Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Commentary

0.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, 1 wide, he starts with a pretty wide one ...

0.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, no run, much better, just outside off stump and Trescothick lets it go safely by

0.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side, cannons off pads for an easy leg bye

England 2/0   ME Trescothick 0* (2b)

1.1

Mohammad Asif to Trescothick, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg and lobs out off pad to square leg for an easy leg bye

1.4

Mohammad Asif to Trescothick, 1 run, Trescothick takes two steps down the track and pushes into the covers for a well-run single

England 7/0   ME Trescothick 1* (4b)

2.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, 1 leg bye, short into the body and it plops behind square on the leg. Shoaib is averaging 90.1mph so far

2.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, 1 no ball, defended off the back foot but a no-ball anyhow

2.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, FOUR, Trescothick turned square and the ball flew at catchable height through where third slip would have been - Inzamam only has two slips - for four. Shoaib could have had both openers in that over

England 14/0   ME Trescothick 5* (7b 1x4)

3.3

Mohammad Asif to Trescothick, FOUR, short into the body and a tickle from Trescothick helps the ball on its way down to the fine-leg boundary

3.4

Mohammad Asif to Trescothick, no run, good ball which had Trescothick in several minds

3.5

Mohammad Asif to Trescothick, no run

3.6

Mohammad Asif to Trescothick, no run, left alone outside off stump

England 18/1   ME Trescothick 9* (11b 2x4)

4.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, no run, off pads and dribbled down the leg where Akmal gathered. More distress signals from Shoaib

4.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, no run, Trescothick leaves alone and then holds the pose for the photographers. Shoaib's limp gets worse ...

4.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump. Shoaib pulls a few faces indicating he is in pain ... that could just be to excuse the delivery

4.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, no run, into Trescothick's body and jabbed into the leg. Shoaib's pace remains undiminished

4.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, no run, lovely ball angled across the left-hander and Trescothick definitely played and missed. Shoaib walking to third man like he was aged 70. The physio is waiting for him at the rope, assuming he ever makes it that far

England 20/1   ME Trescothick 9* (15b 2x4)

6.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, 2 runs, defensive punch through extra cover

6.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, no run, played down firmly into the pitch

6.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, no run, blocked into the covers. Shoaib looks fine when running in but in discomfort more than real pain the rest of the time

6.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, no run, straight and short

6.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, 1 run, edged wide of the two slips for a second time, but there is a third man to save the boundary

England 29/1   ME Trescothick 12* (20b 2x4)

7.4

Mohammad Asif to Trescothick, no run

7.5

Mohammad Asif to Trescothick, 1 run, good running ... more than half the singles so far have not gone more than a few yards form the bat

England 32/1   ME Trescothick 13* (22b 2x4)

8.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Trescothick, 3 runs, wide loosener driven through the covers but pulls up juts short of the rope

England 35/1   ME Trescothick 16* (23b 2x4)

9.1

Mohammad Asif to Trescothick, no run, driven firmly off his legs to mid on

9.2

Mohammad Asif to Trescothick, no run, same shot, same result

9.3

Mohammad Asif to Trescothick, no run

9.4

Mohammad Asif to Trescothick, OUT, short and wide of off stump and Trescothick plays a horrible scythe from outside leg with feet rooted, aiming to slash the ball over cover, but only gets a thin edge to Akmal. Both openers have now fallen to poor shots

ME Trescothick c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 16 (44m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 59.25

England 35/2   ME Trescothick 16 (27b 2x4)
Series Results
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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Photos

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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