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404dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Pietersen ton dents luckless Pakistan

Kevin Pietersen doesn't like being overshadowed for very long so after two relatively quiet Tests he chose the opening day at Headingley to make his first major impact on this series

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Yousuf
192(261) 25x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 40 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 19 30 41 37 3 10 48
Younis Khan
Younis Khan
173(285) 22x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 43 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
4 19 21 13 55 17 17 27

Best performances - Bowlers

Umar Gul
O29
M4
R123
W5
Eco4.24
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SI Mahmood
O8
M2
R22
W4
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

ENGLAND 515(123 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

PAKISTAN 538(141.4 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

ENGLAND 345(88.3 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

PAKISTAN 155(47.5 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Panesar finishes with 3 for 39, well bowled. "Montstrous," suggests wannabe-Sun-headline-writer Andrew Miller but he has a point, that was some way to finish: stumped Read, bowled Panesar.

Well, well, England well and truly blew Pakistan away there to wrap up the series 2-0 ahead of the final Test which starts at The Oval on the 17th. But today belongs to England and particularly their young bowlers, with three wickets for Panesar and 4 for 22 for Saj Mahmood, from eight overs. Glorious stuff.

Andrew Miller notes that that's England's first series victory since the Ashes last summer, and Pakistan's first defeat since their tour of Australia in 2004-05, six series ago. Perhaps Pakistan can restore some pride in Kennington next week, but before that, all the celebrating will be done by England. Thanks for joining myself and Will Luke over the past five days; this has been scintillating stuff and we hope for more next time.

47.5
W
Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT, and that’s it, England have won the series with that wicket. That was a sharp stumping by Read to dismiss Inzamam, who was out by some distance, there. Inzamam came charging down the pitch in a final act of defiance.

Inzamam-ul-Haq st †Read b Panesar 37 (84m 73b 6x4 0x6) SR: 50.68

47.4
0
Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pitches on leg and that’s well defended
47.3
0
Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, doesn’t quite drive that one properly and it cannons into the pitch
47.2
0
Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defended
47.1
0
Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pitches outside off, turns away and that sneaks past the outside edge into Read’s gloves

END OF OVER:
47 | 5 Runs | PAK: 155/9

  • Danish Kaneria0 (2b)
  • Inzamam-ul-Haq37 (68b)
  • Sajid Mahmood8-2-22-4
  • Monty Panesar17-4-39-2
46.6
0
Mahmood to Danish Kaneria, no run, attempted yorker, a little too full, Kaneria spots it and digs it out - Inzamam will be on strike again
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Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st23Taufeeq UmarSalman Butt
2nd29Taufeeq UmarYounis Khan
3rd16Mohammad YousufYounis Khan
4th12Faisal IqbalYounis Khan
5th0Kamran AkmalYounis Khan
6th32Inzamam-ul-HaqYounis Khan
7th1Inzamam-ul-HaqMohammad Sami
8th35Inzamam-ul-HaqShahid Nazir
9th1Inzamam-ul-HaqUmar Gul
10th6Inzamam-ul-HaqDanish Kaneria