Razzaq strikes! Stumps flying and Pakistan have won! Fielders jumping around everywhere, what a result! What a performance, Pakistan love it at The Oval! England looked as good as home while Morgan and Wright were together but then Umar Gul was gifted Morgan's wicket and flattened England's lower order.
Strauss credits the 'outstanding spell from Umar Gul' and says he's disappointed not to have chased down the target.
Afridi gets a massive cheer from The Oval crowd and says all his bowlers bowled well but "not me!" Good value as always from Afridi, big smile as he says his run out was due to "lazy running".
Umar Gul is Named man of the Match. He says his form as has been improving slowly since his injury and thanks his coaches for all their support.
Great result for the series that - keeping it alive and Andrew Miller will have his bulletin in here. That's all from us, thanks for many of the emails and I hope you'll join us on Monday for the next game.
Pakistan win by 23 runs. Brilliant scenes at The Oval, Pakistan really needed that victory and England's collapse - 5 for 17 - has sealed it. Stay with us for the presentations - the wonderful bowling from Umar Gul will surely have earned him the Man of the Match award.
ooh, this might persuade them to bring a slip into place, swinging away past Anderson's dangling outside edge
Anderson on strike now, no slip in place.
good bowling here, Wright edges outside leg stump but Razzaq follows him and it comes off the body for single
good delivery first up, zipping into Wright who gets in a tangle and the ball trickles back off his thigh towards the stumps and he hurriedly boots it out of harm's way
Big team conference for Pakistan, arms waving, pointing, all sorts happening. Razzaq will bowl and long-on, deep-square and deep midwicket are the men out.
"I must admit one thing, this powerplay thing has made cricket somewhat more interesting and affected match results," writes Harvinder Singh. "Most teams never know when to apply it (90% cases). And I am sure it would continue to be so."
Anderson forward to defend, survives another Ajmal over and whether they like it or not, now is indeed the Powerplay
bit of width here and Anderson unfurls an excellent cut shot, picking up a couple to deep point
quicker, much quicker from Ajmal, outside off stump and Anderson leaves alone
Anderson rocks forward to defend
What can Anderson do? Slip in place...
Wright gives himself room outside leg, but doesn't try anything expansive as Ajmal follows him, worked around the corner for a single
tucked round the corner to short fine leg, no run there
This will be tough for Anderson and Wright - Saeed Ajmal.
sliced!... but safe! Wright skips down the wicket and has a big heave-ho, getting a thick outside edge that loops safely - with shots like that surely it's time for the Powerplay!?
given a touch of air, skews off an inside edge through the vacant midwicket for a single
pushed back down the pitch, Afridi tumbles to field
another edgy, careful defence
Anderson defends and it runs down to short third man
Perhaps England want Afridi to keep the field deep, which is exactly what he's doing.
Wright collects a single driving without much timing down the ground
James Anderson is the new man and he just needs to hang in there for Luke Wright. Time for the Powerplay? No? Apparently not. Very strange indeed.
gone! Gul strikes with the last ball of his spell to remove Swann! That's a career-best for Gul! Not a great delivery but Pakistan won't care, full half-volley that Swann stroked straight to Afridi at short extra cover. What a sensational spell of bowling and it's gone a long, long way to giving Pakistani fans some much-needed joy!
ooh, this is either play and miss or a very fine leave as Swann draws his bat inside the line
Slip comes in for Swann!
"Boy! Don't england have a strong batting line-up.. their no. 10 (Swann) has 4 fifties already in a 24 match test career.. for me, still England favorites!" writes ... Mazhar ...
inswinging yorker that Wright just manages to squeeze into the leg side for a single to bring Swann on strike
calmly defended back to the bowler, three more Gul deliveries to survive
|Kennington Oval, London|
|Toss||Pakistan, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||England led the 5-match series 2-1|
|Match number||ODI no. 3045|
|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 days||17 September 2010 - daynight (50-over match)|