Shah stars in Pakistan win

13/8/16 Pakistan's Younis Khan celebrates his double century Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Five wickets from Yasir Shah left Pakistan a series leveling win after they dominated the fourth day of the fourth Test against England at The Oval on Sunday.

"It was special, keeping in mind it was Independence Day it was something special to draw the series here after being 2-1 down, losing the second Test badly and losing the third", delighted Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq told BBC Radio's Test Match Special.

Asad and Younis scored over four runs an over during their authoritative 150-run stand for the fourth wicket. His sixth innings of 200 or more in Test cricket was a dramatic end to a run of low score. The home crowd that perhaps anticipated a spirited fight was left disappointed as Woakes and Bairstow were dismissed off back-to-back deliveries when England still trailed by five.

As the day two of the final Test between England and Pakistan which is being played at the Oval came to an end, the visitors had scored 340 runs with the loss of six wickets.

"Y asir and Wahab (Riaz), especially Wahab's bowling yesterday was fantastic for us". However, couple of deliveries later Moeen had him stumped ending his 32-ball vigil. However, if Sri Lanka beats Australia by 2-0 or better, then Australia will slip behind Pakistan, which would move to second.

As many as six Englishmen failed in the match as opposed to three Pakistanis.

Ali, who lofted Shah high over long-on for six, survived a close lbw appeal from Mohammad Amir on 27.

The pressure was imminent on England as Amir brought the 500 for Pakistan with a boundary.

James Anderson was the last man to go. Younis opted for a review but the ball was clipping the leg stump ending his marathon innings.

Younus Khan was the main difference between the sides, hitting a match-winning 218 to give Pakistan what proved to be a decisive 214 run lead after their first innings. After the hosts were bowled out for 253, with a lead of just 40, Pakistan knocked off the total inside 14 overs to clinch victory.

James Vince, meanwhile, could contribute only a single in his two innings - concluding an unconvincing maiden Test summer of 212 runs at an average under 20.

The tail was unable to wag sufficiently to build a lead to test Pakistan's nerves, as the tourists completed the chase just after tea.

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