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Live Reporting

Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    But now's not the time to worry about that. Now's the time to celebrate a marvelous game of cricket and a rather unexpected series whitewash against Pakistan in the UAE.

    We're signing off now and there'll be no more cricket live text until Boxing Day, when England open their Test series in South Africa.

    Until then... goodbye.

  2. Post update

    For those wondering, the World T20 is being held in India from 11 March until 3 April. Rather bizarrely, the schedule has not been announced yet.

  3. Post update

    More from England captain Eoin Morgan: "We looked back at the one-day game here when you saw how quickly the ball changed as it started turning square.

    "I don't think we answered those questions with the bat as it was only a par score on the board but Vince and Woakes proved their worth to the team.

    "You haven't seen us at our full potential yet but hopefully you will do soon."

  4. Post update

    England captain Eoin Morgan:  "The rational behind our rotation is long-term development with the T20 World Cup round the corner.

    "We don't have the privilege of a very good domestic tournament so don't see these guys under much pressure - they only get it with some derby games and on Finals Day.

    "We've been playing in similar conditions to what the World Cup will be like in India, facing a lot of spin so it's great to win this series.

    "I don't know what my best XI is but it's not a concern, with the rotation throughout this series we can go through a stage of picking the guys in form from 15-17 names.

    "That breeds a good culture and the guys are really buying into it.

  5. Post update

    England captain Eoin Morgan, speaking to Sky Sports: "Handing Chris Jordan the ball in that super over epitomised the quality of our squad.

    "We've watched him a lot in the nets and he's our best yorker bowler so once we decided on that plan it was an easy decision to go to him.

    "Chris Woakes has a different set of skills but once we chose to go for six yorkers, it had to be Jords."

  6. Captain's view

    England captain Eoin Morgan: It's really topped off a fantastic tour. I don't think we deserved to win but we showed fight to take it to a super over and Chris Jordan really stepped up under pressure with six yorkers."

  7. Captain's view

    Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi: "Credit to England, they did well. We played well and batted well but missed an opportunity again. In the last five overs we didn't bowl well. Shoaib Malik set an example to the others with the bat and others should learn from him. England are a world-class team. There are lots of positive things to come out of the series. There are problems too, which we have to sort out."

  8. Man of the series

    England batsman James Vince: "It's pleasing to contribute to the wins in my first series. Some of the situations I had to dig in a bit but it's good to be in a winning side."

  9. Man of the series

    England's James Vince picks up the man of the series award in his debut series.

  10. From the press box

  11. Get Involved


    Andy: Can Chris Jordan change to football and do Penalty Shootouts for England please.

  12. Man of the match

    The presentation is under way, with Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan picking up an award each. Pakistan's Shoaib Malik is named man of the match.

    Malik says: "I would have been happy to win the game but this is T20 cricket. I have to congratulate the England team for the way they have played."

  13. Post update

    So, England will end 2015 unbeaten in the shortest format. A phenomenal effort considering they've played Australia, New Zealand and now Pakistan in sub-Continental conditions.

  14. From the press pack

  15. Get Involved


    Batmaker_bates: That was thrilling just watching the text updates on my phone.

  16. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "There are a lot of cricketers here for England, maybe even 20 or so in contention. It's tough to whittle that down even to a World Cup squad, let alone a starting XI."

  17. Get Involved

    Laurence Bowyer: That super over was something of an anti-climax... More block block than boom boom #bbccricket

    Samuel Lock: Fair play to England, they did the business under great pressure there. Bring on the World Cup! Take a bow Chris Jordan #PAKvENG#BBCCricket

    Kevin Ticehurst: Get in there, that is another huge morale boost going into the South Africa tour and beyond. The skies the limit for this side. #bbccricket

  18. Post update

    Can England go to the World T20 and win the thing? In India? It's coming together quite nicely... there's plenty of power in the batting, they have two reasonably experienced spinners and their quicks appear to be picking up the skills needed against the big hitters of the world game.

    England celebrate
  19. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't think England are far behind the leading nations in T20 cricket. Leading up to the T20 World Cup the only challenge for England is who is there best XI? You've got Ben Stokes, Steven Finn and Mark Wood all to come back in."

  20. Post update

    That was a very useful exercise for England ahead of next year's World T20. Now they know who to chuck the ball to if they are in this situation again. That, by the way, was the sixth Super Over in T20 international cricket. The lowest previous score was Australia's 6-1 against Pakistan in 2012.

  21. Get Involved

    James Haworth: That really was a #superover from Jordan #bbccricket

    Malcolm Emmett: Terrific cricket. Really exciting. Well done both teams #bbccricket

    Sachin Mainkar: My guess is players don't understand Super Over, b/c they don't play enough of them. How can there be dot balls ?

  22. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "You can see how much this win means to England from the way they're celebrating. To come away with a T20 whitewash having rotated the squad shows there is a real depth of talent and skill in this squad."

  23. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "A direct hit and he would've been struggling but he sprinted that second one hard and the celebrations begin in the England dressing room."

  24. England win the Super Over

    Eoin Morgan pulls Jos Buttler through for a nervy two and England have won. Of course, I questioned the Super Over in jest. That was superb drama - and a credit to both sides. And take a bow, Chris Jordan.

  25. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "It's been more of a nudge-off than a Super Over."

  26. Eng 2-0

    Super over - England need four to win

    Super Over? I want my money back. A single for Jos Buttler.

  27. Eng 1-0

    Super over - England need four to win

    Another dot ball!

  28. Eng 1-0 (need 4 to win)

    Super Over

    Eoin Morgan pushes a single to mid-off. Over to you, Jos B.

  29. Eng 0-0 (need 4 to win)

    Super over

    Eoin Morgan hits fresh air. Dot ball. Don't panic. Yet.

  30. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "This can be done in one ball and I think that's what England will be hoping for - for these two to clean things up."

  31. Post update

    So, Shahid Afridi has opened the batting and bowling in this Super Over. And he's captain. It's like schools cricket in that respect.

    Shahid Afridi
  32. Post update

    Hang on... it looks like Sohail Tanvir has been thrown the ball by Pakistan. Nope, it's Shahid Afridi. What a carry on.

    Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan march to the crease for England. 

    Sohail Tanvir
  33. Get Involved

    Ian Bradley: Wow, fair play, I'd have picked Eddie Jordan before Chris, outstanding effort #bbccricket

  34. Get Involved

    Stephen Green: Time for a lot of people to eat their words. (Myself included) Well played Jordan!!!!! Butler and billings! #bbccricket#PAKvENG

    Hobbsy: Awesome, take a bow Chris Jordan... #bbccricket

    Sean Elliot: Jordan you absolute beauty. Stunning! #bbccricket

    Matt Arnerich: OH CHRISSSYYY JORDAAAAN. Most inspired captaincy shout of all time #welldoneeoin#bbccricket

  35. Post update

    Shahid Afridi will take the ball for Pakistan. Will England look to get the four needed off the first ball? Or just play it safe and look for the singles?

  36. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "The crowd are going, they're streaming out down the stairs. They don't think it's enough and I think they're right."

  37. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is all about pressure, being able to hold your emotions and your never in this moment."

  38. Post update

    That's the cricketing equivalent of sending Tony Adams, Steve Bould, Lee Dixon, Nigel Winterburn and David Seaman to take your penalties. But the gamble worked for England. Excellent stuff from Chris Jordan. We all doubted him, and now we all look foolish.

  39. Get Involved

    Grant Dommen: Doubt a Sussex man at your peril! #bbccricket

  40. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Leg stump is out of the ground and that is the final delivery. Pakistan have mustered a grand total of three from their Super Over. The next lowest is six."

  41. WICKET

    Akmal b Jordan 1 (Pak 3-1)

    We take it all back. Chris Jordan has bowled a sensational Super Over there. Umar Akmal is bowled when he shuffles across his stumps and has his leg peg removed from the ground.

    Chris Jordan
  42. Pak 3-0

    Super over - one over per side

    Dot ball. Is this the greatest over in Super Over history?

  43. Pak 3-0

    Super over - one over per side

    A 90mph heat-seeking yorker crashes into the batsman's pads. Leg-bye.

  44. Get Involved

    Peter Maltby: CHRIS JORDAN??? For the super over, what are England thinking? #ENGvPAK#bbccricket

    Jon Evans: Erm, has Morgan lost his marbles? Why on earth would you pick Jordan?? Madness. #bbccricket

  45. Pak 2-0

    Umar Akmal pumps a single into the leg side. Chris Jordan is bossing this Super Over...

  46. Pak 1-0

    A leg-bye. A great start from Chris Jordan. Anwar Ali, by the way, is padded up to come in next. Is that just because he already had his pads on?

  47. Get Involved

    Obsidian Soul: Ebony Rainford-Brent's enthusiasm and commentary made this match even more enjoyable #bbccricket

  48. Pak 0-0

    Super over

    Great decision! CJ starts with a yorker which nutmegs Afridi. Dot ball.

  49. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "Chris Jordan? Really? This has got to be for no other reason than wanting to test him under pressure."

  50. Post update

    England have chosen Chris Jordan - their most expensive bowler of the game, and the only one not to take a wicket - to bowl the Super Over. I'm not saying anything...

    Chris Jordan
  51. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "For England I'd definitely go with Woakes but for Pakistan it's a bit tougher to pick their bowler."

  52. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "There are two batters I'd definitely be picking - this is a Buttler versus Boom Boom bash-off."

  53. Post update

    A huge roar greets Pakistan's Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal to the crease. No Shoaib Malik?

  54. Get Involved

    Bryony Lever: #bbccricket Right down to the last ball. I'd rather have cricket than a soap any day.

    Saqib Rao: This series has had everything- super catches, super batting, super bowling and now a super over- credit to both teams #bbccricket

  55. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I like the Super Over. I realise it's kind of an Americanism really but it's almost like penalties in an FA Cup final."

  56. Get Involved

    Richard Knew: #bbccricket are we in for a Champagne SuperOver #PAKvENG

    One side could well be looking back in anger after this...

  57. Post update

    England will surely go for Chris Woakes with the ball? Then Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan with the bat?

  58. Final scorecard

    Match tied - super over to follow

    Pakistan: 154-7 (20 overs)

    Batsmen: Tanvir 10, Ali 0

    Fall of wickets: 5-1 (Shehzad 4), 9-2 (Hafeez 1) 11-3 (Rafatullah 0), 50-4 (Rizwan 24), 65-5 (U Akmal 4), 128-6 (Afridi 29), 153-7 (Malik 75)

    Bowling figures: Willey 4-0-36-3, Woakes 4-0-26-1, Jordan 4-0-39-0, Rashid 4-0-29-1, Moeen 4-0-22-1

    England: 154-8 (20 overs) - Vince 46, Woakes 37, Root 32

    Full scorecard - England won toss

  59. What is a super over?

    Basically, it's a one-over match.

    Each team nominates three batsmen (so lose two wickets and you're all out), and one bowler.

    The team batting second in the regular match bats first in the super over. So, Pakistan will get their pads on...

  60. Post update

    Right then, we're heading for a six-ball shootout. England's first ever in this format.

  61. Pak 154-7 - Match tied

    Pakistan scamper a single. We need a Super Over to separate the teams.

    Superb drama. Scenes, as they say.

  62. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "Woakes has been excellent in the last two games that have gone right down to the wire, he's been able to handle the pressure."

  63. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "A wicket! Can you believe it?! Malik is gone! Oh the drama, it's fantastic."

  64. WICKET

    Malik c Billings b Woakes 75 (Pak 153-7)

    Sensational drama. Shoaib Malik hammers a catch down the throat of long-on and that leaves Anwar Ali to try and score the two needed to win the game.

  65. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "Chris Woakes is still holding his nerve here. He's bowled another fantastic ball right into the blockhole."

  66. Pak 153-6 (target 155)

    A scampered single puts Shoaib Malik on strike. Two from two.

    I hope Scampi (see tweet below) is enjoying it?

  67. Pak 152-6 (target 155)

    Hang on. That's a dot ball. Pakistan need three from three.

  68. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "What a blow from Tanvir, he didn't want to miss out. He's launched that."

  69. Pak 152-6 (target 155)

    Chris Woakes is England's go-to man in this situation - of course he saw them over the line the other night. Just.

    He sprints in to deliver to Sohail Tanvir and the left-hander clobbers a maximum over long-on. Pakistan have got to win now? Surely?

  70. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "After every ball we are likely to hear the music because there will be an England committee meeting going on."

  71. Pak 146-6 (target 155)

    No pressure Chris Woakes. In the block hole first up and Shoaib Malik hits a single to mid-on.

  72. Get Involved

  73. Pak 145-6

    Another single means Pakistan need 10 from the final over. If they get 9, we'll be in for a Super Over.

  74. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "The ball was pretty much a wide and Malik threw the kitchen sink at it. Sometimes the luck just goes for you - maybe not his finest shot but he'll take it."

  75. Pak 144-6 (target 155)

    The penultimate ball of the over is scooped over the vacant slip region for four by a stumbling Shoaib Malik who gets out the Go-Go-Gadget arms for that one.

  76. Pak 140-6 (target 155)

    Dot ball. Chris Jordan's yorker does the trick. For now.

  77. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "It doesn't help England with Pakistan having the right-left combination, especially with Jordan struggling to find his groove."

  78. Pak 140-6 (target 155)

    A straight single from Sohail Tanvir, whose shot evades the diving Chris Jordan at the non-striker's end.

  79. Pak 139-6 (target 155)

    The expectant crowd claps the bowler to the wicket and Shoaib Malik smears a full toss to the boundary rider for another single.

  80. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Jordan has not been with it but for the England coaches seeing how these boys do under pressure is worthwhile."

  81. Pak 138-6 (target 155)

    Let's go ball by ball. Tanvir helps himself to a single to put Shoaib Malik back on strike.

  82. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "This is terrific from Malik. He's played those two shots so well and he's going to after being out there for so long."

  83. Pak 137-6 (need 18 off 12)

    Shoaib Malik is keeping calm here, advancing down the pitch and bisecting three fielders with a delicate cut down to backward square for four. He swivels on the next delivery and belts another boundary. Great batting.

  84. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Willey has made the breakthrough. England needed that although Malik is still there. When a character like Afridi is out does that send a tremor through the Pakistan line-up?"

  85. Get Involved


    Arthur Goddard: Sick of people slating Jordan. He's extremely consistent. You know what you get from him. He goes at 10 an over every over.

    MrLE: Being a good catcher shouldn't get Jordan in an England team

    Shabs Nore: Can someone remind me why Jordan is going to SA and not Plunkett

    Not much love for Jordan out there...

  86. WICKET

    Afridi b Willey 29 (Pak 128-6)

    Mmmm... have we written off England too early? Shahid Afridi shuffles across his stumps too far and is bowled round his legs by David Willey, who picks up his third wicket of the game.

  87. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "With 29 needed from 18 balls I think it's very much now swayed in Pakistan's favour."

  88. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "That was very sharp from Vince, he pulled it back in one motion otherwise it would've been four."

  89. Pak 126-5 (need 29 off 18)

    James Vince saves two with a superb stop on the boundary, but Shoaib Malik still gets the two runs he needs to score a career best in this format for his country. Chris Jordan follows it up with a good yorker which is dug out for a single.

  90. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "Jordan has not really hit his mark here - the first one down the leg side, the others with a bit of width."

  91. Pak 122-5 (need 33 off 21)

    This is turning into a cracking game - it's got everything you'd want in a finish. Shoaib Malik looks imperious for Pakistan, getting down low and crunching four through point.

  92. Cricket's great certainties

    Get involved #bbccricket

    Carl Carritt: Alastair Cook's opening partner being ditched after a handful of Tests.

    PitchedOutsideLeg: However good their position appears to be, England will never make winning look easy.

  93. Post update

    England turn to Chris Jordan with four overs to go.

  94. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a mighty six - another one onto the roof there on the leg side. The fans are cheering on Pakistan to victory and they're going to get there with shots like that."

  95. Pak 115-5 (need 40 off 24)

    Shahid Afridi is batting like he's on the driving range. He gets one in the slot from David Willey and crunches it out of the ground. They should award him eight for that.

  96. Get Involved


    Mark Savile: RE: Lee Meloy - we've got him, he's called Ben Stokes!

  97. Pak 105-5 (target 155)

    Shahid Afridi is almost run out - a direct hit and he was a goner. Good fielding at mid-off by Eoin Morgan.

  98. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's all set up for a great finish - you sense it could be one of those tasty games."  

  99. Get Involved


    Chris Mitchell: Only one team in this. Really poor from England but great acceleration from Pakistan.

  100. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "Malik has played a brilliant innings. He was around when his team lost a few wickets but he settled things down and now he's started to explode with a few boundaries."

  101. 50 for Shoaib Malik (off 39 runs)

    Pak 104-5

    Shoaib Malik continues to plunder runs against England, scoring his fourth T20 international half-century to put Pakistan in a great position. His best in this format for his country is 57.

  102. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "Pakistan haven't run very well but these two have communicated straight away. This partnership is a little bit tasty so far."

  103. Pak 100-5

    With a delicate dab to the third man boundary by Shoaib Malik, I make Pakistan favourites. The momentum has shifted dramatically.

  104. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I think most of us would also have turned to Chris Woakes here to get some control of the situation."

  105. Pak 96-5

    Pakistan are getting all the luck now: a Chris Woakes off-cutter bamboozling Shoaib Malik, taking the inside edge and running away for four.

  106. Get Involved

    Lee Meloy: If only we could put Plunkett's pace & bounce, Woakes' control & batting and Jordan's fielding into one player.

  107. Post update

    Ramiz Raja

    Former Pakistan captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Malik is a good player of spin bowling, he got to the pitch, made it a full toss and it was a magnificent strike." 

  108. Pak 92-5 (need 63 off 36)

    Shoaib Malik looks just as dangerous as Boom Boom, the right-hander clattering Moeen for a straight six.

  109. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "That's enormous from Afridi, he's swept it onto the roof in the far corner."

  110. Pak 84-5

    Nasa might have picked that up on their radar! Shahid Afridi gets down on one knee and clouts Moeen Ali into the leg side. It went miles. Game on.

  111. Pak 78-5 (Malik 32 off 32)

    Once again, television cameras pick up on a domestic cat prowling the boundary. Does it live at the stadium? It should watch out now as Pakistan put their foot to the gas. This time Shoaib Malik drives four back past Adil Rashid.

  112. Post update

    Ramiz Raja

    Former Pakistan captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Afridi's innings could all be over in this over. His exit could be swift."

  113. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "If only Afridi could come up with four or five more of those then Pakistan could do this."

  114. Pak 73-5

    Adil Rashid is showing off now. He bowls a ripping leg-spinner which Shane Warne would have enjoyed. His next ball, however, is a full toss and Boom Boom does the rest with a meaty six over long-on.

  115. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Afridi is sometimes a bit of a let down. He's advancing in years but he's got all the ability and if he just allowed himself to think about it he could be a match-winner."

    Ramiz Raja: "I still think he's a bowler who's tried to become a batsman."

  116. Pak 67-5 (Moeen 3-0-9-1)

    It's going to be some innings from Shahid Afridi if he's going to rescue his side from this situation. His first scoring shot is typically aerial and uncontrolled but it lands safely into the off side for a single.

  117. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Brilliantly caught by Chris Jordan, a wonderful catch - he's got a magnificent set of hands."

  118. WICKET

    Akmal c Jordan b Moeen 4 (Pak 65-5)

    Chris Jordan is outrageously good in the field. This was a dolly by his standards, but they are pretty high standards. Patrolling the boundary like a gazelle, he plucks a catch out of the night sky just before it sails over the boundary rope. It's Boom Boom or bust for Pakistan now.

  119. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "With the rate at 10 an over on this wicket, it won't be easy. These two need to do it or there needs to be a bit of Boom Boom Afridi."

  120. Cricket's great certainties

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    Adam Wheeler: Jimmy Anderson swinging it around corners at Trent Bridge.

  121. Pak 65-4 (target 155)

    If England win today, they will not only earn their first ever series whitewash but also ensure they go through the calendar year unbeaten in the shortest format. If they do that next year, they'll be world champions.

  122. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was beautifully struck - the two players who have played Rashid well have been Hafeez and Malik."

  123. Pak 61-4

    Shoaib Malik gives the Pakistan fans something to cheer about when he hits Adil Rashid back over his head. A risky shot, but one which pays off this time.

    Shoaib Malik
  124. Cricket's great certainties

    Get involved #bbccricket

    James Levy: No conversation about cricketing certainties is complete without Brad Haddin losing a review.

    Isn't Shane Watson the Australian market leader in this category?

  125. Scorecard update

    England won toss

    Pakistan: 55-4 (10 overs)

    Batsmen: Malik 19, U Akmal 2

    Fall of wickets: 5-1 (Shehzad 4), 9-2 (Hafeez 1) 11-3 (Rafatullah 0), 50-4 (Rizwan 24)

    Bowling figures: Willey 2-0-14-2, Woakes 2-0-6-0, Jordan 2-0-20-0, Rashid 2-0-8-1, Moeen 2-0-7-0

    England: 154-8 (20 overs) - Vince 46, Woakes 37, Root 32 

    Full scorecard

  126. Pak 55-4 (last 5 overs: 29-1)

    If Moeen can get one to straighten, he's in the game here. For now, the batsmen know they can shuffle across and tip singles into the leg side. Another tidy set of six and Pakistan are being hurried out of this game.

    Moeen Ali
  127. Pak 52-4 (target 155)

    Another top over from Adil Rashid, who is quickly becoming England's trump card in these conditions. Just two from it and a wicket

  128. Cricket's great certainties

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    Mike Bell: I sit and watch for ages, nothing happens. I go to loo, at least one wicket falls. Always has done.

  129. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's always agonising for a fielding side when these reviews go on and slow motion never helps. I would have given that out as an on-field umpire but who wants to be a third umpire?"

  130. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I think the umpires have reached the correct decision there."

    Vic Marks agrees: "I think so too but you never know the longer these things go on."

  131. WICKET

    Rizwan c&b Rashid 24 (Pak 50-4)

    Any bowler worth his salt is a superb fielder off his own bowling, and that applies to Adil Rashid. The Yorkie leggie takes a fine return catch low to his left to send Mohammad Rizwan packing.

    It takes an eternity before the third umpire gives it out, because of a number of slow-mo replays which hint at the ball touching the ground. But that's a proper catch and thankfully the umpires get it right. In this instance, I think technology did nothing other than cloud the judgement.

  132. Pak 50-3 (target 155)

    Moeen Ali is also into the attack and he too is getting plenty of spin. It's keeping the batsmen in check for now, with Rizwan and Malik limited to ones and twos. The required run-rate is up to 8.71.

  133. Cricket's great certainties

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    James Hiscock: "Bad light" stops play at 5pm in a Test whist all the fielders wear sunglasses, due to cricket's arcane and unfathomable rules.

    Carl Carritt: Ian Bell dropping a dolly in the slips.  

  134. Pak 46-3 (target 155)

    Time for some Adil Rashid leg-breaks. He's instantly milked for ones and twos, with Mohammad Rizwan continuing to play a strange shot which is a hybrid of a pull and a sweep. A peep, perhaps?

    There is turn for Rashid, by the way, with one delivery pitching on middle and almost being taken at first slip by the keeper.

  135. Cricket's great certainties

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    Simon Hudd: You always had @BeefyBotham taking a wicket with a long hop #bbccricket

    Adam Davies: England bowling twice in a day in any Test series we play.

    The Badger: West Indies losing a dead rubber Test.

  136. Post update

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "That was not a good over by any stretch of the imagination from Chris Jordan I'm afraid."

  137. Pak 40-3 (Malik 11, Rizwan 20)

    Chris Jordan is dripping in gold and sweat, and he can hardly believe it when Mohammad Rizwan edges four through slips and then helps himself to a boundary off his hips.To be fair, it's fairly innocuous bowling.

    To underline the point, a horrible over-pitched delivery is tucked round the corner for four more. CJ is livid. As should be his captain.

    England bowler Chris Jordan
  138. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "Chris Woakes came in and cleared the boundary from the off and has got the white ball skills. He stands out from the likes of Plunkett and Jordan who can be much of a muchness. He's crept above those cluster of players."

  139. Pak 26-3 (target 155)

    Pakistan have gone quiet as they attempt to rebuild from that disastrous start. Chris Woakes, who has been England's most economical seamer in this series, is good at keeping a lid on things. Just five from the over. 

    Chris Woakes