Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    11.6 Onto the back foot, skidding into the back pad, that looks dead for all money, and the umpire agrees! But Moeen reviews ... it might conceivably be leg-sided ... but it is surely at least clipping ... or is it ... it is looking tight ... in fact, it is smashing leg stump, and off he goes! 34/1
    59.5 down the track, through the gate, stumped by a mile! Shoaib saw him coming, dragged it down, and utterly flummoxed the England captain! 150/9
    13.6 a beauty from Malik! On the angle, around the wicket, held its line and Bell, playing back and expecting it to turn, has his stumps splattered! 34/2
    23.4 fizzed through, Root goes back... and it's a fatal error, as the ball pins him in front! Root consults with Cook but they decide not to review, which probably tells you how adjacent he was, right back on his stumps and beaten as the ball skidded on low. What a huge wicket in the second over of the day! 48/3
    26.5 got him, edged to slip, England four down and sinking fast! Babar goes skipping away in delight, he landed this on a sixpence and turned it enough to clip the bat as Taylor groped for it in vain, slightly angled bat and it was gleefully scooped up by Younis 57/4
    27.6 pushed through, Bairstow sweeps and he's hit on the thigh, bang in front! Up goes the finger but he decides to review, this is the definition of blind hope and Hawk-Eye shows it to be thundering into middle stump! Another for Yasir and England are being ruthlessly shredded here 58/5
    28.4 gone first ball, another lbw! This is turning into 2012 all over again, England playing with their pads and Pakistan playing them like a flute. No reviews left, since Moeen and Bairstow used them up earlier and Samit trudges wearily whence he came 59/6
    49.6 beauty! Perfect length on off stump, nipped back a fraction and Rashid's stumps are splattered as he plays all around it! A hint of reverse swing I think, but reward for a disciplined restrictive line. And England are all but floored now 108/7
    56.5 short, Broad sweeps again but the ball bounces on him and he can't keep it down! Square leg snaffles the offering as England sink ever closer to the exit! 138/8
    60.3 fired down the leg-side, Stokes goes for a wander, Sarfraz gathers and whips off the bails! That is the end of that! 156/10
    not out
    9 (b 7, nb 1, w 1)
    156 all out (60.3 Overs, RR: 2.57)
    Fall of wickets: 1-34 (MM Ali, 11.6 ov), 2-34 (IR Bell, 13.6 ov), 3-48 (JE Root, 23.4 ov), 4-57 (JWA Taylor, 26.5 ov), 5-58 (JM Bairstow, 27.6 ov), 6-59 (SR Patel, 28.4 ov), 7-108 (AU Rashid, 49.6 ov), 8-138 (SCJ Broad, 56.5 ov), 9-150 (AN Cook, 59.5 ov), 10-156 (BA Stokes, 60.3 ov)
    Rahat Ali5.012314.6000
    Wahab Riaz5.002505.0011
    Zulfiqar Babar18.053121.7200
    Shoaib Malik15.042631.7300
    Yasir Shah17.324442.5100

Close of Play

  • Sun, 1 Nov - day 1 - England 1st innings 4/0 (AN Cook 0*, MM Ali 4*, 2 ov)
  • Mon, 2 Nov - day 2 - England 1st innings 222/4 (JWA Taylor 74*, JM Bairstow 37*, 92 ov)
  • Tue, 3 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 146/3 (Mohammad Hafeez 97*, Rahat Ali 0*, 53 ov)
  • Wed, 4 Nov - day 4 - England 2nd innings 46/2 (AN Cook 17*, JE Root 6*, 22 ov)
  • Thu, 5 Nov - day 5 - England 2nd innings 156 (60.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Best in the last


Bowling figures of Shoaib Malik (4/33 & 3/26) in this match are his best in Tests and the best by a Pak player in his career's last Test match.

Broad's Lean returns


No. of 50+ scores for Broad in his last 45 Test inns (including this). In his first 80 inns he made 10 fifties and a century.

Running out of partners


First time Cook has batted till the 8th wicket in his Test career.

Rashid's batting talent


Rashid's first-class batting ave before this Test. Has over 5500 runs including 10 100s and 32 50s.

Captain's grind


No. of balls Cook has faced in this series - 2nd highest by an overseas captain after Taylor's 981 balls in Pak, 1998/99

Old, yet strong


Test wkts completed by Babar at the age of 36 yrs, 330 days - the oldest Pak to do so. Hafeez was the previous oldest Pak at 34 yrs, 245 days.

Economical and effective


James Anderson's economy rate in this series, his best ever. Broad's series ER of 2.07 is also the best of his career

Losing wickets in pairs


Runs added by Pakistan's 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th wickets. The even-numbered wickets added only 30

Hafeez's healthy habit


Number of 150-plus scores for Mohammad Hafeez in Tests. His last three centuries have been big ones - 197, 224, and 151

Happy venue for Hafeez


Test centuries for Mohammad Hafeez in Sharjah; at no other venue does he have more than one Test hundred

A 2nd-innings best


Mohammad Hafeez's previous highest 2nd-innings score in a Test, which makes this effort his best

Master of all innings


Batting average of Younis Khan in all 4 inns of Tests. Bradman and Sutcliffe are the only others.

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