NatWest Series, 2001 / Commentary

NatWest Series - Final

Australia v Pakistan

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 141 balls remaining)

1.1

Gillespie to Saleem Elahi, 1 run, turned to fine leg

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

1.5

Gillespie to Saleem Elahi, no run, on the middle stump. covers up and defends it back

1.6

Gillespie to Saleem Elahi, no run, on off stump, drives firmly and a fine stop by Harvey at mid off

Pakistan 6/0   JN Gillespie 1-0-4-0

3.1

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

3.2

Gillespie to Saleem Elahi, no run, fast ball, flies through after some bounce, flashes and misses"

3.3

Gillespie to Saleem Elahi, 1 wide, down the legside

3.3

Gillespie to Saleem Elahi, 1 run, turned to short mid wicket

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

3.6

Gillespie to Saleem Elahi, no run, pushes to cover, wants a run, sent back by Saeed

Pakistan 14/0   JN Gillespie 2-0-9-0

5.1

Gillespie to Saleem Elahi, no run, covers up and defends to the off

5.2

Gillespie to Saleem Elahi, no run, prods it back

5.3

Gillespie to Saleem Elahi, 2 runs, drifts to leg and turns a 87.1mph ball to long leg

5.4

Gillespie to Saleem Elahi, no run, hops and turns to square leg

5.5

Gillespie to Saleem Elahi, 1 no ball, overstepped and pushed to mid off

5.5

Gillespie to Saleem Elahi, no run, on off stick, firmly driven back and stopped by Gillespie in his follow through

5.6

Gillespie to Saleem Elahi, FOUR, a good juicy half volly, driven to the extra cover rope

Pakistan 23/0   JN Gillespie 3-0-16-0

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

7.4

Gillespie to Yousuf Youhana, no run, drives to mid on, wanders out casually and sleepily, almost run out

7.5

Gillespie to Yousuf Youhana, no run, covers to the off and defends, 89.9mph ball

7.6

Gillespie to Yousuf Youhana, no run, superb 90.8mph, get a lot of bounce, left alone

Pakistan 29/1   JN Gillespie 4-0-17-0

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

9.3

Gillespie to Yousuf Youhana, no run, yorker length ball, pushed to mid on

9.4

Gillespie to Yousuf Youhana, no run, covers up and defends to leg

9.5

Gillespie to Yousuf Youhana, no run, good ball straightens and a leading edge trying to turn it, falls short of point

9.6

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

Pakistan 31/1   JN Gillespie 5-0-18-0

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

11.4

Gillespie to Yousuf Youhana, no run, driven gently to mid off

11.5

Gillespie to Yousuf Youhana, 2 runs, driven straighter to long off, just past the bowler

11.6

Gillespie to Yousuf Youhana, no run, goes back and defends forward

Pakistan 43/1   JN Gillespie 6-0-25-0

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

41.3

Gillespie to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run, a short ball, ducks down, not called"

41.4

Gillespie to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run, hops and turns to leg, another short ball

41.5

Gillespie to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run, on the pads, ball pops and Saqlain looks around to figure out where it had bounced off to

41.6

Gillespie to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run, pushed to gully

Pakistan 152/9   JN Gillespie 7-1-25-1
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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