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Controversial end to Test series

England won the fourth and final test series match against Pakistan at the Oval but in controversial circumstances. I am sure we will hear more about the ball tempering allegations in this match but it wasn't the best way end a series that has been quite exciting.

England did not have a good first innings scoring a lowly 173 but Pakistan replied in their innings with a commanding 504 runs. So the England second innings were quite crucial and until the drama it looked like the match at that stage could go either way.

I was looking forward to an exciting fifth day in a match that I thought Pakistan had probably the upper hand. All Pakistan had to do to win was bowl England out and then chase whatever total there was to come up with face saving victory.

Now the next test England will play will be against Australia in Brisbane.

What I am waiting to see is how the ICC will resolve this situation. A sticky wicket...?

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