Pakistan win toss and field against England
Pakistan captain Salman Butt won the toss and elected to field against England in the fourth and final Test at Lord's today.cricket Updated: Aug 26, 2010 18:41 IST
Pakistan captain Salman Butt won the toss and elected to field against England in the fourth and final Test at Lord's here today.
After rain had washed out the morning session, Butt's decision to bowl first in still overcast conditions, which
have caused problems for batsmen on both sides this series, was no great surprise.
Both teams were unchanged from last week's third Test at The Oval, where Pakistan won by four wickets to reduce
England's series lead to 2-1.
Victory for Pakistan would mean they'd drawn Test series against Ashes rivals Australia and England within a matter of
If England captain Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook add 54 runs together during this match they will have become
England's most productive opening pair in Test cricket.
This match saw New Zealand duo Billy Bowden and Tony Hill become the first neutral umpires from the same country to stand in a Test at Lord's.
England: Andrew Strauss (capt), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Eoin Morgan, Matt
Prior (wkt), Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Steven Finn.
Pakistan: Salman Butt (capt), Imran Farhat, Yasir Hameed, Mohammad Yousuf, Azhar Ali, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal (wkt), Mohammad Aamer, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Asif.
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZL) and Tony Hill (NZL)
TV umpire: Steve Davis (AUS)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI).
First Published: Aug 26, 2010 18:38 IST