Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Commentary

24.5

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, no run, quicker ball! Afridi's great to watch, and this drifts into the right hander who plays it neatly to leg

24.6

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, 1 run, pushed without great power to mid-on and they walk a single

England 99/4   JWM Dalrymple 1* (2b)

25.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, no run, outside the off stump, miles too wide but not called a wide by the umpire

25.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, no run

25.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, no run, better line and length, Dalrymple defends on the front foot. No turn here for Hafeez

25.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, no run, a cracker, drifting away from Dalrymple's meek prod forward and passing the outside edge

25.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, 1 run, pushed out into the covers and they walk a single, the fielder half asleep there

England 100/4   JWM Dalrymple 2* (7b)

26.2

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, no run, lovely ball on off stump and turning away, defended on the front foot

26.3

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, 1 run, too full and chipped down the ground very neatly

26.5

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, 1 no ball, ooh the quicker one, but somehow Afridi oversteps and it's a no ball. How do spinners ever over step

26.5

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, no run

26.6

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, 1 run, pushed for a single down to long-on

England 106/4   JWM Dalrymple 4* (12b)

27.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, 1 run, neatly bowled outside off stump, drifting away from the right hander who punches it wide of gully

27.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, no run, defended on the front foot

27.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, 1 run, once again solidly defended. Hafeez bowling very slowly here

England 109/4   JWM Dalrymple 6* (15b)

28.3

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, no run, Dalrymple pushes forward and clunks this back to the bowler

28.4

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, no run, well bowled! Shorter, it hurries onto the right hander and Dalrymple just can't get him away

28.5

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, no run, tries to pull this but misses, Akmal fumbles it behind the stumps

28.6

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, no run, cut, but no run

England 111/4   JWM Dalrymple 6* (19b)

29.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, no run, stops on an off drive

29.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, 1 wide, down leg but that's tidily scooped by Akmal

29.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, no run, pulls out of a cover-drive this time

29.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, 1 run, drives that one out to long-off

England 114/4   JWM Dalrymple 7* (22b)

30.1

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, no run, right on a good length and that's dug out well, with Dalrymple rehearsing his flick off the hips

30.2

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, 1 run, this time he flicks that one into midwicket for a quick single

30.6

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, 1 run, slides that one to midwicket

England 121/4   JWM Dalrymple 9* (25b)

31.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, no run, tight bowling again, this one is right up there and that's defended on the front foot

31.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, 1 run, strays down leg and that's paddled through square

31.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, no run, another tidy delivery to finish off another decent over

England 123/4   JWM Dalrymple 10* (28b)

32.3

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, no run, pushed right up and it's defended

32.4

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, no run, worked off the front foot into midwicket

32.5

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, 1 run, comes down to meet that one and squirts it down off the bottom of his bat out to extra cover

England 125/4   JWM Dalrymple 11* (31b)

33.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, no run, defended

33.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, no run, defended again

England 127/4   JWM Dalrymple 11* (33b)

34.3

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, 1 run, a sweep and there's a loud appeal but the umpire doesn't signal leg-bye, suggesting it got a small edge

34.5

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, 1 run, keeps low and that's forced to mid-on

England 131/4   JWM Dalrymple 13* (35b)

35.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, 1 run, worked to long-off for a languid single

35.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, 1 run, doesn't get hold of that attempted sweep to the 45

England 134/4   JWM Dalrymple 15* (37b)

36.1

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, 1 run, pitched right up and the batsman can do no more than squeeze it to long-off

36.6

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, no run, offspinner to finish the over and that's chopped down, late and fine

England 148/4   JWM Dalrymple 16* (39b)

37.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, 1 run, worked off the backfoot to mid-on where it's not fielded properly and the batsmen take a run

37.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, no run, played to square

37.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, 1 run, premeditated reverse sweep but that's good fielding, pinged back quickly

England 152/4   JWM Dalrymple 18* (42b)

38.1

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, FOUR, ooh, a thick edge evades Akmal - it's just too wide for him. That was the attempted offcutter and the batsman drove at that

38.2

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, 1 run, cleverly played, controlled down to short third man

38.4

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, no run, comes forward, gets over it and works that one to midwicket

38.5

Shahid Afridi to Dalrymple, 1 run, waited again and paddle-drives to mid-on

England 159/4   JWM Dalrymple 24* (46b 1x4)

39.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, no run, reverse sweep played just in front of the batsman's face

39.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, 1 wide, left alone

39.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, no run, late cut rolls gently backwards of point

39.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dalrymple, 1 run, whipped away off the legs and that goes to deep backward square leg

England 163/4   JWM Dalrymple 25* (49b 1x4)

40.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Dalrymple, no run, Great ball first up on his return. Dalrymple swooshes at that one and it whizzes past his outside edge at 86mph. Top bowling

40.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Dalrymple, 1 run, strays down leg and that's worked behind square. That one was 84mph

40.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Dalrymple, 1 run, attempted slower one, but it's a low full toss wide of the off stump. The batsman can't capitalise however, and that's just worked to the fielder on the third man boundary

40.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Dalrymple, OUT, top yorker, you don't get better, totally cleaned up. That one was fired in at 92mph, have some of that. England have now lost two wickets in two balls and they're in some trouble, with two new men at the crease. Great change from Inzamam and that's Shoaib's 200th wicket in one-dayers.

JWM Dalrymple b Shoaib Akhtar 27 (48m 53b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.94

England 166/6   JWM Dalrymple 27 (53b 1x4)
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England v Pakistan at Birmingham - Sep 10, 2006
England won by 3 wickets (with 114 balls remaining)
England v Pakistan at Nottingham - Sep 8, 2006
England won by 8 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
England v Pakistan at Southampton - Sep 5, 2006
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
England v Pakistan at Lord's - Sep 2, 2006
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v Pakistan at Cardiff - Aug 30, 2006
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Aug 30, 2006

Shoaib Akhtar celebrates his 200th ODI wicket, England v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Cardiff, August 30, 2006

Shoaib Akhtar celebrates his 200th ODI wicket

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Aug 30, 2006

Shoaib Akhtar does the albatross after clean bowling Jamie Dalrymple, England v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Cardiff, August 30, 2006

Shoaib Akhtar does the albatross after clean bowling Jamie Dalrymple

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