3rd Test, Leeds, August 04 - 08, 2006, Pakistan tour of England and Scotland
515 & 345
(T:323) 538 & 155

England won by 167 runs

Player Of The Match
173 & 41
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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.

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 (73b 6x4 0x6 84m) SR: 50.68
Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

pitches on leg and that’s well defended

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

doesn’t quite drive that one properly and it cannons into the pitch

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run


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 475 runs
PAK: 155/9CRR: 3.29 
Danish Kaneria0 (2b)
Inzamam-ul-Haq37 (68b 6x4)
Sajid Mahmood 8-2-22-4
Monty Panesar 17-4-39-2
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

Stat attack courtesy of Andrew Miller: Inzy's just got past Alec Stewart (8463) and is now the 11th-highest run-scorer in Test history

Mahmood to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

strays down leg this time, stops a touch on the pitch, Inzamam waits for it and rolls his wrists over that one, sending it square with a languid pull

Mahmood to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

a curious shot from Inzamam who goes for a big pull shot but the ball doesn’t get up as much as he’d thought and it flies below his under edge

Mahmood to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

forced on to the back foot. Hostile this from Mahmood, who’s scenting blood

Mahmood to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR runs

beautiful shot; there’s no messing there from Inzamam who larrups a charging cover-drive straight to the boundary. Glorious

Mahmood to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

ooh, lovely ball bounces short and shoots past the batsman’s nose

end of over 461 run
PAK: 150/9CRR: 3.26 
Danish Kaneria0 (1b)
Inzamam-ul-Haq32 (63b 5x4)
Monty Panesar 17-4-39-2
Sajid Mahmood 7-2-17-4
Panesar to Danish Kaneria, no run

forward defence and Kaneria survives

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

a single at last to square

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

that one deceives and leaves Inzamam who tries to drive that one

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

again Inzamam isn’t interested in the single, as he paddles that one down to fine leg

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

shortish one, keeps low and Inzamam sweeps that lazily, lovingly, to square but turns down the single

Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

rocks on to his backfoot to push that gently into fully

end of over 451 run • 2 wickets
PAK: 149/9CRR: 3.31 
Inzamam-ul-Haq31 (58b 5x4)
Sajid Mahmood 7-2-17-4
Monty Panesar 16-4-38-2
Mahmood to Umar Gul, OUT

gone! Well, that didn’t take long. Gul prods forward and a huge edge just below the handle flies to Collingwood at third slip who snaffles a sharp chance. This game is England's for the taking

Umar Gul c Collingwood b Mahmood 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 4m) SR: 0
Mahmood to Umar Gul, no run

fine delivery; perfect line and length and a touch of inswing off the seam. The batsman reaches out at that one and then remonstrates with himself for that headrush

Mahmood to Umar Gul, no run
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