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)
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13.5

Umar Gul to Trescothick, OUT, 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

ME Trescothick c Mohammad Hafeez b Umar Gul 6 (61m 43b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.95

England 36/1   AJ Strauss 29* (41b 5x4)   Umar Gul 6.5-1-18-1
18.5

Mohammad Asif to Strauss, OUT, 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.

AJ Strauss c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 38 (86m 57b 7x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

England 54/2   AN Cook 9* (14b 1x4)   Mohammad Asif 9.5-4-29-1
18.6

Mohammad Asif to Pietersen, OUT, goddim! Golden duck for the golden boy who drives at a full-pitched ball and edges it behind to Akmal. Pakistan are buzzing now

KP Pietersen c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 54/3   AN Cook 9* (14b 1x4)   Mohammad Asif 10-4-29-2
22.3

Mohammad Asif to Collingwood, OUT, 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.

PD Collingwood lbw b Mohammad Asif 5 (17m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

England 64/4   AN Cook 14* (28b 2x4)   Mohammad Asif 11.3-5-33-3
30.4

Danish Kaneria to Bell, OUT, 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

IR Bell c Faisal Iqbal b Danish Kaneria 9 (42m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 32.14

England 91/5   AN Cook 31* (50b 4x4)   Danish Kaneria 0.4-0-1-1
37.6

Shahid Nazir to Cook, OUT, 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.

AN Cook lbw b Shahid Nazir 40 (119m 69b 6x4 0x6) SR: 57.97

England 112/6   CMW Read 10* (26b 1x4)   Shahid Nazir 9-1-30-1
47.5

Umar Gul to Mahmood, OUT, '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

SI Mahmood b Umar Gul 15 (43m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 46.87

England 158/7   CMW Read 32* (57b 3x4)   Umar Gul 12.5-2-41-2
50.1

Mohammad Asif to Hoggard, OUT, really good outswinger to Hoggard who hangs his bat out, feathering the outside edge and Akmal makes no mistake

MJ Hoggard c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 3 (12m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

England 163/8   CMW Read 32* (59b 3x4)   Mohammad Asif 17.1-5-52-4
53.1

Umar Gul to Read, OUT, short and wide, Read tries to cut this through point but drags it on and his stumps are shattered

CMW Read b Umar Gul 33 (105m 62b 3x4 0x6) SR: 53.22

England 173/9   SJ Harmison 8* (15b 2x4)   Umar Gul 15.1-3-46-3
53.2

Umar Gul to Panesar, OUT, GODDIM! Full, straight and swinging back into Monty, the left hander, who is spectacularly bowled. Really fine piece of bowling there

MS Panesar b Umar Gul 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 173/10   SJ Harmison 8* (15b 2x4)   Umar Gul 15.2-3-46-4
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