Pakistan in England Test Series - 4th Test

England v Pakistan

England won by an innings and 225 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

1.1

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, good start, a touch of swing moving away from Cook, who left alone. It will be interesting to see if Cook maintains the gung-ho approach he adopted in his second-innings at The Oval

1.2

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, ooh, lovely bowling, having moved the last ball away this one jags back, Cook lunged forward and it took the inside edge, bobbling close to the short leg fielder

1.3

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, very close again! Was this caught behind? Was it lbw? In the end it was neither and Butt did well not to ask for the review. It snaked back into Cook and burst through the gate to clip the thigh pad on the way through to Kamran

1.4

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, this time it moves away from the bat and Cook leaves alone

1.5

Mohammad Asif to Cook, 1 run, Cook is making a big effort to get forward, which will keep the short leg interested, this swings a touch into the pads and Cook works it away with a thickish inside edge through midwicket for a single

England 6/0   AN Cook 1* (5b)

2.1

Mohammad Amir to Cook, 1 no ball, no-ball this time from Amir, rare from him, the delivery was pretty decent though, swinging away a fraction. Yikes, on replay that was an enormous no-ball, good half a metre over the line

2.1

Mohammad Amir to Cook, no run, oh no! Pakistan oh Pakistan. Dropped!, easy chance too. Perfect delivery from Asif, full, jagging away, squaring Cook up to take regulation edge that flies straight to Umar Akmal at third slip, who spills the chance. Amir is furious, and rightly so.

2.2

Mohammad Amir to Cook, FOUR, how often do you see this!? The drop catch is followed by a boundary. Amir finding a thicker edge this time that flies into the gap between third slip and gully for four

2.3

Mohammad Amir to Cook, no run, brilliant bowling here, another edge found, Cook looking tentative again, but this time it goes along the ground to gully

2.4

Mohammad Amir to Cook, 1 run, inswinger this time and Cook will be relieved to get off strike, working it through to square leg for one

2.6

Mohammad Amir to Cook, no run, oooh, play and a miss outside off. This is a touch ugly from Cook, flat footed and swishing an attempted drive well away from his body outside off stump, but missing

England 13/0   AN Cook 6* (11b 1x4)

3.3

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, I wonder if Cook knows which way these deliveries are seaming, he shoulders arms here and watches happily as the ball jags away

3.4

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, Asif wouldn't have planned this but Cook has been strangled out caught down the leg side a few times this series so it's not an entirely wasted delivery

3.5

Mohammad Asif to Cook, 2 runs, Cook manages to fiddle this into the leg side and collect a single, until the throw comes in and cannons off the stumps at the non-striker's end for an extra run

3.6

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, calmly left alone outside off stump this time

England 20/0   AN Cook 8* (15b 1x4)

5.1

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, Cook is really battling here, with the ball nibbling around he is very uncertain, this moves away off the wicket and Cook lifts his bat out the way of trouble

5.2

Mohammad Asif to Cook, 1 run, this will do Cook well, working it round the corner for a single

5.6

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, Cook prods a defensive shot to gully to finish another probing over

England 22/0   AN Cook 9* (18b 1x4)

7.1

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, Asif is attacking Cook full and straight here, and it is prodded to Yousuf, who is at short leg

7.2

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, good delivery here, finding a thick inside edge that goes one-bounce to short leg

7.3

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, ooh, close again this time, Cook trying to get forward and this nips back a long way from outside off, through the gate to trap Cook on the pads. It was heading well over though

7.4

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, how do you play this!? Having moved the last ball back a mile, this nips away even more and Cook can do nothing but hold his bat out hopelessly as it zips past the edge

7.5

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, wow, this again moves like a ripping offspinner past Cook's outside edge

7.6

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, having moved a couple away Asif continues to play tricks on the mind and bends this in, getting the line slightly wrong and sending it down the leg side. Cook smiles, what else could he do?

England 22/0   AN Cook 9* (24b 1x4)

8.2

Mohammad Amir to Cook, no run, Cook gets to leave alone here outside off stump, and looks thoroughly pleased to have been given the chance to

8.3

Mohammad Amir to Cook, no run, wider of the crease here, which draws Cook into a defensive shot he probably could have left, as it is, it was played solidly

8.4

Mohammad Amir to Cook, no run, Review Cook given out caught behind but Cook asks for a second opinion. Well well well, he's missed that by a long way. Good option from Cook, good delivery from Amir though, seaming it away late at a full length and drawing Cook into a defensive prod

8.5

Mohammad Amir to Cook, no run, this is such a testing spell of new-ball bowling from these two, Cook is battling very hard here and gets behind a back-foot block

8.6

Mohammad Amir to Cook, no run, fired down the leg side, Cook flaps at it but misses

England 25/0   AN Cook 9* (29b 1x4)

9.6

Mohammad Asif to Cook, no run, big inswinger to finish the over, Cook doesn't get anything on it and England have survived the first 10 overs. Just.

England 27/0   AN Cook 9* (30b 1x4)

10.2

Wahab Riaz to Cook, no run, good delivery, this is his game, lively pace, back of a length, Cook defends

10.3

Wahab Riaz to Cook, no run, good ball again, similar line and similar length, Cook defends

10.4

Wahab Riaz to Cook, 1 run, not a great delivery here, slung well down the leg side, Cook clips it round the corner for a single

England 30/0   AN Cook 10* (33b 1x4)

12.3

Mohammad Amir to Cook, no run, shaping away through the air, Cook shuffles across to off and shoulders arms

12.4

Mohammad Amir to Cook, no run, full on off stump, punched firmly to mid-on

12.5

Mohammad Amir to Cook, no run, oh, well bowled, he beats the outside edge as Cook comes forward and there's half an appeal from the bowler but the bat clipped pad again

12.6

Mohammad Amir to Cook, OUT, gone! That one is out. Perfect line outside off and lovely shape away from Cook who pushed forward with the edged pouched safely by Kamran Akmal

AN Cook c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Amir 10 (65m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.02

England 39/2   AN Cook 10 (37b 1x4)
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Series Results
England v Pakistan at Lord's - Aug 26-29, 2010
England won by an innings and 225 runs
England v Pakistan at The Oval - Aug 18-21, 2010
Pakistan won by 4 wickets
England v Pakistan at Birmingham - Aug 6-9, 2010
England won by 9 wickets
England v Pakistan at Nottingham - Jul 29-Aug 1, 2010
England won by 354 runs
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Aug 29, 2010

Giles Clarke hands Mohammad Amir his Player-of-the-Series medal, fourth Test, England v Pakistan, Lord's, August 29, 2010

Giles Clarke hands Mohammad Amir his Player-of-the-Series medal

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Aug 29, 2010

A sombre Andrew Strauss watches the indoor presentation ceremony, England v Pakistan, 4th Test, Lord's, August 29, 2010

A sombre Andrew Strauss watches the indoor presentation ceremony

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