These Englishmen always make me laugh. Somehow the wicket didn't respond anymore, while in England's innings it responded very well when 10 wickets for 288 runs.
England win impossible - Fletcher
Duncan Fletcher has admitted England have blown their chance to win the final Test match against Pakistan but set his sights on a draw.
England took one wicket on the third day as Pakistan piled on the runs to lead by 156 with five wickets left.
The England coach said: "If the wicket stays as it is I think our batters are capable of seeing it out. The win's basically impossible at this stage.
"The guys stuck to their task on a wicket that was pretty unresponsive."
Fletcher said England's batsmen were to blame in the first innings when they managed only 288 on a decent batting track.
"We should have scored more and they have put their hands up and admitted we should have got at least 450.
"The wicket has got better since the first day. It's difficult to bowl on.
Your margins for error are very very small. If you do get off the margin you find the batters will take advantage of it.
"You have got to give credit to their batters, although the wicket was easy
you've still got to bat nicely and show real strength and character and concentration."
Fletcher said one positive note from an otherwise dismal day with Liam Plunkett's bowling.
He dismissed Shoaib Akhtar for 38 and bowled a good line and length.
"It's nice to see a debut like that. We are pleased with his efforts so far," said Fletcher.
"When you reward someone with a cap it's nice to see he comes forward and responds in that manner. He's got a bright future if he shows more improvement."