Swann pulls one back as Pak march closer to win

Published: Saturday, August 21, 2010, 16:05 [IST]
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Swann pulls one back as Pak march ahead

Spinner Graeme Swann got the vital wicket of opener Imran Farhat who was striking at a decent pace in the fourth day of the third Test match at the Oval.

With Pakistan needing 148 runs to win, Farhat put on a good second wicket partership with captain Salman Butt after an early blow, losing Hameed in the very first over. Farhat was the dominant partner between the two and hit 33 runs before being trapped lbw by Swann. His innings included 6 boundaries.

James Anderson had earlier got get rid off opener Yasir Hameed in his fifth ball of the second innings.

Hameed pushed hard outside off stump and edged the delivery to second slip where Graeme Swann held the catch in his second attempt, in the rebound.

Pakistan vs England, Third Test - The Oval- Scorecard

Resuming the days play at 221/9, England lost their final wicket of Broad in the fourth ball of the day after added just 1 run to the overnight score, off the bowling of Mohammad Aamir. Aamir and Saeed Ajmal were exceptional for the Pakistan bowling. Aamir finished with a deserved five-wicket haul.

Pakistan are trailing the series by 0-2. A win here will give the tourists a chance to square the series with the final Test match still left to be played.


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