Pakistan in Australia Test Series - 1st Test

Australia v Pakistan

Australia won by 170 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

60.6

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, short ball down leg, attempt to hook has the batsman playing and missing

Australia 185/1   RT Ponting 0* (1b)

61.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, Ponting gets a big stride forward and dabs it towards extra cover

61.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting takes full toll of that flighted, overpitched delivery, getting to the pitch and driving it handsomely wide of mid-off for a boundary

61.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run

Australia 190/1   RT Ponting 4* (4b 1x4)

63.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, tossed it up outside off, lunged forward to play it towards cover

63.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, 1 run, the doosra, plays it well, gets on the back foot and punches it towards cover

Australia 191/1   RT Ponting 5* (6b 1x4)

64.1

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, 1 no ball, bowled it on a good length on middle, gets forward to that overstepped delivery and pushes it to mid-off

64.2

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, FOUR, short of a length outside off, played it off the back foot, gently, just guiding it wide of the slips to the third-man boundary

64.2

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, short of a good length outside leg and nipped in to rap Ponting on the pads as he moved across, stifled appeal but that can't be given

64.3

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, 1 run, hurled it short on middle, Ponting plays his favourite pull, rolling it down to fine leg

Australia 197/1   RT Ponting 10* (10b 2x4)

65.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, tossed up on the off, dropped it with soft hands into the off side

65.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, bowled it flat on middle, comes down the track and works it down into the leg side

65.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run

65.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, pushed it short at 102 kmph on the off stump, punched it back to the bowler

65.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, FOUR, Abdur Rauf at deep backward square leg dives a little too early there, short on middle and Ponting pulls it hard but the big man in the deep can't reach it

65.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, shortish outside off, pushed off the back foot towards mid-off

Australia 203/1   RT Ponting 14* (16b 3x4)

67.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, turning in from outside off, got a huge stride forward and outside the line, it spun in to strike him on the pads

67.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, FOUR, short outside off, waited for it to turn in, rocked back and cut it past point all the way to the ropes

67.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, shortish on the off, rocks back and taps it towards short leg

67.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, 1 run, flighted on middle, driven towards mid-on for a single

Australia 208/1   RT Ponting 19* (20b 4x4)

68.3

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, nipping back in but wide enough for him to leave it alone

68.4

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, pushed off the front foot into the leg side

68.5

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, short on the off, goes for the pull but mistimes it to mid-on

68.6

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, pushed it fuller and Ponting reached forward to defend it solidly towards mid-off

Australia 212/1   RT Ponting 19* (24b 4x4)

71.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, 2 runs, shortish on middle, whipped off the back foot wide of midwicket for a couple more

71.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and pushes it towards mid-on

71.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, flatter, targeting the good length area outside off, defended towards cover

71.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, quicker through the air, fullish on the off, pushed towards extra cover with bat close to pad

71.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, stretches out of his crease and closes the face to play it back to the bowler

71.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, FOUR, sensed a chance with a delivery pitched up, came down the track and cracked it hard over the bowler's head for a boundary

Australia 225/1   RT Ponting 25* (30b 5x4)

72.3

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, gets forward and pats it towards cover

72.4

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 3 runs, short outside off, gets back and punches it between point and cover for three more to give Katich the strike

Australia 231/1   RT Ponting 28* (32b 5x4)

73.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, shortish on the off, rocks back and defends it towards point

73.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, 1 run, bowled it short on middle, tucked away in front of square for a single

Australia 232/1   RT Ponting 29* (34b 5x4)

74.1

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 run, full on the pads, worked through square leg

74.5

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, takes a big stride forward, pulling his bat away at the last moment to a ball outside off

74.6

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, forward with bat and pad to a good delivery that nips through the batsman's defence, if he nicked it it was of no consequence since Kamran Akmal failed to take it cleanly

Australia 234/2   RT Ponting 30* (37b 5x4)

76.1

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, forward, bat raised, leaving outside off

76.2

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, FOUR, short ball, pulled hard but not totally controlled, in the air wide of the fielder at short mid-wicket

76.3

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 2 runs, full length delivery, whipped away through square leg

76.4

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, fullish delivery, Ponting is forward and driving to cover

76.5

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, forward to a fullish delivery, pushing carefully to the on side

76.6

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, forward, pushing carefully to mid-off

Australia 240/2   RT Ponting 36* (43b 6x4)

77.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, lunges forward to defend to the off side

77.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, worked through fine leg

Australia 244/2   RT Ponting 37* (45b 6x4)

78.1

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 3 runs, short outside off, slashed away through backward point, the ball is retrieved just in front of the boundary rope

78.4

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, FOUR, short ball, pulled away handsomely around through backward square leg

78.5

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, driven to the off side, fielded by the bowler in his follow through who threatens to throw down the batsman's stumps

78.6

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, fullish delivery, dug out to mid-on

Australia 254/2   RT Ponting 44* (49b 7x4)

79.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, 3 runs, short outside off, slashed away through point

79.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, back to a short, lifting doosra that surprises Ponting, fending it down on the off side

Australia 259/2   RT Ponting 47* (51b 7x4)

80.2

Abdur Rauf to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, pushed forward to mid-on

80.3

Abdur Rauf to Ponting, no run, forward to a good length delivery, played to the off side

80.4

Abdur Rauf to Ponting, 2 runs, short outside off, cut to cover for a single, a misfield at cover, the fielder slipping over as he tried to field, gives away a second

80.5

Abdur Rauf to Ponting, 1 run, full length delivery, driven along the ground through mid-on to bring up his half-century

Australia 265/2   RT Ponting 50* (55b 7x4)

81.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, no run, forward to a fullish delivery, plays it watchfully to the off side

81.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, 3 runs, back to a shortish ball, swiped away through point

81.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, 2 runs, short ball, pulled away through fine leg

81.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ponting, 2 runs, short outside off, slashed away through point

Australia 281/2   RT Ponting 57* (59b 7x4)

83.2

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, OUT, caught! forward to a fullish delivery outside off, Ponting is looking to drive through the off side, but the movement deceives him as he only manages an outside edge which is collected cleanly by Misbah-ul-Haq at second slip

RT Ponting c Misbah-ul-Haq b Mohammad Asif 57 (100m 60b 7x4 0x6) SR: 95.00

Australia 291/3   RT Ponting 57 (60b 7x4)
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Series Results
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Australia won by 231 runs
Australia v Pakistan at Sydney - Jan 3-6, 2010
Australia won by 36 runs
Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne - Dec 26-30, 2009
Australia won by 170 runs
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Dec 30, 2009

Nathan Hauritz seals Australia's thumping win, Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Melbourne, 5th day, December 30, 2009

Nathan Hauritz seals Australia's thumping win

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Dec 30, 2009

Nathan Hauritz bowls with nine men around the bat, Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Melbourne, 5th day, December 30, 2009

Nathan Hauritz bowls with nine men around the bat

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