Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Wicket commentary

Pakistan in England Test Series - 2nd Test

England v Pakistan

England won by an innings and 120 runs

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3.5

Harmison to Imran Farhat, OUT, and there's the breakthrough, and you have to say it was coming. Full and on off stump from Harmison, Imran couldn't resist the drive, and Kevin Pietersen took a comfortable squirted catch low at backward point. Another failure for Pakistan's openers, regardless of the new combination.

Imran Farhat c Pietersen b Harmison 0 (15m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 4/1   Kamran Akmal 4* (12b 1x4)   SJ Harmison 1.5-1-0-1

5.6

Harmison to Kamran Akmal, OUT, and another one! Akmal caught in no-man's land, feet stuck in the crease and Trescothick at first slip takes an excellent catch as Geraint Jones does his old trick of diving straight across his team-mate. Could easily have got a fingertip to it, but Tresco kept his eyes on the ball&

Kamran Akmal c Trescothick b Harmison 4 (27m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

Pakistan 9/2   Younis Khan 4* (7b 1x4)   SJ Harmison 3-3-0-2

24.4

Panesar to Mohammad Yousuf, OUT, trying to run the ball down to third man, Yousuf gets the thinnest of inside edges to Jones as Panesar sets off on his cross-country celebartion. That gives the morning to England and after winning the toss, Inzamam will not be happy to go to lunch three down. He will be even less amused that he has to go to the middle for seven minutes.

Mohammad Yousuf c †Jones b Panesar 38 (84m 58b 6x4 0x6) SR: 65.51

Pakistan 90/3   Younis Khan 44* (61b 6x4)   MS Panesar 0.4-0-0-1

25.1

Harmison to Younis Khan, OUT, wide outside the off stump – very much a loosener – and slashed straight to Collingwood in the gully. Five minutes ago Pakistan seemed to have weathered the storm. Two loose shots later, and the balance has completely shifted

Younis Khan c Collingwood b Harmison 44 (100m 62b 6x4 0x6) SR: 70.96

Pakistan 90/4   Inzamam-ul-Haq 0* (2b)   SJ Harmison 6.1-3-11-3

26.5

Panesar to Faisal Iqbal, OUT, and there it is! Brilliant stuff from Panesar. Landed every ball on a sixpence and left the pitch to do the rest. This one jumped and Faisal's attempted cut is steered into Jones' gloves. England are flying

Faisal Iqbal c †Jones b Panesar 3 (6m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

Pakistan 93/5   Inzamam-ul-Haq 0* (2b)   MS Panesar 1.5-1-0-2

27.1

Harmison to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT, That. Is. Massive. Inzamam - he of the nine fifties in a row - is gone for a duck and it was a snorter! Leapt off a length, took the splice and looped to Kevin Pietersen at backward point. Pakistan have lost four wickets in a flash and England are rampant

Inzamam-ul-Haq c Pietersen b Harmison 0 (13m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 93/6   Abdul Razzaq 0* (1b)   SJ Harmison 7.1-3-14-4

32.3

Panesar to Shahid Afridi, OUT, and there it is! Flatter and wider outside off stump, and another massive hoon from Afridi. Whirls his bat twice in his followthrough, but it makes no difference as Pietersen at point clings onto the steepler. Pakistan are in tatters!

Shahid Afridi c Pietersen b Panesar 15 (19m 16b 2x4 1x6) SR: 93.75

Pakistan 112/7   Abdul Razzaq 4* (17b 1x4)   MS Panesar 4.3-2-18-3

33.5

Harmison to Mohammad Sami, OUT, and that's the five-fer! Harmison's first since Lord's last summer, and it was a routine length delivery, steered into Strauss's midriff at second slip. Never quite in line with the ball, and who can blame him?

Mohammad Sami c Strauss b Harmison 1 (5m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Pakistan 113/8   Abdul Razzaq 4* (18b 1x4)   SJ Harmison 10.5-5-15-5

37.1

Harmison to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, six for Harmison! And the end of an uncomfortable vigil for Razzaq. Always fearing the short ball after that blow to the helmet, he wasn't ready for the full one, which burst through his leaden foot-movement to take out middle-and-leg. Pakistan on the brink here.

Abdul Razzaq b Harmison 9 (40m 30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

Pakistan 118/9   Umar Gul 0* (8b)   SJ Harmison 12.1-6-19-6

38.4

Panesar to Danish Kaneria, OUT, no mistake this time though! Kaneria pushed it behind square, Pietersen swooped again, Gul declined a suicidal single, and Jones gathered at the base of the stumps. Facile finish to a pretty limp effort from Pakistan

Danish Kaneria run out 0 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 119/10   Umar Gul 1* (11b)   MS Panesar 7.4-3-21-3
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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 30, 2006

The back page of <I>The Mail On Sunday</I> following England's win over Pakistan at Old Trafford, July 30, 2006

The back page of The Mail On Sunday following England's win

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Jul 30, 2006

The front page of <I>The Sunday Telegraph</I> following England's win over Pakistan at Old Trafford, July 30, 2006

The front page of The Sunday Telegraph following England's win

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