersen was lunging forward in defence, is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump, the ball was going on to clip the top of middle stump. Bruce Oxenford has got it right again and England are in some trouble. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(8)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, FOUR, pushed through by Abdur Rehman, Eoin Morgan gets well outside off as he looks to flick and misses, the ball goes off the pads and into the fine leg boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Bowled!! Gotcha. Another one bites the dust. This was the quicker delivery outside off and spun back in sharply, Eoin Morgan was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, the off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Eoin Morgan b Abdur Rehman 0(2).
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, lovely shot, Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Strauss backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Cracking shot. This was short and outside off, Prior cracks a lovely looking drive off the front-foot, beats the man at cover point and races away to the fence in a jiffy
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Fab Shot. It was tossed up outside off, Strauss gets across, rolls his wrists and keeps the sweep all along the carpet and into the boundary behind square
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Strauss' insistence on staying back has cost him. This was tossed up outside off and spins back from the rough, Strauss went back to nudge it towards the onside and misses, the ball struck him on the pads in line with the off-stump and was going on to strike the leg-stump. Strauss has to go and England have lost half their side. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(100) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, run-out chance missed. It was short and outside off, Jonathan Trott steered it away towards short third man, Gul dives to his right and prevents the ball going further, Prior was charging in for a single while Jonathan Trott stood frozen, the keeper shouts at Gul to throw it to him, Gul does exactly that, that gives Jonathan Trott plenty of time to scramble to the other end. Adnan's throw to the bowler is awful and Jonathan Trott escapes
Ajmal to Prior, no run, this was floated from outside off, Prior lunged forward to defend and was beaten by one that breaks back in, the ball was spinning too much though and would have missed leg
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, leg byes, FOUR, rare poor ball from Abdur Rehman, slides this one down the leg, Jonathan Trott looks to flick and misses, the ball rolls off the pads and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Rehman gets the big fish. That is absolutely plumb. This one pitched on the middle and straightened. Jonathan Trott went back in defence, misses it and is rapped flush on the pads below the knee-roll. Umpire Oxenford has an easy decision to make, that would have crashed into the middle of middle. Trott has a dejected look on his face as he walks back into the hut. Jonathan Trott lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(11)
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Bowled!! No need to appeal for this. An absolute ripper of a delivery from Abdur Rehman, it was tossed up nicely outside off and spins back into Broad, he was playing against the spin and creates a massive gap between bat and pad. The off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Maiden 5-wicket haul for Rehman. This was a classic left arm spinner's dismissal, an absolute treat to watch. Broad b Abdur Rehman 0(2)
Ajmal to Swann, out Lbw!! Pakistan are spinning out England. The ripping off-break, Swann gets back and looks to defend, misses it and is caught plumb in front of the middle and leg-stump. Umpire Davies has no doubts about it, the dreaded finger is up and Swann has a disconsolate look on his face. Swann lbw b Ajmal 0(4)
Ajmal to Prior, out Caught by Shafiq at cover!! 100th Test wicket for Ajmal. The last hope of England is gone and they are staring at a series loss. This was tossed up outside off, it stopped on Prior as he looked to drive, he goes through with the drive and only pops a simple catch to Shafiq at cover. The end is nigh for England. Prior c Shafiq b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Caught by Umar Gul!! Match-over, series won by the brilliant Pakistan team. Absolute justice that Rehman takes the last wicket to fall, it was tossed up outside off and spinning back in, Anderson went for the sweep and got a massive top-edge. The ball swirled in the air and when it came down, Gul was at hand to take the catch at deep backward square leg. England have been rolled over for their lowest ever Test score against Pakistan. Anderson c Umar Gul b Abdur Rehman 1(2)
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, FOUR, too short from Umar Gul and it is easy pickings for Alastair Cook. This is banged in short and outside off, Cook swivells, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings
Umar Gul to Strauss, byes, FOUR, Umar Gul looses his radar completely and hurls this one full and way down the leg. It beats Strauss's attempted flick and the despairing dive of Adnan, the ball scoots away to the fence
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Super Shot. Trifle short and outside off, Strauss rocks back and cuts it in front of point. No need to run for those
Hafeez to Strauss, out Caught by Shafiq!! Strauss fails yet again and it is that man, Hafeez who does the trick. Poor technique from Strauss though, this was tossed up outside off, Strauss looks to get forward and defend, ends up stabbing at the delivery and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs to Shafiq at short leg. Umpire Davies has an easy decision to make. First blow for Pakistan. Strauss c Shafiq b Hafeez 11(42) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Super shot from Cook. It was a quicker and shorter delivery outside off, Alastair Cook reads the length well, rocks back and cuts it past the diving man at backward point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Shot!. Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Cook has plenty of time to rock back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, nicely done by Jonathan Trott . Umar Gul drops this one short and wide outside off, Jonathan Trott chops it hard onto the ground and gets it over point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but four. It was a length delivery angling away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was looking to play it towards the onside, gets a thick leading edge that flies to the right of the diving gully fielder. Close call for Jonathan Trott
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Alastair Cook . Overpitched and on the stumps, Alastair Cook gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through the vacant mid-wicket region. The fielder gives chase but can't haul the ball back in time
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Crunched! Over-pitched and outside off, Trott leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it past cover for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but Trott will take the boundary, fuller length delivery angling across. Trott went for the booming cover drive and squirts it off the outside edge past gully and into the fence
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, rare bad ball from Ajmal. Alastair Cook rocks back and crunches it in front of point for a boundary. Top shot from the Test cricketer of the year
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Super shot from Trott. Junaid Khan comes from round the wicket and drifts this one full and on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets inside the line and whips it wide of mid-on. It is a real teaser for the chasing pack, but the ball wins in the end
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Classy. Length delivery outside off, Jonathan Trott leans forward and caresses a drive past cover point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence for another boundary
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back into Trott, he lunged forward, gets outside the line as he looks to defend. The ball hit the pads first, but just outside off. Pakistan lose one review
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, 8th FIFTY for Trott in Test cricket, drives a flighted delivery straight to the fielder at mid-wicket and calls for a quick single, easily done in the end
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews. This one was floated outside off and was spinning back in, Jonathan Trott was struck outside the line as he got a big stride forward, the impact was just outside off and Jonathan Trott survives
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, 1 run, nearly a catch. Alastair Cook does not spot the doosra, was lunging forward to defend, gets an inside edge that went just wide of Shafiq at short leg. Nervy moment for Cook
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, 27th FIFTY for Cook. Ajmal dropped this one a trifle short, Cook was quick to go back and flicks it powerfully past mid-wicket for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no ball, pushed through by Ajmal, Alastair Cook defends it solidly. Ajmal has over-stepped, the 100 partnership is up
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Cracker! It was short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it behind point, no need to run for those, four more for Cook
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, short, wide, four. It was a poor delivery all-right, Trott leans back, waits for the ball and punches it past point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Bowled!! What a beauty from Abdur Rehman. Trott's resistance has ended with a lazy shot. This one pitched on the middle stump and curved away ever so slightly. Trott stayed back and looked to defend, the ball went past the outside edge and clipped the top of off-stump. Trott looks back in dismay, Rehman is pumped up. Pakistan needed this wicket badly. Jonathan Trott b Abdur Rehman 74(158) [4s-7]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Alastair Cook does not miss out this time. Another rank long hop from Ajmal, short and wide outside off. Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, moves to the eighties now
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, that should calm down KP. This is short and wide outside off, KP is quick to get back and punches it in front of cover for a boundary to get off the mark
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Ajmal feeds onto Alastair Cook's strengths and pays the penalty. Short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, beautifully played. Nice use of the feet there, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly wide of mid-on for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, super shot from Cook. Trifle short and outside off, Alastair Cook gets back and whips it in front of mid-on. Junaid puts in a clumsy dive and lets the ball go past him
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ajmal has a wicket finally. This one was tossed up outside off and breaks back in after pitching. Alastair Cook was looking to defend and is struck just below the knee roll. He ended up playing down the wrong line. Alastair Cook looked up at his partner but is happy to go. England have lost yet another settled batsman. Alastair Cook lbw b Ajmal 94(220) [4s-10]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, FOUR, Ajmal overpitches this one outside off. Ian Bell gets well forward and drives it in the air but well in the gap between cover and point. He is off the mark with a boundary, it was the doosra, not sure if Ian Bell read it
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Caught by Hafeez!! Ajmal strike again and Pakistan are fighting back, this was tossed up outside off. KP looked to get to the pitch of the ball on his attempted whip, the ball dipped on him sharply, catches the inside edge onto his pads and lobbed past the keeper. Hafeez was quick to react, goes to his left and completes the catch. No review from KP and England suddenly find themselves four down. Pietersen c Hafeez b Ajmal 14(39) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Hafeez!! Eoin Morgan fails to play out the day. This was the ripping off-break, pitches just around off and spins away, Eoin Morgan was pushing forward, gets an outside edge that goes low to Hafeez at 1st slip. He takes a smart catch and Ajmal squeels in delight. Pakistan end the day on a high. Eoin Morgan c Hafeez b Ajmal 3(22)
Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, catch dropped by Junaid Khan. An absolute sitter, Ajmal bowls the doosra which is not spotted by Prior, he went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Junaid was circling underneath it at backward square, the ball pops in and out of his hands. Will this miss prove costly?
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, catch dropped by Abdur Rehman. That was a tough chance though, flighted delivery outside off, Bell skipped down the track and looked to go back over the bowler. He did not get enough bat on that, the ball flies to the left of Rehman. He got both hands but could not hold on. The ball races away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, Abdur Rehman drops this one trifle short and wide outside off, Ian Bell rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! This was bound to happen. Prior was not reading Ajmal one bit. This was tossed up outside off and breaks back into Prior, he was arching back to nudge it towards the on-side and missed. Umpire Oxenford took his time before raising the dreaded finger. Replays show that Prior was struck around the middle and was going on to hit leg. Prior lbw b Ajmal 3(16)
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Lovely shot. Broad leans forward to a well flighted delivery, gets to the pitch of the ball, opens the face of the bat and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Even Better. This one is tossed up outside off, Broad gets a big stride forward and drives it sweetly in the gap between the point and cover fielder all along the carpet. The ball races away to the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Super Shot from Broad . Gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and slugs it over widish mid-wicket for a boundary. Crucial runs these for England
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad at his best. It was pitched up outside off and moving away, Broad clatters it over Younis's head at mid-off. Nice attacking cricket from Broad
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, England take the lead. Full and wide outside off, Broad threw the kitchen sink at that, gets it right off the toe-end and flies in the gap between slips and gully
Hafeez to Broad, FOUR, Lovely cricket from Broad . This was flighted outside off and spinning away, Broad gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it inside out over extra cover for a boundary
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! The new ball has done the trick for Umar Gul. This one was the inducker, Ian Bell was caught in his crease as he looked to work it towards the onside, the ball rapped him on the back-leg and was going onto clip the top of leg-stump. The dangerous looking partnership has been dislodged and England have lost both reviews. Ian Bell lbw b Umar Gul 29(78) [4s-3]
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Thumped. It was a trifle short and outside off, Swann is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Sweetly played. This was nothing more then a firm push past cover point off the backfoot, the ball scoots away to the fence in a jiffy. Handy runs as the lead grows
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Swann stays back and punches it in front of point. The man at deep point comes across but has no chance of saving a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Lbw!! Swann looked in all sorts of trouble in this over and Abdur Rehman has his rewards. This was the drifter from Rehman, pitched on the middle and straightening a tad, Swann was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is hit flush below the knee roll. Easy decision for umpire Steve Davies. Swann lbw b Abdur Rehman 15(15) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Broad, SIX, Magnificent!. Broad gets underneath a well flighted delivery outside off and swings it over mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, FIFTY for Broad, this has been a fine knock and a vital one as well, laps a flighted delivery behind square for a couple. The dressing room is up and realise the value of this knock
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, Shot! Jimmy is no slouch with the bat, picks the length perfectly and sweeps it all along the carpet behind square for a boundary
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, precious runs for England, Anderson looks to defend and gets a thick outside edge that races past the fielder at 1st slip and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, leg byes, FOUR, appeal for LBW, pushed through by Hafeez, Anderson gets well across, looks to sweep and misses, the ball rolls of the pads and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, FOUR, floated up on the pads, Anderson flicks, it goes past the leg slip and rolls to the boundary rope. Gul standing a bit squarer had no chance to stop it.
Hafeez to Anderson, out Bowled!! That's it. It has taken the 'Professor' four balls to dismiss Anderson. Flatter and quicker on the off stump, it skidded in, Anderson looked to cut and missed it. The stumps are rattled and Pakistan are a wicket away from batting again. Anderson b Hafeez 13(19) [4s-3]
Hafeez to Panesar, out Lbw!! Panesar shows his bat to the umpire, but Steve Davies will not be fooled. Flatter on the stumps, Panesar goes deep into the crease and looks to flick, the ball hits the pads. Loud appeal from the Pakistanis, Monty almost immediately showed his bat to Davies. Replays prove inconclusive as to whether there was an inside edge or not. No reviews left for England, that's the end of their first innings. Panesar lbw b Hafeez 0(2)
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught&Bowled!! Relief for Pakistan. It was tossed up invitingly on the middle stump line, Alastair Cook was looking to turn it towards mid-wicket against the spin, gets the leading edge that pops to the left of the bowler. Hafeez dives to his left and completes a very good low catch. The opening pair has been separated. Alastair Cook c and b Hafeez 7(40)
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Bowled!! Bowled him. It was the doosra, Ian Bell did not pick it, looks to defend off the backfoot. The ball dribbles off the inside edge, goes through his legs and dislodges the bails. Pakistan are thrilled and we have a tight match on our hands. This will be a nervy chase for England. Ian Bell b Ajmal 3(3)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss will feel much better now. This was dropped short and outside off from Ajmal, Strauss rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! The arm ball has ejected KP. This was pushed through from Abdur Rehman, Pietersen was lunging forward in defence, is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump, the ball was going on to clip the top of middle stump. Bruce Oxenford has got it right again and England are in some trouble. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(8)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, FOUR, pushed through by Abdur Rehman, Eoin Morgan gets well outside off as he looks to flick and misses, the ball goes off the pads and into the fine leg boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Bowled!! Gotcha. Another one bites the dust. This was the quicker delivery outside off and spun back in sharply, Eoin Morgan was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, the off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Eoin Morgan b Abdur Rehman 0(2).
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, lovely shot, Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Strauss backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Cracking shot. This was short and outside off, Prior cracks a lovely looking drive off the front-foot, beats the man at cover point and races away to the fence in a jiffy
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Fab Shot. It was tossed up outside off, Strauss gets across, rolls his wrists and keeps the sweep all along the carpet and into the boundary behind square
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Strauss' insistence on staying back has cost him. This was tossed up outside off and spins back from the rough, Strauss went back to nudge it towards the onside and misses, the ball struck him on the pads in line with the off-stump and was going on to strike the leg-stump. Strauss has to go and England have lost half their side. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(100) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, run-out chance missed. It was short and outside off, Jonathan Trott steered it away towards short third man, Gul dives to his right and prevents the ball going further, Prior was charging in for a single while Jonathan Trott stood frozen, the keeper shouts at Gul to throw it to him, Gul does exactly that, that gives Jonathan Trott plenty of time to scramble to the other end. Adnan's throw to the bowler is awful and Jonathan Trott escapes
Ajmal to Prior, no run, this was floated from outside off, Prior lunged forward to defend and was beaten by one that breaks back in, the ball was spinning too much though and would have missed leg
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, leg byes, FOUR, rare poor ball from Abdur Rehman, slides this one down the leg, Jonathan Trott looks to flick and misses, the ball rolls off the pads and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Rehman gets the big fish. That is absolutely plumb. This one pitched on the middle and straightened. Jonathan Trott went back in defence, misses it and is rapped flush on the pads below the knee-roll. Umpire Oxenford has an easy decision to make, that would have crashed into the middle of middle. Trott has a dejected look on his face as he walks back into the hut. Jonathan Trott lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(11)
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Bowled!! No need to appeal for this. An absolute ripper of a delivery from Abdur Rehman, it was tossed up nicely outside off and spins back into Broad, he was playing against the spin and creates a massive gap between bat and pad. The off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Maiden 5-wicket haul for Rehman. This was a classic left arm spinner's dismissal, an absolute treat to watch. Broad b Abdur Rehman 0(2)
Ajmal to Swann, out Lbw!! Pakistan are spinning out England. The ripping off-break, Swann gets back and looks to defend, misses it and is caught plumb in front of the middle and leg-stump. Umpire Davies has no doubts about it, the dreaded finger is up and Swann has a disconsolate look on his face. Swann lbw b Ajmal 0(4)
Ajmal to Prior, out Caught by Shafiq at cover!! 100th Test wicket for Ajmal. The last hope of England is gone and they are staring at a series loss. This was tossed up outside off, it stopped on Prior as he looked to drive, he goes through with the drive and only pops a simple catch to Shafiq at cover. The end is nigh for England. Prior c Shafiq b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Caught by Umar Gul!! Match-over, series won by the brilliant Pakistan team. Absolute justice that Rehman takes the last wicket to fall, it was tossed up outside off and spinning back in, Anderson went for the sweep and got a massive top-edge. The ball swirled in the air and when it came down, Gul was at hand to take the catch at deep backward square leg. England have been rolled over for their lowest ever Test score against Pakistan. Anderson c Umar Gul b Abdur Rehman 1(2)
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, FOUR, too short from Umar Gul and it is easy pickings for Alastair Cook. This is banged in short and outside off, Cook swivells, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings
Umar Gul to Strauss, byes, FOUR, Umar Gul looses his radar completely and hurls this one full and way down the leg. It beats Strauss's attempted flick and the despairing dive of Adnan, the ball scoots away to the fence
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Super Shot. Trifle short and outside off, Strauss rocks back and cuts it in front of point. No need to run for those
Hafeez to Strauss, out Caught by Shafiq!! Strauss fails yet again and it is that man, Hafeez who does the trick. Poor technique from Strauss though, this was tossed up outside off, Strauss looks to get forward and defend, ends up stabbing at the delivery and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs to Shafiq at short leg. Umpire Davies has an easy decision to make. First blow for Pakistan. Strauss c Shafiq b Hafeez 11(42) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Super shot from Cook. It was a quicker and shorter delivery outside off, Alastair Cook reads the length well, rocks back and cuts it past the diving man at backward point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Shot!. Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Cook has plenty of time to rock back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, nicely done by Jonathan Trott . Umar Gul drops this one short and wide outside off, Jonathan Trott chops it hard onto the ground and gets it over point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but four. It was a length delivery angling away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was looking to play it towards the onside, gets a thick leading edge that flies to the right of the diving gully fielder. Close call for Jonathan Trott
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Alastair Cook . Overpitched and on the stumps, Alastair Cook gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through the vacant mid-wicket region. The fielder gives chase but can't haul the ball back in time
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Crunched! Over-pitched and outside off, Trott leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it past cover for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but Trott will take the boundary, fuller length delivery angling across. Trott went for the booming cover drive and squirts it off the outside edge past gully and into the fence
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, rare bad ball from Ajmal. Alastair Cook rocks back and crunches it in front of point for a boundary. Top shot from the Test cricketer of the year
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Super shot from Trott. Junaid Khan comes from round the wicket and drifts this one full and on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets inside the line and whips it wide of mid-on. It is a real teaser for the chasing pack, but the ball wins in the end
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Classy. Length delivery outside off, Jonathan Trott leans forward and caresses a drive past cover point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence for another boundary
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back into Trott, he lunged forward, gets outside the line as he looks to defend. The ball hit the pads first, but just outside off. Pakistan lose one review
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, 8th FIFTY for Trott in Test cricket, drives a flighted delivery straight to the fielder at mid-wicket and calls for a quick single, easily done in the end
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews. This one was floated outside off and was spinning back in, Jonathan Trott was struck outside the line as he got a big stride forward, the impact was just outside off and Jonathan Trott survives
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, 1 run, nearly a catch. Alastair Cook does not spot the doosra, was lunging forward to defend, gets an inside edge that went just wide of Shafiq at short leg. Nervy moment for Cook
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, 27th FIFTY for Cook. Ajmal dropped this one a trifle short, Cook was quick to go back and flicks it powerfully past mid-wicket for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no ball, pushed through by Ajmal, Alastair Cook defends it solidly. Ajmal has over-stepped, the 100 partnership is up
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Cracker! It was short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it behind point, no need to run for those, four more for Cook
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, short, wide, four. It was a poor delivery all-right, Trott leans back, waits for the ball and punches it past point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Bowled!! What a beauty from Abdur Rehman. Trott's resistance has ended with a lazy shot. This one pitched on the middle stump and curved away ever so slightly. Trott stayed back and looked to defend, the ball went past the outside edge and clipped the top of off-stump. Trott looks back in dismay, Rehman is pumped up. Pakistan needed this wicket badly. Jonathan Trott b Abdur Rehman 74(158) [4s-7]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Alastair Cook does not miss out this time. Another rank long hop from Ajmal, short and wide outside off. Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, moves to the eighties now
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, that should calm down KP. This is short and wide outside off, KP is quick to get back and punches it in front of cover for a boundary to get off the mark
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Ajmal feeds onto Alastair Cook's strengths and pays the penalty. Short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, beautifully played. Nice use of the feet there, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly wide of mid-on for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, super shot from Cook. Trifle short and outside off, Alastair Cook gets back and whips it in front of mid-on. Junaid puts in a clumsy dive and lets the ball go past him
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ajmal has a wicket finally. This one was tossed up outside off and breaks back in after pitching. Alastair Cook was looking to defend and is struck just below the knee roll. He ended up playing down the wrong line. Alastair Cook looked up at his partner but is happy to go. England have lost yet another settled batsman. Alastair Cook lbw b Ajmal 94(220) [4s-10]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, FOUR, Ajmal overpitches this one outside off. Ian Bell gets well forward and drives it in the air but well in the gap between cover and point. He is off the mark with a boundary, it was the doosra, not sure if Ian Bell read it
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Caught by Hafeez!! Ajmal strike again and Pakistan are fighting back, this was tossed up outside off. KP looked to get to the pitch of the ball on his attempted whip, the ball dipped on him sharply, catches the inside edge onto his pads and lobbed past the keeper. Hafeez was quick to react, goes to his left and completes the catch. No review from KP and England suddenly find themselves four down. Pietersen c Hafeez b Ajmal 14(39) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Hafeez!! Eoin Morgan fails to play out the day. This was the ripping off-break, pitches just around off and spins away, Eoin Morgan was pushing forward, gets an outside edge that goes low to Hafeez at 1st slip. He takes a smart catch and Ajmal squeels in delight. Pakistan end the day on a high. Eoin Morgan c Hafeez b Ajmal 3(22)
Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, catch dropped by Junaid Khan. An absolute sitter, Ajmal bowls the doosra which is not spotted by Prior, he went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Junaid was circling underneath it at backward square, the ball pops in and out of his hands. Will this miss prove costly?
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, catch dropped by Abdur Rehman. That was a tough chance though, flighted delivery outside off, Bell skipped down the track and looked to go back over the bowler. He did not get enough bat on that, the ball flies to the left of Rehman. He got both hands but could not hold on. The ball races away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, Abdur Rehman drops this one trifle short and wide outside off, Ian Bell rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! This was bound to happen. Prior was not reading Ajmal one bit. This was tossed up outside off and breaks back into Prior, he was arching back to nudge it towards the on-side and missed. Umpire Oxenford took his time before raising the dreaded finger. Replays show that Prior was struck around the middle and was going on to hit leg. Prior lbw b Ajmal 3(16)
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Lovely shot. Broad leans forward to a well flighted delivery, gets to the pitch of the ball, opens the face of the bat and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Even Better. This one is tossed up outside off, Broad gets a big stride forward and drives it sweetly in the gap between the point and cover fielder all along the carpet. The ball races away to the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Super Shot from Broad . Gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and slugs it over widish mid-wicket for a boundary. Crucial runs these for England
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad at his best. It was pitched up outside off and moving away, Broad clatters it over Younis's head at mid-off. Nice attacking cricket from Broad
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, England take the lead. Full and wide outside off, Broad threw the kitchen sink at that, gets it right off the toe-end and flies in the gap between slips and gully
Hafeez to Broad, FOUR, Lovely cricket from Broad . This was flighted outside off and spinning away, Broad gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it inside out over extra cover for a boundary
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! The new ball has done the trick for Umar Gul. This one was the inducker, Ian Bell was caught in his crease as he looked to work it towards the onside, the ball rapped him on the back-leg and was going onto clip the top of leg-stump. The dangerous looking partnership has been dislodged and England have lost both reviews. Ian Bell lbw b Umar Gul 29(78) [4s-3]
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Thumped. It was a trifle short and outside off, Swann is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Sweetly played. This was nothing more then a firm push past cover point off the backfoot, the ball scoots away to the fence in a jiffy. Handy runs as the lead grows
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Swann stays back and punches it in front of point. The man at deep point comes across but has no chance of saving a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Lbw!! Swann looked in all sorts of trouble in this over and Abdur Rehman has his rewards. This was the drifter from Rehman, pitched on the middle and straightening a tad, Swann was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is hit flush below the knee roll. Easy decision for umpire Steve Davies. Swann lbw b Abdur Rehman 15(15) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Broad, SIX, Magnificent!. Broad gets underneath a well flighted delivery outside off and swings it over mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, FIFTY for Broad, this has been a fine knock and a vital one as well, laps a flighted delivery behind square for a couple. The dressing room is up and realise the value of this knock
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, Shot! Jimmy is no slouch with the bat, picks the length perfectly and sweeps it all along the carpet behind square for a boundary
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, precious runs for England, Anderson looks to defend and gets a thick outside edge that races past the fielder at 1st slip and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, leg byes, FOUR, appeal for LBW, pushed through by Hafeez, Anderson gets well across, looks to sweep and misses, the ball rolls of the pads and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, FOUR, floated up on the pads, Anderson flicks, it goes past the leg slip and rolls to the boundary rope. Gul standing a bit squarer had no chance to stop it.
Hafeez to Anderson, out Bowled!! That's it. It has taken the 'Professor' four balls to dismiss Anderson. Flatter and quicker on the off stump, it skidded in, Anderson looked to cut and missed it. The stumps are rattled and Pakistan are a wicket away from batting again. Anderson b Hafeez 13(19) [4s-3]
Hafeez to Panesar, out Lbw!! Panesar shows his bat to the umpire, but Steve Davies will not be fooled. Flatter on the stumps, Panesar goes deep into the crease and looks to flick, the ball hits the pads. Loud appeal from the Pakistanis, Monty almost immediately showed his bat to Davies. Replays prove inconclusive as to whether there was an inside edge or not. No reviews left for England, that's the end of their first innings. Panesar lbw b Hafeez 0(2)
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught&Bowled!! Relief for Pakistan. It was tossed up invitingly on the middle stump line, Alastair Cook was looking to turn it towards mid-wicket against the spin, gets the leading edge that pops to the left of the bowler. Hafeez dives to his left and completes a very good low catch. The opening pair has been separated. Alastair Cook c and b Hafeez 7(40)
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Bowled!! Bowled him. It was the doosra, Ian Bell did not pick it, looks to defend off the backfoot. The ball dribbles off the inside edge, goes through his legs and dislodges the bails. Pakistan are thrilled and we have a tight match on our hands. This will be a nervy chase for England. Ian Bell b Ajmal 3(3)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss will feel much better now. This was dropped short and outside off from Ajmal, Strauss rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! The arm ball has ejected KP. This was pushed through from Abdur Rehman, Pietersen was lunging forward in defence, is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump, the ball was going on to clip the top of middle stump. Bruce Oxenford has got it right again and England are in some trouble. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(8)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, FOUR, pushed through by Abdur Rehman, Eoin Morgan gets well outside off as he looks to flick and misses, the ball goes off the pads and into the fine leg boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Bowled!! Gotcha. Another one bites the dust. This was the quicker delivery outside off and spun back in sharply, Eoin Morgan was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, the off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Eoin Morgan b Abdur Rehman 0(2).
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, lovely shot, Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Strauss backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Cracking shot. This was short and outside off, Prior cracks a lovely looking drive off the front-foot, beats the man at cover point and races away to the fence in a jiffy
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Fab Shot. It was tossed up outside off, Strauss gets across, rolls his wrists and keeps the sweep all along the carpet and into the boundary behind square
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Strauss' insistence on staying back has cost him. This was tossed up outside off and spins back from the rough, Strauss went back to nudge it towards the onside and misses, the ball struck him on the pads in line with the off-stump and was going on to strike the leg-stump. Strauss has to go and England have lost half their side. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(100) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, run-out chance missed. It was short and outside off, Jonathan Trott steered it away towards short third man, Gul dives to his right and prevents the ball going further, Prior was charging in for a single while Jonathan Trott stood frozen, the keeper shouts at Gul to throw it to him, Gul does exactly that, that gives Jonathan Trott plenty of time to scramble to the other end. Adnan's throw to the bowler is awful and Jonathan Trott escapes
Ajmal to Prior, no run, this was floated from outside off, Prior lunged forward to defend and was beaten by one that breaks back in, the ball was spinning too much though and would have missed leg
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, leg byes, FOUR, rare poor ball from Abdur Rehman, slides this one down the leg, Jonathan Trott looks to flick and misses, the ball rolls off the pads and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Rehman gets the big fish. That is absolutely plumb. This one pitched on the middle and straightened. Jonathan Trott went back in defence, misses it and is rapped flush on the pads below the knee-roll. Umpire Oxenford has an easy decision to make, that would have crashed into the middle of middle. Trott has a dejected look on his face as he walks back into the hut. Jonathan Trott lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(11)
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Bowled!! No need to appeal for this. An absolute ripper of a delivery from Abdur Rehman, it was tossed up nicely outside off and spins back into Broad, he was playing against the spin and creates a massive gap between bat and pad. The off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Maiden 5-wicket haul for Rehman. This was a classic left arm spinner's dismissal, an absolute treat to watch. Broad b Abdur Rehman 0(2)
Ajmal to Swann, out Lbw!! Pakistan are spinning out England. The ripping off-break, Swann gets back and looks to defend, misses it and is caught plumb in front of the middle and leg-stump. Umpire Davies has no doubts about it, the dreaded finger is up and Swann has a disconsolate look on his face. Swann lbw b Ajmal 0(4)
Ajmal to Prior, out Caught by Shafiq at cover!! 100th Test wicket for Ajmal. The last hope of England is gone and they are staring at a series loss. This was tossed up outside off, it stopped on Prior as he looked to drive, he goes through with the drive and only pops a simple catch to Shafiq at cover. The end is nigh for England. Prior c Shafiq b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Caught by Umar Gul!! Match-over, series won by the brilliant Pakistan team. Absolute justice that Rehman takes the last wicket to fall, it was tossed up outside off and spinning back in, Anderson went for the sweep and got a massive top-edge. The ball swirled in the air and when it came down, Gul was at hand to take the catch at deep backward square leg. England have been rolled over for their lowest ever Test score against Pakistan. Anderson c Umar Gul b Abdur Rehman 1(2)
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, FOUR, too short from Umar Gul and it is easy pickings for Alastair Cook. This is banged in short and outside off, Cook swivells, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings
Umar Gul to Strauss, byes, FOUR, Umar Gul looses his radar completely and hurls this one full and way down the leg. It beats Strauss's attempted flick and the despairing dive of Adnan, the ball scoots away to the fence
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Super Shot. Trifle short and outside off, Strauss rocks back and cuts it in front of point. No need to run for those
Hafeez to Strauss, out Caught by Shafiq!! Strauss fails yet again and it is that man, Hafeez who does the trick. Poor technique from Strauss though, this was tossed up outside off, Strauss looks to get forward and defend, ends up stabbing at the delivery and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs to Shafiq at short leg. Umpire Davies has an easy decision to make. First blow for Pakistan. Strauss c Shafiq b Hafeez 11(42) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Super shot from Cook. It was a quicker and shorter delivery outside off, Alastair Cook reads the length well, rocks back and cuts it past the diving man at backward point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Shot!. Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Cook has plenty of time to rock back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, nicely done by Jonathan Trott . Umar Gul drops this one short and wide outside off, Jonathan Trott chops it hard onto the ground and gets it over point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but four. It was a length delivery angling away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was looking to play it towards the onside, gets a thick leading edge that flies to the right of the diving gully fielder. Close call for Jonathan Trott
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Alastair Cook . Overpitched and on the stumps, Alastair Cook gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through the vacant mid-wicket region. The fielder gives chase but can't haul the ball back in time
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Crunched! Over-pitched and outside off, Trott leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it past cover for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but Trott will take the boundary, fuller length delivery angling across. Trott went for the booming cover drive and squirts it off the outside edge past gully and into the fence
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, rare bad ball from Ajmal. Alastair Cook rocks back and crunches it in front of point for a boundary. Top shot from the Test cricketer of the year
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Super shot from Trott. Junaid Khan comes from round the wicket and drifts this one full and on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets inside the line and whips it wide of mid-on. It is a real teaser for the chasing pack, but the ball wins in the end
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Classy. Length delivery outside off, Jonathan Trott leans forward and caresses a drive past cover point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence for another boundary
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back into Trott, he lunged forward, gets outside the line as he looks to defend. The ball hit the pads first, but just outside off. Pakistan lose one review
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, 8th FIFTY for Trott in Test cricket, drives a flighted delivery straight to the fielder at mid-wicket and calls for a quick single, easily done in the end
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews. This one was floated outside off and was spinning back in, Jonathan Trott was struck outside the line as he got a big stride forward, the impact was just outside off and Jonathan Trott survives
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, 1 run, nearly a catch. Alastair Cook does not spot the doosra, was lunging forward to defend, gets an inside edge that went just wide of Shafiq at short leg. Nervy moment for Cook
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, 27th FIFTY for Cook. Ajmal dropped this one a trifle short, Cook was quick to go back and flicks it powerfully past mid-wicket for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no ball, pushed through by Ajmal, Alastair Cook defends it solidly. Ajmal has over-stepped, the 100 partnership is up
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Cracker! It was short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it behind point, no need to run for those, four more for Cook
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, short, wide, four. It was a poor delivery all-right, Trott leans back, waits for the ball and punches it past point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Bowled!! What a beauty from Abdur Rehman. Trott's resistance has ended with a lazy shot. This one pitched on the middle stump and curved away ever so slightly. Trott stayed back and looked to defend, the ball went past the outside edge and clipped the top of off-stump. Trott looks back in dismay, Rehman is pumped up. Pakistan needed this wicket badly. Jonathan Trott b Abdur Rehman 74(158) [4s-7]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Alastair Cook does not miss out this time. Another rank long hop from Ajmal, short and wide outside off. Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, moves to the eighties now
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, that should calm down KP. This is short and wide outside off, KP is quick to get back and punches it in front of cover for a boundary to get off the mark
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Ajmal feeds onto Alastair Cook's strengths and pays the penalty. Short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, beautifully played. Nice use of the feet there, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly wide of mid-on for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, super shot from Cook. Trifle short and outside off, Alastair Cook gets back and whips it in front of mid-on. Junaid puts in a clumsy dive and lets the ball go past him
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ajmal has a wicket finally. This one was tossed up outside off and breaks back in after pitching. Alastair Cook was looking to defend and is struck just below the knee roll. He ended up playing down the wrong line. Alastair Cook looked up at his partner but is happy to go. England have lost yet another settled batsman. Alastair Cook lbw b Ajmal 94(220) [4s-10]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, FOUR, Ajmal overpitches this one outside off. Ian Bell gets well forward and drives it in the air but well in the gap between cover and point. He is off the mark with a boundary, it was the doosra, not sure if Ian Bell read it
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Caught by Hafeez!! Ajmal strike again and Pakistan are fighting back, this was tossed up outside off. KP looked to get to the pitch of the ball on his attempted whip, the ball dipped on him sharply, catches the inside edge onto his pads and lobbed past the keeper. Hafeez was quick to react, goes to his left and completes the catch. No review from KP and England suddenly find themselves four down. Pietersen c Hafeez b Ajmal 14(39) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Hafeez!! Eoin Morgan fails to play out the day. This was the ripping off-break, pitches just around off and spins away, Eoin Morgan was pushing forward, gets an outside edge that goes low to Hafeez at 1st slip. He takes a smart catch and Ajmal squeels in delight. Pakistan end the day on a high. Eoin Morgan c Hafeez b Ajmal 3(22)
Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, catch dropped by Junaid Khan. An absolute sitter, Ajmal bowls the doosra which is not spotted by Prior, he went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Junaid was circling underneath it at backward square, the ball pops in and out of his hands. Will this miss prove costly?
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, catch dropped by Abdur Rehman. That was a tough chance though, flighted delivery outside off, Bell skipped down the track and looked to go back over the bowler. He did not get enough bat on that, the ball flies to the left of Rehman. He got both hands but could not hold on. The ball races away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, Abdur Rehman drops this one trifle short and wide outside off, Ian Bell rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! This was bound to happen. Prior was not reading Ajmal one bit. This was tossed up outside off and breaks back into Prior, he was arching back to nudge it towards the on-side and missed. Umpire Oxenford took his time before raising the dreaded finger. Replays show that Prior was struck around the middle and was going on to hit leg. Prior lbw b Ajmal 3(16)
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Lovely shot. Broad leans forward to a well flighted delivery, gets to the pitch of the ball, opens the face of the bat and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Even Better. This one is tossed up outside off, Broad gets a big stride forward and drives it sweetly in the gap between the point and cover fielder all along the carpet. The ball races away to the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Super Shot from Broad . Gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and slugs it over widish mid-wicket for a boundary. Crucial runs these for England
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad at his best. It was pitched up outside off and moving away, Broad clatters it over Younis's head at mid-off. Nice attacking cricket from Broad
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, England take the lead. Full and wide outside off, Broad threw the kitchen sink at that, gets it right off the toe-end and flies in the gap between slips and gully
Hafeez to Broad, FOUR, Lovely cricket from Broad . This was flighted outside off and spinning away, Broad gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it inside out over extra cover for a boundary
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! The new ball has done the trick for Umar Gul. This one was the inducker, Ian Bell was caught in his crease as he looked to work it towards the onside, the ball rapped him on the back-leg and was going onto clip the top of leg-stump. The dangerous looking partnership has been dislodged and England have lost both reviews. Ian Bell lbw b Umar Gul 29(78) [4s-3]
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Thumped. It was a trifle short and outside off, Swann is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Sweetly played. This was nothing more then a firm push past cover point off the backfoot, the ball scoots away to the fence in a jiffy. Handy runs as the lead grows
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Swann stays back and punches it in front of point. The man at deep point comes across but has no chance of saving a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Lbw!! Swann looked in all sorts of trouble in this over and Abdur Rehman has his rewards. This was the drifter from Rehman, pitched on the middle and straightening a tad, Swann was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is hit flush below the knee roll. Easy decision for umpire Steve Davies. Swann lbw b Abdur Rehman 15(15) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Broad, SIX, Magnificent!. Broad gets underneath a well flighted delivery outside off and swings it over mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, FIFTY for Broad, this has been a fine knock and a vital one as well, laps a flighted delivery behind square for a couple. The dressing room is up and realise the value of this knock
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, Shot! Jimmy is no slouch with the bat, picks the length perfectly and sweeps it all along the carpet behind square for a boundary
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, precious runs for England, Anderson looks to defend and gets a thick outside edge that races past the fielder at 1st slip and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, leg byes, FOUR, appeal for LBW, pushed through by Hafeez, Anderson gets well across, looks to sweep and misses, the ball rolls of the pads and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, FOUR, floated up on the pads, Anderson flicks, it goes past the leg slip and rolls to the boundary rope. Gul standing a bit squarer had no chance to stop it.
Hafeez to Anderson, out Bowled!! That's it. It has taken the 'Professor' four balls to dismiss Anderson. Flatter and quicker on the off stump, it skidded in, Anderson looked to cut and missed it. The stumps are rattled and Pakistan are a wicket away from batting again. Anderson b Hafeez 13(19) [4s-3]
Hafeez to Panesar, out Lbw!! Panesar shows his bat to the umpire, but Steve Davies will not be fooled. Flatter on the stumps, Panesar goes deep into the crease and looks to flick, the ball hits the pads. Loud appeal from the Pakistanis, Monty almost immediately showed his bat to Davies. Replays prove inconclusive as to whether there was an inside edge or not. No reviews left for England, that's the end of their first innings. Panesar lbw b Hafeez 0(2)
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught&Bowled!! Relief for Pakistan. It was tossed up invitingly on the middle stump line, Alastair Cook was looking to turn it towards mid-wicket against the spin, gets the leading edge that pops to the left of the bowler. Hafeez dives to his left and completes a very good low catch. The opening pair has been separated. Alastair Cook c and b Hafeez 7(40)
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Bowled!! Bowled him. It was the doosra, Ian Bell did not pick it, looks to defend off the backfoot. The ball dribbles off the inside edge, goes through his legs and dislodges the bails. Pakistan are thrilled and we have a tight match on our hands. This will be a nervy chase for England. Ian Bell b Ajmal 3(3)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss will feel much better now. This was dropped short and outside off from Ajmal, Strauss rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! The arm ball has ejected KP. This was pushed through from Abdur Rehman, Pietersen was lunging forward in defence, is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump, the ball was going on to clip the top of middle stump. Bruce Oxenford has got it right again and England are in some trouble. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(8)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, FOUR, pushed through by Abdur Rehman, Eoin Morgan gets well outside off as he looks to flick and misses, the ball goes off the pads and into the fine leg boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Bowled!! Gotcha. Another one bites the dust. This was the quicker delivery outside off and spun back in sharply, Eoin Morgan was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, the off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Eoin Morgan b Abdur Rehman 0(2).
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, lovely shot, Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Strauss backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Cracking shot. This was short and outside off, Prior cracks a lovely looking drive off the front-foot, beats the man at cover point and races away to the fence in a jiffy
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Fab Shot. It was tossed up outside off, Strauss gets across, rolls his wrists and keeps the sweep all along the carpet and into the boundary behind square
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Strauss' insistence on staying back has cost him. This was tossed up outside off and spins back from the rough, Strauss went back to nudge it towards the onside and misses, the ball struck him on the pads in line with the off-stump and was going on to strike the leg-stump. Strauss has to go and England have lost half their side. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(100) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, run-out chance missed. It was short and outside off, Jonathan Trott steered it away towards short third man, Gul dives to his right and prevents the ball going further, Prior was charging in for a single while Jonathan Trott stood frozen, the keeper shouts at Gul to throw it to him, Gul does exactly that, that gives Jonathan Trott plenty of time to scramble to the other end. Adnan's throw to the bowler is awful and Jonathan Trott escapes
Ajmal to Prior, no run, this was floated from outside off, Prior lunged forward to defend and was beaten by one that breaks back in, the ball was spinning too much though and would have missed leg
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, leg byes, FOUR, rare poor ball from Abdur Rehman, slides this one down the leg, Jonathan Trott looks to flick and misses, the ball rolls off the pads and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Rehman gets the big fish. That is absolutely plumb. This one pitched on the middle and straightened. Jonathan Trott went back in defence, misses it and is rapped flush on the pads below the knee-roll. Umpire Oxenford has an easy decision to make, that would have crashed into the middle of middle. Trott has a dejected look on his face as he walks back into the hut. Jonathan Trott lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(11)
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Bowled!! No need to appeal for this. An absolute ripper of a delivery from Abdur Rehman, it was tossed up nicely outside off and spins back into Broad, he was playing against the spin and creates a massive gap between bat and pad. The off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Maiden 5-wicket haul for Rehman. This was a classic left arm spinner's dismissal, an absolute treat to watch. Broad b Abdur Rehman 0(2)
Ajmal to Swann, out Lbw!! Pakistan are spinning out England. The ripping off-break, Swann gets back and looks to defend, misses it and is caught plumb in front of the middle and leg-stump. Umpire Davies has no doubts about it, the dreaded finger is up and Swann has a disconsolate look on his face. Swann lbw b Ajmal 0(4)
Ajmal to Prior, out Caught by Shafiq at cover!! 100th Test wicket for Ajmal. The last hope of England is gone and they are staring at a series loss. This was tossed up outside off, it stopped on Prior as he looked to drive, he goes through with the drive and only pops a simple catch to Shafiq at cover. The end is nigh for England. Prior c Shafiq b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Caught by Umar Gul!! Match-over, series won by the brilliant Pakistan team. Absolute justice that Rehman takes the last wicket to fall, it was tossed up outside off and spinning back in, Anderson went for the sweep and got a massive top-edge. The ball swirled in the air and when it came down, Gul was at hand to take the catch at deep backward square leg. England have been rolled over for their lowest ever Test score against Pakistan. Anderson c Umar Gul b Abdur Rehman 1(2)
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, FOUR, too short from Umar Gul and it is easy pickings for Alastair Cook. This is banged in short and outside off, Cook swivells, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings
Umar Gul to Strauss, byes, FOUR, Umar Gul looses his radar completely and hurls this one full and way down the leg. It beats Strauss's attempted flick and the despairing dive of Adnan, the ball scoots away to the fence
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Super Shot. Trifle short and outside off, Strauss rocks back and cuts it in front of point. No need to run for those
Hafeez to Strauss, out Caught by Shafiq!! Strauss fails yet again and it is that man, Hafeez who does the trick. Poor technique from Strauss though, this was tossed up outside off, Strauss looks to get forward and defend, ends up stabbing at the delivery and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs to Shafiq at short leg. Umpire Davies has an easy decision to make. First blow for Pakistan. Strauss c Shafiq b Hafeez 11(42) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Super shot from Cook. It was a quicker and shorter delivery outside off, Alastair Cook reads the length well, rocks back and cuts it past the diving man at backward point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Shot!. Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Cook has plenty of time to rock back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, nicely done by Jonathan Trott . Umar Gul drops this one short and wide outside off, Jonathan Trott chops it hard onto the ground and gets it over point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but four. It was a length delivery angling away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was looking to play it towards the onside, gets a thick leading edge that flies to the right of the diving gully fielder. Close call for Jonathan Trott
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Alastair Cook . Overpitched and on the stumps, Alastair Cook gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through the vacant mid-wicket region. The fielder gives chase but can't haul the ball back in time
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Crunched! Over-pitched and outside off, Trott leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it past cover for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but Trott will take the boundary, fuller length delivery angling across. Trott went for the booming cover drive and squirts it off the outside edge past gully and into the fence
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, rare bad ball from Ajmal. Alastair Cook rocks back and crunches it in front of point for a boundary. Top shot from the Test cricketer of the year
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Super shot from Trott. Junaid Khan comes from round the wicket and drifts this one full and on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets inside the line and whips it wide of mid-on. It is a real teaser for the chasing pack, but the ball wins in the end
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Classy. Length delivery outside off, Jonathan Trott leans forward and caresses a drive past cover point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence for another boundary
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back into Trott, he lunged forward, gets outside the line as he looks to defend. The ball hit the pads first, but just outside off. Pakistan lose one review
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, 8th FIFTY for Trott in Test cricket, drives a flighted delivery straight to the fielder at mid-wicket and calls for a quick single, easily done in the end
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews. This one was floated outside off and was spinning back in, Jonathan Trott was struck outside the line as he got a big stride forward, the impact was just outside off and Jonathan Trott survives
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, 1 run, nearly a catch. Alastair Cook does not spot the doosra, was lunging forward to defend, gets an inside edge that went just wide of Shafiq at short leg. Nervy moment for Cook
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, 27th FIFTY for Cook. Ajmal dropped this one a trifle short, Cook was quick to go back and flicks it powerfully past mid-wicket for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no ball, pushed through by Ajmal, Alastair Cook defends it solidly. Ajmal has over-stepped, the 100 partnership is up
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Cracker! It was short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it behind point, no need to run for those, four more for Cook
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, short, wide, four. It was a poor delivery all-right, Trott leans back, waits for the ball and punches it past point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Bowled!! What a beauty from Abdur Rehman. Trott's resistance has ended with a lazy shot. This one pitched on the middle stump and curved away ever so slightly. Trott stayed back and looked to defend, the ball went past the outside edge and clipped the top of off-stump. Trott looks back in dismay, Rehman is pumped up. Pakistan needed this wicket badly. Jonathan Trott b Abdur Rehman 74(158) [4s-7]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Alastair Cook does not miss out this time. Another rank long hop from Ajmal, short and wide outside off. Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, moves to the eighties now
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, that should calm down KP. This is short and wide outside off, KP is quick to get back and punches it in front of cover for a boundary to get off the mark
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Ajmal feeds onto Alastair Cook's strengths and pays the penalty. Short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, beautifully played. Nice use of the feet there, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly wide of mid-on for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, super shot from Cook. Trifle short and outside off, Alastair Cook gets back and whips it in front of mid-on. Junaid puts in a clumsy dive and lets the ball go past him
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ajmal has a wicket finally. This one was tossed up outside off and breaks back in after pitching. Alastair Cook was looking to defend and is struck just below the knee roll. He ended up playing down the wrong line. Alastair Cook looked up at his partner but is happy to go. England have lost yet another settled batsman. Alastair Cook lbw b Ajmal 94(220) [4s-10]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, FOUR, Ajmal overpitches this one outside off. Ian Bell gets well forward and drives it in the air but well in the gap between cover and point. He is off the mark with a boundary, it was the doosra, not sure if Ian Bell read it
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Caught by Hafeez!! Ajmal strike again and Pakistan are fighting back, this was tossed up outside off. KP looked to get to the pitch of the ball on his attempted whip, the ball dipped on him sharply, catches the inside edge onto his pads and lobbed past the keeper. Hafeez was quick to react, goes to his left and completes the catch. No review from KP and England suddenly find themselves four down. Pietersen c Hafeez b Ajmal 14(39) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Hafeez!! Eoin Morgan fails to play out the day. This was the ripping off-break, pitches just around off and spins away, Eoin Morgan was pushing forward, gets an outside edge that goes low to Hafeez at 1st slip. He takes a smart catch and Ajmal squeels in delight. Pakistan end the day on a high. Eoin Morgan c Hafeez b Ajmal 3(22)
Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, catch dropped by Junaid Khan. An absolute sitter, Ajmal bowls the doosra which is not spotted by Prior, he went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Junaid was circling underneath it at backward square, the ball pops in and out of his hands. Will this miss prove costly?
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, catch dropped by Abdur Rehman. That was a tough chance though, flighted delivery outside off, Bell skipped down the track and looked to go back over the bowler. He did not get enough bat on that, the ball flies to the left of Rehman. He got both hands but could not hold on. The ball races away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, Abdur Rehman drops this one trifle short and wide outside off, Ian Bell rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! This was bound to happen. Prior was not reading Ajmal one bit. This was tossed up outside off and breaks back into Prior, he was arching back to nudge it towards the on-side and missed. Umpire Oxenford took his time before raising the dreaded finger. Replays show that Prior was struck around the middle and was going on to hit leg. Prior lbw b Ajmal 3(16)
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Lovely shot. Broad leans forward to a well flighted delivery, gets to the pitch of the ball, opens the face of the bat and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Even Better. This one is tossed up outside off, Broad gets a big stride forward and drives it sweetly in the gap between the point and cover fielder all along the carpet. The ball races away to the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Super Shot from Broad . Gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and slugs it over widish mid-wicket for a boundary. Crucial runs these for England
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad at his best. It was pitched up outside off and moving away, Broad clatters it over Younis's head at mid-off. Nice attacking cricket from Broad
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, England take the lead. Full and wide outside off, Broad threw the kitchen sink at that, gets it right off the toe-end and flies in the gap between slips and gully
Hafeez to Broad, FOUR, Lovely cricket from Broad . This was flighted outside off and spinning away, Broad gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it inside out over extra cover for a boundary
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! The new ball has done the trick for Umar Gul. This one was the inducker, Ian Bell was caught in his crease as he looked to work it towards the onside, the ball rapped him on the back-leg and was going onto clip the top of leg-stump. The dangerous looking partnership has been dislodged and England have lost both reviews. Ian Bell lbw b Umar Gul 29(78) [4s-3]
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Thumped. It was a trifle short and outside off, Swann is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Sweetly played. This was nothing more then a firm push past cover point off the backfoot, the ball scoots away to the fence in a jiffy. Handy runs as the lead grows
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Swann stays back and punches it in front of point. The man at deep point comes across but has no chance of saving a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Lbw!! Swann looked in all sorts of trouble in this over and Abdur Rehman has his rewards. This was the drifter from Rehman, pitched on the middle and straightening a tad, Swann was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is hit flush below the knee roll. Easy decision for umpire Steve Davies. Swann lbw b Abdur Rehman 15(15) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Broad, SIX, Magnificent!. Broad gets underneath a well flighted delivery outside off and swings it over mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, FIFTY for Broad, this has been a fine knock and a vital one as well, laps a flighted delivery behind square for a couple. The dressing room is up and realise the value of this knock
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, Shot! Jimmy is no slouch with the bat, picks the length perfectly and sweeps it all along the carpet behind square for a boundary
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, precious runs for England, Anderson looks to defend and gets a thick outside edge that races past the fielder at 1st slip and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, leg byes, FOUR, appeal for LBW, pushed through by Hafeez, Anderson gets well across, looks to sweep and misses, the ball rolls of the pads and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, FOUR, floated up on the pads, Anderson flicks, it goes past the leg slip and rolls to the boundary rope. Gul standing a bit squarer had no chance to stop it.
Hafeez to Anderson, out Bowled!! That's it. It has taken the 'Professor' four balls to dismiss Anderson. Flatter and quicker on the off stump, it skidded in, Anderson looked to cut and missed it. The stumps are rattled and Pakistan are a wicket away from batting again. Anderson b Hafeez 13(19) [4s-3]
Hafeez to Panesar, out Lbw!! Panesar shows his bat to the umpire, but Steve Davies will not be fooled. Flatter on the stumps, Panesar goes deep into the crease and looks to flick, the ball hits the pads. Loud appeal from the Pakistanis, Monty almost immediately showed his bat to Davies. Replays prove inconclusive as to whether there was an inside edge or not. No reviews left for England, that's the end of their first innings. Panesar lbw b Hafeez 0(2)
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught&Bowled!! Relief for Pakistan. It was tossed up invitingly on the middle stump line, Alastair Cook was looking to turn it towards mid-wicket against the spin, gets the leading edge that pops to the left of the bowler. Hafeez dives to his left and completes a very good low catch. The opening pair has been separated. Alastair Cook c and b Hafeez 7(40)
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Bowled!! Bowled him. It was the doosra, Ian Bell did not pick it, looks to defend off the backfoot. The ball dribbles off the inside edge, goes through his legs and dislodges the bails. Pakistan are thrilled and we have a tight match on our hands. This will be a nervy chase for England. Ian Bell b Ajmal 3(3)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss will feel much better now. This was dropped short and outside off from Ajmal, Strauss rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! The arm ball has ejected KP. This was pushed through from Abdur Rehman, Pietersen was lunging forward in defence, is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump, the ball was going on to clip the top of middle stump. Bruce Oxenford has got it right again and England are in some trouble. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(8)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, FOUR, pushed through by Abdur Rehman, Eoin Morgan gets well outside off as he looks to flick and misses, the ball goes off the pads and into the fine leg boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Bowled!! Gotcha. Another one bites the dust. This was the quicker delivery outside off and spun back in sharply, Eoin Morgan was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, the off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Eoin Morgan b Abdur Rehman 0(2).
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, lovely shot, Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Strauss backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Cracking shot. This was short and outside off, Prior cracks a lovely looking drive off the front-foot, beats the man at cover point and races away to the fence in a jiffy
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Fab Shot. It was tossed up outside off, Strauss gets across, rolls his wrists and keeps the sweep all along the carpet and into the boundary behind square
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Strauss' insistence on staying back has cost him. This was tossed up outside off and spins back from the rough, Strauss went back to nudge it towards the onside and misses, the ball struck him on the pads in line with the off-stump and was going on to strike the leg-stump. Strauss has to go and England have lost half their side. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(100) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, run-out chance missed. It was short and outside off, Jonathan Trott steered it away towards short third man, Gul dives to his right and prevents the ball going further, Prior was charging in for a single while Jonathan Trott stood frozen, the keeper shouts at Gul to throw it to him, Gul does exactly that, that gives Jonathan Trott plenty of time to scramble to the other end. Adnan's throw to the bowler is awful and Jonathan Trott escapes
Ajmal to Prior, no run, this was floated from outside off, Prior lunged forward to defend and was beaten by one that breaks back in, the ball was spinning too much though and would have missed leg
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, leg byes, FOUR, rare poor ball from Abdur Rehman, slides this one down the leg, Jonathan Trott looks to flick and misses, the ball rolls off the pads and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Rehman gets the big fish. That is absolutely plumb. This one pitched on the middle and straightened. Jonathan Trott went back in defence, misses it and is rapped flush on the pads below the knee-roll. Umpire Oxenford has an easy decision to make, that would have crashed into the middle of middle. Trott has a dejected look on his face as he walks back into the hut. Jonathan Trott lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(11)
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Bowled!! No need to appeal for this. An absolute ripper of a delivery from Abdur Rehman, it was tossed up nicely outside off and spins back into Broad, he was playing against the spin and creates a massive gap between bat and pad. The off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Maiden 5-wicket haul for Rehman. This was a classic left arm spinner's dismissal, an absolute treat to watch. Broad b Abdur Rehman 0(2)
Ajmal to Swann, out Lbw!! Pakistan are spinning out England. The ripping off-break, Swann gets back and looks to defend, misses it and is caught plumb in front of the middle and leg-stump. Umpire Davies has no doubts about it, the dreaded finger is up and Swann has a disconsolate look on his face. Swann lbw b Ajmal 0(4)
Ajmal to Prior, out Caught by Shafiq at cover!! 100th Test wicket for Ajmal. The last hope of England is gone and they are staring at a series loss. This was tossed up outside off, it stopped on Prior as he looked to drive, he goes through with the drive and only pops a simple catch to Shafiq at cover. The end is nigh for England. Prior c Shafiq b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Caught by Umar Gul!! Match-over, series won by the brilliant Pakistan team. Absolute justice that Rehman takes the last wicket to fall, it was tossed up outside off and spinning back in, Anderson went for the sweep and got a massive top-edge. The ball swirled in the air and when it came down, Gul was at hand to take the catch at deep backward square leg. England have been rolled over for their lowest ever Test score against Pakistan. Anderson c Umar Gul b Abdur Rehman 1(2)
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, FOUR, too short from Umar Gul and it is easy pickings for Alastair Cook. This is banged in short and outside off, Cook swivells, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings
Umar Gul to Strauss, byes, FOUR, Umar Gul looses his radar completely and hurls this one full and way down the leg. It beats Strauss's attempted flick and the despairing dive of Adnan, the ball scoots away to the fence
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Super Shot. Trifle short and outside off, Strauss rocks back and cuts it in front of point. No need to run for those
Hafeez to Strauss, out Caught by Shafiq!! Strauss fails yet again and it is that man, Hafeez who does the trick. Poor technique from Strauss though, this was tossed up outside off, Strauss looks to get forward and defend, ends up stabbing at the delivery and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs to Shafiq at short leg. Umpire Davies has an easy decision to make. First blow for Pakistan. Strauss c Shafiq b Hafeez 11(42) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Super shot from Cook. It was a quicker and shorter delivery outside off, Alastair Cook reads the length well, rocks back and cuts it past the diving man at backward point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Shot!. Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Cook has plenty of time to rock back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, nicely done by Jonathan Trott . Umar Gul drops this one short and wide outside off, Jonathan Trott chops it hard onto the ground and gets it over point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but four. It was a length delivery angling away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was looking to play it towards the onside, gets a thick leading edge that flies to the right of the diving gully fielder. Close call for Jonathan Trott
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Alastair Cook . Overpitched and on the stumps, Alastair Cook gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through the vacant mid-wicket region. The fielder gives chase but can't haul the ball back in time
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Crunched! Over-pitched and outside off, Trott leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it past cover for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but Trott will take the boundary, fuller length delivery angling across. Trott went for the booming cover drive and squirts it off the outside edge past gully and into the fence
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, rare bad ball from Ajmal. Alastair Cook rocks back and crunches it in front of point for a boundary. Top shot from the Test cricketer of the year
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Super shot from Trott. Junaid Khan comes from round the wicket and drifts this one full and on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets inside the line and whips it wide of mid-on. It is a real teaser for the chasing pack, but the ball wins in the end
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Classy. Length delivery outside off, Jonathan Trott leans forward and caresses a drive past cover point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence for another boundary
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back into Trott, he lunged forward, gets outside the line as he looks to defend. The ball hit the pads first, but just outside off. Pakistan lose one review
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, 8th FIFTY for Trott in Test cricket, drives a flighted delivery straight to the fielder at mid-wicket and calls for a quick single, easily done in the end
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews. This one was floated outside off and was spinning back in, Jonathan Trott was struck outside the line as he got a big stride forward, the impact was just outside off and Jonathan Trott survives
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, 1 run, nearly a catch. Alastair Cook does not spot the doosra, was lunging forward to defend, gets an inside edge that went just wide of Shafiq at short leg. Nervy moment for Cook
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, 27th FIFTY for Cook. Ajmal dropped this one a trifle short, Cook was quick to go back and flicks it powerfully past mid-wicket for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no ball, pushed through by Ajmal, Alastair Cook defends it solidly. Ajmal has over-stepped, the 100 partnership is up
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Cracker! It was short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it behind point, no need to run for those, four more for Cook
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, short, wide, four. It was a poor delivery all-right, Trott leans back, waits for the ball and punches it past point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Bowled!! What a beauty from Abdur Rehman. Trott's resistance has ended with a lazy shot. This one pitched on the middle stump and curved away ever so slightly. Trott stayed back and looked to defend, the ball went past the outside edge and clipped the top of off-stump. Trott looks back in dismay, Rehman is pumped up. Pakistan needed this wicket badly. Jonathan Trott b Abdur Rehman 74(158) [4s-7]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Alastair Cook does not miss out this time. Another rank long hop from Ajmal, short and wide outside off. Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, moves to the eighties now
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, that should calm down KP. This is short and wide outside off, KP is quick to get back and punches it in front of cover for a boundary to get off the mark
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Ajmal feeds onto Alastair Cook's strengths and pays the penalty. Short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, beautifully played. Nice use of the feet there, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly wide of mid-on for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, super shot from Cook. Trifle short and outside off, Alastair Cook gets back and whips it in front of mid-on. Junaid puts in a clumsy dive and lets the ball go past him
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ajmal has a wicket finally. This one was tossed up outside off and breaks back in after pitching. Alastair Cook was looking to defend and is struck just below the knee roll. He ended up playing down the wrong line. Alastair Cook looked up at his partner but is happy to go. England have lost yet another settled batsman. Alastair Cook lbw b Ajmal 94(220) [4s-10]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, FOUR, Ajmal overpitches this one outside off. Ian Bell gets well forward and drives it in the air but well in the gap between cover and point. He is off the mark with a boundary, it was the doosra, not sure if Ian Bell read it
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Caught by Hafeez!! Ajmal strike again and Pakistan are fighting back, this was tossed up outside off. KP looked to get to the pitch of the ball on his attempted whip, the ball dipped on him sharply, catches the inside edge onto his pads and lobbed past the keeper. Hafeez was quick to react, goes to his left and completes the catch. No review from KP and England suddenly find themselves four down. Pietersen c Hafeez b Ajmal 14(39) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Hafeez!! Eoin Morgan fails to play out the day. This was the ripping off-break, pitches just around off and spins away, Eoin Morgan was pushing forward, gets an outside edge that goes low to Hafeez at 1st slip. He takes a smart catch and Ajmal squeels in delight. Pakistan end the day on a high. Eoin Morgan c Hafeez b Ajmal 3(22)
Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, catch dropped by Junaid Khan. An absolute sitter, Ajmal bowls the doosra which is not spotted by Prior, he went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Junaid was circling underneath it at backward square, the ball pops in and out of his hands. Will this miss prove costly?
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, catch dropped by Abdur Rehman. That was a tough chance though, flighted delivery outside off, Bell skipped down the track and looked to go back over the bowler. He did not get enough bat on that, the ball flies to the left of Rehman. He got both hands but could not hold on. The ball races away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, Abdur Rehman drops this one trifle short and wide outside off, Ian Bell rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! This was bound to happen. Prior was not reading Ajmal one bit. This was tossed up outside off and breaks back into Prior, he was arching back to nudge it towards the on-side and missed. Umpire Oxenford took his time before raising the dreaded finger. Replays show that Prior was struck around the middle and was going on to hit leg. Prior lbw b Ajmal 3(16)
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Lovely shot. Broad leans forward to a well flighted delivery, gets to the pitch of the ball, opens the face of the bat and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Even Better. This one is tossed up outside off, Broad gets a big stride forward and drives it sweetly in the gap between the point and cover fielder all along the carpet. The ball races away to the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Super Shot from Broad . Gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and slugs it over widish mid-wicket for a boundary. Crucial runs these for England
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad at his best. It was pitched up outside off and moving away, Broad clatters it over Younis's head at mid-off. Nice attacking cricket from Broad
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, England take the lead. Full and wide outside off, Broad threw the kitchen sink at that, gets it right off the toe-end and flies in the gap between slips and gully
Hafeez to Broad, FOUR, Lovely cricket from Broad . This was flighted outside off and spinning away, Broad gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it inside out over extra cover for a boundary
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! The new ball has done the trick for Umar Gul. This one was the inducker, Ian Bell was caught in his crease as he looked to work it towards the onside, the ball rapped him on the back-leg and was going onto clip the top of leg-stump. The dangerous looking partnership has been dislodged and England have lost both reviews. Ian Bell lbw b Umar Gul 29(78) [4s-3]
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Thumped. It was a trifle short and outside off, Swann is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Sweetly played. This was nothing more then a firm push past cover point off the backfoot, the ball scoots away to the fence in a jiffy. Handy runs as the lead grows
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Swann stays back and punches it in front of point. The man at deep point comes across but has no chance of saving a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Lbw!! Swann looked in all sorts of trouble in this over and Abdur Rehman has his rewards. This was the drifter from Rehman, pitched on the middle and straightening a tad, Swann was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is hit flush below the knee roll. Easy decision for umpire Steve Davies. Swann lbw b Abdur Rehman 15(15) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Broad, SIX, Magnificent!. Broad gets underneath a well flighted delivery outside off and swings it over mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, FIFTY for Broad, this has been a fine knock and a vital one as well, laps a flighted delivery behind square for a couple. The dressing room is up and realise the value of this knock
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, Shot! Jimmy is no slouch with the bat, picks the length perfectly and sweeps it all along the carpet behind square for a boundary
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, precious runs for England, Anderson looks to defend and gets a thick outside edge that races past the fielder at 1st slip and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, leg byes, FOUR, appeal for LBW, pushed through by Hafeez, Anderson gets well across, looks to sweep and misses, the ball rolls of the pads and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, FOUR, floated up on the pads, Anderson flicks, it goes past the leg slip and rolls to the boundary rope. Gul standing a bit squarer had no chance to stop it.
Hafeez to Anderson, out Bowled!! That's it. It has taken the 'Professor' four balls to dismiss Anderson. Flatter and quicker on the off stump, it skidded in, Anderson looked to cut and missed it. The stumps are rattled and Pakistan are a wicket away from batting again. Anderson b Hafeez 13(19) [4s-3]
Hafeez to Panesar, out Lbw!! Panesar shows his bat to the umpire, but Steve Davies will not be fooled. Flatter on the stumps, Panesar goes deep into the crease and looks to flick, the ball hits the pads. Loud appeal from the Pakistanis, Monty almost immediately showed his bat to Davies. Replays prove inconclusive as to whether there was an inside edge or not. No reviews left for England, that's the end of their first innings. Panesar lbw b Hafeez 0(2)
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught&Bowled!! Relief for Pakistan. It was tossed up invitingly on the middle stump line, Alastair Cook was looking to turn it towards mid-wicket against the spin, gets the leading edge that pops to the left of the bowler. Hafeez dives to his left and completes a very good low catch. The opening pair has been separated. Alastair Cook c and b Hafeez 7(40)
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Bowled!! Bowled him. It was the doosra, Ian Bell did not pick it, looks to defend off the backfoot. The ball dribbles off the inside edge, goes through his legs and dislodges the bails. Pakistan are thrilled and we have a tight match on our hands. This will be a nervy chase for England. Ian Bell b Ajmal 3(3)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss will feel much better now. This was dropped short and outside off from Ajmal, Strauss rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! The arm ball has ejected KP. This was pushed through from Abdur Rehman, Pietersen was lunging forward in defence, is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump, the ball was going on to clip the top of middle stump. Bruce Oxenford has got it right again and England are in some trouble. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(8)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, FOUR, pushed through by Abdur Rehman, Eoin Morgan gets well outside off as he looks to flick and misses, the ball goes off the pads and into the fine leg boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Bowled!! Gotcha. Another one bites the dust. This was the quicker delivery outside off and spun back in sharply, Eoin Morgan was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, the off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Eoin Morgan b Abdur Rehman 0(2).
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, lovely shot, Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Strauss backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Cracking shot. This was short and outside off, Prior cracks a lovely looking drive off the front-foot, beats the man at cover point and races away to the fence in a jiffy
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Fab Shot. It was tossed up outside off, Strauss gets across, rolls his wrists and keeps the sweep all along the carpet and into the boundary behind square
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Strauss' insistence on staying back has cost him. This was tossed up outside off and spins back from the rough, Strauss went back to nudge it towards the onside and misses, the ball struck him on the pads in line with the off-stump and was going on to strike the leg-stump. Strauss has to go and England have lost half their side. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(100) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, run-out chance missed. It was short and outside off, Jonathan Trott steered it away towards short third man, Gul dives to his right and prevents the ball going further, Prior was charging in for a single while Jonathan Trott stood frozen, the keeper shouts at Gul to throw it to him, Gul does exactly that, that gives Jonathan Trott plenty of time to scramble to the other end. Adnan's throw to the bowler is awful and Jonathan Trott escapes
Ajmal to Prior, no run, this was floated from outside off, Prior lunged forward to defend and was beaten by one that breaks back in, the ball was spinning too much though and would have missed leg
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, leg byes, FOUR, rare poor ball from Abdur Rehman, slides this one down the leg, Jonathan Trott looks to flick and misses, the ball rolls off the pads and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Rehman gets the big fish. That is absolutely plumb. This one pitched on the middle and straightened. Jonathan Trott went back in defence, misses it and is rapped flush on the pads below the knee-roll. Umpire Oxenford has an easy decision to make, that would have crashed into the middle of middle. Trott has a dejected look on his face as he walks back into the hut. Jonathan Trott lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(11)
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Bowled!! No need to appeal for this. An absolute ripper of a delivery from Abdur Rehman, it was tossed up nicely outside off and spins back into Broad, he was playing against the spin and creates a massive gap between bat and pad. The off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Maiden 5-wicket haul for Rehman. This was a classic left arm spinner's dismissal, an absolute treat to watch. Broad b Abdur Rehman 0(2)
Ajmal to Swann, out Lbw!! Pakistan are spinning out England. The ripping off-break, Swann gets back and looks to defend, misses it and is caught plumb in front of the middle and leg-stump. Umpire Davies has no doubts about it, the dreaded finger is up and Swann has a disconsolate look on his face. Swann lbw b Ajmal 0(4)
Ajmal to Prior, out Caught by Shafiq at cover!! 100th Test wicket for Ajmal. The last hope of England is gone and they are staring at a series loss. This was tossed up outside off, it stopped on Prior as he looked to drive, he goes through with the drive and only pops a simple catch to Shafiq at cover. The end is nigh for England. Prior c Shafiq b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Caught by Umar Gul!! Match-over, series won by the brilliant Pakistan team. Absolute justice that Rehman takes the last wicket to fall, it was tossed up outside off and spinning back in, Anderson went for the sweep and got a massive top-edge. The ball swirled in the air and when it came down, Gul was at hand to take the catch at deep backward square leg. England have been rolled over for their lowest ever Test score against Pakistan. Anderson c Umar Gul b Abdur Rehman 1(2)
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, FOUR, too short from Umar Gul and it is easy pickings for Alastair Cook. This is banged in short and outside off, Cook swivells, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings
Umar Gul to Strauss, byes, FOUR, Umar Gul looses his radar completely and hurls this one full and way down the leg. It beats Strauss's attempted flick and the despairing dive of Adnan, the ball scoots away to the fence
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Super Shot. Trifle short and outside off, Strauss rocks back and cuts it in front of point. No need to run for those
Hafeez to Strauss, out Caught by Shafiq!! Strauss fails yet again and it is that man, Hafeez who does the trick. Poor technique from Strauss though, this was tossed up outside off, Strauss looks to get forward and defend, ends up stabbing at the delivery and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs to Shafiq at short leg. Umpire Davies has an easy decision to make. First blow for Pakistan. Strauss c Shafiq b Hafeez 11(42) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Super shot from Cook. It was a quicker and shorter delivery outside off, Alastair Cook reads the length well, rocks back and cuts it past the diving man at backward point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Shot!. Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Cook has plenty of time to rock back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, nicely done by Jonathan Trott . Umar Gul drops this one short and wide outside off, Jonathan Trott chops it hard onto the ground and gets it over point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but four. It was a length delivery angling away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was looking to play it towards the onside, gets a thick leading edge that flies to the right of the diving gully fielder. Close call for Jonathan Trott
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Alastair Cook . Overpitched and on the stumps, Alastair Cook gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through the vacant mid-wicket region. The fielder gives chase but can't haul the ball back in time
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Crunched! Over-pitched and outside off, Trott leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it past cover for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but Trott will take the boundary, fuller length delivery angling across. Trott went for the booming cover drive and squirts it off the outside edge past gully and into the fence
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, rare bad ball from Ajmal. Alastair Cook rocks back and crunches it in front of point for a boundary. Top shot from the Test cricketer of the year
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Super shot from Trott. Junaid Khan comes from round the wicket and drifts this one full and on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets inside the line and whips it wide of mid-on. It is a real teaser for the chasing pack, but the ball wins in the end
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Classy. Length delivery outside off, Jonathan Trott leans forward and caresses a drive past cover point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence for another boundary
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back into Trott, he lunged forward, gets outside the line as he looks to defend. The ball hit the pads first, but just outside off. Pakistan lose one review
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, 8th FIFTY for Trott in Test cricket, drives a flighted delivery straight to the fielder at mid-wicket and calls for a quick single, easily done in the end
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews. This one was floated outside off and was spinning back in, Jonathan Trott was struck outside the line as he got a big stride forward, the impact was just outside off and Jonathan Trott survives
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, 1 run, nearly a catch. Alastair Cook does not spot the doosra, was lunging forward to defend, gets an inside edge that went just wide of Shafiq at short leg. Nervy moment for Cook
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, 27th FIFTY for Cook. Ajmal dropped this one a trifle short, Cook was quick to go back and flicks it powerfully past mid-wicket for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no ball, pushed through by Ajmal, Alastair Cook defends it solidly. Ajmal has over-stepped, the 100 partnership is up
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Cracker! It was short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it behind point, no need to run for those, four more for Cook
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, short, wide, four. It was a poor delivery all-right, Trott leans back, waits for the ball and punches it past point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Bowled!! What a beauty from Abdur Rehman. Trott's resistance has ended with a lazy shot. This one pitched on the middle stump and curved away ever so slightly. Trott stayed back and looked to defend, the ball went past the outside edge and clipped the top of off-stump. Trott looks back in dismay, Rehman is pumped up. Pakistan needed this wicket badly. Jonathan Trott b Abdur Rehman 74(158) [4s-7]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Alastair Cook does not miss out this time. Another rank long hop from Ajmal, short and wide outside off. Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, moves to the eighties now
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, that should calm down KP. This is short and wide outside off, KP is quick to get back and punches it in front of cover for a boundary to get off the mark
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Ajmal feeds onto Alastair Cook's strengths and pays the penalty. Short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, beautifully played. Nice use of the feet there, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly wide of mid-on for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, super shot from Cook. Trifle short and outside off, Alastair Cook gets back and whips it in front of mid-on. Junaid puts in a clumsy dive and lets the ball go past him
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ajmal has a wicket finally. This one was tossed up outside off and breaks back in after pitching. Alastair Cook was looking to defend and is struck just below the knee roll. He ended up playing down the wrong line. Alastair Cook looked up at his partner but is happy to go. England have lost yet another settled batsman. Alastair Cook lbw b Ajmal 94(220) [4s-10]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, FOUR, Ajmal overpitches this one outside off. Ian Bell gets well forward and drives it in the air but well in the gap between cover and point. He is off the mark with a boundary, it was the doosra, not sure if Ian Bell read it
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Caught by Hafeez!! Ajmal strike again and Pakistan are fighting back, this was tossed up outside off. KP looked to get to the pitch of the ball on his attempted whip, the ball dipped on him sharply, catches the inside edge onto his pads and lobbed past the keeper. Hafeez was quick to react, goes to his left and completes the catch. No review from KP and England suddenly find themselves four down. Pietersen c Hafeez b Ajmal 14(39) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Hafeez!! Eoin Morgan fails to play out the day. This was the ripping off-break, pitches just around off and spins away, Eoin Morgan was pushing forward, gets an outside edge that goes low to Hafeez at 1st slip. He takes a smart catch and Ajmal squeels in delight. Pakistan end the day on a high. Eoin Morgan c Hafeez b Ajmal 3(22)
Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, catch dropped by Junaid Khan. An absolute sitter, Ajmal bowls the doosra which is not spotted by Prior, he went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Junaid was circling underneath it at backward square, the ball pops in and out of his hands. Will this miss prove costly?
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, catch dropped by Abdur Rehman. That was a tough chance though, flighted delivery outside off, Bell skipped down the track and looked to go back over the bowler. He did not get enough bat on that, the ball flies to the left of Rehman. He got both hands but could not hold on. The ball races away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, Abdur Rehman drops this one trifle short and wide outside off, Ian Bell rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! This was bound to happen. Prior was not reading Ajmal one bit. This was tossed up outside off and breaks back into Prior, he was arching back to nudge it towards the on-side and missed. Umpire Oxenford took his time before raising the dreaded finger. Replays show that Prior was struck around the middle and was going on to hit leg. Prior lbw b Ajmal 3(16)
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Lovely shot. Broad leans forward to a well flighted delivery, gets to the pitch of the ball, opens the face of the bat and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Even Better. This one is tossed up outside off, Broad gets a big stride forward and drives it sweetly in the gap between the point and cover fielder all along the carpet. The ball races away to the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Super Shot from Broad . Gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and slugs it over widish mid-wicket for a boundary. Crucial runs these for England
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad at his best. It was pitched up outside off and moving away, Broad clatters it over Younis's head at mid-off. Nice attacking cricket from Broad
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, England take the lead. Full and wide outside off, Broad threw the kitchen sink at that, gets it right off the toe-end and flies in the gap between slips and gully
Hafeez to Broad, FOUR, Lovely cricket from Broad . This was flighted outside off and spinning away, Broad gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it inside out over extra cover for a boundary
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! The new ball has done the trick for Umar Gul. This one was the inducker, Ian Bell was caught in his crease as he looked to work it towards the onside, the ball rapped him on the back-leg and was going onto clip the top of leg-stump. The dangerous looking partnership has been dislodged and England have lost both reviews. Ian Bell lbw b Umar Gul 29(78) [4s-3]
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Thumped. It was a trifle short and outside off, Swann is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Sweetly played. This was nothing more then a firm push past cover point off the backfoot, the ball scoots away to the fence in a jiffy. Handy runs as the lead grows
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Swann stays back and punches it in front of point. The man at deep point comes across but has no chance of saving a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Lbw!! Swann looked in all sorts of trouble in this over and Abdur Rehman has his rewards. This was the drifter from Rehman, pitched on the middle and straightening a tad, Swann was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is hit flush below the knee roll. Easy decision for umpire Steve Davies. Swann lbw b Abdur Rehman 15(15) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Broad, SIX, Magnificent!. Broad gets underneath a well flighted delivery outside off and swings it over mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, FIFTY for Broad, this has been a fine knock and a vital one as well, laps a flighted delivery behind square for a couple. The dressing room is up and realise the value of this knock
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, Shot! Jimmy is no slouch with the bat, picks the length perfectly and sweeps it all along the carpet behind square for a boundary
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, precious runs for England, Anderson looks to defend and gets a thick outside edge that races past the fielder at 1st slip and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, leg byes, FOUR, appeal for LBW, pushed through by Hafeez, Anderson gets well across, looks to sweep and misses, the ball rolls of the pads and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, FOUR, floated up on the pads, Anderson flicks, it goes past the leg slip and rolls to the boundary rope. Gul standing a bit squarer had no chance to stop it.
Hafeez to Anderson, out Bowled!! That's it. It has taken the 'Professor' four balls to dismiss Anderson. Flatter and quicker on the off stump, it skidded in, Anderson looked to cut and missed it. The stumps are rattled and Pakistan are a wicket away from batting again. Anderson b Hafeez 13(19) [4s-3]
Hafeez to Panesar, out Lbw!! Panesar shows his bat to the umpire, but Steve Davies will not be fooled. Flatter on the stumps, Panesar goes deep into the crease and looks to flick, the ball hits the pads. Loud appeal from the Pakistanis, Monty almost immediately showed his bat to Davies. Replays prove inconclusive as to whether there was an inside edge or not. No reviews left for England, that's the end of their first innings. Panesar lbw b Hafeez 0(2)
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught&Bowled!! Relief for Pakistan. It was tossed up invitingly on the middle stump line, Alastair Cook was looking to turn it towards mid-wicket against the spin, gets the leading edge that pops to the left of the bowler. Hafeez dives to his left and completes a very good low catch. The opening pair has been separated. Alastair Cook c and b Hafeez 7(40)
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Bowled!! Bowled him. It was the doosra, Ian Bell did not pick it, looks to defend off the backfoot. The ball dribbles off the inside edge, goes through his legs and dislodges the bails. Pakistan are thrilled and we have a tight match on our hands. This will be a nervy chase for England. Ian Bell b Ajmal 3(3)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss will feel much better now. This was dropped short and outside off from Ajmal, Strauss rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! The arm ball has ejected KP. This was pushed through from Abdur Rehman, Pietersen was lunging forward in defence, is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump, the ball was going on to clip the top of middle stump. Bruce Oxenford has got it right again and England are in some trouble. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(8)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, FOUR, pushed through by Abdur Rehman, Eoin Morgan gets well outside off as he looks to flick and misses, the ball goes off the pads and into the fine leg boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Bowled!! Gotcha. Another one bites the dust. This was the quicker delivery outside off and spun back in sharply, Eoin Morgan was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, the off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Eoin Morgan b Abdur Rehman 0(2).
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, lovely shot, Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Strauss backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Cracking shot. This was short and outside off, Prior cracks a lovely looking drive off the front-foot, beats the man at cover point and races away to the fence in a jiffy
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Fab Shot. It was tossed up outside off, Strauss gets across, rolls his wrists and keeps the sweep all along the carpet and into the boundary behind square
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Strauss' insistence on staying back has cost him. This was tossed up outside off and spins back from the rough, Strauss went back to nudge it towards the onside and misses, the ball struck him on the pads in line with the off-stump and was going on to strike the leg-stump. Strauss has to go and England have lost half their side. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(100) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, run-out chance missed. It was short and outside off, Jonathan Trott steered it away towards short third man, Gul dives to his right and prevents the ball going further, Prior was charging in for a single while Jonathan Trott stood frozen, the keeper shouts at Gul to throw it to him, Gul does exactly that, that gives Jonathan Trott plenty of time to scramble to the other end. Adnan's throw to the bowler is awful and Jonathan Trott escapes
Ajmal to Prior, no run, this was floated from outside off, Prior lunged forward to defend and was beaten by one that breaks back in, the ball was spinning too much though and would have missed leg
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, leg byes, FOUR, rare poor ball from Abdur Rehman, slides this one down the leg, Jonathan Trott looks to flick and misses, the ball rolls off the pads and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Rehman gets the big fish. That is absolutely plumb. This one pitched on the middle and straightened. Jonathan Trott went back in defence, misses it and is rapped flush on the pads below the knee-roll. Umpire Oxenford has an easy decision to make, that would have crashed into the middle of middle. Trott has a dejected look on his face as he walks back into the hut. Jonathan Trott lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(11)
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Bowled!! No need to appeal for this. An absolute ripper of a delivery from Abdur Rehman, it was tossed up nicely outside off and spins back into Broad, he was playing against the spin and creates a massive gap between bat and pad. The off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Maiden 5-wicket haul for Rehman. This was a classic left arm spinner's dismissal, an absolute treat to watch. Broad b Abdur Rehman 0(2)
Ajmal to Swann, out Lbw!! Pakistan are spinning out England. The ripping off-break, Swann gets back and looks to defend, misses it and is caught plumb in front of the middle and leg-stump. Umpire Davies has no doubts about it, the dreaded finger is up and Swann has a disconsolate look on his face. Swann lbw b Ajmal 0(4)
Ajmal to Prior, out Caught by Shafiq at cover!! 100th Test wicket for Ajmal. The last hope of England is gone and they are staring at a series loss. This was tossed up outside off, it stopped on Prior as he looked to drive, he goes through with the drive and only pops a simple catch to Shafiq at cover. The end is nigh for England. Prior c Shafiq b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Caught by Umar Gul!! Match-over, series won by the brilliant Pakistan team. Absolute justice that Rehman takes the last wicket to fall, it was tossed up outside off and spinning back in, Anderson went for the sweep and got a massive top-edge. The ball swirled in the air and when it came down, Gul was at hand to take the catch at deep backward square leg. England have been rolled over for their lowest ever Test score against Pakistan. Anderson c Umar Gul b Abdur Rehman 1(2)
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, FOUR, too short from Umar Gul and it is easy pickings for Alastair Cook. This is banged in short and outside off, Cook swivells, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings
Umar Gul to Strauss, byes, FOUR, Umar Gul looses his radar completely and hurls this one full and way down the leg. It beats Strauss's attempted flick and the despairing dive of Adnan, the ball scoots away to the fence
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Super Shot. Trifle short and outside off, Strauss rocks back and cuts it in front of point. No need to run for those
Hafeez to Strauss, out Caught by Shafiq!! Strauss fails yet again and it is that man, Hafeez who does the trick. Poor technique from Strauss though, this was tossed up outside off, Strauss looks to get forward and defend, ends up stabbing at the delivery and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs to Shafiq at short leg. Umpire Davies has an easy decision to make. First blow for Pakistan. Strauss c Shafiq b Hafeez 11(42) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Super shot from Cook. It was a quicker and shorter delivery outside off, Alastair Cook reads the length well, rocks back and cuts it past the diving man at backward point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Shot!. Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Cook has plenty of time to rock back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, nicely done by Jonathan Trott . Umar Gul drops this one short and wide outside off, Jonathan Trott chops it hard onto the ground and gets it over point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but four. It was a length delivery angling away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was looking to play it towards the onside, gets a thick leading edge that flies to the right of the diving gully fielder. Close call for Jonathan Trott
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Alastair Cook . Overpitched and on the stumps, Alastair Cook gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through the vacant mid-wicket region. The fielder gives chase but can't haul the ball back in time
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Crunched! Over-pitched and outside off, Trott leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it past cover for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but Trott will take the boundary, fuller length delivery angling across. Trott went for the booming cover drive and squirts it off the outside edge past gully and into the fence
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, rare bad ball from Ajmal. Alastair Cook rocks back and crunches it in front of point for a boundary. Top shot from the Test cricketer of the year
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Super shot from Trott. Junaid Khan comes from round the wicket and drifts this one full and on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets inside the line and whips it wide of mid-on. It is a real teaser for the chasing pack, but the ball wins in the end
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Classy. Length delivery outside off, Jonathan Trott leans forward and caresses a drive past cover point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence for another boundary
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back into Trott, he lunged forward, gets outside the line as he looks to defend. The ball hit the pads first, but just outside off. Pakistan lose one review
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, 8th FIFTY for Trott in Test cricket, drives a flighted delivery straight to the fielder at mid-wicket and calls for a quick single, easily done in the end
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews. This one was floated outside off and was spinning back in, Jonathan Trott was struck outside the line as he got a big stride forward, the impact was just outside off and Jonathan Trott survives
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, 1 run, nearly a catch. Alastair Cook does not spot the doosra, was lunging forward to defend, gets an inside edge that went just wide of Shafiq at short leg. Nervy moment for Cook
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, 27th FIFTY for Cook. Ajmal dropped this one a trifle short, Cook was quick to go back and flicks it powerfully past mid-wicket for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no ball, pushed through by Ajmal, Alastair Cook defends it solidly. Ajmal has over-stepped, the 100 partnership is up
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Cracker! It was short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it behind point, no need to run for those, four more for Cook
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, short, wide, four. It was a poor delivery all-right, Trott leans back, waits for the ball and punches it past point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Bowled!! What a beauty from Abdur Rehman. Trott's resistance has ended with a lazy shot. This one pitched on the middle stump and curved away ever so slightly. Trott stayed back and looked to defend, the ball went past the outside edge and clipped the top of off-stump. Trott looks back in dismay, Rehman is pumped up. Pakistan needed this wicket badly. Jonathan Trott b Abdur Rehman 74(158) [4s-7]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Alastair Cook does not miss out this time. Another rank long hop from Ajmal, short and wide outside off. Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, moves to the eighties now
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, that should calm down KP. This is short and wide outside off, KP is quick to get back and punches it in front of cover for a boundary to get off the mark
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Ajmal feeds onto Alastair Cook's strengths and pays the penalty. Short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, beautifully played. Nice use of the feet there, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly wide of mid-on for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, super shot from Cook. Trifle short and outside off, Alastair Cook gets back and whips it in front of mid-on. Junaid puts in a clumsy dive and lets the ball go past him
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ajmal has a wicket finally. This one was tossed up outside off and breaks back in after pitching. Alastair Cook was looking to defend and is struck just below the knee roll. He ended up playing down the wrong line. Alastair Cook looked up at his partner but is happy to go. England have lost yet another settled batsman. Alastair Cook lbw b Ajmal 94(220) [4s-10]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, FOUR, Ajmal overpitches this one outside off. Ian Bell gets well forward and drives it in the air but well in the gap between cover and point. He is off the mark with a boundary, it was the doosra, not sure if Ian Bell read it
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Caught by Hafeez!! Ajmal strike again and Pakistan are fighting back, this was tossed up outside off. KP looked to get to the pitch of the ball on his attempted whip, the ball dipped on him sharply, catches the inside edge onto his pads and lobbed past the keeper. Hafeez was quick to react, goes to his left and completes the catch. No review from KP and England suddenly find themselves four down. Pietersen c Hafeez b Ajmal 14(39) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Hafeez!! Eoin Morgan fails to play out the day. This was the ripping off-break, pitches just around off and spins away, Eoin Morgan was pushing forward, gets an outside edge that goes low to Hafeez at 1st slip. He takes a smart catch and Ajmal squeels in delight. Pakistan end the day on a high. Eoin Morgan c Hafeez b Ajmal 3(22)
Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, catch dropped by Junaid Khan. An absolute sitter, Ajmal bowls the doosra which is not spotted by Prior, he went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Junaid was circling underneath it at backward square, the ball pops in and out of his hands. Will this miss prove costly?
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, catch dropped by Abdur Rehman. That was a tough chance though, flighted delivery outside off, Bell skipped down the track and looked to go back over the bowler. He did not get enough bat on that, the ball flies to the left of Rehman. He got both hands but could not hold on. The ball races away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, Abdur Rehman drops this one trifle short and wide outside off, Ian Bell rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! This was bound to happen. Prior was not reading Ajmal one bit. This was tossed up outside off and breaks back into Prior, he was arching back to nudge it towards the on-side and missed. Umpire Oxenford took his time before raising the dreaded finger. Replays show that Prior was struck around the middle and was going on to hit leg. Prior lbw b Ajmal 3(16)
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Lovely shot. Broad leans forward to a well flighted delivery, gets to the pitch of the ball, opens the face of the bat and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Even Better. This one is tossed up outside off, Broad gets a big stride forward and drives it sweetly in the gap between the point and cover fielder all along the carpet. The ball races away to the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Super Shot from Broad . Gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and slugs it over widish mid-wicket for a boundary. Crucial runs these for England
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad at his best. It was pitched up outside off and moving away, Broad clatters it over Younis's head at mid-off. Nice attacking cricket from Broad
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, England take the lead. Full and wide outside off, Broad threw the kitchen sink at that, gets it right off the toe-end and flies in the gap between slips and gully
Hafeez to Broad, FOUR, Lovely cricket from Broad . This was flighted outside off and spinning away, Broad gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it inside out over extra cover for a boundary
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! The new ball has done the trick for Umar Gul. This one was the inducker, Ian Bell was caught in his crease as he looked to work it towards the onside, the ball rapped him on the back-leg and was going onto clip the top of leg-stump. The dangerous looking partnership has been dislodged and England have lost both reviews. Ian Bell lbw b Umar Gul 29(78) [4s-3]
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Thumped. It was a trifle short and outside off, Swann is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Sweetly played. This was nothing more then a firm push past cover point off the backfoot, the ball scoots away to the fence in a jiffy. Handy runs as the lead grows
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Swann stays back and punches it in front of point. The man at deep point comes across but has no chance of saving a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Lbw!! Swann looked in all sorts of trouble in this over and Abdur Rehman has his rewards. This was the drifter from Rehman, pitched on the middle and straightening a tad, Swann was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is hit flush below the knee roll. Easy decision for umpire Steve Davies. Swann lbw b Abdur Rehman 15(15) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Broad, SIX, Magnificent!. Broad gets underneath a well flighted delivery outside off and swings it over mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, FIFTY for Broad, this has been a fine knock and a vital one as well, laps a flighted delivery behind square for a couple. The dressing room is up and realise the value of this knock
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, Shot! Jimmy is no slouch with the bat, picks the length perfectly and sweeps it all along the carpet behind square for a boundary
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, precious runs for England, Anderson looks to defend and gets a thick outside edge that races past the fielder at 1st slip and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, leg byes, FOUR, appeal for LBW, pushed through by Hafeez, Anderson gets well across, looks to sweep and misses, the ball rolls of the pads and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, FOUR, floated up on the pads, Anderson flicks, it goes past the leg slip and rolls to the boundary rope. Gul standing a bit squarer had no chance to stop it.
Hafeez to Anderson, out Bowled!! That's it. It has taken the 'Professor' four balls to dismiss Anderson. Flatter and quicker on the off stump, it skidded in, Anderson looked to cut and missed it. The stumps are rattled and Pakistan are a wicket away from batting again. Anderson b Hafeez 13(19) [4s-3]
Hafeez to Panesar, out Lbw!! Panesar shows his bat to the umpire, but Steve Davies will not be fooled. Flatter on the stumps, Panesar goes deep into the crease and looks to flick, the ball hits the pads. Loud appeal from the Pakistanis, Monty almost immediately showed his bat to Davies. Replays prove inconclusive as to whether there was an inside edge or not. No reviews left for England, that's the end of their first innings. Panesar lbw b Hafeez 0(2)
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught&Bowled!! Relief for Pakistan. It was tossed up invitingly on the middle stump line, Alastair Cook was looking to turn it towards mid-wicket against the spin, gets the leading edge that pops to the left of the bowler. Hafeez dives to his left and completes a very good low catch. The opening pair has been separated. Alastair Cook c and b Hafeez 7(40)
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Bowled!! Bowled him. It was the doosra, Ian Bell did not pick it, looks to defend off the backfoot. The ball dribbles off the inside edge, goes through his legs and dislodges the bails. Pakistan are thrilled and we have a tight match on our hands. This will be a nervy chase for England. Ian Bell b Ajmal 3(3)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss will feel much better now. This was dropped short and outside off from Ajmal, Strauss rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! The arm ball has ejected KP. This was pushed through from Abdur Rehman, Pietersen was lunging forward in defence, is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump, the ball was going on to clip the top of middle stump. Bruce Oxenford has got it right again and England are in some trouble. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(8)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, FOUR, pushed through by Abdur Rehman, Eoin Morgan gets well outside off as he looks to flick and misses, the ball goes off the pads and into the fine leg boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Bowled!! Gotcha. Another one bites the dust. This was the quicker delivery outside off and spun back in sharply, Eoin Morgan was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, the off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Eoin Morgan b Abdur Rehman 0(2).
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, lovely shot, Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Strauss backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Cracking shot. This was short and outside off, Prior cracks a lovely looking drive off the front-foot, beats the man at cover point and races away to the fence in a jiffy
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Fab Shot. It was tossed up outside off, Strauss gets across, rolls his wrists and keeps the sweep all along the carpet and into the boundary behind square
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Strauss' insistence on staying back has cost him. This was tossed up outside off and spins back from the rough, Strauss went back to nudge it towards the onside and misses, the ball struck him on the pads in line with the off-stump and was going on to strike the leg-stump. Strauss has to go and England have lost half their side. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(100) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, run-out chance missed. It was short and outside off, Jonathan Trott steered it away towards short third man, Gul dives to his right and prevents the ball going further, Prior was charging in for a single while Jonathan Trott stood frozen, the keeper shouts at Gul to throw it to him, Gul does exactly that, that gives Jonathan Trott plenty of time to scramble to the other end. Adnan's throw to the bowler is awful and Jonathan Trott escapes
Ajmal to Prior, no run, this was floated from outside off, Prior lunged forward to defend and was beaten by one that breaks back in, the ball was spinning too much though and would have missed leg
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, leg byes, FOUR, rare poor ball from Abdur Rehman, slides this one down the leg, Jonathan Trott looks to flick and misses, the ball rolls off the pads and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Rehman gets the big fish. That is absolutely plumb. This one pitched on the middle and straightened. Jonathan Trott went back in defence, misses it and is rapped flush on the pads below the knee-roll. Umpire Oxenford has an easy decision to make, that would have crashed into the middle of middle. Trott has a dejected look on his face as he walks back into the hut. Jonathan Trott lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(11)
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Bowled!! No need to appeal for this. An absolute ripper of a delivery from Abdur Rehman, it was tossed up nicely outside off and spins back into Broad, he was playing against the spin and creates a massive gap between bat and pad. The off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Maiden 5-wicket haul for Rehman. This was a classic left arm spinner's dismissal, an absolute treat to watch. Broad b Abdur Rehman 0(2)
Ajmal to Swann, out Lbw!! Pakistan are spinning out England. The ripping off-break, Swann gets back and looks to defend, misses it and is caught plumb in front of the middle and leg-stump. Umpire Davies has no doubts about it, the dreaded finger is up and Swann has a disconsolate look on his face. Swann lbw b Ajmal 0(4)
Ajmal to Prior, out Caught by Shafiq at cover!! 100th Test wicket for Ajmal. The last hope of England is gone and they are staring at a series loss. This was tossed up outside off, it stopped on Prior as he looked to drive, he goes through with the drive and only pops a simple catch to Shafiq at cover. The end is nigh for England. Prior c Shafiq b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Caught by Umar Gul!! Match-over, series won by the brilliant Pakistan team. Absolute justice that Rehman takes the last wicket to fall, it was tossed up outside off and spinning back in, Anderson went for the sweep and got a massive top-edge. The ball swirled in the air and when it came down, Gul was at hand to take the catch at deep backward square leg. England have been rolled over for their lowest ever Test score against Pakistan. Anderson c Umar Gul b Abdur Rehman 1(2)
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, FOUR, too short from Umar Gul and it is easy pickings for Alastair Cook. This is banged in short and outside off, Cook swivells, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings
Umar Gul to Strauss, byes, FOUR, Umar Gul looses his radar completely and hurls this one full and way down the leg. It beats Strauss's attempted flick and the despairing dive of Adnan, the ball scoots away to the fence
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Super Shot. Trifle short and outside off, Strauss rocks back and cuts it in front of point. No need to run for those
Hafeez to Strauss, out Caught by Shafiq!! Strauss fails yet again and it is that man, Hafeez who does the trick. Poor technique from Strauss though, this was tossed up outside off, Strauss looks to get forward and defend, ends up stabbing at the delivery and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs to Shafiq at short leg. Umpire Davies has an easy decision to make. First blow for Pakistan. Strauss c Shafiq b Hafeez 11(42) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Super shot from Cook. It was a quicker and shorter delivery outside off, Alastair Cook reads the length well, rocks back and cuts it past the diving man at backward point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Shot!. Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Cook has plenty of time to rock back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, nicely done by Jonathan Trott . Umar Gul drops this one short and wide outside off, Jonathan Trott chops it hard onto the ground and gets it over point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but four. It was a length delivery angling away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was looking to play it towards the onside, gets a thick leading edge that flies to the right of the diving gully fielder. Close call for Jonathan Trott
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Alastair Cook . Overpitched and on the stumps, Alastair Cook gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through the vacant mid-wicket region. The fielder gives chase but can't haul the ball back in time
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Crunched! Over-pitched and outside off, Trott leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it past cover for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but Trott will take the boundary, fuller length delivery angling across. Trott went for the booming cover drive and squirts it off the outside edge past gully and into the fence
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, rare bad ball from Ajmal. Alastair Cook rocks back and crunches it in front of point for a boundary. Top shot from the Test cricketer of the year
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Super shot from Trott. Junaid Khan comes from round the wicket and drifts this one full and on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets inside the line and whips it wide of mid-on. It is a real teaser for the chasing pack, but the ball wins in the end
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Classy. Length delivery outside off, Jonathan Trott leans forward and caresses a drive past cover point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence for another boundary
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back into Trott, he lunged forward, gets outside the line as he looks to defend. The ball hit the pads first, but just outside off. Pakistan lose one review
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, 8th FIFTY for Trott in Test cricket, drives a flighted delivery straight to the fielder at mid-wicket and calls for a quick single, easily done in the end
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews. This one was floated outside off and was spinning back in, Jonathan Trott was struck outside the line as he got a big stride forward, the impact was just outside off and Jonathan Trott survives
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, 1 run, nearly a catch. Alastair Cook does not spot the doosra, was lunging forward to defend, gets an inside edge that went just wide of Shafiq at short leg. Nervy moment for Cook
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, 27th FIFTY for Cook. Ajmal dropped this one a trifle short, Cook was quick to go back and flicks it powerfully past mid-wicket for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no ball, pushed through by Ajmal, Alastair Cook defends it solidly. Ajmal has over-stepped, the 100 partnership is up
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Cracker! It was short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it behind point, no need to run for those, four more for Cook
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, short, wide, four. It was a poor delivery all-right, Trott leans back, waits for the ball and punches it past point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Bowled!! What a beauty from Abdur Rehman. Trott's resistance has ended with a lazy shot. This one pitched on the middle stump and curved away ever so slightly. Trott stayed back and looked to defend, the ball went past the outside edge and clipped the top of off-stump. Trott looks back in dismay, Rehman is pumped up. Pakistan needed this wicket badly. Jonathan Trott b Abdur Rehman 74(158) [4s-7]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Alastair Cook does not miss out this time. Another rank long hop from Ajmal, short and wide outside off. Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, moves to the eighties now
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, that should calm down KP. This is short and wide outside off, KP is quick to get back and punches it in front of cover for a boundary to get off the mark
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Ajmal feeds onto Alastair Cook's strengths and pays the penalty. Short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, beautifully played. Nice use of the feet there, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly wide of mid-on for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, super shot from Cook. Trifle short and outside off, Alastair Cook gets back and whips it in front of mid-on. Junaid puts in a clumsy dive and lets the ball go past him
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ajmal has a wicket finally. This one was tossed up outside off and breaks back in after pitching. Alastair Cook was looking to defend and is struck just below the knee roll. He ended up playing down the wrong line. Alastair Cook looked up at his partner but is happy to go. England have lost yet another settled batsman. Alastair Cook lbw b Ajmal 94(220) [4s-10]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, FOUR, Ajmal overpitches this one outside off. Ian Bell gets well forward and drives it in the air but well in the gap between cover and point. He is off the mark with a boundary, it was the doosra, not sure if Ian Bell read it
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Caught by Hafeez!! Ajmal strike again and Pakistan are fighting back, this was tossed up outside off. KP looked to get to the pitch of the ball on his attempted whip, the ball dipped on him sharply, catches the inside edge onto his pads and lobbed past the keeper. Hafeez was quick to react, goes to his left and completes the catch. No review from KP and England suddenly find themselves four down. Pietersen c Hafeez b Ajmal 14(39) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Hafeez!! Eoin Morgan fails to play out the day. This was the ripping off-break, pitches just around off and spins away, Eoin Morgan was pushing forward, gets an outside edge that goes low to Hafeez at 1st slip. He takes a smart catch and Ajmal squeels in delight. Pakistan end the day on a high. Eoin Morgan c Hafeez b Ajmal 3(22)
Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, catch dropped by Junaid Khan. An absolute sitter, Ajmal bowls the doosra which is not spotted by Prior, he went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Junaid was circling underneath it at backward square, the ball pops in and out of his hands. Will this miss prove costly?
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, catch dropped by Abdur Rehman. That was a tough chance though, flighted delivery outside off, Bell skipped down the track and looked to go back over the bowler. He did not get enough bat on that, the ball flies to the left of Rehman. He got both hands but could not hold on. The ball races away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, Abdur Rehman drops this one trifle short and wide outside off, Ian Bell rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! This was bound to happen. Prior was not reading Ajmal one bit. This was tossed up outside off and breaks back into Prior, he was arching back to nudge it towards the on-side and missed. Umpire Oxenford took his time before raising the dreaded finger. Replays show that Prior was struck around the middle and was going on to hit leg. Prior lbw b Ajmal 3(16)
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Lovely shot. Broad leans forward to a well flighted delivery, gets to the pitch of the ball, opens the face of the bat and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Even Better. This one is tossed up outside off, Broad gets a big stride forward and drives it sweetly in the gap between the point and cover fielder all along the carpet. The ball races away to the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Super Shot from Broad . Gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and slugs it over widish mid-wicket for a boundary. Crucial runs these for England
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad at his best. It was pitched up outside off and moving away, Broad clatters it over Younis's head at mid-off. Nice attacking cricket from Broad
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, England take the lead. Full and wide outside off, Broad threw the kitchen sink at that, gets it right off the toe-end and flies in the gap between slips and gully
Hafeez to Broad, FOUR, Lovely cricket from Broad . This was flighted outside off and spinning away, Broad gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it inside out over extra cover for a boundary
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! The new ball has done the trick for Umar Gul. This one was the inducker, Ian Bell was caught in his crease as he looked to work it towards the onside, the ball rapped him on the back-leg and was going onto clip the top of leg-stump. The dangerous looking partnership has been dislodged and England have lost both reviews. Ian Bell lbw b Umar Gul 29(78) [4s-3]
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Thumped. It was a trifle short and outside off, Swann is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Sweetly played. This was nothing more then a firm push past cover point off the backfoot, the ball scoots away to the fence in a jiffy. Handy runs as the lead grows
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Swann stays back and punches it in front of point. The man at deep point comes across but has no chance of saving a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Lbw!! Swann looked in all sorts of trouble in this over and Abdur Rehman has his rewards. This was the drifter from Rehman, pitched on the middle and straightening a tad, Swann was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is hit flush below the knee roll. Easy decision for umpire Steve Davies. Swann lbw b Abdur Rehman 15(15) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Broad, SIX, Magnificent!. Broad gets underneath a well flighted delivery outside off and swings it over mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, FIFTY for Broad, this has been a fine knock and a vital one as well, laps a flighted delivery behind square for a couple. The dressing room is up and realise the value of this knock
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, Shot! Jimmy is no slouch with the bat, picks the length perfectly and sweeps it all along the carpet behind square for a boundary
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, precious runs for England, Anderson looks to defend and gets a thick outside edge that races past the fielder at 1st slip and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, leg byes, FOUR, appeal for LBW, pushed through by Hafeez, Anderson gets well across, looks to sweep and misses, the ball rolls of the pads and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, FOUR, floated up on the pads, Anderson flicks, it goes past the leg slip and rolls to the boundary rope. Gul standing a bit squarer had no chance to stop it.
Hafeez to Anderson, out Bowled!! That's it. It has taken the 'Professor' four balls to dismiss Anderson. Flatter and quicker on the off stump, it skidded in, Anderson looked to cut and missed it. The stumps are rattled and Pakistan are a wicket away from batting again. Anderson b Hafeez 13(19) [4s-3]
Hafeez to Panesar, out Lbw!! Panesar shows his bat to the umpire, but Steve Davies will not be fooled. Flatter on the stumps, Panesar goes deep into the crease and looks to flick, the ball hits the pads. Loud appeal from the Pakistanis, Monty almost immediately showed his bat to Davies. Replays prove inconclusive as to whether there was an inside edge or not. No reviews left for England, that's the end of their first innings. Panesar lbw b Hafeez 0(2)
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught&Bowled!! Relief for Pakistan. It was tossed up invitingly on the middle stump line, Alastair Cook was looking to turn it towards mid-wicket against the spin, gets the leading edge that pops to the left of the bowler. Hafeez dives to his left and completes a very good low catch. The opening pair has been separated. Alastair Cook c and b Hafeez 7(40)
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Bowled!! Bowled him. It was the doosra, Ian Bell did not pick it, looks to defend off the backfoot. The ball dribbles off the inside edge, goes through his legs and dislodges the bails. Pakistan are thrilled and we have a tight match on our hands. This will be a nervy chase for England. Ian Bell b Ajmal 3(3)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss will feel much better now. This was dropped short and outside off from Ajmal, Strauss rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! The arm ball has ejected KP. This was pushed through from Abdur Rehman, Pietersen was lunging forward in defence, is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump, the ball was going on to clip the top of middle stump. Bruce Oxenford has got it right again and England are in some trouble. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(8)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, FOUR, pushed through by Abdur Rehman, Eoin Morgan gets well outside off as he looks to flick and misses, the ball goes off the pads and into the fine leg boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Bowled!! Gotcha. Another one bites the dust. This was the quicker delivery outside off and spun back in sharply, Eoin Morgan was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, the off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Eoin Morgan b Abdur Rehman 0(2).
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, lovely shot, Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Strauss backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Cracking shot. This was short and outside off, Prior cracks a lovely looking drive off the front-foot, beats the man at cover point and races away to the fence in a jiffy
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Fab Shot. It was tossed up outside off, Strauss gets across, rolls his wrists and keeps the sweep all along the carpet and into the boundary behind square
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Strauss' insistence on staying back has cost him. This was tossed up outside off and spins back from the rough, Strauss went back to nudge it towards the onside and misses, the ball struck him on the pads in line with the off-stump and was going on to strike the leg-stump. Strauss has to go and England have lost half their side. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(100) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, run-out chance missed. It was short and outside off, Jonathan Trott steered it away towards short third man, Gul dives to his right and prevents the ball going further, Prior was charging in for a single while Jonathan Trott stood frozen, the keeper shouts at Gul to throw it to him, Gul does exactly that, that gives Jonathan Trott plenty of time to scramble to the other end. Adnan's throw to the bowler is awful and Jonathan Trott escapes
Ajmal to Prior, no run, this was floated from outside off, Prior lunged forward to defend and was beaten by one that breaks back in, the ball was spinning too much though and would have missed leg
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, leg byes, FOUR, rare poor ball from Abdur Rehman, slides this one down the leg, Jonathan Trott looks to flick and misses, the ball rolls off the pads and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Rehman gets the big fish. That is absolutely plumb. This one pitched on the middle and straightened. Jonathan Trott went back in defence, misses it and is rapped flush on the pads below the knee-roll. Umpire Oxenford has an easy decision to make, that would have crashed into the middle of middle. Trott has a dejected look on his face as he walks back into the hut. Jonathan Trott lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(11)
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Bowled!! No need to appeal for this. An absolute ripper of a delivery from Abdur Rehman, it was tossed up nicely outside off and spins back into Broad, he was playing against the spin and creates a massive gap between bat and pad. The off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Maiden 5-wicket haul for Rehman. This was a classic left arm spinner's dismissal, an absolute treat to watch. Broad b Abdur Rehman 0(2)
Ajmal to Swann, out Lbw!! Pakistan are spinning out England. The ripping off-break, Swann gets back and looks to defend, misses it and is caught plumb in front of the middle and leg-stump. Umpire Davies has no doubts about it, the dreaded finger is up and Swann has a disconsolate look on his face. Swann lbw b Ajmal 0(4)
Ajmal to Prior, out Caught by Shafiq at cover!! 100th Test wicket for Ajmal. The last hope of England is gone and they are staring at a series loss. This was tossed up outside off, it stopped on Prior as he looked to drive, he goes through with the drive and only pops a simple catch to Shafiq at cover. The end is nigh for England. Prior c Shafiq b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Caught by Umar Gul!! Match-over, series won by the brilliant Pakistan team. Absolute justice that Rehman takes the last wicket to fall, it was tossed up outside off and spinning back in, Anderson went for the sweep and got a massive top-edge. The ball swirled in the air and when it came down, Gul was at hand to take the catch at deep backward square leg. England have been rolled over for their lowest ever Test score against Pakistan. Anderson c Umar Gul b Abdur Rehman 1(2)
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, FOUR, too short from Umar Gul and it is easy pickings for Alastair Cook. This is banged in short and outside off, Cook swivells, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings
Umar Gul to Strauss, byes, FOUR, Umar Gul looses his radar completely and hurls this one full and way down the leg. It beats Strauss's attempted flick and the despairing dive of Adnan, the ball scoots away to the fence
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Super Shot. Trifle short and outside off, Strauss rocks back and cuts it in front of point. No need to run for those
Hafeez to Strauss, out Caught by Shafiq!! Strauss fails yet again and it is that man, Hafeez who does the trick. Poor technique from Strauss though, this was tossed up outside off, Strauss looks to get forward and defend, ends up stabbing at the delivery and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs to Shafiq at short leg. Umpire Davies has an easy decision to make. First blow for Pakistan. Strauss c Shafiq b Hafeez 11(42) [4s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Super shot from Cook. It was a quicker and shorter delivery outside off, Alastair Cook reads the length well, rocks back and cuts it past the diving man at backward point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Shot!. Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Cook has plenty of time to rock back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, nicely done by Jonathan Trott . Umar Gul drops this one short and wide outside off, Jonathan Trott chops it hard onto the ground and gets it over point for a boundary
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but four. It was a length delivery angling away from outside off, Jonathan Trott was looking to play it towards the onside, gets a thick leading edge that flies to the right of the diving gully fielder. Close call for Jonathan Trott
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely shot from Alastair Cook . Overpitched and on the stumps, Alastair Cook gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through the vacant mid-wicket region. The fielder gives chase but can't haul the ball back in time
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Crunched! Over-pitched and outside off, Trott leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it past cover for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, streaky but Trott will take the boundary, fuller length delivery angling across. Trott went for the booming cover drive and squirts it off the outside edge past gully and into the fence
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, rare bad ball from Ajmal. Alastair Cook rocks back and crunches it in front of point for a boundary. Top shot from the Test cricketer of the year
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Super shot from Trott. Junaid Khan comes from round the wicket and drifts this one full and on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets inside the line and whips it wide of mid-on. It is a real teaser for the chasing pack, but the ball wins in the end
Junaid Khan to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Classy. Length delivery outside off, Jonathan Trott leans forward and caresses a drive past cover point. No need to run for those, the ball races away to the fence for another boundary
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back into Trott, he lunged forward, gets outside the line as he looks to defend. The ball hit the pads first, but just outside off. Pakistan lose one review
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, 8th FIFTY for Trott in Test cricket, drives a flighted delivery straight to the fielder at mid-wicket and calls for a quick single, easily done in the end
Hafeez to Jonathan Trott, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews. This one was floated outside off and was spinning back in, Jonathan Trott was struck outside the line as he got a big stride forward, the impact was just outside off and Jonathan Trott survives
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, 1 run, nearly a catch. Alastair Cook does not spot the doosra, was lunging forward to defend, gets an inside edge that went just wide of Shafiq at short leg. Nervy moment for Cook
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, 27th FIFTY for Cook. Ajmal dropped this one a trifle short, Cook was quick to go back and flicks it powerfully past mid-wicket for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no ball, pushed through by Ajmal, Alastair Cook defends it solidly. Ajmal has over-stepped, the 100 partnership is up
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Cracker! It was short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it behind point, no need to run for those, four more for Cook
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, short, wide, four. It was a poor delivery all-right, Trott leans back, waits for the ball and punches it past point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Bowled!! What a beauty from Abdur Rehman. Trott's resistance has ended with a lazy shot. This one pitched on the middle stump and curved away ever so slightly. Trott stayed back and looked to defend, the ball went past the outside edge and clipped the top of off-stump. Trott looks back in dismay, Rehman is pumped up. Pakistan needed this wicket badly. Jonathan Trott b Abdur Rehman 74(158) [4s-7]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Alastair Cook does not miss out this time. Another rank long hop from Ajmal, short and wide outside off. Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, moves to the eighties now
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, that should calm down KP. This is short and wide outside off, KP is quick to get back and punches it in front of cover for a boundary to get off the mark
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Ajmal feeds onto Alastair Cook's strengths and pays the penalty. Short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, beautifully played. Nice use of the feet there, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly wide of mid-on for a boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, super shot from Cook. Trifle short and outside off, Alastair Cook gets back and whips it in front of mid-on. Junaid puts in a clumsy dive and lets the ball go past him
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ajmal has a wicket finally. This one was tossed up outside off and breaks back in after pitching. Alastair Cook was looking to defend and is struck just below the knee roll. He ended up playing down the wrong line. Alastair Cook looked up at his partner but is happy to go. England have lost yet another settled batsman. Alastair Cook lbw b Ajmal 94(220) [4s-10]
Ajmal to Ian Bell, FOUR, Ajmal overpitches this one outside off. Ian Bell gets well forward and drives it in the air but well in the gap between cover and point. He is off the mark with a boundary, it was the doosra, not sure if Ian Bell read it
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Caught by Hafeez!! Ajmal strike again and Pakistan are fighting back, this was tossed up outside off. KP looked to get to the pitch of the ball on his attempted whip, the ball dipped on him sharply, catches the inside edge onto his pads and lobbed past the keeper. Hafeez was quick to react, goes to his left and completes the catch. No review from KP and England suddenly find themselves four down. Pietersen c Hafeez b Ajmal 14(39) [4s-2]
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Hafeez!! Eoin Morgan fails to play out the day. This was the ripping off-break, pitches just around off and spins away, Eoin Morgan was pushing forward, gets an outside edge that goes low to Hafeez at 1st slip. He takes a smart catch and Ajmal squeels in delight. Pakistan end the day on a high. Eoin Morgan c Hafeez b Ajmal 3(22)
Ajmal to Prior, 1 run, catch dropped by Junaid Khan. An absolute sitter, Ajmal bowls the doosra which is not spotted by Prior, he went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Junaid was circling underneath it at backward square, the ball pops in and out of his hands. Will this miss prove costly?
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, catch dropped by Abdur Rehman. That was a tough chance though, flighted delivery outside off, Bell skipped down the track and looked to go back over the bowler. He did not get enough bat on that, the ball flies to the left of Rehman. He got both hands but could not hold on. The ball races away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Ian Bell, FOUR, Abdur Rehman drops this one trifle short and wide outside off, Ian Bell rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, out Lbw!! This was bound to happen. Prior was not reading Ajmal one bit. This was tossed up outside off and breaks back into Prior, he was arching back to nudge it towards the on-side and missed. Umpire Oxenford took his time before raising the dreaded finger. Replays show that Prior was struck around the middle and was going on to hit leg. Prior lbw b Ajmal 3(16)
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Lovely shot. Broad leans forward to a well flighted delivery, gets to the pitch of the ball, opens the face of the bat and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Even Better. This one is tossed up outside off, Broad gets a big stride forward and drives it sweetly in the gap between the point and cover fielder all along the carpet. The ball races away to the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Super Shot from Broad . Gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery and slugs it over widish mid-wicket for a boundary. Crucial runs these for England
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad at his best. It was pitched up outside off and moving away, Broad clatters it over Younis's head at mid-off. Nice attacking cricket from Broad
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, England take the lead. Full and wide outside off, Broad threw the kitchen sink at that, gets it right off the toe-end and flies in the gap between slips and gully
Hafeez to Broad, FOUR, Lovely cricket from Broad . This was flighted outside off and spinning away, Broad gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it inside out over extra cover for a boundary
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Lbw!! The new ball has done the trick for Umar Gul. This one was the inducker, Ian Bell was caught in his crease as he looked to work it towards the onside, the ball rapped him on the back-leg and was going onto clip the top of leg-stump. The dangerous looking partnership has been dislodged and England have lost both reviews. Ian Bell lbw b Umar Gul 29(78) [4s-3]
Umar Gul to Swann, FOUR, Thumped. It was a trifle short and outside off, Swann is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Sweetly played. This was nothing more then a firm push past cover point off the backfoot, the ball scoots away to the fence in a jiffy. Handy runs as the lead grows
Junaid Khan to Swann, FOUR, Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Swann stays back and punches it in front of point. The man at deep point comes across but has no chance of saving a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Swann, out Lbw!! Swann looked in all sorts of trouble in this over and Abdur Rehman has his rewards. This was the drifter from Rehman, pitched on the middle and straightening a tad, Swann was playing for the spin, ends up playing down the wrong line and is hit flush below the knee roll. Easy decision for umpire Steve Davies. Swann lbw b Abdur Rehman 15(15) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Broad, SIX, Magnificent!. Broad gets underneath a well flighted delivery outside off and swings it over mid-wicket for a massive six
Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, FIFTY for Broad, this has been a fine knock and a vital one as well, laps a flighted delivery behind square for a couple. The dressing room is up and realise the value of this knock
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, Shot! Jimmy is no slouch with the bat, picks the length perfectly and sweeps it all along the carpet behind square for a boundary
Ajmal to Anderson, FOUR, precious runs for England, Anderson looks to defend and gets a thick outside edge that races past the fielder at 1st slip and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, leg byes, FOUR, appeal for LBW, pushed through by Hafeez, Anderson gets well across, looks to sweep and misses, the ball rolls of the pads and into the fence
Hafeez to Anderson, FOUR, floated up on the pads, Anderson flicks, it goes past the leg slip and rolls to the boundary rope. Gul standing a bit squarer had no chance to stop it.
Hafeez to Anderson, out Bowled!! That's it. It has taken the 'Professor' four balls to dismiss Anderson. Flatter and quicker on the off stump, it skidded in, Anderson looked to cut and missed it. The stumps are rattled and Pakistan are a wicket away from batting again. Anderson b Hafeez 13(19) [4s-3]
Hafeez to Panesar, out Lbw!! Panesar shows his bat to the umpire, but Steve Davies will not be fooled. Flatter on the stumps, Panesar goes deep into the crease and looks to flick, the ball hits the pads. Loud appeal from the Pakistanis, Monty almost immediately showed his bat to Davies. Replays prove inconclusive as to whether there was an inside edge or not. No reviews left for England, that's the end of their first innings. Panesar lbw b Hafeez 0(2)
Hafeez to Alastair Cook, out Caught&Bowled!! Relief for Pakistan. It was tossed up invitingly on the middle stump line, Alastair Cook was looking to turn it towards mid-wicket against the spin, gets the leading edge that pops to the left of the bowler. Hafeez dives to his left and completes a very good low catch. The opening pair has been separated. Alastair Cook c and b Hafeez 7(40)
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Bowled!! Bowled him. It was the doosra, Ian Bell did not pick it, looks to defend off the backfoot. The ball dribbles off the inside edge, goes through his legs and dislodges the bails. Pakistan are thrilled and we have a tight match on our hands. This will be a nervy chase for England. Ian Bell b Ajmal 3(3)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss will feel much better now. This was dropped short and outside off from Ajmal, Strauss rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! The arm ball has ejected KP. This was pushed through from Abdur Rehman, Pietersen was lunging forward in defence, is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump, the ball was going on to clip the top of middle stump. Bruce Oxenford has got it right again and England are in some trouble. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(8)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, FOUR, pushed through by Abdur Rehman, Eoin Morgan gets well outside off as he looks to flick and misses, the ball goes off the pads and into the fine leg boundary
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Bowled!! Gotcha. Another one bites the dust. This was the quicker delivery outside off and spun back in sharply, Eoin Morgan was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, the off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Eoin Morgan b Abdur Rehman 0(2).
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, lovely shot, Abdur Rehman drops this one short and outside off, Strauss backs away and cuts it in front of point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, Cracking shot. This was short and outside off, Prior cracks a lovely looking drive off the front-foot, beats the man at cover point and races away to the fence in a jiffy
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Fab Shot. It was tossed up outside off, Strauss gets across, rolls his wrists and keeps the sweep all along the carpet and into the boundary behind square
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Strauss' insistence on staying back has cost him. This was tossed up outside off and spins back from the rough, Strauss went back to nudge it towards the onside and misses, the ball struck him on the pads in line with the off-stump and was going on to strike the leg-stump. Strauss has to go and England have lost half their side. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(100) [4s-3]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, 1 run, run-out chance missed. It was short and outside off, Jonathan Trott steered it away towards short third man, Gul dives to his right and prevents the ball going further, Prior was charging in for a single while Jonathan Trott stood frozen, the keeper shouts at Gul to throw it to him, Gul does exactly that, that gives Jonathan Trott plenty of time to scramble to the other end. Adnan's throw to the bowler is awful and Jonathan Trott escapes
Ajmal to Prior, no run, this was floated from outside off, Prior lunged forward to defend and was beaten by one that breaks back in, the ball was spinning too much though and would have missed leg
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, leg byes, FOUR, rare poor ball from Abdur Rehman, slides this one down the leg, Jonathan Trott looks to flick and misses, the ball rolls off the pads and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Rehman gets the big fish. That is absolutely plumb. This one pitched on the middle and straightened. Jonathan Trott went back in defence, misses it and is rapped flush on the pads below the knee-roll. Umpire Oxenford has an easy decision to make, that would have crashed into the middle of middle. Trott has a dejected look on his face as he walks back into the hut. Jonathan Trott lbw b Abdur Rehman 1(11)
Abdur Rehman to Broad, out Bowled!! No need to appeal for this. An absolute ripper of a delivery from Abdur Rehman, it was tossed up nicely outside off and spins back into Broad, he was playing against the spin and creates a massive gap between bat and pad. The off-pole is out of the ground and England are in tatters. Maiden 5-wicket haul for Rehman. This was a classic left arm spinner's dismissal, an absolute treat to watch. Broad b Abdur Rehman 0(2)
Ajmal to Swann, out Lbw!! Pakistan are spinning out England. The ripping off-break, Swann gets back and looks to defend, misses it and is caught plumb in front of the middle and leg-stump. Umpire Davies has no doubts about it, the dreaded finger is up and Swann has a disconsolate look on his face. Swann lbw b Ajmal 0(4)
Ajmal to Prior, out Caught by Shafiq at cover!! 100th Test wicket for Ajmal. The last hope of England is gone and they are staring at a series loss. This was tossed up outside off, it stopped on Prior as he looked to drive, he goes through with the drive and only pops a simple catch to Shafiq at cover. The end is nigh for England. Prior c Shafiq b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Caught by Umar Gul!! Match-over, series won by the brilliant Pakistan team. Absolute justice that Rehman takes the last wicket to fall, it was tossed up outside off and spinning back in, Anderson went for the sweep and got a massive top-edge. The ball swirled in the air and when it came down, Gul was at hand to take the catch at deep backward square leg. England have been rolled over for their lowest ever Test score against Pakistan. Anderson c Umar Gul b Abdur Rehman 1(2)
Highlights
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big wicket for Broad and England. This one shapes back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq was pressing forward, was beaten by the inward movement and was struck just below the knee roll. The impact was on the off-stump and was hitting the middle. That was plumb and Pakistan lose their skipper. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84(173) [4s-5 6s-4]
Anderson to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are falling like a pack of cards. This was full and jagged back into Ajmal, he was looking to play across the line and is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg. It was going on to hit leg-stump, Ajmal perishes without troubling the scorers. That looked out the moment the ball hit the pads. Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0(14)
Anderson to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Swann!! Brilliant stuff from England. It was short of a length delivery that reared up on Junaid Khan, he tried to fend it away, gets the outside edge that lobs to Swann at 2nd slip. Pakistan have lost their last 3 wickets for just 1 run today. Excellent little mini-session for England. Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0(3)
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big wicket for Broad and England. This one shapes back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq was pressing forward, was beaten by the inward movement and was struck just below the knee roll. The impact was on the off-stump and was hitting the middle. That was plumb and Pakistan lose their skipper. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84(173) [4s-5 6s-4]
Anderson to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are falling like a pack of cards. This was full and jagged back into Ajmal, he was looking to play across the line and is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg. It was going on to hit leg-stump, Ajmal perishes without troubling the scorers. That looked out the moment the ball hit the pads. Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0(14)
Anderson to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Swann!! Brilliant stuff from England. It was short of a length delivery that reared up on Junaid Khan, he tried to fend it away, gets the outside edge that lobs to Swann at 2nd slip. Pakistan have lost their last 3 wickets for just 1 run today. Excellent little mini-session for England. Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0(3)
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big wicket for Broad and England. This one shapes back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq was pressing forward, was beaten by the inward movement and was struck just below the knee roll. The impact was on the off-stump and was hitting the middle. That was plumb and Pakistan lose their skipper. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84(173) [4s-5 6s-4]
Anderson to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are falling like a pack of cards. This was full and jagged back into Ajmal, he was looking to play across the line and is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg. It was going on to hit leg-stump, Ajmal perishes without troubling the scorers. That looked out the moment the ball hit the pads. Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0(14)
Anderson to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Swann!! Brilliant stuff from England. It was short of a length delivery that reared up on Junaid Khan, he tried to fend it away, gets the outside edge that lobs to Swann at 2nd slip. Pakistan have lost their last 3 wickets for just 1 run today. Excellent little mini-session for England. Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0(3)
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, good length delivery just outside off, Hafeez plays it with soft hands, guides it to the second slip, it bounces in front of that fielder and rolls away to the boundary rope
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, flatter outside off Hafeez gets forward and plays it delicately past the slip fielder. He opened the face at the last moment, gets a boundary for his cute shot.
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar has his man. Hafeez was not at all looking comfortable against the turbaned spinner. Tossed up on middle and skidding on, Hafeez came forward to defend, is hit low on the knee roll. Umpire Oxenford thought about it for a while and ruled it in favor of the bowler. Reward for some disciplined bowling. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 22(37) [4s-2]
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! The spinners are turning it on. Flighted delivery outside off, Umar plays for the off break, it skids straight in between bat and pad to hit the off stump. Totally bamboozled!! Umar was looking to defend it towards extra cover. Sohail on air admonishes him for that stroke. Umar b Swann 7(38)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, gets off the mark. Floated up outside off, Azhar Ali drives it between the bowler and mid off, the ball rolls away to the boundary rope. That should give him some confidence
Panesar to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Panesar has gotten the best batsman in the Pakistan line-up with a beauty. He was bowling the arm-balls consistently, but this one spins across the outside edge of Younis Khan who looked to defend, hits the off stump. Panesar is ecstatic. Younis Khan b Panesar 1(14)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, fuller on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq plays a solid on drive, gets it in between the non striker's legs past the mid on fielder for a boundary.
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to drive, thick outside edge as the ball rolls away to the third man boundary. Streaky, but those count!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali gets on the backfoot and cracks this off the backfoot through the cover region for a boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big blow for Pakistan. It was a nicely flighted delivery that spun back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq got a good stride forward as he looked to defend, misses it and is rappped on the pads in front of off, the ball was going on to hit the middle stump. The 3rd umpire took a lot of time but the general feeling was that it was pad first, he upholds Oxenford's decision, Pakistan sink into trouble. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 12(32) [4s-2]
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Lovely shot. Overpitched outside off, Azhar Ali leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly back past the bowler and the diving fielder at mid-off
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nicely done by Shafiq . Full and angling back from outside off, Shafiq gets across and whips it in front of square for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, fab Shot. This was short and outside off, Shafiq rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, nicely done indeed
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, Panesar seems to be tiring here, drags this one short again, Shafiq pulls and gets it in the gap past mid-on. The fielder gives a valiant chase but in vain
Broad to Shafiq, no run, survives a run-out!! Taps a good length to cover and takes off for a run, Azhar Ali is not interested, KP comes in quickly, but sends in an inaccurate throw. If he had hit the stumps, Shafiq would have been gone for all money.
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the pads, Azhar Ali flicks it to the deep midwicket boundary. Ali is looking solid here, he is putting the bad balls away with ease
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was expected. Tossed up on middle, Azhar Ali gets down the track, gets under the ball and smacks it into cow corner. One bounce four.
Panesar to Shafiq, no run, floated up on the leg stump, Shafiq looks to defend it, he is struck on the pads. It was quite close, but Shafiq survives. This is brilliant bowling from Panesar
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a gorgeous shot from Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, Azhar Ali plants his front foot forward and drives it beautifully through cover for a boundary.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this shot is even better than the one in the previous over. Leans into the drive, this delivery was a bit fuller and less wider, same result for Azhar Ali. Another one of those and he will reach his fifty.
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big wicket for Broad and England. This one shapes back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq was pressing forward, was beaten by the inward movement and was struck just below the knee roll. The impact was on the off-stump and was hitting the middle. That was plumb and Pakistan lose their skipper. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84(173) [4s-5 6s-4]
Anderson to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are falling like a pack of cards. This was full and jagged back into Ajmal, he was looking to play across the line and is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg. It was going on to hit leg-stump, Ajmal perishes without troubling the scorers. That looked out the moment the ball hit the pads. Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0(14)
Anderson to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Swann!! Brilliant stuff from England. It was short of a length delivery that reared up on Junaid Khan, he tried to fend it away, gets the outside edge that lobs to Swann at 2nd slip. Pakistan have lost their last 3 wickets for just 1 run today. Excellent little mini-session for England. Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0(3)
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, good length delivery just outside off, Hafeez plays it with soft hands, guides it to the second slip, it bounces in front of that fielder and rolls away to the boundary rope
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, flatter outside off Hafeez gets forward and plays it delicately past the slip fielder. He opened the face at the last moment, gets a boundary for his cute shot.
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar has his man. Hafeez was not at all looking comfortable against the turbaned spinner. Tossed up on middle and skidding on, Hafeez came forward to defend, is hit low on the knee roll. Umpire Oxenford thought about it for a while and ruled it in favor of the bowler. Reward for some disciplined bowling. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 22(37) [4s-2]
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! The spinners are turning it on. Flighted delivery outside off, Umar plays for the off break, it skids straight in between bat and pad to hit the off stump. Totally bamboozled!! Umar was looking to defend it towards extra cover. Sohail on air admonishes him for that stroke. Umar b Swann 7(38)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, gets off the mark. Floated up outside off, Azhar Ali drives it between the bowler and mid off, the ball rolls away to the boundary rope. That should give him some confidence
Panesar to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Panesar has gotten the best batsman in the Pakistan line-up with a beauty. He was bowling the arm-balls consistently, but this one spins across the outside edge of Younis Khan who looked to defend, hits the off stump. Panesar is ecstatic. Younis Khan b Panesar 1(14)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, fuller on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq plays a solid on drive, gets it in between the non striker's legs past the mid on fielder for a boundary.
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to drive, thick outside edge as the ball rolls away to the third man boundary. Streaky, but those count!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali gets on the backfoot and cracks this off the backfoot through the cover region for a boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big blow for Pakistan. It was a nicely flighted delivery that spun back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq got a good stride forward as he looked to defend, misses it and is rappped on the pads in front of off, the ball was going on to hit the middle stump. The 3rd umpire took a lot of time but the general feeling was that it was pad first, he upholds Oxenford's decision, Pakistan sink into trouble. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 12(32) [4s-2]
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Lovely shot. Overpitched outside off, Azhar Ali leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly back past the bowler and the diving fielder at mid-off
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nicely done by Shafiq . Full and angling back from outside off, Shafiq gets across and whips it in front of square for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, fab Shot. This was short and outside off, Shafiq rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, nicely done indeed
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, Panesar seems to be tiring here, drags this one short again, Shafiq pulls and gets it in the gap past mid-on. The fielder gives a valiant chase but in vain
Broad to Shafiq, no run, survives a run-out!! Taps a good length to cover and takes off for a run, Azhar Ali is not interested, KP comes in quickly, but sends in an inaccurate throw. If he had hit the stumps, Shafiq would have been gone for all money.
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the pads, Azhar Ali flicks it to the deep midwicket boundary. Ali is looking solid here, he is putting the bad balls away with ease
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was expected. Tossed up on middle, Azhar Ali gets down the track, gets under the ball and smacks it into cow corner. One bounce four.
Panesar to Shafiq, no run, floated up on the leg stump, Shafiq looks to defend it, he is struck on the pads. It was quite close, but Shafiq survives. This is brilliant bowling from Panesar
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a gorgeous shot from Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, Azhar Ali plants his front foot forward and drives it beautifully through cover for a boundary.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this shot is even better than the one in the previous over. Leans into the drive, this delivery was a bit fuller and less wider, same result for Azhar Ali. Another one of those and he will reach his fifty.
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big wicket for Broad and England. This one shapes back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq was pressing forward, was beaten by the inward movement and was struck just below the knee roll. The impact was on the off-stump and was hitting the middle. That was plumb and Pakistan lose their skipper. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84(173) [4s-5 6s-4]
Anderson to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are falling like a pack of cards. This was full and jagged back into Ajmal, he was looking to play across the line and is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg. It was going on to hit leg-stump, Ajmal perishes without troubling the scorers. That looked out the moment the ball hit the pads. Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0(14)
Anderson to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Swann!! Brilliant stuff from England. It was short of a length delivery that reared up on Junaid Khan, he tried to fend it away, gets the outside edge that lobs to Swann at 2nd slip. Pakistan have lost their last 3 wickets for just 1 run today. Excellent little mini-session for England. Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0(3)
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, good length delivery just outside off, Hafeez plays it with soft hands, guides it to the second slip, it bounces in front of that fielder and rolls away to the boundary rope
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, flatter outside off Hafeez gets forward and plays it delicately past the slip fielder. He opened the face at the last moment, gets a boundary for his cute shot.
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar has his man. Hafeez was not at all looking comfortable against the turbaned spinner. Tossed up on middle and skidding on, Hafeez came forward to defend, is hit low on the knee roll. Umpire Oxenford thought about it for a while and ruled it in favor of the bowler. Reward for some disciplined bowling. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 22(37) [4s-2]
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! The spinners are turning it on. Flighted delivery outside off, Umar plays for the off break, it skids straight in between bat and pad to hit the off stump. Totally bamboozled!! Umar was looking to defend it towards extra cover. Sohail on air admonishes him for that stroke. Umar b Swann 7(38)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, gets off the mark. Floated up outside off, Azhar Ali drives it between the bowler and mid off, the ball rolls away to the boundary rope. That should give him some confidence
Panesar to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Panesar has gotten the best batsman in the Pakistan line-up with a beauty. He was bowling the arm-balls consistently, but this one spins across the outside edge of Younis Khan who looked to defend, hits the off stump. Panesar is ecstatic. Younis Khan b Panesar 1(14)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, fuller on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq plays a solid on drive, gets it in between the non striker's legs past the mid on fielder for a boundary.
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to drive, thick outside edge as the ball rolls away to the third man boundary. Streaky, but those count!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali gets on the backfoot and cracks this off the backfoot through the cover region for a boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big blow for Pakistan. It was a nicely flighted delivery that spun back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq got a good stride forward as he looked to defend, misses it and is rappped on the pads in front of off, the ball was going on to hit the middle stump. The 3rd umpire took a lot of time but the general feeling was that it was pad first, he upholds Oxenford's decision, Pakistan sink into trouble. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 12(32) [4s-2]
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Lovely shot. Overpitched outside off, Azhar Ali leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly back past the bowler and the diving fielder at mid-off
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nicely done by Shafiq . Full and angling back from outside off, Shafiq gets across and whips it in front of square for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, fab Shot. This was short and outside off, Shafiq rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, nicely done indeed
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, Panesar seems to be tiring here, drags this one short again, Shafiq pulls and gets it in the gap past mid-on. The fielder gives a valiant chase but in vain
Broad to Shafiq, no run, survives a run-out!! Taps a good length to cover and takes off for a run, Azhar Ali is not interested, KP comes in quickly, but sends in an inaccurate throw. If he had hit the stumps, Shafiq would have been gone for all money.
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the pads, Azhar Ali flicks it to the deep midwicket boundary. Ali is looking solid here, he is putting the bad balls away with ease
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was expected. Tossed up on middle, Azhar Ali gets down the track, gets under the ball and smacks it into cow corner. One bounce four.
Panesar to Shafiq, no run, floated up on the leg stump, Shafiq looks to defend it, he is struck on the pads. It was quite close, but Shafiq survives. This is brilliant bowling from Panesar
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a gorgeous shot from Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, Azhar Ali plants his front foot forward and drives it beautifully through cover for a boundary.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this shot is even better than the one in the previous over. Leans into the drive, this delivery was a bit fuller and less wider, same result for Azhar Ali. Another one of those and he will reach his fifty.
Swann to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, 13th FIFTY for Azhar Ali, it has been a fine knock under pressure, tucks a length delivery behind square for a couple and raises his bat in the direction of the pavilion
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, nice riposte from Shafiq . Rocks back to a short delivery and pulls it up and over mid-wicket for his first runs of the day
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, Creamed. Broad overpitches this one outside off, Shafiq bends his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a sublime boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, out Caught by Anderson!! The partnership has been broken. This was a nicely tossed up delivery outside off and spinning away, Shafiq pushed at it half-heartedly, gets the outside edge that was going low and to the right of Anderson. He bends forward and gets his palms down in time to snap up the chance. Panesar roars in delight, Shafiq falls early on his birthday. Shafiq c Anderson b Panesar 43(138) [4s-5]
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely done by Azhar Ali , gets down on one knee and laps a sweep very fine, the ball races away to the fine leg boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in from outside off, Azhar Ali was lunging forward to defend, gets rapped on the pads in front of middle, the ball was spinning down the leg though, Azhar Ali survives. Umpire Davies gets his first decision overturned for the match. He does not look convinced though.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Huge wicket for Anderson. It was short of a good length outside off and moving away, extra bounce on that from Anderson, Azhar Ali was looking to defend, gets a faint outside edge through to Prior. Anderson is delighted and England get through to the tail. Azhar Ali fought extremely hard, but he has only 68 runs to his name. Azhar Ali c Prior b Anderson 68(195) [4s-8]
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Caught by Strauss!! Adnan Akmal is a goner and Pakistan are falling apart here. Lack of application from Adnan Akmal, he was looking to play some big shots in this over. This was full and nipping away from outside off, Adnan Akmal went chasing after that, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the hands of Strauss at 1st slip. He does not drop those, reward for some fine bowling from Broad. Adnan Akmal c Strauss b Broad 13(45)
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, no run, England waste their 2nd review, this one pitched just outside leg and raps Abdur Rehman on the pads, no need to check further, umpire Davies gets it right
Panesar to Ajmal, byes, FOUR, that has beaten everyone. It was nicely flighted around off and spins away sharply, Ajmal went for the drive and misses, so does Prior and Anderson at 1st slip, races away to the boundary. Handy runs for Pakistan
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Lbw!! Swann breaks the irritating partnership straight after lunch. This was looped up on the leg-stump line and spun back in a touch. Abdur Rehman went for the ambitious sweep and missed it completely, he was rapped in front of leg and the ball was clipping the leg-stump. Swanny gets his 2nd and Pakistan are 8 down. Abdur Rehman lbw b Swann 10(38)
Swann to Ajmal, FOUR, Lovely shot from Ajmal , gets down to a well flighted delivery and sweeps it all along the carpet, bisects the gap between the two men in the deep and into the fence
Panesar to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! 5-wicket haul for Panesar. This was tossed up outside off and spinning away, Ajmal lunged forward to defend, gets a bit of gloves on that, easy catch for Anderson at 1st slip. Panersar gets his 9th 5-wicket haul, 2nd against Pakistan. Ajmal c Anderson b Panesar 17(31) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, SIX, Shot! He played such shots during his quickfire fifty during the England tour, gets across to a well pitched up delivery and swings it nonchalantly over the deep mid-wicket fence for a massive six
Panesar to Junaid Khan, out Bowled!! England need 145 to square the series. Terrible shot by Junaid Khan, swings all across a flighted delivery on the middle stump, misses it completely and hears the sound of timber. Panesar ends with impressive figures of 6/62, the best figures on this ground. He leads his team off the field. Junaid Khan b Panesar 0(4)
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big wicket for Broad and England. This one shapes back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq was pressing forward, was beaten by the inward movement and was struck just below the knee roll. The impact was on the off-stump and was hitting the middle. That was plumb and Pakistan lose their skipper. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84(173) [4s-5 6s-4]
Anderson to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are falling like a pack of cards. This was full and jagged back into Ajmal, he was looking to play across the line and is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg. It was going on to hit leg-stump, Ajmal perishes without troubling the scorers. That looked out the moment the ball hit the pads. Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0(14)
Anderson to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Swann!! Brilliant stuff from England. It was short of a length delivery that reared up on Junaid Khan, he tried to fend it away, gets the outside edge that lobs to Swann at 2nd slip. Pakistan have lost their last 3 wickets for just 1 run today. Excellent little mini-session for England. Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0(3)
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, good length delivery just outside off, Hafeez plays it with soft hands, guides it to the second slip, it bounces in front of that fielder and rolls away to the boundary rope
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, flatter outside off Hafeez gets forward and plays it delicately past the slip fielder. He opened the face at the last moment, gets a boundary for his cute shot.
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar has his man. Hafeez was not at all looking comfortable against the turbaned spinner. Tossed up on middle and skidding on, Hafeez came forward to defend, is hit low on the knee roll. Umpire Oxenford thought about it for a while and ruled it in favor of the bowler. Reward for some disciplined bowling. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 22(37) [4s-2]
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! The spinners are turning it on. Flighted delivery outside off, Umar plays for the off break, it skids straight in between bat and pad to hit the off stump. Totally bamboozled!! Umar was looking to defend it towards extra cover. Sohail on air admonishes him for that stroke. Umar b Swann 7(38)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, gets off the mark. Floated up outside off, Azhar Ali drives it between the bowler and mid off, the ball rolls away to the boundary rope. That should give him some confidence
Panesar to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Panesar has gotten the best batsman in the Pakistan line-up with a beauty. He was bowling the arm-balls consistently, but this one spins across the outside edge of Younis Khan who looked to defend, hits the off stump. Panesar is ecstatic. Younis Khan b Panesar 1(14)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, fuller on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq plays a solid on drive, gets it in between the non striker's legs past the mid on fielder for a boundary.
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to drive, thick outside edge as the ball rolls away to the third man boundary. Streaky, but those count!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali gets on the backfoot and cracks this off the backfoot through the cover region for a boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big blow for Pakistan. It was a nicely flighted delivery that spun back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq got a good stride forward as he looked to defend, misses it and is rappped on the pads in front of off, the ball was going on to hit the middle stump. The 3rd umpire took a lot of time but the general feeling was that it was pad first, he upholds Oxenford's decision, Pakistan sink into trouble. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 12(32) [4s-2]
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Lovely shot. Overpitched outside off, Azhar Ali leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly back past the bowler and the diving fielder at mid-off
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nicely done by Shafiq . Full and angling back from outside off, Shafiq gets across and whips it in front of square for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, fab Shot. This was short and outside off, Shafiq rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, nicely done indeed
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, Panesar seems to be tiring here, drags this one short again, Shafiq pulls and gets it in the gap past mid-on. The fielder gives a valiant chase but in vain
Broad to Shafiq, no run, survives a run-out!! Taps a good length to cover and takes off for a run, Azhar Ali is not interested, KP comes in quickly, but sends in an inaccurate throw. If he had hit the stumps, Shafiq would have been gone for all money.
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the pads, Azhar Ali flicks it to the deep midwicket boundary. Ali is looking solid here, he is putting the bad balls away with ease
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was expected. Tossed up on middle, Azhar Ali gets down the track, gets under the ball and smacks it into cow corner. One bounce four.
Panesar to Shafiq, no run, floated up on the leg stump, Shafiq looks to defend it, he is struck on the pads. It was quite close, but Shafiq survives. This is brilliant bowling from Panesar
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a gorgeous shot from Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, Azhar Ali plants his front foot forward and drives it beautifully through cover for a boundary.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this shot is even better than the one in the previous over. Leans into the drive, this delivery was a bit fuller and less wider, same result for Azhar Ali. Another one of those and he will reach his fifty.
Swann to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, 13th FIFTY for Azhar Ali, it has been a fine knock under pressure, tucks a length delivery behind square for a couple and raises his bat in the direction of the pavilion
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, nice riposte from Shafiq . Rocks back to a short delivery and pulls it up and over mid-wicket for his first runs of the day
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, Creamed. Broad overpitches this one outside off, Shafiq bends his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a sublime boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, out Caught by Anderson!! The partnership has been broken. This was a nicely tossed up delivery outside off and spinning away, Shafiq pushed at it half-heartedly, gets the outside edge that was going low and to the right of Anderson. He bends forward and gets his palms down in time to snap up the chance. Panesar roars in delight, Shafiq falls early on his birthday. Shafiq c Anderson b Panesar 43(138) [4s-5]
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely done by Azhar Ali , gets down on one knee and laps a sweep very fine, the ball races away to the fine leg boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in from outside off, Azhar Ali was lunging forward to defend, gets rapped on the pads in front of middle, the ball was spinning down the leg though, Azhar Ali survives. Umpire Davies gets his first decision overturned for the match. He does not look convinced though.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Huge wicket for Anderson. It was short of a good length outside off and moving away, extra bounce on that from Anderson, Azhar Ali was looking to defend, gets a faint outside edge through to Prior. Anderson is delighted and England get through to the tail. Azhar Ali fought extremely hard, but he has only 68 runs to his name. Azhar Ali c Prior b Anderson 68(195) [4s-8]
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Caught by Strauss!! Adnan Akmal is a goner and Pakistan are falling apart here. Lack of application from Adnan Akmal, he was looking to play some big shots in this over. This was full and nipping away from outside off, Adnan Akmal went chasing after that, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the hands of Strauss at 1st slip. He does not drop those, reward for some fine bowling from Broad. Adnan Akmal c Strauss b Broad 13(45)
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, no run, England waste their 2nd review, this one pitched just outside leg and raps Abdur Rehman on the pads, no need to check further, umpire Davies gets it right
Panesar to Ajmal, byes, FOUR, that has beaten everyone. It was nicely flighted around off and spins away sharply, Ajmal went for the drive and misses, so does Prior and Anderson at 1st slip, races away to the boundary. Handy runs for Pakistan
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Lbw!! Swann breaks the irritating partnership straight after lunch. This was looped up on the leg-stump line and spun back in a touch. Abdur Rehman went for the ambitious sweep and missed it completely, he was rapped in front of leg and the ball was clipping the leg-stump. Swanny gets his 2nd and Pakistan are 8 down. Abdur Rehman lbw b Swann 10(38)
Swann to Ajmal, FOUR, Lovely shot from Ajmal , gets down to a well flighted delivery and sweeps it all along the carpet, bisects the gap between the two men in the deep and into the fence
Panesar to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! 5-wicket haul for Panesar. This was tossed up outside off and spinning away, Ajmal lunged forward to defend, gets a bit of gloves on that, easy catch for Anderson at 1st slip. Panersar gets his 9th 5-wicket haul, 2nd against Pakistan. Ajmal c Anderson b Panesar 17(31) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, SIX, Shot! He played such shots during his quickfire fifty during the England tour, gets across to a well pitched up delivery and swings it nonchalantly over the deep mid-wicket fence for a massive six
Panesar to Junaid Khan, out Bowled!! England need 145 to square the series. Terrible shot by Junaid Khan, swings all across a flighted delivery on the middle stump, misses it completely and hears the sound of timber. Panesar ends with impressive figures of 6/62, the best figures on this ground. He leads his team off the field. Junaid Khan b Panesar 0(4)
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big wicket for Broad and England. This one shapes back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq was pressing forward, was beaten by the inward movement and was struck just below the knee roll. The impact was on the off-stump and was hitting the middle. That was plumb and Pakistan lose their skipper. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84(173) [4s-5 6s-4]
Anderson to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are falling like a pack of cards. This was full and jagged back into Ajmal, he was looking to play across the line and is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg. It was going on to hit leg-stump, Ajmal perishes without troubling the scorers. That looked out the moment the ball hit the pads. Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0(14)
Anderson to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Swann!! Brilliant stuff from England. It was short of a length delivery that reared up on Junaid Khan, he tried to fend it away, gets the outside edge that lobs to Swann at 2nd slip. Pakistan have lost their last 3 wickets for just 1 run today. Excellent little mini-session for England. Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0(3)
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, good length delivery just outside off, Hafeez plays it with soft hands, guides it to the second slip, it bounces in front of that fielder and rolls away to the boundary rope
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, flatter outside off Hafeez gets forward and plays it delicately past the slip fielder. He opened the face at the last moment, gets a boundary for his cute shot.
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar has his man. Hafeez was not at all looking comfortable against the turbaned spinner. Tossed up on middle and skidding on, Hafeez came forward to defend, is hit low on the knee roll. Umpire Oxenford thought about it for a while and ruled it in favor of the bowler. Reward for some disciplined bowling. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 22(37) [4s-2]
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! The spinners are turning it on. Flighted delivery outside off, Umar plays for the off break, it skids straight in between bat and pad to hit the off stump. Totally bamboozled!! Umar was looking to defend it towards extra cover. Sohail on air admonishes him for that stroke. Umar b Swann 7(38)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, gets off the mark. Floated up outside off, Azhar Ali drives it between the bowler and mid off, the ball rolls away to the boundary rope. That should give him some confidence
Panesar to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Panesar has gotten the best batsman in the Pakistan line-up with a beauty. He was bowling the arm-balls consistently, but this one spins across the outside edge of Younis Khan who looked to defend, hits the off stump. Panesar is ecstatic. Younis Khan b Panesar 1(14)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, fuller on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq plays a solid on drive, gets it in between the non striker's legs past the mid on fielder for a boundary.
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to drive, thick outside edge as the ball rolls away to the third man boundary. Streaky, but those count!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali gets on the backfoot and cracks this off the backfoot through the cover region for a boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big blow for Pakistan. It was a nicely flighted delivery that spun back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq got a good stride forward as he looked to defend, misses it and is rappped on the pads in front of off, the ball was going on to hit the middle stump. The 3rd umpire took a lot of time but the general feeling was that it was pad first, he upholds Oxenford's decision, Pakistan sink into trouble. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 12(32) [4s-2]
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Lovely shot. Overpitched outside off, Azhar Ali leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly back past the bowler and the diving fielder at mid-off
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nicely done by Shafiq . Full and angling back from outside off, Shafiq gets across and whips it in front of square for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, fab Shot. This was short and outside off, Shafiq rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, nicely done indeed
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, Panesar seems to be tiring here, drags this one short again, Shafiq pulls and gets it in the gap past mid-on. The fielder gives a valiant chase but in vain
Broad to Shafiq, no run, survives a run-out!! Taps a good length to cover and takes off for a run, Azhar Ali is not interested, KP comes in quickly, but sends in an inaccurate throw. If he had hit the stumps, Shafiq would have been gone for all money.
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the pads, Azhar Ali flicks it to the deep midwicket boundary. Ali is looking solid here, he is putting the bad balls away with ease
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was expected. Tossed up on middle, Azhar Ali gets down the track, gets under the ball and smacks it into cow corner. One bounce four.
Panesar to Shafiq, no run, floated up on the leg stump, Shafiq looks to defend it, he is struck on the pads. It was quite close, but Shafiq survives. This is brilliant bowling from Panesar
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a gorgeous shot from Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, Azhar Ali plants his front foot forward and drives it beautifully through cover for a boundary.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this shot is even better than the one in the previous over. Leans into the drive, this delivery was a bit fuller and less wider, same result for Azhar Ali. Another one of those and he will reach his fifty.
Swann to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, 13th FIFTY for Azhar Ali, it has been a fine knock under pressure, tucks a length delivery behind square for a couple and raises his bat in the direction of the pavilion
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, nice riposte from Shafiq . Rocks back to a short delivery and pulls it up and over mid-wicket for his first runs of the day
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, Creamed. Broad overpitches this one outside off, Shafiq bends his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a sublime boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, out Caught by Anderson!! The partnership has been broken. This was a nicely tossed up delivery outside off and spinning away, Shafiq pushed at it half-heartedly, gets the outside edge that was going low and to the right of Anderson. He bends forward and gets his palms down in time to snap up the chance. Panesar roars in delight, Shafiq falls early on his birthday. Shafiq c Anderson b Panesar 43(138) [4s-5]
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely done by Azhar Ali , gets down on one knee and laps a sweep very fine, the ball races away to the fine leg boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in from outside off, Azhar Ali was lunging forward to defend, gets rapped on the pads in front of middle, the ball was spinning down the leg though, Azhar Ali survives. Umpire Davies gets his first decision overturned for the match. He does not look convinced though.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Huge wicket for Anderson. It was short of a good length outside off and moving away, extra bounce on that from Anderson, Azhar Ali was looking to defend, gets a faint outside edge through to Prior. Anderson is delighted and England get through to the tail. Azhar Ali fought extremely hard, but he has only 68 runs to his name. Azhar Ali c Prior b Anderson 68(195) [4s-8]
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Caught by Strauss!! Adnan Akmal is a goner and Pakistan are falling apart here. Lack of application from Adnan Akmal, he was looking to play some big shots in this over. This was full and nipping away from outside off, Adnan Akmal went chasing after that, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the hands of Strauss at 1st slip. He does not drop those, reward for some fine bowling from Broad. Adnan Akmal c Strauss b Broad 13(45)
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, no run, England waste their 2nd review, this one pitched just outside leg and raps Abdur Rehman on the pads, no need to check further, umpire Davies gets it right
Panesar to Ajmal, byes, FOUR, that has beaten everyone. It was nicely flighted around off and spins away sharply, Ajmal went for the drive and misses, so does Prior and Anderson at 1st slip, races away to the boundary. Handy runs for Pakistan
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Lbw!! Swann breaks the irritating partnership straight after lunch. This was looped up on the leg-stump line and spun back in a touch. Abdur Rehman went for the ambitious sweep and missed it completely, he was rapped in front of leg and the ball was clipping the leg-stump. Swanny gets his 2nd and Pakistan are 8 down. Abdur Rehman lbw b Swann 10(38)
Swann to Ajmal, FOUR, Lovely shot from Ajmal , gets down to a well flighted delivery and sweeps it all along the carpet, bisects the gap between the two men in the deep and into the fence
Panesar to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! 5-wicket haul for Panesar. This was tossed up outside off and spinning away, Ajmal lunged forward to defend, gets a bit of gloves on that, easy catch for Anderson at 1st slip. Panersar gets his 9th 5-wicket haul, 2nd against Pakistan. Ajmal c Anderson b Panesar 17(31) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, SIX, Shot! He played such shots during his quickfire fifty during the England tour, gets across to a well pitched up delivery and swings it nonchalantly over the deep mid-wicket fence for a massive six
Panesar to Junaid Khan, out Bowled!! England need 145 to square the series. Terrible shot by Junaid Khan, swings all across a flighted delivery on the middle stump, misses it completely and hears the sound of timber. Panesar ends with impressive figures of 6/62, the best figures on this ground. He leads his team off the field. Junaid Khan b Panesar 0(4)
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big wicket for Broad and England. This one shapes back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq was pressing forward, was beaten by the inward movement and was struck just below the knee roll. The impact was on the off-stump and was hitting the middle. That was plumb and Pakistan lose their skipper. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84(173) [4s-5 6s-4]
Anderson to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are falling like a pack of cards. This was full and jagged back into Ajmal, he was looking to play across the line and is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg. It was going on to hit leg-stump, Ajmal perishes without troubling the scorers. That looked out the moment the ball hit the pads. Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0(14)
Anderson to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Swann!! Brilliant stuff from England. It was short of a length delivery that reared up on Junaid Khan, he tried to fend it away, gets the outside edge that lobs to Swann at 2nd slip. Pakistan have lost their last 3 wickets for just 1 run today. Excellent little mini-session for England. Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0(3)
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, good length delivery just outside off, Hafeez plays it with soft hands, guides it to the second slip, it bounces in front of that fielder and rolls away to the boundary rope
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, flatter outside off Hafeez gets forward and plays it delicately past the slip fielder. He opened the face at the last moment, gets a boundary for his cute shot.
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar has his man. Hafeez was not at all looking comfortable against the turbaned spinner. Tossed up on middle and skidding on, Hafeez came forward to defend, is hit low on the knee roll. Umpire Oxenford thought about it for a while and ruled it in favor of the bowler. Reward for some disciplined bowling. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 22(37) [4s-2]
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! The spinners are turning it on. Flighted delivery outside off, Umar plays for the off break, it skids straight in between bat and pad to hit the off stump. Totally bamboozled!! Umar was looking to defend it towards extra cover. Sohail on air admonishes him for that stroke. Umar b Swann 7(38)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, gets off the mark. Floated up outside off, Azhar Ali drives it between the bowler and mid off, the ball rolls away to the boundary rope. That should give him some confidence
Panesar to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Panesar has gotten the best batsman in the Pakistan line-up with a beauty. He was bowling the arm-balls consistently, but this one spins across the outside edge of Younis Khan who looked to defend, hits the off stump. Panesar is ecstatic. Younis Khan b Panesar 1(14)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, fuller on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq plays a solid on drive, gets it in between the non striker's legs past the mid on fielder for a boundary.
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to drive, thick outside edge as the ball rolls away to the third man boundary. Streaky, but those count!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali gets on the backfoot and cracks this off the backfoot through the cover region for a boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big blow for Pakistan. It was a nicely flighted delivery that spun back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq got a good stride forward as he looked to defend, misses it and is rappped on the pads in front of off, the ball was going on to hit the middle stump. The 3rd umpire took a lot of time but the general feeling was that it was pad first, he upholds Oxenford's decision, Pakistan sink into trouble. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 12(32) [4s-2]
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Lovely shot. Overpitched outside off, Azhar Ali leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly back past the bowler and the diving fielder at mid-off
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nicely done by Shafiq . Full and angling back from outside off, Shafiq gets across and whips it in front of square for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, fab Shot. This was short and outside off, Shafiq rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, nicely done indeed
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, Panesar seems to be tiring here, drags this one short again, Shafiq pulls and gets it in the gap past mid-on. The fielder gives a valiant chase but in vain
Broad to Shafiq, no run, survives a run-out!! Taps a good length to cover and takes off for a run, Azhar Ali is not interested, KP comes in quickly, but sends in an inaccurate throw. If he had hit the stumps, Shafiq would have been gone for all money.
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the pads, Azhar Ali flicks it to the deep midwicket boundary. Ali is looking solid here, he is putting the bad balls away with ease
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was expected. Tossed up on middle, Azhar Ali gets down the track, gets under the ball and smacks it into cow corner. One bounce four.
Panesar to Shafiq, no run, floated up on the leg stump, Shafiq looks to defend it, he is struck on the pads. It was quite close, but Shafiq survives. This is brilliant bowling from Panesar
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a gorgeous shot from Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, Azhar Ali plants his front foot forward and drives it beautifully through cover for a boundary.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this shot is even better than the one in the previous over. Leans into the drive, this delivery was a bit fuller and less wider, same result for Azhar Ali. Another one of those and he will reach his fifty.
Swann to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, 13th FIFTY for Azhar Ali, it has been a fine knock under pressure, tucks a length delivery behind square for a couple and raises his bat in the direction of the pavilion
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, nice riposte from Shafiq . Rocks back to a short delivery and pulls it up and over mid-wicket for his first runs of the day
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, Creamed. Broad overpitches this one outside off, Shafiq bends his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a sublime boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, out Caught by Anderson!! The partnership has been broken. This was a nicely tossed up delivery outside off and spinning away, Shafiq pushed at it half-heartedly, gets the outside edge that was going low and to the right of Anderson. He bends forward and gets his palms down in time to snap up the chance. Panesar roars in delight, Shafiq falls early on his birthday. Shafiq c Anderson b Panesar 43(138) [4s-5]
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely done by Azhar Ali , gets down on one knee and laps a sweep very fine, the ball races away to the fine leg boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in from outside off, Azhar Ali was lunging forward to defend, gets rapped on the pads in front of middle, the ball was spinning down the leg though, Azhar Ali survives. Umpire Davies gets his first decision overturned for the match. He does not look convinced though.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Huge wicket for Anderson. It was short of a good length outside off and moving away, extra bounce on that from Anderson, Azhar Ali was looking to defend, gets a faint outside edge through to Prior. Anderson is delighted and England get through to the tail. Azhar Ali fought extremely hard, but he has only 68 runs to his name. Azhar Ali c Prior b Anderson 68(195) [4s-8]
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Caught by Strauss!! Adnan Akmal is a goner and Pakistan are falling apart here. Lack of application from Adnan Akmal, he was looking to play some big shots in this over. This was full and nipping away from outside off, Adnan Akmal went chasing after that, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the hands of Strauss at 1st slip. He does not drop those, reward for some fine bowling from Broad. Adnan Akmal c Strauss b Broad 13(45)
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, no run, England waste their 2nd review, this one pitched just outside leg and raps Abdur Rehman on the pads, no need to check further, umpire Davies gets it right
Panesar to Ajmal, byes, FOUR, that has beaten everyone. It was nicely flighted around off and spins away sharply, Ajmal went for the drive and misses, so does Prior and Anderson at 1st slip, races away to the boundary. Handy runs for Pakistan
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Lbw!! Swann breaks the irritating partnership straight after lunch. This was looped up on the leg-stump line and spun back in a touch. Abdur Rehman went for the ambitious sweep and missed it completely, he was rapped in front of leg and the ball was clipping the leg-stump. Swanny gets his 2nd and Pakistan are 8 down. Abdur Rehman lbw b Swann 10(38)
Swann to Ajmal, FOUR, Lovely shot from Ajmal , gets down to a well flighted delivery and sweeps it all along the carpet, bisects the gap between the two men in the deep and into the fence
Panesar to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! 5-wicket haul for Panesar. This was tossed up outside off and spinning away, Ajmal lunged forward to defend, gets a bit of gloves on that, easy catch for Anderson at 1st slip. Panersar gets his 9th 5-wicket haul, 2nd against Pakistan. Ajmal c Anderson b Panesar 17(31) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, SIX, Shot! He played such shots during his quickfire fifty during the England tour, gets across to a well pitched up delivery and swings it nonchalantly over the deep mid-wicket fence for a massive six
Panesar to Junaid Khan, out Bowled!! England need 145 to square the series. Terrible shot by Junaid Khan, swings all across a flighted delivery on the middle stump, misses it completely and hears the sound of timber. Panesar ends with impressive figures of 6/62, the best figures on this ground. He leads his team off the field. Junaid Khan b Panesar 0(4)
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big wicket for Broad and England. This one shapes back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq was pressing forward, was beaten by the inward movement and was struck just below the knee roll. The impact was on the off-stump and was hitting the middle. That was plumb and Pakistan lose their skipper. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84(173) [4s-5 6s-4]
Anderson to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are falling like a pack of cards. This was full and jagged back into Ajmal, he was looking to play across the line and is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg. It was going on to hit leg-stump, Ajmal perishes without troubling the scorers. That looked out the moment the ball hit the pads. Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0(14)
Anderson to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Swann!! Brilliant stuff from England. It was short of a length delivery that reared up on Junaid Khan, he tried to fend it away, gets the outside edge that lobs to Swann at 2nd slip. Pakistan have lost their last 3 wickets for just 1 run today. Excellent little mini-session for England. Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0(3)
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, good length delivery just outside off, Hafeez plays it with soft hands, guides it to the second slip, it bounces in front of that fielder and rolls away to the boundary rope
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, flatter outside off Hafeez gets forward and plays it delicately past the slip fielder. He opened the face at the last moment, gets a boundary for his cute shot.
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar has his man. Hafeez was not at all looking comfortable against the turbaned spinner. Tossed up on middle and skidding on, Hafeez came forward to defend, is hit low on the knee roll. Umpire Oxenford thought about it for a while and ruled it in favor of the bowler. Reward for some disciplined bowling. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 22(37) [4s-2]
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! The spinners are turning it on. Flighted delivery outside off, Umar plays for the off break, it skids straight in between bat and pad to hit the off stump. Totally bamboozled!! Umar was looking to defend it towards extra cover. Sohail on air admonishes him for that stroke. Umar b Swann 7(38)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, gets off the mark. Floated up outside off, Azhar Ali drives it between the bowler and mid off, the ball rolls away to the boundary rope. That should give him some confidence
Panesar to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Panesar has gotten the best batsman in the Pakistan line-up with a beauty. He was bowling the arm-balls consistently, but this one spins across the outside edge of Younis Khan who looked to defend, hits the off stump. Panesar is ecstatic. Younis Khan b Panesar 1(14)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, fuller on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq plays a solid on drive, gets it in between the non striker's legs past the mid on fielder for a boundary.
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to drive, thick outside edge as the ball rolls away to the third man boundary. Streaky, but those count!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali gets on the backfoot and cracks this off the backfoot through the cover region for a boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big blow for Pakistan. It was a nicely flighted delivery that spun back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq got a good stride forward as he looked to defend, misses it and is rappped on the pads in front of off, the ball was going on to hit the middle stump. The 3rd umpire took a lot of time but the general feeling was that it was pad first, he upholds Oxenford's decision, Pakistan sink into trouble. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 12(32) [4s-2]
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Lovely shot. Overpitched outside off, Azhar Ali leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly back past the bowler and the diving fielder at mid-off
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nicely done by Shafiq . Full and angling back from outside off, Shafiq gets across and whips it in front of square for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, fab Shot. This was short and outside off, Shafiq rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, nicely done indeed
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, Panesar seems to be tiring here, drags this one short again, Shafiq pulls and gets it in the gap past mid-on. The fielder gives a valiant chase but in vain
Broad to Shafiq, no run, survives a run-out!! Taps a good length to cover and takes off for a run, Azhar Ali is not interested, KP comes in quickly, but sends in an inaccurate throw. If he had hit the stumps, Shafiq would have been gone for all money.
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the pads, Azhar Ali flicks it to the deep midwicket boundary. Ali is looking solid here, he is putting the bad balls away with ease
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was expected. Tossed up on middle, Azhar Ali gets down the track, gets under the ball and smacks it into cow corner. One bounce four.
Panesar to Shafiq, no run, floated up on the leg stump, Shafiq looks to defend it, he is struck on the pads. It was quite close, but Shafiq survives. This is brilliant bowling from Panesar
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a gorgeous shot from Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, Azhar Ali plants his front foot forward and drives it beautifully through cover for a boundary.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this shot is even better than the one in the previous over. Leans into the drive, this delivery was a bit fuller and less wider, same result for Azhar Ali. Another one of those and he will reach his fifty.
Swann to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, 13th FIFTY for Azhar Ali, it has been a fine knock under pressure, tucks a length delivery behind square for a couple and raises his bat in the direction of the pavilion
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, nice riposte from Shafiq . Rocks back to a short delivery and pulls it up and over mid-wicket for his first runs of the day
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, Creamed. Broad overpitches this one outside off, Shafiq bends his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a sublime boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, out Caught by Anderson!! The partnership has been broken. This was a nicely tossed up delivery outside off and spinning away, Shafiq pushed at it half-heartedly, gets the outside edge that was going low and to the right of Anderson. He bends forward and gets his palms down in time to snap up the chance. Panesar roars in delight, Shafiq falls early on his birthday. Shafiq c Anderson b Panesar 43(138) [4s-5]
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely done by Azhar Ali , gets down on one knee and laps a sweep very fine, the ball races away to the fine leg boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in from outside off, Azhar Ali was lunging forward to defend, gets rapped on the pads in front of middle, the ball was spinning down the leg though, Azhar Ali survives. Umpire Davies gets his first decision overturned for the match. He does not look convinced though.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Huge wicket for Anderson. It was short of a good length outside off and moving away, extra bounce on that from Anderson, Azhar Ali was looking to defend, gets a faint outside edge through to Prior. Anderson is delighted and England get through to the tail. Azhar Ali fought extremely hard, but he has only 68 runs to his name. Azhar Ali c Prior b Anderson 68(195) [4s-8]
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Caught by Strauss!! Adnan Akmal is a goner and Pakistan are falling apart here. Lack of application from Adnan Akmal, he was looking to play some big shots in this over. This was full and nipping away from outside off, Adnan Akmal went chasing after that, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the hands of Strauss at 1st slip. He does not drop those, reward for some fine bowling from Broad. Adnan Akmal c Strauss b Broad 13(45)
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, no run, England waste their 2nd review, this one pitched just outside leg and raps Abdur Rehman on the pads, no need to check further, umpire Davies gets it right
Panesar to Ajmal, byes, FOUR, that has beaten everyone. It was nicely flighted around off and spins away sharply, Ajmal went for the drive and misses, so does Prior and Anderson at 1st slip, races away to the boundary. Handy runs for Pakistan
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Lbw!! Swann breaks the irritating partnership straight after lunch. This was looped up on the leg-stump line and spun back in a touch. Abdur Rehman went for the ambitious sweep and missed it completely, he was rapped in front of leg and the ball was clipping the leg-stump. Swanny gets his 2nd and Pakistan are 8 down. Abdur Rehman lbw b Swann 10(38)
Swann to Ajmal, FOUR, Lovely shot from Ajmal , gets down to a well flighted delivery and sweeps it all along the carpet, bisects the gap between the two men in the deep and into the fence
Panesar to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! 5-wicket haul for Panesar. This was tossed up outside off and spinning away, Ajmal lunged forward to defend, gets a bit of gloves on that, easy catch for Anderson at 1st slip. Panersar gets his 9th 5-wicket haul, 2nd against Pakistan. Ajmal c Anderson b Panesar 17(31) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, SIX, Shot! He played such shots during his quickfire fifty during the England tour, gets across to a well pitched up delivery and swings it nonchalantly over the deep mid-wicket fence for a massive six
Panesar to Junaid Khan, out Bowled!! England need 145 to square the series. Terrible shot by Junaid Khan, swings all across a flighted delivery on the middle stump, misses it completely and hears the sound of timber. Panesar ends with impressive figures of 6/62, the best figures on this ground. He leads his team off the field. Junaid Khan b Panesar 0(4)
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big wicket for Broad and England. This one shapes back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq was pressing forward, was beaten by the inward movement and was struck just below the knee roll. The impact was on the off-stump and was hitting the middle. That was plumb and Pakistan lose their skipper. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84(173) [4s-5 6s-4]
Anderson to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are falling like a pack of cards. This was full and jagged back into Ajmal, he was looking to play across the line and is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg. It was going on to hit leg-stump, Ajmal perishes without troubling the scorers. That looked out the moment the ball hit the pads. Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0(14)
Anderson to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Swann!! Brilliant stuff from England. It was short of a length delivery that reared up on Junaid Khan, he tried to fend it away, gets the outside edge that lobs to Swann at 2nd slip. Pakistan have lost their last 3 wickets for just 1 run today. Excellent little mini-session for England. Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0(3)
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, good length delivery just outside off, Hafeez plays it with soft hands, guides it to the second slip, it bounces in front of that fielder and rolls away to the boundary rope
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, flatter outside off Hafeez gets forward and plays it delicately past the slip fielder. He opened the face at the last moment, gets a boundary for his cute shot.
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar has his man. Hafeez was not at all looking comfortable against the turbaned spinner. Tossed up on middle and skidding on, Hafeez came forward to defend, is hit low on the knee roll. Umpire Oxenford thought about it for a while and ruled it in favor of the bowler. Reward for some disciplined bowling. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 22(37) [4s-2]
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! The spinners are turning it on. Flighted delivery outside off, Umar plays for the off break, it skids straight in between bat and pad to hit the off stump. Totally bamboozled!! Umar was looking to defend it towards extra cover. Sohail on air admonishes him for that stroke. Umar b Swann 7(38)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, gets off the mark. Floated up outside off, Azhar Ali drives it between the bowler and mid off, the ball rolls away to the boundary rope. That should give him some confidence
Panesar to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Panesar has gotten the best batsman in the Pakistan line-up with a beauty. He was bowling the arm-balls consistently, but this one spins across the outside edge of Younis Khan who looked to defend, hits the off stump. Panesar is ecstatic. Younis Khan b Panesar 1(14)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, fuller on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq plays a solid on drive, gets it in between the non striker's legs past the mid on fielder for a boundary.
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to drive, thick outside edge as the ball rolls away to the third man boundary. Streaky, but those count!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali gets on the backfoot and cracks this off the backfoot through the cover region for a boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big blow for Pakistan. It was a nicely flighted delivery that spun back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq got a good stride forward as he looked to defend, misses it and is rappped on the pads in front of off, the ball was going on to hit the middle stump. The 3rd umpire took a lot of time but the general feeling was that it was pad first, he upholds Oxenford's decision, Pakistan sink into trouble. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 12(32) [4s-2]
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Lovely shot. Overpitched outside off, Azhar Ali leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly back past the bowler and the diving fielder at mid-off
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nicely done by Shafiq . Full and angling back from outside off, Shafiq gets across and whips it in front of square for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, fab Shot. This was short and outside off, Shafiq rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, nicely done indeed
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, Panesar seems to be tiring here, drags this one short again, Shafiq pulls and gets it in the gap past mid-on. The fielder gives a valiant chase but in vain
Broad to Shafiq, no run, survives a run-out!! Taps a good length to cover and takes off for a run, Azhar Ali is not interested, KP comes in quickly, but sends in an inaccurate throw. If he had hit the stumps, Shafiq would have been gone for all money.
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the pads, Azhar Ali flicks it to the deep midwicket boundary. Ali is looking solid here, he is putting the bad balls away with ease
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was expected. Tossed up on middle, Azhar Ali gets down the track, gets under the ball and smacks it into cow corner. One bounce four.
Panesar to Shafiq, no run, floated up on the leg stump, Shafiq looks to defend it, he is struck on the pads. It was quite close, but Shafiq survives. This is brilliant bowling from Panesar
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a gorgeous shot from Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, Azhar Ali plants his front foot forward and drives it beautifully through cover for a boundary.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this shot is even better than the one in the previous over. Leans into the drive, this delivery was a bit fuller and less wider, same result for Azhar Ali. Another one of those and he will reach his fifty.
Swann to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, 13th FIFTY for Azhar Ali, it has been a fine knock under pressure, tucks a length delivery behind square for a couple and raises his bat in the direction of the pavilion
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, nice riposte from Shafiq . Rocks back to a short delivery and pulls it up and over mid-wicket for his first runs of the day
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, Creamed. Broad overpitches this one outside off, Shafiq bends his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a sublime boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, out Caught by Anderson!! The partnership has been broken. This was a nicely tossed up delivery outside off and spinning away, Shafiq pushed at it half-heartedly, gets the outside edge that was going low and to the right of Anderson. He bends forward and gets his palms down in time to snap up the chance. Panesar roars in delight, Shafiq falls early on his birthday. Shafiq c Anderson b Panesar 43(138) [4s-5]
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely done by Azhar Ali , gets down on one knee and laps a sweep very fine, the ball races away to the fine leg boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in from outside off, Azhar Ali was lunging forward to defend, gets rapped on the pads in front of middle, the ball was spinning down the leg though, Azhar Ali survives. Umpire Davies gets his first decision overturned for the match. He does not look convinced though.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Huge wicket for Anderson. It was short of a good length outside off and moving away, extra bounce on that from Anderson, Azhar Ali was looking to defend, gets a faint outside edge through to Prior. Anderson is delighted and England get through to the tail. Azhar Ali fought extremely hard, but he has only 68 runs to his name. Azhar Ali c Prior b Anderson 68(195) [4s-8]
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Caught by Strauss!! Adnan Akmal is a goner and Pakistan are falling apart here. Lack of application from Adnan Akmal, he was looking to play some big shots in this over. This was full and nipping away from outside off, Adnan Akmal went chasing after that, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the hands of Strauss at 1st slip. He does not drop those, reward for some fine bowling from Broad. Adnan Akmal c Strauss b Broad 13(45)
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, no run, England waste their 2nd review, this one pitched just outside leg and raps Abdur Rehman on the pads, no need to check further, umpire Davies gets it right
Panesar to Ajmal, byes, FOUR, that has beaten everyone. It was nicely flighted around off and spins away sharply, Ajmal went for the drive and misses, so does Prior and Anderson at 1st slip, races away to the boundary. Handy runs for Pakistan
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Lbw!! Swann breaks the irritating partnership straight after lunch. This was looped up on the leg-stump line and spun back in a touch. Abdur Rehman went for the ambitious sweep and missed it completely, he was rapped in front of leg and the ball was clipping the leg-stump. Swanny gets his 2nd and Pakistan are 8 down. Abdur Rehman lbw b Swann 10(38)
Swann to Ajmal, FOUR, Lovely shot from Ajmal , gets down to a well flighted delivery and sweeps it all along the carpet, bisects the gap between the two men in the deep and into the fence
Panesar to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! 5-wicket haul for Panesar. This was tossed up outside off and spinning away, Ajmal lunged forward to defend, gets a bit of gloves on that, easy catch for Anderson at 1st slip. Panersar gets his 9th 5-wicket haul, 2nd against Pakistan. Ajmal c Anderson b Panesar 17(31) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, SIX, Shot! He played such shots during his quickfire fifty during the England tour, gets across to a well pitched up delivery and swings it nonchalantly over the deep mid-wicket fence for a massive six
Panesar to Junaid Khan, out Bowled!! England need 145 to square the series. Terrible shot by Junaid Khan, swings all across a flighted delivery on the middle stump, misses it completely and hears the sound of timber. Panesar ends with impressive figures of 6/62, the best figures on this ground. He leads his team off the field. Junaid Khan b Panesar 0(4)
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big wicket for Broad and England. This one shapes back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq was pressing forward, was beaten by the inward movement and was struck just below the knee roll. The impact was on the off-stump and was hitting the middle. That was plumb and Pakistan lose their skipper. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84(173) [4s-5 6s-4]
Anderson to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are falling like a pack of cards. This was full and jagged back into Ajmal, he was looking to play across the line and is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg. It was going on to hit leg-stump, Ajmal perishes without troubling the scorers. That looked out the moment the ball hit the pads. Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0(14)
Anderson to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Swann!! Brilliant stuff from England. It was short of a length delivery that reared up on Junaid Khan, he tried to fend it away, gets the outside edge that lobs to Swann at 2nd slip. Pakistan have lost their last 3 wickets for just 1 run today. Excellent little mini-session for England. Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0(3)
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, good length delivery just outside off, Hafeez plays it with soft hands, guides it to the second slip, it bounces in front of that fielder and rolls away to the boundary rope
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, flatter outside off Hafeez gets forward and plays it delicately past the slip fielder. He opened the face at the last moment, gets a boundary for his cute shot.
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar has his man. Hafeez was not at all looking comfortable against the turbaned spinner. Tossed up on middle and skidding on, Hafeez came forward to defend, is hit low on the knee roll. Umpire Oxenford thought about it for a while and ruled it in favor of the bowler. Reward for some disciplined bowling. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 22(37) [4s-2]
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! The spinners are turning it on. Flighted delivery outside off, Umar plays for the off break, it skids straight in between bat and pad to hit the off stump. Totally bamboozled!! Umar was looking to defend it towards extra cover. Sohail on air admonishes him for that stroke. Umar b Swann 7(38)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, gets off the mark. Floated up outside off, Azhar Ali drives it between the bowler and mid off, the ball rolls away to the boundary rope. That should give him some confidence
Panesar to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Panesar has gotten the best batsman in the Pakistan line-up with a beauty. He was bowling the arm-balls consistently, but this one spins across the outside edge of Younis Khan who looked to defend, hits the off stump. Panesar is ecstatic. Younis Khan b Panesar 1(14)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, fuller on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq plays a solid on drive, gets it in between the non striker's legs past the mid on fielder for a boundary.
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to drive, thick outside edge as the ball rolls away to the third man boundary. Streaky, but those count!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali gets on the backfoot and cracks this off the backfoot through the cover region for a boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big blow for Pakistan. It was a nicely flighted delivery that spun back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq got a good stride forward as he looked to defend, misses it and is rappped on the pads in front of off, the ball was going on to hit the middle stump. The 3rd umpire took a lot of time but the general feeling was that it was pad first, he upholds Oxenford's decision, Pakistan sink into trouble. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 12(32) [4s-2]
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Lovely shot. Overpitched outside off, Azhar Ali leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly back past the bowler and the diving fielder at mid-off
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nicely done by Shafiq . Full and angling back from outside off, Shafiq gets across and whips it in front of square for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, fab Shot. This was short and outside off, Shafiq rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, nicely done indeed
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, Panesar seems to be tiring here, drags this one short again, Shafiq pulls and gets it in the gap past mid-on. The fielder gives a valiant chase but in vain
Broad to Shafiq, no run, survives a run-out!! Taps a good length to cover and takes off for a run, Azhar Ali is not interested, KP comes in quickly, but sends in an inaccurate throw. If he had hit the stumps, Shafiq would have been gone for all money.
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the pads, Azhar Ali flicks it to the deep midwicket boundary. Ali is looking solid here, he is putting the bad balls away with ease
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was expected. Tossed up on middle, Azhar Ali gets down the track, gets under the ball and smacks it into cow corner. One bounce four.
Panesar to Shafiq, no run, floated up on the leg stump, Shafiq looks to defend it, he is struck on the pads. It was quite close, but Shafiq survives. This is brilliant bowling from Panesar
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a gorgeous shot from Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, Azhar Ali plants his front foot forward and drives it beautifully through cover for a boundary.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this shot is even better than the one in the previous over. Leans into the drive, this delivery was a bit fuller and less wider, same result for Azhar Ali. Another one of those and he will reach his fifty.
Swann to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, 13th FIFTY for Azhar Ali, it has been a fine knock under pressure, tucks a length delivery behind square for a couple and raises his bat in the direction of the pavilion
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, nice riposte from Shafiq . Rocks back to a short delivery and pulls it up and over mid-wicket for his first runs of the day
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, Creamed. Broad overpitches this one outside off, Shafiq bends his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a sublime boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, out Caught by Anderson!! The partnership has been broken. This was a nicely tossed up delivery outside off and spinning away, Shafiq pushed at it half-heartedly, gets the outside edge that was going low and to the right of Anderson. He bends forward and gets his palms down in time to snap up the chance. Panesar roars in delight, Shafiq falls early on his birthday. Shafiq c Anderson b Panesar 43(138) [4s-5]
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely done by Azhar Ali , gets down on one knee and laps a sweep very fine, the ball races away to the fine leg boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in from outside off, Azhar Ali was lunging forward to defend, gets rapped on the pads in front of middle, the ball was spinning down the leg though, Azhar Ali survives. Umpire Davies gets his first decision overturned for the match. He does not look convinced though.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Huge wicket for Anderson. It was short of a good length outside off and moving away, extra bounce on that from Anderson, Azhar Ali was looking to defend, gets a faint outside edge through to Prior. Anderson is delighted and England get through to the tail. Azhar Ali fought extremely hard, but he has only 68 runs to his name. Azhar Ali c Prior b Anderson 68(195) [4s-8]
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Caught by Strauss!! Adnan Akmal is a goner and Pakistan are falling apart here. Lack of application from Adnan Akmal, he was looking to play some big shots in this over. This was full and nipping away from outside off, Adnan Akmal went chasing after that, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the hands of Strauss at 1st slip. He does not drop those, reward for some fine bowling from Broad. Adnan Akmal c Strauss b Broad 13(45)
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, no run, England waste their 2nd review, this one pitched just outside leg and raps Abdur Rehman on the pads, no need to check further, umpire Davies gets it right
Panesar to Ajmal, byes, FOUR, that has beaten everyone. It was nicely flighted around off and spins away sharply, Ajmal went for the drive and misses, so does Prior and Anderson at 1st slip, races away to the boundary. Handy runs for Pakistan
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Lbw!! Swann breaks the irritating partnership straight after lunch. This was looped up on the leg-stump line and spun back in a touch. Abdur Rehman went for the ambitious sweep and missed it completely, he was rapped in front of leg and the ball was clipping the leg-stump. Swanny gets his 2nd and Pakistan are 8 down. Abdur Rehman lbw b Swann 10(38)
Swann to Ajmal, FOUR, Lovely shot from Ajmal , gets down to a well flighted delivery and sweeps it all along the carpet, bisects the gap between the two men in the deep and into the fence
Panesar to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! 5-wicket haul for Panesar. This was tossed up outside off and spinning away, Ajmal lunged forward to defend, gets a bit of gloves on that, easy catch for Anderson at 1st slip. Panersar gets his 9th 5-wicket haul, 2nd against Pakistan. Ajmal c Anderson b Panesar 17(31) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, SIX, Shot! He played such shots during his quickfire fifty during the England tour, gets across to a well pitched up delivery and swings it nonchalantly over the deep mid-wicket fence for a massive six
Panesar to Junaid Khan, out Bowled!! England need 145 to square the series. Terrible shot by Junaid Khan, swings all across a flighted delivery on the middle stump, misses it completely and hears the sound of timber. Panesar ends with impressive figures of 6/62, the best figures on this ground. He leads his team off the field. Junaid Khan b Panesar 0(4)
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big wicket for Broad and England. This one shapes back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq was pressing forward, was beaten by the inward movement and was struck just below the knee roll. The impact was on the off-stump and was hitting the middle. That was plumb and Pakistan lose their skipper. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84(173) [4s-5 6s-4]
Anderson to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are falling like a pack of cards. This was full and jagged back into Ajmal, he was looking to play across the line and is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg. It was going on to hit leg-stump, Ajmal perishes without troubling the scorers. That looked out the moment the ball hit the pads. Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0(14)
Anderson to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Swann!! Brilliant stuff from England. It was short of a length delivery that reared up on Junaid Khan, he tried to fend it away, gets the outside edge that lobs to Swann at 2nd slip. Pakistan have lost their last 3 wickets for just 1 run today. Excellent little mini-session for England. Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0(3)
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, good length delivery just outside off, Hafeez plays it with soft hands, guides it to the second slip, it bounces in front of that fielder and rolls away to the boundary rope
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, flatter outside off Hafeez gets forward and plays it delicately past the slip fielder. He opened the face at the last moment, gets a boundary for his cute shot.
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar has his man. Hafeez was not at all looking comfortable against the turbaned spinner. Tossed up on middle and skidding on, Hafeez came forward to defend, is hit low on the knee roll. Umpire Oxenford thought about it for a while and ruled it in favor of the bowler. Reward for some disciplined bowling. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 22(37) [4s-2]
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! The spinners are turning it on. Flighted delivery outside off, Umar plays for the off break, it skids straight in between bat and pad to hit the off stump. Totally bamboozled!! Umar was looking to defend it towards extra cover. Sohail on air admonishes him for that stroke. Umar b Swann 7(38)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, gets off the mark. Floated up outside off, Azhar Ali drives it between the bowler and mid off, the ball rolls away to the boundary rope. That should give him some confidence
Panesar to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Panesar has gotten the best batsman in the Pakistan line-up with a beauty. He was bowling the arm-balls consistently, but this one spins across the outside edge of Younis Khan who looked to defend, hits the off stump. Panesar is ecstatic. Younis Khan b Panesar 1(14)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, fuller on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq plays a solid on drive, gets it in between the non striker's legs past the mid on fielder for a boundary.
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to drive, thick outside edge as the ball rolls away to the third man boundary. Streaky, but those count!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali gets on the backfoot and cracks this off the backfoot through the cover region for a boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big blow for Pakistan. It was a nicely flighted delivery that spun back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq got a good stride forward as he looked to defend, misses it and is rappped on the pads in front of off, the ball was going on to hit the middle stump. The 3rd umpire took a lot of time but the general feeling was that it was pad first, he upholds Oxenford's decision, Pakistan sink into trouble. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 12(32) [4s-2]
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Lovely shot. Overpitched outside off, Azhar Ali leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly back past the bowler and the diving fielder at mid-off
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nicely done by Shafiq . Full and angling back from outside off, Shafiq gets across and whips it in front of square for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, fab Shot. This was short and outside off, Shafiq rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, nicely done indeed
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, Panesar seems to be tiring here, drags this one short again, Shafiq pulls and gets it in the gap past mid-on. The fielder gives a valiant chase but in vain
Broad to Shafiq, no run, survives a run-out!! Taps a good length to cover and takes off for a run, Azhar Ali is not interested, KP comes in quickly, but sends in an inaccurate throw. If he had hit the stumps, Shafiq would have been gone for all money.
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the pads, Azhar Ali flicks it to the deep midwicket boundary. Ali is looking solid here, he is putting the bad balls away with ease
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was expected. Tossed up on middle, Azhar Ali gets down the track, gets under the ball and smacks it into cow corner. One bounce four.
Panesar to Shafiq, no run, floated up on the leg stump, Shafiq looks to defend it, he is struck on the pads. It was quite close, but Shafiq survives. This is brilliant bowling from Panesar
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a gorgeous shot from Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, Azhar Ali plants his front foot forward and drives it beautifully through cover for a boundary.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this shot is even better than the one in the previous over. Leans into the drive, this delivery was a bit fuller and less wider, same result for Azhar Ali. Another one of those and he will reach his fifty.
Swann to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, 13th FIFTY for Azhar Ali, it has been a fine knock under pressure, tucks a length delivery behind square for a couple and raises his bat in the direction of the pavilion
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, nice riposte from Shafiq . Rocks back to a short delivery and pulls it up and over mid-wicket for his first runs of the day
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, Creamed. Broad overpitches this one outside off, Shafiq bends his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a sublime boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, out Caught by Anderson!! The partnership has been broken. This was a nicely tossed up delivery outside off and spinning away, Shafiq pushed at it half-heartedly, gets the outside edge that was going low and to the right of Anderson. He bends forward and gets his palms down in time to snap up the chance. Panesar roars in delight, Shafiq falls early on his birthday. Shafiq c Anderson b Panesar 43(138) [4s-5]
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely done by Azhar Ali , gets down on one knee and laps a sweep very fine, the ball races away to the fine leg boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in from outside off, Azhar Ali was lunging forward to defend, gets rapped on the pads in front of middle, the ball was spinning down the leg though, Azhar Ali survives. Umpire Davies gets his first decision overturned for the match. He does not look convinced though.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Huge wicket for Anderson. It was short of a good length outside off and moving away, extra bounce on that from Anderson, Azhar Ali was looking to defend, gets a faint outside edge through to Prior. Anderson is delighted and England get through to the tail. Azhar Ali fought extremely hard, but he has only 68 runs to his name. Azhar Ali c Prior b Anderson 68(195) [4s-8]
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Caught by Strauss!! Adnan Akmal is a goner and Pakistan are falling apart here. Lack of application from Adnan Akmal, he was looking to play some big shots in this over. This was full and nipping away from outside off, Adnan Akmal went chasing after that, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the hands of Strauss at 1st slip. He does not drop those, reward for some fine bowling from Broad. Adnan Akmal c Strauss b Broad 13(45)
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, no run, England waste their 2nd review, this one pitched just outside leg and raps Abdur Rehman on the pads, no need to check further, umpire Davies gets it right
Panesar to Ajmal, byes, FOUR, that has beaten everyone. It was nicely flighted around off and spins away sharply, Ajmal went for the drive and misses, so does Prior and Anderson at 1st slip, races away to the boundary. Handy runs for Pakistan
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Lbw!! Swann breaks the irritating partnership straight after lunch. This was looped up on the leg-stump line and spun back in a touch. Abdur Rehman went for the ambitious sweep and missed it completely, he was rapped in front of leg and the ball was clipping the leg-stump. Swanny gets his 2nd and Pakistan are 8 down. Abdur Rehman lbw b Swann 10(38)
Swann to Ajmal, FOUR, Lovely shot from Ajmal , gets down to a well flighted delivery and sweeps it all along the carpet, bisects the gap between the two men in the deep and into the fence
Panesar to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! 5-wicket haul for Panesar. This was tossed up outside off and spinning away, Ajmal lunged forward to defend, gets a bit of gloves on that, easy catch for Anderson at 1st slip. Panersar gets his 9th 5-wicket haul, 2nd against Pakistan. Ajmal c Anderson b Panesar 17(31) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, SIX, Shot! He played such shots during his quickfire fifty during the England tour, gets across to a well pitched up delivery and swings it nonchalantly over the deep mid-wicket fence for a massive six
Panesar to Junaid Khan, out Bowled!! England need 145 to square the series. Terrible shot by Junaid Khan, swings all across a flighted delivery on the middle stump, misses it completely and hears the sound of timber. Panesar ends with impressive figures of 6/62, the best figures on this ground. He leads his team off the field. Junaid Khan b Panesar 0(4)
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big wicket for Broad and England. This one shapes back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq was pressing forward, was beaten by the inward movement and was struck just below the knee roll. The impact was on the off-stump and was hitting the middle. That was plumb and Pakistan lose their skipper. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84(173) [4s-5 6s-4]
Anderson to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are falling like a pack of cards. This was full and jagged back into Ajmal, he was looking to play across the line and is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg. It was going on to hit leg-stump, Ajmal perishes without troubling the scorers. That looked out the moment the ball hit the pads. Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0(14)
Anderson to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Swann!! Brilliant stuff from England. It was short of a length delivery that reared up on Junaid Khan, he tried to fend it away, gets the outside edge that lobs to Swann at 2nd slip. Pakistan have lost their last 3 wickets for just 1 run today. Excellent little mini-session for England. Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0(3)
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, good length delivery just outside off, Hafeez plays it with soft hands, guides it to the second slip, it bounces in front of that fielder and rolls away to the boundary rope
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, flatter outside off Hafeez gets forward and plays it delicately past the slip fielder. He opened the face at the last moment, gets a boundary for his cute shot.
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar has his man. Hafeez was not at all looking comfortable against the turbaned spinner. Tossed up on middle and skidding on, Hafeez came forward to defend, is hit low on the knee roll. Umpire Oxenford thought about it for a while and ruled it in favor of the bowler. Reward for some disciplined bowling. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 22(37) [4s-2]
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! The spinners are turning it on. Flighted delivery outside off, Umar plays for the off break, it skids straight in between bat and pad to hit the off stump. Totally bamboozled!! Umar was looking to defend it towards extra cover. Sohail on air admonishes him for that stroke. Umar b Swann 7(38)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, gets off the mark. Floated up outside off, Azhar Ali drives it between the bowler and mid off, the ball rolls away to the boundary rope. That should give him some confidence
Panesar to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Panesar has gotten the best batsman in the Pakistan line-up with a beauty. He was bowling the arm-balls consistently, but this one spins across the outside edge of Younis Khan who looked to defend, hits the off stump. Panesar is ecstatic. Younis Khan b Panesar 1(14)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, fuller on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq plays a solid on drive, gets it in between the non striker's legs past the mid on fielder for a boundary.
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to drive, thick outside edge as the ball rolls away to the third man boundary. Streaky, but those count!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali gets on the backfoot and cracks this off the backfoot through the cover region for a boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big blow for Pakistan. It was a nicely flighted delivery that spun back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq got a good stride forward as he looked to defend, misses it and is rappped on the pads in front of off, the ball was going on to hit the middle stump. The 3rd umpire took a lot of time but the general feeling was that it was pad first, he upholds Oxenford's decision, Pakistan sink into trouble. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 12(32) [4s-2]
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Lovely shot. Overpitched outside off, Azhar Ali leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly back past the bowler and the diving fielder at mid-off
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nicely done by Shafiq . Full and angling back from outside off, Shafiq gets across and whips it in front of square for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, fab Shot. This was short and outside off, Shafiq rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, nicely done indeed
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, Panesar seems to be tiring here, drags this one short again, Shafiq pulls and gets it in the gap past mid-on. The fielder gives a valiant chase but in vain
Broad to Shafiq, no run, survives a run-out!! Taps a good length to cover and takes off for a run, Azhar Ali is not interested, KP comes in quickly, but sends in an inaccurate throw. If he had hit the stumps, Shafiq would have been gone for all money.
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the pads, Azhar Ali flicks it to the deep midwicket boundary. Ali is looking solid here, he is putting the bad balls away with ease
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was expected. Tossed up on middle, Azhar Ali gets down the track, gets under the ball and smacks it into cow corner. One bounce four.
Panesar to Shafiq, no run, floated up on the leg stump, Shafiq looks to defend it, he is struck on the pads. It was quite close, but Shafiq survives. This is brilliant bowling from Panesar
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a gorgeous shot from Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, Azhar Ali plants his front foot forward and drives it beautifully through cover for a boundary.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this shot is even better than the one in the previous over. Leans into the drive, this delivery was a bit fuller and less wider, same result for Azhar Ali. Another one of those and he will reach his fifty.
Swann to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, 13th FIFTY for Azhar Ali, it has been a fine knock under pressure, tucks a length delivery behind square for a couple and raises his bat in the direction of the pavilion
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, nice riposte from Shafiq . Rocks back to a short delivery and pulls it up and over mid-wicket for his first runs of the day
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, Creamed. Broad overpitches this one outside off, Shafiq bends his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a sublime boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, out Caught by Anderson!! The partnership has been broken. This was a nicely tossed up delivery outside off and spinning away, Shafiq pushed at it half-heartedly, gets the outside edge that was going low and to the right of Anderson. He bends forward and gets his palms down in time to snap up the chance. Panesar roars in delight, Shafiq falls early on his birthday. Shafiq c Anderson b Panesar 43(138) [4s-5]
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely done by Azhar Ali , gets down on one knee and laps a sweep very fine, the ball races away to the fine leg boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in from outside off, Azhar Ali was lunging forward to defend, gets rapped on the pads in front of middle, the ball was spinning down the leg though, Azhar Ali survives. Umpire Davies gets his first decision overturned for the match. He does not look convinced though.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Huge wicket for Anderson. It was short of a good length outside off and moving away, extra bounce on that from Anderson, Azhar Ali was looking to defend, gets a faint outside edge through to Prior. Anderson is delighted and England get through to the tail. Azhar Ali fought extremely hard, but he has only 68 runs to his name. Azhar Ali c Prior b Anderson 68(195) [4s-8]
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Caught by Strauss!! Adnan Akmal is a goner and Pakistan are falling apart here. Lack of application from Adnan Akmal, he was looking to play some big shots in this over. This was full and nipping away from outside off, Adnan Akmal went chasing after that, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the hands of Strauss at 1st slip. He does not drop those, reward for some fine bowling from Broad. Adnan Akmal c Strauss b Broad 13(45)
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, no run, England waste their 2nd review, this one pitched just outside leg and raps Abdur Rehman on the pads, no need to check further, umpire Davies gets it right
Panesar to Ajmal, byes, FOUR, that has beaten everyone. It was nicely flighted around off and spins away sharply, Ajmal went for the drive and misses, so does Prior and Anderson at 1st slip, races away to the boundary. Handy runs for Pakistan
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Lbw!! Swann breaks the irritating partnership straight after lunch. This was looped up on the leg-stump line and spun back in a touch. Abdur Rehman went for the ambitious sweep and missed it completely, he was rapped in front of leg and the ball was clipping the leg-stump. Swanny gets his 2nd and Pakistan are 8 down. Abdur Rehman lbw b Swann 10(38)
Swann to Ajmal, FOUR, Lovely shot from Ajmal , gets down to a well flighted delivery and sweeps it all along the carpet, bisects the gap between the two men in the deep and into the fence
Panesar to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! 5-wicket haul for Panesar. This was tossed up outside off and spinning away, Ajmal lunged forward to defend, gets a bit of gloves on that, easy catch for Anderson at 1st slip. Panersar gets his 9th 5-wicket haul, 2nd against Pakistan. Ajmal c Anderson b Panesar 17(31) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, SIX, Shot! He played such shots during his quickfire fifty during the England tour, gets across to a well pitched up delivery and swings it nonchalantly over the deep mid-wicket fence for a massive six
Panesar to Junaid Khan, out Bowled!! England need 145 to square the series. Terrible shot by Junaid Khan, swings all across a flighted delivery on the middle stump, misses it completely and hears the sound of timber. Panesar ends with impressive figures of 6/62, the best figures on this ground. He leads his team off the field. Junaid Khan b Panesar 0(4)
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar is immediately off the mark, pitched up delivery on the off stump, Umar comes forward and neatly creams it past the mid off fielder who dives over to his right, the ball rolls away to the long off fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, poor line from Anderson, short of length ball but on leg stump, Umar glances it to the fine leg fence
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, awesome shot from Hafeez, full ball outside off, Hafeez comes on the frontfoot and presents the high elbow, laces it to the sweeper cover boundary, it slows up as it reaches the ropes but it gets there in the end
Anderson to Umar, byes, FOUR, oh dear, that was a horror ball from Anderson, full ball and it swerves away down the leg side, Umar misses out on the flick and Prior dives to his right, he gloves it away and it rolls to the fine leg fence for byes, no bat involved there
Swann to Hafeez, FOUR, another superb shot from Hafeez, flatter delivery just outside off, Hafeez hangs back and plays it late, guides it to the third man fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, another classy shot from Hafeez, quicker ball but it again spins away from a shortish length, Hafeez pounces on that length and crashes the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Hafeez, flatter ball outside off, Hafeez plays it very late and guides it to third man for a boundary, that is also the fifty partnership between these two
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! Oh my, completely misjudged by Umar. Swann stays round the wicket to the left hander and bowls a flatter delivery that just goes straight on after pitching, Umar lets it go thinking that it might spin away, fatal mistake as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground, Swann is absolutely thrilled and a solid partnership is broken. Umar b Swann 16(48) [4s-2]
Panesar to Hafeez, no run, catch dropped by Panesar, Monty's fielding is out on display here, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez drills it back to the bowler, Panesar moves to his left and tries to grab it with both hands, but he spills it
Panesar to Hafeez, out Bowled!! It does not matter though as Panesar cleans up Hafeez. A cracker of a delivery from Monty who takes his first wicket on his comeback. He floats the arm ball that skids on from a good length on the middle and leg stump, Hafeez plays back and misjudges the length, the ball sneaks through his defences and crashes into middle and leg stump. Hafeez b Panesar 31(77) [4s-4]
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, majestic shot from Azhar, Broad overcooks the length just outside off, Azhar presents the full face of the bat and crisply drives it to the long on boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, a low full toss on middle, Younis gets forward and punches it back to the bowler, Monty gets a hand to it but it bursts through his fingers, has enough power to go to the boundary straight down the ground
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis has really come out firing after lunch, full ball around the off stump, Younis stays forward and presents the high elbow, creams it to the deep extra cover boundary
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis is really taking on Monty here, tossed up delivery outside off, Younis plunges forward and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
Broad to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! That is a brilliant ball to clean up Younis. Good length delivery and it nips back in sharply, Younis looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and the ball brushes the pad, takes the off stump out of the ground, massive wicket this for England, the way how that off-stump was sent cartwheeling, it reminds me of the way how Mohammad Asif dismissed VVS Laxman at Karachi in 2006. Younis Khan b Broad 24(38) [4s-3]
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Azhar perishes and it is almost a carbon copy of the Younis dismissal. Broad pitches this delivery full just outside off, it darts back in a fraction as Azhar plays all around that drive, the ball sneaks through his defence and the off stump is sent cartwheeling out of the ground again, this is a wonderful passage of play for England. Azhar Ali b Broad 24(68) [4s-1]
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is what Misbah can also do, tossed up delivery from Monty just outside off, Misbah smokes it over the ropes at long on, nobody moved
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that is massive, flighted delivery just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and swings through the line, the connection is much better this time and he launches it into the stands at widish long on
Panesar to Shafiq, SIX, that will ease the pressure for Shafiq, flighted delivery outside off, Shafiq charges down the track and gets to the pitch, wallops it over the ropes at long off, third six hit off Panesar
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, byes, FOUR, oh boy, that missed everything, fuller length ball and it snakes away outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but misses it, Prior and Strauss cannot collect it and they get four byes as it rolls to third man
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, that is even better from Shafiq, pitched up delivery just outside off, Shafiq presents the full face of the bat and laces the straight drive past the bowler, scoots away to the long on fence
Jonathan Trott to Shafiq, FOUR, Trott gives Shafiq a real gift and he cashes in on it, a low full toss on the middle and leg stump, Shafiq gets forward and whips it past mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the deep fence, that is the fifty partnership, crucial stand this for Pakistan
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq has really thrashed that, Swann drags this short and it sits up nicely outside off, Shafiq rocks back and crashes the cut to the sweeper cover boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, catch dropped by Anderson at first slip, what a miss from a person who is considered as a safe fielder at first slip, flighted delivery on middle and spinning away late, Misbah goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, Anderson is late in reacting to it, dives to his right and the ball brushes the fingers and rolls to third man
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Swann drags this short outside off, Shafiq stays back and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence, very easily done by Shafiq
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, this one, however, is timed to perfection, not all that short but Shafiq rocks back, plays it late and crashes it past backward point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Shafiq, flatter delivery and lands it slightly short outside off, Shafiq plays it late and allows the ball to come to him, late cuts it past backward point for another boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, Shafiq squeezes it out to mid off and they pinch a quick single, Shafiq brings up his 4th Test Fifty, this has been a superb knock from Shafiq, he was under a bit of pressure coming into this match and he has responded
Swann to Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq picked up the length early there, Swann lands this short and Shafiq rocks back early, hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter ball and spinning back in on the middle and leg stump, Misbah again moves to the off side and looks to glance it to fine leg, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and then the back pad, loud appeal for an LBW but England do not take it, the 100 run stand is up
Swann to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Swann breaks this vital partnership. He gives this delivery some air and it spins back in on the off stump, Shafiq bends down and attempts the slog sweep, he misses and gets hit on the back pad, Swann appeals and the umpire gives it out. Shafiq immediately opted for the review and replays show that the impact was marginally in line and was hitting middle stump, Shafiq goes after playing a good knock. Shafiq lbw b Swann 58(126) [4s-7 6s-1]
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, catch dropped by Strauss and Prior, oh boy, Adnan escapes after playing a poor shot, fuller length ball that curves away outside off, Adnan does not move his feet as he goes for the drive, gets an outside edge that flies to first slip, the ball climbs up on Strauss who moves to his right, the ball pops out of his hands, he tries to take it with his left hand as Prior dives to his right, he does not get there and the chance is fluffed, what a miss by England
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, overpitched delivery just outside off, swinging away as well as Adnan leans on the stroke and cresses it to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball and it darts back in on off stump, Misbah moves to the off side and looks to block it, he misses and gets hit on the front pad flap, England appeal and the umpire says not out, England go for the review and replays show that the ball was just clipping the bails and thus the not-out call stays
Broad to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, shortish ball and it kicks up outside off, Adnan rides the bounce by angling the bat and guiding it past the gap at third slip for a boundary to third man
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! This time there is no mistake though. Broad was troubling Adnan in this spell and he has his man finally. Full ball on middle and it nips back in off the seam sharply, Adnan plays inside the line of the ball as he misses it, the ball hits the back pad and Broad appeals, umpire Davis gives it out, that was hitting middle and leg stump. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 9(26) [4s-2]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, Anderson overpitches just outside off, Misbah thrashes it past Cook at mid off who dives over to his left, the ball scoots away to the long off fence, not much of a followthrough on that shot but poor fielding from Cook
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, terrific way for Misbah to register his 16th Test Fifty, Broad this time overcooks the length just outside off, Misbah creams it past Cook at mid off who dives to his left but cannot get there, the ball blazes away to the long off fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another wonderful drive from Misbah, full pitched ball on the off stump, Misbah presents the full face of the bat and creams the on drive to the long on fence
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Anderson errs in line here, short ball and it zips back into Misbah, he hops and looks to tuck it to fine leg, the ball brushes the glove and falls in front of Prior who moves to his left, the ball awkwardly bounces in front of Prior and goes past him to the fine leg fence
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah continues to rock on, Broad again overpitches outside off, Misbah bends the back leg and clobbers it past the cover fielder, the ball rolls to the deep extra cover fence
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Bowled!! Swann snaps up another left hander. Swann comes round the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery that drifts in on middle and off, the ball breaks away as Rehman plays down the wrong line, the ball goes past the outside half of the bat and knocks back off stump, Swann is simply brilliant. Abdur Rehman b Swann 0(7)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, this is superb to watch, Panesar flights this delivery with a bit more air just outside off, Misbah stays on the crease and sizes it up, swings through the line and hammers it over long off
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is not playing for stumps here, stand and deliver stuff from the Pakistani skipper, tossed up delivery but too full outside off, Misbah mauls it over long on for his fourth six, incidentally, all sixes have been hit of Panesar
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big wicket for Broad and England. This one shapes back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq was pressing forward, was beaten by the inward movement and was struck just below the knee roll. The impact was on the off-stump and was hitting the middle. That was plumb and Pakistan lose their skipper. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 84(173) [4s-5 6s-4]
Anderson to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are falling like a pack of cards. This was full and jagged back into Ajmal, he was looking to play across the line and is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg. It was going on to hit leg-stump, Ajmal perishes without troubling the scorers. That looked out the moment the ball hit the pads. Ajmal lbw b Anderson 0(14)
Anderson to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Swann!! Brilliant stuff from England. It was short of a length delivery that reared up on Junaid Khan, he tried to fend it away, gets the outside edge that lobs to Swann at 2nd slip. Pakistan have lost their last 3 wickets for just 1 run today. Excellent little mini-session for England. Junaid Khan c Swann b Anderson 0(3)
Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, good length delivery just outside off, Hafeez plays it with soft hands, guides it to the second slip, it bounces in front of that fielder and rolls away to the boundary rope
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, flatter outside off Hafeez gets forward and plays it delicately past the slip fielder. He opened the face at the last moment, gets a boundary for his cute shot.
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar has his man. Hafeez was not at all looking comfortable against the turbaned spinner. Tossed up on middle and skidding on, Hafeez came forward to defend, is hit low on the knee roll. Umpire Oxenford thought about it for a while and ruled it in favor of the bowler. Reward for some disciplined bowling. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 22(37) [4s-2]
Swann to Umar, out Bowled!! The spinners are turning it on. Flighted delivery outside off, Umar plays for the off break, it skids straight in between bat and pad to hit the off stump. Totally bamboozled!! Umar was looking to defend it towards extra cover. Sohail on air admonishes him for that stroke. Umar b Swann 7(38)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, gets off the mark. Floated up outside off, Azhar Ali drives it between the bowler and mid off, the ball rolls away to the boundary rope. That should give him some confidence
Panesar to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! Where did that come from?? Panesar has gotten the best batsman in the Pakistan line-up with a beauty. He was bowling the arm-balls consistently, but this one spins across the outside edge of Younis Khan who looked to defend, hits the off stump. Panesar is ecstatic. Younis Khan b Panesar 1(14)
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, fuller on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq plays a solid on drive, gets it in between the non striker's legs past the mid on fielder for a boundary.
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq looks to drive, thick outside edge as the ball rolls away to the third man boundary. Streaky, but those count!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali gets on the backfoot and cracks this off the backfoot through the cover region for a boundary
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Big blow for Pakistan. It was a nicely flighted delivery that spun back in from outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq got a good stride forward as he looked to defend, misses it and is rappped on the pads in front of off, the ball was going on to hit the middle stump. The 3rd umpire took a lot of time but the general feeling was that it was pad first, he upholds Oxenford's decision, Pakistan sink into trouble. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 12(32) [4s-2]
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Lovely shot. Overpitched outside off, Azhar Ali leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly back past the bowler and the diving fielder at mid-off
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nicely done by Shafiq . Full and angling back from outside off, Shafiq gets across and whips it in front of square for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, fab Shot. This was short and outside off, Shafiq rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary, nicely done indeed
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, Panesar seems to be tiring here, drags this one short again, Shafiq pulls and gets it in the gap past mid-on. The fielder gives a valiant chase but in vain
Broad to Shafiq, no run, survives a run-out!! Taps a good length to cover and takes off for a run, Azhar Ali is not interested, KP comes in quickly, but sends in an inaccurate throw. If he had hit the stumps, Shafiq would have been gone for all money.
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the pads, Azhar Ali flicks it to the deep midwicket boundary. Ali is looking solid here, he is putting the bad balls away with ease
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was expected. Tossed up on middle, Azhar Ali gets down the track, gets under the ball and smacks it into cow corner. One bounce four.
Panesar to Shafiq, no run, floated up on the leg stump, Shafiq looks to defend it, he is struck on the pads. It was quite close, but Shafiq survives. This is brilliant bowling from Panesar
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a gorgeous shot from Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, Azhar Ali plants his front foot forward and drives it beautifully through cover for a boundary.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this shot is even better than the one in the previous over. Leans into the drive, this delivery was a bit fuller and less wider, same result for Azhar Ali. Another one of those and he will reach his fifty.
Swann to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, 13th FIFTY for Azhar Ali, it has been a fine knock under pressure, tucks a length delivery behind square for a couple and raises his bat in the direction of the pavilion
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, nice riposte from Shafiq . Rocks back to a short delivery and pulls it up and over mid-wicket for his first runs of the day
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, Creamed. Broad overpitches this one outside off, Shafiq bends his knees, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a sublime boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, out Caught by Anderson!! The partnership has been broken. This was a nicely tossed up delivery outside off and spinning away, Shafiq pushed at it half-heartedly, gets the outside edge that was going low and to the right of Anderson. He bends forward and gets his palms down in time to snap up the chance. Panesar roars in delight, Shafiq falls early on his birthday. Shafiq c Anderson b Panesar 43(138) [4s-5]
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely done by Azhar Ali , gets down on one knee and laps a sweep very fine, the ball races away to the fine leg boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in from outside off, Azhar Ali was lunging forward to defend, gets rapped on the pads in front of middle, the ball was spinning down the leg though, Azhar Ali survives. Umpire Davies gets his first decision overturned for the match. He does not look convinced though.
Anderson to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Huge wicket for Anderson. It was short of a good length outside off and moving away, extra bounce on that from Anderson, Azhar Ali was looking to defend, gets a faint outside edge through to Prior. Anderson is delighted and England get through to the tail. Azhar Ali fought extremely hard, but he has only 68 runs to his name. Azhar Ali c Prior b Anderson 68(195) [4s-8]
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Caught by Strauss!! Adnan Akmal is a goner and Pakistan are falling apart here. Lack of application from Adnan Akmal, he was looking to play some big shots in this over. This was full and nipping away from outside off, Adnan Akmal went chasing after that, gets a thick outside edge that nestles itself safely in the hands of Strauss at 1st slip. He does not drop those, reward for some fine bowling from Broad. Adnan Akmal c Strauss b Broad 13(45)
Anderson to Abdur Rehman, no run, England waste their 2nd review, this one pitched just outside leg and raps Abdur Rehman on the pads, no need to check further, umpire Davies gets it right
Panesar to Ajmal, byes, FOUR, that has beaten everyone. It was nicely flighted around off and spins away sharply, Ajmal went for the drive and misses, so does Prior and Anderson at 1st slip, races away to the boundary. Handy runs for Pakistan
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Lbw!! Swann breaks the irritating partnership straight after lunch. This was looped up on the leg-stump line and spun back in a touch. Abdur Rehman went for the ambitious sweep and missed it completely, he was rapped in front of leg and the ball was clipping the leg-stump. Swanny gets his 2nd and Pakistan are 8 down. Abdur Rehman lbw b Swann 10(38)
Swann to Ajmal, FOUR, Lovely shot from Ajmal , gets down to a well flighted delivery and sweeps it all along the carpet, bisects the gap between the two men in the deep and into the fence
Panesar to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! 5-wicket haul for Panesar. This was tossed up outside off and spinning away, Ajmal lunged forward to defend, gets a bit of gloves on that, easy catch for Anderson at 1st slip. Panersar gets his 9th 5-wicket haul, 2nd against Pakistan. Ajmal c Anderson b Panesar 17(31) [4s-1]
Broad to Umar Gul, SIX, Shot! He played such shots during his quickfire fifty during the England tour, gets across to a well pitched up delivery and swings it nonchalantly over the deep mid-wicket fence for a massive six
Panesar to Junaid Khan, out Bowled!! England need 145 to square the series. Terrible shot by Junaid Khan, swings all across a flighted delivery on the middle stump, misses it completely and hears the sound of timber. Panesar ends with impressive figures of 6/62, the best figures on this ground. He leads his team off the field. Junaid Khan b Panesar 0(4)


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