Prior ton puts Eng on top

Prior ton puts Eng on top

England then reduced Pakistan to 15 for three at stumps, leaving the tourists a further and unlikely 420 to score with two days remaining.

Stuart Broad claimed the wickets of Salman Butt (8) and Azhar Ali (0) while James Anderson snared Umar Amin. Imran Farhat was batting on six and night-watchman Mohammad Aamer was yet to score.

It was a see-sawing day in which Pakistan started by saving the follow-on when Umar Gul scored an exhilarating 65 not out from just 46 balls.

England then slumped to 98 for six but Prior's third Test hundred calmed the nerves.
Even though England held a first innings lead of 172, Prior's runs were important and took England to 262 for nine declared and effectively batted Pakistan out of the match.

SCOREBOARD

ENGLAND (I Innings): 354

PAKISTAN (I Innings, O/n: 147/9)

Gul (not out)    65
Asif (run out)    0
Extras: (B-5, LB-2)    7
Total (all out, 54 overs)    182
Fall of wickets: 9-147.

Bowling: Anderson 22-7-54-5, Broad 17-4-59-1, Finn 13-5-50-3, Swann 2-1-12-0.

ENGLAND (II Innings)

Strauss c K Akmal b Aamer    0
Cook c K Akmal b Asif    12
Trott b Gul    26
Pietersen c K Akmal b Gul    22
Collingwood lbw Gul    1
Morgan (run out)    17
Prior (not out)    102
Swann lbw Kaneria    28
Broad c Farhat b Malik    24
Anderson c K Akmal b Malik    2
Finn (not out)    9
Extras (B-4, LB-11, W-1, NB-3)    19
Total (for 9 wkts decl, 75.3 overs)    262

Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-18, 3-65, 4-66, 5-72, 6-98, 7-147, 8-203, 9-213.
Bowling: Aamer 16-3-35-1, Asif 17-1-56-1, Gul 15-2-41-3, Amin 5-1-13-0, Kaneria 12-0-71-1, Malik 10.3-0-31-2.

PAKISTAN (II Innings):
Farhat (batting)    6
Butt c Collingwood b Broad    8
Ali lbw Broad    0
Amin lbw Anderson    1
Aamer (batting)    0

Total (for 3 wkts, 7 overs)    15

Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-10, 3-11.

Bowling: Anderson 4-3-1-1, Broad 3-0-14-2.

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