Player of the Match
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    3.4 Farhat goes again. Poor shot really, shortish ball from Broad which was flapped aimlessly, looping gently to Cook at mid-on 7/1
    6.2 inswinger has done him! Great bowling from Anderson, swings the last one away, this one bends in and crashes into the pads bang in front. Another one goes! 9/2
    14.2 gone this time! Swann gets his man again, he's caused Butt no end of trouble, this quicker ball beats Butt on the inside edge and traps him in front. Umpire Hill gives it out and despite the review the decision is upheld 41/3
    15.3 Finn gets the main man! Yousuf has gone and England are almost there now! Short ball that Yousuf pulls tamely in the air straight down to the man at deep-square leg. Pretty limp dismissal really but it's been that sort of a day from Pakistan 41/4
    18.4 gone! What a beauty from Swann. This one held its line up the hill, beat the outside edge and took off stump. That was terrific bowling from Swann who has been superb in this match 63/5
    not out
    19.2 gone! Another falls and this won't last long. A lovely ball outside off but a limp push from Akmal and the edge flies to Prior 64/6
    20.2 cracker from Swann ends Amir's stay, drifted in before pitching and ripping past the outside edge to clip the top of off. Amir walks off head bowed to a silent Lord's crowd. He started this match on top of the world and ends in utter disarray 65/7
    22.6 another one goes, the end is coming soon. Wahab swipes rather haplessly and it loops towards mid-on, who jumps to take the chance above his head 73/8
    28.4 gone this time, Ajmal attempts another suicidal single, poked behind square on the off side and Broad throws down the stumps, direct hit 97/9
    36.5 that should be it, this sorry end to the Test finishes with Asif attempting to slog into the leg side, he got a bottom edge into his boot and it looped up to slip 147/10
    7 (b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 3)
    147 all out (f/o) (36.5 Overs, RR: 3.99, 174 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Imran Farhat, 3.4 ov), 2-9 (Yasir Hameed, 6.2 ov), 3-41 (Salman Butt, 14.2 ov), 4-41 (Mohammad Yousuf, 15.3 ov), 5-63 (Azhar Ali, 18.4 ov), 6-64 (Kamran Akmal, 19.2 ov), 7-65 (Mohammad Amir, 20.2 ov), 8-73 (Wahab Riaz, 22.6 ov), 9-97 (Saeed Ajmal, 28.4 ov), 10-147 (Mohammad Asif, 36.5 ov)
    JM Anderson13.043522.6910
    SCJ Broad6.012414.0020
    ST Finn4.002315.7501
    GP Swann13.516254.4800

Close of Play

  • Thu, 26 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 39/1 (AN Cook 10*, IJL Trott 8*, 12.3 ov)
  • Fri, 27 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 346/7 (IJL Trott 149*, SCJ Broad 125*, 111 ov)
  • Sat, 28 Aug - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 41/4 (Azhar Ali 0*, Umar Akmal 0*, 15.3 ov)
  • Sun, 29 Aug - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 147 (36.5 ov) - end of match

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