Pakistan v England Test Series - 3rd Test

England v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 71 runs

Overs 0-50

Right, Taufel and Davis march out in their sun hats, and the English side walks in now. Barring Trott, I think every single one of them is wearing shades. Taufeeq and Hafeez stride out now to whistles and cheers from an adoring crowd of about 24. Over to Alex Winter for the action.

Bumble Lloyd has spotted a green, even covering of grass on what he expects to be a "cracking batting surface". I'd wait till I saw Ajmal bowling before venturing into such proclamations.

"Hey Nitin, is there a way to tell how many people are following the commentary..with the spectators at the ground being less than 100, i'd be interested to know how many people worldwide are following this game." I'm afraid I can't let you in on that Kirti, but, going by the number of commentary feedback mails already flowing in, there are any number of people sitting in their offices across Asia and alt-tabbing in and out of our commentary while their bosses aren't looking. Early hours yet in England, but they'll join the fun in a couple of hours once they have downed their day's first cup of tea.

"Junaid Khan has been rested due to his heavy workload in the last test. (thought I'd start off everyone's day with a bit of humour)." Thanks Akeel.

"Regarding two tests on same venue in same series, i think Sharjah was the venue hosted both test matches of series between Pakistan And West indies in 2000-2001 and again Sharjah was the venue hosted two out three test matches of the Series Between Pakistan and Australia in 2002-03," says Tariq, as have a few others.

While we wait for the start of play, here are some nuggets from our preview package, starting with.. well, the Preview. Bell is fit after recovering from a stomach bug. Can he help England avoid the whitewash? George Dobell wonders.

Toss: Empty blue seats witness Pakistan winning the toss and electing to bat. One change - Aizaz Cheema back in for Junaid Khan. "Everybody is performing, which is a good sign." You don't say Misbah. He admits one area of concern is that his batsmen aren't kicking on from starts and making 100s.

Strauss says his side will have to work hard since they would have liked to bat on what seems to be a hardy pitch that's unlikely to change much. Same team for England - Morgan retains his spot, and Bopara misses out.

Saad's memory goes back a while: "Nitin, It's got to be Zim v. Pak in 1994/95: Harare hosted 1st and 3rd Test," he says.

9.20am We're back in Dubai, where it all began a few weeks ago. Pakistan have been superb since, exploiting England's frailties against spin to take the series 2-0. Now they set their sights on a clean sweep, something they haven't achieved before in Tests away from home.

When was the last time two Tests in a series were played at the same venue? I asked my collagues - Sid Ravindran and Nikita Bastian had no idea, but George Binoy was more mysterious in his response. Wonder if this could be the next topic for The List..

0.1

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, outside off stump, back of a length and pushed into the covers to get Pakistan underway immediately

0.1

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, left outside off

0.2

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, wide of off stump and left alone

0.3

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, down the leg side, swung at and missed

0.4

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, tight to off stump on a length and that's very well left

0.5

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, no run, well forward just outside off and blocked

0.6

Anderson to Taufeeq Umar, OUT, out straight away cracker from Anderson, swinging in and catching the batsman on the knee roll on the crease. Finger goes up quickly from umpire Davis and after a chat with his partner, Taufeeq walks off. It looked pretty adjacent to middle stump and I don't think any referral was going to save him. Fine inswinger from Anderson on a great length gets the early breakthrough

Taufeeq Umar lbw b Anderson 0 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 1 (1 run) Pakistan 1/1
     JM Anderson    1-0-1-1
Mohammad Hafeez    1* (1b)     

Stuart Broad, so good in that Abu Dhabi Test, can he maintain his form here...

1.1

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, back of a length outside off and awkwardly poked at, an ugly play and miss

1.2

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, edged and down at first slip by Strauss. Big outside edge that flashes so quickly to the cordon, Strauss can only parry it to the boundary, it was probably Prior's catch

1.3

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, edged again but in front of third slip and runs away toward third man again

1.4

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angled to point off the front foot

1.5

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, off stump line, pressed forward in defence

1.6

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, left once more

End of over 2 (6 runs) Pakistan 7/1
Mohammad Hafeez    7* (7b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-6-0
Azhar Ali    0* (0b)      JM Anderson    1-0-1-1

Bright start for England, could have had a couple...

2.1

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, length and shouldered arms outside off

2.2

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, left again

2.3

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, pressing forward, left alone

2.4

Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, good carry from Anderson from a good length, left once more though

2.5

Anderson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, angled in to the right-hander and nudged away square on the leg side

2.6

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, middle and off, full and kept out on the crease

End of over 3 (1 run) Pakistan 8/1
Mohammad Hafeez    7* (8b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-2-1
Azhar Ali    1* (5b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-6-0

Going back to the dropped catch, it was a very poor stroke outside off and went so quickly between Strauss and Prior, a real let off for Hafeez...

3.1

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, off stump, full and defended

3.2

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, wider of off stump and left

3.3

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, left alone once more

3.4

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, full and driven to mid off

3.5

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, length outside off and left alone

3.6

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, driven again, this time less convincingly and saved by the boot of Broad

End of over 4 (maiden) Pakistan 8/1
Azhar Ali    1* (11b)      SCJ Broad    2-1-6-0
Mohammad Hafeez    7* (8b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-2-1

4.1

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, of stump and blocked from the crease

4.2

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, left outside off

4.3

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slides on and hurries the batsman who's late on a fuller ball on off stump, just keeps it out into the off side

4.4

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, outside off and left

4.5

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, off stump and pushed into the off side from the crease

4.6

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good delivery to finishes, has the batsman groping slightly outside off and gets beaten

End of over 5 (maiden) Pakistan 8/1
Mohammad Hafeez    7* (14b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-1-2-1
Azhar Ali    1* (11b)      SCJ Broad    2-1-6-0

Broad again but it won't belong before we're back to spin...

5.1

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, full and pushed into the off side

5.2

Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, length again and shouldered arms outside off

5.3

Broad to Azhar Ali, OUT, full and beaten on the inside edge, referred for a catch behind, big nick on hot spot, this should be out and indeed overturned and Ali is gone. It was a nip-backer from Broad on a great length, Prior took it going to his left, which suggested it didn't hit the pad, he was the one who said refer and it's paid off. A great use of the DRS by England and a second strike with the new ball

Azhar Ali c †Prior b Broad 1 (20m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

5.4

Broad to Younis Khan, 2 leg byes, full and straight away and appeal for leg before as it catches the batsman down low, runs away into the leg side

5.5

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, lovely delivery, this nips away off a good length and beats the forward push of Khan

5.6

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, length ball, played awkwardly, bat onto pad by the batsman, and the ball runs into the off side

End of over 6 (2 runs, wicket maiden) Pakistan 10/2
Younis Khan    0* (3b)      SCJ Broad    3-2-6-1
Mohammad Hafeez    7* (14b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-1-2-1

Brilliant start from England, showing all their ability once again with the new ball...challenge for Pakistan to get stuck in here...

6.1

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, wide of off stump and left alone

6.2

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, pushed off a length through cover

6.3

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, a firmer nudge past extra cover and Cook goes back to field

6.4

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length ball darts in a bit and kept out on the front foot

6.5

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, played forward, angled into the gully

6.6

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller outside off and left alone

End of over 7 (4 runs) Pakistan 14/2
Mohammad Hafeez    11* (20b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-1-6-1
Younis Khan    0* (3b)      SCJ Broad    3-2-6-1

Pakistan could do with an innings from Younis, hasn't shown his ability so far in the series...

7.1

Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR, angled into the pads and flicked away handsomely through midwicket and away for four

A great strength of Younis through the leg side but could also prove his downfall...

7.2

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, length and slides past the outside edge, another appeal, not out given and not referred, rightly so because hot spot shows no edge

7.3

Broad to Younis Khan, no run

7.4

Broad to Younis Khan, no run, angled on the bounce to third slip

7.5

Broad to Younis Khan, OUT, got him! Thick edge and this time Prior bags the catch at head height. A little bit of extra bounce from Broad, takes the shoulder of the bat and flies to Prior's right, taken comfortably with two hands. Younis was pushing away at it and it's a poor way to go

Younis Khan c †Prior b Broad 4 (10m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Now Misbah to the crease off a sudden...

7.6

Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full and the captain not all that forward, gets an edge to gully

End of over 8 (4 runs) Pakistan 18/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    0* (1b)      SCJ Broad    4-2-10-2
Mohammad Hafeez    11* (20b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-1-6-1

England grasping more familiar conditions, a little bit of bounce and movement in the surface, different task for Pakistan to get past the new ball with the middle order now...

8.1

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full on off stump and pushed into the covers

8.2

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

8.3

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flicked away from middle and off down to long leg

8.4

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, forward and comes off glove into pad

8.5

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, late onto a full ball and this nearly sneaks through, inside edge through the batsman's legs

Now we've got a short leg...

8.6

Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, moved behind square off the pads

End of over 9 (3 runs) Pakistan 21/3
Mohammad Hafeez    13* (24b 1x4)      JM Anderson    5-1-9-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    1* (3b)      SCJ Broad    4-2-10-2

9.1

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and flicked to mid off

9.2

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and left alone

9.3

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length outside off and left alone

9.4

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full, draws the batsman forward and a play and miss

Nasser's right about the line of Broad and Anderson, immaculate so far, asking real questions...

9.5

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, back of a length on off stump and touched into the leg side

9.6

Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, loud loud cry for leg before referred has he hit this? Maybe not but probably too high...three reds on hawk-eye...gone! There wasn't anything really conclusive on hot spot but perhaps there was enough doubt to give Hafeez the benefit of the doubt there. Either way, he claps sarcastically walking off, that'll be a few pennies off the match fee

Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Broad 13 (50m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.33

End of over 10 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 21/4
     SCJ Broad    5-3-10-3
Misbah-ul-Haq    1* (3b)      JM Anderson    5-1-9-1

10.1

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full and defended from the crease

10.2

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short and ducked

10.3

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended on off stump

As they play hot spot more and more I think there's is a very faint mark, and it is in line with where the ball the past the bat...

10.4

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, guided to short leg

10.5

Anderson to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, another one out and Misbah has played down the Bakerloo, Anderson was on the Victoria line, and bang in front, easy lbw decision, referred but nothing saving Misbah here, he's got to go. Too slow to come forward and beaten on the inside edge to a full ball, it catches him on low on the front pad and hawk-eye has the ball hitting enough of leg stump to stay with Mr Davis

Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Anderson 1 (17m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

It's drinks and are we in Leeds? There you might have expected this from the England seamers but in Asia? Remarkable stuff. Anderson and Broad have been brilliant and could yet cause more carnage, Nitin to take you through it...

Thanks Alex. Well, who saw this mayhem coming? Some inept batting, lots of brilliant bowling, a couple of interesting DRS moments, and here we are - 21 for 5 within an hour.

10.6

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, length ball on off stump, Adnan defends off the front foot into the off side.

End of over 11 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 21/5
Adnan Akmal    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    6-2-9-2
Asad Shafiq    0* (0b)      SCJ Broad    5-3-10-3

Three slips and short leg. Broad to Shafiq.

11.1

Broad to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, full and tailing in with an angle, Shafiq squeezes it away towards midwicket for his first run.

11.2

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, on a length at a sprightly 142 kph, Adnan meets it with a solid forward push.

Was that an amoeba of a hint of a feather's feather on Hot Spot on that Mohammad Hafeez lbw call? The debate shall rage on.

11.3

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, fuller length on the stumps, makes Adnan lean out and play it down the track.

11.4

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, keeps it on a good length, not much movement so far in this over. Adnan defends.

"If there is so much in the pitch then why Misbah elected to bat first? any logic?" There isn't so much in the pitch, Shahzad. Regular seam movement, which you expect your top order to see off.

11.5

Broad to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, angled into the pads, that nipped in marginally and Adnan clipped it off the hips to square leg.

11.6

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, purler of an away seamer to end the over. Incredibly, he completely missed his run-up just before getting into delivery stride, but carried on and whinged it. Beats Shafiq with a subtle hint of movement away.

End of over 12 (2 runs) Pakistan 23/5
Asad Shafiq    1* (2b)      SCJ Broad    6-3-12-3
Adnan Akmal    1* (5b)      JM Anderson    6-2-9-2

12.1

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, Anderson does an action replay of Broad's last ball, but the run up was more organised this time. Adnan leans out reluctantly and feels for it, and is beaten by the shape. Top-class bowling this.

12.2

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, this one snaps in off the seam, cuts a lunging Adnan on the move. But he keeps it out safely.

12.3

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, short of a length, rise and movement away and Adnan negotiates well as he stands tall and steers through gully.

12.4

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, attacks the stumps with a length ball, Shafiq produces the half-cock forward defensive into the off side.

12.5

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, fuller length, once again played quite solidly by Shafiq as he presses forward.

12.6

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, ends with a prober that angles in from outside off. Shafiq's bat is slightly away from the front pad, but he defends off the middle of the bat.

End of over 13 (1 run) Pakistan 24/5
Asad Shafiq    1* (5b)      JM Anderson    7-2-10-2
Adnan Akmal    2* (8b)      SCJ Broad    6-3-12-3

Spin is in, the over-rates should improve towards acceptable levels now. Monty Panesar comes on. Slip and short leg.

"The logic is simple Shehzad - Misbah wants to test the skills of the spin trio - target of 140 in the last innings was just too much for English so he feels this time it would be fun if they set a target of 50 - naah, all they needed was to counter the 1st hour," says Zaheer.

13.1

Panesar to Adnan Akmal, no run, tossed up outside off stump from round the stumps, Adnan reaches the pitch and drives to the off side.

13.2

Panesar to Adnan Akmal, no run, defensive this time, smothers the full ball and dead-bats it.

13.3

Panesar to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, gets the single this time, pushing with the spin wide of mid-off for one.

13.4

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, similar ball, he is trying to test the outside edge with classic left-arm spin - not much purchase on offer yet. Shafiq plays into the off side.

13.5

Panesar to Adnan Akmal, no run, leans out with a slightly opened face and defends to the off side.

13.6

Panesar to Adnan Akmal, no run, strides into the drive and plays it fluently into the covers.

End of over 14 (2 runs) Pakistan 26/5
Adnan Akmal    3* (13b)      MS Panesar    1-0-2-0
Asad Shafiq    2* (6b)      JM Anderson    7-2-10-2

Mr. Anderson continues.

14.1

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball, hints and coming in towards the pads. Shafiq defends from the crease.

14.2

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, over-cooks the dream swinger, and it ends up a low full toss on the toes. Shafiq clips it square for a couple.

14.3

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, 3 runs, again too straight, and Asian wrists come into play once more. Shafiq whips through midwicket now, and Panesar bounds around and slides to save the boundary.

14.4

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, no run, back of a length ball outside off, Adnan gets across and shoulders arms.

14.5

Anderson to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, run out missed. Morgan could have had Adnan out by the length of the Sheikh Zayed Road if he'd hit from cover point, but he missed. Imminently suicidal single, but they get away with it.

14.6

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, Anderson seems to be tiring. Another dolly on the toes, another flick from Shafiq keeps Panesar panting in the outfield as he runs across to clean up.

End of over 15 (8 runs) Pakistan 34/5
Asad Shafiq    9* (10b)      JM Anderson    8-2-18-2
Adnan Akmal    4* (15b)      MS Panesar    1-0-2-0

15.1

Panesar to Adnan Akmal, no run, nice tempting line and length, pitched up and spinning away from yards outside off. Adnan lets it go after leaning across.

15.2

Panesar to Adnan Akmal, no run, angles in now and gets the ball to straighten on Adnan, who defends well.

15.3

Panesar to Adnan Akmal, no run, straightens from middle and leg, Adnan covers the line and blocks.

15.4

Panesar to Adnan Akmal, no run, similar ball, draws Adnan into a forward defensive.

15.5

Panesar to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, Adnan gets the front foot well across and paddles a short of length ball straightening from middle stump behind square leg.

15.6

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, Shafiq moves into line decisively and defends a length ball.

End of over 16 (1 run) Pakistan 35/5
Asad Shafiq    9* (11b)      MS Panesar    2-0-3-0
Adnan Akmal    5* (20b)      JM Anderson    8-2-18-2

"As a NZ supporter, ive had my heart broken twice this week, once by Zimbabwe and just now by Pakistan, looks like our record low 26 all out will never go away." Commiserations Alex, NZ did set the bar really high there. Here's the fantastic Stuart Broad again. Can he muscle out a couple more? Three slips and short leg.

16.1

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, length fare to start his second spell, wobbling away outside off and it is left alone.

16.2

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, closer to off stump from a length, Adnan gets behind the line and defends to the off side.

16.3

Broad to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, another beauty from Broad, squares up Adnan with one that dips in towards middle and then goes away. Adnan managed to get an outside edge after shaping to play for the lack of movement. It runs away past gully.

16.4

Broad to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, Shafiq defends softly through the point region and gets a couple.

16.5

Broad to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, Broad angles into the pads, and Shafiq nudges it behind square for a single

"Don't despair Alex, England haven't batted yet," says Jimmy.

16.6

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, beaten to end the over. Broad keeps charming them away from perfect lengths, and Adnan once again fumbles in hope as he gets across on thew front foot.

End of over 17 (4 runs) Pakistan 39/5
Adnan Akmal    6* (24b)      SCJ Broad    7-3-16-3
Asad Shafiq    12* (13b)      MS Panesar    2-0-3-0

17.1

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up on off stump, gets Shafiq to lean forward and defend.

17.2

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, covers the line well on off stump and defends with bat and pad close together.

17.3

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, the first sign of spin. Panesar gets one to grip, turn and bounce extra as Shafiq attempts a loose flirt outside the off side. Beaten.

17.4

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run

17.5

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, that kept low outside off, Shafiq goes for the cut and misses it as the ball slips below the bat.

17.6

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up generously on off stump, Shafiq drives into the covers.

End of over 18 (maiden) Pakistan 39/5
Asad Shafiq    12* (19b)      MS Panesar    3-1-3-0
Adnan Akmal    6* (24b)      SCJ Broad    7-3-16-3

"Nothing to take away from Pakistan, they have been brilliant and hence leading 2-0, however their batting was and is below average and they will never be a force to reckon with specially when they play outside sub continent. While they have excellent bowlers for all conditions unless they produce top class batters they'll be easy prey to side with good pace attack," says Kalpesh Mashru.

18.1

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, pitched up on middle and off stump, defended off the front foot towards mid-on.

18.2

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, beats him outside off yet again. Broad opens Adnan up, leaving him lurching like a staggering drunk as the ball lands on the seam and jumps away. Can't bowl much better and not have a five-for before lunch on Day 1 of a Test.

18.3

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, pitched up and too straight, Adnan digs it away towards midwicket.

18.4

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, covers the line of a length ball on off stump, defended to the off side.

18.5

Broad to Adnan Akmal, no run, again a hint of away seam, this time Adnan opens the face and steers it through point.

18.6

Broad to Adnan Akmal, OUT, appeal for lbw, given! Reviewed. Broad once again slips in a big indipper after producing umpteen away seamers that somehow kept missing the edge. Adnan tried to get forward, but he didn't get too far as it burst through past the inside edge and thudded into the pad, in front of middle and leg. Hawk Eye says it is shattering leg stump. Gone! That five-for before lunch might yet materialise. Take a bow, Stuart Broad. This is lethal bowling on a flat track in Asia.

Adnan Akmal lbw b Broad 6 (36m 30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

End of over 19 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 39/6
     SCJ Broad    8-4-16-4
Asad Shafiq    12* (19b)      MS Panesar    3-1-3-0

Pakistan 39 for 6. I recall two Tests (Kolkata 99 and Karachi 2005) that they managed to win from such perilous positions. Those were against India, though. Here's Monty.

19.1

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended off the front foot.

19.2

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, similar ball, tossed up and defended carefully.

19.3

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, again, keeps it tight does Panesar. So too, Shafiq.

19.4

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, holds the length back a touch, Shafiq can't get to the pitch, but defends to the off side safely.

19.5

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, armer, but not close enough to off stump to tempt Shafiq to play.

19.6

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, 3 runs, gets the outside edge with a quick slider outside off stump, and it runs away behind square for some runs.

End of over 20 (3 runs) Pakistan 42/6
Asad Shafiq    15* (25b)      MS Panesar    4-1-6-0
Abdur Rehman    0* (0b)      SCJ Broad    8-4-16-4

Broad continues.

20.1

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, full length ball on off stump, gets Shafiq to defend off the front foot.

20.2

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, attacks the stumps with a full length, and Shafiq works it to the leg side cautiously.

20.3

Broad to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, angled into the hips, Shafiq is inside the line as he nudges towards square leg.

Round the stumps to Rehman. Many men in the slip cordon.

20.4

Broad to Abdur Rehman, no run, angles in from a length, Rehman stays in the crease and defends reluctantly to the off side.

20.5

Broad to Abdur Rehman, no run, taps a length ball with an angled face into the off side.

20.6

Broad to Abdur Rehman, 1 run, interesting shot from Rehman, he opens the face and steers it off the outer half past the slips.

End of over 21 (2 runs) Pakistan 44/6
Abdur Rehman    1* (3b)      SCJ Broad    9-4-18-4
Asad Shafiq    16* (28b)      MS Panesar    4-1-6-0

Swann comes on now. Ravi says," Hey Nitin, I was also recalling those two test matches. In Kolkata, Pakistan were 26/6 and in Lahore they were 39/6. Both matches were saved by the wicket keepers (Moin in Kolkata and Kamran in Lahore) but now the wicket keeper is out." True, that, but it was Karachi - not Lahore.

21.1

Swann to Abdur Rehman, no run, flighted outside off from round the stumps, Rehman drives into the off side.

Slip, short leg and silly point.

21.2

Swann to Abdur Rehman, OUT, and he's struck in his first over again. Golly, that's the worst shot you will see today. Swann spins it away from short of a length, it was wide enough for Rehman to leave but he tried to blast it into the top storey of the Burj Dubai. The ball went halfway up there, but when it came down, KP was waiting in the covers. The sun was in his eyes, but he held on. Horror shot.

Abdur Rehman c Pietersen b Swann 1 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

21.3

Swann to Saeed Ajmal, no run, tossed up on off stump to Ajmal, who defends off the front foot.

21.4

Swann to Saeed Ajmal, no run, similar ball, flighted invitingly on off stump and defended to the off side.

21.5

Swann to Saeed Ajmal, no run, this one turns in from off stump, and Ajmal defends with the turn to the leg side.

21.6

Swann to Saeed Ajmal, no run, hmm, leans out with bat well away from the pad. The ball spins in sharply and hits him, but he's well forward and it was spinning down the leg side.

End of over 22 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 44/7
Saeed Ajmal    0* (4b)      GP Swann    1-1-0-1
Asad Shafiq    16* (28b)      SCJ Broad    9-4-18-4

Two slips for Broad. Shafiq and the tail left.

22.1

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, back of a length outside off, Shafiq shoulders arms.

22.2

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, pitched up, and Shafiq shapes well for a flowing cover drive. Can't place it past wide mid-off, through.

22.3

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, bumper from Broad, Shafiq had enough time to duck under it and did so.

22.4

Broad to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, slips into the pads, Shafiq takes the single with a clip through square leg and gives his partner two balls to face.

22.5

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, Broad slants this one down the leg side. Ajmal tried to glance it but it was too far away from his body.

22.6

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, ends with the perfect away swinger, full and shaping away past a leaden-footed prod from Ajmal.

End of over 23 (1 run) Pakistan 45/7
Saeed Ajmal    0* (6b)      SCJ Broad    10-4-19-4
Asad Shafiq    17* (32b)      GP Swann    1-1-0-1

Anderson comes back on, with 2-3 overs left for lunch.

23.1

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, angled into the pads, Shafiq takes the single straight away with a tuck towards midwicket.

Questions and questions from Bilal. "Why icc does'nt makes DRS simple by making a decision that if half or more than half of the ball is pitching, striking and hitting the stumps than it should be out, no matter who reviews it and no matter what the original decision is. And why snicko is not used for edges, less chances of errors than hotspot."

23.2

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, no run, beaten outside the off stump. Ajmal just played down the wrong line there as he stayed back and tried to defend a length ball outside off stump.

23.3

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, no run

23.4

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, no run, Ajmal gets closer to the line and opens the face to defend to the off side.

23.5

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, no run, back of a length outside off stump again, Ajmal stays in the crease and defends to the off side.

23.6

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, no run, sees the over away, defending another back of length ball into the off side.

End of over 24 (1 run) Pakistan 46/7
Saeed Ajmal    0* (11b)      JM Anderson    9-2-19-2
Asad Shafiq    18* (33b)      SCJ Broad    10-4-19-4

Broad runs in again. ""KP" and "horror shot" in the same breath. Never thought I'd hear that. Oh wait!" Haha, Satish!

24.1

Broad to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, pitched up on the toes, Shafiq almost falls over as he flicks, but gets it away through midwicket adequately.

24.2

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, beaten outside off stump, that one just held its line after landing short of a length. Lazy shot from Shafiq, didn't get the feet moving and felt for it without conviction.

24.3

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, tries to drop one to the off side and get a single, but plays it too softly. The ball stops dead next to him.

24.4

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, opens the face and looks to pinch a single into the off side, but again can't get it past point.

24.5

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, ooh, draws Shafiq into a big booming drive off the front foot, but the ball swings away past his shot. Perilously close to taking the edge, yet again.

24.6

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, ends with another ball on the pads, and Shafiq flicks straight to midwicket.

End of over 25 (2 runs) Pakistan 48/7
Asad Shafiq    20* (39b)      SCJ Broad    11-4-21-4
Saeed Ajmal    0* (11b)      JM Anderson    9-2-19-2

Last over to lunch, Anderson to bowl it.

25.1

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, no run, Anderson gets one to duck in subtly, and Ajmal pokes for it without much confidence from the crease. He defends to the leg side.

"Pakistan are 48-7 and Eng have 2 slips, 1 catcher at bat pad - a fine leg and a 3rd man. Is Andrew Strauss more conservative than Thatcher?," wonders Paul Radley on Twitter.

25.2

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, no run, opens the face and defends a length ball into the off side.

25.3

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, no run, draws the bat inside the line as Anderson probes away on a length outside off.

25.4

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, no run, pitched well up, Ajmal wanted to crack it through the covers, but his drive was comically inept in technique. The ball dribbles away to the fielder at cover.

25.5

Anderson to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, short ball, Ajmal spotted it early and rose with the ball to guide a pull shot through square leg.

Last ball of the session coming up.

25.6

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, flashed away. That shot so doesn't sum up the session, but a good finish for Pakistan as they limp past 50. Short and a touch wide of off stump, Shafiq rises with it and crashes it square between the men on either side of point and gets a boundary. Only the third four of the innings, in 26 overs.

England all the way so far in Dubai. Immense stuff from them, playing for pride in a dead rubber. There wasn't much in the pitch, but Broad and Anderson exploited whatever there was quite mercilessly. Pakistan's batsmen didn't show the best technique to deal with the challenge of controlled seam and swing at sprightly speeds. Alex Winter will be back here after the lunch break for more.

End of over 26 (5 runs) Pakistan 53/7
Asad Shafiq    24* (40b 1x4)      JM Anderson    10-2-24-2
Saeed Ajmal    1* (16b)      SCJ Broad    11-4-21-4

Hello all. Good heavens is it cold in London this morning, bitterly cold. If we get two degrees today we'll be lucky. Sporting events across the land are under threat for tomorrow. For the locals though, England have been brilliant with the ball this morning and have already set up a match-winning situation. Can Pakistan claw their way up to 100 and at least put something on the board...

26.1

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, fine start for Broad, nipping one back between bat and pad, cutting Ajmal in half, missing everything

26.2

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, miserable waft outside off stump, lucky not to nick that full swinging delivery

26.3

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, wide of off stump again but left alone this time

26.4

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, outside off, again full and pushed at but just about left

26.5

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, off stump and defended forward into the leg side

26.6

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, length on off stump and Ajmal defends from the crease

End of over 27 (maiden) Pakistan 53/7
Saeed Ajmal    1* (22b)      SCJ Broad    12-5-21-4
Asad Shafiq    24* (40b 1x4)      JM Anderson    10-2-24-2

It's up to Shafiq to try and push on for a few more for Pakistan. Monty Panesar first up...good move for me...

27.1

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, middle stump and covered up

27.2

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up outside off and flicked into the off side

27.3

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, left outside off stump

27.4

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted delivery and smothered on off stump with a good bend forward

27.5

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, dragged down and hammered away through the covers

27.6

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, dragged down again but this time the cut strokes finds Strauss at cover

End of over 28 (4 runs) Pakistan 57/7
Asad Shafiq    28* (46b 2x4)      MS Panesar    5-1-10-0
Saeed Ajmal    1* (22b)      SCJ Broad    12-5-21-4

28.1

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, forward on off stump to defend

28.2

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, off stump and not overly forward but pushed out on the off side

28.3

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, angles into Ajmal and it catches him in a somewhat uncomfortable position, having missed both thigh pads, he's on his knees and every man in the world has great sympathy

28.4

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, slid past the outside edge on a great length

28.5

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, opened the face to a length ball and ran down to third man

...the England statistician told them to put a fielder there for Ajmal apparently...

28.6

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and half-driven to mid on

End of over 29 (1 run) Pakistan 58/7
Asad Shafiq    28* (47b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    13-5-22-4
Saeed Ajmal    2* (27b)      MS Panesar    5-1-10-0

Just need one stand here Pakistan to edge them toward a hundred, they'll be confident of getting England for below 200 so a three-figure score keeps them in the game...

29.1

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, tossed up wide of off stump and a big swing and miss

29.2

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, forward and defended

29.3

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, turn away from the outside edge, just left

29.4

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, forward again on off stump to block

29.5

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, swept, the ball bounces a little and takes arm, gloves, shoulder into the leg side

29.6

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, forward and a nudge into midwicket

End of over 30 (1 run) Pakistan 59/7
Saeed Ajmal    3* (33b)      MS Panesar    6-1-11-0
Asad Shafiq    28* (47b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    13-5-22-4

30.1

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, short, wide and left alone

30.2

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, played inside outside off

30.3

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, outside off, nudge at and missed

30.4

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, from wider on the crease, fuller, and blocked on off stump

30.5

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, 2 runs, hooked in the air but wide of Pietersen in the deep

30.6

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, full outside off and another swing and miss from Ajmal

End of over 31 (2 runs) Pakistan 61/7
Saeed Ajmal    5* (39b)      SCJ Broad    14-5-24-4
Asad Shafiq    28* (47b 2x4)      MS Panesar    6-1-11-0

Still Panesar, who's found a little turn and bounce...

31.1

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, covered up on off stump

31.2

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, paddled around the corner

31.3

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, 2 runs, slapped down the ground, short of Swann in the deep who uses the feet to prevent a boundary

31.4

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, played forward and angled out past slip

31.5

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, carefully forward again and pushed past silly point

31.6

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, wide of off stump and left alone

End of over 32 (3 runs) Pakistan 64/7
Saeed Ajmal    7* (43b)      MS Panesar    7-1-14-0
Asad Shafiq    29* (49b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    14-5-24-4

32.1

Broad to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, angled to third man from back of a length

32.2

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, FOUR, pulled well and it races to the deep square boundary, well controlled

32.3

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, full on off stump and pushed to extra cover

32.4

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, length just outside off stump and left alone

32.5

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, off stump, full and pushed into the off side

32.6

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, no run, left outside off

End of over 33 (5 runs) Pakistan 69/7
Saeed Ajmal    11* (48b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    15-5-29-4
Asad Shafiq    30* (50b 2x4)      MS Panesar    7-1-14-0

33.1

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, leg stump, pushed on the bounce to short leg

33.2

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, played forward back to the bowler

33.3

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off

33.4

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, push to point off the front foot and sent back by Shafiq as he considers a single

33.5

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, big inside edge onto pad but it's away from Cook at short leg

33.6

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, defended well forward on off stump

End of over 34 (1 run) Pakistan 70/7
Saeed Ajmal    11* (51b 1x4)      MS Panesar    8-1-15-0
Asad Shafiq    31* (53b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    15-5-29-4

Handy little partnership so far...

34.1

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, length and pushed back past the bowler, no run as mid on comes round

34.2

Broad to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and left outside off

34.3

Broad to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, length and angled to third man

34.4

Broad to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, pressed forward to point and a misfield by Eoin Morgan allows a run

34.5

Broad to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, smashed. Back of a length and powered away past midwicket out to the rope

34.6

Broad to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, full and turned off middle stump into midwicket

End of over 35 (7 runs) Pakistan 77/7
Asad Shafiq    37* (58b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    16-5-36-4
Saeed Ajmal    12* (52b 1x4)      MS Panesar    8-1-15-0

England will be thinking one wicket here to remove this stand and then every chance to finish things off lickety split...

35.1

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, pushed forward in defence

35.2

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, flicked out to long on

35.3

Panesar to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, slider and given out

Saeed Ajmal lbw b Panesar 12 (52m 53b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.64

35.4

Panesar to Umar Gul, no run, forward and blocked to a full ball

35.5

Panesar to Umar Gul, no run, pushed into the off side from the crease

35.6

Panesar to Umar Gul, no run, defended back up the wicket

End of over 36 (1 run) Pakistan 78/8
Umar Gul    0* (3b)      MS Panesar    9-1-16-1
Asad Shafiq    38* (60b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    16-5-36-4

A change with Broad off the field and it's Anderson back on to bowl...

36.1

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, jabbed away wide of third man so there's two

Go time here for Shafiq I think...

36.2

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, forward and carefully blocked on off stump

36.3

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, an attempted drive comes off an inside edge and runs behind the stumps

36.4

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, better driven but saved by the bowler

36.5

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, fine area outside off and a play and miss

36.6

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, off stump, blocked forward but no single to extra cover

End of over 37 (2 runs) Pakistan 80/8
Asad Shafiq    40* (66b 3x4)      JM Anderson    11-2-26-2
Umar Gul    0* (3b)      MS Panesar    9-1-16-1

Gul to face all six here potentially...can he hold out for Shafiq or will be play his own shots...

37.1

Panesar to Umar Gul, no run, pushed forward on off stump and blocked

37.2

Panesar to Umar Gul, no run, blocked again on off stump

37.3

Panesar to Umar Gul, no run, fired in quicker and kept out

37.4

Panesar to Umar Gul, no run, flat again and pushed into the off side off the back foot

37.5

Panesar to Umar Gul, no run, flat once more and pushed back to the bowler

37.6

Panesar to Umar Gul, no run, now a bit more flight but well left outside off

End of over 38 (maiden) Pakistan 80/8
Umar Gul    0* (9b)      MS Panesar    10-2-16-1
Asad Shafiq    40* (66b 3x4)      JM Anderson    11-2-26-2

38.1

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, forward on off stump and blocked

38.2

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, full on off stump and blocked forward

Field is back to give Shafiq the single... Botham doesn't like the tactics...

38.3

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball dropped into the off side but no run into the covers

38.4

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, squared up and a big outside edge flies where a third slip would have been but it runs to third man

38.5

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, no run, driven down the ground and a diving save by Broad at mid on saves the run

38.6

Anderson to Asad Shafiq, 3 runs, driven away handsomely past point and they take three out to the boundary, worked out perfectly for Shafiq who'll keep the strike

End of over 39 (5 runs) Pakistan 85/8
Asad Shafiq    45* (72b 3x4)      JM Anderson    12-2-31-2
Umar Gul    0* (9b)      MS Panesar    10-2-16-1

15 more would at least give Pakistan something...

39.1

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, forward on middle and leg to block

39.2

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, angled to backward point

39.3

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, leg stump, pushed to short leg

39.4

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball on middle stump and blocked back up the pitch

39.5

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, no run, forward to block a flighted ball on off stump

39.6

Panesar to Asad Shafiq, OUT, out it was pad first as he backed away trying to cut and was caught bang in front so has to go. Just looking to give himself room but it slid on from Panesar and caught the flap of the back back right in front of middle stump, no doubt for the umpire

Asad Shafiq lbw b Panesar 45 (120m 78b 3x4 0x6) SR: 57.69

End of over 40 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 85/9
     MS Panesar    11-3-16-2
Umar Gul    0* (9b)      JM Anderson    12-2-31-2

So now Umar Gul, can he lump a few more...

40.1

Anderson to Umar Gul, no run, driven down the ground to mid on

40.2

Anderson to Umar Gul, no run, lumped away to deep midwicket

There's only two catchers in here...

40.3

Anderson to Umar Gul, no run, swing to a length ball misses by some distance

40.4

Anderson to Umar Gul, no run, caught on the pad looking to turn to leg but too high and the brief appeal turned down

40.5

Anderson to Umar Gul, no run, tried to go over long on from a length ball and got an inside edge down the ground

40.6

Anderson to Umar Gul, 1 leg bye, Gul caught on the pad, reviewed probably sliding down. The ball is catching an awful lot of leg stump but umpire's call so it stays with Senor Davis

End of over 41 (1 run, maiden) Pakistan 86/9
Umar Gul    0* (15b)      JM Anderson    13-3-31-2
Aizaz Cheema    0* (0b)      MS Panesar    11-3-16-2

41.1

Panesar to Umar Gul, SIX, oh big ones! A huge smash over long on, beautifully struck

41.2

Panesar to Umar Gul, no run, dragged to deep square leg, they don't take the run

41.3

Panesar to Umar Gul, no run, flatter and blocked off the back foot

Be brave Monty...

41.4

Panesar to Umar Gul, no run, but no flat once more and pushed to point

41.5

Panesar to Umar Gul, 3 runs, flicked past midwicket and there's a long chase for Swann round from long on, the footwork again prevents four

Cheema's first ball now...

41.6

Panesar to Aizaz Cheema, no run, forward with bat and pad together and pushed into the off side

Drinks time a brief rally from Pakistan, chiefly led by Shafiq's useful knock, threatens to break the 100 mark here. England will be delighted that there's been no more resistance aside Shafiq. Brits very happy and I'm off to join them for a beverage. A warm one of course. It's nought now!

End of over 42 (9 runs) Pakistan 95/9
Aizaz Cheema    0* (1b)      MS Panesar    12-3-25-2
Umar Gul    9* (20b 1x6)      JM Anderson    13-3-31-2

Thanks Alex. A warm cuppa coffee here in Bangalore as well, though the temperature is far from zero. Pakistan in the dumps in Dubai.

42.1

Anderson to Umar Gul, no run, Anderson attacks the stumps with a full length, and Gul gets into a tangle but keeps it out.

42.2

Anderson to Umar Gul, no run, goes full again, Gul squeezes it off the inner edge towards the leg side.

42.3

Anderson to Umar Gul, no run, cross-bats a short of length ball with the angle towards midwicket. He refuses the single again.

42.4

Anderson to Umar Gul, FOUR, slips a slow offcutter at 114 kph onto the pads, and Gul helps it along delicately to the fine-leg fence for four.

Stats Madhu sends in this nugget: "Pakistan have been bowled out under 100 on 13 occasions so far. They were bowled out under 100 in England three times in the 2010 tour. They have also been bowled out for sub-100 scores five times against Australia and once each against West Indies, Sri Lanka and South Africa."

42.5

Anderson to Umar Gul, no run, yorker from Anderson, homing in on the foot of Gul, who stays in the crease and manages to keep it out.

42.6

Anderson to Umar Gul, no run, not so full this time, draws Gull forward into a careful drive into the covers.

End of over 43 (4 runs) Pakistan 99/9
Umar Gul    13* (26b 1x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    14-3-35-2
Aizaz Cheema    0* (1b)      MS Panesar    12-3-25-2

Panesar probes on.

43.1

Panesar to Aizaz Cheema, no run, tossed up on off stump, draws Cheema into the forward defensive.

43.2

Panesar to Aizaz Cheema, no run, back of a length, doesn't spin away too sharply and Cheema defends.

43.3

Panesar to Aizaz Cheema, no run

43.4

Panesar to Aizaz Cheema, no run, armer, looking for the pads as Cheema presses forward, and he manages to get some bat on it before it hits the pad.

Two slips, silly point and short leg in place.

43.5

Panesar to Aizaz Cheema, no run, attacks him from wide of the crease, Cheema stays cautiously behind the line and defends.

43.6

Panesar to Aizaz Cheema, no run, back of a length on the stumps, defended from the crease carefully.

End of over 44 (maiden) Pakistan 99/9
Aizaz Cheema    0* (7b)      MS Panesar    13-4-25-2
Umar Gul    13* (26b 1x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    14-3-35-2

44.1

Anderson to Umar Gul, OUT, Pakistan do a Bradman, they have fallen just short of 100! Quite fittingly, it is one of those big indippers that does the final piece of damage. Anderson bends it in at pace, past Gul's slog-heave, and leg stump takes a beating.

Umar Gul b Anderson 13 (34m 27b 1x4 1x6) SR: 48.14

Well well, who would have expected this after 2-0? England have produced the perfect template for sides that are playing for pride. They lost the toss and were asked to bowl in unforgiving conditions, but they have blitzed out Pakistan with pace, poise and purpose. Every inch of seam and swing on offer was exploited quite ruthlessly.

"Anyone else feel sorry for Swann?" Not me, Graeme.

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