3rd Test, Leeds, Aug 4 - 8 2006, Pakistan tour of England and Scotland
515 & 345
(target 323)538 & 155
England won by 167 runs
Player Of The Match
173 & 41

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 (84m 73b 6x4 0x6) 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 (2)
Inzamam-ul-Haq37 (68)
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