Twitter Reactions: Gutsy Pakistan level the series at The Oval
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The Pakistan team did the unexpected. After winning the first Test at the Lord’s and conceding the next two the English men were the ones who looked likely to win the series. But that was not to happen as Misbah-ul-Haq and his men turned things around drastically in the last game to level things to two all.
A strong batting performance by the Asian team in the first innings and England was always running to catch-up. In the end, Pakistan marched to a comfortable 10-wicket win to keep the momentum with them as jerseys are set to change in 10 days time.
Alastair Cook won the toss and decided to bat first. They were shaken up early by the enthusiastic Pakistani bowlers and it was only for Moeen Ali’s ton that they managed to get past 300. Pakistan replied strong; most of their top order batsmen got starts while the middle order actually converted it. Both Asad Shafiq and Younis Khan got to their tons, Shafiq got out soon but Younis hung in there. Defended, attacked, ducked and drove.
There was no stopping this 38-years young champion who wanted to prove he wasn’t yet done. He got to his 150 and soon the double ton was in sight. It did come as he continued scoring in the flow. Younis got to his 6th Test double century and took the Pakistan total well over 500 which gave them a lead of over 200 runs.
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The bowlers backed their act and son the Pakistani team was in the driving position. On the 4th day after bowling England out in the post Lunch session and being given a target of 40 runs Pakistan got over the line in the last session with all the wickets intact.
Here is how Twitter celebrated Pakistan’s series leveling victory which they secured on their independence day:
Younis: "I motivated my tail-enders yesterday that if we try harder, then maybe we can win this game tomorrow"#ENGvPAK
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) August 14, 2016
One of the most enthralling Test series #ENGvPAK has come to end ! Long live test cricket and well played Pakistan!
— Anand Dahihandekar (@adahihandekar) August 14, 2016
Most Test win since Sep 2010 : Australia 32, England 32, India 24, Pakistan 21
#EngvPak #ENGvPAK #Cricket #Theoval pic.twitter.com/tbwDwz6VET
— #Emerging #Asiacup (@cricketservice1) August 14, 2016
Most Test wins outside Asia for Asian Captains:
6 – MISBAH UL HAQ in 14 Tests
6 – Sourav Ganguly in 21 Tests#ENGvPAK
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) August 14, 2016
England again relied a lot on Cook, Root. Bairstow bailed them out most of the times with help from Ali. Let down by Hales, Vince, Ballance.
— Nikhil ? (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 14, 2016
Congratulations Pakistan on winning the final Test & leveling the series 2-2. #ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/t64tpTU7QD
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) August 14, 2016
This is the 4th time in PAK Test cricket history, they have not lost six or more consecutive Test series.#ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/Mi9IHyjnbt
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) August 14, 2016
Unpredictable Pak at it again but this time unpredictably brilliant. 2 test matches win in Eng is an outstanding effort. Well done Pak!
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) August 14, 2016
Magnificent #Pakistan – congrats @captainmisbahpk @AzharAli_ and the boys. 2-all in #England is a magnificent effort! #ENGvPAK
— Hemant (@hemantbuch) August 14, 2016
For the first time Pakistan won a Test match exactly on their Independence Day – Congratulations Pakistan! #ENGvPAK
— Cricket Record (@cricinfo_record) August 14, 2016
With this 2-2 draw, England have missed to complete their set of having Test series wins against all 9 teams at the same time #ENGvPak
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 14, 2016
Congratulations Pakistan! The chase a formality – here is the final match summary. #EngvPak https://t.co/RnP0uPDOtu pic.twitter.com/AuG5Se2MfX
— Sky Sports Cricket? (@SkyCricket) August 14, 2016
Mike Atherton "It's been a fantastic series between 2 excellent teams" #Cricket #EngvPak
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) August 14, 2016
The Super Series is well and truly alive. #ENGvPAK
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) August 14, 2016
Well played Pakistan! They played the perfect test match and surprised a lot of people including me! Great skill level throughout! #ENGvPAK?
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) August 14, 2016
The last Asian team to win two Tests in a series in England was also Pakistan. Twenty years ago. In 1996. #EngvPak
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) August 14, 2016
Terrific see-saw series and 2-2 result is fair to both teams. How wonderful if there had been a fifth Test! #ENGvPAK
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 14, 2016
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