Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Wicket commentary

Pakistan in England Test Series - 3rd Test

England v Pakistan

England won by 167 runs

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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

England 67/1   AJ Strauss 36* (39b 5x4)   Mohammad Sami 6-0-35-1

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

England 67/2   AN Cook 0* (0b)   Shahid Nazir 4.4-2-5-1

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

England 110/3   KP Pietersen 17* (27b 3x4)   Umar Gul 7.1-1-30-1

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

England 192/4   KP Pietersen 62* (92b 9x4 1x6)   Umar Gul 11.2-2-49-2

87.1

Umar Gul to Read, OUT, gone, nipped back on him and he stands on the crease, trapped. That would have hit middle-and-off and the batsman can have no complaints about that one.

CMW Read lbw b Umar Gul 38 (92m 74b 4x4 1x6) SR: 51.35

England 345/5   IR Bell 64* (123b 6x4)   Umar Gul 17.1-2-72-3

89.4

Umar Gul to Hoggard, OUT, cleaned him up with one which pitched full and off stump and the impressive Gul claims a fourth wicket. Hoggard tries to play a forward defence, it took his off stump… and that’s stumps

MJ Hoggard b Umar Gul 0 (11m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 347/6   IR Bell 66* (126b 6x4)   Umar Gul 18.4-3-73-4

104.4

Mohammad Sami to Pietersen, OUT, straight down the ground and straight into the hands of long-off. Pietersen had been getting a bit carried away in that over and finally sends that one high for an easy catch. He just didn't get hold of that one at all, and pays the price.

KP Pietersen c Shahid Nazir b Mohammad Sami 135 (272m 169b 20x4 2x6) SR: 79.88

England 421/7   IR Bell 106* (179b 11x4)   Mohammad Sami 22.4-1-125-2

111.6

Danish Kaneria to Bell, OUT, the ball spun in from leg, and Bell hopped backwards, looking to work that one away to the offside but was totally cleaned up by one which stayed low. Kaneria has a wicket at last and he looked to the heavens with relief

IR Bell b Danish Kaneria 119 (267m 206b 12x4 0x6) SR: 57.76

England 445/8   SI Mahmood 9* (18b 1x4)   Danish Kaneria 29-4-93-1

119.4

Danish Kaneria to Harmison, OUT, outside his leg stump, Harmison takes a huge lunge forward to sweep but can only balloon the ball to short fine-leg to end a really useful and entertaining 36 from Harmison. Another wicket for Kaneria whose luck is finally turning (as are his legbreaks)

SJ Harmison c Mohammad Sami b Danish Kaneria 36 (29m 27b 4x4 2x6) SR: 133.33

England 501/9   SI Mahmood 29* (37b 4x4)   Danish Kaneria 32.4-4-110-2

122.6

Umar Gul to Mahmood, OUT, at last, a yorker, and Mahmood plays all around it. A fine bit of bowling, knocking over Mahmood’s off stump and Gul raises his arms in relief and delight at picking up five wickets

SI Mahmood b Umar Gul 34 (73m 45b 4x4 0x6) SR: 75.55

England 515/10   MS Panesar 5* (12b 1x4)   Umar Gul 29-4-123-5
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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

Inzamam-ul-Haq and Bob Woolmer reflect on a disappointing match for Pakistan

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Aug 8, 2006

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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