Twitter Reactions: Gutsy Pakistan level the series at The Oval

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Sohail Khan of Pakistan celebrates taking the wicket. (Photo by Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images)

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:

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