Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    19.5 gadzooks, Hafeez has only gone and done it again! Aggression proves his downfall, as he takes the long handle to Moeen once again, finds a top edge and picks out Broad at midwicket, who pouches the catch and shakes the ball in his hands like a kid with a Christmas present! 49/2
    2.3 back of a length, maybe nips away a touch - and got him, caught behind! Azhar's return is brief and unsuccessful, feeling for the ball in the channel and he's gone for a duck. That's Bairstow's first catch as a keeper in Tests since Sydney 2014 5/1
    32.2 edged and gone! Massive wicket! A bit of lift on a good line, a loose prod too far away from the body, and Malik pays the price for flat-footedness. He had a let-off in the last over when the ball didn't quite carry, but Broad's got his man this time 88/3
    40.1 low full toss, on the pads, massive appeal, that looks very out, and up goes the finger! Younis goes for the review but it seems optimistic ... that's plumb! 103/4
    83.1 Smartly taken at second slip. Good length and wide outside off, Misbah bites. He hangs his bat out and nicks it with Root stretching to his left, ensuring that Misbah doesn't have another century 224/9
    51.1 Patel finds the outside edge and success. Turn and bounce outside off, leaving Shafiq prodding feebly. Bairstow pouches it smartly and Pakistan find themselves five down 30 minutes before tea 116/5
    77.1 Moeen Ali strikes, having Sarfraz holing out to deep midwicket. Pushed through from round the stumps, Sarfraz throws his wicket away. Brain explosion this. He goes for one strike too many. Dances out and drags it into the lap of Joe Root 196/6
    78.2 Patel sends Wahab back for a two-ball duck. Patel roars, two wickets in eight balls for Pakistan. Tossed up on a leg-stump line, spins past the crooked prod to tilt the middle stump back 196/7
    82.6 The new ball brings a wicket. Broad lets rip a well-directed short ball. Yasir is in no position for the pull. Skewed to backward square leg off a thick top edge 224/8
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    120.00
    85.1 Anderson and Broad finish with six wickets between them for 30 runs. Anderson dangles the carrot outside off, Ali wafts and edges it to fourth slip, where Mooen grabs it near his arm pit 234/10
    Extras
    6 (b 1, lb 5)
    TOTAL
    234 all out (85.1 Overs, RR: 2.74)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Azhar Ali, 2.3 ov), 2-49 (Mohammad Hafeez, 19.5 ov), 3-88 (Shoaib Malik, 32.2 ov), 4-103 (Younis Khan, 40.1 ov), 5-116 (Asad Shafiq, 51.1 ov), 6-196 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 77.1 ov), 7-196 (Wahab Riaz, 78.2 ov), 8-224 (Yasir Shah, 82.6 ov), 9-224 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 83.1 ov), 10-234 (Rahat Ali, 85.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson15.171741.1200
    SCJ Broad1381321.0000
    BA Stokes1142302.0900
    SR Patel2338523.6900
    MM Ali1334923.7600
    AU Rashid1014104.1000
  • BATSMEN
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    37.2 plays back on leg stump, short leg takes the catch... is there's some bat on this? Yes, says Gaffaney! Cook wasn't moving but he doesn't review either, looks like a small deflection off the inside edge as he tried to glance, on to the pads and into the pouch. Yasir gets his man again 90/2
    8.4 gives it some air, Moeen slogs across the line... and loops a massive top edge to slip! The opening partnership is once again too brief for England's liking, Moeen was walking off as soon as he hit this, as Younis backpedalled a few yards and steadied himself underneath the catch. That was a very ordinary shot 19/1
    62.4 Bell tries to come down the pitch, the ball turns past his bat - and that's got him, stumped! Bell couldn't get near enough to it, Yasir getting the ball to dip and spin and leave him in no-man's land. Huge wicket for Pakistan 139/4
    42.1 Root fishes outside off again... and Sarfraz takes a brilliant low catch! Does he? The umpires are going to check but the replay quickly confirms it went straight into his right mitt - Root is gone! Rahat hits paydirt with a full ball angled across - Kryptonite to England's Superbatsman at No. 4 - and the edge was snaffled half an inch above the turf 97/3
    96.2 slanted across, Taylor fences at it... and steers to the keeper! Sarfraz dives to take another excellent low catch and Pakistan have their fifth wicket! Always tricky getting started again and Taylor doesn't manage it, feeling for a ball that left him a touch 228/5
    103.4 skidding on with the arm - bowled 'im! Brilliant stuff from Babar, he steadily tied Bairstow into a knot and then ran him through with the arm ball, he was trying to cut off the back foot but done for pace. Bairstow's gutsy knock comes to grief and the scales tip again 245/6
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    121.3 bowled him, that's an absolute jaffa! That's plenty penetrative, far too good for Patel, whose hopes of a maiden Test fifty end with a crash of ash... Well, more of a tickle, actually, as a delightful legbreak pitches outside leg and then judders the top of off. Patel, understandably, befuddled 287/8
    120.4 he's gone this time! Rashid prods firmly, a very sharp edge fizzes out to short leg, and that is a brilliant low catch, scooped one-handed, diving to his right! 285/7
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    72.22
    122.6 beats the bat again, and hits off stump! Malik chips in with another, he got this one on target and Anderson played inside it, 'pop' went the bails 296/9
    126.5 doesn't quite cover the line and he's bowled! Tossed it up and got the ball to straighten on off stump again. Malik ends with four-for, Stokes ends with a duck (though don't say it to his face) and England's lead is halted at 72 306/10
    Extras
    10 (lb 6, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    306 all out (126.5 Overs, RR: 2.41)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (MM Ali, 8.4 ov), 2-90 (AN Cook, 37.2 ov), 3-97 (JE Root, 42.1 ov), 4-139 (IR Bell, 62.4 ov), 5-228 (JWA Taylor, 96.2 ov), 6-245 (JM Bairstow, 103.4 ov), 7-285 (AU Rashid, 120.4 ov), 8-287 (SR Patel, 121.3 ov), 9-296 (JM Anderson, 122.6 ov), 10-306 (BA Stokes, 126.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Rahat Ali22124822.1801
    Yasir Shah3639932.7500
    Wahab Riaz2053301.6503
    Zulfiqar Babar3768012.1600
    Shoaib Malik9.533343.3500
    Azhar Ali20703.5000
  • BATSMEN
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    88.5 oh dear, that wasn't very well thought through by the Prof! He's been caught at long-on! Tried to tack Moeen downtown but didn't quite get hold of this one and picked out the waiting fielder... England are battling to stay in this one 257/6
    38.1 run out! What a shambolic calamity! Where to start? A drive into the covers, an instant call, a last-minute refusal. Both batsmen at the same end, but the shy is hopeless, midwicket tidies up, Rashid scampers back to the stumps, gathers at the second attempt, and in all that time, Azhar still hasn't made his ground! 101/1
    39.1 massive inswinger from Anderson, and Malik is gone for a duck! Sharp reverse swing, maybe that scuff on the concrete was all the ball needed. Malik's bat is barely in the frame, he is so comprehensively pinned in front of all three! 105/2
    50.4 huge appeal! And Oxenford has given Younis lbw after a massive pause for thought! That nipped back a mile, Younis took a huge stride, well outside the line, but there was no stroke offered. The umpire considered his angles, and got it pretty close to spot on. Younis reviews but the top of off was being pinged out of the ground! 146/3
    54.6 bowled him, Rahat is kippered! Stuck on the back foot, Anderson lined him up and reversed the ball back precisely to nudge the top of off and dislodge the bail 152/4
    85.1 trapped him in front, Misbah falls for the bluff! The field had been set up for the short ball, with catchers on the leg side, instead Broad went full and straight and got Pakistan's captain in very similar fashion to the first innings in Dubai, standing in front of all three 245/5
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    117.3 nips back and that's castled him, brilliant delivery from Broad! Shafiq had looked sound as a pound but that went straight through him, coming back a long way off the seam to hit the top of middle and off. Broad punches the air in satisfaction/exhaustion and England are one wicket away from setting off on a run chase 354/9
    104.5 bowled him! Samit lands one on the money, tweaks past the edge and smashes middle and off! 312/7
    109.2 short, and what a soft dismissal! A loopy slapped cut, came straight off the toe of the bat, extra bounce, and Broad at point gobbles the offering! 319/8
    118.2 goes to sweep and it deflects past the wicketkeeper, Wahab wants a second but he's well short as the throw comes in from fine leg! So, the final two wickets go in quick succession meaning England will need 284 runs to win 355/10
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    Extras
    11 (b 6, lb 5)
    TOTAL
    355 all out (118.2 Overs, RR: 3.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-101 (Azhar Ali, 38.1 ov), 2-105 (Shoaib Malik, 39.1 ov), 3-146 (Younis Khan, 50.4 ov), 4-152 (Rahat Ali, 54.6 ov), 5-245 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 85.1 ov), 6-257 (Mohammad Hafeez, 88.5 ov), 7-312 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 104.5 ov), 8-319 (Yasir Shah, 109.2 ov), 9-354 (Asad Shafiq, 117.3 ov), 10-355 (Wahab Riaz, 118.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson2685222.0000
    SCJ Broad2364431.9100
    SR Patel1917914.1500
    MM Ali21.217213.3700
    AU Rashid2939713.3400
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    11.6 Onto the back foot, skidding into the back pad, that looks dead for all money, and the umpire agrees! But Moeen reviews ... it might conceivably be leg-sided ... but it is surely at least clipping ... or is it ... it is looking tight ... in fact, it is smashing leg stump, and off he goes! 34/1
    59.5 down the track, through the gate, stumped by a mile! Shoaib saw him coming, dragged it down, and utterly flummoxed the England captain! 150/9
    13.6 a beauty from Malik! On the angle, around the wicket, held its line and Bell, playing back and expecting it to turn, has his stumps splattered! 34/2
    23.4 fizzed through, Root goes back... and it's a fatal error, as the ball pins him in front! Root consults with Cook but they decide not to review, which probably tells you how adjacent he was, right back on his stumps and beaten as the ball skidded on low. What a huge wicket in the second over of the day! 48/3
    26.5 got him, edged to slip, England four down and sinking fast! Babar goes skipping away in delight, he landed this on a sixpence and turned it enough to clip the bat as Taylor groped for it in vain, slightly angled bat and it was gleefully scooped up by Younis 57/4
    27.6 pushed through, Bairstow sweeps and he's hit on the thigh, bang in front! Up goes the finger but he decides to review, this is the definition of blind hope and Hawk-Eye shows it to be thundering into middle stump! Another for Yasir and England are being ruthlessly shredded here 58/5
    28.4 gone first ball, another lbw! This is turning into 2012 all over again, England playing with their pads and Pakistan playing them like a flute. No reviews left, since Moeen and Bairstow used them up earlier and Samit trudges wearily whence he came 59/6
    49.6 beauty! Perfect length on off stump, nipped back a fraction and Rashid's stumps are splattered as he plays all around it! A hint of reverse swing I think, but reward for a disciplined restrictive line. And England are all but floored now 108/7
    56.5 short, Broad sweeps again but the ball bounces on him and he can't keep it down! Square leg snaffles the offering as England sink ever closer to the exit! 138/8
    60.3 fired down the leg-side, Stokes goes for a wander, Sarfraz gathers and whips off the bails! That is the end of that! 156/10
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    Extras
    9 (b 7, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    156 all out (60.3 Overs, RR: 2.57)
    Fall of wickets: 1-34 (MM Ali, 11.6 ov), 2-34 (IR Bell, 13.6 ov), 3-48 (JE Root, 23.4 ov), 4-57 (JWA Taylor, 26.5 ov), 5-58 (JM Bairstow, 27.6 ov), 6-59 (SR Patel, 28.4 ov), 7-108 (AU Rashid, 49.6 ov), 8-138 (SCJ Broad, 56.5 ov), 9-150 (AN Cook, 59.5 ov), 10-156 (BA Stokes, 60.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Rahat Ali512314.6000
    Wahab Riaz502505.0011
    Zulfiqar Babar1853121.7200
    Shoaib Malik1542631.7300
    Yasir Shah17.324442.5100

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Series

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

1,2,3,4,5 November 2015 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sun, 01 Nov - day 1 - England 1st innings 4/0 (AN Cook 0*, MM Ali 4*, 2 ov)
  • Mon, 02 Nov - day 2 - England 1st innings 222/4 (JWA Taylor 74*, JM Bairstow 37*, 92 ov)
  • Tue, 03 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 146/3 (Mohammad Hafeez 97*, Rahat Ali 0*, 53 ov)
  • Wed, 04 Nov - day 4 - England 2nd innings 46/2 (AN Cook 17*, JE Root 6*, 22 ov)
  • Thu, 05 Nov - day 5 - England 2nd innings 156 (60.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Best in the last

7/59

Bowling figures of Shoaib Malik (4/33 & 3/26) in this match are his best in Tests and the best by a Pak player in his career's last Test match.

Broad's Lean returns

0

No. of 50+ scores for Broad in his last 45 Test inns (including this). In his first 80 inns he made 10 fifties and a century.

Running out of partners

8

First time Cook has batted till the 8th wicket in his Test career.

Rashid's batting talent

35.50

Rashid's first-class batting ave before this Test. Has over 5500 runs including 10 100s and 32 50s.

Captain's grind

900+

No. of balls Cook has faced in this series - 2nd highest by an overseas captain after Taylor's 981 balls in Pak, 1998/99

Old, yet strong

50

Test wkts completed by Babar at the age of 36 yrs, 330 days - the oldest Pak to do so. Hafeez was the previous oldest Pak at 34 yrs, 245 days.

Economical and effective

1.87

James Anderson's economy rate in this series, his best ever. Broad's series ER of 2.07 is also the best of his career

Losing wickets in pairs

325

Runs added by Pakistan's 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th wickets. The even-numbered wickets added only 30

Hafeez's healthy habit

4

Number of 150-plus scores for Mohammad Hafeez in Tests. His last three centuries have been big ones - 197, 224, and 151

Happy venue for Hafeez

2

Test centuries for Mohammad Hafeez in Sharjah; at no other venue does he have more than one Test hundred

A 2nd-innings best

104

Mohammad Hafeez's previous highest 2nd-innings score in a Test, which makes this effort his best

Master of all innings

50+

Batting average of Younis Khan in all 4 inns of Tests. Bradman and Sutcliffe are the only others.

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