0.1
0
Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, short ball, but just too wide to be of interest to the batsman who leaves it alone and it flies through to Akmal
0.2
0
Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, short again, and left alone
0.3
0
Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, nagging length and that was left alone once more
0.4
0
Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, first time the batsman's had to play at one and that's defended forward
0.5
0
Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, hit into the midwicket region
0.6
0
Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, no run, driven into the covers and that's a maiden to start with

END OF OVER:
1 | (maiden) | ENG: 0/0 (236 runs required from 49 overs, RRR: 4.81)

  • AJ Strauss0 (6b)
  • EC Joyce0 (0b)
  • Shoaib Akhtar1-1-0-0
1.1
0
Mohammad Asif to Joyce, no run, left alone as that one bends away from the bat, not near enough to be of interest
1.2
0
Mohammad Asif to Joyce, no run, left alone once more
1.3
0
Mohammad Asif to Joyce, no run, yet again that's left alone
1.4
0
Mohammad Asif to Joyce, no run, ooh, nicked one which went across him but that fell just short of Inzamam-ul-Haq at first slip
1.5
0
Mohammad Asif to Joyce, no run, that one also slanted across Joyce and it was left alone
1.6
0
Mohammad Asif to Joyce, no run, great ball, just slightly moving in the air as it pitches and moves away on the seam

England have hardly got bat on ball in the opening overs, both maidens, and when they did, there was one chance already

END OF OVER:
2 | (maiden) | ENG: 0/0 (236 runs required from 48 overs, RRR: 4.91)

  • EC Joyce0 (6b)
  • AJ Strauss0 (6b)
  • Mohammad Asif1-1-0-0
  • Shoaib Akhtar1-1-0-0
2.1
1
Shoaib Akhtar to Strauss, 1 run,
2.2
4
Shoaib Akhtar to Joyce, FOUR, half-volley lashed through point with a gorgeous cover-drive. We liked that one
2.3
0
Shoaib Akhtar to Joyce, no run, slower ball, full bunger, and that's just mistimed to cover with a drive
2.4
0
Shoaib Akhtar to Joyce, no run, good leave in the end, it just nipped back a little bit at Joyce and he jerked his body away in time
2.5
4
Shoaib Akhtar to Joyce, FOUR, not quite timed as well as the first four, but with the ball coming at him at 90mph even that cover drive ran away to the boundary
2.6
0
Shoaib Akhtar to Joyce, no run, coming round the wicket this time, that's quicker and Joyce rushes a drive at that one and will be glad, in the end, he missed it - that could so easily have been an edge

END OF OVER:
3 | 9 Runs | ENG: 9/0 (227 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 4.82)

  • EC Joyce8 (11b)
  • AJ Strauss1 (7b)
  • Shoaib Akhtar2-1-9-0
  • Mohammad Asif1-1-0-0
3.1
0
Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, left alone
3.2
4
Mohammad Asif to Strauss, FOUR, strayed down leg and that's easily worked off the hips by Strauss for a lovely ball
3.3
0
Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, pitched on a good length in front of middle and that's quickly defended by the batsman, rushing his hands down on that one to jab it low
3.4
0
Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, screecher of a good delivery; Strauss tried to withdraw the bat but after the ball had rushed past him and squared him up. Asif nods his head at the batsman as if to say "Well bowled, me"
3.5
0
Mohammad Asif to Strauss, no run, oooh, great decision to call for the third umpire there. Strauss stands his ground after edging to first slip and doesn't think the ball has carried. The umpires wander over to confer - and indeed it hasn't, bouncing just in front of Inzy's hands
3.6
4
Mohammad Asif to Strauss, FOUR, that one trickles down leg and Strauss helps it on its way, tickling it very fine and it goes all the way

Ooh, the crowds don't like that - booing as Inzamam and Daryl Harper come together to have a few words

END OF OVER:
4 | 8 Runs | ENG: 17/0 (219 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 4.76)

  • AJ Strauss9 (13b)
  • EC Joyce8 (11b)
  • Mohammad Asif2-1-8-0
  • Shoaib Akhtar2-1-9-0
4.1
0
Shoaib Akhtar to Joyce, no run, rocks on to the backfoot, defends, and there is a loud call of "No!"