Alastair Cook was the star of day four as England edged into a 46-run lead in the first Test with Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Cook reached 263 before his 528-innings was ended by Shan Masood, who caught the England captain off the bowling of Shoaib Malik.
Despite Cook’s batting masterclass, which saw him record his second-biggest Test score ever, the match was pretty short of entertainment.
With conditions extremely friendly for the batsmen, there is very little chance of either side pushing for a win on the final day.
England ended day four on 569/8 – a total which has taken more than 196 overs to build.
It seems like a long time ago – because it was – when Pakistan declared in their first innings on 523/8d.
With the game trundling on towards an inevitable draw, it is hard to maintain much enthusiasm for the event.
Ben Stokes was even caught on camera taking a little snooze as he waited for his chance to bat.
When he woke up, Stokes made 57 off 87, before being bowled by Malik.
England will begin day five with Adil Rashid and Stuart Broad at the crease on six and nought respectively.