Pakistan find a new hero in debutant Riaz
England, after winning the toss, were bowled out for 233 on the first day of the third Test against Pakistan at The Oval in London on Wednesday. Matt Prior was 84 not out.cricket Updated: Aug 19, 2010 00:10 IST
England, after winning the toss, were bowled out for 233 on the first day of the third Test against Pakistan at The Oval here on Wednesday. Matt Prior was 84 not out.
England 1st innings: 233
Strauss c Akmal b Riaz 15, Cook c Akmal b Asif 6, Trott c Hameed b Riaz 12, Pietersen c Akmal b Riaz 6, Collingwood b Amir 5, Morgan c Akmal b Riaz 17, Prior not out 84, Swann c Akmal b Asif 8, Broad lbw Riaz 48, Anderson lbw Asif 0, Finn lbw Ajmal 0. Extras (b 10, lb 11, w 6, nb 5) 32.
Total (all out) 233 n FoW: 1-9, 2-35, 3-40, 4-47, 5-67, 6-74, 7-94, 8-213, 9-214, 10-233. n Bowling : Amir 15-4-49-1, Asif 20-5-68-3, Riaz 18-6-63-5, Ajmal 9.3-1-32-1
Left-arm quick Wahab Riaz took five wickets for 63 runs in 18 overs on his Test debut. He was the first Pakistan bowler to take five or more wickets in an innings on debut since Yasir Arafat took five for 161 against India at Banglaore in 2007/08.
The sturdily built left-armer, who replaced the injured Umar Gul, dismissed England captain Andrew Strauss (15) with the ninth ball of his opening spell.
He added the wickets of Jonathan Trott (12), Kevin Pietersen (6) and Eoin Morgan (17) after England had won the toss and elected to bat.
Matt Prior (42 not out) and Stuart Broad (40 not out) restored their team's fortunes with an unbroken eighth-wicket partnership of 81 from 116 balls to take England to 175 for seven at tea.
England, who lead the four-match series 2-0, began their innings under darkened skies and Alastair Cook, with only 100 runs from his previous seven test innings scored six sketchy runs off Asif's opening over then fell caught.
Strauss was also caught behind by Kamran AkmalTrott followed his captain into the pavilion when Yasir Hameed took a smart catch at second slip and Paul Collingwood was bowled by Mohammad Amir for five, jabbing down late on a delivery which went on to clip his off-stump. Pietersen and Eoin Morgan fell to the Riaz-Akmal combination and Graeme Swann (8) was caught at second slip by Akmal's brother Umar at second slip to reduce England to 94 for seven.
First Published: Aug 18, 2010 23:24 IST