Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
80(147) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
Umar Amin
23(47) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 2 1 0 4 0

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
O14.3
M6
R20
W4
Eco1.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Saeed Ajmal
O26.1
M5
R82
W5
Eco3.13
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So, England win by nine wickets. It was the result that always seemed likely after Pakistan had folded for just 72 in their first innings, but England were made to work quite hard for their victory in the end. Zulqarnain Haider's 88 formed the backbone of a second-innings fightback for the visitors, and when Alastair Cook was knocked over by Mohammad Amir early on it seemed that we would have a nervy chase on our hands. But Strauss and Trott - ideal men for the situation, really - played very calmly, occupying the crease and patiently waiting for the opportunity to attack. There just weren't enough runs to play with for Pakistan.

Stick with us for the presentations, a few words from the captains, and the Man of the Match award. While we wait for that, here's a question to keep everyone occupied: "Is this the first ever Test match in which all England wickets were taken by bowlers whose names began with A?" asks Colin Pritchard

"It [the runs] really wasnt enough," says Salman Butt. The toss: "at the time it was a difficult decision, but it was a positive one. What to do about fielding? Is there any other way other than practising harder? More than blaming the batsmen, we should give credit to the way the English bowlers bowled. Both Haider and Ajmal showed great fight with the bat. It's good to see someone new coming in and doing well." On playing two spinners: "We'll wait and decide once we've seen the wicket."

Andrew Strauss, the winning captain: "It was a timely reminder for us that in order to win a Test match you do have to work hard. Batting on that second day was very tough, and so KP and Trott's first innings runs were crucial. We were very pleased to take on that lead, and now we've got the victory. Swann was outstanding again yesterday. Trott has nice serenity to how he plays."

On disciplinary issues: "I think we got lured into thinking things would just happen and we didnt stick to our plans. As I said it was a timely reminder that Test matches aren't easy. [Broad's incident] didn't look good on tv, and he's paid the price for it. As always there's a lot of areas for improvement."

Graeme Swann is the Man of the Match. "When you stand at slip and see the guys bowling so well, you want to be part of it, but I was quite happy at Trent Bridge. I wasn't expecting that amount of turn from this surface. I think the bit of rain made it a bit sticky, a bit like the old-fashioned wickets you used to play on. I think Saeed Ajmal bowled ever so well, he's got a few tricks up his sleeve that I don't have and I couldn't pick him at all when I was batting. I'm a big advocate for getting spinners in the game."

That's all from us from the second Test. Andrew McGlashan, Sahil Dutta, Brydon Coverdale and Liam Brickhill have been your commentators for this game, and Gnasher's been on bulletin duty too. Look out for Andrew Miller and Nagraj Gollapudi's comment pieces slightly later on. We hope you've enjoyed our coverage of this match, and do join us again for the third Test at The Oval, which begins on Wednesday August 18. Until then, goodbye.

36.3
1
Saeed Ajmal to Strauss, 1 run, that'll do it! Doosra from Ajmal, not picked by Strauss but the ball takes the inside edge of the bat and runs very fine towards fine leg, beating the keeper, and England take a 2-0 lead in the Test series!
36.2
0
Saeed Ajmal to Strauss, no run, Ajmal isn't giving it up here, spearing in a quicker one that hurries Strauss's defences
36.1
0
Saeed Ajmal to Strauss, no run, short and wide outside off, Strauss slaps to backward point but can't quite beat the field

END OF OVER:
36 | 5 Runs | ENG: 117/1

  • IJL Trott53 (101b)
  • AJ Strauss52 (111b)
  • Shoaib Malik5-0-20-0
  • Saeed Ajmal14-1-41-0
35.6
0
Shoaib Malik to Trott, no run, Trott will leave the honour to his captain! He leaves a wide one outside off well alone
35.5
4
Shoaib Malik to Trott, FOUR runs, thrashed through the covers! That's fifty for Trott now, and it's come up with a powerful drive through the covers. They're level
35.4
0
Shoaib Malik to Trott, no run, that's kept low! But not low enough to beat Trott's bat, as he jams down and sends the ball to midwicket

Just one shot will do it now

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
80(147) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
Umar Amin
23(47) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 2 1 0 4 0

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
O14.3
M6
R20
W4
Eco1.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Saeed Ajmal
O26.1
M5
R82
W5
Eco3.13
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF