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
100.1

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, no run, how’s that? Gone surely, no – huge appeal from Sami and the wicketkeeper. Collingwood edges it behind and, for some reason, Simon Taufel turns it down. That, frankly, was a dreadful decision and Collingwood survives. Inzamam-ul-Haq is currently chewing on his fingernails, and who can blame him?

100.2

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, no run

100.3

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, 3 runs, nudged through midwicket

100.4

Mohammad Sami to Bell, no run, back foot, solid defensive shot

100.5

Mohammad Sami to Bell, no run, defended solidly

100.6

Mohammad Sami to Bell, no run, driven without timing to mid-off

A change in the bowling, it’ll be Shahid Afridi into the attack. 7-0-23-0 at the moment

End of over 101 (3 runs) England 361/4

    • IR Bell 23 (21b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 134 (217b 17x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 24-4-92-1
    • Umar Gul 24-4-105-1
101.1

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, 1 run, short and wide and cut powerfully but straight to the deep extra-cover fielder. Bit of a loosener from Afridi

101.2

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, short and wide, this time down the leg-side

101.3

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run, poked without power to mid-off

101.4

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, FOUR, miles too short and he climbs into it, walloping it off the toe-end of the bat over midwicket for a crunching boundary

101.5

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, FOUR, same again from Collingwood, almost a mirror of the previous ball, but hit with greater timing. Why isn’t Kaneria bowling?

101.6

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run, oh hello! That’s a bit close, no, turned down by Bucknor. Quicker ball from Afridi, raps Collingwood on the pads, perhaps going down leg. Lucky

End of over 102 (10 runs) England 371/4

    • PD Collingwood 143 (222b 19x4)
    • IR Bell 24 (22b 4x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 8-0-33-0
    • Mohammad Sami 24-4-92-1
102.1

Mohammad Sami to Bell, 1 run, too straight, whipped down to fine-leg

102.2

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, 1 run, driven off the back foot

102.3

Mohammad Sami to Bell, no run

102.4

Mohammad Sami to Bell, 1 run, knocked to midwicket

102.5

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, no run, too wide, oh come on attack the stumps

102.6

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, FOUR, better ball, fuller, but this time it’s too full and Collingwood punches it down the ground for four. Really well timed

That's it from me and it's time to hand over to Jenny Thompson who will keep you amused until lunch. I'll be back in the chair for the afternoon session. T'ra.

Thanks Will and hello all. The clock’s just recently struck noon here, but may I say good morning, afternoon or evening to you depending on where you’re tuning in from.

End of over 103 (7 runs) England 378/4

    • PD Collingwood 148 (225b 20x4)
    • IR Bell 26 (25b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 25-4-99-1
    • Shahid Afridi 8-0-33-0
103.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, premeditated sweep

103.2

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, drifted in, Bell took that off his legs and tapped it through midwicket

103.3

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run

103.4

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run

103.5

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run, wrists whirling, Afridi puts that on a good length

103.6

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood hits that back to the bowler and Afridi takes a casual mock-shy at the stumps without actually releasing the ball. There’s the odd ironic cheer in the crowd for it, but maybe they’re just bored. Time for them, and everyone else, to tuck into their first, or second, beverage of the day anyway – because that’s drinks.

End of over 104 (1 run) England 379/4

    • PD Collingwood 148 (229b 20x4)
    • IR Bell 27 (27b 4x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 9-0-34-0
    • Mohammad Sami 25-4-99-1
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

End of over 105 (1 run) England 380/4

    • PD Collingwood 148 (231b 20x4)
    • IR Bell 28 (31b 4x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 18-2-61-2
    • Shahid Afridi 9-0-34-0
105.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run

105.2

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, flighted in on leg

105.3

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, this time a good-length ball pitches on the off-stump

105.4

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, an easy single as Bell pushes to the mid-off region

105.5

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run, Afridi racing through his over here

105.6

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, 1 run, worked to leg and they scamper a quick run.

End of over 106 (2 runs) England 382/4

    • PD Collingwood 149 (233b 20x4)
    • IR Bell 29 (35b 4x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 10-0-36-0
    • 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

Decent over that from Razzaq, asking the questions. On this occasion, though, England managed to supply the answers.

End of over 107 (1 run) England 383/4

    • IR Bell 29 (38b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 150 (236b 20x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 19-2-62-2
    • Shahid Afridi 10-0-36-0
107.1

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run, on the button, defensive shot results

107.2

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run

107.3

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, 1 run, strayed down leg and paid the price, albeit a small one, of a single

107.4

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, didn’t quite get hold of the cut

107.5

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run

107.6

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, dragged down just short, plenty of time for Bell to get over it and work it to leg.

End of over 108 (2 runs) England 385/4

    • IR Bell 30 (41b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 151 (239b 20x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 11-0-38-0
    • 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.

End of over 109 (4 runs) England 389/4

    • PD Collingwood 154 (242b 20x4)
    • IR Bell 31 (44b 4x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 20-2-66-2
    • Shahid Afridi 11-0-38-0
109.1

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run

109.2

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run, the batsmen think about a single as the ball drops into the midwicket area, but a big call of “No” soon puts paid to that idea

109.3

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run, well beaten by the height, and the ball drifts past the outside edge. Totally misread there by Collingwood, who tried to work it to leg.

109.4

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, 1 run, squirted to leg

109.5

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run

109.6

Shahid Afridi to Collingwood, no run

Another good over by Afridi, just keeping the batsmen quiet

End of over 110 (2 runs) England 391/4

    • PD Collingwood 155 (247b 20x4)
    • IR Bell 32 (45b 4x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 12-0-40-0
    • 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

One legspinner replaces another - Danish Kaneria is coming into the attack now for Afridi, and he stands there chatting with a beardstroking Inzamam about the best tactics to employ

End of over 111 (6 runs) England 397/4

    • PD Collingwood 160 (252b 21x4)
    • IR Bell 33 (46b 4x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 21-2-72-2
    • Shahid Afridi 12-0-40-0
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

Half an hour to go until lunch - can Pakistan get another breakthrough for their morning's toils?

End of over 112 (5 runs) England 402/4

    • IR Bell 33 (47b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 165 (257b 22x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 30-1-78-0
    • 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

Inzamam has brought a second slip in for Razzaq - and that's a good shout, too; Razzaq has been finding a consistent, probing line down the channel

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

End of over 113 (1 run) England 403/4

    • IR Bell 33 (50b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 166 (260b 22x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 22-2-73-2
    • 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

End of over 114 (1 run) England 404/4

    • IR Bell 33 (54b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 167 (262b 22x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 31-1-79-0
    • 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

End of over 115 (4 runs) England 408/4

    • PD Collingwood 170 (266b 22x4)
    • IR Bell 34 (56b 4x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 23-2-77-2
    • 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

End of over 116 (1 run) England 409/4

    • PD Collingwood 170 (268b 22x4)
    • IR Bell 35 (60b 4x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 32-1-80-0
    • 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

End of over 117 (8 runs) England 417/4

    • PD Collingwood 175 (271b 23x4)
    • IR Bell 38 (63b 4x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 24-2-85-2
    • 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

End of over 118 (5 runs) England 422/4

    • IR Bell 42 (66b 5x4)
    • PD Collingwood 176 (274b 23x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 33-1-85-0
    • 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

Imran Farhat brought on just to mix things up before lunch

End of over 119 (1 run) England 423/4

    • PD Collingwood 177 (280b 23x4)
    • IR Bell 42 (66b 5x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 25-2-86-2
    • Danish Kaneria 33-1-85-0
119.1

Imran Farhat to Collingwood, no run

119.2

Imran Farhat to Collingwood, 1 run, eased to midwicket as England start to play for lunch

119.3

Imran Farhat to Bell, 1 run, helped round behind square

119.4

Imran Farhat to Collingwood, no run

119.5

Imran Farhat to Collingwood, no run, straight-batted defensive

119.6

Imran Farhat to Collingwood, 1 run, quick single from a punch to mid-on takes England to lunch at 426 for 4.

Umar Gul to open the bowling after lunch.

Little note for the stattos out there. This is Paul Collingwood's highest Test score, and he's 11 runs from matching his highest first-class score of 190.

Hello again, welcome back. Jenny's having a deserved break from commentary, so it's me, Will, for the next hour. Hope you've all had a splendid lunch. I'm still making my through a sandwich; time rests for no man, and all that. So here come the umpires, followed by Pakistan - Lord's really is looking an absolute picture. Hope you're enjoying the commentary. Let us know either way!

Yet again it’s been England’s session; their batsmen have made serene progress under a blue sky, losing just Alastair Cook along the way.

End of over 120 (3 runs) England 426/4

    • PD Collingwood 179 (285b 23x4)
    • IR Bell 43 (67b 5x4)
    • Imran Farhat 1-0-3-0
    • Abdul Razzaq 25-2-86-2
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

Very poor over. Here's Danish Kaneria from the pavilion end

End of over 121 (3 runs) England 429/4

    • PD Collingwood 179 (292b 23x4)
    • IR Bell 43 (67b 5x4)
    • Umar Gul 25-4-108-1
    • Imran Farhat 1-0-3-0
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

Tidy over from Kaneria. Gul going around the wicket

End of over 122 (2 runs) England 431/4

    • PD Collingwood 180 (295b 23x4)
    • IR Bell 44 (70b 5x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 34-1-87-0
    • 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

Over the wicket now

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

End of over 123 (1 run) England 432/4

    • IR Bell 44 (74b 5x4)
    • PD Collingwood 181 (297b 23x4)
    • Umar Gul 26-4-109-1
    • 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

Not a bad over from Kaneria, but not at all threatening either. Here's Gul

End of over 124 (3 runs) England 435/4

    • IR Bell 45 (77b 5x4)
    • PD Collingwood 183 (300b 23x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 35-1-90-0
    • 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.

Far better over from that man Gul

End of over 125 (maiden) England 435/4

    • PD Collingwood 183 (306b 23x4)
    • IR Bell 45 (77b 5x4)
    • Umar Gul 27-5-109-1
    • 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

End of over 126 (2 runs) England 437/4

    • IR Bell 46 (82b 5x4)
    • PD Collingwood 184 (307b 23x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 36-1-92-0
    • 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

Not a lot really happening for Pakistan here. Quite a lull in proceedings

End of over 127 (maiden) England 437/4

    • PD Collingwood 184 (313b 23x4)
    • IR Bell 46 (82b 5x4)
    • Umar Gul 28-6-109-1
    • 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

End of over 128 (maiden) England 437/4

    • IR Bell 46 (88b 5x4)
    • PD Collingwood 184 (313b 23x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 37-2-92-0
    • 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

End of over 129 (1 run) England 438/4

    • IR Bell 46 (92b 5x4)
    • PD Collingwood 185 (315b 23x4)
    • Umar Gul 29-6-110-1
    • 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

Remember, Collingwood's highest first-class score is 190...

End of over 130 (maiden) England 438/4

    • PD Collingwood 185 (321b 23x4)
    • IR Bell 46 (92b 5x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 38-3-92-0
    • 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

Bit of a mother's meeting out in the middle. Ah, the umpire's concerned about the strapping Kaneria has on his hand. He's informed both the batsman that he has a plaster on, and it's all very cricket out there.

It'll be Kaneria to continue who, in the last over, had a strapping applied to his finger.

End of over 131 (3 runs) England 441/4

    • IR Bell 47 (95b 5x4)
    • PD Collingwood 186 (324b 23x4)
    • Umar Gul 30-6-113-1
    • 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

And here comes Geraint Jones who averages 26.68 in his Test career. That was a beautiful piece of bowling from Kaneria, beat Collingwood all ends up&

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

End of over 132 (wicket maiden) England 441/5

    • GO Jones 0 (3b)
    • IR Bell 47 (95b 5x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 39-4-92-1
    • 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

Now then, what can Kaneria come up with? Tail up after removing Collingwood, and Jones is a little less comfortable against spin. Here he comes

End of over 133 (2 runs) England 443/5

    • IR Bell 49 (101b 5x4)
    • GO Jones 0 (3b)
    • Umar Gul 31-6-115-1
    • 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

Just one slip in place for Gul

End of over 134 (4 runs) England 447/5

    • GO Jones 4 (9b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 49 (101b 5x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 40-4-96-1
    • 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

Marcello from Italy writes to say that Geraint Jones has set a new world record. And it’s a good one, too: he’s played 45 innings in Test cricket without once being dismissed for a duck. Email us if you have any thoughts, or curious oddities to tell us.

End of over 135 (6 runs) England 453/5

    • IR Bell 55 (107b 6x4)
    • GO Jones 4 (9b 1x4)
    • Umar Gul 32-6-121-1
    • 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

Sami into the attack

Ah, it's Geraint Jones' 30th birthday today. Celebrate with a hundred, go on, we dare you.

Lovely bowling from Kaneria - he's getting great drift, and is mixing it up beautifully

End of over 136 (1 run) England 454/5

    • GO Jones 5 (15b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 55 (107b 6x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 41-4-97-1
    • Umar Gul 32-6-121-1
136.1

Mohammad Sami to Jones, no run, crunched into the covers, well timed indeed but straight to the fielder

136.2

Mohammad Sami to Jones, no run, Jones comes forward and defends with a straight bat

136.3

Mohammad Sami to Jones, SIX, off the back foot and smashed over cover to deep extra cover, the man is waiting out there on the boundary but he just can’t quite hold on and he parries over the “rope” for six

136.4

Mohammad Sami to Jones, 3 runs, another good, impish shot, timed excellently on the leg-side. Sami really not looking the threat he can be

136.5

Mohammad Sami to Bell, 1 run

136.6

Mohammad Sami to Jones, no run, again, an elegant flick through midwicket, timed nicely

Kaneria to continue to Ian Bell

End of over 137 (10 runs) England 464/5

    • GO Jones 14 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • IR Bell 56 (108b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 26-4-109-1
    • 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

OK that's it from me, it's over to Jenny Thompson in the commentators chair. Drop us a line

Hello, hello, Jenny here.

End of over 138 (maiden) England 464/5

    • IR Bell 56 (114b 6x4)
    • GO Jones 14 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • Danish Kaneria 42-5-97-1
    • Mohammad Sami 26-4-109-1
138.1

Mohammad Sami to Jones, 1 run, uppish cut off the backfoot down to third man. Toyed with the idea of running two

138.2

Mohammad Sami to Bell, 1 run

138.3

Mohammad Sami to Jones, no run, speared in well, but dug out with ease

138.4

Mohammad Sami to Jones, no run, swung into the righthander, with a bit of nip, but was easily left

138.5

Mohammad Sami to Jones, no run, another aggressive ball, this time a yorker, but kept out by jamming the bat down on it

138.6

Mohammad Sami to Jones, 1 run, sliced away to third man

The groundstaff have come on to the pitch to prod down the foothole left by Mohammad Sami. They're really having a good old pummel there with a hefty instrument, their good work being inspected by the watchful Simon Taufel. A few of the Pakistan team cluster around to pick up some gardening tips.

End of over 139 (3 runs) England 467/5

    • GO Jones 16 (25b 1x4 1x6)
    • IR Bell 57 (115b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 27-4-112-1
    • 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.

End of over 140 (2 runs) England 469/6

    • LE Plunkett 0 (1b)
    • IR Bell 57 (115b 6x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 43-5-99-2
    • Mohammad Sami 27-4-112-1
140.1

Mohammad Sami to Bell, no run

140.2

Mohammad Sami to Bell, no run, Sami tries a quicker one, Bell tries to latch on to it with a pull shot, but miscues

140.3

Mohammad Sami to Bell, FOUR, classic on-drive, a lovely shot by Bell, just walks into that with great balance, using his timing to decent effect. There wasn’t much wrong with that delivery, you know.

140.4

Mohammad Sami to Bell, no run, another change of pace by Sami, this time the slower one.

140.5

Mohammad Sami to Bell, no run, doesn’t get as much lift as Bell was expecting, but he shouldered arms and leapt away from the ball, as if he’d had a shock.

140.6

Mohammad Sami to Bell, no run, decent ball, checked to cover.

Interesting over from Sami, who is mixing things up but wasn't looking particularly threatening this over.

End of over 141 (4 runs) England 473/6

    • IR Bell 61 (121b 7x4)
    • LE Plunkett 0 (1b)
    • Mohammad Sami 28-4-116-1
    • 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

Great over from Kaneria, shocking over from Plunkett. That’s another duck for Plunkett; that’s four in six Tests. Let’s see the run of shame in full, then: 9, 0, 0, 1, 0, 9, 22*, 0.

End of over 142 (wicket maiden) England 473/7

    • MJ Hoggard 0 (1b)
    • IR Bell 61 (121b 7x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 44-6-99-3
    • Mohammad Sami 28-4-116-1
142.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, FOUR, waited and opened the face, late-cutting through third man

142.2

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run

142.3

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run

142.4

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, single through mid-wicket. This will be a massive test for Bell now; can he bat with the tail?

142.5

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run

142.6

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run, a bit of dip, dug out. That’s well bowled again

End of over 143 (5 runs) England 478/7

    • MJ Hoggard 0 (3b)
    • IR Bell 66 (125b 8x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 13-0-45-0
    • 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

Another testing over by Kaneria who is enjoying the turn and bounce he's extracting from the pitch

End of over 144 (1 run) England 479/7

    • MJ Hoggard 0 (8b)
    • IR Bell 67 (126b 8x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 45-6-100-3
    • Shahid Afridi 13-0-45-0
144.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, nudged onto the offside

144.2

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, FOUR, a shout for LBW but Hoggard paddles that round through the 45

144.3

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run

144.4

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run

144.5

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run

144.6

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run, floated in, but no danger

End of over 145 (5 runs) England 484/7

    • MJ Hoggard 4 (13b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 68 (127b 8x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 14-0-50-0
    • 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

End of over 146 (3 runs) England 487/7

    • MJ Hoggard 5 (16b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 70 (130b 8x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 46-6-103-3
    • Shahid Afridi 14-0-50-0
146.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, sent to square

146.2

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run

146.3

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run, stifled appeals from the fielders as the ball appears to pop to short leg; no bat on it

146.4

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run

146.5

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run, Afridi gathers the ball and pretends to shy at the stumps, yet there's no hint of England even trying to take a run

146.6

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run

End of over 147 (1 run) England 488/7

    • MJ Hoggard 5 (21b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 71 (131b 8x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 15-0-51-0
    • 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.

End of over 148 (5 runs) England 493/7

    • MJ Hoggard 8 (25b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 73 (133b 8x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 47-6-108-3
    • Shahid Afridi 15-0-51-0
148.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run

148.2

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, dropped his hands and just helped that into space on the on-side

148.3

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run, too wide on the off-side to tempt the batsman

148.4

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run

148.5

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run, jammy inside edge off an attempted work to leg.

148.6

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, no run, sharp bounce – at nearly 74mph – as Afridi brings one down faster. Hoggard bends double over his bat and has a little chuckle to himself at Afridi’s delivery.

It's all going on as tea approaches...

End of over 149 (1 run) England 494/7

    • MJ Hoggard 8 (29b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 74 (135b 8x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 16-0-52-0
    • 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.

Umar Gul will continue

Welcome back to the final session. Ian Bell is within sight of a hundred, but with just nine ten and jack to accompany him. Here come the batsmen and we're ready to get underway

End of over 150 (1 run) England 495/7

    • MJ Hoggard 8 (33b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 75 (137b 8x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 48-6-109-3
    • Shahid Afridi 16-0-52-0
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