• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    11.5 Ajmal strikes! Pakistan really needed that and Strauss has gone! Slightly quicker from Ajmal, Strauss was trying to maul a sweep shot over deep square but missed and the ball clipped leg stump. Big wicket that, Strauss was playing beautifully 78/1
    24.3 edged, and gone! Davies falls three ball after the drinks break for 87. More bounce than turn for Ajmal, but he's got the ball to do enough to take the top edge of Davies' cut and land safely in Kamran's gloves. That's just what Pakistan needed. They should attack now that the partnership's been broken 153/2
    39.3 gone! Ajmal strikes again and Trott departs for another excellent innings, not glamorous but mighty effective. In the end he tried to hack a sweep shot away but got an inside-edge that cannoned into his stumps 253/5
    29.5 slog-swept again, but this time it's straight into the hands of Fawad Alam at long leg! The Powerplay brings a wicket, and Collingwood's gone for a quickfire 14. Ajmal strikes again! 179/3
    33.1 gone this time! Good change from Afridi, bringing himself back on. Morgan aimed an expansive cut at a length ball, got a faint edge and Kamran Akmal held on again! 205/4
    not out
    35
    27
    0
    3
    129.62
    39.5 another goes! Run out this time, top work from Umar! Bopara fiddled it into the leg side and set off for a couple, but Umar's direct hit in from the midwicket boundary had Bresnan just short! 255/6
    not out
    1
    2
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    13 (b 2, lb 2, w 9)
    TOTAL
    274/6 (41 Overs, RR: 6.68)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Shoaib Akhtar8.012803.50312020
    Mohammad Irfan5.303706.72144000
    Umar Gul6.0067011.16137400
    Mohammad Hafeez5.002805.60123000
    Saeed Ajmal9.005846.44264210
    Shahid Afridi7.305216.93123020
    Fall of wickets:1-78 (AJ Strauss, 11.5 ov), 2-153 (SM Davies, 24.3 ov), 3-179 (PD Collingwood, 29.5 ov), 4-205 (EJG Morgan, 33.1 ov), 5-253 (IJL Trott, 39.3 ov), 6-255 (TT Bresnan, 39.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    22.5 gone this time! What a waste! Having got himself in and well set, Kamran skips down the wicket and mistimes a lofted drive straight to long-off! That will cheer Swann up 123/3
    12.5 Swann strikes in his first over ... again! This owes everything to a brilliant diving catch from Bresnan at deep square leg. A top-edged sweep, good ground from a big lad, and a fingertip take diving forward 62/1
    17.1 huge wicket for England, and a timely one. A nothing ball from Yardy, on a good length and holding its line. Yousuf stepped across his wicket to clip through the leg side, but planted his pad and Doctrove had a simple decision 82/2
    28.1 oh dear, horrible miscue from Alam. Nothing more than a length ball from Bresnan, Alam ran down the wicket and had an ugly, awful mow at it, ended up spooning a catch gently to Luke Wright, the substitute fielder at mid-on, dreadful end to a bright innings 158/4
    32.6 tragedy for Pakistan! Where did this shot come from? Umar went right across to the off side, getting into position to paddle-scoop to fine leg, but the ball took a thick leading edge and looped ever so gently to Davies. 191/5
    37.6 Afridi goes, and with him - probably - go Pakistan's chances of winning this game. It was a slower ball, an offcutter, and he tried to launch it down the ground but sliced at the ball and got underneath it. Swann circles underneath the chance and holds on, bye bye BoomBoom! 233/7
    35.6 full, straight and bowled! Shafiq went for the slog-sweep to an off stump delivery, missed the ball and looked back to see his stumps in a mess. Another one goes, is this curtains for Pakistan? 218/6
    39.2 finally one reaches Morgan! Another slower ball from Anderson, a length delivery on middle. Gul swung it high into the leg side, but couldn't beat Morgan on the boundary. Nine down now 244/9
    38.3 clatter! Bresnan has made a mess of Shoaib's stumps first ball. Full and straight, Shoaib didn't really have any choice but to swing at it but his head was in the air and he swiped right across the line at it 238/8
    not out
    9
    8
    1
    0
    112.50
    not out
    3
    5
    0
    0
    60.00
    Extras
    9 (lb 1, nb 3, w 5)
    TOTAL
    250/9 (41 Overs, RR: 6.09)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JM Anderson9.003523.88331120
    TT Bresnan8.006127.622311000
    SCJ Broad8.005416.75226032
    GP Swann8.005026.25236000
    MH Yardy8.004926.12153001
    Fall of wickets:1-62 (Mohammad Hafeez, 12.5 ov), 2-82 (Mohammad Yousuf, 17.1 ov), 3-123 (Kamran Akmal, 22.5 ov), 4-158 (Fawad Alam, 28.1 ov), 5-191 (Umar Akmal, 32.6 ov), 6-218 (Asad Shafiq, 35.6 ov), 7-233 (Shahid Afridi, 37.6 ov), 8-238 (Shoaib Akhtar, 38.3 ov), 9-244 (Umar Gul, 39.2 ov)

Match Details

Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

10.15 start, First Session 10.15-13.45, Interval 13.45-14.30, Second Session 14.30-18.00
  • County Ground, Riverside, Chester-le-street, Co Durham, DH3 3QR (Phone: 0191-387-1717/Fax 0191-387-1616)

Toss

Pakistan

Series result

England led the 5-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes