Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AN Cook
94(220) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 4 0 0 2
Misbah-ul-Haq
84(173) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 1 0 7 6 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O24.0
M4
R47
W4
Eco1.95
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Saeed Ajmal
O40.0
M6
R108
W4
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Get all the reaction and analysis to Pakistan's brilliant win and England's miserable collapse here on ESPNcricinfo. Pile in with your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter. Our senior correspondent George Dobell will be getting all the coverage from out in the Arabian Gulf so stayed tuned throughout the day and indeed the week until the next Test, the final one of the series from back in Dubai, begins next Friday, February 3. But the next live cricket is on Wednesday, Australia and India beginning their ODI series with a day-nighter at the SCG starting at 0835 GMT. See you soon...

So there we go, Pakistan have won the series. Who on earth could have predicted that? More importantly, who on earth would have predicted two surfaces that would have produced just eight days of cricket? Remarkable.

Presentation time...and a hundred silly awards to hand out...apart from a few...bowler of the match to Saeed Ajmal...outstanding performance of the match to Monty Panesar...man of the match is Abdur Rehamn for bowling his side to victory in this fourth innings..."I get a lot of confidence bowling opposite Saeed," he says. they were some double act...usual public relations computer speak from Andrew Strauss..."Ultimately we've been rolled over three innings out of four and the top order need to take that on the chin"...here's Misbah..."A much needed victory for us. The bowlers were outstanding. I had belief in my bowlers."

Quite amazing really, this match, apart perhaps the second and third evenings, was all England, their comeback match, but Pakistan have sensed their chance in the fourth innings and taken it brilliantly.

Well that is a remarkable turnaround from Pakistan...in complete disarray a year ago and now turning over the No.1 team in world cricket. Absolutely stunning win. They piled on the pressure by strangling England's run-scoring opportunities, forced some mistakes and produced several gorgeous deliveries. Rehman and Ajmal wheeling away, the noise around the bat, the atmosphere in the ground, it was exceptionally difficult to bat, and Bob Willis has just said apart from the current Indian line up at its best, nobody could have lived with that bowling.

36.1
W
Abdur Rehman to Anderson, OUT, swept, top edge, caught by Gul! And Pakistan have won a brilliant, fantastic Test match...a famous famous win...Gul didn't have to travel far to come in and take a simple catch. Pakistan win by 72 runs

END OF OVER:
36 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | ENG: 72/9

  • JM Anderson1 (1b)
  • Saeed Ajmal15-7-22-3
  • Abdur Rehman10-4-25-5
35.6
W
Saeed Ajmal to Prior, OUT, Prior goes now, trying to have a go. Pushing away from his body and just chipped a catch to cover. 100 Test match wickets for Ajmal...thoroughly deserved
35.5
1
Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, 1 run, inside edge past short leg and they scramble a run

James Anderson...heaven help you sir...

This is all over now bar the shouting...Pakistan are going to win the series!

35.4
W
Saeed Ajmal to Swann, OUT, another one. Playing back, playing back, playing back. That's all you need to know really. Off spinner past the inside edge, caught on the crease, plumb once more...
35.3
0
Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, now a big off spinner and striking the pad but sliding down, runs away into the off side
35.2
0
Saeed Ajmal to Swann, no run, done by the doosra, Swann played inside it and got beaten

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AN Cook
94(220) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 4 0 0 2
Misbah-ul-Haq
84(173) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 1 0 7 6 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O24.0
M4
R47
W4
Eco1.95
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Saeed Ajmal
O40.0
M6
R108
W4
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF