result
Only ODI, Edinburgh, Jun 27 2006, Pakistan tour of England and Scotland
(43.5/50 ov, target 204)205/5
Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
player of the match
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• The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Yousuf guides nervous Pakistan to win

Mohammad Yousuf and Abdul Razzaq guided a jittery Pakistan to a five-wicket win as they began their UK tour in Edinburgh

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Scorecard summary
Scotland203/8(50 overs)
Ryan Watson80 (85)
Neil McCallum68 (129)
Shoaib Malik3/35(10)
Umar Gul2/19(7)
Pakistan205/5(43.5 overs)

An entertaining one-day debut for Scotland and one in which they did themselves credit. At 20 for 4 this morning we all feared that the match might not last beyond halfway, but Watson and McCallum led a fightback which gave their bowlers runs to defend. Indeed, Pakistan themselves wobbled and at 93 for 5 the capacity crowd sensed something remarkable was on the cards. But Pakistan’s experience told, and Razzaq and Yousuf consolidated and then cut loose, ending the game in a flurry of spectacular hits.

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I hope you have enjoyed the commentary and, once again, we apologise for the problems with scoring during the early parts of the Pakistan innings.

Join us tomorrow for the 4th ODI between England and Sri Lanka from Old Trafford. Can Sri Lanka win again? Will England be able to make an even passing impression of an international one-day side? The fun starts at 10.45am (0945GMT). Goodnight.

43.5
4
Nel to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR runs

A fitting end as Razzaq slams the ball for a once-bounce four to give Pakistan a five-wicket win

43.4
6
Nel to Abdul Razzaq, SIX runs

He did connect with that and the ball disappears into the crowd at long-off. And now, the end is near …

43.3
Nel to Abdul Razzaq, no run

Another heave which skews off the bat and travels all of ten yards.

43.2
Nel to Abdul Razzaq, no run

That was not one out of any known coaching book … a filthy heave is the politest way to describe that

43.1
1
Nel to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run
end of over 4312 runs
PAK: 194/5CRR: 4.51 RRR: 1.42
Mohammad Yousuf82 (112)
Abdul Razzaq39 (44)
Ross Lyons 9-0-44-1
Ryan Watson 7-0-54-0
42.6
1
Lyons to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run
42.5
1
Lyons to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run
42.4
2
Lyons to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs
42.3
4
Lyons to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR runs

Short again, another boundary. A game which seemed to be heading to a fairly sedate finish is now roaring towards a conclusion

42.2
Lyons to Mohammad Yousuf, no run
42.1
4
Lyons to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR runs

Yousuf, not to be outdone, heaves four off a ball that was down the leg

end of over 4218 runs
PAK: 182/5CRR: 4.33 RRR: 2.75
Abdul Razzaq38 (43)
Mohammad Yousuf71 (107)
Ryan Watson 7-0-54-0
John Blain 9-0-41-0
41.6
Watson to Abdul Razzaq, no run
41.5
6
Watson to Abdul Razzaq, SIX runs

Razzaq really on fire now, although that one was a bit too close to the fielder. Six all the same. The Pakistan flags flutter and the claxons are blown

41.4
2
Watson to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs

if he had connected with that one it would still be flying ...

41.3
4
Watson to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR runs

More of the same. Razzaq blasts a four to the leg

41.2
6
Watson to Abdul Razzaq, SIX runs

Whoosh … Razzaq launches a massive straight six deep into the Kentucky Fried Chicken stall. No comments about finger lickin' good. Honestly.

41.1
Watson to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

Watson continuing with his medium pace and a quick single from the first ball

end of over 414 runs
PAK: 164/5CRR: 4 RRR: 4.44
Mohammad Yousuf71 (106)
Abdul Razzaq20 (38)
John Blain 9-0-41-0
Ryan Watson 6-0-36-0
40.6
2
Blain to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs

smeared to the cover boundary and a comfortable two

40.5
1
Blain to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run
40.4
Blain to Mohammad Yousuf, no run
Match details
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
TossPakistan, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of England and Scotland
Season2006
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Yousuf
Mohammad Yousuf
Match numberODI no. 2387
Hours of play (local time)10.45am start, First Session 10.45am-2.15pm Interval 2.15pm-3.00pm, Second Session 3.00pm-6.30pm
Match days27 June 2006 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Colin Smith
Colin Smith
Dewald Nel
Dewald Nel
Dougie Lockhart
Dougie Lockhart
Neil MacRae
Neil MacRae
Neil McCallum
Neil McCallum
Paul Hoffmann
Paul Hoffmann
Ross Lyons
Ross Lyons
Ryan Watson
Ryan Watson
Umpires
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Darrell Hair
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Subhash Modi
Match Referee
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Clive Lloyd