Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Details


England , elected to bat first

Series result

4-match series drawn 2-2

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Match days

11,12,13,14 August 2016 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Close of Play

  • Thu, 11 Aug - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 3/1 (Azhar Ali 0*, Yasir Shah 0*, 3 ov)
  • Fri, 12 Aug - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 340/6 (Younis Khan 101*, Sarfraz Ahmed 17*, 91 ov)
  • Sat, 13 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 88/4 (GS Ballance 4*, JM Bairstow 14*, 31 ov)
  • Sun, 14 Aug - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 42/0 (13.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

End of a winning streak


Consecutive home series of four or more Tests that England had won before this one - 3 Ashes series, 2 versus India, and 1 versus Pakistan

Pakistan's favourite venue


Pakistan's win-loss record in Tests at The Oval, the only venue in England where they have won more Tests than they have lost

Hales in trouble


Hales' average in 16 innings v South Africa and Pakistan (281 runs); in five innings v Sri Lanka earlier this summer he scored 292

Loving The Oval


Number of times Pakistan have a 200-plus lead in a Test in England; three of those have been at The Oval - in 1987, 2006 and 2016

Getting better with age


Test double-centuries for Younis after turning 35; only Sangakkara has as many

Consistent Sarfraz


Number of times, in 13 Test innings against England, that Sarfraz has scored at least 25. His highest, though, is 46*

A pair, then a hundred


Last time before Asad Shafiq a Pakistan batsman hit a century against a team after getting a pair in the previous Test. Wazir Mohammad had done it v WI.

Same venue, after 10 years


Last time before this Pakistan had fifty stands for their third and fourth wicket in a Test innings in England, at the same venue.

Only the second time


Number of times in Tests since 2003 Younis Khan has batted at No. 5 or lower in a Test innings before this. He had batted at No. 5 in Galle in 2014

Little to show after Lord's


Runs by Asad Shafiq in his previous four innings including a pair at Edgbaston. He had made 122 runs in the Lord's Test.

Broad's indifferent Oval form


Last time Stuart Broad took a five-wicket haul in Tests at the Oval - in the 2009 Ashes. Since then he had taken 15 wickets at 44.67 in 11 inns before this Test