Pakistan survive late scare to win third Test

The tourists reach their 148-run target set by England with four wickets to spare to win the third Test at the Oval in London.

LONDON // Pakistan survived a late scare to beat England by four wickets with more than a day to spare in the third Test at the Oval today. The Pakistanis, set 148 to win after dismissing England for 222 in their second innings, were on the verge of victory when three wickets tumbled for eight runs. Despite some excellent off-spin bowling from Graeme Swann, however, England were unable to stave off defeat for long, giving Pakistan their second Test match win of the season after they drew 1-1 with Australia.

Captain Salman Butt top-scored with 48. England lead the four-match series 2-1 with the final Test due to start at Lord's next Thursday. * Reuters