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

50.1

Sidebottom to Rashid Latif, 1 run, edged to third man

50.2

Sidebottom to Wasim Akram, 1 run, going to leg, turned to square leg

50.3

Sidebottom to Rashid Latif, no run, a super bouncer, reared up suddenly, 84.5 mph

50.4

Sidebottom to Rashid Latif, no run, outside off, left alone

50.5

Sidebottom to Rashid Latif, 1 run, turned to fine leg

50.6

Sidebottom to Wasim Akram, 1 bye, another bouncer, flies past the helmet and swings late difficult for Stewart

End of over 51 (4 runs) Pakistan 175/7
Wasim Akram    1* (6b)      RJ Sidebottom    11-0-38-0
Rashid Latif    8* (26b)     

51.1

Cork to Wasim Akram, FOUR, a good looking off drive gets it over the extra cover rope

51.2

Cork to Wasim Akram, no run, outside off. slashes at it but mistimed into the ground

51.3

Cork to Wasim Akram, no run, prods it to off

51.4

Cork to Wasim Akram, no run, another bouncer, ducks late

51.5

Cork to Wasim Akram, 1 run, a bouncer, hooks in the air, planned one and uncontrolled, the plan is there

51.6

Cork to Rashid Latif, FOUR, turned off his legs to mid on

one can only imagine what Wasim and Latif say to each other after all the past allegations

End of over 52 (9 runs) Pakistan 184/7
Rashid Latif    12* (27b 1x4)      DG Cork    9-3-33-1
Wasim Akram    6* (11b 1x4)     

52.1

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

52.2

Gough to Rashid Latif, 3 runs, driven to mid wicket, a long chase and good diving save by sub Cook

52.3

Gough to Wasim Akram, 1 run, gentle push to cover

52.4

Gough to Rashid Latif, no run, left alone

52.5

Gough to Rashid Latif, no run, outside off, chases it and misses

52.6

Gough to Rashid Latif, no run, now a confident front foot defensive push to off

leg trap set for Wasim again

End of over 53 (5 runs) Pakistan 189/7
Rashid Latif    15* (31b 1x4)      D Gough    14-4-56-2
Wasim Akram    8* (13b 1x4)     

53.1

Cork to Wasim Akram, 1 run, turned to fine leg

53.2

Cork to Rashid Latif, no run, on off stump puhed away

53.3

Cork to Rashid Latif, no run, a confident push, gets behind it

53.4

Cork to Rashid Latif, no run, faster ball on off stick, pushed, now will be a different ball

Stewart standing up now

53.5

Cork to Rashid Latif, no run, left alone and Stewart takes an 80mph ball"

53.6

Cork to Rashid Latif, no run, rising ball, played down

Last ball had hit Latif in the ribs, goes down, lying on the grass

End of over 54 (1 run) Pakistan 190/7
Rashid Latif    15* (36b 1x4)      DG Cork    10-3-34-1
Wasim Akram    9* (14b 1x4)     

54.1

Gough to Wasim Akram, 1 run, turned to fine leg

54.2

Gough to Rashid Latif, 3 runs, driven to deep cover and just stopped by Vaughan inside the rope

54.3

Gough to Wasim Akram, no run, bouncer left alone

54.4

Gough to Wasim Akram, no run, short outside off, left

54.5

Gough to Wasim Akram, no run, full toss, misses it outside off

54.6

Gough to Wasim Akram, 1 run, prodded into the cover gap

End of over 55 (5 runs) Pakistan 195/7
Wasim Akram    11* (19b 1x4)      D Gough    15-4-61-2
Rashid Latif    18* (37b 1x4)     

55.1

Cork to Wasim Akram, FOUR, over pitched well driven to long off

55.2

Cork to Wasim Akram, no run

55.3

Cork to Wasim Akram, no run, slower ball, reads it and pushes to point

55.4

Cork to Wasim Akram, FOUR, short and wide, square cuts and 200 up, 39 to save the follow on

55.5

Cork to Wasim Akram, no run, left alone

55.6

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

End of over 56 (8 runs) Pakistan 203/7
Wasim Akram    19* (25b 3x4)      DG Cork    11-3-42-1
Rashid Latif    18* (37b 1x4)     

56.1

Gough to Rashid Latif, no run, good ball, took his bat away at the last moment, just outside off

56.2

Gough to Rashid Latif, no run, slower ball, pushed back

56.3

Gough to Rashid Latif, OUT, going towards leg, flicks, gets a fine edge to Stewart, just before lunch and they go in, 200 wickets for Gough in tests

Rashid Latif c †Stewart b Gough 18 (64m 40b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.00

The morning session again to England taking 4 wickets and Pakistan now unlikely to avoid the follow on Caddick still the most dangerous bowler for England has 4 for 52 but Gough is fast catching up with 3 for 61 Younis Khan played well but fell to leaving a gap while driving and Latif played very correctly too Please join us in about 30 minutes for more Match State: Day 4 - Lunch Players out and getting ready, Pak need 39 to avoid the follow on, England need 2 wickets quickly

56.4

Gough to Waqar Younis, no run, pushed to short leg

56.5

Gough to Waqar Younis, OUT, went for a drive, away from his body, ball flew to third slip and Thorpe held a nice one

Waqar Younis c Thorpe b Gough 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

56.6

Gough to Shoaib Akhtar, OUT, on leg stump, straigh and coming in, Gough has 202 wickets and that was a 3W maiden, Pakistan will soon be back, bowled out in 3 after lunch balls

Shoaib Akhtar b Gough 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Well I did say, Gough would do some work and he did, 5 for 61, Caddick 4 for 52 were on top of Pakistan the whole way Looks certain Pakistan will be made to follow-on, could we see another 3 day test, one gone to rain and one not needed? Hang around for some more excitement, who said ODI's were fun! Match State: Innings Break England out there now Play starting

End of over 57 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 203/10
     D Gough    16-5-61-5
Wasim Akram    19* (25b 3x4)     
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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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