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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
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   Umar Gul 1-0-5-0
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   Umar Gul 2-0-13-0
5.1

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, shorter, bounces on Trescothick who knocks it back to the bowler

5.2

Umar Gul to Trescothick, 1 run, drifting down leg, flicked to fine-leg for a single

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   Umar Gul 3-0-23-0
7.1

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run

7.2

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, useful ball, bounces on and moves away, late, from Trescothick who plays and missed

7.3

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run

7.4

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run

7.5

Umar Gul to Trescothick, 1 run, flicked off his legs for a single

7.6

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

England 49/0   Umar Gul 4-0-24-0
9.1

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, hit with power off the back foot (again) straight to cover point

9.2

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, beautiful delivery, drew Trescothick into a wibbly forward-defensive, moved away. Comprehensively beaten

9.3

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, punched straight to cover

9.4

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, started on leg and cut slightly away from Trescothick who jammed down on it. Better over, this

9.5

Umar Gul to Trescothick, 1 no ball

9.5

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, good bouncer, good pace – well left alone by Trescothick who weaved out of the way like the boxer that he isn’t

9.6

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run

England 56/0   Umar Gul 5-0-25-0
11.1

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run

11.2

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run

11.3

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, cuts back sharply, bounces on Trescothick too, huge shout from Akmal and the bowler. Looks like it his shirt or trousers, or both, but nowhere near the bat. Good ball though. Great decision from Steve Bucknor

11.4

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run

11.5

Umar Gul to Trescothick, OUT, but he’s gone now, plays away from his body – a willy, wally waft outside off-stump, gets a thin outside edge straight to Akmal. Pakistan strike

ME Trescothick c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 16 (53m 36b 2x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

11.6

Umar Gul to Cook, no run

England 60/1   Umar Gul 6-1-25-1
13.1

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, full-faced defensive

13.2

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, strayed down leg

13.3

Umar Gul to Cook, 1 run, dropped. Imran Farhat missed an easy chance at second slip after Cook was squared up. It was straight to Inzamam at first slip but an eager Imran dived across and it popped out of his hands. He shakes his finger and his head – that’s the second one he’s put down.

13.4

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run

13.5

Umar Gul to Cook, no run

13.6

Umar Gul to Cook, no run

England 62/2   Umar Gul 7-1-27-1
15.1

Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen goes down on one knee and offers a mere flick of a cover-drive which races away

15.2

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, good response. The ball cuts down the hill, tucks Pietersen up and just fails to shave his inside edge on its way through.

15.3

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run

15.4

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, looks to work the ball through mid-wicket, but it just trickles there as he checks the shot.

15.5

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run

15.6

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 2 runs, squeezed to mid-on and forced the misfield. Sami came in quickly from mid-on but failed to pick it up.

England 69/2   Umar Gul 8-1-33-1
28.1

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, short ball outside off, Cook defends up on his toes

28.2

Umar Gul to Cook, (no ball) FOUR, too short and swaying down leg, Cook paddles it down to fine-leg for an easy four

28.2

Umar Gul to Cook, 1 run, again drifting down leg, and Cook flicks it elegantly for a single

28.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, outside his off-stump, no swing, left well alone

28.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, shorter and a touch quicker, batsman defends up on his toes. Not much swing on offer, yet, after lunch

28.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, FOUR, poor delivery; short, wide and cut hard by Collingwood past gully down to the third-man boundary. Confident stroke

28.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, FOUR, fuller and a smidgen straighter, forces Collingwood forward who finds a thickish outside edge, down for another four to third man. Runs coming in a hurry here

England 141/3   Umar Gul 9-1-47-1
30.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 run, worked to third man

30.2

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, good delivery, cramping Cook for room – hurried onto him

30.3

Umar Gul to Cook, 1 no ball, Gul overstepping here, but a crisp return drive from Cook back to the bowler

30.3

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, jams down on this shorter delivery straight to cover. Cat-and-mouse cricket here

30.4

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, solid, uncompromising forward defence to an accurate delivery on off-stump

30.5

Umar Gul to Cook, 1 run, pitches on Cook’s leg-stump, whips it to mid-on for a well-run single. Looks solid, Cook.

30.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, kept a touch low, Collingwood squirts it off the square

England 146/3   Umar Gul 10-1-50-1
32.1

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, wide of off-stump, and fast, Cook flails at it. Great opportunity to hammer Gul for four goes begging

32.2

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, better line now from Gul; taller at the crease, with a high arm, he finds one to bounce on Cook who stands up on his toes to defend it with ease

32.3

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, clever bowling, jags away late from the batsman who reacted well

32.4

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, tries to entice the batsman with a wider delivery. Fails.

32.5

Umar Gul to Cook, 5 wides, oh dear. Far too short, beats Cook who didn’t need to duck. Sails over him, sails over Akmal for four wides

32.5

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, and now this one keeps low – worrying to see so early in the Test

32.6

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, finishes the over with a good one on off-stump, although perhaps a little too short again

England 154/3   Umar Gul 11-1-55-1
34.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 run, flicked off his legs - bread-and-butter for Collingwood

34.2

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, defended into the off-side

34.3

Umar Gul to Cook, 1 no ball, punched off the back foot to the man in the gully, tighter over from Gul so far

34.3

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, rapped on the pads, perhaps bat-pad, good ball from Gul who jags one back into the left-handed Cook

34.4

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, outside off, defended watchfully

34.5

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, pushed to cover

34.6

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, slightly shorter and punched by Cook with greater force, but straight to mid-on. Good over

England 157/3   Umar Gul 12-1-57-1
36.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 run, whips it from middle through midwicket for an easy single. A “nothing” sort of delivery, still no consistency from Gul

36.2

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, crunched on the up straight to cover

36.3

Umar Gul to Cook, no run

36.4

Umar Gul to Cook, 1 run, straying down leg, again, and Cook whips it off his pads for a single

36.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, outside off and left well alone by Collingwood, rightly so. Gul struggling with the left/right-handed combination at the crease

36.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, beauty! Absolute jaffer, Gul’s first of the match. Swings into Collingwood, squares him up, cuts away and beats him all ends up. Super ball, that.

England 164/3   Umar Gul 13-1-59-1
59.1

Umar Gul to Cook, FOUR, oooh, first ball after tea and Cook edges it wide of second slip…where a third slip would have been. Good start by Gul; a moral victory, if nothing else

59.2

Umar Gul to Cook, 1 run

59.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, wide of off-stump, Collingwood shimmies across and defends on the back foot

59.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, even wider, and slower, batsman not interested

59.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, wider still, although not “officially” an umpire’s wide

59.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, fuller and straighter, a touch nippier too, and Collingwood jams his bat down on it

England 247/3   Umar Gul 14-1-64-1
61.1

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, good pace from Gul, rising on Cook who got up on his toes to defend it into the covers

61.2

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, same line outside offstump from Gul, Cook doesn’t move his feet this time though, poking his bat rather ungainly (but effectively) at a short delivery

61.3

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, excellent length this time, again Cook refusing to take a big stride forward but nevertheless he clearly has an excellent eye – ala Trescothick – blocking the ball out into the off-side

61.4

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, defended off the back foot

61.5

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, half a shout, Cook inside edges onto his pads - almost squeezed through his legs and onto his stumps. Fine over so far

61.6

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, straying slightly down the leg side, nudged safely away

England 248/3   Umar Gul 15-2-64-1
63.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run

63.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, gone, out, no! Dropped! Leg-cutter, outside edge straight to Kamran Akmal – dreadful shot from Collingwood I might add – and, somehow, Akmal shelled it. Deafening silence from the captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, and not much more being said from the slips. Ooh, that’s a shocker

63.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, that’s better, a solid forward defence

63.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, dropped to the off-side

63.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 no ball, well timed by Collingwood, a no-ball too, but straight to the man at cover

63.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, kept a bit low, very low actually, almost trapped him between the knees

63.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 3 runs, intelligent cricket from Collingwood, waiting for the bad ball – which has been the story of the day, really, as far as Pakistan’s bowling goes – and he whips it through midwicket

England 255/3   Umar Gul 16-2-68-1
65.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, outside off-stump, left well alone - no need to play at those

65.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, wider still, left alone

65.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, Gul straightens his line, forcing the batsman to defend

65.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, wider still, this is far from inspiring from Gul – but he did at least induce Collingwood, no doubt now fed up with the wide bowling, to flail at it

65.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, classically driven along the ground but straight to the cover fielder

65.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, and it’s a maiden. Gul’s clearly trying to get the ball to reverse but it’s not quite working for him yet

England 256/3   Umar Gul 17-3-68-1
67.1

Umar Gul to Cook, 1 run, too easy for Cook who, despite his youthful air, will whip leg-side gifts all day

67.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 run, wide, again, and Collingwood times it to backward point who fumbles it ungraciously. Collingwood not moving his feet, though, to the short ball

67.3

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, batsman pokes at one outside offstump

67.4

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, much better from Gul, fuller and straighter, forcing Cook to decide whether to leave it well alone or, as he did, defend it with care

67.5

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, generates a touch more bounce, with one rising on Cook but he uses his height to good effect to ride the bounce and play it competently into the covers

67.6

Umar Gul to Cook, no run, ah, touch of reverse-swing there to end the over

England 259/3   Umar Gul 18-3-70-1
69.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, moved away slightly from the batsman, Collingwood still refusing to move his feet – perhaps wary of the nip-backer from Gul

69.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, FOUR, Gul drops it short and Collingwood was remarkably quick to pounce on it, pulling it well in front of square with tremendous power for a fine four

69.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, fuller and quicker ball by Gul, one which just – at the last second – threatened to move away from Collingwood who jams his bat down effectively, albeit ungainly

69.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, an ugly jammer-downer again from Collingwood, but he kept it out and that’s all that matters

69.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, full toss, smeared straight to extra cover

69.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 2 runs, yet again it’s simply too short from Gul and Collingwood, who is so well set now, simply rocks back and cuts it past extra cover for two

England 268/3   Umar Gul 19-3-76-1
91.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, well outside the offstump, Collingwood leaves alone his first ball of the day

91.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, fuller and straighter from Gul, Collingwood comes forward and defends solidly

91.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, batsman flirts with the idea of cutting this wide delivery before shouldering arms. A useful sighter. No swing or seam movement for Gul yet

91.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood gets on top of this and, with a high left elbow, punches it straight to cover without any timing

91.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, useful delivery, the leg-cutter, passing by Collingwood’s outside edge shaping away

91.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, good end to a good over, consecutive maiden, Collingwood jams down on this shorter delivery

England 309/3   Umar Gul 20-4-76-1
93.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, down the leg-side, Kamran Akmal, the wicketkeeper, collects the ball

93.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, FOUR, takes the splice of Collingwood’s bat, playing it with soft hands to edge the ball between third slip and gully. No third man

93.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, straight, on middle-and-off, Collingwood jams down on it and defends

93.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, ah, good one from Gul, holds its line and Collingwood doesn’t quite move his feet. Bit of a wishy washy waft there, passes his outside edge

93.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, big shout from Gul, less so from Akmal, as the ball jags back sharply at Collingwood to rap him on his pads. Umpire Steve Bucknor shakes his head

93.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, FOUR, and Gul lets himself down here, overpitching and drifting down the leg-side, Collingwood flicks it confidently past long-on for an easy boundary. Super shot, that.

England 321/3   Umar Gul 21-4-84-1
95.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, FOUR, oh super shot from Collingwood, outstanding cut shot right on top of the bounce, hammered through point

95.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run

95.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, FOUR, rubbish from Gul, too full and drifting down leg-side. You can’t bowl there. Collingwood’s bread-and-butter, milking it through midwicket and timing it superbly. Lovely shot that.

95.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run

95.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, yikes, moves down the slope and almost cuts Collingwood in half, raps him on the pads

95.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, FOUR, too easy for Collingwood, short and wide and he pounces on it to send it rocketing to the extra-cover fence

England 337/4   Umar Gul 22-4-96-1
97.1

Umar Gul to Bell, FOUR, poor cricket from Pakistan. Collingwood tucks one off his legs to deep midwicket and Danish Kaneria, not the quickest in the outfield, gets his feet in a tangle and knocks it in the back of the net for four

97.2

Umar Gul to Bell, 1 run, on Bell’s middle stump, as it were, and he whips it down to fine leg for an easy single

97.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, defended off the front foot

97.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, left alone

97.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 run, attempted yorker and a good one, but Collingwood digs it out and calls Bell through for a well-run single

97.6

Umar Gul to Bell, 1 run, leg-side, yet again. Bell has no trouble in flicking this away for a single

England 349/4   Umar Gul 23-4-103-1
99.1

Umar Gul to Bell, no run

99.2

Umar Gul to Bell, 1 run, jags back on Bell but, with soft hands, he nudges it carefully on the on-side

99.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, banana-movement, swings back into Collingwood before moving away from Kamran Akmal, the wicketkeeper. Breezy day, perhaps the wind is affecting their lines.

99.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, now then, pitches this one well up to the batsman and drifts it down leg, before it straightens right at the last minute. Touch of reverse swing? Far too early for that, surely.

99.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 run, punches this down to third man

99.6

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, rubbish. Sorry but that really is poor, miles down the leg-side, almost into the English Channel.

England 358/4   Umar Gul 24-4-105-1
120.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 wide, and he starts with a wide. Far from chuntering to himself, he’s chuckling away with the man at mid-on in a “what’s going on?” manner

120.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, a foot straighter than the previous ball, but wide enough not to trouble Collingwood

120.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 wide, and another wide, down the slope. Gul is bowling from the nursery end, which I ought to have mentioned

120.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, more wideness, cut to cover

120.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, a touch straighter and Collingwood attempts to cut it but he’s nowhere near the ball, which continues to swing away from him

120.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, ouch, that’s much better from Gul, finding one to spit disconcertingly on Collingwood who drops his left hand, wisely shielding his face with the bat. Snorter, that was

120.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run

120.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 no ball, frustrating start for Gul and Pakistan, Gul now scratching at the crease, as it were, ensuring his foot can land securely

120.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run

England 429/4   Umar Gul 25-4-108-1
122.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, better line, perhaps going around the wicket might help him negotiate the slope

122.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 run, touch short, ball doesn’t rise enough to trouble Collingwood who paddles him around the corner quite comfortably

122.3

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, no great pace, Bell cuts him straight to cover

122.4

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, excellent length at last, attacking Bell’s offstump who produces a textbook forward-defence with a pleasing “clunk” of the bat

122.5

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, batsman slightly caught in two minds there, wasn’t sure whether to cut or drive. In the end, it was a bit of both…a cutive if you will. Or a drut

122.6

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, driven to mid-off

England 432/4   Umar Gul 26-4-109-1
124.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, driven without timing into the covers

124.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, good line, outside off and a touch shorter, Collingwood steps backs and hits it hard into the ground

124.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, quicker (83 mph) and a touch of inswing (or reverse-swing, perhaps), edges this into his pads

124.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, cut hard to point

124.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, through to the wicketkeeper, a rather subdued Kamran Akmal. Touch of swing into the right-hander again

124.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, ends what has been a much better over in good fashion, swinging this one into Collingwood, forcing him to defend.

England 435/4   Umar Gul 27-5-109-1
126.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, punched off the back foot

126.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, wide of the off-stump. This is either canny tactics to entice Collingwood into a false stroke, or it’s just not very good bowling

126.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, ooh that’s a cracker, quick and passes his outside edge. Much better!

126.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, leaves well alone

126.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, a rare bouncer and the batsmen isn’t tempted

126.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, jags back into Collingwood who misreads the movement and is hit on the upper thigh

England 437/4   Umar Gul 28-6-109-1
128.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run

128.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 run, swings into Collingwood’s pads who tucks it through midwicket for a single

128.3

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, bouncer, too short and misdirected, Bell ducks underneath

128.4

Umar Gul to Bell, no run

128.5

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, good length, defended solidly

128.6

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, quicker ball (86mph) swings into his pads, a stifled yelp of an appeal

England 438/4   Umar Gul 29-6-110-1
130.1

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, outside off, left alone

130.2

Umar Gul to Bell, 1 run, swung into Bell who nudges it for a single on the leg-side

130.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 wide, wild and woolly leg-side bouncer from Gul, called a wide by the umpire Simon Taufel

130.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, watches this pass harmlessly by

130.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, starts outside off and swings into Collingwood who punches this, timing it well, to mid-off

130.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 run, leg-side drifter from Gul allows an easy single

130.6

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, inswinger, but Bell can only find the man at mid-off

England 441/4   Umar Gul 30-6-113-1
132.1

Umar Gul to Bell, no run

132.2

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, dreadfully wide again, he’s not going to get any wickets bowling so short and wide. Bell can hardly reach the ball, but does manage to cut it

132.3

Umar Gul to Bell, 2 runs, inswinger driven elegantly past backward point and he’s moved on to 49

132.4

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, jammed down on the back foot, thinks about a single but chooses against it. Never run off a misfield

132.5

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, straighter and defended off the back foot

132.6

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, hit to mid-off

England 443/5   Umar Gul 31-6-115-1
134.1

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, defended firmly

134.2

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, drifting down the legside, Bell leaves it, Akmal collects it

134.3

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, booming swing there into the right-handed Bell who jams it out

134.4

Umar Gul to Bell, FOUR, lovely way to bring up his fifty, flicking a middle-and-leg delivery off his pads to midwicket for four. Good fifty, that

134.5

Umar Gul to Bell, 2 runs, bounced on him, plays it neatly down to third man. Boycott will love that shot.

134.6

Umar Gul to Bell, no run

England 453/5   Umar Gul 32-6-121-1
150.1

Umar Gul to Bell, 2 runs, again he starts with a wider ball, and Bell pushes for two but Mohammad Sami, down at fine-leg, was half asleep and allowed them an easy two

150.2

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, oooh, Bell inside edges which could so easily have smashed his stumps, Akmal dived to retrieve the ball and threw down the stumps for an attempted run-out. It’s gone to the third umpire but he’s safely home

150.3

Umar Gul to Bell, FOUR, short and wide, Bell showing positive intent immediately after tea, pulling Gul powerfully through deep midwicket to bring up the 500

150.4

Umar Gul to Bell, 2 runs, cleverly cuts this down to third man

150.5

Umar Gul to Bell, 2 runs, even shorter, even wider, Bell gets on top of the bounce and pulls it wide of mid-on for another couple

150.6

Umar Gul to Bell, 1 wide, quicker bouncer, oh, it’s called a wide. Bit unfair really, mind you, it was miles above his head and threatening to down a pigeon. “Gul downs a pigeon,” might be the headline (sorry)

150.6

Umar Gul to Bell, 1 run, scampered single, this is excellent and positive batting from Bell

England 507/7   Umar Gul 33-6-133-1
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