and thats it, England have won the series with that wicket. That was a sharp stumping by Read to dismiss Inzamam, who was out by some distance, there. Inzamam came charging down the pitch in a final act of defiance.
Panesar finishes with 3 for 39, well bowled. "Montstrous," suggests wannabe-Sun-headline-writer Andrew Miller but he has a point, that was some way to finish: stumped Read, bowled Panesar.
Well, well, England well and truly blew Pakistan away there to wrap up the series 2-0 ahead of the final Test which starts at The Oval on the 17th. But today belongs to England and particularly their young bowlers, with three wickets for Panesar and 4 for 22 for Saj Mahmood, from eight overs. Glorious stuff.
Andrew Miller notes that that's England's first series victory since the Ashes last summer, and Pakistan's first defeat since their tour of Australia in 2004-05, six series ago. Perhaps Pakistan can restore some pride in Kennington next week, but before that, all the celebrating will be done by England. Thanks for joining myself and Will Luke over the past five days; this has been scintillating stuff and we hope for more next time.
pitches on leg and thats well defended
doesnt quite drive that one properly and it cannons into the pitch
pitches outside off, turns away and that sneaks past the outside edge into Reads gloves
attempted yorker, a little too full, Kaneria spots it and digs it out - Inzamam will be on strike again
Stat attack courtesy of Andrew Miller: Inzy's just got past Alec Stewart (8463) and is now the 11th-highest run-scorer in Test history
strays down leg this time, stops a touch on the pitch, Inzamam waits for it and rolls his wrists over that one, sending it square with a languid pull
a curious shot from Inzamam who goes for a big pull shot but the ball doesnt get up as much as hed thought and it flies below his under edge
forced on to the back foot. Hostile this from Mahmood, whos scenting blood
beautiful shot; theres no messing there from Inzamam who larrups a charging cover-drive straight to the boundary. Glorious
ooh, lovely ball bounces short and shoots past the batsmans nose
forward defence and Kaneria survives
a single at last to square
that one deceives and leaves Inzamam who tries to drive that one
again Inzamam isnt interested in the single, as he paddles that one down to fine leg
shortish one, keeps low and Inzamam sweeps that lazily, lovingly, to square but turns down the single
rocks on to his backfoot to push that gently into fully
gone! Well, that didnt take long. Gul prods forward and a huge edge just below the handle flies to Collingwood at third slip who snaffles a sharp chance. This game is England's for the taking
fine delivery; perfect line and length and a touch of inswing off the seam. The batsman reaches out at that one and then remonstrates with himself for that headrush
Inzamam appeals to fans for support
Inzamam at No. 7 cost Pakistan - Imran
|Mohammad Yousuf||run out||8||7|
|Mohammad Sami||run out||0||6|
|Danish Kaneria||not out||0||2|
|Extras||(lb 6, nb 3, w 5)|
|Total||155(10 wkts; 47.5 ovs)|