Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 4th Test: England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 17-21, 2006
England awarded the match (opposition refused to play)
17,18,19,20,21 August 2006 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick c Mohammad Hafeez b Umar Gul 6 61 43 0 0 13.95
13.5 and the chirping has worked! Played off the back foot and Mohammad Hafeez takes a superb catch at gully, taking it inches off the turf 36/1
View dismissal AJ Strauss* c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 38 86 57 7 0 66.66
18.5 GONE! Strauss prods forward without conviction, not moving his feet enough, takes the outside edge and Akmal dives in front of first slip to take a really fine catch. Well bowled Asif. 54/2
View dismissal AN Cook lbw b Shahid Nazir 40 119 69 6 0 57.97
37.6 a huge, huge shout as Umpire Doctrove thinks long and hard about that one, before giving it. Pitches just outside off on yorker length, with Cook bringing his bat down too late. Great bowling, it would have gone on to hit middle, low. In short, that was plumb. 112/6
View dismissal KP Pietersen c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
18.6 goddim! Golden duck for the golden boy who drives at a full-pitched ball and edges it behind to Akmal. Pakistan are buzzing now 54/3
View dismissal PD Collingwood lbw b Mohammad Asif 5 17 7 1 0 71.42
22.3 got him this time. Trapped on the backfoot, and Collingwood bends right over his bat in trying to play that one which pitched just outside off, came in and would have hit middle and leg. Darrell Hair didn’t need long to think about one and that’s three wickets for the deserving Asif. 64/4
View dismissal IR Bell c Faisal Iqbal b Danish Kaneria 9 42 28 1 0 32.14
30.4 And Kaneria has struck just four balls into his first over. He pitches that one on leg, Bell shapes to defend and his thin inside edge pops up to silly mid-off. Easy catch, as catches go. There's a huge appeal all around and Hair nods before raising the finger to confirm. Good captaincy from Inzamam, that 91/5
View dismissal CMW Read b Umar Gul 33 105 62 3 0 53.22
53.1 short and wide, Read tries to cut this through point but drags it on and his stumps are shattered 173/9
View dismissal SI Mahmood b Umar Gul 15 43 32 2 0 46.87
47.5 'goddim. Very full and a sharp delivery which swung back into the right hander before jagging yet further into Mahmood and, ultimately, into his stumps. A swing of the bat but he was comprehensively beaten there 158/7
View dismissal MJ Hoggard c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 3 12 12 0 0 25.00
50.1 really good outswinger to Hoggard who hangs his bat out, feathering the outside edge and Akmal makes no mistake 163/8
SJ Harmison not out 8 18 15 2 0 53.33
View dismissal MS Panesar b Umar Gul 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
53.2 GODDIM! Full, straight and swinging back into Monty, the left hander, who is spectacularly bowled. Really fine piece of bowling there 173/10
Extras (b 4, lb 5, nb 7) 16
  Total (all out; 53.2 overs; 258 mins) 173 (3.24 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammad Asif 19 6 56 4 2.94 85 7 0
18.5 to Strauss, GONE! Strauss prods forward without conviction, not moving his feet enough, takes the outside edge and Akmal dives in front of first slip to take a really fine catch. Well bowled Asif. 54/2
18.6 to Pietersen, goddim! Golden duck for the golden boy who drives at a full-pitched ball and edges it behind to Akmal. Pakistan are buzzing now 54/3
22.3 to Collingwood, got him this time. Trapped on the backfoot, and Collingwood bends right over his bat in trying to play that one which pitched just outside off, came in and would have hit middle and leg. Darrell Hair didn’t need long to think about one and that’s three wickets for the deserving Asif. 64/4
50.1 to Hoggard, really good outswinger to Hoggard who hangs his bat out, feathering the outside edge and Akmal makes no mistake 163/8
View wickets Umar Gul 15.2 3 46 4 3.00 74 7 0 (3nb)
13.5 to Trescothick, and the chirping has worked! Played off the back foot and Mohammad Hafeez takes a superb catch at gully, taking it inches off the turf 36/1
47.5 to Mahmood, 'goddim. Very full and a sharp delivery which swung back into the right hander before jagging yet further into Mahmood and, ultimately, into his stumps. A swing of the bat but he was comprehensively beaten there 158/7
53.1 to Read, short and wide, Read tries to cut this through point but drags it on and his stumps are shattered 173/9
53.2 to Panesar, GODDIM! Full, straight and swinging back into Monty, the left hander, who is spectacularly bowled. Really fine piece of bowling there 173/10
View wicket Shahid Nazir 11 1 44 1 4.00 50 6 0 (3nb)
37.6 to Cook, a huge, huge shout as Umpire Doctrove thinks long and hard about that one, before giving it. Pitches just outside off on yorker length, with Cook bringing his bat down too late. Great bowling, it would have gone on to hit middle, low. In short, that was plumb. 112/6
View wicket Danish Kaneria 8 1 18 1 2.25 37 2 0 (1nb)
30.4 to Bell, And Kaneria has struck just four balls into his first over. He pitches that one on leg, Bell shapes to defend and his thin inside edge pops up to silly mid-off. Easy catch, as catches go. There's a huge appeal all around and Hair nods before raising the finger to confirm. Good captaincy from Inzamam, that 91/5
  Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c Strauss b Hoggard 95 227 178 14 1 53.37
80.1 and Hoggard strikes with the first ball of a spell yet again! It's a lazy shot, clipped into midwicket area, straight to Strauss. Hafeez has gone for 95 and he'll be disappointed, but it's been a great knock. England have the breakthrough at last 325/3
View dismissal Imran Farhat c Trescothick b Hoggard 91 152 112 12 1 81.25
31.3 GONE! Very well bowled, Hoggard, enticing the outside edge to Marcus Trescothick who makes no mistake. That's his 94th Test catch. 148/2
View dismissal Younis Khan c †Read b Mahmood 9 33 13 0 0 69.23
14.4 gone! That’s a huge wicket, strangled down the leg-side, with the finest of edges - in fact, it came off the glove. Mahmood charged in with intent that ball and banged it in short. That's a big breakthrough for England and should pick them up a bit 70/1
View dismissal Mohammad Yousuf c †Read b Hoggard 128 349 236 18 0 54.23
98.6 and what do you know? It's two in two overs! This was the one that went straight on, and a thin graze was comfortably taken by Chris Read behind the stumps. A standing ovation for Yousuf, and quite right too. He has been magnificent all tour. He's made 631 runs at 90.14. That'll do nicely 381/5
View dismissal Inzamam-ul-Haq* c Strauss b Harmison 31 77 62 5 0 50.00
97.5 and there it is! The perfect line and length - finally - from Steve Harmison, and he gets his reward. Good bounce, clatters into the shoulder of the bat, and Strauss at second slip clings onto a flyer at chest-height. A genuine Harmison dismissal, and that's cheered the crowd up. Can he maintain it now? 379/4
Faisal Iqbal not out 58 141 90 8 0 64.44
View dismissal Kamran Akmal c Collingwood b Harmison 15 18 13 3 0 115.38
103.1 ooh, gottim. A good line from Harmison, finds the outside edge and that's a good catch by Collingwood, low and to his right. Finally England are finding their groove with the ball and taking catches in the slips 398/6
View dismissal Shahid Nazir c Hoggard b Mahmood 17 54 31 2 1 54.83
115.5 this had been coming for a while - and an attempted hook flies up and over to Hoggard at mid-on, who makes no mistake, and that will be tea. 444/7
View dismissal Umar Gul lbw b Panesar 13 25 26 1 1 50.00
122.4 and there's the payback! Half a stride from Gul to a ball that pitches on the stumps and hits him halfway up. No doubt about the decision and a first wicket for Panesar, who has toiled with little luck in this innings 475/8
View dismissal Danish Kaneria c Trescothick b Harmison 15 32 24 1 0 62.50
129.3 there it is! Harmison has the breakthrough, and Marcus Trescothick at first slip has his 95th catch in Test cricket. But it's not one he'll look back on with much fondness - he parried Kaneria's slash, lost sight of the ball as he toppled over, and then somehow found it nestling in his stomach as it bounced off his inner thigh and other flailing limbs. Still, they all count, and Harmison has his third wicket of the day 504/9
View dismissal Mohammad Asif c Cook b Harmison 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
129.5 short and nasty, and Harmison has fulfilled his brief by mopping up the tail in just five deliveries. Banged into the body, Asif flinched and turned his head, and the ball ballooned off his gloves and into the hands of Alastair Cook at short leg.

That is Mohammad Asif's fifth duck in a row, which equals the record of Bob Holland of Australia and Ajit Agarkar 504/10
Extras (b 4, lb 9, w 11, nb 8) 32
  Total (all out; 129.5 overs; 559 mins) 504 (3.88 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MJ Hoggard 34 2 124 3 3.64 151 15 0 (6nb)
31.3 to Imran Farhat, GONE! Very well bowled, Hoggard, enticing the outside edge to Marcus Trescothick who makes no mistake. That's his 94th Test catch. 148/2
80.1 to Mohammad Hafeez, and Hoggard strikes with the first ball of a spell yet again! It's a lazy shot, clipped into midwicket area, straight to Strauss. Hafeez has gone for 95 and he'll be disappointed, but it's been a great knock. England have the breakthrough at last 325/3
98.6 to Mohammad Yousuf, and what do you know? It's two in two overs! This was the one that went straight on, and a thin graze was comfortably taken by Chris Read behind the stumps. A standing ovation for Yousuf, and quite right too. He has been magnificent all tour. He's made 631 runs at 90.14. That'll do nicely 381/5
View wickets SJ Harmison 30.5 6 125 4 4.05 138 18 0 (1nb, 3w)
97.5 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, and there it is! The perfect line and length - finally - from Steve Harmison, and he gets his reward. Good bounce, clatters into the shoulder of the bat, and Strauss at second slip clings onto a flyer at chest-height. A genuine Harmison dismissal, and that's cheered the crowd up. Can he maintain it now? 379/4
103.1 to Kamran Akmal, ooh, gottim. A good line from Harmison, finds the outside edge and that's a good catch by Collingwood, low and to his right. Finally England are finding their groove with the ball and taking catches in the slips 398/6
129.3 to Danish Kaneria, there it is! Harmison has the breakthrough, and Marcus Trescothick at first slip has his 95th catch in Test cricket. But it's not one he'll look back on with much fondness - he parried Kaneria's slash, lost sight of the ball as he toppled over, and then somehow found it nestling in his stomach as it bounced off his inner thigh and other flailing limbs. Still, they all count, and Harmison has his third wicket of the day 504/9
129.5 to Mohammad Asif, short and nasty, and Harmison has fulfilled his brief by mopping up the tail in just five deliveries. Banged into the body, Asif flinched and turned his head, and the ball ballooned off his gloves and into the hands of Alastair Cook at short leg.

That is Mohammad Asif's fifth duck in a row, which equals the record of Bob Holland of Australia and Ajit Agarkar 504/10
View wickets SI Mahmood 27 3 101 2 3.74 114 15 0 (1nb)
14.4 to Younis Khan, gone! That’s a huge wicket, strangled down the leg-side, with the finest of edges - in fact, it came off the glove. Mahmood charged in with intent that ball and banged it in short. That's a big breakthrough for England and should pick them up a bit 70/1
115.5 to Shahid Nazir, this had been coming for a while - and an attempted hook flies up and over to Hoggard at mid-on, who makes no mistake, and that will be tea. 444/7
View wicket MS Panesar 30 6 103 1 3.43 131 9 4
122.4 to Umar Gul, and there's the payback! Half a stride from Gul to a ball that pitches on the stumps and hits him halfway up. No doubt about the decision and a first wicket for Panesar, who has toiled with little luck in this innings 475/8
  PD Collingwood 6 0 29 0 4.83 25 6 0
  KP Pietersen 2 0 9 0 4.50 7 1 0
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 4 12 10 1 0 40.00
2.4 ooh, that was a great piece of bowling. Asif came in wide of the crease to increase the angle across Trescothick who was forced to play - and he sends a thick edge through to the flying Akmal who takes a decent catch. Asif has looked threatening from the off and that wicket wasn't much of a surprise, though it will be a delight to Pakistan. 8/1
View dismissal AJ Strauss* lbw b Danish Kaneria 54 122 83 9 0 65.06
28.1 that's a massive ripper! Reminiscent of Warne to Strauss at Edgbaston last summer - almost landed outside the cut strip and fizzed back so far that Hawkeye says it would have clipped leg. That's immaterial though - Strauss was struck outside the line, so not the best decision. But a hugely deserved wicket for Kaneria. He could get a hat-ful today 115/2
View dismissal AN Cook lbw b Umar Gul 83 206 146 11 0 56.84
51.5 and that's the breakthrough! A lovely yorker from Gul, Cook overbalances as he aims to play late through the leg side, and the ball swings just enough to hit him on the toe right in front of off stump. A good gritty innings, full of let-offs it has to be said, but he's given his team a fighting chance of rescuing this game. And who knows what could yet happen, if Pietersen gets stuck in ... 218/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen c †Kamran Akmal b Shahid Nazir 96 158 114 13 2 84.21
64.2 impetuosity killed the cat there. Pietersen lashed at a wide one, which he needn't have done, and sent a huge edge flying straight to a diving Akmal, who did well to hold that low. That will be a great fillip to Pakistan, but Pietersen will be kicking himself for not only getting out short of a century, but for getting out at such a crucial time 277/4
PD Collingwood not out 26 92 66 3 0 39.39
IR Bell not out 9 30 23 1 0 39.13
Extras (b 8, lb 3, nb 10, pen 5) 26
  Total (4 wickets; 72 overs; 312 mins) 298 (4.13 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Mohammad Asif 17 1 79 1 4.64 73 13 0 (6nb)
2.4 to Trescothick, ooh, that was a great piece of bowling. Asif came in wide of the crease to increase the angle across Trescothick who was forced to play - and he sends a thick edge through to the flying Akmal who takes a decent catch. Asif has looked threatening from the off and that wicket wasn't much of a surprise, though it will be a delight to Pakistan. 8/1
View wicket Umar Gul 14 1 70 1 5.00 54 10 0 (1nb)
51.5 to Cook, and that's the breakthrough! A lovely yorker from Gul, Cook overbalances as he aims to play late through the leg side, and the ball swings just enough to hit him on the toe right in front of off stump. A good gritty innings, full of let-offs it has to be said, but he's given his team a fighting chance of rescuing this game. And who knows what could yet happen, if Pietersen gets stuck in ... 218/3
  Mohammad Hafeez 4 1 13 0 3.25 17 0 1
View wicket Danish Kaneria 29 6 94 1 3.24 134 12 1 (2nb)
28.1 to Strauss, that's a massive ripper! Reminiscent of Warne to Strauss at Edgbaston last summer - almost landed outside the cut strip and fizzed back so far that Hawkeye says it would have clipped leg. That's immaterial though - Strauss was struck outside the line, so not the best decision. But a hugely deserved wicket for Kaneria. He could get a hat-ful today 115/2
View wicket Shahid Nazir 8 1 26 1 3.25 36 3 0 (1nb)
64.2 to Pietersen, impetuosity killed the cat there. Pietersen lashed at a wide one, which he needn't have done, and sent a huge edge flying straight to a diving Akmal, who did well to hold that low. That will be a great fillip to Pakistan, but Pietersen will be kicking himself for not only getting out short of a century, but for getting out at such a crucial time 277/4

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to field
Series - England won the 4-match series 3-0
Players of the series - Mohammad Yousuf (Pakistan) and AJ Strauss (England)
Umpires - BR Doctrove (West Indies) and DB Hair (Australia)
TV umpire - PJ Hartley
Match referee - MJ Procter (South Africa)
Reserve umpire - TE Jesty
Close of play
  • Thu, 17 Aug - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 96/1 (Imran Farhat 56*, Mohammad Yousuf 12*, 22 ov)
  • Fri, 18 Aug - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 336/3 (Mohammad Yousuf 115*, Inzamam-ul-Haq 2*, 82 ov)
  • Sat, 19 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 78/1 (AJ Strauss 37*, AN Cook 33*, 18 ov)
  • Sun, 20 Aug - day 4 - match abandoned
  • Mon, 21 Aug - day 5 - cancelled

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • England 1st innings
    • Rain: England - 0/0 in 0.2 overs (ME Trescothick 0, AJ Strauss 0)
    • Rain: England - 27/0 in 8.0 overs (ME Trescothick 4, AJ Strauss 22)
    • Lunch: England - 27/0 in 8.0 overs (ME Trescothick 4, AJ Strauss 22)
    • England: 50 runs in 17.3 overs (106 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: England - 75/4 in 25.0 overs (AN Cook 19, IR Bell 6)
    • England: 100 runs in 35.2 overs (215 balls), Extras 4
    • Tea: England - 134/6 in 42.0 overs (CMW Read 26, SI Mahmood 1)
    • England: 150 runs in 45.3 overs (278 balls), Extras 11
    • Pakistan 1st innings
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 11.1 overs (70 balls), Extras 7
    • Imran Farhat: 50 off 63 balls (6 x 4)
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 96/1 in 22.0 overs (Imran Farhat 56, Mohammad Yousuf 12)
    • Ground Delay: Pakistan - 96/1 in 22.0 overs (Imran Farhat 56, Mohammad Yousuf 12)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 23.2 overs (146 balls), Extras 16
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (Imran Farhat 28, Mohammad Yousuf 16, Ex 7)
    • Mohammad Hafeez retired hurt on 8* from 35/0 (7.6 ov) to 148/2 (31.3 ov)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 33.6 overs (210 balls), Extras 16
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 190/2 in 44.0 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 28, Mohammad Yousuf 46)
    • Mohammad Yousuf: 50 off 93 balls (7 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (Mohammad Hafeez 24, Mohammad Yousuf 26, Ex 0)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 48.1 overs (295 balls), Extras 16
    • Mohammad Hafeez: 50 off 109 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 176 balls (Mohammad Hafeez 47, Mohammad Yousuf 51, Ex 2)
    • Pakistan: 250 runs in 61.5 overs (378 balls), Extras 18
    • Bad Light: Pakistan - 257/2 in 63.3 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 61, Mohammad Yousuf 78)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 257/2 in 63.3 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 61, Mohammad Yousuf 78)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 257/2 in 63.3 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 61, Mohammad Yousuf 78)
    • Pakistan: 300 runs in 74.3 overs (455 balls), Extras 19
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 260 balls (Mohammad Hafeez 79, Mohammad Yousuf 70, Ex 3)
    • Mohammad Yousuf: 100 off 174 balls (14 x 4)
    • New Ball Taken: Pakistan 325/3 after 80.2 overs (Mohammad Yousuf 111, Inzamam-ul-Haq 0)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 336/3 in 82.0 overs (Mohammad Yousuf 115, Inzamam-ul-Haq 2)
    • Bad Light: Pakistan - 336/3 in 82.0 overs (Mohammad Yousuf 115, Inzamam-ul-Haq 2)
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 336/3 in 82.0 overs (Mohammad Yousuf 115, Inzamam-ul-Haq 2)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 348/3 in 87.0 overs (Mohammad Yousuf 117, Inzamam-ul-Haq 11)
    • Pakistan: 350 runs in 87.4 overs (536 balls), Extras 25
    • Rain: Pakistan - 369/3 in 93.5 overs (Mohammad Yousuf 121, Inzamam-ul-Haq 27)
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 369/3 in 93.5 overs (Mohammad Yousuf 121, Inzamam-ul-Haq 27)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 374/3 in 96.0 overs (Mohammad Yousuf 122, Inzamam-ul-Haq 30)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 101 balls (Mohammad Yousuf 11, Inzamam-ul-Haq 31, Ex 8)
    • Pakistan: 400 runs in 105.2 overs (643 balls), Extras 28
    • Tea: Pakistan - 444/7 in 115.5 overs (Faisal Iqbal 30)
    • Pakistan: 450 runs in 117.2 overs (715 balls), Extras 28
    • Faisal Iqbal: 50 off 79 balls (7 x 4)
    • Pakistan: 500 runs in 129.1 overs (786 balls), Extras 32
    • England 2nd innings
    • England: 50 runs in 10.6 overs (67 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (AJ Strauss 24, AN Cook 26, Ex 1)
    • Bad Light: England - 78/1 in 18.0 overs (AJ Strauss 37, AN Cook 33)
    • End Of Day: England - 78/1 in 18.0 overs (AJ Strauss 37, AN Cook 33)
    • Ground Delay: England - 78/1 in 18.0 overs (AJ Strauss 37, AN Cook 33)
    • England: 100 runs in 23.6 overs (148 balls), Extras 10
    • AJ Strauss: 50 off 69 balls (9 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 142 balls (AJ Strauss 48, AN Cook 42, Ex 10)
    • AN Cook: 50 off 93 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: England - 142/2 in 35.0 overs (AN Cook 62, KP Pietersen 8)
    • England: 150 runs in 36.2 overs (222 balls), Extras 14
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (AN Cook 20, KP Pietersen 30, Ex 0)
    • Lunch: England - 183/2 in 44.0 overs (AN Cook 67, KP Pietersen 44)
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 57 balls (9 x 4)
    • England: 200 runs in 47.1 overs (287 balls), Extras 14
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 139 balls (AN Cook 40, KP Pietersen 62, Ex 1)
    • Penalty: 55.6 - Unfairly Changing the condition of the ball
    • England: 250 runs in 60.1 overs (368 balls), Extras 22
    • Drinks: England - 255/3 in 61.0 overs (KP Pietersen 80, PD Collingwood 12)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (KP Pietersen 27, PD Collingwood 16, Ex 9)
    • Bad Light: England - 298/4 in 72.0 overs (PD Collingwood 26, IR Bell 9)
    • Tea: England - 298/4 in 72.0 overs (PD Collingwood 26, IR Bell 9)
    • Pakistan refused to come out after the tea interval, leading to the umpires awarding the match to England 20 minutes later. Despite Pakistan later being willing to play, the umpires insisted the result must stand. This was confirmed by the respective boards later that night at 10pm.
    • The match was originally awarded to England. This result was amended to an abandonment by the ICC in July 2008 although the change was disputed by the MCC, the custodians of the Laws of Cricket. In January 2009 the ICC voted to reverse their earlier decision and allow the original awarding of the Test to England to stand.
 
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