NatWest Series, 2001 / Commentary

NatWest Series - Final

Australia v Pakistan

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 141 balls remaining)

29.5

Warne to Wasim Akram, 1 bye, huge turn from a yard outside off, leaves and almost gets his off stump, Gilchrist misses too

Pakistan 111/7   Wasim Akram 0* (1b)

30.5

Lee to Wasim Akram, no run, goes back and defends to the off, looked very uncertain

30.6

Lee to Wasim Akram, no run, beaten outside leg

Pakistan 113/7   Wasim Akram 0* (3b)

31.2

Warne to Wasim Akram, 1 wide, way outside off

31.2

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, defends to the off

31.3

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, head down, defends it back

31.4

Warne to Wasim Akram, 1 leg bye, trickles to fine leg

Pakistan 116/7   Wasim Akram 0* (6b)

32.4

Lee to Wasim Akram, no run, defended to cover

32.5

Lee to Wasim Akram, 1 run, guides it to third man

Pakistan 120/7   Wasim Akram 1* (8b)

33.1

Warne to Wasim Akram, FOUR, smashed to deep mid off, got some width outside off

33.2

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, left alone well outside off

33.3

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

33.4

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, flighted up, goes for a hit and misses

33.5

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, defended to the off

33.6

Warne to Wasim Akram, 1 wide, too far this time outside off

33.6

Warne to Wasim Akram, 1 run, outside off, thick edges off the drive to mid wicket along the ground

Pakistan 129/7   Wasim Akram 6* (14b 1x4)

34.1

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, pushed to mid off as Waugh goes in for the kill

34.2

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, pushed back

34.3

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, defends

34.4

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, beaten, goes for a cut

34.5

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, good ball, left him stranded, moved away to the off

34.6

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, pushed to point

Pakistan 129/7   Wasim Akram 6* (20b 1x4)

35.4

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, on the pads, runs to point

35.5

Warne to Wasim Akram, 2 runs, sweeps to fine leg

35.6

Warne to Wasim Akram, FOUR, comes forward and drives one bounce over mid on rope

Pakistan 136/7   Wasim Akram 12* (23b 2x4)

36.2

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, pushed to cover

36.3

McGrath to Wasim Akram, 1 run, drives and mistimed, falls short of long off

Pakistan 138/7   Wasim Akram 13* (25b 2x4)

37.1

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, drives it back firmly, low and Warne drops it

37.2

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, pushed back

37.3

Warne to Wasim Akram, 1 run, the googly, guides to third man

Pakistan 143/7   Wasim Akram 14* (28b 2x4)

38.1

McGrath to Wasim Akram, 1 run, prods to cover

38.3

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, pushes it at his feet, looks for a run, Latif rightly sends him back as McGrath was quickly on it

38.4

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, short ball, tried a pull but missed an opportunity for runs, mistimed

38.5

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

Pakistan 149/7   Wasim Akram 16* (32b 2x4)

40.1

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, outside off, slashes at it and misses, looks they have decided to get some quick runs now

40.2

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, yorker, dug back

40.3

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, turns to leg but and outside edge to cover

40.4

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, angles across and left alone

40.5

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

Pakistan 152/8   Wasim Akram 17* (37b 2x4)

41.1

Gillespie to Wasim Akram, no run, on the thigh, no appeal

41.2

Gillespie to Wasim Akram, OUT, hung his bat outside off, edged it onto his stumps

Wasim Akram b Gillespie 17 (46m 39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 43.58

Pakistan 152/9   Wasim Akram 17 (39b 2x4)
Tournament Results
Australia v Pakistan at Lord's - Jun 23, 2001
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 141 balls remaining)
England v Australia at The Oval - Jun 21, 2001
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 119 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Nottingham - Jun 19, 2001
Pakistan won by 36 runs
England v Pakistan at Leeds - Jun 17, 2001
Pakistan awarded the match (opposition conceded)
Australia v Pakistan at Chester-le-Street - Jun 16, 2001
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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Photos

Jun 25, 2001

A Pakistani fan waves money to show his disapproval,  final ODI at Lords, 23 June 2001

A Pakistani fan waves money to show his disapproval

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Jun 25, 2001

Pakistani fans show their disapproval of their teams effort,  final ODI at Lords, 23 June 2001

Pakistani fans show their disapproval of their teams effort

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