Pakistan in England Test Series - 4th Test

England v Pakistan

England won by an innings and 225 runs

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0.1

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, 5 wides, wow, this start is almost Harmison-like, well well wide, but down the leg side and swinging away further, for once Kamran cannot blamed and England are away with a boundary

0.1

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, better this time, around off stump and moving away from the left hander, Strauss has had all kinds of problems with Amir this series, and that's the area to trouble him

0.2

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, a touch wider this time and Strauss can leave along more comfortably, he's pacing around between deliveries, clearly some nerves there

0.3

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, touch too short from Amir, it will not take him long to find the right length and line, but Strauss gets another valuable sighter

0.4

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, beaten! First one of the match! Amir locates the full length and the off-stump channel, Strauss nibbles and misses

0.5

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, too wide this time, Strauss happily lifts his bat out of harm's way

0.6

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, fuller and straighter, clipped neatly but straight to the man at short midwicket

England 5/0   AJ Strauss 0* (6b)

1.6

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, excellent lengths from Asif, lolling up to the wicket and with a flick of the wrist sending it full, invitingly around off stump, Strauss resists temptation and leaves alone

England 6/0   AJ Strauss 0* (7b)

2.5

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss is away, clipping off his hip down to fine leg for a single

England 13/0   AJ Strauss 1* (8b)

3.1

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, 2 runs, probing stuff from Asif, not sure the England batsmen have felt the ball on the middle of the bat yet, this swings into the inside edge and goes out towards midwicket for a couple

3.2

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, 3 runs, nicely played this time, very controlled from Strauss, all his did was place the full face of the bat in front of the ball, pushing it back past the bowler and sending Ajmal to chase reluctantly

England 18/0   AJ Strauss 6* (10b)

4.1

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, there is plenty happening with the ball at the moment, swinging and seaming and Strauss is happy here to leave alone outside off

4.2

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, Amir forces a shot this time, aiming fuller and straighter, Strauss punches a drive firmly to cover

4.3

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, good judgement from Strauss here, just, it was a touch shorter and seaming into Strauss who thought about playing before thinking better of it at the last moment

4.4

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, more comfortable leave this time for the England captain

4.5

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, cracking delivery, wide of the crease Amir angles it in before jagging it away off the seam, Strauss was already committed to play and could only hang his bat as the ball whistled past the edge

4.6

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, more solidly played this time by Strauss, rocking forward to block

England 20/0   AJ Strauss 6* (16b)

5.3

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, Asif appears in his own serene bubble of concentration, no talk or arm-waving or anything, dobbing it full, moving it around off the pitch and causing all kinds of trouble

5.4

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, Strauss defends once more, willing himself forward

5.5

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, 1 run, dug in a touch shorter and seems to surprise Strauss for pace as he goes back and bottom-edges a pull shot to fine leg

England 22/0   AJ Strauss 7* (19b)

6.1

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, too wide from Amir here, swinging away from a well outside off and Strauss gets the luxury of a leave

6.2

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, once again this is a touch too wide, Strauss is making a big effort to leave as many as he can outside off

6.3

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, Amir is not at all happy with the footholes, scratching away like a hen, and once again this is too wide to draw shot

6.4

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, much better from the bowler, arrowing into Strauss and beating him for pace as he tried to work it into the leg side

6.5

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, poor shot, having worked hard to leave everything outside off, Strauss has a wholly swish at a full ball, luckily for him, finding nothing but thin air

6.6

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, no run, this time Strauss leaves alone extravagantly, knowing that was what he should have done with the last delivery

England 22/0   AJ Strauss 7* (25b)

8.1

Mohammad Amir to Strauss, 3 runs, good shot this, good intent from Strauss, getting forward positively and punching a drive past the bowler for three

England 25/0   AJ Strauss 10* (26b)

9.1

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, good bowling from Asif, moving it into the batsman off the pitch, Strauss defends

9.2

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, hint of a leading edge here as Strauss tries to whip a full ball across into the leg side, luckily for him the edge trickles back down the pitch harmlessly

9.3

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, full and swinging down the leg side, Strauss clipped it very firmly but straight into the shins of short leg

9.4

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, ooh this is close, swinging into the pads and Strauss missed an attempted leg-side flick, it pitched in line but was swinging a fraction too much. Quality bowling though

9.5

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, Strauss gets a touch of room outside off and his eyes light up, he tries to flash a cut shot away but it probably was not quite short or wide enough for the shot

9.6

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, (no ball) 1 run, Strauss picks up a single with a controlled prod towards point

England 27/0   AJ Strauss 11* (32b)

10.1

Wahab Riaz to Strauss, no run, not a great start, slung in very short outside off stump, Strauss leaves it well alone

10.2

Wahab Riaz to Strauss, (no ball) 1 run, better delivery here and some swing too, slung at a fuller length and Strauss clips it in front of midwicket

10.5

Wahab Riaz to Strauss, no run, short and wide outside off stump this time, the pressure is definitely less with Wahab on, and Strauss leaves alone

10.6

Wahab Riaz to Strauss, 1 run, gentle single taken, pushed quietly to mid-on

England 31/0   AJ Strauss 13* (36b)

11.1

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, OUT, cracker! Beauty from Asif! What a bowler! Full, swinging in a fraction before nipping back further, bursting through the gate as Strauss tried to defend, and clipping leg stump! He really deserved that

AJ Strauss b Mohammad Asif 13 (54m 37b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.13

England 31/1   AJ Strauss 13 (37b)
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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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