England vs Pakistan - Day 4 (4th Test)

Pakistan clinched a terrific win over England on the day 4 of the fourth and final Test at Kennington Oval (London). Starting the day from the overnight score 88/4, England was bowled out for 253 runs and put only 40 runs target for visitors Pakistan.

Pakistan reached that target without losing a wicket. With this win, Pakistan drew the series by 2-2.

The Super Series points table is looking very exciting as both teams are with same points (8 points each) at the end of the 4-match Test series.

Brief Scores: England – 328 (Moeen Ali 108, Jonny Bairstow 55, Sohail Khan 5/68) & 253 (Jonny Bairstow 81, Joe Root 39, Yasir Shah 5/71)

Pakistan – 542 (Younis Khan 218, Asad Shafiq 109, Chris Woakes 3/82) & 42/0 (Azhar Ali 30*, Sami Aslam 12*)

Result – Pakistan won by 10 wickets

Here are some statistical highlights of the day 4 of 4th Test:

  1. English wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow was the only fighter during England’s second innings of this Test. On day 4, he scored another half-century and got out on 81 runs. Jonny Bairstow, the most runs scorer in Test cricket in the ongoing calendar year, scored 992 runs in the ongoing calendar year. Currently, Bairstow is in the second position to score most runs in a calendar year as a wicketkeeper-batsman. Only former Zimbabwean wicketkeeper-batsman Andy Flower (1045 runs in 2000) is ahead from Bairstow.

 

  1. After scoring 108 runs in the 1st innings of this Test, no.7 English batsman Moeen Ali scored 32 runs in the England’s second innings. Ali’s total score was 140 (108 & 32) in this Test which was the second most runs score by a no.7 English batsman against Pakistan in Test history. The most runs scored by a no.7 English batsman against Pakistan in Test history was 149 (63 & 86*) and that was also made by Moeen Ali in the last Test (Birmingham) in this series.

 

  1. Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah once again bowled well and finished with the bowling figure of 29-4-71-5 at the end of England’s 2nd innings in this Test. It was the 3rd best bowling figure in a Test innings by a Pakistan spinner on this ground (Kennington Oval). The other two top best bowling figure in a Test innings by a Pakistan spinner on this ground were: 7/96 by Abdul Qadir (1987) and 6/78 by Mushtaq Ahmed (1996).

 

  1. England put only 40 runs target for Pakistan team in the 4th innings of this Test. It was the 3rd lowest target given by England to Pakistan in the 4th innings of a Test match.

 

  1. Pakistan won this Test match by 10 wickets against hosts England. It was Pakistan’s 4th victory against England by 10 wickets in Test history and three of them victories are in English soil. Also, it was Pakistan’s second 10-wickets victory against England at Kennington Oval.

On the other hand, England has won only twice by 10-wickets against Pakistan in Test history (both of those were in England).

 

  1. This win was the 2nd win for Pakistan in this Test series. It was the 3rd time (2 wins in all these 3 times) that Pakistan won more than one Test in a Test series in England.

 

  1. With this win, Pakistan levelled the 4-match Test series by 2-2 at the end. It is the 4th time that a Test series between England and Pakistan in England soil being drawn.

 

  1. As a Pakistan Test captain, this match was Misbah-ul-Haq’s 6th victory at outside Asia. It was the jointly most no. of Test win by an Asian captain at outside Asia. Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly had also 6 Test victories as an Indian captain at outside Asia.

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