Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 5

801dJarrod Kimber

Pakistan go the full Hafeez

Less than two sessions to bat with nine wickets in hand, it was a chance for Pakistan to secure a draw. In the space or 23 balls it all came crashing down

Day 4

802dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Bairstow and Moeen build 311-run lead

For two sessions this was a day of twists and turns, not the thrilling variety of batting collapses or exhilarating innings, but steady shifting of the sands, before England surged into a dominan

801dJarrod Kimber at Edgbaston

The misery of Misbah's funkless grind

Faced with an England team who love to attack, Misbah-ul-Haq applied the handbrake to their ambitions with two sessions of dour attritional dot-ball cricket

Day 3

803dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Cook, Hales century stand caps England fightback

The worm turns again. There is some wonderful Test cricket being played at the moment and the Edgbaston Test could bubble up into a humdinger after Alastair Cook and Alex Hales wiped out Pakistan

802dESPNcricinfo staff

Hales offers fan 10% ticket refund

Alex Hales, England's opening batsman, has apologised for his team's slow over-rate during the third Test against Pakistan, by giving a disgruntled fan a partial refund on his match ticket.Alexis Full

802dJarrod Kimber at Edgbaston

Finn fights a losing battle with his demons

Steven Finn has every attribute a fast bowler could hope for, and the best judges in the game believe in him. But his battle is between the ears, not against the batsmen

803dS Rajesh

A century stand at last

Stats highlights from the third day at Edgbaston, when England recovered after conceding a first-innings lead of 103

Day 2

804dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Aslam and Azhar put Pakistan in control

Pakistan engineered themselves a position of considerable strength by tea on the second day at Edgbaston as Sami Aslam and Azhar Ali added an unbroken 154 for the second wicket to take them to wi

804dGeorge Dobell at Edgbaston

Anderson apologises to umpires for behaviour

James Anderson has apologised to both umpires for behaviour he admits was 'petulant' and 'unacceptable' on the second day of the third Investec Test at Edgbaston

Day 1

805dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Sohail's comeback five keeps England to 297

Sohail Khan made a significant impact on his return to Test cricket after a gap of nearly five years as England were forced to dig deep for something close to parity on the opening day at Edgbast

803dGeorge Dobell at Edgbaston

Pakistan seize the home-from-home comforts

There has been much talk in recent years about the disproportionate value of home advantage in Test cricket. But, during this Edgbaston Test at least, Pakistan have shown the greater ability to a

804dJarrod Kimber at Edgbaston

Sohail Khan ends his exile in triumph

After five years in the wilderness, Sohail Khan seized his chance for a Test comeback and bowled Pakistan into the ascendancy at Edgbaston


797dAhmer Naqvi

The music of Pakistan at Edgbaston

Hindustani classical music - the millennia-old premier art form of the subcontinent - is almost impossible to appreciate without understanding its meanings and symbols. For anyone ignorant of that con

805dGeorge Dobell at Edgbaston

Finn seeks rhythm to end the blues

After being handed another England recall, Steven Finn is reaching the stage where achievement needs to outstrip potential

805dAndrew McGlashan at Edgbaston

Who is Sami Aslam?

Some background on the man who could replace Shan Masood at Edgbaston

Splendid comeback


No. of Tests won by England against Pakistan after facing a higher deficit than the 103 runs in this Test.

Quick wickets


No. of balls in which Pakistan lost their 4 wickets (4th to 7th) - Misbah, Shafiq, Sarfraz, Sami. The four wickets added just one run combined.

Young Sami Aslam


No. of Pakistan openers who made 2 50+ scores in a Test at a younger age than Sami Aslam (20 y, 235d). He is overall the fifth youngest opener to do so.

fourth-innings specialist


Younis Khan's ave in the 4th inns of Tests, before this - highest among 27 batsmen with 1000+ runs in 4th inns. However, his ave in 4th inns outside Asia is 41.71.

Hafeez outside Asia


Hafeez's ave in Tests outside Asia - lowest for any opener with 25 or more Test innings, including non-subcontinent openers.

Can Pakistan survive?


No. of times the teams have batted more than 80 overs in the 4th inns at Edgbaston. Pakistan needs 343 runs in 84 overs.

Safe target?


Win-loss by the teams chasing targets of 200+ in Tests at Edgbaston, in 16 occasions. SA, though, chased 281 when last time target of 200+ was set, in 2008.

Bairstow at top


Previous most Test runs by an England wicketkeeper in a calendar year, by Matt Prior (2012). Bairstow has gone past that mark in the second inns of this Test.

No big score yet


No. of inns Vince has played in Tests, but hasn't yet scored a fifty. He has got out for 42 twice, in 30s twice and only two single-digit scores.

Top-three show


Last time England's top-3 scored 50 or more in their 2nd inns of a home Test, before this - vs SL, Lord's. This is only their 6th such instance at home

First in a decade


The last time both England openers passed 50 in a Test innings v Pakistan - Strauss and Trescothick, at Headingley in August 2006

Century stand at last


Attempts without a century stand in the second innings for England in Tests. The last one before today was in March 2013 - 231 between Compton-Cook

A healthy lead


Instances of Pakistan taking 100+ 1st-innings lead v England in England, before this Test. They have won 4 and drawn 4, with 1 forfeiture