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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 November 2005, 08:30 GMT
Day five as it happened
Pakistan 274 & 341 bt England 418 & 175 by 22 runs

Pakistan beat England by 22 runs in the first Test in Multan after the visitors collapsed on the final day.

England, needing 198 to win, collapsed from 64-1 to 175 all out after Danish Kaneria took four wickets.

England resumed on 24-1 but after a bright start Danish had Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell caught, and Mohammed Sami got Paul Collingwood lbw.

Kevin Pietersen (19) and Andrew Flintoff (11) both played rash shots and Geraint Jones top-scored with 33.

MATCH ACTION (all times GMT)

0825: WICKET ENGLAND 175 (Harmison 9)
A slower ball from Akhtar and Harmison is caught low at first slip, signalling England's first defeat since the opening Ashes Test at Lord's in July.

0824: The next one is pitched up but another wild swipe catches the inside edge and races to fine leg for four more, Harmison then keeping out a yorker that follows.

0823: Akhtar races in but offers some width and Harmison carves it away over cover to the boundary.

0820: Last man Steve Harmison works Danish away for a single but there are still 31 to try and find.

0818: WICKET ENGLAND 166-9 (Udal 18)
Round the wicket to Udal, Danish produces a superb googly that squeezes between bat and pad and rattles the timbers.

0815: WICKET ENGLAND 166-8 (Jones 33)
Jones is beaten playing back by one that keeps a shade low from Akhtar, an inside edge thudding into the pad and onto the stumps, a dogged partnership ended on 49 with 32 still needed.

0812: A thick edge from Jones bounces short of gully and the batsmen race through for two.

0810: Inzamam turns to Akhtar again with 34 runs needed by England, and Jones gets an inside edge to the first delivery that misses the off-stump and is gathered on the ground by keeper Akmal.

0809: Jones moves to 31 with a wild swipe at Danish, making life difficult from round the wicket.

0803: A glorious cover drive from Jones brings him four runs, but the next ball from the erratic Shabbir pins him on the crease and Taufel considers the appeal carefully before deciding it is going to miss leg-stump.

0802: Danish comes round the wicket to Udal, who is denied a leg-bye by an extravagant Bowden gesture to indicate a dead-ball.

0758: Udal clips Shabbir through mid-wicket but Hasan Raza hauls the ball in a few feet from the rope and restricts the scoring to three.

0755: Shabbir ambles into the attack, perhaps to relax the batsmen, and Jones proves the theory with a wild attempt to cut, making no contact, before a more sensible stroke off the front foot brings him two.

0753: A flatter, sharply spinning leg-break from Danish beats the outside edge of a lunging Jones, who is then bamboozled by a googly but scrambles a single to bring up the 150.

0749: Jones turns Sami off his toes and sensing the languid figure of Shabbir on the boundary he scampers through for a second, leaving 50 more to muster.

0747: An appeal from Danish for a catch at short-leg against Udal, but Bowden remains unruffled.

0743: A bouncer from Sami is confidently hooked by Udal for a single and Jones collects a leg bye to retain the strike.

0740: The first ball after the resumption from Sami is well down the leg-side and partially stopped by Akmal, and after some consternation the batsmen scramble through for two byes.

0738: Inzamam, in unusually animated fashion, leads his team out for the denouement to a captivating contest, his team only three wickets away from an unlikely victory.


0700: Jones punches the final ball of the session straight back past the bowler for a single, leaving England with 60 to try and find this afternoon.

0658: A thick edge off the back foot from Jones brings him three down to the vacant third man area and Udal clips Danish for a single.

0655: Shoaib Malik comes into the fray, Inzamam opting for spin from both ends, and it prompts comfusion between the batsmen, Udal scrambling back to safety as Jones decides against a quick single.

0654: Danish spins another one considerably, pitching on middle and beating both the outisde edge of Jones and the off-stump, the final ball of the over is short on the leg-stump and Jones clips a single.

0650: Somehow Udal survives an Akhtar delivery that nips back between bat and pad and passes over the middle stump, then next ball he drives past the bowler's outstretched left hand to the boundary.

0647: Akhtar races in again and traps Jones on the crease, but Taufel correctly rules it out, the ball probably sliding down the leg-side.

0645: Jones is deceived by a googly from Danish but gets a short one next and works a single.

0641: Another attempted yorker from Akhtar is not quite in place and Udal manages to tuck it off his toes for a single, and Jones adds another single by pushing the next one into a gap on the off-side.

0636: Udal looking decidedly uneasy against a rejuvenated Danish, but he is able to paddle a sweep over the in-field to pick up four.

0633: Shaun Udal edges a low full toss from Akhtar and in the excitement even Inzamam throws himself to his left to prevent any runs.

0630: ENGLAND 117-7 (Giles 14)
An epic yorker from Akhtar uproots both leg and middle stump and sends the redoubtable Giles back to the hutch, with a remote 81 still required.

0627: Giles plants a sturdy pad down the wicket and sweeps Danish away to safety backward of square for a welcome boundary.

0624: Some signs of swing at pace for Akhtar as the ball begins to roughen up, but Giles is alert to a well disguised slower one off the final delivery that might easily have crept under the bat.

0621: Akhtar returns to replace Sami, and Giles loses his composure, backing away in an attempt to drive but making no contact.

0619: A frantic appeal for a catch at silly point is rejected by Bowden, but replays suggest that Giles did get an inside edge as the frantic pleas from the fielders had claimed.

0617: Deceived by an opening googly, Giles is relieved when the next is short and allows him to crack the ball away off the back foot for four, leaving a distant 88 runs for victory.

0613: Giles pushes a single into the leg-side from the final ball of Sami's over and England can pause for thought as the comical can-shaped drinks cart lumbers out to the middle.

0608: Ashley Giles sweeps uppishly but significantly short of the deep square-leg fielder and collects a single, Jones continues to do nothing for the sanity of England's followers with a wild attempt at a sweep that almost knocks him off balance, but makes no contact with the ball.

0603: WICKET ENGLAND 101-6 (Pietersen 19)
A rapid one from Sami, well wide of the off-stump but not doing much in the air or off the pitch, Pietersen chases it and gets an edge to the keeper, reluctantly leaving the field, whether because of uncertainty over the dismissal or dismay at his team's demise.

0558: Jones is beaten by a sharply turning leg-break but a short one allows him to cut away for a single to bring up the England 100.

0556: Pietersen slices a low full toss from Sami into the ground and away through gully to pick up four welcome runs, taking England halfway to their victory target, but with their final main partnership at the crease.

0553: Geraint Jones makes a hesitant start and is rapped on the pad by Sami with one that nips back, but Taufel correctly deems it to be leg-side, and the next ball allows Jones to nudge a quick single.

0547: WICKET ENGLAND 93-5 (Flintoff 11)
One of Flintoff's questionable strokes, a checked sweep sailing straight into the hands of the deep square-leg fielder, leaving England in deep trouble 105 runs from victory with only five wickets remaining.

0544: Flintoff struggles to pick up a short one from Sami and it catches the top edge as he ducks, the ball looping up to give a simple catch to short-leg, but there is not one in place.

0543: Sami tries round the wicket to Flintoff but strays onto the pads with a no-ball and is clipped away for four.

0540: Pietersen sweeps Danish firmly into the back of Butt, turning away at short-leg, but the ball rebounds to safety and there is no freak dismissal on this occasion.

0537: A passionate Sami aims to hurl the ball back at Flintoff as he gathers his defensive shot, but realises the size and stature of his opponent and decides against it.

0536: Trying for the yorker, Sami sends down two full tosses and the next is short of yorker length, allowing Pietersen to work the ball through mid-wicket and pushing for the third run.

0533: Minimal foot movement from Flintoff against Sami but a fluent swing of the bat gives him a single to deep cover.

0531: The pressure of the situation does not affect Pietersen and he sweeps Danish all the way over mid-wicket for six, allowing umpire Bowden to extend his arms in exaggerated fashion as only he can.

0529: Pietersen is off the mark in uncertain fashion, dancing down the pitch to Danish and trying to work the ball to leg, but getting a leading edge past cover for a single.

0527: Flintoff silences the excitement of the fielders and the small crowd with a flashing square drive that thumps into the fence.

0526: Key man Andrew Flintoff gets an opening delivery at almost 92mph and is a bit late with his defensive shot, the ball spinning back close to the stumps but bouncing to safety.

0524: WICKET ENGLAND 67-4 (Collingwood 3)
Collingwood is beaten all ends up by a full and fast delivery from Sami, seemingly caught on the crease and rapped and on the pad, umpire Taufel left with a simple decision.

0520: WICKET ENGLAND 67-3 (Strauss 23)
The second wicket of the over, Strauss pushing somewhat hesitantly forward and edging a good one low to slip

0519: A loose one from Danish short and wide allows Collingwood to punch off the back foot for two, and he sweeps the next one for a single.

0518: Paul Collingwood is the next batsman and receives a googly first up that strikes the pad but it is heading down the leg-side.

0515: WICKET ENGLAND 64-2 (Bell 31)
Bell departs, getting a thick edge to a force off the back foot and keeper Kamran Akmal snapping up a sharp chance at the stumps.

0512: Mohammad Sami is belatedly introduced into the attack and forces an inside edge from Bell and a fierce drive at a wide one from Strauss that makes no contact.

0508: Bell stops a cut shot to one that bounces more but it falls safely backward of point and he collects two.

0507: Danish comes round the wicket to Strauss and as the left-hander goes back the ball keeps low but he is able to turn it away and the batsmen rush through for a quick single.

0504: Pakistan continue with the pedestrian Shabbir, who is easily turned away by Strauss to record a fifty partnership from 84 balls.

0501: An expensive first over of spin is completed with four byes as the ball turns down the leg-side.

0500: A confident clip through mid-wicket brings Strauss another single and brings up the England 50, and Bell continues the run off each ball with a sweep that is airborne but safe with no backward square-leg.

0458: Danish Kaneria comes into the attack to replace Akhtar, Bell pushes a single and Strauss boldly sweeps off the middle stump for another.

0456: Attempting an on-drive against the innocuous-looking Shabbir, Strauss mis-times it and does not beat the fielder.

0449: Strauss rocks onto the back foot to cut Shoaib away to the boundary again, as England's positive start continues.

0442: The next one bounces more and Bell gets a more authentic edge that would have gone straight to third slip but brings four more, the slips then spacing out after the horse has bolted.

0441: Having punched Akhtar for two through the covers, Bell guides one along the ground through the gap between slips and gully for four.

0438: The lightweight Shabbir Ahmed skips in and is soon dispatched to the boundary in fine style by Strauss off the back foot.

0435: No immediate alarm for the batsmen, Shoaib resorting to a slower ball with the final delivery that Strauss is easily able to work away on the leg-side for a single.

0430: Shoaib Akhtar takes the first over, with Mohammad Yousuf again off the field and Rana Naved, who dropped Marcus Trescothick in the first innings, again deputising.

0429: Sunshine having burnt away much of the early morning mist, Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell make their way to the centre in search of another 174 runs for victory, their captain Michael Vaughan perhaps returning to the side for Sunday's second match, having continued his fitness work.


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