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

0.1

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, pushed to mid off

0.2

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, left alone

0.3

Wasim Akram to Atherton, 1 run, turned to deep square leg

0.4

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run

0.5

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run

0.6

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run

England 1/0   Wasim Akram 1-0-1-0

2.1

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run, beaten

2.2

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run, pushed to cover

2.3

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run, on the pads, no appeal

2.4

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, 3 runs, chopped to third man

2.5

Wasim Akram to Atherton, FOUR, lovely square cut to point rope

2.6

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run

England 12/0   Wasim Akram 2-0-8-0

4.1

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, swings away to leg

4.2

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, faster ball, pushes him back and thickish edge into the slips

4.3

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, swings to the off and played to point

4.4

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, on leg, folds Atherton up, taken on the thigh

4.5

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, pushed into the slips

4.6

Wasim Akram to Atherton, 1 run, turned to square leg

England 15/0   Wasim Akram 3-0-9-0

6.1

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

6.2

Wasim Akram to Atherton, 2 runs, turned to square leg

6.3

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, beaten on leg, ball zipped towards leg

6.4

Wasim Akram to Atherton, 1 run, a gentle push to cover and a quick single, good running

6.5

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, FOUR, superb timing off his legs and runs all the way over wide mid on rope

6.6

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, 3 runs, a repeat shot off a slower ball, Waqar chases it down inches in front of the rope at wide mid on

England 28/0   Wasim Akram 4-0-19-0

8.1

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, prodded to point

8.2

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, hit on the pad and runs to square leg

8.3

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

8.4

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, down the legside a good save by Latif

8.5

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

8.6

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, left alone

England 34/0   Wasim Akram 5-1-19-0

10.1

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run, driven to mid off

10.2

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run, edged and it falls short of Inzamam at second slip

10.3

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run, on the pads no appeal

10.4

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run

10.5

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run, left alone

10.6

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run

England 39/0   Wasim Akram 6-2-19-0

12.1

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run, left alone

12.2

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run, on middle, swung to off and beaten

12.3

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, 1 run, to square leg

12.4

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

12.5

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, angles across him, left alone

12.6

Wasim Akram to Atherton, 1 wide, way way outside off

12.6

Wasim Akram to Atherton, 1 run, pushed into the covers

England 42/0   Wasim Akram 7-2-22-0

24.1

Wasim Akram to Vaughan, FOUR, short ball. goes back and slams it through extra cover

24.2

Wasim Akram to Vaughan, no run

24.3

Wasim Akram to Vaughan, no run, left alone

24.4

Wasim Akram to Vaughan, FOUR, on his legs, flicked very fine and no one can get to it

24.5

Wasim Akram to Vaughan, 1 run, into the covers

24.6

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, slower ball, pushed back

England 86/1   Wasim Akram 8-2-31-0

26.1

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, off his back foot, edged and just past off stump, escapes a played on

26.2

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, left alone

26.3

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, pushed to gulley

26.4

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, into the covers

26.5

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, left alone

26.6

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, pushed to cover, and way they go for some lunch

England 92/1   Wasim Akram 9-3-31-0

37.1

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, outside off and left alone

37.2

Wasim Akram to Atherton, FOUR, lovely turn backward of square

37.3

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, driven to point and a fine diving save by Younis Khan

37.4

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, short bouncer, ducks down

37.5

Wasim Akram to Atherton, no run, a good short ball made him hop to defend to leg

37.6

Wasim Akram to Atherton, 1 run, on his body also turned to leg

England 114/2   Wasim Akram 10-3-36-0

39.1

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

39.2

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, on his legs turned to short mid wicket

39.3

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, swings across him, left alone

39.4

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, another similar ball, angles across and left alone

39.5

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, good ball, gets a inside edge onto his pads

39.6

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, loud shout for lbw, Ump Willey declines was playing forward

England 114/2   Wasim Akram 11-4-36-0

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   Wasim Akram 12-4-40-0

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   Wasim Akram 13-4-46-0

61.1

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, outside off and swings away even more

61.2

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run

61.3

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, angles accross the right hander and it left

61.4

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, to covers

61.5

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, left alone, no sun, light may become a problem a bit later

61.6

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, ball angles and left alone

England 158/3   Wasim Akram 14-5-46-0

63.1

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, a fine bouncer, ducks rather squats down

63.2

Wasim Akram to Hussain, 1 run, turned to leg

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   Wasim Akram 15-5-51-0

65.1

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

65.2

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, pushed to cover

65.3

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, short ball flies past his face

65.4

Wasim Akram to Hussain, 1 run, pulled to square leg

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   Wasim Akram 16-5-57-0

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

67.6

Wasim Akram to Hussain, 1 run, turned to mid wicket

England 175/3   Wasim Akram 17-5-59-0

80.1

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, pushed back

80.2

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, on the pads no appeal, was outside leg

80.3

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, outside off, left alone, attacking field not set for the new ball

80.4

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run

80.5

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, good ball, came in tucked to leg

80.6

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, left alone

England 230/3   Wasim Akram 18-6-59-0

82.1

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, a good yorker, dug out to leg

82.2

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, reaches forward a slower ball, pushed to off

82.3

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

82.4

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, faster ball on middle, fended to the off

82.5

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, a muffled appeal, there was some bat, otherwise may have got him

82.6

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, plrodded to point

England 234/3   Wasim Akram 19-7-59-0

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

84.6

Wasim Akram to Hussain, 2 runs, strays to leg and nicely flicked to deep square for his fifty, a slow one but the concentration got him through the earlier difficulties posed by Azhar Mahmood

England 242/3   Wasim Akram 20-7-66-0

86.1

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, short ball, nasty blow on the shoulder as he turned away

86.2

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, left alone

86.3

Wasim Akram to Hussain, 1 run, short ball. Nasser sways away but had his bat in the air, hit on the toe but fell short of gulley

86.4

Wasim Akram to Sidebottom, no run, loud appeal, disappointment as replay shows a tiny inside edge onto his pad

86.5

Wasim Akram to Sidebottom, no run, pushed to cover

86.6

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

England 243/4   Wasim Akram 21-7-67-0

88.1

Wasim Akram to Hussain, 1 run, to point

88.2

Wasim Akram to Sidebottom, no run

88.3

Wasim Akram to Sidebottom, no run

88.4

Wasim Akram to Sidebottom, 3 runs, drives and his first test cricket runs to long off

88.5

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, to cover

88.6

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, pushed back

England 253/4   Wasim Akram 22-7-71-0

90.1

Wasim Akram to Sidebottom, no run, a bouncer, fast and quick, ducked away

90.2

Wasim Akram to Sidebottom, no run, another bouncer, a bit nearer but evaded easily

90.3

Wasim Akram to Sidebottom, no run, another but this one clipped his helmet, torrid stuff for the youngster

90.4

Wasim Akram to Sidebottom, no run, stands tall this time and pushes it to short leg, well done young man!

90.5

Wasim Akram to Sidebottom, no run, oops, another shortish ball hit on the glove and it falls away from short leg

90.6

Wasim Akram to Sidebottom, no run, another short ball, evaded by swaying away

England 254/4   Wasim Akram 23-8-71-0

92.1

Wasim Akram to Sidebottom, no run, short ball, went over his shoulder

92.2

Wasim Akram to Sidebottom, OUT, short ball chest high, edged to Inzamam

RJ Sidebottom c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Wasim Akram 4 (28m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.39

92.3

Wasim Akram to Stewart, no run, pushed to mid wicket

92.4

Wasim Akram to Stewart, no run, lovely ball, bounce and movement, dangles his bat and misses, close

92.5

Wasim Akram to Stewart, no run, short and ducks goes over his head

92.6

Wasim Akram to Stewart, no run, carefully pushes the ball to cover

England 254/5   Wasim Akram 24-9-71-1

94.1

Wasim Akram to Stewart, 1 no ball, pushed to short mid on

94.1

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

94.2

Wasim Akram to Stewart, FOUR, good pull, off a short ball, dispatched imperiously to mid wicket

94.3

Wasim Akram to Stewart, no run, outside leg, touches his shirt on the way

94.4

Wasim Akram to Stewart, 1 run, pushed to cover

94.5

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, hops back and guides it to point

94.6

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, fast rising ball, sways away

England 260/5   Wasim Akram 25-9-77-1

96.1

Wasim Akram to Stewart, (no ball) 1 run, short ball, pulled carefully to deep square

96.1

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, a bouncer and I must say again, thats an awkward possibly dangerous way to leavt, bat vertical

96.2

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, pushed to point

96.3

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

96.4

Wasim Akram to Hussain, 1 run, to third man

96.5

Wasim Akram to Stewart, no run, slower ball, left alone outside off

96.6

Wasim Akram to Stewart, 2 runs, turned to mid wicket

England 270/5   Wasim Akram 26-9-82-1

98.1

Wasim Akram to Stewart, no run, appeal, moves across, may be missing off, declined

98.2

Wasim Akram to Stewart, 1 run, picked off his pads and turned to square leg

98.3

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

98.4

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, angles away, left alone

98.5

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, left alone again, seems the Pak bowling startegy is short stuff

98.6

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, angling across again and left alone

England 279/5   Wasim Akram 27-9-83-1

114.1

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

114.2

Wasim Akram to Cork, no run, rapped, appeal but missing leg

114.3

Wasim Akram to Cork, no run, outside off, tries a huge cut and misses

114.4

Wasim Akram to Cork, no run, cuts to gully

114.5

Wasim Akram to Cork, 1 run, to mid wicket

114.6

Wasim Akram to Ward, 1 run, to mid wicket again

England 343/7   Wasim Akram 28-9-85-1

116.1

Wasim Akram to Ward, no run

116.2

Wasim Akram to Ward, no run, pushes the ball on the stumps to mid on

116.3

Wasim Akram to Ward, no run

116.4

Wasim Akram to Ward, 1 leg bye

116.5

Wasim Akram to Cork, 1 run, ball pops and turned uppishly to leg

116.6

Wasim Akram to Ward, no run, gently driven to mid on

England 346/7   Wasim Akram 29-9-86-1

118.1

Wasim Akram to Cork, 1 run

118.2

Wasim Akram to Ward, no run

118.3

Wasim Akram to Ward, 1 leg bye

118.4

Wasim Akram to Cork, no run, cuts it to gulley

118.5

Wasim Akram to Cork, no run

118.6

Wasim Akram to Cork, no run, bouncer, ducked away

England 351/7   Wasim Akram 30-9-87-1

120.1

Wasim Akram to Ward, 1 run, chopped to third man

120.2

Wasim Akram to Cork, no run

120.3

Wasim Akram to Cork, 1 run, turned to leg

120.4

Wasim Akram to Ward, 1 run, late inswing, almost a yorker, dug to square leg

120.5

Wasim Akram to Cork, 1 run, goes for a huge shot, over the slips to third man Shoaib and Younis Khan converge but it drops in between and beats them both, runs though Khans legs

120.6

Wasim Akram to Ward, no run, sort ball as Wasim shows his frustration

England 362/7   Wasim Akram 31-9-91-1

122.1

Wasim Akram to Cork, OUT, short ball, cuts uppishly and a fine catch at point

DG Cork c Younis Khan b Wasim Akram 25 (62m 44b 1x4 0x6) SR: 56.81

122.2

Wasim Akram to Caddick, 1 run, to square leg

122.3

Wasim Akram to Ward, 1 run, turned to leg

122.4

Wasim Akram to Caddick, no run, short ball left alone

122.5

Wasim Akram to Caddick, no run

122.6

Wasim Akram to Caddick, no run

England 367/8   Wasim Akram 32-9-93-2

124.1

Wasim Akram to Ward, no run, left alone

124.2

Wasim Akram to Ward, no run, to the bowler

124.3

Wasim Akram to Ward, 1 run, nicely turns the slower ball to mid wicket

124.4

Wasim Akram to Caddick, no run, ball angles across and pushed to off

124.5

Wasim Akram to Caddick, no run, a bouncer, ducks to avoid it

124.6

Wasim Akram to Caddick, no run, on his legs and a stifled appeal

England 371/8   Wasim Akram 33-9-94-2

126.1

Wasim Akram to Ward, FOUR, outside off and a great looking coverdrive is the result

126.2

Wasim Akram to Ward, no run, a superb yorker in response and just dug out, did not know where it had gone

126.3

Wasim Akram to Ward, 1 run, picked off his toes to square leg

126.4

Wasim Akram to Caddick, no run, outside off, drives and a good diving save by Elahi at cover

126.5

Wasim Akram to Caddick, no run, yorker, pushed to mid off

126.6

Wasim Akram to Caddick, no run, slashes it to cover

England 383/8   Wasim Akram 34-9-99-2
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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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