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England vs Pakistan - 2nd Test

Series: Pakistan tour of England, 2018
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Date: 01-05 June 2018

Pakistan 134/10 (46 Ovs) RR: 2.91 | England won by an innings and 55 runs

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And that's that folks. After 7 weeks of bright colours and fireworks, we are back to the game's purest form. It was a pleasure bringing you the action over the last 3 days. This is Rishi Roy, bidding adieu in the elite company of Vineet Anantharaman, Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Shashikant Singh, and our substitute fielder Hariprasad Sadanandan. That's it from England. Join us again in August for more red-ball action from the UK. Cheerio!

17:11 Local Time, 21:41 IST: Phew! That was some game. Forgive, but the thrill that Pakistan offers, no other team can! After hanging on by their teeth against the Irish, they came and decimated England at Lord's, and yet again, we saw a new Pakistan rising from the ashes. However, credit to England and their young brigade, Bess, Curran, et al., for producing some performances beyond their years. Pakistan can also take a lot away from this series, as they continue to mass produce world-class bowlers. The batting, though, has got the reality check it needed.

And now, Sarfaraz and Joe Root hold up the trophy, which will be shared. Pakistan and England have both won a Test each, and the NatWest Trophy will is held aloft by both the captains.

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Joe Root, England Captain (2/2): "It's a really good step forward as a team, and hopefully we can keep going, and move on from this. I think the youngsters like Curran, Bess, etc did a really good job. It was a really difficult job to bat, and Cook batted well with Jennings. That partnership with Bess put us in a really good position, and backed up the senior players. We were below par at Lord's, and we were low on confidence after a tough winter. But we showed character as a group and we showed what we are made of and showed that we were very ambitious as a team. It's important to learn lessons from weeks like these as well, but it's even more important to take the confidence going forward. Certainly think we can beat India in England if we play the way we did in this Test."

Joe Root, England Captain (1/2): "Yeah it was a better performance. We spoke as a group about character last week, as it was a tough week. We spoke of playing with pride and enjoyment. We adapted well with the conditions, and learnt quickly. And even though we lost the toss, it worked in our favour. As a group we were really good. A few guys stood up with a point to prove and it was a really good win for us. The opening bowlers set the tone for the Test. They were very well backed up as well. We were very balanced in our batting as well. We were really good in attack and defence as well. That's the best thing: when you go out and prove to others what you've got inside, that's what so satisfying for me. I think it was the nature of the pitch that no one got a hundred. There was a lot of lateral movement, a lot of seam movement and later when it got cooler, there was some swing as well. There was some spin as well, and credit to the groundstaff for producing the pitch that they did and credit to the lads for such a good performance."

Sarfaraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain: "The toss decision was correct, but we didn't back up the decision with our batting. They bowled really well in the first two hours and we didn't bat well, so credit to them. It was a good batting pitch. We certainly didn't apply ourselves as well as we did in Lord's, and we were not as well disciplined. The batting was not up to the mark. Dropped catches are a part and parcel of the game. When we were down by 180 runs, there was some pressure on the batting side and again we didn't capitalize on a good batting pitch. I am quite proud of my young team which did extremely well in the two Test matches."

Mohammad Abbas, Man of the Series (10 wickets): "I was worried and disappointed that I wouldn't get my name on the Lord's honour's board. I would have been more happy if we won the series. According to the seaming conditions, I try and bowl in the right areas, it is a part and parcel of bowling on a seaming track of not getting the nick. Sometimes you get the nicks, sometimes you don't. The English were under pressure, because I had done well. They changed the ploy against me by standing outside the crease, but I'll look to improve my bowling further. And I wish Wasim Akram a very happy birthday!"

Jos Buttler, Man of the Match 80*(101): "Yeah, thrilled to be back in the side. Brilliant opportunity. Wanted to make the most of it and really enjoyed the occasion. The pitch was such that bowlers were always in the game. Batsmen could get starts, but there would always be balls that could get wickets. I thought this performance backed up a tough week at Lord's, which shows what the batsmen are capable of. It is fun to take some slogging into Test batting. I think I'm lucky that I got this opportunity, and that someone gave me this opportunity and showed faith in me is very encouraging."

Interviews coming right up!

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After an intimidating lead of 189 runs, Pakistan's batting faltered and despite some inspiring batting by Imam and Salahuddin, Pakistan stumbled to an embarrassing collapse, as England managed to come back in a must-win game and triumphed by an innings and 55 runs.

Pakistan gave it their all with the bowling, particularly putting the scrambled seam ball to good use and managed to seam it around even after 80 overs. Not much reverse, as the bowlers lacked the pace for it and the surface lacked the roughness (not to mention the exceptional quality of the Dukes). But the ball seamed around. Pakistan just didn't have the luck to get the nicks; only enough to beat the bat.

16:24 Local Time, 20:54 IST: As Mickey Arthur mentioned yesterday, as did Cricbuzz user Hassan Jogiat, "the trouble for both teams in the Tests started at the toss." Pakistan, after having decided to bat first, failed to play the seaming ball satisfactorily and were bundled out for 174, with teenaged leg-spinner Shadab Khan doing the bulk of the scoring with a fifty.

45.6
0
Broad to Mohammad Abbas, out Caught by Root!! Slip 3 of 4 takes the catch, and it's the captain! England win by an innings and 55 runs! Scrambled seam ball pounded into the wicket and headed for the helmet, Mohammad Abbas gets it off the top-half sticker whilst trying to fend it off, manages to lob it towards Root at 3rd slip who holds on and screams in delight! England's first Test win in nearly 9 months, and it's a huge relief! Mohammad Abbas c Root b Broad 1(10)

Broad to Mohammad Abbas, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

45.5
0
Broad to Mohammad Abbas, no run, good length delivery in the hallway of hesitation outside off, straightening subtly off the seam, and beats the tentative poke of Mohammad Abbas from the crease

The open-propeller Yorkshire Airways flight sails over the stadium.

45.4
1
Broad to Amir, 1 run, back of a length and down leg, clipped away off the back foot towards deep fine leg for a single
45.3
1
Broad to Mohammad Abbas, 1 run, fuller one on the pads, whipped away towards forward short leg, through to backward square leg for a quick single

Four slips in

45.2
0
Broad to Mohammad Abbas, no run, bumper, too high, Mohammad Abbas ducks under it, and it sails over his head
45.1
0
Broad to Mohammad Abbas, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Abbas plays with soft hands and blocks

The already extended session has been extended further by another 30 minutes or until the time the last wicket falls

44.6
4
Dominic Bess to Amir, byes, FOUR, that beat everyone, tossed up slower and into the rough outside off, Amir swung and missed, so did the keeper and the fielder at first slip, runs away for four byes
44.5
0
Dominic Bess to Amir, no run, flatter and just outside off, chopped straight to the fielder at point
44.4
0
Dominic Bess to Amir, no run, much better from Bess, slower and just outside off, a hint of turn from off as well, Amir was looking to swipe it over mid-wicket and missed
44.3
4
Dominic Bess to Amir, FOUR, Bess tosses this one too full and on the leg-stump, Amir clears his left leg and swings through the line, wide of mid-wicket and into the fence
44.2
0
Dominic Bess to Amir, no run, very full and on the stumps, driven back at the bowler
44.1
0
Dominic Bess to Amir, no run, Bess drops one short and wide of off, cut straight to the fielder at cover-point
43.6
0
Broad to Mohammad Abbas, no run, Abbas has a big swing and misses, on a good length and shaping away from outside off, he cleared his left leg and was looking to clout it out of the ground
43.5
0
Broad to Mohammad Abbas, no run, on a good length and on the stumps, Abbas prods across and defends it towards the off-side
43.4
0
Broad to Mohammad Abbas, no run, banged in short and just outside off, Abbas ducks under it

Chris Woakes is off the field, Tattersall is the substitue fielder

43.3
0
Broad to Mohammad Abbas, no run, tad fuller and on the stumps, Abbas shuffles across and defends it towards the off-side
43.2
0
Broad to Mohammad Abbas, no run, on a good length and on Abbas's pads, he was looking to tuck and missed, went past FSL and he wanted a single, sent back by his partner

A FSL in, four slips as well

Mohammad Abbas, right handed bat, comes to the crease

43.1
0
Broad to Hasan Ali, out Caught by Cook!! Cook's catching them all - he missed a lot at Lord's, not here in Leeds. Nicely bowled by Broad, on a good length and a hint of shape away from the right-hander, Hasan's feet went nowhere as he hung his bat out to dry, got a thick edge to Cook's left at first slip. He dives across, goes with both hands and holds on. England are one wicket away from squaring the series. Hasan Ali c Cook b Broad 9(11) [6s-1]

Broad to Hasan Ali, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

42.6
0
Dominic Bess to Amir, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, driven back at the bowler
42.5
0
Dominic Bess to Amir, no run, Bess gives this one more air, Amir gets half-forward and then blocks
42.4
0
Dominic Bess to Amir, no run, pushed through quicker and just outside off, left alone
42.3
0
Dominic Bess to Amir, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on
42.2
0
Dominic Bess to Amir, no run, massive turn for Bess, but the length is short and wide of off, spins away further, left alone
42.1
1
Dominic Bess to Hasan Ali, 1 run, top-edge and safe, this was tossed up nicely and well outside off, Hasan was looking to slog it over mid-wicket, gets a huge top-edge, high and bouncing just in front of Buttler at deep mid-wicket
41.6
0
Broad to Amir, no run, back of a length and on the stumps, Amir hops across and pushes it towards the off-side
41.5
1
Broad to Hasan Ali, 1 run, on a good length and on the stumps, Hasan was pushing forward and gets an inside edge behind square on the on-side
41.4
0
Broad to Hasan Ali, no run, banged in short and just outside off, too quick for Hasan and he's hurried on the pull, mistimes it badly towards mid-off
41.3
0
Broad to Hasan Ali, no run, loud shout for LBW and England will review. Did Hasan get an inside edge? Else, this looks very close. No bat, but think it's missing leg. Nothing on the Ultraedge, the impact is umpire's call and the ball is going past the leg-stump. A wasted review from England, this was a length ball that angled back into the right-hander, Hasan cleared his left leg and missed his slog
41.2
0
Broad to Hasan Ali, no run, another bouncer from Broad, but this is short and angling down the leg-side, Hasan ducks under it
41.1
0
Broad to Hasan Ali, no run, banged in short and at the stumps, Hasan ducks under it and lets it go
40.6
1
Dominic Bess to Hasan Ali, 1 run, flighted delivery on the stumps, punched down towards long-on for a single

Cook put on the shin pad but he's not fielding anywhere near the batsman. Off he goes to square leg

40.5
0
Dominic Bess to Hasan Ali, no run, that's clattered right into Jennings at FSL and he's in some trouble. The physio is out to have a look, the good thing is Jennings was up early after copping the blow. There's a cut on his nose and a concussion test is being done. Jennings is walking off. Coming to the ball, this was tossed up on the stumps, Hasan bent down low and played a fierce looking sweep. Jennings was ducking for cover, but the ball was too quick onto him, hit his hand and then crashed into the helmet grill. He seems to be fine though, sports a smile as he walks away
40.4
0
Dominic Bess to Hasan Ali, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Hasan gets half-forward and pushes it back at the bowler
40.3
6
Dominic Bess to Hasan Ali, SIX, that's one way of trying to reduce the deficit, tossed up on the stumps, Hasan bends down low, picks up the length, plays with the turn and mows it deep into the stands at mid-wicket

Hasan Ali, right handed bat, comes to the crease

A slip and a FSL for Hasan Ali

40.2
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, out Caught by Root!! Salahuddin has thrown his wicket away, yet another soft dismissal for a Pakistan batsman, Bess has three now. Salahuddin walks away very disappointed, all the hard work has gone in waste. It was nicely tossed up on the stumps, Salahuddin was looking to go back over the bowler's head, dragged his shot a touch and ended up finding Root at deep mid-on. Right into his bucket hands and the 8th wicket has fallen. Salahuddin c Root b Dominic Bess 33(102) [4s-2]

Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

40.1
1
Dominic Bess to Amir, 1 run, very full and on Amir's pads, clipped wide of mid-on for a single

Dominic Bess [8.0-1-20-2] is back into the attack

39.6
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Salahuddin leans forward and pushes it towards cover
39.5
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Salahuddin drops it in front of point and wants a single, sent back by his partner
39.4
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, tad too full and just outside off, lets Salahuddin get forward and block
39.3
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, nicely bowled by Broad, on a good length and some late movement outside off, drew Salahuddin forward into the defensive push and beat him on the outside edge
39.2
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Salahuddin gets well forward and defends it towards the off-side

Just two slips for Salahuddin

39.1
1
Broad to Amir, 1 run, on a good length and angling into Amir's pads, tucked away wide of mid-wicket for a single

Broad back, Root wants to finish this one early. Three slips as he starts from round the wicket

38.6
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, on a good length and on the stumps, nudged in front of mid-wicket, Salahuddin wants a run and is sent back
38.5
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, short of a length and angling across the right-hander, chopped straight to the fielder at backward point
38.4
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, Salahuddin leans into an elegant looking drive but can't beat mid-off
38.3
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, Curran shortens his length and gets it to rise at the batsman, Salahuddin is taken by surprise but does well to drop his bottom hand and play with soft hands
38.2
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Salahuddin gets well forward in defence
38.1
2
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, 2 runs, too full and too straight from Curran, Salahuddin leans forward and picks the gap wide of mid-wicket. Broad chases from mid-on and keeps them down to a brace
37.6
0
Dominic Bess to Amir, no run, slower and just outside off, driven towards the off-side
37.5
0
Dominic Bess to Amir, no run, just wide of cover, Amir's eyes lit up as he saw the flight, went through with the drive, despite not getting to the pitch of it, scooped it in the air and just wide of the close-in fielder, bounced well wide of mid-off. He wanted a run and is belatedly sent back by his partner
37.4
0
Dominic Bess to Amir, no run, the arm-ball from Bess, went straight through after pitching, Amir was prodding forward in defence and gets an inside edge past FSL
37.3
0
Dominic Bess to Amir, no run, flighted just outside off, Amir gets well forward and pushes it towards mid-off
37.2
0
Dominic Bess to Amir, no run, tossed up on the leg-stump line, defended towards the on-side

A slip and a FSL for Amir

Mohammad Amir, left handed bat, comes to the crease

37.1
0
Dominic Bess to Faheem Ashraf, out Caught by Malan!! Terrible from Faheem, after all the patience, he has simply gift wrapped his wicket away. This was tossed up nicely outside off, Faheem was looking to deposit it out of the ground, he was eyeing deep mid-wicket, but he was also playing against the turn. All he could manage on the hoick was a thick top-edge, Malan jogs back from short third man, keeps his eyes on the ball and gleefully takes the catch. Faheem Ashraf c Malan b Dominic Bess 3(19)

Dominic Bess to Faheem Ashraf, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

36.6
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, punched back at the bowler
36.5
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Salahuddin gets forward and defends it back at the bowler
36.4
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, just short of gully, this was full and this was wide of off, Salahuddin went reaching out on the drive and sliced it in the air, just didn't carry through to Bess, bounced well in front of him
36.3
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, was that a chance? Bairstow grabbed at that and muffled it, probably came only of the thigh pad, but Curran was very excited. Salahuddin was looking to clip and missed
36.2
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, very full and on the stumps, Salahuddin gets forward and drives it back at the bowler
36.1
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, on a good length and on the stumps, Salahuddin gets well forward and defends it back at the bowler

Two slips and a short cover in place

35.6
1
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, 1 run, Bess tosses one on Salahuddin's pads, worked away behind square on the on-side for a single
35.5
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, slower and on the stumps, Salahuddin gets well forward and works it towards the on-side
35.4
1
Dominic Bess to Faheem Ashraf, byes, 1 run, that's a beauty, this was the straighter ball, Faheem was lunging forward in defence, created a big gap between bat and pad as he did so, the ball rushed past his inside edge and didn't miss the off-stump by much
35.3
0
Dominic Bess to Faheem Ashraf, no run, slower and just outside off, Ashraf leans forward and pushes it towards the off-side
35.2
1
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, 1 run, the slider from Bess, Salahuddin backs away and mistimes the chop - wide of point for a single
35.1
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, tossed up on Salahuddin's pads, turned towards FSL
34.6
0
Sam Curran to Faheem Ashraf, no run, the inswinging yorker from Curran, but Faheem watches it all along, jams his bat down and digs it out
34.5
0
Sam Curran to Faheem Ashraf, no run, tad fuller and a hint of curve away from middle, Faheem covers the line and pushes it back at the bowler
34.4
0
Sam Curran to Faheem Ashraf, no run, on a good length and just outside off, defended with a straight bat towards point
34.3
0
Sam Curran to Faheem Ashraf, no run, Curran keeps it full and just outside off, driven off the toe-end towards mid-off
34.2
0
Sam Curran to Faheem Ashraf, no run, that's a good leave by Faheem, short of a good length and holding its line outside off, he covers his stumps, lifts his bat and lets it go
34.1
1
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, 1 run, short of a length and on Salahuddin's pads, nudged away behind square on the on-side for a single
33.6
0
Dominic Bess to Faheem Ashraf, no run, slower and just outside off, Faheem gets well forward and finds cover with the drive
33.5
1
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, 1 run, tad too full and on the leg-stump line, clipped towards mid-wicket for a single
33.4
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, Bess pushes this one quicker and on Salahuddin's pads, turned straight at FSL
33.3
1
Dominic Bess to Faheem Ashraf, 1 run, Bess tosses this one just outside off, Faheem gets well forward and eases it square past cover for a single
33.2
0
Dominic Bess to Faheem Ashraf, no run, slower and just outside off, Faheem gets a good stride forward in defence
33.1
0
Dominic Bess to Faheem Ashraf, no run, tossed up just outside off, driven to the right of cover where Buttler makes a diving stop
32.6
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, short of a length and just outside off, Salahuddin gets behind the line and defends it towards the off-side
32.5
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, Curran keeps it full and on the stumps, driven with a straight bat at the bowler
32.4
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Salahuddin drives it firmly but straight to the fielder at mid-off
32.3
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Salahuddin gets a good stride forward and defends it towards the off-side
32.2
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, Curran shortens his length outside off, defended back towards the bowler
32.1
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, full and on Salahuddin's pads, whipped to the left of mid-wicket where Anderson makes a sliding stop, saved at least two runs for his team
31.6
0
Dominic Bess to Faheem Ashraf, no run, Bess drops one short and just outside off, Faheem went hard on the cut and mistimes it towards point
31.5
1
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, 1 run, appeal for a run-out and the third umpire will have a look. England aren't excited because Faheem Ashraf is well in. A direct hit would have been curtains for Faheem, Salahuddin set off for a quick single after nudging it to the right of mid-wicket. The fielder was quick on the ball, but can't effect a direct hit

Appeal for a run-out and the third umpire will have a look. England aren't excited because Faheem Ashraf is well in

31.4
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, nicely tossed up on the stumps, Salahuddin gets well forward and turns it towards the on-side
31.3
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, tossed up on the leg-stump line, Salahuddin gets well forward and defends

A slip, leg slip and FSL as Bess comes from round the wicket

31.2
1
Dominic Bess to Faheem Ashraf, 1 run, nicely bowled by Bess, gave this one plenty of air and gets it to drift across the left-hander, Ashraf wasn't to the pitch of the ball as he drove, gets a thick edge through point for a single
31.1
0
Dominic Bess to Faheem Ashraf, no run, tossed up nicely outside off, a hint of turn for Bess, Ashraf was pressing forward as he defended towards the off-side
30.6
1
Sam Curran to Faheem Ashraf, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside off, Faheem leans forward and drives it wide of cover. The running is poor and they settle for a single
30.5
0
Sam Curran to Faheem Ashraf, no run, short of a length and on the stumps, Faheem uses his wrists and flicks it straight to mid-wicket
30.4
0
Sam Curran to Faheem Ashraf, no run, on a good length and on the off-stump line, Faheem presses across and defends it towards the off-side
30.3
0
Sam Curran to Faheem Ashraf, no run, Curran goes for the yorker, turns out to be a low full-toss, Ashraf gets his bat down in time and squeezes it out

Faheem Ashraf, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Three slips for Curran

30.2
0
Sam Curran to Shadab Khan, out Caught by Cook!! A nothing shot from Shadab and the birthday boy has a wicket. Curran shortened his length outside off and got it to move away with the angle, another poor shot by a Pakistan batsman - Shadab's feet went nowhere as he poked at the ball, got a thick edge and Cook did the rest, moving swiftly across to his left. The end is nigh for Pakistan, England are four wickets away from squaring the series. Shadab Khan c Cook b Sam Curran 4(7)

Sam Curran to Shadab Khan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

30.1
0
Sam Curran to Shadab Khan, no run, short of a good length and just outside off, Shadab plays close to his body and pushes it towards the off-side
29.6
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, very full and on off, Salahuddin prods forward and blocks it
29.5
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, another full-toss from Bess, Salahuddin misses out as he finds mid-on with the drive
29.4
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, full-toss from Bess, Salahuddin flicks and finds mid-wicket
29.3
1
Dominic Bess to Shadab Khan, 1 run, low full-toss on off, punched to the left of mid-off where the fielder makes a diving stop
29.2
2
Dominic Bess to Shadab Khan, 2 runs, nicely tossed up on off, Shadab makes room and drives it to the left of cover, the fielder dives and makes a half-stop, Shadab hares back for the second run
29.1
0
Dominic Bess to Shadab Khan, no run, tossed up on off, Shadab gets well forward and pushes it back at the bowler

Dominic Bess [3.0-0-11-1] is back into the attack

Change of ends for Bess, he replaces Woakes, who dismissed Sarfraz in the last over. A slip and a FSL in place

28.6
1
Sam Curran to Shadab Khan, 1 run, banged in short and just outside off, Shadab slaps a forehand pull to the left of mid-wicket and Anderson tumbles to make a half-stop, just one run for all the effort
28.5
1
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, 1 run, short of a length and on Salahuddin's hips, tucked away behind square on the on-side for a single
28.4
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, tad fuller and shaping away from well outside off, Salahuddin covers the line and lets it go
28.3
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, on a good length and shaping away from outside off, left alone
28.2
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, Curran shortens his length outside off, Salahuddin gets half-forward and defends it towards the off-side

Simon Doull is amongst the spectators watching the match

28.1
0
Sam Curran to Salahuddin, no run, short of a length and on the stumps, Salahuddin prods across and defends it towards the on-side

Sam Curran [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack

Bess gives way to Sam Curran. Can the birthday boy take some wickets to add the topping to his cake? He has three slips in place..

27.6
0
Woakes to Shadab Khan, no run, on a good length and holding its line outside off, Shadab plays inside the line and lets it go

Shadab Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Drinks with that. So with the rain not coming to help Pakistan, it should be over pretty soon.

27.5
0
Woakes to Sarfraz, out Lbw!! Trapped. Plumb. And Sarfraz doesn't even bother discussing. It's the rare instance of Woakes getting his length right, in that good length zone and lets the seam off the wicket do the trick. Viciously in, with Sarfraz clearly playing outside the line. Pins him in front of off on the knee roll. And yes - the middle of middle was in danger. Sarfraz lbw b Woakes 8(13) [4s-1]

Woakes to Sarfraz, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

27.4
0
Woakes to Sarfraz, no run, rocks behind, staying up tall to carve his punch towards point

Woakes has been dealing in binary lengths - too full to too short

27.3
0
Woakes to Sarfraz, no run, on the hop. Riding the bounce to outside-half it out to point
27.2
0
Woakes to Sarfraz, no run, 83.9mph, full, angling in. And bunted out
27.1
3
Woakes to Salahuddin, 3 runs, short, wide. Salahuddin fences it away, slapping it through point. Broad is made to do the hard work, running across from third man, sliding in his tackle
26.6
1
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, 1 run, leg-lined. Clipped away round the corner
26.5
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, a touch early in trying to drive it to long-on. Chips back a leading edge, luckily dying by the time it gets to Bess
26.4
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, too full. Squeezed, easy
26.3
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, just outside off, targetting the rough patch out there. But Salahuddin's right forward to ensure nothing silly happens
26.2
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, tossed up on off. Uses the turn to work it to mid-wicket
26.1
1
Dominic Bess to Sarfraz, 1 run, too full. Easy for Sarfraz to get to its pitch in jamming it to long-on
25.6
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, 82.7mph, doesn't mess around with the channel wide outside off
25.5
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, fullish on off. Driven to mid-off

The three slips remain. Gully has moved to backward point. A short leg has been added.

25.4
1
Woakes to Sarfraz, 1 run, takes his top hand off the handle, ensuring to drop his fend softly round the corner
25.3
0
Woakes to Sarfraz, no run, a drive too straight. Lovely backlift, timing it just as well, but the stumps at the other end deny a certain boundary
25.2
0
Woakes to Sarfraz, no run, a bit of bite to kick up off a shortened length. Sarfraz rides it to chop it into the off-side
25.1
0
Woakes to Sarfraz, no run, 84.4mph. Length, a hint of shape going away outside off. Ahmed reaches out, timing his drive to extra cover
24.6
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, drifting into off. Another wrist, mid-wicket again
24.5
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, 54mph. Forward, covers the line to nudge
24.4
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, spinnig into middle. Salahuddin helps it around, softly
24.3
0
Dominic Bess to Salahuddin, no run, fullish on off. Wrists on it
24.2
1
Dominic Bess to Sarfraz, 1 run, whipped away rather violently, with the turn in front of square
24.1
4
Dominic Bess to Sarfraz, FOUR, does an Imam from the earlier over. Reaches down the pitch, ensures a full bat swing to power it straight down. Broad, at mid-off almost has his finger blown off as he tries diving to cut it off

There's a deep square leg for a possibvle top-edged sweep. Root doesn't believe in keeping secrets as he explicitly warns him to stay ready.

23.6
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, a weird sort of a one-handed fend. Once again gloving it .. luckily into a vacant square leg
23.5
1
Woakes to Sarfraz, 1 run, 91.9mph, a charge out from Sarfraz, hoping to counter the movement as he dabs it down to third man
23.4
0
Woakes to Sarfraz, no run, brings his bat down at an angle, keeping out a top of off line
23.3
1
Woakes to Salahuddin, 1 run, pitches it up. Driven, watchfully through the covers
23.2
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, this bounces too. Spits up off a possible indentation on a back of a length, thudding into his gloves as he lines on his back foot to defend. Wow!
23.1
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, this new cherry swings. Curving away outside off, but wide for Salahuddin to leave

Sarfraz Ahmed, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Right after they get the wicket, England complain about the ball. And succeed. It is indeed out of shape.

22.6
0
Dominic Bess to Imam-ul-Haq, out Lbw!! Who'd have thought! After surviving the vicious swing, it's the staple off-spin Imam's grown up on that brings him down. Dom Bess - he scores, he takes crazy catches and he finally has a Test wicket. Gets him with the straighter one, tossed in quicker as Imam's front leg is trapped in front of his off-stump and his bat is playing down the wrong line - outside once again looking for the non-existent turn. Looks real plumb .. and Pakistan's review confirms. Umpire's call with the top of middle. Imam-ul-Haq lbw b Dominic Bess 34(64) [4s-5]

Dominic Bess to Imam-ul-Haq, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

22.5
0
Dominic Bess to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, quicker, Imam looks to defend for the turn. Nope, there's none of it. Gets an inside edge past short leg
22.4
0
Dominic Bess to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, finds the footmarks outside off, spitting up to hit high on the bat sticker
22.3
0
Dominic Bess to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, draws him further out with the toss up outside off. Imam stays true to blocking
22.2
0
Dominic Bess to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, a hint of drift outside off, forward block
22.1
4
Dominic Bess to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR, surprise, surprise. You can't expect sub-continental people to show respect to a floater when it's swinging big time. So Imam dances down, belting it further down. Hard

Dominic Bess, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

He was seen warming up and after he's batted, plucked out stunners, he gets to do what he's been picked for. Also a slip and a short leg

21.6
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, shortens his length, getting it into the ribs. Usman's back-across-defensive
21.5
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, 85.4mph. Big stride, bat's pointing upwards
21.4
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, pitched up on the stumps. Very crunchy as he nails it to mid-on
21.3
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, full, just outside off, defensive drive out to cover
21.2
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, straightens on middle. Helped along, turning it to square leg
21.1
3
Woakes to Imam-ul-Haq, 3 runs, on the drive again. Reaches well out, right to the pitch of it and creams it wide of mid-off. There's a chase, it's pulled back in too, but simultaneously pushes back the boundary. Now, now .. okay's he's within limits
20.6
0
Anderson to Salahuddin, no run, hits his patented channel. In the corridor of uncertainty, forcing Salahuddin to nibble. So does the ball, seaming enough to avoid a kiss
20.5
2
Anderson to Salahuddin, 2 runs, opens up his punchy drive, ensuring to guide it out to point, where Buttler's fumbling
20.4
0
Anderson to Salahuddin, no run, respons with a bouncer. Oh you can feel Anderson's despair. Salahuddin lets it be, sitting under, and on the frustration
20.3
3
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, 3 runs, 81.1mph. Rises on his toes, meeting the ball right under his eyes in a delightful back footed punch. Buttler gives it the chase from extra cover, pulling it back in, just
20.2
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, reaching forward, dabbing it to point
20.1
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, opened up a touch, squirting out an outside edge on the defence
19.6
1
Woakes to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, 82.9mph. Soft defence, turning it behind square off the inside edge
19.5
4
Woakes to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR, some drive this. A full overpitch in his zone and Imam shows the full face, picture-perfect to drill it down the ground
19.4
1
Woakes to Salahuddin, 1 run, low hands, probing a defence. helped by the nip away, taking the outside splice through the slips
19.3
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, another stretch out, but messes with his bat reaching out to squirt it towards point
19.2
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, on a back of a length, but outside off to let Salahuddin stretch in his leave
19.1
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, textbookish. Rocking forward, trying to cover the line and the swing there might be with his bat stuck to his pad. Yeah, a defensive turn into the on-side
18.6
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, on the back foot, and off the splice in his high handed defence. Somewhere towards point
18.5
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, much fuller, driven straight out to mid-on
18.4
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, brave leave. Jimmy threatens to bring one back in from wide of the crease, but Imam gets out a big stride, trusting the angle to let it go
18.3
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, 80.2mph, another shuffle. And this time it is to leave
18.2
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, 83.1mph. Triggers inside the crease, steering it to point
18.1
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, good length around off. Imam continues moving inside the line in pushing it down the pitch
17.6
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, floated wide outside off, a sucker of sorts. Nah, surely not when the match is in this position
17.5
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, much fuller, getting it on the stumps. Inviting Salahuddin onto the front foot for a block
17.4
0
Woakes to Salahuddin, no run, more of the wide-short stuff. A lot more polite this from Salahuddin, checking his guide now with the wrists rolling it downwards in a chip to point
17.3
2
Woakes to Salahuddin, 2 runs, some width. And keeping up with the shortened length. Neatly guided away through cover-point
17.2
1
Woakes to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, 80.7mph. Imam uses the angle, getting on top of the bounce to tuck it behind square
17.1
0
Woakes to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, a back of a length start, a stabby push towards point

Chris Woakes, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Quite an obvious change. Both Anderson and Broad haven't found their wrists working for them. Nor have their followthroughs.

16.6
0
Anderson to Salahuddin, no run, pulls his length short. Usman's tall, his bat's taller
16.5
0
Anderson to Salahuddin, no run, 82.4mph, into middle, another one of Salahuddin's shuffles getting himself behind the line
16.4
0
Anderson to Salahuddin, no run, soft nudges, taking the line off his tummy to square leg
16.3
0
Anderson to Salahuddin, no run, 83mph, low, knocking a defence off the full straight bat towards mid-on
16.2
0
Anderson to Salahuddin, no run, back to his long forward defences
16.1
0
Anderson to Salahuddin, no run, leg-lined. Salahuddin misses out on his flick, getting late on a few free runs
15.6
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, goes wide of the crease in angling it back in. Imam's on top of it, blocking
15.5
3
Broad to Salahuddin, 3 runs, slipping straight again. Salahuddin makes use of there being no fine leg, wristing it softly behind square to pinch three
15.4
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, 84.5mph, gets moving across, covering his stumps in defence
15.3
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, 80mph, shortens the length, straightens the angle onto middle and leg. Softly knocked away into the leg-side
15.2
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, veering on off forcing a shot. Gets a drive, cover
15.1
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, 83.3mph, decent carry through after Salahuddin decides not to mess around with a wide-fullish tease

Jimmy's struggles have brought the pitch staff out with a shovel to flatten out the crease landing area from his end. And then Jimmy decides to use his spikes to rub it further.

14.6
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, 81.2mph. A shuffling jump, riding the bounce and high-elbowing it down the pitch
14.5
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, forward, bat-pad stuck in prodding it to cover
14.4
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, shortens his length. Imam's quick to go behind and drop it down
14.3
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, full, way outside off, left

Anderson appears to be struggling with his left ankle. Perhaps worried about him landing in the danger area. Decides to go round the wicket

14.2
1
Anderson to Salahuddin, 1 run, overcorrects. From a mile outside off to a mile too straight. Tucked away with ease
14.1
4
Anderson to Salahuddin, FOUR, all the width. Jimmy hasn't quite got it right this morning .. but Salahuddin lines up, lets the ball get close and ensures to roll his wrists on it to keep his third man dab down. Oh yes, and there's no third man
13.6
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, full, Imam wants the ideal one-kneed-drive. Has to settle with a squeeze out down the pitch for now
13.5
1
Broad to Salahuddin, 1 run, reaches for the line away from his body, stabbing it square
13.4
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, good length, fifth-stumpish. Usman's across with the open defence to point
13.3
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, a bigger stride, and the defence turns into a leave
13.2
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, big stride out, once again getting himself behind the line, countering the inward nip with a block
13.1
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, middle-stumpish, for Salahuddin to get behind and nudge to leg
12.6
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, and floats it down leg
12.5
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, shuffling in the crease, with a deliberate opened up straight bat to point
12.4
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, 80.7mph, shaping away with the wobbly seam. Imam spots it outside off .. and lets it be
12.3
2
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, 80.4mph, tries a surprise inswing yorker. Gets it out in the form of a half volley. Whipped, through mid-wicket
12.2
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, shortens his length, into Imam's ribs to force him play for the angle. Done off the back foot, wafting his bat inside the line
12.1
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, 77.2kph, length, finding excessive movement to take the angle well down leg

James Anderson [5.0-0-23-2] is back into the attack

11.6
4
Broad to Salahuddin, FOUR, thick edge. Soft hands. No third man. Usman continues going after wide lines - but to his credit does decently well to point his bat face down, ensuring the obvious edge goes down. And wide of third slip
11.5
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, 83.5mph, pitched up. Drilled, mostly off the inside half as it rolls back down the pitch
11.4
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, angling in on middle, keeping it on a good length as Salahuddin gets a big stride in a smother
11.3
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, much better. Spots the line starting outside off. And leaves
11.2
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, a touch closer to the stumps, Salahuddin has been quite a compulsive poker. Dangles his bat, way away from his body
11.1
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, bang on the money. Serious movement after going past Salahuddin's flirt, even making Bairstow dive as he collects

13:38 local: Welcome. The rain radar seems to have got it wrong yet again. It's pretty clear, clear enough for England to come out with sunglasses. The bell rings .. and here we go. Done inside this session? Three slips and a gully.

That's lunch on Day 3 and it's been England all the way. Six wickets in the morning session, three from England and three from Pakistan - but it's the last three wickets that will hurt Pakistan more. They allowed Buttler & co. to rack up runs quickly this morning. A deficit of 128 at the start of the day finished with an overall deficit of 189 after England's first innings. They then started to bat positively, but in doing so, they have lost three huge wickets - including the experienced pair of Azhar and Shafiq. The deficit is still 141 and Pakistan have just seven second innings wickets remaining. Two for Anderson and one for Broad - but they were helped by some poor shot-making from the visiting batsmen. It's cloudy and there's a threat of rain - but it needs a lot of effort from Pakistan if they aren't losing this by tonight. Join us at 13:40 for the resumption.

10.6
0
Sam Curran to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, back of a length and well outside off, Imam stands tall and punches it towards mid-off
10.5
0
Sam Curran to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, floaty half-volley outside off, Imam leans into the drive but hits it straight to the fielder at cover
10.4
0
Sam Curran to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, fuller length delivery and shaping away from outside off, Imam watches it all along and lets it go
10.3
0
Sam Curran to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length and on the stumps, Imam prods across and clips it towards mid-wicket
10.2
0
Sam Curran to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, much better from Curran, shortens his length and gets it to hold its line outside off, Imam covers the line and makes a late call to let it go by
10.1
4
Sam Curran to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR, that's a gentle start from Curran, too full and on Imam's pads, flicked away behind square on the on-side, fine leg is square and has no chance

Sam Curran, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

9.6
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, that's a peach! On a good length and in that channel just outside off, drifted in before shaping away, Salahuddin was caught in his crease as he pushed forward and is lucky not to have edged it
9.5
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Salahuddin gets well forward and defends it towards the off-side
9.4
0
Broad to Salahuddin, no run, fuller length delivery and shaping away from well outside off, left alone
9.3
2
Broad to Salahuddin, 2 runs, too full and too straight from Broad, ends up drifting onto Salahuddin's pads, clipped away neatly past square leg and he's off and running with a brace

Usman Salahuddin, right handed bat, comes to the crease

9.2
0
Broad to Shafiq, out Caught by Bairstow!! Appeal for caught behind and England will review this one. 'Two noises', Root felt. It's a fair delivery, I think it went straight off the thigh-pad. Hold on, it might have just brushed Shafiq's gloves on its way to the thigh pad. Umpire Reiffel has spotted it and asks umpire Oxenford to reverse his decision. OUT is the call. That's a huge wicket and Pakistan have lost three before lunch. Will it be all over today? Unlucky dismissal though, length ball slanting down the leg-side, Shafiq was looking to tuck it on its way, the ball brushed his gloves, clipped the thigh-pad and looped towards the keeper. Bairstow was confident, Root felt there were two noises and Ultraedge vindicated his call. Shafiq c Bairstow b Broad 5(5) [4s-1]

Broad to Shafiq, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Sam Curran is warming-up, might bowl one over before lunch

9.1
0
Broad to Shafiq, no run, on a good length and shaping back into the right-hander, Shafiq prods across and defends it towards the on-side
8.6
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, short of a good length and holding its line outside off, Imam watches it all along, lifts his bat and lets it go
8.5
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, on a good length and shaping away from well outside off, Imam plays inside the line and lets it go
8.4
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, fuller length delivery and swinging back into the left-hander, Imam presents a straight bat as he pushes it towards the stumps at the other end
8.3
1
Anderson to Shafiq, 1 run, on a good length and just outside off, defended with an open face towards point where the fielder fumbles on the slide and allows a single
8.2
4
Anderson to Shafiq, FOUR, edged and four, fuller length delivery and curving away from outside off, Shafiq covers the line, covers the swing and plays with soft hands, the edge races away in the gap between third slip and gully
8.1
0
Anderson to Shafiq, no run, on a good length and shaping away from outside off, left alone
7.6
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, another half-appeal for LBW, but once again the ball hasn't donbe enough to hit the stumps. On a good length and shaping back into the left-hander, Imam gets a long way across and then lets the ball hit his pads. Broad's bowling from round the wicket and it's very difficult to get wickets with the angle
7.6
5
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no ball, FOUR, too full and too straight from Broad, he's overstepped as well, Imam gets inside the line and clips it behind square on the on-side for a boundary
7.5
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, on a good length and shaping away from outside off, Imam covers the line and lets it go
7.4
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, on a good length and a hint of shape back into the left-hander, Imam got a long way across and then let the ball go by, it just clipped the flap of his pads on its way to the keeper, didn't do enough to hit the stumps and umpire Bruce Oxenford is vindicated with his call

Another appeal from England, but Root isn't interested and they will not review

7.3
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, fuller length delivery and shaping away from outside off, Imam covers the line, lifts his bat and lets it go
7.2
2
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, on a good length and well outside off, Imam leans into the drive and places it to the left of cover. The fielder dives and takes some pace off it, but Imam has enough time to come back for the second run
7.1
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, on a good length and shaping away from the left-hander, left alone

Asad Shafiq, right handed bat, comes to the crease

A fielder at short mid-off now, Broad from round the wicket

6.6
0
Anderson to Haris Sohail, out Caught by Dominic Bess!! Bess takes a blinder at mid-off, but you have to say it's another poor shot from a Pakistani batsman. This was full and in that channel just outside off, it wasn't there for the drive, still Sohail went after it - that's what positivity does for you sometimes. The bat turned slightly on impact and he ended up skewing it in the air - wide of mid-off. Bess threw himself at the ball, couldn't go both handed and plucks it out with his left-hand. He's thrilled to bits, second wicket for Anderson and Pakistan have lost two now. Haris Sohail c Dominic Bess b Anderson 8(12) [4s-1]

Anderson to Haris Sohail, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

6.5
0
Anderson to Haris Sohail, no run, on a good length and a hint of shape away from the left-hander, Sohail covers the line, lifts his bat and lets it go
6.4
4
Anderson to Haris Sohail, FOUR, nicely played by Sohail, too full and slanting onto his pads, all Sohail had to do was to get some bat on that, he does so, fine leg was square and has no chance
6.3
0
Anderson to Haris Sohail, no run, .. and he nearly gets a wicket first ball, full and angling away from outside off, made Haris Sohail feel for the ball. Sohail played well away from his body and nearly edges it

Anderson switches to round the wicket

6.2
0
Anderson to Haris Sohail, no run, on a good length and shaping away from the left-hander, Sohail watches it all along and lets it go

Three slips, a fine gully and a square gully for Anderson

6.1
0
Anderson to Haris Sohail, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Sohail drives sweetly but straight to the fielder at mid-off

The ground-staff are repairing the area where the bowler lands, it's taking a nice little pounding even as Anderson watches it like a hawk

5.6
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, wrong line from Broad, short and slanting down the leg-side, Imam was looking to flick and missed
5.5
3
Broad to Haris Sohail, 3 runs, nicely driven by Sohail, tad too full and outside off, Sohail leans forward and drives it wide of mid-off. Anderson gives the chase and pulls it back just before the ropes, enough time for Sohail to come back for the third run
5.4
0
Broad to Haris Sohail, no run, Broad goes fuller and in that channel just outside off, Sohail covers the line, lifts his bat and lets it go
5.3
0
Broad to Haris Sohail, no run, Broad shortens his length and pushes this one across the left-hander, Sohail has nothing to do with it and shoulders arms
5.2
0
Broad to Haris Sohail, no run, nicely bowled by Broad, on a good length and kept shaping away from outside off, dragged Sohail into a tentative looking prod and beats him by a long way
5.1
0
Broad to Haris Sohail, no run, on a good length and on the stumps, Sohail gets half-forward and defends it towards the on-side
4.6
2
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, Anderson keeps it full and gets it to shape back into the left-hander, Imam was looking to drive and squirts an inside edge past square leg, back for the second run
4.5
0
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, fuller length delivery and slanting across the left-hander, Imam pushes forward with soft hands and the edge rolls away towards gully
4.4
1
Anderson to Haris Sohail, 1 run, that's unconvincing from Sohail, full and on his pads, he wasn't in any control on the clip, was in the air and lobbed past the squatre leg umpire, off the mark with a single

Haris Sohail, left handed bat, comes to the crease

4.3
0
Anderson to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! If Azhar's techinique was poor the last ball, this one is atrociuos. Oh dear! That's a gift for the bowler, very full and swinging back into the right-hander, Azhar shuffled across and was looking to whip it towards the on-side, played all around the ball and the middle-stump is sent cart-wheeling. Anderson is delighted and Pakistan have lost their first wicket. Azhar Ali b Anderson 11(14) [4s-2]

Anderson to Azhar Ali, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

4.2
0
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, Bairstow was the man pleading with his captain to review, the height seemed to be an issue on the LBW and there seemed to be no inside edge on that either. Poor from Azhar, this was full and shaped back into the right-hander, Azhar wasn't fully-forward as he pushed at that, gets beaten on the inside edge and the ball clipped the pads on its way to the keeper

Another loud shout for LBW / caught, but England decide against a review

4.1
0
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, fuller length delivery and shaping away from outside off, Azhar covers the line, lifts his bat and lets it go
3.6
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, short of a good length and angling across the left-hander, Imam watches it all along and lets it go
3.5
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, Broad slips this one full and down the leg-side, Imam was looking to flick and missed
3.4
4
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR, cracking shot, Imam is off the pair, too full and just outside off, Imam presents the full face of the bat and drives it through mid-off, no need to run for those
3.3
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, Broad shortens his length and gets it to shape away from well outside off, Imam doesn't need to play at those and lets it go
3.2
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, fraction fuller and wider of off, Imam presses across, covers the line and lets it go
3.1
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, on a good length and shaping away from outside off, left alone
2.6
0
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, appeal for LBW after Azhar offered no shot, but the height was an issue and England decide against a review. The inswinger from Anderson and Azhar didn't spot it, pressed across and then let the ball go by, it shaped back in and thudded into his pads - around the knee-roll, might have been going over the top
2.5
2
Anderson to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, tad too straight and drifting into Azhar's pads with the angle, he gets inside the line and clips it to the right of square leg. Jennings gives the chase and slips as he was about to throw it back, but no damage done
2.4
0
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, length ball on Azhar's pads, he was looking to tuck and missed, wanted a leg-bye as the ball rolled towards square leg, sent back by his partner
2.3
0
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, much better from Anderson, drags his length further forward and the line is just outside off, just a hint of away shape and Azhar is beaten as he prodded forward
2.2
0
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, on a good length and nipping away from outside off, Azhar is happy to let that go by
2.1
4
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, lovely shot, Azhar has started very positively, tad overpitched and just outside off, he leans forward, presents the full face of the bat and drives it sweetly back past the bowler. The two fielders in the ring give chase, but the ball was always winning the race
1.6
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, much better from Imam, on a good length and slanting across the left-hander, Imam gets a big stride forward, covers for the angle and lets it go
1.5
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, this is excellent stuff from Broad, but Imam didn't need to play at that, full and shaping away from that channel outside off, looking to lure the left-hander into the drive, he went after it and missed. Almost a replica of his first innings dismissal
1.4
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, much easier for Imam as he commits forward and defends it towards mid-on
1.3
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, this is even better! Fraction fuller and in that channel around off, the length made Imam prod forward, the ball viciously seamed away and beat his poking blade, could have so easily nicked off
1.2
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, that's a beauty from Broad and Imam is lucky not to have edged it, on a good length and seaming away sharply from around off, the line made Imam push forward and he's beaten on the outside edge
1.1
0
Broad to Imam-ul-Haq, no run, on a good length and shaping away from the left-hander, Imam-ul-Haq covers the line and lets it go

Broad, from the other end, three slips and a gully in place

0.6
0
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, the away swinger from Anderson, pitched up in that corridor outside off and shaping away, Azhar covers the line, lifts his bat and lets it go
0.5
0
Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, much better from Anderson, tad fuller and shaping away late, Azhar was squared up as he looked to defend, but he played with soft hands and the edge squirted towards gully
0.4
4
Anderson to Azhar Ali, leg byes, FOUR, more runs for Pakistan, Anderson strays in his line and length once again, drifts this one on Azhar's pads, he was looking to flick and missed, rolled away off the pads and past the keeper
0.3
1
Anderson to Imam-ul-Haq, leg byes, 1 run, on a good length and slanting onto Imam-ul-Haq's pads, Anderson hasn't found his bearings as yet, clipped the pads and rolled away towards fine leg for a single
0.2
1
Anderson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, Azhar is looking positive, drops an away swinger in front of cover-point and calls his partner across for a quick single. Imam-ul-Haq had to put on his strides, but he does well to complete the single
0.1
4
Anderson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, lovely shot, this should give plenty of confidence for Azhar, a floaty half-volley outside off, he leans forward and drives it in the gap past cover-point

Azhar Ali and Imam-ul-Haq are at the crease. Azhar Ali is on strike. Anderson will open the attack