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Cricket Series: Pakistan vs England 2015
Pakistan Squad: (possible): 1 Misbah Ul Haq(C), 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Asad Shafiq, 4 Azhar Ali, 5 Fawad Alam, 6 Imran Khan, 7 Junaid Khan, 8 Mohammad Hafiz, 9 Rahat Ali, 10 Sarfaraz Ahmed, 11 Shan Masood, 12 Shoaib Malik, 13 Wahab Riaz, 14 Yasir Shah, 15 Younis Khan, 16 Zulfiqar Babar
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The final day of the opening test match between Pakistan and England proved once again that test cricket is far from dead, but it was bad light that won the day as the match was drawn.
England started the day on 569/8, hoping that their tail can add a few valuable runs. They opted to declare their innings on 598/9 with Broad and Anderson still at the crease. The move caught the Pakistan team slightly unaware, thinking that England would opt for every run available to them. Pakistan fans were rocked when they lost the early wickets of Shan Masood and Shoiab Malik with just 3 runs on the board, and fear of another collapse flared up. Hafeez and Younis Khan steadied the ship and lunch was taken with Pakistan on 35/2 after 12 overs.
Things seemed back to normal after lunch until the run out of Hageez with his score on 34 off 55 balls. Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan saw their team through to the tea break without any further wickets as the break was taken with Pakistan on 102/3.
The final session look set for a tame draw, but England had other plans. It was the spin bowling of Rashid who did all the damage, ending with figures of 5/64 after his wicket-less run in the first innings. Pakistan collapsed to be bowled out for 173, leaving England with a target of 99 runs.
England’s intensions were clear from the outset as they sent Butler in to open the batting, knowing that quick runs were required. This was due to the fading light, as the overs left were enough for England to comfortably chase down the runs needed for the win. Despite some big shots from Root and Bairstow, Pakistan did a good job of slowing the game down enough for the umpires to call off play due to bad light with England on 74/4 after 11 overs, falling 25 painful run short of an unlikely win.