END OF OVER:
7 | 8 Runs | PAK: 46/1 (113 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 6.57, RRR: 4.52)

  • Mohammad Hafeez18 (23b)
  • Younis Khan12 (12b)
  • D Gough4-0-28-0
  • SCJ Broad3-0-14-1

21.35BST I'm afraid the match has been called off. It's simply too wet, so the series remains level at 0-0. England can thank their lucky stars, not to mention the Cardiff clouds; Pakistan completely outplayed them today and, if anything, it's a moral victory for them. Only questions remain for England - they simply don't know their best lineup, and are increasingly lacking in confidence with the bat. Join us on Saturday for the second one-dayer from Lord's, London, which we hope will be drier. Until then, it's goodnight.

21.30BST Still no news folks. In the meantime, chance your arm (and play your shots) in our latest caption competition. Note: they still need to complete 20 overs to force a result which, at this stage, is looking unlikely. And they need to be back on the field within 20 minutes (at 21.50BST) otherwise there won't be enough time.

So it's all thoroughly wet out there and we really can't tell you any more just yet. We will, though, as soon as we know more. In the meantime, did you hear about the water bomb which stopped play in Blackpool, Lancashire today? Amuse yourselves on the site, and we'll have some updates for you shortly.

So the umpires are having a chat. The rain continues to be persistent and I'm not convinced it's fair for England to play - the conditions are so wet and slippery. And they're coming off - the rain is now really coming down in bucket-loads. That's the sensible decision to make. Heavy rain now

6.6
0
Gough to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, excellent ball to finish the over, cutting the batsman in half
6.5
4
Gough to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR runs, shot! Smacked off the back foot behind square, in the air, and it torpedoes for four

Poor old Darren. He's going to go ballistic in a minute

6.4
4
Gough to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR runs, good bouncer from Gough, the batsman gets a top edge but it sails over the wicketkeeper and down for four
6.3
0
Gough to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, driven (clunked) off the back foot

Still drizzling...it really is heavily drizzling, if that isn't a contradiction in terms

6.2
0
Gough to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, too straight from Gough, worked to square leg but there's no run on offer
6.1
0
Gough to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, driven without timing into the covers

END OF OVER:
6 | 8 Runs | PAK: 38/1 (121 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 4.65)

  • Younis Khan12 (12b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez10 (17b)
  • SCJ Broad3-0-14-1
  • D Gough3-0-20-0

Broad needs to learn, and quickly, that he can't simply race down the pitch when he raps a batsman on the pads. It's the umpire's decision, not his, to make

5.6
0
Broad to Younis Khan, no run, rapped on the pad but it's not out
5.5
0
Broad to Younis Khan, no run, outside off this time and left alone
5.4
4
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR runs, the bouncer - a useful one too, short and straight and Younis mis-hooks it, top edging it down to fine leg but Gough can't make the ground and it bobbles over the line for four
5.3
0
Broad to Younis Khan, no run, and he absolutely flays this but straight to point. My word he gave that some humpty, and quite a bit of dumpty too
5.2
4
Broad to Younis Khan, FOUR runs, too full, driving length and Younis simply drives through the line with class. Super shot
5.1
0
Broad to Younis Khan, no run, oh, well bowled! Well left, too, by the batsman as it nips back and he shoulders arms

END OF OVER:
5 | 7 Runs | PAK: 30/1 (129 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 4.77)

  • Mohammad Hafeez10 (17b)
  • Younis Khan4 (6b)
  • D Gough3-0-20-0
  • SCJ Broad2-0-6-1
4.6
0
Gough to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, edged but short of third slip this time. Gough isn't yet apoplectic but he's fairly fuming...like a Welsh dragon
4.5
2
Gough to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, short again but played down to third man for two this time
4.4
4
Gough to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR runs, a fraction too short and Hafeez plays a short-arm pull over midwicket! A brilliant shot, in the style of Michael Vaughan (if that helps you visualise it). Fine shot
4.3
0
Gough to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, blocked out on the front foot
4.2
1
Gough to Younis Khan, 1 run, lovely ball from Gough causing indecision from the batsman who plays this, with his bat away from his body, down to third man. Played it very well, actually

It's still drizzling out there

4.1
0
Gough to Younis Khan, no run, full and straight, defended on the front foot

END OF OVER:
4 | 2 Runs | PAK: 23/1 (136 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 4.85)

  • Mohammad Hafeez4 (13b)
  • Younis Khan3 (4b)
  • SCJ Broad2-0-6-1
  • D Gough2-0-13-0
3.6
0
Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended on the back foot
3.5
0
Broad to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, left alone outside the off stump