Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Commentary

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)   Shoaib Akhtar 2-0-7-0

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

England 18/1   ME Trescothick 9* (8b 2x4)   Mohammad Asif 1.3-0-8-1

5.6

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

England 26/1   IR Bell 7* (8b 1x4)   Mohammad Asif 3-0-14-1

10.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Bell, FOUR, that would have been a wide ... but Bell slashed and the ball flew high to Younis Khan at second slip. However, the ball punches through his outstretched hands for four

England 39/2   IR Bell 13* (19b 2x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 1.1-0-7-0

12.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Bell, FOUR, poor cricket - although a decent ball. The batsman is squared up and a huge outside edge flies low in front of second slip who misses it completely and it flies through for four

England 47/2   IR Bell 18* (31b 3x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 2.5-0-14-0

12.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Bell, FOUR, carved away in front of point, a top shot

England 51/2   IR Bell 22* (32b 4x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 3-0-18-0

14.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Bell, FOUR, the most convincing shot so far - short and Bell onto it quickly and launched it through midwicket

England 55/3   IR Bell 26* (35b 5x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 3.3-0-22-0

16.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Collingwood, (no ball) FOUR, short, Collingwood rocked back and slapped it one-bounce behind square on the leg for four

England 65/3   PD Collingwood 7* (7b 1x4)   Shoaib Akhtar 4-0-18-0

16.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, FOUR, slightly short, hit on the top of the bounce through the covers

England 70/3   IR Bell 32* (43b 6x4)   Shoaib Akhtar 5-0-23-0

18.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, FOUR, fabulous shot as Bell square cuts with immense power, timing it quite beautifully through cover point. That zinged across the outfield like a tracer

England 75/3   IR Bell 36* (49b 7x4)   Shoaib Akhtar 5.5-0-28-0

19.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, FOUR, fine shot as Collingwood chips this over the infield down to deep midwicket

England 79/3   PD Collingwood 12* (20b 2x4)   Abdul Razzaq 1.5-1-4-0

22.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Bell, FOUR, fine shot. Rana's slower ball is well read from Bell who crunches it straight, just wide of mid-off, for a fluent four

England 89/3   IR Bell 43* (61b 8x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 5.3-0-31-0

22.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Bell, FOUR, another attempted slower ball which comes out as a full bunger, Bell again picks it and hammers it over midwicket for another four.

England 93/3   IR Bell 47* (62b 9x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 5.4-0-35-0

29.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Bell, FOUR, waits for that one and helps it to third man where it's misfielded by Shoaib Akhtar. That's the first four from seven overs

England 118/4   IR Bell 61* (81b 10x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 2.5-0-13-0

36.3

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

England 143/4   IR Bell 77* (105b 11x4)   Shahid Afridi 6.3-0-23-1

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?

England 147/4   IR Bell 81* (106b 12x4)   Shahid Afridi 6.4-0-27-1

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

England 156/4   JWM Dalrymple 22* (43b 1x4)   Shahid Afridi 7.1-0-32-1

42.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Clarke, FOUR, walks across his stumps and plays that off middle and off, right back through fine leg. That was bowled at 92mph and the batsman only had to get bat on that for it to be whipped away

England 171/7   R Clarke 5* (5b 1x4)   Shoaib Akhtar 7.1-0-35-1

46.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Gough, FOUR, huge heave off the back foot with a big follow-through and that flies through backward point.

England 180/9   D Gough 7* (5b 1x4)   Shoaib Akhtar 9.1-1-39-3

46.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Gough, FOUR, took his eyes off that bouncer and pulled it right behind him - it flew right over the keeper's head, just bouncing inside the line. Gough is not messing around here

England 186/9   D Gough 13* (8b 2x4)   Shoaib Akhtar 9.4-1-45-3
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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