Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
37 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | PAK: 135/10 (122 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.64, RRR: 9.38)

  • Abdul Razzaq11 (27b)
  • Stuart Broad8-1-25-3
  • Graeme Swann9-0-26-3

England win by a massive 121 runs, wrapping up their sixth series win of a very successful summer. They were simply too strong for Pakistan today. Shoaib Akhtar was exemplary with the new ball once again, and England were in trouble before Morgan and Collingwood, and then Morgan and Bresnan, revived the innings. Morgan reached his second hundred in consecutive appearances at the Rose Bowl, and 257 was always going to be a stiff chase.

Hafeez and Kamran Akmal launched Pakistan's pursuit with gusto, but once their stand was broken England took the upper hand and never eased up. Swann did the expected by striking in his first over, and Pakistan's middle order crumbled as the pressure mounted. Despite the controversy that's accompanied it, the cricket in this series has been riveting and the players from both sides line up on the boundary to shake hands as England walk off victorious.

Shahid Afridi: "I want to congratulate the English team, these guys played really well. Despite all the controversies our guys improved day by day and game by game. Eoin Morgan and Graeme Swann played really well for England today. My boys really bowled well on this wicket, but the way Swann bowled, he really bowled well. The main positive thing I can take from this tour is the way we played and the way we were united. Winning and losing is one thing but it's important to stay united."

Eoin Morgan is Man of the Match: "It's a massive bonus to finish on a high here, it sums up our summer as a whole. I've thoroughly enjoyed it. With a lot of world class players in the side it's easy to gel with the team and express yourself." Do you expect to see your name in the Ashes squad? "No I don't expect anything. If it comes it comes."

Andrew Strauss is the Player of the Series: "I've tried to be a bit more aggressive and a bit more attacking and as captain you have to lead from the front in that regard." Six series wins this summer: "It's a pretty good effort, I think we've done really well. We've had to dig pretty deep at times, particularly in this series which is one of the hardest I've played in. But we stuck together. We can't wait [for the Ashes]. In some ways this summer prepared us as we had to deal with quite a lot, and we'll have to deal with a lot this winter."

A jubilant England side have the series trophy and plenty of champagne in their hands. They look delighted at the win and a touch relieved that this long summer - one of the longest international summers on record - has come to an end. They'll have a break now before their pre-Ashes bootcamp. That series will be England's whole focus now and they'll be a battle-hardened unit after this testing home season.

Andrew Miller's final bulletin of the summer is ready for your perusal, and Miller's match musings are always worth a read. We've also got a rather fabulous match gallery for you to look at in joy or sorrow, depending on your leanings. And that's just about all from your commentary team at Cricinfo Towers. It's been a great summer and we hope you've enjoyed our coverage. From me, Liam Brickhill, Andrew McGlashan and Andrew Miller at the ground it's goodbye until next time.

36.6
W
Broad to Shoaib Akhtar, OUT, that's it, all over now! Pakistan fold with a whimper as Shoaib backs to leg, Broad follows him and Shoaib shuts his eyes and fends... a leading edge loops into the covers and fittingly Eoin Morgan takes the catch that wins the match and seals the series for England

Shoaib Akhtar c Morgan b Broad 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

36.5
0
Broad to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, Shoaib's not going to be getting in line with many... back of a length from Broad, Shoaib steps to leg and pokes at it as the ball bursts past the outside edge
36.4
W
Broad to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, there goes another one! Ajmal is run out, Razzaq drove a fullish ball to Morgan in the covers and set off for a single. Hesitation from both batsmen but Ajmal eventually tries to take the run, Morgan hurls in a shy right on target and he's not even in the frame. Just one more needed by England

Saeed Ajmal run out (Morgan) 2 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

36.3
0
Broad to Abdul Razzaq, no run, beaten outside off! Back of a length and fast from Broad, Razzaq wafts and the ball shoots past the outside edge
36.2
1
Broad to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, he's hit him! Bouncer from Broad, Ajmal tries to hook but the ball pings off the side of his helmet and goes to third man. He's fine though, and trying not to look rattled
36.1
1
Broad to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, short and rising on off stump, Razzaq takes the bottom hand off the bat and fends to gully for a single

Final throw of the dice - Pakistan take their Powerplay

END OF OVER:
36 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 133/8 (124 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.69, RRR: 8.85)

  • Abdul Razzaq10 (24b)
  • Saeed Ajmal1 (1b)
  • Graeme Swann9-0-26-3
  • Stuart Broad7-1-23-2
35.6
1
Swann to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, this time Razzaq finds the gap, driving out to deep cover
35.5
0
Swann to Abdul Razzaq, no run, driven inside-out, hard but straight to extra cover
35.4
1
Swann to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, Ajmal is off the mark straight away, clipping through square leg
35.3
1
Swann to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, tapped to cover point, Razzaq calls him through and though Ajmal hesitates for a moment he sprints through and is safe
35.2
W
Swann to Umar Gul, OUT, terrible running! The pressure was building but they really didn't need this. Gul played with the turn to short fine leg, Razzaq wanted the run but Gul hesitated before setting off, the throw came in to Swann and he whipped the bails off at the non-striker's end with Gul well short

Umar Gul run out (†Davies/Swann) 6 (8m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

Swann will switch to over the wicket to Gul

35.1
1
Swann to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Swann comes round the wicket to Razzaq and is tapped down to long-on for one

END OF OVER:
35 | 2 Runs | PAK: 129/7 (128 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.68, RRR: 8.53)

  • Umar Gul6 (12b)
  • Abdul Razzaq7 (20b)
  • Stuart Broad7-1-23-2
  • Graeme Swann8-0-22-3
34.6
0
Broad to Umar Gul, no run, Broad pushes his final delivery a touch fuller and gets the ball to move in off the seam, but Gul presents the full face of the bat in defence
34.5
0
Broad to Umar Gul, no run, back of a length, outside off and pushed into the covers
34.4
0
Broad to Umar Gul, no run, short again from Broad, this time it's better directed and Gul hooks but the ball takes the bottom edge and falls at his feet
34.3
1
Broad to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, short on off stump, Razzaq rides the bounce to send the ball down to third man
34.2
1
Broad to Umar Gul, 1 run, direct hit and he would've been out! Gul tapped the ball to the left of Trott at mid-on and set off, he threw off balance and the throw went wide
34.1
0
Broad to Umar Gul, no run, full and pushed to mid-on, Razzaq is eager for a single but Gul sends him back

Mandatory ball change at 34 overs, and Big Bad Broad will have first use of it

END OF OVER:
34 | 2 Runs | PAK: 127/7 (130 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.73, RRR: 8.12)

  • Abdul Razzaq6 (19b)
  • Umar Gul5 (7b)
  • Graeme Swann8-0-22-3
  • Paul Collingwood1-0-8-1
33.6
0
Swann to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pushed across Razzaq, and angled to backward point
33.5
1
Swann to Umar Gul, 1 run, flatter and full on off stump, squirted out to point for one
33.4
0
Swann to Umar Gul, no run, same again from Pakistan's No. 9
33.3
0
Swann to Umar Gul, no run, Gul lunges forward in defence this time, smothering the spin
33.2
0
Swann to Umar Gul, no run, flighted outside off, a touch of turn and Gul defends with it into the leg side
33.1
1
Swann to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Swann stays round the wicket, Razzaq forces out to deep cover off the back foot

END OF OVER:
33 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 125/7 (132 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.78, RRR: 7.76)

  • Umar Gul4 (3b)
  • Abdul Razzaq5 (17b)
  • Paul Collingwood1-0-8-1
  • Graeme Swann7-0-20-3
32.6
4
Collingwood to Umar Gul, FOUR runs, Collingwood sprays this towards leg stump, and Gul is off the mark with a boundary. Just got a touch on it, sending the ball very fine down to the rope

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st63Kamran AkmalMohammad Hafeez
2nd0Kamran AkmalAsad Shafiq
3rd17Mohammad YousufKamran Akmal
4th3Mohammad YousufFawad Alam
5th21Mohammad YousufUmar Akmal
6th0Shahid AfridiUmar Akmal
7th17Abdul RazzaqUmar Akmal
8th9Abdul RazzaqUmar Gul
9th5Abdul RazzaqSaeed Ajmal
10th0Abdul RazzaqShoaib Akhtar