4th ODI (D/N), Lord's, Sep 20 2010, Pakistan tour of England
(46.1/50 ov, target 266)
Pakistan won by 38 runs
Player Of The Match
• The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

Gul and Shoaib square the series

The show went on as Pakistan reached 265 for 7, an innings lit up by Shahid Afridi then Abdul Razzaq and also dominated by Graeme Swann who claimed 4 for 37 in a superb display of offspin

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan265/7(50 overs)
England227(46.1 overs)

Pakistan have squared the series with a 38-run win, and their satisfaction is evident. Shoaib is hopping around like a youngster! We will be heading to the Rose Bowl on Wednesday with this series well and truly alive. It seemed as though off-field distractions had finally caught up with Pakistan as they struggled through a lacklustre first innings before Abdul Razzaq's late rollicking cameo boosted their score into competitiveness.

Andrew Strauss and Steve Davies then gave England a great platform with a positive 113-run opening stand but once they were separated Pakistan kept chipping away, knowing that reverse swing could prove decisive at the close of the innings under lights. Against the odds, they're clawed their way back from 2-0 and, with everything that's occurred off the field, there is bound to be continued interest ahead of the final game of the series. Stick with us for the post-match interviews and Man of the Match award.

First things first, Billy Doctrove gets an award for standing in his 100th match. Andrew Strauss: "Razzaq played exceptionally well and gave them some real momentum. We looked like we had the game under control but we couldn't keep our momentum going and Pakistan bowled really well with the old ball. We've got to look at where we went wrong, and we'll be doing that tomorrow. Pakistan have got a lot of matchwinners in their side, but it's important to remember it's 2-2 and winner takes all at the Rose Bowl."

Shahid Afridi: "250 was a very good total on this track, and I knew I had the bowlers to defend this total." Afridi has praise for all of his bowlers, giving them all a mention and adding: "The boys really performed to the best of their ability, and this is what Pakistan is really all about. Shoaib is 34, 35, he'll get some rest tomorrow but he's a fighter and he'll definitely play in the next game."

Abdul Razzaq is Man of the Match. "I wasn't feeling well, I had a sore back and that's why I missed the first two matches. When you play county cricket in England you get experience and it really helps in these situations. We had a plan at the end, I was waiting for those two overs."

And that's just about all from us. There's a tremendous gallery for you to marvel at, and Andrew McGlashan's bulletin is also well worth a perusal. We've still got a very important game to play in this series, so please do join us for that, with ESPNcricinfo's coverage starting at 13.00GMT, 14.00 local time on Wednesday. I'll leave you with this: Goodbye!

Umar Gul to Broad, OUT
huge swipe across the line from Broad, and Gul has made a mess of his stumps! Gul seals the game with his fourth wicket
SCJ Broad b Umar Gul 2 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00
end of over 463 runs
ENG: 227/9CRR: 4.93 • RRR: 9.75 • Need 39 from 24b
James Anderson2 (3)
Stuart Broad2 (7)
Shoaib Akhtar10-0-59-3
Umar Gul8-0-32-3
Shoaib Akhtar to Anderson, 2 runs
nicely played by Anderson, glancing out to deep square leg for two runs
Shoaib Akhtar to Broad, 1 run
great yorker! Broad digs it out to mid-on and they scamper through
Shoaib Akhtar to Broad, no run
another slower ball - even slower this time - and Broad inside edges a drive into his boot
Shoaib Akhtar to Broad, no run
slower ball, not picked by Broad but his bat ends up in the right place anyway. More a case of ball hitting bat there!
Shoaib Akhtar to Broad, no run
a low full toss flung down at leg stump, Broad digs it out to Afridi at midwicket
Shoaib Akhtar to Broad, no run
tapped infront of point, Broad wants a single but Anderson sends him back

Akhtar is going to bowl his last over

end of over 455 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 224/9CRR: 4.97 • RRR: 8.40 • Need 42 from 30b
James Anderson0 (2)
Stuart Broad1 (2)
Umar Gul8-0-32-3
Shoaib Akhtar9-0-56-3
Umar Gul to Anderson, no run
back of a length, slamming into the thigh and bouncing to gully

Gul is now the leading wicket-taker in the series with 10 scalps to his name

Umar Gul to Anderson, no run
Anderson's done well to keep that out! Another very low, dipping full toss and curves late towards the left-hander's toes, but he jams the bat down to keep it out
Umar Gul to Swann, OUT
slower ball, offcutter, and Swann is bowled! He's been bowling such fantastic reverse-swinging yorkers, Swann won't have been expecting that and he's cleaned up! Pakistan are almost there now
GP Swann b Umar Gul 12 (15m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33
Umar Gul to Broad, 1 run
low, dipping full toss swings back in very late! It was pacy too, but Broad swung hard and sent the ball out to deep midwicket
Umar Gul to Broad, 1 wide
swinging back in to the left-hander, but the line is all wrong and the ball swerves down the leg side. That's wide
Umar Gul to Swann, 1 run
full and swinging again, drilled down to long-on
Umar Gul to Swann, 2 runs
full and swinging in towards leg stump, Swann heaves out into the leg side and sprints back for the second
end of over 4410 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 219/8CRR: 4.97 • RRR: 7.83 • Need 47 from 36b
Stuart Broad0 (1)
Graeme Swann9 (6)
Shoaib Akhtar9-0-56-3
Umar Gul7-0-27-2

Shoaib, who looks like he's "being held together with sticking plaster" as Atherton points out, has done a fantastic job in this game to come back from an erratic opening spell and pick up vital wickets. His first three overs went for 30!

Shoaib Akhtar to Broad, no run
quick yorker on middle, dug out back to the bowler by Broad
Shoaib Akhtar to Swann, 1 run
how has he kept that out? Perfect inswinging yorker but Swann jams the bat down just in time to keep it out
Shoaib Akhtar to Swann, FOUR runs
Swann finds the boundary! Slashing up and over short third man

"I know there are some bad apples in Pakistan Cricket team and management, but you have to appreciate the effort the team is putting in here," says Adnan. "With all the negative stuff going on, and losing the first 2 ODI, this is a very good comeback. Hard for us Pakistani Cricket fans to abandon this team due to the action of few."

Shoaib Akhtar to Swann, 3 wides
hooping inswinging full toss, it slips down the leg side and though Kamran gets a hand to it he can't cut it off completely
Best performances - batsmen
AJ Strauss
68 runs (72)
8 fours
0 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
23 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
Mohammad Hafeez
64 runs (100)
5 fours
1 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
17 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
Umar Gul
GP Swann
Match details
Lord's, London
TossPakistan , elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of England
Player Of The Match
Abdul Razzaq
Series result5-match series level 2-2
Match numberODI no. 3046
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.10, Second Session 17.10-20.40
Match days20 September 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)
Richard Kettleborough
Billy Doctrove
TV Umpire
Richard Illingworth
Reserve Umpire
Nigel Llong
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe