Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 1st Match: England v Pakistan at Cardiff, Aug 30, 2006
30 August 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, that one topped 90mph and flew through Strauss ... half appeal from Shoaib

0.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, hammers Strauss on the pads and shouts of "that's close" from the entire team here! Replays indicate that we were right and Billy Doctrove was wrong

0.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, clever slower ball, dug out by Strauss

0.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, again sliding down the leg side and Strauss misses an attempted flick and it hits him on the pads. A great over to start with

England 2/0   AJ Strauss 0* (4b)
1.2

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, 1 wide, started wide of the off stump and got wider... Akmal sprawled to his left and just about stopped it

1.2

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, better line outside off stump

1.3

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, 1 wide, improvement lasted one ball ...

1.3

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, 1 run, pitched up, straight drive down ground - first runs off the bat

1.5

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, back into the grove

1.6

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, straight, easily blocked. A better end to a poor over

England 7/0   AJ Strauss 1* (8b)
2.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, flicked straight to midwicket

2.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, slightly wide but Strauss smacks it straight to cover point

2.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, dropped the ball unconvincingly into the ground and it spun back into the stumps quite hard as Strauss spun round to see where it was ... but the bails stayed on! A rueful smile from Akhtar

2.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, 1 run, guided just wide of midwicket

England 9/0   AJ Strauss 2* (12b)
3.1

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run

3.2

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, OUT, Strauss aimed a rather ambitious flick over square leg but the shot was indecisive and the ball lobbed high to Afridi who barely had to move. It wasn't really short enough for the stroke he played

AJ Strauss c Shahid Afridi b Mohammad Asif 2 (16m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

England 14/1   AJ Strauss 2 (14b)
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