NatWest Series [Pakistan in England] - 5th ODI

England v Pakistan

England won by 121 runs

15.4

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, tossed up on off stump as Ajmal stays round the wicket to the left-hander, solid defence from Morgan

15.5

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, fuller still on off stump, and Morgan inside-edges onto the front pad as he tries to punch into the off side

15.6

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, nicely driven, but straight to the cover fielder

England 60/3   EJG Morgan 0* (3b)

17.1

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, Morgan looks to play off the back foot, pushing the ball to cover

17.2

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan is off the mark with a tip-and-run single into the covers. He's so good at picking the tiniest of gaps and rotating the strike in these middle overs

17.5

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 2 runs, slog-swept in the air ... but falling safely in the outfield and they rush back for the second

17.6

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, offspinner from Ajmal, and Morgan is beaten outside off by the turn. Plenty of excitement from Kamran, but he didn't get anything on it

England 68/3   EJG Morgan 3* (7b)

19.2

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, Ajmal is definitely finding some turn with the offspinner, as Morgan pushes forward and is beaten once again

19.3

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, width offered by Ajmal, but Morgan's forcing shot goes straight to a tumbling extra cover

19.4

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, forward defence from Morgan as the ball is pitched up on off stump

19.5

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, FOUR, chipped over cover, calm as you like! Great execution of the chipped drive from Morgan, picking his spot to perfection and picking up four runs for his efforts

19.6

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, Morgan is forward and driving to mid-off

England 74/3   EJG Morgan 7* (12b 1x4)

20.2

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 2 runs, plenty of space on the leg side, and Morgan taps to midwicket for what should have been one ... but Shafiq runs right over the ball and the fumble means that it's two! Cheers from England's fans

20.3

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, no run, driven to cover

20.4

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, no run, slightly shorter and wider, again Morgan picks out the cover fielder

20.5

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 1 run, this one is placed into the gap, and Davies is called through for one

England 78/3   EJG Morgan 10* (16b 1x4)

21.1

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, and it continues to be all action as Morgan reverse sweeps to short fine-leg, where Umar Gul makes a brilliant save but then gives away an overthrow

21.4

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 2 runs, worked from off stump through midwicket, no one inside the circle and it's placed expertly by Morgan for a second

21.5

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, goes back into his crease this time and works it straight to deep midwicket

England 83/3   EJG Morgan 14* (19b 1x4)

22.2

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, no run, well bowled, a googly that beats the outside edge

22.3

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-off

22.5

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 1 run, on leg stump and flicked out to deep midwicket

England 88/3   EJG Morgan 16* (22b 1x4)

23.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, no run, chopped away into the covers but can't beat the in-field

23.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, 1 run, beats the man this time out to the sweeper as Hafeez drops a touch short

23.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, 1 run, ooh, this one doesn't turn and takes an inside edge into the leg side

England 93/3   EJG Morgan 18* (25b 1x4)

24.1

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, no run, dug out into the off side straight to cover

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, no run, beaten outside off as he tries to guide it square

24.3

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, no run, takes the pad into the leg side

24.4

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 1 run, comes out as a full toss but it only costs a single out to deep square

24.6

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 1 run, steps back outside and cuts it hard out to the cover sweeper

England 96/3   EJG Morgan 20* (30b 1x4)

25.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, FOUR, nice shot from Morgan, waited for it outside off and chopped away through short third man...but Asad Shafiq makes a great save on the deep point boundary, or does he? Ah, shame, his foot was in contact with the rope at the second attempt

25.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, 1 run, outside leg stump and pushed out to deep midwicket

25.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, no run, quicker ball, Morgan on the back foot and can only force it back to the bowler

25.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, no run, onto the front foot and defends to cover

25.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, 2 runs, lobbed in the air towards long-on, but it's an expert chip from Morgan who is able to collect a couple

England 104/3   EJG Morgan 27* (35b 2x4)

27.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, 1 run, works this off leg stump out to deep square

27.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, 1 run, driven firmly out to the deep cover sweeper

England 109/4   EJG Morgan 29* (37b 2x4)

28.1

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 1 run, driven down to long-off

28.3

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, no run, low full toss but he can't beat Afridi in his follow through

28.4

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 1 run, short outside off stump, Morgan rocks back and pulls it down to long-on

England 112/4   EJG Morgan 31* (40b 2x4)

29.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, no run, quicker on leg stump, pushed back to the bowler who parries it but they don't get a run

29.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, 3 runs, well, it's all happening here...Morgan chipped it down then ground, Yousuf takes the catch but realises he's running over the boundary so flicks the ball back to save the boundary, then rolls his ankle as he goes over the rope.

England 119/4   EJG Morgan 34* (42b 2x4)

31.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, no run, pushed down the off side, Hafeez moves across to field

31.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, no run, steps to leg to give himself room but cuts straight to cover

31.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, 1 run, outside leg stump, worked to deep square-leg

31.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, 1 run, gives himself room again and cuts to the cover sweeper

England 129/4   EJG Morgan 36* (46b 2x4)

32.4

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, worked off leg stump to midwicket

32.5

Umar Gul to Morgan, 1 run, opens the face and runs it down to third man

England 134/4   EJG Morgan 37* (48b 2x4)

33.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, 1 run, short and pulled away hard but straight to deep midwicket

33.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, FOUR, lovely shot from Morgan, drives inside out through the covers and with placement to beat the deep fielders

33.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Morgan, 1 leg bye, takes the pad towards square leg

England 145/4   EJG Morgan 42* (51b 3x4)

34.1

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, hint of width but cut straight to backward point

34.2

Umar Gul to Morgan, 2 runs, driven nicely through the covers, man inside the circle can only get half a hand on it

34.3

Umar Gul to Morgan, 2 runs, short and pulled away, doesn't come off the middle and just evades midwicket

34.4

Umar Gul to Morgan, 1 run, wide outside off and cut out to deep cover...brings up England's 150

England 150/4   EJG Morgan 47* (55b 3x4)

35.2

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan taps to midwicket, Fawad Alam charges in from the boundary to keep them for one

35.4

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, good batting, plenty of singles coming now. Nudged to long-on

England 155/4   EJG Morgan 49* (57b 3x4)

36.2

Umar Gul to Morgan, FOUR, valiant effort by Wahab down at third man as Morgan slashes a powerful cut, but he can't stop the ball crossing the rope and that's fifty for Morgan

36.3

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, landing on a length on middle and leg and seaming towards the slips, Morgan defends watchfully back to the bowler

36.4

Umar Gul to Morgan, FOUR, bouncer from Gul, but this wicket doesn't have the pace in it for that sort of bowling and Morgan hooks him to long leg for four more!

36.5

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, tapped into the covers, straight to the fielder so no chance of a quick single. Nice crack off the bat as he played the shot

36.6

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, short and rising outside off, this has bounced slightly more than Morgan was expecting and his flashing cut is beaten on the top edge

England 165/4   EJG Morgan 57* (62b 5x4)

37.3

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, tip-and-run into the leg side from Morgan

37.5

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, Ajmal's certainly not flighting them here, quick and flat again and Morgan punches to cover off the back foot

37.6

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 1 run, placed through cover point with the weight forward, and another single

England 169/4   EJG Morgan 59* (65b 5x4)

38.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Morgan, 1 wide, pushed down the leg side, Kamran tumbles to his right and appeals for a catch but Doctrove calls wide. That's quite tight, and may have flicked his trouser leg

38.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Morgan, no run, straighter this time, defence from Morgan

38.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Morgan, 2 leg byes, tight! They push hard for the second as Morgan glances to Wahab at fine leg. The shy was fired in and he would've been short if it had been a direct hit!

38.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Morgan, no run, chopped defensively to backward point off the back foot

38.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Morgan, 1 run, just short of a good length on off stump, Morgan aims a checked backfoot drive out to deep cover

38.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Morgan, no run, beaten outside off stump! A slightly lazy looking waft from Morgan, and the ball does enough off the pitch to beat him. Decent comeback over from Shoaib

England 174/4   EJG Morgan 60* (70b 5x4)

39.3

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 1 run, leading edge on a bottom-handed drive, and the ball is chipped down to long-off

39.5

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 1 run, that looked like the offspinner from Afridi, but picked by Morgan and pushed into the covers for one

England 178/4   EJG Morgan 62* (72b 5x4)

40.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Morgan, 1 run, dabbed through point off the back foot, nice placement gets Morgan another single as he puts it right between the fielders in the circle

40.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Morgan, 1 run, clipped off leg stump out into the deep, the fielder is across quickly so no chance of a second

England 181/4   EJG Morgan 64* (74b 5x4)

41.2

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 1 run, and Morgan repeats Collingwood's shot - in reverse - for another single

England 184/4   EJG Morgan 65* (75b 5x4)

42.2

Umar Gul to Morgan, 1 run, full on leg stump, and tapped into the leg side

42.4

Umar Gul to Morgan, 1 run, late cut, and the ball races down to third man

42.6

Umar Gul to Morgan, 1 run, slower ball from Gul, picked by Morgan and pushed down to long-on

England 191/4   EJG Morgan 68* (78b 5x4)

43.1

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, FOUR, savagely pulled to square leg! That was much too short from Afridi, and Morgan almost sent the ball for six with a powerful shot. Bounced just short

43.2

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 1 run, too short again from Afridi, this time just one run though as Morgan bunts to long-on

43.4

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, no run, a rare sight - Morgan misses the reverse sweep and is struck on the pad. No appeal though, missing off

43.5

Shahid Afridi to Morgan, 1 run, drilled down the ground, there's a slight fumble at long-off but not enough to give away the second

England 198/4   EJG Morgan 74* (82b 6x4)

44.3

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, full outside off, Morgan clears the front leg and aims a slash to off but is beaten on the outside edge. Third man is up, it looked as though he was trying to slap it past him

44.4

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, yorker on off stump, and all Morgan can do is dig it out back to the bowler

44.5

Umar Gul to Morgan, 1 leg bye, another very full ball, landing just outside leg this time and crashing into Morgan's pad. They scamper through for a leg bye

England 201/5   EJG Morgan 74* (85b 6x4)

45.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Morgan, FOUR, good shot Eoin Morgan! Low full toss right on leg stump - and fast - but he just stepped to leg and cracked it straight back to pick up four down the ground

45.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Morgan, 1 run, slower ball, on a length. Morgan dabs to gully for one

England 208/6   EJG Morgan 79* (87b 7x4)

46.1

Umar Gul to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan takes a step to leg and nudges a length delivery just to the right of Alam at backward point, quick single

46.3

Umar Gul to Morgan, 3 runs, shot! Morgan steps to the off side and plays a brave paddle over short fine leg. That was full, fast and aimed right at middle, he had to get something on it. Deep square does well to run round and save a run

46.5

Umar Gul to Morgan, 1 run, another slower ball from Gul, Morgan spots it and taps to cover for one

England 215/6   EJG Morgan 84* (90b 7x4)

47.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Morgan, 1 run, muscled down to long-on by Morgan. He went aerial but fortunately didn't strike it too well - there's a fielder out there

47.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Morgan, 1 run, slower ball, chipped! But short of Asad Shafiq at cover point! They sprint through as Shafiq throws at the stumps, that would've been out if he had hit!

England 226/6   EJG Morgan 86* (92b 7x4)

48.4

Umar Gul to Morgan, no run, cheeky shot, and Gul is not amused! Morgan went for a reverse sweep from a standing position - fine leg and third man are up - but missed and the ball just missed the off stump

48.5

Umar Gul to Morgan, 2 runs, full and straight, cracked down the ground where Wahab runs across and fields cleanly. Still back for the second though

48.6

Umar Gul to Morgan, 3 runs, slower ball, slapped through cover and beating a diving fielder there! But Ajmal charges across and cuts it off before the rope, three runs the result and Morgan keeps strike

England 237/6   EJG Morgan 91* (95b 7x4)

49.1

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 3 wides, Ajmal comes round the wicket and hurls this way down the leg side, Kamran can't do anything to stop that - wide!

49.1

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, SIX, great effort from Alam at long-on, but he can't stop the six! Bottom-handed thump down the ground by Morgan, Alam leapt but didn't time his jump very well, getting a hand to it - an achievement in itself - but tipping it over the rope

49.2

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, FOUR, there's the hundred! Morgan, take a bow. He's giving England every chance of victory with a great innings, and he gets to the mark by crashing Ajmal straight down the ground

49.3

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 2 runs, heaved out to deep midwicket, and they sprint back for the second

49.4

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 2 runs, swiped across the line out to deep midwicket, the throw back in is not very good at all - Bresnan should have been run out at the non-striker's end - and it's two more

49.5

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, no run, big swing, and this time he's missed completely! Dot ball

49.6

Saeed Ajmal to Morgan, 2 runs, very full on the toes, cracked down to long-on

England 256/6   EJG Morgan 107* (101b 8x4 1x6)
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England won by 121 runs
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Pakistan won by 23 runs
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Sep 22, 2010

Andrew Strauss talks to Jimmy Anderson, England v Pakistan, 5th ODI, The Rose Bowl, September 22, 2010

Andrew Strauss talks to Jimmy Anderson

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Sep 22, 2010

Umpire Billy Doctrove has a look at the ball with Umar Gul and Shoaib Akhtar, England v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Rose Bowl, September 22, 2010

Umpire Billy Doctrove has a look at the ball

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