Pakistan level series with a massive win at The Oval
Pakistan 542 &42-0 (Azhar 30no) beat
England 328 & 253 (Bairstow 81) by 10 wickets
Fourth Test, day four, Kennington Oval
After a stellar bowling performance from Yasir Shah and Wahab Riaz, Pakistan bowled England out for 253 runs in their second innings and chased the target of 40 runs in 13.1 overs to complete a 10-wicket win on the fourth day of the fourth Test at The Oval and drew the series 2-2.
England resumed on their overnight score of 88 for four. Soon after England went past the three figure mark, Jonny Bairstow (81) and Gary Ballance (17) completed the 50-run stand.
However, Pakistan found the breakthrough with Sohail Khan (1-50) having Ballance caught behind.
Bairstow eventually brought up his fifty and settled into the 65-run stand with the in-form Moeen Ali (32).
In the 53rd over, Moeen survived an LBW review but two overs later, he nicked a Shah (5-71) delivery to the keeper, minutes away from lunch. When the first session ended, England were positioned at 194 for six.
The introduction of Riaz (2-48) in the second session saw England lose two wickets in the 66th over.
Chris Woakes (4) was run out by Riaz while Bairstow chipped a catch to the fielder at covers. Shah then completed his five-wicket haul with the wicket of Stuart Broad (5).
In the next over, Riaz was taken out of the attack after getting his third warning for stepping on the danger area.
Steven Finn (16 not out) and James Anderson (17) delayed the inevitable with a 32-run stand for the 10th wicket but England were bowled out for 253 runs in 79.2 overs, giving Pakistan a target of 40 runs.
The Pakistan openers, Sami Aslam (12 not out) and Azhar Ali (30 not out) saw the seven overs in the session safely, taking Pakistan to 16 for naught at the tea break.
It took Pakistan little over six overs in the final session to wrap up a commanding 10-wicket win, which drew the series 2-2.
For his double hundred, Younis Khan was the man of the match. Misbah-ul-Haq was named as Pakistan’s man of the series while Woakes was England’s man of the series.
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