Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Commentary

24.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, down the leg side, a non-turner from Afridi and Bell rather misses out here. That was another gimme

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, short, wide and cut to deep extra cover and there's his fifty. He acknowledges the subdued crowd's applause with a solemn

24.3

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run, outside off and defended on the front foot. Not much turn there

24.4

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, OUT, drifting into Collingwood who comes forward, the ball turns enough and raps him on the pad and Afridi roars an appeal. That's about as plum as a rather large plum from a big plum tree in Plumshire

PD Collingwood lbw b Shahid Afridi 14 (48m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.27

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   Shahid Afridi 1-0-2-1

26.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, turns away from the right hander but it's too shot, and he is cut to deep point

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

26.4

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, short this time, and wide, allowing the batsman plenty of time to cut it off the back foot

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   Shahid Afridi 2-0-7-1

28.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, outside off stump and cut off the back foot

28.2

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, defended off the back foot once more

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   Shahid Afridi 3-0-8-1

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

30.3

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, just short of a length and the batsman tries to rush that one out to point but stops on the shot

30.4

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, ooh, interesting. That's right up there and Bell can only get bat on it at the last minute as it keeps low and he has to readjust

30.5

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, chipped out to midwicket

30.6

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

England 121/4   Shahid Afridi 4-0-11-1

32.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, guides that one off the backfoot to cover

32.2

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, brings his bat down beautifully on that one but only finds a fielder at cover

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

32.6

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, defended

England 126/4   Shahid Afridi 5-0-14-1

34.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, doesn't get hold of that one and it drops into short midwicket

34.2

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, waits for one which pitches on leg and that goes to midwicket

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

34.4

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, lovely shot, cut off the back foot and it's collected by the sweeper

34.5

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

34.6

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, oh, that hurts. A low, sharp return chance is shelled by Afridi who jabs his fingertips on it. Shouts of "Catch it" are in vain

England 131/4   Shahid Afridi 6-0-18-1

36.1

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

36.2

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, pushes the batsman on to his backfoot

36.3

Shahid Afridi to Bell, FOUR, hits with the drift and lifts that to cow corner where it bounces once

36.4

Shahid Afridi to Bell, FOUR, late cut, very nice indeed, using the pace and bisecting two fielders. This is Bell's highest one-day score - can he convert to a ton?

36.5

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, worked off his backfoot to square

36.6

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

England 148/4   Shahid Afridi 7-0-28-1

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

38.3

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, waits for that and strikes the ball firmly off the back foot, cutting away to deep point

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

38.6

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, worked off the back foot and that's misfielded at midwicket

England 160/4   Shahid Afridi 8-0-36-1

49.1

Shahid Afridi to Broad, 1 wide, leg-side wide there

49.1

Shahid Afridi to Broad, 1 run, hit out to long-on

49.2

Shahid Afridi to Gough, OUT, Gough tries another big heave there off one which was going down leg and that goes straight down long-on's throat

D Gough c Shoaib Malik b Shahid Afridi 18 (25m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

England 202/10   Shahid Afridi 8.2-0-38-2
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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