Waqar Younis bamboozles England at Headingley


Pakistan and England will lock horns once again with Pakistan visiting the home of the Barmy Army this time and it is expected that a nice contest will take place between the two sides because they have a history of enthralling matches. Lets’s take a look one of the greatest moments from between these two sides which came from former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis.

There is absolutely no doubt that Pakistan former ace speedster Waqar Younis was one of Pakistan’s finest fast bowler and his terrific spell of ferocious and lethal fast bowling against England at Headingley in 2001 can be termed as one of the greatest spells in the history of ODI cricket.

Waqar rattled the English top and middle order to end up with figures of 7/36 in his full quota of ten overs. At one stage England were reeling at 7/58 but a fighting innings from Ben Hollioake (53) saved England from further humiliation and helped them set a target of 157 runs.

Despite a slow but steady start to the run chase, Pakistan were victorious through an unusual concession by the English captain Alec Stewart. When the score was 153 for 4, a sudden crowd invasion made further play impossible and the match was awarded to Pakistan. Abdur Razzaq played a remarkable innings of 75, Saeed Anwar and Yousuf Youhana added useful 24 runs each.

Waqar Younis’s career best bowling figures yielded him the man of the match award and praise of his fans and co cricketers.

Relive the great spell!

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