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Swann seals win on day four Published: 29 August 2010

Graeme Swann earned a place on the Lord's Honours Board taking five wickets as England routed Pakistan by an innings and 225 runs on day four of the npower Test at Lord's.

In a day marked by allegations in a Sunday newspaper England wrapped up a comprehensive victory before lunchtime - to seal the series win 3-1.

Pakistan started the day, batting for the second time, four wickets down and more than 300 runs behind.

In just the third full over of the day Swann took his second wicket of the innings, finding turn from the Lord's pitch to clean bowl Azhar Ali.

In the next over James Anderson found Kamran Akmal's edge leaving just brother Umar as the last recognised batsman.

Shower of boundaries

In his next two overs Swann picked up two more wickets, bowling Mohammad Amir with another beautiful delivery before Wahab Riaz toe-ended a simple catch to Kevin Pietersen.

Umar looked determined to enjoy himself as wickets fell around him - the young batsman clobbering fours off Anderson and Swann as he raced towards a half-century.

Saeed Ajmal came out to bat at number ten and partnered Umar with some competence before the pressure to keep Umar on strike made them run a risky single.

England's batting hero Stuart Broad was fielding close-in and the all-rounder showed his fielding is not too shabby either - picking up quickly to turn and throw down the stumps at the bowlers' end to send Ajmal back to the Pavilion.

Umar continued, unperturbed, smashing sixteen runs off one Swann over with two huge sixes and a four.

Mohammad Asif hung around for long enough to see Umar past his fifty, then into the sixties and seventies.

Despite the shower of boundaries Swann persevered and finally earned his reward for some excellent bowling in this match.

It was an unusual end, befitting an unusual day at Lord's. Asif clipped the ball onto his boot before it shot upwards and Paul Collingwood took a sharp catch in the slips.

Pakistan were all out for 147, still 225 runs behind England's first innings total.

Match & Series awards

The defeat, by an innings and 225 runs, was Pakistan's heaviest Test defeat.

Swann's 5-62 got his name on the Lord's Honours Boards.

Broad won a well deservered man-of-the-match award and Jonathan Trott, Broad's eighth wicket record-breaking partner, was named England's man-of-the-series for his 404 runs in these four Tests.

Once again Pakistan are left having to regroup with a number of NatWest One Day Internationals to come as they complete this tour.


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