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4th Match, England v Pakistan, Natwest Series, Statistical Highlights

  • It was the 1722nd ODI in cricket history.

  • It was England's 328th and Pakistan's 497th ODI.

  • It was the 48th match between these two sides. The record now reads : Pakistan 19,England 28 and abandoned one.

  • It was the 22nd match between these two sides in England. The record now reads : Pakistan 7, England 15.

  • It was the fourth match between these two sides at Lord's. Both teams have won two matches each.

  • Former Test player Neil Mallender was making his international debut as umpire. He became 32nd English umpire to officiate in a ODI. The other umpire Ken Palmer was standing in his 23rd match.

  • Inzamam-ul-Haq failed to open his account in two successive innings for the first time in his career.

  • Trescothick's innings was the fourth joint highest by an Englishman in all ODIs and second highest against Pakistan The best still remains 142 by Graham Gooch at Karachi on 20-11-1987. Incidentally the previous highest by an English batsman against Pakistan at home soil was 125* by Nick Knight at Trent Bridge on 01-09-1996.

  • Trescthick just failed to surpass West Indian Viv Richards' 138* against England in the 1979 World Cup final which still remains the highest individual innings ever played at Lord's. Trescothick's place is second alongwith countryman Dennis Amiss who had an identical score against India on 07-06-1975

  • Trescothick contributed 57.08 % in England's totalthe third highest contribution by an Englishman in a complete innings. This was also the third highest contribution by a batsman in a match against Pakistan. The details :

  • The 170 run-partnership between Trescothick and Owais Shah was the highest for England for any wicket against Pakistan. The partnership surpassed the 147 run-partnership between Mike Atherton and Robin Smith for the first wicket at Karachi on 03-03-1996. This also eclipsed the previous best for the fourth wicket for England against Pakistan which was the 109 between Graham Gooch and David Capel at Karachi on 20-11-1987.

  • The Trescothick-Owais partnership was also the highest for England for the fourth wicket against all countries beating the unbeaten 154 runpartnership between Neil Fairbrother and Graeme Hick against Sri Lanka at Adelaide on 23-01-1999.

  • The victory margin of 2 runs was Pakistan's narrowest against England in all ODIs. It had beaten England by three runs at this same ground on 1992. It was the fifth occasion that England was losing a match by 2 runs. However England's narrowest defeat still remains by one run by South Africa at Cape Town on 26-01-2000.

  • Pakistan was registering victory off the last ball of the match while defending a target. It was the fifth such occasion for Pakistan. The other occasions being : v New Zealand at Faisalabad on 23-11-1984,v Australia at Sydney on 20-02-1990, v West Indies at Sharjah on 21-10-1991 and v India at Sharjah on 23-10-1991.

  • Marcus Trescothick was winning his second Man of the Match award. His only other award had come against West Indies at Chester-le-Street on 15-07-2000