England lose two wickets in 284-run chase

04 Nov, 2015 6:49 pm

SHARJAH – England were 46 for two wickets against Pakistan at the close of the fourth day in Sharjah on Wednesday, chasing a target of 284 to win the third and final Test and draw the series.

Captain Alastair Cook was 17 not out with Joe Root on six after Moeen Ali (22) and Ian Bell (0) were dismissed by Shoaib Malik in the space of two overs.

Having taken a first innings lead of 72, England finally dismissed Pakistan for 355 in their second innings, with opener Mohammad Hafeez making 151.

Pakistan, who have never lost a series in the United Arab Emirates since their home matches were moved there in 2010, won the second test by 178 runs after the first was drawn.


SCOREBOARD 

Pakistan 1st innings 234 (Misbah-ul-Haq 71; J. Anderson 4-17) 
England  1st innings 306 (J. Taylor 76; S. Malik 4-33)        
Pakistan 2nd innings (Overnight: 146-3)
M. Hafeez                   c Bell b Ali              151 
Az. Ali                     run out (Bell, Rashid)    34  
S. Malik                    lbw b Anderson            0   
Y. Khan                     lbw b Broad               14  
R. Ali                      b Anderson                0   
Misbahul Haq               lbw b Broad               38  
A. Shafiq                   b Broad                   46  
S. Ahmed                    b Patel                   36  
Y. Shah                     c Broad b Rashid          4   
W. Riaz                     run out (Bell, Bairstow)  21  
Z. Babar                    not out                   0   
Extras                      (b-6 lb-5)                11  
Total                       (all out, 118.2 overs)    355 
Fall of wickets: 1-101 Az. Ali,2-105 S. Malik,3-146 Y. Khan,4-152 R. Ali,5-245 Misbah-ul-Haq,6-257 M. Hafeez,7-312 S. Ahmed,8-319 Y. Shah,9-354 A. Shafiq,10-355 W. Riaz
Bowling                
J. Anderson                 26 - 8 - 52 - 2               
S. Broad                    23 - 6 - 44 - 3               
S. Patel                    19 - 1 - 79 - 1               
M. Ali                      21.2 - 1 - 72 - 1             
A. Rashid                   29 - 3 - 97 - 1               
England 2nd innings (Target: 284 runs)
M. Ali                      lbw b Malik               22  
A. Cook                     not out                   17  
I. Bell                     b Malik                   0   
J. Root                     not out                   6   
Extras                      (nb-1)                    1   
Total                       (for 2 wickets, 22 overs) 46  
Fall of wickets: 1-34 M. Ali,2-34 I. Bell
To bat: J. Taylor, B. Stokes, J. Bairstow, S. Patel, A. Rashid, S. Broad, J. Anderson
Bowling                
R. Ali                      2 - 0 - 13 - 0                
W. Riaz                     2 - 0 - 10 - 0(nb-1)          
Z. Babar                    9 - 2 - 11 - 0                
S. Malik                    7 - 3 - 8 - 2                 
Y. Shah                     2 - 0 - 4 - 0                 
Referees               
Umpire: Chris Gaffaney                                    
Umpire: Bruce Oxenford                                    
TV umpire: Paul Reiffel                                   
Match referee: Andy Pycroft.–Reuters



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