Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Commentary

Pakistan in England Test Series - 3rd Test

England v Pakistan

England won by 167 runs

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

Mohammad Sami to take the new ball

10.55am Here we go. It's impossibly exciting - like kids in a sweetshop, we are. Inzamam is leading Pakistan out onto the pitch, albeit with just six of his team-mates so far. Ah, here they come - bringing up the rear, as it were and straight into the now obligatory huddle. The umpires - the wonderfully named Billy Doctrove and Darrell Hair follow Pakistan out, to the tune of Jerusalem. Memories of last year: it's 12 months today since the start of the Edgbaston Test against Australia...

10.40am So then, we're about 20 minutes from the start of play. It'll be me, Will Luke, and Jenny Thompson taking you through today's events - do email us if you have any comments or feedback. For those without a TV, hidden away in far-flung corners of the world, keep an eye out on our photo index of the day's play. And if you're bored at work, why not have a pop at our latest caption competition? Andrew McGlashan's bulletin is in, and is updated throughout the day - so keep an eye out for that.

10.35am Andrew Strauss correctly called heads and has chosen to bat on what looks like a pretty decent track. Cloudy, overcast conditions here at Headingley which could assist Pakistan's opening bowlers but England are in bullish, confident form: their batsmen have scored six hundreds in the first two Tests.

10.00am England have left out Jon Lewis, so he is now hot footing it down the motorway to join his county team-mates at Cheltenham, while Pakistan will open with Taufeeq Umar and Salman Butt, while Shahid Nazir is for Shahid Afridi. Abdul Razzaq has been dropped while Imran Farhat misses out through injury.

9.10am Good morning and welcome to our coverage of the third Test at Headingley. The weather at the moment is overcast but the forecast is promising and there is little chance of rain, and hopefully the sun will appear this afternoon.

The England side are out in the middle having throw-downs in the nets, with Jon Lewis wearing the unfetching black leggings made popular by Steve Harmison. Bob Woolmer, as seems to be the norm, is almost alone, waiting for the Pakistan team to join him. It’s an odd habit he has of waiting in the middle for up to 45 minutes before he is joined by his squad.

More news to follow as soon as Andrew Miller, our man at Leeds throughout this Test, works out how to power-up his laptop.

0.1

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, no run, on middle and leg, bounces a touch on Trescothick who plays it off the back foot, shouting “no” as the ball dribbles out into midwicket

0.2

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, no run, touch of swing there into the left-hander, Trescothick nudges this away

0.3

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, no run, fuller and quicker, on Trescothick’s offstump who drives without timing it. More swing there

0.4

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, no run, touch legside from Sami and nudged by the batsman

Three slips and a gully, a deep point, mid-off, mid-on, square leg and Umar Gul down on the boundary's edge

0.5

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, no run, clipped off his legs to square leg

0.6

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, FOUR, super shot, driving Sami powerfully down the ground and past mid-off for four. Commanding drive from Trescothick

Umar Gul, who bowled impressively at Old Trafford, to open from the Kirkstall Lane end

Good first over for both sides. A bit of swing for Sami, and a lovely four for Trescothick

End of over 1 (4 runs) England 4/0
ME Trescothick    4* (6b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    1-0-4-0
AJ Strauss    0* (0b)     

1.1

Umar Gul to Strauss, 2 runs, on Strauss’s legstump and he whips this past square leg for two

1.2

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, good one from Gul – fuller, Strauss shoulders arms to one which swings back into him, sailing over his offstump

1.3

Umar Gul to Strauss, 1 run

1.4

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, pushed off the back foot into the covers

1.5

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, touch too short, allowing Trescothick to rock back and punch it comfortably into the covers. Shout of “no” again

1.6

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, left alone outside offstump, better length from Gul

End of over 2 (3 runs) England 7/0
ME Trescothick    4* (9b 1x4)      Umar Gul    1-0-3-0
AJ Strauss    3* (3b)      Mohammad Sami    1-0-4-0

2.1

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, 2 runs, swings back into Strauss who punches it off the back foot, just past Kaneria at mid-off…do they run, don’t they? Yes they do, scampering through for a single

2.2

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, FOUR, ouch: outside off stump, too short, and Strauss climbs into it, torpedoing it past point for his first four. Crunching boundary

2.3

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run

2.4

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, left alone, no need to bother playing those. Too wide from Sami, albeit a slightly better length

Third slip comes out and moves into a catching position on the drive

2.5

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, defended solidly, better line there

2.6

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, FOUR, dreadful line, Sami drifting down the leg side and Strauss whips him through midwicket for four. Powerfully struck

Apologies for the blip earlier (Kaneria opening the bowling). All sorted now. Wrists have been slapped, etc

End of over 3 (10 runs) England 17/0
AJ Strauss    13* (9b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    2-0-14-0
ME Trescothick    4* (9b 1x4)      Umar Gul    1-0-3-0

3.1

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, hammered off the back foot powerfully, but straight to point. Fine bit of fielding

3.2

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, pumped down the ground, half stopped by the bowler

3.3

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, much better delivery on Trescothick’s off stump who shoulders arms. Ball bent back just a touch. There is plenty of encouragement for the bowlers out there, if they can find their lines

3.4

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, just like that – a cracking ball, fuller, on the off stump and jags away from the left-hander

3.5

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, just slightly too wide, allowing Trescothick to leave this rather more comfortably

three slips, a gully and a short leg for the taller man, Gul

3.6

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, cracking finish to the over from Gul, jagging this one back into Trescothick – almost cutting him in half – who nevertheless leaves it quite comfortably

Much better over from Gul, attacking the stumps. Can Sami keep up the pressure?

End of over 4 (maiden) England 17/0
ME Trescothick    4* (15b 1x4)      Umar Gul    2-1-3-0
AJ Strauss    13* (9b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    2-0-14-0

4.1

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, ooh, quick delivery but too wide and Strauss doesn’t even bother thinking about driving that

4.2

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, tighter line on a good length, left alone again by Strauss

4.3

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, 2 runs, poor bowling on Strauss’s leg stump and he turns him away comfortably. Sami struggling to maintain any pressure so far this morning

Just two slips for Sami

4.4

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, shoulders arms to one outside the off stump

4.5

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, much better delivery, swinging into Strauss who is forced to jab down on it. He’s such a skiddy bowler, Sami, he might struggle on this pitch to find any bounce, but if only he could maintain a decent line he might build up some pressure

4.6

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, driven without timing to short extra-cover

Here's Gul

Bit of a "nothing" over. Not threatening, and played comfortably by both the batsmen

End of over 5 (2 runs) England 19/0
AJ Strauss    15* (15b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    3-0-16-0
ME Trescothick    4* (15b 1x4)      Umar Gul    2-1-3-0

5.1

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, left alone outside his off stump, touch more bounce

5.2

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, again Trescothick leaves this one outside his off stump. Too wide from Gul

5.3

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, oooh dropped? No, dropped just short as Gul squares Trescothick up, edging it just short of second slip. Fine bowling

5.4

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, shorter – quicker, too – as Trescothick ignores it, shouldering arms with a flourish. If that’s possible.

5.5

Umar Gul to Trescothick, FOUR, shorter still and Trescothick rocks back, pulling it in front of square. He almost took his eye off it, but hit it with enough power to send it racing away through midwicket for four.

5.6

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, outside the offstump, left alone

We have had a few emails asking why this Test is starting on a Friday. The reason is that ICC regulations demand a gap between back-to-back Tests in longer series, so Friday it is. It doesn’t please the ground authorities who can sell far more tickets with days three and four at weekends

End of over 6 (4 runs) England 23/0
ME Trescothick    8* (21b 2x4)      Umar Gul    3-1-7-0
AJ Strauss    15* (15b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    3-0-16-0

6.1

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, 2 runs, pushed out to deep midwicket

6.2

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, FOUR, ah, super shot – albeit to a filthy wide delivery, absolute filth that was. Strauss pumps it through cover off the back foot, rocketing for four.

6.3

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, slightly squared up, better line from Sami but Strauss is solid and defends it with the straightest of straight bats

6.4

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, left alone by Strauss who watches it sail past

6.5

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, good delivery outside the off stump with just a hint of movement back into the left-hander

6.6

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, no run, at last Sami forces Strauss to defend on the front foot, which he does solidly

Rubbish over. No consistency whatsoever from Sami

End of over 7 (6 runs) England 29/0
AJ Strauss    21* (21b 3x4)      Mohammad Sami    4-0-22-0
ME Trescothick    8* (21b 2x4)      Umar Gul    3-1-7-0

7.1

Umar Gul to Trescothick, 1 run, pushed off the back foot without any timing, scampers through for a single

7.2

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, Strauss comes solidly forward to one on middle-and-off, defending it with ease. A hint of movement back into the left-hander. Gul has bowled impressively this morning.

7.3

Umar Gul to Strauss, 1 run, again, defended on the front foot with a great “clunk” of the bat and he sprints through for a quick, well-run single. Good cricket

7.4

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, pushed straight to short-leg

7.5

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, straightens on Trescothick who wasn’t tempted to stray from defending it

7.6

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, super ball! Flies past as wishy-washy backward defence from Trescothick and through to the wicketkeeper. Good pace from Gul, and a good over.

Sami out of the attack, unsurprisingly. Shahid Nazir to take over - he last played a Test in March 1999! Bit of a break, that. Here he comes...

End of over 8 (2 runs) England 31/0
ME Trescothick    9* (25b 2x4)      Umar Gul    4-1-9-0
AJ Strauss    22* (23b 3x4)      Mohammad Sami    4-0-22-0

8.1

Shahid Nazir to Strauss, no run, and a good start, swinging this into Strauss who is rather hurried, plays it off the back foot

8.2

Shahid Nazir to Strauss, 3 runs, pulled off the back foot with power, Strauss thinks it’s going for four, so do the fielders! No one’s running yet…ah yes, they’ve woken up as they realise the ball is stuck in the Headingley mud in cow corner

8.3

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, no run, short-arm pull to mid-on

8.4

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, 1 leg bye, poor line on leg stump and Strauss calls him through for a single

8.5

Shahid Nazir to Strauss, no run, absolute cracker from Shahid – jagging it away from Strauss who plays and misses

8.6

Shahid Nazir to Strauss, no run, excellent ball on off stump, hurrying Strauss again who plays it solidly off the back foot

End of over 9 (4 runs) England 35/0
AJ Strauss    25* (27b 3x4)      Shahid Nazir    1-0-3-0
ME Trescothick    9* (27b 2x4)      Umar Gul    4-1-9-0

9.1

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, wide of Trescothick’s off stump and he flays his hands at it, chopping it to square leg but no run available

9.2

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, hint of movement away from the left hander, left alone. No need to play at those

9.3

Umar Gul to Trescothick, no run, too full to pull, but Trescothick gives it a go anyway, smashing the ball into his thigh

9.4

Umar Gul to Trescothick, FOUR, and now he drops it just short enough to allow Trescothick to free his arms, boshing it through midwicket for a crunching boundary.

9.5

Umar Gul to Trescothick, FOUR, ah, even better – dreadful bowling, mind, dropping it far too short – and Trescothick tucks into it, smashing it over the same midwicket boundary. Top shot – super shot, even

9.6

Umar Gul to Trescothick, 1 run, great cricket from Trescothick, jamming down on this and scampering through for a single. England not quite off to a flyer, but already Pakistan look a bit lost

Two slips and a gully for Shahid

End of over 10 (9 runs) England 44/0
ME Trescothick    18* (33b 4x4)      Umar Gul    5-1-18-0
AJ Strauss    25* (27b 3x4)      Shahid Nazir    1-0-3-0

10.1

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, no run

10.2

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, no run, defended solidly off the back foot. Batsman roars “no” so loudly that it reverberates around the ground

10.3

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, no run, solidly defended

10.4

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, no run, ooh sweetly drives at a full, wide, juicy-looking delivery but straight to short extra cover

10.5

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, no run, left alone with ease

10.6

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, no run, absolute beauty! Enticing Trescothick forward, the ball jags away at the last minute causing the batsman to fish outside his off stump rather ungainly

End of over 11 (maiden) England 44/0
ME Trescothick    18* (39b 4x4)      Shahid Nazir    2-1-3-0
AJ Strauss    25* (27b 3x4)      Umar Gul    5-1-18-0

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11.1

Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, oh dear. More filth, this time from Gul. Short, wide and smashed by Strauss with great power off the back foot through point. Played that late – smart batting, dreadful bowling

11.2

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run

11.3

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, again much better, forcing Strauss to jam down on it

11.4

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, this is good bowling – why couldn’t he start the over in this manner? – forcing Strauss to defend his stumps

11.5

Umar Gul to Strauss, no run, just a little bit too full this time and Strauss drives it, cautiously without great timing or power, straight to mid-off

11.6

Umar Gul to Strauss, FOUR, was that a chance? Surely not. The over ends as it began with a dirty, short delivery outside Strauss’s off stump and he uppercuts just over gully’s head for four. And that’s the 50 up for England

Our man on the spot, Andrew Miller, tells us the stands are looking pretty packed now - the Western Terrace is full to bursting already

End of over 12 (8 runs) England 52/0
AJ Strauss    33* (33b 5x4)      Umar Gul    6-1-26-0
ME Trescothick    18* (39b 4x4)      Shahid Nazir    2-1-3-0

12.1

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, no run, left alone

12.2

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, no run, shoulders arms

Every England batsman to make a fifty in this series so far has gone on to make a hundred…little stat there for the stattos among you

12.3

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, no run, ouch, where did that come from? On a good length, and it spits up on Trescothick before he has a chance to get his gloves and bat out of the way, wrapped on his right hand. Vicious bounce

12.4

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, no run, driven, sweetly, but straight to mid-on.

12.5

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, no run, off the back foot, Trescothick drops it down by his feet

12.6

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, no run, shoulders arms

Sami back into the attack replacing Gul from the Kirkstall Lane end. Decent opening spell from Gul. Now then young Sami, time to improve on what has otherwise been a pretty flat series (not to mention an unimpressive first spell)

Better over from Shahid - and a hint that the pitch has demons lurking beneath it's surface...

End of over 13 (maiden) England 52/0
ME Trescothick    18* (45b 4x4)      Shahid Nazir    3-2-3-0
AJ Strauss    33* (33b 5x4)      Umar Gul    6-1-26-0

13.1

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, 1 run, turned off his legs for a single

13.2

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, 1 no ball

13.2

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, no run, leaves this alone outside the off stump

13.3

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, no run, straighter delivery, nudged comfortably

13.4

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, FOUR, shot of the morning, an absolute belter from Trescothick and yet again Sami lets himself down. Short, outside off stump (where else?) and he rides what little bounce there was, timing it quite beautifully through the covers for four.

13.5

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, no run, aggressive, “I’m better than this” bouncer forcing Trescothick to jag his head away

13.6

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, FOUR, juicy half volley – scorching drive through the covers. Fabulous batting

End of over 14 (10 runs) England 62/0
ME Trescothick    26* (51b 6x4)      Mohammad Sami    5-0-32-0
AJ Strauss    34* (34b 5x4)      Shahid Nazir    3-2-3-0

14.1

Shahid Nazir to Strauss, no run

14.2

Shahid Nazir to Strauss, 1 run, turned off his legs comfortably – thought about taking two there but fine-leg fired in a powerful throw from the deep

14.3

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, no run, what a ball! Enticing Trescothick into coming forward, driving at it and the ball nips away from the left hander’s blade. Cracking ball

14.4

Shahid Nazir to Trescothick, 1 run, another good one from Shahid forces the inside edge from Trescothick, quick single

14.5

Shahid Nazir to Strauss, no run, ah, this is better. Prodigious movement from Shahid, Strauss flirts with the idea of cutting before pulling his bat inside the line

14.6

Shahid Nazir to Strauss, no run, gone, surely. No, not out – ignore me! Strauss pushes forward, and there’s a hint of a noise as the wicketkeeper throws the ball up in mock-appeal-cum-celebration…decision turned down by the umpire.

Drinks out in the middle. And drinks here for me, too as Jenny Thompson lollops into the commentator’s chair. Keep your ever-amusing emails coming through

Hello everyone, thanks Will, Jenny here. Well, that was a close one for Strauss, but England’s openers are still there intact as we head into the final passage before lunch.

End of over 15 (2 runs) England 64/0
AJ Strauss    35* (38b 5x4)      Shahid Nazir    4-2-5-0
ME Trescothick    27* (53b 6x4)      Mohammad Sami    5-0-32-0

15.1

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, no run, Sami swings that one away late and Trescothick shoulders arms easily to one which kept relatively low

15.2

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, no run, Sami comes around the wicket this time and darts in a wide one

15.3

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, no run, better ball, on the off stump, and Trescothick defends that one solidly, on his front foot

15.4

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, 1 run, allows just a touch of room and Trescothick drives that one firmly through the cover where it is gathered easily

15.5

Mohammad Sami to Strauss, (no ball) 1 run, Strauss gets right behind the ball and tucks that one down into short mid-wicket for a scrambled single

15.5

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, no run, forced on to the backfoot to defend

15.6

Mohammad Sami to Trescothick, OUT, gone, Sami held on to the return catch at the second time. Trescothick drives on the up, straight back to the bowler and the ball cannons into his chest but he held the rebound. That’s the breakthrough Pakistan needed and Sami flings the ball in the air with aggressive delight - as well he might

ME Trescothick c & b Mohammad Sami 28 (70m 59b 6x4 0x6) SR: 47.45

Alastair Cook strides to the crease now as a beaming Sami returns to his fielding mark following a vital over

End of over 16 (3 runs) England 67/1
     Mohammad Sami    6-0-35-1
AJ Strauss    36* (39b 5x4)      Shahid Nazir    4-2-5-0

16.1

Shahid Nazir to Strauss, no run, left alone

16.2

Shahid Nazir to Strauss, no run, fires the ball into his leg stump, strangled cries of ‘Howzat’ aren’t even entertained; the ball was pitching way outside leg

16.3

Shahid Nazir to Strauss, no run, attempts to work that one through the leg side with a flick of an on-drive, but doesn’t quite get hold of it

16.4

Shahid Nazir to Strauss, OUT, a great catch, taken low at second slip, and Pakistan have another breakthrough with the two openers falling in quick succession. Great seam position from Nazir, a pearler and it's all Strauss can do to get the edge on it

AJ Strauss c Younis Khan b Shahid Nazir 36 (75m 43b 5x4 0x6) SR: 83.72

16.5

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, good length ball and there’s a solid forward defensive to kick off with

16.6

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, another cracker: the ball cut back through the gate and the ball’s still rising on the way the keeper. Pietersen wafts at it with a straight bat

How the complexion of the morning has changed with those two quick wickets; Pakistan’s tails are up right now and it will be interesting to see if England’s 3 and 4 can rebuild

End of over 17 (wicket maiden) England 67/2
KP Pietersen    0* (2b)      Shahid Nazir    5-3-5-1
AN Cook    0* (0b)      Mohammad Sami    6-0-35-1

17.1

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, more movement and tries to defend but plays down the wrong line as the ball seams away

17.2

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, solid defence

17.3

Mohammad Sami to Cook, FOUR, unconvincing thick edge flies past the left-hand of a diving gully. Another good length there

17.4

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, offered a straight-bat defence, but wandered out of his crease and Sami flings the ball quickly in to Kamran Akmal, but there’s no danger as the batsman got back easily

17.5

Mohammad Sami to Cook, 3 runs, lovely cover-drive off a full ball to get him off the mark

17.6

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, rising ball, straying down leg and tucked round off his legs down to fine leg

End of over 18 (8 runs) England 75/2
KP Pietersen    0* (3b)      Mohammad Sami    7-0-42-1
AN Cook    7* (5b 1x4)      Shahid Nazir    5-3-5-1

18.1

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, ooh, close shout there. The ball nipped back but just strayed down leg. Nervous times for Pietersen, who didn’t offer a convincing stroke, shuffling across his stumps. Good decision

18.2

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, good leave from Pietersen and the ball flies through

18.3

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, walks forward to offer a more convincing shot, trying to on-drive off his front-foot

18.4

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, 2 runs, lovely flick flies just wide of square-leg and it’s scooped just inside the boundary

Field update - two slips, gully, point, short cover, mid-off, mid-on, midwicket, fine leg

18.5

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, shoulders arms to an innocuous which bounces down the off-side channel

18.6

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, big shouts, wrongly turned down. Hits the seam, nips back in and comes off the inside-edge onto the pad and through to Kamran Akmal. Pietersen got away with that one, as the replays clearly show. Inzimam rubs his beard, he knows Pietersen’s had a let-off.

End of over 19 (2 runs) England 77/2
KP Pietersen    2* (9b)      Shahid Nazir    6-3-7-1
AN Cook    7* (5b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    7-0-42-1

19.1

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, leans right over that one and snuffs out any danger with a forward defensive

19.2

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, calm defence into the slip region

19.3

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, right on the money and that’s defended

19.4

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, Cook doesn’t quite get hold of an attempted cut to point, where it’s picked up easily

Here's the field - two slips, two gullies, point, mid-off, mid-on, midwicket, fine leg

19.5

Mohammad Sami to Cook, 1 no ball, just overstepping there; Cook defends

19.5

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, Cook takes his bat well away from the ball and watches as it sails down the off-side

19.6

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, back-foot defence

Good over from Sami, marred only by the no-ball. Pakistan’s bowlers are doing a good job just lately and they should have had England three down. There's half an hour left before lunch - can they get another breakthrough?

End of over 20 (1 run) England 78/2
AN Cook    7* (12b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    8-0-43-1
KP Pietersen    2* (9b)      Shahid Nazir    6-3-7-1

20.1

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run

20.2

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen walks across his stumps to defend that one down the off-side

20.3

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, 1 run, a clever single for England as Pietersen drops that one into the midwicket region

A hold-up as the security walk in front of the sightscreen. That’s the second time members of the Headingley staff have held up play this over

20.4

Shahid Nazir to Cook, no run, shoulders arms as that swings a touch away from the left hander

20.5

Shahid Nazir to Cook, 1 run, helps that one into the covers off the backfoot for a comfortable single

20.6

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, bounces on off stump and Pietersen plays a gentle defence which rolls slowly into cover

End of over 21 (2 runs) England 80/2
KP Pietersen    3* (13b)      Shahid Nazir    7-3-9-1
AN Cook    8* (14b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    8-0-43-1

21.1

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, how was that given not out? Cook sends a huge inside edge through, and there’s a big noise, too. Big reaction from the crowd while Inzamam can’t hide his fury, shouting out something. That’s two bad decisions in quick time - Pakistan have been very unlucky

21.2

Mohammad Sami to Cook, 2 runs, helped to square leg

21.3

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, left well alone

21.4

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, comes on the frontfoot to defend solidly

21.5

Mohammad Sami to Cook, FOUR, wide and Cook gives it the treatment, which in this case is a strong, dominant late-ish cut. It flashes away. Lovely shot.

21.6

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, forced to defend again, on the frontfoot again

This really is excellent probing stuff from Pakistan who are mightily unlucky not to have had those two decisions from the inside edges

End of over 22 (6 runs) England 86/2
AN Cook    14* (20b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    9-0-49-1
KP Pietersen    3* (13b)      Shahid Nazir    7-3-9-1

22.1

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, tame defensive shot just in front of middle stump; good line and length from the bowler

22.2

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, FOUR, shot. Pietersen flicks that off his legs off middle stump and Salman Butt crashes into the boundary rope trying to stop that one

22.3

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, forced onto the backfoot to defend

22.4

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, 2 runs, manages to get bat on ball as he flicks that through midwicket where it’s chased down stylishly

22.5

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, ducks a huge bouncer which sails way, way over the tall Pietersen

22.6

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, FOUR, short ball and Pietersen doesn’t quite get hold of the pull but, such is his strength, the ball runs away anyway

End of over 23 (10 runs) England 96/2
KP Pietersen    13* (19b 2x4)      Shahid Nazir    8-3-19-1
AN Cook    14* (20b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    9-0-49-1

23.1

Mohammad Sami to Cook, FOUR, pulled round to wide fine-leg, a commanding shot to bring up England’s 100

23.2

Mohammad Sami to Cook, FOUR, similar shot off his hips

23.3

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run

23.4

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, wide and left alone

23.5

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run

23.6

Mohammad Sami to Cook, 1 no ball, rubbish. The ball goes wide down the leg-side channel, and was a no-ball to boot

23.6

Mohammad Sami to Cook, no run, better ball to end the over and it's defended on the backfoot

Umar Gul is being brought back into the attack

End of over 24 (9 runs) England 105/2
AN Cook    22* (27b 4x4)      Mohammad Sami    10-0-58-1
KP Pietersen    13* (19b 2x4)      Shahid Nazir    8-3-19-1

24.1

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, tucked off his hips into the midwicket area but no chance of a run

24.2

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, the ball sails harmlessly through to keeper, Pietersen shoulders arms

24.3

Umar Gul to Pietersen, FOUR, wide, punished through cover with a backfoot cut. Have that.

24.4

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, shoulders arms to a rising delivery which continues on to the keeper

24.5

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, another short and high one, another leave

24.6

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, better length and Pietersen takes his bottom hand off the bat as he tries to drive that through the on-side; the ball trails to mid-on

Danish Kaneria is brought on for a final dart - can Pakistan take a third wicket before lunch?

End of over 25 (4 runs) England 109/2
KP Pietersen    17* (25b 3x4)      Umar Gul    7-1-30-0
AN Cook    22* (27b 4x4)      Mohammad Sami    10-0-58-1

25.1

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, bounces short, stays low and Cook tries to whip that to square but doesn’t get hold of it properly

25.2

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, keeps low again and Cook crouches over to defend

25.3

Danish Kaneria to Cook, no run, turns back into the left hander who opens the face of the bat and sends the ball to gully

25.4

Danish Kaneria to Cook, 1 run, gets over the ball for a cut shot and Yousuf tries to dive on that at point, but makes a meal of it

25.5

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, through the gate, spun past the inside edge. Pietersen had no idea what happened there; well bowled by Kaneria

25.6

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, a bit of turn again and Pietersen gets over the ball for a forward defensive

Good start there from Danish Kaneria

End of over 26 (1 run) England 110/2
KP Pietersen    17* (27b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    1-0-1-0
AN Cook    23* (31b 4x4)      Umar Gul    7-1-30-0

26.1

Umar Gul to Cook, OUT, gone. A leading edge, trying to work that to square, and Gul takes an easy return catch. A soft dismissal but a jubilant Pakistan deserved that; they have got their man at last. High tens all round.... and that's lunch

AN Cook c & b Umar Gul 23 (49m 32b 4x4 0x6) SR: 71.87

Here come the Pakistan fielders. And it's Gul to continue Two slips and a gully

Welcome back everyone. Hope you've all had a fine and splendid lunch. In your absence we've been busily collating photos into our gallery, so have a peek if you're without a TV. We're all set for the second session with Pakistan, after losing the toss, in a pretty strong position removing Alastair Cook on the stroke of lunch.

A morning of two halves, with Pakistan turning the passage right around. Trescothick and Strauss were in full control for England but they fell soon after the drinks break. Then Cook and Pietersen tried to rebuild, but both sent thick inside edges through to the keeper. Yet both were turned down, much to the amazement and consternation of an understandably riled Pakistan. Their bowlers continued to plug away, however, and they finally got Cook in the last over before lunch. Read the story of the morning here shortly, with Andrew McGlashan’s take on proceedings. Thanks for all of your emails; do join us again after lunch.

26.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood stays in his crease and defends off the back foot

26.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, goes back and defends it solidly - albeit with a rather crooked bat, as is Collingwood’s wont

26.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, wider of the off stump and still too short to entice Collingwood forward, played again off the back foot and squirted into the covers

26.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, juicy half volley wide of the off stump, Collingwood times it sweetly but straight to point who clambers to his right and makes a useful stop

26.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, good end to the over as Gul swings this one into Collingwood who comes forward to defend

Good start for Gul straight after lunch. Here's Sami from the Kirkstall Lane end

End of over 27 (wicket maiden) England 110/3
PD Collingwood    0* (5b)      Umar Gul    8-2-30-1
KP Pietersen    17* (27b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    1-0-1-0

27.1

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen thinks about playing this wider delivery before shouldering arms. No need to touch those

27.2

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, no run, much too wide, although an encouraging sign of swing. Starts wide and swings wider still away from the right hander

27.3

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, no run, excellent banana-swing for Sami, angling this one into Pietersen and swinging it away. Batsman not interested, and wisely lets it pass

27.4

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, no run, an attempted inswinging yorker is dug out quite comfortably by Pietersen, chipping it down to mid-on. Fine over so far

27.5

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, no run, excellent delivery right on the money. Lands on off stump and moves away just enough to force Pietersen to defend it with a straight bat off the back foot

27.6

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, no run, Sami nearly lets himself down here, pitching it too full and allowing Pietersen to unleash one of his monster-drives…but straight to extra cover who dives to pull off a fine stop

Very fine over from Sami. Gul to continue. Two slips, a gully and a short midwicket

End of over 28 (maiden) England 110/3
KP Pietersen    17* (33b 3x4)      Mohammad Sami    11-1-58-1
PD Collingwood    0* (5b)      Umar Gul    8-2-30-1

28.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, slightly squared up by one outside his off stump, defended on the front foot

28.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, shorter on middle-and-leg, Collingwood whips it away – bread and butter for him – and that short midwicket, intelligently placed by Inzamam, gobbles it to prevent a single

28.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, SIX, shot, really fabulously commanding shot as Gul drops it too short, on his middle stump, who swings it over midwicket. Terrific batting

28.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, well bowled, Gul – a good comeback. Right on Collingwood’s off stump who is forced to defend it

28.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 run, drifting down the leg side and he turns it past short midwicket for a single

28.6

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, ooh, a little tempter outside Pietersen’s off stump. He reigns in his naturally attacking instinct and, again, shoulders arms

Bar the six, another good over after lunch from Pakistan. Sami to continue

End of over 29 (7 runs) England 117/3
KP Pietersen    17* (34b 3x4)      Umar Gul    9-2-37-1
PD Collingwood    7* (10b 1x6)      Mohammad Sami    11-1-58-1

29.1

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, no run, touch too straight from Sami, but at least he’s attacking the stumps in this spell; too often in the morning session he drifted wide of off stump

29.2

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, no run

29.3

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, no run, well bowled – hint of away movement from Collingwood who was slightly squared up. Well played from the batsman, too. Classic Headingley conditions here

29.4

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, no run, ah and this one doesn’t swing, goes straight on and he nudges it back to the bowler

29.5

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, no run, swings back into the batsman, good pace too (87mph) hurries the batsman into jabbing down on it at the last minute.

29.6

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, 1 run, ooh, very close indeed from chopping Sami onto his stumps. Collingwood went back, and his crooked bat edged it mere inches away from his stumps. Fine over from Sami

End of over 30 (1 run) England 118/3
PD Collingwood    8* (16b 1x6)      Mohammad Sami    12-1-59-1
KP Pietersen    17* (34b 3x4)      Umar Gul    9-2-37-1

30.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed off the back foot and Collingwood scampers through for a single – comfortably, too

30.2

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, defends a fuller delivery out into the covers and they sprint through for another single. Good batting, rotating the strike and infuriating the bowler

30.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, fuller, quicker but a touch too wide, the batsman drives it back with the straightest of bats

30.4

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, misdirected bouncer easily evaded

30.5

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, just short of a good length, Collingwood pushes it off the back foot rather ungainly without any timing

30.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, touch fuller this time, enticing the drive and Collingwood does just that but straight to the man at mid-off

Fascinating start after lunch. Still very overcast and plenty of movement on offer - but the pitch remains a decent one on which to bat

End of over 31 (2 runs) England 120/3
PD Collingwood    9* (21b 1x6)      Umar Gul    10-2-39-1
KP Pietersen    18* (35b 3x4)      Mohammad Sami    12-1-59-1

31.1

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen threatens to whip this wide delivery through the onside, a shot only he seems able to play, before knocking it back to the bowler

31.2

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, 1 run, too straight, allowing the batsman to turn him on the leg side for a comfortable single

31.3

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, 1 run, shorter – and absolutely no bounce there, which is surely a bit of a concern. Collingwood takes his bottom hand off the handle and plays it awkwardly away on the leg side

31.4

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, no run, textbook forward defensive to one three or four inches outside his off stump

31.5

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, 1 run, this hurries onto Pietersen who mistimes a pull shot down to fine leg

31.6

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, 1 no ball, batsman jabs down on it but Sami just overstepped there

31.6

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, no run, defended off the back foot

Cat-and-mouse cricket here. And it's Danish Kaneria to replace Gul at the Football Stand end. No Shahid Nazir? Bizarre. Perhaps he'll come on from the Kirkstall Lane end in a bit

End of over 32 (4 runs) England 124/3
PD Collingwood    10* (24b 1x6)      Mohammad Sami    13-1-63-1
KP Pietersen    20* (39b 3x4)      Umar Gul    10-2-39-1

32.1

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, full, on middle stump and immediately Pietersen drives with a flourish, straight to short extra cover

32.2

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen steps down the pitch and slaps it back to Kaneria who flings it back to the wicketkeeper, good aggression

32.3

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, ooh crikey, another close decision – not quite a shocker, but not far off it – as Kaneria roars an appeal for lbw. Perhaps saved by a big lunge forward

32.4

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front foot

32.5

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, comes forward again

32.6

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, defends it solidly once more

Meanwhile, can Mark Ramprakash - who made his Test debut here in 1991 - get his 300? Find out here. His first-class career highest is 292.

Well, Pietersen survives. Poor old Kaneria - he can't buy a wicket these days.

End of over 33 (maiden) England 124/3
KP Pietersen    20* (45b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    2-1-1-0
PD Collingwood    10* (24b 1x6)      Mohammad Sami    13-1-63-1

33.1

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, no run

33.2

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, 2 runs, drifting down the leg side and whipped past square leg

33.3

Mohammad Sami to Collingwood, 1 run, whipped again with greater power, thus only allowing a single

33.4

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, FOUR, absolute corker from Pietersen, on-driving him with supreme class past long-on for four. Wonderful stroke

33.5

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, no run, still drifting down leg but it’s a touch too short for Pietersen to drive

33.6

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, FOUR, power, real power from Pietersen, driving this on the up in front of square. He's bored of all this defensive rubbish...fireworks might be lit rather shortly

End of over 34 (11 runs) England 135/3
KP Pietersen    28* (48b 5x4)      Mohammad Sami    14-1-74-1
PD Collingwood    13* (27b 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    2-1-1-0

34.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, solid forward defence

34.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, ooh, great ball! Attempted top-spinner and Collingwood just jams his bat down on it

34.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, poor line, down the leg side allowing the batsman to chip him down the ground for a single

34.4

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, ungainly forward defence from Pietersen without moving his feet. Solid enough, though

34.5

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, better defensive stroke, smothering the spin on the front foot

34.6

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, ouch! Short-leg is very nearly killed by Pietersen’s ferocious sweep shot. Cripes, I think that’s hit him on his knee although it looks like he’s been saved by his pad…otherwise, I doubt he’d be standing

Here comes Gul

End of over 35 (1 run) England 136/3
KP Pietersen    28* (51b 5x4)      Danish Kaneria    3-1-2-0
PD Collingwood    14* (30b 1x6)      Mohammad Sami    14-1-74-1

35.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, rocks back and defends with a crooked bat

35.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, FOUR, wayward line, down leg side and Collingwood helps himself to four easy runs down to the vacant fine leg. Can’t bowl there – especially to Collingwood

35.3

Umar Gul to Collingwood, 1 run

35.4

Umar Gul to Pietersen, no run, awkwardly defended off the back foot. Not sure what he was trying to do there – probably one of his audacious slaps over midwicket

35.5

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, steps outside off stump and whips it to leg

35.6

Umar Gul to Collingwood, no run, defended off the back foot

Two slips and a gully

Shahid Nazir to replace Kaneria. Pick of the bowlers in the morning session by a country mile.

All rather quiet out there at the moment. Both teams battling to regain momentum.

End of over 36 (6 runs) England 142/3
PD Collingwood    19* (34b 1x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    11-2-45-1
KP Pietersen    29* (53b 5x4)      Danish Kaneria    3-1-2-0

36.1

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, 4 byes, good grief, that’s extraordinary – outside off stump and it booms back into Pietersen like a banana, and a rather tasty one too, cutting him in half and racing down to the boundary. Nasty, dangerous delivery and not a lot the batsman can do about it

36.2

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, (no ball) 1 run, gone, caught behind, NO! No ball! Dear oh dear, Shahid overstepping considerably, Pietersen slaps it, gets and inside edge before the umpire, Hair, raises his arm and not his finger. Pakistan not having a lot of luck today

36.2

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

36.3

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed forward to defend and Collingwood is quick off the mark, racing through for a single to compound Pakistan’s woes

36.4

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run

36.5

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, banana swing again but miles outside Pietersen’s off stump. No need to touch those; next!

36.6

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, chops this into the covers

39 runs in the first 10.5 overs after lunch. Ah, Kaneria to continue...the luckless Kaneria

End of over 37 (7 runs) England 149/3
KP Pietersen    30* (58b 5x4)      Shahid Nazir    9-3-22-1
PD Collingwood    20* (36b 1x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    11-2-45-1

37.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, full bunger pumped down to long-on

150 up for England

37.2

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, SIX, outside off stump, turning it away and Pietersen comes down the pitch and sends it over long-off for six. Doesn’t get to the pitch of the ball, though – so a moral victory for the bowler. Super catch by the man in the England one-day shirt in the crowd

37.3

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, defended solidly

37.4

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, comes forward and defends to short-leg who fires in a cheeky throw

37.5

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, comes forward once more

37.6

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, shorter, clever bowling! Slower, too, but Pietersen is adaptable enough to change his shot and defend it

Mixed over there. Not a lot of spin for Kaneria, yet, and Pietersen clearly is utterly fed up with defending, demonstrated by that rather fortunate six. It was well struck but, really, Kaneria beat him in the flight. Such is his power that it was sent halfway into the stands

End of over 38 (7 runs) England 156/3
KP Pietersen    36* (63b 5x4 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    4-1-9-0
PD Collingwood    21* (37b 1x4 1x6)      Shahid Nazir    9-3-22-1

38.1

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, no run, full delivery just outside off stump and swinging into Collingwood who once again defends it on the front foot

38.2

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, no run, yikes, Collingwood hangs his bat out to dry – good away-swing from Shahid again – but it passes his outside edge. Nevertheless, Akmal somehow drops a clanger and the ball bobbles from his gloves

38.3

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, no run, comes forward one more

38.4

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, no run, tries to cut this, but it’s too close to his body and he can only chop it down

38.5

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, no run, ah well bowled, fuller and Collingwood really ought to have come forward to that one. As it was, his back-foot defensive prod squirted to the leg side

38.6

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, no run

End of over 39 (maiden) England 156/3
PD Collingwood    21* (43b 1x4 1x6)      Shahid Nazir    10-4-22-1
KP Pietersen    36* (63b 5x4 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    4-1-9-0

39.1

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, skips down the pitch and defends

39.2

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, 1 run, typically wristy shot, Pietersen lunging forward to meet the ball before swishing it to the leg side, deadening the spin and picking up a single

39.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run

39.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, quicker, fuller, Collingwood threatens to sweep but changes his mind and defends it. Super bowling

39.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, cleverly paddled to deep square leg for a single

39.6

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, 1 run, swept, or paddled – both, perhaps? – in a mirror-shot of Collingwood’s the ball before

End of over 40 (3 runs) England 159/3
KP Pietersen    38* (66b 5x4 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    5-1-12-0
PD Collingwood    22* (46b 1x4 1x6)      Shahid Nazir    10-4-22-1

40.1

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, FOUR, a quite fabulous drive past the bowler, Pietersen holds the pose and watches it scorch the outfield for four

40.2

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, FOUR, and another, even better this time as Pietersen takes another massive step down the pitch and on-drives him with great power. Elegant, great timing and mid-on didn’t have a hope of stopping it&

One slip and a gully

40.3

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, driven on the up, straight to extra cover. Bit too wide, no need to play those

40.4

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, pushed to the on side

40.5

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, 1 run, shuffles across and turns it to deep square leg for a single

40.6

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, no run, defended off the back foot

Here's Jenny Thompson to take you through proceedings until tea. Hello.

Drinks out in the middle. Pietersen is just threatening to "go big" here. He's well set on 47 and Collingwood is playing a typical anchor innings. Both these need to bat out the day, otherwise - as we saw in the morning session - one wicket can bring two, three or more.

End of over 41 (9 runs) England 168/3
PD Collingwood    22* (47b 1x4 1x6)      Shahid Nazir    11-4-31-1
KP Pietersen    47* (71b 7x4 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    5-1-12-0

41.1

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, on the money and Pietersen pats that one down

41.2

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen goes down on one knee and reaches out sweep that round to square

41.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood makes room to squeeze that to midwicket

41.4

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, a googly, jumps a touch and Pietersen fends it off

41.5

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen waits for the ball to come on to the bat and then works that out to mid-wicket with a simple drive

41.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, crouched over to defend

Tidy over by Kaneria, there

End of over 42 (3 runs) England 171/3
PD Collingwood    23* (49b 1x4 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    6-1-15-0
KP Pietersen    49* (75b 7x4 1x6)      Shahid Nazir    11-4-31-1

42.1

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, speared right in and Pietersen defends solidly, then practises some air-driving

42.2

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, forced onto the backfoot to defend

42.3

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, walks forward into a tall defensive shot with a straight bat

42.4

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, FOUR, pulled round through square for a largely classy fifty - if he did get a chance in it... The Pakistan team refuse to applaud

42.5

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, shouldered arms

42.6

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, defended into the midwicket area

End of over 43 (4 runs) England 175/3
KP Pietersen    53* (81b 8x4 1x6)      Shahid Nazir    12-4-35-1
PD Collingwood    23* (49b 1x4 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    6-1-15-0

43.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, helped round to square

43.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, tucked away

43.3

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, 2 runs, huge stride down the pitch, stretched and worked through midwicket

43.4

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, FOUR, moves his feet to the pitch of the ball (that would make any coach proud) and whipped it fluently to midwicket with a huge swish of his hands

43.5

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, good reply from Kaneria, on the button

43.6

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, well bowled, Pietersen had to watch that carefully and he defends it

End of over 44 (7 runs) England 182/3
KP Pietersen    59* (85b 9x4 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    7-1-22-0
PD Collingwood    24* (51b 1x4 1x6)      Shahid Nazir    12-4-35-1

44.1

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, no run, swings away from the right hander who leaves it easily

44.2

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood tries to straight drive that one but the bowler gets down to it quickly and presses his right hand on top of it to prevent a run

44.3

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, no run, good ball, on a length and Collingwood defends that one down

44.4

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, no run, another good ball, another forward defensive

44.5

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, no run, more swing in the air; the ball lands on off stump and it’s comfortably defended

44.6

Shahid Nazir to Collingwood, no run, another defensive shot and that rounds off a tidy maiden, well bowled

End of over 45 (maiden) England 182/3
PD Collingwood    24* (57b 1x4 1x6)      Shahid Nazir    13-5-35-1
KP Pietersen    59* (85b 9x4 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    7-1-22-0

45.1

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, 1 run, round the wicket to Pietersen, the ball pitches outside leg and there’s huge turn in but Pietersen watched the ball on to his bat and helps it away for a single – there’s not much pace in this pitch

45.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, good length and Collingwood can only defend

45.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, another stifling defensive shot

45.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 2 runs, pitches short, lots of turn but Collingwood picks that up quickly and works that into midwicket

45.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, pitches very wide outside leg and turns a fraction but Collingwood kicks it away

45.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, great ball, pitching just outside leg, and it fizzes past Collingwood’s outside edge. The batsman looks back at Kaneria as if to acknowledge that piece of skill

End of over 46 (3 runs) England 185/3
PD Collingwood    26* (62b 1x4 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    8-1-25-0
KP Pietersen    60* (86b 9x4 1x6)      Shahid Nazir    13-5-35-1

46.1

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, short of a length with a touch extra bounce, Pietersen gets onto his backfoot, and with high hands drives straight to the man at cover

46.2

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run

46.3

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, 2 runs, scoops the ball round to fine leg and it’s thrown back strongly and quickly. There’s a half-call for a run out but Pietersen scampers home without too much alarm

46.4

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, defended to the man at short mid-on

46.5

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen on-drives that one straight onto his left knee and he immediately starts hopping about

46.6

Shahid Nazir to Pietersen, no run, batting a touch outside his crease, Pietersen comes down to offer a strong defensive shot

End of over 47 (2 runs) England 187/3
KP Pietersen    62* (92b 9x4 1x6)      Shahid Nazir    14-5-37-1
PD Collingwood    26* (62b 1x4 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    8-1-25-0

47.1

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, oooooh, huge turn out of the rough, rips right across Collingwood after pitching outside leg. Akmal scoops that into his hands, but no edge to worry about

47.2

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, pads up to one pitches outside leg

47.3

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, defended another leg-side delivery, a deliberate line being employed here by Kaneria

47.4

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, a bit more flight quietens Collingwood, who defends again

47.5

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, no run, a touch of width this time and Collingwood cuts out to point

47.6

Danish Kaneria to Collingwood, 1 run, weight on the backfoot this time and it’s hit out to square leg

Umar Gul coming on for a new spell

End of over 48 (1 run) England 188/3
PD Collingwood    27* (68b 1x4 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    9-1-26-0
KP Pietersen    62* (92b 9x4 1x6)      Shahid Nazir    14-5-37-1

48.1

Umar Gul to Collingwood, FOUR

48.2

Umar Gul to Collingwood, OUT, slightly quicker bouncer this time, clever bowling and Collingwood fell into the trap. He tried to go aerial with a big hook shot but failed to get hold of it and it flew off the bottom third of his bat and over to the leg-side boundary for a soft, if high, catch

PD Collingwood c Taufeeq Umar b Umar Gul 31 (95m 70b 2x4 1x6) SR: 44.28

48.3

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, Bell is able to leave that first ball very easily; it is wide down the off-side and swings away a touch

48.4

Umar Gul to Bell, FOUR, half-volley, and Bell gets off the mark with a well-timed straight drive

48.5

Umar Gul to Bell, (no ball) 1 run, short, leg-side and Bell just taps that one to fine leg

48.5

Umar Gul to Pietersen, 1 run, short again and flicked away to square leg

Just a slip and a gully in for the new batsman Bell

48.6

Umar Gul to Bell, no run, forced on to his backfoot

Just to update you with the weather, the skies are filled in with grey clouds, but ones which don't seem to be threatening too much rain

End of over 49 (11 runs) England 199/4
IR Bell    5* (4b 1x4)      Umar Gul    12-2-56-2
KP Pietersen    63* (93b 9x4 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    9-1-26-0

49.1

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, defended

49.2

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen rocks onto his backfoot and lashes one straight at cover who stops it

49.3

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, FOUR, sweeps powerfully through square leg. The ball spins on the second bounce straight past
poor Gul at deep backward square, who can only watch it

49.4

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, no run, tries to on-drive

49.5

Danish Kaneria to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, the ball appeared to graze Pietersen’s edge and flies up, but it’s given as a leg-bye

49.6

Danish Kaneria to Bell, no run, pitches outside leg, turns and Bell defends that one on the front foot

End of over 50 (5 runs) England 204/4
IR Bell    5* (5b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    10-1-30-0
KP Pietersen    67* (98b 10x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    12-2-56-2
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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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Aug 8, 2006

Inzamam-ul-Haq and Bob Woolmer reflect on a disappointing match for Pakistan which saw England take an unassailable 2-0 lead, England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Headingley, August 8, 2006

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Younis Khan is bowled by Monty Panesar, England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Headingley, August 8, 2006

Younis Khan is bowled by Monty Panesar

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