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England vs Pakistan, 3rd Test Match Summary

ENG vs PAK, 2020 - Test Summary

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Match Ended   
583/8d
273&187/4(83.1)
England drew with Pakistan
ENG 583/8
Bat Top Batsmen
267 (393)
  • 34x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 67.93SR
152 (311)
  • 13x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 48.87SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.83
12
OVERS
46/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 3.59
33.4
OVERS
121/2
R/W
PAK 273/10
Bat Top Batsmen
141 (272)
  • 21x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 51.83SR
53 (113)
  • 5x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 46.90SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.43
23
OVERS
56/5
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2
20
OVERS
40/2
R/W
PAK 187/4
Bat Top Batsmen
63 (92)
  • 8x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 68.47SR
Abid Ali
Abid Ali
42 (162)
  • 2x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 25.92SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.36
19
OVERS
45/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.83
6
OVERS
17/1
R/W
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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.
83.1
0
Stuart Broad To Babar Azam
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!
Over 83 : 187/4
9 Runs
  • 482.1
  • 482.2
  • 182.3
  • 082.4
  • 082.5
  • 082.6
F. Alam
0 (9)
B. Azam
63 (90)
J. Anderson
19-3-45-2
82.6
0
James Anderson To Fawad Alam
Full delivery outside off, left alone.
82.5
0
James Anderson To Fawad Alam
Outside off, not played at.
82.4
0
James Anderson To Fawad Alam
Back of a length ball on middle, Alam blocks it back to the bowler.
82.3
1
James Anderson To Babar Azam
Good length ball on middle, Azam flicks it through square leg for a single.
82.2
4
James Anderson To Babar Azam
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.
82.1
4
James Anderson To Babar Azam
FOUR! Beautifully flicked! Full delivery on the pads, Azam flicks it to the deep square leg region for a boundary.
Over 82 : 178/4
3 Runs
  • 081.1
  • 081.2
  • 2 LB 81.3
  • 181.4
  • 081.5
  • 081.6
F. Alam
0 (6)
B. Azam
54 (87)
S. Broad
14-5-27-1
81.6
0
Stuart Broad To Fawad Alam
Full delivery on middle, Alam plays it towards mid on.
81.5
0
Stuart Broad To Fawad Alam
An appeal for LBW turned down! Good length ball on the pads, Alam looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
81.4
1
Stuart Broad To Babar Azam
Full again on middle, Azam flicks it through square leg for a single.
81.3
lb
Stuart Broad To Babar Azam
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.
81.2
0
Stuart Broad To Babar Azam
On a length on middle, Azam defends it out back to the bowler.
81.1
0
Stuart Broad To Babar Azam
Good length ball outside off, Azam looks to defend but fails to get any bat on it.
Over 81 : 175/4
3 Runs
  • 080.1
  • 080.2
  • 080.3
  • 380.4
  • 080.5
  • 080.6
F. Alam
0 (4)
B. Azam
53 (83)
J. Anderson
18-3-36-2
80.6
0
James Anderson To Fawad Alam
Good length delivery on off, Alam offers a solid defense on this one.
80.5
0
James Anderson To Fawad Alam
Outside off, Alam offers no shot to this one.
80.4
3
James Anderson To Babar Azam
Full delivery on middle, Azam flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get three runs.
80.3
0
James Anderson To Babar Azam
Outside off, Babar offers no shot to this one.
80.2
0
James Anderson To Babar Azam
Back of a length on off, Azam defends it off the front foot.
80.1
0
James Anderson To Babar Azam
Length delivery outside off, Azam shoulders arms to this one.
Over 80 : 172/4
2 Runs
  • 179.1
  • 079.2
  • 179.3
  • W 79.4
  • 079.5
  • 079.6
F. Alam
0 (2)
B. Azam
50 (79)
J. Root
6-0-17-1
79.6
0
Joe Root To Fawad Alam
Floated ball on middle, Alam defends it back to the bowler.
79.5
0
Joe Root To Fawad Alam
The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
79.4
W
Joe Root To Asad Shafiq OUT!
OUT! Caught! A wicket against the run of play. Root has a wicket to his name. Asad's poor series comes to an end. Had a chance to get some runs today but he has failed to take that. Tossed up delivery on middle and off, it spins in a bit. Asad looks to defend but the ball takes an inside edge, clips the pad and goes low to short leg. Substitute Bracey takes a very good catch. 4 down, the new ball around the corner and anything can happen here.
79.3
1
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Loopy ball on middle, Azam defends it out.
79.2
0
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Floated ball on middle, Azam defends it out.
79.1
1
Joe Root To Asad Shafiq
The batsman has driven it through mid-on. They pick up a single
Over 79 : 170/3
2 Runs
  • 178.1
  • 078.2
  • 078.3
  • 078.4
  • 178.5
  • 078.6
B. Azam
49 (77)
A. Shafiq
20 (58)
D. Bess
21-4-54-0
78.6
0
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Loopy ball on middle, Babar blocks it out.
78.5
1
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Flighted on middle, Asad flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
78.4
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
On off, defended out.
78.3
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Tossed up ball on middle, Shafiq defends it back to the bowler.
78.2
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
On middle, flicked to square leg.
78.1
1
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Floated on the pads, Azam flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Over 78 : 168/3
7 Runs
  • 3 NB 77.1
  • 277.1
  • 077.2
  • 1 NB 77.3
  • 077.3
  • 077.4
  • 1 NB 77.5
  • 077.5
  • 077.6
A. Shafiq
19 (54)
B. Azam
48 (75)
D. Sibley
1-0-7-0
77.6
0
Dom Sibley To Asad Shafiq
Flighted on middle, Shafiq defends it back to the bowler.
77.5
0
Dom Sibley To Asad Shafiq
Tossed up on middle, Shafiq defends it to mid on.
77.5
nb
Dom Sibley To Asad Shafiq
NO BALL! On off, defended out solidly. Another No ball.
77.4
0
Dom Sibley To Asad Shafiq
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
77.3
0
Dom Sibley To Asad Shafiq
Loop ball on middle, Shafiq flicks it to mid-wicket.
77.3
nb
Dom Sibley To Asad Shafiq
No Ball! Floated on off, Shafiq pushes it to cover.
77.2
0
Dom Sibley To Asad Shafiq
Full delivery on middle, Shafiq pushes it to mid on.
77.1
2
Dom Sibley To Asad Shafiq
Full toss outside off, Shafiq drives it through extra cover and picks up a couple.
77.1
nb
Dom Sibley To Asad Shafiq
Starts with a rank long-hop but gets away with it! He bowls a short ball outside off, Asad punches it towards the cover region for a couple. No ball signalled.
What do we have here? Dom Sibley is being brought into the attack. He bowls leg spin.
Over 77 : 161/3
10 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 076.2
  • 476.3
  • 276.4
  • 076.5
  • 476.6
B. Azam
48 (75)
A. Shafiq
15 (45)
D. Bess
20-4-52-0
76.6
4
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
FOUR! He has hit that really hard! Azam is going after the spinners here! Floated outside off, Azam uses his feet and powers it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
76.5
0
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Down the leg side, Babar looks to flick but misses.
76.4
2
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Flatter on off, Azam guides it through the gully region and picks up a couple.
76.3
4
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
FOUR! Hammered away! This is too short on this pitch and it sits up to be hit! Short and outside off, Azam thrashes it through the cover region for a boundary.
76.2
0
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Flatter one outside off, Azam shoulders arms to it.
76.1
0
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Tossed up on middle, Azam defends it back to the bowler.
Over 76 : 151/3
5 Runs
  • 075.1
  • 075.2
  • 475.3
  • 075.4
  • 175.5
  • 075.6
A. Shafiq
15 (45)
B. Azam
38 (69)
J. Root
5-0-15-0
75.6
0
Joe Root To Asad Shafiq
The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
75.5
1
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Floated on middle, Azam flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
75.4
0
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Full on middle, driven to mid on.
75.3
4
Joe Root To Babar Azam
FOUR! Nicely cut away from Azam! Short ball outside off, Azam cuts it through the point region. Broad comes across and looks to stop but fails as the ball reaches the fence.
75.2
0
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Quicker one on middle, Azam works it to mid-wicket.
75.1
0
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Loopy ball on off, Azam defends it to the off side.
Over 75 : 146/3
0 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 074.2
  • 074.3
  • 074.4
  • 074.5
  • 074.6
A. Shafiq
15 (44)
B. Azam
33 (64)
D. Bess
19-3-42-0
74.6
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
On off, Shafiq solidly defends it to cover. 23 overs to go in the day.
74.5
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Bess bowls this on off, Asad is solid in defense.
74.4
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Flighted around off, Shafiq lunges forward and defends it out.
74.3
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Floated on off, Shafiq leans forward and defends it to the cover fielder.
74.2
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
On middle, pushed back to Bess.
74.1
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Quicker one on middle, Shafiq defends it out onto the pitch.
Over 74 : 146/3
2 Runs
  • 073.1
  • 073.2
  • 273.3
  • 073.4
  • 073.5
  • 073.6
B. Azam
33 (64)
A. Shafiq
15 (38)
J. Root
4-0-10-0
73.6
0
Joe Root To Babar Azam
The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
73.5
0
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Tossed up on middle, Azam defends it back to the bowler.
73.4
0
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Floated on middle, worked to short leg.
73.3
2
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Short outside off, Azam cuts it through the cover-point region and picks up an easy couple.
73.2
0
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Quicker ball on middle, Azam defends it back to the bowler.
73.1
0
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Short and outside off, Azam punches it straight to cover.
Over 73 : 144/3
2 Runs
  • 272.1
  • 072.2
  • 072.3
  • 072.4
  • 072.5
  • 072.6
A. Shafiq
15 (38)
B. Azam
31 (58)
D. Bess
18-3-42-0
72.6
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Tossed up ball on off, Shafiq defends it out onto the pitch.
72.5
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Full on middle, Shafiq pushes it back to the bowler.
72.4
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Bess flights this on off, Shafiq blocks it to cover off the front foot.
72.3
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
On off, Shafiq leans forward and defends it to cover.
72.2
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Floated on middle, Asad plays it back to Bess off the front foot.
72.1
2
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Flatter one outside off, Shafiq cuts it through the point region and collects a couple before the fielder cuts it off.
Over 72 : 142/3
5 Runs
  • 071.1
  • 071.2
  • 171.3
  • 071.4
  • 471.5
  • 071.6
B. Azam
31 (58)
A. Shafiq
13 (32)
J. Root
3-0-8-0
71.6
0
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Full on off, Azam comes forward and defends it back to the bowler.
71.5
4
Joe Root To Babar Azam
FOUR! Goes for the big shot! Looped up ball on middle, Azam dances down the track and launches it towards the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
71.4
0
Joe Root To Babar Azam
On middle, Azam solidly blocks it out.
71.3
1
Joe Root To Asad Shafiq
Short and outside off, Shafiq punches it to deep cover for a single.
71.2
0
Joe Root To Asad Shafiq
Flatter on off, Shafiq defends it back to the bowler.
71.1
0
Joe Root To Asad Shafiq
Loopy ball on off, Asad defends it out onto the pitch.
Joe Root comes into the attack. Just the two overs for Broad then.
Over 71 : 137/3
1 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 170.2
  • 070.3
  • 070.4
  • 070.5
  • 070.6
B. Azam
27 (55)
A. Shafiq
12 (29)
D. Bess
17-3-40-0
70.6
0
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Full on middle, Babar flicks it to mid-wicket.
70.5
0
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Quicker one outside off, cut to point.
70.4
0
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Quicker one on middle, Azam tucks it to the leg side.
70.3
0
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Full on middle, Azam works it to mid on for another dot.
70.2
1
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Tossed up on middle, Shafiq looks to defend but it takes the inside edge and it goes towards square leg. A single taken.
70.1
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Loopy ball on off, Shafiq blocks it towards the bowler.
Drinks Break! An hour of Test cricket with one mega highlight, i.e., Azhar Ali becoming Anderson's 600th Test victim, apart from that nothing much has happened. The pitch is very flat and unless a miracle from England, we are heading for a draw.
Over 70 : 136/3
1 Runs
  • 069.1
  • 069.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 169.5
  • 069.6
B. Azam
27 (51)
A. Shafiq
11 (27)
S. Broad
13-5-26-1
69.6
0
Stuart Broad To Babar Azam
Good length ball outside off, Azam cuts it straight to point. 28 overs remain in the day.
69.5
1
Stuart Broad To Asad Shafiq
On a length on off, Asad defends it to cover and takes a single.
69.4
0
Stuart Broad To Asad Shafiq
Good length ball on middle, Shafiq nudges it to mid-wicket.
69.3
0
Stuart Broad To Asad Shafiq
On off, pushed to point.
69.2
0
Stuart Broad To Asad Shafiq
Full delivery on middle, Asad defends it back to the bowler.
69.1
0
Stuart Broad To Asad Shafiq
Good length ball around off, Asad looks to defend but it takes the inside edge and goes onto hit the pads.
Over 69 : 135/3
7 Runs
  • 068.1
  • 168.2
  • 468.3
  • 168.4
  • 168.5
  • 068.6
B. Azam
27 (50)
A. Shafiq
10 (22)
D. Bess
16-3-39-0
68.6
0
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Tossed up on middle, Azam blocks it out onto the pitch.
68.5
1
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Loopy ball on middle, Asad pushes it to long on for a single.
68.4
1
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Shorter ball outside off, Azam cuts it through the cover-point region for a single.
68.3
4
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
FOUR! Lovely cover drive from Azam! He is a class player! Flighted ball outside off, Azam creams the drive through the cover region for a boundary.
68.2
1
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Flighted ball on off, Shafiq leans forward and defends it to point and takes a single.
68.1
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Flatter on off, Shafiq defends it back to the bowler.
Over 68 : 128/3
2 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 067.2
  • 267.3
  • 067.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
B. Azam
22 (47)
A. Shafiq
8 (19)
S. Broad
12-5-25-1
67.6
0
Stuart Broad To Babar Azam
Good length ball on off, Babar drives but does not mid off. No run.
67.5
0
Stuart Broad To Babar Azam
Full delivery on middle, Babar solidly defends it to mid on.
67.4
0
Stuart Broad To Babar Azam
Good length ball on off, Babar leans forward and defends it to cover.
67.3
2
Stuart Broad To Babar Azam
Full delivery on middle, Babar flicks it to the deep square leg region and picks up a couple.
67.2
0
Stuart Broad To Babar Azam
Full delivery outside off, Azam lets it go to the keeper.
67.1
0
Stuart Broad To Babar Azam
Full delivery on off, Azam pushes it to mid off.
Stuart Broad comes back into the attack. 11-5-23-1 are his figures so far.
Over 67 : 126/3
5 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 066.2
  • 466.3
  • 066.4
  • 166.5
  • 066.6
A. Shafiq
8 (19)
B. Azam
20 (41)
D. Bess
15-3-32-0
66.6
0
Dom Bess To Asad Shafiq
Floated on middle, Shafiq defends it back to the bowler.
66.5
1
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
On middle, worked to deep square leg for a single.
66.4
0
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Tossed up on off, Azam defends it to cover.
66.3
4
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
EDGY FOUR! No chance for Root at first slip! Flat one outside off, Azam looks to cut but it takes the bottom edge and goes past Root at first slip for a boundary.
66.2
0
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Full on middle, Azam prods forward and defends it back to the bowler.
66.1
0
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Flatter on middle, Azam flicks it to square leg.
Dom Bess is into the attack for the first time on Day 5. 14-3-27-0, his figures so far.
Over 66 : 121/3
2 Runs
  • 165.1
  • 165.2
  • 065.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 065.6
A. Shafiq
8 (18)
B. Azam
15 (36)
J. Anderson
17-3-33-2
65.6
0
James Anderson To Asad Shafiq
On off, Shafiq is solid in defense.
65.5
0
James Anderson To Asad Shafiq
Full delivery on middle, Shafiq defends it to mid on.
65.4
0
James Anderson To Asad Shafiq
Good length ball on middle, Shafiq works it to mid-wicket.
65.3
0
James Anderson To Asad Shafiq
BEATEN! Lovely from Anderson! Good length ball outside off, Shafiq looks to defend but misses it altogether.
65.2
1
James Anderson To Babar Azam
On a length on off, Azam blocks it to the point region for another single.
65.1
1
James Anderson To Asad Shafiq
Good length ball on off, Shafiq prods forward and pushes it to point for a single.
Over 65 : 119/3
2 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 064.2
  • 264.3
  • 064.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
B. Azam
14 (35)
A. Shafiq
7 (13)
J. Archer
14-8-14-0
64.6
0
Jofra Archer To Babar Azam
Outside off, Azam leaves it alone.
64.5
0
Jofra Archer To Babar Azam
Defended off the back foot by Babar.
64.4
0
Jofra Archer To Babar Azam
Length ball on off, Babar keeps it out.
64.3
2
Jofra Archer To Babar Azam
Good length ball on off, Babar looks to play but it goes off the outer half through cover-point and gets two.
64.2
0
Jofra Archer To Babar Azam
On the pads, Babar flicks it to the on side.
64.1
0
Jofra Archer To Babar Azam
On off, Babar blocks it.
Over 64 : 117/3
5 Runs
  • 163.1
  • 263.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • 063.5
  • 263.6
A. Shafiq
7 (13)
B. Azam
12 (29)
J. Anderson
16-3-31-2
63.6
2
James Anderson To Asad Shafiq
On the pads, Shafiq glances it through mid-wicket and gets a couple to get through the over.
63.5
0
James Anderson To Asad Shafiq
Outside off, left alone.
63.4
0
James Anderson To Asad Shafiq
Outside off, Shafiq leaves it alone.
63.3
0
James Anderson To Asad Shafiq
Fuller on off, Asad defends it.
63.2
2
James Anderson To Asad Shafiq
Again on the pads, Shafiq glances it through mid-wicket and gets a couple.
63.1
1
James Anderson To Babar Azam
On the pads, Azam flicks it and gets a single.
Over 63 : 112/3
0 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
A. Shafiq
3 (8)
B. Azam
11 (28)
J. Archer
13-7-12-0
62.6
0
Jofra Archer To Asad Shafiq
On the pads, Asad works it to the leg side. Another Archer maiden.
62.5
0
Jofra Archer To Asad Shafiq
Bouncer! Asad ducks under it!
62.4
0
Jofra Archer To Asad Shafiq
Full outside off, Shafiq leaves it alone.
62.3
0
Jofra Archer To Asad Shafiq
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
62.2
0
Jofra Archer To Asad Shafiq
Fullish on off, Shafiq pushes it to mid off.
62.1
0
Jofra Archer To Asad Shafiq
On off, Asad blocks it.
Over 62 : 112/3
3 Runs
  • 061.1
  • W 61.2
  • 061.3
  • 361.4
  • 061.5
  • 061.6
B. Azam
11 (28)
A. Shafiq
3 (2)
J. Anderson
15-3-26-2
61.6
0
James Anderson To Babar Azam
Length ball on off, Azam looks to defend but does so off the outer half of his bat.
61.5
0
James Anderson To Babar Azam
On off, Azam blocks it.
61.4
3
James Anderson To Asad Shafiq
Good length ball on off, Shafiq punches it through cover-point and gets three to get off the mark.
61.3
0
James Anderson To Asad Shafiq
On off, Shafiq defends it.
Asad Shafiq is the new man in.
61.2
W
James Anderson To Azhar Ali OUT!
OUT! There it is! A mountain no pace bowler has been able to scale before, Jimmy Anderson has scaled that as well. Joins an elite list of Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble to become only the 4th player and the first pace bowler to get 600 Test wickets. What a milestone! Take a bow legend! With that mystical number, Anderson carves his name into history books and enters the Mount Rushmore of greatest ever Test bowlers. It has been a frustrating wait from wicket 598 to 600 but he has got it. Azhar Ali becomes a milestone victim for Jimmy and his expressions have changed. He is up in joy and has the ball in hand and waves it to the empty stands but all his teammates applaud. Finally Anderson gets a bit of help from the slip. Anderson bowls it in the channel of uncertainty around off, the ball bounces a bit off the surface which takes Azhar by surprise. He looks to defend it with a horizontal bat but the extra bounce surprises Azhar, takes the outside edge of his bat and goes to Root at widish first slip. The England skipper makes no mistakes and takes the catch. A perfect role model for all the youngsters in the world watching this game. Anderson has aged like a fine wine!
61.1
0
James Anderson To Azhar Ali
Outside off, Azhar leaves it alone.
Over 61 : 109/2
4 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 360.4
  • 060.5
  • 160.6
A. Ali
31 (112)
B. Azam
11 (26)
J. Archer
12-7-12-0
60.6
1
Jofra Archer To Azhar Ali
On the pads, Azhar flicks it fine away from short leg for one.
60.5
0
Jofra Archer To Azhar Ali
The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
60.4
3
Jofra Archer To Babar Azam
Length delivery on off, Babar punches it through mid on and gets three as Bess and the slow outfield stop it from getting to the ropes.
60.3
0
Jofra Archer To Babar Azam
Another short ball, Azam ducks again.
60.2
0
Jofra Archer To Babar Azam
Bouncer! Babar ducks under it.
60.1
0
Jofra Archer To Babar Azam
On the body, Azam tucks it to the right of short leg. Substitute Bracey does well to stop it with a dive.
Over 60 : 105/2
3 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 359.4
  • 059.5
  • 059.6
A. Ali
30 (110)
B. Azam
8 (22)
J. Anderson
14-3-23-1
59.6
0
James Anderson To Azhar Ali
Another ball safely negotiated by the Pakistan skipper.
59.5
0
James Anderson To Azhar Ali
On off, Azhar defends it.
59.4
3
James Anderson To Babar Azam
Good shot. Length ball on off, Babar punches stylishly through covers. Broad gives it a chase as the outfield is slow and stops it before the ropes. 3 taken.
59.3
0
James Anderson To Babar Azam
On the pads, Babar turns it to the leg side.
59.2
0
James Anderson To Babar Azam
Good length ball around off, Azam keeps it out.
59.1
0
James Anderson To Babar Azam
Length ball on off, Azam defends it.
Over 59 : 102/2
0 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 058.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
A. Ali
30 (108)
B. Azam
5 (18)
J. Archer
11-6-8-0
58.6
0
Jofra Archer To Azhar Ali
Ouch that must have hurt! Short ball around off, Azhar looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto his box. He bends down in pain. No surprise there.
58.5
0
Jofra Archer To Azhar Ali
Now Archer comes around the wicket and bowls it on middle and leg. It is short but makes Azhar play. He does well to hop and tap it onto the ground.
58.4
0
Jofra Archer To Azhar Ali
The ploy is not working as of now as the pitch is slow and the ball is not bouncing a lot. It is around the body, Azhar ducks again.
58.3
0
Jofra Archer To Azhar Ali
Another short one, this time down the leg side. Azhar ducks under this as well.
58.2
0
Jofra Archer To Azhar Ali
Shortish ball outside off, Azhar sways away.
58.1
0
Jofra Archer To Azhar Ali
Full on off, Azhar taps it back to the bowler.
Over 58 : 102/2
2 Runs
  • 157.1
  • 057.2
  • 057.3
  • 057.4
  • 157.5
  • 057.6
B. Azam
5 (18)
A. Ali
30 (102)
J. Anderson
13-3-20-1
57.6
0
James Anderson To Babar Azam
Fuller on off, Babar plays it to the man at fly mid on.
57.5
1
James Anderson To Azhar Ali
Late call but safe call. Good length ball on off, Azhar taps it in front of point. Initially does not think of the run but then he sees the fielder is well behind so takes a run with ease.
57.4
0
James Anderson To Azhar Ali
Good length ball around off, Azhar gets behind the ball and blocks it.
57.3
0
James Anderson To Azhar Ali
Length ball on off, Azhar keeps it out.
57.2
0
James Anderson To Azhar Ali
Good length ball on off, Azhar defends it and calls a confident wait to his partner.
57.1
1
James Anderson To Babar Azam
Anderson starts with a length ball on the pads, Babar flicks it to the on side and gets the first run of the day.
Jimmy Anderson to start the day from the other end in hunt for his 600th Test wicket.
Over 57 : 100/2
0 Runs
  • 056.1
  • 056.2
  • 056.3
  • 056.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
A. Ali
29 (98)
B. Azam
4 (16)
J. Archer
10-5-8-0
56.6
0
Jofra Archer To Azhar Ali
Down the leg side, Ali looks to flick but misses. Maiden from Jofra.
56.5
0
Jofra Archer To Azhar Ali
Another short ball but not that speedy as it is bowled at 134 kph. Archer ducks under it.
Some issue with the run-up for Archer as he pulls out.
56.4
0
Jofra Archer To Azhar Ali
On off, Azhar blocks it.
56.3
0
Jofra Archer To Azhar Ali
Archer changes his angle and comes over the wicket. He dishes another short ball and once again Azhar sits under it.
56.2
0
Jofra Archer To Azhar Ali
Good length ball on off, Azhar defends it with a straight bat and gets bat to ball for the first time today.
56.1
0
Jofra Archer To Azhar Ali
Jofra starts with a bouncer! It is around the body, Azhar ducks under it.
After a lengthy, lengthy delay the players are finally all set to walk out to the middle. The England players are out. Pakistan's Test captain, Azhar Ali and T20I captain Babar Azam stride out to resume their innings. Jofra Archer to bowl the first over of the day. He will come around the wicket.
Update 1600 local (1500 GMT) - Official! After a long, long delay we will have first action of the final day at 1615 local (1515 GMT).
Update 1547 local (1447 GMT) - Finally, better late than never as we finally have a good news to report. There will be another inspection at 1600 local with play likely to start at 1615 local (1515 GMT). Finally!
Update 1500 local (1400 GMT) - The inspection is done and we wish we could say that we will resume in sometime but that is not the case. The only positive news to update about right now is that there will be another inspection at 1535 local (1435 GMT). Hopefully, then we can update you about the start time and have some action on the final day of this final Test of the English summer.
Update 1400 local (1300 GMT) - The umpires are done with their inspection and the result of that is another inspection which is scheduled at 1500 local (1400 GMT). Let's hope that the news is positive that time.
Update 1345 local (1245 GMT) - The umpires are out there for the inspection and they are having a chat with the groundsmen. The pitch is still covered. Stay tuned for further updates.
Update 1300 local (1200 GMT) - We have some news! The run-up covers have been taken off and the groundsmen are at work but there is still some drizzle and the ground is wet. All we can do is hope. Stay tuned.
Update 1212 local (1112 GMT) - Well, well, well, it has started to drizzle again in Southampton and this will make matters worse for the groundsmen. Let's stay hopeful. Stay with us.
Update 1140 local (1040 GMT) - So, it's confirmed that there will be no play before Lunch. It is not raining currently and the umpires have scheduled an inspection for 1340 local (1240 GMT). Stay tuned.
Update 1127 local (1027 GMT) - Well it has stopped raining in Southampton but there is a lot of water on the ground and it will take some time for the groundsmen to clear it. Let's stay positive and hope that we get to see some action. Stay with us.
Update 1100 local (1000 GMT) - If you had not guessed it already, the start is delayed due to rain. The forecast is slightly better for later on in the day. Hoping that it clears soon. Stay with us.
Update 1050 local (0950 GMT) - The conditions are very wet and it is still raining. It is unlikely that any play will be possible at least till Lunch. Stay with us.
We have been greeted with some bad news! It is currently raining in Southampton and is unlikely that the action will start on time. Let's hope that it clears soon. Stay tuned for further updates.
Welcome all! Pakistan had a good Day 4, losing only 2 wickets and now they have a realistic chance of saving this Test match. They were helped by rain as well and with the weather forecast not great for Day 5, they would hope that they are able to achieve a draw. England, on the other hand, were poor with the ball. They looked tired and they still need 8 wickets for a victory. Anderson is still short of 600 Test wickets and he would want to get it today as England will not play their next Test for a long time. Will England be able to achieve a victory or will Pakistan manage a draw?
... Day 5, Session 1 ...
So that is it from Day 4 from Southampton. Pakistan will be the happier of the two sides at the end of the day's play as they now have a realistic chance to rescue this Test match. Anderson will have to sleep 1 shy of 600 Test wickets. The predicted weather forecast is not a pleasing one for all neutral and England fans but let's hope that rain stays away. Join us on Tuesday, 25th August, 2020 at 1100 local (1000 GMT) for the all-important 5th and final day of this Test and the series. Until then, cheers and take care.
A tough day for the English bowlers. The pitch did offer a little bit of movement early on in the day but after that there were hardly any demons on it. Anderson's hard luck continued as Buttler early in the day denied him his 599th scalp. Broad did manage to break the opening stand later on. With the ball getting softer and the pitch getting easier to bat on, the hosts' bowling struggled to get the breakthroughs. The 38-year old though finally managed to get to 599 wickets later on in the day but his wait for victim number 600 goes on. Tough day for all the bowlers in a nutshell as the pace has gone off the pitch.
STUMPS ON DAY 4! A very strong fight from Pakistan and with a very strong support from rain, the hosts have given themselves a very good chance of stealing a draw from this lost cause. They have lost just 2 wickets and will enter the final day with 8 wickets in hand. Shan Masood and Abid Ali started the day with a fighting stand of 49. The former was given a lifeline early in the innings by Jos Buttler who dropped a sitter. Though Masood did not score much, he did eat away 66 balls. Abid was then joined by his skipper and the pair fought on, playing some classical Test match cricket. Abid though became Anderson's 599th Test victim. The Pakistan Test skipper, Azhar Ali and the T20I skipper, Babar Azam then ensured there was no further damage before dark clouds and bad light came to the tourists' rescue.
Update 1840 local (1740 GMT) - And to add to the misery, it has started to rain as well and that might as well be the final nail in the coffin for Day 4. We are still waiting for the official confirmation though.
Update 1832 local (1732 GMT) - The umpires get together and they check for the light. They have decided that it has gone too dark and off go the players. That will probably be Stumps. Still no confirmation yet. Stay tuned.
Over 56 : 100/2
2 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 155.3
  • 055.4
  • 055.5
  • 155.6
A. Ali
29 (92)
B. Azam
4 (16)
J. Root
2-0-3-0
55.6
1
Joe Root To Azhar Ali
On middle and leg, Ali flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
55.5
0
Joe Root To Azhar Ali
Loopy delivery on middle, Azhar keeps it out.
55.4
0
Joe Root To Azhar Ali
On middle, Ali flicks it to mid-wicket.
55.3
1
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Full toss on middle and leg, Azam flicks it through square leg for a single.
55.2
0
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Tossed up delivery on leg, Azam flicks it to square leg.
55.1
0
Joe Root To Babar Azam
Flighted delivery on middle, Azam flicks it towards the leg side.
Over 55 : 98/2
5 Runs
  • 154.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 354.5
  • 154.6
B. Azam
3 (13)
A. Ali
28 (89)
D. Bess
14-3-27-0
54.6
1
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
On middle, Azam flicks it towards square leg for a run.
54.5
3
Dom Bess To Azhar Ali
Floated delivery on off, Azhar guides it towards third man. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs.
54.4
0
Dom Bess To Azhar Ali
Loopy delivery on middle, Ali defends it out.
54.3
0
Dom Bess To Azhar Ali
Full delivery on off, Azhar looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
54.2
0
Dom Bess To Azhar Ali
Flighted delivery on middle, Ali blocks it off the front foot.
54.1
1
Dom Bess To Babar Azam
Tossed up delivery on off, Azam pushes it towards point for a run.
Over 54 : 93/2
1 Runs
  • 053.1
  • 053.2
  • 153.3
  • 053.4
  • 053.5
  • 053.6
A. Ali
25 (85)
B. Azam
1 (11)
J. Root
1-0-1-0
53.6
0
Joe Root To Azhar Ali
On middle, Azhar blocks it off the back foot.
53.5
0
Joe Root To Azhar Ali
Floated delivery on off, Azhar offers no shot and gets hit on the thigh pad.
53.4
0
Joe Root To Azhar Ali
Loopy delivery on off, Azhar defends it off the front foot.