Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2nd Match: England v Pakistan at Lord's, Sep 2, 2006
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Played at Lord's, London
2 September 2006 (50-over match)

Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, OUT, first ball duck! What a ball, great start for Pakistan, he gets this one in the right area, on off, played at and gets a thin edge through to Akmal who makes no mistake. Strauss goes without scoring, and Shoaib has one in his first over.

AJ Strauss c †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 1/1   ME Trescothick 1* (5b)   Shoaib Akhtar 1-0-1-1

Mohammad Asif to Trescothick, OUT, and he's gone this time! Full and swinging away from off, Tresco plays at it and the ball flies low and hard to Younis Khan at second slip who makes no mistake. Tresco's iffy innings comes to an end and Asif has a wicket, England are two down, heat's on the home side

ME Trescothick c Younis Khan b Mohammad Asif 6 (35m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 24.00

England 18/2   IR Bell 9* (20b 1x4)   Mohammad Asif 3.4-1-7-1

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, OUT, another one! Shoaib on fire, short of a good length in that zone outside off stump and Bell unleashes the tamest of drives and can only get an edge into the big, safe hands of Inzamam at first slip. That was a poor shot and England are suddenly three down in no time, advantage Pakistan, and how

IR Bell c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Shoaib Akhtar 9 (32m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

England 18/3   KP Pietersen 0* (2b)   Shoaib Akhtar 4.1-0-9-2

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, OUT, gone! Pitched up on off stump, KP unfurls an ugly slog that goes high, high in the air and down towards third man where Rana moves in well and takes a well-judged catch, Asif gets KP another time this summer, that was a needless shot, honestly, and the batsman has much soul-searching to do given his recent comments in the press. England are four down and in some trouble, well bowled Asif

KP Pietersen c Naved-ul-Hasan b Mohammad Asif 17 (34m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 65.38

England 44/4   PD Collingwood 6* (18b 1x4)   Mohammad Asif 7.1-1-10-2

Abdul Razzaq to Dalrymple, OUT, got 'em! A quick delivery right in front of the stumps, straight as can be, Dalrymple goes for some sort of a drive but makes no contact and is caught stone dead in front of the stumps, umpire Benson's finger goes up in a flash - "you're on your way, son" - and Pakistan have struck to stop this stand in its tracks

JWM Dalrymple lbw b Abdul Razzaq 13 (27m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 59.09

England 78/5   PD Collingwood 26* (38b 3x4)   Abdul Razzaq 3.1-0-19-1

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, OUT, but this time he's gone! Straight delivery, stump-to-stump, goes back and is rapped playing for the turn, simple decision from Benson, Collingwood goes in the same fashion as at Cardiff, Afridi strikes

PD Collingwood lbw b Shahid Afridi 35 (82m 57b 3x4 0x6) SR: 61.40

England 107/6   R Clarke 18* (18b 1x4)   Shahid Afridi 2.2-0-12-1

Abdul Razzaq to Read, OUT, gone! Full and straight, you-miss-I-hit and all that....Read goes for an agricultural stroke with midwicket clearly on his mind but fails to make contact and his middle stump goes for a walk, good innings comes to an end, Razzaq has one more to his name at the right time

CMW Read b Abdul Razzaq 30 (29m 30b 2x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

England 160/7   R Clarke 38* (45b 3x4)   Abdul Razzaq 5.4-0-28-2

Shoaib Akhtar to Clarke, OUT, cleaned up by Shoaib, lethal! Full and fast, Clarke goes for a nothing swish with zero footwork and the ball comes in from offstump and rearranges the furniture to send him back into the hut, but it was a key innings of 39, did England much good you would have to say given the situation

R Clarke b Shoaib Akhtar 39 (54m 47b 3x4 0x6) SR: 82.97

England 162/8   D Gough 1* (1b)   Shoaib Akhtar 7.1-0-25-3

Shoaib Akhtar to Gough, OUT, cleaned 'em up with that swinging, unplayable yorker! Good pace and the movement in the air has Gough clueless and he loses his stumps, brilliant bowling and Shoaib's running through them here at Lord's, England are nine down

D Gough b Shoaib Akhtar 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 163/9   J Lewis 1* (1b)   Shoaib Akhtar 7.3-0-26-4

Abdul Razzaq to Broad, OUT, fullish on off, smashed through the covers, they set off even as Younis Khan at covers moves across, collects in a smooth action and lets fire a superd throw at the stumps that gets Broad by a country mile. What fielding, and England blown away for 166 in 39.1 overs, good effort from Pakistan

J Lewis run out 2 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

England 166/10   SCJ Broad 1* (3b)   Abdul Razzaq 6.1-0-30-2





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