England vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4 at Old Trafford – As it happened..
England claim a whooping 330-run victory over Pakistan to level the 4-match test series 1-1.
Old Trafford: Updates from Day 4 of the second Test between England and Pakistan.
Over 70.3 || Score 234/ (Rahat 8)
No push-up celebrations for Pakistan this time. Chris Woakes claims the final wicket, Mohammad Amir departs after scoring 29 runs. England claim victory by 330 runs to level the 4-match test series 1-1.
Wahab Riaz c Cook b Root 19 (32b)
Mohammad Amir c Broad b Woakes 29 (43b)
Over 60 || Score 191/8 (Riaz 12, Amir 0)
England edge closer to level the series as Pakistan struggle for survival as the Day 4 nears its end. Anderson, Woakes and Ali pickup Asad, Sarfraz and Yasir respectively as the hosts look to wrap up the match by picking up the tail-enders quickly.
Asad Shafiq lbw b Anderson 39 (53b)
Sarfraz Ahmed c Bairstow b Woakes 7 (12b)
Yasir Shah lbw b Ali 10 (31b)
Over 49 || Score 161/5 (Asad 35, Sarfaraz 5)
It's TEA at Old Trafford! Golden Arm, Chris Woakes bolds the Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. Sarfaraz Ahmed the next to join as England bid to wrap up the match today itself.
38 overs more to go in the day's play.
Misbah-ul-Haq b Woakes 35 (71b)
Over 40 || Score 128/4 (Misbah 27, Asad 16)
Moeen Ali gets his second! Younis Khan the latest victim, who departs after making 28 runs. Pakistan's search for a big inning goes on as set batsmen continue to depart, one after the other.
Younis Khan c Hales b Ali 28 (63b)
Over 30 || Score 100/3 (Younis 28, Misbah 15)
Moeen Ali shows settled Mohammad Hafeez the way to pavilion. Pakistan captain Misb-ul-Haq joins Younis Khan in the middle, but till when can the two 4th innings specialist delay England's victory remains to be seen.
Mohammad Hafeez c Ballance b Ali 42 (72b)
Over 16 || Score 47/2 (Hafeez 16; Younis 12)
It's Lunch at Old Trafford! England the clear winners of the morning session with James Anderson claiming Azhar Ali's wicket as well. Younis Khan and Mohammad Hafeez have to stand by each other in Pakistan's uphill battle against England.
Azhar Ali lbw b Anderson 8 (15b)
Over 10 || Score 25/1 (Hafeez 16; Azhar 8)
Shan Masood departs after making just 1 run. James Anderson claims the opening wicket as England take first step forward in winning the second test of the four-match series
Shan Masood c Cook b Anderson 1 (14b)
At stumps on Day 3, England were 98 for one in their second innings, a lead of 489 runs.
While Alastair Cook was unbeaten on 49, Joe Root remained not out on 23.
Earlier, Pakistan put an ordinary batting performance in the first innings where they were bowled out for 198 in comparison to England's 589-run score in the first innings.
Chris Woakes was once again the pick of the bowlers with a four-wicket haul while Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes claimed two wickets apiece.
Instead of giving Pakistan follow-on, England decided to bat again in order to put an imposing total for the visitors.