Pakistan tour of England, 2001 / Commentary

Pakistan in England Test Series - 1st Test

England v Pakistan

England won by an innings and 9 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

40.4

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, defends to cover

40.5

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, left alone outside off

40.6

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, 1 run, turned to square leg

England 115/3   GP Thorpe 1* (3b)

41.1

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, left alone

41.2

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, pushes it carefully to point

41.3

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run

41.4

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, FOUR, a bit wayward outside off, climbing and off his toes a fine square drive

41.5

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run

41.6

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, a good ball on middle stump, tries a turn to leg, leading edge to the off

England 119/3   GP Thorpe 5* (9b 1x4)

43.1

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run

43.2

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, 2 runs, turned to widish mid wicket

43.3

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, left alone outside off

43.4

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, better ball, on the stumps has to defend

43.5

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, pushed to the cover area

43.6

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, 4 runs, lovely off drive, runs almost to the rope, ball stopped and they run the four

England 125/3   GP Thorpe 11* (15b 1x4)

45.1

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, left alone outside off

45.2

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, cuts but straight to Younis Khan at point

45.3

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, outside off left

45.4

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, FOUR, outside off a full toss driven to backward point

45.5

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, 3 runs, driven in the offside gap

England 132/3   GP Thorpe 18* (20b 2x4)

46.1

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, defends and ball fizzles to leg

46.2

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, pushed gently to leg

46.3

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, pushed back and Azhar stops it himself

46.4

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, left alone outside off

46.5

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, left alone outside off

46.6

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, leaves it alone again

England 132/3   GP Thorpe 18* (26b 2x4)

48.1

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, defends to cover

48.2

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, left alone

48.3

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, pushes it back

48.4

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, pushed to cover, nasser sends him back

48.5

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, left alone

48.6

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, left again

England 132/3   GP Thorpe 18* (32b 2x4)

49.3

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run

49.4

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, pushed to cover and goes back as there is no run

49.5

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, left alone

49.6

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, pushed into the covers

England 133/3   GP Thorpe 18* (36b 2x4)

51.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Thorpe, no run, left alone outside leg

51.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Thorpe, no run, shoulder height, outside off and left alone

51.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Thorpe, no run, short ball, ducks down

51.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Thorpe, no run, pushed back to Shoaib

51.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Thorpe, no run, pushed off his backfoot to mid off

51.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Thorpe, no run, short ball outside off, has a swing for a hook, misses

England 137/3   GP Thorpe 18* (42b 2x4)

52.5

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, stands tall and defends

52.6

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, left alone outside off

England 140/3   GP Thorpe 18* (44b 2x4)

54.1

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, outside off, left alone

54.2

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, pushed back to Azhar

54.3

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, driven to mid off

54.4

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, pushed to point

54.5

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, carefully defends to the off

54.6

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, outside off, left alone and we all will have a cup of tea

England 146/3   GP Thorpe 18* (50b 2x4)

56.1

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, turned to mid wicket

56.2

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, tries a pull and misses was a tad low

56.3

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, 2 runs, turned to square leg

56.4

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run

56.5

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, left alone

56.6

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, to cover

England 152/3   GP Thorpe 20* (56b 2x4)

57.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Thorpe, no run

57.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Thorpe, FOUR, superb, cover drive, knee grounded and smashed away

57.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Thorpe, no run, back to the bowler

England 157/3   GP Thorpe 24* (59b 3x4)

58.5

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run

58.6

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, to extra cover

England 158/3   GP Thorpe 24* (61b 3x4)

60.1

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, to cover

60.2

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, turned to square leg

60.3

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, now turned to mid wicket

60.4

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, watchfully defends

60.5

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, played firmly to cover

60.6

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, an attempted yorker dug out to mid on

England 158/3   GP Thorpe 24* (67b 3x4)

62.1

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run

62.2

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, moves his feet but botom bats the ball to cover

62.3

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, as the ball was swinging away, he leaves it go by

62.4

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, (no ball) 1 run, faster ball, makes him go back to turn it to leg

62.6

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, sharp swing, beatenon the off

England 161/3   GP Thorpe 25* (72b 3x4)

63.3

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, pushed to cover

63.4

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run

63.5

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, FOUR, edged to third man, fifty partnership up

63.6

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, slower ball pushed to point

England 166/3   GP Thorpe 29* (76b 4x4)

65.1

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, 1 run, steered to third man

65.5

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, FOUR, slow ball, signals exchanged between Wasim and Latif, edged to leg but just past a diving Latif

65.6

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, pushed to cover

England 172/3   GP Thorpe 34* (79b 5x4)

67.1

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, to cover

67.2

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, short ball, goes over his head

67.3

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, pushed into the covers

67.4

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, again into the covers

67.5

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, 1 run, hops and turns it to leg

England 174/3   GP Thorpe 35* (84b 5x4)

70.2

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, 2 runs, to mid wicket

70.3

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, came in shaply hit on the thigh

70.4

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, turned to mid wicket

70.5

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, on off stump, squirts to point

70.6

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, reaches forward and gently drives it to extra cover

England 189/3   GP Thorpe 37* (89b 5x4)

71.3

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, well outside off and Thorpe goes for it, square drive to cover

71.4

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, left alone

71.5

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, FOUR, short ball, pulls it well to deep square leg

71.6

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run

England 194/3   GP Thorpe 41* (93b 6x4)

73.1

Younis Khan to Thorpe, no run

73.2

Younis Khan to Thorpe, 2 runs, pre meditated sweep to fine leg

73.3

Younis Khan to Thorpe, no run, tries a cut, first bounce to slip

73.4

Younis Khan to Thorpe, no run, deliberate padding

73.5

Younis Khan to Thorpe, no run

73.6

Younis Khan to Thorpe, 1 run, to mid on

England 197/3   GP Thorpe 44* (99b 6x4)

74.1

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, 2 runs, driven to mid on

74.2

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, FOUR, a great cut, one too few, and a resolute fifty for Thorpe is the reward

74.3

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, pushed to point

74.4

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, to point again

74.5

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, 1 run, gently pushed to mid off for a quickie

England 204/3   GP Thorpe 51* (104b 7x4)

75.1

Younis Khan to Thorpe, no run, driven to mid off

75.2

Younis Khan to Thorpe, no run, back to the bowler

75.3

Younis Khan to Thorpe, no run, to extra cover

75.4

Younis Khan to Thorpe, no run

75.5

Younis Khan to Thorpe, 1 run, prodded to deep point

England 205/3   GP Thorpe 52* (109b 7x4)

76.3

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, pushed into the covers

76.4

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, left alone

76.5

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run

76.6

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, FOUR, a lovely square cut!, screams away through the gap between point and cover

England 211/3   GP Thorpe 56* (113b 8x4)

77.3

Younis Khan to Thorpe, no run

77.4

Younis Khan to Thorpe, 2 runs, sweeps it to fine leg

77.5

Younis Khan to Thorpe, 1 run, turned to square leg

England 215/3   GP Thorpe 59* (116b 8x4)

78.1

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, pushed into the covers

78.2

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, left alone outside off

78.3

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, no run, hops and prods it to point

78.4

Azhar Mahmood to Thorpe, 3 runs, turned to mid wicket. long chase for razzaq

England 222/3   GP Thorpe 62* (120b 8x4)

79.1

Younis Khan to Thorpe, 2 runs, turned to mid wicket

79.2

Younis Khan to Thorpe, no run, plays it to cover

79.3

Younis Khan to Thorpe, FOUR, comes forward and sweeps to deep square

79.4

Younis Khan to Thorpe, 2 runs, a nice cut to point

79.5

Younis Khan to Thorpe, no run, pushed to cover

79.6

Younis Khan to Thorpe, no run

England 230/3   GP Thorpe 70* (126b 9x4)

81.1

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, on middle and leg, turned to mid wicket

81.2

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, FOUR, a great backfoot drive through cover

81.3

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, slow ball outside off, left alone

81.4

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, faster ball, on middle stump pushed to mid on

81.5

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, left alone

81.6

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, on off stump, swings away from the left-hander, has nothing to do with it

England 234/3   GP Thorpe 74* (132b 10x4)

83.1

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, super inswinger, was left and it almot got back to off stump

83.2

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, left alone

83.3

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, 1 run, late inswing, folds him up, one handed shot to fine leg

England 235/3   GP Thorpe 75* (135b 10x4)

84.1

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, respectfully defends the ball on off stump

84.2

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, again defends, good tight bowling as England want to see off the final overs and shine on the ball

84.3

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, FOUR, goes on to his backfoot and hammers it through cover

84.4

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, no run, on the stumps, pushed back

84.5

Wasim Akram to Thorpe, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

England 240/3   GP Thorpe 80* (140b 11x4)

85.1

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, bangs one in, causing a quick duck

85.2

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, another bouncer and easily ducked

85.3

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, slower ball, defends it forward

85.4

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, faster ball, pushed to point

85.5

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, no run, good ball outside off, played to the off, got some bounce there

85.6

Waqar Younis to Thorpe, OUT, the bouncer strategy worked, got one to rise more shrply and Thorpe hooke instinctively for Razzaq ro catch the top edge at fine leg

GP Thorpe c Abdul Razzaq b Waqar Younis 80 (185m 145b 12x4 0x6) SR: 55.17

England 242/4   GP Thorpe 80 (145b 11x4)
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Series Results
England v Pakistan at Manchester - May 31-Jun 4, 2001
Pakistan won by 108 runs
England v Pakistan at Lord's - May 17-20, 2001
England won by an innings and 9 runs
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Photos

May 22, 2001

Darren Gough celebrates with Cork and Trescothick, day 4, 1st Test at Lord's, 17-21 May 2001.

Darren Gough celebrates with Cork and Trescothick

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May 22, 2001

Some of the England team celebrating the win, day 4, 1st Test at Lord's, 17-21 May 2001.

Some of the England team celebrating the win

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