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  Sunday, 17 June, 2001, 21:47 GMT 22:47 UK
Pitch invasion mars Pakistan win
Darren Gough celebrates the wicket of Shaidi Afridi
Gough becomes England's top one-day wicket taker
NatWest Series, Headingley
England 156 v Pakistan 153-4
Game conceded with four runs still needed to win

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A pitch invasion and a steward suffering a suspected broken nose overshadowed a comfortable victory by Pakistan over England in the latest one-dayer at Headingley.

Alec Stewart conceded defeat on 'safety grounds' with Pakistan still four runs short of their 157 target following an unsavoury stampede by hundreds of spectators.

Losing captain Alec Stewart called it a "sad day for English cricket" after witnessing the scenes identical to those at Edgbaston in the first game of the tournament between the same sides.

Abdur Razzaq hit a dazzling 75, but Waqar Younis was the real star earlier in the day having claimed a stunning haul of seven wickets.

Waqar Younis claims another England wicket
Waqar was in sizzling form with the ball

England were decimated by a breathtaking spell of bowling from Waqar, who finished with seven for 36 runs - the second best bowling figures in one-day cricket.

England had struggled on 58-7 but Ben Hollioake salvaged some pride with a spirited 53, aided by a fantastic knock from Darren Gough.

They at least surpassed their worst one-day total of 86 achieved against Australia at Old Trafford.

Waqar bowled out Marcus Trescothick with the very first ball of the day and then claimed the wicket of Nick Knight with the score on 23.

Michael Vaughan (2) fell next in the 11th over, Owais Shah (3) soon followed and then Paul Collingwood edged Waqar to Younis Khan facing his first delivery.

Razzaq shines at the crease

Captain Alec Stewart briefly impressed for 18, and then Dominic Cork (4) edged to wicketkeeper Rashid Latif.

Hollioake fell to Shahid Afridi, and Andrew Caddick and Alan Mullally both fell cheaply, leaving Gough on an excellent unbeaten 40.

Two early wickets from Gough made him England's leading one-day wicket taker - Saeed Anwar (24) and Shahid Afridi (2) were both caught by Stewart - but Pakistan were rarely troubled in their run chase.

With just 10 runs from the target, Abdur Razzaq's efforts were ended by Cork - who also captured Yousuf Youhana's scalp - but sadly Waqar's phenomenal achievements will be pushed out of the headlines.

The result was academic as Pakistan and Australia have already secured their final spot at Lord's on Saturday.

England team:
Marcus Trescothick, Nick Knight, Alec Stewart (captain), Michael Vaughan, Owais Shah, Ben Hollioake, Paul Collingwood, Dominic Cork, Darren Gough, Andy Caddick and Alan Mullally

Pakistan team:
Saeed Anwar, Shahid Afridi, Fazl-e-Akbar, Abdur Razzaq, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Yousuf Youhana, Azhar Mahmood, Younis Khan, Rashid Latif, Saqlain Mushtaq and Waqar Younis (captain)

Umpires: John Holder and Mervyn Kitchen

Match referee: Brian Hastings (New Zealand)

BBC Sport's Pat Murphy
"Alec Stewart conceded the match on safety grounds"
Pakistan captain Waqar Younis
"It's just a shame the way it finished"
England captain Alec Stewart
"It's a very sad day for English cricket"
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