NatWest Series [Pakistan in England] - 5th ODI

England v Pakistan

England won by 121 runs

0.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, ooh, what a start...Strauss leaves this and it jags back sharply into his body and strikes him a painful blow in the stomach. Ouch.

0.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, 1 wide, pushed across outside off and left alone...well, it's called wide and that's a pretty tight call

0.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, 1 wide, that's a cracker, full on middle and drilled straight past mid-on...what a start from Pakistan

0.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, beaten this time...Strauss plays a flat-footed drive and the ball scoots past the inside edge

0.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, stays on the back foot and pushed into the covers

0.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, 1 run, on the stumps, worked away into midwicket to open his account and England's

0.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Davies, no run, on middle and leg, squares up Davies a touch as he defends to mid-off

0.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Davies, no run, what a beauty to finish with, moves away late past the outside edge and carries nicely through to Kamran. A fine opening over from Shoaib

England 2/0   Shoaib Akhtar 1-0-2-0

2.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Davies, no run, opens the face and drives square to backward point

2.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Davies, 2 runs, back of a length and worked behind square on the leg side...long leg can't stop the second

2.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Davies, FOUR, great timing from Davies...flicked away off leg stump and it was to the boundary in a flash. He has looked in fine touch all series and used Shoaib's extra pace well

2.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Davies, no run, ooh, what a come back...a touch fuller on off stump and it beats Davies for pace

2.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Davies, no run, worked off middle stump down to mid-on

2.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Davies, no run, good line on middle and off, Davies defends into the off side

England 16/0   Shoaib Akhtar 2-0-8-0

4.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Davies, no run, on off stump, Davies stands tall and defends to backward point

4.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Davies, no run, opens the face and defends square on the off side again

4.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Davies, no run, punched very firmly to mid-off and there's no chance of a run this time

4.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Davies, 1 run, worked away through square leg out to the man in the deep

4.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, 2 runs, nicely done from Strauss, worked away off leg stump and this time in front of square so it's a long chase around the boundary

4.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, defended into the covers

England 29/0   Shoaib Akhtar 3-0-11-0

6.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, outside off and pushed away square to point

6.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, 2 runs, elegant from Strauss as he pushes off the back foot through cover...big boundaries square at The Rose Bowl

6.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, on the back foot, defended into the off side

6.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, well bowled, Strauss is beaten as he pushes away from the body...Shoaib has been excellent throughout this series

6.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, worked from off stump towards mid-on

6.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, beauty! Another one from Shoaib, moves away late to beat Strauss's edge...a terrific over

England 35/1   Shoaib Akhtar 4-0-13-0

8.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, another beauty from Shoaib, moves away late across Strauss who was committed to the shot...superb stuff from Shoaib

8.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, 1 run, worked out to deep square-leg

8.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Trott, 1 run, uses the extra pace and angles it down to third man

8.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, 1 run, goes across the crease and places it wide of mid-on

8.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Trott, OUT, gone! That's brilliant from Shoaib and it's late swing again, Trott drives without footwork and his stumps are demolished. Pakistan, and their supporters, go wild

IJL Trott b Shoaib Akhtar 3 (13m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

8.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, no run, gets an inside edge first ball as late swing troubles Bell, another superb over from Shoaib

England 46/2   Shoaib Akhtar 5-0-16-1

10.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, 1 run, hitting the seam and jagging away, Bell dabs down to third man

10.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, OUT, caught behind! Shoaib has been whistling them past the outside edge, and finally Strauss gets a touch to one. Big edge, and Kamran dives to his left to take it infront of first slip. Shoaib gets further reward for an impressive opening spell, and Pakistan are on top now!

AJ Strauss c †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar 25 (48m 35b 2x4 1x6) SR: 71.42

10.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Collingwood, no run, slung down quick and on a length, but wide of off and easily left alone

10.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Collingwood, no run, full and searingly quick, shaping in through the air towards off stump, but Collingwood presses forward and defends with the full face back down the track

10.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Collingwood, no run, fuller still from Shoaib, and quick once again. This time Collingwood taps to mid-on

10.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Collingwood, no run, pushed full and wide, Collingwood won't be tempted though and shoulders arms

England 47/3   Shoaib Akhtar 6-0-17-2

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

38.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Collingwood, 1 run, width offered outside off, and Collingwood picks up another single to cover point

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   Shoaib Akhtar 7-0-20-2

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

40.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Collingwood, no run, good length, just outside off, and Collingwood defends to mid-off

40.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Collingwood, 1 run, full and fast on middle and leg, Collingwood drives down to long-on

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

40.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Collingwood, no run, good slower ball on off stump, Collingwood defends and Morgan starts to come down the wicket, looking for the single. But a surprisingly energetic Shoaib sprints across to pick up the ball and send Morgan scurrying back to his crease

40.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Collingwood, 1 run, yorker on middle! Decent pace too, but Collingwood dug it out nicely and the ball rolls down to long-on

England 182/4   Shoaib Akhtar 8-0-24-2

45.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Wright, no run, Shoaib is nailing the yorkers too! Speared in right on middle and leg, and Wright does well just to keep that out

45.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Wright, OUT, bowled him! That wasn't the yorker, it slipped out as a low, dipping full toss but it swung in sharply - and late - and beat Wright's flashing bat and smashed into the stumps. Wright had made room and was trying to thump it through the covers, but he was beaten by pace and late movement. Shoaib takes his third!

LJ Wright b Shoaib Akhtar 1 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

45.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Bresnan, 1 run, quick yorker on off, snaking in through the air and dug out to mid-off

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

45.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Bresnan, no run, Shoaib lands one on a length on off stump, Bresnan defends

England 208/6   Shoaib Akhtar 9-0-30-3

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

47.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Bresnan, FOUR, crunched through cover! Shoiab was aiming for the yorker but missed his mark, and Bresnan was waiting to thrash the resultant half-volley through the ring of fielders on the off side

47.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Bresnan, 1 run, much better from Shoaib, this time he hits the yorker length, curving the ball in through the air as Bresnan digs it out

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!

47.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Bresnan, 2 runs, another desperate shy at the stumps, another miss, but this time there are going to overthrows! Umar Akmal it was, he actually did well to attack the ball and field it, but his throw was wide and the backing up wasn't great

47.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Bresnan, 1 run, yorker, speared in on middle stump and all Bresnan can do is dig it out

England 229/6   Shoaib Akhtar 10-0-40-3
Series Results
England v Pakistan at Southampton - Sep 22, 2010
England won by 121 runs
England v Pakistan at Lord's - Sep 20, 2010
Pakistan won by 38 runs
England v Pakistan at The Oval - Sep 17, 2010
Pakistan won by 23 runs
England v Pakistan at Leeds - Sep 12, 2010
England won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
England v Pakistan at Chester-le-Street - Sep 10, 2010
England won by 24 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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