Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2006 / Commentary

Pakistan in England T20I Match

England v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)

0.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, 1 run, a short one which Trescothick jabs down off his hips for a quick single to midwicket

0.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, no run, ooh, interesting amounts of away swing already and Bell thinks about chasing that one, fishing with a straight bat, but pulls it away at the last minute

0.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, 1 run, a thick outside edge gets Bell off the mark and the crowd roar their appreciation

0.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, 1 run, Trescothick walks across to his off stump to jam that one down into short midwicket and they shuffle a run

0.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, no run, a good length on off stump and that's dinked into the covers

0.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, no run, Brilliant bouncer - a snorter which pitches short and bends away just past Bell's shoulder. Bell was completely undone there on the back foot and he got out of the way just in time

England 3/0   Shoaib Akhtar 1-0-3-0

2.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, no run, good slower ball at 70mph, pitched up and bounces just outside off stump and the batsman hastily defends

2.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, 1 run, another quick single, dropping the ball at the feet and rushing through

2.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, no run, typical Tresco, I'm afraid, his feet welded into the crease and he fishes at that off the back foot with no movement as the ball bends over his outside edge

2.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, FOUR, short ball and Trescothick pretty much deliberately edges that one over the slip cordon and it flies away

2.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, FOUR, top shot - Trescothick bothers to move his feet this time, moving backwards and lamps that through cover off the back foot. Beautiful

2.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, FOUR, another slower ball but Trescothick picks it and straight-drives that back past the diving bowler. Good stuff

England 22/0   Shoaib Akhtar 2-0-16-0

4.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, no run, flick of a drive to mid-off

4.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, FOUR, strayed down leg and that's forcefully timed off his hips, a scorcher - and four all the way

4.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, no run, moved away off the seam and Bell pulls away from that on the back foot

4.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, 1 run, defended off the back foot and an edge flies behind point

4.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Trescothick, 1 run, Trescothick looked to give himself room but nearly got yorked, managing to get it away to the gully region in the end, just about. Well bowled

4.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Bell, OUT, grabbed at first slip at the second attempt. Bell stands his ground - oh no, not more controversy! - and the umpires have a chat before making a decision... which is to radio for the third umpire who doesn't hesitate in calling that out. That's an excellent catch, with a low dive to his right. Bell was looking to late cut that past the vacant second slip area but Khan was superb in hanging on to that one.

IR Bell c Younis Khan b Shoaib Akhtar 14 (21m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

England 39/1   Shoaib Akhtar 3-0-22-1

18.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Read, no run, extra pace from Akhtar and there's a windy whoosh as the batsman creates room but the ball flies through to Akmal

18.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Read, FOUR, short, wide and got the treatment with a deliberate flash off the back foot over the vacant slip area

18.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Read, 1 run, pushed on to the back foot and that's driven forward

18.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Yardy, 1 leg bye, good bowling - the batsman looked to come down the track, and wide, to that but Shoaib sent the ball at his feet

18.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Read, FOUR, overshoots that ball and Read times that low full toss off his toes between mid-off and midwicket

18.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Read, 1 bye, the batsman chases that with an attempted hook; he misses but the pair scamper a cheeky bye as the ball runs through to the keeper

England 130/6   Shoaib Akhtar 4-0-31-1
Series Results
England v Pakistan at Bristol - Aug 28, 2006
Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
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Aug 28, 2006

Michael Yardy celebrates an awesome flying catch, England v Pakistan, Twenty20, Bristol, August 28, 2006

Michael Yardy celebrates an awesome flying catch

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Aug 28, 2006

Abdul Razzaq and Inzamam-ul-Haq walk off after a job well done, England v Pakistan, Twenty20, Bristol, August 28, 2006

Abdul Razzaq and Inzamam-ul-Haq walk off after a job well done

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