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Last Updated: Thursday, 24 November 2005, 11:41 GMT
Defiant England hang on for draw
Second Test, Faisalabad:
Pakistan 462 & 268-9 dec drew with England 446 & 164-6

Naved took three wickets, includign Michael Vaughan lbw
England survived a nightmarish batting collapse to secure a draw with Pakistan in the second Test in Faisalabad.

Ashley Giles and Geraint Jones shared an obdurate stand of 30 for the seventh wicket until bad light ended the day.

Chasing a notional 285 to win, England were 20-4 at one point before Kevin Pietersen (42) and Andrew Flintoff (56) put on 80 for the fifth wicket.

Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq had hit his second century of the match before declaring on 268-9.

The result leaves England 1-0 down with the final Test in Lahore next week, ending a run of six series victories stretching back to 2003.

Opening bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan performed brilliantly to take three wickets each.

But no other Pakistan bowler could keep the pressure on as time ran out with Jones unbeaten on 30 and Giles 13 not out as England survived to retain a chance of sharing the series.

Man of the match Inzamam declared immediately after completing a Pakistan record 24th Test ton, moving ahead of Javed Miandad.

But the declaration was also timed so England would have to face a single over before lunch.

It proved enough for Shoaib to make the breakthrough as Marcus Trescothick left alone a ball that swung in to take out his off stump.

Naved proved the ideal opening partner, with some swing and variety, taking just five balls to bowl Andrew Strauss.

Ian Bell got a top-edge behind trying to flay a wide delivery from Shoaib and Michael Vaughan was lbw to Naved to leave England in desperate trouble.

Flintoff and Pietersen settled well but the job was incomplete when Naved forced Pietersen into a body-contorting lob to short midwicket.

Inzamam has never before scored two centuries in a Test
Inzamam has never before scored two centuries in a Test

In his 104th Test it was the first time Inzamam had ever scored two centuries in the same match.

Hanif Mohammad, who achieved the feat in Dhaka in 1961/62, is the only Pakistan batsman to have scored separate tons in a Test against England.

The tourists took their first wicket with the ninth ball of the day, as Harmison had Naved caught behind.

But Shoaib and Sami helped their skipper add 57 for the eighth and ninth wickets, and chewed up 21 overs.

Even after Matthew Hoggard had Shoaib caught behind nibbling at a ball outside off stump, in the 83rd over, England declined to take the second new ball.

Had Strauss completed a catch at deep midwicket with Inzamam on 79, the tactic would have been justified.

Instead, Sami was allowed to settle, facing 33 deliveries before Hoggard had him lbw to finish as the pick of the attack with 3-50.

Report: BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew

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