21 Sep 2010

Pakistani cricket tour to continue

8:59 am on 21 September 2010

Pakistan's acrimonious cricket tour of England will be completed, despite some tense moments before the fourth one day international at Lord's.

Despite the home team's reluctance to complete the series, the England and Wales Board also announced that the last games of the tour would go ahead.

The board also announced its intention to sue Pakistan Board chairman Ijaz Butt for accusing England's players of throwing the third one dayer at the weekend.

England's captain Andrew Strauss says his players seriously considered not playing.

There was also an altercation in the nets between Jonathan Trott and Wahab Riaz before the start of play.

Pakistan later levelled the series. England was set a target of 266 at Lord's, but the home side was dismissed for 227 - win for Pakistan by 38 runs.