Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 3rd Test: England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 22-26, 1996
Pakistan won by 9 wickets
22,23,24,25,26 August 1996 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Atherton* b Waqar Younis 31 130 77 5 0 40.25
AJ Stewart b Mushtaq Ahmed 44 74 51 8 0 86.27
N Hussain c Saeed Anwar b Waqar Younis 12 27 25 1 0 48.00
GP Thorpe lbw b Mohammad Akram 54 122 95 8 0 56.84
JP Crawley b Waqar Younis 106 257 217 11 0 48.84
NV Knight b Mushtaq Ahmed 17 68 45 0 1 37.77
CC Lewis b Wasim Akram 5 43 40 0 0 12.50
IDK Salisbury c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Wasim Akram 5 27 21 0 0 23.80
DG Cork c †Moin Khan b Waqar Younis 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
RDB Croft not out 5 31 18 0 0 27.77
AD Mullally b Wasim Akram 24 20 12 5 0 200.00
Extras (lb 12, w 1, nb 10) 23
  Total (all out; 99.2 overs) 326 (3.28 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  Wasim Akram 29.2 9 83 3 2.82 (8nb)
  Waqar Younis 25 6 95 4 3.80
  Mohammad Akram 12 1 41 1 3.41 (2nb, 1w)
  Mushtaq Ahmed 27 5 78 2 2.88
  Aamer Sohail 6 1 17 0 2.83
  Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
Saeed Anwar c Croft b Cork 176 378 264 26 0 66.66
Aamer Sohail c Cork b Croft 46 94 78 7 0 58.97
Ijaz Ahmed c †Stewart b Mullally 61 166 136 9 0 44.85
Inzamam-ul-Haq c Hussain b Mullally 35 111 80 3 0 43.75
Saleem Malik not out 100 289 223 10 0 44.84
Asif Mujtaba run out (Lewis) 13 67 44 1 0 29.54
Wasim Akram* st †Stewart b Croft 40 113 81 4 1 49.38
Moin Khan b Salisbury 23 71 46 2 0 50.00
Mushtaq Ahmed c Crawley b Mullally 2 23 18 0 0 11.11
Waqar Younis not out 0 5 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 5, nb 16) 25
  Total (8 wickets dec; 159.1 overs) 521 (3.27 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  CC Lewis 23 3 112 0 4.86 (6nb)
  AD Mullally 37.1 7 97 3 2.60 (7nb)
  RDB Croft 47 10 116 2 2.46
  DG Cork 23 5 71 1 3.08 (8nb)
  IDK Salisbury 29 3 116 1 4.00
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Atherton* c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Mushtaq Ahmed 43 192 144 5 0 29.86
AJ Stewart c Asif Mujtaba b Mushtaq Ahmed 54 139 100 7 0 54.00
N Hussain lbw b Mushtaq Ahmed 51 115 96 8 0 53.12
GP Thorpe c Wasim Akram b Mushtaq Ahmed 9 38 24 0 0 37.50
JP Crawley c Aamer Sohail b Wasim Akram 19 95 58 2 0 32.75
NV Knight c & b Mushtaq Ahmed 8 18 17 2 0 47.05
CC Lewis lbw b Waqar Younis 4 31 22 0 0 18.18
DG Cork b Mushtaq Ahmed 26 39 33 6 0 78.78
RDB Croft c Ijaz Ahmed b Wasim Akram 6 22 16 1 0 37.50
IDK Salisbury not out 0 3 0 0 0 -
AD Mullally b Wasim Akram 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 6, lb 2, w 1, nb 13) 22
  Total (all out; 82.4 overs) 242 (2.92 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  Wasim Akram 15.4 1 67 3 4.27 (14nb)
  Waqar Younis 18 3 55 1 3.05 (1w)
  Mushtaq Ahmed 37 10 78 6 2.10
  Aamer Sohail 2 1 4 0 2.00
  Mohammad Akram 10 3 30 0 3.00 (1nb)
  Pakistan 2nd innings (target: 48 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
Saeed Anwar c Knight b Mullally 1 10 8 0 0 12.50
Aamer Sohail not out 29 33 17 5 0 170.58
Ijaz Ahmed not out 13 21 21 1 0 61.90
Extras (nb 5) 5
  Total (1 wicket; 6.4 overs) 48 (7.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DG Cork 3 0 15 0 5.00 (4nb)
  AD Mullally 3 0 24 1 8.00 (2nb)
  RDB Croft 0.4 0 9 0 13.50

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - Pakistan won the 3-match series 2-0
Test debut - RDB Croft (England)
Player of the match - Mushtaq Ahmed (Pakistan)
Players of the series - Mushtaq Ahmed (Pakistan) and AJ Stewart (England)
Umpires - BC Cooray (Sri Lanka) and MJ Kitchen
TV umpire - JC Balderstone
Match referee - PL van der Merwe (South Africa)
Close of play
  • Thu, 22 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 278/6 (JP Crawley 94*, IDK Salisbury 1*)
  • Fri, 23 Aug - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 229/1 (Saeed Anwar 116*, Ijaz Ahmed 58*)
  • Sat, 24 Aug - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 339/4 (Saleem Malik 2*, Asif Mujtaba 1*)
  • Sun, 25 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 74/0 (MA Atherton 26*, AJ Stewart 40*)
  • Mon, 26 Aug - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 48/1 (6.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Atherton dropped by Asif Mujtaba off Wasim Akram when on 20.
    • Crawley's highest score. His previous highest was 72 against Australia at Sydney, 1994-95.
    • New ball taken for 90th over.
    • Rain interruption resulted in the loss of the entire morning session play. Tea will be taken 30 minutes late, at 16:10 BST.
    • 67 overs to be bowled today or play will continue till 19:00 BST.
    • Maiden test century for Crawley. He reached his century with an all run 4 to midwicket (not included in the number of boundaries scored by Crawley).
    • Mullally dropped by Ijaz Ahmed at deep square leg off Waqar Younis when on 19, and England total at 321/9. He gets a single.
    • Aamer Sohail crossed 2000 runs in test cricket.
    • In the 20th over of the Pakistani innings a male streaker walked on to the field. Stewards remove him from the field.
    • Croft picks up his maiden wicket off the 41st ball he bowled.
    • Saeed Anwar's third century, first against England. 103 in 135 balls, 199 mins, 16x4.
    • 176 is Saeed Anwar's highest test score. His previous highest score was 169 against New Zealand at Wellington, 1993-94.
    • Rain stopped play at the end of 92.5 overs in the Pakistani innings.
    • Play restarted, 29 overs more to be bowled today.
    • Rain stopped the play at the end of 94.3 overs.
    • Post lunch session was briefly interrupted by rain.
    • Waqar Younis dropped by Salisbury off his own bowling while on 0 and Pakistan Total at 520/8.
    • Saleem Malik's 14th Test century, 4th against England. Pakistan declare immediately.
    • Wasim Akram reaches 300 test wickets by bowling AD Mullally to finish England's 2nd innings.
    • Man of the match adjudicator: Paul Allott.
 
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