Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    7.3 got him! That was vicious! Short, and nasty, absolutely reared off a good length, Akmal trying to come forward, sent back in a tangle of limbs as the ball crashed into his gloves, and Geraint Jones took a fine tumbling catch behind the stumps. England's two injured players come to the party! 21/1
    20.5 and there it is! And you had to say that was coming. Massive uncertainty from the batsman, too short for the drive, and enough tweak to take an inside-edge and balloon up to short leg. Wonderful bowling from Panesar, and England have another breakthrough! 60/2
    48.6 huge appeal and gone! It’s the arm-ball. Monty Panesar strikes yet again; his fourth wicket of the innings. It would have hit the top of middle-and-leg according to Hawk-Eye. It was certainly too close to leave, as Khan did 161/5
    32.1 What a start! Big appeal for a stumping already - and it's gone to the third umpire Yousuf's toe is on the line ... and it's out! Big rip again from Monty, Yousuf overbalancing as he stretched forward to smother the spin, and his back foot just scraped out of the crease. Sharp work from Jones, and a massive breakthrough for England 101/3
    36.6 and another replay coming up! England think that was a catch off Inzamam's boot, and they could be right ... Straight down onto the toe, and looped up to silly point ... It's gone! Massive breakthrough for England, and that could be the gamebreaker. Inzamam never looked comfortable during his stay. He was shaken up by Harmison, and outfoxed by Panesar. 117/4
    54.3 Monty’s got a five-for. This one turned sweetly for a simple catch to first slip 174/6
    67.1 and that's the victory! Another short ball, a swirling top-edge. Jones with the gloves calls for it and hurtles forward, clutches it well, and flings it high into the air to spark the celebrations! 222/10
    59.1 in the right area from Harmison and Afridi sends a thick outside edge straight into Strauss’s hands at catchable height at second slip. Afridi completely misjudged the length, there 194/7
    59.3 but that first lifter was one lifter too many! That was a horrible heave, a revolting smear across the line, thin edge and he had pirouetted a full 360 degrees before Jones took a simple catch! Two in three balls for Harmison! 194/8
    63.3 there it is! Ten in the match for Harmison, and again it's the short ball. Angling down the leg-side, Gul had a swish and Jones took a thin tickle off the gloves. Normally you'll call that a strangle, but such has been his discomfort against the short ball, it was somewhat inevitable 208/9
    not out
    18 (b 4, lb 4, nb 4, w 6)
    222 all out (67.1 Overs, RR: 3.30, 282 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Kamran Akmal, 7.3 ov), 2-60 (Imran Farhat, 20.5 ov), 3-101 (Mohammad Yousuf, 32.1 ov), 4-117 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 36.6 ov), 5-161 (Younis Khan, 48.6 ov), 6-174 (Faisal Iqbal, 54.3 ov), 7-194 (Shahid Afridi, 59.1 ov), 8-194 (Mohammad Sami, 59.3 ov), 9-208 (Umar Gul, 63.3 ov), 10-222 (Abdul Razzaq, 67.1 ov)
    MJ Hoggard14.025203.7123
    SJ Harmison18.135753.1330
    SI Mahmood6.012203.6601
    MS Panesar27.047252.6600
    KP Pietersen2.001105.5000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 27 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 168/2 (AN Cook 65*, KP Pietersen 38*, 49 ov)
  • Fri, 28 Jul - day 2 - Pakistan 2nd innings 12/0 (Kamran Akmal 2*, Imran Farhat 9*, 4 ov)
  • Sat, 29 Jul - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 222 (67.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes