Yasir picks five as Pakistan clinch memorable victory over England on Independence Day

After the lunch, Pakistan picked up two wickets in two deliveries ending the stubborn resistance from Jonny Bairstow while the other batsman, Chris Woakes, got run out after a sloppy call from Bairstow.

English tail resisted against Pakistani bowling. However, they could only give Pakistani batsman a target of 40 runs which they achieved without any loss.

Openers Sami Aslam (12) and Azhar Ali (30) took green shirts over the line, giving Pakistan a 10-wicket win over England and levelling the test match series 2-2.

Earlier, Yasir Shah dismissed England all-rounder Moeen Ali ahead of lunch, bringing to an end Ali and Bairstow’s partnership that saw England narrow Pakistan’s lead to 20 runs.

The leg-spinner had Moeen Ali caught behind at 32, giving Pakistan a breakthrough just when Ali, who scored 108 in the first innings, seemed to be gearing up for another long, stubborn knock.

Earlier in the session pacer Sohail Khan dismissed Gary Ballance for 17. England were 194 for 6 at lunch.

Yesterday Younis Khan’s masterful double ton and key wickets by Yasir Shah left England hanging by a thread on the third day of the final Test at The Oval.

England trailed Pakistan by 126 runs with four men down at the close of the day, after Younis’ 218 put Pakistan in the driving seat with 542 runs in response to England’s first innings total of 328.


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