Player of the Match
Player of the Match

maybe an understatement but Pakistan have pulled of what at first looked like an unlikely victory to square the series by 108 runs The amazing turn around came when Trescothick went and the collapse started, Wasim did have a good game and deserved more than 2 wicket, Waqar and he in their fading days bowled their hearts out There will be a lot of talk about umpiring but one needs to honestly analyse that its human to error and it balances out Pakistan have squared the series and will go into the triangular on a high note In this comms view this was one of the best games he has seen in a long while The quality of cricket was fantastic, the winner is test cricket as much as Pakistan We hope everone enjoyed this game as well as we did, please join us soon for the NatWest series right here This commentary was brought you by ecb.co.uk and cricinfo.com and any comments please to comms@cricinfo.com We shall be soon bringing you the ceremonies, a full hous out there full of cheering Pak flags and fans Presentation party being introduced Congrats to the groundstaff for a super wicket, umps and sundry officials get medals Rameez Raja names his npower man of the match to be.... Its Inzamam for his powerful batting after reeling off all the close runners Inz says thanks to God and he says he worked hard in the nets and was told to play a short ball carefully Player of the Series is Graham Thorpe The Pak player of the series is Inzamam again Alec Stewart called in and says disappointed losing so may quick wickets in both innings lesson to be learnts, will take things from both tests to the Ashes series Waqar picks the UKP21,000 checque and thanks god to give them the strength, the pitch and the supportetrrs In the dressing room we dicussed coming back and is happy that happened, was a great feeling to win after so long Thats all folk see you soon Match State: Pakistan won by 108 runs

105.1
W
Waqar Younis to Gough, OUT, tries a drive, edged and a superb diving catch, one handed leaping, one hope the CricInfo snapper cAught that on film!

D Gough c sub (Imran Nazir) b Waqar Younis 23 (49m 29b 5x4 0x6) SR: 79.31

END OF OVER:
105 | (wicket maiden) | ENG: 261/9

  • Matthew Hoggard0 (1b)
  • Darren Gough23 (28b)
  • Saqlain Mushtaq47-20-74-4
104.6
0
Saqlain Mushtaq to Hoggard, no run, a bat and pad dropped but was a bit far away

Poor Hoggard totally surrounded by Green capped fielders

104.5
W
Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, OUT, finger goes up, and replay missing the previous appeal, shows the decision was right but again was a no ball. This is amazing as we seeem to have at least 3 wickets off no balls today!

DG Cork lbw b Saqlain Mushtaq 4 (57m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 12.12

104.4
0
Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, no run, turned to fine leg
104.3
0
Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, no run, huge applea for lbw, turned down, ump Shep unruffled and no one could believe it
104.2
0
Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, no run, a doosra popped into his chest and he uses his feet to keep it from running into the stumps
104.1
0
Saqlain Mushtaq to Cork, no run, padded to silly point

END OF OVER:
104 | 10 Runs | ENG: 261/8

  • Darren Gough23 (28b)
  • Dominic Cork4 (28b)
  • Waqar Younis22-3-85-2
103.6
2
Waqar Younis to Gough, 2 runs, a full toss, driven to deep extra cover
103.5
0
Waqar Younis to Gough, no run, comes down late to turn it