Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Commentary

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0.5

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, FOUR, wider one from Sami, shorter too, and bounced onto Trescothick who cleverly got on top of it playing it down to third man for four.

England 5/0   ME Trescothick 4* (6b 1x4)   Mohammad Sami 0.5-0-5-0

0.6

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, FOUR, driven on the up through cover, confident shot that. In the air for a while, but perfectly safe. Good start for England.

England 9/0   ME Trescothick 8* (7b 2x4)   Mohammad Sami 1-0-9-0

3.3

Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, too short, Strauss paddles him off the back foot behind square for four

England 18/0   AJ Strauss 4* (9b 1x4)   Umar Gul 1.3-0-9-0

4.2

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, FOUR, ooh there we go, fuller, enticing Strauss into a drive and he edges it past a diving second slip. No chance for him – but where’s the third slip gone?

England 26/0   AJ Strauss 11* (15b 2x4)   Mohammad Sami 2.2-1-13-0

4.5

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, FOUR, driven elegantly to the extra-cover boundary, lovely shot – super, in fact. The first authoritative boundary of the morning

England 30/0   AJ Strauss 15* (18b 3x4)   Mohammad Sami 2.5-1-17-0

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

England 39/0   AJ Strauss 19* (21b 4x4)   Umar Gul 2.4-0-18-0

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

England 43/0   AJ Strauss 23* (22b 5x4)   Umar Gul 2.5-0-22-0

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

England 67/2   KP Pietersen 6* (4b 1x4)   Umar Gul 7.1-1-31-1

16.2

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

England 73/2   AN Cook 5* (13b 1x4)   Abdul Razzaq 3.2-1-9-1

16.2

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

England 73/2   AN Cook 5* (13b 1x4)   Abdul Razzaq 3.2-1-9-1

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

England 78/2   KP Pietersen 12* (11b 2x4)   Abdul Razzaq 3.5-1-14-1

17.5

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, FOUR, wow. Pietersen lamps a straight drive down into the ground – the ball bounces and clears the bowler. Evidence, if it were needed, of just how firmly KP strikes the ball.

England 83/2   KP Pietersen 16* (16b 3x4)   Mohammad Sami 5.5-1-32-0

18.2

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

England 88/2   KP Pietersen 21* (19b 4x4)   Abdul Razzaq 4.2-1-18-1

19.4

Mohammad Sami to Cook, FOUR, ball moved away from the lefthander who strode confidently into a drive through cover

England 96/3   AN Cook 12* (20b 2x4)   Mohammad Sami 6.4-1-37-0

26.4

Shahid Afridi to Cook, FOUR, wider and too short; Cook gives himself room to cut behind point.

England 117/3   AN Cook 22* (40b 3x4)   Shahid Afridi 0.4-0-5-0

27.2

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

England 123/3   PD Collingwood 16* (27b 1x4)   Danish Kaneria 2.1-0-9-0

27.6

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

England 127/3   PD Collingwood 20* (32b 2x4)   Danish Kaneria 3-0-13-0

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

England 132/3   AN Cook 26* (45b 4x4)   Umar Gul 8.1-1-38-1

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

England 137/3   PD Collingwood 24* (35b 3x4)   Umar Gul 8.5-1-43-1

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   PD Collingwood 28* (36b 4x4)   Umar Gul 9-1-47-1

35.3

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

England 161/3   PD Collingwood 36* (47b 5x4)   Danish Kaneria 6.3-0-23-0

38.5

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, FOUR, ah, terrific shot from Collingwood, he really timed that superbly. Short (again), wide (again) and the batsman piles into it, crunching it in front of square.

England 176/3   PD Collingwood 46* (61b 6x4)   Mohammad Sami 8.5-1-47-0

42.2

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, FOUR, stunning, shot of the day/match, rides the bounce and punches it off the back foot - timed to perfection. Brings up a characteristically pugnacious, gutsy fifty. Well done that man

England 186/3   PD Collingwood 52* (65b 7x4)   Mohammad Sami 10.2-1-55-0

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.

England 201/3   AN Cook 50* (123b 5x4)   Abdul Razzaq 9.2-1-37-2

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.

England 211/3   AN Cook 54* (128b 6x4)   Abdul Razzaq 10.1-1-41-2

52.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cook, FOUR, up and over point

England 217/3   AN Cook 58* (134b 7x4)   Abdul Razzaq 11.2-1-46-2

54.4

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

England 226/3   PD Collingwood 66* (94b 8x4)   Abdul Razzaq 12.4-1-53-2

54.5

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

England 230/3   PD Collingwood 70* (95b 9x4)   Abdul Razzaq 12.5-1-57-2

56.1

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

England 236/3   PD Collingwood 74* (97b 10x4)   Danish Kaneria 14.1-0-41-0

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

England 246/3   AN Cook 72* (158b 8x4)   Umar Gul 13.1-1-63-1

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

England 266/3   PD Collingwood 89* (139b 11x4)   Umar Gul 18.2-3-74-1

76.3

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

England 279/3   PD Collingwood 99* (156b 12x4)   Danish Kaneria 24.3-1-60-0

82.5

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

England 297/3   AN Cook 94* (240b 9x4)   Danish Kaneria 27.5-1-71-0

92.4

Mohammad Sami to Cook, FOUR, lovely, elegant drive from Cook – fuller and wider from Sami, and Cook pushes it confidently past gully for the first four of the day. Disappointingly wide from Sami.

England 313/3   AN Cook 105* (272b 10x4)   Mohammad Sami 19.4-4-73-0

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

England 317/3   PD Collingwood 113* (197b 13x4)   Umar Gul 20.2-4-80-1

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   PD Collingwood 117* (201b 14x4)   Umar Gul 21-4-84-1

94.6

Mohammad Sami to Bell, FOUR, ooh dear oh dear, that was a shade lucky. Bell’s iron feet fail to move, and an uncertain poke at the ball sends it wide of the slip cordon down to the vacant third man boundary

England 325/4   IR Bell 4* (1b 1x4)   Mohammad Sami 21-4-77-1

95.1

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

England 329/4   PD Collingwood 121* (202b 15x4)   Umar Gul 21.1-4-88-1

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.

England 333/4   PD Collingwood 125* (204b 16x4)   Umar Gul 21.3-4-92-1

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   PD Collingwood 129* (207b 17x4)   Umar Gul 22-4-96-1

96.3

Mohammad Sami to Bell, FOUR, and there we go, drifts down leg and Bell whips him away. Far too easy, no pressure for the new batsman&

England 341/4   IR Bell 8* (4b 2x4)   Mohammad Sami 21.3-4-81-1

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

England 346/4   IR Bell 13* (8b 3x4)   Umar Gul 22.1-4-100-1

98.3

Mohammad Sami to Bell, FOUR, ahh, that’s a crowd-pleaser. And a Cricinfo pleaser too. Cries of “ahhh” as Bell cover-drives with consummate elegance. Lovely shot – shot of the day, in fact

England 355/4   IR Bell 21* (13b 4x4)   Mohammad Sami 22.3-4-88-1

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

England 367/4   PD Collingwood 139* (220b 18x4)   Shahid Afridi 7.4-0-29-0

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?

England 371/4   PD Collingwood 143* (221b 19x4)   Shahid Afridi 7.5-0-33-0

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

England 378/4   PD Collingwood 148* (225b 20x4)   Mohammad Sami 25-4-99-1

110.3

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

England 396/4   PD Collingwood 159* (249b 21x4)   Abdul Razzaq 20.3-2-71-2

111.3

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

England 401/4   PD Collingwood 164* (255b 22x4)   Danish Kaneria 29.3-1-77-0

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

England 416/4   PD Collingwood 174* (270b 23x4)   Abdul Razzaq 23.5-2-84-2

117.5

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

England 422/4   IR Bell 42* (65b 5x4)   Danish Kaneria 32.5-1-85-0

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

England 447/5   GO Jones 4* (4b 1x4)   Danish Kaneria 39.1-4-96-1

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

England 451/5   IR Bell 53* (105b 6x4)   Umar Gul 31.4-6-119-1

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.

England 473/6   IR Bell 61* (118b 7x4)   Mohammad Sami 27.3-4-116-1

142.1

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

England 477/7   IR Bell 65* (122b 8x4)   Shahid Afridi 12.1-0-44-0

144.2

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

England 484/7   MJ Hoggard 4* (9b 1x4)   Shahid Afridi 13.2-0-50-0

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

England 501/7   IR Bell 81* (140b 9x4)   Umar Gul 32.3-6-127-1

152.2

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

England 515/7   MJ Hoggard 13* (36b 2x4)   Shahid Afridi 16.2-0-57-0
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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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