Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

0.1

Hoggard to Salman Butt, no run, bit of inswing to the left-hander. Short-leg in place

0.2

Hoggard to Salman Butt, 1 run, drifting down leg, clipped his pad

0.3

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, straighter from Hoggard, and a straight bat from Farhat too

0.4

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, swinging into Farhat who clips it off the back foot straight to mid-off

0.5

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, outside off, left well alone

0.6

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, so close, the perfect length inducing Farhat into a flourishing drive. The ball holds its line and whistles through to Jones behind the stumps

Hoggard's only bowled 22 overs since the last Test match. Looks good, though. Here comes Harmison

End of over 1 (1 run) Pakistan 1/0
Imran Farhat    0* (4b)      MJ Hoggard    1-0-1-0
Salman Butt    1* (2b)     

1.1

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, good start, 86mph lifter from Harmison outside the offstump

Three slips, two gullies in place

1.2

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, touch too wide, and the ball kept rather worryingly low, first bounce to Jones

1.3

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, batsman is stuck in the crease to a shorter ball, jamming down on it. Good pace

1.4

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, short ball with decent bounce, played confidently with a straight bat

1.5

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, outside the offstump and ignored by the batsman

Harmison hasn't played a first-class match since April 23...

1.6

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, tucks the batsman up here, cramping him for room with a quick bouncer

End of over 2 (maiden) Pakistan 1/0
Salman Butt    1* (8b)      SJ Harmison    1-1-0-0
Imran Farhat    0* (4b)      MJ Hoggard    1-0-1-0

2.1

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, left alone by the batsmen, the ball swinging away from the left-hander to the wicketkeeper Jones

2.2

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, slightly too wide and swinging away further still. Sloppy start, this

2.3

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, again Farhat can quite happily watch this go by

2.4

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, 1 wide, shorter, wider and swinging further away

2.4

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, swung back into the left-hander, rapped on the pad and a furious appeal from Hoggard is turned down by umpire Steve Bucknor. Inside edge.

2.5

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, sends this one wide of the offstump, a wild, woolly, wishy waft from Farhat

2.6

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, left alone

End of over 3 (1 run) Pakistan 2/0
Imran Farhat    0* (10b)      MJ Hoggard    2-0-2-0
Salman Butt    1* (8b)      SJ Harmison    1-1-0-0

3.1

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, short and wide

3.2

Harmison to Salman Butt, FOUR, bouncer, a quick one too, and dealt with superbly by the batsman, hooking Harmison in front of square for four. Stunning shot

3.3

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, wayward from Harmison, Jones does well to snaffle it behind the stumps

3.4

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, crackerjack, that’s where he should be pitching it. Fuller, straighter, and 91mph – plays and missed, and rises up towards the neck area. Superb ball

3.5

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, good straight ball defended with a “clunk” of the straight bat

3.6

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, left alone

And here's Jenny for the remainder of the day in the commentator's chair.

End of over 4 (4 runs) Pakistan 6/0
Salman Butt    5* (14b 1x4)      SJ Harmison    2-1-4-0
Imran Farhat    0* (10b)      MJ Hoggard    2-0-2-0

4.1

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, FOUR, crashed away backward of point but in the gap at catchable height

4.2

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, attempted uppish cut

4.3

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, agile stop in the gully as the ball is crashed there

4.4

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, FOUR, backfoot drive through cover

4.5

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, attempted drive smashed back to the bowler who snaps it up on the bounce

4.6

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, FOUR, found the gap through cover, well timed and heads down the slope

Wayward over from Hoggard, but there was nothing wrong with Pakistan's batting; they took full advantage with some sweet shots

End of over 5 (12 runs) Pakistan 18/0
Imran Farhat    12* (16b 3x4)      MJ Hoggard    3-0-14-0
Salman Butt    5* (14b 1x4)      SJ Harmison    2-1-4-0

5.1

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, not the right line to the lefthander – trying to tempt the drive, Harmison elicits only a leave with a wideish one that Jones scoops up

5.2

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run

5.3

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, fired down the off-side, but not near enough the bat to force a shot

5.4

Harmison to Salman Butt, 1 run, quick single following a push into cover

5.5

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run

5.6

Harmison to Imran Farhat, FOUR, picked up off his legs and flicked to the rope with a deft roll of the wrists, a good way for Farhat to end the over

End of over 6 (5 runs) Pakistan 23/0
Imran Farhat    16* (18b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    3-1-9-0
Salman Butt    6* (18b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    3-0-14-0

6.1

Hoggard to Salman Butt, no run

6.2

Hoggard to Salman Butt, 2 runs, worked through square leg

6.3

Hoggard to Salman Butt, 2 runs, wide of offstump, but straight driven, thanks to a bit of bottom hand that steered it forward

6.4

Hoggard to Salman Butt, no run

6.5

Hoggard to Salman Butt, no run

6.6

Hoggard to Salman Butt, no run, huge appeal but a big inside edge and Steve Bucknor rightly shakes his head. And would probably have gone over, too. Oh, it pitched outside the line as well.

This has been an assured start by the Pakistan openers.

End of over 7 (4 runs) Pakistan 27/0
Salman Butt    10* (24b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    4-0-18-0
Imran Farhat    16* (18b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    3-1-9-0

7.1

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run

7.2

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run, a better line from Harmison, beating the outside edge of the lefthander with one that pitches and moves away

7.3

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run, gone a bit wider there, making for an easier leave

7.4

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run, this time Harmison strays down leg, but the length is too tricksy to be of interest to the batsman. Incidentally, there are three slips and two gullies in place

7.5

Harmison to Imran Farhat, 1 run, paddled off his hips and swatted square

7.6

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, fired too wide again, this time on the offstump.

Harmison isn’t quite at his hostile best today.

End of over 8 (1 run) Pakistan 28/0
Salman Butt    10* (25b 1x4)      SJ Harmison    4-1-10-0
Imran Farhat    17* (23b 4x4)      MJ Hoggard    4-0-18-0

8.1

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, tasty from Hoggard, who swings the ball over the lefthander’s bat down a good line

8.2

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, a straighter one, worked square

8.3

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run

8.4

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, backfoot push which trickles into the cover area

8.5

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, backfoot drive into the onside, collected easily

8.6

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, wide of offstump, crashed straight to point and it’s cleanly scooped

End of over 9 (maiden) Pakistan 28/0
Imran Farhat    17* (29b 4x4)      MJ Hoggard    5-1-18-0
Salman Butt    10* (25b 1x4)      SJ Harmison    4-1-10-0

9.1

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run, defended into the packed offside region, straight to one of the two gullies

9.2

Harmison to Salman Butt, no run

9.3

Harmison to Salman Butt, OUT, loose drive results in a thick edge which flies to second slip. Excellent catch by Strauss. Harmison has found his line at last – and got the reward. Faisal Iqbal strides in.

Salman Butt c Strauss b Harmison 10 (40m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.71

9.4

Harmison to Faisal Iqbal, no run, quicker ball, low and full, but strays down the legside.

9.5

Harmison to Faisal Iqbal, OUT, screamer of a catch, absolute belter. Harmison found some extra bounce and his fearsome rearing delivery is fended to third slip where Collingwood plucks a stunner out of the air. Brilliant. Harmison is on a roll now. Mohammad Yousuf comes in for the last delivery of the over.

Faisal Iqbal c Collingwood b Harmison 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

9.6

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, complete anti-climax as Harmison’s radar points down the leg side

End of over 10 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 28/2
Mohammad Yousuf    0* (1b)      SJ Harmison    5-2-10-2
Imran Farhat    17* (29b 4x4)      MJ Hoggard    5-1-18-0

10.1

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run

10.2

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, innocuous delivery down leg

10.3

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, no run, better ball to the lefthander, on the offside this time, but still wide enough for him to leave it

10.4

Hoggard to Imran Farhat, 1 run, Pietersen dives and rolls at extra cover to cut off any threat of a boundary and bring Mohammad Yousuf on strike. England’s tails are up here and you can see it in their body language. Can they claim another before stumps?

10.5

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

10.6

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, legside nothingness

End of over 11 (1 run) Pakistan 29/2
Mohammad Yousuf    0* (3b)      MJ Hoggard    6-1-19-0
Imran Farhat    18* (33b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    5-2-10-2

11.1

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run, loose swish outside off, leaves his bat dangling, but the ball bounced high. No need for Farhat to go after that sort of stuff at this time of the day

11.2

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run, angled across the lefthander. Pakistan may be in some trouble but their supporters are in hearty voice, with shouts of ‘Pakistan, Zindabad’ ringing out around Lord’s.

11.3

Harmison to Imran Farhat, 2 runs, found the gap on the offside

11.4

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run, better delivery, probing, just around the offstump and rising

11.5

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run

11.6

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run, down leg, attempted flick round, but couldn’t connect cleanly

End of over 12 (2 runs) Pakistan 31/2
Imran Farhat    20* (39b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    6-2-12-2
Mohammad Yousuf    0* (3b)      MJ Hoggard    6-1-19-0

12.1

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, half-volley got the treatment; a crunch through cover. Lovely. Take that.

12.2

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, well watched again by Yousuf, who gets over the ball and flicks it deftly, beautifully, through midwicket

12.3

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

12.4

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, legside nonsense

12.5

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, on the dot and solidly defended. Well bowled and well played.

12.6

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, drive goes in the air, shouts of ‘Catch’, but the ball lands short of the man at square gully.

End of over 13 (8 runs) Pakistan 39/2
Mohammad Yousuf    8* (9b 2x4)      MJ Hoggard    7-1-27-0
Imran Farhat    20* (39b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    6-2-12-2

13.1

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run

13.2

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run, down leg, Harmison still struggling with the radar, but he still has wickets to his name

13.3

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run, innocuous stuff, as the ball goes too wide this time

13.4

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run, better; on the stumps this time, the batsman tries to work it through midwicket

Harmison going round the wicket now

13.5

Harmison to Imran Farhat, 2 runs, paddled round to wide fine leg

A leg gully comes in

13.6

Harmison to Imran Farhat, no run, down leg again. Harmison’s bowled better.

Loud cheers and guess why? Yes, Monty Panesar is being brought into the attack

End of over 14 (2 runs) Pakistan 41/2
Imran Farhat    22* (45b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    7-2-14-2
Mohammad Yousuf    8* (9b 2x4)      MJ Hoggard    7-1-27-0

14.1

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run

14.2

Panesar to Imran Farhat, no run, some interest for Panesar there, squirted past silly point.

14.3

Panesar to Imran Farhat, FOUR, half-volley and the batsman goes down on one knee to drive that firmly through cover

14.4

Panesar to Imran Farhat, 1 run, floated up and driven

14.5

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run

14.6

Panesar to Imran Farhat, no run, a big appeal as Panesar gets one to turn sharply back in to him. It’s well wide of the offstump, and the batsman had taken a big stride, albeit sideways-ish, and umpire Bucknor makes no demur.

Liam Plunkett on for a bit of a dart

End of over 15 (7 runs) Pakistan 48/2
Imran Farhat    27* (49b 5x4)      MS Panesar    1-0-7-0
Mohammad Yousuf    10* (11b 2x4)      SJ Harmison    7-2-14-2

15.1

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, a strangled appeal from Jones as Yousuf chases the ball down legside

15.2

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

15.3

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, wide and rubbish, but you can’t argue with yet another cracking shot from Yousuf. This time he steps across and makes room – and bags of time – for a coruscating cut which goes all the way

15.4

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 wide, wide again- and it's called so, too. Poor.

15.4

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, better line, hovering around off stick

15.5

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 wide, another wide and Plunkett is struggling here.

15.5

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, latches on to a half-volley and that’s a chance for Yousuf to unleash another cover-drive. Sweet.

15.6

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

End of over 16 (10 runs) Pakistan 58/2
Mohammad Yousuf    18* (17b 4x4)      LE Plunkett    1-0-10-0
Imran Farhat    27* (49b 5x4)      MS Panesar    1-0-7-0

16.1

Panesar to Imran Farhat, 1 run, dropped that wide and it’s eased out to deep point where a chastened Plunkett lobs it back.

16.2

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

16.3

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, good line and loop and Yousuf kills the spin by getting right over it.

16.4

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, scrambled single to point

16.5

Panesar to Imran Farhat, no run, crashes a straight drive into his foot. Panesar struggling to get his length right, here.

16.6

Panesar to Imran Farhat, 1 run, quick single to the covers, where Collingwood collects, shies at the non-striker's end and misses – would have been out had he found the timber.

End of over 17 (3 runs) Pakistan 61/2
Imran Farhat    29* (52b 5x4)      MS Panesar    2-0-10-0
Mohammad Yousuf    19* (20b 4x4)      LE Plunkett    1-0-10-0

17.1

Plunkett to Imran Farhat, no run

17.2

Plunkett to Imran Farhat, no run, the sound of a nick, Jones takes a splendid catch diving to his left. Great decision from Simon Taufel, the ball actually clattered the batsman’s thigh.

17.3

Plunkett to Imran Farhat, no run, good comeback from Plunkett; this time he spears the ball over the top of off-stump, cutting the batsman in half.

17.4

Plunkett to Imran Farhat, FOUR, played late, soft hands, away through third man

A man has gone out on the hook

17.5

Plunkett to Imran Farhat, OUT, a misjudgement on the backfoot; the ball clipped the off-stump and did him with an absolute jaffer

Imran Farhat b Plunkett 33 (83m 57b 6x4 0x6) SR: 57.89

17.6

Plunkett to Mohammad Sami, no run, slower ball, speared in low and full, but straying down leg

End of over 18 (4 runs) Pakistan 65/3
Mohammad Sami    0* (1b)      LE Plunkett    2-0-14-1
Mohammad Yousuf    19* (20b 4x4)      MS Panesar    2-0-10-0

18.1

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, vicious and hostile bouncer, well ducked under.

18.2

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, bounces just in front of short leg

18.3

Harmison to Mohammad Sami, no run, good length and just too wide of offstump

18.4

Harmison to Mohammad Sami, no run, a waste from Harmison; a wide ball, bouncing high

18.5

Harmison to Mohammad Sami, no run, a fraction wide again, allowing Sami to leave the ball

18.6

Harmison to Mohammad Sami, no run

Interesting, Monty Panesar to open the bowling. Probably just a change of ends to let Hoggard bowl at the pavilion end

The players are out on the pitch and we’re nearly ready to get going. Mohammad Sami, the nightwatchman, and Mohammad Yousuf are swinging their arms and stretching their legs on what is a perfect day for batting

10.30BST What few clouds were drifting over Lord's have all but been burned away by a strong July sun. Andrew McGlashan's bulletin is now live and ready for your viewing pleasure. It's updated throughout the day, so keep your eyes peeled for his updates. And don't forget our photo index, too, updated at the fall of each wicket or the arrival of a particularly sparkling shot. As ever, let us know your thoughts on our commentary or anything else that might amuse us.

10.00BST Good morning and welcome to a rather warm and sunny London. Few clouds drifting around but nothing serious and we're all set, we hope, for another great contest. England of course are well on top after the first two days, grabbing three quick wickets to leave Pakistan in the rather perilous position of 66 for 3. It'll be me, Will Luke, and Jenny Thompson taking you through today and we'll have some news for you from the ground shortly.

And that’s time. An excellent day for England who made three centuries and then made inroads into the Pakistan line-up. If you fancy reading a rundown of the day’s events then do check out Andrew McGlashan’s bulletin which will be with us shortly. And don’t forget to look out for Andrew Miller’s thoughts on the day around 19.00BST. Thanks for joining us; we’ll be back tomorrow bright and breezy and ready to see if Pakistan are up for a fightback. As ever, drop us an email with your thoughts and comments.

End of over 19 (1 run) Pakistan 66/3
Mohammad Sami    0* (5b)      SJ Harmison    8-2-15-2
Mohammad Yousuf    20* (22b 4x4)      LE Plunkett    2-0-14-1

19.1

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, on leg stump, worked to midwicket for the first single of the day

19.2

Panesar to Mohammad Sami, no run, around the wicket, flatter delivery on off-stump, defended solidly

19.3

Panesar to Mohammad Sami, no run, greater loop, on middle-and-off and defended without alarm

19.4

Panesar to Mohammad Sami, no run, tossed up on leg-stump, no spin, driven to mid-on

19.5

Panesar to Mohammad Sami, no run, ooh, is that a drop? Fuller delivery, batsman swings and misses and Jones fumbles it, but no contact between bat and ball

19.6

Panesar to Mohammad Sami, no run, defended solidly

Matthew Hoggard to continue

End of over 20 (1 run) Pakistan 67/3
Mohammad Sami    0* (10b)      MS Panesar    3-0-11-0
Mohammad Yousuf    21* (23b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    8-2-15-2

20.1

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, starts with a bouncer which the batsman ducks comfortably under

Quite a strong breeze here, Hoggard bowling into it

20.2

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, good tight line outside off, batsman shuffles across to cover his stumps and defends off the back foot

20.3

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, straighter, touch of inswing to the right-hander and flicked off his pads for a single

In comes short-leg for Sami. Three slips

20.4

Hoggard to Mohammad Sami, no run, Sami edges a wider delivery to Strauss at second slip, ball falls short but Strauss seems to be claiming the catch. Umpires aren’t sending it to the TV replay, which nevertheless show that it bounced well short

20.5

Hoggard to Mohammad Sami, OUT, got him this time! Straighter and quicker, Hoggard finds one to hold its line which goes up the slope, Sami feathers an edge to the wicketkeeper Jones. Great start by England to remove the nightwatchman in just the second over of the day

Mohammad Sami c †Jones b Hoggard 0 (13m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Here comes the colossus himself, Mr Languid: Inzamam-ul-Haq. Taking his time getting to the crease...

20.6

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, excellent bouncer forces Inzamam onto the back foot, jagging his head out of the way and, in the end, ducking well beneath a sharp delivery. Aggressive intent from Hoggard

Now then, I'm guessing it won't be Monty Panesar to continue. Indeed not, here comes Steve Harmison

End of over 21 (1 run) Pakistan 68/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    0* (1b)      MJ Hoggard    8-1-28-1
Mohammad Yousuf    22* (26b 4x4)      MS Panesar    3-0-11-0

21.1

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, outside off, short and wide – bit of a loosener – but the batsman’s shot was even sloppier, wafting at it injudiciously

21.2

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, better line this time from Harmison jagging it back into Yousuf who shoulders arms

21.3

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, fierce bounce outside the offstump is expertly played off the back foot, past point for four. Superb shot

21.4

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, now Harmison strays down leg – still significant bounce, though – which he flicks away off his hip comfortably

21.5

Harmison to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, fuller and quicker (88mph), his first ball to Inzamam, good length and it spits up at the batsman who defends it awkwardly

21.6

Harmison to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, bouncer, too short and easily evaded

End of over 22 (5 runs) Pakistan 73/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    0* (3b)      SJ Harmison    9-2-20-2
Mohammad Yousuf    27* (30b 5x4)      MJ Hoggard    8-1-28-1

22.1

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, good line from Hoggard, batsman comes forward to defend

22.2

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, excellent line and defended off the back foot with ease

22.3

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 no ball, too short and too wide, ignored by Yousuf. No need to bother himself with that one

22.3

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, too straight this time and Yousuf has plenty of time to whip it to leg for a single

22.4

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, too straight this time and Yousuf has plenty of time to whip it to leg for a single

22.5

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, much better line, fuller – attacking his offstump and forcing the batsman to defend watchfully

22.6

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, good bouncer again sends Inzamam onto his knees

End of over 23 (2 runs) Pakistan 75/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    0* (6b)      MJ Hoggard    9-1-30-1
Mohammad Yousuf    28* (34b 5x4)      SJ Harmison    9-2-20-2

23.1

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, watchfully defended off the back foot. Too straight, though, from Harmison

23.2

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, and this time it’s fired down the leg-side

23.3

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Harmison sends down an ineffective bouncer, too short

23.4

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, wider delivery, Yousuf rides the bounce expertly and cuts it into the covers

23.5

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, too wide, and too short, ducked underneath it

23.6

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, touch fuller on offstump, batsman comes forward and defends

Curious tactics from Harmison. He's simply not making the batsmen play or attacking their stumps. It's all too easy at the moment. Here's Hoggard

End of over 24 (maiden) Pakistan 75/4
Mohammad Yousuf    28* (40b 5x4)      SJ Harmison    10-3-20-2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    0* (6b)      MJ Hoggard    9-1-30-1

24.1

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, first signs of away-swing for Hoggard, pushed to cover by Inzamam

24.2

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, drifted down the leg-side, batsman fails to connect with it. Half a shout from the slips and wicketkeeper. That’ll be not-out, then.

24.3

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 no ball, excellent delivery in the corridor of uncertainty but he’s overstepped, Hoggard

24.3

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, touch too short allowing Inzamam to sit on the back foot, wait for it and defend it with ease

24.4

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, attempted yorker, perhaps, which comes out as a full bunger. Inzamam pumps him through cover for four with supreme elegance. Beautifully executed.

24.5

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defended rather ungainly without moving his feet into the covers

24.6

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, perfect line and length, moving back into the right-handed Inzamam whose defence is a solid as a concrete, erm, wall

End of over 25 (5 runs) Pakistan 80/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    4* (13b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    10-1-35-1
Mohammad Yousuf    28* (40b 5x4)      SJ Harmison    10-3-20-2

25.1

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, cut with power – Yousuf really is riding the bounce expertly this morning, getting well up on his toes and cutting it hard to point

25.2

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, ooh, short and wide outside offstump and cut with similar power and just past a diving gully

25.3

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, drifting down the legside, Yousuf misses out here, good take from Jones behind the stumps

25.4

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, quicker ball on his legs and nudged straight to mid-on

25.5

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, excellent length forcing the batsman to watch it carefully onto the bat, angling it at the last minute into the covers

25.6

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, defended up on his toes, keeps it down well

End of over 26 (4 runs) Pakistan 84/4
Mohammad Yousuf    32* (46b 6x4)      SJ Harmison    11-3-24-2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    4* (13b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    10-1-35-1

26.1

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 no ball, bouncer, no-ball, too wide and all that jazz

26.1

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, excellent bouncer, Inzamam can’t get on top of it, fending it awkwardly to cries of “catch it” as it falls into no man’s land

26.2

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, ouch, that’s hit Inzamam in the chest. Another Harmison-like steepler which rather gets onto him too quickly

26.3

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, gets his bat on this, jamming it down

In comes a short-leg

26.4

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, little bit too straight from Hoggard but the fuller delivery enticing Inzamam who nudges it quite comfortably. Well fielded by short-leg

26.5

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, (no ball) 1 run

26.5

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, touch too short and drifting down the legside, Inzamam flicks this off his pads

26.6

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

Mixed over from Hoggard. Couple of no-balls, but nevertheless troubled Inzamam

End of over 27 (4 runs) Pakistan 88/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    5* (20b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    11-1-39-1
Mohammad Yousuf    33* (47b 6x4)      SJ Harmison    11-3-24-2

27.1

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, what a shot! An absolutely creamer through the covers, rocketed for four. Brilliant

27.2

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, batsman ducks underneath that

27.3

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, excellent line there, nudged into the offside

27.4

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, too straight again from Harmison and Yousuf rather misses out

27.5

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, much better length, just short of a good length and it hurries onto the batsman who plays it well off the back foot

27.6

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, neatly struck back to the bowler, and Harmison throws down his stumps rather pointlessly

Bit of a "nothing" over from Harmison whose radar's batteries need replacing. Again.

End of over 28 (4 runs) Pakistan 92/4
Mohammad Yousuf    37* (53b 7x4)      SJ Harmison    12-3-28-2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    5* (20b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    11-1-39-1

28.1

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, short and too straight, pulled with typical languidness for a single

Yousuf is averaging 88 in Tests this year...

28.2

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, fired down the legside, Jones goes up for an appeal. Missed everything seemingly by miles.

28.3

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, outside offstump and driven without power or timing, although it still required a good bit of fielding from extra cover who got a hand to it, preventing two

Gary Wilson is in the house and on the field as a sub for Liam Plunkett

28.4

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 no ball, another no ball defended off the back foot. Fifth no-ball from him

28.4

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, big, big shout for one which angles back into Inzamam. But he got a good stride forward and replays show the ball pitched outside off. Steve Bucknor, as is his wont, took about 12 minutes to make his decision

28.5

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, rubbish, too straight, whipped through midwicket with ease

28.6

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, comes across and forward, defending it carefully

End of over 29 (4 runs) Pakistan 96/4
Mohammad Yousuf    38* (56b 7x4)      MJ Hoggard    12-1-43-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    7* (24b 1x4)      SJ Harmison    12-3-28-2

29.1

Harmison to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, absolute cracker, best ball of the day, enticing Inzamam forward who prods and wafts at it, passing by the outside edge. Superb ball

29.2

Harmison to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, clever bowling, fuller again from Harmison seeking an lbw, but Inzamam is still quick enough to nudge it down to long-off for two

29.3

Harmison to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, too full, yorker length outside off and Inzy toe-ends with great timing to the extra-cover boundary

29.4

Harmison to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, dreadful ball on Inzamam’s leg-stump who piles into it, flicking it off his pads with beautiful timing behind square leg

29.5

Harmison to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, outside off and shorter, Inzamam wafts at it pushing it to point. Rather carelessly played, he might well have left that alone

29.6

Harmison to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

Hoggard to continue.

End of over 30 (10 runs) Pakistan 106/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    17* (30b 3x4)      SJ Harmison    13-3-38-2
Mohammad Yousuf    38* (56b 7x4)      MJ Hoggard    12-1-43-1

30.1

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, on Yousuf’s offstump, no swing yet

30.2

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, on middle-and-leg and forced off his stumps to fine-leg, lovely shot. In fact that was a touch straighter, probably on middle-stump…good job he didn’t miss that one

30.3

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, ah excellent ball from Hoggard, right on the money, and Yousuf gets his head over the ball in a perfect forward defence

30.4

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, defended on the front foot

30.5

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, pushed to cover

30.6

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, touch of swing moving away from the right-hander, left well alone

Now then, will it be Harmison for one more over or will Strauss make a change? Ah yes, here we go, it'll be Liam Plunkett to replace him

End of over 31 (4 runs) Pakistan 110/4
Mohammad Yousuf    42* (62b 8x4)      MJ Hoggard    13-1-47-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    17* (30b 3x4)      SJ Harmison    13-3-38-2

31.1

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, little bit of swing for Plunkett, Inzamam drives straight to cover

31.2

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, ooh, yowzers that was close. Outside the offstump and short, Inzamam flails at it – slashes, if you will – over Trescothick at first slip who just got a couple of fingers to it. Intent shown from Inzy now

31.3

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, better ball this, quicker too (84mph) tucking Inzamam up

31.4

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, good stuff from Plunkett, a nagging offstump line making the batsman play. Good bowling, this.

31.5

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, well bowled again, too full to drive confidently and Inzamam rather toe-ends it into the covers. Setting him up nicely here

31.6

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, ah, shame, wasted down the legside

Another bowling change. Hoggard comes out and Panesar comes in. This will be fascinating

End of over 32 (4 runs) Pakistan 114/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    21* (36b 4x4)      LE Plunkett    3-0-18-1
Mohammad Yousuf    42* (62b 8x4)      MJ Hoggard    13-1-47-1

32.1

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, drifts down legside and clipped to mid-on

32.2

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, flighted on middle-stump and they scamper through for a single

32.3

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, a touch flatter and quicker on Inzamam’s middle-and-leg, defended on the front foot

32.4

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, flighted but too wide outside Inzamam’s offstump who hammers it powerfully through cover.

And that’s the fifty partnership between these two. Fine effort

32.5

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, lands on legstump, big shout (but not quite a full Monty) from the bowler and wicketkeeper but turned down

32.6

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

News: Taufeeq Umar and Rao Iftikhar Anjum have been called up to the Pakistan squad

Good first over (well, second actually - he bowled the first over of the day) from Monty

End of over 33 (5 runs) Pakistan 119/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    25* (40b 5x4)      MS Panesar    4-0-16-0
Mohammad Yousuf    43* (64b 8x4)      LE Plunkett    3-0-18-1

33.1

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, sends this wide of the offstump, left well alone

33.2

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, excellent line, Yousuf isn’t sure whether to leave it or play it. In the end he withdraws his bat a touch too late, but was in no danger of edging it

33.3

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 wide, blimey, that’s wild and woolly and just about hits the cut-strip

33.3

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, better length and a lovely crisp straight drive from the batsman who hammers it into the stumps at the bowler’s end

33.4

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 leg bye, leg-side drifter

And that's the first leg-bye of the match!

33.5

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

33.6

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, carved down to third man, far too wide, great shot – a hard slash for four

End of over 34 (6 runs) Pakistan 125/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    29* (42b 6x4)      LE Plunkett    4-0-23-1
Mohammad Yousuf    43* (68b 8x4)      MS Panesar    4-0-16-0

34.1

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

34.2

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, too full and pumped to mid-on who, oh dear, dives over the top of the ball. It’s all very quiet out there.

34.3

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, too full and pumped to mid-on who, oh dear, dives over the top of the ball. It’s all very quiet out there.

34.4

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, too straight, flicked square for a single

34.5

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, holds this one back, perfect line on middle-stump and Inzamam ungainly jabs down on it

34.6

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, quicker ball pushed into the covers

Pakistan now 398 runs behind

End of over 35 (5 runs) Pakistan 130/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    29* (44b 6x4)      MS Panesar    5-0-21-0
Mohammad Yousuf    48* (72b 8x4)      LE Plunkett    4-0-23-1

35.1

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, rubbish leg-side drifter, batsman fails to connect

35.2

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, inswinger raps him on the pads, half a shout which is turned down by the umpire Simon Taufel. Going down the legside

35.3

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, shorter and outside off-stump, timed with power just wide of gully who makes a great diving stop

35.4

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, oh come on, this is just filth. Wings this one down the legside and Jones makes a hash of collecting it to end a forgettable ball

35.5

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, better line but his pace is dropping now, confidence draining away from him, and the batsman punches it away for a single

35.6

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, wide outside off

End of over 36 (1 run) Pakistan 131/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    29* (45b 6x4)      LE Plunkett    5-0-24-1
Mohammad Yousuf    49* (77b 8x4)      MS Panesar    5-0-21-0

36.1

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, lovely line and length from Monty, batsman comes forward and smothers it

36.2

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, touch fuller allows Yousuf to punch this past the bowler for his fifty (79 balls)

36.3

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, so effortless, sits back in the crease and punches it to extra cover for four

36.4

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

36.5

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up, lovely bowling on middle-and-leg, Inzy jams down on it

36.6

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, ha, this is great to watch, Inzy reads the length so quickly and gets himself into the perfect position. Defended with ease

End of over 37 (5 runs) Pakistan 136/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    33* (49b 7x4)      MS Panesar    6-0-26-0
Mohammad Yousuf    50* (79b 8x4)      LE Plunkett    5-0-24-1

37.1

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, left alone

37.2

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, down leg-side and flicked to fine-leg for two

37.3

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, squares him up with a good ball. No swing for Plunkett, or any other bowler for that matter

37.4

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 leg bye, loses his line yet again, firing it into the batsman’s pads

37.5

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, left alone

37.6

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, good line and length just outside off-stump, but the batsman isn’t unduly troubled

End of over 38 (3 runs) Pakistan 139/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    33* (51b 7x4)      LE Plunkett    6-0-26-1
Mohammad Yousuf    52* (83b 8x4)      MS Panesar    6-0-26-0

38.1

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, drifted onto leg, hits his pad

38.2

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, batsman meets the ball, timing it nicely into the covers

38.3

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, good grief that’s well run from Inzamam. Like a greyhound out of the traps, he sprinted through for a single

38.4

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, paddled fine for two

38.5

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, ah, good line slightly squaring Yousuf up

38.6

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, tempts him with a wider one

Time to hand over to Jenny Thompson. I'll be back after lunch. Email us with thoughts and musings.

Thanks Will and hello everyone. Just to add to the news about Umar and Rao, the reason they’ve been called up is because Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Asif are flying home. Read the full update here in just a few minutes.

End of over 39 (4 runs) Pakistan 143/4
Mohammad Yousuf    55* (88b 8x4)      MS Panesar    7-0-30-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    34* (52b 7x4)      LE Plunkett    6-0-26-1

39.1

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, leg-side line and tucked easily to square

39.2

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, squares up to a wideish one and thick outside edge flies, without alarm, downwards and into the third man area

39.3

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, speared into his toes, ouch

39.4

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, decent length ball, gets bat on it easily. Good hostile stuff from Plunkett

39.5

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, short and straight, elicits a backfoot defensive

39.6

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, gives him room on the offside, the batsman stretches and bends into a cover-drive, but doesn’t quite connect with it

There's half an hour left until lunch.

End of over 40 (5 runs) Pakistan 148/4
Mohammad Yousuf    59* (93b 9x4)      LE Plunkett    7-0-31-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    35* (53b 7x4)      MS Panesar    7-0-30-0

40.1

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, squeezed to cover for a quick single

40.2

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, loops down on a good length in front of off-stump

40.3

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, a straighter one, ticked into the short midwicket area without much pace

40.4

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, on the leg-stump this time, helped to midwicket and Pakistan’s 150 comes up

40.5

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

40.6

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, good shot for just one run. Panesar drops that short and it’s cover-driven

End of over 41 (3 runs) Pakistan 151/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    37* (56b 7x4)      MS Panesar    8-0-33-0
Mohammad Yousuf    60* (96b 9x4)      LE Plunkett    7-0-31-1

41.1

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, short and straight, forced onto the backfoot

41.2

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, ducks easily under a straight bouncer

41.3

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, chases the ball down leg; fails to connect and Jones collects easily

41.4

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, swings into the righthander who gets bat over it and Panesar slides across from mid-on

41.5

Plunkett to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, another leg-bye! Inzamam attempts to shuffle the ball down to fine leg, but it brushes his pad

41.6

Plunkett to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, straightforward delivery; straightforward defensive

And that’s a maiden from Plunkett, keeping these two quiet - for now. Panesar is coming over the wicket now

End of over 42 (1 run, maiden) Pakistan 152/4
Mohammad Yousuf    60* (97b 9x4)      LE Plunkett    8-1-31-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    37* (61b 7x4)      MS Panesar    8-0-33-0

42.1

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, ugly hoick into midwicket, mistimed and goes past short leg. Inzamam completely lost his shape, there. I’ll resist the opportunity for a gag.

42.2

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, the ball pitches outside leg and Inzi pads up to that one

42.3

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, the ball clearly pitches outside leg again but that doesn’t prevent England shouting loudly for LBW

42.4

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, on the button

42.5

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, another good length delivery, and Panesar jumps through his follow-through

42.6

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, again well bowled and Panesar gives a little hop to finish his delivery. Shouts of ‘nicely bowled’ are well deserved - for the whole over, in fact

Hoggard comes back into the attack for a pre-lunch dart from the Nursery End. There's a split field for him

End of over 43 (1 run) Pakistan 153/4
Mohammad Yousuf    60* (102b 9x4)      MS Panesar    9-0-34-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    38* (62b 7x4)      LE Plunkett    8-1-31-1

43.1

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, on the money right away, but Inzamam offers a firm defensive

43.2

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, just outside off and Inzamam walks into a cover drive, but checks his shot as it’s a good length

43.3

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, unchallenging ball which swings down leg

43.4

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, on middle there, but Inzamam manages to squeeze it out to midwicket for a gently jogged single

43.5

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, pitches on off and middle and Yousuf smothers it calmly

43.6

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run

End of over 44 (2 runs) Pakistan 155/4
Mohammad Yousuf    61* (104b 9x4)      MJ Hoggard    14-1-49-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    39* (66b 7x4)      MS Panesar    9-0-34-0

44.1

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, lovely loop and flight, forcing Yousuf to crouch over the ball and defend

44.2

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run

44.3

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, clipped away behind square

44.4

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, arcs his bat into that one, but doesn’t quite get hold of it, and it rolls out to cover

44.5

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

44.6

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, solid defence to a solid ball

End of over 45 (3 runs) Pakistan 158/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    40* (69b 7x4)      MS Panesar    10-0-37-0
Mohammad Yousuf    63* (107b 9x4)      MJ Hoggard    14-1-49-1

45.1

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, swings away from the righthander, too wide to be of real interest

45.2

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, better line, in the corridor, and the batsman comes forward to defend

45.3

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, straighter one, guided down behind square

45.4

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, easy backfoot defensive

45.5

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, on middle and leg, and a comfortable single to midwicket

45.6

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, the ball drifts in and the batsman walks forward into an off-drive but it’s snapped up. Hoggard is bowling around the 78-79mph mark at the moment

End of over 46 (2 runs) Pakistan 160/4
Mohammad Yousuf    64* (111b 9x4)      MJ Hoggard    15-1-51-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    41* (71b 7x4)      MS Panesar    10-0-37-0

46.1

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

46.2

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, the ball pitches outside leg but Inzamam moves over to it and gets bat over it

46.3

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, better ball, tighter line, forcing Inzamam to defend

46.4

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, rocks back and pounces on a short ball which is sent to the leg-side

46.5

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, pinched out to square and they hog through

46.6

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, umpire Bucknor not interested in another big shout and quite right, too – the ball pitched outside leg

Hoggard to stay on for the final over before lunch

End of over 47 (2 runs) Pakistan 162/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    42* (76b 7x4)      MS Panesar    11-0-39-0
Mohammad Yousuf    65* (112b 9x4)      MJ Hoggard    15-1-51-1

47.1

Hoggard to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, a touch short and the batsman strides out to strike a positive cover-drive

47.2

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, a hint of reverse swing and the batsman can only defend this, which he does with the full face of the bat

47.3

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, timed nicely out to the cover boundary where the sweeper Kevin Pietersen picks that up one handed. The batsmen are similarly casual; they stroll for two

47.4

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

47.5

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, sends that one down the off-side channel but a touch wide. Two men on the drive for Hoggard, now

47.6

Hoggard to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, good line, on the off-stump, but Inzamam is unmoved – well, he does step forward to defend

That's lunch on a day which has belonged to Pakistan so far. Yousuf and Inzamam have put on nearly a hundred runs in this session, with Inzi now well-set for his fifty; he's on 44 not out. Join us later for the resumption.

Everyone's enjoying their lunch, including our excited editor Andrew Miller who messages from Lord's to let us know that the band are playing the Monty Python theme tune. "Ta tum ta tum ta tum ta tum ta tum ti tum ti tum", he hums, cyberly, though that sounds more like Blackadder if you ask me. Anyway, the decks are clearing and the teams are coming back out on the pitch. Not before time!

End of over 48 (3 runs) Pakistan 165/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    44* (81b 7x4)      MJ Hoggard    16-1-54-1
Mohammad Yousuf    66* (113b 9x4)      MS Panesar    11-0-39-0

Monty is on, over the wicket.

48.1

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, stifled

48.2

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, squeezed into square leg

48.3

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, great line and length, forcing the forward defensive

There's been a subtle change in the field since lunch; short leg has been moved to short extra-cover, ready for the drive.

48.4

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, walks forward into an easy cover-drive

48.5

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, push to mid-on for a quick single

48.6

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, brings his arms down over the ball and flicks gently into midwicket

Steve Harmison comes on from the Nursery End

End of over 49 (3 runs) Pakistan 168/4
Mohammad Yousuf    68* (118b 9x4)      MS Panesar    12-0-42-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    45* (82b 7x4)      MJ Hoggard    16-1-54-1

49.1

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, the ball moves into the righthander, drifts onto leg stump and that’s helped to square

49.2

Harmison to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, outside leg and that’s whipped down Hoggard who returns from deep fine leg

49.3

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, ooh, an inside edge off a good length rockets just outside offstump

49.4

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, tucked up and offers a backfoot defensive

49.5

Harmison to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 leg bye, flicked out to square … but off his legs, literally, for a rare leg-bye

49.6

Harmison to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, that one got the batsman jumping as the ball jagged back up the hill. Harmison got a bit of bounce from back of a length there but Inzamam jabbed down on it.

End of over 50 (7 runs) Pakistan 175/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    46* (84b 7x4)      SJ Harmison    14-3-44-2
Mohammad Yousuf    73* (122b 10x4)      MS Panesar    12-0-42-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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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