Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Commentary

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

1.2

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

1.4

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

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   Mohammad Asif 1-0-4-0

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

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   Mohammad Asif 2-0-8-1

5.1

Mohammad Asif to Bell, 2 runs, driven through the covers. Shoaib has stopped 15 yards from the boundary leaving the physio looking rather lost, rather like the pimply boy at the school disco

5.2

Mohammad Asif to Bell, no run, better line, left alone

5.3

Mohammad Asif to Bell, no run, and again

5.4

Mohammad Asif to Bell, no run, Shoaib talking to the physio but staying just out of reach. He's clearly not right but seems determined to stay on

5.5

Mohammad Asif to Bell, no run, clipped behind square on the leg and thoughts of a single quashed by a quick pick-up

5.6

Mohammad Asif to Bell, FOUR, driven between cover and extra cover, in the air but quite safe

England 26/1   Mohammad Asif 3-0-14-1

7.1

Mohammad Asif to Bell, no run, yorker length but outside the off stump and blocked

7.2

Mohammad Asif to Bell, no run, outside off and an expansive leave

7.3

Mohammad Asif to Bell, 1 run, played down but uncontrolled, but good call from Trescothick means they get a single as the ball rolls a few yards behind square

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

7.6

Mohammad Asif to Bell, no run, left alone

England 32/1   Mohammad Asif 4-0-16-1

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

9.5

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, no run, flamboyant leave outside off

9.6

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, no run, another leave, this time on length as the ball passed harmlessly over the top of off stump

England 35/2   Mohammad Asif 5-1-16-2

11.1

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, no run, Mohammad Asif is bowling wide of off stump and jagging the ball back in to Pietersen

11.2

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, that cut back and hit Pietersen on the thigh, hard enough to trundle into the covers for a leg bye

11.3

Mohammad Asif to Bell, no run, clever stuff. Bell gets down the striker's end and Mohammad Asif bowls him one that leaves him

11.4

Mohammad Asif to Bell, no run

11.5

Mohammad Asif to Bell, no run, straighter and Bell forced to block

11.6

Mohammad Asif to Bell, no run, left alone

England 42/2   Mohammad Asif 6-2-16-2

13.1

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, no run, wide and left

13.2

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, no run

13.3

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, no run, good line and Pietersen opting for circumspection so far

13.4

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen comes ambling down the pitch and is hit for his pains as Mohammad Asif sees him coming and digs one in

13.5

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, OUT, lovely bowling. Mohammad Asif bowls one just short of a length, Pietersen , who only got half forward, gets a thick outside edge and Akmal takes a routine catch to his right. A reward for some really classy and intelligent bowling and for the second time in three days England are wobbling

KP Pietersen c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 2 (15m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

13.6

Mohammad Asif to Collingwood, no run

England 51/3   Mohammad Asif 7-3-16-3

15.1

Mohammad Asif to Collingwood, no run, straight into his groove. Umbrellas back down but it looks to be a brief respite

15.2

Mohammad Asif to Collingwood, no run, moved back into the right-hander and blocked

15.3

Mohammad Asif to Collingwood, no run

15.4

Mohammad Asif to Collingwood, 2 runs, aimed to cover drive, but the ball squirted off the inside edge down to long leg

15.5

Mohammad Asif to Collingwood, 1 run, steered to the left of cover

15.6

Mohammad Asif to Bell, no run

England 60/3   Mohammad Asif 8-3-19-3

45.1

Mohammad Asif to Gough, 2 runs, Gough gets a huge cheer for those two runs which he picks up through an on-drive

45.2

Mohammad Asif to Gough, no run, the batsman does well to leave that one which sails down the channel and arcs nicely away

45.3

Mohammad Asif to Gough, no run, fresh-air pull shot and the batsman misses that one completely; it flies through to Akmal

45.4

Mohammad Asif to Gough, 1 run, hip-high full toss is driven on the up to mid-on

45.5

Mohammad Asif to Broad, no run, driven to cover

45.6

Mohammad Asif to Broad, no run, attempted yorker, dug out

England 176/9   Mohammad Asif 9-3-22-3

47.1

Mohammad Asif to Broad, 1 run, pushed off the back foot to cover

47.2

Mohammad Asif to Gough, 1 run, helps that off the back foot to third man

47.3

Mohammad Asif to Broad, 1 run, a huge shout for lbw but the batsmen run through for a quick single

47.4

Mohammad Asif to Gough, 1 run, pulled off the back foot

47.5

Mohammad Asif to Broad, 2 runs, guided down to third man

47.6

Mohammad Asif to Broad, no run, hit to point

England 192/9   Mohammad Asif 10-3-28-3
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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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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