Saturday, August 28, 2010

ENG VS PAK 4th Test:Trott and Broad set new record

England's Jonathan Trott and Stuart Broad set a new best for the highest eighth-wicket partnership on day three of the fourth Test against Pakistan at Lord's.

The duo moved their stand from 244 overnight to 332 before Broad was finally dismissed by Saeed Ajmal for 169.

James Anderson (six) became Ajmal's second wicket and Trott's long vigil was ended at 184 when he was caught behind by Kamran Akmal off Wahab Riaz.

Despite the loss of the last three wickets for just 10 runs, England will have been delighted to finish up with 446 after being 47-5 and 102-7.

Mohammad Amir's good work of day two – when he took six wickets – was largely undone thanks to the collaboration of Trott and Broad, who dominated an England innings where the third highest score was 22.

Broad - whose innings was the second highest ever made by a number nine in Test cricket - continued his good work by striking two early blows in Pakistan's reply to leave the visitors firmly on the backfoot.

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