Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Wicket commentary

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

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

England 60/1   AJ Strauss 30* (39b 5x4)   Umar Gul 5.5-0-25-1


Abdul Razzaq to Strauss, OUT, GONE! Hello, massive, etc. He was done by the previous ball. This one held its line, clever bit of bowling, traps him in front. Double strike for Pakistan: “one brings two” as so often happens, particularly when Pakistan are playing

AJ Strauss lbw b Abdul Razzaq 30 (60m 44b 5x4 0x6) SR: 68.18

England 60/2   AN Cook 0* (1b)   Abdul Razzaq 1.5-0-4-1


Abdul Razzaq to Pietersen, OUT, the ball came back up the hill and looked to have just shaved off stump - although replays showed it was a good five or six inches too high. Pietersen shouldered arms, while Razzaq tucked into some high-fives. Razzaq had been probing around the off-stump for a while.

KP Pietersen lbw b Abdul Razzaq 21 (26m 21b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

England 88/3   AN Cook 7* (15b 1x4)   Abdul Razzaq 4.4-1-18-2


Mohammad Sami to Cook, OUT, GONE! Crackerjack from Sami, full, straight and quick, swung back into the left-handed Cook who was too late on it. Cook gone for 105 – terrific start for Pakistan

AN Cook b Mohammad Sami 105 (327m 279b 10x4 0x6) SR: 37.63

England 321/4   PD Collingwood 117* (201b 14x4)   Mohammad Sami 20.5-4-73-1


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

England 441/5   IR Bell 47* (95b 5x4)   Danish Kaneria 38.3-3-92-1


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

England 469/6   IR Bell 57* (115b 6x4)   Danish Kaneria 42.5-5-99-2


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

England 473/7   IR Bell 61* (121b 7x4)   Danish Kaneria 43.5-5-99-3


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

England 515/8   IR Bell 89* (148b 9x4)   Shahid Afridi 16.3-0-57-1


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

England 525/9   IR Bell 97* (161b 9x4)   Shahid Afridi 18.2-0-61-1
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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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