Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    10.5 Flintoff to Akmal, OUT (Run Out), slightly full, drives very well but Solanki at cover dives, makes a great clean stop, has the ball back to Jones, bails off, Salman short, no need to go to 3rd umpire, Koertzen raises the finger 34/1
    11.5 Anderson to Akmal, OUT (Bowled), slower ball beats the drive as it cuts back into the off stump 34/3
    10.6 Flintoff to Younis Khan, OUT (Bowled), gets forward outside off, tries to leave, bit slow in getting the bat away, inside edge into the stumps 34/2
    17.5 Ali to Yousuf, OUT (LBW) , gets forward, looks to play on side, ball straightens, into the pad, Koertzen agrees with the appeal and that looked correct, straightened just enough 58/4
    not out
    29.6 Blackwell to Malik, OUT (Caught), full toss on the legs, goes on the sweep, hits that out of the middle, a flat trajectory, picks out Strauss on the square leg boundary 118/5
    40.5 Plunkett to Afridi, OUT (Bowled), looks to heave the slower ball over midwicket, misses and pays the priice 174/6
    40.6 Plunkett to Razzaq, OUT (Bowled), gets the quick yorker, perfect ball, bat gets down too late, into the bottom of the stumps 174/7
    45.5 Ali to Naved-ul-Hasan, OUT (Caught), gets the slower ball, gets through the drive to early, scoops to backward point where Collingwood has to leap high to take two handed 208/8
    46.2 Flintoff to Akhtar, OUT (Caught), cuts off the front foot, Collingwood dives across to take a blinder at backward point 209/9
    47.2 Anderson to Sami, OUT (Caught), gets one just outside off, pushes forward, gets a thin edge and thats the innings 210/10
    11 (lb 5, nb 4, w 2)
    210 all out (47.2 Overs, RR: 4.43)
    Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Salman Butt, 10.5 ov), 2-34 (Younis Khan, 10.6 ov), 3-34 (Kamran Akmal, 11.5 ov), 4-58 (Mohammad Yousuf, 17.5 ov), 5-118 (Shoaib Malik, 29.6 ov), 6-174 (Shahid Afridi, 40.5 ov), 7-174 (Abdul Razzaq, 40.6 ov), 8-208 (Naved-ul-Hasan, 45.5 ov), 9-209 (Shoaib Akhtar, 46.2 ov), 10-210 (Mohammad Sami, 47.2 ov)
    A Flintoff912022.22441001
    JM Anderson8.232623.12425000
    LE Plunkett904525.00304010
    Kabir Ali1005125.10333013
    ID Blackwell603515.83131100
    PD Collingwood502805.60150200
    15.3 Arshad Khan to Trescothick, OUT (Bowled), gets two big spinners, third ball, tries to play with the spin nudging behind square, less turn, off stump is down 70/4
    3.1 Naved-ul-Hasan to Prior, OUT (Caught), gets a wide one outside off, slashes at that, almost a cut off the front foot, a nothing shot, ends with the thick edge to the keeper 13/1
    3.2 Naved-ul-Hasan to Strauss, OUT (LBW), gets a full ball, looks to defend after having shuffled right in front, misses, into the pad and as plumb as he could be 13/2
    6.4 Akhtar to Solanki, OUT (Bowled), short and into the body, jumps up and defends to ground, bat angle bounces the ball into the stumps, just too quick for him 25/3
    22.4 Afridi to Flintoff, OUT (LBW) get forward to the quick leg break, slight turn, enough to beat the bat, turns into the back foot, and Koertzen gets it right again 99/6
    16.4 Sami to Collingwood, OUT (Caught), away swinger starting just outside off, goes after it on the drive, does not get over it, outside half of the bat, simple catch to point 77/5
    26.3 Afridi to Jones, OUT (Caught), gets the short wide one, turning away from the right hander, cuts, not over it, straight at cover point 106/7
    38.3 Sami to Blackwell, OUT (Run Out), drove towards mid-on in the circle, took him on, throw is direct, 3rd umpire called, and well short 164/9
    28.5 Afridi to Plunkett, OUT (LBW) gets the quick straight one, caught on the back foot, hits high on the back foot, but right back in the crease, koertzen agrees 114/8
    not out
    48.1 Akhtar to Anderson, OUT (Caught) comes in from round the wicket, short of length, angled in, cuts a bit close to the body, great contact and what a brilliant catch, a blinder as that ball goes low to the slips left, dives and gets two hands to it, what a way to finish the match 197/10
    18 (lb 4, nb 2, w 12)
    197 all out (48.1 Overs, RR: 4.08)
    Did not bat: IR Bell
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Matt Prior, 3.1 ov), 2-13 (Andrew Strauss, 3.2 ov), 3-25 (Vikram Solanki, 6.4 ov), 4-70 (Marcus Trescothick, 15.3 ov), 5-77 (Paul Collingwood, 16.4 ov), 6-99 (Andrew Flintoff, 22.4 ov), 7-106 (Geraint Jones, 26.3 ov), 8-114 (Liam Plunkett, 28.5 ov), 9-164 (Ian Blackwell, 38.3 ov), 10-197 (James Anderson, 48.1 ov)
    Shoaib Akhtar9.104725.12284041
    Mohammad Sami914414.88306000
    Arshad Khan1022112.10472010
    Shahid Afridi703434.85244010
    Shoaib Malik30903.00120020

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 3-1

Match number


Match days

19 December 2005 - day/night match (50-over match)

Pakistan replacement

Arshad Khan for Mohammad Yousuf (England innings, 0.0 ov)

England replacement

JM Anderson for IR Bell (Pakistan innings, 1.0 ov)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Match Notes