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Pakistan in England 2006
Pakistan beats England by five wickets
Aug 28, 2006Pakistan put their off-field worries to one side by winning their inaugural Twenty20 international with a five wicket success against England at Nevil Road
Their seamers bowled intelligently, with Abdul Razzaq taking three wickets, to limit the hosts to a modest 144-7, despite Marcus Trescothick's bright 53.
Set 145 for victory, Pakistan finished on 148 for five as they won with 13 balls to spare after opener Mohammad Hafeez top-scored with 46.
Twenty20 international, Bristol: Pakistan 148-5 (17.5 overs) bt England 144-7 (20 overs) by five wickets
Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Raja dies playing cricket
Aug 23, 2006Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Raja died today of heart attack while playing for Surrey Over 50s at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire...
Pakistan in England 2006
Pakistan forfeits test match; England awarded victory
Aug 21, 2006England was declared the winner of a test match after an unprecedented ball-tampering stand-off between the umpires and the Pakistan team.
For the first time in the history of international test cricket, the match halfway through its fourth day and heading toward an exciting conclusion was declared forfeit and awarded to England, giving the home team a 3-0 series victory. The late night announcement by the International Cricket Council ended eight hours of high drama that began on a cloudy Sunday afternoon at The Oval when umpires Darrell Hair of Australia and Billy Doctrove of the West Indies awarded England five penalty runs because, they said, the ball had been tampered with by Pakistan. The Pakistan team stayed in the pavilion after the tea interval, in protest, when the umpires and England batsman returned to the pitch. Pakistan, therefore, was deemed to have forfeited the match.
"The umpires made their decision in accordance with Law 21.3 when the Pakistan side failed to emerge from the dressing rooms after the tea interval," the ICC said after a four-hour meeting at The Oval.
The fourth and final test match of the series was at a gripping stage when drama struck. Pakistan, 331 runs ahead after the first innings, was struggling to defeat England, which had reached 298 for four, just 33 runs short of avoiding an innings defeat. The ball was 56 overs old and Alastair Cook had just been trapped leg before wicket by an inswinging delivery from Umar Gul when Hair examined the ball with Doctrove, held a tense discussion with Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq and signaled five penalty runs for England. A box of six replacement balls was brought out and the England batsmen were allowed to choose which ball had been used, the first time that extra sanction has been imposed. Normally the umpires select the ball. The reverse swing that Gul and other bowlers had been achieving stopped immediately with the replacement ball but play stopped soon after because of bad light and an early tea was taken.
Sunday may be the first time that a team's protest has led to forfeit, but it is not the first time a player or umpire has protested. In 1973, Arthur Fagg refused to take the field at Trent Bridge because of West Indies players' hostile reactions to his decision not to give England's Geoffrey Boycott out. The West Indies refused to take the field in 1980 in Dunedin, New Zealand, in protest at the umpiring of local Fred Goodall. In 1987, Pakistani umpire Shakoor Rana refused to let the game continue until he received an apology from England captain Mike Gatting after the two had an on-field argument.
Pakistan has been at the center of several ball-tampering complaints over the past 15 years.
England beat Pakistan by 167 runs and win series
Aug 08, 2006England beat Pakistan by 167 runs on the fifth and final day of the third Test at Headingley on Tuesday.
Victory saw England take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the four-Test encounter and meant they'd won a home Test series against Pakistan for the first time since 1982. Pakistan, set 323 to win, were bowled out for 155 with fast bowler Sajid Mahmood taking a Test best four for 22 and left-arm spinner Monty Panesar three for 39. Their fate was effectively sealed by a morning session which saw them collapse to 84 for five with Mahood, the son of Pakistani immigrants, taking two wickets for no runs in three balls. England had scored an imposing 515 in their first innings with hundreds from Kevin Pietersen (135) and Ian Bell (119) - the latter's third century in as many Tests. But Pakistan responded with 538 which featured a stand of 363, their best for any wicket against England, between Younis Khan (173) and Mohammad Yousuf (192). In a match where bat largely dominated ball, with both sides missing fast bowlers through injury, England scored 345 in their second innings thanks to 116 from captain Andrew Strauss and a Test-best 55 from recalled wicket-keeper Chris Read. The fourth and final Test of this series starts at The Oval on August 17.
Third Test, Headingley, day five England 515 & 345 bt Pakistan 538 & 155 by 167 runs
- Jul 2006 - Top End Series, Pakistan tour to England
- Jun 2006 - India U-19 tour to Pakistan
- Apr 2006 - EurAsia Cricket Series
- Mar 2006 - Pakistan beats SL in ODI series
- Feb 2006 - Pakistan wins Under-19 World Cup, loses ODI series to India at home, wins Test series
- Jan 2006 - India in Pakistan
- Dec 2005 - Pakistan wins series against England
Azhar Mahmood | Ijaz Ahmed | Imran Khan | Inzamam-ul-Haq | Javed Miandad | Rameez Raja | Rashid Latif | Saeed Anwar | Saleem Malik | Saqlain Mushtaq | Shahid Afridi | Shoaib Akhtar | Waqar Younis | Wasim Akram | Younis Khan | Zaheer Abbas | Abdul Razzaq | Danish Kaneria | Kamran Akmal | Mohammad Sami | Mohammad Yousaf | Naved ul Hasan | Salman Butt | Shoaib Malik |Yasir Hameed
India triumphed on their historic 2004 tour to Pakistan, and Pakistan fought back valiantly to draw the 2005 series in India.
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