NatWest Series, 2001 / Commentary

NatWest Series - Final

Australia v Pakistan

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 141 balls remaining)

0.1

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, on his legs, gets some bounce and flicked away to long leg

0.2

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, no run, outside off, chases it and misses

0.3

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, no run, outside off again and again goes for it and misses

0.4

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, no run, pushed to cover, ball on the stumps

0.5

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, no run, get a lot of bounce and ball seams to the off, left alone

0.6

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, no run, left again, closer to the stumps outside off

Pakistan 2/0   Saeed Anwar 2* (6b)

1.2

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, on his body, flicked to fine leg

1.3

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, no run, angles across the left hander, left alone

1.4

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, gets a faster ball to bounce and a cut but was an inside edge to fine leg

Pakistan 6/0   Saeed Anwar 5* (9b)

2.1

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, no run, moves to cover his stumps and leaves it alone

2.2

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, moves to the off and turns to fine leg

2.4

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, turned to square leg

Pakistan 9/0   Saeed Anwar 7* (12b)

3.1

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, nicely guides it just past a diving point fielder to third man

3.4

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, no run, superb ball, nipped back, went for a cut and missed

3.5

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, down leg again, Gillespie generating good pace this morning

3.5

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, squares him up to get an edge along the ground to third man

Pakistan 14/0   Saeed Anwar 9* (15b)

4.1

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, short ball, pulls to fine leg

Pakistan 15/0   Saeed Anwar 10* (16b)

6.1

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, a good looking straight drive to long off

6.2

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, no run, from round the wicket to Anwar, prods it back

6.3

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, rising ball outside off, guides it to third man

Pakistan 28/0   Saeed Anwar 15* (19b 1x4)

7.1

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, no run, angles across, 84.7mph ball, drives and an inside edge to mid on, there is movement off the seam

7.2

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, no run, left alone outside off

7.3

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, jumps back and steers to third man

Pakistan 29/1   Saeed Anwar 16* (22b 1x4)

8.1

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, 1 leg bye, runs to fine leg

Pakistan 30/1   Saeed Anwar 16* (23b 1x4)

9.1

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, no run, pushed to cover

9.2

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, good looking backfoot cover drive to Martyn, saves a four diving and partly stopping the ball

Pakistan 31/1   Saeed Anwar 17* (25b 1x4)

10.1

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, 3 runs, an on drive, off his front foot on the up, stops short of the long on rope

10.4

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, no run, great ball, left him and well beaten

10.5

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, steered to third man, a soft handed shot

Pakistan 36/1   Saeed Anwar 21* (28b 1x4)

11.1

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, no run, moves to the off and defends into the covers

11.2

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, a wonderfuly backfoot punch through the cover gap

11.3

Gillespie to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, chopped to third man

Pakistan 41/1   Saeed Anwar 26* (31b 2x4)

12.1

Harvey to Saeed Anwar, no run, angles across Anwar, pushed to point off the front foot

12.2

Harvey to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, cuts in the air, could not control it, just past backward point

12.4

Harvey to Saeed Anwar, no run, cut into the turf to point

12.5

Harvey to Saeed Anwar, no run, on off stump, defended into the covers

12.6

Harvey to Saeed Anwar, no run, a square cut but again smashed into the ground to point

Pakistan 45/1   Saeed Anwar 27* (36b 2x4)

13.5

Lee to Saeed Anwar, no run, loud appeal, pitched outside leg by a tad, declined

13.6

Lee to Saeed Anwar, no run, thick edge to leg off a ball moving across him

Pakistan 46/1   Saeed Anwar 27* (38b 2x4)

14.5

Harvey to Saeed Anwar, no run, goes back and prods it to point

14.6

Harvey to Saeed Anwar, OUT, a simple miscue, aiming at long on, gives his wicket away spooned a simple catch to mid off to Bevan

Saeed Anwar c Bevan b Harvey 27 (65m 40b 2x4 0x6) SR: 67.50

Pakistan 47/2   Saeed Anwar 27 (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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