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RESULT
3rd Test, Sharjah, November 01 - 05, 2015, England tour of United Arab Emirates
234 & 355
(T:284) 306 & 156

Pakistan won by 127 runs

Player Of The Match
27 & 151
mohammad-hafeez
Player Of The Series
27 runs • 15 wkts
yasir-shah
Pakistan 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mohammad Hafeez c Broad b Ali2757852047.36
Azhar Ali c †Bairstow b Anderson0712000.00
Shoaib Malik c †Bairstow b Broad38911155041.75
Younis Khan lbw b Anderson3158744053.44
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)c Root b Anderson711602127244.37
Asad Shafiq c †Bairstow b Patel535410014.28
Sarfaraz Ahmed c Root b Ali39761073051.31
Wahab Riaz  b Patel024000.00
Yasir Shah c Patel b Broad713211053.84
Zulfiqar Babar not out 651010120.00
Rahat Ali c Ali b Anderson4790057.14
Extras(b 1, lb 5)6
TOTAL85.1 Ov (RR: 2.74)234
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Azhar Ali, 2.3 ov), 2-49 (Mohammad Hafeez, 19.5 ov), 3-88 (Shoaib Malik, 32.2 ov), 4-103 (Younis Khan, 40.1 ov), 5-116 (Asad Shafiq, 51.1 ov), 6-196 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 77.1 ov), 7-196 (Wahab Riaz, 78.2 ov), 8-224 (Yasir Shah, 82.6 ov), 9-224 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 83.1 ov), 10-234 (Rahat Ali, 85.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson15.171741.12801000
2.3 to Azhar Ali, back of a length, maybe nips away a touch - and got him, caught behind! Azhar's return is brief and unsuccessful, feeling for the ball in the channel and he's gone for a duck. That's Bairstow's first catch as a keeper in Tests since Sydney 2014. 5/1
40.1 to Younis Khan, low full toss, on the pads, massive appeal, that looks very out, and up goes the finger! Younis goes for the review but it seems optimistic ... that's plumb!. 103/4
83.1 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Smartly taken at second slip. Good length and wide outside off, Misbah bites. He hangs his bat out and nicks it with Root stretching to his left, ensuring that Misbah doesn't have another century. 224/9
85.1 to Rahat Ali, Anderson and Broad finish with six wickets between them for 30 runs. Anderson dangles the carrot outside off, Ali wafts and edges it to fourth slip, where Mooen grabs it near his arm pit. 234/10
Stuart Broad1381321.00701000
32.2 to Shoaib Malik, edged and gone! Massive wicket! A bit of lift on a good line, a loose prod too far away from the body, and Malik pays the price for flat-footedness. He had a let-off in the last over when the ball didn't quite carry, but Broad's got his man this time. 88/3
82.6 to Yasir Shah, The new ball brings a wicket. Broad lets rip a well-directed short ball. Yasir is in no position for the pull. Skewed to backward square leg off a thick top edge. 224/8
Ben Stokes1142302.09573000
Samit Patel2338523.6910211100
51.1 to Asad Shafiq, Patel finds the outside edge and success. Turn and bounce outside off, leaving Shafiq prodding feebly. Bairstow pouches it smartly and Pakistan find themselves five down 30 minutes before tea. 116/5
78.2 to Wahab Riaz, Patel sends Wahab back for a two-ball duck. Patel roars, two wickets in eight balls for Pakistan. Tossed up on a leg-stump line, spins past the crooked prod to tilt the middle stump back. 196/7
Moeen Ali1334923.76474000
19.5 to Mohammad Hafeez, gadzooks, Hafeez has only gone and done it again! Aggression proves his downfall, as he takes the long handle to Moeen once again, finds a top edge and picks out Broad at midwicket, who pouches the catch and shakes the ball in his hands like a kid with a Christmas present!. 49/2
77.1 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, Moeen Ali strikes, having Sarfraz holing out to deep midwicket. Pushed through from round the stumps, Sarfraz throws his wicket away. Brain explosion this. He goes for one strike too many. Dances out and drags it into the lap of Joe Root. 196/6
Adil Rashid1014104.10383100
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook (c)c Azhar Ali b Yasir Shah491191424041.17
Moeen Ali c Younis Khan b Shoaib Malik1428342050.00
Ian Bell st †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah401582172125.31
Joe Root c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Rahat Ali414190028.57
James Taylor c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Rahat Ali761612266047.20
Jonny Bairstow  b Zulfiqar Babar431181655036.44
Samit Patel  b Yasir Shah42801026052.50
Adil Rashid c Azhar Ali b Shoaib Malik852671015.38
Stuart Broad not out 1318261072.22
James Anderson  b Shoaib Malik77610100.00
Ben Stokes  b Shoaib Malik01017000.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 4)10
TOTAL126.5 Ov (RR: 2.41)306
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Moeen Ali, 8.4 ov), 2-90 (Alastair Cook, 37.2 ov), 3-97 (Joe Root, 42.1 ov), 4-139 (Ian Bell, 62.4 ov), 5-228 (James Taylor, 96.2 ov), 6-245 (Jonny Bairstow, 103.4 ov), 7-285 (Adil Rashid, 120.4 ov), 8-287 (Samit Patel, 121.3 ov), 9-296 (James Anderson, 122.6 ov), 10-306 (Ben Stokes, 126.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Rahat Ali22124822.181136001
42.1 to JE Root, Root fishes outside off again... and Sarfraz takes a brilliant low catch! Does he? The umpires are going to check but the replay quickly confirms it went straight into his right mitt - Root is gone! Rahat hits paydirt with a full ball angled across - Kryptonite to England's Superbatsman at No. 4 - and the edge was snaffled half an inch above the turf. 97/3
96.2 to JWA Taylor, slanted across, Taylor fences at it... and steers to the keeper! Sarfraz dives to take another excellent low catch and Pakistan have their fifth wicket! Always tricky getting started again and Taylor doesn't manage it, feeling for a ball that left him a touch. 228/5
Yasir Shah3639932.7515811000
37.2 to AN Cook, plays back on leg stump, short leg takes the catch... is there's some bat on this? Yes, says Gaffaney! Cook wasn't moving but he doesn't review either, looks like a small deflection off the inside edge as he tried to glance, on to the pads and into the pouch. Yasir gets his man again. 90/2
62.4 to IR Bell, Bell tries to come down the pitch, the ball turns past his bat - and that's got him, stumped! Bell couldn't get near enough to it, Yasir getting the ball to dip and spin and leave him in no-man's land. Huge wicket for Pakistan. 139/4
121.3 to SR Patel, bowled him, that's an absolute jaffa! That's plenty penetrative, far too good for Patel, whose hopes of a maiden Test fifty end with a crash of ash... Well, more of a tickle, actually, as a delightful legbreak pitches outside leg and then judders the top of off. Patel, understandably, befuddled. 287/8
Wahab Riaz2053301.651032003
Zulfiqar Babar3768012.161726100
103.4 to JM Bairstow, skidding on with the arm - bowled 'im! Brilliant stuff from Babar, he steadily tied Bairstow into a knot and then ran him through with the arm ball, he was trying to cut off the back foot but done for pace. Bairstow's gutsy knock comes to grief and the scales tip again. 245/6
Shoaib Malik9.533343.35403000
8.4 to MM Ali, gives it some air, Moeen slogs across the line... and loops a massive top edge to slip! The opening partnership is once again too brief for England's liking, Moeen was walking off as soon as he hit this, as Younis backpedalled a few yards and steadied himself underneath the catch. That was a very ordinary shot. 19/1
120.4 to AU Rashid, he's gone this time! Rashid prods firmly, a very sharp edge fizzes out to short leg, and that is a brilliant low catch, scooped one-handed, diving to his right!. 285/7
122.6 to JM Anderson, beats the bat again, and hits off stump! Malik chips in with another, he got this one on target and Anderson played inside it, "pop" went the bails. 296/9
126.5 to BA Stokes, doesn't quite cover the line and he's bowled! Tossed it up and got the ball to straighten on off stump again. Malik ends with four-for, Stokes ends with a duck (though don't say it to his face) and England's lead is halted at 72. 306/10
Azhar Ali20703.5050000
Pakistan 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mohammad Hafeez c Bell b Ali15126637115356.76
Azhar Ali run out (Bell/Rashid)341151490029.56
Shoaib Malik lbw b Anderson014000.00
Younis Khan lbw b Broad1439531035.89
Rahat Ali  b Anderson01216000.00
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)lbw b Broad38861252144.18
Asad Shafiq  b Broad461091294142.20
Sarfaraz Ahmed  b Patel36365840100.00
Yasir Shah c Broad b Rashid416171025.00
Wahab Riaz run out (Bell/†Bairstow)2127372077.77
Zulfiqar Babar not out 034000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 5)11
TOTAL118.2 Ov (RR: 3.00)355
Fall of wickets: 1-101 (Azhar Ali, 38.1 ov), 2-105 (Shoaib Malik, 39.1 ov), 3-146 (Younis Khan, 50.4 ov), 4-152 (Rahat Ali, 54.6 ov), 5-245 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 85.1 ov), 6-257 (Mohammad Hafeez, 88.5 ov), 7-312 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 104.5 ov), 8-319 (Yasir Shah, 109.2 ov), 9-354 (Asad Shafiq, 117.3 ov), 10-355 (Wahab Riaz, 118.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson2685222.001275100
39.1 to Shoaib Malik, massive inswinger from Anderson, and Malik is gone for a duck! Sharp reverse swing, maybe that scuff on the concrete was all the ball needed. Malik's bat is barely in the frame, he is so comprehensively pinned in front of all three!. 105/2
54.6 to Rahat Ali, bowled him, Rahat is kippered! Stuck on the back foot, Anderson lined him up and reversed the ball back precisely to nudge the top of off and dislodge the bail. 152/4
Stuart Broad2364431.911155000
50.4 to Younis Khan, huge appeal! And Oxenford has given Younis lbw after a massive pause for thought! That nipped back a mile, Younis took a huge stride, well outside the line, but there was no stroke offered. The umpire considered his angles, and got it pretty close to spot on. Younis reviews but the top of off was being pinged out of the ground!. 146/3
85.1 to Misbah-ul-Haq, trapped him in front, Misbah falls for the bluff! The field had been set up for the short ball, with catchers on the leg side, instead Broad went full and straight and got Pakistan's captain in very similar fashion to the first innings in Dubai, standing in front of all three. 245/5
117.3 to Asad Shafiq, nips back and that's castled him, brilliant delivery from Broad! Shafiq had looked sound as a pound but that went straight through him, coming back a long way off the seam to hit the top of middle and off. Broad punches the air in satisfaction/exhaustion and England are one wicket away from setting off on a run chase. 354/9
Samit Patel1917914.15798200
104.5 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, bowled him! Samit lands one on the money, tweaks past the edge and smashes middle and off!. 312/7
Moeen Ali21.217213.37794100
88.5 to Mohammad Hafeez, oh dear, that wasn't very well thought through by the Prof! He's been caught at long-on! Tried to tack Moeen downtown but didn't quite get hold of this one and picked out the waiting fielder... England are battling to stay in this one. 257/6
Adil Rashid2939713.341137100
109.2 to Yasir Shah, short, and what a soft dismissal! A loopy slapped cut, came straight off the toe of the bat, extra bounce, and Broad at point gobbles the offering!. 319/8
England 2nd INNINGS (Target: 284 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Moeen Ali lbw b Shoaib Malik2243492051.16
Alastair Cook (c)st †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Shoaib Malik631642414038.41
Ian Bell  b Shoaib Malik067000.00
Joe Root lbw b Yasir Shah629320020.68
James Taylor c Younis Khan b Zulfiqar Babar29120022.22
Jonny Bairstow lbw b Yasir Shah045000.00
Samit Patel lbw b Zulfiqar Babar012000.00
Adil Rashid  b Rahat Ali2272781030.55
Stuart Broad c Shoaib Malik b Yasir Shah2023302086.95
Ben Stokes st †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah12121910100.00
James Anderson not out 014000.00
Extras(b 7, nb 1, w 1)9
TOTAL60.3 Ov (RR: 2.57)156
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Moeen Ali, 11.6 ov), 2-34 (Ian Bell, 13.6 ov), 3-48 (Joe Root, 23.4 ov), 4-57 (James Taylor, 26.5 ov), 5-58 (Jonny Bairstow, 27.6 ov), 6-59 (Samit Patel, 28.4 ov), 7-108 (Adil Rashid, 49.6 ov), 8-138 (Stuart Broad, 56.5 ov), 9-150 (Alastair Cook, 59.5 ov), 10-156 (Ben Stokes, 60.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Rahat Ali512314.60193000
49.6 to AU Rashid, beauty! Perfect length on off stump, nipped back a fraction and Rashid's stumps are splattered as he plays all around it! A hint of reverse swing I think, but reward for a disciplined restrictive line. And England are all but floored now. 108/7
Wahab Riaz502505.00183011
Zulfiqar Babar1853121.72862000
26.5 to JWA Taylor, got him, edged to slip, England four down and sinking fast! Babar goes skipping away in delight, he landed this on a sixpence and turned it enough to clip the bat as Taylor groped for it in vain, slightly angled bat and it was gleefully scooped up by Younis. 57/4
28.4 to SR Patel, gone first ball, another lbw! This is turning into 2012 all over again, England playing with their pads and Pakistan playing them like a flute. No reviews left, since Moeen and Bairstow used them up earlier and Samit trudges wearily whence he came. 59/6
Shoaib Malik1542631.73680000
11.6 to MM Ali, Onto the back foot, skidding into the back pad, that looks dead for all money, and the umpire agrees! But Moeen reviews ... it might conceivably be leg-sided ... but it is surely at least clipping ... or is it ... it is looking tight ... in fact, it is smashing leg stump, and off he goes!. 34/1
13.6 to IR Bell, a beauty from Malik! On the angle, around the wicket, held its line and Bell, playing back and expecting it to turn, has his stumps splattered!. 34/2
59.5 to AN Cook, down the track, through the gate, stumped by a mile! Shoaib saw him coming, dragged it down, and utterly flummoxed the England captain!. 150/9
Yasir Shah17.324442.51762000
23.4 to JE Root, fizzed through, Root goes back... and it's a fatal error, as the ball pins him in front! Root consults with Cook but they decide not to review, which probably tells you how adjacent he was, right back on his stumps and beaten as the ball skidded on low. What a huge wicket in the second over of the day!. 48/3
27.6 to JM Bairstow, pushed through, Bairstow sweeps and he's hit on the thigh, bang in front! Up goes the finger but he decides to review, this is the definition of blind hope and Hawk-Eye shows it to be thundering into middle stump! Another for Yasir and England are being ruthlessly shredded here. 58/5
56.5 to SCJ Broad, short, Broad sweeps again but the ball bounces on him and he can't keep it down! Square leg snaffles the offering as England sink ever closer to the exit!. 138/8
60.3 to BA Stokes, fired down the leg-side, Stokes goes for a wander, Sarfraz gathers and whips off the bails! That is the end of that!. 156/10
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MATCH DETAILS
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Series
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
Mohammad Hafeez
Player Of The Series
Pakistan
Yasir Shah
Series resultPakistan won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2184
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days1,2,3,4,5 November 2015 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire
Australia
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Ahsan Raza
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sun, 01 Nov - day 1 - England 1st innings 4/0 (Alastair Cook 0*, Moeen Ali 4*, 2 ov)
Mon, 02 Nov - day 2 - England 1st innings 222/4 (James Taylor 74*, Jonny Bairstow 37*, 92 ov)
Tue, 03 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 146/3 (Mohammad Hafeez 97*, Rahat Ali 0*, 53 ov)
Wed, 04 Nov - day 4 - England 2nd innings 46/2 (Alastair Cook 17*, Joe Root 6*, 22 ov)
Thu, 05 Nov - day 5 - England 2nd innings 156 (60.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • England: 50 runs in 24.4 overs (149 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 27.6: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - JM Bairstow (Struck down)
  • Drinks: England - 88/6 in 39.0 overs (AN Cook 42, AU Rashid 12)
  • England: 100 runs in 45.2 overs (273 balls), Extras 4
  • AN Cook: 50 off 142 balls (2 x 4)
  • Lunch: England - 120/7 in 53.0 overs (AN Cook 50, SCJ Broad 10)
  • England: 150 runs in 59.4 overs (359 balls), Extras 9
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