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2nd Investec Test, Manchester, Jul 22 - 25 2016, Pakistan tour of England and Ireland
589/8d & 173/1d
(target 565)198 & 234
England won by 330 runs
Player Of The Match
254, 71* & 1/0
joe-root
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• George Dobell at Old Trafford

Stokes limps off with calf injury

Ben Stokes was forced out of the England attack with a calf injury during the afternoon session at Old Trafford and may well have played his last Test cricket of the summer

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Scores: Sanjay Murari
Comms: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
England589/8(152.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Joe Root254 (406)
Alastair Cook105 (172)
Wahab Riaz3/106(26.2)
Pakistan198/10(63.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Misbah-ul-Haq52 (114)
Wahab Riaz39 (61)
Chris Woakes4/67(16)
Ben Stokes2/39(15)
England173/1(30 overs)2nd INNINGS
Joe Root*71 (48)
Pakistan234/10(70.3 overs)2nd INNINGS

England win by 330 runs and level the series at 1-1 with two matches to play at Edgbaston and The Oval. Set up very nicely. Small gap before the next Test on August 3. Pakistan have a two-day game against Worcestershire at the weekend to try out a few things. It's been an outstanding all-round performance from England, the only downer being the injury today for Ben Stokes. He looks unlikely for the next Test, at least. They were in control from about lunch on the first day having won the toss. Joe Root and Alastair Cook led the way, followed by a strong display from the pace attack. Now it's Pakistan's turn to dig deep and answer some tough questions. I'll bring you the presentations shortly.

Taha: "And what about the super series..Can u update please.." It's 4-4. All to play for.

Nick: "Seriously worrying that Chris Woakes's form is dropping so suddenly. His last four innings he has got 6 wickets then 5 wickets then 4 wickets and only 3 wickets this time round"

Misbah-ul-Haq "It happens, it can turn around like that. Full credit to England they won a good toss then Cook and Root took the game away. We were nowhere near, below average, we need to improve in every department. We couldn't build the pressure and let them score a massive total. You need to keep the opposition to 350, near 600 it's really difficult to come back. The way we batted in the first innings, we could have scored more than 350-400. We were thrown out of the game. Yasir is used to bowling on second and third day when there is some rough for him, so this different, and he didn't have anything. Credit, too, for Root and Cook who played him really well. [Top-order batting] It's a little bit of a worry, you want your batsmen to fire. Without scoring 300+ runs it's difficult to put pressure on. We need to convert starts. It's the good and bad thing about our team, we can have a result like this after a good game but we can also bounce back from it. Mentally they are capable of coming back."

Alastair Cook "We were really good, there wasn't too much that could have gone better. Really pleased about the character, the manner in which everyone batted, we had a better tempo. We left it to the individual about how we'd play Yasir, playing him a little straighter seemed to work. [Root's promotion to No. 3] I can't claim too much credit for his 250, but it seemed the logical step to put your best batter at No. 3. We talked about going big, that was as good as I've seen. [Pitch] We knew if we got a bit of pace and bounce it suits our bowlers. We feel as we have some good momentum with the ball. I thought a bit of time off for the bowlers if I'm honest. [Follow-on decision] Rest up, come in hard today. Didn't think it would cause quite the stir it would for 12 hours. [Bowlers] Jimmy is fine, your first game back you are a bit sore, but Stokesy looks in a bit of trouble with his leg. Mark Wood is coming back, Steven Finn, Jake Ball...Stokesy balances the side, but we have Woakes at No 8 or 9."

Man of the Match is Joe Root, no surprise there. "Very special feeling, I enjoy playing here. Nice to have some support when I come here. You had to earn the right, Cooky set the example. Everything we talked about before the game, was nice to go out there and do it. You put the hard yards in and work hard, and I had a good think to myself, and nice to turn it around quite quickly. I don't look to No. 3 any differently to No. 4, but taking some risk out will help. Both sides have played some strong cricket but we are confident going into Edgbaston."

That just about wraps things up for this Test match. David Hopps' report will be updated here shortly and we'll have plenty more from the ground as the evening goes on. A very impressive win for England. We'll be back for the third Test at Edgbaston on August 3. For now, though, from Gnasher, Andrew and Alan it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

70.3
W
Woakes to Amir, OUT

that's it, all over! Woakes finishes it off. Amir drives on the up and picks out Broad at mid-off who suggests he didn't really pick up the ball. But he held on anyway. Another first-over-of-a-spell wicket for Woakes!

Mohammad Amir c Broad b Woakes 29 (42m 43b 5x4 0x6) SR: 67.44
70.2
Woakes to Amir, no run

square drives to deep point...yes, deep point is out there

70.1
1
Woakes to Rahat Ali, 1 run

short ball on leg stump which he manages to pull away so he gets off strike...that will annoy England

Well, there is a change. It's Woakes...

end of over 706 runs
PAK: 233/9CRR: 3.32 
Mohammad Amir29 (41)
Rahat Ali7 (17)
Stuart Broad 14-3-37-0
Moeen Ali 18.4-1-88-3

Sarah: "So, half an hour ago I was asking where Broad was. Now he's back, I want Root on again..."

69.6
Broad to Amir, no run

length ball outside off, pushed to point...so Rahat is facing next

69.5
4
Broad to Amir, FOUR runs

close! Inside edge flies past leg stump as Amir aims to drive again...scoots to fine leg. Don't think that was a smile from Broad

69.4
2
Broad to Amir, 2 runs

full delivery, and he's driving again through the off side, Vince comes around from deep point

69.3
Broad to Amir, no run

angled into the pads, deflects down in front of short leg

69.2
Broad to Amir, no run

full outside off, defended to the covers

69.1
Broad to Amir, no run

round the wicket, full delivery, Amir defends solidly...he's shaping up well, he's always had batting talent

end of over 697 runs
PAK: 227/9CRR: 3.28 
Mohammad Amir23 (35)
Rahat Ali7 (17)
Moeen Ali 18.4-1-88-3
Stuart Broad 13-3-31-0
68.6
3
Ali to Amir, 3 runs

another flowing cover drive as Amir unleashes at a full ball, Hales manages to flick it back but Amir will have the strike

68.5
Ali to Amir, no run

full on middle and leg, blocked

68.4
Ali to Amir, no run

tossed up in the block hole, driven to cover

68.3
4
Ali to Amir, FOUR runs

threads this through the gap between cover and mid-off...nicely played

68.2
Ali to Amir, no run

played into the leg side

68.1
Ali to Amir, no run

round the wicket, defended to the covers

end of over 682 runs
PAK: 220/9CRR: 3.23 
Rahat Ali7 (17)
Mohammad Amir16 (29)
Stuart Broad 13-3-31-0
Moeen Ali 17.4-1-81-3
67.6
Broad to Rahat Ali, no run

backing away a touch but manages to defend a short-of-a-length delivery

67.5
Broad to Rahat Ali, no run

another short one which Rahat turns his head away from as he ducks...skims close to his helmet

67.4
2
Broad to Rahat Ali, 2 runs

driven through the off side, Broad offers a touch of width...feels as though he's trying to force it at the moment

67.3
Broad to Rahat Ali, no run

goes back and defends a short ball down in front of short leg

67.2
Broad to Rahat Ali, no run

full and straight, he forces it into the leg side

Best performances - batters
Joe Root portrait
JE Root ENG
254 runs (406)
27 fours
0 six
Control93%
Productive shot
flick
62 runs
4 fours
0 six
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Alastair Cook portrait
AN Cook ENG
105 runs (172)
15 fours
0 six
Control90%
Productive shot
cut shot
20 runs
3 fours
0 six
618145208826
Best performances - bowlers
Chris Woakes portrait
CR Woakes ENG
O
16
M
1
R
67
W
4
ECO
4.18
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
James Anderson, player portrait
JM Anderson ENG
O
16
M
2
R
41
W
3
ECO
2.56
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of England and Ireland
Season2016
Player Of The Match
Joe Root
Joe Root
Series result4-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2208
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days22,23,24,25 July 2016 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
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Kumar Dharmasena
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
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Joel Wilson
Reserve Umpire
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Neil Mallender
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson
PointsEngland 4, Pakistan 0
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