Claims Akhtar tampered with ball‎

A BRITISH newspaper claims Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar tampered with the ball in the final one-day international against England.

The Daily Mail has pictures which it says show Akhtar running his left thumb along the ball’s seam before dropping the ball on the ground and standing on it with his spiked right boot.

The pictures were taken in the 41st over of England’s innings in Southampton as Shoaib prepared to bowl to Paul Collingwood.

England won the match by 121 runs to take the series.