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Marc Higginson

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  1. Goodbye

    Yasir Shah and Adil Rashid

    What a superb day's cricket - and well done to Pakistan.

    They were almost denied by Yorkshire... Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid batted for 429 balls out of a team total of 825.

    That's more than half. If only they could have put up the Yorkshire wall for an extra 40 deliveries.

    But it wasn't to be and we head to the decider on Sunday with the hosts 1-0 up in the series. Thanks for your company today, it's been a pleasure as always.

    Bye for now.

  2. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Can England win in Sharjah if they don't win the toss?

    "It's starting to look like they can't. But they lost the toss in Abu Dhabi and nearly won the game. The bowlers have bowled well on this trip, the batting group has to help them out."

  3. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Batting over 130 overs in the fourth innings will boost them. The fact that Adil Rashid batted for 172 balls, the way Mark Wood batted... it hurts you when you get blasted out for 50 by Mitchell Johnson, but they can take positives from here."

  4. Player view

    Alastair Cook shakes hands with Wahab Riaz at the end of the match

    More from England captain Alistair Cook on Sky Sports: "I seemed to have been involved in a few of these. It is not easy watching. It is frustrating. Full credit to the way the boys batted today. We showed character but the third morning cost us. We are doing a lot of good things. Nine of the 10 days we're fairly even for me.

    "You always think that it is never over. Mark Wood and Jimmy are capable so it wasn't impossible. Some good things have come out of this but we shouldn't have been in that position. Whether it is naivety not to knuckle down knowing Wahab can only bowl six or seven in a spell.

    "I am proud of my fitness. Yesterday I had a sore groin that hampered me. Maybe these days in the heat have taken their toll. I should be OK for the third Test.

    "Moeen [Ali] didn't quite get it right with the ball. Sometimes when you are expected to turn it and take wickets you try too hard and force it. He will be disappointed. We are lucky we have a six-man attack to share the load.

    "Jos [Buttler] is going through a tough time. This is what happens in international cricket, that someone is struggling."

  5. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Stuart Broad

    "Stuart Broad - I know he's my mate, but this is the best I've seen him bat for 18 months to two years, since he's got hit against India. I see positive signs with the bat - Mark Wood was brilliant, he's got such good technique against spin."

  6. Email

    Paul Johns: So Pakistan won the second Test with 6.3 overs to spare. Can England use those overs to finish off the first Test please?

  7. A superb knock

  8. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Former Surrey, Notts, Middlesex and Kent batsman Scott Newman: Again this shows players inability to play spin. Probably due to the fact that there is not enough exposure against spin in county cricket.

  9. Post update

    What an image this is, it shows the pressure the England batsmen were under in the middle.

    Pakistan v England
  10. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Paul Collingwood

    Ian Probert: Can England please stop being 'valiant losers' and try being 'really mean and heartless winners'.

    Matthew Jordan: Where's Collingwood when you need him?

  11. Email

    Hashim in Leeds: Geoffrey, as much as I respect him, his comments about the Pakistan side are unfair. You have to give credit where it is due. Plenty of teams have lost here. They can't be all that bad.

  12. Player reaction

    Misbah ul_Haq

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq: "You have to give credit to the opposition. They played very well on the last day against two really good spinners. They showed character. Overall, the spinners bowled well, under pressure. When we needed the breakthrough they kept their nerve.

    "It was tough in the first innings, but in the second I got in and things started to go well. It is tough when you are not playing competitive cricket for a long time and then coming back to perform."

    On batsman Younus Khan: "It is all about discipline and belief. When he goes in he does so with a purpose. No matter what situation, he is always there to perform. He is a great role model."

  13. Captain's view

    Alastair Cook

    England captain Alastair Cook: "The morning of day three has cost us this game. To be that many at the end of the day cost us. In these conditions you can't afford to have those two or three hours. But the character we have shown today... we are disappointed not to get over the line.

    "These are a fantastic bunch of players. The lower order showed a lot of character. I was half hoping the umpires would give us the light with nine overs to go to even it up from the first Test.

    "We will dust ourselves off. It will be a great last Test."

  14. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    Team changes for Sharjah?

    "Buttler has to go, his keeping's not great and he's dropping catches. Bairstow will have to keep, and James Taylor would have played all three Tests if I were chairman of selectors. You can't go on with Moeen Ali up front, even if he gets 100 next match, he's not an opener. You can either do it or you can't, he should be batting at seven or eight. I don't know if Hales is an opening bat, he's the one they've picked. Get Taylor in, and if Bell has to go, he has to go. We can't keep waiting for him to get a hundred, but I don't think they have the courage to drop him."

  15. View from the dressing room

  16. Post update

    Adil Rashid shakes hands at the end of the match

    Adil Rashid batted for 239 minutes in that second innings - more than anyone else in the England team. Has be shown he could be a future option at number six for England?

  17. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "When you fancy beating a side on a dry surface which doesn't help Anderson and Broad, it's difficult when you keep collapsing. Anderson and Broad can bowl sides out at grounds like Edgbaston and Nottingham when it swings, they've bowled very well here but aren't going to really hurt you. We haven't got any other matchwinning bowlers, so when Cook and Root don't get scores, it's difficult for us to win."

  18. How's stat?!

  19. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    What about Pakistan?

    "If you look at their side, it's not a great side. They have batsmen who you'd like a bowl against - Jimmy Anderson could get their opener [Shan Masood] out with an orange. The left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar bowled two magic balls today, but normally he's ordinary. The best bowler is Yasir Shah, eight wickets in the match on a very good cricket pitch. If they'd had a good batting side, England might have got out of this easily."

  20. Man of the match

    Wahab Riaz

    Man of the match Wahab Riaz, who took three wickets to reduce England from 206-3 to 216-6 in their first innings: "It was a very important spell. Everyone was putting a lot of effort in. This game is crucial for us. I always try to do well and perform for my country. The management keep me focused and push me. Credit goes to them."

  21. Post update

    Interesting from Geoffrey - he's basically saying England have just four world-class performers. It's hard to disagree.

  22. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    What goes through your mind when you see a ball tossed up like that when you're trying to save the game?

    "It's like a natural push-drive. Someone like me would kill it, as they can't win unless they get you out. Runs are meaningless. That's what Cook thinks and why he can bat for so long. He's a kid, he's going to make mistakes and his batting's not disciplined. But the best side won - Michael's been saying England threw it away on the third morning, Andrew's said they have had 17 collapses in 24 Test matches and if you keep doing that, you will keep losing matches. Brutally, we have two top-class bowlers in Anderson and Broad, and two top-class batsmen in Cook and Root. Do we get a level of performance from the rest? No."

  23. Well done, from Swanny

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    Alex Haworth: So annoyed with Rashid. I'd have accepted losing his wicket to a good delivery but don't give us all that hope then do that.

    Tom Rigler: Great innings by Rashid, so close to being the hero. But surely Ali can't be opening in the next Test and Buttler keeping?

  25. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Rashid has had two Test matches - bowled poorly, then bowled great, played a stupid shot in the first innings and then played splendidly. But he was left with Anderson for six or seven overs - he'd done the hard work, on comes the leg-spinner and he creams it to cover. Do you blame him? Yes, it was a poor shot - but no, because he played splendidly in his second Test. He's an unusual character but he'll get over this, just like he got over his nought for plenty and then got his five wickets."

  26. Post update

    Adil Rashid after being dismissed

    How many times will Adil Rashid think about that shot in the next few days? He'll be mortified - but he shouldn't be. I'd go as far to say he picked the leg-spinner better than anyone else in the team.

  27. Email

    Zubair Nizami: Re Geoffrey Boycott's comment "it must have hit a brick" - What does Geoffrey have against Zulfiqar Babar? Lay off him! He bowled really well! Pick on someone else!

  28. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Stokes had the same fault he had in the first innings - playing the ball away from his body, tentatively poking at it. Somebody should be filming these and telling him his back foot should be further over so there's no gap between bat and body. He's talented, the lad, but it's raw technique that's needed. Broad did great, he got bounced by the quicks but fought his corner and got out to a tremendous yorker which just tailed at the end. No disgrace, it was a crackerjack ball."

  29. From the press box

  30. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Root looks a class act, he plays beautifully, and Bairstow worked hard with him - he did pick the googly but he tried to play it at right angles, missed it and was bowled. Buttler comes in, no form at all, he gets a good ball and nicks it - and suddenly three wickets are down."

  31. Post update

    Yasir Shah

    So, Pakistan go 1-0 up in the series. For those wondering, the third and final Test of the series begins in Sharjah on 1 November - next Sunday.

  32. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Wonderful game of cricket for the last day of a Test match. It looked like Pakistan would polish England off by mid-afternoon. Root and Bairstow fought hard, then suddenly the left-arm spinner Zulfiqar, who'd looked pretty ordinary, bowls one which turns and he nicks it to slip. It must have hit a brick or something."

  33. Email

    Stu in Leicester Square: I really hope England don't become the new 'nearly' men - heroic effort from Rashid!

  34. From the press box

  35. Text 81111

    James Cooper, Halifax: Rashid's a Yorkie - he was going for the win!

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    Yasir Shah celebrates taking the final wicket

    Alice Gray: Guess I can write my essay now... oh England, SO CLOSE.

    Liam Poss: Great effort by the England lower order. Gutted they couldn't see it through. Things have to change at the top though before SA.

  37. Post update

    England began the day on 130-3 and, after losing Joe Root in the first hour of the day, the smart money was on a quick end to the match.

    Between them, however, England's eight, nine and 10 batted for 309 balls. Herculean stuff.

  38. In defence of Rashid...

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    Matt Lord: Don't blame Rashid too much. Shouldn't have been left for the tailend charlies to save the match in the first place.

    Rajapack: Valiant effort by the England tailenders. Rashid did well for his 61 under high pressure conditions.

    Richard Bourn: Well played @AdilRashid03 @StuartBroad8 and @MAWood33 Your 'batsmen' colleagues should be ashamed of themselves.

  39. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Adil Rashid has been magnificent all afternoon but it was one moment of madness which cost him. A couple of balls earlier he turned down a run, so to play that shot he just had one of those moments. There'll be no consoling him in the dressing room. He'll be gutted."

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    Pakistan celebrate

    Kevin Ticehurst: There was no NEED for that Adil Rashid. But you can't fault his resilience.

    Blues Club Over 31's: Well done Pakistan, to win a Test you need to score 300+ both innings and take 20 wickets. We can't do either.


  41. Post update

    There's plenty of 'if onlys' but England can walk away with their heads held high. Some thought they'd be bowled out by this time yesterday.

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    I imagine you're referencing our wicket alert in the live text, Adam?

  43. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's important Jimmy Anderson comes up to Rashid and says that even though he's made a glaring error, he's played an incredible innings in only his second Test. A poor shot, in the circumstance, but to be six down at lunch, you'd have had many people laughing at you if you'd say you'd get within six overs of saving the game."


    Pakistan celebrate taking the final wicket

    Pakistan are jubilant, Yasir Shah diving across the turf in celebration. Well played to Pakistan - they deserve victory. But what a superb show of character from England. Adil Rashid's innings lasted 172 balls.

  45. WICKET

    Rashid c Babar b Yasir 61 (Eng 312 all out)

    That's it! All over... Adil Rashid goes after one from Yasir Shah and slaps a catch to Babar in the cover region.

  46. Dot ball celebrations...

    Tweet of the day, Ian. Tweet of the day.

  47. Eng 312-9 (min 7 overs left)

    An inside edge saves James Anderson when Pakistan appeal for another leg-before. I'm watching this through the gaps in my fingers now.

  48. Dropped catch

    Eng 312-9

    This is hard to watch - James Anderson is dropped at short leg by Asad Shafiq. Pakistan might just have dropped the series. Or maybe not.

  49. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is the right decision to stay with the slow left-armer Zulfiqar Babar. He's looked the most threatening in the last hour, and he got the wicket of Wood. Seven men round the bat for Anderson."

  50. Text 81111

    James in Manchester: 10am uni lecture skipped for cricket. Will England hold on long enough for the 1pm to get the sack?

  51. Come in number 11?

    It would give the game away if "Jimmy" takes a right-handed guard...

  52. Eng 312-9 (min 8 overs remaining)

    Adil Rashid crouches below a bouncer

    Adil Rashid crouches beneath a bouncer and it's back over to Jimmy, the Burnley Lara.

  53. Eng 312-9 (min 7.5 overs left)

    Adil Rashid hits the ball towards the cover boundary, where it is fielded just inside the rope. The batsmen decide not to run.

  54. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Mark Wood walks after been given out

    Rory Ngah: England's tail providing a very apt tonic to a morning spent researching the great attritional battles of 1916-17!

    Joseph Burns: Turned off @bbctms at 10am thinking the game was over. Just been online to check result & England are still batting. Come on!

  55. Get Involved

  56. Eng 312-9 (min 8.5 overs left)

    A full toss from Wahab and Adil Rashid turns down a single into the leg side. He's going to farm the strike from now on.

  57. Nail-biting stuff on TMS

  58. Post update

    Ed Smith

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Whatever else happens in the game, it was a needlessly delayed declaration from Pakistan. I wonder if they should reintroduce Yasir Shah against Anderson."

  59. Eng 312-9 (min 9 overs left)

    By hook or by crook, James Anderson survives against Babar. They can't, can they?

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    James Gutteridge: Afraid England don't deserve a draw, getting ridiculous how often they fail to prepare properly before a series.

    Terry G: Should have sent Jimmy out in a miner's helmet. Hint to the umpires!

  61. Eng 312-9

    So, so close to the match-winning moment for Pakistan when Babar spins one past Jimmy's outside edge. Close, but no cigar.

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  63. Scorecard update - 10 overs to go

    Adil Rashid

    England 312-9 (134 overs) - min 10 overs left, victory target 491

    Batsmen: Rashid 61*, Anderson 0*

    Fall of wickets: 9-1 (Moeen 1), 19-2 (Cook 10), 121-3 (Bell 46), 157-4 (Root 71), 163-5 (Bairstow 22), 178-6 (Buttler 7), 193-7 (Stokes 13), 253-8 (Broad 30), 308-9 (Wood 29)

    Bowling figures: Imran 14-4-41-2, Riaz 24-3-78-1, Yasir 41-15-87-3, Malik 10-2-37-0, Zulfiqar 45-21-53-3.

    Pakistan 378 (Misbah 102, Shafiq 83) & 354-6 dec (Younus 118, Misbah 87, Shafiq 79, Hafeez 51)

    England first innings 242 (Root 88, Cook 65, Riaz 4-66, Yasir 4-93)

    Pakistan won toss

    Full scorecard

  64. Eng 312-9 (min 10 overs left)

    Adil Rashid talks to himself between deliveries, and is fortunate not to pick out short-leg when he fends off a Wahab Riaz bouncer. It's great stamina from the fast bowler who is into his 24th over. When Wahab strays down leg, Rashid glances four down to fine leg. He can't steal the strike though - leaving James Anderson to face up to Babar.

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    James Anderson and Monty Panesar in 2009

    Sunday Times cricket correspondent Simon Wilde: England's last wicket pair of Rashid and Anderson must survive 67 balls. Anderson and Panesar got through the last 69 balls at Cardiff 2009.

  66. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "A special partnership, but I don't think it is going to be enough. It's a tremendous effort after losing three wickets in the first session. I think Rashid's got to keep hold of Wahab Riaz, he can't let Jimmy Anderson get down that end. The ball which got Broad was a beauty."

  67. Eng 308-9

    Looking at the Mark Wood dismissal again, it was the bounce which did for him. The ball hit high on the bat handle, perhaps even a bit of glove. Good delivery really.

  68. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    David Jones: Where's a solar eclipse when you need one? Divine intervention required.

  69. Eng 308-9

    James Anderson pat backs his first delivery. 11 overs to go.

    Nervous much?

  70. WICKET

    Wood c Hafeez b Babar 29 (Eng 308-9)

    Mark Wood walks after being given out

    Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear.

    Mark Wood lunges forward at a sharp turner from Babar, bowling into the rough from round the wicket, and Mohammad Hafeez takes a good catch at second slip.

    Get your pads on, Jimmy.

  71. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Adam C-S: WARNING: 'The-English-love-a-valiant-failure-&-this-was-the-very-bravest-of-surrenders' narrative imminent.

    Rex Vinorum: "It's not the despair, Laura, I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand." John Cleese in "Clockwise".

    The Mighty Mojo: I've been sitting with my coat on waiting to leave the house on my Monday errands for over two hours. I'm going nowhere yet.

  72. Post update

    Feel free to send us your #celebrateadotball pictures to #bbccricket. It might alleviate the tension.

  73. The tension builds...

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    Adil Rashid

    dukkhaboy: My lack of faith is embarrassment to me: this morning I agree to take three kids & two nephews out this pm & ENGLAND ARE STILL BATTING.

    Howard Horner: I'm about to go into class, so won't find out if we've survived or not until 3... The tension is gonna be unbearable by the end!

    Mick Le Mare: Four of us refusing to leave our desks. Q: 'Come & have a look at this'. A: 'you're going to have to bring your PC here'.

  74. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Pakistan have got to keep thinking 'Two balls. That's all we need. Two straight balls'. I think I'd have a leg gully, and a man right in front of his face on the off side. Jimmy Anderson will be hoping he doesn't have to bat, especially after what happened at Headingley last year."

  75. Eng 308-8 (min 12 overs left)

    Wahab Riaz looks frustrated

    Wahab Riaz is perhaps trying too hard now and becomes a bit leggy to the right-handers - both Adil Rashid and Mark Wood happy to rotate the strike when they can.

  76. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ian Benson: Could Mark Wood surreptitiously slip some plates into the bowlers pockets to slow their run ups?

    kevin parr: 15 overs remaining? Surely England need to use the powerplay before the run rate gets out of hand?

  77. Post update

    Ed Smith

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "At which point during this stand will it become more likely that England will save the game than lose it? Four overs to go?"

    Geoffrey Boycott: "When there's one ball left."

  78. Eng 306-8 (Rashid 57, Wood 28)

    Wahab Riaz is back for one, final crack at England. This could be the key battle.

  79. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    The umpires take a light meter reading

    Matt Coombs: Could England get away with asking about the light levels?

    Players can no longer appeal against the light - it's entirely down the the officials. The umpires took a light meter reading when they went off for bad light on Friday. That is the benchmark - they will only go off if the light deteriorates to that level.

  80. Eng 306-8 (min 13 overs left)

    Pakistan coach Mushtaq Ahmed sits twiddling his thumbs, perhaps betraying the nerves he's now feeling. Alastair Cook rocks back and forth on a plastic chair and Joe Root looks quite chirpy while he sips liquid refreshment from a sports bottle.

    Babar is into his 44th over now - he's only gone for 53 runs, but it's the wickets column which counts. Another over chalked off.

  81. How's stat?!

    This is now the second longest England ninth-wicket Test partnership in terms of balls received - overtaking Craig White and Matthew Hoggard's 156 balls against India at Trent Bridge in 2002.

    The record is the 248-ball vigil by Mark Ramprakash and Darren Gough against Sri Lanka at The Oval in 1998.

  82. Eng 304-8 (min 14 overs left)

    Yasir Shah kisses the ball between deliveries - Lasith Malinga-style - as he attempts to try and prise a wicket. Adil Rashid is picking his fellow leggie though and happily leaves the orthodox leg-breaks.

  83. Into the last hour

    Standby for some fingernail-biting, bum-squeaking cricket.

  84. Email

    Pakistan appeal unsuccessfully against Mark Wood

    Alister, Paris: Hope this typically excessive appealing gets punished with a dodgy decision in the batsman's favour. It's the equivalent of diving in football.

  85. Eng 304-8 (min 15 overs left)

    An absolute beauty! Big turn and even bigger bounce as Wood pushes forward to Babar - and misses it by some way. Warning: we are now entering the final hour. 15 overs remaining. Squeaky bum time.

  86. Drinks break

    Eng 304-8

    Adil Rashid picks an Imran Khan slower ball, seeing out the over with minimal fuss. Sixteen to go. Drinks.

  87. Eng 304-8

    Adil Rashid and Mark Wood

    Four runs for Adil Rashid as he punches Imran Khan off the back foot and to the mid-off boundary. That brings up the 50 partnership off 142 balls. Great effort.

  88. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    But not everyone wants England to hold out for the last hour...

    Tim Gibson: I don't need this stress I've had one hours sleep, Mark Wood can you just get yourself out.

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    James Anderson

    Oliver Gray: Wonder if Misbah is starting to regret batting on so long? #digin

    Matt Bodsworth: Is it only me who keeps thinking back to Sri Lanka last year when Jimmy got out on the last ball of the game #pleasenotagain

    John Lockett: We need a touch of George Hirst and Wilfred Rhodes - 'we'll get 'em in singles'.

  90. Eng 300-8 (min 17 overs left)

    I wonder how Jimmy Anderson's feeling right about now? Shoaib Malik is seen off once again by Mark Wood.

    Wow... this is tense.

  91. Eng 300-8 (Rashid 53 off 141 balls)

    England will be quite pleased to see Imran Khan bowling - it typically takes a fast bowler around 6-7 minutes to get through his over. A spinner can race through one in 3-4 minutes. Maybe less.

    Another big appeal when Khan hits Adil Rashid on the move, but it's clearly going down leg and umpire Paul Reiffel shakes his head.

    18 overs left.

  92. Taking your time

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    steve C lawley: Feign heat exhaustion and sunstroke and demand a glass of water after every ball.

    Charles Isere: Barmy Army could win this by using streakers. So few stewards, they could run laps of the pitch. UAE jails not the nicest tho.

    Christophe Talbotski: All of a sudden killing time doesn't seem quite so immoral. Dab the crease, little wander after each ball...

  93. Eng 300-8 (min 19 overs left)

    Shoaib Malik who, according to Simon Mann, looks like he is bowling in his slippers tip-toes in but Mark Wood's defence remains watertight. Or is it watertight... Mark Wood hits an inside edge on to his pad and the ball is caught at silly mid-off. Pakistan are convinced, the umpire shakes his head. The hosts have no review left though. It sounded out to me.

    Actually, it was a good decision. Replays show it missed the bat completely. Well done, Bruce Oxenford.

  94. Post update

  95. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Pakistan appeal unsuccessfully against Adil Rashid

    "The bowlers start to feel the pressure as much as the batsmen. Right now I'd rather be the batsmen. As soon as it's nine down I'd rather be the bowlers."

  96. Scorecard update - 20 overs to go

    England 300-8 (124 overs) - min 20 overs left, victory target 491

    Batsmen: Rashid 47*, Wood 17*

    Fall of wickets: 9-1 (Moeen 1), 19-2 (Cook 10), 121-3 (Bell 46), 157-4 (Root 71), 163-5 (Bairstow 22), 178-6 (Buttler 7), 193-7 (Stokes 13), 253-8 (Broad 30)

    Bowling figures: Imran 12-3-37-2, Riaz 22-3-73-1, Yasir 40-14-87-3, Malik 8-0-37-0, Zulfiqar 42-19-51-2.

    Pakistan 378 (Misbah 102, Shafiq 83) & 354-6 dec (Younus 118, Misbah 87, Shafiq 79, Hafeez 51)

    England first innings 242 (Root 88, Cook 65, Riaz 4-66, Yasir 4-93)

    Pakistan won toss

    Full scorecard

  97. Eng 300-8 (Rashid 53, Wood 26)

    Joe Root is sat passing the time on the players' balcony by plaiting his sweaty arm hair. Each to their own.

    England's 300 is brought up when Adil Rashid punches Imran Khan through the off side for two. They've seen off Wahab Riaz for now.

  98. Quiz time - in case you can't stand the tension

    Test your cricket knowledge on the BBC Stumped quiz...

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    Graham Onions celebrates with Graeme Swann after England force a draw with South Africa in 2010
    Image caption: Graham Onions celebrates with Graeme Swann after England force a draw with South Africa in 2010

    kieran lewin: Starting to think Wood can do an impression of his fellow Geordie, Graham Onions in South Africa.

  100. Eng 298-8

    Yep, Mark Wood is fine. Carry on - Pakistan have a quick drink and we're back under way.

  101. Eng 298-8 (min 21 overs left)

    Four close catchers and a man under the helmet to keep Mark Wood company. Old Crazy Horse isn't for leaving town just yet though. If he does, England's saloon door will be left hanging by a thread.

    Another big appeal when Wood hits into the off side and the ball balloons up after striking a fielder on the foot. It looks like it's bounced but the umpires refer it upstairs. Take your time, lads.

  102. Text 81111

    G, London: Phew! Under 200 to go, follow-on avoided. Got to fancy our chances of holding in in the second innings now.

  103. Eng 298-8 (Rashid 51, Wood 26)

    Big, big appeal when Babar thinks he's caught Adil Rashid's outside edge. Not out. It's still on, folks.

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    Kevin Ticehurst: Wood definitely knows where his off stump is! Great judgement...

  105. How can England waste time?

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    Rob Owen: Victory lap around the ground after every dot ball. Worth a go.

    JoElle: Surely there must be sightscreens that need adjusting for every ball?

    Barry Hainsworth: Bet Pakistan rattle through their overs this session. I'd be walking to square leg after every ball and taking guard very slowly.

  106. Eng 298-8 (min 23 overs left)

    Mark Wood and Adil Rashid

    Mark Wood tries to take a leaf out of Adil Rashid's book and plays an extravagant leave to a Yasir Shah leg-break. Except this one is a hamster's toe-nail away from disturbing the timbers. Squeaky bum time. But he's still there.

    I love a good, old-fashioned #digin

  107. Wood wields the willow

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    Daniel Roberts: Why do I get a strange feeling old crazy horse Wood can pull this off?

    Charles Isere: Wood showing what a disgrace were the two innings of most of Eng's "batsmen". This pitch does not deserve a result.

    Danny Williams: Cook and Root aside, Wood's been the stand-out on this tour. Ace with the ball on tough tracks and shown middle order up today.

  108. Eng 298-8 (Rashid 51, Wood 26)

    Should we put gold post boxes in Ashington and Bradford if Adil Rashid and Mark Wood pull this one off? True northern grit on display.

    Wahab Riaz, by the way, is sending down the odd no-ball which isn't being called. That's fine by England - they don't need any extra deliveries to face. Another over down.

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    Dubai International Stadium

    James in Dubai: They went off early for bad light on day two. We need heavy clouds around the stadium this evening. Any England fans in UAE with Volkswagens we could borrow?

  110. How's stat?!

  111. Eng 297-8 (min 25 overs left)

    Yasir Shah continues round the wicket to Adil Rashid who sticks the back pad out. Meanwhile, one of the Pakistan fielders tries to gee up the small number of spectators in the ground. Pakistan worried?

  112. England's future

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    Tom Abell of Somerset

    Rhys: The England opener dilemma rests in hands of Tom Abell of Somerset. Such a talented young player.

    Josh Brunsdon: Rory Burns of Surrey can't be too far away from England recognition. Look out for him in 2016.

    Grant Kennett: Why is Hildreth of Somerset not getting a mention!? One of the highest run scorers in world cricket this year, yet not a sniff.

  113. Eng 297-8 (Rashid 51, Wood 25)

    A moment of alarm for Mark Wood when he hooks Wahab Riaz into the leg side but the ball drops short of the fielder. Carry on. Nothing to see here.

  114. 50 for Adil Rashid (off 110 balls)

    Eng 295-8

    Sean Bean, the Chuckle Brothers, Mel B... all great Yorkies. Add Adil Rashid to that list as he brings up his maiden Test fifty with a risky single into the leg side. Keep going, young un.

  115. Eng 294-8 (min 27 overs left)

    Yasir Shah looks on

    Dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot. Words which will bring a smile to all England fans.

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    Never mind the draw, some of you think England can win from here...

    Jed Court: Less than 200 to go now boys, and the rate is back under seven... You can do it!

    Stuart Mitchell: Under 200 to win COMON BOYS YOU CAN DO IT!!!

  117. Eng 294-8 (Rashid 49, Wood 24)

    There's a steely glint in Adil Rashid's eye as he prepares to face up to Wahab Riaz. He deserves a lot of credit for this knock - few players have played the spinners better than him in this Test. When the left-arm quick bowls a slower ball - 74mph - Rashid spots it and tickles it into the leg side for a single. Likewise, Wood turns one round the corner.

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    Nick Browne of Essex

    Thomas Moquet: The answer to England's opening dilemma is Browne of Essex. Raw natural young talent. Give him 18 months.

  119. Eng 292-8 (min 29 overs remaining)

    The shadows are lengthening across the outfield as Mark Wood steps back in his crease and creams Yasir Shah through the off side for four. Nice shot. Then solid defence to finish the over. There's hope yet. That glimmer of light is slowly increasing in size.

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    Ian Bradley: Reckless first-innings collapse leads to brave but ultimately futile second innings and defeat, read this story before.

  121. Eng 287-8 (Rashid 47, Wood 19)

    Mark Wood for England

    Wahab is dangling the carrot outside off stump, and Mark Wood is having a little nibble. No driving, Mark - it'll be the end of you. He chips two from England's nominal victory target with a short-arm pull into the vast spaces of the leg side.

  122. The over-rate debate

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    Jonathan Wilson: As much as Pakistan deserve to win this Test, they don't deserve to be ahead in the series. England ran out of light, not overs.

    Jacques Oeuf: England's only hope is to convince the Dubai authorities that they forgot to put the clocks back by an hour on Sunday.

  123. Eng 285-8 (min 31 overs remaining)

    Wahab Riaz gets us under way after tea, while Mark Wood jumps up and down on the spot to try and re-energise those legs after a long fortnight in the UAE heat.

  124. The over-rate debate

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    Dan Gee: Yes over rates to be improved, but when it comes to time wasting, people seem to forget England and Cardiff 2009.

    Rob O'Malley: I'd like to see some gamesmanship from England. Long talks in the middle, new gloves, fake injuries. It worked for Pakistan.

    Andrew Dickens: Pakistan saved the first Test by not bothering to bowl. What can England do batting? Feign injury? Run the ball into the corner?

  125. Post update

    The players head to the crease

    Here come Adil Rashid and Mark Wood. Take your time on that walk to the middle, lads.

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    Michael: Cook and Root exempted, England have been struggling with the bat all year. Who is looking forward to the tour of South Africa?

    Jay: How long before England experiment with Rashid as an opener?

  127. Post update

    You ready for the final session then? I don't think many people expected England to still be batting now. Just one more push lads - albeit a herculean push.

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    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    ICC head of development Tim Anderson on TMS: "China playing India in women's cricket is only a few years away, though I don't think China would be good enough to beat them there. While the USA is a five to 10-year project, China is more like a 50 to 100-year project. I think the Olympics might help the development of the game outside the traditional market, but it may not be the silver bullet some people hope for. West Indies would be broken up into their individual islands, for instance. But it might help some countries build relationships with their national Olympic committees."

  129. The over-rate debate


    The over-rate issue appears to be bugging a few of you...

    Sam, Manchester: Shame that due to the disgraceful time-wasting in the first Test, the third Test won't be a series decider. I'm not just slating Pakistan because any team would do similar, but the ICC really need to do something about it. People are paying to see cricket and get games finished. We regularly see overs lost in a day that are never made up. 50% fine for whole team if overs aren't completed. Somehow I think they may fit them in then…

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    Yasir Shah

    Chris Clark: So can the batsmen waste time like the Pakistan bowlers did in the last Test to get to the bad light and see out the draw?

    Chris Williams: Suddenly Pakistan over rate is fast. ICC need to fine them from first Test. Rashid tie his laces between each ball.

  131. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    ICC head of development Tim Anderson on TMS: "Cricket was first played in the USA in 1709. George Washington played cricket, but it's fallen by the wayside since then. They've had a few governance problems since then - the ICC suspended the USA Cricket Association earlier this year - but reviewing its circumstances, we found the community's extremely fractured. There are lots of passionate people there, approximately 15 million cricket fans there, but we need a unified approach.

    "T20 will be the best game for Americans. One of the problems will be stadia - there's one ground in Florida, but these upcoming games [featuring Warne and Tendulkar] will be in baseball stadiums. We'll be watching closely."

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    Richard Wilson: Cook averaged mid-20s for 18 months before he turned it around v India last summer & everyone wanted him out. Stick with Bell.

    Andy Clarke: So we drop Ballance averaging 47+ in Tests. But it's OK for everyone else bar Cook & Root to average in the 20s this year?