10.20pm So, England bounce back from their six-wicket drubbing with a 95-run thumping. Performances from every member of the team - Hales hundred, Roy and Root fifties, key new-ball spells from Topley and Willey, four wickets in the middle overs from Woakes, and a fine spell of 10-0-32-1 from Adil Rashid, to name but the main men.
For Pakistan, Wahab Riaz was magnificent with the ball and Sarfraz defiant with the bat, but much like England in the Test series, a handful of outstanding contributions couldn't atone for a whole load of not-a-lot.
aadil140: "DARPOOK (coward) innings? seriously bro? i'd rather say BAHADUR ( brave) innings" For what it's worth, I thought he battered it like a badmash. But what would I know?
Anyhow, that's your lot for this evening. Thanks for dropping by. Have a read of David Hopps' match report before you go, and from myself, Andrew Miller, and Gnasher, good night and see you next week for match No. 3.
Peter: "Len Hutton? What about Peter May....." Nah, I can never forgive him for his stint as chairman of selectors
Irfan calls for another bat. Perhaps he'd prefer to use a stepladder
Osama: "sarfaraz I salute you....such a DARPOOK (Urdu) Innings " I assumed it wasn't Swahili...
Omarr: "104 need off 34 balls? Even Afridi was unable to do that.. He managed 102 off 37"
Waqar khairi: "Way too many comments involving misbah and afridi. I guess we will never be over them" I'm still not over Len Hutton
Qasim Anwar: "why they keep playing the song Mama de Mama de and why does that singer want mama?" Everyone needs their mama sometimes. Especially at 180 for 8...
david: "Pakistan's situation quite needy / A hell of a slump, yes indeedy! / They're truly bereft / No boom-booms are left / Won't somebody send for Afridi?"
Mubariz: "This is why I love Pakistan. #nevergiveup. By the way why isnt Ahmed Shahzad playing ?" One of the many mysteries that is Pakistan cricket
asif : "Come on Safraz, do an innings like Razzs best!! what an innings that was!!! " That would liven things up
Gumnam Kumar: "@Miller On Afridi Comment, I'll have what you're having!" G&T please. Make it a double, this match is cooked!
Reginald: "Sarfaraz has been black adder and the rest of his teammates have been baldricks...... " Haven't spotted many cunning plans though