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ENG vs PAK, 2021 - ODI Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
332/7 (48.0/50)
331/9 (50.0/50)
England beat Pakistan by 3 wickets
Right then! Ben Stokes lifts the trophy along with his teammates and they go into the T20I series with a lot of confidence. There is a possibility that none of these players will be involved and they will be playing a full-strength squad, pending a negative Covid-test. Pakistan, on the other hand, have a lot of thinking to do before the T20Is. The T20I series will begin on 16th July at 1830 local (1730 GMT). Do join just then. Cheers and take care.
Ben Stokes, the England skipper, comes up for a chat. He says that he thinks that they have been brilliant throughout the series and the guys have been fantastic. Adds that he is thankful to all involved for pulling this series off despite the difficulties. Goes onto say that credit has to go to Eoin Morgan, Chris Silverwood and Trevor Bayliss for making the team that it is. Says that this is the culture that they have created which is to allow the players to play freely, enjoy themselves and it was fun to play in front of the crowd of Edgbaston. Goes onto say that they have some good players coming through and he is impressed with everyone. Tells that Bob Willis was one of the greats of the game and they are doing a good thing with Bob Willis foundation.
Babar Azam, the Pakistan skipper, is up for a chat. He says that they had a good time with the bat but they did not bowl well and their fielding was poor. Adds that Vince played brilliantly and credits England for chasing down this total. States that they did not bowl in the right channels and they dropped too many catches and that is where they lost the game. Adds that they will try to rectify the mistakes in the T20Is.
Saqib Mahmood, the PLAYER OF THE SERIES, says they had a pretty special week and he is very happy to have repaid the faith. Goes onto say that he tried to out the ball in the right areas and it worked. Goes onto say that Stokes has carried on from Morgan. Tells that he will take each day as it comes.
James Vince, the PLAYER OF THE MATCH, says that they got off to a quick start and the run rate never went out of control. Adds that Lewis Gregory came out and released the pressure. States that they managed to pick up boundaries regularly and were also able to knock the ball around. Is pleased to make a contribution and he enjoyed himself out there.
Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony!!!
Where did Pakistan lose this game? All I can say is their fielding. They had many chances to send Stokes out but did not make use of the opportunities but their ground fielding was poor as they misfielded a lot and gave away too many extra runs in the field. Now with the ball in hand, Shaheen Afridi had a tough day while, Hasan Ali started well but could not keep up the pressure. Shadab Khan had a good game while Haris Rauf took his career-best figures. One might feel, that if Pakistan held onto their catches and their ground fielding was better, things might have been different.
England were off to a terrific start as Philip Salt gave them a blistering start but Malan fell for a duck and then Salt, after hitting a few more lusty blows, departed. Zak Crawley looked good before he was dismissed while Ben Stokes did not make use of the opportunities he got. They were half down for 165 and it looked like Pakistan will get their first win but James Vince and Lewis Gregory had other plans. They stitched a magnificent partnership with Vince scoring his maiden ODI century and Gregory playing a fine knock. But when they departed in quick succession, England went on the back foot. Craig Overton and Brydon Carse held their nerves and took England home.
End of an excellent match for England! James Vince, Lewis Gregory and Craig Overton, take a bow! You have completed a heist and have helped England chase down 332 and whitewash Pakistan. Brydon Carse was good too with the bat. Pakistan would be really disappointed with the effort as they had a good chance of winning their first game but it was not to be.
End Of The Over 48 : 332/7
9 Runs
  • 247.1
  • 147.2
  • 047.3
  • 247.4
  • 047.5
  • 447.6
B. Carse
12 (11)
C. Overton
18 (15)
S. Afridi
10-0-78-0
47.6
4
Shaheen Afridi To Brydon Carse
FOUR! Brydon Carse finishes things for England in style. A full length ball, on off. Carse drives it through extra cover for a boundary. ENGLAND WINS BY 3 WICKETS.
47.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Brydon Carse
A full length ball, on off. Carse pushes it to cover.
47.4
2
Shaheen Afridi To Brydon Carse
A full length ball, on the pads. Carse flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.
47.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Brydon Carse
Play and a miss! A full length ball, outside off. Just a hint of swing away. Carse look to whack it away but misses.
47.2
1
Shaheen Afridi To Craig Overton
A length ball, on off, Overton looks to defend. The ball takes the outside edge and goes towards third man. The batters cross.
47.1
2
Shaheen Afridi To Craig Overton
A full toss on off, Overton pulls it to the right of mid on. The batters take a single. A misfield give the batsman an extra run.
End Of The Over 47 : 323/7
11 Runs
  • 146.1
  • 146.2
  • 246.3
  • 446.4
  • 246.5
  • 146.6
C. Overton
15 (13)
B. Carse
6 (7)
H. Ali
9-0-69-1
46.6
1
Hasan Ali To Craig Overton
A length ball, on the pads. Overton flicks it to square leg for a single. 9 needed in 18 deliveries.
46.5
2
Hasan Ali To Craig Overton
A yorker length delivery on middle, Overton digs it out to the leg side. The batters take two. This has been some running by the batters.
46.4
4
Hasan Ali To Craig Overton
FOUR! Magnificent shot from Craig Overton. He is a hurry here to end things. A touch short on off, Overton pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. The fans are getting louder and louder.
46.3
2
Hasan Ali To Craig Overton
A full length ball, on the pads. Overton nudges it to mid-wicket for a couple. Good running.
46.2
1
Hasan Ali To Brydon Carse
A full length ball, on off, Carse guides it towards third man and gets a single.
46.1
1
Hasan Ali To Craig Overton
Full and outside off, Overton pushes it to mid off and takes of for a single. Babar Azam moves to his left at mid off and makes a brilliant stop. He slips as he tries to have a shy at the stumps.
End Of The Over 46 : 312/7
4 Runs
  • 145.1
  • 045.2
  • 145.3
  • 145.4
  • 045.5
  • 145.6
C. Overton
5 (8)
B. Carse
5 (6)
S. Khan
10-0-61-2
45.6
1
Shadab Khan To Craig Overton
Full and outside off, Overton slashes it through covers for a single. 20 needed from 24 balls.
45.5
0
Shadab Khan To Craig Overton
Tossed up on middle, Overton flicks it to mid-wicket.
45.4
1
Shadab Khan To Brydon Carse
Full and on off, Carse pushes it to long off for another single.
45.3
1
Shadab Khan To Craig Overton
Full toss on off, Overton pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
45.2
0
Shadab Khan To Craig Overton
Flatter and on off, Overton pushes it back to the bowler.
45.1
1
Shadab Khan To Brydon Carse
Looped up, on off, Carse drives it through covers for a single. 23 more needed in 29 balls.
End Of The Over 45 : 308/7
5 Runs
  • W 44.1
  • 144.2
  • 1 WD 44.3
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 244.5
  • 144.6
B. Carse
3 (4)
C. Overton
3 (4)
H. Rauf
9-0-65-4
44.6
1
Haris Rauf To Brydon Carse
Fullish ball on off, Carse guides it to third man for one. 24 needed in 30 balls.
44.5
2
Haris Rauf To Brydon Carse
Good length ball on off, Carse lifts it over mid off for a couple.
44.4
0
Haris Rauf To Brydon Carse
Full on middle, Carse defends it back to the bowler.
44.3
0
Haris Rauf To Brydon Carse
Good length ball outside off, Carse looks to defend but misses.
44.3
wd
Haris Rauf To Brydon Carse
WIDE! Full down the leg side, Carse looks to flick but misses. Wided.
44.2
1
Haris Rauf To Craig Overton
Outside off, pushed to the off side for one.
Who will come out next? It is going to be Brydon Carse.
44.1
W
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Lewis Gregory is gone and is there a twist in the tale? This game is not over by all means. There was an argument in the middle between Shadab Khan and Sarfaraz Ahmed but all's well. Short ball around off, Gregory looks to pull but it takes the top edge and it goes off the top edge towards point. Shadab Khan runs ahead and dives forward to take the catch. Shadab looks at Sarfaraz Ahmed and asks him why did you not go for the catch? Good catch in the end.
End Of The Over 44 : 303/6
9 Runs
  • 1 LB 43.1
  • 143.2
  • 143.3
  • 143.4
  • 443.5
  • 143.6
L. Gregory
77 (68)
C. Overton
2 (3)
S. Afridi
9-0-69-0
43.6
1
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
Full on off, Gregory guides it to third man for a single.
43.5
4
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
FOUR! Powerfully hit! Short ball on the pads, Gregory pulls it to the deep square leg region for a boundary.
43.4
1
Shaheen Afridi To Craig Overton
Good length ball on off, Overton defends it to the off side for one.
43.3
1
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
Full on middle, Gregory works it to the leg side for one.
43.2
1
Shaheen Afridi To Craig Overton
Full on the pads, Overton flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.
43.1
lb
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
Good length ball on the pads, Gregory looks to flick but it goes off the pads to the off side. A leg bye.
End Of The Over 43 : 294/6
13 Runs
  • 642.1
  • 042.2
  • 642.3
  • 142.4
  • W 42.5
  • 042.6
C. Overton
0 (1)
L. Gregory
71 (64)
H. Rauf
8-0-60-3
42.6
0
Haris Rauf To Craig Overton
Full on off, Overton pushes it to mid off.
Who will walk out next? It is going to be Craig Overton.
42.5
W
Haris Rauf To James Vince OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! James Vince has thrown it away but not before bringing England back in the game. Brilliant knock from Vince but he will be disappointed that he could not see his side win. Rauf bowls a full one on off, Vince looks to go over mid off but does not time it well. It has no elevation and Babar Azam takes a simple catch at mid off. GAME ON! 38 needed in 43 balls.
42.4
1
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
Full on off, Gregory heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
42.3
6
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
SIX! What a partnership this has been! Wow! Short ball on middle, Gregory powers it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
42.2
0
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
Fullish ball on off, Gregory smacks it to mid off.
42.1
6
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
SIX! Bang! Good length ball on off, Gregory powers it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
End Of The Over 42 : 281/5
5 Runs
  • 141.1
  • 041.2
  • 141.3
  • 1 LB 41.4
  • 141.5
  • 141.6
L. Gregory
58 (60)
J. Vince
102 (94)
S. Afridi
8-0-61-0
41.6
1
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
Very full on middle, LG works it to deep square leg for a single.
41.5
1
Shaheen Afridi To James Vince
Full outside off, Vince drives it to deep cover for one.
41.4
lb
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
An appeal for LBW turned down! Full on the pads, Gregory looks to flick but it goes off the pads to the leg side for a leg bye.
41.3
1
Shaheen Afridi To James Vince
Shortish on the pads, James pulls it to the leg side for one.
41.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To James Vince
Very full on off, Vince digs it out back to the bowler.
41.1
1
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
Full on middle, worked to long on for one.
End Of The Over 41 : 276/5
6 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 140.4
  • 040.5
  • 440.6
J. Vince
100 (91)
L. Gregory
56 (57)
H. Ali
8-0-58-1
40.6
4
Hasan Ali To James Vince
FOUR! CENTURY FOR JAMES VINCE! What an innings! His first in ODIs! He has played a magnificent innings and he is taking England home! Short ball on middle, Vince pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary.
40.5
0
Hasan Ali To James Vince
PLAY AND A MISS! Slower ball around off, Vince looks to flick but misses.
40.4
1
Hasan Ali To Lewis Gregory
Good length ball on middle, Gregory flicks it to mid-wicket.
40.3
0
Hasan Ali To Lewis Gregory
Full on middle, Gregory drives it back to the bowler.
40.2
1
Hasan Ali To James Vince
Full on off, James pushes it to mid off for one.
40.1
0
Hasan Ali To James Vince
Good length ball outside off, Vince looks to cut but misses.
End Of The Over 40 : 270/5
8 Runs
  • 139.1
  • 039.2
  • 139.3
  • 239.4
  • 039.5
  • 439.6
L. Gregory
55 (55)
J. Vince
95 (87)
S. Khan
9-0-57-2
39.6
4
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
FOUR! Nicely played. On off, Gregory pulls it through sqaure leg for a boundary. This is some good batting.
39.5
0
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
On off, Gregory cuts it towards third man. Gregory was looking for a run but was sent back. The keeper disturbs the stumps and appeals for a run out. The replays roll in and shows the batsman is inside the crease.
39.4
2
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
FIFTY FOR GREGORY. This is a brilliant knock by him, his team needed it. Floated on middle. Gregory flicks it past mid on for a couple.
39.3
1
Shadab Khan To James Vince
On off, Vinces pushes it to long off for a single.
39.2
0
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Flatter and on off. Vince stays back and works it to mid-wicket.
39.1
1
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
Tossed up, on off, Gregory pushes it to cover for a single. Moves to 49.
End Of The Over 39 : 262/5
6 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 138.2
  • 138.3
  • 038.4
  • 438.5
  • 038.6
J. Vince
94 (85)
L. Gregory
48 (51)
H. Ali
7-0-52-1
38.6
0
Hasan Ali To James Vince
On off, VInce keeps it out.
38.5
4
Hasan Ali To James Vince
FOUR! This will ease down the pressure. A length ball, outside off. Vince comes down the track and plays the square drive through the covers for a boundary. Moves to  94.
38.4
0
Hasan Ali To James Vince
Oh just short! A full full length ball, on off. Vince lifts it towards mid on. But it falls short of the man there.
38.3
1
Hasan Ali To Lewis Gregory
A length ball, on off, Gregory works it towards mid on for another single.
38.2
1
Hasan Ali To James Vince
A legnth ball, on off. James Vince drives it to the left of the bowler. Hasan Ali makes a dive but cannot reach there. The ball ends up at mid off. The batters take a single.
38.1
0
Hasan Ali To James Vince
A full length ball, on middle. Vince works it to mid-wicket off the inner half.
End Of The Over 38 : 256/5
7 Runs
  • 137.1
  • 137.2
  • 437.3
  • 037.4
  • 137.5
  • 037.6
L. Gregory
47 (50)
J. Vince
89 (80)
S. Khan
8-0-49-2
37.6
0
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
On off, Gregory pushes it to cover. 7 runs off the over.
37.5
1
Shadab Khan To James Vince
On middle, Vince works it to square leg for a quick single. Haris Rauf collects and throws it towards the keeper who flicks the bails. But Gregory was well inside the crease.
37.4
0
Shadab Khan To James Vince
On off, Vinces pushes it to the off side.
37.3
4
Shadab Khan To James Vince
FOUR! They are playing some high risk shots here, but it is paying off. Loopy ball, on off. Vince uses his feet and slog sweeps it to the right of deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Moves to 89.
37.2
1
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
Tossed up, on middle. Gregory flicks it towards square leg and rotates the strike.
37.1
1
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Looped up, full and on off. Vince drills it to long off for a single.
Shadab Khan is back on.
End Of The Over 37 : 249/5
7 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 136.3
  • 236.4
  • 036.5
  • 436.6
L. Gregory
46 (48)
J. Vince
83 (76)
F. Ashraf
6-0-34-0
36.6
4
Faheem Ashraf To Lewis Gregory
FOUR! A good way to end the over. Gregory is getting into the attack now. A length ball, on off. Gregory pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He moves to 46.
36.5
0
Faheem Ashraf To Lewis Gregory
A full length ball, on off. Gregory pushes it back to the bowler.
36.4
2
Faheem Ashraf To Lewis Gregory
A full length ball, on off. Gregory flicks it uppishly through mid-wicket for a couple.
36.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To James Vince
A touch short, on off, Vince pulls it to square leg for a single.
36.2
0
Faheem Ashraf To James Vince
Another excellent slower delivery. On a length, on middle and leg. Vince dances down the track as he looks to heave it away but misses it comepletely. The ball ends up with the keeper.
36.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To James Vince
Slower length ball, on off, Vince pushes it to cover.
Faheem Ashraf comes on now.
End Of The Over 36 : 242/5
7 Runs
  • 135.1
  • 035.2
  • 235.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 435.6
L. Gregory
40 (45)
J. Vince
82 (73)
H. Rauf
7-0-47-2
35.6
4
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
FOUR! CRACKED!  A full length ball, on middle. Gregory pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
35.5
0
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
A length ball, on middle, Gregory flicks it to the leg side.
35.4
0
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
Play and a miss! A length ball, around off. the ball stays a bit low after hitting the deck. Gregory looks to pull it  away but misses.
35.3
2
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Gregory waits and guides it to the right of third man for a couple.
35.2
0
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
A length ball, on off. Gregory pushes it back to the bowler.
35.1
1
Haris Rauf To James Vince
A length ball, on off. Vince stays back and pushes it through covers for a single. Moves to 82.
End Of The Over 35 : 235/5
11 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 134.2
  • 134.3
  • 2 LB 34.4
  • 634.5
  • 034.6
L. Gregory
34 (40)
J. Vince
81 (72)
S. Afridi
7-0-57-0
34.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
Good length ball on off, Gregory heaves it to mid on.
34.5
6
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
SIX! Pulled away handsomely! Short ball around off, Gregory pulls it over deep square leg for a maximum.
34.4
lb
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
Good length ball on the pads, Gregory looks to flick but it goes off the pads to fine leg. The fielder there fumbles and that allows a couple of leg byes.
34.3
1
Shaheen Afridi To James Vince
Short ball on middle, Vince pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
34.2
1
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
Fullish ball on middle, Gregory nudges it to the leg side for a single.
34.1
1
Shaheen Afridi To James Vince
Good length ball outside off, slashed to third man for a single.
End Of The Over 34 : 224/5
6 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 233.2
  • 033.3
  • 433.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
L. Gregory
27 (36)
J. Vince
79 (70)
H. Rauf
6-0-40-2
33.6
0
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
Full on middle, Gregory looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
33.5
0
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
Full ball on off, Gregory defends it to mid off.
33.4
4
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
FOUR! Gorgeous! Full on the pads, Gregory flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
33.3
0
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
Short ball on off, Gregory pulls it wide of mid on.
33.2
2
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
Fullish ball outside off, Gregory drives it through cover-point for a couple.
33.1
0
Haris Rauf To Lewis Gregory
Good length ball on off, Gregory looks to flick but gets a leading edge to cover.
Haris Rauf comes back into the attack. His figures 5-0-34-2 so far. He replaces Hasan Ali.
End Of The Over 33 : 218/5
5 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 132.2
  • 232.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 232.6
J. Vince
79 (70)
L. Gregory
21 (30)
S. Afridi
6-0-48-0
32.6
2
Shaheen Afridi To James Vince
Good length ball outside off, Vince slashes it to third man for a couple of runs.
32.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To James Vince
Full on off, Vince plays it to mid on.
32.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To James Vince
Full on off, James pushes it to cover.
32.3
2
Shaheen Afridi To James Vince
Short ball on middle, Vince pulls it to deep square leg and a fumble means that they get a couple of runs.
32.2
1
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
Short ball on middle, pulled to deep square leg for one.
32.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Lewis Gregory
Full on off, Gregory defends it to point.
DRINKS! Lewis Gregory and James Vince are building up a crucial partnership for England. They would have to continue for a long time to keep their team in the game. Whereas, Pakistan will look to chip quick wickets to take the control of the game. Now, Shaheen Afridi comes back into the attack. His figures 5-0-43-0 so far. He replaces Saud Shakeel.
End Of The Over 32 : 213/5
3 Runs
  • 131.1
  • 131.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 131.6
L. Gregory
20 (28)
J. Vince
75 (66)
H. Ali
6-0-46-1
31.6
1
Hasan Ali To Lewis Gregory
Short ball on middle, Gregory pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
31.5
0
Hasan Ali To Lewis Gregory
Good length ball outside off, Gregory looks to cut but gets an inside edge which goes to the lef of Sarfaraz Ahmed who does well to dive and stop it.
31.4
0
Hasan Ali To Lewis Gregory
Full outside off, Lewis pushes it to cover.
31.3
0
Hasan Ali To Lewis Gregory
Fullish ball on off, Gregory blocks it out.
31.2
1
Hasan Ali To James Vince
Short ball on middle, Vince pulls it to fine leg for one.
31.1
1
Hasan Ali To Lewis Gregory
Good length ball on off, Gregory guides it to third man for one.
End Of The Over 31 : 210/5
6 Runs
  • 130.1
  • 230.2
  • 030.3
  • 130.4
  • 130.5
  • 130.6
L. Gregory
18 (23)
J. Vince
74 (65)
S. Shakeel
4-0-20-0
30.6
1
Saud Shakeel To Lewis Gregory
On off, Gregory lifts it over the bowler's head towards long on and the batsmen cross.
30.5
1
Saud Shakeel To James Vince
Looped up, on off. Vince works it to long on for another single.
30.4
1
Saud Shakeel To Lewis Gregory
Flatter and outside off, Gregory pushes it through covers for a single.
30.3
0
Saud Shakeel To Lewis Gregory
On off, Gregory defends it to the leg side.
30.2
2
Saud Shakeel To Lewis Gregory
Flatter and on off, Gregory stays back and punches it to the right of sweeper cover. The batters take a couple.
30.1
1
Saud Shakeel To James Vince
Darted on the pads, Vince flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 30 : 204/5
12 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 429.2
  • 429.3
  • 1 WD 29.4
  • 129.4
  • 229.5
  • 029.6
L. Gregory
14 (19)
J. Vince
72 (63)
H. Ali
5-0-43-1
29.6
0
Hasan Ali To Lewis Gregory
A touch short on off, Gregory pulls it to mid-wicket. 12 runs off the over. Not the attack Babar Azam wanted to see from this over.
29.5
2
Hasan Ali To Lewis Gregory
A full length ball, on the pads. Gregory flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. Good running.
29.4
1
Hasan Ali To James Vince
A length ball, on off. Vince guides it towards third man for a single.
29.4
wd
Hasan Ali To James Vince
WIDE! A length ball, down the leg side. Vince leaves it alone. Sarfaraz Ahmed dives to his left to make the stop. Wide called
29.3
4
Hasan Ali To James Vince
FOUR! Same spot! Back-to-back boundaries for Vince. A full length ball, outside off. Vince latches onto it and slices it over the point fielder for another boundary.
29.2
4
Hasan Ali To James Vince
FOUR! What a shot. On a length, outside off. Vince stays back and late cuts it past point for a boundary.
29.1
0
Hasan Ali To James Vince
Fires in a full  length ball, on middle. Vince pushes it to mid on.
Hasan Ali comes back into the attack. 4-0-31-1 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 29 : 192/5
4 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 128.2
  • 228.3
  • 028.4
  • 128.5
  • 028.6
L. Gregory
12 (17)
J. Vince
63 (59)
S. Shakeel
3-0-14-0
28.6
0
Saud Shakeel To Lewis Gregory
Looped up, outside off, Gregory defends it out solidly.
28.5
1
Saud Shakeel To James Vince
Tossed up, on off. Vince pulls it to the left of deep mid-wicket and gets a single.
28.4
0
Saud Shakeel To James Vince
On off, Vince blocks it out.
28.3
2
Saud Shakeel To James Vince
In the air.. Safe! Full and outside off. Vince lofts it over the cover region for a couple.
28.2
1
Saud Shakeel To Lewis Gregory
Flatter and on off, Gregory stays back and pushes it to cover for a single.
28.1
0
Saud Shakeel To Lewis Gregory
Floated on middle, Gregory goes back and pulls it to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 28 : 188/5
6 Runs
  • 427.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 227.5
  • 027.6
J. Vince
60 (56)
L. Gregory
11 (14)
S. Khan
7-0-42-2
27.6
0
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Full on off, Vince solidly defends it out. 144 needed in 132 balls.
27.5
2
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Loopy ball on off, Vince pushes it wide of long off for a couple.
27.4
0
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Flatter ball outside off, Vince cuts it to point.
27.3
0
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Tossed up on off, James pushes it to the off side.
27.2
0
Shadab Khan To James Vince
On off, defended out.
27.1
4
Shadab Khan To James Vince
FOUR! Beautifully driven! Tossed up outside off, Vince drives it through extra cover for a boundary.
Sarfaraz Ahmed is coming on as the keeper, replacing Mohammad Rizwan.
End Of The Over 27 : 182/5
4 Runs
  • 126.1
  • 126.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 126.5
  • 126.6
J. Vince
54 (50)
L. Gregory
11 (14)
S. Shakeel
2-0-10-0
26.6
1
Saud Shakeel To James Vince
Loopy ball, on off, Vince pushes it to long on for a single.
26.5
1
Saud Shakeel To Lewis Gregory
DROPPED! Pakistan are not having a good day in the field. They have dropped a handful of catches now. Looped up, full and on off. Gregory lofts it towards extra cover. Imam-ul-Haq goes for the catch single-handed and fails to grab the ball, as it slips through his fingers towards long off. The batters take a single. If Imam-ul-Haq would have leaped using both hands then maybe, he could've grabbed the ball.
26.4
0
Saud Shakeel To Lewis Gregory
On off, Gregory pushes it back to the bowler.
26.3
0
Saud Shakeel To Lewis Gregory
On off, Gregory works it to the left of mid on. The fielder moves to his left to make the stop.
26.2
1
Saud Shakeel To James Vince
Full and  on off, Vince moves back and pushes it to long off for another single.
Mohammad Rizwan is still struggling and there is a chat with the umpire and there will be a change in the keeper as Sarfaraz Ahmed is getting ready to come out.
26.1
1
Saud Shakeel To Lewis Gregory
Looped up, on off. Gregory pushes it to long on for a single.
End Of The Over 26 : 178/5
7 Runs
  • 425.1
  • 025.2
  • 125.3
  • 125.4
  • 125.5
  • 025.6
J. Vince
52 (48)
L. Gregory
9 (10)
S. Khan
6-0-36-2
25.6
0
Shadab Khan To James Vince
A dot to end the over. Full and outside off. vince pushes it to cover. 7 runs off the over.
25.5
1
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
On off, this is worked to long on for an easy single.
25.4
1
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Loopy ball, on off, turning away. Vince stays back and pushes it to cover for another single.
25.3
1
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
Tossed up, on off. Gregory punches it through covers for a single.
25.2
0
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
Loopy ball, outside off, turning away. Gregory leaves it alone.
25.1
4
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
FOUR! Nicely played. Flatter and on off. Gregory stays back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
End Of The Over 25 : 171/5
6 Runs
  • 124.1
  • 124.2
  • 124.3
  • 124.4
  • 124.5
  • 124.6
L. Gregory
3 (6)
J. Vince
51 (46)
S. Shakeel
1-0-6-0
24.6
1
Saud Shakeel To Lewis Gregory
Full on off, Gregory pushes it down to long off for one.
24.5
1
Saud Shakeel To James Vince
Floated on off, James drives it to long off for a single.
24.4
1
Saud Shakeel To Lewis Gregory
Tossed up on middle, Gregory plays it to long on for a single.
24.3
1
Saud Shakeel To James Vince
FIFTY! Back-to-back fifties for James Vince. He knows that the job is not done though and he needs to stay out there for England. Full on middle, worked down to long on for one.
24.2
1
Saud Shakeel To Lewis Gregory
Shortish on off, Gregory plays it to long off for one.
24.1
1
Saud Shakeel To James Vince
Flatter ball outside off, punched to deep cover for a single.
Saud Shakeel comes into the attack now. He replaces Faheem Ashraf.
End Of The Over 24 : 165/5
3 Runs
  • 223.1
  • 123.2
  • W 23.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
L. Gregory
0 (3)
J. Vince
48 (43)
S. Khan
5-0-29-2
23.6
0
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
Loopy ball on off, Lewis is solid in defense.
23.5
0
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
Floated on off, Gregory defends it out.
Lewis Gregory walks in at number 7.
23.4
0
Shadab Khan To Lewis Gregory
BEATEN! This is superb bowling from Shadab Khan! Tossed up around off, it spins away. Gregory looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside.
It is time for a player review for LBW. The onfield decision is out. The Ultra Edge shows a flat line as the ball passes the bat. The Ball Tracker shows three reds. John Simpson has to walk back to the dugout. England lose a review.
23.3
W
Shadab Khan To John Simpson OUT!
OUT! LBW! Shadab Khan gets another as he dismisses John Simpson! Pakistan are now on top! Floated on off, it spins in. Simpson looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. Pakistan appeal and up goes the finger. Simpson discusses with Vince whether to take the review and he takes it. The Ultra Edge shows no bat while the Ball Tracker shows all reds and Simpson goes, taking a review with him.
23.2
1
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Loopy ball on off, Vince defends it to cover for one.
The keeper Mohammad Rizwan looks is some pain here. He fails to collect the ball and gets hit on his knees. The physio comes jogging in to have a look. This might take some time. The player is still getting his treatment done. He still looks uncomfortable at the moment, as he gears up.
23.1
2
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Flighted ball on middle, Vince plays it to deep square leg and wants two. The fielder collects the ball, throws it to the keeper. Rizwan fails to collect and seems to have hurt himself in the process.
End Of The Over 23 : 162/4
2 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 122.2
  • 022.3
  • 122.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
J. Simpson
3 (11)
J. Vince
45 (41)
F. Ashraf
5-0-27-0
22.6
0
Faheem Ashraf To John Simpson
Slower ball on off, Simpson pushes it to point for one.
22.5
0
Faheem Ashraf To John Simpson
Full outside off, Simpson drives it to cover.
22.4
1
Faheem Ashraf To James Vince
Good length ball on middle, Vince nudges it down to fine leg for one.
22.3
0
Faheem Ashraf To James Vince
Fullish ball on off, Vince defends it back to the bowler.
22.2
1
Faheem Ashraf To John Simpson
Back of a length ball on middle, Simpson flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
22.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To John Simpson
Good length ball on off, Simpson works it to mid on.
End Of The Over 22 : 160/4
4 Runs
  • 121.1
  • 021.2
  • 121.3
  • 121.4
  • 021.5
  • 121.6
J. Simpson
2 (7)
J. Vince
44 (39)
S. Khan
4-0-26-1
21.6
1
Shadab Khan To John Simpson
Flatter ball outside off, Simpson punches it to deep cover. The batters want two but Vince slips and they decide not to in the end. A single.
21.5
0
Shadab Khan To John Simpson
Tossed up on middle, Simpson pushes it back to the bowler.
21.4
1
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Full on off, Vince pushes it to long off for a single.
21.3
1
Shadab Khan To John Simpson
Catch it was the call but wide! Tossed up on middle, Simpson uses his feet and works it uppishly wide of the bowler and towards long on for one.
21.2
0
Shadab Khan To John Simpson
Flatter on off, Simpson plays it to cover.
21.1
1
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Loopy ball outside off, Vince pushes it to deep cover for a single.
End Of The Over 21 : 156/4
5 Runs
  • 420.1
  • 020.2
  • 120.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
J. Simpson
0 (3)
J. Vince
42 (37)
F. Ashraf
4-0-25-0
20.6
0
Faheem Ashraf To John Simpson
Fullish ball on off, Simpson defends it to mid off.
20.5
0
Faheem Ashraf To John Simpson
On a length outside off, Simpson punches it to point.
20.4
0
Faheem Ashraf To John Simpson
Length ball on off, Simpson defends it to cover.
20.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To James Vince
Full on middle, Vince flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
20.2
0
Faheem Ashraf To James Vince
Good length ball on middle and leg, Vince looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for an LBW but the umpire is not interested.
20.1
4
Faheem Ashraf To James Vince
FOUR! CARVED AWAY! Good length ball outside off, Vince carves this through point for a boundary.
Here comes John Simpson to replace Ben Stokes.
End Of The Over 20 : 151/4
8 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 219.3
  • 019.4
  • 619.5
  • W 19.6
B. Stokes
32 (28)
J. Vince
37 (34)
S. Khan
3-0-22-1
19.6
W
Shadab Khan To Ben Stokes OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND!  Well third time lucky for Shadab and Pakistan! They finally manage to dislodge Stokes. Flashback Perth, 2013. Ben Stokes was playing his second Test and it was the Ashes, Down Under, in Perth. It was a phenomenal example of keeping then. It is a phenomenal example of keeping now. We shall describe this one first. It was the googly, outside off and Stokes looked to play the slog sweep. But all he managed was an under edge. Mohammad Rizwan showed excellent reflexes to take the catch and Stokes has to go! In Perth it was Brad Haddin the keeper and Nathan Lyon the bowler. Both occasions had one thing in common - the ball going away from Stokes as he was attempting a slog sweep. Pakistan should be favourites now. England need 181 to win from 180 balls.
19.5
6
Shadab Khan To Ben Stokes
SIX! ADMONISHED! Neither Hasan Ali nor Sohaib Maqsood would be happy right now. Both gave a life to Stokes and he is making merry now. Dropped way too short, outside off, the skipper goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket!
19.4
0
Shadab Khan To Ben Stokes
Short, outside off, the skipper goes back and punches it towards mid off.
19.3
2
Shadab Khan To Ben Stokes
There comes the reverse sweep again, this time the connection is made and it goes towards short third man. Faheem Ashraf dives to his left from short third man but it is not a clean stop. Two runs taken.
19.2
0
Shadab Khan To Ben Stokes
Shorter, around off, pushed back towards the bowler.
19.1
0
Shadab Khan To Ben Stokes
Full, around middle, Ben Stokes looks to play the reverse sweep but misses and is hit on the body.
End Of The Over 19 : 143/3
5 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • 018.4
  • 418.5
  • 018.6
J. Vince
37 (34)
B. Stokes
24 (22)
F. Ashraf
3-0-20-0
18.6
0
Faheem Ashraf To James Vince
Around off, pushed towards short mid-wicket
18.5
4
Faheem Ashraf To James Vince
FOUR! Away behind square on the off side. That is a James Vince special, really. Finesse, caress, timing. All three were visible in this stroke. Back of a length, outside off, Vince goes back and transfers his weight onto that shot. The ball rockets behind point and beats Shaheen Afridi's desperate dive to his right from third man.
18.4
0
Faheem Ashraf To James Vince
Outside off, James Vince punches it straight to short extra cover where we see another fumble. No run taken.
18.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To Ben Stokes
Around middle and leg, Stokes tucks it through mid-wicket for a single. England need another 193 from 189 balls.
18.2
0
Faheem Ashraf To Ben Stokes
Short ball, outside leg, following Ben Stokes, who is backing away, pulled straight to short mid-wicket.
18.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Ben Stokes
On middle and leg, defended watchfully.
End Of The Over 18 : 138/3
6 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 417.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
J. Vince
33 (31)
B. Stokes
23 (19)
S. Khan
2-0-14-0
17.6
0
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Around off, JV works it straight to short mid-wicket.
17.5
0
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Fuller, outside off, James drives it towards short extra cover where Imam-ul-Haq fumbles but no run is taken.
17.4
0
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Quicker, the googly, around off, Vince defends from his crease.
17.3
1
Shadab Khan To Ben Stokes
Outside off, swung towards mid-wicket in the deep for a single.
17.2
4
Shadab Khan To Ben Stokes
DROPPED, FOUR! No, Pakistan! What are you doing? Second life for Ben Stokes in the span of 9 balls. Full, around middle, Stokes comes down the track and swings it towards long on. Now, Sohaib Maqsood is stationed there, but for some reason, he is standing a few yards inside the boundary ropes. The ball comes to him but he has to leap. Sticks out his right hand, but the ball bursts through and reaches the ropes. Had he been at the ropes, Stokes would have gone past the ropes to the dressing room.
17.1
1
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Fuller, around off, James Vince reaches out and pushes this towards long off for a single. England need another 199 from 197 balls.
End Of The Over 17 : 132/3
6 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 216.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 416.6
B. Stokes
18 (17)
J. Vince
32 (27)
F. Ashraf
2-0-15-0
16.6
4
Faheem Ashraf To Ben Stokes
FOUR! WHOOSH! Stokes is probably deciding to take matters in his own hands. A length ball, around middle, the skipper comes down the track and hammers it to the right of mid off. The fielder slides over the ball and it goes through.
16.5
0
Faheem Ashraf To Ben Stokes
Back of a length, around off, angling away, BS punches it towards cover.
16.4
0
Faheem Ashraf To Ben Stokes
On a length, around middle again, defended back down the track.
16.3
2
Faheem Ashraf To Ben Stokes
Down the track again, is the skipper and he pulls this through mid-wicket for a couple.
16.2
0
Faheem Ashraf To Ben Stokes
Around middle, Ben defends from the crease.
16.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Ben Stokes
Oh my... Stokes is on the charge! A length bal, around off, Ben Stokes walks down the track and hammers it straight back. Unfortunately for England, James Vince comes right in the way and is hit on the right thigh! The ball deflects towards mid-wicket. Stokes is having a laugh about it.
Faheem Ashraf gets a change of ends. 1-0-9-0 so far.
End Of The Over 16 : 126/3
8 Runs
  • 215.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 415.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
J. Vince
32 (27)
B. Stokes
12 (11)
S. Khan
1-0-8-0
15.6
0
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Outside off, Vince pushes it towards cover, sets off for a single but is sent back.
15.5
1
Shadab Khan To Ben Stokes
Full, around middle, Ben pushes it down to long on for a single.
15.4
4
Shadab Khan To Ben Stokes
DROPPED, FOUR! Oh no. Oh no, no, no. HASAN ALI!!!! Big, big, moment in the game. Full, around middle and leg, Stokes gets down and mows a slog sweep. It is the longer part of the ground though and Hasan Ali actually does well to run long to his right from fine leg. Gets to the ball, it is right in his palms but drops down, just before the ropes and then crosses over.
15.3
0
Shadab Khan To Ben Stokes
Quicker, googly, outside off, Ben Stokes goes right back and defends.
15.2
1
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Short again, Vince punches this down to long on for a single.
15.1
2
Shadab Khan To James Vince
Short ball, outside off, James Vince cuts it behind point for a couple. Vince moves to 31 from 25 balls. England need another 212 from 209 balls.
DRINKS BREAK. Pakistan are making an impact in this game now. Only Ben Stokes stands in their way and it has to be that 'Stokesy' kind of innings to bail England out of trouble. They need more than 200 runs at a shade over 6 an over and it is going to be really challenging. The pitch is slowing down and now, it will be interesting to see how the spinners fare. And talking about spin, here he comes - SHADAB KHAN.
End Of The Over 15 : 118/3
5 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 414.5
  • 014.6
B. Stokes
7 (8)
J. Vince
29 (24)
H. Rauf
5-0-34-2
14.6
0
Haris Rauf To Ben Stokes
Full on off, Stokes pushes it to mid off for a dot.
14.5
4
Haris Rauf To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Fantastic straight drive! Full on middle, Stokes drives it past the bowler and into the fence.
14.4
0
Haris Rauf To Ben Stokes
Full on middle, Stokes nudges it to mid on.
14.3
0
Haris Rauf To Ben Stokes
Good length ball on off, solidly defended to cover by Stokes.
14.2
1
Haris Rauf To James Vince
Short ball on middle, Vince pulls it to deep square leg for one.
MATCH UPDATE - Holy me! IRELAND HAVE DEFEATED SOUTH AFRICA by 43 runs in Dublin! Who saw this coming? Well, this is a big shocker. The Proteas dropped plenty of catches and allowed the Irish to get to 290/5, which turned out to be very big for the visitors! Andy Balbirnie was the star for the home side with a fine 102.
14.1
0
Haris Rauf To James Vince
Good length ball outside off, Vince cuts it to point where the fielder does well to stop it.
End Of The Over 14 : 113/3
9 Runs
  • 413.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 213.6
B. Stokes
3 (4)
J. Vince
28 (22)
F. Ashraf
1-0-9-0
13.6
2
Faheem Ashraf To Ben Stokes
Nicely done! Good length ball on off, Stokes moves forward and works it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
13.5
0
Faheem Ashraf To Ben Stokes
Fullish ball on middle, Stokes defends it to mid on.
13.4
1
Faheem Ashraf To James Vince
Shortish ball outside off, pushed to deep cover for one by JV.
13.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To Ben Stokes
On a length on off, Stokes is off the mark as he plays this down to third man for a single.
13.2
1
Faheem Ashraf To James Vince
Good length ball outside off, Vince punches it to deep cover for one.
13.1
4
Faheem Ashraf To James Vince
FOUR! Pulled away in disdain! Ashraf starts with a short ball on off, Vince rocks on his back foot and then pulls it to mid-wicket. The fielder misfields and concedes a boundary.
End Of The Over 13 : 104/3
7 Runs
  • 312.1
  • 412.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • W 12.5
  • 012.6
B. Stokes
0 (1)
J. Vince
22 (19)
H. Rauf
4-0-29-2
12.6
0
Haris Rauf To Ben Stokes
Good length ball outside off, Stokes shoulders arms to it. Good over for Pakistan.
Ben Stokes, the English captain, walks out. Slip in, ring on the off side, deep cover comes in.
12.5
W
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Zak Crawley plays all around a straight delivery and Pakistan desperately needed that. Haris Rauf is pumped up. He runs in and bowls a pacy, full delivery on off, Crawley looks to play it on the leg side but misses. It hits his pads and it uproots the off stump. England 3 down now and they need 228 in 223 balls.
12.4
0
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
Good length ball on off, Zak blocks it to the off side.
12.3
0
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
On off, pushed to point.
12.2
4
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Beautiful shot from Zak Crawley! Back of a length ball outside off, Crawley plays it to the deep point region for a boundary. Crawley moves to 39 from 31 balls. 50-run stand comes up between the two.
12.1
3
Haris Rauf To James Vince
Nicely clipped away! Full on middle, Vince flicks it through mid-wicket. Faheem Ashraf goes chasing after it and slides to stop it. Concedes three.
End Of The Over 12 : 97/2
7 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 411.2
  • 1 WD 11.3
  • 111.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
Z. Crawley
35 (30)
J. Vince
19 (18)
S. Afridi
5-0-43-0
11.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Zak Crawley
On a length outside off, punched to cover.
11.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Zak Crawley
Fullish ball on off, Crawley mistimes it back to the bowler.
11.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Zak Crawley
Short ball around off, Crawley sways away from it.
11.3
1
Shaheen Afridi To James Vince
On a length on middle, angling in. Vince looks to defend but gets it off the inner half to the leg side for one.
11.3
wd
Shaheen Afridi To James Vince
WIDE! Too high! Short ball around middle, Vince ducks under it. Wided.
11.2
4
Shaheen Afridi To James Vince
FOUR! This is excellent batting from James Vince! Good length ball outside off, Vince cuts it past the diving point fielder and into the fence.
11.1
1
Shaheen Afridi To Zak Crawley
Good length ball outside off, Crawley slashes it to third man. The fielder comes running across, slides and makes the stop. A single taken.
End Of The Over 11 : 90/2
6 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 410.4
  • 210.5
  • 010.6
J. Vince
14 (16)
Z. Crawley
34 (26)
H. Rauf
3-0-22-1
10.6
0
Haris Rauf To James Vince
Length ball on middle, James tucks it to mid-wicket.
10.5
2
Haris Rauf To James Vince
On a length outside off, Vince pushes it wide of third man and picks up a couple.
10.4
4
Haris Rauf To James Vince
FOUR! SHOT! This just relieves the pressure building in this over. Shortish on middle, Vince just takes a few steps forward and then pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
10.3
0
Haris Rauf To James Vince
Good length ball on middle, James works it to mid-wicket. Three dots in a row.
10.2
0
Haris Rauf To James Vince
On a length on off, Vince solidly pushes it to the off side.
10.1
0