England has clinched the four-match Test series 3-1 with an innings and 225 run victory over Pakistan cricket team in the fourth and final test match at Lord’s.
Batting first, England scored 446 runs after losing all wickets. Jonathan Trott and Stuart Broad played an important role leading host team to a victory. They added 344-run partnership in the eighth wicket stand. They both scored century. Jonathan Trott scored 383-ball 184 while Stuart Broad scored 169 from 297 balls. It was Broad’s maiden Test century. Their match-winning effort led England from 102-7 to 434-8. The rest of two wickets could add only 12 runs.
In reply, Pakistan were all out for 74 in their first innings and forced to follow on in the second innings. In the second innings, touring side got all out for 147 runs. Young batsman, Umar Akmal, played an aggressive innings of 68-ball 79 including two sixes and 11 fours, but failed to prevent his team tumbling to the biggest defeat in their test history. He made 50 runs partnership with Mohammad Asif in the last wicket stand. Mohammad Asif contributed only one run.
However, Pakistan cricket team could reduce their defeat margin 1-3 winning the third test match by four wickets at the Oval. It is pathetic to see that Pakistan failed to level the series 2-2.
However, Pakistani cricketers have been reported to be involved in match fixing. A British newspaper reported about their unlawful contract. It is also thought that their illegal practice of manipulation affected in the match result.