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England beat Pakistan, take 2-0 lead

Pakistan, set 323 to win, were bowled out for 155 with fast bowler Mahmood taking a Test best four for 22. Scoreboard | Day 4 | Day 3 | Day 2 | Day 1

india Updated: Aug 09, 2006 15:23 IST

England beat Pakistan by 167 runs on the fifth and final day of the third Test at Headingley on Tuesday.

Victory saw England take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the four-Test encounter and meant they'd won a home Test series against Pakistan for the first time since 1982.

Pakistan, set 323 to win, were bowled out for 155 with fast bowler Sajid Mahmood taking a Test best four for 22 and left-arm spinner Monty Panesar three for 39.

Their fate was effectively sealed by a morning session which saw them collapse to 84 for five with Mahood, the son of Pakistani immigrants, taking two wickets for no runs in three balls.

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England had scored an imposing 515 in their first innings with hundreds from Kevin Pietersen (135) and Ian Bell (119) - the latter's third century in as many Tests.

But Pakistan responded with 538 which featured a stand of 363, their best for any wicket against England, between Younis Khan (173) and Mohammad Yousuf (192).

In a match where bat largely dominated ball, with both sides missing fast bowlers through injury, England scored 345 in their second innings thanks to 116 from captain Andrew Strauss and a Test-best 55 from recalled wicket-keeper Chris Read.

The fourth and final Test of this series starts at The Oval on August 17.