Pakistan v England, 1st Test, 5th day

Right, so England need 174 to win. They’ve played outstandingly professional cricket for five days – don’t forget, this is in the subcontinent; it’s not easy playing there, and they’ve looked fairly slick. It’s not over ’til the fat lady sings…chat away!

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, 3rd day

Right, so this ought to be the day when England extend their lead beyond the attainable. England start the day in a dominant position, with both Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff ready and waiting – not forgetting Marcus Trescothick who has a really golden opportunity to make a(nother) mountain of runs. Can Pakistan restore some pride?

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, 2nd day

Same as yesterday. Can England (continue to) assert their authority on the game, or will Inzy play a blinder?

Chat away. (Cricinfo live scorecard link)

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Day One

First Test starts today between England and Pakistan at Multan, under the captaincy of Marcus Trescothick. I’ll be in work at 4 but won’t have time to blog or chat – but chat away, folks. Let’s hope it’s good, exciting cricket…

Hiatus, probably

Unlikely to have much time to post anything in the forthcoming days. In work at 4am for the forseeable, when we finally have some cricket to follow/watch/write about. I’ll have a post ready for you ‘orrible lot to talk amongst yourselves.

Vaughan out of first Test

Knee’s still crook. Tresco takes over. More here.

Michael Vaughan’s knee

Vaughan’s bloody knee is giving him some jip again, and his chances of playing on Saturday aren’t crash hot. Not good. The start to this tour has been wobbly, shaky and unconvincing – much like Vaughan’s limp off the field. Talk of ligament damage which is disasterous, and could rule him out of the tour.

But he’s recovered from it before, which is a good thing. Can’t imagine there’s enough time for him to make it for Saturday…