Pakistan in England Test Series - 4th Test

England v Pakistan

England won by an innings and 225 runs

Overs 0-50

Yasir Hameed and Imran Farhat head out to the middle, and it'll be James Anderson to start proceedings.

0.1

Anderson to Imran Farhat, 1 run, Farhat is off the mark straight away, pushing a length delivery down the ground for a quick single as mid-off sprints round to his left to cut it off

0.2

Anderson to Yasir Hameed, 1 run, just short of a good length again from Anderson, and Hameed is also quickly off the mark with a nudge to square leg

0.3

Anderson to Imran Farhat, no run, Anderson's beginning to find his mark now, pushing this fuller and straighter. Farhat is equal to it, though, pressing forward in solid defence

0.4

Anderson to Imran Farhat, 1 no ball, good length on leg stump from over the wicket, Farhat is struck high on the front pad and there's half an appeal ... but he's been called for a no-ball, so no chance. Also, Hawkeye suggests that was going way over the top

0.4

Anderson to Imran Farhat, no run, considerable movement back in to the left-hander, but he's erred in line and fired the ball down the leg side

0.5

Anderson to Imran Farhat, no run, and this one swings massively in the opposite direction! Hooping towards the slips, but this time he's pushed the line too far outside off so no shot is necessary

0.6

Anderson to Imran Farhat, no run, full on off stump to finish, and Farhat drives to mid-off

End of over 1 (3 runs) Pakistan 3/0
Imran Farhat    1* (6b)      JM Anderson    1-0-3-0
Yasir Hameed    1* (1b)     

Stuart Broad will share the new ball. After all the records, landmarks and milestones he's passed already in this game, he's got another to look forward to: he needs six wickets to reach 100 dismissals in Tests...

1.1

Broad to Yasir Hameed, 1 run, rising from a length on middle and off, Hameed stays deep in the crease and works the ball behind square on the leg side

Three slips and a gully for Broad

1.2

Broad to Imran Farhat, no run, a hint of shape back in to the left-hander through the air. Farhat stands at the crease and defends the ball back down the track with a straight bat

1.3

Broad to Imran Farhat, FOUR, fired down on leg stump, the movement takes it further in that direction and all Farhat needs to do is get a touch on it to pick up four to fine leg

1.4

Broad to Imran Farhat, no run, much better, Broad pulls the line across to off stump and Farhat defends watchfully into the off side

1.5

Broad to Imran Farhat, 1 run, back of a length, and tapped behind square leg for a quick single. This wicket certainly looks a good one for batting

1.6

Broad to Yasir Hameed, no run, fuller, and pushed into the covers to finish the over

End of over 2 (6 runs) Pakistan 9/0
Yasir Hameed    2* (3b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-6-0
Imran Farhat    6* (10b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-3-0

Anderson will come round the wicket in his second over, and he's also had his slip cordon re-inforced. He, like Broad, now also has three slips and a gully in place

2.1

Anderson to Imran Farhat, no run, coming in with the angle and swinging away exaggeratedly through the air, left alone

2.2

Anderson to Imran Farhat, no run, a touch fuller and closer to off stump, again the ball swings towards the slips and Farhat - who had to play this one - is just a bit squared up as he pokes towards point

2.3

Anderson to Imran Farhat, no run, on a length, but wide of off and swinging even further. Farhat is quite happy to just watch it go past

2.4

Anderson to Imran Farhat, no run, closer to off stump this time, and the ball is nudged defensively towards mid-off

2.5

Anderson to Imran Farhat, no run, great shape through the air from Anderson, but the line is just too wide of off to draw a stroke

2.6

Anderson to Imran Farhat, no run, more width offered, this time Farhat leans back and aims a cut towards backward point, but he cracks the ball not quite out of the middle and straight to the fielder

End of over 3 (maiden) Pakistan 9/0
Imran Farhat    6* (16b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-1-3-0
Yasir Hameed    2* (3b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-6-0

3.1

Broad to Yasir Hameed, no run, a flat-footed fend to a rising ball outside off stump, and Hameed's lucky not to get an edge on that. It was very similar to his dismissal to Finn at The Oval in the second innings, except he didn't get a touch on this one of course...

3.2

Broad to Yasir Hameed, no run, hurled down the leg side by Broad, Hameed tries to flick it away but can't lay bat on ball yet again

3.3

Broad to Yasir Hameed, OUT, gone this time! Again Hameed is pushing away from his body, this time to a slightly fuller length delivery that was shaping away from the bat outside off. He needn't have played at that, especially not to defend. The length also suggests that he should have been forward there, but the feet hadn't really started moving for Hameed yet. First strike for England, and Pakistan are under pressure here

Yasir Hameed c Swann b Broad 2 (17m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Salman Butt strides to the crease. He needs some runs, both for the team and for himself - he's had a shocker this series. Broad edges closer to the 1,000 runs/100 wickets landmark, as Miller explains: "Broad needs five more wickets to complete his 1000-100 double. He could yet be the fourth man to do so in the same Test, after Kapil Dev, John Bracewell and Shaun Pollock. It's fair to say that Bracewell, with 1001 runs and 102 wickets, rather dribbled over the line."

3.4

Broad to Salman Butt, no run, slammed down just short of a good length outside off, and left alone first ball by Butt

3.5

Broad to Salman Butt, no run, good leave, this landed closer to off stump but was angling towards the slips and he was also able to leave on length

3.6

Broad to Salman Butt, no run, another well-judged leave from Butt, raising his bat well over his head to keep it out of danger

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 9/1
Salman Butt    0* (3b)      SCJ Broad    2-1-6-1
Imran Farhat    6* (16b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-1-3-0

4.1

Anderson to Imran Farhat, no run, Anderson, who has switched back to an over-the-wicket line, continues to find appreciable movement through the air. But Farhat is able to leave this one, both on the angle and because of the movement

4.2

Anderson to Imran Farhat, no run, great ball! That's a ripper, spitting up off a length and bursting past the outside edge. Farhat fished at it but was beaten all the same

4.3

Anderson to Imran Farhat, no run, and again! Nervous stuff from Farhat, thrusting the bat out as the ball swings past him. He pulled it back inside the line, but by then the ball was in Prior's gloves

4.4

Anderson to Imran Farhat, no run, another testing delivery, again Farhat considers a stroke before whipping his bat inside the line. That wasn't far away at all though

4.5

Anderson to Imran Farhat, OUT, now the edge is found, and Pakistan lose another one! Anderson pushed this one up much closer to the batsman, who stepped into a cover drive but could only snick a massive away-swinger into Prior's hands. Farhat had actually looked quite confident until Hameed got out...

Imran Farhat c †Prior b Anderson 6 (22m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

Enter Mohammad Yousuf ...

4.6

Anderson to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, outswinging yorker first ball! That delivery was always on the cards, but Yousuf must also have been expecting it as he jams the bat down in good time. Another very good ball, but well kept out

End of over 5 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 9/2
Mohammad Yousuf    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    3-2-3-1
Salman Butt    0* (3b)      SCJ Broad    2-1-6-1

5.1

Broad to Salman Butt, no run, on a length, outside off and another leave from Butt. He's not put bat to ball yet

5.2

Broad to Salman Butt, no run, he had to play this one, it landed on middle stump and was curving back in towards him. Watchfully defended back to the bowler

5.3

Broad to Salman Butt, 1 leg bye, Broad slips onto leg stump, the ball strikes the thigh pad and they run a single as it rolls to fine leg

5.4

Broad to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Yousuf hasn't picked that up at all! It was a full length delivery on off stump, but he almost ducked into it! Was he expecting the bouncer? He wouldn't be the first batsman to lose sight of a ball at Lord's, does anyone remember Chris Read's dismissal to Cairns?

5.5

Broad to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, short of a good length, Yousuf hops back and nudges into the leg side

5.6

Broad to Mohammad Yousuf, OUT, full-pitched outswinger, and the off stump is pegged back! A great ball from Broad, nice and full and moving away very late. Yousuf pushed the bat uncertainly inside the line, only to hear the rattle of the bails flying off behind him. Pakistan are folding now

Mohammad Yousuf b Broad 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 6 (1 run, wicket maiden) Pakistan 10/3
     SCJ Broad    3-2-6-2
Salman Butt    0* (6b)      JM Anderson    3-2-3-1

"I wonder what the odds are of Butt and Riaz making 150+ each?" muses Adam. Long I expect, though you should ask Gnasher, he's the resident betting man in the office.

6.1

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, perfect ball to a left-hander, swinging right across him, landing on leg stump and whizzing wide of off. Butt, sensibly, keeps his bat inside the line and lets it past

6.2

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, straighter from Anderson, and pushed back defensively by Butt

6.3

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, a brave leave! That wasn't far away from the off stump at all

6.4

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, pushed fuller and wider, but the batsman won't be tempted into a drive. Butt needs to draw on all his reserves of patience and concentration here

6.5

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, variation from Anderson, as this one swings back in through the air. It's a little short of a good length though, and Butt spots it early to get right behind it in defence

6.6

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, swinging away from the left-hander, but full and straight and so Butt steps forward in defence

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End of over 7 (maiden) Pakistan 10/3
Salman Butt    0* (12b)      JM Anderson    4-3-3-1
Azhar Ali    0* (0b)      SCJ Broad    3-2-6-2

7.1

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, on a length, but slipping towards leg stump and clipped to Trott at square leg

7.2

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, subtle movement away from the bat, and a good leave from Azhar

7.3

Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, nicely driven by Azhar! There was always risk in the shot, as the ball was swinging away outside off and he drove on the up, but he's in good form and cracks the ball wristily through extra cover

7.4

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, back of a length, Azhar stands tall and nudges towards mid-on

7.5

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, same again, and Azhar hops onto the back foot to push the ball to the same fielder

7.6

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, and another well-judged leave to finish the over

End of over 8 (4 runs) Pakistan 14/3
Azhar Ali    4* (6b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    4-2-10-2
Salman Butt    0* (12b)      JM Anderson    4-3-3-1

8.1

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, Butt stands at the crease and works a length delivery into the leg side, but straight to the fielder

Butt pulls away from the crease as Anderson approaches... the umpire calls dead ball. It looks as though a bug has flown into Butt's eye, he's asking the umpire to have a look now...

8.2

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, just short of a good length, and punched into the covers off the back foot

8.3

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, landing on off stump and swinging further away, Butt shoulders arms

8.4

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, dropped just behind square on the leg side, Butt starts to run but is quickly sent back by Azhar as square leg swoops in

8.5

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, flicked with rather more intent into the leg side, but he picks out the midwicket fielder

8.6

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, left on length as the ball rises a foot over the off stump

End of over 9 (maiden) Pakistan 14/3
Salman Butt    0* (18b)      JM Anderson    5-4-3-1
Azhar Ali    4* (6b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    4-2-10-2

9.1

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, full length on off stump, and Azhar pushes the ball to mid-off

9.2

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, definite shape away through the air, but landing well wide of off stump and easily left alone

9.3

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, slightly closer to off stump, but still not close enough to have Azhar playing a stroke

9.4

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, that's the line! Broad aims at the off stump and Azhar leans forward into a slightly shaky defensive stroke to send the ball rolling towards gully

9.5

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, slightly shorter, and this time Azhar pushes back to the bowler

9.6

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, full on off stump and Azhar picks it up early, drilling the ball hard back to Broad, who stumbles in his follow through but manages to stop the drive

End of over 10 (maiden) Pakistan 14/3
Azhar Ali    4* (12b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    5-3-10-2
Salman Butt    0* (18b)      JM Anderson    5-4-3-1

The first change comes, as Steven Finn replaces Anderson. He'll have plenty of experience of bowling at Lord's with Middlesex and will know how to get the best out of conditions. He'll also be bowling from the end from which he had some success against Bangladesh earlier in the summer

10.1

Finn to Salman Butt, FOUR, attempted yorker from Finn first ball, Butt jabs the bat down on the ball and actually manages to strike it out of the middle of the bat! I think that's come as a bit of a surprise to everyone, and the ball's rolled all the way to the ropes

10.2

Finn to Salman Butt, 1 run, full again, not the yorker by any means though and nudged into the leg side

10.3

Finn to Azhar Ali, no run, off the outside edge as Azhar fends outside off! But that goes to Collingwood at third slip on the bounce. A loose stroke, and some luck for Azhar

10.4

Finn to Azhar Ali, no run, back of a length, chopped down towards cover point

10.5

Finn to Azhar Ali, no run, another attempted yorker from Finn, and a quick one too! Just about dug out by Azhar, getting the toe end of the bat down on the ball in the nick of time

10.6

Finn to Azhar Ali, 1 run, pitching and coming in off the seam, Azhar flicks down to fine leg for a single

The players take drinks after an hour that has belonged entirely to England. When we come back, Sahil will be back for a stint

End of over 11 (6 runs) Pakistan 20/3
Azhar Ali    5* (16b 1x4)      ST Finn    1-0-6-0
Salman Butt    5* (20b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    5-3-10-2

Thanks Liam. Double honours board performance from Stuart Broad by the looks of things, England are all over Pakistan at the moment.

11.1

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, golden boy finally does something wrong, but it's not too bad, just a wasted delivery down the leg side

11.2

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, back on a length and line now, and getting plenty of encouragement from his fielders behind the stumps

11.3

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, good line and length from Broad here, this is his Oval/Durban approach - pitching full and seaming the ball away and Azhar judges his leave well

11.4

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, slightly shorter this time and Azhar stands as tall as he can to defend back down the pitch

11.5

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, this is wasted again, shoved well down the leg side

11.6

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, better ball to finish up, fuller and Azhar blocks very firmly off the front foot

End of over 12 (maiden) Pakistan 20/3
Azhar Ali    5* (22b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    6-4-10-2
Salman Butt    5* (20b 1x4)      ST Finn    1-0-6-0

12.1

Finn to Salman Butt, FOUR, Finn dishes up a half-volley and Butt flicks his wrists through the line with a minimum of fuss to send it whistling away through the covers for four

12.2

Finn to Salman Butt, 2 runs, Butt just tried to hit this too hard through cover, which meant he lost his shape and inside-edged wide of mid-off for a couple

12.3

Finn to Salman Butt, FOUR, short, wide, four. It's good to see Salman Butt start positively, he's an attractive player to watch, this is cut very firmly through point for a boundary

12.4

Finn to Salman Butt, 1 run, Butt waits calmly on the back foot and full-faces this down the pitch, beating the bowler, to earn a single

12.5

Finn to Azhar Ali, 1 run, overpitched again from Finn, he's just struggling a touch for control and it's lucky that Cook fielded well at mid-on, or Azhar's clip would have cost another boundary

12.6

Finn to Salman Butt, FOUR, four more, 16 off the over! Floated up invitingly outside off and Butt got low to drive handsomely through cover, stylish shot

End of over 13 (16 runs) Pakistan 36/3
Salman Butt    20* (25b 4x4)      ST Finn    2-0-22-0
Azhar Ali    6* (23b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    6-4-10-2

Change of bowling here, James Anderson returns to the attack. Three slips and a gully wait.

13.1

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, oh goodness me, this is a very, very finely judged leave. Passing incredibly close to off stump as Azhar shouldered arms

13.2

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, played out to cover, Azhar thinks about a single before being told not to by his captain

13.3

Anderson to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, runs this time, Anderson drifting into the pads and it's flicked wide of square leg for a couple

13.4

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, better delivery this time, the line is back to the off-stump channel and Azhar can only defend

13.5

Anderson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, good intent from the batsman, stepping forward crisply to drive through cover for a single

13.6

Anderson to Salman Butt, 1 run, Butt steals the strike by nudging a single towards fine leg

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End of over 14 (4 runs) Pakistan 40/3
Salman Butt    21* (26b 4x4)      JM Anderson    6-4-7-1
Azhar Ali    9* (28b 1x4)      ST Finn    2-0-22-0

14.1

Finn to Salman Butt, 2 runs, Finn continues to leak runs, this is dropped a touch short and Butt is on to a pull shot in a flash, wheeling it to deep midwicket for a couple

14.2

Finn to Salman Butt, no run, Finn is lucky this didn't cost more, shin-high full-toss that Butt pushes gently towards mid-off, who slides nicely to field

14.3

Finn to Salman Butt, no run, this is floated up a touch too full again and Butt strokes a drive very nicely but straight to cover

14.4

Finn to Salman Butt, no run, Finn is maintaining a very full length to Butt, who is not holding back at all, this time he flashes and misses outside off

14.5

Finn to Salman Butt, 1 run, good shot for a single this, Finn drags back his length and Butt slaps a pull shot, with good timing, to mid-on who has to field swiftly

14.6

Finn to Azhar Ali, no run, good delivery to finish, back of a length around off stump, Azhar defends

End of over 15 (3 runs) Pakistan 43/3
Azhar Ali    9* (29b 1x4)      ST Finn    3-0-25-0
Salman Butt    24* (31b 4x4)      JM Anderson    6-4-7-1

For the first time today the clouds have rolled in over Lord's, brings a big smile on Jimmy Anderson's face.

15.1

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, Butt has a gift for playing the ball very late, it gives his batting a real air of calm

15.2

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, Anderson finds some swing here, though not as much as he was getting first up, but the line is wrong and it slides down the leg side

15.3

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, outside off stump this time and Butt stands perfectly still to leave alone

15.4

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, this will keep the bowlers interested, Butt flicks across the line at a straight delivery

15.5

Anderson to Salman Butt, 1 run, this time the shot is on because it's a touch leg-sided from Anderson which allows Butt to work it away to deep square for a single

15.6

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar chases a swinging wide delivery, but in the end overreaches which means he inside-edges his drive back to the bowler

End of over 16 (1 run) Pakistan 44/3
Azhar Ali    9* (30b 1x4)      JM Anderson    7-4-8-1
Salman Butt    25* (36b 4x4)      ST Finn    3-0-25-0

Now what can Finn do this over. He's been expensive so far this spell, probably bowled too full. He's switched to around the wicket.

16.1

Finn to Salman Butt, no run, good delivery this time, angled in towards the off stump and Butt defends uneasily

16.2

Finn to Salman Butt, no run, Butt has to resist the temptation to flick straight balls into the leg side, you can see him striving to play straight

16.3

Finn to Salman Butt, no run, this full delivery meets a very straight bat from Butt, stroking it to mid-off

16.4

Finn to Salman Butt, no run, Butt is wanting to get after Finn here but this is a very good line around off stump and a good length too, Butt aims a cut shot that wasn't there and bottom-edges towards point

16.5

Finn to Salman Butt, no run, this time Butt is more securely behind it, defending back down the wicket

16.6

Finn to Salman Butt, no run, good ball to finish a good over from Finn. Butt defends off the front foot and it was a much-improved over

End of over 17 (maiden) Pakistan 44/3
Salman Butt    25* (42b 4x4)      ST Finn    4-1-25-0
Azhar Ali    9* (30b 1x4)      JM Anderson    7-4-8-1

17.1

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, good delivery this, inswinger from Anderson but Azhar was calmly behind it

17.2

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, another inswinger that Azhar drives a touch loosely at down the ground, Anderson dives and fields in his follow through, what an excellent fielder he is

17.3

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, good judgement from Azhar leaving this outside off

17.4

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, once again Azhar has nothing to do with delivery just outside off stump

17.5

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, Trott-like patience from Azhar, and it's good to see, leaving everything Anderson offers outside off

17.6

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, maiden over ends with a straighter ball that forces Azhar to play

End of over 18 (maiden) Pakistan 44/3
Azhar Ali    9* (36b 1x4)      JM Anderson    8-5-8-1
Salman Butt    25* (42b 4x4)      ST Finn    4-1-25-0

Big cheer goes round the ground to greet news that Graeme Swann, the world's No.2 bowler, is on. Short cover, short leg and a slip in place.

18.1

Swann to Salman Butt, no run, good start as always from Swann, looped up and landing on a good length around off stump, Butt defends

18.2

Swann to Salman Butt, no run, cracker! This spins and bounces and rips past Salman Butt's tentative prod

18.3

Swann to Salman Butt, no run, this time Butt leaves alone carefully, he's in for a battle here

18.4

Swann to Salman Butt, no run, and another! What a delivery this is! Spins a long way from middle and bounces too, nothing Butt could do

Understandably, Swann calls in an extra catcher at gully.

18.5

Swann to Salman Butt, no run, ooh so close to another first-over strike for Swann, the spin and bounce finds a leading edge that loops over Morgan at short cover

18.6

Swann to Salman Butt, no run, big spinning offbreak to finish a quite brilliant opening over

End of over 19 (maiden) Pakistan 44/3
Salman Butt    25* (48b 4x4)      GP Swann    1-1-0-0
Azhar Ali    9* (36b 1x4)      JM Anderson    8-5-8-1

19.1

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, outside off stump from Anderson and Azhar leaves alone, if Swann can carry on the way he's started life is going to be very difficult for Pakistan

19.2

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar is drawn into playing at a slightly wider delivery here and it gets an outside edge down to slip

19.3

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, outside off stump this time and left alone

19.4

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, nothing on offer for Azhar here, Anderson keeping his lengths and lines very disciplined

19.5

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, good delivery this, Anderson finding some reverse-swing into the right-hander and firing this up at a yorker length, Azhar jabs it out

19.6

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, definite movement in the air for Anderson, swinging it into Azhar late as he defends. Another maiden over, really good pressure building here

End of over 20 (maiden) Pakistan 44/3
Azhar Ali    9* (42b 1x4)      JM Anderson    9-6-8-1
Salman Butt    25* (48b 4x4)      GP Swann    1-1-0-0

Plenty of company for the Pakistan captain round the bat. Slip, gully, short leg, short cover. He could probably afford a couple more.

20.1

Swann to Salman Butt, no run, looped up full and Butt flicks a drive towards cover, Swann won't mind him playing that

20.2

Swann to Salman Butt, no run, this time it's defended more carefully down the pitch

20.3

Swann to Salman Butt, no run, left alone outside off to all kinds of theatrical gasps from the England fielders

20.4

Swann to Salman Butt, no run, this is a touch wider and left alone more comfortably

20.5

Swann to Salman Butt, no run, quicker ball from Swann, almost squeezes through bat and pad, drawing more "ooohs" from the England fielders

20.6

Swann to Salman Butt, no run, slower delivery to finish, spinning outside off stump to make it five maidens on the bounce

End of over 21 (maiden) Pakistan 44/3
Salman Butt    25* (54b 4x4)      GP Swann    2-2-0-0
Azhar Ali    9* (42b 1x4)      JM Anderson    9-6-8-1

21.1

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, Anderson continues with his new-found discipline, somebody should give David Saker a medal for that, and Azhar can only leave alone

21.2

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, quietly defended away

21.3

Anderson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, finally a run for Pakistan, Anderson swings one in towards the pads and it squeezes off an inside-edge to square leg

21.4

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, Butt gets a sighter outside off stump and looks happy to leave alone

21.5

Anderson to Salman Butt, no run, well played this time, solidly forward to defend with soft hands

21.6

Anderson to Salman Butt, 1 run, Butt drops this into the off side to take a single to end the session

Tea Plenty for England to smile about that session. Trott may have missed out on a double hundred but they have already made significant inroads into the Pakistan line-up, removing both openers and Mohammad Yousuf. What will be especially pleasing though is the reverse swing Anderson was finding and the ripping turn and pressure Graeme Swann was creating. Promises an exciting final session and you can read all about how the day has unfolded on Andrew McGlashan's bulletin.

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End of over 22 (2 runs) Pakistan 46/3
Salman Butt    26* (57b 4x4)      JM Anderson    10-6-10-1
Azhar Ali    10* (45b 1x4)      GP Swann    2-2-0-0

We're back after a short break, and for Salman Butt's Pakistan the task remains mountainous. The captain made a good fist of things before the interval, but there were ominous signs of turn and bounce in Graeme Swann's first spell. It'll be Liam to pick up commentary for the first hour or so of the evening session. Swann will continue, with a slip, short leg, silly mid-off and short extra cover in place...

22.1

Swann to Salman Butt, OUT, bowled him first ball after tea! Or has it? Butt is standing his ground here... He thinks the ball rebounded onto the stumps off Prior's gloves, and they've asked the third umpire to have another look at this. Clean bowled, and he's got to go! What a ball to start with, Swann delivered from round the wicket, landing it on middle and leg and ripping it past the edge of Butt's bat as he stood rooted to the crease

Salman Butt b Swann 26 (85m 58b 4x4 0x6) SR: 44.82

Out comes Umar Akmal. He had plenty to say in the field when England were down and out, and it's fair to say he appears to be getting some back now with men crowding around the bat

22.2

Swann to Umar Akmal, no run, Umar steps back and defends to cover first ball

22.3

Swann to Umar Akmal, no run, stretching forward this time, and defending solidly back down the track

22.4

Swann to Umar Akmal, FOUR, whoa! Did anyone see that coming? Umar charges down to his third delivery and absolutely hammers this to wide long on. A ferocious hit! This is going to be fun...

22.5

Swann to Umar Akmal, no run, and careful defence to follow

22.6

Swann to Umar Akmal, 1 run, full on middle and leg, and Umar pushes the ball straight of mid-on for a quick single

End of over 23 (5 runs) Pakistan 51/4
Umar Akmal    5* (5b 1x4)      GP Swann    3-2-5-1
Azhar Ali    10* (45b 1x4)      JM Anderson    10-6-10-1

23.1

Finn to Umar Akmal, 2 leg byes, pushed down towards leg stump by Finn, Umar shuffles across and takes this on the pad to pick up two leg byes as Prior leaps to his left and gets a glove to the ball but can't cut it off

23.2

Finn to Umar Akmal, no run, attempted yorker from Finn, but again he's erred in line and this shoots down the leg side

23.3

Finn to Umar Akmal, no run, another yorker, and this one is on target! Umar jams the bat down as a low full toss curves in towards his toes

The batsmen are just having a word with the umpires now. There's something near the screen behind the bowlers arm that they're not happy with. Actually, we've just heard that the problem is... Finn is too tall. He's delivering the ball from above the screen in the batsman's eyeline. Not sure what anyone can do about that? And we're going to continue, finally

23.4

Finn to Umar Akmal, no run, quite full and nice and straight, seaming in to the right-hander. Umar gets nicely behind it in defence

23.5

Finn to Umar Akmal, no run, fuller still, and just outside off this time. Umar comes forward and across to defend right under his eyes, solid-looking stuff

23.6

Finn to Umar Akmal, no run, left alone outside off, and that's kept quite low too! Umar was never interested in playing a shot, whipping his bat out of the line, and the ball bounces a couple of times before it reaches Prior

End of over 24 (2 runs, maiden) Pakistan 53/4
Umar Akmal    5* (11b 1x4)      ST Finn    5-2-25-0
Azhar Ali    10* (45b 1x4)      GP Swann    3-2-5-1

24.1

Swann to Azhar Ali, no run, sharp turn! That's really gripped and spun, striking the pad and looping to Cook at short leg. Half an appeal, but that's right off the pad, no bat involved

24.2

Swann to Azhar Ali, OUT, now that is off the bat, and Cook holds a sharp reaction catch under the helmet! Azhar lunged forward, trying to smother the spin, but again Swann got the ball to rip into the right-hander, taking the inside edge and ricocheting off the front pad. Pakistan's day just got worse

Azhar Ali c Cook b Swann 10 (84m 47b 1x4 0x6) SR: 21.27

The Akmals are re-united in the middle. Can the brothers inspire a fightback here?

24.3

Swann to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, Kamran is off the mark straight away, pushing a full ball through cover off the front foot

24.4

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, turn and bounce as well, Kamran stays back and defends to short leg on the bounce

24.5

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, tossed up outside off, inviting the drive and Kamran gets forward and punches to cover

24.6

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, full outside off again to finish, this time Kamran stretches forward and defends with bat and pad right together

End of over 25 (2 runs) Pakistan 55/5
Kamran Akmal    2* (4b)      GP Swann    4-2-7-2
Umar Akmal    5* (11b 1x4)      ST Finn    5-2-25-0

25.1

Finn to Umar Akmal, no run, very full on off stump, Umar digs it out, hitting the ball very hard into the ground. The ball bounces up and loops to Collingwood at short extra cover, and the crowd cheer as they think it's a catch! Definite bump ball though, and Colly's laughing now

25.2

Finn to Umar Akmal, no run, full and wobbling away slightly through the air, left alone by Umar

25.3

Finn to Umar Akmal, no run, full and slightly wider, but again Umar simply raises his bat over his head and watches the ball go past

25.4

Finn to Umar Akmal, no run, again outside off, landing and seaming away slightly. This time Umar has a little flat-footed poke at the ball, guiding it down to gully but playing well away from his body there

25.5

Finn to Umar Akmal, no run, on a length, shaping away and left alone

25.6

Finn to Umar Akmal, no run, again Umar thrusts the bat out at a ball that's wide of off, chopping down to the man at gully

End of over 26 (maiden) Pakistan 55/5
Umar Akmal    5* (17b 1x4)      ST Finn    6-3-25-0
Kamran Akmal    2* (4b)      GP Swann    4-2-7-2

26.1

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, Kamran stays deep in the crease and pats a good length ball back to the bowler

26.2

Swann to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, slightly fuller, driven gently into space at cover and they scamper through for one

26.3

Swann to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Umar initially comes forward but then presses back and bunts the ball out to wide long-on

There have been two men out on the boundary for Umar after the shot he played to Swann a couple of overs ago. So there's a single to them anytime he wants it

26.4

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, full, driven hard but straight to cover

26.5

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, quicker ball, and slightly shorter too. Kamran looks to slice it through gully but just chops down on the ball a bit too much

26.6

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, forward defence to finish the over

End of over 27 (2 runs) Pakistan 57/5
Kamran Akmal    3* (9b)      GP Swann    5-2-9-2
Umar Akmal    6* (18b 1x4)      ST Finn    6-3-25-0

27.1

Finn to Umar Akmal, no run, beaten by a beautiful, seaming delivery from Finn! The ball landed on an ideal length, the batsman couldn't quite decide whether to come forward or back and was beaten on the outside edge as the ball seamed away towards the slips

27.2

Finn to Umar Akmal, no run, beaten again! Umar's feet are stuck to the crease here as he pushes with no great certainty outside off and is lucky not to edge that

27.3

Finn to Umar Akmal, no run, back of a length, and Umar hops back and punches into the covers

27.4

Finn to Umar Akmal, OUT, clatter! Great bowling from Finn, Umar had been kept back in the crease by the previous deliveries but this was full and fast - an ideal yorker! Umar jabs the bat down but the ball slips underneath it and smashes into the off stump. Another one goes

Umar Akmal b Finn 6 (25m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

Mohammad Amir is back out in the middle, wondering where it all went wrong after his stunning spell on the second morning. Finn will come round the wicket to him

27.5

Finn to Mohammad Amir, no run, back of a length, but wide of off and happily left alone by Amir

After just the one ball, Finn is switching back to over the wicket.

27.6

Finn to Mohammad Amir, OUT, Amir doesn't pick up the ball - it's a high full toss - and he's struck flush on the front pad. We're going to have a review here, after the umpire gave that not out. Strauss asks for it very quickly... and that's gone! Amir didn't see that ball at all and didn't even try to play a shot - was it because of Finn's height and his delivery coming from over the top of the screen?

Mohammad Amir lbw b Finn 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 28 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 57/7
     ST Finn    7-4-25-2
Kamran Akmal    3* (9b)      GP Swann    5-2-9-2

190 more needed for Pakistan to avoid the follow on

28.1

Swann to Kamran Akmal, no run, grips and spins sharply into Kamran's front pad. He's struck well outside the line of off though

28.2

Swann to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, edged but dropped by Collingwood at slip! It was a tough chance to his right but you'd usually back Colly to hold those

28.3

Swann to Wahab Riaz, no run, off the pad and ballooning up to Cook at short leg

28.4

Swann to Wahab Riaz, no run, Riaz stretches forward and defends back down the track

28.5

Swann to Wahab Riaz, no run, lunging well forward once again, and this time defending the ball behind square on the off side

28.6

Swann to Wahab Riaz, no run, full on off stump, and tapped back to the bowler

End of over 29 (1 run) Pakistan 58/7
Wahab Riaz    0* (4b)      GP Swann    6-2-10-2
Kamran Akmal    4* (11b)      ST Finn    7-4-25-2

29.1

Finn to Kamran Akmal, no run, on a length in the channel just outside off. Kamran presses half forward and defends to backward point, opening the face of the blade

29.2

Finn to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, dropped into space on the leg side - there's a big gap at midwicket - and they scamper through for one

29.3

Finn to Wahab Riaz, 1 leg bye, full and speared into the pads, there's half an appeal from Finn as the ball thuds into Riaz's left leg, but that's slipping well down leg

29.4

Finn to Kamran Akmal, no run, great yorker! Full, fast and swinging and Kamran only just gets the bat down in time. Or does he? They're thinking about a review here, but eventually decide against it. Well, replays suggest that would've clipped the leg stump, but the umpire's original decision - not out - would have stood as it was marginal

29.5

Finn to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, much better from Kamran, as Finn goes full again but this time doesn't quite get the yorker right. Kamran pushes a half-volley down the ground, a good-looking on-drive

29.6

Finn to Kamran Akmal, no run, another attempted yorker, but this one is sprayed down the leg side

End of over 30 (6 runs) Pakistan 64/7
Kamran Akmal    9* (16b 1x4)      ST Finn    8-4-30-2
Wahab Riaz    0* (5b)      GP Swann    6-2-10-2

30.1

Swann to Wahab Riaz, no run, full and quick through the air from Swann. Riaz leans forward and wristily flicks the ball back to him

30.2

Swann to Wahab Riaz, no run, flighted on off stump this time, the ball spinning quite sharply back in but well-defended

30.3

Swann to Wahab Riaz, 2 runs, Riaz is off the mark, pushing another full, flighted delivery through cover. Again, plenty of wrist in the stroke

30.4

Swann to Wahab Riaz, no run, appeal from the keeper and slips as Riaz is struck on the pad, but Swann himself wasn't at all interested. Yep, it's hit him well outside the line

30.5

Swann to Wahab Riaz, no run, Riaz stretches well forward and keeps a spinning ball out with bat and pad close together

Swann will come over the wicket now

30.6

Swann to Wahab Riaz, no run, tossed up on off stump, and solid forward defence from Riaz

End of over 31 (2 runs) Pakistan 66/7
Wahab Riaz    2* (11b)      GP Swann    7-2-12-2
Kamran Akmal    9* (16b 1x4)      ST Finn    8-4-30-2

31.1

Finn to Kamran Akmal, no run, stylishly punched to cover off the back foot by Kamran, but he doesn't get any reward from the shot as he hits it straight to the extra cover fielder

31.2

Finn to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, fuller this time, a half-volley, and again Kamran lashes it with great style to cover. This time he's picked the gap too, and the ball quickly races to the boundary

31.3

Finn to Kamran Akmal, no run, full again, outside off and just shaping in through the air a touch. Kamran leans forward and drills a drive straight to mid-off

31.4

Finn to Kamran Akmal, no run, this one seams away after pitching on middle, squaring Kamran up a touch as he defends into the off side

31.5

Finn to Kamran Akmal, OUT, down goes another one, Kamran's woes with the bat continue despite the good shots he's played in this innings. Finn kept the ball full, zipping it away off the seam once again as Kamran pressed forward and opened the face of the bat slightly. The ball took a thin - but audible - edge through to Prior, and Kamran immediately walks off. Hotspot shows a definite edge too. It's all pretty dire for Pakistan

Kamran Akmal c †Prior b Finn 13 (33m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.90

31.6

Finn to Saeed Ajmal, FOUR, Finn aims for the yorker first ball, but doesn't quite land it correctly and Ajmal is off the mark, whipping off his toes to square leg

End of over 32 (8 runs) Pakistan 74/8
Saeed Ajmal    4* (1b 1x4)      ST Finn    9-4-38-3
Wahab Riaz    2* (11b)      GP Swann    7-2-12-2

32.1

Swann to Wahab Riaz, OUT, Swann stays round the wicket, landing the ball on middle and off and getting it to straighten. Huge appeal for lbw, Billy agrees, and Riaz asks for the review... Replays show that it pitched in line, hit him in line, there was no bat involved, and the ball was clipping to very top of middle. Pakistan are staring down the barrel of an enormous defeat

Wahab Riaz lbw b Swann 2 (19m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Three men round the bat for Asif, Swann will stay round the wicket

32.2

Swann to Mohammad Asif, no run, full and flat on off stump, pushed back to the bowler

32.3

Swann to Mohammad Asif, no run, slightly short on off stump, Asif leans back and punches into the covers

32.4

Swann to Mohammad Asif, no run, full and very quick through the air, cracked back to the bowler

32.5

Swann to Mohammad Asif, no run, looped up on middle and leg, a touch of turn and bounce but Asif survives, leaning forward to defend

32.6

Swann to Mohammad Asif, OUT, that's it, all over. Swann flights it up on middle and off, a real loopy delivery, and Asif just pops it straight back into his hands. Swann takes a very cheap fourth wicket, and Pakistan have capitulated horribly here.

Mohammad Asif c & b Swann 0 (2m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Well, what can you say? Pakistan would have been demoralised after the enormous partnership between Trott and Broad, but this was just dismal. England's bowlers were simply unstoppable and the fight very quickly went from Pakistan's batsmen. They're going to have to follow-on and come out and do it all again now, but how can they possibly lift themselves after what we've just seen? While we wait for play to start again, here's some mathematical mindbending from Miller to wrap your head around: "184, 169, ?, 26, 22, 13, 13, 10, 10, 6, 6, 6, 5, 4, 2, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0. Complete the sequence. Fibonacci, eat your heart out." I was a humanities student, so all those numbers are making me a bit dizzy to be honest. Right, the batsmen are coming out, and it's Sahil to pick up comms

End of over 33 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 74/10
     GP Swann    8-3-12-4
Saeed Ajmal    4* (1b 1x4)      ST Finn    9-4-38-3
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