Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Wicket commentary

NatWest Series [Pakistan in England] - 3rd match

England v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

0.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, OUT, what a fantastic ball! An inswinging yorker which is far, far too good for Trescothick, swinging right into him. It comes off both pads and crashes right into the stumps. A beauty and Trescothick's walking off already. Thanks for coming

ME Trescothick b Shoaib Akhtar 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 0/1   AJ Strauss 0* (0b)   Shoaib Akhtar 0.1-0-0-1

14.5

Abdul Razzaq to Strauss, OUT, Strauss comes down the track and aims to smack the ball over the top but gets an all-too-obvious edge and even Akmal can't muck that one up

AJ Strauss c †Kamran Akmal b Abdul Razzaq 50 (67m 46b 8x4 0x6) SR: 108.69

England 79/2   IR Bell 27* (42b 1x4)   Abdul Razzaq 2.5-0-16-1

21.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pietersen, OUT, Pietersen tried to work that one out to the leg side but a thick outside edge flies up for a gentle catch at backward point and that's the dangerman gone. A bit of a waste of a shot, there, it probably goes without saying and Pietersen knows it: he shakes his head as he watches the replay of his demise on the big screen

KP Pietersen c Mohammad Hafeez b Naved-ul-Hasan 20 (26m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

England 113/3   IR Bell 40* (61b 3x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 4.3-1-21-1

24.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, OUT, drives a sharp catch to point on the up. Full of length and that was a thick outside edge. Great decision from Inzamam to bring Shoaib back - it's already paid dividends, dismissing Bell just when he was showing real touch there

IR Bell c Mohammad Hafeez b Shoaib Akhtar 42 (107m 66b 3x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

England 125/4   PD Collingwood 10* (12b 2x4)   Shoaib Akhtar 6.2-0-32-2

43.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Dalrymple, OUT, inswinging yorker totally cleans up Dalrymple and his leg stump was knocked right back there. Lovely

JWM Dalrymple b Naved-ul-Hasan 62 (70m 78b 5x4 0x6) SR: 79.48

England 226/5   PD Collingwood 46* (52b 4x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 7-1-39-2

44.3

Abdul Razzaq to Clarke, OUT, the batsman came forward and yorked himself there with one which was full and straight and that goes through the gate to take middle stump

R Clarke b Abdul Razzaq 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 229/6   PD Collingwood 49* (54b 4x4)   Abdul Razzaq 7.3-0-43-2

47.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Collingwood, OUT, slower ball, tried to work it round the corner, but got a top edge. Now, that's a smart catch by Shoaib Akhtar, running forward to cling on to that one held over his shoulder at square leg. A useful innings comes to an end and it will be up to the tail to continue the swinging now

PD Collingwood c Shoaib Akhtar b Naved-ul-Hasan 61 (104m 62b 5x4 0x6) SR: 98.38

England 249/7   CMW Read 7* (12b)   Naved-ul-Hasan 8.5-1-47-3

48.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Read, 1 run, OUT, worked out to mid-on and the batsmen look for a suicidal two. That's a good throw back in and Shoaib stands calm, at the bowler's end, whipping off the bails to leave the batsman some vital inches short. Mahmood is gone without facing a delivery

SI Mahmood run out 0 (3m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

England 255/8   CMW Read 13* (16b 1x4)   Shoaib Akhtar 9.3-1-52-2

49.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Lewis, OUT, much better fielding and takes the catch at long-on, sliced away by Lewis and that's well held after an initial misjudgement, which has Shoaib Malik scrambling backwards to take that over his head

J Lewis c Shoaib Malik b Naved-ul-Hasan 7 (7m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 175.00

England 268/9   CMW Read 18* (18b 2x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 9.3-1-54-4
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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Sep 6, 2006

The lead story in the sports section of <I>The Daily Telegraph</I>

The lead story in the sports section of The Daily Telegraph

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Sep 5, 2006

Pakistani fans roar their support under a nearly full moon,  England v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, The Rose Bowl, September 5, 2006

Pakistani fans roar their support under a nearly full moon

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