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113dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Bell guides England to rare win

England gained their first one-day victory of the summer over major opposition as Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell completed a supremely professional eight-wicket win

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IR Bell
86(111) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 27 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
13 2 5 15 17 15 4 15
AJ Strauss
78(100) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
11 4 6 12 21 3 4 17

Best performances - Bowlers

MH Yardy
O10
M1
R24
W3
Eco2.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Lewis
O10
M1
R49
W2
Eco4.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

8 September 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Abdul Razzaq was absolutely outstanding in his brutal knock of 75, but England won at a canter with 22 balls left. Fine knocks from Ian Bell and Andrew Strauss, with Kevin Pietersen also showing an improvement upon his scratchy form in this series thus far. We hope you've enjoyed our commentary on today's match - do join us for Sunday's, at Edgbaston, which gets underway at the earlier time of 10.15BST - don't be late!

Well that's a really good effort from England who exploited a tired-looking Pakistan side - and, best of all, it keeps the series alive which is surely good news for all concerned. No one likes a dead-rubber, and England have a chance to level the series 2-2 in the final match at Edgbaston on Sunday.

46.2
4
Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, FOUR runs, on leg stump again and Pietersen simply swats it over the bowler's head for four! Great way to finish the game, one in which England have dominated for much of the day.
46.1
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Bell, 1 run, on leg stump, punched to long-on

END OF OVER:
46 | 5 Runs | ENG: 232/2 (4 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.04, RRR: 1.00)

  • KP Pietersen37 (47b)
  • IR Bell85 (110b)
  • Shahid Afridi5-0-25-0
  • Mohammad Hafeez4-0-16-1
45.6
0
Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, late-cuts this to a short fine-leg
45.5
0
Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, tries to sweep and misses
45.4
0
Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, no run, woops! The ball passes the outside edge of Pietersen's attempted cut
45.3
1
Shahid Afridi to Bell, 1 run, pushed to leg and there's a fumble at midwicket

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st38AJ StraussEC Joyce
2nd110AJ StraussIR Bell
3rd89IR BellKP Pietersen
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