• BATSMEN
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    M
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    4s
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    SR
    2.4 ooh, that was a great piece of bowling. Asif came in wide of the crease to increase the angle across Trescothick who was forced to play - and he sends a thick edge through to the flying Akmal who takes a decent catch. Asif has looked threatening from the off and that wicket wasn't much of a surprise, though it will be a delight to Pakistan. 8/1
    28.1 that's a massive ripper! Reminiscent of Warne to Strauss at Edgbaston last summer - almost landed outside the cut strip and fizzed back so far that Hawkeye says it would have clipped leg. That's immaterial though - Strauss was struck outside the line, so not the best decision. But a hugely deserved wicket for Kaneria. He could get a hat-ful today 115/2
    83
    206
    146
    11
    0
    56.84
    51.5 and that's the breakthrough! A lovely yorker from Gul, Cook overbalances as he aims to play late through the leg side, and the ball swings just enough to hit him on the toe right in front of off stump. A good gritty innings, full of let-offs it has to be said, but he's given his team a fighting chance of rescuing this game. And who knows what could yet happen, if Pietersen gets stuck in ... 218/3
    64.2 impetuosity killed the cat there. Pietersen lashed at a wide one, which he needn't have done, and sent a huge edge flying straight to a diving Akmal, who did well to hold that low. That will be a great fillip to Pakistan, but Pietersen will be kicking himself for not only getting out short of a century, but for getting out at such a crucial time 277/4
    not out
    26
    92
    66
    3
    0
    39.39
    not out
    9
    30
    23
    1
    0
    39.13
    Extras
    26 (b 8, lb 3, nb 10, pen 5)
    TOTAL
    298/4 (72 Overs, RR: 4.13, 312 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (ME Trescothick, 2.4 ov), 2-115 (AJ Strauss, 28.1 ov), 3-218 (AN Cook, 51.5 ov), 4-277 (KP Pietersen, 64.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Asif17.017914.6406
    Umar Gul14.017015.0001
    Mohammad Hafeez4.011303.2500
    Danish Kaneria29.069413.2402
    Shahid Nazir8.012613.2501

Close of Play

  • Thu, 17 Aug - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 96/1 (Imran Farhat 56*, Mohammad Yousuf 12*, 22 ov)
  • Fri, 18 Aug - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 336/3 (Mohammad Yousuf 115*, Inzamam-ul-Haq 2*, 82 ov)
  • Sat, 19 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 78/1 (AJ Strauss 37*, AN Cook 33*, 18 ov)
  • Sun, 20 Aug - day 4 - match abandoned
  • Mon, 21 Aug - day 5 - cancelled

Match Notes