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

50.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, nicely flighted by Ajmal, really tossing it up there. Broad stretches forward and defends into the off side

50.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, pushed through quicker and flatter this time, and Broad punches to cover off the back foot

50.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, Ajmal lands one wide of off from round the wicket and Broad just thrusts his front pad out and kicks the ball away

50.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, tossed up once again by Ajmal, hoping to get the ball to grip and spin down the slope, but solidly defended into the off side

50.5

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, tapped into space on the off side, Amir charges round and fires in a throw but it's not a good one, effectively yorking Kamran at the stumps and giving away an extra run

50.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, arrowed down the leg side, Broad aims to glance but can't get a touch on it

End of over 51 (2 runs) England 143/7
SCJ Broad    21* (38b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-12-0
IJL Trott    61* (122b 8x4)      Wahab Riaz    12-2-38-0

51.1

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, on a length and slanting away towards the slips. Trott, patient as ever, simply lets the ball go past

51.2

Wahab Riaz to Trott, (no ball) 1 run, full and fast from Riaz, Trott whips the ball from off stump to deep square leg. And what's more, Riaz has over-stepped yet again. That's actually a tight call from the umpire, but Riaz is pushing the line all the time

"All the names at the top of that list of 'fastest to 1000' are true greats... legends. All but one - Vinod Kambli. Only 3 guys have completed 1000 in less innings than Kambli. That tells you tremendous potential he had, unfortunately he made a royal mess of it." Very true Tushar. But was Kambli a wasted talent or just exposed once bowlers worked him out?

51.2

Wahab Riaz to Broad, 1 run, pushed into the leg side, Broad scampers through for a single and dives to make his ground as the ball is fired at the stumps

51.3

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, another length delivery slanting across the right-hander, another leave from Trott

"Trott is like Dravid - always performs when others fail." High praise indeed from Suresh.

51.4

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, Riaz just needs to be patient here. Again he lands one on a length around offstump and Trott leaves. But he's just got to keep the ball there and not try too many different things

51.5

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, just short of a good length on off stump. Trott stays deep in the crease and defends back down the track with a hop

51.6

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, nice end to the over, probing line and nice and full on off stump. This time Trott's got to play, and he presses forward to defend towards cover

End of over 52 (3 runs) England 146/7
IJL Trott    62* (128b 8x4)      Wahab Riaz    13-2-41-0
SCJ Broad    22* (39b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-12-0

"Hope Saeed Ajmal gets remaing wickets so we could hear his brilliant interviews. he is already a hit on YouTube since Nasser interviewed him," says Mozammal Hayat.

52.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, floated down on middle and off, the ball lands and spins away a touch. But it's slow turn, and Broad covers it easily in defence

52.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, width offered outside off, Broad pushes the ball hard into the off side but straight to extra cover

52.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, nice ball, full and straight and giving the ball every chance of turning with plenty of flight. Broad comes forward to defend

52.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, sliced past slip! The ball was tossed up outside off, drawing Broad forward into a drive. He didn't control it at all though, but luckily for him the ball went into the gap at gully

52.5

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, pushed fuller and straighter again, Broad defends

52.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, lofted down the ground! Broad didn't try to over-hit it, just chipped into space over mid-on

End of over 53 (4 runs) England 150/7
SCJ Broad    26* (45b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-16-0
IJL Trott    62* (128b 8x4)      Wahab Riaz    13-2-41-0

53.1

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, nice line and length from Riaz, Trott defends back down the track

53.2

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, pushed slightly wider by Riaz, this time Trott doesn't have to play any shot

53.3

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, Riaz pulls the line slightly closer to off stump, right in the channel. Trott leaves again, but this time it was a tight one. Good ball

53.4

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, fuller, wider and once again left alone by Trott. Who's got deeper reserves of patience here?

53.5

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, on a length outside off, this time he gets Trott playing at it. But the ball strikes the middle of the bat as Trott defends

53.6

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, pushed slightly wider, but Trott won't be tempted and leaves again

Another maiden for Riaz, and the end of a good over

End of over 54 (maiden) England 150/7
IJL Trott    62* (134b 8x4)      Wahab Riaz    14-3-41-0
SCJ Broad    26* (45b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-16-0

Miller has clearly enjoyed his lunch today: "Just to clarify the nonsense being spouted on various portals, today was not the first time that duck has been served at Lord's. Mind you, with four ducks in England's innings already, this is quite possibly the most duck-filled batting performance on a day in which duck has been served at Lord's."

54.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, premeditated paddle-sweep from Broad, but he can't pick the gap

54.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, full and straight, Broad defends to short leg on the bounce

54.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, doosra from Ajmal, but Broad spots it and swipes the ball to deep midwicket. They scamper back for the second, and that takes the partnership to fifty. A vital stand for England

54.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 1 run, Broad is down into another paddle sweep, this time the ball pops up off the bat but lands safely

54.5

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, FOUR, dragged down by Ajmal, and Trott cashes in, slapping the ball hard through cover point off the back foot

Ajmal hasn't quite found any rhythm yet

With that, he comes round the wicket

54.6

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, landing on off stump and rushing straight on with the arm, Trott stays deep in the crease and defends to off

End of over 55 (7 runs) England 157/7
IJL Trott    66* (136b 9x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-0-23-0
SCJ Broad    29* (49b 1x4)      Wahab Riaz    14-3-41-0

55.1

Wahab Riaz to Broad, no run, back of a length on off stump, Broad stands up tall and cracks the ball very hard back to the bowler

Just two slips in place for Broad, and a short, straight mid-off. Otherwise, the field is spread fairly defensively

55.2

Wahab Riaz to Broad, no run, just short of a good length again, Broad forces to cover off the back foot

55.3

Wahab Riaz to Broad, no run, full and fast from Riaz, and from that length he finds some swing through the air too. But Broad's got his eye in and thrashes a drive into the off side ... only to pick out the fielder at cover once again

55.4

Wahab Riaz to Broad, 1 run, driven on the up between the men at extra cover and deep mid-off, not timed but the placement is good enough for a single - making this partnership the highest of the innings

55.5

Wahab Riaz to Trott, 2 runs, just short of a good length from Riaz, and Trott eases the ball off his hip to midwicket for a couple

55.6

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, good length, and in the channel outside off. Trott leaves well alone

"At what point does Gnasher start to get worried?" asks Steve Wood. England are still a long way from 240, he looks at ease for now...

End of over 56 (3 runs) England 160/7
IJL Trott    68* (138b 9x4)      Wahab Riaz    15-3-44-0
SCJ Broad    30* (53b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-0-23-0

56.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, orthodox offspinner tossed up on off stump. Broad leans his lanky frame forward in defence

56.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, really flighted by Ajmal, but defended once again by Broad

56.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, three in three from Ajmal, and a third forward defensive from Broad

56.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, this has kept a touch low, but it's outside off and easily kept out

56.5

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 1 run, Ajmal fires down a quicker doosra, but Broad is well forward and pushing into the off side ... where Umar Akmal's fumble allows them through for one

56.6

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, pushed down the leg side by Ajmal, the ball flicks something on the way through and both keeper and bowler appeal ... but it's a half-hearted appeal, and quickly quashed

End of over 57 (1 run) England 161/7
IJL Trott    68* (139b 9x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-0-24-0
SCJ Broad    31* (58b 1x4)      Wahab Riaz    15-3-44-0

57.1

Wahab Riaz to Broad, no run, fired down the leg side by Riaz

57.2

Wahab Riaz to Broad, no run, Riaz spears another one into the pads, Broad is struck on the pad but that was sliding down the leg side

57.3

Wahab Riaz to Broad, no run, back of a length, punched hard into the off side

57.4

Wahab Riaz to Broad, 1 run, full and fast, Broad over-balances and falls across to off but manages to flick down to fine leg

Trott takes guard and does some work on the miniature canyon infront of the stumps

57.5

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, on a length, just outside off and slanting away. Left alone by Trott. How many times have I written that now?

57.6

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, that's what Riaz has been working for! He pushes one full and wide and Trott flashes an airy drive outside off. Close to the edge!

End of over 58 (1 run) England 162/7
IJL Trott    68* (141b 9x4)      Wahab Riaz    16-3-45-0
SCJ Broad    32* (62b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-0-24-0

58.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, floated up very slowly on middle and off, Broad stretches forward and defends to off

58.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, slightly straighter, and more watchful defence from Broad

58.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, similar ball, and same shot from England's No. 9

58.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, lofted out to deep cover. Again, it was chipped rather than slogged, and so doesn't quite reach the boundary

58.5

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, slightly shorter from Ajmal, Broad initially comes forward but then hops back in defence

58.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, inside edge! The ball was tossed up temptingly wide of off, Broad leaned into a full-blooded drive but played for the turn. The ball went straight on to take the inside edge and go to fine leg. Cries of anguish from Ajmal!

End of over 59 (2 runs) England 164/7
SCJ Broad    34* (68b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    8-0-26-0
IJL Trott    68* (141b 9x4)      Wahab Riaz    16-3-45-0

59.1

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, on a length, outside off and going further away down the slope. Trott has a look and leaves alone

59.2

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, great line! Riaz pushes the ball slightly closer to the stumps and this time Trott simply had to play. The ball seams away on pitching to beat his defensive poke, but Trott manages to just play the line and not push out at it

59.3

Wahab Riaz to Trott, 1 run, too short from Riaz, and Trott easily nudges him into the leg side... the ball trickles to Asif but he somehow lets it past him and the run through for one!

59.4

Wahab Riaz to Broad, 1 run, very full on off stump, Broad aims to drive but inside edges into his pad. As the ball ricochets into the off side they scramble through for one

59.5

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, Riaz continues to test Trott's patience outside off, but he continues steadfastly to leave

59.6

Wahab Riaz to Trott, FOUR, caressed to long-off! Classical off-drive from Trott, just pressing forward and leading with his left elbow. He hardly seemed to hit it, but it's evaded the fielders and rolled to the boundary!

"Butt should consider Yasir Hameed to replace Wahab. Hameed's first over was in better control than any of Wahab's overs," says Muhammad Shahzad.

End of over 60 (6 runs) England 170/7
IJL Trott    73* (146b 10x4)      Wahab Riaz    17-3-51-0
SCJ Broad    35* (69b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    8-0-26-0

60.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, Broad telegraphs his intentions to sweep and Ajmal pushes the ball up fuller to strike him on the pad. An optimistic appeal is launched, but he's outside the line and it was missing off

60.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, quicker through the air, defended to gully

60.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, another appeal as Ajmal fires down a doosra, beating the inside edge to strike the pad. But Billy says no, and it's a good decision

60.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, full and quick, defended to off

60.5

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, Broad presses forward in defence once again

60.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, top-edged on the sweep! The ball lobs up and over the keeper and slip, who both leap at it, and rolls away for four!

End of over 61 (4 runs) England 174/7
SCJ Broad    39* (75b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    9-0-30-0
IJL Trott    73* (146b 10x4)      Wahab Riaz    17-3-51-0

Mohammad Amir is coming back into the attack with this old ball. Will there be any reverse on offer? He's going to come round the wicket straight away

61.1

Mohammad Amir to Trott, no run, on a length, wide of off and Trott chops to backward point

61.2

Mohammad Amir to Trott, no run, straighter this time, and Trott defends back down the track with the straightest of bats

61.3

Mohammad Amir to Trott, no run, good probing line from Amir, as Trott defends once again, but no movement through the air or off the pitch

61.4

Mohammad Amir to Trott, no run, steady over from Amir, who's just landing it on a length on off stump

61.5

Mohammad Amir to Trott, no run, going straight on with the arm and the angle, but wide enough of off for Trott to safely leave alone

61.6

Mohammad Amir to Trott, 1 run, Trott nudges the last ball of the over from off stump into the leg side, and they steal a quick single

End of over 62 (1 run) England 175/7
IJL Trott    74* (152b 10x4)      Mohammad Amir    16-5-38-6
SCJ Broad    39* (75b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    9-0-30-0

Ajmal will stay round the wicket to Trott

62.1

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, flicked to short fine leg, but straight to the fielder

62.2

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, on off stump and going on with the arm, Trott stays deep in the crease and defends to off

62.3

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, big appeal from Ajmal as Trott comes forward but the spin back in takes the ball past the inside edge to strike the pad... but that's missing leg

62.4

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, more solid defence from Trott

62.5

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, keeping slightly low on off stump, but Trott's watching the ball very closely and jams his bat down in good time

62.6

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 1 run, Ajmal strays towards leg stump, and Trott works him to midwicket

End of over 63 (1 run) England 176/7
IJL Trott    75* (158b 10x4)      Saeed Ajmal    10-0-31-0
SCJ Broad    39* (75b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    16-5-38-6

63.1

Mohammad Amir to Trott, 1 run, Trott wristily flicks a back of a length delivery out to deep square leg

63.2

Mohammad Amir to Broad, SIX, bouncer from Amir, Broad takes his eyes off the ball as he swipes a hook but he's got enough on that to send it over square leg for six! There was a man out for that shot, but it sailed over his head!

63.3

Mohammad Amir to Broad, 1 run, inside edged into the 'top of the inner thigh', Broad runs through for one but he's down with his head between his knees and breathing hard now... He'll be ok

63.4

Mohammad Amir to Trott, 1 run, tapped into the leg side, and Trott picks up another one

63.5

Mohammad Amir to Broad, no run, good length - nice and full - on off stump, Broad leans forward in defence

63.6

Mohammad Amir to Broad, no run, fuller still, Broad drives into the covers but straight to the fielder

And with that the umpires send the players off for tea. Despite the loss of two wickets, this has been England's session. Trott and Broad have put together the highest partnership of the innings - 83 - and Trott in particular looks utterly unmoveable. Read all about it in Gnasher's teatime bulletin. And yes, he certainly does have one eye on the score after the little bet he made... Such was his confidence earlier today, he reduced the score England would get out for to under 200, rather than 240. All that's at stake is a bowl of tomato soup though, so no great loss.

End of over 64 (9 runs) England 185/7
SCJ Broad    46* (79b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    17-5-47-6
IJL Trott    77* (160b 10x4)      Saeed Ajmal    10-0-31-0

Salman Butt has had a final word to his men, there are plenty of smiles as a result. Broad and Trott are striding to the wicket, they've done an excellent job so far but they have to start again now. The Trott and Asif battle shall continue...

64.1

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, typical accurate stuff from Asif, probing a length and line around off stump and Trott defends

64.2

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, touch of movement this time for Asif, we haven't seen much for a while but this darts away outside off stump

64.3

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, once again Asif finds the right length and Trott leaves alone

64.4

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, touch shorter this time, Trott stands tall and defends a ball he could have left alone

64.5

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, good ball this time, moving into the bat this time, Trott defends quietly

64.6

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, good maiden over to start things after the break, Trott pushes off the back foot down the pitch

End of over 65 (maiden) England 185/7
IJL Trott    77* (166b 10x4)      Mohammad Asif    20-5-54-1
SCJ Broad    46* (79b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    17-5-47-6

Saeed Ajmal shares the post-tea attack, coming on from the Nursery End for the first time today.

65.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, starts with an offspinner that Broad carefully prods away

65.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, nicely bowled, just held back a fraction and Broad has to wait to defend

65.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, fuller this time and Broad is more comfortable, nudging into the leg side

65.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, big appeal this time! This looks very close but Pakistan don't opt for the review. It was the doosra that beat Broad and rapped him on the pad in front, perhaps it was heading over, Broad did get a very big stride

65.5

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, no alarm this time, Broad carefully defends

65.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, very good over that from Ajmal and a good start from Pakistan after tea

End of over 66 (maiden) England 185/7
SCJ Broad    46* (85b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    11-1-31-0
IJL Trott    77* (166b 10x4)      Mohammad Asif    20-5-54-1

Bowden has had enough of Trott's habitual scratching around and has told him in no uncertain terms to hurry up! Trott is unamused but Bowden is having none of it. Good umpiring I think.

66.1

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, Trott seems unfazed after the telling off and leaves alone outside off stump

66.2

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, once again Trott leaves alone

66.3

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, Asif sends another outside off stump and Trott is entirely disinterested

66.4

Mohammad Asif to Trott, 1 run, touch too short this time and a touch wide too, Trott cuts firmly to deep point for a single

Umar Akmal is having a fearful word at Trott, cocky fellow for a man who can't bat or field at the moment. Trott has a word back.

66.5

Mohammad Asif to Broad, no run, full delivery that Broad drives without much timing to mid-on

66.6

Mohammad Asif to Broad, no run, left alone outside the off stump to finish an eventful over of chatting and a less eventful over of cricket

End of over 67 (1 run) England 186/7
SCJ Broad    46* (87b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    21-5-55-1
IJL Trott    78* (170b 10x4)      Saeed Ajmal    11-1-31-0

67.1

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, doosra first up from Ajmal, Trott appears to read it and lumps it into the leg side

67.2

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, similar line and length from Ajmal but an offspinner this time and Trott nudges to short midwicket

67.3

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, doosra again, he bowls plenty of them, touch of extra bounce defeats Trott's attempted leg-side nurdle

67.4

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 1 run, this offspinner turns a touch more and Trott clips it round the corner for a single

67.5

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, Broad carefully defends off the front foot

67.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, another solid block from Broad to finish the over

End of over 68 (1 run) England 187/7
SCJ Broad    46* (89b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    12-1-32-0
IJL Trott    79* (174b 10x4)      Mohammad Asif    21-5-55-1

68.1

Mohammad Asif to Trott, FOUR, classy shot this, very well timed indeed. Asif drifts a fraction into the legs and Trott flicks it away firmly to the deep-square boundary

68.2

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, Asif adjusts his line - sending it to just outside the off stump and Trott leaves alone, good batting

68.3

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, Trott's judgement around off stump to Asif has been fantastic all innings, he's forced Asif to come to him by leaving everything outside off stump

68.4

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, the margins are very small for Asif to work with but this is about the ideal length and line, heading for off stump and Trott defends

68.5

Mohammad Asif to Trott, FOUR, oh lovely shot again, this one is even better, Trott shuffled across his stumps and whipped this from off stump in front of midwicket for another boundary

68.6

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, after that last shot Asif has to go further outside off stump and Trott toys with him by leaving alone

End of over 69 (8 runs) England 195/7
IJL Trott    87* (180b 12x4)      Mohammad Asif    22-5-63-1
SCJ Broad    46* (89b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    12-1-32-0

69.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, very neatly played by Broad, didn't try to overhit it at all, waiting on a short ball and delicately placing his cut shot into a gap at point for a couple

69.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, Broad looks quite secure at the moment, getting back to defend easily

69.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, sharp take from Akmal behind the stumps as this spins down the leg side, very good indeed, he's done well today

69.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, topspinner from Ajmal and the extra pace and bounce surprises Broad

69.5

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, good bowling this, really testing Broad with a combination of offspinners and doosras

69.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, doosra to finish, squeezes between bat and pad and Akmal holds a juggling take

End of over 70 (2 runs) England 197/7
SCJ Broad    48* (95b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    13-1-34-0
IJL Trott    87* (180b 12x4)      Mohammad Asif    22-5-63-1

70.1

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, Trott defends quietly off the front foot

70.2

Mohammad Asif to Trott, 3 runs, 200 up for England, great recovery really, Trott has scripted it and takes himself into the 90s by cutting firmly towards the point boundary

70.3

Mohammad Asif to Broad, no run, Broad has been stuck near his fifty for a while and again can only defend this to cover

70.4

Mohammad Asif to Broad, 1 run, single here for Broad takes him one away, driving carefully just wide of mid-off

70.5

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, people say Trott is not the most attractive batsman to watch but some of these leaves have been mesmerising, he's not allowing Asif to settle into his favourite line just outside off

70.6

Mohammad Asif to Trott, FOUR, that is the effect of all those leaves, Asif is forced to try and attack the stumps and Trott punishes him, clipping neatly and stylishly through midwicket for a boundary

End of over 71 (8 runs) England 205/7
IJL Trott    94* (184b 13x4)      Mohammad Asif    23-5-71-1
SCJ Broad    49* (97b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    13-1-34-0

71.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, full from Ajmal, yorker length that Broad jabs to cover

71.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, nice bowling, a touch slower and Broad has to wait to defend

71.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, fifty for Broad! Well played indeed! England desperately needed these runs and he gets there in style, bunting Ajmal's doosra over midwicket for four

71.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, follows the boundary with a soothing forward block

71.5

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, once again Broad stretches forward and defends calmly

71.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, quicker ball from Ajmal to finish but Broad is up to it, dabbing into the off side

That is the seventh century partnership of the series, and the sixth by England. By contrast, there have been 60 stands of less than 10 runs ...

End of over 72 (4 runs) England 209/7
SCJ Broad    53* (103b 3x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    14-1-38-0
IJL Trott    94* (184b 13x4)      Mohammad Asif    23-5-71-1

Mohammad Asif has been outwitted by Trott and taken out the attack as a result, meaning Amir is back for another spell.

72.1

Mohammad Amir to Trott, 1 run, around the wicket from Amir and it finds an inside edge that squirts behind square on the leg side for a single

72.2

Mohammad Amir to Broad, 2 runs, stylish drive from Broad and the fielding at cover by Wahab is much less smart, sliding past the ball so Broad's drive gets a couple

72.3

Mohammad Amir to Broad, no run, ooops, first poor shot from Broad in a while, swishing without much feet movement outside off stump

72.4

Mohammad Amir to Broad, no run, beaten again! This time it was a touch shorter and Broad stood tall to aim another back-foot punch, but found nothing but thin air

72.5

Mohammad Amir to Broad, no run, good delivery from Amir on and around off stump, this time Broad defends more solidly

72.6

Mohammad Amir to Broad, no run, slower ball to finish, deceived the batsman too, Broad plays too early and ends up skewing an inside edge to midwicket

End of over 73 (3 runs) England 212/7
SCJ Broad    55* (108b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    18-5-50-6
IJL Trott    95* (185b 13x4)      Saeed Ajmal    14-1-38-0

73.1

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, touch short from Ajmal, finds some bounce but Trott defends from the back foot

73.2

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, fuller this time and Trott eases forward to defend

73.3

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, bit of extra bounce with the doosra that defeats Trott's back-foot defence

73.4

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, big doosra this time, spins sharply and Trott ends up defending with his bat well away from body

73.5

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, carefully defended once more

73.6

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 1 run, Trott steals the single by nurdling one into space

End of over 74 (1 run) England 213/7
IJL Trott    96* (191b 13x4)      Saeed Ajmal    15-1-39-0
SCJ Broad    55* (108b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    18-5-50-6

74.1

Mohammad Amir to Trott, 3 runs, a touch loose from Trott by the fielding is looser! Trott moves to 99 with an edgy drive that bursts through the attempted stop at gully

74.2

Mohammad Amir to Broad, 2 leg byes, Amir just loses his line a fraction, firing it down the leg side and it clips the pads and heads towards the fine leg boundary, very valuable runs for England before the new ball

74.3

Mohammad Amir to Broad, FOUR, shot! Lovely shot from Broad, read the slower ball and eased his arms through the line, sending it well over mid-off for a boundary. Hugely valuable runs these

74.4

Mohammad Amir to Broad, no run, Amir was clearly unamused by the last shot so dug this in shorter, it zipped off the wicket and Broad ended up in an awkward position as he tried, and failed, to swat it away

74.5

Mohammad Amir to Broad, 1 run, short again and Broad wheels away a pull shot to get Trott back on strike

The field closes in, Trott's one run away...

74.6

Mohammad Amir to Trott, no run, he'll have to wait, driven nicely but straight to point

End of over 75 (10 runs) England 223/7
IJL Trott    99* (193b 13x4)      Mohammad Amir    19-5-58-6
SCJ Broad    60* (112b 4x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    15-1-39-0

75.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, ooh, some good fielding at short leg causes Broad some alarm, he went down to sweep, played it well but short leg fielded and threw the ball back in a flash

75.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 1 run, single this time and there shouldn't have been one there, Broad pushing to mid-off and scampering one

75.3

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, doosra that Trott leaves alone outside off, not tempted to cut

75.4

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 5 runs, magnificent hundred for Trott, an innings of the highest class in the toughest circumstances, he's rescued England here. He reached the landmark by dinking to mid-on to scamper one and then gets a bonus as the attempted run out goes for four overthrows

75.5

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, haha, this is amusing, a doosra thuds into the pads and loops up to short leg who drops it, drawing all kinds of laughter from the crowd, but it didn't take an inside edge

75.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, carefully blocked away into the off side to finish the over

End of over 76 (6 runs) England 229/7
SCJ Broad    61* (116b 4x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    16-1-45-0
IJL Trott    104* (195b 13x4)      Mohammad Amir    19-5-58-6

With the new ball just four overs away Amir has been given a rest and Wahab is back.

76.1

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, begins with a decent delivery, on a length around off stump, Trott eases into a forward block

76.2

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, Wahab needs to camp in this area for a while, testing Trott around off stump

76.3

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, good slower ball and Trott appeared to lose sight of it, he ended up playing over a looping fuller ball

76.4

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, good lines once again and Trott happily defends

76.5

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, Wahab seems to have found the right approach this over and, while there is no great threat, Trott can only defend

76.6

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, similar line to finish, but the length is a touch shorter so Trott can leave alone

End of over 77 (maiden) England 229/7
IJL Trott    104* (201b 13x4)      Wahab Riaz    18-4-51-0
SCJ Broad    61* (116b 4x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    16-1-45-0

77.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 1 run, looped up from Ajmal, Broad drives for a single to mid-off, plenty of noise from the fielders but the single was comfortable

77.2

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, good ball this time, on and around off stump and Trott defends

77.3

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, a touch shorter, his natural length is shorter than most offspinners, Trott blocks

77.4

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, similar length and line, Trott defends once more

77.5

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, "Well bowled, well bowled Saeed," chants Kamran, and it was

77.6

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, another resolute defence from Trott to see out the over

End of over 78 (1 run) England 230/7
IJL Trott    104* (206b 13x4)      Saeed Ajmal    17-1-46-0
SCJ Broad    62* (117b 4x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    18-4-51-0

78.1

Wahab Riaz to Broad, FOUR, cracking shot! Short and wide from Wahab, Broad stood tall and crunched in through cover, beating the man on the boundary, for four

78.2

Wahab Riaz to Broad, no run, this is a touch loose from Broad, he aimed an expansive whoosh at a fuller ball from Wahab but could only toe-end it

78.3

Wahab Riaz to Broad, FOUR, too full this time and Broad has languidly driven it past the bowler for another boundary, this is officially a really, really good innings now

78.4

Wahab Riaz to Broad, no run, Wahab consults the big book of fast-bowling cliches and slams down a bouncer, it was very short, Broad tried to upper-cut it away but couldn't connect

78.5

Wahab Riaz to Broad, 1 wide, ugly delivery this, Wahab slings down a very short ball very wide of off stump and Broad leaves alone. Too wide for the umpire's liking as well

78.5

Wahab Riaz to Broad, no run, much better delivery, full and around off stump, Broad defends

Short gully has been brought into place now. Suggests Wahab will be bowling short again.

78.6

Wahab Riaz to Broad, 1 run, oops, it was short but the man had been taken out of gully and brought into leg gully, the short ball was indeed fended away, but straight into the newly-vacated area

End of over 79 (10 runs) England 240/7
SCJ Broad    71* (123b 6x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    19-4-61-0
IJL Trott    104* (206b 13x4)      Saeed Ajmal    17-1-46-0

The sun, I should add, is beaming down now. Happier times for the batsmen.

79.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, good delivery from Ajmal, beating Broad as he tried to defend

79.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, 1000 Test runs for Broad, although it looked like it came off the pads, clipping a doosra down to fine leg for four

79.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, quietly defended away this time

79.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, once again Broad is forward and defending nicely

79.5

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, FOUR, four more to Broad and that's his Test best now. Swishing a doosra over midwicket for a boundary

79.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, quietly defended to end the over. High time for the new ball I think

So it's dinner on Gnasher, then?" asks Mel Pearce. A winter of dinners I believe...

End of over 80 (8 runs) England 248/7
SCJ Broad    79* (129b 8x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    18-1-54-0
IJL Trott    104* (206b 13x4)      Wahab Riaz    19-4-61-0

Well well well, Pakistan have decided not to take the new ball. Instead there are three man catching on the leg side as well as a deep square and a fine leg. Slip as well. And a deep point! Not quite sure what the plan is here...

80.1

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, whatever it is, it can't be this, very short and wide down the leg side

"Now I'm expecting Miller to bring up some really useful stats about something like Trott being only the second or third SA born player to play for Eng and score 2 centuries at Lords," says Mohit Sharma. Well, replies Miller, Strauss, Pietersen and Allan Lamb all made four here, and those famous Smith twins, Robin and Graeme, have each made two ...

80.2

Wahab Riaz to Trott, 1 run, this is short again but straighter and Trott finds a way through the line of fielders on the leg side to take a single with a pull shot

80.3

Wahab Riaz to Broad, no run, not great bowling this, whacked in short again from Wahab but wide and Broad has nothing to do with it

80.4

Wahab Riaz to Broad, no run, better line this time but Broad has plenty of time against this tired old ball to get back and defend

80.5

Wahab Riaz to Broad, 1 wide, cripes, this is very short indeed and sails miles over Broad. Too high and called a wide to bring up England's 250

80.5

Wahab Riaz to Broad, 1 run, no surprises with the length here from Wahab - short. Broad stands tall and drops it into the off side for a swift single

80.6

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, Wahab is trying to get Trott to fend away into the leg side, but instead the short ball is left alone

End of over 81 (3 runs) England 251/7
IJL Trott    105* (209b 13x4)      Wahab Riaz    20-4-64-0
SCJ Broad    80* (132b 8x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    18-1-54-0

Right, enough messing. Pakistan have taken the new ball and Mohammad Asif will take it. The new ball could be expensive of course, but Pakistan need to break this partnership so it makes sense.

81.1

Mohammad Asif to Broad, no run, Asif lolls up a slow, full delivery that Broad plays too early at and almost offers up a return catch

81.2

Mohammad Asif to Broad, no run, goodness me! Asif has the new ball talking! This jumped up the hill, moving miles past Broad's bat

81.3

Mohammad Asif to Broad, 1 run, swinging down the leg side and Broad flicks it airily down to fine leg to bring up the 150 stand - draws warm applause from the Lord's crowd

81.4

Mohammad Asif to Trott, 2 runs, well-taken couple here, Trott clips it to midwicket where the ageing figure of Yousuf toddles after the ball slowly

81.5

Mohammad Asif to Trott, FOUR, lovely shot, really top shot again, Trott is in such control now, driving a wide half-volley through square cover for a boundary

81.6

Mohammad Asif to Trott, 1 run, another single taken, this time Trott works it round the corner to keep the strike

End of over 82 (8 runs) England 259/7
IJL Trott    112* (212b 14x4)      Mohammad Asif    24-5-79-1
SCJ Broad    81* (135b 8x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    20-4-64-0

82.1

Mohammad Amir to Trott, 2 runs, touch short from Amir to start with and Trott whips a pull shot away for a couple more, runs flowing against the new ball here

82.2

Mohammad Amir to Trott, no run, good ball this, searching on and around off stump, Trott is seeing footballs now and defends solidly

82.3

Mohammad Amir to Trott, no run, pushed further across Trott from Amir, that's the line that has caused trouble through the series but now Trott leaves alone

82.4

Mohammad Amir to Trott, 1 run, slightly closer to off stump this time and Trott dabs it to point for a single

This is now, Gnasher tells me, England's fourth highest eighth-wicket partnership. It's what the play for.

82.5

Mohammad Amir to Broad, 1 run, quietly turned away for a single

82.6

Mohammad Amir to Trott, 1 run, Trott gets a fraction of with and clunks it firmly to deep point for another single

End of over 83 (5 runs) England 264/7
IJL Trott    116* (217b 14x4)      Mohammad Amir    20-5-63-6
SCJ Broad    82* (136b 8x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    24-5-79-1

83.1

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, Asif tries to find some movement by throwing it up full, but in the sunshine there is not much swing, and Trott drives calmly to mid-off

83.2

Mohammad Asif to Trott, 1 run, there is a bit of seam movement here, but it's short and a touch wide and Trott bunts a cut shot away for a single to deep point

83.3

Mohammad Asif to Broad, 1 leg bye, Asif loses his line just a fraction and it thuds off the pads for a single

83.4

Mohammad Asif to Trott, 1 run, this appears all too easy for Pakistan's liking, Trott collects a gentle single by stroking this to deep cover

83.5

Mohammad Asif to Broad, 2 runs, good shot this, Broad whips this off his hip in front of midwicket for a couple

83.6

Mohammad Asif to Broad, no run, good shot for none here, Broad has done this a number of times today, stroking a beautiful off-side drive, only to find a fielder

End of over 84 (5 runs) England 269/7
SCJ Broad    84* (139b 8x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    25-5-83-1
IJL Trott    118* (220b 14x4)      Mohammad Amir    20-5-63-6

84.1

Mohammad Amir to Trott, no run, good bouncer from Amir, sharp and Trott had to sway away in a hurry

84.2

Mohammad Amir to Trott, 1 run, back of a length this time, aiming for the hip region and Trott works it away for one to deep square

84.3

Mohammad Amir to Broad, no run, very wide from Amir, Broad has a fence at it outside off but can't quite reach it

84.4

Mohammad Amir to Broad, no run, ooh good ball this time, swinging away and drawing a loose drive from Broad, sadly for Amir the ball bends past the outside edge

84.5

Mohammad Amir to Broad, no run, good delivery and well played too, off-stump channel, Broad carefully defends

84.6

Mohammad Amir to Broad, no run, fuller and outside off stump, Broad lifts his long arms out the way of trouble to leave alone

Time for a change of commentary and Pakistan fans will hope it brings a change of luck. Here's Liam...

End of over 85 (1 run) England 270/7
SCJ Broad    84* (143b 8x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    21-5-64-6
IJL Trott    119* (222b 14x4)      Mohammad Asif    25-5-83-1

Thanks Sahil

85.1

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, Trott, still deep in that bubble of concentration, leaves an outswinger well alone outside off

85.2

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, Asif pulls his line closer to off stump, this time Trott has to play and guides to gully

85.3

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, gentle away movement from Asif, and evidently not much life in this pitch as the ball keeps a touch low outside off. Well kept out by Trott

85.4

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, on a length on off stump, this one seems to bite into the surface and jag back in a touch. More solid defence from Trott

85.5

Mohammad Asif to Trott, 2 leg byes, Trott walks into a defensive stroke and is struck flush on the front pad as Asif gets this one to move sharply back in off the seam. They briefly consider a review as it's given not out, but wisely opt not to as that was going well over

85.6

Mohammad Asif to Trott, no run, Asif shapes one away outside off to finish the over, and Trott shoulders arms

And with that, the players take a well-earned drinks break in this extended final session

End of over 86 (2 runs, maiden) England 272/7
IJL Trott    119* (228b 14x4)      Mohammad Asif    26-6-83-1
SCJ Broad    84* (143b 8x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    21-5-64-6

86.1

Mohammad Amir to Broad, FOUR, Amir's turned Broad inside out with this one! What a ball, coming in with the angle and moving away late through the air. Broad was looking to clip through midwicket but the ball took the outside edge and flew through the vacant third slip area

And with that, Broad takes the record for the most runs by a Broad at Lord's, edging his old man out

86.2

Mohammad Amir to Broad, no run, swinging away again, but this time it's wide of off and left alone

86.3

Mohammad Amir to Broad, 2 runs, on a length outside off and holding its line, Broad steps back and slaps the ball out to deep cover for a couple

86.4

Mohammad Amir to Broad, no run, Amir floats an outswinger temptingly full outside off and Broad aims an expansive drive into the off side... but he's missed that by miles, swiping at fresh air there

86.5

Mohammad Amir to Broad, no run, full again, and a touch wider still. This time Broad opts for the safe route and leave alone

86.6

Mohammad Amir to Broad, 1 run, landing on off stump and seaming back in to Broad, the ball takes the inside edge of the bat and rolls towards square leg

End of over 87 (7 runs) England 279/7
SCJ Broad    91* (149b 9x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    22-5-71-6
IJL Trott    119* (228b 14x4)      Mohammad Asif    26-6-83-1

Interesting move from Salman Butt, who has thrown the new-ish ball to Saeed Ajmal. Long conference between bowler, captain and various players. Slip and short leg in place

87.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, Broad steps forward and pushes the ball through the gap between point and cover to go to his highest score in first-class cricket

87.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, full and straight, Broad presses forward in defence

87.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, Ajmal slips towards leg stump, Broad shuffles across and clips watchfully into the leg side

87.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 2 runs, chipped over mid-off! He's played this sort of shot a couple of times in this innings, just lifting the ball over the infield

87.5

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 1 run, pushed out between mid-off and cover, and they amble through for one

87.6

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, Ajmal comes round the wicket to Trott, who lunges forward into the tightest of forward defences

End of over 88 (5 runs) England 284/7
IJL Trott    119* (229b 14x4)      Saeed Ajmal    19-1-59-0
SCJ Broad    96* (154b 9x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    22-5-71-6

Two men out on the hook for Broad now. Two slips as well

88.1

Mohammad Amir to Broad, 1 run, pushed to the right of Yousuf at mid-on, and they take the chance for a quick single as he creaks across

The light may become an issue soon, it's starting to get very gloomy and the shadows cast by the floodlights are clearly visible

88.2

Mohammad Amir to Trott, no run, chopped down to gully

88.3

Mohammad Amir to Trott, 1 no ball, on a length outside off, good ball from Amir ... but he's over-stepped so he'll have to bowl that one again

88.3

Mohammad Amir to Trott, no run, almost identical ball, again left alone by Trott, but this time he's managed to keep part of his foot behind the line

Billy Bowden is getting fidgety now

88.4

Mohammad Amir to Trott, no run, fuller, and wider. Again, Trott just watches the ball go by

88.5

Mohammad Amir to Trott, no run, fired at the off stump, Trott steps back and across in his crease and nudges to leg

88.6

Mohammad Amir to Trott, no run, bouncer from Amir, it rushes on to Trott as he tries to pull through midwicket and strikes the bat near the toe-end, making a horrid clunky sound

End of over 89 (2 runs) England 286/7
IJL Trott    119* (235b 14x4)      Mohammad Amir    23-5-73-6
SCJ Broad    97* (155b 9x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    19-1-59-0

Right, Broad is just one hit away here. If he's nervous, he's not showing it. Mid-off has been pushed back quite deep, as has mid-on, so there are singles to be had

89.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, watchful defence from Broad

89.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, quick through the air from Ajmal, taking the inside edge of a defensive blade and rolling into the leg side

89.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 1 run, leg-stump delivery nudged into the leg side for a quick single

89.4

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, Trott aims a flick through midwicket as Ajmal stays round the wicket to him, but the ball takes a thick inside edge and goes straight to the man at short fine leg

89.5

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, pushed to midwicket from the crease

89.6

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, solid defence into the leg side to finish the over, and Broad will have the strike

End of over 90 (1 run) England 287/7
IJL Trott    119* (238b 14x4)      Saeed Ajmal    20-1-60-0
SCJ Broad    98* (158b 9x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    23-5-73-6

Wahab Riaz replaces Amir. He's exchanged a few words with the batsmen today, and is sure to try and get under Broad's skin. He's also not shy of sending down the odd bouncer...

90.1

Wahab Riaz to Broad, 3 runs, swiped through midwicket, they charge back for the third and that's the hundred for Broad! Off comes the helmet, and he raises his bat as the crowd roar their approval. He's played so well with Trott to take England to a healthy position in this Test

Stuart Broad is the 14th batsman to make a century from No. 9, and the first Englishman since John Murray

90.2

Wahab Riaz to Trott, 1 run, full and wide, Trott bottom-edges a drive to cover point

90.3

Wahab Riaz to Broad, 1 run, Riaz aims for the yorker but doesn't quite get the length right, and Broad clips out to deep midwicket

90.4

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, back of a length, Trott hops back and defends back down the track

90.5

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, full and wide outside off, Trott leans into a drive but is beaten on the outside edge

90.6

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, tucked defensively into the leg side

End of over 91 (5 runs) England 292/7
IJL Trott    120* (242b 14x4)      Wahab Riaz    21-4-69-0
SCJ Broad    102* (160b 9x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    20-1-60-0

91.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, topspinner from Ajmal, rushing straight on with the arm. Broad pushes into the leg side

91.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 1 run, width offered outside off, and Broad forces off the back foot out to deep point

91.3

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, another topspinner, Trott watches it very closely off the pitch and defends to off

91.4

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, FOUR, again width offered outside off, Trott slices a cut out towards the boundary, where Riaz makes a shoddy attempt at cutting it off and lets the ball over the rope

91.5

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 3 runs, doosra, not at all picked by Trott, who was shaping to push a leg-stump delivery into the leg side. The ball takes the edge but flies wide of slip down to third man

91.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, solid defence to finish the over

End of over 92 (8 runs) England 300/7
SCJ Broad    103* (163b 9x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    21-1-68-0
IJL Trott    127* (245b 15x4)      Wahab Riaz    21-4-69-0

92.1

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, on a good length on off stump, and Trott defends to extra cover

92.2

Wahab Riaz to Trott, 1 run, pushed slightly wider across the batsman, who drops the ball into the gap in the off side field and immediately calls Broad through for a quick single

92.3

Wahab Riaz to Broad, FOUR, leg-stump half-volley, clipped right of the middle out to the deep midwicket boundary. Top shot, and that takes the partnership between these two past 200, what a fightback

92.4

Wahab Riaz to Broad, no run, Riaz gets one to jag away off the seam to beat an adventurous mow by Broad

92.5

Wahab Riaz to Broad, 1 leg bye, slanting back in to the left-hander, and off the thighpad to short fine leg

92.6

Wahab Riaz to Trott, no run, solid forward defence to mid-off to finish the over

End of over 93 (6 runs) England 306/7
IJL Trott    128* (248b 15x4)      Wahab Riaz    22-4-74-0
SCJ Broad    107* (166b 10x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    21-1-68-0

93.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, tossed up by Ajmal, but Broad doesn't take the bait, pushing defensively into the leg side

93.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, aimed at off stump, and this time Broad pushes into the covers

93.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 3 runs, timed through the covers! Good-looking shot from Broad, and Asif hares after the ball to haul it in short of the boundary

93.4

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, clipped firmly to midwicket off the back foot

93.5

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 1 run, speared at leg stump, Trott shuffles across and nudges down to fine leg

93.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, Broad defends with bat and pad right together to finish the over

End of over 94 (4 runs) England 310/7
SCJ Broad    110* (170b 10x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    22-1-72-0
IJL Trott    129* (250b 15x4)      Wahab Riaz    22-4-74-0

Butt is clearly desperate for a wicket here, as he's turned to Imran Farhat's legbreaks

94.1

Imran Farhat to Trott, no run, looped up on off stump, Trott leans forward and cracks the ball to cover

"This could be more challenging for the fielders than the batsmen," suggests Rameez Raja

94.2

Imran Farhat to Trott, 1 run, pushed out into the off side for a single

Lots of men out on the leg-side boundary

94.3

Imran Farhat to Broad, no run, more watchful defence from Broad

94.4

Imran Farhat to Broad, no run, this one goes straight on with the arm, taking the outer half of a defensive bat and rolling behind square on the off side

"This is the seventh highest eighth wicket stand in Test cricket, anyone, anywhere anytime," Gnasher informs us

94.5

Imran Farhat to Broad, 1 run, eased out into the leg side for a single

94.6

Imran Farhat to Trott, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 95 (2 runs) England 312/7
IJL Trott    130* (253b 15x4)      Imran Farhat    1-0-2-0
SCJ Broad    111* (173b 10x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    22-1-72-0

95.1

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, solid forward defence from Broad

95.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, and again. Plenty of encouragement from behind the stumps for Ajmal, but there's nothing happening out there

95.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 1 run, pushed into the gap at cover, and another easy single is taken

95.4

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, tucked neatly to midwicket, but there's no run to be had

95.5

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 1 run, driven to deep mid-on, and another gifted single as the fielder is very deep

95.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, patient defence from Broad

End of over 96 (2 runs) England 314/7
SCJ Broad    112* (177b 10x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    23-1-74-0
IJL Trott    131* (255b 15x4)      Imran Farhat    1-0-2-0

96.1

Imran Farhat to Trott, 1 run, floaty delivery outside off, the ball lands on a yorker length and Trott digs it out to cover

96.2

Imran Farhat to Broad, no run, a full toss on off stump is driven hard to Butt in the covers

96.3

Imran Farhat to Broad, no run, tight on off stump, and Broad defends

96.4

Imran Farhat to Broad, no run, pushed through slightly quicker, more defence from Broad - he wants a not out here

96.5

Imran Farhat to Broad, no run, full on off stump again, tapped back to the bowler

96.6

Imran Farhat to Broad, no run, this one goes straight on with the arm, and Broad pushes to cover

Farhat really rushed through that over - Pakistan are well behind the over rate here

End of over 97 (1 run) England 315/7
SCJ Broad    112* (182b 10x4 1x6)      Imran Farhat    2-0-3-0
IJL Trott    132* (256b 15x4)      Saeed Ajmal    23-1-74-0

97.1

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 3 runs, fired in flat and fast on leg stump by Ajmal, who has switched back to over the wicket. Trott glances to fine leg, and Riaz makes up for his earlier lapse with a great sliding effort on the boundary to cut it off

97.2

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, Broad is struck on the front pad, big appeal from Ajmal and the fielders behind the wicket, but not out is the umpire's decision. They're going to review this... But he's struck outside the line, and that's also bouncing too much. Good decision by Tony Hill

97.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, landing on middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

97.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 1 run, drilled to deep mid-off for an easy single

97.5

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 1 run, clipped to left of the man at short fine leg, and another quick single

97.6

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, pushed firmly to the man at extra cover

End of over 98 (5 runs) England 320/7
SCJ Broad    113* (186b 10x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    24-1-79-0
IJL Trott    136* (258b 15x4)      Imran Farhat    2-0-3-0

98.1

Imran Farhat to Trott, 1 run, full on off stump, and Trott drives to long-off

98.2

Imran Farhat to Broad, no run, tucked to short fine leg, straight to the fielder

98.3

Imran Farhat to Broad, 1 run, full toss, eased out into the deep on the leg side

98.4

Imran Farhat to Trott, no run, slightly quicker and flatter, but defended by Trott

98.5

Imran Farhat to Trott, no run, harmlessly floated up on off stump, and it's met with an utterly solid forward defence

98.6

Imran Farhat to Trott, 1 run, Farhat strays onto leg stump, and he's nudged away for one

End of over 99 (3 runs) England 323/7
IJL Trott    138* (262b 15x4)      Imran Farhat    3-0-6-0
SCJ Broad    114* (188b 10x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    24-1-79-0

99.1

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, struck on the pad from round the wicket, and there's an appeal from Ajmal... that looked closer than the Broad appeal, but they decide not to review it. Replays suggest that would've hit the stumps, but it was marginal so the umpre's decision would have stood

99.2

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, 1 run, tucked to midwicket for a single

99.3

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, defended back down the track

99.4

Saeed Ajmal to Broad, 1 run, pushed gently out into the leg side for a single

99.5

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, patient defence from Trott

99.6

Saeed Ajmal to Trott, no run, floated up very full on leg stump, Trott digs it out to mid-on

End of over 100 (2 runs) England 325/7
IJL Trott    139* (266b 15x4)      Saeed Ajmal    25-1-81-0
SCJ Broad    115* (190b 10x4 1x6)      Imran Farhat    3-0-6-0
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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
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England won by 9 wickets
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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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