result
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
younis-khan
15y
• The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Mahmood and Panesar power England to series glory

England secured their first series triumph since the Ashes with an outstanding display in the field as they surged to a 167-run at Headingley

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Scorecard summary
England515/10(123 overs)1st INNINGS
Kevin Pietersen135 (169)
Ian Bell119 (206)
Umar Gul5/123(29)
Pakistan538/10(141.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Mohammad Yousuf192 (261)
Younis Khan173 (285)
Monty Panesar3/127(47.4)
Sajid Mahmood2/108(24)
England345/10(88.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
Shahid Nazir3/32(14)
Mohammad Sami3/100(21.3)
Pakistan155/10(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
Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

pitches on leg and that’s well defended

47.3
Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

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

47.2
Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

defended

47.1
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
46.6
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

46.5
1
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

46.4
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

46.3
Mahmood to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

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

46.2
4
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

46.1
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 (1)
Inzamam-ul-Haq32 (63)
Monty Panesar 17-4-39-2
Sajid Mahmood 7-2-17-4
45.6
Panesar to Danish Kaneria, no run

forward defence and Kaneria survives

45.5
1
Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

a single at last to square

45.4
Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

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

45.3
Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

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

45.2
Panesar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

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

45.1
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 (58)
Sajid Mahmood 7-2-17-4
Monty Panesar 16-4-38-2
44.6
W
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 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
44.5
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

44.4
Mahmood to Umar Gul, no run
Best performances - batters
Mohammad Yousuf portrait
Mohammad Yousuf PAK
192 runs (261)
25 fours
2 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
leg glance
40 runs
2 fours
0 six
41930413731048
Younis Khan portrait
Younis Khan PAK
173 runs (285)
22 fours
0 six
Control93%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
43 runs
4 fours
0 six
419211355171727
Best performances - bowlers
Umar Gul portrait
Umar Gul PAK
O
29
M
4
R
123
W
5
ECO
4.24
Sajid Mahmood
SI Mahmood ENG
O
8
M
2
R
22
W
4
ECO
2.75
Match details
Headingley, Leeds
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of England and Scotland
Season2006
Player Of The Match
Younis Khan
Younis Khan
Series resultEngland led the 4-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1813
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 1-1.40pm, Tea 3.40pm-4pm, Close 6pm
Match days4,5,6,7,8 August 2006 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
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Billy Doctrove
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Darrell Hair
TV Umpire
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Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
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Rob Bailey
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle