Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    54.2 targeting the stumps, Hafeez walks across and misses with a flick... Stokes bellows an appeal and up goes the finger! Hafeez, two short of a hundred, asks for the review but his best hope may be another no-ball. No, this time Stokes is behind the line and Hawk-Eye says the delivery was clipping leg stump (umpire's call), so the Prof will have to go back to the drawing board/dressing room having spent ten balls on 98. England, on the stroke of tea, have crow-barred one out 173/2
    2.5 bowled him! Shan Masood was completely stunned by the surprise short ball from Anderson, he swung his head out of the way at the last second, and somehow deflected the ball off his grille and straight onto his middle stump! For an opening batsman in Test cricket that is an utter sucker punch. And England have their incision! 5/1
    149.3 slapped, and straight to Ian Ronald Bell at short midwicket! Shoaib's body was in bits as he stood flatfooted and wafted across the line, and Bell has two catches to atone for ... oh never mind ... 521/7
    70.2 Younis' aggression gets the better of him! Full length, attempted smear down the ground, and Cook at short straight mid-on plucks it out of the air! 247/3
    74.3 massive appeal, and England are convinced as they go for the review. Definitely a noise as the ball passes Misbah's edge, through to Buttler, and there's no daylight between ball and bat, no snicko either ... no feed from the third umpire either as he "rock n' rolls" it. He's given it! 251/4
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    291
    218
    10
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    49.08
    144.3 swing and a miss from Shafiq and he's hit in front! Up goes the finger and England have a wicket at long long last! Well, at least if the review doesn't succeed... Wood stands in the Messiah pose, looks to the sky. It didn't need divine intervention after all. S Ravi checks everything available to him and Hawk-Eye shows the ball dipping under Shafiq's cross-batted swipe to hit leg - possibly a slower ball. Shafiq heads off and, for the first time in 70 overs, England will have a new man to bowl at 499/5
    147.6 another one, England are running amok (relatively speaking)! Sarfraz was meant to start the party but instead he was late to it... He looks at the pitch after trying to turn a short ball to leg and getting a leading edge to mid-off 514/6
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    9
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    22.22
    151.1 a round-arm swipe across the line, a top-edge to midwicket, a fourth wicket for the persevering Stokes, and that is the declaration! 523/8
    Extras
    26 (b 4, lb 21, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    523/8d (151.1 Overs, RR: 3.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Shan Masood, 2.5 ov), 2-173 (Mohammad Hafeez, 54.2 ov), 3-247 (Younis Khan, 70.2 ov), 4-251 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 74.3 ov), 5-499 (Asad Shafiq, 144.3 ov), 6-514 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 147.6 ov), 7-521 (Shoaib Malik, 149.3 ov), 8-523 (Zulfiqar Babar, 151.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson2274221.9000
    SCJ Broad2184412.0901
    BA Stokes17.135743.3200
    MA Wood2255812.6300
    AU Rashid34016304.7900
    MM Ali30212104.0300
    JE Root511302.6000
  • BATSMEN
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    190.1 he's gone! Cook falls for 263, gently spooning a sweep to backward square leg! Cook looks weary to his bones as he takes off his helmet and heads for the dressing room... The triple will have to wait for another day, just a run-of-the-mill epic on this occasion 549/7
    40.2 an edge, and it carries - Imran has broken through! He looks fit to burst, charging off in celebration as Moeen tickles through to the diving Sarfraz... The opening stand is curtailed, possibly a ball Moeen could have left but it seamed fractionally away and his diligent innings comes to an end 116/1
    105.3 Bell flashes a drive and is caught at point! Restart all the clocks that stopped several hours ago, a wicket has fallen! Still not to a spinner, though... Bell tosses away the chance of a hundred with an airy stroke, curses briefly and then toddles off 281/2
    107.4 chopped on, another wicket falls - two in two overs for Wahab! Dug in short outside off and Wood couldn't resist having a dip, but he only managed to bottom-edge a cut down on to off stump 285/3
    152.2 edged and gone! Width on offer, but it was swinging away, Root chased it with a loose cut and that's a fine take from Sarfraz, diving fully to his right. Root is furious with himself as he leaves the crease. A century was at his mercy 426/4
    161.3 thumps into the pads, Bairstow is stuck on the crease... and given! Another for Wahab, looked pretty good, as it was so full but Bairstow decides to review anyway - he might as well, given the opportunity he will otherwise miss out on. But Hawk-Eye shows it pitching just in line with leg stump, umpire's call on the rest and he has to go, cruelly 92 short of his maiden Test hundred! 443/5
    184.1 bowled! Stokes gallops down the track, and a spin bowler has taken a wicket! Sharp turn from Malik from outside off stump, and he almost looks embarrassed as probably my favourite stat of the match is scratched from the record books 534/6
    193.5 goes after him again, chipped into the off side... AND BABAR HAS A WICKET! His quest is over, after 68.5 overs of blood, sweat and tears. Didn't get hold of this and lobbed it to the catcher running from cover 563/8
    202.4 a wicket! A real live wicket! A loose wafty drive from Rashid and Irman skids through his defences and celebrates as if his first-born has learnt to use the potty. Credit to Pakistan, they haven't given up the hunt at any stage of this marathon 590/9
    not out
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    66
    37
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    45.94
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    25.00
    Extras
    28 (b 7, lb 7, nb 11, w 3)
    TOTAL
    598/9d (206 Overs, RR: 2.90)
    Fall of wickets: 1-116 (MM Ali, 40.2 ov), 2-281 (IR Bell, 105.3 ov), 3-285 (MA Wood, 107.4 ov), 4-426 (JE Root, 152.2 ov), 5-443 (JM Bairstow, 161.3 ov), 6-534 (BA Stokes, 184.1 ov), 7-549 (AN Cook, 190.1 ov), 8-563 (JC Buttler, 193.5 ov), 9-590 (AU Rashid, 202.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Rahat Ali2818613.0700
    Imran Khan2777422.7400
    Zulfiqar Babar721718312.5400
    Wahab Riaz37312533.37311
    Asad Shafiq701902.7100
    Shoaib Malik3549722.7700
  • BATSMEN
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    17.2 prodded to point, and what on earth?! It's a run out! Why would they even think of a run to Ben Stokes in the covers? Hafeez hesitated but was called through anyway, and the shy pinged down the non-striker's stumps with him miles from the frame! 47/3
    2.1 bowled him, Masood has played on again! Oh dearie dear, this Test has been a bit of a shocker for Masood, though at least this time it didn't come off his helmet... He dropped back and defended towards his toes, right off the bottom of the bat and the ball spun into the stumps as he tried to flick it away, in vain 3/1
    2.5 another one, taken at short leg! England sense there might yet be some life in this game! Brilliant bouncer from Anderson, right at Malik's left earhole and all he can do is pop it straight up in the air, both feet off the floor as the ball just kept coming and it loops gently to Bairstow 3/2
    41.1 slapped, into the covers. He's DONE IT! ADIL RASHID HAS A TEST WICKET! Sharp spin, a loose stroke, and finally, after [quick mental calculation ... (34x6) + (10x6) + 1 = 265] deliveries, he has his breakthrough! 113/4
    52.5 Misbah skips out and is bowled aiming a slog down the ground! Well, either Misbah has lost his marbles, too, or he knows that the handshake is shortly forthcoming... Bit of turn again for Moeen but he was nowhere near making contact 159/6
    47.2 wide-ish legbreak, Shafiq follows it... and he's given out caught behind! This time the feather is picked up by the umpire, though the batsman isn't sure himself and asks for a review. What's going to become of this one? Shafiq's bat hit the ground around the same time but it sounds like there was a little scratch of outside edge, too - and the decision is upheld! Rashid has another! 139/5
    57.4 got him, edged to slip! Nine down! Rashid has got Sarfraz, he followed a legbreak well outside off, as if mesmerised, and pushed it straight to Anderson! 173/9
    54.2 spinning in and caught by the diving short leg, there was some glove on it! Up goes the finger, Pakistan are seven down! He lingered for a moment but thought better of reviewing, it ballooned up off the thigh pad and was smartly taken 165/7
    55.5 edged and taken, a brilliant one-handed catch from Anderson at slip! Babar played down the wrong line and Anderson instinctively snatched it up with his left hand from beside his bootstraps... Well, it seemed he had but we are going to have a delay while the third umpire satisfies himself that the ball didn't brush the grass before the catch was taken. Yes, it's good (or bad, depending on your perspective)! 168/8
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    57.5 tossed up on off AND GONE FIRST BALL! Imran prods another one straight to slip, Pakistan are all out and Adil Rashid has a five-for! What a comeback for the debutant, after setting that unwanted record in the first innings 173/10
    Extras
    7 (b 3, lb 2, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    173 all out (57.5 Overs, RR: 2.99)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Shan Masood, 2.1 ov), 2-3 (Shoaib Malik, 2.5 ov), 3-47 (Mohammad Hafeez, 17.2 ov), 4-113 (Younis Khan, 41.1 ov), 5-139 (Asad Shafiq, 47.2 ov), 6-159 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 52.5 ov), 7-165 (Wahab Riaz, 54.2 ov), 8-168 (Zulfiqar Babar, 55.5 ov), 9-173 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 57.4 ov), 10-173 (Imran Khan, 57.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson1033023.0000
    SCJ Broad85801.0000
    MA Wood722904.1402
    AU Rashid18.536453.3900
    BA Stokes74901.2800
    MM Ali702824.0000
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    4.4 Moeen comes out again, heaves high into the leg side... straight to the fielder! Pakistan get their second, Babar gets a few high fives 29/2
    1.5 length ball, Buttler pulls across the line... hit on the pad and given! Buttler reviews, which might not be a great plan as it eats up further time. He was right back on the stumps and the ball didn't have far to go, you could see leg stump - and Hawk-Eye says it would have crashed straight into it. So, the Buttler gambit fails 13/1
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    5.5 fired in flat and Stokes cracks a pull into the hands of deep midwicket! Another one falls, England are trying wade through treacle and this is not going to be easy... Didn't get it high enough and in the end if was a good effort to hold on diving forwards 35/3
    9.2 comes charging out, Babar fizzes it through - gone this time, stumped! Walked past it - maybe couldn't see it - and England are four down, Bairstow's cameo over 66/4
    not out
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    83.33
    Extras
    4 (lb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    74/4 (11 Overs, RR: 6.72)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (JC Buttler, 1.5 ov), 2-29 (MM Ali, 4.4 ov), 3-35 (BA Stokes, 5.5 ov), 4-66 (JM Bairstow, 9.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Zulfiqar Babar502725.4010
    Shoaib Malik402526.2500
    Wahab Riaz2020010.0010

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

3-match series level 0-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00; Friday: Lunch 12.30-13.30; Tea: 15.30-16.00; Close: 17:30

Match days

13,14,15,16,17 October 2015 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Tue, 13 Oct - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 286/4 (Shoaib Malik 124*, Asad Shafiq 11*, 87 ov)
  • Wed, 14 Oct - day 2 - England 1st innings 56/0 (AN Cook 39*, MM Ali 15*, 21 ov)
  • Thu, 15 Oct - day 3 - England 1st innings 290/3 (AN Cook 168*, JE Root 3*, 110 ov)
  • Fri, 16 Oct - day 4 - England 1st innings 569/8 (AU Rashid 6*, SCJ Broad 0*, 196.3 ov)
  • Sat, 17 Oct - day 5 - England 2nd innings 74/4 (11 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

A frenetic final day

15

Wickets that fell on the last day (for 276 runs); on the first four days, 16 wickets fell for 1092 runs

All or nothing

242

The highest by a batsman in one inns of a Test with a 0 in the other before Malik's 245 and 0 in this Test. Ponting v India, Adelaide, 2013.

Cook joins KP

1

No. of England batsmen to make 1000-plus Test runs in a year four times before Alastair Cook. Kevin Pietersen was the first to do it.

Subcontinent? No worries

8

Test centuries by Cook in Asia - equal the most by any overseas batsman. Jacques Kallis also made eight hundreds in Asia.

Opening milestone

0

Number of century opening stands by England in six innings in the UAE before this one. This is also their first fifty-plus stand here.

Malik's best

1

Number of times Malik had scored a double-century in first-class cricket. This is now Malik's highest.