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 1india Updated: Aug 09, 2006 15:23 IST
England beat Pakistan by 167 runs on the fifth and final day of the third Test at Headingleyon 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.
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.
First Published: Aug 08, 2006 19:57 IST