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   GD McGrath 1-0-2-0

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

2.3

McGrath to Saleem Elahi, 1 run, short ball, gets on his toes and turns to leg

2.4

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

2.5

McGrath to Saleem Elahi, no run, driven to mid off

2.6

McGrath to Saleem Elahi, no run, just outside off, hops and defends it down

Pakistan 9/0   GD McGrath 2-0-5-0

4.1

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

4.2

McGrath to Saleem Elahi, no run, on off stump, 83.8mph, defended with a straight bat to the off

4.3

McGrath to Saleem Elahi, no run, outside off, smashed into the turf to point

4.4

McGrath to Saleem Elahi, no run, defended to cover

4.5

McGrath to Saleem Elahi, no run, a good ball, nipped into the righ hander, made him hurry to defend to leg

4.6

McGrath to Saleem Elahi, 1 run, outside off, after a look and a word after the last ball, to third man

Pakistan 16/0   GD McGrath 3-0-7-0

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

6.4

McGrath to Saleem Elahi, no run, hops and defends it back

6.5

McGrath to Saleem Elahi, OUT, good ball on the off stump, came forward and edged to Gilchrist as it moved away a bit

Saleem Elahi c †Gilchrist b McGrath 10 (29m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.47

6.6

McGrath to Yousuf Youhana, no run, beaten, just past the outer edge

Pakistan 28/1   GD McGrath 4-0-12-1

8.1

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

8.2

McGrath to Yousuf Youhana, no run, on the stumps, pushed to mid on

8.3

McGrath to Yousuf Youhana, no run, left alone on a sunny cloudless day at Lords

8.4

McGrath to Yousuf Youhana, no run, left alone again outside off

8.5

McGrath to Yousuf Youhana, no run, outside off, left alone

8.6

McGrath to Yousuf Youhana, no run, outside off, drives and mistimed to mid on

Pakistan 30/1   GD McGrath 5-1-12-1

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

10.2

McGrath to Yousuf Youhana, no run, left alone outside off

10.3

McGrath to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, off the mark. driven into the cover gap

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

10.6

McGrath to Yousuf Youhana, no run, on off stump, pushed to mid on

Pakistan 36/1   GD McGrath 6-1-17-1

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   GD McGrath 7-2-17-1

36.1

McGrath to Rashid Latif, 1 run, taps it and runs

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

36.4

McGrath to Rashid Latif, no run, prodded to point

36.5

McGrath to Rashid Latif, 2 runs, good looking straight drive, does not run all the way

36.6

McGrath to Rashid Latif, 2 runs, hoiked over short mid wicket

Pakistan 142/7   GD McGrath 8-2-23-1

38.1

McGrath to Wasim Akram, 1 run, prods to cover

38.2

McGrath to Rashid Latif, 1 run, chopped to third man

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

38.6

McGrath to Rashid Latif, 1 run, flicked to mid wicket and Pak do reach 150

Pakistan 150/7   GD McGrath 9-2-27-1

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

40.6

McGrath to Waqar Younis, no run, pushed back

Pakistan 152/8   GD McGrath 10-2-28-1
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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