Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 1st Test: England v Pakistan at Lord's, Jul 13-17, 2006
Played at Lord's, London
13,14,15,16,17 July 2006 (5-day match)
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1.1

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, useful start from Gul, ball cut away slightly from Strauss who just got his bat down on it. It’s moving around here

1.2

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, defended watchfully

1.3

Umar Gul to Strauss, 5 wides, ooh dear, ball just about hit the cut trip, Kamran Akmal had no chance, down to third man for five runs

1.3

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, better from Gul, fuller and straighter, ball bending in the air back to the left-handed Strauss who watched it sail pass to Akmal

1.4

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, defended solidly with a pleasingly straight bat

1.5

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length, outside off stump – surprising bounce, Strauss leaves well alone

1.6

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, cut back sharply into, well, Strauss’ nether regions. Between the knees, shall we say. Oh dear, we’ve only had two overs and Strauss is already hunched over. Why is it so funny?

England 14/0   AJ Strauss 0* (6b)
3.1

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, off-cutter and swings further away from the batsman to the wicketkeeper

3.2

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, that’s a cracker – off-cutter, played and missed. Nervous start for Strauss

3.3

Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, too short, Strauss paddles him off the back foot behind square for four

3.4

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, better from Gul, straighter, attacking the batsman’s off-stump

3.5

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, too wide, cut away prodigiously again but Strauss had no trouble leaving it well alone. Decent bounce, though, again

3.6

Umar Gul to Strauss, 1 no ball, better this time, fuller and straighter forcing Strauss to defend it carefully…but a no-ball

3.6

Umar Gul to Strauss, 3 runs, better length but drifting down leg-side, Strauss whips it through midwicket easily. Wayward over

England 22/0   AJ Strauss 7* (13b 1x4)
4.1

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, well wide of Strauss’ off-stump. Conditions suit the bowlers here, but they’re bowling too short

4.2

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, FOUR, ooh there we go, fuller, enticing Strauss into a drive and he edges it past a diving second slip. No chance for him – but where’s the third slip gone?

4.3

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, defended off the back foot

4.4

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run

4.5

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, FOUR, driven elegantly to the extra-cover boundary, lovely shot – super, in fact. The first authoritative boundary of the morning

4.6

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run

England 30/0   AJ Strauss 15* (19b 3x4)
5.3

Umar Gul to Strauss, 4 byes, left alone by Strauss, ball swung prodigiously after it pitched. Poor old Akmal had no chance

5.4

Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, poor ball, he’s all over the shop at the moment is Gul, flicked confidently by Strauss through midwicket

5.5

Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, more dross from Gul, this is poor bowling. Short, wide of off-stump and Strauss has oodles of time to pull him powerfully for four

5.6

Umar Gul to Strauss, 1 run, well, better line and length, but the batteries of Gul’s radar need replacing. He’s not sure of his length; when he does find it, he generates a lot of bounce, but he looks nervous and tense here

England 44/0   AJ Strauss 24* (23b 5x4)
6.1

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run

6.2

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, quicker, but too wide – his head is falling away slightly, too

6.3

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run

6.4

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, 3 runs

6.6

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, rather wasted bouncer, sails over Strauss’s head

England 48/0   AJ Strauss 27* (28b 5x4)
7.6

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, Strauss wisely decides against cutting this, leaves well alone

England 49/0   AJ Strauss 27* (29b 5x4)
8.2

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run

8.3

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, tries to cut this, ball cuts back on him sharply, cramping him for room

8.4

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, defended off the back foot

8.5

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, well wide, a little drifter – a teaser – but Strauss isn’t interested. I’m dying for another cup of tea

8.6

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, 2 no balls, wide of off-stump for the previous ball, and now he drifts down the leg-side. The Lord’s slope’s playing tricks again for these bowlers

England 54/0   AJ Strauss 27* (34b 5x4)
10.1

Abdul Razzaq to Strauss, 2 runs, he starts with a leg-side drifter which Strauss punches through midwicket. Oh dear, bit of a fumble there&

10.2

Abdul Razzaq to Strauss, no run, tighter line, left alone

10.3

Abdul Razzaq to Strauss, 1 run, guess what? Another drifter down the leg-side and another easily-run single

10.5

Abdul Razzaq to Strauss, no run, cuts back sharply into Strauss, half a shout from the bowler

10.6

Abdul Razzaq to Strauss, no run, wide of off-stump

England 60/0   AJ Strauss 30* (39b 5x4)
12.1

Abdul Razzaq to Strauss, no run, moves away from the left-hander. Razzaq ought to know Lord’s well having played for Middlesex here in the past

12.2

Abdul Razzaq to Strauss, no run, ooh, well, Strauss was in control of that but it falls just short of gully

12.3

Abdul Razzaq to Strauss, no run

12.4

Abdul Razzaq to Strauss, no run, this is good from Razzaq, bowling full and swinging it away from Strauss who is carefully, watchfully, banging his bat down on the ball.

12.5

Abdul Razzaq to Strauss, OUT, GONE! Hello, massive, etc. He was done by the previous ball. This one held its line, clever bit of bowling, traps him in front. Double strike for Pakistan: “one brings two” as so often happens, particularly when Pakistan are playing

AJ Strauss lbw b Abdul Razzaq 30 (60m 44b 5x4 0x6) SR: 68.18

England 60/2   AJ Strauss 30 (44b 5x4)
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