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Day 5

4549dOsman Samiuddin

Painful and sadly predictable

Lurking nastily beneath all the hopes Pakistani fans must have harboured last night at the prospect of a spectacular heist lay the fear of a day like this

Day 4

4549dAndrew Miller at Headingley

England regain their hunger

Today a weight had been lifted off England's shoulders, and the spring in the team's step couldn't have been lighter or bouncier if this match had been played on the moon. After a lethargic 11-month period in which they had won just three Tests and no ser

4549dAndrew Miller at Headingley

Mahmood rises above the banter

Sajid Mahmood enjoyed his best day as an England cricketer on the final day at Headingley, taking 4 for 22 in eight hostile overs to secure a series victory over the land of his forefathers, Pakistan

4549dAndrew Miller at Headingley

Positive Strauss gunning for victory

Positivity. It's the buzzword of this Test match. Ian Bell reeked of it in his first-innings century, Faisal Iqbal and Kevin Pietersen have been bubbling over with it in their match-long slanging match, and it was the source of Monty Panesar's success in

Day 2

4552dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Yousuf leads Pakistan reply after Bell's third ton

Ian Bell made it three centuries in three Tests with 119 at Headingley as England powered to 515. However, after losing two early wickets Mohammad Yousuf led a confident Pakistan reply with an aggressive, unbeaten 91

4551dAndrew Miller at Headingley

Bell speaks the right language at last

Ian Bell is the mouse that roared. The man who left The Oval last September with a desperate pair to his name is all set for a triumphant return when the final Test gets underway in a fortnight's time

4550dAndrew Miller at Headingley

Panesar bucks the Headingley trend

It's a changed world since the Old Trafford Test last week. For those three heady days, England thought they'd found the cure for their post-Ashes blues, as Steve Harmison and Monty Panesar combined on a springboard pitch to rip the heart, spine and sever

Day 1

4553dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Pietersen ton dents luckless Pakistan

Kevin Pietersen doesn't like being overshadowed for very long so after two relatively quiet Tests he chose the opening day at Headingley to make his first major impact on this series


4548dCricinfo staff

Inzamam at No. 7 cost Pakistan - Imran

Imran Khan has criticised Inzamam-ul-Haq's decision to bat down the order, despite suffering a chest injury, in the second innings in Pakistan's series loss to England at Headingley

4546dCricinfo staff

Inzamam appeals to fans for support

Inzamam-ul-Haq has appealed to Pakistani fans and supporters to stick with the national side despite their 2-0 series loss to England this week

4549dOsman Samiuddin

Kaneria flaps his wings at last

Not much has gone Danish Kaneria's way this series until today with a ball legspinners live for; a delivery that makes all the shredded fingers and rickety shoulder worthwhile

4550dOsman Samiuddin

Relying on the big three

Osman Samiuddin on Pakistan's reliance on the big three: Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan and Inzamam-ul-Haq on the third day at Headingley

4549dWill Luke

Chris Read's sniper rifle

What were we thinking of when choosing Geraint Jones as our latest victim for the caption competition? Our past competitions have invoked the evil, the dirty and the downright bizarre in all of you bu

4549dCricinfo staff

Inzamam suffering from chest pain

Inzamam-ul-Haq, the Pakistan captain, has been cleared of major injury after going for an x-ray but is still suffering from pain in the right side of his chest

4550dWill Luke

Read benefits from Fletcher's impatience

Not bad for a comeback: a faultless display with the gloves, a plucky 38 under pressure followed by an innings-salvaging 55 today. It's been a slick and confident return to England colours for Chris Read

4552dAndrew Miller at Headingley

Pietersen ready to resume after cramps

Kevin Pietersen was adamant that he would be fit to resume his innings on the second day of the third Test between England and Pakistan at Headingley, after retiring hurt with cramp shortly after recording his fifth Test century

4552dAndrew Miller at Headingley

Never kept quiet for long

Kevin Pietersen has had a quiet time of late. Ever since his appeal for England's "youngsters" to raise their game, he has been shunted unceremoniously into the background, as whippersnappers answering to the names of Cook, Bell, Strauss and Collingwood r

4552dOsman Samiuddin

Down on luck, down on spirit

Oh for the good old days of non-neutral umpires between England and Pakistan. At least then you could - and regularly did - confidently accuse home umpires of bias. Osman Samiuddin reflects on the first day's play at Headingley

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

1st23Taufeeq UmarSalman Butt
2nd29Taufeeq UmarYounis Khan
3rd16Mohammad YousufYounis Khan
4th12Faisal IqbalYounis Khan
5th0Kamran AkmalYounis Khan
6th32Inzamam-ul-HaqYounis Khan
7th1Inzamam-ul-HaqMohammad Sami
8th35Inzamam-ul-HaqShahid Nazir
9th1Inzamam-ul-HaqUmar Gul
10th6Inzamam-ul-HaqDanish Kaneria