Pakistan vs England - 3rd Test Live Score

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Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on 03 February 2012 (Time: 00:00 GMT | 05:30 IST)

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  • Result: Pakistan won by 71 runs
Pakistan 99/10 (44.1 overs) Pakistan won by 71 runs
England 141/10 (55 overs) England in Pakistan 2012
Pakistan 365/10 (152.4 overs)
England 252/10 (97.3 overs)
  Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
England 2nd innings (97.3 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Andrew Strauss (c) lbw Abdur Rehman 26 76 2 0 34.21  
  Alastair Cook  c Y Khan b S Ajmal 49 187 4 0 26.2  
  Jonathan Trott  c Abdur Rehman b S Ajmal 18 64 2 0 28.13  
  Kevin Pietersen  b S Ajmal 18 45 1 1 40  
  Ian Bell  c A Shafiq b U Gul 10 38 0 0 26.32  
  Eoin Morgan  c A Akmal b U Gul 31 48 3 1 64.58  
  Matt Prior (wk) not out 49 58 5 0 84.48  
  Stuart Broad  c T Umar b U Gul 18 24 2 0 75  
  Graeme Swann  c A Shafiq b U Gul 1 6 0 0 16.67  
  James Anderson  c Y Khan b S Ajmal 9 26 0 0 34.62  
  Monty Panesar  lbw Abdur Rehman 8 15 0 0 53.33  
  Extras (b 0, lb 0, w 0, nb 2,p 0) 2  
      252   (2.59 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 97.3 overs; 252)            
Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Andrew Strauss, 25.2overs) , 2-85 (Jonathan Trott, 44.3overs) , 3-116 (Kevin Pietersen, 60.6overs) , 4-119 (Alastair Cook, 62.5overs) , 5-156 (Ian Bell, 74.6overs) , 6-159 (Eoin Morgan, 76.3overs) , 7-196 (Stuart Broad, 82.2overs) , 8-203 (Graeme Swann, 84.4overs) , 9-237 (James Anderson, 92.6overs) , 10-252 (Monty Panesar, 97.3overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  Umar Gul 20.0 5 61 3.05 4 3 0
  Mohammad Hafeez 5.0 2 6 1.20 0 0 0
  Abdur Rehman 41.3 10 97 2.35 2 0 0
  Saeed Ajmal 27.0 9 67 2.48 4 0 0
  Aizaz Cheema 4.0 0 9 2.25 0 0 0
Pakistan 2nd innings (152.4 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Mohammad Hafeez  lbw M Panesar 21 36 3 1 58.33  
  Taufeeq Umar  c A Strauss b J Anderson 6 16 1 0 37.5  
  Azhar Ali  c A Cook b G Swann 157 442 10 1 35.52  
  Younis Khan  lbw S Broad 127 221 12 1 57.47  
  Misbah-ul-Haq (c) lbw M Panesar 31 115 1 0 26.96  
  Asad Shafiq  lbw M Panesar 5 17 0 0 29.41  
  Adnan Akmal (wk) b M Panesar 0 7 0 0 0.00  
  Abdur Rehman  c J Anderson b G Swann 1 5 0 0 20  
  Umar Gul  lbw M Panesar 4 38 0 0 10.53  
  Saeed Ajmal  c J Anderson b G Swann 1 12 0 0 8.33  
  Aizaz Cheema  not out 0 8 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 4, lb 0, w 0, nb 1,p 0) 5  
      365   (2.4 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 152.4 overs; 365)            
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Taufeeq Umar, 6.6overs) , 2-28 (Mohammad Hafeez, 9.6overs) , 3-244 (Younis Khan, 91.6overs) , 4-331 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 130.2overs) , 5-339 (Asad Shafiq, 136.2overs) , 6-345 (Adnan Akmal, 138.2overs) , 7-346 (Abdur Rehman, 139.1overs) , 8-350 (Saeed Ajmal, 141.6overs) , 9-363 (Azhar Ali, 149.3overs) , 10-365 (Umar Gul, 152.4overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  Kevin Pietersen 3.0 0 10 3.33 0 0 0
  James Anderson 28.0 7 51 1.82 1 1 0
  Stuart Broad 24.0 7 55 2.29 1 0 0
  Graeme Swann 39.0 6 101 2.59 3 0 0
  Jonathan Trott 2.0 0 14 7.00 0 0 0
  Monty Panesar 56.4 13 124 2.20 5 0 0
England 1st innings (55 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Andrew Strauss (c) St A Akmal bAbdur Rehman 56 150 5 0 37.33  
  Alastair Cook  c A Akmal b U Gul 1 5 0 0 20  
  Jonathan Trott  lbw U Gul 2 10 0 0 20  
  Kevin Pietersen  lbw Abdur Rehman 32 44 4 0 72.73  
  Ian Bell  St A Akmal bS Ajmal 5 28 0 0 17.86  
  Eoin Morgan  lbw Abdur Rehman 10 14 0 1 71.43  
  Matt Prior (wk) b Abdur Rehman 6 19 0 0 31.58  
  Stuart Broad  lbw S Ajmal 4 19 0 0 21.05  
  Graeme Swann  c Abdur Rehman b S Ajmal 16 18 3 0 88.89  
  James Anderson  b Abdur Rehman 4 22 0 0 18.18  
  Monty Panesar  not out 0 1 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 0, lb 3, w 0, nb 0,p 0) 3  
      141   (2.56 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 55 overs; 141)            
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Alastair Cook, 2.2overs) , 2-7 (Jonathan Trott, 4.2overs) , 3-64 (Kevin Pietersen, 19.2overs) , 4-75 (Ian Bell, 28.5overs) , 5-88 (Eoin Morgan, 33.1overs) , 6-98 (Matt Prior, 37.6overs) , 7-106 (James Anderson, 43.6overs) , 8-121 (Stuart Broad, 50.5overs) , 9-133 (Andrew Strauss, 53.5overs) , 10-141 (Graeme Swann, 54.6overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  Umar Gul 7.0 1 28 4.00 2 0 0
  Saeed Ajmal 23.0 6 59 2.57 3 0 0
  Abdur Rehman 21.0 4 40 1.90 5 0 0
  Aizaz Cheema 4.0 0 9 2.25 0 0 0
Pakistan 1st innings (44.1 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Mohammad Hafeez  lbw S Broad 13 30 1 0 43.33  
  Taufeeq Umar  lbw J Anderson 0 5 0 0 0.00  
  Azhar Ali  c M Prior b S Broad 1 14 0 0 7.14  
  Younis Khan  c M Prior b S Broad 4 8 1 0 50  
  Misbah-ul-Haq (c) lbw J Anderson 1 8 0 0 12.5  
  Asad Shafiq  lbw M Panesar 45 78 3 0 57.69  
  Adnan Akmal (wk) lbw S Broad 6 30 0 0 20  
  Abdur Rehman  c K Pietersen b G Swann 1 5 0 0 20  
  Saeed Ajmal  lbw M Panesar 12 53 1 0 22.64  
  Umar Gul  b J Anderson 13 27 1 1 48.15  
  Aizaz Cheema  not out 0 7 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 0, lb 3, w 0, nb 0,p 0) 3  
      99   (2.24 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 44.1 overs; 99)            
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Taufeeq Umar, 0.6overs) , 2-8 (Azhar Ali, 5.3overs) , 3-18 (Younis Khan, 7.5overs) , 4-21 (Mohammad Hafeez, 9.6overs) , 5-21 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 10.5overs) , 6-39 (Adnan Akmal, 18.6overs) , 7-44 (Abdur Rehman, 21.2overs) , 8-78 (Saeed Ajmal, 35.3overs) , 9-85 (Asad Shafiq, 39.6overs) , 10-99 (Umar Gul, 44.1overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  James Anderson 14.1 3 35 2.48 3 0 0
  Stuart Broad 16.0 5 36 2.25 4 0 0
  Graeme Swann 1.0 1 0 0.00 1 0 0
  Monty Panesar 13.0 4 25 1.92 2 0 0
Match notes  
  Toss: Pakistan won the toss and elected to Batting
  Series: England in Pakistan 2012
  Umpires: Steve Davis,Aus, Simon Taufel,Aus
  Third Umpire: Shavir Tarapore,Ind
  Match Referee: Jeff Crowe,NZ
Pakistan 99/10 (44.1 overs) Pakistan RR: 2.24
England 141/10 (55 overs) England RR: 2.56
Pakistan 365/10 (152.4 overs)
England 252/10 (97.3 overs)
 
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Highlights
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Umar Gul strays onto the pads now, Strauss clips it very fine and picks up a boundary to get off the mark, Umar Gul is not happy with himself, that just eases the pressure a bit
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Umar Gul gets a big wicket, just the start Pakistan wanted, Umar Gul was probing away around the off stump and is rewarded, this one moves away just a bit and Alastair Cook chases it, the thick edge was flying straight to first slip but Adnan flings himself to his left and clutches it neatly. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 1(5)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Umar Gul is on fire, Jonathan Trott walks off without a review, full and slanting in, Jonathan Trott falls over after missing the flick and that made it look closer, was struck in front of leg and would have probably clipped leg, cannot help but think that it was worth a review, Strauss was quick to say no though. Jonathan Trott lbw b Umar Gul 2(10)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, poor ball from Ajmal and Strauss puts it away in style, short and wide outside off, craving to be hit and Strauss cuts it neatly past gully for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot from KP, this was overpitched outside off and slanting away, Pietersen uses his height and reach to good effect, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Cracking shot. Too short and outside off, Strauss stays back and cuts it past point for a fine boundary. Top shot from Strauss
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, vintage KP! Overpitched on the stumps, Pietersen presents the full face of the bat and drives it in the gap between the umpire and the non-striker. He is looking in some decent form
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, the short stuff is not working, Umar Gul drops this one very short. KP has ample time to get back and pull it in front of square. The ball bisects the two fielders in the deep and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, KP is looking very positive. This one is tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen is quick to read the length and slog sweeps it behind square for a boundary. Nasser on air says that KP is hungry for runs
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! It was pushed through by Abdur Rehman, the ball lands around the middle stump and spins into Pietersen, he was pushing forward and gets rapped on the pads just above the knee-roll. Replays suggest that the ball is just about clipping the outer half of the leg-stump. The original decision is OUT and it stays with the on-field umpire. KP departs after a decent hand. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(44) [4s-4]
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, nicely played by Strauss uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past the diving fielder at mid-on
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Stumped!! Ajmal gets Ian Bell again, this time off just the third ball he bowled to him, this is the fourth time he has got him in the series, the doosra from Ajmal and Ian Bell was pressing forward to defend but is beaten, drags his foot out too and Adnan does not collect it cleanly, ricochets off his gloves and onto the stumps to dislodge the bails, Bell's poor run continues. Ian Bell st Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 5(28)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, that missed everything, striking him outside off to boot, a very poor review, this was tossed up and well outside off, turns in sharply and bounces too, strikes Eoin Morgan as he was pressing forward, Misbah is not too happy
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, tossed up and very full, Eoin Morgan comes on the frontfoot and launches it straight down the ground, timed it to perfecton too and sends it well over the ropes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Abdur Rehman's insistence pays off, this one was turning in sharply from outside off, bouncing too, Eoin Morgan was struck on the back pad well inside the crease, HawkEye shows it to be hitting top of middle and Pakistan are ecstatic. Eoin Morgan lbw b Abdur Rehman 10(14) [6s-1]
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Umar Gul strays onto the pads now, Strauss clips it very fine and picks up a boundary to get off the mark, Umar Gul is not happy with himself, that just eases the pressure a bit
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Umar Gul gets a big wicket, just the start Pakistan wanted, Umar Gul was probing away around the off stump and is rewarded, this one moves away just a bit and Alastair Cook chases it, the thick edge was flying straight to first slip but Adnan flings himself to his left and clutches it neatly. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 1(5)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Umar Gul is on fire, Jonathan Trott walks off without a review, full and slanting in, Jonathan Trott falls over after missing the flick and that made it look closer, was struck in front of leg and would have probably clipped leg, cannot help but think that it was worth a review, Strauss was quick to say no though. Jonathan Trott lbw b Umar Gul 2(10)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, poor ball from Ajmal and Strauss puts it away in style, short and wide outside off, craving to be hit and Strauss cuts it neatly past gully for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot from KP, this was overpitched outside off and slanting away, Pietersen uses his height and reach to good effect, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Cracking shot. Too short and outside off, Strauss stays back and cuts it past point for a fine boundary. Top shot from Strauss
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, vintage KP! Overpitched on the stumps, Pietersen presents the full face of the bat and drives it in the gap between the umpire and the non-striker. He is looking in some decent form
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, the short stuff is not working, Umar Gul drops this one very short. KP has ample time to get back and pull it in front of square. The ball bisects the two fielders in the deep and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, KP is looking very positive. This one is tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen is quick to read the length and slog sweeps it behind square for a boundary. Nasser on air says that KP is hungry for runs
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! It was pushed through by Abdur Rehman, the ball lands around the middle stump and spins into Pietersen, he was pushing forward and gets rapped on the pads just above the knee-roll. Replays suggest that the ball is just about clipping the outer half of the leg-stump. The original decision is OUT and it stays with the on-field umpire. KP departs after a decent hand. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(44) [4s-4]
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, nicely played by Strauss uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past the diving fielder at mid-on
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Stumped!! Ajmal gets Ian Bell again, this time off just the third ball he bowled to him, this is the fourth time he has got him in the series, the doosra from Ajmal and Ian Bell was pressing forward to defend but is beaten, drags his foot out too and Adnan does not collect it cleanly, ricochets off his gloves and onto the stumps to dislodge the bails, Bell's poor run continues. Ian Bell st Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 5(28)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, that missed everything, striking him outside off to boot, a very poor review, this was tossed up and well outside off, turns in sharply and bounces too, strikes Eoin Morgan as he was pressing forward, Misbah is not too happy
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, tossed up and very full, Eoin Morgan comes on the frontfoot and launches it straight down the ground, timed it to perfecton too and sends it well over the ropes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Abdur Rehman's insistence pays off, this one was turning in sharply from outside off, bouncing too, Eoin Morgan was struck on the back pad well inside the crease, HawkEye shows it to be hitting top of middle and Pakistan are ecstatic. Eoin Morgan lbw b Abdur Rehman 10(14) [6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, out Bowled!! England find themselves in a spot of bother as Abdur Rehman rips this one across Prior's defense, flat and pitching on middle and leg, Prior was plying for the one going straight on but this one turns a bit and crashes into middle, Abdur Rehman sprints across in pure delight. Prior b Abdur Rehman 6(19)
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Umar Gul strays onto the pads now, Strauss clips it very fine and picks up a boundary to get off the mark, Umar Gul is not happy with himself, that just eases the pressure a bit
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Umar Gul gets a big wicket, just the start Pakistan wanted, Umar Gul was probing away around the off stump and is rewarded, this one moves away just a bit and Alastair Cook chases it, the thick edge was flying straight to first slip but Adnan flings himself to his left and clutches it neatly. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 1(5)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Umar Gul is on fire, Jonathan Trott walks off without a review, full and slanting in, Jonathan Trott falls over after missing the flick and that made it look closer, was struck in front of leg and would have probably clipped leg, cannot help but think that it was worth a review, Strauss was quick to say no though. Jonathan Trott lbw b Umar Gul 2(10)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, poor ball from Ajmal and Strauss puts it away in style, short and wide outside off, craving to be hit and Strauss cuts it neatly past gully for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot from KP, this was overpitched outside off and slanting away, Pietersen uses his height and reach to good effect, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Cracking shot. Too short and outside off, Strauss stays back and cuts it past point for a fine boundary. Top shot from Strauss
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, vintage KP! Overpitched on the stumps, Pietersen presents the full face of the bat and drives it in the gap between the umpire and the non-striker. He is looking in some decent form
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, the short stuff is not working, Umar Gul drops this one very short. KP has ample time to get back and pull it in front of square. The ball bisects the two fielders in the deep and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, KP is looking very positive. This one is tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen is quick to read the length and slog sweeps it behind square for a boundary. Nasser on air says that KP is hungry for runs
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! It was pushed through by Abdur Rehman, the ball lands around the middle stump and spins into Pietersen, he was pushing forward and gets rapped on the pads just above the knee-roll. Replays suggest that the ball is just about clipping the outer half of the leg-stump. The original decision is OUT and it stays with the on-field umpire. KP departs after a decent hand. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(44) [4s-4]
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, nicely played by Strauss uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past the diving fielder at mid-on
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Stumped!! Ajmal gets Ian Bell again, this time off just the third ball he bowled to him, this is the fourth time he has got him in the series, the doosra from Ajmal and Ian Bell was pressing forward to defend but is beaten, drags his foot out too and Adnan does not collect it cleanly, ricochets off his gloves and onto the stumps to dislodge the bails, Bell's poor run continues. Ian Bell st Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 5(28)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, that missed everything, striking him outside off to boot, a very poor review, this was tossed up and well outside off, turns in sharply and bounces too, strikes Eoin Morgan as he was pressing forward, Misbah is not too happy
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, tossed up and very full, Eoin Morgan comes on the frontfoot and launches it straight down the ground, timed it to perfecton too and sends it well over the ropes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Abdur Rehman's insistence pays off, this one was turning in sharply from outside off, bouncing too, Eoin Morgan was struck on the back pad well inside the crease, HawkEye shows it to be hitting top of middle and Pakistan are ecstatic. Eoin Morgan lbw b Abdur Rehman 10(14) [6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, out Bowled!! England find themselves in a spot of bother as Abdur Rehman rips this one across Prior's defense, flat and pitching on middle and leg, Prior was plying for the one going straight on but this one turns a bit and crashes into middle, Abdur Rehman sprints across in pure delight. Prior b Abdur Rehman 6(19)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Bowled!! Rehman continues to rock. He flights this delivery up generously and it hits the rough, breaks back in as Anderson is lured into the drive, he misses and the ball sneaks through the gate to crash into middle and leg stump. Anderson b Abdur Rehman 4(22)
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, full and quick ball outside off, Strauss charges down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he pushes at it and the outside edge goes to the third man fence, brings up his 26th Test Fifty, great knock from the England skipper who was under pressure
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Ajmal breaks this stand. Superb review from Misbah. The doosra again from Ajmal, Broad gets forward and plays inside the line of the delivery, misses it and gets hit on the pads, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and replays show that the ball is pitching in line and hitting top of middle stump. Broad lbw b Ajmal 4(19)
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, rare poor ball from Rehman, quicker ball but he slides this on leg stump, Swann uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg fence
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Stumped!! Another five wicket haul from Rehman. He is really having a great series. Strauss again charges down the track and looks to swipe it to mid wicket, but Rehman bowls it flatter and slightly wide of the off stump, Strauss cannot get to it and Adnan whips the bails off, good innings from Strauss comes to an end. Strauss st Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 56(150) [4s-5]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Ajmal misses his line here, flatter ball but on leg stump, Swann looks to swing it to deep square leg, the ball brushes the glove and goes to the fine leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, DRS again confounds us, quicker delivery and it holds its line on the off stump, Swann gets forward and gets hit on the pad, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and the ball shows that the ball is hitting off stump and it is pitching in line, but the umpire's call stays
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann heaves it to the deep backward square leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! End of the innings and Pakistan will be happy with their effort. Tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann stays forward and swings it to long leg, he mistimes it slightly and Rehman runs to his left and takes a low catch with both hands. Swann c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 16(18) [4s-3]
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Umar Gul strays onto the pads now, Strauss clips it very fine and picks up a boundary to get off the mark, Umar Gul is not happy with himself, that just eases the pressure a bit
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Umar Gul gets a big wicket, just the start Pakistan wanted, Umar Gul was probing away around the off stump and is rewarded, this one moves away just a bit and Alastair Cook chases it, the thick edge was flying straight to first slip but Adnan flings himself to his left and clutches it neatly. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 1(5)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Umar Gul is on fire, Jonathan Trott walks off without a review, full and slanting in, Jonathan Trott falls over after missing the flick and that made it look closer, was struck in front of leg and would have probably clipped leg, cannot help but think that it was worth a review, Strauss was quick to say no though. Jonathan Trott lbw b Umar Gul 2(10)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, poor ball from Ajmal and Strauss puts it away in style, short and wide outside off, craving to be hit and Strauss cuts it neatly past gully for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot from KP, this was overpitched outside off and slanting away, Pietersen uses his height and reach to good effect, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Cracking shot. Too short and outside off, Strauss stays back and cuts it past point for a fine boundary. Top shot from Strauss
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, vintage KP! Overpitched on the stumps, Pietersen presents the full face of the bat and drives it in the gap between the umpire and the non-striker. He is looking in some decent form
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, the short stuff is not working, Umar Gul drops this one very short. KP has ample time to get back and pull it in front of square. The ball bisects the two fielders in the deep and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, KP is looking very positive. This one is tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen is quick to read the length and slog sweeps it behind square for a boundary. Nasser on air says that KP is hungry for runs
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! It was pushed through by Abdur Rehman, the ball lands around the middle stump and spins into Pietersen, he was pushing forward and gets rapped on the pads just above the knee-roll. Replays suggest that the ball is just about clipping the outer half of the leg-stump. The original decision is OUT and it stays with the on-field umpire. KP departs after a decent hand. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(44) [4s-4]
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, nicely played by Strauss uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past the diving fielder at mid-on
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Stumped!! Ajmal gets Ian Bell again, this time off just the third ball he bowled to him, this is the fourth time he has got him in the series, the doosra from Ajmal and Ian Bell was pressing forward to defend but is beaten, drags his foot out too and Adnan does not collect it cleanly, ricochets off his gloves and onto the stumps to dislodge the bails, Bell's poor run continues. Ian Bell st Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 5(28)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, that missed everything, striking him outside off to boot, a very poor review, this was tossed up and well outside off, turns in sharply and bounces too, strikes Eoin Morgan as he was pressing forward, Misbah is not too happy
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, tossed up and very full, Eoin Morgan comes on the frontfoot and launches it straight down the ground, timed it to perfecton too and sends it well over the ropes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Abdur Rehman's insistence pays off, this one was turning in sharply from outside off, bouncing too, Eoin Morgan was struck on the back pad well inside the crease, HawkEye shows it to be hitting top of middle and Pakistan are ecstatic. Eoin Morgan lbw b Abdur Rehman 10(14) [6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, out Bowled!! England find themselves in a spot of bother as Abdur Rehman rips this one across Prior's defense, flat and pitching on middle and leg, Prior was plying for the one going straight on but this one turns a bit and crashes into middle, Abdur Rehman sprints across in pure delight. Prior b Abdur Rehman 6(19)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Bowled!! Rehman continues to rock. He flights this delivery up generously and it hits the rough, breaks back in as Anderson is lured into the drive, he misses and the ball sneaks through the gate to crash into middle and leg stump. Anderson b Abdur Rehman 4(22)
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, full and quick ball outside off, Strauss charges down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he pushes at it and the outside edge goes to the third man fence, brings up his 26th Test Fifty, great knock from the England skipper who was under pressure
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Ajmal breaks this stand. Superb review from Misbah. The doosra again from Ajmal, Broad gets forward and plays inside the line of the delivery, misses it and gets hit on the pads, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and replays show that the ball is pitching in line and hitting top of middle stump. Broad lbw b Ajmal 4(19)
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, rare poor ball from Rehman, quicker ball but he slides this on leg stump, Swann uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg fence
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Stumped!! Another five wicket haul from Rehman. He is really having a great series. Strauss again charges down the track and looks to swipe it to mid wicket, but Rehman bowls it flatter and slightly wide of the off stump, Strauss cannot get to it and Adnan whips the bails off, good innings from Strauss comes to an end. Strauss st Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 56(150) [4s-5]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Ajmal misses his line here, flatter ball but on leg stump, Swann looks to swing it to deep square leg, the ball brushes the glove and goes to the fine leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, DRS again confounds us, quicker delivery and it holds its line on the off stump, Swann gets forward and gets hit on the pad, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and the ball shows that the ball is hitting off stump and it is pitching in line, but the umpire's call stays
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann heaves it to the deep backward square leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! End of the innings and Pakistan will be happy with their effort. Tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann stays forward and swings it to long leg, he mistimes it slightly and Rehman runs to his left and takes a low catch with both hands. Swann c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 16(18) [4s-3]
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Umar Gul strays onto the pads now, Strauss clips it very fine and picks up a boundary to get off the mark, Umar Gul is not happy with himself, that just eases the pressure a bit
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Umar Gul gets a big wicket, just the start Pakistan wanted, Umar Gul was probing away around the off stump and is rewarded, this one moves away just a bit and Alastair Cook chases it, the thick edge was flying straight to first slip but Adnan flings himself to his left and clutches it neatly. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 1(5)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Umar Gul is on fire, Jonathan Trott walks off without a review, full and slanting in, Jonathan Trott falls over after missing the flick and that made it look closer, was struck in front of leg and would have probably clipped leg, cannot help but think that it was worth a review, Strauss was quick to say no though. Jonathan Trott lbw b Umar Gul 2(10)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, poor ball from Ajmal and Strauss puts it away in style, short and wide outside off, craving to be hit and Strauss cuts it neatly past gully for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot from KP, this was overpitched outside off and slanting away, Pietersen uses his height and reach to good effect, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Cracking shot. Too short and outside off, Strauss stays back and cuts it past point for a fine boundary. Top shot from Strauss
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, vintage KP! Overpitched on the stumps, Pietersen presents the full face of the bat and drives it in the gap between the umpire and the non-striker. He is looking in some decent form
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, the short stuff is not working, Umar Gul drops this one very short. KP has ample time to get back and pull it in front of square. The ball bisects the two fielders in the deep and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, KP is looking very positive. This one is tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen is quick to read the length and slog sweeps it behind square for a boundary. Nasser on air says that KP is hungry for runs
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! It was pushed through by Abdur Rehman, the ball lands around the middle stump and spins into Pietersen, he was pushing forward and gets rapped on the pads just above the knee-roll. Replays suggest that the ball is just about clipping the outer half of the leg-stump. The original decision is OUT and it stays with the on-field umpire. KP departs after a decent hand. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(44) [4s-4]
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, nicely played by Strauss uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past the diving fielder at mid-on
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Stumped!! Ajmal gets Ian Bell again, this time off just the third ball he bowled to him, this is the fourth time he has got him in the series, the doosra from Ajmal and Ian Bell was pressing forward to defend but is beaten, drags his foot out too and Adnan does not collect it cleanly, ricochets off his gloves and onto the stumps to dislodge the bails, Bell's poor run continues. Ian Bell st Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 5(28)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, that missed everything, striking him outside off to boot, a very poor review, this was tossed up and well outside off, turns in sharply and bounces too, strikes Eoin Morgan as he was pressing forward, Misbah is not too happy
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, tossed up and very full, Eoin Morgan comes on the frontfoot and launches it straight down the ground, timed it to perfecton too and sends it well over the ropes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Abdur Rehman's insistence pays off, this one was turning in sharply from outside off, bouncing too, Eoin Morgan was struck on the back pad well inside the crease, HawkEye shows it to be hitting top of middle and Pakistan are ecstatic. Eoin Morgan lbw b Abdur Rehman 10(14) [6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, out Bowled!! England find themselves in a spot of bother as Abdur Rehman rips this one across Prior's defense, flat and pitching on middle and leg, Prior was plying for the one going straight on but this one turns a bit and crashes into middle, Abdur Rehman sprints across in pure delight. Prior b Abdur Rehman 6(19)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Bowled!! Rehman continues to rock. He flights this delivery up generously and it hits the rough, breaks back in as Anderson is lured into the drive, he misses and the ball sneaks through the gate to crash into middle and leg stump. Anderson b Abdur Rehman 4(22)
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, full and quick ball outside off, Strauss charges down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he pushes at it and the outside edge goes to the third man fence, brings up his 26th Test Fifty, great knock from the England skipper who was under pressure
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Ajmal breaks this stand. Superb review from Misbah. The doosra again from Ajmal, Broad gets forward and plays inside the line of the delivery, misses it and gets hit on the pads, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and replays show that the ball is pitching in line and hitting top of middle stump. Broad lbw b Ajmal 4(19)
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, rare poor ball from Rehman, quicker ball but he slides this on leg stump, Swann uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg fence
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Stumped!! Another five wicket haul from Rehman. He is really having a great series. Strauss again charges down the track and looks to swipe it to mid wicket, but Rehman bowls it flatter and slightly wide of the off stump, Strauss cannot get to it and Adnan whips the bails off, good innings from Strauss comes to an end. Strauss st Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 56(150) [4s-5]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Ajmal misses his line here, flatter ball but on leg stump, Swann looks to swing it to deep square leg, the ball brushes the glove and goes to the fine leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, DRS again confounds us, quicker delivery and it holds its line on the off stump, Swann gets forward and gets hit on the pad, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and the ball shows that the ball is hitting off stump and it is pitching in line, but the umpire's call stays
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann heaves it to the deep backward square leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! End of the innings and Pakistan will be happy with their effort. Tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann stays forward and swings it to long leg, he mistimes it slightly and Rehman runs to his left and takes a low catch with both hands. Swann c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 16(18) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook cuts it hard and to the left of Rehman at backward point. He dives over it and lets it go through to the fence
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, no run, catch dropped by Umar. It was a short of good length delivery angling across, Cook hung his bat at that, gets a thick outside edge that flies to the right of Umar at 3rd slip, he got both hands on it and shells an easy take
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Strauss rolls his wrists and cuts it in front of point for a cracking boundary
Hafeez to Strauss, no run, Not out is the decision, once again the slider from round the wicket, Strauss presses forward to defend and is struck on the pads, confident appeal from Hafeez and the keeper, but Taufel turns it down, they reviewed it and replays show he was struck outside the line, so the original decision stands, Pakistan lose a review
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Umar Gul strays onto the pads now, Strauss clips it very fine and picks up a boundary to get off the mark, Umar Gul is not happy with himself, that just eases the pressure a bit
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Umar Gul gets a big wicket, just the start Pakistan wanted, Umar Gul was probing away around the off stump and is rewarded, this one moves away just a bit and Alastair Cook chases it, the thick edge was flying straight to first slip but Adnan flings himself to his left and clutches it neatly. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 1(5)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Umar Gul is on fire, Jonathan Trott walks off without a review, full and slanting in, Jonathan Trott falls over after missing the flick and that made it look closer, was struck in front of leg and would have probably clipped leg, cannot help but think that it was worth a review, Strauss was quick to say no though. Jonathan Trott lbw b Umar Gul 2(10)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, poor ball from Ajmal and Strauss puts it away in style, short and wide outside off, craving to be hit and Strauss cuts it neatly past gully for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot from KP, this was overpitched outside off and slanting away, Pietersen uses his height and reach to good effect, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Cracking shot. Too short and outside off, Strauss stays back and cuts it past point for a fine boundary. Top shot from Strauss
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, vintage KP! Overpitched on the stumps, Pietersen presents the full face of the bat and drives it in the gap between the umpire and the non-striker. He is looking in some decent form
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, the short stuff is not working, Umar Gul drops this one very short. KP has ample time to get back and pull it in front of square. The ball bisects the two fielders in the deep and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, KP is looking very positive. This one is tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen is quick to read the length and slog sweeps it behind square for a boundary. Nasser on air says that KP is hungry for runs
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! It was pushed through by Abdur Rehman, the ball lands around the middle stump and spins into Pietersen, he was pushing forward and gets rapped on the pads just above the knee-roll. Replays suggest that the ball is just about clipping the outer half of the leg-stump. The original decision is OUT and it stays with the on-field umpire. KP departs after a decent hand. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(44) [4s-4]
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, nicely played by Strauss uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past the diving fielder at mid-on
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Stumped!! Ajmal gets Ian Bell again, this time off just the third ball he bowled to him, this is the fourth time he has got him in the series, the doosra from Ajmal and Ian Bell was pressing forward to defend but is beaten, drags his foot out too and Adnan does not collect it cleanly, ricochets off his gloves and onto the stumps to dislodge the bails, Bell's poor run continues. Ian Bell st Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 5(28)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, that missed everything, striking him outside off to boot, a very poor review, this was tossed up and well outside off, turns in sharply and bounces too, strikes Eoin Morgan as he was pressing forward, Misbah is not too happy
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, tossed up and very full, Eoin Morgan comes on the frontfoot and launches it straight down the ground, timed it to perfecton too and sends it well over the ropes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Abdur Rehman's insistence pays off, this one was turning in sharply from outside off, bouncing too, Eoin Morgan was struck on the back pad well inside the crease, HawkEye shows it to be hitting top of middle and Pakistan are ecstatic. Eoin Morgan lbw b Abdur Rehman 10(14) [6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, out Bowled!! England find themselves in a spot of bother as Abdur Rehman rips this one across Prior's defense, flat and pitching on middle and leg, Prior was plying for the one going straight on but this one turns a bit and crashes into middle, Abdur Rehman sprints across in pure delight. Prior b Abdur Rehman 6(19)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Bowled!! Rehman continues to rock. He flights this delivery up generously and it hits the rough, breaks back in as Anderson is lured into the drive, he misses and the ball sneaks through the gate to crash into middle and leg stump. Anderson b Abdur Rehman 4(22)
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, full and quick ball outside off, Strauss charges down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he pushes at it and the outside edge goes to the third man fence, brings up his 26th Test Fifty, great knock from the England skipper who was under pressure
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Ajmal breaks this stand. Superb review from Misbah. The doosra again from Ajmal, Broad gets forward and plays inside the line of the delivery, misses it and gets hit on the pads, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and replays show that the ball is pitching in line and hitting top of middle stump. Broad lbw b Ajmal 4(19)
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, rare poor ball from Rehman, quicker ball but he slides this on leg stump, Swann uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg fence
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Stumped!! Another five wicket haul from Rehman. He is really having a great series. Strauss again charges down the track and looks to swipe it to mid wicket, but Rehman bowls it flatter and slightly wide of the off stump, Strauss cannot get to it and Adnan whips the bails off, good innings from Strauss comes to an end. Strauss st Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 56(150) [4s-5]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Ajmal misses his line here, flatter ball but on leg stump, Swann looks to swing it to deep square leg, the ball brushes the glove and goes to the fine leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, DRS again confounds us, quicker delivery and it holds its line on the off stump, Swann gets forward and gets hit on the pad, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and the ball shows that the ball is hitting off stump and it is pitching in line, but the umpire's call stays
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann heaves it to the deep backward square leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! End of the innings and Pakistan will be happy with their effort. Tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann stays forward and swings it to long leg, he mistimes it slightly and Rehman runs to his left and takes a low catch with both hands. Swann c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 16(18) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook cuts it hard and to the left of Rehman at backward point. He dives over it and lets it go through to the fence
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, no run, catch dropped by Umar. It was a short of good length delivery angling across, Cook hung his bat at that, gets a thick outside edge that flies to the right of Umar at 3rd slip, he got both hands on it and shells an easy take
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Strauss rolls his wrists and cuts it in front of point for a cracking boundary
Hafeez to Strauss, no run, Not out is the decision, once again the slider from round the wicket, Strauss presses forward to defend and is struck on the pads, confident appeal from Hafeez and the keeper, but Taufel turns it down, they reviewed it and replays show he was struck outside the line, so the original decision stands, Pakistan lose a review
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Umar Gul strays onto the pads now, Strauss clips it very fine and picks up a boundary to get off the mark, Umar Gul is not happy with himself, that just eases the pressure a bit
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Umar Gul gets a big wicket, just the start Pakistan wanted, Umar Gul was probing away around the off stump and is rewarded, this one moves away just a bit and Alastair Cook chases it, the thick edge was flying straight to first slip but Adnan flings himself to his left and clutches it neatly. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 1(5)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Umar Gul is on fire, Jonathan Trott walks off without a review, full and slanting in, Jonathan Trott falls over after missing the flick and that made it look closer, was struck in front of leg and would have probably clipped leg, cannot help but think that it was worth a review, Strauss was quick to say no though. Jonathan Trott lbw b Umar Gul 2(10)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, poor ball from Ajmal and Strauss puts it away in style, short and wide outside off, craving to be hit and Strauss cuts it neatly past gully for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot from KP, this was overpitched outside off and slanting away, Pietersen uses his height and reach to good effect, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Cracking shot. Too short and outside off, Strauss stays back and cuts it past point for a fine boundary. Top shot from Strauss
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, vintage KP! Overpitched on the stumps, Pietersen presents the full face of the bat and drives it in the gap between the umpire and the non-striker. He is looking in some decent form
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, the short stuff is not working, Umar Gul drops this one very short. KP has ample time to get back and pull it in front of square. The ball bisects the two fielders in the deep and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, KP is looking very positive. This one is tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen is quick to read the length and slog sweeps it behind square for a boundary. Nasser on air says that KP is hungry for runs
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! It was pushed through by Abdur Rehman, the ball lands around the middle stump and spins into Pietersen, he was pushing forward and gets rapped on the pads just above the knee-roll. Replays suggest that the ball is just about clipping the outer half of the leg-stump. The original decision is OUT and it stays with the on-field umpire. KP departs after a decent hand. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(44) [4s-4]
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, nicely played by Strauss uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past the diving fielder at mid-on
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Stumped!! Ajmal gets Ian Bell again, this time off just the third ball he bowled to him, this is the fourth time he has got him in the series, the doosra from Ajmal and Ian Bell was pressing forward to defend but is beaten, drags his foot out too and Adnan does not collect it cleanly, ricochets off his gloves and onto the stumps to dislodge the bails, Bell's poor run continues. Ian Bell st Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 5(28)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, that missed everything, striking him outside off to boot, a very poor review, this was tossed up and well outside off, turns in sharply and bounces too, strikes Eoin Morgan as he was pressing forward, Misbah is not too happy
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, tossed up and very full, Eoin Morgan comes on the frontfoot and launches it straight down the ground, timed it to perfecton too and sends it well over the ropes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Abdur Rehman's insistence pays off, this one was turning in sharply from outside off, bouncing too, Eoin Morgan was struck on the back pad well inside the crease, HawkEye shows it to be hitting top of middle and Pakistan are ecstatic. Eoin Morgan lbw b Abdur Rehman 10(14) [6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, out Bowled!! England find themselves in a spot of bother as Abdur Rehman rips this one across Prior's defense, flat and pitching on middle and leg, Prior was plying for the one going straight on but this one turns a bit and crashes into middle, Abdur Rehman sprints across in pure delight. Prior b Abdur Rehman 6(19)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Bowled!! Rehman continues to rock. He flights this delivery up generously and it hits the rough, breaks back in as Anderson is lured into the drive, he misses and the ball sneaks through the gate to crash into middle and leg stump. Anderson b Abdur Rehman 4(22)
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, full and quick ball outside off, Strauss charges down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he pushes at it and the outside edge goes to the third man fence, brings up his 26th Test Fifty, great knock from the England skipper who was under pressure
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Ajmal breaks this stand. Superb review from Misbah. The doosra again from Ajmal, Broad gets forward and plays inside the line of the delivery, misses it and gets hit on the pads, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and replays show that the ball is pitching in line and hitting top of middle stump. Broad lbw b Ajmal 4(19)
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, rare poor ball from Rehman, quicker ball but he slides this on leg stump, Swann uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg fence
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Stumped!! Another five wicket haul from Rehman. He is really having a great series. Strauss again charges down the track and looks to swipe it to mid wicket, but Rehman bowls it flatter and slightly wide of the off stump, Strauss cannot get to it and Adnan whips the bails off, good innings from Strauss comes to an end. Strauss st Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 56(150) [4s-5]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Ajmal misses his line here, flatter ball but on leg stump, Swann looks to swing it to deep square leg, the ball brushes the glove and goes to the fine leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, DRS again confounds us, quicker delivery and it holds its line on the off stump, Swann gets forward and gets hit on the pad, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and the ball shows that the ball is hitting off stump and it is pitching in line, but the umpire's call stays
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann heaves it to the deep backward square leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! End of the innings and Pakistan will be happy with their effort. Tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann stays forward and swings it to long leg, he mistimes it slightly and Rehman runs to his left and takes a low catch with both hands. Swann c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 16(18) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook cuts it hard and to the left of Rehman at backward point. He dives over it and lets it go through to the fence
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, no run, catch dropped by Umar. It was a short of good length delivery angling across, Cook hung his bat at that, gets a thick outside edge that flies to the right of Umar at 3rd slip, he got both hands on it and shells an easy take
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Strauss rolls his wrists and cuts it in front of point for a cracking boundary
Hafeez to Strauss, no run, Not out is the decision, once again the slider from round the wicket, Strauss presses forward to defend and is struck on the pads, confident appeal from Hafeez and the keeper, but Taufel turns it down, they reviewed it and replays show he was struck outside the line, so the original decision stands, Pakistan lose a review
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Lovely shot. Abdur Rehman drops this one in the length outside off, Strauss skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, catch dropped by Adnan Akmal. What a clanger from the keeper. This was a good length delivery that moved away off the seam, Strauss pushed at that, gets the outside edge. A straight forward catch for Adnan Akmal moving to his left, he juggles with the ball three or four times and drops the offering. He is distraught at himself. The 'Akmal' moment continues
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Adnan Akmal will heave a sigh of relief. This one was pitched in the rough outside off and spins back in sharply. Strauss was camping on the backfoot and is struck in line with the stumps. The impact was on middle and hitting the leg stump. Pakistan have struck early on day 4. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 26(76) [4s-2]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Fab Shot. Abdur Rehman comes from over the wicket and drifts this one on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it superbly past mid-on for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Superb riposte from Alastair Cook . Picks the length of the delivery very early and swings it cleanly over mid-wicket for a boundary. Nice attacking cricket from Cook
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, catch dropped by Gul. Is he repaying for all the dropped chances off his bowling? This one explodes from the rough outside off and spins back in, Alastair Cook went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Gul comes in from deep backward square, settles underneath it and misses the ball completely. The ball dribbles away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Lovely shot from Jonathan Trott . he is very good on anything on his pads, full pittched delivery drifting onto the pads, Jonathan Trott drives it against the spin and beats the man at mid-wicket. Nice way to end the over
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, rare loose ball from Ajmal. Drops this one short and outside off, Cook rocks back and cuts it in the gap between cover and point for another boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no run, it was tossed up just outside leg and spinning away, Alastair Cook looks to sweep and misses, it was not the doosra and Cook survives. More importantly, Pakistan have ended up wasting both their referrals
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! Pakistan take a catch and it is an angry catch. It was the doosra from Ajmal, Trott did not pick it, went for the big swipe over mid-wicket, gets the top-edge, the ball stays in the air for a long enough time for Rehman to come in from deep square leg. He settles underneath it, takes the catch with both hands and flings the ball down in anger. Important break for Pakistan, the partnership was going along nicely. Jonathan Trott c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 18(64) [4s-2]
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, given some air, Pietersen skips down the track and smashes it straight down the ground, very flat and struck really powerfully, top shot from KP
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, SIX, an even better shot this time, KP wants to dominate Abdur Rehman, tossed up, Pietersen skips down and takes it from middle and leg to loft it straight down the ground and over the ropes
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Bowled!! Ajmal is delighted to get his second wicket, a big one too for Pakistan, a top delivery from Ajmal to get KP who was beginning to look confident, quicker and flatter from round the wicket, pitches on middle and off and turns in, Pietersen hangs his bat out to block but it shoots through between the gap between bat and pad to crash into the stumps. Pietersen b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1 6s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Younis Khan!! Alastair Cook was looking very good, needed something special to take him out after he settled in, Younis Khan provides that moment now, tossed up outside off by Ajmal, turns away and takes the leading edge as Alastair Cook was looking to work it on the onside, it flies high and to the left of Younis at first slip, he throws himself at it and plucks it with both hands, terrific effort and Ajmal is cock-a-hoop. Alastair Cook c Younis Khan b Ajmal 49(187) [4s-4]
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, floated up and outside off, Eoin Morgan goes for the sweep, does not middle it too well and it goes along the ground in the mid wicket area, Umar Gul runs across, slides and tries to kick it in but to no avail
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, sees an overpitched delivery and lofts it handsomely to the long on fence, timed it superbly too, that should give him a lot of confidence
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, Exquisite timing from Eoin Morgan, this looked to be just a gentle chip but it carries well over the ropes and crashes into the sightscreen, full from Ajmal and Eoin Morgan went after it without half measures
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, Umar Gul starts off with a short and wide one outside off, Eoin Morgan leans back and cuts it nicely and well over point for a boundary, very good shot that
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Caught by Shafiq!! Ian Bell perishes to a short and wide one after doing all the hard work, he is down on his knees and cannot believe what he's done, Umar Gul cannot believe his luck either, a rank long hop and Ian Bell cuts it without any power, ends up presenting the simplest of catches to point. It ends a very poor series for Ian Bell and England are in a lot of trouble now. Ian Bell c Shafiq b Umar Gul 10(38)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Perplexing shot from Eoin Morgan, he was charging down the track to Gul who spots it early, digs it in a little short and it holds its line too, Eoin Morgan ends up trying to block it on the offside but it climbs up and the faint edge is lapped up gleefully by Adnan, Umar Gul has two wickets in two overs in this spell. Eoin Morgan c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 31(48) [4s-3 6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, What a shot to get off the mark! Prior charges down the track and slams it through extra cover, pierced the gap perfectly, that will not please Abdur Rehman
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, slightly shorter now from Abdur Rehman and Prior is quick to put it away, leans back and cuts it superbly to the right of point for another boundary
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad is going to play his shots. This was full and outside off, Broad frees his arms, presents the full face of the bat and lofts it handsomely over mid-off. A couple of bounces and into the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Broad decides to go squarer this time and with good results. This was floated outside off, Broad got on top of the bounce and sweeps it powerfully past square for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, FOUR, they have come out firing. This was dropped short from Ajmal and outside off, Prior backs away and cuts it in the gap between cover and point. No need to run for those, another boundary added to the total
Umar Gul to Broad, out Caught by Umar!! Broad was batting very aggressively and this was always coming. This was fuller and shaping away from outside off, Broad went for the lofted off-drive, he did not get hold on that, ends up slicing it in the air. Taufeeq moved across from deep mid-off and completes the catch. Another batsman has got a start and thrown it away. The story of England's 2nd innings effort. Broad c Umar b Umar Gul 18(24) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Prior, FOUR, beautifully played. Good length delivery outside off and moving away, Prior leant across and slaps a lovely looking drive square on the off-side for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, fuller length delivery that was angling back into Prior from outside off, Prior looks to flick and misses, the ball brushes the front leg before striking the back-pad in front of the leg-stump. The Hawk-Eye suggests that it was sliding down the leg
Umar Gul to Swann, out Caught by Shafiq!! Brilliant catch from Shafiq. This was a good length delivery outside off and shaping away, Swann drives it on the up towards Shafiq at point. The ball was dying on him, he does well to dive forward and completes the catch. Taufel wanted to check for the no-ball and replays showed that Gul had a little bit behind the line. Swann departs and Pakistan are 2 wickets away from the white-wash. Swann c Shafiq b Umar Gul 1(6)
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, even better from Prior. This one is dropped short and on the middle stump, Prior backs away and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, byes, FOUR, Abdur Rehman fires this one down the leg, Prior looks to sweep and misses, so does Adnan Akmal. The ball scoots away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, catch dropped by Adnan Akmal. Extra bounce for Abdur Rehman, Prior was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, gets an outside edge, the ball pops in and out of the gloves of Adnan Akmal
Ajmal to Anderson, out Caught by Younis Khan!! England are on the brink of suffering a whitewash. Another superb piece of deception from Ajmal, this was a quicker delivery just outside off, Anderson looks to cut, is cramped for room and gets a fat edge through to YK at 1st slip. The ball was travelling, but YK holds onto it even as he was arching back. Anderson c Younis Khan b Ajmal 9(26)
Abdur Rehman to Panesar, out Lbw!! This was as plumb as it gets, it was a well flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in, Panesar went for a mighty slog sweep and was struck on the back-pad in front of middle. The ball was going to hit middle, Panesar went for the review for the heck of it, he knew he was a goner as well. Panesar lbw b Abdur Rehman 8(15)
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Umar Gul strays onto the pads now, Strauss clips it very fine and picks up a boundary to get off the mark, Umar Gul is not happy with himself, that just eases the pressure a bit
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Umar Gul gets a big wicket, just the start Pakistan wanted, Umar Gul was probing away around the off stump and is rewarded, this one moves away just a bit and Alastair Cook chases it, the thick edge was flying straight to first slip but Adnan flings himself to his left and clutches it neatly. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 1(5)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Umar Gul is on fire, Jonathan Trott walks off without a review, full and slanting in, Jonathan Trott falls over after missing the flick and that made it look closer, was struck in front of leg and would have probably clipped leg, cannot help but think that it was worth a review, Strauss was quick to say no though. Jonathan Trott lbw b Umar Gul 2(10)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, poor ball from Ajmal and Strauss puts it away in style, short and wide outside off, craving to be hit and Strauss cuts it neatly past gully for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot from KP, this was overpitched outside off and slanting away, Pietersen uses his height and reach to good effect, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Cracking shot. Too short and outside off, Strauss stays back and cuts it past point for a fine boundary. Top shot from Strauss
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, vintage KP! Overpitched on the stumps, Pietersen presents the full face of the bat and drives it in the gap between the umpire and the non-striker. He is looking in some decent form
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, the short stuff is not working, Umar Gul drops this one very short. KP has ample time to get back and pull it in front of square. The ball bisects the two fielders in the deep and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, KP is looking very positive. This one is tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen is quick to read the length and slog sweeps it behind square for a boundary. Nasser on air says that KP is hungry for runs
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! It was pushed through by Abdur Rehman, the ball lands around the middle stump and spins into Pietersen, he was pushing forward and gets rapped on the pads just above the knee-roll. Replays suggest that the ball is just about clipping the outer half of the leg-stump. The original decision is OUT and it stays with the on-field umpire. KP departs after a decent hand. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(44) [4s-4]
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, nicely played by Strauss uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past the diving fielder at mid-on
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Stumped!! Ajmal gets Ian Bell again, this time off just the third ball he bowled to him, this is the fourth time he has got him in the series, the doosra from Ajmal and Ian Bell was pressing forward to defend but is beaten, drags his foot out too and Adnan does not collect it cleanly, ricochets off his gloves and onto the stumps to dislodge the bails, Bell's poor run continues. Ian Bell st Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 5(28)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, that missed everything, striking him outside off to boot, a very poor review, this was tossed up and well outside off, turns in sharply and bounces too, strikes Eoin Morgan as he was pressing forward, Misbah is not too happy
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, tossed up and very full, Eoin Morgan comes on the frontfoot and launches it straight down the ground, timed it to perfecton too and sends it well over the ropes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Abdur Rehman's insistence pays off, this one was turning in sharply from outside off, bouncing too, Eoin Morgan was struck on the back pad well inside the crease, HawkEye shows it to be hitting top of middle and Pakistan are ecstatic. Eoin Morgan lbw b Abdur Rehman 10(14) [6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, out Bowled!! England find themselves in a spot of bother as Abdur Rehman rips this one across Prior's defense, flat and pitching on middle and leg, Prior was plying for the one going straight on but this one turns a bit and crashes into middle, Abdur Rehman sprints across in pure delight. Prior b Abdur Rehman 6(19)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Bowled!! Rehman continues to rock. He flights this delivery up generously and it hits the rough, breaks back in as Anderson is lured into the drive, he misses and the ball sneaks through the gate to crash into middle and leg stump. Anderson b Abdur Rehman 4(22)
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, full and quick ball outside off, Strauss charges down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he pushes at it and the outside edge goes to the third man fence, brings up his 26th Test Fifty, great knock from the England skipper who was under pressure
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Ajmal breaks this stand. Superb review from Misbah. The doosra again from Ajmal, Broad gets forward and plays inside the line of the delivery, misses it and gets hit on the pads, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and replays show that the ball is pitching in line and hitting top of middle stump. Broad lbw b Ajmal 4(19)
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, rare poor ball from Rehman, quicker ball but he slides this on leg stump, Swann uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg fence
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Stumped!! Another five wicket haul from Rehman. He is really having a great series. Strauss again charges down the track and looks to swipe it to mid wicket, but Rehman bowls it flatter and slightly wide of the off stump, Strauss cannot get to it and Adnan whips the bails off, good innings from Strauss comes to an end. Strauss st Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 56(150) [4s-5]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Ajmal misses his line here, flatter ball but on leg stump, Swann looks to swing it to deep square leg, the ball brushes the glove and goes to the fine leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, DRS again confounds us, quicker delivery and it holds its line on the off stump, Swann gets forward and gets hit on the pad, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and the ball shows that the ball is hitting off stump and it is pitching in line, but the umpire's call stays
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann heaves it to the deep backward square leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! End of the innings and Pakistan will be happy with their effort. Tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann stays forward and swings it to long leg, he mistimes it slightly and Rehman runs to his left and takes a low catch with both hands. Swann c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 16(18) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook cuts it hard and to the left of Rehman at backward point. He dives over it and lets it go through to the fence
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, no run, catch dropped by Umar. It was a short of good length delivery angling across, Cook hung his bat at that, gets a thick outside edge that flies to the right of Umar at 3rd slip, he got both hands on it and shells an easy take
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Strauss rolls his wrists and cuts it in front of point for a cracking boundary
Hafeez to Strauss, no run, Not out is the decision, once again the slider from round the wicket, Strauss presses forward to defend and is struck on the pads, confident appeal from Hafeez and the keeper, but Taufel turns it down, they reviewed it and replays show he was struck outside the line, so the original decision stands, Pakistan lose a review
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Lovely shot. Abdur Rehman drops this one in the length outside off, Strauss skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, catch dropped by Adnan Akmal. What a clanger from the keeper. This was a good length delivery that moved away off the seam, Strauss pushed at that, gets the outside edge. A straight forward catch for Adnan Akmal moving to his left, he juggles with the ball three or four times and drops the offering. He is distraught at himself. The 'Akmal' moment continues
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Adnan Akmal will heave a sigh of relief. This one was pitched in the rough outside off and spins back in sharply. Strauss was camping on the backfoot and is struck in line with the stumps. The impact was on middle and hitting the leg stump. Pakistan have struck early on day 4. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 26(76) [4s-2]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Fab Shot. Abdur Rehman comes from over the wicket and drifts this one on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it superbly past mid-on for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Superb riposte from Alastair Cook . Picks the length of the delivery very early and swings it cleanly over mid-wicket for a boundary. Nice attacking cricket from Cook
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, catch dropped by Gul. Is he repaying for all the dropped chances off his bowling? This one explodes from the rough outside off and spins back in, Alastair Cook went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Gul comes in from deep backward square, settles underneath it and misses the ball completely. The ball dribbles away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Lovely shot from Jonathan Trott . he is very good on anything on his pads, full pittched delivery drifting onto the pads, Jonathan Trott drives it against the spin and beats the man at mid-wicket. Nice way to end the over
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, rare loose ball from Ajmal. Drops this one short and outside off, Cook rocks back and cuts it in the gap between cover and point for another boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no run, it was tossed up just outside leg and spinning away, Alastair Cook looks to sweep and misses, it was not the doosra and Cook survives. More importantly, Pakistan have ended up wasting both their referrals
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! Pakistan take a catch and it is an angry catch. It was the doosra from Ajmal, Trott did not pick it, went for the big swipe over mid-wicket, gets the top-edge, the ball stays in the air for a long enough time for Rehman to come in from deep square leg. He settles underneath it, takes the catch with both hands and flings the ball down in anger. Important break for Pakistan, the partnership was going along nicely. Jonathan Trott c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 18(64) [4s-2]
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, given some air, Pietersen skips down the track and smashes it straight down the ground, very flat and struck really powerfully, top shot from KP
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, SIX, an even better shot this time, KP wants to dominate Abdur Rehman, tossed up, Pietersen skips down and takes it from middle and leg to loft it straight down the ground and over the ropes
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Bowled!! Ajmal is delighted to get his second wicket, a big one too for Pakistan, a top delivery from Ajmal to get KP who was beginning to look confident, quicker and flatter from round the wicket, pitches on middle and off and turns in, Pietersen hangs his bat out to block but it shoots through between the gap between bat and pad to crash into the stumps. Pietersen b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1 6s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Younis Khan!! Alastair Cook was looking very good, needed something special to take him out after he settled in, Younis Khan provides that moment now, tossed up outside off by Ajmal, turns away and takes the leading edge as Alastair Cook was looking to work it on the onside, it flies high and to the left of Younis at first slip, he throws himself at it and plucks it with both hands, terrific effort and Ajmal is cock-a-hoop. Alastair Cook c Younis Khan b Ajmal 49(187) [4s-4]
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, floated up and outside off, Eoin Morgan goes for the sweep, does not middle it too well and it goes along the ground in the mid wicket area, Umar Gul runs across, slides and tries to kick it in but to no avail
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, sees an overpitched delivery and lofts it handsomely to the long on fence, timed it superbly too, that should give him a lot of confidence
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, Exquisite timing from Eoin Morgan, this looked to be just a gentle chip but it carries well over the ropes and crashes into the sightscreen, full from Ajmal and Eoin Morgan went after it without half measures
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, Umar Gul starts off with a short and wide one outside off, Eoin Morgan leans back and cuts it nicely and well over point for a boundary, very good shot that
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Caught by Shafiq!! Ian Bell perishes to a short and wide one after doing all the hard work, he is down on his knees and cannot believe what he's done, Umar Gul cannot believe his luck either, a rank long hop and Ian Bell cuts it without any power, ends up presenting the simplest of catches to point. It ends a very poor series for Ian Bell and England are in a lot of trouble now. Ian Bell c Shafiq b Umar Gul 10(38)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Perplexing shot from Eoin Morgan, he was charging down the track to Gul who spots it early, digs it in a little short and it holds its line too, Eoin Morgan ends up trying to block it on the offside but it climbs up and the faint edge is lapped up gleefully by Adnan, Umar Gul has two wickets in two overs in this spell. Eoin Morgan c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 31(48) [4s-3 6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, What a shot to get off the mark! Prior charges down the track and slams it through extra cover, pierced the gap perfectly, that will not please Abdur Rehman
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, slightly shorter now from Abdur Rehman and Prior is quick to put it away, leans back and cuts it superbly to the right of point for another boundary
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad is going to play his shots. This was full and outside off, Broad frees his arms, presents the full face of the bat and lofts it handsomely over mid-off. A couple of bounces and into the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Broad decides to go squarer this time and with good results. This was floated outside off, Broad got on top of the bounce and sweeps it powerfully past square for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, FOUR, they have come out firing. This was dropped short from Ajmal and outside off, Prior backs away and cuts it in the gap between cover and point. No need to run for those, another boundary added to the total
Umar Gul to Broad, out Caught by Umar!! Broad was batting very aggressively and this was always coming. This was fuller and shaping away from outside off, Broad went for the lofted off-drive, he did not get hold on that, ends up slicing it in the air. Taufeeq moved across from deep mid-off and completes the catch. Another batsman has got a start and thrown it away. The story of England's 2nd innings effort. Broad c Umar b Umar Gul 18(24) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Prior, FOUR, beautifully played. Good length delivery outside off and moving away, Prior leant across and slaps a lovely looking drive square on the off-side for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, fuller length delivery that was angling back into Prior from outside off, Prior looks to flick and misses, the ball brushes the front leg before striking the back-pad in front of the leg-stump. The Hawk-Eye suggests that it was sliding down the leg
Umar Gul to Swann, out Caught by Shafiq!! Brilliant catch from Shafiq. This was a good length delivery outside off and shaping away, Swann drives it on the up towards Shafiq at point. The ball was dying on him, he does well to dive forward and completes the catch. Taufel wanted to check for the no-ball and replays showed that Gul had a little bit behind the line. Swann departs and Pakistan are 2 wickets away from the white-wash. Swann c Shafiq b Umar Gul 1(6)
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, even better from Prior. This one is dropped short and on the middle stump, Prior backs away and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, byes, FOUR, Abdur Rehman fires this one down the leg, Prior looks to sweep and misses, so does Adnan Akmal. The ball scoots away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, catch dropped by Adnan Akmal. Extra bounce for Abdur Rehman, Prior was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, gets an outside edge, the ball pops in and out of the gloves of Adnan Akmal
Ajmal to Anderson, out Caught by Younis Khan!! England are on the brink of suffering a whitewash. Another superb piece of deception from Ajmal, this was a quicker delivery just outside off, Anderson looks to cut, is cramped for room and gets a fat edge through to YK at 1st slip. The ball was travelling, but YK holds onto it even as he was arching back. Anderson c Younis Khan b Ajmal 9(26)
Abdur Rehman to Panesar, out Lbw!! This was as plumb as it gets, it was a well flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in, Panesar went for a mighty slog sweep and was struck on the back-pad in front of middle. The ball was going to hit middle, Panesar went for the review for the heck of it, he knew he was a goner as well. Panesar lbw b Abdur Rehman 8(15)
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Umar Gul strays onto the pads now, Strauss clips it very fine and picks up a boundary to get off the mark, Umar Gul is not happy with himself, that just eases the pressure a bit
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Umar Gul gets a big wicket, just the start Pakistan wanted, Umar Gul was probing away around the off stump and is rewarded, this one moves away just a bit and Alastair Cook chases it, the thick edge was flying straight to first slip but Adnan flings himself to his left and clutches it neatly. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 1(5)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Umar Gul is on fire, Jonathan Trott walks off without a review, full and slanting in, Jonathan Trott falls over after missing the flick and that made it look closer, was struck in front of leg and would have probably clipped leg, cannot help but think that it was worth a review, Strauss was quick to say no though. Jonathan Trott lbw b Umar Gul 2(10)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, poor ball from Ajmal and Strauss puts it away in style, short and wide outside off, craving to be hit and Strauss cuts it neatly past gully for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot from KP, this was overpitched outside off and slanting away, Pietersen uses his height and reach to good effect, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Cracking shot. Too short and outside off, Strauss stays back and cuts it past point for a fine boundary. Top shot from Strauss
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, vintage KP! Overpitched on the stumps, Pietersen presents the full face of the bat and drives it in the gap between the umpire and the non-striker. He is looking in some decent form
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, the short stuff is not working, Umar Gul drops this one very short. KP has ample time to get back and pull it in front of square. The ball bisects the two fielders in the deep and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, KP is looking very positive. This one is tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen is quick to read the length and slog sweeps it behind square for a boundary. Nasser on air says that KP is hungry for runs
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! It was pushed through by Abdur Rehman, the ball lands around the middle stump and spins into Pietersen, he was pushing forward and gets rapped on the pads just above the knee-roll. Replays suggest that the ball is just about clipping the outer half of the leg-stump. The original decision is OUT and it stays with the on-field umpire. KP departs after a decent hand. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(44) [4s-4]
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, nicely played by Strauss uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past the diving fielder at mid-on
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Stumped!! Ajmal gets Ian Bell again, this time off just the third ball he bowled to him, this is the fourth time he has got him in the series, the doosra from Ajmal and Ian Bell was pressing forward to defend but is beaten, drags his foot out too and Adnan does not collect it cleanly, ricochets off his gloves and onto the stumps to dislodge the bails, Bell's poor run continues. Ian Bell st Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 5(28)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, that missed everything, striking him outside off to boot, a very poor review, this was tossed up and well outside off, turns in sharply and bounces too, strikes Eoin Morgan as he was pressing forward, Misbah is not too happy
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, tossed up and very full, Eoin Morgan comes on the frontfoot and launches it straight down the ground, timed it to perfecton too and sends it well over the ropes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Abdur Rehman's insistence pays off, this one was turning in sharply from outside off, bouncing too, Eoin Morgan was struck on the back pad well inside the crease, HawkEye shows it to be hitting top of middle and Pakistan are ecstatic. Eoin Morgan lbw b Abdur Rehman 10(14) [6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, out Bowled!! England find themselves in a spot of bother as Abdur Rehman rips this one across Prior's defense, flat and pitching on middle and leg, Prior was plying for the one going straight on but this one turns a bit and crashes into middle, Abdur Rehman sprints across in pure delight. Prior b Abdur Rehman 6(19)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Bowled!! Rehman continues to rock. He flights this delivery up generously and it hits the rough, breaks back in as Anderson is lured into the drive, he misses and the ball sneaks through the gate to crash into middle and leg stump. Anderson b Abdur Rehman 4(22)
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, full and quick ball outside off, Strauss charges down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he pushes at it and the outside edge goes to the third man fence, brings up his 26th Test Fifty, great knock from the England skipper who was under pressure
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Ajmal breaks this stand. Superb review from Misbah. The doosra again from Ajmal, Broad gets forward and plays inside the line of the delivery, misses it and gets hit on the pads, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and replays show that the ball is pitching in line and hitting top of middle stump. Broad lbw b Ajmal 4(19)
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, rare poor ball from Rehman, quicker ball but he slides this on leg stump, Swann uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg fence
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Stumped!! Another five wicket haul from Rehman. He is really having a great series. Strauss again charges down the track and looks to swipe it to mid wicket, but Rehman bowls it flatter and slightly wide of the off stump, Strauss cannot get to it and Adnan whips the bails off, good innings from Strauss comes to an end. Strauss st Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 56(150) [4s-5]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Ajmal misses his line here, flatter ball but on leg stump, Swann looks to swing it to deep square leg, the ball brushes the glove and goes to the fine leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, DRS again confounds us, quicker delivery and it holds its line on the off stump, Swann gets forward and gets hit on the pad, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and the ball shows that the ball is hitting off stump and it is pitching in line, but the umpire's call stays
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann heaves it to the deep backward square leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! End of the innings and Pakistan will be happy with their effort. Tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann stays forward and swings it to long leg, he mistimes it slightly and Rehman runs to his left and takes a low catch with both hands. Swann c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 16(18) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook cuts it hard and to the left of Rehman at backward point. He dives over it and lets it go through to the fence
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, no run, catch dropped by Umar. It was a short of good length delivery angling across, Cook hung his bat at that, gets a thick outside edge that flies to the right of Umar at 3rd slip, he got both hands on it and shells an easy take
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Strauss rolls his wrists and cuts it in front of point for a cracking boundary
Hafeez to Strauss, no run, Not out is the decision, once again the slider from round the wicket, Strauss presses forward to defend and is struck on the pads, confident appeal from Hafeez and the keeper, but Taufel turns it down, they reviewed it and replays show he was struck outside the line, so the original decision stands, Pakistan lose a review
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Lovely shot. Abdur Rehman drops this one in the length outside off, Strauss skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, catch dropped by Adnan Akmal. What a clanger from the keeper. This was a good length delivery that moved away off the seam, Strauss pushed at that, gets the outside edge. A straight forward catch for Adnan Akmal moving to his left, he juggles with the ball three or four times and drops the offering. He is distraught at himself. The 'Akmal' moment continues
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Adnan Akmal will heave a sigh of relief. This one was pitched in the rough outside off and spins back in sharply. Strauss was camping on the backfoot and is struck in line with the stumps. The impact was on middle and hitting the leg stump. Pakistan have struck early on day 4. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 26(76) [4s-2]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Fab Shot. Abdur Rehman comes from over the wicket and drifts this one on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it superbly past mid-on for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Superb riposte from Alastair Cook . Picks the length of the delivery very early and swings it cleanly over mid-wicket for a boundary. Nice attacking cricket from Cook
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, catch dropped by Gul. Is he repaying for all the dropped chances off his bowling? This one explodes from the rough outside off and spins back in, Alastair Cook went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Gul comes in from deep backward square, settles underneath it and misses the ball completely. The ball dribbles away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Lovely shot from Jonathan Trott . he is very good on anything on his pads, full pittched delivery drifting onto the pads, Jonathan Trott drives it against the spin and beats the man at mid-wicket. Nice way to end the over
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, rare loose ball from Ajmal. Drops this one short and outside off, Cook rocks back and cuts it in the gap between cover and point for another boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no run, it was tossed up just outside leg and spinning away, Alastair Cook looks to sweep and misses, it was not the doosra and Cook survives. More importantly, Pakistan have ended up wasting both their referrals
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! Pakistan take a catch and it is an angry catch. It was the doosra from Ajmal, Trott did not pick it, went for the big swipe over mid-wicket, gets the top-edge, the ball stays in the air for a long enough time for Rehman to come in from deep square leg. He settles underneath it, takes the catch with both hands and flings the ball down in anger. Important break for Pakistan, the partnership was going along nicely. Jonathan Trott c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 18(64) [4s-2]
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, given some air, Pietersen skips down the track and smashes it straight down the ground, very flat and struck really powerfully, top shot from KP
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, SIX, an even better shot this time, KP wants to dominate Abdur Rehman, tossed up, Pietersen skips down and takes it from middle and leg to loft it straight down the ground and over the ropes
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Bowled!! Ajmal is delighted to get his second wicket, a big one too for Pakistan, a top delivery from Ajmal to get KP who was beginning to look confident, quicker and flatter from round the wicket, pitches on middle and off and turns in, Pietersen hangs his bat out to block but it shoots through between the gap between bat and pad to crash into the stumps. Pietersen b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1 6s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Younis Khan!! Alastair Cook was looking very good, needed something special to take him out after he settled in, Younis Khan provides that moment now, tossed up outside off by Ajmal, turns away and takes the leading edge as Alastair Cook was looking to work it on the onside, it flies high and to the left of Younis at first slip, he throws himself at it and plucks it with both hands, terrific effort and Ajmal is cock-a-hoop. Alastair Cook c Younis Khan b Ajmal 49(187) [4s-4]
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, floated up and outside off, Eoin Morgan goes for the sweep, does not middle it too well and it goes along the ground in the mid wicket area, Umar Gul runs across, slides and tries to kick it in but to no avail
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, sees an overpitched delivery and lofts it handsomely to the long on fence, timed it superbly too, that should give him a lot of confidence
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, Exquisite timing from Eoin Morgan, this looked to be just a gentle chip but it carries well over the ropes and crashes into the sightscreen, full from Ajmal and Eoin Morgan went after it without half measures
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, Umar Gul starts off with a short and wide one outside off, Eoin Morgan leans back and cuts it nicely and well over point for a boundary, very good shot that
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Caught by Shafiq!! Ian Bell perishes to a short and wide one after doing all the hard work, he is down on his knees and cannot believe what he's done, Umar Gul cannot believe his luck either, a rank long hop and Ian Bell cuts it without any power, ends up presenting the simplest of catches to point. It ends a very poor series for Ian Bell and England are in a lot of trouble now. Ian Bell c Shafiq b Umar Gul 10(38)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Perplexing shot from Eoin Morgan, he was charging down the track to Gul who spots it early, digs it in a little short and it holds its line too, Eoin Morgan ends up trying to block it on the offside but it climbs up and the faint edge is lapped up gleefully by Adnan, Umar Gul has two wickets in two overs in this spell. Eoin Morgan c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 31(48) [4s-3 6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, What a shot to get off the mark! Prior charges down the track and slams it through extra cover, pierced the gap perfectly, that will not please Abdur Rehman
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, slightly shorter now from Abdur Rehman and Prior is quick to put it away, leans back and cuts it superbly to the right of point for another boundary
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad is going to play his shots. This was full and outside off, Broad frees his arms, presents the full face of the bat and lofts it handsomely over mid-off. A couple of bounces and into the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Broad decides to go squarer this time and with good results. This was floated outside off, Broad got on top of the bounce and sweeps it powerfully past square for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, FOUR, they have come out firing. This was dropped short from Ajmal and outside off, Prior backs away and cuts it in the gap between cover and point. No need to run for those, another boundary added to the total
Umar Gul to Broad, out Caught by Umar!! Broad was batting very aggressively and this was always coming. This was fuller and shaping away from outside off, Broad went for the lofted off-drive, he did not get hold on that, ends up slicing it in the air. Taufeeq moved across from deep mid-off and completes the catch. Another batsman has got a start and thrown it away. The story of England's 2nd innings effort. Broad c Umar b Umar Gul 18(24) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Prior, FOUR, beautifully played. Good length delivery outside off and moving away, Prior leant across and slaps a lovely looking drive square on the off-side for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, fuller length delivery that was angling back into Prior from outside off, Prior looks to flick and misses, the ball brushes the front leg before striking the back-pad in front of the leg-stump. The Hawk-Eye suggests that it was sliding down the leg
Umar Gul to Swann, out Caught by Shafiq!! Brilliant catch from Shafiq. This was a good length delivery outside off and shaping away, Swann drives it on the up towards Shafiq at point. The ball was dying on him, he does well to dive forward and completes the catch. Taufel wanted to check for the no-ball and replays showed that Gul had a little bit behind the line. Swann departs and Pakistan are 2 wickets away from the white-wash. Swann c Shafiq b Umar Gul 1(6)
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, even better from Prior. This one is dropped short and on the middle stump, Prior backs away and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, byes, FOUR, Abdur Rehman fires this one down the leg, Prior looks to sweep and misses, so does Adnan Akmal. The ball scoots away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, catch dropped by Adnan Akmal. Extra bounce for Abdur Rehman, Prior was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, gets an outside edge, the ball pops in and out of the gloves of Adnan Akmal
Ajmal to Anderson, out Caught by Younis Khan!! England are on the brink of suffering a whitewash. Another superb piece of deception from Ajmal, this was a quicker delivery just outside off, Anderson looks to cut, is cramped for room and gets a fat edge through to YK at 1st slip. The ball was travelling, but YK holds onto it even as he was arching back. Anderson c Younis Khan b Ajmal 9(26)
Abdur Rehman to Panesar, out Lbw!! This was as plumb as it gets, it was a well flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in, Panesar went for a mighty slog sweep and was struck on the back-pad in front of middle. The ball was going to hit middle, Panesar went for the review for the heck of it, he knew he was a goner as well. Panesar lbw b Abdur Rehman 8(15)
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Umar Gul strays onto the pads now, Strauss clips it very fine and picks up a boundary to get off the mark, Umar Gul is not happy with himself, that just eases the pressure a bit
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Umar Gul gets a big wicket, just the start Pakistan wanted, Umar Gul was probing away around the off stump and is rewarded, this one moves away just a bit and Alastair Cook chases it, the thick edge was flying straight to first slip but Adnan flings himself to his left and clutches it neatly. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 1(5)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Umar Gul is on fire, Jonathan Trott walks off without a review, full and slanting in, Jonathan Trott falls over after missing the flick and that made it look closer, was struck in front of leg and would have probably clipped leg, cannot help but think that it was worth a review, Strauss was quick to say no though. Jonathan Trott lbw b Umar Gul 2(10)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, poor ball from Ajmal and Strauss puts it away in style, short and wide outside off, craving to be hit and Strauss cuts it neatly past gully for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot from KP, this was overpitched outside off and slanting away, Pietersen uses his height and reach to good effect, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Cracking shot. Too short and outside off, Strauss stays back and cuts it past point for a fine boundary. Top shot from Strauss
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, vintage KP! Overpitched on the stumps, Pietersen presents the full face of the bat and drives it in the gap between the umpire and the non-striker. He is looking in some decent form
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, the short stuff is not working, Umar Gul drops this one very short. KP has ample time to get back and pull it in front of square. The ball bisects the two fielders in the deep and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, KP is looking very positive. This one is tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen is quick to read the length and slog sweeps it behind square for a boundary. Nasser on air says that KP is hungry for runs
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! It was pushed through by Abdur Rehman, the ball lands around the middle stump and spins into Pietersen, he was pushing forward and gets rapped on the pads just above the knee-roll. Replays suggest that the ball is just about clipping the outer half of the leg-stump. The original decision is OUT and it stays with the on-field umpire. KP departs after a decent hand. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(44) [4s-4]
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, nicely played by Strauss uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past the diving fielder at mid-on
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Stumped!! Ajmal gets Ian Bell again, this time off just the third ball he bowled to him, this is the fourth time he has got him in the series, the doosra from Ajmal and Ian Bell was pressing forward to defend but is beaten, drags his foot out too and Adnan does not collect it cleanly, ricochets off his gloves and onto the stumps to dislodge the bails, Bell's poor run continues. Ian Bell st Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 5(28)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, that missed everything, striking him outside off to boot, a very poor review, this was tossed up and well outside off, turns in sharply and bounces too, strikes Eoin Morgan as he was pressing forward, Misbah is not too happy
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, tossed up and very full, Eoin Morgan comes on the frontfoot and launches it straight down the ground, timed it to perfecton too and sends it well over the ropes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Abdur Rehman's insistence pays off, this one was turning in sharply from outside off, bouncing too, Eoin Morgan was struck on the back pad well inside the crease, HawkEye shows it to be hitting top of middle and Pakistan are ecstatic. Eoin Morgan lbw b Abdur Rehman 10(14) [6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, out Bowled!! England find themselves in a spot of bother as Abdur Rehman rips this one across Prior's defense, flat and pitching on middle and leg, Prior was plying for the one going straight on but this one turns a bit and crashes into middle, Abdur Rehman sprints across in pure delight. Prior b Abdur Rehman 6(19)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Bowled!! Rehman continues to rock. He flights this delivery up generously and it hits the rough, breaks back in as Anderson is lured into the drive, he misses and the ball sneaks through the gate to crash into middle and leg stump. Anderson b Abdur Rehman 4(22)
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, full and quick ball outside off, Strauss charges down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he pushes at it and the outside edge goes to the third man fence, brings up his 26th Test Fifty, great knock from the England skipper who was under pressure
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Ajmal breaks this stand. Superb review from Misbah. The doosra again from Ajmal, Broad gets forward and plays inside the line of the delivery, misses it and gets hit on the pads, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and replays show that the ball is pitching in line and hitting top of middle stump. Broad lbw b Ajmal 4(19)
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, rare poor ball from Rehman, quicker ball but he slides this on leg stump, Swann uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg fence
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Stumped!! Another five wicket haul from Rehman. He is really having a great series. Strauss again charges down the track and looks to swipe it to mid wicket, but Rehman bowls it flatter and slightly wide of the off stump, Strauss cannot get to it and Adnan whips the bails off, good innings from Strauss comes to an end. Strauss st Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 56(150) [4s-5]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Ajmal misses his line here, flatter ball but on leg stump, Swann looks to swing it to deep square leg, the ball brushes the glove and goes to the fine leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, DRS again confounds us, quicker delivery and it holds its line on the off stump, Swann gets forward and gets hit on the pad, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and the ball shows that the ball is hitting off stump and it is pitching in line, but the umpire's call stays
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann heaves it to the deep backward square leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! End of the innings and Pakistan will be happy with their effort. Tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann stays forward and swings it to long leg, he mistimes it slightly and Rehman runs to his left and takes a low catch with both hands. Swann c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 16(18) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook cuts it hard and to the left of Rehman at backward point. He dives over it and lets it go through to the fence
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, no run, catch dropped by Umar. It was a short of good length delivery angling across, Cook hung his bat at that, gets a thick outside edge that flies to the right of Umar at 3rd slip, he got both hands on it and shells an easy take
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Strauss rolls his wrists and cuts it in front of point for a cracking boundary
Hafeez to Strauss, no run, Not out is the decision, once again the slider from round the wicket, Strauss presses forward to defend and is struck on the pads, confident appeal from Hafeez and the keeper, but Taufel turns it down, they reviewed it and replays show he was struck outside the line, so the original decision stands, Pakistan lose a review
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Lovely shot. Abdur Rehman drops this one in the length outside off, Strauss skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, catch dropped by Adnan Akmal. What a clanger from the keeper. This was a good length delivery that moved away off the seam, Strauss pushed at that, gets the outside edge. A straight forward catch for Adnan Akmal moving to his left, he juggles with the ball three or four times and drops the offering. He is distraught at himself. The 'Akmal' moment continues
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Adnan Akmal will heave a sigh of relief. This one was pitched in the rough outside off and spins back in sharply. Strauss was camping on the backfoot and is struck in line with the stumps. The impact was on middle and hitting the leg stump. Pakistan have struck early on day 4. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 26(76) [4s-2]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Fab Shot. Abdur Rehman comes from over the wicket and drifts this one on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it superbly past mid-on for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Superb riposte from Alastair Cook . Picks the length of the delivery very early and swings it cleanly over mid-wicket for a boundary. Nice attacking cricket from Cook
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, catch dropped by Gul. Is he repaying for all the dropped chances off his bowling? This one explodes from the rough outside off and spins back in, Alastair Cook went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Gul comes in from deep backward square, settles underneath it and misses the ball completely. The ball dribbles away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Lovely shot from Jonathan Trott . he is very good on anything on his pads, full pittched delivery drifting onto the pads, Jonathan Trott drives it against the spin and beats the man at mid-wicket. Nice way to end the over
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, rare loose ball from Ajmal. Drops this one short and outside off, Cook rocks back and cuts it in the gap between cover and point for another boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no run, it was tossed up just outside leg and spinning away, Alastair Cook looks to sweep and misses, it was not the doosra and Cook survives. More importantly, Pakistan have ended up wasting both their referrals
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! Pakistan take a catch and it is an angry catch. It was the doosra from Ajmal, Trott did not pick it, went for the big swipe over mid-wicket, gets the top-edge, the ball stays in the air for a long enough time for Rehman to come in from deep square leg. He settles underneath it, takes the catch with both hands and flings the ball down in anger. Important break for Pakistan, the partnership was going along nicely. Jonathan Trott c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 18(64) [4s-2]
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, given some air, Pietersen skips down the track and smashes it straight down the ground, very flat and struck really powerfully, top shot from KP
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, SIX, an even better shot this time, KP wants to dominate Abdur Rehman, tossed up, Pietersen skips down and takes it from middle and leg to loft it straight down the ground and over the ropes
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Bowled!! Ajmal is delighted to get his second wicket, a big one too for Pakistan, a top delivery from Ajmal to get KP who was beginning to look confident, quicker and flatter from round the wicket, pitches on middle and off and turns in, Pietersen hangs his bat out to block but it shoots through between the gap between bat and pad to crash into the stumps. Pietersen b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1 6s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Younis Khan!! Alastair Cook was looking very good, needed something special to take him out after he settled in, Younis Khan provides that moment now, tossed up outside off by Ajmal, turns away and takes the leading edge as Alastair Cook was looking to work it on the onside, it flies high and to the left of Younis at first slip, he throws himself at it and plucks it with both hands, terrific effort and Ajmal is cock-a-hoop. Alastair Cook c Younis Khan b Ajmal 49(187) [4s-4]
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, floated up and outside off, Eoin Morgan goes for the sweep, does not middle it too well and it goes along the ground in the mid wicket area, Umar Gul runs across, slides and tries to kick it in but to no avail
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, sees an overpitched delivery and lofts it handsomely to the long on fence, timed it superbly too, that should give him a lot of confidence
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, Exquisite timing from Eoin Morgan, this looked to be just a gentle chip but it carries well over the ropes and crashes into the sightscreen, full from Ajmal and Eoin Morgan went after it without half measures
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, Umar Gul starts off with a short and wide one outside off, Eoin Morgan leans back and cuts it nicely and well over point for a boundary, very good shot that
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Caught by Shafiq!! Ian Bell perishes to a short and wide one after doing all the hard work, he is down on his knees and cannot believe what he's done, Umar Gul cannot believe his luck either, a rank long hop and Ian Bell cuts it without any power, ends up presenting the simplest of catches to point. It ends a very poor series for Ian Bell and England are in a lot of trouble now. Ian Bell c Shafiq b Umar Gul 10(38)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Perplexing shot from Eoin Morgan, he was charging down the track to Gul who spots it early, digs it in a little short and it holds its line too, Eoin Morgan ends up trying to block it on the offside but it climbs up and the faint edge is lapped up gleefully by Adnan, Umar Gul has two wickets in two overs in this spell. Eoin Morgan c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 31(48) [4s-3 6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, What a shot to get off the mark! Prior charges down the track and slams it through extra cover, pierced the gap perfectly, that will not please Abdur Rehman
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, slightly shorter now from Abdur Rehman and Prior is quick to put it away, leans back and cuts it superbly to the right of point for another boundary
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad is going to play his shots. This was full and outside off, Broad frees his arms, presents the full face of the bat and lofts it handsomely over mid-off. A couple of bounces and into the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Broad decides to go squarer this time and with good results. This was floated outside off, Broad got on top of the bounce and sweeps it powerfully past square for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, FOUR, they have come out firing. This was dropped short from Ajmal and outside off, Prior backs away and cuts it in the gap between cover and point. No need to run for those, another boundary added to the total
Umar Gul to Broad, out Caught by Umar!! Broad was batting very aggressively and this was always coming. This was fuller and shaping away from outside off, Broad went for the lofted off-drive, he did not get hold on that, ends up slicing it in the air. Taufeeq moved across from deep mid-off and completes the catch. Another batsman has got a start and thrown it away. The story of England's 2nd innings effort. Broad c Umar b Umar Gul 18(24) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Prior, FOUR, beautifully played. Good length delivery outside off and moving away, Prior leant across and slaps a lovely looking drive square on the off-side for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, fuller length delivery that was angling back into Prior from outside off, Prior looks to flick and misses, the ball brushes the front leg before striking the back-pad in front of the leg-stump. The Hawk-Eye suggests that it was sliding down the leg
Umar Gul to Swann, out Caught by Shafiq!! Brilliant catch from Shafiq. This was a good length delivery outside off and shaping away, Swann drives it on the up towards Shafiq at point. The ball was dying on him, he does well to dive forward and completes the catch. Taufel wanted to check for the no-ball and replays showed that Gul had a little bit behind the line. Swann departs and Pakistan are 2 wickets away from the white-wash. Swann c Shafiq b Umar Gul 1(6)
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, even better from Prior. This one is dropped short and on the middle stump, Prior backs away and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, byes, FOUR, Abdur Rehman fires this one down the leg, Prior looks to sweep and misses, so does Adnan Akmal. The ball scoots away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, catch dropped by Adnan Akmal. Extra bounce for Abdur Rehman, Prior was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, gets an outside edge, the ball pops in and out of the gloves of Adnan Akmal
Ajmal to Anderson, out Caught by Younis Khan!! England are on the brink of suffering a whitewash. Another superb piece of deception from Ajmal, this was a quicker delivery just outside off, Anderson looks to cut, is cramped for room and gets a fat edge through to YK at 1st slip. The ball was travelling, but YK holds onto it even as he was arching back. Anderson c Younis Khan b Ajmal 9(26)
Abdur Rehman to Panesar, out Lbw!! This was as plumb as it gets, it was a well flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in, Panesar went for a mighty slog sweep and was struck on the back-pad in front of middle. The ball was going to hit middle, Panesar went for the review for the heck of it, he knew he was a goner as well. Panesar lbw b Abdur Rehman 8(15)
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Umar Gul strays onto the pads now, Strauss clips it very fine and picks up a boundary to get off the mark, Umar Gul is not happy with himself, that just eases the pressure a bit
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Umar Gul gets a big wicket, just the start Pakistan wanted, Umar Gul was probing away around the off stump and is rewarded, this one moves away just a bit and Alastair Cook chases it, the thick edge was flying straight to first slip but Adnan flings himself to his left and clutches it neatly. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 1(5)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Umar Gul is on fire, Jonathan Trott walks off without a review, full and slanting in, Jonathan Trott falls over after missing the flick and that made it look closer, was struck in front of leg and would have probably clipped leg, cannot help but think that it was worth a review, Strauss was quick to say no though. Jonathan Trott lbw b Umar Gul 2(10)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, poor ball from Ajmal and Strauss puts it away in style, short and wide outside off, craving to be hit and Strauss cuts it neatly past gully for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot from KP, this was overpitched outside off and slanting away, Pietersen uses his height and reach to good effect, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Cracking shot. Too short and outside off, Strauss stays back and cuts it past point for a fine boundary. Top shot from Strauss
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, vintage KP! Overpitched on the stumps, Pietersen presents the full face of the bat and drives it in the gap between the umpire and the non-striker. He is looking in some decent form
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, the short stuff is not working, Umar Gul drops this one very short. KP has ample time to get back and pull it in front of square. The ball bisects the two fielders in the deep and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, KP is looking very positive. This one is tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen is quick to read the length and slog sweeps it behind square for a boundary. Nasser on air says that KP is hungry for runs
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! It was pushed through by Abdur Rehman, the ball lands around the middle stump and spins into Pietersen, he was pushing forward and gets rapped on the pads just above the knee-roll. Replays suggest that the ball is just about clipping the outer half of the leg-stump. The original decision is OUT and it stays with the on-field umpire. KP departs after a decent hand. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(44) [4s-4]
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, nicely played by Strauss uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past the diving fielder at mid-on
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Stumped!! Ajmal gets Ian Bell again, this time off just the third ball he bowled to him, this is the fourth time he has got him in the series, the doosra from Ajmal and Ian Bell was pressing forward to defend but is beaten, drags his foot out too and Adnan does not collect it cleanly, ricochets off his gloves and onto the stumps to dislodge the bails, Bell's poor run continues. Ian Bell st Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 5(28)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, that missed everything, striking him outside off to boot, a very poor review, this was tossed up and well outside off, turns in sharply and bounces too, strikes Eoin Morgan as he was pressing forward, Misbah is not too happy
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, tossed up and very full, Eoin Morgan comes on the frontfoot and launches it straight down the ground, timed it to perfecton too and sends it well over the ropes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Abdur Rehman's insistence pays off, this one was turning in sharply from outside off, bouncing too, Eoin Morgan was struck on the back pad well inside the crease, HawkEye shows it to be hitting top of middle and Pakistan are ecstatic. Eoin Morgan lbw b Abdur Rehman 10(14) [6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, out Bowled!! England find themselves in a spot of bother as Abdur Rehman rips this one across Prior's defense, flat and pitching on middle and leg, Prior was plying for the one going straight on but this one turns a bit and crashes into middle, Abdur Rehman sprints across in pure delight. Prior b Abdur Rehman 6(19)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Bowled!! Rehman continues to rock. He flights this delivery up generously and it hits the rough, breaks back in as Anderson is lured into the drive, he misses and the ball sneaks through the gate to crash into middle and leg stump. Anderson b Abdur Rehman 4(22)
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, full and quick ball outside off, Strauss charges down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he pushes at it and the outside edge goes to the third man fence, brings up his 26th Test Fifty, great knock from the England skipper who was under pressure
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Ajmal breaks this stand. Superb review from Misbah. The doosra again from Ajmal, Broad gets forward and plays inside the line of the delivery, misses it and gets hit on the pads, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and replays show that the ball is pitching in line and hitting top of middle stump. Broad lbw b Ajmal 4(19)
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, rare poor ball from Rehman, quicker ball but he slides this on leg stump, Swann uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg fence
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Stumped!! Another five wicket haul from Rehman. He is really having a great series. Strauss again charges down the track and looks to swipe it to mid wicket, but Rehman bowls it flatter and slightly wide of the off stump, Strauss cannot get to it and Adnan whips the bails off, good innings from Strauss comes to an end. Strauss st Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 56(150) [4s-5]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Ajmal misses his line here, flatter ball but on leg stump, Swann looks to swing it to deep square leg, the ball brushes the glove and goes to the fine leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, DRS again confounds us, quicker delivery and it holds its line on the off stump, Swann gets forward and gets hit on the pad, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and the ball shows that the ball is hitting off stump and it is pitching in line, but the umpire's call stays
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann heaves it to the deep backward square leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! End of the innings and Pakistan will be happy with their effort. Tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann stays forward and swings it to long leg, he mistimes it slightly and Rehman runs to his left and takes a low catch with both hands. Swann c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 16(18) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook cuts it hard and to the left of Rehman at backward point. He dives over it and lets it go through to the fence
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, no run, catch dropped by Umar. It was a short of good length delivery angling across, Cook hung his bat at that, gets a thick outside edge that flies to the right of Umar at 3rd slip, he got both hands on it and shells an easy take
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Strauss rolls his wrists and cuts it in front of point for a cracking boundary
Hafeez to Strauss, no run, Not out is the decision, once again the slider from round the wicket, Strauss presses forward to defend and is struck on the pads, confident appeal from Hafeez and the keeper, but Taufel turns it down, they reviewed it and replays show he was struck outside the line, so the original decision stands, Pakistan lose a review
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Lovely shot. Abdur Rehman drops this one in the length outside off, Strauss skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, catch dropped by Adnan Akmal. What a clanger from the keeper. This was a good length delivery that moved away off the seam, Strauss pushed at that, gets the outside edge. A straight forward catch for Adnan Akmal moving to his left, he juggles with the ball three or four times and drops the offering. He is distraught at himself. The 'Akmal' moment continues
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Adnan Akmal will heave a sigh of relief. This one was pitched in the rough outside off and spins back in sharply. Strauss was camping on the backfoot and is struck in line with the stumps. The impact was on middle and hitting the leg stump. Pakistan have struck early on day 4. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 26(76) [4s-2]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Fab Shot. Abdur Rehman comes from over the wicket and drifts this one on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it superbly past mid-on for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Superb riposte from Alastair Cook . Picks the length of the delivery very early and swings it cleanly over mid-wicket for a boundary. Nice attacking cricket from Cook
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, catch dropped by Gul. Is he repaying for all the dropped chances off his bowling? This one explodes from the rough outside off and spins back in, Alastair Cook went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Gul comes in from deep backward square, settles underneath it and misses the ball completely. The ball dribbles away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Lovely shot from Jonathan Trott . he is very good on anything on his pads, full pittched delivery drifting onto the pads, Jonathan Trott drives it against the spin and beats the man at mid-wicket. Nice way to end the over
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, rare loose ball from Ajmal. Drops this one short and outside off, Cook rocks back and cuts it in the gap between cover and point for another boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no run, it was tossed up just outside leg and spinning away, Alastair Cook looks to sweep and misses, it was not the doosra and Cook survives. More importantly, Pakistan have ended up wasting both their referrals
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! Pakistan take a catch and it is an angry catch. It was the doosra from Ajmal, Trott did not pick it, went for the big swipe over mid-wicket, gets the top-edge, the ball stays in the air for a long enough time for Rehman to come in from deep square leg. He settles underneath it, takes the catch with both hands and flings the ball down in anger. Important break for Pakistan, the partnership was going along nicely. Jonathan Trott c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 18(64) [4s-2]
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, given some air, Pietersen skips down the track and smashes it straight down the ground, very flat and struck really powerfully, top shot from KP
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, SIX, an even better shot this time, KP wants to dominate Abdur Rehman, tossed up, Pietersen skips down and takes it from middle and leg to loft it straight down the ground and over the ropes
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Bowled!! Ajmal is delighted to get his second wicket, a big one too for Pakistan, a top delivery from Ajmal to get KP who was beginning to look confident, quicker and flatter from round the wicket, pitches on middle and off and turns in, Pietersen hangs his bat out to block but it shoots through between the gap between bat and pad to crash into the stumps. Pietersen b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1 6s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Younis Khan!! Alastair Cook was looking very good, needed something special to take him out after he settled in, Younis Khan provides that moment now, tossed up outside off by Ajmal, turns away and takes the leading edge as Alastair Cook was looking to work it on the onside, it flies high and to the left of Younis at first slip, he throws himself at it and plucks it with both hands, terrific effort and Ajmal is cock-a-hoop. Alastair Cook c Younis Khan b Ajmal 49(187) [4s-4]
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, floated up and outside off, Eoin Morgan goes for the sweep, does not middle it too well and it goes along the ground in the mid wicket area, Umar Gul runs across, slides and tries to kick it in but to no avail
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, sees an overpitched delivery and lofts it handsomely to the long on fence, timed it superbly too, that should give him a lot of confidence
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, Exquisite timing from Eoin Morgan, this looked to be just a gentle chip but it carries well over the ropes and crashes into the sightscreen, full from Ajmal and Eoin Morgan went after it without half measures
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, Umar Gul starts off with a short and wide one outside off, Eoin Morgan leans back and cuts it nicely and well over point for a boundary, very good shot that
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Caught by Shafiq!! Ian Bell perishes to a short and wide one after doing all the hard work, he is down on his knees and cannot believe what he's done, Umar Gul cannot believe his luck either, a rank long hop and Ian Bell cuts it without any power, ends up presenting the simplest of catches to point. It ends a very poor series for Ian Bell and England are in a lot of trouble now. Ian Bell c Shafiq b Umar Gul 10(38)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Perplexing shot from Eoin Morgan, he was charging down the track to Gul who spots it early, digs it in a little short and it holds its line too, Eoin Morgan ends up trying to block it on the offside but it climbs up and the faint edge is lapped up gleefully by Adnan, Umar Gul has two wickets in two overs in this spell. Eoin Morgan c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 31(48) [4s-3 6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, What a shot to get off the mark! Prior charges down the track and slams it through extra cover, pierced the gap perfectly, that will not please Abdur Rehman
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, slightly shorter now from Abdur Rehman and Prior is quick to put it away, leans back and cuts it superbly to the right of point for another boundary
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad is going to play his shots. This was full and outside off, Broad frees his arms, presents the full face of the bat and lofts it handsomely over mid-off. A couple of bounces and into the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Broad decides to go squarer this time and with good results. This was floated outside off, Broad got on top of the bounce and sweeps it powerfully past square for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, FOUR, they have come out firing. This was dropped short from Ajmal and outside off, Prior backs away and cuts it in the gap between cover and point. No need to run for those, another boundary added to the total
Umar Gul to Broad, out Caught by Umar!! Broad was batting very aggressively and this was always coming. This was fuller and shaping away from outside off, Broad went for the lofted off-drive, he did not get hold on that, ends up slicing it in the air. Taufeeq moved across from deep mid-off and completes the catch. Another batsman has got a start and thrown it away. The story of England's 2nd innings effort. Broad c Umar b Umar Gul 18(24) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Prior, FOUR, beautifully played. Good length delivery outside off and moving away, Prior leant across and slaps a lovely looking drive square on the off-side for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, fuller length delivery that was angling back into Prior from outside off, Prior looks to flick and misses, the ball brushes the front leg before striking the back-pad in front of the leg-stump. The Hawk-Eye suggests that it was sliding down the leg
Umar Gul to Swann, out Caught by Shafiq!! Brilliant catch from Shafiq. This was a good length delivery outside off and shaping away, Swann drives it on the up towards Shafiq at point. The ball was dying on him, he does well to dive forward and completes the catch. Taufel wanted to check for the no-ball and replays showed that Gul had a little bit behind the line. Swann departs and Pakistan are 2 wickets away from the white-wash. Swann c Shafiq b Umar Gul 1(6)
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, even better from Prior. This one is dropped short and on the middle stump, Prior backs away and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, byes, FOUR, Abdur Rehman fires this one down the leg, Prior looks to sweep and misses, so does Adnan Akmal. The ball scoots away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, catch dropped by Adnan Akmal. Extra bounce for Abdur Rehman, Prior was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, gets an outside edge, the ball pops in and out of the gloves of Adnan Akmal
Ajmal to Anderson, out Caught by Younis Khan!! England are on the brink of suffering a whitewash. Another superb piece of deception from Ajmal, this was a quicker delivery just outside off, Anderson looks to cut, is cramped for room and gets a fat edge through to YK at 1st slip. The ball was travelling, but YK holds onto it even as he was arching back. Anderson c Younis Khan b Ajmal 9(26)
Abdur Rehman to Panesar, out Lbw!! This was as plumb as it gets, it was a well flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in, Panesar went for a mighty slog sweep and was struck on the back-pad in front of middle. The ball was going to hit middle, Panesar went for the review for the heck of it, he knew he was a goner as well. Panesar lbw b Abdur Rehman 8(15)
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Umar Gul strays onto the pads now, Strauss clips it very fine and picks up a boundary to get off the mark, Umar Gul is not happy with himself, that just eases the pressure a bit
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Umar Gul gets a big wicket, just the start Pakistan wanted, Umar Gul was probing away around the off stump and is rewarded, this one moves away just a bit and Alastair Cook chases it, the thick edge was flying straight to first slip but Adnan flings himself to his left and clutches it neatly. Alastair Cook c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 1(5)
Umar Gul to Jonathan Trott, out Lbw!! Umar Gul is on fire, Jonathan Trott walks off without a review, full and slanting in, Jonathan Trott falls over after missing the flick and that made it look closer, was struck in front of leg and would have probably clipped leg, cannot help but think that it was worth a review, Strauss was quick to say no though. Jonathan Trott lbw b Umar Gul 2(10)
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, poor ball from Ajmal and Strauss puts it away in style, short and wide outside off, craving to be hit and Strauss cuts it neatly past gully for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot from KP, this was overpitched outside off and slanting away, Pietersen uses his height and reach to good effect, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-off for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, Cracking shot. Too short and outside off, Strauss stays back and cuts it past point for a fine boundary. Top shot from Strauss
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, vintage KP! Overpitched on the stumps, Pietersen presents the full face of the bat and drives it in the gap between the umpire and the non-striker. He is looking in some decent form
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, the short stuff is not working, Umar Gul drops this one very short. KP has ample time to get back and pull it in front of square. The ball bisects the two fielders in the deep and races away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, KP is looking very positive. This one is tossed up on the stumps, Pietersen is quick to read the length and slog sweeps it behind square for a boundary. Nasser on air says that KP is hungry for runs
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, out Lbw!! It was pushed through by Abdur Rehman, the ball lands around the middle stump and spins into Pietersen, he was pushing forward and gets rapped on the pads just above the knee-roll. Replays suggest that the ball is just about clipping the outer half of the leg-stump. The original decision is OUT and it stays with the on-field umpire. KP departs after a decent hand. Pietersen lbw b Abdur Rehman 32(44) [4s-4]
Ajmal to Strauss, FOUR, nicely played by Strauss uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past the diving fielder at mid-on
Ajmal to Ian Bell, out Stumped!! Ajmal gets Ian Bell again, this time off just the third ball he bowled to him, this is the fourth time he has got him in the series, the doosra from Ajmal and Ian Bell was pressing forward to defend but is beaten, drags his foot out too and Adnan does not collect it cleanly, ricochets off his gloves and onto the stumps to dislodge the bails, Bell's poor run continues. Ian Bell st Adnan Akmal b Ajmal 5(28)
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, that missed everything, striking him outside off to boot, a very poor review, this was tossed up and well outside off, turns in sharply and bounces too, strikes Eoin Morgan as he was pressing forward, Misbah is not too happy
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, tossed up and very full, Eoin Morgan comes on the frontfoot and launches it straight down the ground, timed it to perfecton too and sends it well over the ropes
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, out Lbw!! Abdur Rehman's insistence pays off, this one was turning in sharply from outside off, bouncing too, Eoin Morgan was struck on the back pad well inside the crease, HawkEye shows it to be hitting top of middle and Pakistan are ecstatic. Eoin Morgan lbw b Abdur Rehman 10(14) [6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, out Bowled!! England find themselves in a spot of bother as Abdur Rehman rips this one across Prior's defense, flat and pitching on middle and leg, Prior was plying for the one going straight on but this one turns a bit and crashes into middle, Abdur Rehman sprints across in pure delight. Prior b Abdur Rehman 6(19)
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, out Bowled!! Rehman continues to rock. He flights this delivery up generously and it hits the rough, breaks back in as Anderson is lured into the drive, he misses and the ball sneaks through the gate to crash into middle and leg stump. Anderson b Abdur Rehman 4(22)
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, full and quick ball outside off, Strauss charges down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he pushes at it and the outside edge goes to the third man fence, brings up his 26th Test Fifty, great knock from the England skipper who was under pressure
Ajmal to Broad, out Lbw!! Ajmal breaks this stand. Superb review from Misbah. The doosra again from Ajmal, Broad gets forward and plays inside the line of the delivery, misses it and gets hit on the pads, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and replays show that the ball is pitching in line and hitting top of middle stump. Broad lbw b Ajmal 4(19)
Abdur Rehman to Swann, FOUR, rare poor ball from Rehman, quicker ball but he slides this on leg stump, Swann uses the pace and glances it to the fine leg fence
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Stumped!! Another five wicket haul from Rehman. He is really having a great series. Strauss again charges down the track and looks to swipe it to mid wicket, but Rehman bowls it flatter and slightly wide of the off stump, Strauss cannot get to it and Adnan whips the bails off, good innings from Strauss comes to an end. Strauss st Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 56(150) [4s-5]
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, Ajmal misses his line here, flatter ball but on leg stump, Swann looks to swing it to deep square leg, the ball brushes the glove and goes to the fine leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, no run, DRS again confounds us, quicker delivery and it holds its line on the off stump, Swann gets forward and gets hit on the pad, Pakistan appeal and the umpire says not out, Pak opt for the review and the ball shows that the ball is hitting off stump and it is pitching in line, but the umpire's call stays
Ajmal to Swann, FOUR, flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann heaves it to the deep backward square leg fence
Ajmal to Swann, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! End of the innings and Pakistan will be happy with their effort. Tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Swann stays forward and swings it to long leg, he mistimes it slightly and Rehman runs to his left and takes a low catch with both hands. Swann c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 16(18) [4s-3]
Aizaz Cheema to Alastair Cook, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Alastair Cook cuts it hard and to the left of Rehman at backward point. He dives over it and lets it go through to the fence
Umar Gul to Alastair Cook, no run, catch dropped by Umar. It was a short of good length delivery angling across, Cook hung his bat at that, gets a thick outside edge that flies to the right of Umar at 3rd slip, he got both hands on it and shells an easy take
Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Strauss rolls his wrists and cuts it in front of point for a cracking boundary
Hafeez to Strauss, no run, Not out is the decision, once again the slider from round the wicket, Strauss presses forward to defend and is struck on the pads, confident appeal from Hafeez and the keeper, but Taufel turns it down, they reviewed it and replays show he was struck outside the line, so the original decision stands, Pakistan lose a review
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, FOUR, Lovely shot. Abdur Rehman drops this one in the length outside off, Strauss skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past mid-on for a boundary
Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, catch dropped by Adnan Akmal. What a clanger from the keeper. This was a good length delivery that moved away off the seam, Strauss pushed at that, gets the outside edge. A straight forward catch for Adnan Akmal moving to his left, he juggles with the ball three or four times and drops the offering. He is distraught at himself. The 'Akmal' moment continues
Abdur Rehman to Strauss, out Lbw!! Adnan Akmal will heave a sigh of relief. This one was pitched in the rough outside off and spins back in sharply. Strauss was camping on the backfoot and is struck in line with the stumps. The impact was on middle and hitting the leg stump. Pakistan have struck early on day 4. Strauss lbw b Abdur Rehman 26(76) [4s-2]
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Fab Shot. Abdur Rehman comes from over the wicket and drifts this one on the pads, Jonathan Trott gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it superbly past mid-on for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, Superb riposte from Alastair Cook . Picks the length of the delivery very early and swings it cleanly over mid-wicket for a boundary. Nice attacking cricket from Cook
Abdur Rehman to Alastair Cook, FOUR, catch dropped by Gul. Is he repaying for all the dropped chances off his bowling? This one explodes from the rough outside off and spins back in, Alastair Cook went for the sweep, gets the top-edge that stays in the air for a long time. Gul comes in from deep backward square, settles underneath it and misses the ball completely. The ball dribbles away to the fence
Abdur Rehman to Jonathan Trott, FOUR, Lovely shot from Jonathan Trott . he is very good on anything on his pads, full pittched delivery drifting onto the pads, Jonathan Trott drives it against the spin and beats the man at mid-wicket. Nice way to end the over
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, FOUR, rare loose ball from Ajmal. Drops this one short and outside off, Cook rocks back and cuts it in the gap between cover and point for another boundary
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, no run, it was tossed up just outside leg and spinning away, Alastair Cook looks to sweep and misses, it was not the doosra and Cook survives. More importantly, Pakistan have ended up wasting both their referrals
Ajmal to Jonathan Trott, out Caught by Abdur Rehman!! Pakistan take a catch and it is an angry catch. It was the doosra from Ajmal, Trott did not pick it, went for the big swipe over mid-wicket, gets the top-edge, the ball stays in the air for a long enough time for Rehman to come in from deep square leg. He settles underneath it, takes the catch with both hands and flings the ball down in anger. Important break for Pakistan, the partnership was going along nicely. Jonathan Trott c Abdur Rehman b Ajmal 18(64) [4s-2]
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, FOUR, given some air, Pietersen skips down the track and smashes it straight down the ground, very flat and struck really powerfully, top shot from KP
Abdur Rehman to Pietersen, SIX, an even better shot this time, KP wants to dominate Abdur Rehman, tossed up, Pietersen skips down and takes it from middle and leg to loft it straight down the ground and over the ropes
Ajmal to Pietersen, out Bowled!! Ajmal is delighted to get his second wicket, a big one too for Pakistan, a top delivery from Ajmal to get KP who was beginning to look confident, quicker and flatter from round the wicket, pitches on middle and off and turns in, Pietersen hangs his bat out to block but it shoots through between the gap between bat and pad to crash into the stumps. Pietersen b Ajmal 18(45) [4s-1 6s-1]
Ajmal to Alastair Cook, out Caught by Younis Khan!! Alastair Cook was looking very good, needed something special to take him out after he settled in, Younis Khan provides that moment now, tossed up outside off by Ajmal, turns away and takes the leading edge as Alastair Cook was looking to work it on the onside, it flies high and to the left of Younis at first slip, he throws himself at it and plucks it with both hands, terrific effort and Ajmal is cock-a-hoop. Alastair Cook c Younis Khan b Ajmal 49(187) [4s-4]
Abdur Rehman to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, floated up and outside off, Eoin Morgan goes for the sweep, does not middle it too well and it goes along the ground in the mid wicket area, Umar Gul runs across, slides and tries to kick it in but to no avail
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, a good positive blow from Eoin Morgan, sees an overpitched delivery and lofts it handsomely to the long on fence, timed it superbly too, that should give him a lot of confidence
Ajmal to Eoin Morgan, SIX, Exquisite timing from Eoin Morgan, this looked to be just a gentle chip but it carries well over the ropes and crashes into the sightscreen, full from Ajmal and Eoin Morgan went after it without half measures
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, Umar Gul starts off with a short and wide one outside off, Eoin Morgan leans back and cuts it nicely and well over point for a boundary, very good shot that
Umar Gul to Ian Bell, out Caught by Shafiq!! Ian Bell perishes to a short and wide one after doing all the hard work, he is down on his knees and cannot believe what he's done, Umar Gul cannot believe his luck either, a rank long hop and Ian Bell cuts it without any power, ends up presenting the simplest of catches to point. It ends a very poor series for Ian Bell and England are in a lot of trouble now. Ian Bell c Shafiq b Umar Gul 10(38)
Umar Gul to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Adnan Akmal!! Perplexing shot from Eoin Morgan, he was charging down the track to Gul who spots it early, digs it in a little short and it holds its line too, Eoin Morgan ends up trying to block it on the offside but it climbs up and the faint edge is lapped up gleefully by Adnan, Umar Gul has two wickets in two overs in this spell. Eoin Morgan c Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 31(48) [4s-3 6s-1]
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, What a shot to get off the mark! Prior charges down the track and slams it through extra cover, pierced the gap perfectly, that will not please Abdur Rehman
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, slightly shorter now from Abdur Rehman and Prior is quick to put it away, leans back and cuts it superbly to the right of point for another boundary
Umar Gul to Broad, FOUR, Broad is going to play his shots. This was full and outside off, Broad frees his arms, presents the full face of the bat and lofts it handsomely over mid-off. A couple of bounces and into the fence
Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, Broad decides to go squarer this time and with good results. This was floated outside off, Broad got on top of the bounce and sweeps it powerfully past square for a boundary
Ajmal to Prior, FOUR, they have come out firing. This was dropped short from Ajmal and outside off, Prior backs away and cuts it in the gap between cover and point. No need to run for those, another boundary added to the total
Umar Gul to Broad, out Caught by Umar!! Broad was batting very aggressively and this was always coming. This was fuller and shaping away from outside off, Broad went for the lofted off-drive, he did not get hold on that, ends up slicing it in the air. Taufeeq moved across from deep mid-off and completes the catch. Another batsman has got a start and thrown it away. The story of England's 2nd innings effort. Broad c Umar b Umar Gul 18(24) [4s-2]
Umar Gul to Prior, FOUR, beautifully played. Good length delivery outside off and moving away, Prior leant across and slaps a lovely looking drive square on the off-side for a boundary
Aizaz Cheema to Prior, no run, fuller length delivery that was angling back into Prior from outside off, Prior looks to flick and misses, the ball brushes the front leg before striking the back-pad in front of the leg-stump. The Hawk-Eye suggests that it was sliding down the leg
Umar Gul to Swann, out Caught by Shafiq!! Brilliant catch from Shafiq. This was a good length delivery outside off and shaping away, Swann drives it on the up towards Shafiq at point. The ball was dying on him, he does well to dive forward and completes the catch. Taufel wanted to check for the no-ball and replays showed that Gul had a little bit behind the line. Swann departs and Pakistan are 2 wickets away from the white-wash. Swann c Shafiq b Umar Gul 1(6)
Abdur Rehman to Prior, FOUR, even better from Prior. This one is dropped short and on the middle stump, Prior backs away and cuts it behind point for a boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, byes, FOUR, Abdur Rehman fires this one down the leg, Prior looks to sweep and misses, so does Adnan Akmal. The ball scoots away to the boundary
Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run, catch dropped by Adnan Akmal. Extra bounce for Abdur Rehman, Prior was cramped for room as he looked to play the cut, gets an outside edge, the ball pops in and out of the gloves of Adnan Akmal
Ajmal to Anderson, out Caught by Younis Khan!! England are on the brink of suffering a whitewash. Another superb piece of deception from Ajmal, this was a quicker delivery just outside off, Anderson looks to cut, is cramped for room and gets a fat edge through to YK at 1st slip. The ball was travelling, but YK holds onto it even as he was arching back. Anderson c Younis Khan b Ajmal 9(26)
Abdur Rehman to Panesar, out Lbw!! This was as plumb as it gets, it was a well flighted delivery outside off and spinning back in, Panesar went for a mighty slog sweep and was struck on the back-pad in front of middle. The ball was going to hit middle, Panesar went for the review for the heck of it, he knew he was a goner as well. Panesar lbw b Abdur Rehman 8(15)
Highlights
Anderson to Umar, out Lbw!! Excellent bowling from Anderson. This one jagged back in sharply from outside off, Umar was taken by surprise, he pressed across and looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is struck in front of middle. The ball would have crashed into the middle and leg. Early strike by Anderson. He is cock-a-hoop. Pakistan have lost an early wicket. Umar lbw b Anderson 0(5)
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, catch dropped by England. It was short of a good length outside off and seaming away, Hafeez flashed at that, gets an outside edge to the right of Prior and to the left of Strauss at 1st slip. It was the keeper's catch, he was static, Strauss went at it late, gets a finger-tip on that as the ball screams away to the fence
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Excellent review from England. This was a length delivery that shaped back into Azhar Ali from outside off, Azhar was lunging forward to defend, gets a faint inside edge through to Prior. The keeper and the close-in fielders were confident, replays suggested a minor click on the bat and Azhar Ali has to go. He is not too chuffed with the decision, but I feel the right decision has been made. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(14)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Terrific shot from YK. This is full and drifting towards the pads, Younis Khan gets across and whips it in front of mid-wicket. Monty gives chase but in vain
Broad to Younis Khan, out Caught by Prior!! Super Stuff from Broad. The extra bounce has accounted for YK. This was short of a good length outside off and moving away, Younis Khan was looking to steer it towards third man, the extra bounce meant that he ended up getting a thick outside edge through to Prior. He moves to his right and gobbles up the chance. Another failure for YK and Pakistan are tottering. Younis Khan c Prior b Broad 4(8) [4s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Hafeez is not amused one bit, he goes back to the hut with a sarcastic look on his face and claps at the umpire's decision. This was pitched on a good length and shaped back in from outside off, Hafeez was pushing forward, was there an inside edge? The replays did not suggest so, Taufel changes his decision. The ball was certainly hitting the leg-stump. Hafeez lbw b Broad 13(30) [4s-1]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Pakistan have lost half their side. This was a poor call from Misbah-ul-Haq. This was full and shaping back into Misbah-ul-Haq from outside off, he fell across as he looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of middle. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. It was an umpire's call and the original decision was OUT. Pakistan are in tatters. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Anderson 1(8)
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, run-out chance missed. Morgan is the culprit. Adnan Akmal dabs a length delivery wide of cover, takes a couple of steps before stopping, Shafiq was charging in. Morgan comes in from point, has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. Adnan Akmal would have been a goner had Morgan hit the stumps
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are in dire straits. This one nipped back in from outside off, Adnan was pressing forward in defence, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. The umpire's decision stood and Pakistan have lost their sixth wicket. They have lost both their reviews as well. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6(30)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Pietersen!! Horrendous shot from Abdur Rehman. This was tossed up invitingly outside off and spinning away, Rehman gave the charge, looks to deposit it out of the stadium, gets a spiralling top-edge. KP settles underneath it at extra cover and takes a simple catch. The Pakistan dressing room will not be too happy with the shot. Swann gets a wicket in his very first over. Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1(5)
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nice way to end the session. Short and outside off, it sits up to be cut, Shafiq gets back and cracks it behind point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Shafiq gets back and cuts it hard to the sweeper cover fence, was in total control of that one
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, Broad digs it in short but no real bounce on this one, goes at hip height and Ajmal plays a classic pull, rolls his wrists over to keep it down and sends it racing past square leg
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, dug in a little too short by Broad and Shafiq is quick to rock back and smash it to the mid wicket fence, smoke bellows from Broad's ears as he kicks the turf in disgust
Panesar to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Panesar ends Ajmal's stubborn stay with a slider, pitches on middle and leg and strikes Ajmal on the pads even as he was pressing forward, no doubts in the umpire's mind, that would have crashed into leg, Pakistan slip further. Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12(53) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! As plumb as it gets, the flatter one sliding on, Shafiq tries to force it off the backfoot but misses it and is struck on the back leg just before it hits the bat, that was missing off and missing leg, good, fighting little knock from Shafiq comes to an end. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45(78) [4s-3]
Anderson to Umar Gul, leg byes, 1 run, Steve Davies' decision stays, this was slanted in and struck Umar Gul in front of leg, he reckoned it was going down leg and replays show that it was just clipping leg, umpire's call
Panesar to Umar Gul, SIX, floated up, Umar Gul plonks his foot forward and smacks it over the mid wicket fence, good sound as it came off the bat, knew it was a six right away
Anderson to Umar Gul, FOUR, the slower one from Anderson, Umar Gul picks it well and alolows it to reach him, glances it delicately and picks up a boundary, neatly done
Anderson to Umar Gul, out Bowled!! Full and straight is all it takes to clean him up, Pakistan fail to get to three figures, Umar Gul tries to tonk this over mid wicket but gets a thin inside edge and drags it onto the stumps. A dismal show from Pakistan after opting to bat. Umar Gul b Anderson 13(27) [4s-1 6s-1]
Anderson to Umar, out Lbw!! Excellent bowling from Anderson. This one jagged back in sharply from outside off, Umar was taken by surprise, he pressed across and looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is struck in front of middle. The ball would have crashed into the middle and leg. Early strike by Anderson. He is cock-a-hoop. Pakistan have lost an early wicket. Umar lbw b Anderson 0(5)
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, catch dropped by England. It was short of a good length outside off and seaming away, Hafeez flashed at that, gets an outside edge to the right of Prior and to the left of Strauss at 1st slip. It was the keeper's catch, he was static, Strauss went at it late, gets a finger-tip on that as the ball screams away to the fence
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Excellent review from England. This was a length delivery that shaped back into Azhar Ali from outside off, Azhar was lunging forward to defend, gets a faint inside edge through to Prior. The keeper and the close-in fielders were confident, replays suggested a minor click on the bat and Azhar Ali has to go. He is not too chuffed with the decision, but I feel the right decision has been made. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(14)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Terrific shot from YK. This is full and drifting towards the pads, Younis Khan gets across and whips it in front of mid-wicket. Monty gives chase but in vain
Broad to Younis Khan, out Caught by Prior!! Super Stuff from Broad. The extra bounce has accounted for YK. This was short of a good length outside off and moving away, Younis Khan was looking to steer it towards third man, the extra bounce meant that he ended up getting a thick outside edge through to Prior. He moves to his right and gobbles up the chance. Another failure for YK and Pakistan are tottering. Younis Khan c Prior b Broad 4(8) [4s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Hafeez is not amused one bit, he goes back to the hut with a sarcastic look on his face and claps at the umpire's decision. This was pitched on a good length and shaped back in from outside off, Hafeez was pushing forward, was there an inside edge? The replays did not suggest so, Taufel changes his decision. The ball was certainly hitting the leg-stump. Hafeez lbw b Broad 13(30) [4s-1]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Pakistan have lost half their side. This was a poor call from Misbah-ul-Haq. This was full and shaping back into Misbah-ul-Haq from outside off, he fell across as he looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of middle. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. It was an umpire's call and the original decision was OUT. Pakistan are in tatters. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Anderson 1(8)
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, run-out chance missed. Morgan is the culprit. Adnan Akmal dabs a length delivery wide of cover, takes a couple of steps before stopping, Shafiq was charging in. Morgan comes in from point, has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. Adnan Akmal would have been a goner had Morgan hit the stumps
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are in dire straits. This one nipped back in from outside off, Adnan was pressing forward in defence, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. The umpire's decision stood and Pakistan have lost their sixth wicket. They have lost both their reviews as well. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6(30)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Pietersen!! Horrendous shot from Abdur Rehman. This was tossed up invitingly outside off and spinning away, Rehman gave the charge, looks to deposit it out of the stadium, gets a spiralling top-edge. KP settles underneath it at extra cover and takes a simple catch. The Pakistan dressing room will not be too happy with the shot. Swann gets a wicket in his very first over. Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1(5)
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nice way to end the session. Short and outside off, it sits up to be cut, Shafiq gets back and cracks it behind point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Shafiq gets back and cuts it hard to the sweeper cover fence, was in total control of that one
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, Broad digs it in short but no real bounce on this one, goes at hip height and Ajmal plays a classic pull, rolls his wrists over to keep it down and sends it racing past square leg
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, dug in a little too short by Broad and Shafiq is quick to rock back and smash it to the mid wicket fence, smoke bellows from Broad's ears as he kicks the turf in disgust
Panesar to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Panesar ends Ajmal's stubborn stay with a slider, pitches on middle and leg and strikes Ajmal on the pads even as he was pressing forward, no doubts in the umpire's mind, that would have crashed into leg, Pakistan slip further. Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12(53) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! As plumb as it gets, the flatter one sliding on, Shafiq tries to force it off the backfoot but misses it and is struck on the back leg just before it hits the bat, that was missing off and missing leg, good, fighting little knock from Shafiq comes to an end. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45(78) [4s-3]
Anderson to Umar Gul, leg byes, 1 run, Steve Davies' decision stays, this was slanted in and struck Umar Gul in front of leg, he reckoned it was going down leg and replays show that it was just clipping leg, umpire's call
Panesar to Umar Gul, SIX, floated up, Umar Gul plonks his foot forward and smacks it over the mid wicket fence, good sound as it came off the bat, knew it was a six right away
Anderson to Umar Gul, FOUR, the slower one from Anderson, Umar Gul picks it well and alolows it to reach him, glances it delicately and picks up a boundary, neatly done
Anderson to Umar Gul, out Bowled!! Full and straight is all it takes to clean him up, Pakistan fail to get to three figures, Umar Gul tries to tonk this over mid wicket but gets a thin inside edge and drags it onto the stumps. A dismal show from Pakistan after opting to bat. Umar Gul b Anderson 13(27) [4s-1 6s-1]
Anderson to Umar, out Lbw!! Excellent bowling from Anderson. This one jagged back in sharply from outside off, Umar was taken by surprise, he pressed across and looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is struck in front of middle. The ball would have crashed into the middle and leg. Early strike by Anderson. He is cock-a-hoop. Pakistan have lost an early wicket. Umar lbw b Anderson 0(5)
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, catch dropped by England. It was short of a good length outside off and seaming away, Hafeez flashed at that, gets an outside edge to the right of Prior and to the left of Strauss at 1st slip. It was the keeper's catch, he was static, Strauss went at it late, gets a finger-tip on that as the ball screams away to the fence
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Excellent review from England. This was a length delivery that shaped back into Azhar Ali from outside off, Azhar was lunging forward to defend, gets a faint inside edge through to Prior. The keeper and the close-in fielders were confident, replays suggested a minor click on the bat and Azhar Ali has to go. He is not too chuffed with the decision, but I feel the right decision has been made. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(14)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Terrific shot from YK. This is full and drifting towards the pads, Younis Khan gets across and whips it in front of mid-wicket. Monty gives chase but in vain
Broad to Younis Khan, out Caught by Prior!! Super Stuff from Broad. The extra bounce has accounted for YK. This was short of a good length outside off and moving away, Younis Khan was looking to steer it towards third man, the extra bounce meant that he ended up getting a thick outside edge through to Prior. He moves to his right and gobbles up the chance. Another failure for YK and Pakistan are tottering. Younis Khan c Prior b Broad 4(8) [4s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Hafeez is not amused one bit, he goes back to the hut with a sarcastic look on his face and claps at the umpire's decision. This was pitched on a good length and shaped back in from outside off, Hafeez was pushing forward, was there an inside edge? The replays did not suggest so, Taufel changes his decision. The ball was certainly hitting the leg-stump. Hafeez lbw b Broad 13(30) [4s-1]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Pakistan have lost half their side. This was a poor call from Misbah-ul-Haq. This was full and shaping back into Misbah-ul-Haq from outside off, he fell across as he looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of middle. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. It was an umpire's call and the original decision was OUT. Pakistan are in tatters. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Anderson 1(8)
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, run-out chance missed. Morgan is the culprit. Adnan Akmal dabs a length delivery wide of cover, takes a couple of steps before stopping, Shafiq was charging in. Morgan comes in from point, has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. Adnan Akmal would have been a goner had Morgan hit the stumps
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are in dire straits. This one nipped back in from outside off, Adnan was pressing forward in defence, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. The umpire's decision stood and Pakistan have lost their sixth wicket. They have lost both their reviews as well. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6(30)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Pietersen!! Horrendous shot from Abdur Rehman. This was tossed up invitingly outside off and spinning away, Rehman gave the charge, looks to deposit it out of the stadium, gets a spiralling top-edge. KP settles underneath it at extra cover and takes a simple catch. The Pakistan dressing room will not be too happy with the shot. Swann gets a wicket in his very first over. Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1(5)
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nice way to end the session. Short and outside off, it sits up to be cut, Shafiq gets back and cracks it behind point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Shafiq gets back and cuts it hard to the sweeper cover fence, was in total control of that one
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, Broad digs it in short but no real bounce on this one, goes at hip height and Ajmal plays a classic pull, rolls his wrists over to keep it down and sends it racing past square leg
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, dug in a little too short by Broad and Shafiq is quick to rock back and smash it to the mid wicket fence, smoke bellows from Broad's ears as he kicks the turf in disgust
Panesar to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Panesar ends Ajmal's stubborn stay with a slider, pitches on middle and leg and strikes Ajmal on the pads even as he was pressing forward, no doubts in the umpire's mind, that would have crashed into leg, Pakistan slip further. Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12(53) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! As plumb as it gets, the flatter one sliding on, Shafiq tries to force it off the backfoot but misses it and is struck on the back leg just before it hits the bat, that was missing off and missing leg, good, fighting little knock from Shafiq comes to an end. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45(78) [4s-3]
Anderson to Umar Gul, leg byes, 1 run, Steve Davies' decision stays, this was slanted in and struck Umar Gul in front of leg, he reckoned it was going down leg and replays show that it was just clipping leg, umpire's call
Panesar to Umar Gul, SIX, floated up, Umar Gul plonks his foot forward and smacks it over the mid wicket fence, good sound as it came off the bat, knew it was a six right away
Anderson to Umar Gul, FOUR, the slower one from Anderson, Umar Gul picks it well and alolows it to reach him, glances it delicately and picks up a boundary, neatly done
Anderson to Umar Gul, out Bowled!! Full and straight is all it takes to clean him up, Pakistan fail to get to three figures, Umar Gul tries to tonk this over mid wicket but gets a thin inside edge and drags it onto the stumps. A dismal show from Pakistan after opting to bat. Umar Gul b Anderson 13(27) [4s-1 6s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez gets off the mark in style, back of a length delivery but on the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and neatly glances it to fine leg for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, absolutely majestic from Hafeez, overpitched from Broad outside off, Hafeez stays on the front foot and laces the square drive to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar now joins in the fun, short delivery slanted across wide outside off, Umar latches onto it and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Anderson to Umar, out Caught by Strauss!! The extra ball does the trick and Pakistan suffer an early jolt. Anderson stays wide of the crease and angles across a good length ball outside off, Umar pokes at it and the outside edge is snapped up by Strauss at first slip. Umar c Strauss b Anderson 6(16) [4s-1]
Panesar to Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez decides to break the shackles in style, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Hafeez charges down the track and launches it well back into the stands at long on
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, more runs for Hafeez, Panesar bowls this slightly short outside off, Hafeez uses the pace and guides the cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar gets his man in the end. Over aggression has cost Hafeez here. Panesar bowls this delivery flatter and it spins away, Hafeez lunges forward and looks to sweep it to the leg side, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, England appeal and the umpire immediately gives it out, Hafeez does not opt for the review, although on first look, I thought that the ball was missing off stump. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 21(36) [4s-3 6s-1]
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, This is a good sign for Pakistan, lovely shot from the veteran, overpitched and in the slot, Younis Khan presents full face of the bat and thumps it down the ground to long on, holds the pose too for the camera!
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, useful runs for Pakistan, turning sharply, but well down the leg side, Younis Khan plays it late and does well to get some bat to it, it races away to fine leg
Panesar to Azhar Ali, SIX, 2 balls back Waqar on air was saying Azhar Ali was a defensive batsman, he has proved him wrong here, well tossed up delivery on the stumps, Azhar Ali comes down the track and lofts it thorugh the line over long off for a maximum!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's started to get going here, flatter and touch shorter outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and punches it off the back foot to sweeper cover, timed it well and it raced away to the fence
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, some positive intent atlast, drags it too short outside off, Younis Khan picks the length early, rocks back and pulls it to backward square leg
Swann to Younis Khan, no run, terrible mix-up, but an accurate throw would have been an end for Azhar Ali at the bowler's end, Younis Khan pushes it towards covers, Ali wanted the single, but was sent back , the throw at the bowler's end was not that great and a lucky escape for Ali
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, 100 comes up for Pakistan, poor delivery though, Jonathan Trott starts off with a loosener, short and well down the leg side, Younis Khan swivels and pulls it all along the ground to fine leg
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, he's decided to break free, too full and on off, Younis Khan gets down and sweeps it with the turn to backward square leg, picked the gap well and it raced away to the fence
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, he gets to his 26th Test fifty in style, it was a poor delivery though, short and wide outside off, Younis Khan plays it late and dabs it past the fielder to third man
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, superb shot! Full delivery coming into the pads, Younis gets forward and flicks it away off his pads, places it between the 2 men on the leg side and collects four, this is a good start for Pakistan post Tea
Panesar to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, loopy outside off, Azhar Ali leans and steers it past short third man, gets a couple of runs. Partnership is worth a 100 now!
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a shot! That was a mere push. Nothing else! Full and straight from Broad, Azhar put a step forward and just pushed it straight down the ground, mid on started running in a bid to stop it but gave up soon.. awesome timing!
Broad to Azhar Ali, 1 run, FIFTY for Azhar Ali and he is a happy man. Looked like he had some point to prove, going by his reactions. Works it to mid wicket and runs across, points the bat to the dressing room and the crowd before running to greet his partner. Well played, it has not been easy to bat here but he has been solid. It's his 14th half century in Tests
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was coming. He was getting a bit restless in the middle and you could sense this coming. Charges down the track, gets to the pitch this time and lofts it wide of mid on, good use of the feet there
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot! There are lots of vacant spaces on the off side and Younis Khan uses it cleverly with a superb reverse sweep, takes it from middle stump and middles it perfectly to the square third man fence
Swann to Younis Khan, SIX, that's how you play spinners. Confident use of the feet, right up to the pitch of the ball, picks his spot in the vacant deep mid regions and swings it across the line and over the fence. Top class batting
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot! He has been sweeping well this session, another hard sweep shot and this time picks the gap as well, collects a boundary to deep square leg
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, poor ball. Just too easy for Younis Khan. Flat, short and on the pads, Younis Khan just stays back and whips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, just too easy.. Younis into the 90s now
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, these are gifts for Younis. Rank long hop, just sits up to be smashed and Younis Khan does exactly that with a hard pull to deep mid wicket, racing towards the 3-figure mark here
Panesar to Younis Khan, 2 runs, there it is! Younis Khan gets to his 20th Test CENTURY. And fittingly, he brings it up with a sweep shot, takes off his helmet even as he runs the second run, has a smile on his face as always and acknowledges the cheers from the crowd. What an innings this has been.. it has been a match dominated by the bowlers but Younis Khan and Azhar Ali have batted extremely well. Strauss claps from the slip cordon, and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar gives a standing ovation too
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar Ali survives a scare towards the end of the day, Swann gives it some air, gets it to pitch on middle and spin in, Azhar Ali was looking to work across the line but was struck in front, but the replays show it would have gone over the stumps..not a bad review though, England badly needed to get a wicket
Panesar to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, nothing going England's way. More bonus runs for Pakistan. Pitches way outside leg and doesn't turn much, Prior had no chance of stopping that and Pakistan happily take 4 extras
Anderson to Umar, out Lbw!! Excellent bowling from Anderson. This one jagged back in sharply from outside off, Umar was taken by surprise, he pressed across and looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is struck in front of middle. The ball would have crashed into the middle and leg. Early strike by Anderson. He is cock-a-hoop. Pakistan have lost an early wicket. Umar lbw b Anderson 0(5)
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, catch dropped by England. It was short of a good length outside off and seaming away, Hafeez flashed at that, gets an outside edge to the right of Prior and to the left of Strauss at 1st slip. It was the keeper's catch, he was static, Strauss went at it late, gets a finger-tip on that as the ball screams away to the fence
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Excellent review from England. This was a length delivery that shaped back into Azhar Ali from outside off, Azhar was lunging forward to defend, gets a faint inside edge through to Prior. The keeper and the close-in fielders were confident, replays suggested a minor click on the bat and Azhar Ali has to go. He is not too chuffed with the decision, but I feel the right decision has been made. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(14)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Terrific shot from YK. This is full and drifting towards the pads, Younis Khan gets across and whips it in front of mid-wicket. Monty gives chase but in vain
Broad to Younis Khan, out Caught by Prior!! Super Stuff from Broad. The extra bounce has accounted for YK. This was short of a good length outside off and moving away, Younis Khan was looking to steer it towards third man, the extra bounce meant that he ended up getting a thick outside edge through to Prior. He moves to his right and gobbles up the chance. Another failure for YK and Pakistan are tottering. Younis Khan c Prior b Broad 4(8) [4s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Hafeez is not amused one bit, he goes back to the hut with a sarcastic look on his face and claps at the umpire's decision. This was pitched on a good length and shaped back in from outside off, Hafeez was pushing forward, was there an inside edge? The replays did not suggest so, Taufel changes his decision. The ball was certainly hitting the leg-stump. Hafeez lbw b Broad 13(30) [4s-1]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Pakistan have lost half their side. This was a poor call from Misbah-ul-Haq. This was full and shaping back into Misbah-ul-Haq from outside off, he fell across as he looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of middle. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. It was an umpire's call and the original decision was OUT. Pakistan are in tatters. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Anderson 1(8)
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, run-out chance missed. Morgan is the culprit. Adnan Akmal dabs a length delivery wide of cover, takes a couple of steps before stopping, Shafiq was charging in. Morgan comes in from point, has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. Adnan Akmal would have been a goner had Morgan hit the stumps
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are in dire straits. This one nipped back in from outside off, Adnan was pressing forward in defence, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. The umpire's decision stood and Pakistan have lost their sixth wicket. They have lost both their reviews as well. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6(30)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Pietersen!! Horrendous shot from Abdur Rehman. This was tossed up invitingly outside off and spinning away, Rehman gave the charge, looks to deposit it out of the stadium, gets a spiralling top-edge. KP settles underneath it at extra cover and takes a simple catch. The Pakistan dressing room will not be too happy with the shot. Swann gets a wicket in his very first over. Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1(5)
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nice way to end the session. Short and outside off, it sits up to be cut, Shafiq gets back and cracks it behind point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Shafiq gets back and cuts it hard to the sweeper cover fence, was in total control of that one
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, Broad digs it in short but no real bounce on this one, goes at hip height and Ajmal plays a classic pull, rolls his wrists over to keep it down and sends it racing past square leg
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, dug in a little too short by Broad and Shafiq is quick to rock back and smash it to the mid wicket fence, smoke bellows from Broad's ears as he kicks the turf in disgust
Panesar to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Panesar ends Ajmal's stubborn stay with a slider, pitches on middle and leg and strikes Ajmal on the pads even as he was pressing forward, no doubts in the umpire's mind, that would have crashed into leg, Pakistan slip further. Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12(53) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! As plumb as it gets, the flatter one sliding on, Shafiq tries to force it off the backfoot but misses it and is struck on the back leg just before it hits the bat, that was missing off and missing leg, good, fighting little knock from Shafiq comes to an end. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45(78) [4s-3]
Anderson to Umar Gul, leg byes, 1 run, Steve Davies' decision stays, this was slanted in and struck Umar Gul in front of leg, he reckoned it was going down leg and replays show that it was just clipping leg, umpire's call
Panesar to Umar Gul, SIX, floated up, Umar Gul plonks his foot forward and smacks it over the mid wicket fence, good sound as it came off the bat, knew it was a six right away
Anderson to Umar Gul, FOUR, the slower one from Anderson, Umar Gul picks it well and alolows it to reach him, glances it delicately and picks up a boundary, neatly done
Anderson to Umar Gul, out Bowled!! Full and straight is all it takes to clean him up, Pakistan fail to get to three figures, Umar Gul tries to tonk this over mid wicket but gets a thin inside edge and drags it onto the stumps. A dismal show from Pakistan after opting to bat. Umar Gul b Anderson 13(27) [4s-1 6s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez gets off the mark in style, back of a length delivery but on the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and neatly glances it to fine leg for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, absolutely majestic from Hafeez, overpitched from Broad outside off, Hafeez stays on the front foot and laces the square drive to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar now joins in the fun, short delivery slanted across wide outside off, Umar latches onto it and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Anderson to Umar, out Caught by Strauss!! The extra ball does the trick and Pakistan suffer an early jolt. Anderson stays wide of the crease and angles across a good length ball outside off, Umar pokes at it and the outside edge is snapped up by Strauss at first slip. Umar c Strauss b Anderson 6(16) [4s-1]
Panesar to Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez decides to break the shackles in style, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Hafeez charges down the track and launches it well back into the stands at long on
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, more runs for Hafeez, Panesar bowls this slightly short outside off, Hafeez uses the pace and guides the cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar gets his man in the end. Over aggression has cost Hafeez here. Panesar bowls this delivery flatter and it spins away, Hafeez lunges forward and looks to sweep it to the leg side, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, England appeal and the umpire immediately gives it out, Hafeez does not opt for the review, although on first look, I thought that the ball was missing off stump. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 21(36) [4s-3 6s-1]
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, This is a good sign for Pakistan, lovely shot from the veteran, overpitched and in the slot, Younis Khan presents full face of the bat and thumps it down the ground to long on, holds the pose too for the camera!
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, useful runs for Pakistan, turning sharply, but well down the leg side, Younis Khan plays it late and does well to get some bat to it, it races away to fine leg
Panesar to Azhar Ali, SIX, 2 balls back Waqar on air was saying Azhar Ali was a defensive batsman, he has proved him wrong here, well tossed up delivery on the stumps, Azhar Ali comes down the track and lofts it thorugh the line over long off for a maximum!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's started to get going here, flatter and touch shorter outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and punches it off the back foot to sweeper cover, timed it well and it raced away to the fence
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, some positive intent atlast, drags it too short outside off, Younis Khan picks the length early, rocks back and pulls it to backward square leg
Swann to Younis Khan, no run, terrible mix-up, but an accurate throw would have been an end for Azhar Ali at the bowler's end, Younis Khan pushes it towards covers, Ali wanted the single, but was sent back , the throw at the bowler's end was not that great and a lucky escape for Ali
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, 100 comes up for Pakistan, poor delivery though, Jonathan Trott starts off with a loosener, short and well down the leg side, Younis Khan swivels and pulls it all along the ground to fine leg
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, he's decided to break free, too full and on off, Younis Khan gets down and sweeps it with the turn to backward square leg, picked the gap well and it raced away to the fence
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, he gets to his 26th Test fifty in style, it was a poor delivery though, short and wide outside off, Younis Khan plays it late and dabs it past the fielder to third man
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, superb shot! Full delivery coming into the pads, Younis gets forward and flicks it away off his pads, places it between the 2 men on the leg side and collects four, this is a good start for Pakistan post Tea
Panesar to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, loopy outside off, Azhar Ali leans and steers it past short third man, gets a couple of runs. Partnership is worth a 100 now!
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a shot! That was a mere push. Nothing else! Full and straight from Broad, Azhar put a step forward and just pushed it straight down the ground, mid on started running in a bid to stop it but gave up soon.. awesome timing!
Broad to Azhar Ali, 1 run, FIFTY for Azhar Ali and he is a happy man. Looked like he had some point to prove, going by his reactions. Works it to mid wicket and runs across, points the bat to the dressing room and the crowd before running to greet his partner. Well played, it has not been easy to bat here but he has been solid. It's his 14th half century in Tests
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was coming. He was getting a bit restless in the middle and you could sense this coming. Charges down the track, gets to the pitch this time and lofts it wide of mid on, good use of the feet there
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot! There are lots of vacant spaces on the off side and Younis Khan uses it cleverly with a superb reverse sweep, takes it from middle stump and middles it perfectly to the square third man fence
Swann to Younis Khan, SIX, that's how you play spinners. Confident use of the feet, right up to the pitch of the ball, picks his spot in the vacant deep mid regions and swings it across the line and over the fence. Top class batting
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot! He has been sweeping well this session, another hard sweep shot and this time picks the gap as well, collects a boundary to deep square leg
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, poor ball. Just too easy for Younis Khan. Flat, short and on the pads, Younis Khan just stays back and whips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, just too easy.. Younis into the 90s now
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, these are gifts for Younis. Rank long hop, just sits up to be smashed and Younis Khan does exactly that with a hard pull to deep mid wicket, racing towards the 3-figure mark here
Panesar to Younis Khan, 2 runs, there it is! Younis Khan gets to his 20th Test CENTURY. And fittingly, he brings it up with a sweep shot, takes off his helmet even as he runs the second run, has a smile on his face as always and acknowledges the cheers from the crowd. What an innings this has been.. it has been a match dominated by the bowlers but Younis Khan and Azhar Ali have batted extremely well. Strauss claps from the slip cordon, and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar gives a standing ovation too
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar Ali survives a scare towards the end of the day, Swann gives it some air, gets it to pitch on middle and spin in, Azhar Ali was looking to work across the line but was struck in front, but the replays show it would have gone over the stumps..not a bad review though, England badly needed to get a wicket
Panesar to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, nothing going England's way. More bonus runs for Pakistan. Pitches way outside leg and doesn't turn much, Prior had no chance of stopping that and Pakistan happily take 4 extras
Anderson to Umar, out Lbw!! Excellent bowling from Anderson. This one jagged back in sharply from outside off, Umar was taken by surprise, he pressed across and looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is struck in front of middle. The ball would have crashed into the middle and leg. Early strike by Anderson. He is cock-a-hoop. Pakistan have lost an early wicket. Umar lbw b Anderson 0(5)
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, catch dropped by England. It was short of a good length outside off and seaming away, Hafeez flashed at that, gets an outside edge to the right of Prior and to the left of Strauss at 1st slip. It was the keeper's catch, he was static, Strauss went at it late, gets a finger-tip on that as the ball screams away to the fence
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Excellent review from England. This was a length delivery that shaped back into Azhar Ali from outside off, Azhar was lunging forward to defend, gets a faint inside edge through to Prior. The keeper and the close-in fielders were confident, replays suggested a minor click on the bat and Azhar Ali has to go. He is not too chuffed with the decision, but I feel the right decision has been made. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(14)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Terrific shot from YK. This is full and drifting towards the pads, Younis Khan gets across and whips it in front of mid-wicket. Monty gives chase but in vain
Broad to Younis Khan, out Caught by Prior!! Super Stuff from Broad. The extra bounce has accounted for YK. This was short of a good length outside off and moving away, Younis Khan was looking to steer it towards third man, the extra bounce meant that he ended up getting a thick outside edge through to Prior. He moves to his right and gobbles up the chance. Another failure for YK and Pakistan are tottering. Younis Khan c Prior b Broad 4(8) [4s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Hafeez is not amused one bit, he goes back to the hut with a sarcastic look on his face and claps at the umpire's decision. This was pitched on a good length and shaped back in from outside off, Hafeez was pushing forward, was there an inside edge? The replays did not suggest so, Taufel changes his decision. The ball was certainly hitting the leg-stump. Hafeez lbw b Broad 13(30) [4s-1]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Pakistan have lost half their side. This was a poor call from Misbah-ul-Haq. This was full and shaping back into Misbah-ul-Haq from outside off, he fell across as he looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of middle. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. It was an umpire's call and the original decision was OUT. Pakistan are in tatters. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Anderson 1(8)
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, run-out chance missed. Morgan is the culprit. Adnan Akmal dabs a length delivery wide of cover, takes a couple of steps before stopping, Shafiq was charging in. Morgan comes in from point, has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. Adnan Akmal would have been a goner had Morgan hit the stumps
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are in dire straits. This one nipped back in from outside off, Adnan was pressing forward in defence, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. The umpire's decision stood and Pakistan have lost their sixth wicket. They have lost both their reviews as well. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6(30)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Pietersen!! Horrendous shot from Abdur Rehman. This was tossed up invitingly outside off and spinning away, Rehman gave the charge, looks to deposit it out of the stadium, gets a spiralling top-edge. KP settles underneath it at extra cover and takes a simple catch. The Pakistan dressing room will not be too happy with the shot. Swann gets a wicket in his very first over. Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1(5)
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nice way to end the session. Short and outside off, it sits up to be cut, Shafiq gets back and cracks it behind point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Shafiq gets back and cuts it hard to the sweeper cover fence, was in total control of that one
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, Broad digs it in short but no real bounce on this one, goes at hip height and Ajmal plays a classic pull, rolls his wrists over to keep it down and sends it racing past square leg
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, dug in a little too short by Broad and Shafiq is quick to rock back and smash it to the mid wicket fence, smoke bellows from Broad's ears as he kicks the turf in disgust
Panesar to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Panesar ends Ajmal's stubborn stay with a slider, pitches on middle and leg and strikes Ajmal on the pads even as he was pressing forward, no doubts in the umpire's mind, that would have crashed into leg, Pakistan slip further. Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12(53) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! As plumb as it gets, the flatter one sliding on, Shafiq tries to force it off the backfoot but misses it and is struck on the back leg just before it hits the bat, that was missing off and missing leg, good, fighting little knock from Shafiq comes to an end. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45(78) [4s-3]
Anderson to Umar Gul, leg byes, 1 run, Steve Davies' decision stays, this was slanted in and struck Umar Gul in front of leg, he reckoned it was going down leg and replays show that it was just clipping leg, umpire's call
Panesar to Umar Gul, SIX, floated up, Umar Gul plonks his foot forward and smacks it over the mid wicket fence, good sound as it came off the bat, knew it was a six right away
Anderson to Umar Gul, FOUR, the slower one from Anderson, Umar Gul picks it well and alolows it to reach him, glances it delicately and picks up a boundary, neatly done
Anderson to Umar Gul, out Bowled!! Full and straight is all it takes to clean him up, Pakistan fail to get to three figures, Umar Gul tries to tonk this over mid wicket but gets a thin inside edge and drags it onto the stumps. A dismal show from Pakistan after opting to bat. Umar Gul b Anderson 13(27) [4s-1 6s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez gets off the mark in style, back of a length delivery but on the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and neatly glances it to fine leg for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, absolutely majestic from Hafeez, overpitched from Broad outside off, Hafeez stays on the front foot and laces the square drive to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar now joins in the fun, short delivery slanted across wide outside off, Umar latches onto it and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Anderson to Umar, out Caught by Strauss!! The extra ball does the trick and Pakistan suffer an early jolt. Anderson stays wide of the crease and angles across a good length ball outside off, Umar pokes at it and the outside edge is snapped up by Strauss at first slip. Umar c Strauss b Anderson 6(16) [4s-1]
Panesar to Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez decides to break the shackles in style, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Hafeez charges down the track and launches it well back into the stands at long on
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, more runs for Hafeez, Panesar bowls this slightly short outside off, Hafeez uses the pace and guides the cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar gets his man in the end. Over aggression has cost Hafeez here. Panesar bowls this delivery flatter and it spins away, Hafeez lunges forward and looks to sweep it to the leg side, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, England appeal and the umpire immediately gives it out, Hafeez does not opt for the review, although on first look, I thought that the ball was missing off stump. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 21(36) [4s-3 6s-1]
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, This is a good sign for Pakistan, lovely shot from the veteran, overpitched and in the slot, Younis Khan presents full face of the bat and thumps it down the ground to long on, holds the pose too for the camera!
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, useful runs for Pakistan, turning sharply, but well down the leg side, Younis Khan plays it late and does well to get some bat to it, it races away to fine leg
Panesar to Azhar Ali, SIX, 2 balls back Waqar on air was saying Azhar Ali was a defensive batsman, he has proved him wrong here, well tossed up delivery on the stumps, Azhar Ali comes down the track and lofts it thorugh the line over long off for a maximum!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's started to get going here, flatter and touch shorter outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and punches it off the back foot to sweeper cover, timed it well and it raced away to the fence
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, some positive intent atlast, drags it too short outside off, Younis Khan picks the length early, rocks back and pulls it to backward square leg
Swann to Younis Khan, no run, terrible mix-up, but an accurate throw would have been an end for Azhar Ali at the bowler's end, Younis Khan pushes it towards covers, Ali wanted the single, but was sent back , the throw at the bowler's end was not that great and a lucky escape for Ali
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, 100 comes up for Pakistan, poor delivery though, Jonathan Trott starts off with a loosener, short and well down the leg side, Younis Khan swivels and pulls it all along the ground to fine leg
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, he's decided to break free, too full and on off, Younis Khan gets down and sweeps it with the turn to backward square leg, picked the gap well and it raced away to the fence
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, he gets to his 26th Test fifty in style, it was a poor delivery though, short and wide outside off, Younis Khan plays it late and dabs it past the fielder to third man
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, superb shot! Full delivery coming into the pads, Younis gets forward and flicks it away off his pads, places it between the 2 men on the leg side and collects four, this is a good start for Pakistan post Tea
Panesar to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, loopy outside off, Azhar Ali leans and steers it past short third man, gets a couple of runs. Partnership is worth a 100 now!
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a shot! That was a mere push. Nothing else! Full and straight from Broad, Azhar put a step forward and just pushed it straight down the ground, mid on started running in a bid to stop it but gave up soon.. awesome timing!
Broad to Azhar Ali, 1 run, FIFTY for Azhar Ali and he is a happy man. Looked like he had some point to prove, going by his reactions. Works it to mid wicket and runs across, points the bat to the dressing room and the crowd before running to greet his partner. Well played, it has not been easy to bat here but he has been solid. It's his 14th half century in Tests
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was coming. He was getting a bit restless in the middle and you could sense this coming. Charges down the track, gets to the pitch this time and lofts it wide of mid on, good use of the feet there
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot! There are lots of vacant spaces on the off side and Younis Khan uses it cleverly with a superb reverse sweep, takes it from middle stump and middles it perfectly to the square third man fence
Swann to Younis Khan, SIX, that's how you play spinners. Confident use of the feet, right up to the pitch of the ball, picks his spot in the vacant deep mid regions and swings it across the line and over the fence. Top class batting
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot! He has been sweeping well this session, another hard sweep shot and this time picks the gap as well, collects a boundary to deep square leg
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, poor ball. Just too easy for Younis Khan. Flat, short and on the pads, Younis Khan just stays back and whips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, just too easy.. Younis into the 90s now
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, these are gifts for Younis. Rank long hop, just sits up to be smashed and Younis Khan does exactly that with a hard pull to deep mid wicket, racing towards the 3-figure mark here
Panesar to Younis Khan, 2 runs, there it is! Younis Khan gets to his 20th Test CENTURY. And fittingly, he brings it up with a sweep shot, takes off his helmet even as he runs the second run, has a smile on his face as always and acknowledges the cheers from the crowd. What an innings this has been.. it has been a match dominated by the bowlers but Younis Khan and Azhar Ali have batted extremely well. Strauss claps from the slip cordon, and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar gives a standing ovation too
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar Ali survives a scare towards the end of the day, Swann gives it some air, gets it to pitch on middle and spin in, Azhar Ali was looking to work across the line but was struck in front, but the replays show it would have gone over the stumps..not a bad review though, England badly needed to get a wicket
Panesar to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, nothing going England's way. More bonus runs for Pakistan. Pitches way outside leg and doesn't turn much, Prior had no chance of stopping that and Pakistan happily take 4 extras
Anderson to Younis Khan, 3 runs, Lovely shot from YK. This was overpitched outside off and moving away, Younis Khan reaches out for the drive and gets it past cover. Good fielding from the man chasing from mid-off, pulls the back back in and saves a run for his team. The 200 run partnership is up as well
Anderson to Younis Khan, FOUR, beautifully played. This was overpitched outside off, Younis Khan leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it past cover for a boundary
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, edged. Did it carry? Just about, catch dropped by Swann at 2nd slip, fuller length delivery outside off and shaping away, Azhar Ali chased it, gets a thick outside edge that just about carries through to Swann. A tough chance, but one that needed to be taken
Broad to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! Brilliant innings by YK ends. This was the inducker that nipped back in a shade from outside off, Younis Khan was pressing across in defence and was struck low on the pads in front of off. The ball was going on to hit off and YK has to go. The original decision was OUT and it stays with the on-field call. Younis Khan lbw b Broad 127(221) [4s-12 6s-1]
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Azhar Ali moves onto 98 with a fine paddle. This was quicker and sliding down the leg, Azhar Ali gets across and laps it very fine for a boundary
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, 2nd Test CENTURY for Azhar Ali. He screams in delight as soon as finding the gap past cover point. This was short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary. The dressing room is up as well, it has been a very well deserved century
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Super shot from Azhar Ali , gets to the pitch of a well flighted delivery outside off and drives it in the gap past the man at cover for a pleasing boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, sharp spin from Swann, the line is poor though, Azhar Ali looks to tickle it and misses, so does Prior. The ball scoots away to the fence
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed through quicker on the stumps, it skids through quickly, Misbah-ul-Haq was long way forward defending it, but gets an inside edge onto the pads, huge appeal is turned down, Strauss, Prior and Monty were confident and went for the review, but replays clearly showed he had got a thick inside edge, so England lose all their reviews
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, finally some aggressive intent, too full and on middle, Azhar Ali gets down and sweeps it to backward square leg, split the gap to perfection in the deep
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, runs are starting to flow, this time it is from the bat of Misbah, a rare sight, overpitched and on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq kneels down and sweeps it hard to deep square leg, hits it well between the 2 fielders
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, only two men on the off side and Azhar Ali easily pierces the gap, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball nicely and drills it past the fielder to deep extra cover
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Much needed breakthrough for England, the great Misbah is gone, it was the arm ball, which skidded through, Misbah-ul-Haq plunges forward to defend, but is struck low on the pads, huge appeal and Taufel raises his finger, he decides to review it, only doubt was whether he had got some inside edge, but replays show there was no edge invovled and he was struck in line and it would have hit the off stump, so Pakistan also lose all their reviews. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 31(115) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Monty has struck again, poor shot from Shafiq though, it was fired in full on the leg stump, Shafiq attempted the sweep shot, missed it and was struck on the pads, it looked like it was sliding down the leg side, but Taufel had no doubt about it, no reviews left and Shafiq has to go. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 5(17)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's decided to break free, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali eyes lit up seeing that and he lofts it through the line over the fielder to long off
Panesar to Adnan Akmal, out Bowled!! Monty is on fire here, the ball is suddenly turning square here, this one was a dream delivery for a left arm spinner, it was pitched on the off stump, it turned away slightly to beat the defences of Adnan Akmal and then crashed into the stumps. Adnan Akmal b Panesar 0(7)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Anderson!! Another one bites the dust, pitches it on the rough just outside off, it was well tossed up also and inviting him for the drive, Abdur Rehman was drawn into the shot and it turned away sharply to take the edge straight to Jimmy at first slip. Abdur Rehman c Anderson b Swann 1(5)
Swann to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! They are losing wickets in a heap, but a sharp catch from Jimmy at first slip, it was the arm ball wide outside off, it was drifting away slightly, Ajmal pokes at it away from his body and the outside edge flew quickly low towards the first slip, but Jimmy reacted quickly, moved to his right and takes a good low catch. Ajmal c Anderson b Swann 1(12)
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely played. Panesar tossed this one on the stumps, Azhar Ali backs away a bit, gets into a fine position and slog sweeps it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Alastair Cook!! Soft dismissal for Azhar Ali. It was a nicely tossed up delivery on the middle and spinning back into him, he looks to turn it towards the onside and ends up hitting it straight to Cook at short leg. Cook did very well to stay down and takes the catch easily. Azhar departs after a magnificent hand. Azhar Ali c Alastair Cook b Swann 157(442) [4s-10 6s-1]
Panesar to Umar Gul, out Lbw!! Monty gets a 5-wicket haul. This was tossed up on the middle-stump and straightened, Umar Gul was looking to play the big slog sweep and misses. The ball was going to hit the middle stump. Easy decision for umpire Taufel and England need 324 runs for a consolation victory. Umar Gul lbw b Panesar 4(38)
Anderson to Umar, out Lbw!! Excellent bowling from Anderson. This one jagged back in sharply from outside off, Umar was taken by surprise, he pressed across and looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is struck in front of middle. The ball would have crashed into the middle and leg. Early strike by Anderson. He is cock-a-hoop. Pakistan have lost an early wicket. Umar lbw b Anderson 0(5)
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, catch dropped by England. It was short of a good length outside off and seaming away, Hafeez flashed at that, gets an outside edge to the right of Prior and to the left of Strauss at 1st slip. It was the keeper's catch, he was static, Strauss went at it late, gets a finger-tip on that as the ball screams away to the fence
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Excellent review from England. This was a length delivery that shaped back into Azhar Ali from outside off, Azhar was lunging forward to defend, gets a faint inside edge through to Prior. The keeper and the close-in fielders were confident, replays suggested a minor click on the bat and Azhar Ali has to go. He is not too chuffed with the decision, but I feel the right decision has been made. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(14)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Terrific shot from YK. This is full and drifting towards the pads, Younis Khan gets across and whips it in front of mid-wicket. Monty gives chase but in vain
Broad to Younis Khan, out Caught by Prior!! Super Stuff from Broad. The extra bounce has accounted for YK. This was short of a good length outside off and moving away, Younis Khan was looking to steer it towards third man, the extra bounce meant that he ended up getting a thick outside edge through to Prior. He moves to his right and gobbles up the chance. Another failure for YK and Pakistan are tottering. Younis Khan c Prior b Broad 4(8) [4s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Hafeez is not amused one bit, he goes back to the hut with a sarcastic look on his face and claps at the umpire's decision. This was pitched on a good length and shaped back in from outside off, Hafeez was pushing forward, was there an inside edge? The replays did not suggest so, Taufel changes his decision. The ball was certainly hitting the leg-stump. Hafeez lbw b Broad 13(30) [4s-1]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Pakistan have lost half their side. This was a poor call from Misbah-ul-Haq. This was full and shaping back into Misbah-ul-Haq from outside off, he fell across as he looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of middle. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. It was an umpire's call and the original decision was OUT. Pakistan are in tatters. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Anderson 1(8)
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, run-out chance missed. Morgan is the culprit. Adnan Akmal dabs a length delivery wide of cover, takes a couple of steps before stopping, Shafiq was charging in. Morgan comes in from point, has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. Adnan Akmal would have been a goner had Morgan hit the stumps
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are in dire straits. This one nipped back in from outside off, Adnan was pressing forward in defence, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. The umpire's decision stood and Pakistan have lost their sixth wicket. They have lost both their reviews as well. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6(30)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Pietersen!! Horrendous shot from Abdur Rehman. This was tossed up invitingly outside off and spinning away, Rehman gave the charge, looks to deposit it out of the stadium, gets a spiralling top-edge. KP settles underneath it at extra cover and takes a simple catch. The Pakistan dressing room will not be too happy with the shot. Swann gets a wicket in his very first over. Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1(5)
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nice way to end the session. Short and outside off, it sits up to be cut, Shafiq gets back and cracks it behind point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Shafiq gets back and cuts it hard to the sweeper cover fence, was in total control of that one
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, Broad digs it in short but no real bounce on this one, goes at hip height and Ajmal plays a classic pull, rolls his wrists over to keep it down and sends it racing past square leg
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, dug in a little too short by Broad and Shafiq is quick to rock back and smash it to the mid wicket fence, smoke bellows from Broad's ears as he kicks the turf in disgust
Panesar to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Panesar ends Ajmal's stubborn stay with a slider, pitches on middle and leg and strikes Ajmal on the pads even as he was pressing forward, no doubts in the umpire's mind, that would have crashed into leg, Pakistan slip further. Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12(53) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! As plumb as it gets, the flatter one sliding on, Shafiq tries to force it off the backfoot but misses it and is struck on the back leg just before it hits the bat, that was missing off and missing leg, good, fighting little knock from Shafiq comes to an end. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45(78) [4s-3]
Anderson to Umar Gul, leg byes, 1 run, Steve Davies' decision stays, this was slanted in and struck Umar Gul in front of leg, he reckoned it was going down leg and replays show that it was just clipping leg, umpire's call
Panesar to Umar Gul, SIX, floated up, Umar Gul plonks his foot forward and smacks it over the mid wicket fence, good sound as it came off the bat, knew it was a six right away
Anderson to Umar Gul, FOUR, the slower one from Anderson, Umar Gul picks it well and alolows it to reach him, glances it delicately and picks up a boundary, neatly done
Anderson to Umar Gul, out Bowled!! Full and straight is all it takes to clean him up, Pakistan fail to get to three figures, Umar Gul tries to tonk this over mid wicket but gets a thin inside edge and drags it onto the stumps. A dismal show from Pakistan after opting to bat. Umar Gul b Anderson 13(27) [4s-1 6s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez gets off the mark in style, back of a length delivery but on the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and neatly glances it to fine leg for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, absolutely majestic from Hafeez, overpitched from Broad outside off, Hafeez stays on the front foot and laces the square drive to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar now joins in the fun, short delivery slanted across wide outside off, Umar latches onto it and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Anderson to Umar, out Caught by Strauss!! The extra ball does the trick and Pakistan suffer an early jolt. Anderson stays wide of the crease and angles across a good length ball outside off, Umar pokes at it and the outside edge is snapped up by Strauss at first slip. Umar c Strauss b Anderson 6(16) [4s-1]
Panesar to Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez decides to break the shackles in style, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Hafeez charges down the track and launches it well back into the stands at long on
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, more runs for Hafeez, Panesar bowls this slightly short outside off, Hafeez uses the pace and guides the cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar gets his man in the end. Over aggression has cost Hafeez here. Panesar bowls this delivery flatter and it spins away, Hafeez lunges forward and looks to sweep it to the leg side, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, England appeal and the umpire immediately gives it out, Hafeez does not opt for the review, although on first look, I thought that the ball was missing off stump. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 21(36) [4s-3 6s-1]
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, This is a good sign for Pakistan, lovely shot from the veteran, overpitched and in the slot, Younis Khan presents full face of the bat and thumps it down the ground to long on, holds the pose too for the camera!
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, useful runs for Pakistan, turning sharply, but well down the leg side, Younis Khan plays it late and does well to get some bat to it, it races away to fine leg
Panesar to Azhar Ali, SIX, 2 balls back Waqar on air was saying Azhar Ali was a defensive batsman, he has proved him wrong here, well tossed up delivery on the stumps, Azhar Ali comes down the track and lofts it thorugh the line over long off for a maximum!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's started to get going here, flatter and touch shorter outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and punches it off the back foot to sweeper cover, timed it well and it raced away to the fence
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, some positive intent atlast, drags it too short outside off, Younis Khan picks the length early, rocks back and pulls it to backward square leg
Swann to Younis Khan, no run, terrible mix-up, but an accurate throw would have been an end for Azhar Ali at the bowler's end, Younis Khan pushes it towards covers, Ali wanted the single, but was sent back , the throw at the bowler's end was not that great and a lucky escape for Ali
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, 100 comes up for Pakistan, poor delivery though, Jonathan Trott starts off with a loosener, short and well down the leg side, Younis Khan swivels and pulls it all along the ground to fine leg
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, he's decided to break free, too full and on off, Younis Khan gets down and sweeps it with the turn to backward square leg, picked the gap well and it raced away to the fence
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, he gets to his 26th Test fifty in style, it was a poor delivery though, short and wide outside off, Younis Khan plays it late and dabs it past the fielder to third man
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, superb shot! Full delivery coming into the pads, Younis gets forward and flicks it away off his pads, places it between the 2 men on the leg side and collects four, this is a good start for Pakistan post Tea
Panesar to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, loopy outside off, Azhar Ali leans and steers it past short third man, gets a couple of runs. Partnership is worth a 100 now!
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a shot! That was a mere push. Nothing else! Full and straight from Broad, Azhar put a step forward and just pushed it straight down the ground, mid on started running in a bid to stop it but gave up soon.. awesome timing!
Broad to Azhar Ali, 1 run, FIFTY for Azhar Ali and he is a happy man. Looked like he had some point to prove, going by his reactions. Works it to mid wicket and runs across, points the bat to the dressing room and the crowd before running to greet his partner. Well played, it has not been easy to bat here but he has been solid. It's his 14th half century in Tests
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was coming. He was getting a bit restless in the middle and you could sense this coming. Charges down the track, gets to the pitch this time and lofts it wide of mid on, good use of the feet there
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot! There are lots of vacant spaces on the off side and Younis Khan uses it cleverly with a superb reverse sweep, takes it from middle stump and middles it perfectly to the square third man fence
Swann to Younis Khan, SIX, that's how you play spinners. Confident use of the feet, right up to the pitch of the ball, picks his spot in the vacant deep mid regions and swings it across the line and over the fence. Top class batting
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot! He has been sweeping well this session, another hard sweep shot and this time picks the gap as well, collects a boundary to deep square leg
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, poor ball. Just too easy for Younis Khan. Flat, short and on the pads, Younis Khan just stays back and whips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, just too easy.. Younis into the 90s now
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, these are gifts for Younis. Rank long hop, just sits up to be smashed and Younis Khan does exactly that with a hard pull to deep mid wicket, racing towards the 3-figure mark here
Panesar to Younis Khan, 2 runs, there it is! Younis Khan gets to his 20th Test CENTURY. And fittingly, he brings it up with a sweep shot, takes off his helmet even as he runs the second run, has a smile on his face as always and acknowledges the cheers from the crowd. What an innings this has been.. it has been a match dominated by the bowlers but Younis Khan and Azhar Ali have batted extremely well. Strauss claps from the slip cordon, and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar gives a standing ovation too
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar Ali survives a scare towards the end of the day, Swann gives it some air, gets it to pitch on middle and spin in, Azhar Ali was looking to work across the line but was struck in front, but the replays show it would have gone over the stumps..not a bad review though, England badly needed to get a wicket
Panesar to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, nothing going England's way. More bonus runs for Pakistan. Pitches way outside leg and doesn't turn much, Prior had no chance of stopping that and Pakistan happily take 4 extras
Anderson to Younis Khan, 3 runs, Lovely shot from YK. This was overpitched outside off and moving away, Younis Khan reaches out for the drive and gets it past cover. Good fielding from the man chasing from mid-off, pulls the back back in and saves a run for his team. The 200 run partnership is up as well
Anderson to Younis Khan, FOUR, beautifully played. This was overpitched outside off, Younis Khan leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it past cover for a boundary
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, edged. Did it carry? Just about, catch dropped by Swann at 2nd slip, fuller length delivery outside off and shaping away, Azhar Ali chased it, gets a thick outside edge that just about carries through to Swann. A tough chance, but one that needed to be taken
Broad to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! Brilliant innings by YK ends. This was the inducker that nipped back in a shade from outside off, Younis Khan was pressing across in defence and was struck low on the pads in front of off. The ball was going on to hit off and YK has to go. The original decision was OUT and it stays with the on-field call. Younis Khan lbw b Broad 127(221) [4s-12 6s-1]
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Azhar Ali moves onto 98 with a fine paddle. This was quicker and sliding down the leg, Azhar Ali gets across and laps it very fine for a boundary
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, 2nd Test CENTURY for Azhar Ali. He screams in delight as soon as finding the gap past cover point. This was short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary. The dressing room is up as well, it has been a very well deserved century
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Super shot from Azhar Ali , gets to the pitch of a well flighted delivery outside off and drives it in the gap past the man at cover for a pleasing boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, sharp spin from Swann, the line is poor though, Azhar Ali looks to tickle it and misses, so does Prior. The ball scoots away to the fence
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed through quicker on the stumps, it skids through quickly, Misbah-ul-Haq was long way forward defending it, but gets an inside edge onto the pads, huge appeal is turned down, Strauss, Prior and Monty were confident and went for the review, but replays clearly showed he had got a thick inside edge, so England lose all their reviews
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, finally some aggressive intent, too full and on middle, Azhar Ali gets down and sweeps it to backward square leg, split the gap to perfection in the deep
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, runs are starting to flow, this time it is from the bat of Misbah, a rare sight, overpitched and on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq kneels down and sweeps it hard to deep square leg, hits it well between the 2 fielders
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, only two men on the off side and Azhar Ali easily pierces the gap, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball nicely and drills it past the fielder to deep extra cover
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Much needed breakthrough for England, the great Misbah is gone, it was the arm ball, which skidded through, Misbah-ul-Haq plunges forward to defend, but is struck low on the pads, huge appeal and Taufel raises his finger, he decides to review it, only doubt was whether he had got some inside edge, but replays show there was no edge invovled and he was struck in line and it would have hit the off stump, so Pakistan also lose all their reviews. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 31(115) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Monty has struck again, poor shot from Shafiq though, it was fired in full on the leg stump, Shafiq attempted the sweep shot, missed it and was struck on the pads, it looked like it was sliding down the leg side, but Taufel had no doubt about it, no reviews left and Shafiq has to go. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 5(17)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's decided to break free, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali eyes lit up seeing that and he lofts it through the line over the fielder to long off
Panesar to Adnan Akmal, out Bowled!! Monty is on fire here, the ball is suddenly turning square here, this one was a dream delivery for a left arm spinner, it was pitched on the off stump, it turned away slightly to beat the defences of Adnan Akmal and then crashed into the stumps. Adnan Akmal b Panesar 0(7)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Anderson!! Another one bites the dust, pitches it on the rough just outside off, it was well tossed up also and inviting him for the drive, Abdur Rehman was drawn into the shot and it turned away sharply to take the edge straight to Jimmy at first slip. Abdur Rehman c Anderson b Swann 1(5)
Swann to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! They are losing wickets in a heap, but a sharp catch from Jimmy at first slip, it was the arm ball wide outside off, it was drifting away slightly, Ajmal pokes at it away from his body and the outside edge flew quickly low towards the first slip, but Jimmy reacted quickly, moved to his right and takes a good low catch. Ajmal c Anderson b Swann 1(12)
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely played. Panesar tossed this one on the stumps, Azhar Ali backs away a bit, gets into a fine position and slog sweeps it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Alastair Cook!! Soft dismissal for Azhar Ali. It was a nicely tossed up delivery on the middle and spinning back into him, he looks to turn it towards the onside and ends up hitting it straight to Cook at short leg. Cook did very well to stay down and takes the catch easily. Azhar departs after a magnificent hand. Azhar Ali c Alastair Cook b Swann 157(442) [4s-10 6s-1]
Panesar to Umar Gul, out Lbw!! Monty gets a 5-wicket haul. This was tossed up on the middle-stump and straightened, Umar Gul was looking to play the big slog sweep and misses. The ball was going to hit the middle stump. Easy decision for umpire Taufel and England need 324 runs for a consolation victory. Umar Gul lbw b Panesar 4(38)
Anderson to Umar, out Lbw!! Excellent bowling from Anderson. This one jagged back in sharply from outside off, Umar was taken by surprise, he pressed across and looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is struck in front of middle. The ball would have crashed into the middle and leg. Early strike by Anderson. He is cock-a-hoop. Pakistan have lost an early wicket. Umar lbw b Anderson 0(5)
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, catch dropped by England. It was short of a good length outside off and seaming away, Hafeez flashed at that, gets an outside edge to the right of Prior and to the left of Strauss at 1st slip. It was the keeper's catch, he was static, Strauss went at it late, gets a finger-tip on that as the ball screams away to the fence
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Excellent review from England. This was a length delivery that shaped back into Azhar Ali from outside off, Azhar was lunging forward to defend, gets a faint inside edge through to Prior. The keeper and the close-in fielders were confident, replays suggested a minor click on the bat and Azhar Ali has to go. He is not too chuffed with the decision, but I feel the right decision has been made. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(14)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Terrific shot from YK. This is full and drifting towards the pads, Younis Khan gets across and whips it in front of mid-wicket. Monty gives chase but in vain
Broad to Younis Khan, out Caught by Prior!! Super Stuff from Broad. The extra bounce has accounted for YK. This was short of a good length outside off and moving away, Younis Khan was looking to steer it towards third man, the extra bounce meant that he ended up getting a thick outside edge through to Prior. He moves to his right and gobbles up the chance. Another failure for YK and Pakistan are tottering. Younis Khan c Prior b Broad 4(8) [4s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Hafeez is not amused one bit, he goes back to the hut with a sarcastic look on his face and claps at the umpire's decision. This was pitched on a good length and shaped back in from outside off, Hafeez was pushing forward, was there an inside edge? The replays did not suggest so, Taufel changes his decision. The ball was certainly hitting the leg-stump. Hafeez lbw b Broad 13(30) [4s-1]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Pakistan have lost half their side. This was a poor call from Misbah-ul-Haq. This was full and shaping back into Misbah-ul-Haq from outside off, he fell across as he looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of middle. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. It was an umpire's call and the original decision was OUT. Pakistan are in tatters. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Anderson 1(8)
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, run-out chance missed. Morgan is the culprit. Adnan Akmal dabs a length delivery wide of cover, takes a couple of steps before stopping, Shafiq was charging in. Morgan comes in from point, has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. Adnan Akmal would have been a goner had Morgan hit the stumps
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are in dire straits. This one nipped back in from outside off, Adnan was pressing forward in defence, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. The umpire's decision stood and Pakistan have lost their sixth wicket. They have lost both their reviews as well. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6(30)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Pietersen!! Horrendous shot from Abdur Rehman. This was tossed up invitingly outside off and spinning away, Rehman gave the charge, looks to deposit it out of the stadium, gets a spiralling top-edge. KP settles underneath it at extra cover and takes a simple catch. The Pakistan dressing room will not be too happy with the shot. Swann gets a wicket in his very first over. Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1(5)
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nice way to end the session. Short and outside off, it sits up to be cut, Shafiq gets back and cracks it behind point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Shafiq gets back and cuts it hard to the sweeper cover fence, was in total control of that one
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, Broad digs it in short but no real bounce on this one, goes at hip height and Ajmal plays a classic pull, rolls his wrists over to keep it down and sends it racing past square leg
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, dug in a little too short by Broad and Shafiq is quick to rock back and smash it to the mid wicket fence, smoke bellows from Broad's ears as he kicks the turf in disgust
Panesar to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Panesar ends Ajmal's stubborn stay with a slider, pitches on middle and leg and strikes Ajmal on the pads even as he was pressing forward, no doubts in the umpire's mind, that would have crashed into leg, Pakistan slip further. Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12(53) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! As plumb as it gets, the flatter one sliding on, Shafiq tries to force it off the backfoot but misses it and is struck on the back leg just before it hits the bat, that was missing off and missing leg, good, fighting little knock from Shafiq comes to an end. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45(78) [4s-3]
Anderson to Umar Gul, leg byes, 1 run, Steve Davies' decision stays, this was slanted in and struck Umar Gul in front of leg, he reckoned it was going down leg and replays show that it was just clipping leg, umpire's call
Panesar to Umar Gul, SIX, floated up, Umar Gul plonks his foot forward and smacks it over the mid wicket fence, good sound as it came off the bat, knew it was a six right away
Anderson to Umar Gul, FOUR, the slower one from Anderson, Umar Gul picks it well and alolows it to reach him, glances it delicately and picks up a boundary, neatly done
Anderson to Umar Gul, out Bowled!! Full and straight is all it takes to clean him up, Pakistan fail to get to three figures, Umar Gul tries to tonk this over mid wicket but gets a thin inside edge and drags it onto the stumps. A dismal show from Pakistan after opting to bat. Umar Gul b Anderson 13(27) [4s-1 6s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez gets off the mark in style, back of a length delivery but on the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and neatly glances it to fine leg for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, absolutely majestic from Hafeez, overpitched from Broad outside off, Hafeez stays on the front foot and laces the square drive to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar now joins in the fun, short delivery slanted across wide outside off, Umar latches onto it and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Anderson to Umar, out Caught by Strauss!! The extra ball does the trick and Pakistan suffer an early jolt. Anderson stays wide of the crease and angles across a good length ball outside off, Umar pokes at it and the outside edge is snapped up by Strauss at first slip. Umar c Strauss b Anderson 6(16) [4s-1]
Panesar to Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez decides to break the shackles in style, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Hafeez charges down the track and launches it well back into the stands at long on
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, more runs for Hafeez, Panesar bowls this slightly short outside off, Hafeez uses the pace and guides the cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar gets his man in the end. Over aggression has cost Hafeez here. Panesar bowls this delivery flatter and it spins away, Hafeez lunges forward and looks to sweep it to the leg side, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, England appeal and the umpire immediately gives it out, Hafeez does not opt for the review, although on first look, I thought that the ball was missing off stump. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 21(36) [4s-3 6s-1]
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, This is a good sign for Pakistan, lovely shot from the veteran, overpitched and in the slot, Younis Khan presents full face of the bat and thumps it down the ground to long on, holds the pose too for the camera!
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, useful runs for Pakistan, turning sharply, but well down the leg side, Younis Khan plays it late and does well to get some bat to it, it races away to fine leg
Panesar to Azhar Ali, SIX, 2 balls back Waqar on air was saying Azhar Ali was a defensive batsman, he has proved him wrong here, well tossed up delivery on the stumps, Azhar Ali comes down the track and lofts it thorugh the line over long off for a maximum!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's started to get going here, flatter and touch shorter outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and punches it off the back foot to sweeper cover, timed it well and it raced away to the fence
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, some positive intent atlast, drags it too short outside off, Younis Khan picks the length early, rocks back and pulls it to backward square leg
Swann to Younis Khan, no run, terrible mix-up, but an accurate throw would have been an end for Azhar Ali at the bowler's end, Younis Khan pushes it towards covers, Ali wanted the single, but was sent back , the throw at the bowler's end was not that great and a lucky escape for Ali
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, 100 comes up for Pakistan, poor delivery though, Jonathan Trott starts off with a loosener, short and well down the leg side, Younis Khan swivels and pulls it all along the ground to fine leg
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, he's decided to break free, too full and on off, Younis Khan gets down and sweeps it with the turn to backward square leg, picked the gap well and it raced away to the fence
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, he gets to his 26th Test fifty in style, it was a poor delivery though, short and wide outside off, Younis Khan plays it late and dabs it past the fielder to third man
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, superb shot! Full delivery coming into the pads, Younis gets forward and flicks it away off his pads, places it between the 2 men on the leg side and collects four, this is a good start for Pakistan post Tea
Panesar to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, loopy outside off, Azhar Ali leans and steers it past short third man, gets a couple of runs. Partnership is worth a 100 now!
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a shot! That was a mere push. Nothing else! Full and straight from Broad, Azhar put a step forward and just pushed it straight down the ground, mid on started running in a bid to stop it but gave up soon.. awesome timing!
Broad to Azhar Ali, 1 run, FIFTY for Azhar Ali and he is a happy man. Looked like he had some point to prove, going by his reactions. Works it to mid wicket and runs across, points the bat to the dressing room and the crowd before running to greet his partner. Well played, it has not been easy to bat here but he has been solid. It's his 14th half century in Tests
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was coming. He was getting a bit restless in the middle and you could sense this coming. Charges down the track, gets to the pitch this time and lofts it wide of mid on, good use of the feet there
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot! There are lots of vacant spaces on the off side and Younis Khan uses it cleverly with a superb reverse sweep, takes it from middle stump and middles it perfectly to the square third man fence
Swann to Younis Khan, SIX, that's how you play spinners. Confident use of the feet, right up to the pitch of the ball, picks his spot in the vacant deep mid regions and swings it across the line and over the fence. Top class batting
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot! He has been sweeping well this session, another hard sweep shot and this time picks the gap as well, collects a boundary to deep square leg
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, poor ball. Just too easy for Younis Khan. Flat, short and on the pads, Younis Khan just stays back and whips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, just too easy.. Younis into the 90s now
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, these are gifts for Younis. Rank long hop, just sits up to be smashed and Younis Khan does exactly that with a hard pull to deep mid wicket, racing towards the 3-figure mark here
Panesar to Younis Khan, 2 runs, there it is! Younis Khan gets to his 20th Test CENTURY. And fittingly, he brings it up with a sweep shot, takes off his helmet even as he runs the second run, has a smile on his face as always and acknowledges the cheers from the crowd. What an innings this has been.. it has been a match dominated by the bowlers but Younis Khan and Azhar Ali have batted extremely well. Strauss claps from the slip cordon, and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar gives a standing ovation too
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar Ali survives a scare towards the end of the day, Swann gives it some air, gets it to pitch on middle and spin in, Azhar Ali was looking to work across the line but was struck in front, but the replays show it would have gone over the stumps..not a bad review though, England badly needed to get a wicket
Panesar to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, nothing going England's way. More bonus runs for Pakistan. Pitches way outside leg and doesn't turn much, Prior had no chance of stopping that and Pakistan happily take 4 extras
Anderson to Younis Khan, 3 runs, Lovely shot from YK. This was overpitched outside off and moving away, Younis Khan reaches out for the drive and gets it past cover. Good fielding from the man chasing from mid-off, pulls the back back in and saves a run for his team. The 200 run partnership is up as well
Anderson to Younis Khan, FOUR, beautifully played. This was overpitched outside off, Younis Khan leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it past cover for a boundary
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, edged. Did it carry? Just about, catch dropped by Swann at 2nd slip, fuller length delivery outside off and shaping away, Azhar Ali chased it, gets a thick outside edge that just about carries through to Swann. A tough chance, but one that needed to be taken
Broad to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! Brilliant innings by YK ends. This was the inducker that nipped back in a shade from outside off, Younis Khan was pressing across in defence and was struck low on the pads in front of off. The ball was going on to hit off and YK has to go. The original decision was OUT and it stays with the on-field call. Younis Khan lbw b Broad 127(221) [4s-12 6s-1]
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Azhar Ali moves onto 98 with a fine paddle. This was quicker and sliding down the leg, Azhar Ali gets across and laps it very fine for a boundary
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, 2nd Test CENTURY for Azhar Ali. He screams in delight as soon as finding the gap past cover point. This was short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary. The dressing room is up as well, it has been a very well deserved century
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Super shot from Azhar Ali , gets to the pitch of a well flighted delivery outside off and drives it in the gap past the man at cover for a pleasing boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, sharp spin from Swann, the line is poor though, Azhar Ali looks to tickle it and misses, so does Prior. The ball scoots away to the fence
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed through quicker on the stumps, it skids through quickly, Misbah-ul-Haq was long way forward defending it, but gets an inside edge onto the pads, huge appeal is turned down, Strauss, Prior and Monty were confident and went for the review, but replays clearly showed he had got a thick inside edge, so England lose all their reviews
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, finally some aggressive intent, too full and on middle, Azhar Ali gets down and sweeps it to backward square leg, split the gap to perfection in the deep
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, runs are starting to flow, this time it is from the bat of Misbah, a rare sight, overpitched and on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq kneels down and sweeps it hard to deep square leg, hits it well between the 2 fielders
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, only two men on the off side and Azhar Ali easily pierces the gap, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball nicely and drills it past the fielder to deep extra cover
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Much needed breakthrough for England, the great Misbah is gone, it was the arm ball, which skidded through, Misbah-ul-Haq plunges forward to defend, but is struck low on the pads, huge appeal and Taufel raises his finger, he decides to review it, only doubt was whether he had got some inside edge, but replays show there was no edge invovled and he was struck in line and it would have hit the off stump, so Pakistan also lose all their reviews. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 31(115) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Monty has struck again, poor shot from Shafiq though, it was fired in full on the leg stump, Shafiq attempted the sweep shot, missed it and was struck on the pads, it looked like it was sliding down the leg side, but Taufel had no doubt about it, no reviews left and Shafiq has to go. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 5(17)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's decided to break free, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali eyes lit up seeing that and he lofts it through the line over the fielder to long off
Panesar to Adnan Akmal, out Bowled!! Monty is on fire here, the ball is suddenly turning square here, this one was a dream delivery for a left arm spinner, it was pitched on the off stump, it turned away slightly to beat the defences of Adnan Akmal and then crashed into the stumps. Adnan Akmal b Panesar 0(7)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Anderson!! Another one bites the dust, pitches it on the rough just outside off, it was well tossed up also and inviting him for the drive, Abdur Rehman was drawn into the shot and it turned away sharply to take the edge straight to Jimmy at first slip. Abdur Rehman c Anderson b Swann 1(5)
Swann to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! They are losing wickets in a heap, but a sharp catch from Jimmy at first slip, it was the arm ball wide outside off, it was drifting away slightly, Ajmal pokes at it away from his body and the outside edge flew quickly low towards the first slip, but Jimmy reacted quickly, moved to his right and takes a good low catch. Ajmal c Anderson b Swann 1(12)
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely played. Panesar tossed this one on the stumps, Azhar Ali backs away a bit, gets into a fine position and slog sweeps it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Alastair Cook!! Soft dismissal for Azhar Ali. It was a nicely tossed up delivery on the middle and spinning back into him, he looks to turn it towards the onside and ends up hitting it straight to Cook at short leg. Cook did very well to stay down and takes the catch easily. Azhar departs after a magnificent hand. Azhar Ali c Alastair Cook b Swann 157(442) [4s-10 6s-1]
Panesar to Umar Gul, out Lbw!! Monty gets a 5-wicket haul. This was tossed up on the middle-stump and straightened, Umar Gul was looking to play the big slog sweep and misses. The ball was going to hit the middle stump. Easy decision for umpire Taufel and England need 324 runs for a consolation victory. Umar Gul lbw b Panesar 4(38)
Anderson to Umar, out Lbw!! Excellent bowling from Anderson. This one jagged back in sharply from outside off, Umar was taken by surprise, he pressed across and looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is struck in front of middle. The ball would have crashed into the middle and leg. Early strike by Anderson. He is cock-a-hoop. Pakistan have lost an early wicket. Umar lbw b Anderson 0(5)
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, catch dropped by England. It was short of a good length outside off and seaming away, Hafeez flashed at that, gets an outside edge to the right of Prior and to the left of Strauss at 1st slip. It was the keeper's catch, he was static, Strauss went at it late, gets a finger-tip on that as the ball screams away to the fence
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Excellent review from England. This was a length delivery that shaped back into Azhar Ali from outside off, Azhar was lunging forward to defend, gets a faint inside edge through to Prior. The keeper and the close-in fielders were confident, replays suggested a minor click on the bat and Azhar Ali has to go. He is not too chuffed with the decision, but I feel the right decision has been made. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(14)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Terrific shot from YK. This is full and drifting towards the pads, Younis Khan gets across and whips it in front of mid-wicket. Monty gives chase but in vain
Broad to Younis Khan, out Caught by Prior!! Super Stuff from Broad. The extra bounce has accounted for YK. This was short of a good length outside off and moving away, Younis Khan was looking to steer it towards third man, the extra bounce meant that he ended up getting a thick outside edge through to Prior. He moves to his right and gobbles up the chance. Another failure for YK and Pakistan are tottering. Younis Khan c Prior b Broad 4(8) [4s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Hafeez is not amused one bit, he goes back to the hut with a sarcastic look on his face and claps at the umpire's decision. This was pitched on a good length and shaped back in from outside off, Hafeez was pushing forward, was there an inside edge? The replays did not suggest so, Taufel changes his decision. The ball was certainly hitting the leg-stump. Hafeez lbw b Broad 13(30) [4s-1]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Pakistan have lost half their side. This was a poor call from Misbah-ul-Haq. This was full and shaping back into Misbah-ul-Haq from outside off, he fell across as he looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of middle. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. It was an umpire's call and the original decision was OUT. Pakistan are in tatters. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Anderson 1(8)
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, run-out chance missed. Morgan is the culprit. Adnan Akmal dabs a length delivery wide of cover, takes a couple of steps before stopping, Shafiq was charging in. Morgan comes in from point, has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. Adnan Akmal would have been a goner had Morgan hit the stumps
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are in dire straits. This one nipped back in from outside off, Adnan was pressing forward in defence, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. The umpire's decision stood and Pakistan have lost their sixth wicket. They have lost both their reviews as well. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6(30)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Pietersen!! Horrendous shot from Abdur Rehman. This was tossed up invitingly outside off and spinning away, Rehman gave the charge, looks to deposit it out of the stadium, gets a spiralling top-edge. KP settles underneath it at extra cover and takes a simple catch. The Pakistan dressing room will not be too happy with the shot. Swann gets a wicket in his very first over. Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1(5)
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nice way to end the session. Short and outside off, it sits up to be cut, Shafiq gets back and cracks it behind point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Shafiq gets back and cuts it hard to the sweeper cover fence, was in total control of that one
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, Broad digs it in short but no real bounce on this one, goes at hip height and Ajmal plays a classic pull, rolls his wrists over to keep it down and sends it racing past square leg
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, dug in a little too short by Broad and Shafiq is quick to rock back and smash it to the mid wicket fence, smoke bellows from Broad's ears as he kicks the turf in disgust
Panesar to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Panesar ends Ajmal's stubborn stay with a slider, pitches on middle and leg and strikes Ajmal on the pads even as he was pressing forward, no doubts in the umpire's mind, that would have crashed into leg, Pakistan slip further. Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12(53) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! As plumb as it gets, the flatter one sliding on, Shafiq tries to force it off the backfoot but misses it and is struck on the back leg just before it hits the bat, that was missing off and missing leg, good, fighting little knock from Shafiq comes to an end. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45(78) [4s-3]
Anderson to Umar Gul, leg byes, 1 run, Steve Davies' decision stays, this was slanted in and struck Umar Gul in front of leg, he reckoned it was going down leg and replays show that it was just clipping leg, umpire's call
Panesar to Umar Gul, SIX, floated up, Umar Gul plonks his foot forward and smacks it over the mid wicket fence, good sound as it came off the bat, knew it was a six right away
Anderson to Umar Gul, FOUR, the slower one from Anderson, Umar Gul picks it well and alolows it to reach him, glances it delicately and picks up a boundary, neatly done
Anderson to Umar Gul, out Bowled!! Full and straight is all it takes to clean him up, Pakistan fail to get to three figures, Umar Gul tries to tonk this over mid wicket but gets a thin inside edge and drags it onto the stumps. A dismal show from Pakistan after opting to bat. Umar Gul b Anderson 13(27) [4s-1 6s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez gets off the mark in style, back of a length delivery but on the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and neatly glances it to fine leg for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, absolutely majestic from Hafeez, overpitched from Broad outside off, Hafeez stays on the front foot and laces the square drive to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar now joins in the fun, short delivery slanted across wide outside off, Umar latches onto it and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Anderson to Umar, out Caught by Strauss!! The extra ball does the trick and Pakistan suffer an early jolt. Anderson stays wide of the crease and angles across a good length ball outside off, Umar pokes at it and the outside edge is snapped up by Strauss at first slip. Umar c Strauss b Anderson 6(16) [4s-1]
Panesar to Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez decides to break the shackles in style, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Hafeez charges down the track and launches it well back into the stands at long on
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, more runs for Hafeez, Panesar bowls this slightly short outside off, Hafeez uses the pace and guides the cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar gets his man in the end. Over aggression has cost Hafeez here. Panesar bowls this delivery flatter and it spins away, Hafeez lunges forward and looks to sweep it to the leg side, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, England appeal and the umpire immediately gives it out, Hafeez does not opt for the review, although on first look, I thought that the ball was missing off stump. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 21(36) [4s-3 6s-1]
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, This is a good sign for Pakistan, lovely shot from the veteran, overpitched and in the slot, Younis Khan presents full face of the bat and thumps it down the ground to long on, holds the pose too for the camera!
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, useful runs for Pakistan, turning sharply, but well down the leg side, Younis Khan plays it late and does well to get some bat to it, it races away to fine leg
Panesar to Azhar Ali, SIX, 2 balls back Waqar on air was saying Azhar Ali was a defensive batsman, he has proved him wrong here, well tossed up delivery on the stumps, Azhar Ali comes down the track and lofts it thorugh the line over long off for a maximum!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's started to get going here, flatter and touch shorter outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and punches it off the back foot to sweeper cover, timed it well and it raced away to the fence
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, some positive intent atlast, drags it too short outside off, Younis Khan picks the length early, rocks back and pulls it to backward square leg
Swann to Younis Khan, no run, terrible mix-up, but an accurate throw would have been an end for Azhar Ali at the bowler's end, Younis Khan pushes it towards covers, Ali wanted the single, but was sent back , the throw at the bowler's end was not that great and a lucky escape for Ali
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, 100 comes up for Pakistan, poor delivery though, Jonathan Trott starts off with a loosener, short and well down the leg side, Younis Khan swivels and pulls it all along the ground to fine leg
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, he's decided to break free, too full and on off, Younis Khan gets down and sweeps it with the turn to backward square leg, picked the gap well and it raced away to the fence
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, he gets to his 26th Test fifty in style, it was a poor delivery though, short and wide outside off, Younis Khan plays it late and dabs it past the fielder to third man
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, superb shot! Full delivery coming into the pads, Younis gets forward and flicks it away off his pads, places it between the 2 men on the leg side and collects four, this is a good start for Pakistan post Tea
Panesar to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, loopy outside off, Azhar Ali leans and steers it past short third man, gets a couple of runs. Partnership is worth a 100 now!
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a shot! That was a mere push. Nothing else! Full and straight from Broad, Azhar put a step forward and just pushed it straight down the ground, mid on started running in a bid to stop it but gave up soon.. awesome timing!
Broad to Azhar Ali, 1 run, FIFTY for Azhar Ali and he is a happy man. Looked like he had some point to prove, going by his reactions. Works it to mid wicket and runs across, points the bat to the dressing room and the crowd before running to greet his partner. Well played, it has not been easy to bat here but he has been solid. It's his 14th half century in Tests
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was coming. He was getting a bit restless in the middle and you could sense this coming. Charges down the track, gets to the pitch this time and lofts it wide of mid on, good use of the feet there
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot! There are lots of vacant spaces on the off side and Younis Khan uses it cleverly with a superb reverse sweep, takes it from middle stump and middles it perfectly to the square third man fence
Swann to Younis Khan, SIX, that's how you play spinners. Confident use of the feet, right up to the pitch of the ball, picks his spot in the vacant deep mid regions and swings it across the line and over the fence. Top class batting
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot! He has been sweeping well this session, another hard sweep shot and this time picks the gap as well, collects a boundary to deep square leg
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, poor ball. Just too easy for Younis Khan. Flat, short and on the pads, Younis Khan just stays back and whips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, just too easy.. Younis into the 90s now
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, these are gifts for Younis. Rank long hop, just sits up to be smashed and Younis Khan does exactly that with a hard pull to deep mid wicket, racing towards the 3-figure mark here
Panesar to Younis Khan, 2 runs, there it is! Younis Khan gets to his 20th Test CENTURY. And fittingly, he brings it up with a sweep shot, takes off his helmet even as he runs the second run, has a smile on his face as always and acknowledges the cheers from the crowd. What an innings this has been.. it has been a match dominated by the bowlers but Younis Khan and Azhar Ali have batted extremely well. Strauss claps from the slip cordon, and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar gives a standing ovation too
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar Ali survives a scare towards the end of the day, Swann gives it some air, gets it to pitch on middle and spin in, Azhar Ali was looking to work across the line but was struck in front, but the replays show it would have gone over the stumps..not a bad review though, England badly needed to get a wicket
Panesar to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, nothing going England's way. More bonus runs for Pakistan. Pitches way outside leg and doesn't turn much, Prior had no chance of stopping that and Pakistan happily take 4 extras
Anderson to Younis Khan, 3 runs, Lovely shot from YK. This was overpitched outside off and moving away, Younis Khan reaches out for the drive and gets it past cover. Good fielding from the man chasing from mid-off, pulls the back back in and saves a run for his team. The 200 run partnership is up as well
Anderson to Younis Khan, FOUR, beautifully played. This was overpitched outside off, Younis Khan leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it past cover for a boundary
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, edged. Did it carry? Just about, catch dropped by Swann at 2nd slip, fuller length delivery outside off and shaping away, Azhar Ali chased it, gets a thick outside edge that just about carries through to Swann. A tough chance, but one that needed to be taken
Broad to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! Brilliant innings by YK ends. This was the inducker that nipped back in a shade from outside off, Younis Khan was pressing across in defence and was struck low on the pads in front of off. The ball was going on to hit off and YK has to go. The original decision was OUT and it stays with the on-field call. Younis Khan lbw b Broad 127(221) [4s-12 6s-1]
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Azhar Ali moves onto 98 with a fine paddle. This was quicker and sliding down the leg, Azhar Ali gets across and laps it very fine for a boundary
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, 2nd Test CENTURY for Azhar Ali. He screams in delight as soon as finding the gap past cover point. This was short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary. The dressing room is up as well, it has been a very well deserved century
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Super shot from Azhar Ali , gets to the pitch of a well flighted delivery outside off and drives it in the gap past the man at cover for a pleasing boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, sharp spin from Swann, the line is poor though, Azhar Ali looks to tickle it and misses, so does Prior. The ball scoots away to the fence
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed through quicker on the stumps, it skids through quickly, Misbah-ul-Haq was long way forward defending it, but gets an inside edge onto the pads, huge appeal is turned down, Strauss, Prior and Monty were confident and went for the review, but replays clearly showed he had got a thick inside edge, so England lose all their reviews
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, finally some aggressive intent, too full and on middle, Azhar Ali gets down and sweeps it to backward square leg, split the gap to perfection in the deep
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, runs are starting to flow, this time it is from the bat of Misbah, a rare sight, overpitched and on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq kneels down and sweeps it hard to deep square leg, hits it well between the 2 fielders
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, only two men on the off side and Azhar Ali easily pierces the gap, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball nicely and drills it past the fielder to deep extra cover
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Much needed breakthrough for England, the great Misbah is gone, it was the arm ball, which skidded through, Misbah-ul-Haq plunges forward to defend, but is struck low on the pads, huge appeal and Taufel raises his finger, he decides to review it, only doubt was whether he had got some inside edge, but replays show there was no edge invovled and he was struck in line and it would have hit the off stump, so Pakistan also lose all their reviews. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 31(115) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Monty has struck again, poor shot from Shafiq though, it was fired in full on the leg stump, Shafiq attempted the sweep shot, missed it and was struck on the pads, it looked like it was sliding down the leg side, but Taufel had no doubt about it, no reviews left and Shafiq has to go. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 5(17)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's decided to break free, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali eyes lit up seeing that and he lofts it through the line over the fielder to long off
Panesar to Adnan Akmal, out Bowled!! Monty is on fire here, the ball is suddenly turning square here, this one was a dream delivery for a left arm spinner, it was pitched on the off stump, it turned away slightly to beat the defences of Adnan Akmal and then crashed into the stumps. Adnan Akmal b Panesar 0(7)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Anderson!! Another one bites the dust, pitches it on the rough just outside off, it was well tossed up also and inviting him for the drive, Abdur Rehman was drawn into the shot and it turned away sharply to take the edge straight to Jimmy at first slip. Abdur Rehman c Anderson b Swann 1(5)
Swann to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! They are losing wickets in a heap, but a sharp catch from Jimmy at first slip, it was the arm ball wide outside off, it was drifting away slightly, Ajmal pokes at it away from his body and the outside edge flew quickly low towards the first slip, but Jimmy reacted quickly, moved to his right and takes a good low catch. Ajmal c Anderson b Swann 1(12)
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely played. Panesar tossed this one on the stumps, Azhar Ali backs away a bit, gets into a fine position and slog sweeps it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Alastair Cook!! Soft dismissal for Azhar Ali. It was a nicely tossed up delivery on the middle and spinning back into him, he looks to turn it towards the onside and ends up hitting it straight to Cook at short leg. Cook did very well to stay down and takes the catch easily. Azhar departs after a magnificent hand. Azhar Ali c Alastair Cook b Swann 157(442) [4s-10 6s-1]
Panesar to Umar Gul, out Lbw!! Monty gets a 5-wicket haul. This was tossed up on the middle-stump and straightened, Umar Gul was looking to play the big slog sweep and misses. The ball was going to hit the middle stump. Easy decision for umpire Taufel and England need 324 runs for a consolation victory. Umar Gul lbw b Panesar 4(38)
Anderson to Umar, out Lbw!! Excellent bowling from Anderson. This one jagged back in sharply from outside off, Umar was taken by surprise, he pressed across and looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is struck in front of middle. The ball would have crashed into the middle and leg. Early strike by Anderson. He is cock-a-hoop. Pakistan have lost an early wicket. Umar lbw b Anderson 0(5)
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, catch dropped by England. It was short of a good length outside off and seaming away, Hafeez flashed at that, gets an outside edge to the right of Prior and to the left of Strauss at 1st slip. It was the keeper's catch, he was static, Strauss went at it late, gets a finger-tip on that as the ball screams away to the fence
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Excellent review from England. This was a length delivery that shaped back into Azhar Ali from outside off, Azhar was lunging forward to defend, gets a faint inside edge through to Prior. The keeper and the close-in fielders were confident, replays suggested a minor click on the bat and Azhar Ali has to go. He is not too chuffed with the decision, but I feel the right decision has been made. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(14)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Terrific shot from YK. This is full and drifting towards the pads, Younis Khan gets across and whips it in front of mid-wicket. Monty gives chase but in vain
Broad to Younis Khan, out Caught by Prior!! Super Stuff from Broad. The extra bounce has accounted for YK. This was short of a good length outside off and moving away, Younis Khan was looking to steer it towards third man, the extra bounce meant that he ended up getting a thick outside edge through to Prior. He moves to his right and gobbles up the chance. Another failure for YK and Pakistan are tottering. Younis Khan c Prior b Broad 4(8) [4s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Hafeez is not amused one bit, he goes back to the hut with a sarcastic look on his face and claps at the umpire's decision. This was pitched on a good length and shaped back in from outside off, Hafeez was pushing forward, was there an inside edge? The replays did not suggest so, Taufel changes his decision. The ball was certainly hitting the leg-stump. Hafeez lbw b Broad 13(30) [4s-1]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Pakistan have lost half their side. This was a poor call from Misbah-ul-Haq. This was full and shaping back into Misbah-ul-Haq from outside off, he fell across as he looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of middle. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. It was an umpire's call and the original decision was OUT. Pakistan are in tatters. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Anderson 1(8)
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, run-out chance missed. Morgan is the culprit. Adnan Akmal dabs a length delivery wide of cover, takes a couple of steps before stopping, Shafiq was charging in. Morgan comes in from point, has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. Adnan Akmal would have been a goner had Morgan hit the stumps
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are in dire straits. This one nipped back in from outside off, Adnan was pressing forward in defence, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. The umpire's decision stood and Pakistan have lost their sixth wicket. They have lost both their reviews as well. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6(30)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Pietersen!! Horrendous shot from Abdur Rehman. This was tossed up invitingly outside off and spinning away, Rehman gave the charge, looks to deposit it out of the stadium, gets a spiralling top-edge. KP settles underneath it at extra cover and takes a simple catch. The Pakistan dressing room will not be too happy with the shot. Swann gets a wicket in his very first over. Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1(5)
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nice way to end the session. Short and outside off, it sits up to be cut, Shafiq gets back and cracks it behind point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Shafiq gets back and cuts it hard to the sweeper cover fence, was in total control of that one
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, Broad digs it in short but no real bounce on this one, goes at hip height and Ajmal plays a classic pull, rolls his wrists over to keep it down and sends it racing past square leg
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, dug in a little too short by Broad and Shafiq is quick to rock back and smash it to the mid wicket fence, smoke bellows from Broad's ears as he kicks the turf in disgust
Panesar to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Panesar ends Ajmal's stubborn stay with a slider, pitches on middle and leg and strikes Ajmal on the pads even as he was pressing forward, no doubts in the umpire's mind, that would have crashed into leg, Pakistan slip further. Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12(53) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! As plumb as it gets, the flatter one sliding on, Shafiq tries to force it off the backfoot but misses it and is struck on the back leg just before it hits the bat, that was missing off and missing leg, good, fighting little knock from Shafiq comes to an end. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45(78) [4s-3]
Anderson to Umar Gul, leg byes, 1 run, Steve Davies' decision stays, this was slanted in and struck Umar Gul in front of leg, he reckoned it was going down leg and replays show that it was just clipping leg, umpire's call
Panesar to Umar Gul, SIX, floated up, Umar Gul plonks his foot forward and smacks it over the mid wicket fence, good sound as it came off the bat, knew it was a six right away
Anderson to Umar Gul, FOUR, the slower one from Anderson, Umar Gul picks it well and alolows it to reach him, glances it delicately and picks up a boundary, neatly done
Anderson to Umar Gul, out Bowled!! Full and straight is all it takes to clean him up, Pakistan fail to get to three figures, Umar Gul tries to tonk this over mid wicket but gets a thin inside edge and drags it onto the stumps. A dismal show from Pakistan after opting to bat. Umar Gul b Anderson 13(27) [4s-1 6s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez gets off the mark in style, back of a length delivery but on the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and neatly glances it to fine leg for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, absolutely majestic from Hafeez, overpitched from Broad outside off, Hafeez stays on the front foot and laces the square drive to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar now joins in the fun, short delivery slanted across wide outside off, Umar latches onto it and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Anderson to Umar, out Caught by Strauss!! The extra ball does the trick and Pakistan suffer an early jolt. Anderson stays wide of the crease and angles across a good length ball outside off, Umar pokes at it and the outside edge is snapped up by Strauss at first slip. Umar c Strauss b Anderson 6(16) [4s-1]
Panesar to Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez decides to break the shackles in style, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Hafeez charges down the track and launches it well back into the stands at long on
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, more runs for Hafeez, Panesar bowls this slightly short outside off, Hafeez uses the pace and guides the cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar gets his man in the end. Over aggression has cost Hafeez here. Panesar bowls this delivery flatter and it spins away, Hafeez lunges forward and looks to sweep it to the leg side, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, England appeal and the umpire immediately gives it out, Hafeez does not opt for the review, although on first look, I thought that the ball was missing off stump. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 21(36) [4s-3 6s-1]
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, This is a good sign for Pakistan, lovely shot from the veteran, overpitched and in the slot, Younis Khan presents full face of the bat and thumps it down the ground to long on, holds the pose too for the camera!
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, useful runs for Pakistan, turning sharply, but well down the leg side, Younis Khan plays it late and does well to get some bat to it, it races away to fine leg
Panesar to Azhar Ali, SIX, 2 balls back Waqar on air was saying Azhar Ali was a defensive batsman, he has proved him wrong here, well tossed up delivery on the stumps, Azhar Ali comes down the track and lofts it thorugh the line over long off for a maximum!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's started to get going here, flatter and touch shorter outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and punches it off the back foot to sweeper cover, timed it well and it raced away to the fence
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, some positive intent atlast, drags it too short outside off, Younis Khan picks the length early, rocks back and pulls it to backward square leg
Swann to Younis Khan, no run, terrible mix-up, but an accurate throw would have been an end for Azhar Ali at the bowler's end, Younis Khan pushes it towards covers, Ali wanted the single, but was sent back , the throw at the bowler's end was not that great and a lucky escape for Ali
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, 100 comes up for Pakistan, poor delivery though, Jonathan Trott starts off with a loosener, short and well down the leg side, Younis Khan swivels and pulls it all along the ground to fine leg
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, he's decided to break free, too full and on off, Younis Khan gets down and sweeps it with the turn to backward square leg, picked the gap well and it raced away to the fence
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, he gets to his 26th Test fifty in style, it was a poor delivery though, short and wide outside off, Younis Khan plays it late and dabs it past the fielder to third man
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, superb shot! Full delivery coming into the pads, Younis gets forward and flicks it away off his pads, places it between the 2 men on the leg side and collects four, this is a good start for Pakistan post Tea
Panesar to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, loopy outside off, Azhar Ali leans and steers it past short third man, gets a couple of runs. Partnership is worth a 100 now!
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a shot! That was a mere push. Nothing else! Full and straight from Broad, Azhar put a step forward and just pushed it straight down the ground, mid on started running in a bid to stop it but gave up soon.. awesome timing!
Broad to Azhar Ali, 1 run, FIFTY for Azhar Ali and he is a happy man. Looked like he had some point to prove, going by his reactions. Works it to mid wicket and runs across, points the bat to the dressing room and the crowd before running to greet his partner. Well played, it has not been easy to bat here but he has been solid. It's his 14th half century in Tests
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was coming. He was getting a bit restless in the middle and you could sense this coming. Charges down the track, gets to the pitch this time and lofts it wide of mid on, good use of the feet there
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot! There are lots of vacant spaces on the off side and Younis Khan uses it cleverly with a superb reverse sweep, takes it from middle stump and middles it perfectly to the square third man fence
Swann to Younis Khan, SIX, that's how you play spinners. Confident use of the feet, right up to the pitch of the ball, picks his spot in the vacant deep mid regions and swings it across the line and over the fence. Top class batting
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot! He has been sweeping well this session, another hard sweep shot and this time picks the gap as well, collects a boundary to deep square leg
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, poor ball. Just too easy for Younis Khan. Flat, short and on the pads, Younis Khan just stays back and whips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, just too easy.. Younis into the 90s now
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, these are gifts for Younis. Rank long hop, just sits up to be smashed and Younis Khan does exactly that with a hard pull to deep mid wicket, racing towards the 3-figure mark here
Panesar to Younis Khan, 2 runs, there it is! Younis Khan gets to his 20th Test CENTURY. And fittingly, he brings it up with a sweep shot, takes off his helmet even as he runs the second run, has a smile on his face as always and acknowledges the cheers from the crowd. What an innings this has been.. it has been a match dominated by the bowlers but Younis Khan and Azhar Ali have batted extremely well. Strauss claps from the slip cordon, and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar gives a standing ovation too
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar Ali survives a scare towards the end of the day, Swann gives it some air, gets it to pitch on middle and spin in, Azhar Ali was looking to work across the line but was struck in front, but the replays show it would have gone over the stumps..not a bad review though, England badly needed to get a wicket
Panesar to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, nothing going England's way. More bonus runs for Pakistan. Pitches way outside leg and doesn't turn much, Prior had no chance of stopping that and Pakistan happily take 4 extras
Anderson to Younis Khan, 3 runs, Lovely shot from YK. This was overpitched outside off and moving away, Younis Khan reaches out for the drive and gets it past cover. Good fielding from the man chasing from mid-off, pulls the back back in and saves a run for his team. The 200 run partnership is up as well
Anderson to Younis Khan, FOUR, beautifully played. This was overpitched outside off, Younis Khan leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it past cover for a boundary
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, edged. Did it carry? Just about, catch dropped by Swann at 2nd slip, fuller length delivery outside off and shaping away, Azhar Ali chased it, gets a thick outside edge that just about carries through to Swann. A tough chance, but one that needed to be taken
Broad to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! Brilliant innings by YK ends. This was the inducker that nipped back in a shade from outside off, Younis Khan was pressing across in defence and was struck low on the pads in front of off. The ball was going on to hit off and YK has to go. The original decision was OUT and it stays with the on-field call. Younis Khan lbw b Broad 127(221) [4s-12 6s-1]
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Azhar Ali moves onto 98 with a fine paddle. This was quicker and sliding down the leg, Azhar Ali gets across and laps it very fine for a boundary
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, 2nd Test CENTURY for Azhar Ali. He screams in delight as soon as finding the gap past cover point. This was short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary. The dressing room is up as well, it has been a very well deserved century
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Super shot from Azhar Ali , gets to the pitch of a well flighted delivery outside off and drives it in the gap past the man at cover for a pleasing boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, sharp spin from Swann, the line is poor though, Azhar Ali looks to tickle it and misses, so does Prior. The ball scoots away to the fence
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed through quicker on the stumps, it skids through quickly, Misbah-ul-Haq was long way forward defending it, but gets an inside edge onto the pads, huge appeal is turned down, Strauss, Prior and Monty were confident and went for the review, but replays clearly showed he had got a thick inside edge, so England lose all their reviews
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, finally some aggressive intent, too full and on middle, Azhar Ali gets down and sweeps it to backward square leg, split the gap to perfection in the deep
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, runs are starting to flow, this time it is from the bat of Misbah, a rare sight, overpitched and on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq kneels down and sweeps it hard to deep square leg, hits it well between the 2 fielders
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, only two men on the off side and Azhar Ali easily pierces the gap, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball nicely and drills it past the fielder to deep extra cover
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Much needed breakthrough for England, the great Misbah is gone, it was the arm ball, which skidded through, Misbah-ul-Haq plunges forward to defend, but is struck low on the pads, huge appeal and Taufel raises his finger, he decides to review it, only doubt was whether he had got some inside edge, but replays show there was no edge invovled and he was struck in line and it would have hit the off stump, so Pakistan also lose all their reviews. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 31(115) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Monty has struck again, poor shot from Shafiq though, it was fired in full on the leg stump, Shafiq attempted the sweep shot, missed it and was struck on the pads, it looked like it was sliding down the leg side, but Taufel had no doubt about it, no reviews left and Shafiq has to go. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 5(17)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's decided to break free, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali eyes lit up seeing that and he lofts it through the line over the fielder to long off
Panesar to Adnan Akmal, out Bowled!! Monty is on fire here, the ball is suddenly turning square here, this one was a dream delivery for a left arm spinner, it was pitched on the off stump, it turned away slightly to beat the defences of Adnan Akmal and then crashed into the stumps. Adnan Akmal b Panesar 0(7)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Anderson!! Another one bites the dust, pitches it on the rough just outside off, it was well tossed up also and inviting him for the drive, Abdur Rehman was drawn into the shot and it turned away sharply to take the edge straight to Jimmy at first slip. Abdur Rehman c Anderson b Swann 1(5)
Swann to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! They are losing wickets in a heap, but a sharp catch from Jimmy at first slip, it was the arm ball wide outside off, it was drifting away slightly, Ajmal pokes at it away from his body and the outside edge flew quickly low towards the first slip, but Jimmy reacted quickly, moved to his right and takes a good low catch. Ajmal c Anderson b Swann 1(12)
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely played. Panesar tossed this one on the stumps, Azhar Ali backs away a bit, gets into a fine position and slog sweeps it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Alastair Cook!! Soft dismissal for Azhar Ali. It was a nicely tossed up delivery on the middle and spinning back into him, he looks to turn it towards the onside and ends up hitting it straight to Cook at short leg. Cook did very well to stay down and takes the catch easily. Azhar departs after a magnificent hand. Azhar Ali c Alastair Cook b Swann 157(442) [4s-10 6s-1]
Panesar to Umar Gul, out Lbw!! Monty gets a 5-wicket haul. This was tossed up on the middle-stump and straightened, Umar Gul was looking to play the big slog sweep and misses. The ball was going to hit the middle stump. Easy decision for umpire Taufel and England need 324 runs for a consolation victory. Umar Gul lbw b Panesar 4(38)
Anderson to Umar, out Lbw!! Excellent bowling from Anderson. This one jagged back in sharply from outside off, Umar was taken by surprise, he pressed across and looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is struck in front of middle. The ball would have crashed into the middle and leg. Early strike by Anderson. He is cock-a-hoop. Pakistan have lost an early wicket. Umar lbw b Anderson 0(5)
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, catch dropped by England. It was short of a good length outside off and seaming away, Hafeez flashed at that, gets an outside edge to the right of Prior and to the left of Strauss at 1st slip. It was the keeper's catch, he was static, Strauss went at it late, gets a finger-tip on that as the ball screams away to the fence
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Excellent review from England. This was a length delivery that shaped back into Azhar Ali from outside off, Azhar was lunging forward to defend, gets a faint inside edge through to Prior. The keeper and the close-in fielders were confident, replays suggested a minor click on the bat and Azhar Ali has to go. He is not too chuffed with the decision, but I feel the right decision has been made. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(14)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Terrific shot from YK. This is full and drifting towards the pads, Younis Khan gets across and whips it in front of mid-wicket. Monty gives chase but in vain
Broad to Younis Khan, out Caught by Prior!! Super Stuff from Broad. The extra bounce has accounted for YK. This was short of a good length outside off and moving away, Younis Khan was looking to steer it towards third man, the extra bounce meant that he ended up getting a thick outside edge through to Prior. He moves to his right and gobbles up the chance. Another failure for YK and Pakistan are tottering. Younis Khan c Prior b Broad 4(8) [4s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Hafeez is not amused one bit, he goes back to the hut with a sarcastic look on his face and claps at the umpire's decision. This was pitched on a good length and shaped back in from outside off, Hafeez was pushing forward, was there an inside edge? The replays did not suggest so, Taufel changes his decision. The ball was certainly hitting the leg-stump. Hafeez lbw b Broad 13(30) [4s-1]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Pakistan have lost half their side. This was a poor call from Misbah-ul-Haq. This was full and shaping back into Misbah-ul-Haq from outside off, he fell across as he looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of middle. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. It was an umpire's call and the original decision was OUT. Pakistan are in tatters. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Anderson 1(8)
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, run-out chance missed. Morgan is the culprit. Adnan Akmal dabs a length delivery wide of cover, takes a couple of steps before stopping, Shafiq was charging in. Morgan comes in from point, has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. Adnan Akmal would have been a goner had Morgan hit the stumps
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are in dire straits. This one nipped back in from outside off, Adnan was pressing forward in defence, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. The umpire's decision stood and Pakistan have lost their sixth wicket. They have lost both their reviews as well. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6(30)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Pietersen!! Horrendous shot from Abdur Rehman. This was tossed up invitingly outside off and spinning away, Rehman gave the charge, looks to deposit it out of the stadium, gets a spiralling top-edge. KP settles underneath it at extra cover and takes a simple catch. The Pakistan dressing room will not be too happy with the shot. Swann gets a wicket in his very first over. Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1(5)
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nice way to end the session. Short and outside off, it sits up to be cut, Shafiq gets back and cracks it behind point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Shafiq gets back and cuts it hard to the sweeper cover fence, was in total control of that one
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, Broad digs it in short but no real bounce on this one, goes at hip height and Ajmal plays a classic pull, rolls his wrists over to keep it down and sends it racing past square leg
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, dug in a little too short by Broad and Shafiq is quick to rock back and smash it to the mid wicket fence, smoke bellows from Broad's ears as he kicks the turf in disgust
Panesar to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Panesar ends Ajmal's stubborn stay with a slider, pitches on middle and leg and strikes Ajmal on the pads even as he was pressing forward, no doubts in the umpire's mind, that would have crashed into leg, Pakistan slip further. Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12(53) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! As plumb as it gets, the flatter one sliding on, Shafiq tries to force it off the backfoot but misses it and is struck on the back leg just before it hits the bat, that was missing off and missing leg, good, fighting little knock from Shafiq comes to an end. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45(78) [4s-3]
Anderson to Umar Gul, leg byes, 1 run, Steve Davies' decision stays, this was slanted in and struck Umar Gul in front of leg, he reckoned it was going down leg and replays show that it was just clipping leg, umpire's call
Panesar to Umar Gul, SIX, floated up, Umar Gul plonks his foot forward and smacks it over the mid wicket fence, good sound as it came off the bat, knew it was a six right away
Anderson to Umar Gul, FOUR, the slower one from Anderson, Umar Gul picks it well and alolows it to reach him, glances it delicately and picks up a boundary, neatly done
Anderson to Umar Gul, out Bowled!! Full and straight is all it takes to clean him up, Pakistan fail to get to three figures, Umar Gul tries to tonk this over mid wicket but gets a thin inside edge and drags it onto the stumps. A dismal show from Pakistan after opting to bat. Umar Gul b Anderson 13(27) [4s-1 6s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez gets off the mark in style, back of a length delivery but on the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and neatly glances it to fine leg for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, absolutely majestic from Hafeez, overpitched from Broad outside off, Hafeez stays on the front foot and laces the square drive to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar now joins in the fun, short delivery slanted across wide outside off, Umar latches onto it and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Anderson to Umar, out Caught by Strauss!! The extra ball does the trick and Pakistan suffer an early jolt. Anderson stays wide of the crease and angles across a good length ball outside off, Umar pokes at it and the outside edge is snapped up by Strauss at first slip. Umar c Strauss b Anderson 6(16) [4s-1]
Panesar to Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez decides to break the shackles in style, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Hafeez charges down the track and launches it well back into the stands at long on
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, more runs for Hafeez, Panesar bowls this slightly short outside off, Hafeez uses the pace and guides the cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar gets his man in the end. Over aggression has cost Hafeez here. Panesar bowls this delivery flatter and it spins away, Hafeez lunges forward and looks to sweep it to the leg side, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, England appeal and the umpire immediately gives it out, Hafeez does not opt for the review, although on first look, I thought that the ball was missing off stump. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 21(36) [4s-3 6s-1]
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, This is a good sign for Pakistan, lovely shot from the veteran, overpitched and in the slot, Younis Khan presents full face of the bat and thumps it down the ground to long on, holds the pose too for the camera!
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, useful runs for Pakistan, turning sharply, but well down the leg side, Younis Khan plays it late and does well to get some bat to it, it races away to fine leg
Panesar to Azhar Ali, SIX, 2 balls back Waqar on air was saying Azhar Ali was a defensive batsman, he has proved him wrong here, well tossed up delivery on the stumps, Azhar Ali comes down the track and lofts it thorugh the line over long off for a maximum!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's started to get going here, flatter and touch shorter outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and punches it off the back foot to sweeper cover, timed it well and it raced away to the fence
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, some positive intent atlast, drags it too short outside off, Younis Khan picks the length early, rocks back and pulls it to backward square leg
Swann to Younis Khan, no run, terrible mix-up, but an accurate throw would have been an end for Azhar Ali at the bowler's end, Younis Khan pushes it towards covers, Ali wanted the single, but was sent back , the throw at the bowler's end was not that great and a lucky escape for Ali
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, 100 comes up for Pakistan, poor delivery though, Jonathan Trott starts off with a loosener, short and well down the leg side, Younis Khan swivels and pulls it all along the ground to fine leg
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, he's decided to break free, too full and on off, Younis Khan gets down and sweeps it with the turn to backward square leg, picked the gap well and it raced away to the fence
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, he gets to his 26th Test fifty in style, it was a poor delivery though, short and wide outside off, Younis Khan plays it late and dabs it past the fielder to third man
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, superb shot! Full delivery coming into the pads, Younis gets forward and flicks it away off his pads, places it between the 2 men on the leg side and collects four, this is a good start for Pakistan post Tea
Panesar to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, loopy outside off, Azhar Ali leans and steers it past short third man, gets a couple of runs. Partnership is worth a 100 now!
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a shot! That was a mere push. Nothing else! Full and straight from Broad, Azhar put a step forward and just pushed it straight down the ground, mid on started running in a bid to stop it but gave up soon.. awesome timing!
Broad to Azhar Ali, 1 run, FIFTY for Azhar Ali and he is a happy man. Looked like he had some point to prove, going by his reactions. Works it to mid wicket and runs across, points the bat to the dressing room and the crowd before running to greet his partner. Well played, it has not been easy to bat here but he has been solid. It's his 14th half century in Tests
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was coming. He was getting a bit restless in the middle and you could sense this coming. Charges down the track, gets to the pitch this time and lofts it wide of mid on, good use of the feet there
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot! There are lots of vacant spaces on the off side and Younis Khan uses it cleverly with a superb reverse sweep, takes it from middle stump and middles it perfectly to the square third man fence
Swann to Younis Khan, SIX, that's how you play spinners. Confident use of the feet, right up to the pitch of the ball, picks his spot in the vacant deep mid regions and swings it across the line and over the fence. Top class batting
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot! He has been sweeping well this session, another hard sweep shot and this time picks the gap as well, collects a boundary to deep square leg
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, poor ball. Just too easy for Younis Khan. Flat, short and on the pads, Younis Khan just stays back and whips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, just too easy.. Younis into the 90s now
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, these are gifts for Younis. Rank long hop, just sits up to be smashed and Younis Khan does exactly that with a hard pull to deep mid wicket, racing towards the 3-figure mark here
Panesar to Younis Khan, 2 runs, there it is! Younis Khan gets to his 20th Test CENTURY. And fittingly, he brings it up with a sweep shot, takes off his helmet even as he runs the second run, has a smile on his face as always and acknowledges the cheers from the crowd. What an innings this has been.. it has been a match dominated by the bowlers but Younis Khan and Azhar Ali have batted extremely well. Strauss claps from the slip cordon, and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar gives a standing ovation too
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar Ali survives a scare towards the end of the day, Swann gives it some air, gets it to pitch on middle and spin in, Azhar Ali was looking to work across the line but was struck in front, but the replays show it would have gone over the stumps..not a bad review though, England badly needed to get a wicket
Panesar to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, nothing going England's way. More bonus runs for Pakistan. Pitches way outside leg and doesn't turn much, Prior had no chance of stopping that and Pakistan happily take 4 extras
Anderson to Younis Khan, 3 runs, Lovely shot from YK. This was overpitched outside off and moving away, Younis Khan reaches out for the drive and gets it past cover. Good fielding from the man chasing from mid-off, pulls the back back in and saves a run for his team. The 200 run partnership is up as well
Anderson to Younis Khan, FOUR, beautifully played. This was overpitched outside off, Younis Khan leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it past cover for a boundary
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, edged. Did it carry? Just about, catch dropped by Swann at 2nd slip, fuller length delivery outside off and shaping away, Azhar Ali chased it, gets a thick outside edge that just about carries through to Swann. A tough chance, but one that needed to be taken
Broad to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! Brilliant innings by YK ends. This was the inducker that nipped back in a shade from outside off, Younis Khan was pressing across in defence and was struck low on the pads in front of off. The ball was going on to hit off and YK has to go. The original decision was OUT and it stays with the on-field call. Younis Khan lbw b Broad 127(221) [4s-12 6s-1]
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Azhar Ali moves onto 98 with a fine paddle. This was quicker and sliding down the leg, Azhar Ali gets across and laps it very fine for a boundary
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, 2nd Test CENTURY for Azhar Ali. He screams in delight as soon as finding the gap past cover point. This was short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary. The dressing room is up as well, it has been a very well deserved century
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Super shot from Azhar Ali , gets to the pitch of a well flighted delivery outside off and drives it in the gap past the man at cover for a pleasing boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, sharp spin from Swann, the line is poor though, Azhar Ali looks to tickle it and misses, so does Prior. The ball scoots away to the fence
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed through quicker on the stumps, it skids through quickly, Misbah-ul-Haq was long way forward defending it, but gets an inside edge onto the pads, huge appeal is turned down, Strauss, Prior and Monty were confident and went for the review, but replays clearly showed he had got a thick inside edge, so England lose all their reviews
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, finally some aggressive intent, too full and on middle, Azhar Ali gets down and sweeps it to backward square leg, split the gap to perfection in the deep
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, runs are starting to flow, this time it is from the bat of Misbah, a rare sight, overpitched and on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq kneels down and sweeps it hard to deep square leg, hits it well between the 2 fielders
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, only two men on the off side and Azhar Ali easily pierces the gap, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball nicely and drills it past the fielder to deep extra cover
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Much needed breakthrough for England, the great Misbah is gone, it was the arm ball, which skidded through, Misbah-ul-Haq plunges forward to defend, but is struck low on the pads, huge appeal and Taufel raises his finger, he decides to review it, only doubt was whether he had got some inside edge, but replays show there was no edge invovled and he was struck in line and it would have hit the off stump, so Pakistan also lose all their reviews. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 31(115) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Monty has struck again, poor shot from Shafiq though, it was fired in full on the leg stump, Shafiq attempted the sweep shot, missed it and was struck on the pads, it looked like it was sliding down the leg side, but Taufel had no doubt about it, no reviews left and Shafiq has to go. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 5(17)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's decided to break free, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali eyes lit up seeing that and he lofts it through the line over the fielder to long off
Panesar to Adnan Akmal, out Bowled!! Monty is on fire here, the ball is suddenly turning square here, this one was a dream delivery for a left arm spinner, it was pitched on the off stump, it turned away slightly to beat the defences of Adnan Akmal and then crashed into the stumps. Adnan Akmal b Panesar 0(7)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Anderson!! Another one bites the dust, pitches it on the rough just outside off, it was well tossed up also and inviting him for the drive, Abdur Rehman was drawn into the shot and it turned away sharply to take the edge straight to Jimmy at first slip. Abdur Rehman c Anderson b Swann 1(5)
Swann to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! They are losing wickets in a heap, but a sharp catch from Jimmy at first slip, it was the arm ball wide outside off, it was drifting away slightly, Ajmal pokes at it away from his body and the outside edge flew quickly low towards the first slip, but Jimmy reacted quickly, moved to his right and takes a good low catch. Ajmal c Anderson b Swann 1(12)
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely played. Panesar tossed this one on the stumps, Azhar Ali backs away a bit, gets into a fine position and slog sweeps it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Alastair Cook!! Soft dismissal for Azhar Ali. It was a nicely tossed up delivery on the middle and spinning back into him, he looks to turn it towards the onside and ends up hitting it straight to Cook at short leg. Cook did very well to stay down and takes the catch easily. Azhar departs after a magnificent hand. Azhar Ali c Alastair Cook b Swann 157(442) [4s-10 6s-1]
Panesar to Umar Gul, out Lbw!! Monty gets a 5-wicket haul. This was tossed up on the middle-stump and straightened, Umar Gul was looking to play the big slog sweep and misses. The ball was going to hit the middle stump. Easy decision for umpire Taufel and England need 324 runs for a consolation victory. Umar Gul lbw b Panesar 4(38)
Anderson to Umar, out Lbw!! Excellent bowling from Anderson. This one jagged back in sharply from outside off, Umar was taken by surprise, he pressed across and looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is struck in front of middle. The ball would have crashed into the middle and leg. Early strike by Anderson. He is cock-a-hoop. Pakistan have lost an early wicket. Umar lbw b Anderson 0(5)
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, catch dropped by England. It was short of a good length outside off and seaming away, Hafeez flashed at that, gets an outside edge to the right of Prior and to the left of Strauss at 1st slip. It was the keeper's catch, he was static, Strauss went at it late, gets a finger-tip on that as the ball screams away to the fence
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Excellent review from England. This was a length delivery that shaped back into Azhar Ali from outside off, Azhar was lunging forward to defend, gets a faint inside edge through to Prior. The keeper and the close-in fielders were confident, replays suggested a minor click on the bat and Azhar Ali has to go. He is not too chuffed with the decision, but I feel the right decision has been made. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(14)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Terrific shot from YK. This is full and drifting towards the pads, Younis Khan gets across and whips it in front of mid-wicket. Monty gives chase but in vain
Broad to Younis Khan, out Caught by Prior!! Super Stuff from Broad. The extra bounce has accounted for YK. This was short of a good length outside off and moving away, Younis Khan was looking to steer it towards third man, the extra bounce meant that he ended up getting a thick outside edge through to Prior. He moves to his right and gobbles up the chance. Another failure for YK and Pakistan are tottering. Younis Khan c Prior b Broad 4(8) [4s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Hafeez is not amused one bit, he goes back to the hut with a sarcastic look on his face and claps at the umpire's decision. This was pitched on a good length and shaped back in from outside off, Hafeez was pushing forward, was there an inside edge? The replays did not suggest so, Taufel changes his decision. The ball was certainly hitting the leg-stump. Hafeez lbw b Broad 13(30) [4s-1]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Pakistan have lost half their side. This was a poor call from Misbah-ul-Haq. This was full and shaping back into Misbah-ul-Haq from outside off, he fell across as he looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of middle. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. It was an umpire's call and the original decision was OUT. Pakistan are in tatters. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Anderson 1(8)
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, run-out chance missed. Morgan is the culprit. Adnan Akmal dabs a length delivery wide of cover, takes a couple of steps before stopping, Shafiq was charging in. Morgan comes in from point, has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. Adnan Akmal would have been a goner had Morgan hit the stumps
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are in dire straits. This one nipped back in from outside off, Adnan was pressing forward in defence, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. The umpire's decision stood and Pakistan have lost their sixth wicket. They have lost both their reviews as well. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6(30)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Pietersen!! Horrendous shot from Abdur Rehman. This was tossed up invitingly outside off and spinning away, Rehman gave the charge, looks to deposit it out of the stadium, gets a spiralling top-edge. KP settles underneath it at extra cover and takes a simple catch. The Pakistan dressing room will not be too happy with the shot. Swann gets a wicket in his very first over. Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1(5)
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nice way to end the session. Short and outside off, it sits up to be cut, Shafiq gets back and cracks it behind point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Shafiq gets back and cuts it hard to the sweeper cover fence, was in total control of that one
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, Broad digs it in short but no real bounce on this one, goes at hip height and Ajmal plays a classic pull, rolls his wrists over to keep it down and sends it racing past square leg
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, dug in a little too short by Broad and Shafiq is quick to rock back and smash it to the mid wicket fence, smoke bellows from Broad's ears as he kicks the turf in disgust
Panesar to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Panesar ends Ajmal's stubborn stay with a slider, pitches on middle and leg and strikes Ajmal on the pads even as he was pressing forward, no doubts in the umpire's mind, that would have crashed into leg, Pakistan slip further. Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12(53) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! As plumb as it gets, the flatter one sliding on, Shafiq tries to force it off the backfoot but misses it and is struck on the back leg just before it hits the bat, that was missing off and missing leg, good, fighting little knock from Shafiq comes to an end. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45(78) [4s-3]
Anderson to Umar Gul, leg byes, 1 run, Steve Davies' decision stays, this was slanted in and struck Umar Gul in front of leg, he reckoned it was going down leg and replays show that it was just clipping leg, umpire's call
Panesar to Umar Gul, SIX, floated up, Umar Gul plonks his foot forward and smacks it over the mid wicket fence, good sound as it came off the bat, knew it was a six right away
Anderson to Umar Gul, FOUR, the slower one from Anderson, Umar Gul picks it well and alolows it to reach him, glances it delicately and picks up a boundary, neatly done
Anderson to Umar Gul, out Bowled!! Full and straight is all it takes to clean him up, Pakistan fail to get to three figures, Umar Gul tries to tonk this over mid wicket but gets a thin inside edge and drags it onto the stumps. A dismal show from Pakistan after opting to bat. Umar Gul b Anderson 13(27) [4s-1 6s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez gets off the mark in style, back of a length delivery but on the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and neatly glances it to fine leg for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, absolutely majestic from Hafeez, overpitched from Broad outside off, Hafeez stays on the front foot and laces the square drive to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar now joins in the fun, short delivery slanted across wide outside off, Umar latches onto it and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Anderson to Umar, out Caught by Strauss!! The extra ball does the trick and Pakistan suffer an early jolt. Anderson stays wide of the crease and angles across a good length ball outside off, Umar pokes at it and the outside edge is snapped up by Strauss at first slip. Umar c Strauss b Anderson 6(16) [4s-1]
Panesar to Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez decides to break the shackles in style, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Hafeez charges down the track and launches it well back into the stands at long on
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, more runs for Hafeez, Panesar bowls this slightly short outside off, Hafeez uses the pace and guides the cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar gets his man in the end. Over aggression has cost Hafeez here. Panesar bowls this delivery flatter and it spins away, Hafeez lunges forward and looks to sweep it to the leg side, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, England appeal and the umpire immediately gives it out, Hafeez does not opt for the review, although on first look, I thought that the ball was missing off stump. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 21(36) [4s-3 6s-1]
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, This is a good sign for Pakistan, lovely shot from the veteran, overpitched and in the slot, Younis Khan presents full face of the bat and thumps it down the ground to long on, holds the pose too for the camera!
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, useful runs for Pakistan, turning sharply, but well down the leg side, Younis Khan plays it late and does well to get some bat to it, it races away to fine leg
Panesar to Azhar Ali, SIX, 2 balls back Waqar on air was saying Azhar Ali was a defensive batsman, he has proved him wrong here, well tossed up delivery on the stumps, Azhar Ali comes down the track and lofts it thorugh the line over long off for a maximum!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's started to get going here, flatter and touch shorter outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and punches it off the back foot to sweeper cover, timed it well and it raced away to the fence
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, some positive intent atlast, drags it too short outside off, Younis Khan picks the length early, rocks back and pulls it to backward square leg
Swann to Younis Khan, no run, terrible mix-up, but an accurate throw would have been an end for Azhar Ali at the bowler's end, Younis Khan pushes it towards covers, Ali wanted the single, but was sent back , the throw at the bowler's end was not that great and a lucky escape for Ali
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, 100 comes up for Pakistan, poor delivery though, Jonathan Trott starts off with a loosener, short and well down the leg side, Younis Khan swivels and pulls it all along the ground to fine leg
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, he's decided to break free, too full and on off, Younis Khan gets down and sweeps it with the turn to backward square leg, picked the gap well and it raced away to the fence
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, he gets to his 26th Test fifty in style, it was a poor delivery though, short and wide outside off, Younis Khan plays it late and dabs it past the fielder to third man
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, superb shot! Full delivery coming into the pads, Younis gets forward and flicks it away off his pads, places it between the 2 men on the leg side and collects four, this is a good start for Pakistan post Tea
Panesar to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, loopy outside off, Azhar Ali leans and steers it past short third man, gets a couple of runs. Partnership is worth a 100 now!
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a shot! That was a mere push. Nothing else! Full and straight from Broad, Azhar put a step forward and just pushed it straight down the ground, mid on started running in a bid to stop it but gave up soon.. awesome timing!
Broad to Azhar Ali, 1 run, FIFTY for Azhar Ali and he is a happy man. Looked like he had some point to prove, going by his reactions. Works it to mid wicket and runs across, points the bat to the dressing room and the crowd before running to greet his partner. Well played, it has not been easy to bat here but he has been solid. It's his 14th half century in Tests
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was coming. He was getting a bit restless in the middle and you could sense this coming. Charges down the track, gets to the pitch this time and lofts it wide of mid on, good use of the feet there
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot! There are lots of vacant spaces on the off side and Younis Khan uses it cleverly with a superb reverse sweep, takes it from middle stump and middles it perfectly to the square third man fence
Swann to Younis Khan, SIX, that's how you play spinners. Confident use of the feet, right up to the pitch of the ball, picks his spot in the vacant deep mid regions and swings it across the line and over the fence. Top class batting
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot! He has been sweeping well this session, another hard sweep shot and this time picks the gap as well, collects a boundary to deep square leg
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, poor ball. Just too easy for Younis Khan. Flat, short and on the pads, Younis Khan just stays back and whips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, just too easy.. Younis into the 90s now
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, these are gifts for Younis. Rank long hop, just sits up to be smashed and Younis Khan does exactly that with a hard pull to deep mid wicket, racing towards the 3-figure mark here
Panesar to Younis Khan, 2 runs, there it is! Younis Khan gets to his 20th Test CENTURY. And fittingly, he brings it up with a sweep shot, takes off his helmet even as he runs the second run, has a smile on his face as always and acknowledges the cheers from the crowd. What an innings this has been.. it has been a match dominated by the bowlers but Younis Khan and Azhar Ali have batted extremely well. Strauss claps from the slip cordon, and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar gives a standing ovation too
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar Ali survives a scare towards the end of the day, Swann gives it some air, gets it to pitch on middle and spin in, Azhar Ali was looking to work across the line but was struck in front, but the replays show it would have gone over the stumps..not a bad review though, England badly needed to get a wicket
Panesar to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, nothing going England's way. More bonus runs for Pakistan. Pitches way outside leg and doesn't turn much, Prior had no chance of stopping that and Pakistan happily take 4 extras
Anderson to Younis Khan, 3 runs, Lovely shot from YK. This was overpitched outside off and moving away, Younis Khan reaches out for the drive and gets it past cover. Good fielding from the man chasing from mid-off, pulls the back back in and saves a run for his team. The 200 run partnership is up as well
Anderson to Younis Khan, FOUR, beautifully played. This was overpitched outside off, Younis Khan leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it past cover for a boundary
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, edged. Did it carry? Just about, catch dropped by Swann at 2nd slip, fuller length delivery outside off and shaping away, Azhar Ali chased it, gets a thick outside edge that just about carries through to Swann. A tough chance, but one that needed to be taken
Broad to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! Brilliant innings by YK ends. This was the inducker that nipped back in a shade from outside off, Younis Khan was pressing across in defence and was struck low on the pads in front of off. The ball was going on to hit off and YK has to go. The original decision was OUT and it stays with the on-field call. Younis Khan lbw b Broad 127(221) [4s-12 6s-1]
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Azhar Ali moves onto 98 with a fine paddle. This was quicker and sliding down the leg, Azhar Ali gets across and laps it very fine for a boundary
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, 2nd Test CENTURY for Azhar Ali. He screams in delight as soon as finding the gap past cover point. This was short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary. The dressing room is up as well, it has been a very well deserved century
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Super shot from Azhar Ali , gets to the pitch of a well flighted delivery outside off and drives it in the gap past the man at cover for a pleasing boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, sharp spin from Swann, the line is poor though, Azhar Ali looks to tickle it and misses, so does Prior. The ball scoots away to the fence
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed through quicker on the stumps, it skids through quickly, Misbah-ul-Haq was long way forward defending it, but gets an inside edge onto the pads, huge appeal is turned down, Strauss, Prior and Monty were confident and went for the review, but replays clearly showed he had got a thick inside edge, so England lose all their reviews
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, finally some aggressive intent, too full and on middle, Azhar Ali gets down and sweeps it to backward square leg, split the gap to perfection in the deep
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, runs are starting to flow, this time it is from the bat of Misbah, a rare sight, overpitched and on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq kneels down and sweeps it hard to deep square leg, hits it well between the 2 fielders
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, only two men on the off side and Azhar Ali easily pierces the gap, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball nicely and drills it past the fielder to deep extra cover
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Much needed breakthrough for England, the great Misbah is gone, it was the arm ball, which skidded through, Misbah-ul-Haq plunges forward to defend, but is struck low on the pads, huge appeal and Taufel raises his finger, he decides to review it, only doubt was whether he had got some inside edge, but replays show there was no edge invovled and he was struck in line and it would have hit the off stump, so Pakistan also lose all their reviews. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 31(115) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Monty has struck again, poor shot from Shafiq though, it was fired in full on the leg stump, Shafiq attempted the sweep shot, missed it and was struck on the pads, it looked like it was sliding down the leg side, but Taufel had no doubt about it, no reviews left and Shafiq has to go. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 5(17)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's decided to break free, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali eyes lit up seeing that and he lofts it through the line over the fielder to long off
Panesar to Adnan Akmal, out Bowled!! Monty is on fire here, the ball is suddenly turning square here, this one was a dream delivery for a left arm spinner, it was pitched on the off stump, it turned away slightly to beat the defences of Adnan Akmal and then crashed into the stumps. Adnan Akmal b Panesar 0(7)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Anderson!! Another one bites the dust, pitches it on the rough just outside off, it was well tossed up also and inviting him for the drive, Abdur Rehman was drawn into the shot and it turned away sharply to take the edge straight to Jimmy at first slip. Abdur Rehman c Anderson b Swann 1(5)
Swann to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! They are losing wickets in a heap, but a sharp catch from Jimmy at first slip, it was the arm ball wide outside off, it was drifting away slightly, Ajmal pokes at it away from his body and the outside edge flew quickly low towards the first slip, but Jimmy reacted quickly, moved to his right and takes a good low catch. Ajmal c Anderson b Swann 1(12)
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely played. Panesar tossed this one on the stumps, Azhar Ali backs away a bit, gets into a fine position and slog sweeps it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Alastair Cook!! Soft dismissal for Azhar Ali. It was a nicely tossed up delivery on the middle and spinning back into him, he looks to turn it towards the onside and ends up hitting it straight to Cook at short leg. Cook did very well to stay down and takes the catch easily. Azhar departs after a magnificent hand. Azhar Ali c Alastair Cook b Swann 157(442) [4s-10 6s-1]
Panesar to Umar Gul, out Lbw!! Monty gets a 5-wicket haul. This was tossed up on the middle-stump and straightened, Umar Gul was looking to play the big slog sweep and misses. The ball was going to hit the middle stump. Easy decision for umpire Taufel and England need 324 runs for a consolation victory. Umar Gul lbw b Panesar 4(38)
Anderson to Umar, out Lbw!! Excellent bowling from Anderson. This one jagged back in sharply from outside off, Umar was taken by surprise, he pressed across and looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is struck in front of middle. The ball would have crashed into the middle and leg. Early strike by Anderson. He is cock-a-hoop. Pakistan have lost an early wicket. Umar lbw b Anderson 0(5)
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, catch dropped by England. It was short of a good length outside off and seaming away, Hafeez flashed at that, gets an outside edge to the right of Prior and to the left of Strauss at 1st slip. It was the keeper's catch, he was static, Strauss went at it late, gets a finger-tip on that as the ball screams away to the fence
Broad to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Prior!! Excellent review from England. This was a length delivery that shaped back into Azhar Ali from outside off, Azhar was lunging forward to defend, gets a faint inside edge through to Prior. The keeper and the close-in fielders were confident, replays suggested a minor click on the bat and Azhar Ali has to go. He is not too chuffed with the decision, but I feel the right decision has been made. Azhar Ali c Prior b Broad 1(14)
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, Terrific shot from YK. This is full and drifting towards the pads, Younis Khan gets across and whips it in front of mid-wicket. Monty gives chase but in vain
Broad to Younis Khan, out Caught by Prior!! Super Stuff from Broad. The extra bounce has accounted for YK. This was short of a good length outside off and moving away, Younis Khan was looking to steer it towards third man, the extra bounce meant that he ended up getting a thick outside edge through to Prior. He moves to his right and gobbles up the chance. Another failure for YK and Pakistan are tottering. Younis Khan c Prior b Broad 4(8) [4s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Hafeez is not amused one bit, he goes back to the hut with a sarcastic look on his face and claps at the umpire's decision. This was pitched on a good length and shaped back in from outside off, Hafeez was pushing forward, was there an inside edge? The replays did not suggest so, Taufel changes his decision. The ball was certainly hitting the leg-stump. Hafeez lbw b Broad 13(30) [4s-1]
Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Pakistan have lost half their side. This was a poor call from Misbah-ul-Haq. This was full and shaping back into Misbah-ul-Haq from outside off, he fell across as he looked to work it towards the onside, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of middle. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. It was an umpire's call and the original decision was OUT. Pakistan are in tatters. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Anderson 1(8)
Anderson to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, run-out chance missed. Morgan is the culprit. Adnan Akmal dabs a length delivery wide of cover, takes a couple of steps before stopping, Shafiq was charging in. Morgan comes in from point, has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. Adnan Akmal would have been a goner had Morgan hit the stumps
Broad to Adnan Akmal, out Lbw!! Pakistan are in dire straits. This one nipped back in from outside off, Adnan was pressing forward in defence, misses it and is rapped on the pads in front of the middle stump. The ball was going to clip the leg-stump. The umpire's decision stood and Pakistan have lost their sixth wicket. They have lost both their reviews as well. Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6(30)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Pietersen!! Horrendous shot from Abdur Rehman. This was tossed up invitingly outside off and spinning away, Rehman gave the charge, looks to deposit it out of the stadium, gets a spiralling top-edge. KP settles underneath it at extra cover and takes a simple catch. The Pakistan dressing room will not be too happy with the shot. Swann gets a wicket in his very first over. Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1(5)
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, nice way to end the session. Short and outside off, it sits up to be cut, Shafiq gets back and cracks it behind point for a boundary
Panesar to Shafiq, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Shafiq gets back and cuts it hard to the sweeper cover fence, was in total control of that one
Broad to Ajmal, FOUR, Broad digs it in short but no real bounce on this one, goes at hip height and Ajmal plays a classic pull, rolls his wrists over to keep it down and sends it racing past square leg
Broad to Shafiq, FOUR, dug in a little too short by Broad and Shafiq is quick to rock back and smash it to the mid wicket fence, smoke bellows from Broad's ears as he kicks the turf in disgust
Panesar to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Panesar ends Ajmal's stubborn stay with a slider, pitches on middle and leg and strikes Ajmal on the pads even as he was pressing forward, no doubts in the umpire's mind, that would have crashed into leg, Pakistan slip further. Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12(53) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! As plumb as it gets, the flatter one sliding on, Shafiq tries to force it off the backfoot but misses it and is struck on the back leg just before it hits the bat, that was missing off and missing leg, good, fighting little knock from Shafiq comes to an end. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45(78) [4s-3]
Anderson to Umar Gul, leg byes, 1 run, Steve Davies' decision stays, this was slanted in and struck Umar Gul in front of leg, he reckoned it was going down leg and replays show that it was just clipping leg, umpire's call
Panesar to Umar Gul, SIX, floated up, Umar Gul plonks his foot forward and smacks it over the mid wicket fence, good sound as it came off the bat, knew it was a six right away
Anderson to Umar Gul, FOUR, the slower one from Anderson, Umar Gul picks it well and alolows it to reach him, glances it delicately and picks up a boundary, neatly done
Anderson to Umar Gul, out Bowled!! Full and straight is all it takes to clean him up, Pakistan fail to get to three figures, Umar Gul tries to tonk this over mid wicket but gets a thin inside edge and drags it onto the stumps. A dismal show from Pakistan after opting to bat. Umar Gul b Anderson 13(27) [4s-1 6s-1]
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez gets off the mark in style, back of a length delivery but on the pads, Hafeez uses the pace and neatly glances it to fine leg for a boundary
Broad to Hafeez, FOUR, absolutely majestic from Hafeez, overpitched from Broad outside off, Hafeez stays on the front foot and laces the square drive to the sweeper cover fence
Anderson to Umar, FOUR, Umar now joins in the fun, short delivery slanted across wide outside off, Umar latches onto it and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Anderson to Umar, out Caught by Strauss!! The extra ball does the trick and Pakistan suffer an early jolt. Anderson stays wide of the crease and angles across a good length ball outside off, Umar pokes at it and the outside edge is snapped up by Strauss at first slip. Umar c Strauss b Anderson 6(16) [4s-1]
Panesar to Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez decides to break the shackles in style, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Hafeez charges down the track and launches it well back into the stands at long on
Panesar to Hafeez, FOUR, more runs for Hafeez, Panesar bowls this slightly short outside off, Hafeez uses the pace and guides the cut to the deep backward point fence
Panesar to Hafeez, out Lbw!! Panesar gets his man in the end. Over aggression has cost Hafeez here. Panesar bowls this delivery flatter and it spins away, Hafeez lunges forward and looks to sweep it to the leg side, he misses and the ball thuds into the back pad, England appeal and the umpire immediately gives it out, Hafeez does not opt for the review, although on first look, I thought that the ball was missing off stump. Hafeez lbw b Panesar 21(36) [4s-3 6s-1]
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, This is a good sign for Pakistan, lovely shot from the veteran, overpitched and in the slot, Younis Khan presents full face of the bat and thumps it down the ground to long on, holds the pose too for the camera!
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, useful runs for Pakistan, turning sharply, but well down the leg side, Younis Khan plays it late and does well to get some bat to it, it races away to fine leg
Panesar to Azhar Ali, SIX, 2 balls back Waqar on air was saying Azhar Ali was a defensive batsman, he has proved him wrong here, well tossed up delivery on the stumps, Azhar Ali comes down the track and lofts it thorugh the line over long off for a maximum!
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's started to get going here, flatter and touch shorter outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and punches it off the back foot to sweeper cover, timed it well and it raced away to the fence
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, some positive intent atlast, drags it too short outside off, Younis Khan picks the length early, rocks back and pulls it to backward square leg
Swann to Younis Khan, no run, terrible mix-up, but an accurate throw would have been an end for Azhar Ali at the bowler's end, Younis Khan pushes it towards covers, Ali wanted the single, but was sent back , the throw at the bowler's end was not that great and a lucky escape for Ali
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, 100 comes up for Pakistan, poor delivery though, Jonathan Trott starts off with a loosener, short and well down the leg side, Younis Khan swivels and pulls it all along the ground to fine leg
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, he's decided to break free, too full and on off, Younis Khan gets down and sweeps it with the turn to backward square leg, picked the gap well and it raced away to the fence
Jonathan Trott to Younis Khan, FOUR, he gets to his 26th Test fifty in style, it was a poor delivery though, short and wide outside off, Younis Khan plays it late and dabs it past the fielder to third man
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, superb shot! Full delivery coming into the pads, Younis gets forward and flicks it away off his pads, places it between the 2 men on the leg side and collects four, this is a good start for Pakistan post Tea
Panesar to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, loopy outside off, Azhar Ali leans and steers it past short third man, gets a couple of runs. Partnership is worth a 100 now!
Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, what a shot! That was a mere push. Nothing else! Full and straight from Broad, Azhar put a step forward and just pushed it straight down the ground, mid on started running in a bid to stop it but gave up soon.. awesome timing!
Broad to Azhar Ali, 1 run, FIFTY for Azhar Ali and he is a happy man. Looked like he had some point to prove, going by his reactions. Works it to mid wicket and runs across, points the bat to the dressing room and the crowd before running to greet his partner. Well played, it has not been easy to bat here but he has been solid. It's his 14th half century in Tests
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, this was coming. He was getting a bit restless in the middle and you could sense this coming. Charges down the track, gets to the pitch this time and lofts it wide of mid on, good use of the feet there
Swann to Younis Khan, FOUR, excellent shot! There are lots of vacant spaces on the off side and Younis Khan uses it cleverly with a superb reverse sweep, takes it from middle stump and middles it perfectly to the square third man fence
Swann to Younis Khan, SIX, that's how you play spinners. Confident use of the feet, right up to the pitch of the ball, picks his spot in the vacant deep mid regions and swings it across the line and over the fence. Top class batting
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, shot! He has been sweeping well this session, another hard sweep shot and this time picks the gap as well, collects a boundary to deep square leg
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, poor ball. Just too easy for Younis Khan. Flat, short and on the pads, Younis Khan just stays back and whips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, just too easy.. Younis into the 90s now
Panesar to Younis Khan, FOUR, these are gifts for Younis. Rank long hop, just sits up to be smashed and Younis Khan does exactly that with a hard pull to deep mid wicket, racing towards the 3-figure mark here
Panesar to Younis Khan, 2 runs, there it is! Younis Khan gets to his 20th Test CENTURY. And fittingly, he brings it up with a sweep shot, takes off his helmet even as he runs the second run, has a smile on his face as always and acknowledges the cheers from the crowd. What an innings this has been.. it has been a match dominated by the bowlers but Younis Khan and Azhar Ali have batted extremely well. Strauss claps from the slip cordon, and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar gives a standing ovation too
Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar Ali survives a scare towards the end of the day, Swann gives it some air, gets it to pitch on middle and spin in, Azhar Ali was looking to work across the line but was struck in front, but the replays show it would have gone over the stumps..not a bad review though, England badly needed to get a wicket
Panesar to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, nothing going England's way. More bonus runs for Pakistan. Pitches way outside leg and doesn't turn much, Prior had no chance of stopping that and Pakistan happily take 4 extras
Anderson to Younis Khan, 3 runs, Lovely shot from YK. This was overpitched outside off and moving away, Younis Khan reaches out for the drive and gets it past cover. Good fielding from the man chasing from mid-off, pulls the back back in and saves a run for his team. The 200 run partnership is up as well
Anderson to Younis Khan, FOUR, beautifully played. This was overpitched outside off, Younis Khan leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it past cover for a boundary
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, edged. Did it carry? Just about, catch dropped by Swann at 2nd slip, fuller length delivery outside off and shaping away, Azhar Ali chased it, gets a thick outside edge that just about carries through to Swann. A tough chance, but one that needed to be taken
Broad to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! Brilliant innings by YK ends. This was the inducker that nipped back in a shade from outside off, Younis Khan was pressing across in defence and was struck low on the pads in front of off. The ball was going on to hit off and YK has to go. The original decision was OUT and it stays with the on-field call. Younis Khan lbw b Broad 127(221) [4s-12 6s-1]
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Azhar Ali moves onto 98 with a fine paddle. This was quicker and sliding down the leg, Azhar Ali gets across and laps it very fine for a boundary
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, 2nd Test CENTURY for Azhar Ali. He screams in delight as soon as finding the gap past cover point. This was short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali rocks back and cuts it in front of point for a boundary. The dressing room is up as well, it has been a very well deserved century
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Super shot from Azhar Ali , gets to the pitch of a well flighted delivery outside off and drives it in the gap past the man at cover for a pleasing boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, byes, FOUR, sharp spin from Swann, the line is poor though, Azhar Ali looks to tickle it and misses, so does Prior. The ball scoots away to the fence
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed through quicker on the stumps, it skids through quickly, Misbah-ul-Haq was long way forward defending it, but gets an inside edge onto the pads, huge appeal is turned down, Strauss, Prior and Monty were confident and went for the review, but replays clearly showed he had got a thick inside edge, so England lose all their reviews
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, finally some aggressive intent, too full and on middle, Azhar Ali gets down and sweeps it to backward square leg, split the gap to perfection in the deep
Swann to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, runs are starting to flow, this time it is from the bat of Misbah, a rare sight, overpitched and on middle, Misbah-ul-Haq kneels down and sweeps it hard to deep square leg, hits it well between the 2 fielders
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, only two men on the off side and Azhar Ali easily pierces the gap, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball nicely and drills it past the fielder to deep extra cover
Panesar to Misbah-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Much needed breakthrough for England, the great Misbah is gone, it was the arm ball, which skidded through, Misbah-ul-Haq plunges forward to defend, but is struck low on the pads, huge appeal and Taufel raises his finger, he decides to review it, only doubt was whether he had got some inside edge, but replays show there was no edge invovled and he was struck in line and it would have hit the off stump, so Pakistan also lose all their reviews. Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Panesar 31(115) [4s-1]
Panesar to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Monty has struck again, poor shot from Shafiq though, it was fired in full on the leg stump, Shafiq attempted the sweep shot, missed it and was struck on the pads, it looked like it was sliding down the leg side, but Taufel had no doubt about it, no reviews left and Shafiq has to go. Shafiq lbw b Panesar 5(17)
Swann to Azhar Ali, FOUR, he's decided to break free, it was well tossed up, Azhar Ali eyes lit up seeing that and he lofts it through the line over the fielder to long off
Panesar to Adnan Akmal, out Bowled!! Monty is on fire here, the ball is suddenly turning square here, this one was a dream delivery for a left arm spinner, it was pitched on the off stump, it turned away slightly to beat the defences of Adnan Akmal and then crashed into the stumps. Adnan Akmal b Panesar 0(7)
Swann to Abdur Rehman, out Caught by Anderson!! Another one bites the dust, pitches it on the rough just outside off, it was well tossed up also and inviting him for the drive, Abdur Rehman was drawn into the shot and it turned away sharply to take the edge straight to Jimmy at first slip. Abdur Rehman c Anderson b Swann 1(5)
Swann to Ajmal, out Caught by Anderson!! They are losing wickets in a heap, but a sharp catch from Jimmy at first slip, it was the arm ball wide outside off, it was drifting away slightly, Ajmal pokes at it away from his body and the outside edge flew quickly low towards the first slip, but Jimmy reacted quickly, moved to his right and takes a good low catch. Ajmal c Anderson b Swann 1(12)
Panesar to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely played. Panesar tossed this one on the stumps, Azhar Ali backs away a bit, gets into a fine position and slog sweeps it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary
Swann to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Alastair Cook!! Soft dismissal for Azhar Ali. It was a nicely tossed up delivery on the middle and spinning back into him, he looks to turn it towards the onside and ends up hitting it straight to Cook at short leg. Cook did very well to stay down and takes the catch easily. Azhar departs after a magnificent hand. Azhar Ali c Alastair Cook b Swann 157(442) [4s-10 6s-1]
Panesar to Umar Gul, out Lbw!! Monty gets a 5-wicket haul. This was tossed up on the middle-stump and straightened, Umar Gul was looking to play the big slog sweep and misses. The ball was going to hit the middle stump. Easy decision for umpire Taufel and England need 324 runs for a consolation victory. Umar Gul lbw b Panesar 4(38)


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