|583/8 (154.4 ov) - R/R 3.77||273/10 (93.0 ov) - R/R 2.94|
|187/4 (83.1 ov) - R/R 2.25|
|Babar Azam||not out||63||92||8||0|
|Fawad Alam||not out||0||9||0||0|
|Current Partnership||Last Wicket 172/4 (79.4)|
15 (15) R/R: 4.28
Fawad Alam 0(9)
Babar Azam 13(12)
Asad Shafiq 21(59) S.R (35.59)
c sub Ollie Robinson b Joe Root
That's all from this game and series! England end up winning it 1-0 and it has been a terrific Test summer for them. All credit to Pakistan, they gave a tough fight in all the Test matches. Now, we move onto the T20I series which will be played at Old Trafford Manchester. The first T20I begins on 28th August, 2020 at 1800 local (1700 GMT). Join us for that. Until then, cheers.
England skipper, Joe Root says that he is happy with the boys for their performance and for the win. On what was said to Anderson, Root says that he said to enjoy and celebrate and adds Broad says some things and compared this coldy windy Wednesday night in the Premier League. On the young players, Root says Crawley's work ethic and reading of the game has been there to see and hence he is not surprised by his performance. Adds the way he played spin, seam was fantastic. Tells they knew they had to play well to win the series. Ends by thanking everyone involved in the series.
Pakistan skipper, Azhar Ali says that he regrets the final session of the first Test but congratulates England for winning the main session of the Test and playing good cricket. Adds they were good and were competitive and credits his biys for that. Tells there is always room for improvement but credits his bys for staying together and sticking together with each other and also for showing fight in the games. On his personal form, he says that it was important for himself and also for his side as they were in trouble. Adds that an innings like that can boast the confidence of any player
Pakistan's Man of the Series, Mohammad Rizwan says that he was practicing some drills before the series and that hepled him. States that he was told by his teammates that keeping is tough in England and he tried to practice it here and that worked. Says that it is difficult to stand near the stumps to Abbas but it has been nice to play in England. Goes onto say that he looked to play a compact innings and it is difficult to play with the tail but that is the beauty of Test cricket.
Player of the Series for England, Jos Buttler on Anderson, he says his variety and skills makes him stand out along with his longivety and adds he is an inspiration for all the boys in the dressing room.Adds it was a shame that there was no crowd to witness it. Says he was confident and kept his calm which is important in both succeess and failure. Tells nytime he can hit one past the bowler makes him feel like it is his day. Adds it was a good pitch and he was hapy to make a contribution. On Crawely and Pope, he says that thye have a good future and is excited to watch them bat. Adds Sibley and Burns also have a great future. Admits he is happy to go out of the buble as it has been long and hard. Thanks the Pakistan side for coming to playin these tough situations.
Man of the Match, Zak Crawley, says that he cannot believe that he has the 10th highest score by and England player and says it is a huge honour. Tells that he was happy to get off to a start and ease the nerves and says he was happy to cash in on the start and get on a big score. Tells he had a very good preparation and he was preparing for these bowlers when he was out of the side. Says Stokes coming back in the side later on was not on his mind and when he got past 100 he wanted more. Tells it has not sunk in yet but he is sure that it will give him confidence.
England enforced the follow-on but rain had started to dominate and the pitch too had started to slow down and became flat like a biscuit. The openers took their time and with some luck built a 49-run stand. Azhar Ali then joined Abid and the pair did what they had to do, eat away the balls and ensure they get closer to rain. Abid's 162 balls 42 helped them get closer. Azhar Ali and Babar Azam then ensured there were no more damage at the end of Day 4 before rain came down heavily and killed all hopes of an England win on Day 5. The final day became more of a formality and about Anderson's unbelievable milestone which he got when he got rid of the Pakistan skipper. Asad failed to make the most of the formal day and got out to another low score before both sides decided that a result was not possible. Not much to talk about England's bowling. It was hard and they tried their best. Archer and Bess bowled their hearts out but to no success. Anderson got his 599th and 600th wicket while Root and Broad finished with one to their name.
Pakistan in reply got off to a terrible start and were staring at an innings defeat with the team struggling at 75/5 but the skipper, who was under tremendous pressure gave them hope along with Rizwan. The duo stitched together a 138-run stand and ate away a lot of deliveries. Azhar stayed unbeaten on 141, though that was not enough to avoid the follow-on but it was good enough to drag the game to days which had rain forecasted. The fine-wine, Anderson was the star for the England side as he finished with yet another 5-wicket haul. His partner-in-crime, Stuart Broad finished with 2 while Woakes and Bess had one apiece.
A little recap of this rain-marred Test, after winning the toss and opting to bat, England did not get off to a good start but a marathon 267 from Zak Crawley and a superb 152 from Buttler took the game away from the Asian side. The pair added a 359-run stand and took their side out of a danger position from 127/4. The hosts declared for a gigantic total of 583/8. It was a tough job for the bowlers with Mohammad Abbas going wicketless while the trio of Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi and Fawad Alam getting two. Asad Shafiq and Naseem Shah bagged one each.
That is it! The players are shaking hands and that is the end of the Test match and the series. It was another day marred by rain but this day will go down in history as Jimmy Anderson became the first-ever pace bowler to get to 600 wickets. A result was always unlikely after so much of the day being washed out by rain and wet outfield. England have won the series but with another draw, Pakistan add 13 points in their World Test Championship kitty.
Full delivery outside off, Azam offers no shot to this one. Both the teams shake hands and THE MATCH ENDS IN A DRAW! ENGLAND WIN THE SERIES 1-0!
Full delivery outside off, left alone. 187/4
Outside off, not played at.
Back of a length ball on middle, Alam blocks it back to the bowler.
Good length ball on middle, Azam flicks it through square leg for a single.
FOUR! What a shot that one! Full delivery outside off, Azam drives it through the covers. The fielder chases after it but fails to stop it.
FOUR! Beautifully flicked! Full delivery on the pads, Azam flicks it to the deep square leg region for a boundary.
Full delivery on middle, Alam plays it towards mid on. 178/4
An appeal for LBW turned down! Good length ball on the pads, Alam looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
Full again on middle, Azam flicks it through square leg for a single.
On a length on the pads, Azam looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls to the leg side and the batters pick up a couple of leg byes.
On a length on middle, Azam defends it out back to the bowler.
Good length ball outside off, Azam looks to defend but fails to get any bat on it.
Good length delivery on off, Alam offers a solid defense on this one. 175/4
Outside off, Alam offers no shot to this one.