Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    9.1 another one gone! This has been a harum-scarum opening from Pakistan, making first use of the wicket for the first time in the series. Hafeez got across to one that pitched outside off but nipped back and rapped him in front - it was probably going on to hit leg. Finn is cutting a swathe through the top order again! 49/3
    3.4 and this time too good for him! Farhat played way from his body and feathered a nick through to the wicketkeeper. He needn't have played at the delivery, really, as it was full and a little wider than the one before but he was drawn forward and dangled his bat with disastrous consequences ... 22/1
    8.1 what a comeback from Broad, inducing a thin edge as Azhar tries to guide the ball down to third man! The delivery was too quick for the batsman, perhaps tucking him up a bit, and the ball scraped the edge of the bat as Azhar attempted a costly dab. After his seven-ball shocker to start with, Broad is smiling again 49/2
    21.5 all happening, appeal for lbw, turned down, and now a run out chance and given by the third umpire. It ran off the pad into the leg side, Cook came in and through back to Kieswetter who removed the bails and Shafiq's bat bounced in the air as he slid back in, unfortunate perhaps but he's gone 97/5
    10.4 got him! Misbah's out now and Pakistan really in trouble. He was pushing at a length ball outside off stump, a hint of movement again produces a thick edge to Graeme Swann at slip. Probably could have left it but Farhat decided to push away from his body and nicked off 50/4
    39.5 another storming catch from Patel dismisses Umar Akmal! The delivery was full, on the stumps and clipped towards midwicket where Patel scrambled round to grasp the looping ball one handed at full stretch. It was a tumbling effort - and not the most graceful - but he pouched it like good'un and England regain some of the initiative 176/6
    40.6 bowled and Afridi's gone and another very important wicket for England. Length ball tried to be whipped into the leg side, Afridi missed, the ball came off the pads and ran onto middle and off stumps. The booming ends to soon for Pakistan 180/7
    47.3 cleaned up and ends a very average knock from Adnan Akmal. He really struggled and eventually falls trying to lift a length ball from Finn into the off side, he's beaten for pace and loses his middle stump. Wasted quite a few deliveries there Akmal, in stark contrast to his brother's fine innings 204/8
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    48.4 bowled him tried to be swung to leg and missed, again off the pads into the stumps. Inswinger from Anderson does the trick, he cleans up Ajmal who tried to swing from the hip, the job nearly done by England 209/9
    49.6 tucked into the leg side, Gul won't come back for some reason sends Cheema back but he's totally stranded and run out by half the pitch 222/10
    14 (lb 11, nb 1, w 2)
    222 all out (50 Overs, RR: 4.44)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Imran Farhat, 3.4 ov), 2-49 (Azhar Ali, 8.1 ov), 3-49 (Mohammad Hafeez, 9.1 ov), 4-50 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 10.4 ov), 5-97 (Asad Shafiq, 21.5 ov), 6-176 (Umar Akmal, 39.5 ov), 7-180 (Shahid Afridi, 40.6 ov), 8-204 (Adnan Akmal, 47.3 ov), 9-209 (Saeed Ajmal, 48.4 ov), 10-222 (Aizaz Cheema, 49.6 ov)
    JM Anderson1005225.20285000
    ST Finn1012432.40431020
    SCJ Broad1024234.20384001
    GP Swann1004404.40340200
    SR Patel813704.62190100
    RS Bopara201206.0062000

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 4-match series 3-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

18 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes