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    2.1 Finn strikes early, beating Hafeez's chop and thumping into his pads. He was stuck on his crease and though he thought about reviewing, that looked pretty plumb 11/1
    8.5 is that four for Finn? It is! That was unplayable, a silent assassin of a delivery that landed on middlle and screamed across Farhat's tentative push, taking a faint nick on its way through to Kieswetter. That was such a good ball, Farhat was unlucky to get anything on it! 40/4
    2.2 and another one! A similar ball, a touch fuller, seaming back into Shafiq's front pad. The bat was nowhere near the ball and he was rooted right in front of middle and off. Finn has started like a train! 11/2
    6.5 gone - and that could be a crucial dismissal! And what a catch from Kieswetter! Finn perservered on that line outside off and again succeeded in bringing the ball back a wee bit ... Younis played slightly away from his front pad, snicked through and Kieswetter claimed to ball whilst diving full stretch to his left. 27/3
    14.4 oh gone! Patel has slid one past the inside edge, onto the back pad and the Pakistan captain has to go, lbw again! It was a regulation full length ball on middle and off and quite simply, Misbah has missed it completely. A very surreal dismissal. The TV commentators assumed their was some bat involved and Misbah would refer but not to be. He's plumb and gone. 53/5
    25.5 ah, now he'll be a bit chirpier. An arm ball (or maybe one that just doesn't turn) goes past Umar's outside edge and Kieswetter whips off bails. Umpire Ahsan Raza doesn't need a replay, he was that far out of his crease ... Oh, Umar! 96/7
    20.2 that's a shocker! Malik has a yahoo at a full-bunger and completely mistimes it, the ball looping gently to the man standing at mid-on. I think it hit the toe end of the bat - pressure telling there, and Patel has spooked another. 68/6
    26.4 the party's over for Afridi, who slaps a slog straight to long-off. It went flat and hard but was a comfortable enough catch. We all know Afridi has a big sword - and there he died by it. 109/8
    29.1 the end is nigh ... Gul again plays around a delivery turning into him. He goes for the review ... but this time it hit him just in line with off stump and there's no reprieve. England, quite remarkably, are on the brink of a crushing victory. 113/9
    34.6 thank you! Ajmal top edges a pull and captain Cook runs around from mid-on to claim the catch at mid-off, almost colliding with a team-mate in the process. The last-wicket malingering comes to an end after 17 runs in almost six overs and England have won. Hark at that! 130/10
    not out
    14 (lb 2, nb 5, w 7)
    130 all out (35 Overs, RR: 3.71)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Mohammad Hafeez, 2.1 ov), 2-11 (Asad Shafiq, 2.2 ov), 3-27 (Younis Khan, 6.5 ov), 4-40 (Imran Farhat, 8.5 ov), 5-53 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 14.4 ov), 6-68 (Shoaib Malik, 20.2 ov), 7-96 (Umar Akmal, 25.5 ov), 8-109 (Shahid Afridi, 26.4 ov), 9-113 (Umar Gul, 29.1 ov), 10-130 (Saeed Ajmal, 34.6 ov)
    ST Finn10.013443.40443001
    JM Anderson6.002404.00243020
    SCJ Broad6.022113.50262000
    SR Patel5.012635.20152010
    RS Bopara1.00404.0020000
    GP Swann7.031922.71292000

Match Details


England , elected to bat first

Series result

England led the 4-match series 1-0

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Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

13 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

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Match Referee

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