Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AJ Strauss
56(150) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 1 1 2 0 1
Asad Shafiq
45(78) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
2 0 0 5 0 0 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O16.0
M5
R36
W4
Eco2.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdur Rehman
O21.0
M4
R40
W5
Eco1.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Presentation: Michael Atherton calls out the attendance register at the podium. Everyone's present. And there's the first of a gazillion awards to give. Where would we be without sponsors? Speaking of which, India is looking for one. Anyone interested?

Azhar: "Whjen you score when the team wins, it's very satisfactory. I want to play more such match-winning innings. It's a great achievement for us."

Ajmal is the Man of the Series: "Rehman's bowling very well with me. I'm a happy guy, I enjoy my cricket."

Strauss: "I'm surprised we didn't get bigger scores but you have to credit Pakistan. When they were ahead, they didn't allow us to come back. We're a lot better at the end of the 3rd Test, than at the start of the first. Test cricket is difficult by its nature. I've got great faith in our players but this is an eye opener. There were some fantastic performances by some of the guys. We've got a lot of cricket coming up. There will be accusations flying about. I've got to try be ready for the Sri Lanka series. We like to thank our supporters."

That was short and snappy. Here's Misbah: "I just can't explain this in words. Getting out for 99, nobody thought we could come back. Azhar's innings was the big difference. Gul is a wonderful match-winning bowler too. We should now learn to play well outside Asia and this team can do that. I think Mohsin Khan's done a wonderful job (as coach). I think this crowd has proved that they like Test cricket."

Rameez calls Pakistan the new pin-up boys of Test cricket. That's it from us here. There's the one-day and T20 series to follow. On behalf of Alex and Nitin, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

End of match: So the No.1 syndrome bites England, after it hit India. After the highs of 4-0 in the summer, it's now 0-3. Clearly blown away by Pakistan's supremacy in their adopted home. Team Misbah is the one everyone would want to beat. After the Summer of Shame in 2010, Pakistan have performed remarkably under a captain, who all but wrote off his career a couple of years ago. He even talked about burning his kit. It's never too late, even if you're on the wrong side of 30.

Ian Botham was mentioning that England needn't panic about their Test side. They failed collectively and even if you sack this lot, is there a capable enough reserve bunch to turn things around? I don't think so. Just needs patience and skill.

This is the second time in the last 100 years that a team has won a Test after being bowled out for less than 100.

Feels like the 90s again. India are lambs abroad, and England can't play spin in Asia. Stay with us for the presentation.

97.3
W
Abdur Rehman to Panesar, OUT, Pakistan seal 3-0! Panesar tries to sweep with the turn and the ball hits his thigh in front of the stumps, Steve Davis gives him out, Panesar reviews it but Davis' decision stands
97.2
1
Abdur Rehman to Prior, 1 run, he risks exposing his stumps and cutting a skiddy delivery to the off side, Monty back on strike
97.1
0
Abdur Rehman to Prior, no run

END OF OVER:
97 | 7 Runs | ENG: 251/9

  • MS Panesar8 (14b)
  • MJ Prior48 (56b)
  • Saeed Ajmal27-9-67-4
  • Abdur Rehman41-10-96-1
96.6
2
Saeed Ajmal to Panesar, 2 runs, Monty tries to clear mid-on and he nearly succeeds in fetching a four, mid-on gets a hand to it
96.5
0
Saeed Ajmal to Panesar, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the off side
96.4
2
Saeed Ajmal to Panesar, 2 runs, he decides to free his arms a bit, mistimes the slog along the ground in front of square on the leg side

3 balls for Monty

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AJ Strauss
56(150) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 1 1 2 0 1
Asad Shafiq
45(78) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
2 0 0 5 0 0 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O16.0
M5
R36
W4
Eco2.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdur Rehman
O21.0
M4
R40
W5
Eco1.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF