RESULT
4th Test, The Oval, August 17 - 21, 2006, Pakistan tour of England and Scotland
173 & 298/4

England awarded the match (opposition refused to play)

Player Of The Series
631 runs
mohammad-yousuf
England 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Details
England 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Marcus Trescothick c Mohammad Hafeez b Umar Gul643610013.95
Andrew Strauss (c)c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif3857867066.66
Alastair Cook lbw b Shahid Nazir40691196057.97
Kevin Pietersen c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif011000.00
Paul Collingwood lbw b Mohammad Asif57171071.42
Ian Bell c Faisal Iqbal b Danish Kaneria928421032.14
Chris Read  b Umar Gul33621053053.22
Sajid Mahmood  b Umar Gul1532432046.87
Matthew Hoggard c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif312120025.00
Steve Harmison not out 815182053.33
Monty Panesar  b Umar Gul011000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 5, nb 7)16
TOTAL53.2 Ov (RR: 3.24, 258 Mts)173
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Marcus Trescothick, 13.5 ov), 2-54 (Andrew Strauss, 18.5 ov), 3-54 (Kevin Pietersen, 18.6 ov), 4-64 (Paul Collingwood, 22.3 ov), 5-91 (Ian Bell, 30.4 ov), 6-112 (Alastair Cook, 37.6 ov), 7-158 (Sajid Mahmood, 47.5 ov), 8-163 (Matthew Hoggard, 50.1 ov), 9-173 (Chris Read, 53.1 ov), 10-173 (Monty Panesar, 53.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mohammad Asif1965642.94857000
18.5 to AJ Strauss, GONE! Strauss prods forward without conviction, not moving his feet enough, takes the outside edge and Akmal dives in front of first slip to take a really fine catch. Well bowled Asif.. 54/2
18.6 to KP Pietersen, goddim! Golden duck for the golden boy who drives at a full-pitched ball and edges it behind to Akmal. Pakistan are buzzing now. 54/3
22.3 to PD Collingwood, got him this time. Trapped on the backfoot, and Collingwood bends right over his bat in trying to play that one which pitched just outside off, came in and would have hit middle and leg. Darrell Hair didn’t need long to think about one and that’s three wickets for the deserving Asif.. 64/4
50.1 to MJ Hoggard, really good outswinger to Hoggard who hangs his bat out, feathering the outside edge and Akmal makes no mistake. 163/8
Umar Gul15.234643.00747003
13.5 to ME Trescothick, and the chirping has worked! Played off the back foot and Mohammad Hafeez takes a superb catch at gully, taking it inches off the turf. 36/1
47.5 to SI Mahmood, 'goddim. Very full and a sharp delivery which swung back into the right hander before jagging yet further into Mahmood and, ultimately, into his stumps. A swing of the bat but he was comprehensively beaten there. 158/7
53.1 to CMW Read, short and wide, Read tries to cut this through point but drags it on and his stumps are shattered. 173/9
53.2 to MS Panesar, GODDIM! Full, straight and swinging back into Monty, the left hander, who is spectacularly bowled. Really fine piece of bowling there. 173/10
Shahid Nazir1114414.00506003
37.6 to AN Cook, a huge, huge shout as Umpire Doctrove thinks long and hard about that one, before giving it. Pitches just outside off on yorker length, with Cook bringing his bat down too late. Great bowling, it would have gone on to hit middle, low. In short, that was plumb.. 112/6
Danish Kaneria811812.25372001
30.4 to IR Bell, And Kaneria has struck just four balls into his first over. He pitches that one on leg, Bell shapes to defend and his thin inside edge pops up to silly mid-off. Easy catch, as catches go. There's a huge appeal all around and Hair nods before raising the finger to confirm. Good captaincy from Inzamam, that. 91/5
Pakistan 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mohammad Hafeez c Strauss b Hoggard9517822714153.37
Imran Farhat c Trescothick b Hoggard9111215212181.25
Younis Khan c †Read b Mahmood913330069.23
Mohammad Yousuf c †Read b Hoggard12823634918054.23
Inzamam-ul-Haq (c)c Strauss b Harmison3162775050.00
Faisal Iqbal not out 58901418064.44
Kamran Akmal c Collingwood b Harmison15131830115.38
Shahid Nazir c Hoggard b Mahmood1731542154.83
Umar Gul lbw b Panesar1326251150.00
Danish Kaneria c Trescothick b Harmison1524321062.50
Mohammad Asif c Cook b Harmison022000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 9, nb 8, w 11)32
TOTAL129.5 Ov (RR: 3.88, 559 Mts)504
Fall of wickets: 0-35 (7.6 ov), 1-70 (Younis Khan, 14.4 ov), 2-148 (Imran Farhat, 31.3 ov), 3-325 (Mohammad Hafeez, 80.1 ov), 4-379 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 97.5 ov), 5-381 (Mohammad Yousuf, 98.6 ov), 6-398 (Kamran Akmal, 103.1 ov), 7-444 (Shahid Nazir, 115.5 ov), 8-475 (Umar Gul, 122.4 ov), 9-504 (Danish Kaneria, 129.3 ov), 10-504 (Mohammad Asif, 129.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Matthew Hoggard34212433.6415115006
7.6 to Mohammad Hafeez, and Hoggard strikes with the first ball of a spell yet again! It's a lazy shot, clipped into midwicket area, straight to Strauss. Hafeez has gone for 95 and he'll be disappointed, but it's been a great knock. England have the breakthrough at last. 35/0
31.3 to Imran Farhat, GONE! Very well bowled, Hoggard, enticing the outside edge to Marcus Trescothick who makes no mistake. That's his 94th Test catch.. 148/2
80.1 to Mohammad Hafeez, and Hoggard strikes with the first ball of a spell yet again! It's a lazy shot, clipped into midwicket area, straight to Strauss. Hafeez has gone for 95 and he'll be disappointed, but it's been a great knock. England have the breakthrough at last. 325/3
98.6 to Mohammad Yousuf, and what do you know? It's two in two overs! This was the one that went straight on, and a thin graze was comfortably taken by Chris Read behind the stumps. A standing ovation for Yousuf, and quite right too. He has been magnificent all tour. He's made 631 runs at 90.14. That'll do nicely. 381/5
Steve Harmison30.5612544.0513818031
97.5 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, and there it is! The perfect line and length - finally - from Steve Harmison, and he gets his reward. Good bounce, clatters into the shoulder of the bat, and Strauss at second slip clings onto a flyer at chest-height. A genuine Harmison dismissal, and that's cheered the crowd up. Can he maintain it now?. 379/4
103.1 to Kamran Akmal, ooh, gottim. A good line from Harmison, finds the outside edge and that's a good catch by Collingwood, low and to his right. Finally England are finding their groove with the ball and taking catches in the slips. 398/6
129.3 to Danish Kaneria, there it is! Harmison has the breakthrough, and Marcus Trescothick at first slip has his 95th catch in Test cricket. But it's not one he'll look back on with much fondness - he parried Kaneria's slash, lost sight of the ball as he toppled over, and then somehow found it nestling in his stomach as it bounced off his inner thigh and other flailing limbs. Still, they all count, and Harmison has his third wicket of the day. 504/9
129.5 to Mohammad Asif, short and nasty, and Harmison has fulfilled his brief by mopping up the tail in just five deliveries. Banged into the body, Asif flinched and turned his head, and the ball ballooned off his gloves and into the hands of Alastair Cook at short leg.That is Mohammad Asif's fifth duck in a row, which equals the record of Bob Holland of Australia and Ajit Agarkar. 504/10
Sajid Mahmood27310123.7411415001
14.4 to Younis Khan, gone! That’s a huge wicket, strangled down the leg-side, with the finest of edges - in fact, it came off the glove. Mahmood charged in with intent that ball and banged it in short. That's a big breakthrough for England and should pick them up a bit. 70/1
115.5 to Shahid Nazir, this had been coming for a while - and an attempted hook flies up and over to Hoggard at mid-on, who makes no mistake, and that will be tea.. 444/7
Monty Panesar30610313.431319400
122.4 to Umar Gul, and there's the payback! Half a stride from Gul to a ball that pitches on the stumps and hits him halfway up. No doubt about the decision and a first wicket for Panesar, who has toiled with little luck in this innings. 475/8
Paul Collingwood602904.83256000
Kevin Pietersen20904.5071000
England 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Marcus Trescothick c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif410121040.00
Andrew Strauss (c)lbw b Danish Kaneria54831229065.06
Alastair Cook lbw b Umar Gul8314620611056.84
Kevin Pietersen c †Kamran Akmal b Shahid Nazir9611415813284.21
Paul Collingwood not out 2666923039.39
Ian Bell not out 923301039.13
Extras(b 8, lb 3, nb 10, pen 5)26
TOTAL72 Ov (RR: 4.13, 312 Mts)298/4
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Marcus Trescothick, 2.4 ov), 2-115 (Andrew Strauss, 28.1 ov), 3-218 (Alastair Cook, 51.5 ov), 4-277 (Kevin Pietersen, 64.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mohammad Asif1717914.647313006
2.4 to ME Trescothick, ooh, that was a great piece of bowling. Asif came in wide of the crease to increase the angle across Trescothick who was forced to play - and he sends a thick edge through to the flying Akmal who takes a decent catch. Asif has looked threatening from the off and that wicket wasn't much of a surprise, though it will be a delight to Pakistan.. 8/1
Umar Gul1417015.005410001
51.5 to AN Cook, and that's the breakthrough! A lovely yorker from Gul, Cook overbalances as he aims to play late through the leg side, and the ball swings just enough to hit him on the toe right in front of off stump. A good gritty innings, full of let-offs it has to be said, but he's given his team a fighting chance of rescuing this game. And who knows what could yet happen, if Pietersen gets stuck in .... 218/3
Mohammad Hafeez411303.25170100
Danish Kaneria2969413.2413412102
28.1 to AJ Strauss, that's a massive ripper! Reminiscent of Warne to Strauss at Edgbaston last summer - almost landed outside the cut strip and fizzed back so far that Hawkeye says it would have clipped leg. That's immaterial though - Strauss was struck outside the line, so not the best decision. But a hugely deserved wicket for Kaneria. He could get a hat-ful today. 115/2
Shahid Nazir812613.25363001
64.2 to KP Pietersen, impetuosity killed the cat there. Pietersen lashed at a wide one, which he needn't have done, and sent a huge edge flying straight to a diving Akmal, who did well to hold that low. That will be a great fillip to Pakistan, but Pietersen will be kicking himself for not only getting out short of a century, but for getting out at such a crucial time. 277/4
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MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossPakistan, elected to field first
Series
Season2006
Player Of The Series
Pakistan
Mohammad Yousuf
England
Andrew Strauss
Series resultEngland won the 4-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 1814
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 1-1.40pm, Tea 3.40pm-4pm, Close 6pm
Match days17,18,19,20,21 August 2006 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
Australia
Darrell Hair
TV Umpire
England
Peter Hartley
Reserve Umpire
England
Trevor Jesty
Match Referee
South Africa
Mike Procter
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 17 Aug - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 96/1 (Imran Farhat 56*, Mohammad Yousuf 12*, 22 ov)
Fri, 18 Aug - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 336/3 (Mohammad Yousuf 115*, Inzamam-ul-Haq 2*, 82 ov)
Sat, 19 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 78/1 (Andrew Strauss 37*, Alastair Cook 33*, 18 ov)
Sun, 20 Aug - day 4 - match abandoned
Mon, 21 Aug - day 5 - cancelled
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Ground Delay: England - 78/1 in 18.0 overs (AJ Strauss 37, AN Cook 33)
  • England: 100 runs in 23.6 overs (148 balls), Extras 10
  • AJ Strauss: 50 off 69 balls (9 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 142 balls (AJ Strauss 48, AN Cook 42, Ex 10)
  • AN Cook: 50 off 93 balls (6 x 4)
  • Drinks: England - 142/2 in 35.0 overs (AN Cook 62, KP Pietersen 8)
  • England: 150 runs in 36.2 overs (222 balls), Extras 14
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (AN Cook 20, KP Pietersen 30, Ex 0)
  • Lunch: England - 183/2 in 44.0 overs (AN Cook 67, KP Pietersen 44)
  • KP Pietersen: 50 off 57 balls (9 x 4)
  • England: 200 runs in 47.1 overs (287 balls), Extras 14
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 139 balls (AN Cook 40, KP Pietersen 62, Ex 1)
  • Penalty: 55.6 - Unfairly Changing the condition of the ball
  • England: 250 runs in 60.1 overs (368 balls), Extras 22
  • Drinks: England - 255/3 in 61.0 overs (KP Pietersen 80, PD Collingwood 12)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (KP Pietersen 27, PD Collingwood 16, Ex 9)
  • Bad Light: England - 298/4 in 72.0 overs (PD Collingwood 26, IR Bell 9)
  • Tea: England - 298/4 in 72.0 overs (PD Collingwood 26, IR Bell 9)
  • Pakistan refused to come out after the tea interval, leading to the umpires awarding the match to England 20 minutes later. Despite Pakistan later being willing to play, the umpires insisted the result must stand. This was confirmed by the respective boards later that night at 10pm.
  • The match was originally awarded to England. This result was amended to an abandonment by the ICC in July 2008 although the change was disputed by the MCC, the custodians of the Laws of Cricket. In January 2009 the ICC voted to reverse their earlier decision and allow the original awarding of the Test to England to stand.