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
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

Kaneria to continue from the pavilion end

End of over 151 (12 runs) England 507/7

    • IR Bell 86 (143b 9x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 8 (33b 1x4)
    • Umar Gul 33-6-133-1
    • 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

Shahid Afridi into the attack replacing Gul

End of over 152 (3 runs) England 510/7

    • MJ Hoggard 9 (35b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 88 (147b 9x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 49-6-112-3
    • Umar Gul 33-6-133-1
152.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run

152.2

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, FOUR, shot! Slapped on the up through cover with authority

152.3

Shahid Afridi to Hoggard, OUT, got him this time. Quicker ball from Afridi, slight drift into the right-handed Hoggard who was trapped right in front.

MJ Hoggard lbw b Shahid Afridi 13 (36m 37b 2x4 0x6) SR: 35.13

152.4

Shahid Afridi to Harmison, no run, yikes that was quick, 77mph and traps Harmison in front…but it’s just going down leg

152.5

Shahid Afridi to Harmison, no run, prodded away with classical tailend elegance

152.6

Shahid Afridi to Harmison, no run

End of over 153 (5 runs) England 515/8

    • SJ Harmison 0 (3b)
    • IR Bell 89 (148b 9x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 17-0-57-1
    • 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.

End of over 154 (1 run) England 516/8

    • SJ Harmison 0 (6b)
    • IR Bell 90 (151b 9x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 50-6-113-3
    • Shahid Afridi 17-0-57-1
154.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, defended

154.2

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, slower ball, driven back to the bowler

154.3

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, lovely bowling, tossed it up and it turned significantly, misses outside edge. Bounce, too – and this is day two.

154.4

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, driven to short extra cover

154.5

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, leg-side punched to mid-on, leaving Hoggard to face just the final delivery. Will it be the quicker one?

154.6

Shahid Afridi to Harmison, no run, no it’s not – outside off, Harmison ignores it

End of over 155 (1 run) England 517/8

    • SJ Harmison 0 (7b)
    • IR Bell 91 (156b 9x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 18-0-58-1
    • 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

Having two spinners bowling in tandem is a nightmare for us. Bring back the seamers!

End of over 156 (5 runs) England 522/8

    • IR Bell 94 (159b 9x4)
    • SJ Harmison 2 (10b)
    • Danish Kaneria 51-6-118-3
    • Shahid Afridi 18-0-58-1
156.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 2 runs, chipped to long-off for a single, but Harmison calls Bell through for two – long-off half asleep and can’t prevent two

156.2

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, OUT, this time the fielder pings in a much better return to the waiting hands of Afridi. Harmison’s impressive dive was a valiant effort, but was inches short

SJ Harmison run out 2 (12m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Bell on 97 with just that man Monty left for company

156.3

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, 76mph legbreak, or rather “legbreak,” from Afridi. That was seriously quick. Bell cuts it like he would a seamer

156.4

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, and he nudges it easily for a single, leaving Monty to face two balls. Lots of cheers and clapping around the ground, tinged with irony and sarcasm

Afridi around the wicket

156.5

Shahid Afridi to Panesar, no run, solid defence, cheers around the ground! Biggest of the day, in fact

156.6

Shahid Afridi to Panesar, no run, quicker ball and Monty drives it firmly behind square. No worries.

Bell on 98

End of over 157 (4 runs) England 526/9

    • MS Panesar 0 (2b)
    • IR Bell 98 (163b 9x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 19-0-62-1
    • 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

Kaneria around the wicket. Much planning and chin-scratching going on by the Pakistan players. Bell not offering any words of advice...yet

Crowd clearly getting nervous

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

End of over 158 (1 run) England 527/9

    • MS Panesar 0 (6b)
    • IR Bell 99 (165b 9x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 52-6-119-3
    • Shahid Afridi 19-0-62-1
158.1

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, on the on side, no run!

158.2

Shahid Afridi to Bell, no run, outside off, cut to the close-in cover fielder

158.3

Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, and he’s done it, a hundred at Lord’s from 168 balls. And there’s the declaration from Andrew Strauss

Salman Butt to face the first ball from Matthew Hoggard

Here come the England players and the traditional huddle in the middle. Strauss is giving the talk, looks rather serious too. Great time for England, this - really give it everything. Could be a tricky time for Pakistan's opening batsmen

A good, gritty hundred from Bell who did open up a touch after the tea interval although it wasn’t his most fluent. That was also the 100th century at Lord’s by an English batsman – quite a statistic, that. It is also only the second time three English batsmen have made hundreds in the same innings against Pakistan. That ought to keep you stat freaks amused – get a room if it gets too much for you. We’ll be back shortly for Pakistan’s reply. Email us and amuse us

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