Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs | ENG: 129/6 | RR: 6.45

  • Kevin Pietersen62 (52b)
  • Stuart Broad6 (7b)
  • Aizaz Cheema4-0-25-1
  • Umar Gul4-0-39-0

Well England do nudge 130 at the end of an innings that was a real struggle for the most part. This is a sluggish surface with no bounce or pace and the slower bowlers enjoyed plenty of success, meaning England's quicker attack may find less joy. But there are plenty of cracks to find and it's all to play for, back in 10 for the Pakistan chase...

19.6
6
Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, SIX runs, oh dear an awful finish from Cheema, getting it all wrong. A waist-high full toss is smashed over midwicket into the terraces. Pietersen holds the pose like a baseball batter and walks off to the applause

Last delivery, Pietersen on strike...

19.5
1
Aizaz Cheema to Broad, 1 run, full, dug out down the ground
19.4
0
Aizaz Cheema to Broad, no run, slower ball, again outside off, this deceives Broad who cuts over it, fumbled by Akmal but just about saves the bye
19.3
2
Aizaz Cheema to Broad, 2 runs, full outside off and chipped over extra cover, long off comes round
19.2
1
Aizaz Cheema to Pietersen, 1 run, full and cracked down to long off
19.1
1
Aizaz Cheema to Broad, 1 run, full outside off and dabbed to point

Can England nudge 130 here...Cheema to finish...

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs | ENG: 118/6 | RR: 6.21

  • Kevin Pietersen55 (50b)
  • Stuart Broad2 (3b)
  • Umar Gul4-0-39-0
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-23-4
18.6
4
Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR runs, full again and slapped wide of long on for four, great shot, very well timed, managing to get underneath the full delivery, once again the placement was exceptional
18.5
0
Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, fine yorker angled to middle and leg, dug out back to the bowler
18.5
1w
Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 wide, more room for KP, again Gul responds by going wider but too wide now and an extra
18.4
1
Umar Gul to Broad, 1 run, full on middle and punched down the long on
18.3
1
Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen gives himself room again and clubs it down to long on
18.2
1
Umar Gul to Broad, 1 run, middle and leg and clipped down the ground

Half-century from 47 balls with five fours...a very careful knock and badly-needed for his side...

18.1
1
Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, outside off, clipped into the off side and they take a run to bring up KP's 50

So now Cheema and Gul to finish off...

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 109/6 | RR: 6.05

  • Stuart Broad0 (1b)
  • Kevin Pietersen49 (46b)
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-23-4
  • Umar Gul3-0-30-0

One final destruction act then from Ajmal, another great haul...

17.6
0
Saeed Ajmal to Broad, no run, forward on off stump and blocked back to the bowler
17.5
W
Saeed Ajmal to Patel, OUT, but gone this time coming down the track and swinging and missing, easy stumping that my mother could have completed, so even a gimmie for Akmal

SR Patel st †Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 16 (9m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

17.4
0
Saeed Ajmal to Patel, no run, full outside off, swung at giving himself a little room, missed
17.3
4
Saeed Ajmal to Patel, FOUR runs, another slap attempted, this time an inside edge past the keeper and it races away to the fine leg fence
17.2
6
Saeed Ajmal to Patel, SIX runs, down the ground and six! Fine strike, straight over the bowler's head, delightfully timed
17.1
2
Saeed Ajmal to Patel, 2 runs, step away and cut in front of square, long chase for deep point who scrambles well to save two

Three to go, can Pakistan keep this below 120? Ajmal's last over...

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs | ENG: 97/5 | RR: 5.70

  • Samit Patel4 (5b)
  • Kevin Pietersen49 (46b)
  • Umar Gul3-0-30-0
  • Saeed Ajmal3-0-11-3
16.6
1
Umar Gul to Patel, 1 run, from the crease dropped in front of point
16.5
1
Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, full outside off and driven with lovely timing to long off's left
16.4
2
Umar Gul to Pietersen, 2 runs, outside off and cut over point towards the square boundary, the sweeper comes round to field
16.3
1
Umar Gul to Patel, 1 run, driven to mid off's right on the front foot

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8Mohammad HafeezAwais Zia
2nd40Awais ZiaAsad Shafiq
3rd28Misbah-ul-HaqAsad Shafiq
4th37Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Akmal
5th7Shahid AfridiMisbah-ul-Haq
6th4Misbah-ul-HaqHammad Azam