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RESULT
3rd Investec Test, Birmingham, August 03 - 07, 2016, Pakistan tour of England and Ireland
297 & 445/6d
(T:343) 400 & 201

England won by 141 runs

Player Of The Match
63, 86* & 2/49
moeen-ali
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook (c)lbw b Rahat Ali4552888086.53
Alex Hales c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Sohail Khan1731423054.83
Joe Root c Mohammad Hafeez b Sohail Khan36110050.00
James Vince c Younis Khan b Sohail Khan39651156060.00
Gary Ballance c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah7015020011046.66
Jonny Bairstow c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Sohail Khan1216191075.00
Moeen Ali c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir631181717053.38
Chris Woakes c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Rahat Ali924242037.50
Stuart Broad c Azhar Ali b Mohammad Amir1324372054.16
Steven Finn not out 1525313060.00
James Anderson lbw b Sohail Khan59211055.55
Extras(lb 1, nb 4, w 1)6
TOTAL86 Ov (RR: 3.45)297
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Alex Hales, 9.3 ov), 2-48 (Joe Root, 11.5 ov), 3-75 (Alastair Cook, 18.2 ov), 4-144 (James Vince, 36.5 ov), 5-158 (Jonny Bairstow, 40.2 ov), 6-224 (Gary Ballance, 67.2 ov), 7-244 (Chris Woakes, 72.3 ov), 8-276 (Stuart Broad, 80.2 ov), 9-278 (Moeen Ali, 82.1 ov), 10-297 (James Anderson, 85.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mohammad Amir1635323.31708000
80.2 to SCJ Broad, good length, bit of shape, Broad swishes away from his body - and Azhar clings on to a sharp catch above his head! That flew off the edge, high towards third slip and it was all instinct, thrust the hands up and the ball stuck! So, the new ball does it, Amir gets among the wickets at last, England eight down. 276/8
82.1 to MM Ali, gottim, nicked to the keeper! Moeen tries to up the tempo with No. 10 for company, forcing a shot off the back foot and there's a thin but discernible edge as the ball straightens just enough. Amir on the money and England have almost cashed their chips. 278/9
Sohail Khan2339654.1710213004
9.3 to AD Hales, got him this time! Reward for tightening up the lines. Just shot of a good length, shaping away from Hales, in the air then off the seam, takes the outside edge. 36/1
11.5 to JE Root, huge moment! Sohail having a major impact. Root forcing off the back foot, gets a thick outside edge which is safely (yes safely) held by Hafeez at first slip. Now then, now then. 48/2
36.5 to JM Vince, edged to second slip! Younis celebrates then says he isn't sure. Was a back of a length ball, Vince defending rather than driving, it was certainly dying on its way to slip. Soft signal is 'not out'. Looks like it has carried, fingers under the ball. He's done very well here. Vince should be gone here. Another big breakthrough for Sohail. Very clear stuff from the third umpire, Dharmasena, as well. 144/4
40.2 to JM Bairstow, short and wide, bit of extra bounce... and it kisses the top edge on its way through! Vapid cut shot from Bairstow and he can regret at leisure, a rather daft waft, given the match situation, and Sohail has four-for. 158/5
85.6 to JM Anderson, bit of inswing, Anderson is trapped in front, up goes the finger - Sohail has his five-for! That looked a straightforward decision but Anderson reviews anyway, hoping for a lucky break. It came back a good distance, hit the back leg, and is clipping leg stump according to Hawk-Eye. Sohail threw his hands up and then prostrated himself in thanks, it's been a hugely successful comeback for him, a wicket for each year he has been out of the Test side. 297/10
Rahat Ali2048324.159016010
18.2 to AN Cook, nipping back and striking the front pad, up goes the finger! Cook doesn't look confident but eventually decides to review, knowing how big a wicket this could be for Pakistan... it's tight on line, umpire's call but that's good enough for Rahat, ball-tracker predicting a headache for off stump and Cook is a goner! He played slightly the wrong line, decent ball, though. 75/3
72.3 to CR Woakes, snorter! Woakes is one of England's form men, but that was unplayable. Tight line, demanded a stroke, nipped half a bat's width and grazed through to the keeper. You can't do much about those, and England's lengthy tail has its work cut out all of a sudden!. 244/7
Yasir Shah2736412.371207000
67.2 to GS Ballance, he's done him with the big turner from outside off again! At Lord's it rattled his stumps, this time it leaps into the inside edge, for Sarfraz to move swiftly to his right and snaffle an impressive leg-side take. That's the big breakthrough, and Yasir has his first of the day!. 224/6
Pakistan 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mohammad Hafeez c Ballance b Anderson044000.00
Sami Aslam run out (Vince)821762709146.59
Azhar Ali c Cook b Woakes13929338115147.44
Younis Khan c †Bairstow b Woakes31901494034.44
Misbah-ul-Haq (c) b Anderson561071456052.33
Asad Shafiq  b Broad01840000.00
Sarfaraz Ahmed not out 46911605050.54
Yasir Shah run out (Woakes/†Bairstow)710161070.00
Mohammad Amir lbw b Woakes1880012.50
Sohail Khan lbw b Broad78241087.50
Rahat Ali c Root b Broad412410033.33
Extras(b 5, lb 21, nb 1)27
TOTAL136 Ov (RR: 2.94)400
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mohammad Hafeez, 0.4 ov), 2-181 (Sami Aslam, 62.2 ov), 3-257 (Azhar Ali, 89.6 ov), 4-274 (Younis Khan, 97.4 ov), 5-296 (Asad Shafiq, 105.6 ov), 6-358 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 120.1 ov), 7-367 (Yasir Shah, 122.4 ov), 8-368 (Mohammad Amir, 123.6 ov), 9-386 (Sohail Khan, 127.6 ov), 10-400 (Rahat Ali, 135.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson29.175421.851415000
0.4 to Mohammad Hafeez, gone! Early blow for England. Not Anderson's best ball at all, a bit short and wide, Hafeez goes for a cut and doesn't keep it down and it's a sharp, low chance at point. 0/1
120.1 to Misbah-ul-Haq, dragged on! Something goes Anderson's way. Misbah just defending a length ball and it takes an inside edge, down into his pad/boot and ricochets back into the stumps. 358/6
Stuart Broad3048332.7613910001
105.6 to Asad Shafiq, splat! That was unexpected! The angle does for Shafiq, who seemed to have done everything right as he got into position to block the ball, but somehow missed a straight one - did his bat clip his pad as he came through the shot? - and pop goes the weasel!. 296/5
127.6 to Sohail Khan, wide on the crease, strikes the pad as Sohail attempts a clip to leg, and Broad is instantly off on his celebr-appeal ... and sure enough up goes the finger! It is going to review though, but that is smashing the middle of middle!. 386/9
135.6 to Rahat Ali, edged, and taken! Root snaffles this one in his breadbasket at second slip, and Pakistan are finally all out!. 400/10
Steven Finn27.577602.731297000
Chris Woakes3077932.631419000
89.6 to Azhar Ali, gottim, steered to slip from the final ball of the day! Azhar falls at the last, drawn into playing away from his body, it flew towards Cook, who took a really smart catch right in front of his face, ended up on his backside but he held on... Azhar throws his head back and then walks off to generous applause. A top innings but he would have dearly loved to still be there in the morning. 257/3
97.4 to Younis Khan, and he's struck! A thin edge down the leg side. The ball was there for the stroke, Younis trying to flick it away and just gets a tickle to Baristow. Probably not quite bowled-for-and-got, but Woakes won't be bothered. An edge is an edge. 274/4
123.6 to Mohammad Amir, big appeal for lbw, a full ball which shapes in at Amir, think he got an inside edge but Cook has gone for the review. Actually, this looks like pad first. Could be close. And that's out! Very good review from bowler and captain. That's hitting middle and leg. 368/8
Moeen Ali1727904.646710200
James Vince10202.0040000
Joe Root10101.0050000
England 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook (c)c Yasir Shah b Sohail Khan661031677064.07
Alex Hales c Younis Khan b Mohammad Amir5413117610041.22
Joe Root c Mohammad Hafeez b Yasir Shah621231658050.40
James Vince c Younis Khan b Mohammad Amir421232007034.14
Gary Ballance c Asad Shafiq b Yasir Shah28701034040.00
Jonny Bairstow lbw b Sohail Khan831271778065.35
Moeen Ali not out 869612610289.58
Chris Woakes not out 39120033.33
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 8, w 2)21
TOTAL129 Ov (RR: 3.44)445/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-126 (Alastair Cook, 38.1 ov), 2-126 (Alex Hales, 39.3 ov), 3-221 (Joe Root, 75.1 ov), 4-257 (James Vince, 84.1 ov), 5-282 (Gary Ballance, 97.3 ov), 6-434 (Jonny Bairstow, 126.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mohammad Amir3187522.411449010
39.3 to AD Hales, and another! How the game changes. It's fuller, hung outside off, and Hales can't resist having a poke this time sending the edge to Younis' right at second slip who makes a good grab. Amir has won that battle, hands down. 126/2
84.1 to JM Vince, edged and caught! And just as I had been praising Vince for his watchfulness outside off, he's gone and fallen for the same old flaw! Outside off, a nothing flirt, offering catching practice to the tumbling Younis at second slip, and that is a very slow trudge from a batsman who has blown his best start yet. 257/4
Sohail Khan29311123.8212312018
38.1 to AN Cook, what a moment! Yasir has pulled off a terrific catch. Cook comes forward to drive, he isn't quite to the pitch, ball is quite wide, spoons the ball in the air towards point where Yasir dives to his left. 126/1
126.2 to JM Bairstow, big appeal for lbw, that looks close, he's a long way across his stumps and Misbah reviews. I think this is out. Hits the inside of the pad, and he's in front of all three. Yep, smashing middle stump. So he's gone. 434/6
Rahat Ali2185402.571039000
Yasir Shah43417224.0017422200
75.1 to JE Root, he's broken the stand! Root gives it away. Full outside leg, Root goes for the sweep and dollies up a catch to short fine leg. Not the first time he's done that this season.. 221/3
97.3 to GS Ballance, caught round the corner! Taken at leg slip. Pakistan keep chipping them out. Ballance goes for a flick from outside off, turns his wrists, can't keep the ball down and grab by Shafiq. 282/5
Azhar Ali502204.40162000
Pakistan 2nd INNINGS (Target: 343 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mohammad Hafeez c Woakes b Broad216260012.50
Sami Aslam  b Finn7016721211041.91
Azhar Ali c Cook b Ali3875975050.66
Younis Khan c †Bairstow b Anderson417270023.52
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)c †Bairstow b Finn1025391040.00
Asad Shafiq lbw b Woakes047000.00
Sarfaraz Ahmed c Root b Woakes058000.00
Yasir Shah c Hales b Anderson719291036.84
Mohammad Amir c Woakes b Broad1626362061.53
Sohail Khan c & b Ali3637627097.29
Rahat Ali not out 1535483042.85
Extras(lb 2, nb 1)3
TOTAL70.5 Ov (RR: 2.83)201
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Mohammad Hafeez, 5.5 ov), 2-79 (Azhar Ali, 30.3 ov), 3-92 (Younis Khan, 37.4 ov), 4-124 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 47.5 ov), 5-125 (Asad Shafiq, 48.6 ov), 6-125 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 50.5 ov), 7-125 (Sami Aslam, 51.3 ov), 8-149 (Yasir Shah, 56.5 ov), 9-151 (Mohammad Amir, 59.4 ov), 10-201 (Sohail Khan, 70.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson1333122.38634000
37.4 to Younis Khan, he strikes! England sense something here...Younis pushing hard outside off, and the edge is pouched by Bairstow as he dives in front of first slip. That may have just reversed away from him. Younis' problems continue. 92/3
56.5 to Yasir Shah, add one more to the Anderson kitty, Extra bounce does Yasir. He stood up behind a back of a length delivery, but it gets big on him. Gets a thick edge and is caught by gully. Good work from Hales, taking it in front of his face.. 149/8
Stuart Broad1572421.60773001
5.5 to Mohammad Hafeez, oh my goodness, what's he done! Just pulls a short ball straight down long leg's throat. It wasn't a full on bouncer, Hafeez swivelled on a pull, didn't keep it down, and could hardly have made it easier for Woakes. 6/1
59.4 to Mohammad Amir, he's tried holding on. But he couldn't quite resist this time. Good length ball tagged with a little width, bagged at point. Errant drive from Amir, simple catch from Woakes. Bugles erupt in Edgbaston. Cheers, screams and roars all mesh into each other.. 151/9
Chris Woakes1125324.81499000
48.6 to Asad Shafiq, appeal for lbw! given! But Shafiq goes for a review. Does so after talking to his partner, which possibly means he did not nick it. It's full, nips back and beats the inside edge to rap him low enough on the pads. Poor shot, played across it. This is probably umpire's call. It is, but there's plenty of the ball hitting leg stump. Bowling change works for England. Woakes' dream summer keeps getting dreamier. 125/5
50.5 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, it's not like they're hooping it around corners. Just a smidge of movement - and they make the most of it by plugging away on off stump. At a full length. Sarfraz reaches forward to defend, edges it and Root takes a fine low catch. Barely a centimeter from the ground. Soft hands, safe hands. 125/6
Steven Finn1353822.92627000
47.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, yell, Stevie, yell! You've got the one England wanted! He's waited three Tests for a wicket. And would't you know it, he gets the Pakistan captain. Beautiful ball, pitches full enough to draw him forward, nips away off the seam just enough that he follows it with the open face, edge take, catch taken.. 124/4
51.3 to Sami Aslam, knocks him over! Finn, you beauty. He's mobbed by his team-mates, he's punching the air like it's kissed his sister under the bleachers. This a a peach of a ball - pitching on a full length and darting back towards the off stump because of reverse swing. Aslam leaves not accounting for it and is cleaned up. 125/7
Moeen Ali17.544922.74827000
30.3 to Azhar Ali, done it! Excellent from Moeen and excellent from Cook. Tossed up outside off, drifts away a touch, draws him into the drive and the thick edge is well held by Cook at second slip. Beautiful piece of offspin bowling. 79/2
70.5 to Sohail Khan, done him! Moeen Ali takes the wicket that gives England at 2-1 lead! He tossed the ball up, Sohail races down the pitch to meet it. Hits it back to the bowler and he takes a good low catch.. 201/10
Joe Root10404.0040000
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MATCH DETAILS
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossPakistan, elected to field first
Series
Season2016
Player Of The Match
England
Moeen Ali
Series resultEngland led the 4-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 2212
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days3,4,5,6,7 August 2016 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
West Indies
Joel Wilson
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
England
Jeremy Lloyds
Match Referee
West Indies
Richie Richardson
PointsEngland 4, Pakistan 0
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 03 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 297
Thu, 04 Aug - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 257/3 (Younis Khan 21*, 90 ov)
Fri, 05 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 120/0 (Alastair Cook 64*, Alex Hales 50*, 35 ov)
Sat, 06 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 414/5 (Jonny Bairstow 82*, Moeen Ali 60*, 125 ov)
Sun, 07 Aug - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 201 (70.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • 6th Wicket: 150 runs in 170 balls (JM Bairstow 71, MM Ali 77, Ex 2)
  • Over 126.2: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - JM Bairstow (Upheld)
  • Innings Break: England - 445/6 in 129.0 overs (MM Ali 86, CR Woakes 3)
  • Pakistan 2nd innings
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 16.1 overs (98 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 67 balls (Sami Aslam 28, Azhar Ali 25, Ex 0)
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 69/1 in 22.0 overs (Sami Aslam 36, Azhar Ali 30)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 92/3 in 37.4 overs (Sami Aslam 47)
  • Sami Aslam: 50 off 124 balls (7 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 39.6 overs (241 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 48.6: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batsman - Asad Shafiq (Struck down)
  • Over 50.6: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batsman - Yasir Shah (Upheld)
  • Tea: Pakistan - 148/7 in 56.0 overs (Yasir Shah 7, Mohammad Amir 15)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 58.3 overs (352 balls), Extras 2
  • Over 64.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batsman - Sohail Khan (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 190/9 in 69.0 overs (Sohail Khan 25, Rahat Ali 15)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 70.3 overs (424 balls), Extras 3
  • 10th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (Sohail Khan 34, Rahat Ali 15, Ex 1)
Pakistan Innings
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