Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    7.4 and he's gone this time! Full and swinging away from off, Tresco plays at it and the ball flies low and hard to Younis Khan at second slip who makes no mistake. Tresco's iffy innings comes to an end and Asif has a wicket, England are two down, heat's on the home side 18/2
    0.6 first ball duck! What a ball, great start for Pakistan, he gets this one in the right area, on off, played at and gets a thin edge through to Akmal who makes no mistake. Strauss goes without scoring, and Shoaib has one in his first over. 1/1
    8.1 another one! Shoaib on fire, short of a good length in that zone outside off stump and Bell unleashes the tamest of drives and can only get an edge into the big, safe hands of Inzamam at first slip. That was a poor shot and England are suddenly three down in no time, advantage Pakistan, and how 18/3
    15.1 gone! Pitched up on off stump, KP unfurls an ugly slog that goes high, high in the air and down towards third man where Rana moves in well and takes a well-judged catch, Asif gets KP another time this summer, that was a needless shot, honestly, and the batsman has much soul-searching to do given his recent comments in the press. England are four down and in some trouble, well bowled Asif 44/4
    28.2 but this time he's gone! Straight delivery, stump-to-stump, goes back and is rapped playing for the turn, simple decision from Benson, Collingwood goes in the same fashion as at Cardiff, Afridi strikes 107/6
    22.1 got 'em! A quick delivery right in front of the stumps, straight as can be, Dalrymple goes for some sort of a drive but makes no contact and is caught stone dead in front of the stumps, umpire Benson's finger goes up in a flash - "you're on your way, son" - and Pakistan have struck to stop this stand in its tracks 78/5
    38.1 cleaned up by Shoaib, lethal! Full and fast, Clarke goes for a nothing swish with zero footwork and the ball comes in from offstump and rearranges the furniture to send him back into the hut, but it was a key innings of 39, did England much good you would have to say given the situation 162/8
    37.4 gone! Full and straight, you-miss-I-hit and all that....Read goes for an agricultural stroke with midwicket clearly on his mind but fails to make contact and his middle stump goes for a walk, good innings comes to an end, Razzaq has one more to his name at the right time 160/7
    38.3 cleaned 'em up with that swinging, unplayable yorker! Good pace and the movement in the air has Gough clueless and he loses his stumps, brilliant bowling and Shoaib's running through them here at Lord's, England are nine down 163/9
    39.1 fullish on off, smashed through the covers, they set off even as Younis Khan at covers moves across, collects in a smooth action and lets fire a superd throw at the stumps that gets Broad by a country mile. What fielding, and England blown away for 166 in 39.1 overs, good effort from Pakistan 166/10
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    Extras
    13 (b 1, lb 4, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    166 all out (39.1 Overs, RR: 4.23)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (AJ Strauss, 0.6 ov), 2-18 (ME Trescothick, 7.4 ov), 3-18 (IR Bell, 8.1 ov), 4-44 (KP Pietersen, 15.1 ov), 5-78 (JWM Dalrymple, 22.1 ov), 6-107 (PD Collingwood, 28.2 ov), 7-160 (CMW Read, 37.4 ov), 8-162 (R Clarke, 38.1 ov), 9-163 (D Gough, 38.3 ov), 10-166 (J Lewis, 39.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Shoaib Akhtar802843.50352130
    Mohammad Asif821021.25411000
    Naved-ul-Hasan704206.00216010
    Abdul Razzaq6.103024.86202021
    Shahid Afridi502715.40122010
    Mohammad Hafeez502404.80141000
  • BATSMEN
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    7.4 Lewis gets him this time with one that pitches around off, holds its line, and forces Malik to come forward, that ball was not full enough for him to be driving at, and the result is the thinnest of edges through to Read, who gets his second catch, and Pakistan are two down 30/2
    1.4 Lewis strikes with one that lands on off, right on the seam, and draws the thin edge through to Read, Hafeez goes and England have made a breakthrough 9/1
    27.4 Clarke strikes! That was a half volley on middle and leg, Younis hits it with the breeze, picks it off the legs and the bail sails high and fast down towards deep midwicket, looks destined for six but Pietersen in the deep takes a good catch right on the ropes! That was agonizingly close to the ropes but KP held his nerve to hold the catch, Younis departs for a fine innings, is this a breakthrough England can build on? 108/3
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    161.53
    Extras
    12 (b 1, lb 4, nb 5, w 2)
    TOTAL
    169/3 (36.4 Overs, RR: 4.60)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Mohammad Hafeez, 1.4 ov), 2-30 (Shoaib Malik, 7.4 ov), 3-108 (Younis Khan, 27.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    D Gough804405.50275001
    J Lewis841121.37431012
    SCJ Broad6.404406.60216010
    PD Collingwood511803.60171000
    R Clarke703715.28214001
    IR Bell201005.0070001

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