Sunday, September 18, 2011

Gul’s Heroics and Ijaz Butt’s Foul Mouth One Year On

Remember this weekend last year fondly. On the Friday game at the Oval under lights Gul got a 6 for. Bowled with skill and character. Got the ball to reverse. He ran through England in no time. He had been thrashed around the park in the first 2 games but responded in spectacular fashion. The delivery he bowled to Brenan & Broad was a beauty. Wahab held on to a crucial catch in the deep to dismiss Morgan. Akhtar castled Trott earlier in the day. Doctrove was having a stinker of a day as umpire. Pakistan won when Razzaq knocked over Jimmy Anderson and the team were ecstatic. They kept the series alive and won their first game since the spot fixing saga broke out. The very next day Ijaz Butt made allegations against the England team for deliberately throwing the match. He referred to strange scoring patters. Embarrassed the team and the fans. Saying he received info from the bookies. The 4th one day international went ahead at the 11th hour when the two teams decided to go ahead with it. England were distracted and disturbed by what was being levelled at them. The series went down to a decider at Southampton and unfortunately Pakistan choked and England completed the summer with an 8/3 record against Pakistan.

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