Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Fawad Alam
64(86) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 12 1 2 2 0 2
EJG Morgan
61(74) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 1 0 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Umar Gul
O10.0
M0
R42
W6
Eco4.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JM Anderson
O10.0
M2
R26
W3
Eco2.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Strauss credits the 'outstanding spell from Umar Gul' and says he's disappointed not to have chased down the target.

Afridi gets a massive cheer from The Oval crowd and says all his bowlers bowled well but "not me!" Good value as always from Afridi, big smile as he says his run out was due to "lazy running".

Umar Gul is Named man of the Match. He says his form as has been improving slowly since his injury and thanks his coaches for all their support.

Great result for the series that - keeping it alive and Andrew Miller will have his bulletin in here. That's all from us, thanks for many of the emails and I hope you'll join us on Monday for the next game.

Pakistan win by 23 runs. Brilliant scenes at The Oval, Pakistan really needed that victory and England's collapse - 5 for 17 - has sealed it. Stay with us for the presentations - the wonderful bowling from Umar Gul will surely have earned him the Man of the Match award.

45.4
W
Abdul Razzaq to Anderson, OUT, Razzaq strikes! Stumps flying and Pakistan have won! Fielders jumping around everywhere, what a result! What a performance, Pakistan love it at The Oval! England looked as good as home while Morgan and Wright were together but then Umar Gul was gifted Morgan's wicket and flattened England's lower order.
45.3
0
Abdul Razzaq to Anderson, no run, ooh, this might persuade them to bring a slip into place, swinging away past Anderson's dangling outside edge

Anderson on strike now, no slip in place.

45.2
1lb
Abdul Razzaq to Wright, 1 leg bye, good bowling here, Wright edges outside leg stump but Razzaq follows him and it comes off the body for single
45.1
0
Abdul Razzaq to Wright, no run, good delivery first up, zipping into Wright who gets in a tangle and the ball trickles back off his thigh towards the stumps and he hurriedly boots it out of harm's way

Big team conference for Pakistan, arms waving, pointing, all sorts happening. Razzaq will bowl and long-on, deep-square and deep midwicket are the men out.

END OF OVER:
45 | 3 Runs | ENG: 217/9

  • JM Anderson3 (8b)
  • LJ Wright48 (64b)
  • Saeed Ajmal9-0-42-1
  • Shahid Afridi9-0-47-0

"I must admit one thing, this powerplay thing has made cricket somewhat more interesting and affected match results," writes Harvinder Singh. "Most teams never know when to apply it (90% cases). And I am sure it would continue to be so."

44.6
0
Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, no run, Anderson forward to defend, survives another Ajmal over and whether they like it or not, now is indeed the Powerplay
44.5
2
Saeed Ajmal to Anderson, 2 runs, bit of width here and Anderson unfurls an excellent cut shot, picking up a couple to deep point

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Fawad Alam
64(86) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 12 1 2 2 0 2
EJG Morgan
61(74) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 1 0 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Umar Gul
O10.0
M0
R42
W6
Eco4.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JM Anderson
O10.0
M2
R26
W3
Eco2.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF