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Summary

  1. Pakistan 3-1: Aslam falls late on
  2. England reach 328 from 110-5
  3. Moeen 108 - dropped on 9 & 15
  4. Bairstow 55, Woakes 45; Sohail 5-68
  5. Fourth Test, The Oval; Eng 2-1 Pak

Live Reporting

By Mark Mitchener and Bibhash Dash

All times stated are UK

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That's about it from us - hope you've enjoyed a pretty gripping day's cricket (albeit one played at a derisory over-rate).

We'll be back bright and early tomorrow. Until then, enjoy the T20, enjoy the Olympics and enjoy the rest of your day.

Unhappy Hales

You may remember how Alex Hales wasn't happy about being given out caught. He'd just tweeted this screengrab of the catch...

@StuartBroad8 @CricketMirror bit blurry to be fair!

@StuartBroad8 @CricketMirror bit blurry to be fair!

Evening session review

There was a sting in the tail for Pakistan as they lost opener Sami Aslam in the second over - and this time the review system worked in Stuart Broad's favour as he claimed the first wicket, trapping Aslam lbw.

It leaves Pakistan ready to start day two on 3-1 - trailing by 325.

Broad gets Aslam's wicket despite review

Evening session review

James Anderson even joined in the fun, hitting a four before Moeen was caught off a top-edged pull as England were bowled out for 328 - leaving Pakistan an awkward 11 minutes to bat.

It was also Sohail Khan's fifth wicket.

Anderson hits a four
Moeen dismissed as England make 328

Evening session review

Steven Finn hung around for a while, as Moeen Ali inched towards his century, but fell to leave the last pair together.

However, Moeen was not to be denied - bringing up his third Test ton in the grand manner with a six over mid-wicket.

Finn clean bowled by Sohail
Moeen brings up brilliant century with six

Rain helps rankings?

Anil Kumble
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Remember all the permutations at the start of the day about England's chances of becoming the top Test side? Well, their hopes are slightly boosted by news that play for the third day of the third Test between West Indies and India has been called off because of rain. 

Coach Anil Kumble's India must win their four-match series 3-0 (they currently lead 1-0), else either England, Pakistan or Australia have a chance to be number one. So a draw in St Lucia will mean India are out of the reckoning.

Evening session review

But Sohail Khan then struck twice in an over as Chris Woakes was caught behind, and not even the review system could save Stuart Broad from being given out lbw second ball.

Woakes falls for fluent 45
Broad fails to overturn lbw review

Evening session review

Woakes dominated the seventh-wicket stand with Moeen Ali, scoring 45 out of their partnership of 79.

Woakes punishes Wahab with square-drive
Woakes hits another four

Evening session review

But Bairstow's departure brought Chris Woakes to the crease, and the Warwickshire man was soon entertaining the crowd with some fluent boundaries.

‘It’s a shot a ball’ – Woakes slices Amir for four
Woakes drills four past short extra cover

Evening session review

Jonny Bairstow, who had played so well during the afternoon, departed soon after tea when he was caught behind...

Bairstow caught behind off Amir

TMS are going off air - because BBC Radio 5 live sports extra is switching straight to Cardiff for the T20 Blast quarter-final between Glamorgan and Yorkshire. You can listen to that game here.

But stay with us for the video highlights of that last session...

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

It's going to be sunny tomorrow, we're going to have another good day, but I'll tell you what's been poor - the over-rate. They were eight overs short. In the normal six hours, they only bowled 12 overs an hour, which is like when the West Indies had four quicks. That's pathetic and the administrators should be appalled that they allow it to go on. if they charged the opposition 10 runs an over, and the players £1,000 an over each, they'd get a move on. They need penalties that hurt them.

England's Moeen Ali on Sky Sports: "I want to dedicate this hundred to my family because they've supported me. I feel like I'm in good form. When I felt like using my feet I didn't think twice at all. I backed myself to clear the boundary."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

I think Cook did the right thing by batting. He can't tell that three of his batsmen, including himself, are going to get out to poor shots. I'm not saying 328 is enough, but Pakistan haven't batted well in the last couple of games, and the wrist-spinner Yasir has been ineffective again. In the UAE, you'd think he was bowling hand-grenades at our batsmen. But it's been a different story since Lord's. Sohail Khan got the five wickets, but he looks a bit laboured running in.

England's Moeen Ali on Sky Sports: "It was a great day in the end. We'd take 320. It's going well and when I've got good players to bat around, and the tail also all did their job, it makes it easy for me."

On being hit on the helmet first ball: "It’s the second time I've been hit on the helmet in the first ball. Mitchell Johnson did it to me last year. But I've worked on my technique. I've stayed calm, and I wasn't fazed by it all."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

You could tell the crowd were up when Bairstow came in - and when he got out just after tea, Moeen took the game away from Pakistan. He had a lovely range of shots, anybody who saw him bat down the order will think 'wow, what a proper batsman'. If the others had played proper shots, they could have scored 500 or 600.

There's nothing in the world as strong as England's middle orders when they've got Stokes, Bairstow and Moeen Ali playing. That's their strength, that and the seam bowling - not the top five.

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James Hobbs: Anderson stranded just 94 runs from his maiden Test century again.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Moeen and Bairstow did well, but Cook, Hales and Root should be very disappointed with the way they batted. They played poor shots - Hales clipped a half-volley to mid-wicket, Root looked like he was playing a 50-over match but nicked one to the keeper.

Vince got a really good ball, you can't blame him for that, Ballance got caught at slip and England were in real trouble then.

For those of you keeping count, the spectators at The Oval have seen 79.4 overs bowled today, though we did lose 2.2 for the change of innings.

So that's eight overs short - if any of you were thinking of hanging around and asking Alex Hales for a refund.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It's been a great day's cricket. These two teams seem to get the best out of each other. It doesn't get much better for me.

Close of play

Pak 3-1

Azhar Ali to face Anderson, yet to score. James Vince has been posted at short mid-on next to the non-striker. But Azhar, who'll be captaining Pakistan in the ODIs which follow this series, sees off the over, though he nearly imperils himself when he sets off for a single off the last ball, but is sent back by Yasir.

Anderson has a fairly lengthy chat with umpire Erasmus before the players walk off.

Pak 3-1

Yasir Shah is Pakistan's nightwatchman - there's six in the cordon, a forward short leg and a leg gully. England are quickly round and they're going to get a third over in, although there won't be time for a fourth.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

How many times does this happen? When you've got two or three overs before the close of play. And nine times out of 10 someone gets out. Because he gets so low, and he's a short fellow, it's just clipping the top of the stumps.

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Aslam lbw b Broad 3 (Pak 3-1)

The appeal is for lbw - as if he got any bat on it, then he's out caught. But it thudded into his pad without any bat - and three red lights on the ball-tracker means he's on his way. The predictor showed the ball hitting the top of middle and leg stumps.

And we have to record this - Stuart Broad has successfully used the review system.

Broad gets Aslam's wicket despite review

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It looked like he pulled the bat away.

Umpire review

Stuart Broad slants the ball in at Aslam, the ball hits his pad and loops into short leg's hands, there are appeals for lbw and a catch, and it's going to a review...

View from the press box

So Marais Erasmus is already looking at where Jimmy Anderson is landing but has overseen more shocking over-rates without doing anything?

Pak 1-0

Anderson has the new cherry singing straight away, swinging one past Aslam's outside edge. The left-hander looks happy to get off strike with a single off his legs.

It's a new opening partnership for Pakistan as Sami Aslam, called up for Edgbaston, is joined by Azhar Ali who's been Pakistan's regular number three but steps up to open after Mohammad Hafeez was dropped.

James Anderson - newly crowned as the world's number one Test bowler, has four slips and a gully in place for Aslam. Let's play. (And what about a short leg, skipper?)

Great knock @MoeenAli #class 👏🏼👊🏼#beardthatsfeared #ENGvPAK

The players are back out - TMS are saying Pakistan will have 11 minutes to bat. I'm sure they'll get three overs in, England will do their best to make it four. Expect some gardening from the Pakistan batsmen.

Remembering Hanif Mohammad

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

He was only at the end of his career when I saw him play, but you could see the man could play. I talked to people older than me who said he was a fine player. But I always think about his 499 - how do you get run out going for the 500th? Your partner might get run out, but you're going to make your ground!

One of my close friends is Sunil Gavaskar, who was small like Hanif, as was Bradman. Some people think if you're small, it's a disadvantage, but it's not. Sometimes the guys who are 6ft 5in get in more trouble.

Coming up on TMS after the close of play...

Following our coverage of #ENGvPAK our #TMSt20 team will take over with @GlamCricket v @YorkshireCCC 1/4 final

Following our coverage of #ENGvPAK our #TMSt20 team will take over with @GlamCricket v @YorkshireCCC 1/4 final

Looks like Pakistan have opted for the light roller.

And it looks like they're not going to play any time soon in St Lucia... bring on the waterhogs!

Happening Now: too much rain on the out field. Waterlogged so we call in the water hog. #WIvIND

Happening Now: too much rain on the out field. Waterlogged so we call in the water hog. #WIvIND

Five-wicket haul for Sohail Khan

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It's a strange five-for there for Sohail. He didn't particularly feature in the morning, but he's come back well. It was a fabulous knock by Moeen Ali. He came in when things looked rocky, and just played one of those Moeen knocks. He was in his own bubble, he got himself in, and then played his strokes. And then what a way to get to a hundred.

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Moeen c Yasir b Sohail 108 (Eng 328 all out)

Sorry, Tuffers - Moeen Ali's long vigil is ended as he top-edges another pull shot and Yasir Shah takes the catch at deep square leg. Sohail Khan, with five wickets to his name, sinks to his knees as the Oval crowd rises to acclaim Moeen's innings.

Pakistan's openers may not be too cheerful that they've got to go out and bat for 10 minutes now.

Moeen dismissed as England make 328

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

With Moeen in this form, England could think of 350.

Eng 328-9

Anderson has to fend one off in front of his face, while another short, wide delivery disappears to the boundary for five wides. Captain Misbah's face is a picture - shielding his eyes as though to prevent himself from looking at what an errant child has just done to embarrass him. But well played James Anderson for seeing off the over with life, limb and wicket unscathed.