Pakistan wasted its last DRS referral when Ajmal thought he had Cook lbw on 37, but the television replays clearly showed that the ball pitched outside the line of leg—stump, much to the disappointment of Pakistan captain Misbah—ul—Haq.
Andrew Strauss and Cook resumed England’s pursuit of the 324—run target with some confidence before Gul found the outside edge of the England skipper’s bat, but wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal dropped a regulation catch.
Strauss was out soon after when he was trapped lbw by Rehman off a delivery that spun back sharply from the rough.
Even the DRS referral couldn’t help Strauss and he began the long walk after replays showed the ball would have hit the top of middle stump. Trott then swept high to Rehman in the deep off Ajmal as England went to lunch at 89—2.
Along with completing Pakistan’s first test series whitewash of England, it was also the first time for 105 years that a team had won a test match after being dismissed for less than 100 runs in its first innings.
Pakistan had been bowled out for 99.
The victory feat was last achieved by England, which defeated South Africa by 53 runs at Headingley in 1907 after being bowled out for 76.