Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    9.4 goes for the sweep, top-edged out towards deep backward square... and taken! Yasir hops around in delight, he's got his man again, getting a bit of extra bounce out of the rough. Cook's sojourn is a brief one this time and if he hasn't got the stomach for the fight then I don't fancy the chances for the rest of them 19/2
    4.4 edged, and Moeen departs! A wafty drive, far enough outside off to tempt the stroke, and Younis at second slip gobbles the offering at chest height! 9/1
    44.1 Bell attempts to leave and the ball ends up in the hands of slip, Sarfraz comes running down the pitch in celebration... Oxenford doesn't give it but Misbah decides to review the not-out decision. Was there glove involved? Yes! The ball bounced up, past the front pad and just brushed Bell's top hand on its way through to Younis via the keeper's glove! Pakistan have broken through 121/3
    66.6 flighted, there's some turn... and it's snapped up at slip! Root doesn't immediately go anywhere and the umpires are going to check the catch is clean but I think this is curtains. Yes, straight into Younis' paws, altogether much clearer than the one in the first innings. Root wasn't quite as far forward as he has been, it gripped and clipped the edge - Pakistan have broken through and its the wicket they wanted most! 157/4
    71.5 oh cripes, that's cleaned him up! A pretty awful shot, as Bairstow wafted tamely around his front pad without much conviction or footwork. A well-flighted googly sneaks through the gap and shivers his timbers! 163/5
    88.3 tailing away and steered to slip, Stokes raises the white flag with a very tame dismissal and England are seven down! It was short enough to leave, wide enough to leave but, as in the first innings, Stokes wants to feel bat on ball and he chased it straight into Misbah's midriff 193/7
    80.6 beautiful leg-spin bowling! Perfect line and length, turns, bounces, attacks the edge, carries to slip, impeccable and England are six-down! 178/6
    137.3 gone! Rashid has driven loosely into the covers, Pakistan have won the Test match! Why did he chase that? The massive rip from Yasir played its part ... he felt he needed to be firm in his shot selection with so many men circling, but he chose the wrong ball to larrup 312/10
    103.3 play that if you can! Absolutely impeccable inswinging yorker, as full as a full moon, swinging fast and late, and smashing the base of middle stump! 253/8
    132.5 is this the wicket? The umpires are conferring to make sure the catch is clean, but Pakistan are in no doubt whatsoever! Turn and bounce, brushes the glove and scooped up in the gully to end a magnificent effort from Wood. Hafeez, as if on cue, makes amends! 308/9
    not out
    22 (b 12, lb 4, nb 5, w 1)
    312 all out (137.3 Overs, RR: 2.26)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (MM Ali, 4.4 ov), 2-19 (AN Cook, 9.4 ov), 3-121 (IR Bell, 44.1 ov), 4-157 (JE Root, 66.6 ov), 5-163 (JM Bairstow, 71.5 ov), 6-178 (JC Buttler, 80.6 ov), 7-193 (BA Stokes, 88.3 ov), 8-253 (SCJ Broad, 103.3 ov), 9-308 (MA Wood, 132.5 ov), 10-312 (AU Rashid, 137.3 ov)
    Imran Khan14.044122.9211
    Wahab Riaz25.047813.1204
    Yasir Shah41.3158742.0900
    Shoaib Malik10.023703.7000
    Zulfiqar Babar47.0235331.1200

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number


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

22,23,24,25,26 October 2015 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 22 Oct - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 282/4 (Misbah-ul-Haq 102*, Asad Shafiq 46*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 23 Oct - day 2 - England 1st innings 182/3 (JE Root 76*, JM Bairstow 27*, 51 ov)
  • Sat, 24 Oct - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 222/3 (Younis Khan 71*, Misbah-ul-Haq 87*, 61 ov)
  • Sun, 25 Oct - day 4 - England 2nd innings 130/3 (JE Root 59*, JM Bairstow 6*, 54 ov)
  • Mon, 26 Oct - day 5 - England 2nd innings 312 (137.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Awesome in the UAE


Pakistan's win-loss Test record in the UAE since the beginning of 2010; in other countries their record is 11-15 in the same period

Heroic rearguard


The previous record for most balls faced by the last four batsmen (Nos. 8-11) in the 4th innings of a Test. England have exceeded that here

A day to cherish


Years, to the day, since Pakistan recorded their first Test win. They beat India by an innings and 43 runs in Lucknow on October 26, 1952

A quick 3000


Innings for Root to get to 3000 Test runs, the fastest among England batsmen since 1970. Pietersen got there in 63 innings

Root at the top


Fifty-plus scores by Root in Tests this year - the highest by an England batsman in a year. Previous highest - 11 by Fletcher in '73.

Sticking together


No. of 50+ stands between Bell and Root in 4th inns of a Test including this one. Their stand hasn't been broken in the last 3 such inns.

Bell tolls for Bell


No. of times Bell has made a duck or 1 in 19 inns since his last Test hundred. He had made 338 at 19.88 before this inns.

Another 2nd-inns ton


Second innings hundreds by Younis; only Sangakkara (14), Cook (13), and Tendulkar (13) have more.

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