Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Commentary

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23.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

23.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

23.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, nipping back but umpire Bukcnor is unmoved. Would have missed offstump by two or three inches.

23.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 2 runs, launched, a tad unconvincingly, over mid-on. Doesn’t quite get hold of it, but clears the fielder easily.

23.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, asking the question, there, with wone which darted in, but Collingwood smothers any threat.

23.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, all kinds of things going here. Did Collingwood edge it through to a clasping Akmal? (It looked like it hit his thigh) Was he stumped? (No, his foot was still in the crease) Either way he’s still here as Bucknor is uninterested.

England 107/3   Danish Kaneria 1-0-2-0

25.1

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, edged down to shortish fine leg

25.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, big turn from Kaneria, up the slope. Bounces on leg and then arcs round to first slip. Collingwood looks puzzled, with good reason.

25.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

25.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run

25.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, roomy delivery outside off; Cook not interested.

25.6

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, lots of fielders crowding the bat now and Cook crouches over to try to find a single in the cover reigion. They set off, but turn back.

England 112/3   Danish Kaneria 2-0-4-0

27.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, good start, drifting in the air and spun back, hits Collingwood’s pad

27.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, (no ball) FOUR, Kaneria over-steps and Collingwood pumps it down the ground, without any great power. Inzamam, at mid-on, runs after it but fumbles it on the boundary

27.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, good line, slightly too full, solid forward defence

27.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, shorter this time, Collingwood comes forward to defend

27.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, good drift into the batsman from Kaneria, left alone by Collingwood

27.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

27.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, FOUR, fine shot from Collingwood who flicks a leg-side non-turner to the midwicket boundary. Bread-and-butter shot for Collingwood.

England 127/3   Danish Kaneria 3-0-13-0

29.1

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, defended on the front foot

29.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, nurdled to leg, not much spin there, and a well-run single

29.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

29.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, drifts this one onto Collingwood’s leg-stump, slightly quicker delivery which Collingwood tucks away for a single

29.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, easily defended

29.6

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, pushed straight to cover. Good, tight over

England 143/3   Danish Kaneria 4-0-15-0

31.1

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, Cook wristily turns this into the onside

31.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, the googly from Kaneria, turns into Cook who had no trouble flicking it away

31.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, defends watchfully on the front foot

31.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

31.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 2 runs

31.6

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, drops it on the off-side, hesitates but calls Collingwood through. Well run…in the end.

England 149/3   Danish Kaneria 5-0-18-0

33.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, big turner, right-handed Collingwood not interested

33.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, attacking the stumps, batsman comes forward to defend solidly

33.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run

33.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

33.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, cut hard straight to point

33.6

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

England 155/3   Danish Kaneria 6-0-19-0

35.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, sharp turn, easily defended

35.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, comes forward to one on off-stump

35.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, FOUR, shorter and wider, fails to turn and Collingwood has enough time to rock on the back foot and cut him behind square for four

35.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, drifting into leg-stump, easily blocked

35.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

35.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, pumped back to Kaneria who parries it over his head, allowing the batsmen through for a single

England 162/3   Danish Kaneria 7-0-24-0

37.1

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, quickly onto the back foot and cut past point, just, who dives and fumbles allowing them through for a single

37.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, on the back foot, Collingwood chops it into the covers

37.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 2 runs, chipped cleverly and calmly to a wide long-on. Didn't try to hit it into France

37.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, quicker ball, clever bowling, held its line a touch

37.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

37.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, again, a neat shot off the back foot - both batsmen rotating the strike with ease here

England 168/3   Danish Kaneria 8-0-28-0

39.1

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, change of line hasn’t affected Cook’s judgement, plays this solidly to cover

39.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, defended watchfully on the front foot

39.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, quickly rocks back onto the back foot and cuts straight to point

39.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

39.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, beautifully driven on one knee, but again straight to extra cover. Not much turn

39.6

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, dropped on the off-side, a scampered single helped by some less-than-brilliant fielding

England 179/3   Danish Kaneria 9-0-29-0

41.1

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, Defends solidly, no problem there

41.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

41.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, clever bowling, tosses it up but Cook is up to it, reads the length well and plays it back

41.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, nudged to gully

41.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, batsman smothers this with his pad

41.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, no need to play at these, Kaneria around the wicket to the right-handed Collingwood who simply gets his pad in the way

England 181/3   Danish Kaneria 10-0-30-0

43.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, around the wicket, batsman prods it determinedly&

43.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, pushes this into the hands of silly mid-off

43.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

43.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, oops, balloons up to the close-in fielder but it’s off his pads

43.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, worked away with ease and that’s the hundred partnership (158 balls)

43.6

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

England 188/3   Danish Kaneria 11-0-31-0

45.1

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

45.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, tosses this up to the delight of Akmal, but Cook had no trouble in timing it back to him

45.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, takes a big stride forward, defending it watchfully. Kaneria mixing it up here

45.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, oooh! What a beauty! A corker, jaffer and all that jazz; the googly, turns a mile and takes Cook’s outside edge through to Akmal. Thin edge, but Bucknor turns it down! Well well well.

45.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, punched off the back foot

45.6

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 2 runs, Cook whips this through wide long-on for two easy singles

England 194/3   Danish Kaneria 12-0-33-0

47.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run

47.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

47.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, looped in, Cook gets some bat on it, and the ball thuds to the floor

47.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, dropped. Kaneria could have taken a sharp caught-and-bowled there after Cook stopped on a shot and popped it back to him. Really Kaneria should have held that.

47.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, sends that out to the sweeper on the off-side boundary

47.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

England 197/3   Danish Kaneria 13-0-35-0

49.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 4 byes, pitches outside leg and runs away behind the keeper

49.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 2 runs, slap to midwicket

49.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

49.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, had Collingwood in all sorts of bother, but the batsman managed to get bat on it.

49.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, looked to steer that through mid-wicket but snaffled by short leg.

49.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, similar delivery, similar outcome - short leg again doing the honours to save the runs.

England 207/3   Danish Kaneria 14-0-37-0

56.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, FOUR, another boundary from Collingwood, another pull. Kaneria dropped that short and got the treament

56.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, easy cut shot

56.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, easy cut shot

56.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

56.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

56.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

56.6

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, Ooh. Some sharp spin then for Kaneria to end the over; ripping from outside off and right back into Cook. Lovely stuff.

England 237/3   Danish Kaneria 15-0-42-0

58.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

58.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

58.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

58.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

58.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

58.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

England 242/3   Danish Kaneria 16-1-42-0

60.1

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, good line, defended with ease

60.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, outside offstump, drifting into the batsman's pads and turning further still to the leg-side, defended soldily by Cook

60.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, same again from Kaneria, and Cook is up to it

60.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

60.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, tickles one which didn’t turn quite so much onto the leg-side for a quick, and well-run, single

60.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

England 248/3   Danish Kaneria 17-1-43-0

62.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, defended without alarm, looks increasingly settled Collingwood

62.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run

62.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

62.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, swept without any great power to deep midwicket, and that’s the 250 up for England

62.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, 5 cuts hard into the deep, a quick single scampered as is Collingwood’s wont

62.6

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

England 251/3   Danish Kaneria 18-1-46-0

64.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, batsman comes forward, meets the ball and dampens the spin well

64.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, straighter this time, perhaps the top-spinner, Collingwood again meets the ball with a solid bat

64.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, big appeal from Kaneria and Akmal as Collingwood inside-edges onto his pad

64.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

64.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, on middle-and-off stump, turning away a touch, defended solidly. Five dot balls so far

64.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, bah, again the maiden over is spoilt as Collingwood squirts one to the leg-side and Cook is quick to react and run through for a single

England 256/3   Danish Kaneria 19-1-47-0

66.1

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

66.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, ooh, so close! Around the wicket, Kaneria induces Cook into driving at a fiercely spun legbreak and it nearly fizzles its way onto his stumps

66.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, defended with greater confidence this time, as Cook gets a good stride in

66.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, and again, Kaneria toying with Cook here but he’s up to the challenge, planting his right foot down the pitch

66.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, slightly quicker and the batsman whips it past the bowler, whose acrobatic dive can’t quite stop them from nicking a single. Smart cricket from Cook

66.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood hammers it back to Kaneria who, this time, stops it

England 257/3   Danish Kaneria 20-1-48-0

68.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, neat clip off his legs to long-on

68.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, chips it confidently down the ground

68.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, again punch-drives it without much power

68.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 2 runs, better shot from Cook who drives with a greater flourish and follow-through, earning a quick single

68.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, good thinking from Kaneria, tossing it high and wide of Cook’s off-stump who plays and misses off the back foot, attempting to cut it. Probably lucky he did miss that, as first slip would have been interested

68.6

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

England 262/3   Danish Kaneria 21-1-51-0

70.1

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, flatter and quicker, Cook up to the challenge meeting the ball and knocking it down

70.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, huge appeal from Kaneria, a slower-ball, well flighted, but the ball hit Cook’s pad

70.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, googly! This is great entertainment (for us, if no one else). Kaneria mixing it up – he’s clearly a little rattled, and Cook read it very well.

70.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, legbreak this time, Cook defends it with a pleasing solidity.

70.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, wider of the crease, doesn’t turn much this time and Cook blocks it out

70.6

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, he really ripped that one, a fizzer turning out of the rough but the batsman rocked back and cut it confidently

England 269/3   Danish Kaneria 22-1-52-0

72.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, nudged with ease into one of the many gaps in the covers

72.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, defended solidly

72.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

72.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

72.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, rocks back and hammers it hard past point for a single

72.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

England 273/3   Danish Kaneria 23-1-54-0

74.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

74.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

74.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 2 runs, leg-side drifter flicked, unsurprisingly, down to fine-leg

74.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, pumped back to Kaneria for a crowd catch. Or rather, it fell short, but it looked an impressive dive&

74.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

74.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, absolute ripper, a classical legbreak dipping into Collingwood and fizzing away. Beautiful bowling

England 275/3   Danish Kaneria 24-1-56-0

76.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

76.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood shimmies down the pitch to defend a non-turner

76.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, FOUR, down the pitch and he lofts it over mid-off, very confident shot indeed. Takes him onto 99

76.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, nudged on the on-side, and that’s his hundred! A gutsy, belligerent innings from 157 balls. Superb knock, digging England out of a potential cavernous hole. He raises his arms and punches the air, as well he should

76.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run

76.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

England 281/3   Danish Kaneria 25-1-62-0

78.1

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

78.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, flicks it to short leg who, quick as a flash, pings it back and hits the stumps. But Cook got his foot back in time

78.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, defended back to the bowler

78.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, darted into Cook’s pads, turns and balloons away

78.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

78.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run

England 286/3   Danish Kaneria 26-1-64-0

80.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, brings up the 200-partnership

80.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 2 runs, placed and timed well through cover

80.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

80.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, pitched outside off, comes into the lefthander who smothers it

80.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, nice tight line and length, ball turns back in to Cook who defends

80.6

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, more turn for Kaneria who forces Cook into his third successive defensive shot. Nice tight bowling here.

England 290/3   Danish Kaneria 27-1-67-0

82.1

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, cover-driven, but not timed completely

82.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

82.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

82.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

82.5

Danish Kaneria to Cook, FOUR, a gift and Cook unwraps it, forcing it through midwicket for four. Just the fourth boundary of the evening session

82.6

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

England 297/3   Danish Kaneria 28-1-71-0

84.1

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, turned back into Cook, who defends solidly

84.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, Cook got over that one and tried to send it through midwicket, but didn’t quite connect

84.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run

84.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, a sedentary single, worked to square as the tall Cook leans over the ball

84.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood kills the bounce

84.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, worked through square and the England batsmen amble a single

England 299/3   Danish Kaneria 29-1-73-0

111.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, nice flight to kick off with

111.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

111.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, FOUR, down the track and lofted high over long-off to bring up England’s 400

111.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

111.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, pitched outside leg, and tickled onto the leg-side

111.6

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, a few fielders crowding round Bell on the offside; he simply defends a decent ball

England 402/4   Danish Kaneria 30-1-78-0

113.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

113.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, worked into space on the leg-side

113.3

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run

113.4

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, allows some room on the off; helped to point where it’s easily picked up

113.5

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, better ball, tucking up the batsman who defends on the backfoot

113.6

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, well flighted and the batsman smothers that with a sleek defensive

England 404/4   Danish Kaneria 31-1-79-0

115.1

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run

115.2

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run

115.3

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, makes room for a clean cut to point

115.4

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, jumps onto one which he helps to leg

115.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

115.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood presses a forward defensive shot onto that one

England 409/4   Danish Kaneria 32-1-80-0

117.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

117.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, nice loop, ball moves away from the righthander, outside the offstump

117.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, gets hold of that one, pushed to cover

117.4

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run

117.5

Danish Kaneria to Bell, FOUR, half-volley, a firm drive off the legs, against the spin, brings up the 100 partnership

117.6

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run

England 422/4   Danish Kaneria 33-1-85-0

121.1

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, nicely flighted on leg stump, turning away a touch, Bell defends

121.2

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, straighter and greater loop, batsman comes forward solidly

121.3

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, short and Bell cuts it without great timing to deep extra cover for a single

121.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, on middle-and-leg, turns a touch

121.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, lands this just a bit fuller – slightly slower delivery, too – Collingwood prods to mid-off

121.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, drifting down leg, Collingwood flicks him for a single to mid-on

England 431/4   Danish Kaneria 34-1-87-0

123.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, tossed it up to Collingwood driven down the ground

123.2

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, well flighted, single down the ground

123.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, slower delivery, on middle-and-leg

123.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller and punched down the ground again, milking runs here

123.5

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, lovely straight bat from Bell, both these batsmen look quite settled against Kaneria

123.6

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, quicker ball on leg stump, turns to middle and Bell tucks it comfortably away

England 435/4   Danish Kaneria 35-1-90-0

125.1

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, lovely delivery, if you like watching legspin that is – flighted, bounced a little and turned. Good drift in the air, Bell defends

125.2

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, touch quicker, more drift into the right-hander

125.3

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, ah, a little bit of a dribbly drifter from Kaneria there, allows Bell to knock him away for a single

125.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, ugly toe-ender from Collingwood there, ball kept low and actually he did rather well to make anything of it, nudging it down to mid-on who somehow fumbled it

125.5

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, on middle stump, pushed past silly-mid-off

125.6

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, full and straight, defended

England 437/4   Danish Kaneria 36-1-92-0

127.1

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, straight bat from Bell, defends off the back foot&

127.2

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, googly, turns sharply into Bell who reads it, and plays it, very well indeed

127.3

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, back to legbreaks, mixing it up now Kaneria, Bell up to the challenge so far, playing with a straight bat

127.4

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run

127.5

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, on middle-and-off, perfect line and length, this is terrific to watch. Kaneria really keeping it tight

127.6

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run

England 437/4   Danish Kaneria 37-2-92-0

129.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, clipped to short mid-on. My word it’s quiet out there. And in the crowd, too.

129.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, half a shout as Collingwood misses a sweep shot, outside the line though

129.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

129.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, quicker, top-spinner I reckon, hurried onto the batsman who jammed his bat down just in time

129.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, batsman pluckily takes a step down the wicket and chips it back to the bowler

129.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, flicked to midwicket, well fielded by that man

England 438/4   Danish Kaneria 38-3-92-0

131.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood comes forward confidently to this legbreak, blocking it out

131.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, well flighted, Collingwood unsure for once whether to go forward or back, punches it away

131.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, OUT, GONE! Brilliant from Kaneria, and he fully deserves it too. Drags Collingwood down the wicket – I think he was done in the flight, and the drift that a legspinner gets – and Kamran Akmal stumped him with consummate ease. End of a very fine innings

PD Collingwood st †Kamran Akmal b Danish Kaneria 186 (440m 327b 23x4 0x6) SR: 56.88

131.4

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run, back foot, defended solidly

131.5

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run, leg-side, Jones hides his bat behind the pad

131.6

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run, cut to cover

England 441/5   Danish Kaneria 39-4-92-1

133.1

Danish Kaneria to Jones, FOUR, good grief, that’s woken everyone up. Jones plants his foot down the pitch and plops Kaneria over long on for four. Where did that come from? Fine shot

133.2

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run

133.3

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run, solidly forward to a quicker ball, this could be a good battle between these two

133.4

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run, defended on the front foot

133.5

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run, Kaneria throws his arms up there, looked like the attempted topper but it came out as a legbreak. Jones nudges it away

133.6

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run, cleverly bowled! Quicker, straighter but Jones is up to it

England 447/5   Danish Kaneria 40-4-96-1

135.1

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run, top-spinner on off-stump, Jones is up to it

135.2

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run, well flighted, on leg-stump, Jones pushes it away

135.3

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run, shorter and quicker, forcing Jones on the back foot who plays it excellently, with a very straight bat, opening the face and dulling the spin

135.4

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run, what a beauty from Kaneria, it’s the top-spinner again, goes straight on. Jones misread it completely

135.5

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run

135.6

Danish Kaneria to Jones, 1 run, nudged to mid-on

England 454/5   Danish Kaneria 41-4-97-1

137.1

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, flatter legbreak, very flat actually, Bell leaves well alone

137.2

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, ha, this one goes straight on and Bell reads it well, lovely straight bat

137.3

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run

137.4

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, outside leg and enticing the batsman to sweep. He doesn’t

137.5

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, tossed up on middle stump

137.6

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, played back to the bowler

England 464/5   Danish Kaneria 42-5-97-1

139.1

Danish Kaneria to Jones, 2 runs, tickled down to fine leg

139.2

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run, on the button, stifled with a firm bat

139.3

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run, another firm defensive

139.4

Danish Kaneria to Jones, no run

139.5

Danish Kaneria to Jones, OUT, tried to sweep, caught on the back leg by one which would have gone on to hit the top of leg-stump. A long appeal and plenty of thought from Steve Bucknor who did his usual “Is he, isn’t he?” guessing game before putting Geraint Jones into his misery. The wrong’un proves the right’un for Kaneria, who has his second wicket.

GO Jones lbw b Danish Kaneria 18 (38m 30b 1x4 1x6) SR: 60.00

139.6

Danish Kaneria to Plunkett, no run, quicker ball greets the batsman.

England 469/6   Danish Kaneria 43-5-99-2

141.1

Danish Kaneria to Plunkett, no run, lovely ball, leaving Plunkett who cahses it and nearly gets the edge

141.2

Danish Kaneria to Plunkett, no run, slightly slower, slightly higher, but he found turn and bounce. Did the batsman, but did too much as it bent over his outside edge

141.3

Danish Kaneria to Plunkett, no run

141.4

Danish Kaneria to Plunkett, no run

141.5

Danish Kaneria to Plunkett, OUT, a big flap results in a big outside edge to Imran Farhat at first (and only) slip who has a wide beam on his face as well he might after finally catching one. He opens his arms and looks Heavenwards. What butter-fingers?
No surprises there about that wicket, though, as Kaneria had Plunkett in all sorts of trouble throughout this over.

LE Plunkett c Imran Farhat b Danish Kaneria 0 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

141.6

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run

England 473/7   Danish Kaneria 44-6-99-3

143.1

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, big loop but Bell walks into that well and steers it out to cover

143.2

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run, attempted sweep, big shout, but turned down as it pitched just outside off-stump

143.3

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run, some more turn and bounce for Kaneria; that will interest Monty Panesar.

143.4

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run, well stifled

143.5

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run, quicker and flatter, but Hoggard eludes the three catchers waiting for him with some typically dogged defending

143.6

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run, killed by Hoggard again

England 479/7   Danish Kaneria 45-6-100-3

145.1

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, pushed out to cover

145.2

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run, fielders are crowding the bat; Hoggard is unmoved

145.3

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, 1 run, cheeky sweep picked up casually at deep fine leg

145.4

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run

145.5

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, picked the wrong’un and swivelled the ball off his hips to square

145.6

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run, another block from Hoggard

England 487/7   Danish Kaneria 46-6-103-3

147.1

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, single to midwicket

147.2

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, 1 run, worked into the on-side to show Hoggard has another shot than his block and his sweep

147.3

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, easy single, just jogged through - England are playing for tea, here

147.4

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run, gets right over that one

147.5

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, 2 runs, the batsman squares himself up, but a clanking outside edge creeps down to third man

147.6

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run, done by one which pitched and turned sharply away.

England 493/7   Danish Kaneria 47-6-108-3

149.1

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run

149.2

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run

149.3

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run

149.4

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run, that one turned away. Two slips a gully and a short leg in for Hoggard

149.5

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run, got over that and stifled it good and proper.

149.6

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run, same again from both - and that's tea.

England 495/7   Danish Kaneria 48-6-109-3

151.1

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, right on the money, albeit a non-turner, Bell defends

151.2

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, wide of the offstump, the top-spinner and Bell fails to connect with it

151.3

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run

151.4

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, 1 run

151.5

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, with a straight bat, Bell punches him down to long-on - and that's his 1000th run in Test cricket

151.6

Danish Kaneria to Hoggard, no run, misdirected down the legside, Hoggard looks a bit confused there

England 510/7   Danish Kaneria 49-6-112-3

153.1

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, defends it on the back foot

153.2

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, cuts a shorter and wider delivery straight to point

153.3

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, elegantly drives this without power to mid-off

153.4

Danish Kaneria to Harmison, no run

153.5

Danish Kaneria to Harmison, no run

153.6

Danish Kaneria to Harmison, no run, what on earth is going on. Harmison attempts to sweep Kaneria from about 12 feet outside off-stump, misses it, and Akmal and Kaneria both roar an appeal. Not out.

England 516/8   Danish Kaneria 50-6-113-3

155.1

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, down the pitch comes Bell, punching it to mid-on

155.2

Danish Kaneria to Harmison, 1 run, excellent sweep from Harmison for a single

155.3

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, Bell comes down the pitch, mis-times a chip which falls just short of long-off

155.4

Danish Kaneria to Harmison, no run

155.5

Danish Kaneria to Harmison, 1 run, swept again with consummate elegance by Harmison

155.6

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, last ball of the over, Bell aware of needing to retain the strike and intelligently nudges it into the gap. Good batting

England 522/8   Danish Kaneria 51-6-118-3

157.1

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, comes forward and defends

157.2

Danish Kaneria to Bell, 1 run, rocks back and drives to deep extra cover, just a single though. 99. Leaves Monty to face four balls

157.3

Danish Kaneria to Panesar, no run, ooh, comes forward to this and tried to prod at it, but hit thin air

157.4

Danish Kaneria to Panesar, no run, leg-side drifter blocked out quite comfortably

157.5

Danish Kaneria to Panesar, no run, comes solidly forward, greeted with cheers by the crowd

157.6

Danish Kaneria to Panesar, no run, outside off and he nearly goes for the full Monty. Come on Parmesan Tony! Somehow the ball didn’t find the inside edge, and he survives. Bell will be sweating after those few balls

England 527/9   Danish Kaneria 52-6-119-3
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Series Results
England v Pakistan at The Oval - Aug 17-21, 2006
England awarded the match (opposition refused to play)
England v Pakistan at Leeds - Aug 4-8, 2006
England won by 167 runs
England v Pakistan at Manchester - Jul 27-29, 2006
England won by an innings and 120 runs
England v Pakistan at Lord's - Jul 13-17, 2006
Match drawn
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Jul 17, 2006

Mohammad Yousuf during the warm-up, England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's, July 17, 2006

Mohammad Yousuf during the warm-up

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Jul 17, 2006

Liam Plunkett just beats Abdul Razzaq's throw, England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's, July 17, 2006

Liam Plunkett just beats Abdul Razzaq's throw

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