Patron's XI v England XI, Rawalpindi, 1st day October 31, 2005

Trescothick hungry for more after ton


Trescothick: 'I am just very hungry to do well after this hundred' © Getty Images

Marcus Trescothick said his hundred against the Patron's XI on England's first day of competitive cricket in Pakistan has given him a good platform for the tour.

"I am just very hungry to do well after this hundred," Trescothick said after scoring an unbeaten 124, in a five-and-a-half-hour knock which included 16 boundaries and two sixes.

Trescothick's valiant innings spared England embarrassment in their first outing since winning the Ashes last month. England finish the day at 256 for 9 against a young Pakistani side. Trescothick watched his colleagues fall quickly with England tottering at 60 for 6 at lunch, after winning the toss and deciding to bat, but the left-handed opener kept his composure.

"I just wanted to get in and spend as much time at the crease and that was the main objective today - just be there for a long period of time."

PCB Patron's XI bowler Yasir Arafat, who also played for Scotland in the last English season, chipped in with four wickets for 45 runs, cleaning up the middle order in the process. Trescothick then helped add 177 runs for the next three wickets.

"The ball was nipping back a little bit and the Pakistani bowlers got wickets as they bowled wicket to wicket. Arafat just got the ball to seam a little bit both ways. He bowled pretty well and troubled the guys a lot."