Gul inspires Pakistan with an unbeaten 65

Published: Saturday, July 31, 2010, 11:56 [IST]
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Pakistan save follow on: all out for 182

Trent Bridge: Pakistan were out for 182 and have managed to save the follow on but still trail by 175 runs in the third day's play at Trent Bridge.

Resuming the day's play at 147/9 the last pair added 35 runs to help the tourist comfortably overhaul the follow on score. Gul was the star performer for Pakistan a breezy innings of 65 runs unbeaten which included 4 sixes and 8 boundaries.

Asif was the last man to be dismissed, he was run out by Morgan.

Yesterday, James Anderson had celebrated his 28th birthday with a five wicket haul to restrict the Pakistan side to a disappointing 147 for 9 before bad light ended play on day two.

At the start of play today, Pakistan were trailing England total by 207 runs and still needed 8 more runs to avoid follow-on. Umar Gul coming in at No 9 had offered some resistance for the tourists and he was unbeaten on 30 along with Asif.

Paceman Steve was impressive as well, as he picked up three wickets to support Anderson. The sold out crowd witnesssed 15 wickets for 170 runs in the day.

England vs Pakistan, 1st Test - Scorecard

Earlier, Mohammad Asif's lethal spell had given Pakistan a dream start restricting the England score to 354 in the second day of the opening Test match between Pakistan and England at Trent Bridge.

Asif had picked up four England wickets to bring the Pakistan side back in contention after Morgan and Collingwood's good show in the opening day. England had just added 23 runs and lost six wickets to let go off their commanding position. Asif finished up with a five wickets haul in the innings. Incidentally all his five scalps was trapped lbw.

Stuart Broad was the final man to be dismissed for the home side off the bowling Umar Gul.


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