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

100.1

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, on off stump, the bounce surprises him a bit playing forward

100.2

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, left alone and the ball seams away

100.3

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, on the legs and a good stop by Latif who, to this comm, has kept very well

100.4

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run

100.5

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, 3 runs, driven just wide of mid on

100.6

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, hit on the pads, no appeal

End of over 101 (3 runs) England 287/5
N Hussain    63* (186b 8x4)      Azhar Mahmood    19-10-32-2
AJ Stewart    21* (30b 2x4)     

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

End of over 102 (5 runs) England 292/5
N Hussain    63* (188b 8x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    15-4-42-0
AJ Stewart    26* (34b 3x4)     

102.1

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, pushed to mid off

102.2

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, plays outside in, thick edge to cover

102.3

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, pushes this to coverpoint, I do lnow how to spell 'push'

102.4

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, FOUR, good looking square drive off his backfoot past point

102.5

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, FOUR, excellet timing on the turn to square leg

300 up in 454 minutes

102.6

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, taken on the pads reaching forward

Unfortunately the Pak fast bowling is mostly short and I do feel they should be pitching up

End of over 103 (8 runs) England 300/5
AJ Stewart    34* (40b 5x4)      Azhar Mahmood    20-10-40-2
N Hussain    63* (188b 8x4)     

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

Some attention then back on the job, ball was close to 90mph

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

End of over 104 (7 runs) England 307/5
AJ Stewart    40* (44b 6x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    16-4-49-0
N Hussain    64* (190b 8x4)     

104.1

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, pushed to point and takes off the bottom hand immediately

104.2

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, no run, squares him up. pushed to mid on

104.3

Azhar Mahmood to Hussain, OUT, the ball pitched up for some swing, finds the outer edge and a regulation catch to Latif

N Hussain c †Rashid Latif b Azhar Mahmood 64 (307m 193b 8x4 0x6) SR: 33.16

Ian Ward the Eng 'A

104.4

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

104.5

Azhar Mahmood to Ward, no run, outside off left alone again

104.6

Azhar Mahmood to Ward, no run, leaves it too, good over by Azhar ends

End of over 105 (wicket maiden) England 307/6
IJ Ward    0* (3b)      Azhar Mahmood    21-11-40-3
AJ Stewart    40* (44b 6x4)     

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

End of over 106 (7 runs) England 314/6
AJ Stewart    44* (47b 6x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    17-4-55-0
IJ Ward    2* (6b)     

106.1

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, goes for a cut, but straight to cover

106.2

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, left alone]

106.3

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

106.4

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, to mid off

106.5

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, on target, turned to short mid wicket

106.6

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, left alone

End of over 107 (maiden) England 314/6
AJ Stewart    44* (53b 6x4)      Azhar Mahmood    22-12-40-3
IJ Ward    2* (6b)     

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

End of over 108 (3 runs) England 317/7
     Shoaib Akhtar    18-4-58-1
IJ Ward    5* (11b)     

108.1

Azhar Mahmood to Ward, no run, left outside off

108.2

Azhar Mahmood to Ward, 3 runs, nicely turned to square leg

108.3

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, 2 runs, to square leg

108.4

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, no run, lbw appeal declined, was very close and Ump Hair declined, Azhar unlucky

108.5

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, no run, on the pads, no appeal this time

108.6

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, 1 run, tucked away to square leg

End of over 109 (6 runs) England 323/7
DG Cork    3* (4b)      Azhar Mahmood    23-12-46-3
IJ Ward    8* (13b)     

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

End of over 110 (6 runs) England 329/7
DG Cork    8* (8b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    19-4-64-1
IJ Ward    9* (15b)     

110.1

Azhar Mahmood to Ward, no run, back to the bowler

110.2

Azhar Mahmood to Ward, no run, pushed to point

110.3

Azhar Mahmood to Ward, 1 run, driven to mid off and a good stop by Wasim

110.4

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, no run, pushed back

110.5

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, 1 run, guides it to fine leg

110.6

Azhar Mahmood to Ward, no run, off the backfoot to mid off

Razzaq on, looks like we will be deprived of Younis Khan's spin this morning

End of over 111 (2 runs) England 331/7
IJ Ward    10* (19b)      Azhar Mahmood    24-12-48-3
DG Cork    9* (10b 1x4)     

111.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, 1 run, inside edge onto pads and almost plays on

111.2

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, 1 leg bye

111.3

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, no run

111.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, 2 runs, to gully

111.5

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, no run

111.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, 1 run, to fine leg

End of over 112 (5 runs) England 336/7
DG Cork    13* (15b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    14-2-41-1
IJ Ward    10* (20b)     

112.1

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, no run, pushed to cover

112.2

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, no run

112.3

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, no run, prodded to gully

112.4

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, no run

112.5

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, 1 run, turned to leg

112.6

Azhar Mahmood to Ward, no run

End of over 113 (1 run) England 337/7
IJ Ward    10* (21b)      Azhar Mahmood    25-12-49-3
DG Cork    14* (20b 1x4)     

113.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, 1 run, top edged goes over Rashid's head towards third man, Wasim a bit sluggish, could have been out

113.2

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, (no ball) 1 run, to cover

113.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, no run, pushed back

113.3

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, 1 run, turned to mid wicket

113.4

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, to mid on

113.5

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, pushed to point

113.6

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, defnds and we now will have lunch

THe morning session brought a huge number of short and mostly ineffective balls by Pakistan and 3 wickets Nasser and Stewart batted well and Stewart fell to a good slower ball from Shoaib Nasser had a bit of a torrid morning, struck on the thumb and out shortly thereafter, has gone to hospital for a check Englan's lead seems to have put Pakistan under pressure and a few more runs will certainly ensure safety in this test Please join us after lunch in about 25 minutes Match State: Day - 3 Lunch Post lunch session coming up England to carry on at 341 for 7 Ian Ward look to have modelled himself after Thorpe, wish him the best for an equally glorious career Wasim to open up

End of over 114 (4 runs) England 341/7
IJ Ward    11* (25b)      Abdul Razzaq    15-2-45-1
DG Cork    16* (23b 1x4)     

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

End of over 115 (2 runs) England 343/7
IJ Ward    12* (26b)      Wasim Akram    28-9-85-1
DG Cork    17* (28b 1x4)     

115.1

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run

115.2

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, to mid wicket

115.3

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, left alone outside off

Nasser news not good, thumb has been fractured May well be out of second test

115.4

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, to coverpoint

115.5

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, left alone outside off

115.6

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, 1 run, steered to third man

End of over 116 (1 run) England 344/7
IJ Ward    13* (32b)      Abdul Razzaq    16-2-46-1
DG Cork    17* (28b 1x4)     

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

Alec Stewart will captain this test when England filed

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

End of over 117 (2 runs) England 346/7
IJ Ward    13* (37b)      Wasim Akram    29-9-86-1
DG Cork    18* (29b 1x4)     

117.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, no run, cut to backward point

117.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, 1 leg bye

117.3

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, 1 run

117.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, 1 run

117.5

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run

117.6

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run

End of over 118 (3 runs) England 349/7
IJ Ward    14* (40b)      Abdul Razzaq    17-2-48-1
DG Cork    19* (32b 1x4)     

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

End of over 119 (2 runs) England 351/7
DG Cork    20* (36b 1x4)      Wasim Akram    30-9-87-1
IJ Ward    14* (42b)     

119.1

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, 1 run, to coverpoint

119.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, 1 run, turned to square leg

119.3

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, inside edge onto his pads

119.4

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, a bouncer that does not get up high, did not rise much

119.5

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, 5 runs, cuts for a quick single, then Inzamam winds up and throws at the bowlers end, well he throws a four

119.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, no run

End of over 120 (7 runs) England 358/7
DG Cork    21* (38b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    18-2-55-1
IJ Ward    20* (46b)     

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

End of over 121 (4 runs) England 362/7
IJ Ward    22* (49b)      Wasim Akram    31-9-91-1
DG Cork    23* (41b 1x4)     

121.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, 1 run

121.2

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run

121.3

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, 1 run

121.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cork, 1 run

121.5

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run

121.6

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run

End of over 122 (7 runs) England 365/7
IJ Ward    23* (53b)      Abdul Razzaq    19-2-58-1
DG Cork    25* (43b 1x4)     

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

End of over 123 (2 runs) England 367/8
AR Caddick    1* (4b)      Wasim Akram    32-9-93-2
IJ Ward    24* (54b)     

123.1

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, pushed to point

123.2

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, to the covers

123.3

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, to cover

123.4

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, pushes this one to point

123.5

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, gently pushed back

123.6

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, 3 runs, driven to long off, long chase by Shoaib and he gets a clap for it

End of over 124 (3 runs) England 370/8
IJ Ward    27* (60b)      Abdul Razzaq    20-2-61-1
AR Caddick    1* (4b)     

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

End of over 125 (1 run) England 371/8
AR Caddick    1* (7b)      Wasim Akram    33-9-94-2
IJ Ward    28* (63b)     

125.1

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, no run, defends it back

Very good Saturday crowd at Lord's

125.2

Abdul Razzaq to Ward, 3 runs, nicely off his legs to deep mid wicket

125.3

Abdul Razzaq to Caddick, FOUR, outside off, has the room to slam it through point

125.4

Abdul Razzaq to Caddick, no run, yorker attempt, taken on his legs

125.5

Abdul Razzaq to Caddick, no run

125.6

Abdul Razzaq to Caddick, no run, pushedback

End of over 126 (7 runs) England 378/8
AR Caddick    5* (11b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    21-2-68-1
IJ Ward    31* (65b)     

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

End of over 127 (5 runs) England 383/8
AR Caddick    5* (14b 1x4)      Wasim Akram    34-9-99-2
IJ Ward    36* (68b 1x4)     

127.1

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

127.2

Waqar Younis to Ward, no run, shortish ball, leans back and drives but straight to extra cover

127.3

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

127.4

Waqar Younis to Ward, no run, left again

127.5

Waqar Younis to Ward, no run, plays it to point

127.6

Waqar Younis to Ward, 1 run, a little more toward off stump, easly single to cover

Pakistan's best bowler, Azhar brought in

End of over 128 (1 run) England 384/8
IJ Ward    37* (74b 1x4)      Waqar Younis    24-5-71-1
AR Caddick    5* (14b 1x4)     

128.1

Azhar Mahmood to Ward, no run, outside off, left

128.2

Azhar Mahmood to Ward, no run, on off stump, prodded to cover

128.3

Azhar Mahmood to Ward, no run, gets one to pop and Ward takes his hand away

128.4

Azhar Mahmood to Ward, 1 run, drives to cover, slight misfield

128.5

Azhar Mahmood to Caddick, OUT, a beauty of an in dipping yourker get the off stump

AR Caddick b Azhar Mahmood 5 (28m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

128.6

Azhar Mahmood to Gough, no run, loud appeal, Hair looked long and hard, indipper, very unlucky

End of over 129 (1 run) England 385/9
D Gough    0* (1b)      Azhar Mahmood    26-12-50-4
IJ Ward    38* (78b 1x4)     

129.1

Waqar Younis to Ward, 1 run, to third man, Anwar a bit sprightly suddenly after the wicket prevenets Ward from keeping strike

129.2

Waqar Younis to Gough, FOUR, a classsy looking coverdrive to a pitched up ball

129.3

Waqar Younis to Gough, no run, defends it comfortably and Waq and Gough exchange long looks followed by smiles

129.4

Waqar Younis to Gough, 1 run, off his toes to square leg

129.5

Waqar Younis to Ward, no run, short, goes for a pull but misses

129.6

Waqar Younis to Ward, OUT, short ball attracted a mishit pull, top edged in the air to Razzaq at mid on

IJ Ward c Abdul Razzaq b Waqar Younis 39 (120m 81b 1x4 0x6) SR: 48.14

A good session for England, reaching 391 but only bad news being the fracture to Nasser's thumb that has put him out of the test series The pick of the Pak bowlers was Azhar Mahmood picking up 4 for 50 and Wasim and Waqar sharin2 apiece Almost every England bat got into runs but were out without getting a century Stay with us as this is an innigs break and only about 5 minutes left Match State: Innings Break Play starting, Saeed Anwar and Saleem Elahi

End of over 130 (6 runs) England 391/10
     Waqar Younis    25-5-77-2
D Gough    5* (4b 1x4)     
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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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