NatWest Series, 2001 / Commentary

NatWest Series - Final

Australia v Pakistan

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 141 balls remaining)

Match State: Match scheduled to start at 10.45 local time (9.45 gmt) Good Morning, we are here for the final of the NatWest Series, Australia v Pakistan at Lord's, brought to you by ECB.co.uk and CricInfo.com Australia will look to carry on their supremacy over Pakistan while Waqar Younis led Pakistan try to avoid a repeat of WC99 Pakistan Team: Saeed Anwar, Saleem Elahi, Abdul Razzaq, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Yousuf Youhana, Younis Khan, Azhar Mahmood, Wasim Akram, +Rashid Latif, *Waqar Younis, Saqlain Mushtaq Australia: +AC Gilchrist, ME Waugh, RT Ponting, M Bevan, *SR Waugh, Australia: +AC Gilchrist, ME Waugh, RT Ponting, M Bevan, *SR Waugh, DR Martyn, IJ Harvey, SK Warne, B Lee, JN Gillespie, GD McGrath Its a fine shaven pitch, hard and good, possibly uneven later, lovely weather and a fine contest in store Toss has been won by Waqar yet again and Pakistan are batting Players are coming out now and we expect a timely start in a minute or two Saeed and Elahi come out to face McGrath and Co. McGrath to Saeed Anwar

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

Gillespie on

End of over 1 (2 runs) Pakistan 2/0
Saeed Anwar    2* (6b)      GD McGrath    1-0-2-0
Saleem Elahi    0* (0b)     

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

End of over 2 (4 runs) Pakistan 6/0
Saleem Elahi    1* (3b)      JN Gillespie    1-0-4-0
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

2.3

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

End of over 3 (3 runs) Pakistan 9/0
Saleem Elahi    2* (6b)      GD McGrath    2-0-5-0
Saeed Anwar    7* (12b)     

3.1

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

Two slips in

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

This is a pacy pitch and there is some seam movement too

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

Approx 73 yard boundaries today

End of over 4 (5 runs) Pakistan 14/0
Saleem Elahi    3* (9b)      JN Gillespie    2-0-9-0
Saeed Anwar    9* (15b)     

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

End of over 5 (2 runs) Pakistan 16/0
Saleem Elahi    4* (14b)      GD McGrath    3-0-7-0
Saeed Anwar    10* (16b)     

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

Its the 6th over and no boundaries so far

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

End of over 6 (7 runs) Pakistan 23/0
Saleem Elahi    10* (21b 1x4)      JN Gillespie    3-0-16-0
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

6.4

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

Flags, horns and sundry banned today

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

Yousuf Youhana in

6.6

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

End of over 7 (5 runs) Pakistan 28/1
Yousuf Youhana    0* (1b)      GD McGrath    4-0-12-1
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

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

End of over 8 (1 run) Pakistan 29/1
Yousuf Youhana    0* (4b)      JN Gillespie    4-0-17-0
Saeed Anwar    16* (22b 1x4)     

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

End of over 9 (1 run, maiden) Pakistan 30/1
Yousuf Youhana    0* (9b)      GD McGrath    5-1-12-1
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

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

End of over 10 (1 run) Pakistan 31/1
Yousuf Youhana    0* (13b)      JN Gillespie    5-0-18-0
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

10.2

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

End of over 11 (5 runs) Pakistan 36/1
Yousuf Youhana    1* (16b)      GD McGrath    6-1-17-1
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

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

Harvey brought in first change

End of over 12 (7 runs) Pakistan 43/1
Yousuf Youhana    3* (19b)      JN Gillespie    6-0-25-0
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

Short extra cover brought in for Youhana

12.3

Harvey to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, steered to third man

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

Lee on for his first spell

End of over 13 (2 runs) Pakistan 45/1
Saeed Anwar    27* (36b 2x4)      IJ Harvey    1-0-2-0
Yousuf Youhana    4* (20b)     

13.1

Lee to Yousuf Youhana, no run, just outside off, pushed to mid off

13.2

Lee to Yousuf Youhana, no run, defends to cover

13.3

Lee to Yousuf Youhana, no run, short outside off, has the width but cant get it past the offside field

13.4

Lee to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, square drives, in the air, ball bounced and just past the point fielder. risky stuff this

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

End of over 14 (1 run) Pakistan 46/1
Saeed Anwar    27* (38b 2x4)      B Lee    1-0-1-0
Yousuf Youhana    5* (24b)     

14.1

Harvey to Yousuf Youhana, no run, on the off stump, defends with a straight bat

14.2

Harvey to Yousuf Youhana, no run, defnds a bit uppishly to mid on

14.3

Harvey to Yousuf Youhana, no run, slower ball outside off, chopped to point

14.4

Harvey to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, a push to mid off for a quick single

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

Inzamam in

End of over 15 (1 run) Pakistan 47/2
     IJ Harvey    2-0-3-1
Yousuf Youhana    6* (28b)     

15.1

Lee to Yousuf Youhana, no run, pushed to mid off and runs halfway down the pitch, Inz stays so Youhana has to rush back

15.2

Lee to Yousuf Youhana, no run, pushed to cover

15.3

Lee to Yousuf Youhana, 3 runs, nicely turned off his legs to mid wicket

15.4

Lee to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 no ball, stands and defends to mid on

15.4

Lee to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, a bouncer, tries a hook and misses, passes close to the bat and not called for above shoulder height

15.5

Lee to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, a superb inswinging yorker, just dug out

15.6

Lee to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, shuffles to the off and defends to mid on

End of over 16 (4 runs) Pakistan 51/2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    0* (4b)      B Lee    2-0-5-0
Yousuf Youhana    9* (31b)     

16.1

Harvey to Yousuf Youhana, no run, firmly pushed to mid on

16.2

Harvey to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, turned off his legs to long leg

16.3

Harvey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, on the pads, outside off stump, appeal declined by ump Shepherd

16.4

Harvey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, on off stump, prods forward

A short extra cover and a short mid on in

16.5

Harvey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, slower ball, cut to third man

16.6

Harvey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, turned to fine leg

End of over 17 (4 runs) Pakistan 55/2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    3* (8b)      IJ Harvey    3-0-7-1
Yousuf Youhana    10* (33b)     

17.1

Lee to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, thick outside edge to third man

17.2

Lee to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, has the time to drive with an angled bat to wide mid on

17.3

Lee to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, amazing a push to mid on and Inz goes for a quick single

17.4

Lee to Yousuf Youhana, no run, slow ball well outside leg, gets away without a wide called

17.5

Lee to Yousuf Youhana, no run, hops and defends it back

17.6

Lee to Yousuf Youhana, no run, pushed to cover and ran, absolutely the wrong thing to do, stood in the middle as the throw came in and missed then ran back

End of over 18 (3 runs) Pakistan 58/2
Yousuf Youhana    11* (37b)      B Lee    3-0-8-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    5* (10b)     

18.1

Harvey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushed to cover

18.2

Harvey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, cut very fine and Lee just gets a boot to it at third man

18.3

Harvey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defended into the covers

18.4

Harvey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushed to point

18.5

Harvey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT, pushed to Ponting at point, Inz calls, Youhana runs, Inz decides not to, Youhana turns to run back to see his stumps smashed by the direct throw, a comedy ends

Yousuf Youhana run out 11 (52m 37b 0x4 0x6) SR: 29.72

That runout has brought laughs and smiles on everyones faces

18.6

Harvey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushed to mid off, Inz better get some runs if he wishes to not get a telling off

End of over 19 (2 runs) Pakistan 60/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    7* (16b)      IJ Harvey    4-0-9-1
Younis Khan    0* (0b)     

19.1

Lee to Younis Khan, no run, pushed to mid off

19.2

Lee to Younis Khan, no run, now into the covers

19.3

Lee to Younis Khan, OUT, the tumble continues, outer edge to a ball on the stumps treying to turn it to leg

Younis Khan c Warne b Lee 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Razzaq in

19.4

Lee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, leans back and a good looking drive to cover

19.5

Lee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, on off stump, hops to defend to the off

19.6

Lee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, leans back and hammers it to cover, even off the misfield they decide not to run

End of over 20 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 60/4
Abdul Razzaq    0* (3b)      B Lee    4-1-8-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    7* (16b)     

20.1

Harvey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, watchfully pushed to mid on

20.2

Harvey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, steered to third man

20.3

Harvey to Abdul Razzaq, no run, a straigh bat defensive push back

20.4

Harvey to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, flicked to fine leg

20.5

Harvey to Abdul Razzaq, no run, driven to cover, well timed but well stopped

20.6

Harvey to Abdul Razzaq, no run, slow yorker, prodded to gully

Warne in

End of over 21 (5 runs) Pakistan 65/4
Abdul Razzaq    4* (7b 1x4)      IJ Harvey    5-0-14-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    8* (18b)     

21.1

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, full toss driven to long off

21.2

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, outside off, plays and misses

21.3

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pushed to mid off

21.4

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, turned to short mid wicket

21.5

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pushed to point

21.6

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pushed to cover

End of over 22 (1 run) Pakistan 66/4
Abdul Razzaq    4* (12b 1x4)      SK Warne    1-0-1-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    9* (19b)     

22.1

Harvey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, chopped to third man

22.2

Harvey to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, turned to long leg

22.3

Harvey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, turned to long leg

22.4

Harvey to Abdul Razzaq, no run, off the backfoot, driven to Steve Waugh at extra cover, Inz backs up too far and has to rush back

22.5

Harvey to Abdul Razzaq, no run, to gully, slower ball

22.6

Harvey to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defended to short mid on

End of over 23 (3 runs) Pakistan 69/4
Abdul Razzaq    5* (16b 1x4)      IJ Harvey    6-0-17-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    11* (21b)     

23.1

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

23.2

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, appeal for lbw, declined

23.3

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushed to cover

23.4

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, cuts a short ball to deep cover

23.5

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, cuts to third man, has the width

23.6

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, driven to long off

End of over 24 (8 runs) Pakistan 77/4
Abdul Razzaq    12* (19b 2x4)      SK Warne    2-0-9-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    12* (24b)     

24.1

Harvey to Abdul Razzaq, no run, leans back and cuts to point

24.2

Harvey to Abdul Razzaq, no run, drifts to leg, on the pads, no appeal

24.3

Harvey to Abdul Razzaq, no run, turned to short mid wicket, easy run declined, too nervous

24.4

Harvey to Abdul Razzaq, no run, slower ball, pushed to point

24.5

Harvey to Abdul Razzaq, no run, another slow ball, pushed to cover

24.6

Harvey to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, driven to long on, halfway point and Pak in lots of trouble setting any kind of defendable target

End of over 25 (1 run) Pakistan 78/4
Abdul Razzaq    13* (25b 2x4)      IJ Harvey    7-0-18-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    12* (24b)     

25.1

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, outside off, turns away and left alone

25.2

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, on the stumps, pushed back

25.3

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, goes after a pitched up ball, just clears mid on

25.4

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, driven to long off

25.5

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, turns to off, driven to deep cover

25.6

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, makes it a half volley and drives to deep cover, Martyn runs to save a four

Lee in

End of over 26 (8 runs) Pakistan 86/4
Abdul Razzaq    20* (30b 3x4)      SK Warne    3-0-17-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    13* (25b)     

26.1

Lee to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 wide, down the legside

26.1

Lee to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, turned to deep mid wicket

26.2

Lee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, thick inside edge, drops at his feet

26.3

Lee to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, smashed straight down the ground, evades a diving harvey at long off

26.4

Lee to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, pumps in a short ball outside off, razzaq goes for a pull, ball rushed him and a head high catch to Warne at short mid wicket, real problems for Pakistan now

Abdul Razzaq c Warne b Lee 24 (27m 33b 4x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

Rashid latif who has done well comes in

26.5

Lee to Rashid Latif, no run, goes back, slip and a gully in, plays it to cover

26.6

Lee to Rashid Latif, no run, hops back and chops to gully

End of over 27 (6 runs) Pakistan 92/5
Rashid Latif    0* (2b)      B Lee    5-1-14-2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    14* (26b)     

27.1

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, waits and drives to long off

27.2

Warne to Rashid Latif, 1 run, comes out and improvises a turn to leg

27.3

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, super timing to a turn to mid wicket, runs all the way

27.4

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, comes forward to push to cover, close fielders put in to tease him in making a mistake

27.5

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, sweeps to long le

27.6

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT, stretches forward, rapped on the front foot, an appeal and finger goes up, Inz does not want to go, has too

Inzamam-ul-Haq lbw b Warne 23 (50m 31b 2x4 0x6) SR: 74.19

End of over 28 (10 runs) Pakistan 102/6
     SK Warne    4-0-27-1
Rashid Latif    1* (3b)     

28.1

Lee to Rashid Latif, no run, driven to mid off

28.2

Lee to Rashid Latif, 1 run, cuts in the air to third man

28.3

Lee to Azhar Mahmood, no run, short ball, sways away

28.4

Lee to Azhar Mahmood, no run, on leg stump, drives to mid on

28.5

Lee to Azhar Mahmood, no run, outside off, pushed back

28.6

Lee to Azhar Mahmood, 1 leg bye, trickles to fine leg

End of over 29 (2 runs) Pakistan 104/6
Azhar Mahmood    0* (4b)      B Lee    6-1-15-2
Rashid Latif    2* (5b)     

29.1

Warne to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, swept to fine leg

29.2

Warne to Rashid Latif, FOUR, get to the pitch of the ball and hoists it one bounce over the rope, almost a six

29.3

Warne to Rashid Latif, 1 run, steered to third man, a delicate cut

29.4

Warne to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, flighted ball, plays all over it, through the gap

Azhar Mahmood b Warne 1 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Wasim Akram in and a conference with Latif

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

29.6

Warne to Rashid Latif, 1 run, pushed to cover

End of over 30 (8 runs) Pakistan 112/7
Rashid Latif    8* (8b 1x4)      SK Warne    5-0-34-2
Wasim Akram    0* (1b)     

30.1

Lee to Rashid Latif, no run

30.2

Lee to Rashid Latif, no run, on off stump, defends to the off

30.3

Lee to Rashid Latif, no run, covers up and defends, 87.9mph ball

30.4

Lee to Rashid Latif, 1 run, steered to third man

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

End of over 31 (1 run) Pakistan 113/7
Wasim Akram    0* (3b)      B Lee    7-1-16-2
Rashid Latif    9* (12b 1x4)     

31.1

Warne to Rashid Latif, 1 run, turned to fine leg

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

31.5

Warne to Rashid Latif, no run, into the block hole, dipping in, dug to the off

31.6

Warne to Rashid Latif, 1 wide, down the legside

31.6

Warne to Rashid Latif, 1 run, an appeal but there was bat on a paddle to fine leg

End of over 32 (5 runs) Pakistan 118/7
Rashid Latif    11* (15b 1x4)      SK Warne    6-0-38-2
Wasim Akram    0* (6b)     

32.1

Lee to Rashid Latif, no run, full pitched ball on the stumps, pushed to mid on

32.2

Lee to Rashid Latif, no run, slower ball, pushed back

32.3

Lee to Rashid Latif, 1 bye, moved away to leg as the ball was outside leg, beats everyone

32.4

Lee to Wasim Akram, no run, defended to cover

32.5

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

32.6

Lee to Rashid Latif, 1 no ball, down the legside, tries to flick

32.6

Lee to Rashid Latif, 2 runs, chopped to third man

End of over 33 (5 runs) Pakistan 123/7
Rashid Latif    13* (20b 1x4)      B Lee    8-1-20-2
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

McGrath in

End of over 34 (6 runs) Pakistan 129/7
Wasim Akram    6* (14b 1x4)      SK Warne    7-0-44-2
Rashid Latif    13* (20b 1x4)     

34.1

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

Brings in McGrath

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

End of over 35 (maiden) Pakistan 129/7
Wasim Akram    6* (20b 1x4)      GD McGrath    7-2-17-1
Rashid Latif    13* (20b 1x4)     

35.1

Warne to Rashid Latif, no run, pushed to point

35.2

Warne to Rashid Latif, no run, starighter ball, on the pads, appeal declined

35.3

Warne to Rashid Latif, 1 run, turned to fine leg

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

End of over 36 (7 runs) Pakistan 136/7
Wasim Akram    12* (23b 2x4)      SK Warne    8-0-51-2
Rashid Latif    14* (23b 1x4)     

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

End of over 37 (6 runs) Pakistan 142/7
Rashid Latif    19* (27b 1x4)      GD McGrath    8-2-23-1
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

37.4

Warne to Rashid Latif, 2 runs, cleacerly paddled very fine

37.5

Warne to Rashid Latif, 1 wide, down the legside

37.5

Warne to Rashid Latif, no run, paddled again but straight to short fine leg

37.6

Warne to Rashid Latif, no run, tossed up and driven to cover

End of over 38 (4 runs) Pakistan 146/7
Rashid Latif    21* (30b 1x4)      SK Warne    9-0-55-2
Wasim Akram    14* (28b 2x4)     

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

End of over 39 (4 runs) Pakistan 150/7
Rashid Latif    23* (32b 1x4)      GD McGrath    9-2-27-1
Wasim Akram    16* (32b 2x4)     

39.1

Warne to Rashid Latif, 1 wide, down the leg

39.1

Warne to Rashid Latif, no run, goes for a big hit, edged to short third man

39.2

Warne to Rashid Latif, no run, good ball, beaten as it turned away from him

39.3

Warne to Rashid Latif, no run, defends a good ball on the stumps to leg

39.4

Warne to Rashid Latif, no run, paddled straight to short fine leg

39.5

Warne to Rashid Latif, no run, prods it to the off

39.6

Warne to Rashid Latif, OUT, trying to paddle another very fine, misses and ball turns to hit leg stump

Rashid Latif b Warne 23 (56m 38b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.52

Waqar in

End of over 40 (1 run) Pakistan 151/8
     SK Warne    10-0-56-3
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

40.6

McGrath to Waqar Younis, no run, pushed back

gillespie in

End of over 41 (1 run) Pakistan 152/8
Waqar Younis    0* (1b)      GD McGrath    10-2-28-1
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

Well Saqlain is in, has scored a test century too! 2 slips and a gully in

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

Harvey on

End of over 42 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 152/9
Saqlain Mushtaq    0* (4b)      JN Gillespie    7-1-25-1
Waqar Younis    0* (1b)     

42.1

Harvey to Waqar Younis, no run, comes forward and defends it back

42.2

Harvey to Waqar Younis, no run, on his thigh

42.3

Harvey to Waqar Younis, OUT, slower ball, misses and it hits his back leg, would have gone on to hit off stump, all over for Pakistan inside 43 overs, Aus to chase an easy 153

Waqar Younis lbw b Harvey 0 (11m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan batting folded at Lord's, a very similar performance like WC99 final The Aus bowlers gave no quarter and persisited by taking key wicket all along this short innings, 152 all out in 42.3 overs After the break approx 30 mins from now we shall see how quickly Australia can get to 153 Match State: Innings Break

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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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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