CricketArchive
spacer spacer
topimage spacer
midimage spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer

spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer


spacer
spacer
spacerFeatures Logo spacer
spacer
spacer
Media Releases
Current Month
Previous Month
spacer
spacer
spacer
Ranking
Batting Ranking
Bowling Ranking
spacer
spacer
spacer
Pictures
Our Picture Galleries
spacer
spacer
spacer
Publications
Inquiries and Report
spacer
spacer
spacer
Search
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
Scorecards
spacer
Scorecard search
spacer
Players
spacer
Scorecard search
spacer

spacer spacer spacer
spacer
spacer
Flintoff opens window of hope for England
by AFP


Ground:Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Scorecard:Pakistan v England
Player:A Flintoff
Event:England in Pakistan 2005/06

Ashes hero Andrew Flintoff bowled his heart out on a placid pitch on Wednesday to sustain England's hopes of forcing a win in the second Test against Pakistan.

He dismissed Mohammad Yousuf and Shahid Afridi off successive deliveries and Pakistan were wavering at 183-6 -- 199 ahead -- in their second innings at stumps on the penultimate day.

England, trailing 1-0 in the three-match series, must dismiss in-form Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq early on the fifth and final day on Thursday to boost their chances of squaring the series.

Inzamam, who scored a century in the first innings, was on a solid 41 when bad light stopped play with 16 overs remaining. Rana Naved-ul-Hasan had yet to open his account.

Flintoff breathed fresh life into the match in his fourth over after the tea-break, just when it seemed Inzamam and Yousuf would ensure a comfortable draw for Pakistan on an easy-paced track.

He first dismissed Yousuf, who played on after scoring 20 in a 56-run stand for the fourth wicket with his captain.

With the next ball Flintoff uprooted hard-hitting Shahid Afridi's off-stump to leave the crowd stunned. Afridi had smashed a rapid-fire 92 in the first innings.

The pressure mounted on Pakistan when fast bowler Steve Harmison had Kamran Akmal (nine) caught behind.

Pakistan were strongly placed at 104-1 before losing five wickets against an inspired England attack, led by Flintoff who finished with 3-46.

The hosts owed their early advantage to Salman Butt (50), who added 54 for the opening wicket with Shoaib Malik (26) and 50 for the second with Younis Khan (27).

Butt perished one ball after he had completed a single, but was sent back to the striker's end by Australian umpire Darrell Hair after being warned for running on to the pitch. The umpire signalled it a 'dead' ball.

The left-handed opener, who scored 74 and 122 in his team's first-Test win at Multan, was trapped leg-before off a Shaun Udal delivery which kept a little low.

Flintoff was the first to strike when he had Malik caught by Ian Bell in the covers off an uppish drive. Paceman Matthew Hoggard then trapped Younis leg-before.

Earlier in the day the Pakistani bowlers found the going tough as they struggled for nearly an hour to capture the last three England wickets.

England, resuming on 391-7, were finally bowled out for 446 in reply to Pakistan's 462.

Leg-spinner Afridi had threatened to make short work of the tail when he bowled overnight batsman Ashley Giles (26) and Hoggard (two).

But Pakistan faced resistance from unexpected quarters as Udal (33 not out) and Harmison (16) added 47 for the last wicket.

Udal, playing only his second Test at the age of 36, pulled fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar for a six and two fours in one over.

A mix-up between the batsmen finally ended the England innings, with Harmison failing to beat a throw by Naved to bowler Afridi.

Pakistan's catching remained below par for the second successive day. They missed one more opportunity when Naved failed to judge a skier at mid-on and let off Udal on 24 off the bowling of leg-spinner Danish Kaneria.

The hosts had already paid dearly for letting off Ian Bell (115) twice and Kevin Pietersen (100) once on Tuesday.

(Article: Copyright © 2005 AFP) spacer

spacer spacer
spacer
Live Commentary & Scores
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer

spacer
Pakistan International Cricket
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
Pakistan in West Indies 2016/17
spacer
Pakistan in Australia 2016/17
spacer
Pakistan in New Zealand 2016/17
spacer
Pakistan Women in New Zealand 2016/17
spacer
West Indies in UAE 2016/17
spacer
Pakistan in England and Ireland 2016
spacer
Pakistan Women in England 2016
spacer
ICC Women's World Twenty20 2015/16
spacer
ICC World Twenty/20 2015/16
spacer
Asia Cup 2015/16
spacer
ICC Under-19 World Cup 2015/16
spacer
Pakistan in New Zealand 2015/16
spacer
England Lions in United Arab Emirates 2015/16
spacer
England in United Arab Emirates 2015/16
spacer
Pakistan Under-19s in Sri Lanka 2015/16
spacer
Pakistan Women in West Indies and USA 2015/16
spacer
Bangladesh Women in Pakistan 2015/16
spacer
Pakistan in Zimbabwe 2015/16
spacer
ICC Women's Championship 2014 to 2016/17
spacer
Pakistan Defence Force in England 2015
spacer
Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015
spacer
Pakistan A in Sri Lanka 2015
spacer
Pakistan in Bangladesh 2015
spacer
Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015
spacer
Afghanistan Under-19s in Pakistan 2014/15
spacer
Australia in United Arab Emirates 2014/15
spacer
ICC World Cup 2014/15
spacer
Kenya in Pakistan 2014/15
spacer
New Zealand in United Arab Emirates 2014/15
spacer
Pakistan in New Zealand 2014/15
spacer
Pakistan Under-19s in Kenya 2014/15
spacer
Pakistan A in United Arab Emiraes 2014/15
spacer
South Africa Women in UAE 2014/15
spacer
Sri Lanka Women in United Arab Emirates 2014/15
spacer

2016/17 | 2016 | 2015/16 | 2015 | 2014/15 | 2014 | 2013/14 | 2013 | 2012/13 | 2012 | 2011/12 | All Seasons


spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer


spacer
spacer
spacer
Pakistan International Cricket
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
Cool and Cool Presents National T-20 Cup 2016/17
spacer
Inter-Region Under 19 One-Day Tournament 2016/17
spacer
Inter-Region Under 19 Tournament 2016/17
spacer
National One Day Cup Regions 2016/17
spacer
One Day Cup Departments 2016/17
spacer
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (Grade II) 2016/17
spacer
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2016/17
spacer
Haier Pakistan Cup One Day 2016
spacer
Inter-District Senior Tournament 2016
spacer
Inter-District Under 19 Tournament 2016
spacer
MFJN Women's Cricket Championship 2016
spacer
Pepsi PCB Cricket Stars U16s Tmnt 2016
spacer
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (Grade II) 2015/16
spacer
PCB Patron's Trophy (Grade II) 2015/16
spacer
HBL Pakistan Super League 2015/16
spacer
National One Day Cup 2015/16
spacer
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2015/16
spacer
PCB Game Development Under 19 Pentangular Tournament 2015/16
spacer
Cool and Cool Presents Haier Mobile T-20 Cup 2015/16
spacer
Inter-Region Under 19 One-Day Tournament 2015/16
spacer
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Inter Department Qualifying 2015/16
spacer
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Inter Region Qualifying 2015/16
spacer

2016/17 | 2016 | 2015/16 | 2015 | 2014/15 | 2014 | 2013/14 | 2013 | 2012/13 | 2012 | 2011/12 | 2011 | All Seasons

spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer

spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
Other International Cricket
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer

Copyright © 2004-2017 Micro Electronics Technology Inc., and CricketArchive