Pakistan tour of England, 2001 / Commentary

Pakistan in England Test Series - 1st Test

England v Pakistan

England won by an innings and 9 runs

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9.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, 1 run, turned to fine leg

9.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, a faster ball, 85.9mph outside off, pitched up, bottom of the bat to the off

9.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, 1 run, forced back and pushed to short cover

9.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, 3 runs, on the stumps, timed well to long on

9.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, pushed to point

9.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, great ball, 86.8mph, moved away and beats him on the off

England 39/0   Shoaib Akhtar 1-0-5-0

11.1

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

11.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, drives and point stops it well, ball was at 89mph

11.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, slower ball, beats him on the off

11.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, outside off, left alone, bowling well this morning

11.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, just outside off, plays late, chopped into the ground to off

11.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, left alone outside off, a maiden over

England 39/0   Shoaib Akhtar 2-1-5-0

13.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, pushed to point

13.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, good full length ball on off, caught a thick edge to point 89.8mph

13.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, 1 leg bye, movine away to leg, a polite appeal declined

13.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, 1 run, shorter ball, pumped in on leg, flicked to leg, 90.5mph

13.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, slower ball and this time Atherton spotted it and left it alone

13.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, rapped but the ball did too much, missing leg

England 44/0   Shoaib Akhtar 3-1-6-0

27.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Vaughan, no run, outside off, left alone

27.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Vaughan, 1 run, turned to mid wicket

27.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, pushed to gulley

27.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, good ball, whipped in and fended away

27.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, pushed to point, 85.8mph

27.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, on off, hops back and prods to gulley

England 93/1   Shoaib Akhtar 4-1-7-0

29.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, beaten, almost got an outer edge

29.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, good stop at gulley by Wasim Akram

29.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, outside off, chases it and misses

29.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, cuts and a fine save at point by Younis Khan

29.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, 1 run, turned to square leg

29.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Vaughan, no run, faster ball outside off, left alone

England 94/1   Shoaib Akhtar 5-1-8-0

31.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Vaughan, no run, played to gulley

31.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Vaughan, no run, outside off, left alone

31.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Vaughan, no run, slower ball, beaten, hands on head and a smile from Vaughan

31.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Vaughan, no run

31.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Vaughan, no run, outside off, tries a cut and misses

31.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Vaughan, no run, left alone

England 96/1   Shoaib Akhtar 6-2-8-0

33.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Vaughan, no run, pushed back

33.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Vaughan, FOUR, a super square drive, rushes to the point boundary

33.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Vaughan, 1 run, short ball, surprises him off the glove balloons to mid wicket

33.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, on off, defended to off

33.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, comes forward and grounds his bat, pushed to cover

33.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, has a slash at a fast ball outside off, misses

England 105/1   Shoaib Akhtar 7-2-13-0

35.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, on off, pushed hurriedly to cover

35.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, excellent ball, almost an off break, left alone and it goes over the stumps

35.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, outside off, left laone

35.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, no run, left alone, 87,5 mph

35.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Atherton, 3 runs, cut to deep point, ball stops due to the heavy outfield

35.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, 1 run, full toss, turned to leg

England 109/2   Shoaib Akhtar 8-2-17-0

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   Shoaib Akhtar 9-3-17-0

53.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, defends it to off

53.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, short ball outside off, makes nasser sway away at the last second

53.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, left alone outside off

53.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, again outside off, left alone

53.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, FOUR, short ball, a rushed pull and he gets it over the square leg rope

53.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, 2 runs

England 146/3   Shoaib Akhtar 10-3-23-0

55.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, left alone outside off

55.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, pushed to cover

55.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, left alone

55.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, an 80.4mph and again pushed to cover

55.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, slower ball, well outside off, and I eyed the sun away

55.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, FOUR, pitched up, and a superb cover drive is the return from Nasser

England 150/3   Shoaib Akhtar 11-3-27-0

57.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, played into the covers

57.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, left alone

57.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, 1 run, turend to leg and a quick single the throw in hits the bowlers end stumps

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   Shoaib Akhtar 12-3-32-0

59.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, pushes it to cover

59.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run

59.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, again left alone

59.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, tucked to mid wicket

59.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, slow ball 70mph left alone

59.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run

England 158/3   Shoaib Akhtar 13-4-32-0

99.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, FOUR, short ball, nicely pulled, not fully timed to backwar5d square leg

99.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, no run, on off, prodded to mid off

99.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, no run, better pall, fast coming into him, pushed to mid on

99.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, no run, left alone outside off

99.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, no run, outside off, 84.7mph, left alone

99.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, 1 run, shor, a hook but drops short of Razzaq at long leg, 91.7mph

England 284/5   Shoaib Akhtar 14-4-37-0

101.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, no run, turned to mid on

101.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, no run, pushed to cover

101.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, FOUR, short a bit of whats called a 'rubbish ball' pulled to mid wicket

101.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, 1 run, short and this time not controlled up in the air, falls short of deep mid wicket

101.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, now some needle, short 90.1 mph, has Nasser duck and looks exchanged

101.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, another nastier short ball, ducked away

England 292/5   Shoaib Akhtar 15-4-42-0

103.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, no run, fast ball, shortish and nasser sways away, still persisting this short stuff

103.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Hussain, 1 run, short but effective this time catches him on his thumb, ball goes to the gulley area but safe, hurt and physio called in

103.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, no run, fast ball, pulls, leading edge towars off, an appeal in anxiety, declined

103.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, no run, baouncer ducked

103.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, 2 runs, a chance, had him fooled with the slower ball, popped it over Shaibbs hand, but just over his hands

103.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, FOUR, goes onto his backfoot and drives it through the covers

England 307/5   Shoaib Akhtar 16-4-49-0

105.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, 3 runs, short and the expected pull, chased down by Anwar at deep midwicket, actually, ball slowed for him to catch up

105.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ward, 1 run, plays forward, squitirts to cover and his first run in test cricket

105.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, 1 run, short, pulls one bounce to Elahi at deep square

105.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Ward, no run, beaten off a fast and good ball, but twists his ankle, very nast, attention and seems ok. Good to see Stewart helping him

105.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Ward, 1 run, pushed to cover for a quickie

105.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, 1 leg bye, slower ball

England 314/6   Shoaib Akhtar 17-4-55-0

107.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Ward, no run, from round the wicket, good ball, turned to mid on

107.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ward, no run, into the covers

107.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Ward, no run, short ball, ducks away

107.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Ward, no run, pushed to cover

107.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Ward, 3 runs, nicely turned to deep mid wicket

107.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Stewart, OUT, an excellently disguised slower ball, had Stewart play all over it and finally a wicket for Shoaib

AJ Stewart lbw b Shoaib Akhtar 44 (78m 54b 6x4 0x6) SR: 81.48

England 317/7   Shoaib Akhtar 18-4-58-1

109.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Cork, no run, pushed to cover, wanted a single but rush back

109.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Cork, 1 run, takes his hand away, turned to mid on

109.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Ward, no run, fast ball, hops back and defends

109.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Ward, 1 run, nicely flicked off his legs to deep square

109.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Cork, no run, slower ball, almost traps him, gets him in all kinds of comical body movements

109.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Cork, FOUR, driven nicely to deep extra cover

England 329/7   Shoaib Akhtar 19-4-64-1
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Pakistan won by 108 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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