Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    11.1 cracker! Beauty from Asif! What a bowler! Full, swinging in a fraction before nipping back further, bursting through the gate as Strauss tried to defend, and clipping leg stump! He really deserved that 31/1
    12.6 gone! That one is out. Perfect line outside off and lovely shape away from Cook who pushed forward with the edged pouched safely by Kamran Akmal 39/2
    139.2 Now what's happened here? Riaz fired one full and wide, Trott threw bat at ball. There was a definite sound and the ball landed safely in Kamran's gloves. But was it a bump ball? It almost looked as though ball slipped under bat, it was that full. Pakistan have no reviews left, but the umpires are asking the third umpire to check the legitimacy of the catch ... and that's out! A big edge, a simple catch, and the end of a great innings from Trott 446/10
    14.1 gone! Pietersen's nightmares continues as he goes first ball and it was a horrid shot. Wide of off stump and Pietersen chased it without any footwork and sent a low edge to the keeper 39/3
    14.4 ooh, big appeal from Amir and was it pad first? Will they review it? Yes, they will. This looks out to me, pad before bat. What will the third umpire say? Hawkeye says it's hitting flush on middle. GONE! It's been overturned. Brilliant bowling from Amir, what a cricketer he is. 39/4
    16.1 GONE! Another goes, what a collapse this is from England and what a spell from Amir. Full on off stump, more late swing finds the outside edge of Morgan's bat and it flies low to second slip where Hameed holds a sharp, low catch 47/5
    38.2 Amir strikes again! Prior gone now and England's slide continues! Pushed up full and going across Prior, he got half-forward and could only nibble at the ball, getting a faint outside edge to Kamran Akmal 102/6
    38.4 another duck! Swann gone this time! Amir has six and England are in a shambles. Amir, as he so often does, found a good length and off-stump line, Swann drove loosely at it, skewing it airily to gully who held an excellent take 102/7
    134.2 big appeal here as Broad misses an attempted sweep, he's a long, long way forward but it does look straight. Given not out and Pakistan opt to review. It's hitting and Broad's epic vigil is over. 434/8
    138.5 and this time he does! Regulation edge to the offspinner by the left-hander, and Hameed at slip holds an easy chance. Not the biggest celebration from Pakistan though, they're deflated from having to toil so hard and simply want to get this innings over with 446/9
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    Extras
    42 (b 4, lb 17, nb 14, w 7)
    TOTAL
    446 all out (139.2 Overs, RR: 3.20, 610 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-31 (AJ Strauss, 11.1 ov), 2-39 (AN Cook, 12.6 ov), 3-39 (KP Pietersen, 14.1 ov), 4-39 (PD Collingwood, 14.4 ov), 5-47 (EJG Morgan, 16.1 ov), 6-102 (MJ Prior, 38.2 ov), 7-102 (GP Swann, 38.4 ov), 8-434 (SCJ Broad, 134.2 ov), 9-446 (JM Anderson, 138.5 ov), 10-446 (IJL Trott, 139.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Amir2868463.0014
    Mohammad Asif2969713.3402
    Wahab Riaz27.249213.3628
    Saeed Ajmal44512622.8600
    Yasir Hameed11000.0000
    Imran Farhat1012602.6000
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    4.5 now the edge is found, and Pakistan lose another one! Anderson pushed this one up much closer to the batsman, who stepped into a cover drive but could only snick a massive away-swinger into Prior's hands. Farhat had actually looked quite confident until Hameed got out... 9/2
    3.3 gone this time! Again Hameed is pushing away from his body, this time to a slightly fuller length delivery that was shaping away from the bat outside off. He needn't have played at that, especially not to defend. The length also suggests that he should have been forward there, but the feet hadn't really started moving for Hameed yet. First strike for England, and Pakistan are under pressure here 9/1
    22.1 bowled him first ball after tea! Or has it? Butt is standing his ground here... He thinks the ball rebounded onto the stumps off Prior's gloves, and they've asked the third umpire to have another look at this. Clean bowled, and he's got to go! What a ball to start with, Swann delivered from round the wicket, landing it on middle and leg and ripping it past the edge of Butt's bat as he stood rooted to the crease 46/4
    5.6 full-pitched outswinger, and the off stump is pegged back! A great ball from Broad, nice and full and moving away very late. Yousuf pushed the bat uncertainly inside the line, only to hear the rattle of the bails flying off behind him. Pakistan are folding now 10/3
    24.2 now that is off the bat, and Cook holds a sharp reaction catch under the helmet! Azhar lunged forward, trying to smother the spin, but again Swann got the ball to rip into the right-hander, taking the inside edge and ricocheting off the front pad. Pakistan's day just got worse 53/5
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    27.4 clatter! Great bowling from Finn, Umar had been kept back in the crease by the previous deliveries but this was full and fast - an ideal yorker! Umar jabs the bat down but the ball slips underneath it and smashes into the off stump. Another one goes 57/6
    31.5 down goes another one, Kamran's woes with the bat continue despite the good shots he's played in this innings. Finn kept the ball full, zipping it away off the seam once again as Kamran pressed forward and opened the face of the bat slightly. The ball took a thin - but audible - edge through to Prior, and Kamran immediately walks off. Hotspot shows a definite edge too. It's all pretty dire for Pakistan 70/8
    27.6 Amir doesn't pick up the ball - it's a high full toss - and he's struck flush on the front pad. We're going to have a review here, after the umpire gave that not out. Strauss asks for it very quickly... and that's gone! Amir didn't see that ball at all and didn't even try to play a shot - was it because of Finn's height and his delivery coming from over the top of the screen? 57/7
    32.1 Swann stays round the wicket, landing the ball on middle and off and getting it to straighten. Huge appeal for lbw, Billy agrees, and Riaz asks for the review... Replays show that it pitched in line, hit him in line, there was no bat involved, and the ball was clipping to very top of middle. Pakistan are staring down the barrel of an enormous defeat 74/9
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    32.6 that's it, all over. Swann flights it up on middle and off, a real loopy delivery, and Asif just pops it straight back into his hands. Swann takes a very cheap fourth wicket, and Pakistan have capitulated horribly here. 74/10
    Extras
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    TOTAL
    74 all out (33 Overs, RR: 2.24, 158 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Yasir Hameed, 3.3 ov), 2-9 (Imran Farhat, 4.5 ov), 3-10 (Mohammad Yousuf, 5.6 ov), 4-46 (Salman Butt, 22.1 ov), 5-53 (Azhar Ali, 24.2 ov), 6-57 (Umar Akmal, 27.4 ov), 7-57 (Mohammad Amir, 27.6 ov), 8-70 (Kamran Akmal, 31.5 ov), 9-74 (Wahab Riaz, 32.1 ov), 10-74 (Mohammad Asif, 32.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson1061011.0001
    SCJ Broad641021.6600
    ST Finn943834.2200
    GP Swann831241.5000
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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
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    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
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    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
    Extras
    7 (b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson1343522.6910
    SCJ Broad612414.0020
    ST Finn402315.7501
    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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