9.1 GOT’IM! The perfect length enticing the drive outside off stump and Butt’s rather crooked and flashing drive edges the ball to Marcus Trescothick at first slip 23/1
    17.4 the ball pitches just outside off, turns and the batsman bottom edges that one on to his pad where it flies up to Cook short in on the off-side. Panesar deserved that wicket, and he bounds up and down in delight (some may call it a skip): he’d had the batsman in all kinds of bother 52/2
    35.2 HE’S BOWLED HIM! It’s a crackerjack rip-snorting jaffa from the Montster! Lands it on middle-and-leg, Younis comes forward, misses, and it turns to hit the top of his off stump, just removing the bail. A remarkable ball, turning out of the rough 112/6
    20.3 what an extraordinary run to be taking there. A disastrous judgement from the batsmen. It was dabbed down behind square so technically it was Yousuf's call and Collingwood with the underarm sling does for Yousuf. Let’s not underestimate what a big blow that is for Pakistan – and, conversely, what a huge boon for England 68/3
    24.4 full ball down the leg side, hit with nearly the full face of the bat and Read pouches the ball, diving low to his left. A sharp take indeed and England will be licking their lips. Pakistan have some rebuilding work to be doing here now 80/4
    24.6 pearler of a delivery, pitches on a good length, rises, and Akmal can only edge that one through to Read as he’s squared up a treat. That’s an easier catch for Read this time, but he still hangs on to it. Pakistan are in tatters here and it’s no wonder Akmal trudges off so slowly. 80/5
    47.5 and that’s it, England have won the series with that wicket. That was a sharp stumping by Read to dismiss Inzamam, who was out by some distance, there. Inzamam came charging down the pitch in a final act of defiance. 155/10
    36.4 Sami comes forward solidly, pushes out into the covers, Pietersen sprints in from point. Picking it up one-handed and flings it into the stumps to the waiting fielder who whips off the bails, and he’s short. A dreadful, pointless run but quite brilliant fielding from Pietersen – his second run-out of this match 113/7
    44.1 short and on middle stump, rising on Nazir who mistimes a pull, top-edging it miles in the air to Trescothick at slip. Typical tail-end shot 148/8
    44.6 gone! Well, that didn’t take long. Gul prods forward and a huge edge just below the handle flies to Collingwood at third slip who snaffles a sharp chance. This game is England's for the taking 149/9
    not out
    14 (lb 6, nb 3, w 5)
    155 all out (47.5 Overs, RR: 3.24, 198 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Salman Butt, 9.1 ov), 2-52 (Taufeeq Umar, 17.4 ov), 3-68 (Mohammad Yousuf, 20.3 ov), 4-80 (Faisal Iqbal, 24.4 ov), 5-80 (Kamran Akmal, 24.6 ov), 6-112 (Younis Khan, 35.2 ov), 7-113 (Mohammad Sami, 36.4 ov), 8-148 (Shahid Nazir, 44.1 ov), 9-149 (Umar Gul, 44.6 ov), 10-155 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 47.5 ov)
    MJ Hoggard7.032613.7102
    MS Panesar17.543932.1800
    SJ Harmison15.036204.1311
    SI Mahmood8.022242.7500

Close of Play

  • Fri, 4 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 347/6 (IR Bell 66*, 89.4 ov)
  • Sat, 5 Aug - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 202/2 (Younis Khan 64*, Mohammad Yousuf 91*, 55 ov)
  • Sun, 6 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 3/0 (ME Trescothick 0*, AJ Strauss 3*, 2 ov)
  • Mon, 7 Aug - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 0/0 (Salman Butt 0*, Taufeeq Umar 0*, 1 ov)
  • Tue, 8 Aug - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 155 (47.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes