Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Commentary

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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

10.4

Abdul Razzaq to Trescothick, 1 run, neat awareness from Trescothick. Less aware were Pakistan who look a little shell shocked – good quick 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   Abdul Razzaq 1-0-4-0

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

12.6

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, no run

England 60/2   Abdul Razzaq 2-1-4-1

14.1

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, 1 run, out to backward point for a jogged single.

14.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, too wide down the off-side to tempt Cook to explore

14.3

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, edge, but no danger; the ball bounces low into the slip region

14.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

14.5

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, great delivery moving away from the left-handed Cook, who swings and misses. A good line, there.

14.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, a more convincing shot from Cook, who defends solidly.

England 63/2   Abdul Razzaq 3-1-5-1

16.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

16.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, FOUR, a deliberate press down through the unguarded third-man area, slicing through between slips and gully.

16.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, FOUR, a deliberate press down through the unguarded third-man area, slicing through between slips and gully.

16.3

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, 1 run, short ball; the batsman fails to connect fully with a pull which bounces over to deep backward square leg.

16.4

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, no run

16.5

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, FOUR, Razzaq strays slightly down leg and Pietersen whips that one off his legs with a trademark roll of his wrists

16.6

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, no run, checked cover-drive heading straight to the fielder.

England 78/2   Abdul Razzaq 4-1-14-1

18.1

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, no run, beautiful delivery. Moves off the seam on a perfect length; Pietersen was caught in two minds – in the end the ball just misses as it leaves him

18.2

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, FOUR, stands tall and walks forward into an on-drive. Difficult shot made to look easy. Lovely.

18.3

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, no run

18.4

Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, OUT, the ball came back up the hill and looked to have just shaved off stump - although replays showed it was a good five or six inches too high. Pietersen shouldered arms, while Razzaq tucked into some high-fives. Razzaq had been probing around the off-stump for a while.

KP Pietersen lbw b Abdul Razzaq 21 (26m 21b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

18.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 3 runs, clipped away through midwicket for an easy three. A confident start for Collingwood, who has some rebuilding to do now, with Cook.

18.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, 1 run, finds space at extra cover for a comfortable single.

England 92/3   Abdul Razzaq 5-1-22-2

20.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

20.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

20.3

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

20.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, 1 run, shortish ball, just pushed straight by Cook who makes a late decision to scramble a single.

20.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 no ball

20.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 3 runs, steered through the mid-wicket are and brings England’s hundred up as Kaneria sets off in pursuit.

20.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, ball pitches outside leg and Cook bends double as the ball rattles into his pads. Big appeal but, given where it pitched, it’s inevitably turned down by Simon Taufel.

England 102/3   Abdul Razzaq 6-1-27-2

22.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, decent line-and-length – on the offstump - forcing a defensive shot.

22.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, on the button again, Cook defends the ball out towards mid-on.

22.3

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

22.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

22.5

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, 1 run, quick single after Cook steers out to cover.

22.6

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 run, a touch short, Collingwood gets bat on it and pushes to mid-wicket.

England 105/3   Abdul Razzaq 7-1-29-2

24.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

24.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, 1 run

24.3

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 run

24.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, 1 run, lunge to mid-wicket.

24.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

24.6

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, fired in, straight and true.

England 110/3   Abdul Razzaq 8-1-32-2

46.1

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 run, shortish, tucked into mid-wicket

46.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

46.3

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

46.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, unthreatening delivery, steered into cover.

46.5

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, pacier delivery, Cook hits it to Inzy, who plays a bit of football.

46.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, Cook can’t do anything with that, apart from defend with the full face of the bat.

England 195/3   Abdul Razzaq 9-1-33-2

48.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

48.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, FOUR, you can’t argue with that. Cook latches firmly onto a short delivery with a beautifully struck pull to bring up his fifty, his second at Lord’s. He’s been dropped twice, on O and 45, but he’s taken his chances – and got the reward. England will now need him to keep building.

48.3

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

48.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

48.5

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

48.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, the ball kept low just outside the off-stump and Cook thumps his bat down on it, defensively.

England 201/3   Abdul Razzaq 10-1-37-2

50.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, FOUR, banged in short, but the ball slowed a touch and Cook made no mistake in dispatching that to the square leg boundary.

50.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

50.3

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, looked for a quick single after steering to midwicket but settled for the dot.

50.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, better ball: full, on the off-stick and forcing the defensive

50.5

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, another good ball, good line; just a dot.

50.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

England 211/3   Abdul Razzaq 11-1-41-2

52.1

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 run, dug out a yorker

52.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, FOUR, up and over point

52.3

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, 2 runs, whipped through midwicket

52.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

52.5

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

52.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, 1 run, played to midwicket, collected by Sami.

England 220/3   Abdul Razzaq 12-1-49-2

54.1

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

54.2

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

54.3

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

54.4

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, FOUR, Ugly but controlled hoick square, but Collingwood won’t care about how it looked; that's four

54.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, FOUR, slightly shorter, slightly quicker but more elegant from Collingwood, who was quickly on to that.

54.6

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, huge appeal for an inside edge. A big noise, which turns out to be the pad – great decision from umpire Taufel; the Pakistan team were understandably appealing loudly for that one.

England 230/3   Abdul Razzaq 13-1-57-2

83.1

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, finds a hint of swing

83.2

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, ooh. Collingwood plays away from his body and nearly bottom edges on to the off-stump. Razzaq runs his hands through his hair; a near miss.

83.3

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

83.4

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, huge shout, but Bucknor not interested as it was going over the top of middle. Razzaq got that one to move right back in to Collingwood who was beaten.

83.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

83.6

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, forces another defensive shot.

England 297/3   Abdul Razzaq 14-2-57-2

85.1

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, shortish and just outside off, Collingwood steps into the line of the ball and offers a backfoot defensive

85.2

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

85.3

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, attempted drive slapped straight into his left thigh. Ouch.

85.4

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 run, nippy single into midwicket brings up England’s 300. These two have put on 212 to elevate England into a robust position

85.5

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, swings late, but very wide of offstump and Cook shoulders arms

85.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, Razzaq forces Cook onto his backfoot, but his defence is sound

England 300/3   Abdul Razzaq 15-2-58-2

87.1

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

87.2

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 run, strayed down leg and Collingwood takes the single. Could this be Cook’s moment, now? Pakistan strengthen the off-side and the slip cordon, just to make Cook wait and try to shake him.

87.3

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, slower ball, Cook leaves that well alone.

87.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, too wide for Cook to be interested. He leaves it and it bounces low, away from him. Strauss is the most nervous-looking of a nervous-looking England balcony.

87.5

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, better ball from Razzaq, tighter and nearer to the batsman

87.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run, Cook again not tempted into anything rash; he leaves the ball as that one also moves away from him. This is intelligent, probing stuff from Razzaq.

England 306/3   Abdul Razzaq 16-2-59-2

89.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

89.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, no run

89.3

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, 1 run, not much room, but managed to work the ball into midwicket.

89.4

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

89.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

89.6

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

England 309/3   Abdul Razzaq 17-2-60-2

104.1

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, no run, lovely languid run-up from Razzaq who casually releases the ball which sails down the channel outside off-stump

104.2

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, no run, nearer to off-stump this time, forcing Bell to defend, still a good length

104.3

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, no run, another tight ball on the money

104.4

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, 1 run, just drops short and Bell swats that into space on leg.

104.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, probing around off-stump again, but Collingwood removes his bat early for the leave

104.6

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, a touch of the Trescothicks there as Collingwood’s leaden feet stay rooted to the crease as he attempts, and fails to time, a backfoot drive

England 380/4   Abdul Razzaq 18-2-61-2

106.1

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, nipped back but pitched outside the line. Big shout, but will get nothing for that.

106.2

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, Razzaq keeping Collingwood quiet here, as the batsman searches for his 150

106.3

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 run, an inside edge tumbles to fine leg and helps Collingwood to his 150.

106.4

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, no run, Bell crouches over the ball to defend a good line-and-length delivery

106.5

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, no run, a wider one, steered to cover

106.6

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, no run

England 383/4   Abdul Razzaq 19-2-62-2

108.1

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, no run, moved in to the righthander on a good length in front of off-stump

108.2

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, no run, a quicker one, attempted cut flies to point where it’s scooped easily

108.3

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, 1 run, cheeky single to midwicket, England taking advantage of a slightly deep-set field which is allowing the ones to come.

108.4

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

108.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

108.6

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 3 runs, another one drifted in, but it’s picked up and straight-driven towards the boundary where a sleek one-two on the boundary gets the ball back sharpish.

England 389/4   Abdul Razzaq 20-2-66-2

110.1

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, 1 run, gave the batsman room to cover-drive that one

110.2

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, ball shoots through at shoulder height, but down the channel outside off; Collingwood isn’t tempted

110.3

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, FOUR, huge outside edge flies through the vacant second slip area and on for four.

110.4

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

110.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, steps forward, and out of his crease, to defend. Razzaq pretends to shy at the stumps, by which time the batsman was well back

110.6

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 run, steer to cover

England 397/4   Abdul Razzaq 21-2-72-2

112.1

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, innocuous ball: on a good-length, but outside the off-stump

112.2

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

112.3

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 run, guided out to cover

112.4

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, no run

112.5

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, no run, moves away off the seam, but wide enough for Bell to shoulder arms

112.6

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, no run, Bell fishes at one which has a touch of movement and just fails to shave his outside edge. The batsman stands there, nodding his head in acknowledgement of the decent delivery. And he’s still there a few seconds later, holding that pose. Lovely ball from the threatening Razzaq

England 403/4   Abdul Razzaq 22-2-73-2

114.1

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

114.2

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, pitches on a good length on off-stump

114.3

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 3 runs, didn’t quite time a pull shot which loops up and straight down, in bags of space

114.4

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, no run, a hint of aerial movement as the ball swings away

114.5

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, 1 run, a huge shout but Simon Taufel not interested, believing the batsman edged it. Replays show there was no bat but, while the ball pitched on middle, it would have just gone over.

114.6

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

England 408/4   Abdul Razzaq 23-2-77-2

116.1

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, 2 runs, chops down to third man

116.2

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, no run

116.3

Abdul Razzaq to Bell, 1 run, worked into midwicket

116.4

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run

116.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, FOUR, good luck there for Collingwood, who got a huge inside edge which flew through fine leg. Razzaq holds his head, exasperated, as well he might; he’s been bowling well under a cloudless sky with scant reward

116.6

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 run, hit on the on-side

England 417/4   Abdul Razzaq 24-2-85-2

118.1

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, ball squirts through down the off-side channel

118.2

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, touch of awayswing, but unthreatening

118.3

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, a firm backfoot defensive

118.4

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, doesn’t get hold of an attempted drive and it edges on to his pads

118.5

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, no run, backfoot drive slashed straight to point

118.6

Abdul Razzaq to Collingwood, 1 run, drifted down leg and Collingwood pushes firmly on the on-side

England 423/4   Abdul Razzaq 25-2-86-2
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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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