NatWest Series, 2001 / Commentary

NatWest Series - 1st match

England v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 108 runs

0.1

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, 1 run, edged to thrird man

0.2

Wasim Akram to Brown, no run, angling across, pushed to the off

0.3

Wasim Akram to Brown, no run, turned to square leg

0.4

Wasim Akram to Brown, no run, on his hips, turned to short square leg

0.5

Wasim Akram to Brown, no run, rising ball, on the thigh, wants a run but its not there

0.6

Wasim Akram to Brown, no run, pushed back, good on target stuff from Wasim

Thorpe is out for a strained muscle, prolly out for 2 days Waqar has a stiff back after all the straining the test

End of over 1 (1 run) England 1/0 (273 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 5.57)
AD Brown    0* (5b)      Wasim Akram    1-0-1-0
ME Trescothick    1* (1b)     

1.1

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, no run, cut to point, the loosener was a bit of a gift

1.2

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, 1 run, popped down and a quick run

1.3

Waqar Younis to Brown, 2 runs, fumbled by Younis Khan at square leg

1.4

Waqar Younis to Brown, 1 leg bye, on the pads runs to mid wicket

1.5

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, no run, full ball, pushed to mid off

1.6

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, FOUR, nicely cut into the slot backward of point

End of over 2 (8 runs) England 9/0 (265 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 5.52)
ME Trescothick    6* (5b 1x4)      Waqar Younis    1-0-7-0
AD Brown    2* (7b)     

2.1

Wasim Akram to Brown, 1 run, pushed to mid on

2.2

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, 2 runs, slower ball, not picked up and turned in the air between mid wicket and mid on

2.3

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run, outside off, plays and is beaten

2.4

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run, defends it back

2.5

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

2.6

Wasim Akram to Brown, 2 runs, slower ball and again popped in the air into the empty offside gap

End of over 3 (6 runs) England 15/0 (259 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.51)
AD Brown    5* (9b)      Wasim Akram    2-0-7-0
ME Trescothick    9* (9b 1x4)     

3.1

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, no run, prodded to gully

Slip removed to gully

3.2

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, no run, chopped to Azhar Mahmood at gully

3.3

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, 1 run, steered wide of gully to third man

3.4

Waqar Younis to Brown, 3 runs, slower ball driven in the air over covers, does not run all the way

3.5

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, no run, pushed to cover as late afternoon sun comes out to shine

3.6

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, 1 run, cut down to third man

End of over 4 (5 runs) England 20/0 (254 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.52)
ME Trescothick    11* (14b 1x4)      Waqar Younis    2-0-12-0
AD Brown    8* (10b)     

4.1

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run, beaten outside off

4.2

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, 2 runs, turned to leg and a fine pick up and throw by Younis Khan, almost got a run out

4.3

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run, pushed to cover

4.4

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, FOUR, pulled through mid wicket

4.5

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, no run, faster ball on the stumps, 83.8mph, pumped one in as Trescothick had moved away while running in

4.6

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, 1 run, pushed to point

End of over 5 (7 runs) England 27/0 (247 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 5.40, RRR: 5.48)
ME Trescothick    18* (20b 2x4)      Wasim Akram    3-0-14-0
AD Brown    8* (10b)     

5.1

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, 1 run, guides it to third man

5.2

Waqar Younis to Brown, no run, straight bat push, it runs along and hits the bowlers stumps

5.3

Waqar Younis to Brown, no run, pitched up, driven to short cover

Waqar has loosened up and bowling batter

5.4

Waqar Younis to Brown, OUT, a faster ball, left him and edged to Latif, 83,8mph

AD Brown c †Rashid Latif b Waqar Younis 8 (25m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

Nick Knight in

5.5

Waqar Younis to Knight, no run, beaten, played inside the line, brings a smile on Waqar's face as the ball left him

5.6

Waqar Younis to Knight, no run, left alone outside off, that one was 85.1mph

End of over 6 (1 run) England 28/1 (246 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 5.59)
NV Knight    0* (2b)      Waqar Younis    3-0-13-1
ME Trescothick    19* (21b 2x4)     

6.1

Wasim Akram to Trescothick, 1 leg bye, trickles to third man

6.2

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, beaten, rather too comprehensively for Knighthe would think

6.3

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

6.4

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, left alone again

6.5

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, a superb ball outside off, bounced almost over Latif, 81.5mph

6.6

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, outside off, left abain

End of over 7 (1 run, maiden) England 29/1 (245 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.14, RRR: 5.69)
NV Knight    0* (7b)      Wasim Akram    4-1-14-0
ME Trescothick    19* (22b 2x4)     

7.1

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, no run, a huge appeal, declined may have pitched outside the line

7.2

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, FOUR, gets some width and slashed through the covers

7.3

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, 1 run, inside edge on to the pads, close call there

7.4

Waqar Younis to Knight, no run, on off, pushed down, some good attacking bowling out there

7.5

Waqar Younis to Knight, 3 runs, a simple turn to Afridi at leg and a wild throw from him and a misfield by Khan backing up, Waqar is not pleased

7.6

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, no run, to mid off

lights on, some dark clouds lurking about

End of over 8 (8 runs) England 37/1 (237 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.62, RRR: 5.64)
ME Trescothick    24* (26b 3x4)      Waqar Younis    4-0-21-1
NV Knight    3* (9b)     

8.1

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, plays and misses, seems to have a shoulder twinge but steaming in

8.2

Wasim Akram to Knight, FOUR, superbly timed, standing tall through cover

8.3

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

8.4

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, left alone again

8.5

Wasim Akram to Knight, 1 wide, down the legside

8.5

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

8.6

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, comes down the wicket, drives but beaten

End of over 9 (5 runs) England 42/1 (232 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 5.65)
NV Knight    7* (15b 1x4)      Wasim Akram    5-1-19-0
ME Trescothick    24* (26b 3x4)     

9.1

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, no run, chopped to point

9.2

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, (no ball) FOUR, a superboff drive, just past the stumps

9.2

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, no run, pushed to mid off

9.3

Waqar Younis to Trescothick, OUT, foxed on the slower ball, tried to stop a shove to leg, took top edge straight in the air and Younis Khan runs in from cover to hold it comfortably

ME Trescothick c Younis Khan b Waqar Younis 28 (44m 30b 4x4 0x6) SR: 93.33

Skipper Stewart in

9.4

Waqar Younis to Knight, 1 run, turned to mid wicket

9.5

Waqar Younis to Stewart, no run, pushed back

9.6

Waqar Younis to Stewart, no run, pushed back again

End of over 10 (6 runs) England 48/2 (226 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 5.65)
AJ Stewart    0* (2b)      Waqar Younis    5-0-27-2
NV Knight    8* (16b 1x4)     

10.1

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, pushed to gully

10.2

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, leaves it go by outside off

10.3

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, to point

10.4

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, turned to square leg

10.5

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, played carefully to cover

10.6

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, pushed back

End of over 11 (maiden) England 48/2 (226 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.36, RRR: 5.79)
NV Knight    8* (22b 1x4)      Wasim Akram    6-2-19-0
AJ Stewart    0* (2b)     

11.1

Waqar Younis to Stewart, FOUR, driven along the ground to mid off rope

11.2

Waqar Younis to Stewart, no run, pushes it to cover

11.3

Waqar Younis to Stewart, no run, pushed back

11.4

Waqar Younis to Stewart, no run, to cover again

11.5

Waqar Younis to Stewart, no run, pushed back to Waqar

11.6

Waqar Younis to Stewart, no run, again prodded to cover

Still good weather, lots of blue sky

End of over 12 (4 runs) England 52/2 (222 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 5.84)
AJ Stewart    4* (8b 1x4)      Waqar Younis    6-0-31-2
NV Knight    8* (22b 1x4)     

12.1

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, an outswinger, moved away and Knight followed it, missed

12.2

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, slower ball pushed to cover

12.3

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, rising ball on off stump, defended back

12.4

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, squared him up, and taken on the thigh

12.5

Wasim Akram to Knight, 1 wide, has a go at it and misses

12.5

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, attacks the off stump, making it dip in, defended

12.6

Wasim Akram to Knight, no run, driven to mid off, a good over there

a good crowd for this game, fairly quiet now Azhar Mahmood on

End of over 13 (1 run) England 53/2 (221 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.07, RRR: 5.97)
NV Knight    8* (28b 1x4)      Wasim Akram    7-2-20-0
AJ Stewart    4* (8b 1x4)     

13.1

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, 1 run, flicked to mid wicket, Akram in the pav for some treatment to his shoulder

13.2

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, FOUR, lovely cut past backward point, no need to run for that

13.3

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, way outside off, cuts but misses a certain four by bottom edging it into the ground on the off

13.4

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, plays late to off, as Azhar comes from over the wicket

13.5

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, driven to cover

13.6

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, cuts and a fine save by Afridi at point

Razzaq on as Eng now need a run a ball

End of over 14 (5 runs) England 58/2 (216 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.14, RRR: 6.00)
NV Knight    12* (33b 2x4)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-5-0
AJ Stewart    5* (9b 1x4)     

14.1

Abdul Razzaq to Stewart, no run, pushed back

14.2

Abdul Razzaq to Stewart, no run, drives but an inside edge to short mid wicket

14.3

Abdul Razzaq to Stewart, 2 runs, turned to deep square

14.4

Abdul Razzaq to Stewart, no run, to mid off

14.5

Abdul Razzaq to Stewart, no run, makes him hop to defend it down, Razzaq rushes to collect

14.6

Abdul Razzaq to Stewart, 1 run, driven to wide mid on and we see Saqlain do a sliding and diving save, gets a clap from the Pak fielders

End of over 15 (3 runs) England 61/2 (213 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.06, RRR: 6.08)
AJ Stewart    8* (15b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-3-0
NV Knight    12* (33b 2x4)     

15.1

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, pushed to mid on, and the fielding restrictions are over

15.2

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, firm push to short extra cover

15.3

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, pushed to cover

15.4

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, 1 run, pops to point

15.5

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, 1 run, cover push

15.6

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, no run, pushed back

End of over 16 (2 runs) England 63/2 (211 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 3.93, RRR: 6.20)
AJ Stewart    9* (20b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-7-0
NV Knight    13* (34b 2x4)     

16.1

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, 2 runs, turned to square leg

16.2

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, no run, to cover

16.3

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, 1 run, pushed to mid on

16.4

Abdul Razzaq to Stewart, 1 run, to cover

16.5

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, no run, faster ball 85.8mph, came onto him, fended away

16.6

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, no run, comes down the wicket mistimed to short leg

End of over 17 (4 runs) England 67/2 (207 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.94, RRR: 6.27)
NV Knight    16* (39b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-7-0
AJ Stewart    10* (21b 1x4)     

17.1

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, 1 run, to third man

17.2

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, outside off, plays and misses

17.3

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, just outside off, prods it to point

17.4

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, wide outside off, pushed to gully

17.5

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, 1 run, cut to point

17.6

Azhar Mahmood to Stewart, OUT, driven on the up and a one-handed flying in the air catch at short cover by sub Shoaib Malik

AJ Stewart c sub (Shoaib Malik) b Azhar Mahmood 10 (35m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.47

End of over 18 (2 runs) England 69/3 (205 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 6.40)
     Azhar Mahmood    3-0-9-1
NV Knight    17* (43b 2x4)     

18.1

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, 1 run, pushed to short mid wicket

18.2

Abdul Razzaq to Vaughan, 2 wides, down the legside, and Latif almost gets it leaping and rolling over, slowed it down

18.2

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, no run, pushed to point

18.3

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, no run, beaten all ends up, left him late and it was an 86,5mph ball, prolly the fastest today

18.4

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, no run, again totally beaten outside off, 65.7mph, lots of movement

18.5

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, no run, an appeal, very close, nor stroke offered, may have been missing off stump

18.6

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, no run, pushed to point

Lnight seemed all at sea that over Knight seemed all at sea that over

End of over 19 (3 runs) England 72/3 (202 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.78, RRR: 6.51)
NV Knight    18* (49b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-10-0
MP Vaughan    0* (0b)     

19.1

Azhar Mahmood to Vaughan, no run, left alone outside off, lots of swing suddenly starts up

19.2

Azhar Mahmood to Vaughan, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

19.3

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, 1 run, pushed to cover

19.4

Azhar Mahmood to Vaughan, 1 run, to mid on

19.5

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, FOUR, cut past gully, had the width

19.6

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, 2 runs, cuts again and Afridi bombs in a wild throw, over Latif

End of over 20 (9 runs) England 81/3 (193 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 6.43)
NV Knight    25* (52b 3x4)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-18-1
MP Vaughan    2* (3b)     

20.1

Abdul Razzaq to Vaughan, 1 run, chopped to Azhar at third man who seemed to have dozed off

20.2

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, no run, tries to turn it to leg, gets a leading edge back

20.3

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, 1 run, chopped to backward point

20.4

Abdul Razzaq to Vaughan, 1 run, Wasim at mid on, dives to save, smiles

20.5

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, 1 run, rushes out cuts in the air and Saqlain drops it at deep point

20.6

Abdul Razzaq to Vaughan, 1 run, steered to third man, some slipping going on, possibly a bit wet

End of over 21 (5 runs) England 86/3 (188 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.09, RRR: 6.48)
MP Vaughan    5* (6b)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-15-0
NV Knight    27* (55b 3x4)     

21.1

Azhar Mahmood to Vaughan, OUT, an amazing catch by Anwar at short cover, flying in the air, looked a bit better than the Shoaib Malik one

MP Vaughan c Saeed Anwar b Azhar Mahmood 5 (14m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Debut man Collingwood in

21.2

Azhar Mahmood to Collingwood, no run, beaten outside off, hands go up"

21.3

Azhar Mahmood to Collingwood, 1 run, edged to third man, Wasim is there

21.4

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, nips into him, off the shoulder to gully

21.5

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, 1 wide, outside off, slashes and misses

21.5

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, 1 run, turned to forward square leg

21.6

Azhar Mahmood to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed to cover

End of over 22 (4 runs) England 90/4 (184 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.09, RRR: 6.57)
PD Collingwood    2* (3b)      Azhar Mahmood    5-0-22-2
NV Knight    28* (57b 3x4)     

22.1

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, runs to leg

22.2

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

22.3

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, no run, slower ball, spots it and cuts to gully

22.4

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, 1 run, pushed to the cover sweeper

22.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, OUT, inswinger, caught on the backfoot, adjacent

PD Collingwood lbw b Abdul Razzaq 2 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Hollioake in

22.6

Abdul Razzaq to Hollioake, no run, pushed to cover

End of over 23 (2 runs) England 92/5 (182 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.74)
BC Hollioake    0* (1b)      Abdul Razzaq    5-0-16-1
NV Knight    29* (60b 3x4)     

23.1

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, outside off, plays and not good enough to get bat on it

23.2

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, insinger, turned to leg

23.3

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, cuts but straight to Younis Khan, Pak, surprise surprise look like a fielding side!

23.4

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, 1 run, cut to gully

23.5

Azhar Mahmood to Hollioake, no run, totally beaten, suckered him in and the ball moved away

23.6

Azhar Mahmood to Hollioake, no run, leaves this one alone

End of over 24 (1 run) England 93/5 (181 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.87, RRR: 6.96)
BC Hollioake    0* (3b)      Azhar Mahmood    6-0-23-2
NV Knight    30* (64b 3x4)     

24.1

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, FOUR, rushes out and slashes it past mid off, Wasim could do nothing about it

24.2

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, 1 leg bye, rapped and ball pops to the off, was going down leg

24.3

Abdul Razzaq to Hollioake, 2 runs, mistimed, did not know much about it, outside edge over cover

24.4

Abdul Razzaq to Hollioake, no run, outside off, left alone as the England 100 comes up

24.5

Abdul Razzaq to Hollioake, no run, defends it back

24.6

Abdul Razzaq to Hollioake, no run, goes back tries to force it to leg

End of over 25 (7 runs) England 100/5 (174 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.96)
BC Hollioake    2* (7b)      Abdul Razzaq    6-0-22-1
NV Knight    34* (66b 4x4)     

25.1

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, 1 run, pushed to point

25.2

Azhar Mahmood to Hollioake, no run, goes for a bid drive to the off, misses

25.3

Azhar Mahmood to Hollioake, no run, pushed to point

25.4

Azhar Mahmood to Hollioake, 2 runs, comes out to drive, in the air to third man, bad bounce, evades Wasim there

25.5

Azhar Mahmood to Hollioake, 2 runs, to point, quick running, just in

25.6

Azhar Mahmood to Hollioake, no run, beaten on the off, moved away late

Saqlain brought in now

End of over 26 (5 runs) England 105/5 (169 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.03, RRR: 7.04)
BC Hollioake    6* (12b)      Azhar Mahmood    7-0-28-2
NV Knight    35* (67b 4x4)     

26.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, outside off, get some turn, chopped to cover

26.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, hit the pad, a mild inquiry from Latif, declined

26.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, 2 runs, turned to leg Afridi was a bit slow, allowing the second run

26.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, 1 run, tossed up, drives the full toss to mid wicket

A caught and bowled there, batsman Hollioake does not walk, third ump called in, very odd

26.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Hollioake, OUT, a straight drive picked up low and Hollioake waited and tv ump was asked for the decision, has to go

BC Hollioake c & b Saqlain Mushtaq 6 (15m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

Cork in after that fine caught and bowled

26.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, no run, outside off, pads it away

End of over 27 (3 runs) England 108/6 (166 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.21)
DG Cork    0* (1b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    1-0-3-1
NV Knight    38* (71b 4x4)     

27.1

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, 1 run, chopped to third man

Nice sight, lights on, sunsetting, blue skies

27.2

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, no run, pushed to gully

27.3

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, no run, plays and misses outside off

27.4

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, 1 run, a tip to mid on and a quick run

27.5

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, 2 runs, steered to backward point

27.6

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, pushed to cover

End of over 28 (4 runs) England 112/6 (162 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.36)
NV Knight    41* (74b 4x4)      Azhar Mahmood    8-0-32-2
DG Cork    1* (4b)     

28.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, no run, pushed to point

28.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, no run, drops it down in front of himself

28.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, no run, outside off, misses as does Latif

28.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, 2 runs, to long leg

28.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, no run, pushed back, that miss by Latif may go down as a missed stumping but had hit the batsmen's pad too and dipped

28.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, no run, pushed back

End of over 29 (2 runs) England 114/6 (160 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.93, RRR: 7.61)
DG Cork    3* (10b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    2-0-5-1
NV Knight    41* (74b 4x4)     

29.1

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, outside off, rushes out and misses

29.2

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, came in and beaten

29.3

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, 1 run, prods to point

29.4

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, no run, ball nips in, turned to leg

29.5

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, FOUR, comes out to the pitch of the ball and crashes it over cover

29.6

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, no run, faster ball on off, plays and misses

End of over 30 (5 runs) England 119/6 (155 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.96, RRR: 7.75)
DG Cork    7* (13b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    9-0-37-2
NV Knight    42* (77b 4x4)     

30.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, bamboozled with the 'doosra' the other ball, and it pops up and Latif runs yards just to far away at short point

30.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, cuts to gully

30.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, outside off, plays and misses, passes in between bat and pad

30.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, loud appeal, declined, prolly ump did not know what else to do, was the straight one and he must have thought it was turning away, almost a yorker

30.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, 1 run, pushed to cover

30.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, 1 run, to long on

End of over 31 (2 runs) England 121/6 (153 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.90, RRR: 8.05)
DG Cork    8* (14b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    3-0-7-1
NV Knight    43* (82b 4x4)     

31.1

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, 2 runs, pulled to fine leg

31.2

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, FOUR, down the wicket in the air to deep cover

31.3

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, 1 run, slower ball sent to cover

31.4

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, no run, has a swish and misses

31.5

Azhar Mahmood to Knight, 1 run, cut to gully

31.6

Azhar Mahmood to Cork, 2 runs, flicks a slow full toss to long leg

End of over 32 (10 runs) England 131/6 (143 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.09, RRR: 7.94)
DG Cork    17* (18b 2x4)      Azhar Mahmood    10-0-47-2
NV Knight    44* (84b 4x4)     

32.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, 2 runs, driven to long off

32.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, comes forward and defends

32.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, cuts and misses, almost edged into Latif's gloves

32.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, 1 run, turned to square leg

32.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, no run, plonks a foot forward and defends

32.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, 1 run, driven to long on

Beautiful sun set at Edgbaston as Azhar limps off, has a hamstring Afridi in

End of over 33 (4 runs) England 135/6 (139 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.09, RRR: 8.17)
DG Cork    18* (20b 2x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    4-0-11-1
NV Knight    47* (88b 4x4)     

33.1

Shahid Afridi to Cork, OUT, a quickish fast straight leg break that Cork played for and missed as it was straight

DG Cork b Shahid Afridi 18 (23m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

Ealham in

33.2

Shahid Afridi to Ealham, no run, pushed back

33.3

Shahid Afridi to Ealham, 2 leg byes, off the pads to fine leg, was beaten

33.4

Shahid Afridi to Ealham, no run, to short leg

33.5

Shahid Afridi to Ealham, no run, comes forward and pushes it back

33.6

Shahid Afridi to Ealham, no run, a loud appeal for lbw, declined was too far forward

End of over 34 (2 runs, wicket maiden) England 137/7 (137 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.02, RRR: 8.56)
MA Ealham    0* (5b)      Shahid Afridi    1-1-0-1
NV Knight    47* (88b 4x4)     

34.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, 1 run, swept to fine leg from outside off stump

34.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Ealham, no run, pushes forward

34.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Ealham, 1 run, sweeps and drops just short of Khan at square leg

34.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, outside off, plays and misses

34.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, 1 run, sweeps to fine leg

34.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Ealham, no run, turned to leg

End of over 35 (3 runs) England 140/7 (134 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 8.93)
MA Ealham    1* (8b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    5-0-14-1
NV Knight    49* (91b 4x4)     

35.1

Shahid Afridi to Knight, no run, prodded out to gully

35.2

Shahid Afridi to Knight, 1 run, driven to long off, his fifty is up

35.3

Shahid Afridi to Ealham, no run, pushed to silly point

35.4

Shahid Afridi to Ealham, no run, goes back and plays into covers

35.5

Shahid Afridi to Ealham, 2 runs, cut to deep point

35.6

Shahid Afridi to Ealham, 1 run, cut to the cover sweeper again

End of over 36 (4 runs) England 144/7 (130 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 9.28)
MA Ealham    4* (12b)      Shahid Afridi    2-1-4-1
NV Knight    50* (93b 4x4)     

36.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Ealham, OUT, a cross bat slog and it hits the stumps as he had missed!

MA Ealham b Saqlain Mushtaq 4 (8m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

Gough in

36.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Gough, no run, stretches his leg outside off to pad it

36.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Gough, no run, on the pads again but ball was turning to leg

36.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Gough, 2 leg byes, off his pads to fine leg

36.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Gough, no run, padded outside off again

36.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Gough, 1 run, swept to fine leg and he is off the mark

End of over 37 (3 runs) England 147/8 (127 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.97, RRR: 9.76)
D Gough    1* (5b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    6-0-15-2
NV Knight    50* (93b 4x4)     

37.1

Shahid Afridi to Gough, OUT, a straightener and trapped, Gough thinks he had some bat on it, ump did not see that?

D Gough lbw b Shahid Afridi 1 (3m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

37.2

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, to short leg

37.3

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, 5 wides, ran all the way to fine leg

Rowdy Pak fans surrounded by Police telling them to go back into the stadium

37.3

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, comes forward and prods it ti short third man

37.4

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, pushed back, as this comms does not think there's enough police to stop the rush onto the field

37.5

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, on the pads and a ild question from Latif

37.6

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, beaten outside off

End of over 38 (5 runs) England 152/9 (122 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 10.16)
AD Mullally    0* (5b)      Shahid Afridi    3-1-9-2
NV Knight    50* (93b 4x4)     

38.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, 1 run, pushed to long off

38.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, no run, pushes it to leg

38.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, no run, padded away, a mild appeal again

38.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, no run, defends forward

38.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, no run, pushes forward

38.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, no run, pushed to point

End of over 39 (1 run) England 153/9 (121 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.92, RRR: 11.00)
AD Mullally    0* (10b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    7-0-16-2
NV Knight    51* (94b 4x4)     

39.1

Shahid Afridi to Knight, no run, pushed to point again

39.2

Shahid Afridi to Knight, no run, cuts to gully

39.3

Shahid Afridi to Knight, 1 run, cuts to third man

39.4

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, pushed to cover

39.5

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, gently driven to mid off

39.6

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, 1 run, turned to square leg

End of over 40 (2 runs) England 155/9 (119 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.87, RRR: 11.90)
AD Mullally    1* (13b)      Shahid Afridi    4-1-11-2
NV Knight    52* (97b 4x4)     

40.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, no run

40.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, no run, pushed back to Saqlain

40.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, no run, comes forward and smothers the spin

40.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, no run, comes forward, on the pads a big shout, declined

40.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, 1 wide, down the legside

40.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, no run, forward again

40.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, no run, pushed to leg

End of over 41 (1 run) England 156/9 (118 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.80, RRR: 13.11)
AD Mullally    1* (19b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    8-0-17-2
NV Knight    52* (97b 4x4)     

41.1

Shahid Afridi to Knight, 1 run, turned to leg

41.2

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, pushed to the off

41.3

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, driven to mid on

41.4

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, goes back and pushes to cover

41.5

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, to cover again

41.6

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, defends forward

End of over 42 (1 run) England 157/9 (117 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 3.73, RRR: 14.62)
AD Mullally    1* (24b)      Shahid Afridi    5-1-12-2
NV Knight    53* (98b 4x4)     

42.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, pushed back as the lights seem to be effective now

42.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, to square leg

42.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, prodded to backward point

42.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, 1 run, pushed to long on

42.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, no run, sweeps, off the glove again in the air but too far from a diving latif at short leg

42.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, 1 run, to deep backward square leg

Slight delay for a conversation in the middle

End of over 43 (2 runs) England 159/9 (115 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 3.69, RRR: 16.42)
AD Mullally    2* (26b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    9-0-19-2
NV Knight    54* (102b 4x4)     

43.1

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, to mid off

43.2

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, pushed back

43.3

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, on the pads, an appeal but outside leg as the crowd floods in and match stops

A thousand fans have invaded Edgbaston Players taken off, stumps have disappeared too, police trying their best, looks a bit weird Crowd lessens, we may yet get to see the end? Play suspended due to a pitch invasion Almost cleared now Two stumps recovered, now where are the rest? Lots of security, a helicopter up above, need stumps now Two more 'fans' run on and chased away We still have no decision as to what is to happen Stumps were black so rather easy to hide a shambles as they say in these parts Match State: Crowd Delay Waqar brought out by Police to appeal to crowd to behave, seems to have succeeded Normal coloured stumps brought out Umpires out now, we should have play soon As the Pak players come out they have difficulty, security was not able to make a free column for the players Playe to start finally

43.4

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, pushed to mid off

Antother hold for crowd movement behind the bowler Saeed Anwar goes to the crowd to help control Its a farce, crowd being asked to sit and they wont, Mullally does not want to play until they have

43.5

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, on the pads, turned down

43.6

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, edged to slip, does not carry

End of over 44 (maiden) England 159/9 (115 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.61, RRR: 19.16)
AD Mullally    2* (32b)      Shahid Afridi    6-2-12-2
NV Knight    54* (101b 4x4)     

44.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, reaches out and tries to pad it away

44.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, driven to cover

44.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, no run, left alone outside off

44.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Knight, 1 run, driven to extra cover, fire crackers let off, wonder if we are in England?

44.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, no run, turned to mid wicket

44.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Mullally, no run, pushed to leg

End of over 45 (1 run) England 160/9 (114 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 3.55, RRR: 22.80)
AD Mullally    2* (34b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    10-0-20-2
NV Knight    55* (105b 4x4)     

45.1

Shahid Afridi to Knight, no run, flighted ball, defended to the off

45.2

Shahid Afridi to Knight, 2 runs, turned to fine leg

45.3

Shahid Afridi to Knight, no run, defends it to off

45.4

Shahid Afridi to Knight, no run, very far forward, defends

45.5

Shahid Afridi to Knight, 1 run, cuts to third man

45.6

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, goes back and pushes to mid on

Razzaq brought in

End of over 46 (3 runs) England 163/9 (111 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 3.54, RRR: 27.75)
AD Mullally    2* (35b)      Shahid Afridi    7-2-15-2
NV Knight    58* (110b 4x4)     

46.1

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, no run, on the stumps, fended back

46.2

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, no run, plays late, chopped to cover

46.3

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

46.4

Abdul Razzaq to Mullally, no run, drives it back to Razzaq

46.5

Abdul Razzaq to Mullally, 1 run, bouncer, popped to an empty gully area

46.6

Abdul Razzaq to Knight, no run, slower ball, left alone

End of over 47 (2 runs) England 165/9 (109 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 3.51, RRR: 36.33)
NV Knight    59* (114b 4x4)      Abdul Razzaq    7-0-24-1
AD Mullally    3* (37b)     

47.1

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, no run, pushed back

47.2

Shahid Afridi to Mullally, OUT, edged into Latif's gloves, and its all over, Pakistan get a comprehensive victory by 108 runs

AD Mullally c †Rashid Latif b Shahid Afridi 3 (65m 39b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.69

Crowd invades again and they run for their lives A good performance by Pakistan while England were lack lustre today The Anwar - Inzamam partnership, did put the match beyond reach and then Waqar struck early to peg England back into a defensive mood Next game in this NatWest Series is Australia v Pakistan on Saturday Please join us on Saturday at 9:45GMT or 10:45BST for Saturday's game This commentary was brought to you by ecb.co.uk and cricinfo.com, any comments please to comms@cricinfo.com, Good Night all Match State: Pakistan won by 108 runs

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Australia won by 9 wickets (with 141 balls remaining)
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Jun 10, 2001

Waqar Younis gives Marcus Trescothick a send off, 1st ODI at Edgbaston, 7 June 2001.

Waqar Younis gives Marcus Trescothick a send off

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Jun 10, 2001

Shoaib Malik leaps in the air taking a sensational catch  dismissing Alec Stewart, 1st ODI at Edgbaston, 7 June 2001.

Shoaib Malik leaps in the air taking a sensational catch dismissing Alec Stewart

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