Pakistan tour of England, 1st Test: England v Pakistan at Lord's, May 17-20, 2001
England won by an innings and 9 runs
Played at Lord's, London
17,18,19,20 May 2001 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
50.1

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, pushed to mid on

50.2

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, turned to square leg

50.3

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, left alone

50.4

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, FOUR, oof! finally an attacking and elegant cover drive

50.5

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, left alone

50.6

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, left alone, ball moving further away

Shoaib on

End of over 51 (4 runs) England 137/3

    • N Hussain 6 (42b 1x4)
    • GP Thorpe 18 (36b 2x4)
    • Azhar Mahmood 12-8-11-2
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

End of over 52 (maiden) England 137/3

    • GP Thorpe 18 (42b 2x4)
    • N Hussain 6 (42b 1x4)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 9-3-17-0
52.1

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, pushed to mid on

52.2

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, bat and pad together, pushed to off

52.3

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, prods it to cover

52.4

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, 3 runs, good ball, seamed away and a godd steer to third man as he saw it move away in time

52.5

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

52.6

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

End of over 53 (3 runs) England 140/3

    • GP Thorpe 18 (44b 2x4)
    • N Hussain 9 (46b 1x4)
    • Azhar Mahmood 13-8-14-2
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

End of over 54 (6 runs) England 146/3

    • N Hussain 15 (52b 2x4)
    • GP Thorpe 18 (44b 2x4)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 10-3-23-0
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

This session saw some accurate bowling by Pakistan, not many runs and getting two wickets. Azhar bowled all through England batted carefully, especially Nasser Hussain till towards the end when he went for a few shots Match State: Day 2 - Tea Post tea session on, we have sun, we have Shoaib, we have good batsmen and its a great evening for crickert

End of over 55 (maiden) England 146/3

    • GP Thorpe 18 (50b 2x4)
    • N Hussain 15 (52b 2x4)
    • Azhar Mahmood 14-9-14-2
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

End of over 56 (4 runs) England 150/3

    • N Hussain 19 (58b 3x4)
    • GP Thorpe 18 (50b 2x4)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 11-3-27-0
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

End of over 57 (2 runs) England 152/3

    • GP Thorpe 20 (56b 2x4)
    • N Hussain 19 (58b 3x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 6-0-21-1
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

End of over 58 (5 runs) England 157/3

    • GP Thorpe 24 (59b 3x4)
    • N Hussain 20 (61b 3x4)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 12-3-32-0
58.1

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run

58.2

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run, loud appeal, delined

58.3

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run, beaten outside off, no significant swing for shoaib

58.4

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, 1 run, driven to mid on and the skipper misfields

58.5

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run

58.6

Abdul Razzaq to Thorpe, no run, to extra cover

End of over 59 (1 run) England 158/3

    • GP Thorpe 24 (61b 3x4)
    • N Hussain 21 (65b 3x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 7-0-22-1
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

Shoiab has a jammed toe, goes off for a physio looksee, perhaps get a hole cut on his boot?

End of over 60 (maiden) England 158/3

    • N Hussain 21 (71b 3x4)
    • GP Thorpe 24 (61b 3x4)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 13-4-32-0
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

Wasim on

End of over 61 (maiden) England 158/3

    • GP Thorpe 24 (67b 3x4)
    • N Hussain 21 (71b 3x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 8-1-22-1
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

Imran farhat in as sub for Shoaib

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

THts 3 maidens in a row

End of over 62 (maiden) England 158/3

    • N Hussain 21 (77b 3x4)
    • GP Thorpe 24 (67b 3x4)
    • Wasim Akram 14-5-46-0
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

62.4

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run, comes forward, an appeal for lbw, declined struck on the roll

62.5

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, 1 run, driven to mid off for a risky run

62.6

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

End of over 63 (3 runs) England 161/3

    • GP Thorpe 25 (72b 3x4)
    • N Hussain 22 (79b 3x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 9-1-25-1
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

End of over 64 (5 runs) England 166/3

    • GP Thorpe 29 (76b 4x4)
    • N Hussain 23 (81b 3x4)
    • Wasim Akram 15-5-51-0
64.1

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run, slower ball outside off left alone

64.2

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run, pushed to cover

64.3

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run, appeal for lbw, was outside the line

64.4

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run, pushed to cover

64.5

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run, lbw appeal much closer, declined

64.6

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

End of over 65 (maiden) England 166/3

    • N Hussain 23 (87b 3x4)
    • GP Thorpe 29 (76b 4x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 10-2-25-1
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

End of over 66 (6 runs) England 172/3

    • GP Thorpe 34 (79b 5x4)
    • N Hussain 24 (90b 3x4)
    • Wasim Akram 16-5-57-0
66.1

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run

66.2

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, 1 no ball

66.2

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run

66.3

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run

66.4

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run, sudden pop off the pitch, goes head high to Rashid

66.5

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run

66.6

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run, pushed to cover

End of over 67 (1 run) England 173/3

    • N Hussain 24 (97b 3x4)
    • GP Thorpe 34 (79b 5x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 11-2-26-1
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

End of over 68 (2 runs) England 175/3

    • N Hussain 25 (98b 3x4)
    • GP Thorpe 35 (84b 5x4)
    • Wasim Akram 17-5-59-0
68.1

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, FOUR, pulls and top edged to mid wicket

68.2

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run, pushed to extra cover

68.3

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, 1 no ball

68.3

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run, prods the bat at it, soft hands, to point

68.4

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run, defends it to off

68.5

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, no run, left alone,

Good crowd, alls enjoying Lord's, coats of course, many ties, none of the tropical dressers!

68.6

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, 3 runs, to third man, cut it

Waqar on now

End of over 69 (8 runs) England 183/3

    • N Hussain 32 (105b 4x4)
    • GP Thorpe 35 (84b 5x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 12-2-34-1
69.1

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, good ball, plays at it and misses

That ball did amazing things in the air and off the pitch, almost spoke

69.2

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, pushed to cover

69.3

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, driven to mid off

69.4

Waqar Younis to Hussain, 2 runs, misfield by Anwar at mid off, sluggish

69.5

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, pushed back, a fine ball

69.6

Waqar Younis to Hussain, 1 run, hooks, but not timed properly runs slowly to fine leg, good over from Waqar

Wasim has gone off the field

End of over 70 (3 runs) England 186/3

    • N Hussain 35 (111b 4x4)
    • GP Thorpe 35 (84b 5x4)
    • Waqar Younis 13-2-40-0
70.1

Abdul Razzaq to Hussain, 1 run, pulled to deep square leg

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

End of over 71 (3 runs) England 189/3

    • GP Thorpe 37 (89b 5x4)
    • N Hussain 36 (112b 4x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 13-2-37-1
71.1

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, on the stumps, pushed back

71.2

Waqar Younis to Hussain, 1 run, edged towards gulley, good save by sub Imran farhat

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

Azhar mahmood on

End of over 72 (5 runs) England 194/3

    • GP Thorpe 41 (93b 6x4)
    • N Hussain 37 (114b 4x4)
    • Waqar Younis 14-2-45-0
72.1

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, on off stump line, goes back and defends

72.2

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, slower ball, swings away outside off

72.3

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, left alone, kept a bit low

72.4

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, defended to cover

72.5

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, left alone

72.6

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run

Younis Khan on for some entertaining spin

End of over 73 (maiden) England 194/3

    • N Hussain 37 (120b 4x4)
    • GP Thorpe 41 (93b 6x4)
    • Azhar Mahmood 15-10-14-2
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

End of over 74 (3 runs) England 197/3

    • GP Thorpe 44 (99b 6x4)
    • N Hussain 37 (120b 4x4)
    • Younis Khan 2-0-9-0
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

74.6

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, beaten! a close shave outside off

End of over 75 (7 runs) England 204/3

    • N Hussain 37 (121b 4x4)
    • GP Thorpe 51 (104b 7x4)
    • Azhar Mahmood 16-10-21-2
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

75.6

Younis Khan to Hussain, 1 run

End of over 76 (2 runs) England 206/3

    • N Hussain 38 (122b 4x4)
    • GP Thorpe 52 (109b 7x4)
    • Younis Khan 3-0-11-0
76.1

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

76.2

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, 1 run, driven to mid on, widish and the only intersting event it it hit a diving Youhana on his lip

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

End of over 77 (5 runs) England 211/3

    • GP Thorpe 56 (113b 8x4)
    • N Hussain 39 (124b 4x4)
    • Azhar Mahmood 17-10-26-2
77.1

Younis Khan to Hussain, no run

77.2

Younis Khan to Hussain, 1 run, to square leg

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

77.6

Younis Khan to Hussain, FOUR, edged through the slips to third man

End of over 78 (8 runs) England 219/3

    • N Hussain 44 (127b 5x4)
    • GP Thorpe 59 (116b 8x4)
    • Younis Khan 4-0-19-0
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

78.5

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run

78.6

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, pushed to cover

End of over 79 (3 runs) England 222/3

    • N Hussain 44 (129b 5x4)
    • GP Thorpe 62 (120b 8x4)
    • Azhar Mahmood 18-10-29-2
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

New ball due and Wasim on, still with the old one"new bowk 6

End of over 80 (8 runs) England 230/3

    • GP Thorpe 70 (126b 9x4)
    • N Hussain 44 (129b 5x4)
    • Younis Khan 5-0-27-0
80.1

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, pushed back

New ball taken

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

Pak fielding has been good but no aggression to tery and get a wicket in these last overs before close og play

80.6

Wasim Akram to Hussain, no run, left alone

Waqar on

End of over 81 (maiden) England 230/3

    • N Hussain 44 (135b 5x4)
    • GP Thorpe 70 (126b 9x4)
    • Wasim Akram 18-6-59-0
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

Pitch seems flat, easy paced

81.6

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

End of over 82 (4 runs) England 234/3

    • GP Thorpe 74 (132b 10x4)
    • N Hussain 44 (135b 5x4)
    • Waqar Younis 15-2-49-0
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

End of over 83 (maiden) England 234/3

    • N Hussain 44 (141b 5x4)
    • GP Thorpe 74 (132b 10x4)
    • Wasim Akram 19-7-59-0
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

83.4

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, drives it straight back, Waqar gets a hand to it

83.5

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, another good ball, no width just hangs his bat at it

83.6

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, drops a short one, pulled away well to square leg

End of over 84 (1 run) England 235/3

    • N Hussain 44 (144b 5x4)
    • GP Thorpe 75 (135b 10x4)
    • Waqar Younis 16-2-50-0
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

End of over 85 (7 runs) England 242/3

    • N Hussain 46 (145b 5x4)
    • GP Thorpe 80 (140b 11x4)
    • Wasim Akram 20-7-66-0
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

End of over 86 (wicket maiden) England 242/4

    • N Hussain 46 (145b 5x4)
    • Waqar Younis 17-3-50-1
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

End of over 87 (1 run) England 243/4

    • RJ Sidebottom 0 (3b)
    • N Hussain 47 (149b 5x4)
    • Wasim Akram 21-7-67-0
87.1

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, pushed to mid on

87.2

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, pushed back to the bowler

87.3

Waqar Younis to Hussain, (no ball) 1 run, pulls a short ball to deep square leg

87.3

Waqar Younis to Sidebottom, no run, plays and misses

87.4

Waqar Younis to Sidebottom, no run, gets behind it and squirts to point

87.5

Waqar Younis to Sidebottom, no run, again a play and miss outside off

87.6

Waqar Younis to Sidebottom, no run

End of over 88 (6 runs) England 249/4

    • RJ Sidebottom 0 (7b)
    • N Hussain 48 (152b 5x4)
    • Waqar Younis 18-3-71-1
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

Last over of the day coming up

End of over 89 (4 runs) England 253/4

    • N Hussain 49 (155b 5x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 3 (10b)
    • Wasim Akram 22-7-71-0
89.1

Waqar Younis to Sidebottom, no run, edged to third man but nasser tells him to stay there

89.2

Waqar Younis to Sidebottom, no run, prods it to point

89.3

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

89.4

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

89.5

Waqar Younis to Sidebottom, no run, leaves it alone, tension showing on the young man's face

89.6

Waqar Younis to Sidebottom, 1 run, edged to third man and thats all for the day

A seesaw battle today, honours for first session to England, second session leaned to Pakistan and a great partnership between Thorpe and Nasser Hussain saw England home with a good total for a first day's play Azhar mahmood picked up two wickets but a fine 84 by Thorpe took away the slight advantage Earlier we saw the batsmen settle but get out in the 30's Fine cricket all round, a bit dull at times but the advantage is with England Please join us tomorrow at 10:00GMT for more test cricket brought to you by ecb.co.uk and CricInfo. Any comments please to comms@cricinfo.com, Good Night from Lord's Match State: Day 2 - Stumps Good morning from ecb.co.uk and CricInfo for live commentary of play on Day 2 of the Lord's npower test between England and Pakistan We have England in a good position at 254 for 4 and looking for lots more runs today and then trying to bowl Pakistan out twice in the remaining 2 days Pakistan will try to get quick wickets after yesterdays relatively insipid performance from their all pace attack, with none of their bowlers able to grab wickets The weather is fine and the Lord's ground pretty much full, all set for the battle to resume Pitch is fine with some grass sprouting and looks a bit of a bother for Pakistan later Nightwatchman Sidebottom to face Wasim Akram Wasim and Waqar in a long field placing discussion

End of over 90 (1 run) England 254/4

    • RJ Sidebottom 4 (16b)
    • N Hussain 49 (155b 5x4)
    • Waqar Younis 19-3-72-1
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

Waqar from the pavilion end

End of over 91 (maiden) England 254/4

    • RJ Sidebottom 4 (21b)
    • N Hussain 53 (156b 6x4)
    • Wasim Akram 23-8-71-0
91.1

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, incoming onto his legs, pushed wide of mid on, run declined

91.2

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, on off stump, prodded to cover

91.3

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, driven to mid off, gently

91.4

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, bouncer and a awkward looking leave with the bat in a air

91.5

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, to cover

91.6

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run

End of over 92 (maiden) England 254/4

    • N Hussain 53 (162b 6x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 4 (21b)
    • Waqar Younis 20-4-57-1
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

Stewart in

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

THis morning the Pak bowlers seem far more fired up

92.6

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

End of over 93 (wicket maiden) England 254/5

    • AJ Stewart 0 (4b)
    • N Hussain 53 (162b 6x4)
    • Wasim Akram 24-9-71-1
93.1

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, on off stump, hops back and plays it to the off, not much movement for Waqar

93.2

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, superb bouncer and again an awkward duck turning to leg with bat in the air

93.3

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, slower ball on middle stump, pushed to mid on

93.4

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, outside off. left alone

93.5

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, left alone

93.6

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, pushed to cover point

End of over 94 (maiden) England 254/5

    • N Hussain 53 (168b 6x4)
    • AJ Stewart 0 (4b)
    • Waqar Younis 21-5-57-1
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

End of over 95 (6 runs) England 260/5

    • N Hussain 53 (170b 6x4)
    • AJ Stewart 5 (9b 1x4)
    • Wasim Akram 25-9-77-1
95.1

Waqar Younis to Stewart, no run, still bowling a bit short, pushed to cover

95.2

Waqar Younis to Stewart, 3 runs, drifts onto his legs, driven off the backfoot to deep long on, Anwar stumble after it

95.3

Waqar Younis to Hussain, 1 run, short ball pulled to backward square

95.4

Waqar Younis to Stewart, no run, left alone, good crowd, sold out

Stands filling up fast, sold out we hear

95.5

Waqar Younis to Stewart, no run, bouncer, left alone

95.6

Waqar Younis to Stewart, 1 run, rolls his hands and turns it to square leg

End of over 96 (5 runs) England 265/5

    • AJ Stewart 9 (14b 1x4)
    • N Hussain 54 (171b 6x4)
    • Waqar Younis 22-5-62-1
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

End of over 97 (5 runs) England 270/5

    • AJ Stewart 12 (17b 1x4)
    • N Hussain 55 (175b 6x4)
    • Wasim Akram 26-9-82-1
97.1

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, played to gully

97.2

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, pushed to point

97.3

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, rapped on the fingers, seems to play very low, took his hand away and shaking it

97.4

Waqar Younis to Hussain, FOUR, finally goes for a hook off a short ball, over the mid wicket rope

97.5

Waqar Younis to Hussain, FOUR, edged through the vacant third slip, looed a deliberate shot to me

97.6

Waqar Younis to Hussain, no run, short ball, moves his bat out of the way

End of over 98 (8 runs) England 278/5

    • N Hussain 63 (181b 8x4)
    • AJ Stewart 12 (17b 1x4)
    • Waqar Younis 23-5-70-1
98.1

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

That was a good shout

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

Shoiab on

End of over 99 (1 run) England 279/5

    • N Hussain 63 (185b 8x4)
    • AJ Stewart 13 (19b 1x4)
    • Wasim Akram 27-9-83-1
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

Azhar Mahmood on

End of over 100 (5 runs) England 284/5

    • AJ Stewart 18 (25b 2x4)
    • N Hussain 63 (185b 8x4)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 14-4-37-0
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