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)

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   ME Trescothick 5* (7b 1x4)   Mohammad Asif 1.2-0-4-1

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   IR Bell 9* (18b 1x4)   Mohammad Asif 4.4-0-16-2

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

England 51/3   IR Bell 22* (32b 4x4)   Mohammad Asif 6.5-2-16-3

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

England 98/4   IR Bell 50* (71b 9x4)   Shahid Afridi 0.4-0-1-1

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, OUT, direct hit from mid-on. Lightning fielding - a quick two-handed pickup from Afridi and he shies down the stumps, great piece of fielding. The batsman wasn't hurrying and in the end he was way out - no third umpire required here

IR Bell run out 88 (143m 117b 12x4 0x6) SR: 75.21

England 166/5   JWM Dalrymple 27* (52b 1x4)   Shoaib Akhtar 6.5-0-31-0

Shoaib Akhtar to Dalrymple, OUT, top yorker, you don't get better, totally cleaned up. That one was fired in at 92mph, have some of that. England have now lost two wickets in two balls and they're in some trouble, with two new men at the crease. Great change from Inzamam and that's Shoaib's 200th wicket in one-dayers.

JWM Dalrymple b Shoaib Akhtar 27 (48m 53b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.94

England 166/6   R Clarke 0* (0b)   Shoaib Akhtar 7-0-31-1

Mohammad Hafeez to Read, OUT, Read was walking off as soon as he played that shot. The batsman was looking to work it on the on-side, but instead he gets a leading edge and that's snapped up well by the bowler, taken low with a commando roll to finish

CMW Read c & b Mohammad Hafeez 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 167/7   R Clarke 1* (4b)   Mohammad Hafeez 9-0-31-1

Shoaib Akhtar to Clarke, OUT, short, wide but gets the wicket as a huge uppercut off the back foot flies to Shoaib Malik on the third man boundary. Extra pace from Shoaib there and he smiles as England sink further

R Clarke c Shoaib Malik b Shoaib Akhtar 6 (13m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

England 173/8   SI Mahmood 1* (3b)   Shoaib Akhtar 8.1-0-35-2

Shoaib Akhtar to Mahmood, OUT, Straight yorker. The batsman steps away yet again and Shoaib gets the reward for a tidy piece of bowling with one that crashes into the bottom of middle and leg stump

SI Mahmood b Shoaib Akhtar 1 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

England 173/9   D Gough 0* (0b)   Shoaib Akhtar 8.5-0-35-3

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   SCJ Broad 8* (11b)   Shahid Afridi 8.2-0-38-2





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