Pakistan in Australia Test Series - 2nd Test

Australia v Pakistan

Australia won by 36 runs

Overs 0-50

The players are out in the field for the start of this match. Phillip Hughes is playing his first Test in Australia. Shane Watson is his partner, fresh from making his maiden Test century in Melbourne, he'll be taking strike. Mohammad Asif will bowl the first over on what is a very green pitch.

The playing times today assuming no further interuptions are as follows. Afternoon session 2.00pm to 4.20pm. Tea 4.20pm to 4.40pm. Evening session 4.40pm to 6.30pm. Play can go as late as 7.00pm if necessary in order to fit in the required 63 overs to be bowled.

Asim: "Haroon it's Sunday .. Relax :)"

1:30pm: Time for the toss, Australia have won the toss and they will be batting, no surprises there. Australia have one change, Hughes for Katich and for Pakistan, they have made three changes Aamer, Rauf and Ajmal are out and in comes Kaneria, Sami and Gul. Yousuf on asked about the toss, he said he would have bowled first if he won the toss. Play will start at 2:00pm.

Australia team: Watson, Hughes, Ponting, Hussey, Clarke, North, Haddin, Johnson, Hauritz, Bollinger, Siddle.

Pakistan team: Salman Butt, Imran Farhat, Faisal Iqbal, Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Asif, Danish Kaneria, Umar Gul

1:25pm: Toss coming up in five minutes at 1:30pm, great news and play will start at 2:00pm. The playing sessions, 2:00pm to 4:20pm, tea is from 4:20pm to 4:40pm and the final session from 4:40pm to 7:00pm.

1:08pm: The main cover is off the pitch and a loud cheer from the crowd present at the ground. The supersopper is out and drying the outfield. Ground staff removing the covers.

Haroon: "I have been waiting for this match for days now, and even that the time here is 02:40am and I have to get up for work at 8 o'clock, I am awake to see these two teams play, come on every one likes cricket even though its raining or storm, lets see some action !"

1:00pm: The covers are still on, the wind is blowing but there is no rain at the moment. The umpires will come out and have an inspection and hopefully we will have some play, stay tuned. The ground staff is out and working.

12:00pm: The players will have an early lunch at 12:20pm. The umpires had one of their another inspections under their umbrellas, but things remain the same. It does not look good, hopefully we will have the toss and play after the lunch break.

Eddie: "It really is no fun when ball by ball coverage becomes raindrop by raindrop coverage. Lets get some cricket going!"

11:35am: The drizzle is getting heavier. While we're waiting for further updates, check out Cricinfo on Facebook.

11:08am: As the toss was approaching, it has started to drizzle again, the covers are back on, it is annoying for everyone.

10:50am: There are dark clouds to the south but it is expected to clear away. The umpires are out and having an inspection, the covers are being removed. There is grass on the pitch, dry patches. The umpires have gone back into their rooms. The heavy roller is out on the pitch and the mopping up operations are on, we might have some play soon.

10:25am: The outfield is a bit wet and the umpires will have another inspection in half-an-hour.

Good morning and welcome to the live ball by ball commentary of the second Test. We will get into some important news right away, Katich has failed a fitness test and is out of the team, Phillip Hughes has replaced him. Pakistan will be without Mohammad Aamer, he has been ruled out with a groin injury.

There was some rain early on, so play will be slightly delayed. Next inspection is at 10:15 local time.

Ricky Ponting: "We know what to expect from them, we know they have some very talented players. Last week we had their measure, up to us to make sure we start well again."

Mohammad Yousuf: "We're feeling good. There is no disappointment at all. I told the team, 'OK we lost but it doesn't matter. Don't let it get you down, learn from the mistakes you made'. There is still a lot of cricket to look forward to."

0.1

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, full length delivery, the batsman is forward and defending it fairly comfortably

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, good length delivery, left alone through through to the keeper

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, forward, bat raised, leaves another good length delivery

0.4

Mohammad Asif to Watson, 2 runs, full on leg, whipped away behind square

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, back to a shortish ball, bat raised above his head, leaving through to the keeper

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, fullish delivery, left by the batsman on the front foot

End of over 1 (2 runs) Australia 2/0
SR Watson    2* (6b)      Mohammad Asif    1-0-2-0
PJ Hughes    0* (0b)     

Mohammad Sami bowling from the Paddington end to Phillip Hughes.

1.1

Mohammad Sami to Hughes, no run, dropped! short of a length ball, hit hard in the air with an uppishly played cut to Umar Akmal at gully who drops a golden chance

1.2

Mohammad Sami to Hughes, no run, shortish ball that lifts surprisngly, Hughes swaying back out of the way

1.3

Mohammad Sami to Hughes, no run, bat raised, leaving another short, lifting delivery

1.4

Mohammad Sami to Hughes, no run, short of a length ball, left alone down the off side

1.5

Mohammad Sami to Hughes, no run, short, lifting delivery has the batsman jumping in the air to fend the ball down on the on side

1.6

Mohammad Sami to Hughes, no run, backs underneath a short-pitched delivery

End of over 2 (maiden) Australia 2/0
PJ Hughes    0* (6b)      Mohammad Sami    1-1-0-0
SR Watson    2* (6b)      Mohammad Asif    1-0-2-0

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, leaves a length delivery, innocuously outside off

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, gets forward to a full length delivery, pushed defensively to the off side

2.3

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, gets well forward to push carefully to the off side

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, forward, pushed carefully to the off side

2.5

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, back, bat raised to a shortish delivery

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, shortish ball, down the leg side

End of over 3 (maiden) Australia 2/0
SR Watson    2* (12b)      Mohammad Asif    2-1-2-0
PJ Hughes    0* (6b)      Mohammad Sami    1-1-0-0

3.1

Mohammad Sami to Hughes, no run, swings and misses dangerously at a ball well wide of off

3.2

Mohammad Sami to Hughes, no run, jumps back to a shortish ball, played behind square, Hughes sets off for a run but is sent back by his partner

3.3

Mohammad Sami to Hughes, no run, jumping back to a shortish ball, defending awkwardly

3.4

Mohammad Sami to Hughes, OUT, caught! drives at a full of a length delivery, gets a thick outside edge that carries to second slip where a very smart catch is taken by Faisal Iqbal on his knees low to the ground. The end of a very unconvincing innings by Hughes.

PJ Hughes c Faisal Iqbal b Mohammad Sami 0 (15m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Ricky Ponting the new batsman

3.5

Mohammad Sami to Ponting, OUT, caught! short ball, Ponting hooks it out in the air out to deep square leg, but there's a fielder out there in place for the hook shot and it's duly collected by Umar Gul diving forward to take an excellent catch.

RT Ponting c Umar Gul b Mohammad Sami 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

So far, so good for Mohammad Sami in his return to Test cricket. He's on a hattrick.

Hussey is the new batsman, but Shane Watson will face the hattrick ball as the batsmen crossed on the last delivery

3.6

Mohammad Sami to Watson, no run, lbw appeal, full of a length delivery, struck on the boot, there's a big, big shout for lbw which umpire Doctrove turns down, after some consultation amongst themselves, the visitors call for a referral

The final verdict: not out. The replay showed that Watson was struck outline the of off and he was playing a shot.

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Australia 2/2
SR Watson    2* (13b)      Mohammad Sami    2-2-0-2
MEK Hussey    0* (0b)      Mohammad Asif    2-1-2-0

4.1

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, forward, pushing defensively at a fullish delivery

4.2

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, full outside off, Hussey steps out to drive but he's found playing and missing, he could have so easily edged that one

4.3

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, 1 run, poor ball, full on leg, whipped away through backward square

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, left alone, short outside off

4.5

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, full length delivery, defended back down the track

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, bat raised, leaving through to the keeper

End of over 5 (1 run) Australia 3/2
SR Watson    2* (16b)      Mohammad Asif    3-1-3-0
MEK Hussey    1* (3b)      Mohammad Sami    2-2-0-2

5.1

Mohammad Sami to Hussey, 1 bye, low full toss, Hussey tried to drive, plays and misses as the ball swings in between bat and pad, the bounce deceives the keeper and the batsmen take a bye

5.2

Mohammad Sami to Watson, no run, left alone outside off

5.3

Mohammad Sami to Watson, no run, back to a shortish ball, defended to the off side

5.4

Mohammad Sami to Watson, no run, back in behind a shortish delivery, defended back down the track

5.5

Mohammad Sami to Watson, no run, bat raised, left through to the keeper

5.6

Mohammad Sami to Watson, no run, back in behind the ball to defend back to the bowler

End of over 6 (1 run, maiden) Australia 4/2
SR Watson    2* (21b)      Mohammad Sami    3-3-0-2
MEK Hussey    1* (4b)      Mohammad Asif    3-1-3-0

6.1

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, back to a shortish ball, defended to the off side

6.2

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, pushes and misses inside the line of a ball that swings away

6.3

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, defended to the on side

6.4

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, short of a length ball, defended to the off side

6.5

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, left through to the keeper

6.6

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length ball, tucked to a vacant mid-wicket region that sends the bowler scurrying off to collect it

End of over 7 (1 run) Australia 5/2
MEK Hussey    2* (10b)      Mohammad Asif    4-1-4-0
SR Watson    2* (21b)      Mohammad Sami    3-3-0-2

7.1

Mohammad Sami to Hussey, no run, fullish delivery, pushed to mid-off

7.2

Mohammad Sami to Hussey, no run, full toss down off, left alone by the batsman

7.3

Mohammad Sami to Hussey, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, worked to the on side for a quick single

7.4

Mohammad Sami to Watson, FOUR, full on leg, whipped away off the pads with an elegant glance away to the square leg boundary

7.5

Mohammad Sami to Watson, no run, full and straight delivery, played carefully to the on side

7.6

Mohammad Sami to Watson, OUT, caught behind! back to a good length delivery, Watson is playing it awkwardly from the crease, gets an outside edge high on the bat as the ball swings and the ball is collected cleanly by the wicket-keeper

SR Watson c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Sami 6 (39m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 8 (5 runs) Australia 10/3
     Mohammad Sami    4-3-5-3
MEK Hussey    3* (13b)      Mohammad Asif    4-1-4-0

8.1

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length ball, worked to the on side for a quick single

8.2

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, 2 runs, full length delivery up outside off, driven out along the ground through the off side

8.3

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, forward, bat raised, leaving a full of a length delivery

8.4

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, 1 leg bye, forward with bat and pad, the ball nicks the pad and beats the keeper, there's a big shout for lbw which is turned down by umpire de Silva, the batsman take a leg-bye, replay shows the delivery was much too high

8.5

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, defended to the on side

8.6

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, forward, bat raised, leaving a fullish delivery

End of over 9 (4 runs) Australia 14/3
MEK Hussey    4* (16b)      Mohammad Asif    5-1-7-0
MJ Clarke    2* (3b)      Mohammad Sami    4-3-5-3

9.1

Mohammad Sami to Clarke, no run, beaten! Clarke is forward, bat close to body, tentatively pushing at a ball that swings out off a good length

9.2

Mohammad Sami to Clarke, no run, forward to a shortish delivery, left alone through to the keeper

9.3

Mohammad Sami to Clarke, no run, left alone, through to the keeper

9.4

Mohammad Sami to Clarke, no run, full on leg, takes the batsman on the pad and deflects to the on side, the batsmen consider a single before retreating to their ground

9.5

Mohammad Sami to Clarke, no run, full length delivery, there's a half-shout for lbw but the fielding side apparently realised that it was an inside edge onto pad

9.6

Mohammad Sami to Clarke, no run, back to a shortish delivery, withdrawing the bat inside the line

End of over 10 (maiden) Australia 14/3
MJ Clarke    2* (9b)      Mohammad Sami    5-4-5-3
MEK Hussey    4* (16b)      Mohammad Asif    5-1-7-0

Umar Gul into the attack, replacing Mohammad Asif at the Randwick end.

10.1

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, back to a shortish ball, defended down on the on side

10.2

Umar Gul to Hussey, 3 runs, full on leg, whipped away through mid-wicket

10.3

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, leaves a shortish ball, outside off

10.4

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, pitched a bit fuller, played to the off side

10.5

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, back to a shortish ball, played to mid-on

10.6

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, lbw? Clarke is forward to a fullish delivery, big shout for lbw is awarded by umpire de Silva. Clarke immediately calls for a referal. Replay shows it hit very high, hitting the batsman above the knee-roll. Clearing the stumps by some distance, and the decision is unsurprisingly overturned.

That was howler from the umpire on the field. Asoka de Silva is living proof of the necessity of the referral system.

10.7

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, smack! Clarke gets a thick inside edge straight into his genitals. Ouch. The batsman falls to the floor in pain. The pain made all the worse by the umpire's failure to count properly.

End of over 11 (3 runs) Australia 17/3
MJ Clarke    2* (14b)      Umar Gul    1-0-3-0
MEK Hussey    7* (18b)      Mohammad Sami    5-4-5-3

11.1

Mohammad Sami to Hussey, no run, plays and misses

11.2

Mohammad Sami to Hussey, no run, pushed to the off side

11.3

Mohammad Sami to Hussey, no run, full of a length delivery, pushed to the off side

11.4

Mohammad Sami to Hussey, no run, played defensively to the off side

11.5

Mohammad Sami to Hussey, FOUR, full outside off, wonderfully driven away through backward point

11.6

Mohammad Sami to Hussey, no run, back to a shortish ball, pushed to the off side

End of over 12 (4 runs) Australia 21/3
MEK Hussey    11* (24b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    6-4-9-3
MJ Clarke    2* (14b)      Umar Gul    1-0-3-0

12.1

Umar Gul to Clarke, 1 run, pushed to cover for a quick single

12.2

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, back, bat raised to a shortish delivery

12.3

Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, pushed to cover for a quick single, the throw into the non-striker's end hits Hussey

12.4

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, left outside off

12.5

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, fullish ball, defended to mid-on

12.6

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, forward, bat raised, left outside off

End of over 13 (2 runs) Australia 23/3
MJ Clarke    3* (18b)      Umar Gul    2-0-5-0
MEK Hussey    12* (26b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    6-4-9-3

13.1

Mohammad Sami to Hussey, no run, back to a shortish ball, defended down into the pitch

13.2

Mohammad Sami to Hussey, 1 run, short on leg, whipped away behind square

13.3

Mohammad Sami to Clarke, no run, back to a short of a length ball, bat raised, left to the keeper

13.4

Mohammad Sami to Clarke, no run, let go, short and wide of off

13.5

Mohammad Sami to Clarke, 1 no ball, struck on the pad by a ball fading down leg

13.5

Mohammad Sami to Clarke, no run, pushed defensively from the crease along the ground to gully

13.6

Mohammad Sami to Clarke, no run, on the front foot with bat raised, left through to the keeper

And out come the drinks. It has been an excellent opening 70 minutes for the visitors, particularly for Mohammad Sami, who has just completed his seventh consecutive over.

End of over 14 (2 runs) Australia 25/3
MJ Clarke    3* (23b)      Mohammad Sami    7-4-11-3
MEK Hussey    13* (28b 1x4)      Umar Gul    2-0-5-0

Three slips and a gully in place. Umar Gul to continue after the drinks break.

14.1

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, short of a length delivery defended to the off side.

14.2

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side to mid-off.

14.3

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, defended.

14.4

Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 wide, bouncer and too short, goes over the head, signaled a wide.

14.4

Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

14.5

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump and Clarke leans forward and lets it go.

14.6

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, lovely delivery pitches on a good length outside the off stump, draws Clarke forward and beats the outside edge and through to Akmal.

End of over 15 (2 runs) Australia 27/3
MJ Clarke    3* (25b)      Umar Gul    3-0-7-0
MEK Hussey    14* (32b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    7-4-11-3

Asif to bowl with three slips and a gully in place.

15.1

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, in the block-hole outside the off stump, pushes down the track.

15.2

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, length delivery, Hussey moves back in line and defends down the track.

15.3

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, 1 run, played to the onside and takes off for a quick single, Asif moves across to field and throws wide of the stumps as Hussey is safely into the crease.

15.4

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and left alone through to Akmal. 131.0 km/h

15.5

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, fuller delivery and driven to mid-off.

15.6

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump and left alone through to Akmal.

End of over 16 (1 run) Australia 28/3
MJ Clarke    3* (28b)      Mohammad Asif    6-1-8-0
MEK Hussey    15* (35b 1x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-7-0

16.1

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

16.2

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, short of a length delivery and coming in, judges it well and leaves it on the bounce of the delivery.

16.3

Umar Gul to Hussey, FOUR, plays with an open face on the front foot and guides it down in the gap between the slips and gully to third man fence for a boundary.

16.4

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, short of a length delivery and Hussey defends solidly to the off side.

Former Prime Minister, John Howard watches on from the stands, he enjoyed the boundary.

16.5

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, short of a length delivery angled across, left alone through to Akmal.

16.6

Umar Gul to Hussey, FOUR, full and down the leg side and Hussey tickles it fine to the fence for a boundary.

End of over 17 (8 runs) Australia 36/3
MEK Hussey    23* (41b 3x4)      Umar Gul    4-0-15-0
MJ Clarke    3* (28b)      Mohammad Asif    6-1-8-0

17.1

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and left alone through to Akmal.

17.2

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, OUT, fuller length delivery outside the off stump and cuts back in as Clarke pushes forward for the drive, gets beaten and knocks the top of the middle stump. Excellent delivery to get Clarke.

MJ Clarke b Mohammad Asif 3 (50m 30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

Asif picks up his first wicket. North is the new batsman.

Asif to bowl to North with three slips and a gully in place.

17.3

Mohammad Asif to North, no run, good length delivery and North defends to the off side to cover.

17.4

Mohammad Asif to North, 1 run, good length delivery and North pushes to mid-off for a single.

17.5

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, good length delivery and Hussey defends to the off side to extra cover.

17.6

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, FOUR, on the leg stump and Hussey gets inside the line and nurdles it fine to the fence for a boundary.

End of over 18 (5 runs) Australia 41/4
MEK Hussey    27* (43b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    7-1-13-1
MJ North    1* (2b)      Umar Gul    4-0-15-0

18.1

Umar Gul to North, no run, raps him on the pad, the ball pitches outside the leg stump and hits North high on the pad as he looks to defend.

18.2

Umar Gul to North, no run, good length delivery and North in line, defends it down on the track.

18.3

Umar Gul to North, no run, 139.0 km/h, pitches outside the off stump and moves further away, left alone through to Akmal.

18.4

Umar Gul to North, 1 run, plays and gets the edge behind square leg for a single.

18.5

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, short of a length delivery angled across, left alone.

18.6

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, 140.7 km/h, good ball from short of a length and angled across, beats the outside edge as Hussy stands in the crease and looks to defend.

End of over 19 (1 run) Australia 42/4
MEK Hussey    27* (45b 4x4)      Umar Gul    5-0-16-0
MJ North    2* (6b)      Mohammad Asif    7-1-13-1

19.1

Mohammad Asif to North, no run, good length delivery pitched in line and coming in slightly and North plays forward and strikes the pad in line, loud appeal and given by umpire Doctrove, North challenges the decision and asks for the referral. Hawkeye shows the ball just going over the stumps. Doctrove changes his decision and North stays.

Australia have both their decisions intact.

19.2

Mohammad Asif to North, no run, lovely delivery on a length, left alone through to Akmal.

19.3

Mohammad Asif to North, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and North shoulders arms.

19.4

Mohammad Asif to North, no run, moves forward into line and defends to the off side.

19.5

Mohammad Asif to North, no run, lovely delivery once again, keeps it full outside the off stump and makes North go for the drive, beats the outside edge.

19.6

Mohammad Asif to North, no run, good length delivery and defended to mid-on.

End of over 20 (maiden) Australia 42/4
MJ North    2* (12b)      Mohammad Asif    8-2-13-1
MEK Hussey    27* (45b 4x4)      Umar Gul    5-0-16-0

20.1

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, short of a length delivery angled across and Hussey lets it go through to Akmal.

20.2

Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, plays it gently to square leg and picks up a single.

20.3

Umar Gul to North, no run, good ball and North defends to the onside.

20.4

Umar Gul to North, FOUR, lovely shot from North, it was on a length and he drives it well through the line and down the ground through mid-off and to the fence for a boundary.

20.5

Umar Gul to North, FOUR, short ball and North gets his pull shot out of his bag and pulls well behind square leg and to the fence for a boundary, got on top of it nicely.

20.6

Umar Gul to North, no run, 137.8 km/h, lovely delivery from short of a length and coming in, North moves into position and judges it well to let the ball go through to Akmal.

End of over 21 (9 runs) Australia 51/4
MJ North    10* (16b 2x4)      Umar Gul    6-0-25-0
MEK Hussey    28* (47b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    8-2-13-1

21.1

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, good length delivery and Hussey defends to the off side.

21.2

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, good length delivery and Hussey defends to mid-on.

21.3

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, fuller delivery and Hussey defends on the front foot to the off side.

21.4

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, moves back slightly and defends with an open face of the bat towards gully.

21.5

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, OUT, another wicket falls, short of a length angled across and Hussey goes for the pull and gets the top edge high in the air over the slips and Misbah moves back and judges it well and takes a good catch. Australia 5 down for 51. Asif picks up his second wicket, extra effort from him.

MEK Hussey c Misbah-ul-Haq b Mohammad Asif 28 (96m 52b 4x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

Haddin is the new batsman but it will be North on strike.

21.6

Mohammad Asif to North, OUT, two in two for Asif, good ball from short of a length and angled across and North feels for it and gets the edge through to Akmal. Asif picks up his third wicket, and he is on a hat-trick next over.

MJ North c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 10 (24m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 58.82

End of over 22 (wicket maiden) Australia 51/6
     Mohammad Asif    9-3-13-3
BJ Haddin    0* (0b)      Umar Gul    6-0-25-0

Sami replaces Gul, he will be bowling to Haddin. Johnson is the new batsman.

22.1

Mohammad Sami to Haddin, no run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump, Haddin shoulders arms.

22.2

Mohammad Sami to Haddin, 1 run, short delivery and Haddin jumps up and drops it softly to the onside and takes off for a quick single.

Three slips and a gully in place.

22.3

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, no run, good length delivery and Johnson defends with a straight bat.

22.4

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, 1 leg bye, short of a length on the legs and Johnson takes it on the pad and goes behind square leg for a leg bye.

22.5

Mohammad Sami to Haddin, no run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump and Haddin jumps up and defends to the off side.

22.6

Mohammad Sami to Haddin, 1 run, ooh! that was a good delivery, plays off his back foot and gets his bat down in time to play behind square leg to pick up a single.

End of over 23 (3 runs) Australia 54/6
BJ Haddin    2* (4b)      Mohammad Sami    8-4-13-3
MG Johnson    0* (2b)      Mohammad Asif    9-3-13-3

Here we go, Asif is on a hat-trick, he will be bowling to Haddin. Five slips and a gully in place.

23.1

Mohammad Asif to Haddin, no run, fuller delivery and driven well back, Asif gets an hand to it and deflects to mid-off.

23.2

Mohammad Asif to Haddin, 3 runs, Haddin is positive and goes after the delivery and hits it wide of Yousuf at mid-off to the deep, Yousuf chases after it and stop its and loses his balances and collides with the security guard.

23.3

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, down the leg side through to Akmal as Johnson plays and misses.

23.4

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

Three slips and a gully in place.

23.5

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, good length delivery and Johnson defends to the off side to mid-off.

23.6

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, short of a length deilvery and Johnson defends down on the track.

End of over 24 (3 runs) Australia 57/6
MG Johnson    0* (6b)      Mohammad Asif    10-3-16-3
BJ Haddin    5* (6b)      Mohammad Sami    8-4-13-3

24.1

Mohammad Sami to Haddin, no run, short of a length delivery and defended to the onside.

24.2

Mohammad Sami to Haddin, 1 run, drops it softly to the off side to point and picks up a single.

Sami from round the wicket.

24.3

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, no run, short of a length and coming into the body of Johnson, who fends it down to the onside.

24.4

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, no run, 140.1 km/h, fuller outside the off stump and Johnson lets it go.

24.5

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Johnson gets on top of it nicely and cuts hard through point and to the fence for a boundary.

24.6

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, no run, good ball once again from back of a length and into the body of Johnson, who knocks it down, the ball almost goes back into the stumps, Johnson is alert, pushes it with his bat away from the stumps.

End of over 25 (5 runs) Australia 62/6
MG Johnson    4* (10b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    9-4-18-3
BJ Haddin    6* (8b)      Mohammad Asif    10-3-16-3

25.1

Mohammad Asif to Haddin, OUT, 132.1 km/h, on a good length and Haddin looking to go down the ground, gets a leading edge and the ball goes in the air to the left of Yousuf at mid-off, who takes the catch. Four wickets for Asif and a big wicket. Australia are 7 down for 62, in dire straits.

BJ Haddin c Mohammad Yousuf b Mohammad Asif 6 (18m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

25.2

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, no run, on a good length and right on the money for Hauritz, who stays in the crease and pushes at the delivery outside the off stump and beats the outside edge.

25.3

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, no run, defends with an angled bat towards backward point.

25.4

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, 2 runs, plays it in front of his pads and through square leg to the deep and picks up couple of runs.

25.5

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, no run, lovely delivery outside the off stump and draws Hauritz forward to drive, beats the outside edge and through to Akmal.

25.6

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, no run, good ball from short of a length outside the off stump and Hauritz watches it well and shoulders arms.

End of over 26 (2 runs) Australia 64/7
NM Hauritz    2* (5b)      Mohammad Asif    11-3-18-4
MG Johnson    4* (10b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    9-4-18-3

Last over before tea and it will be Sami to bowl.

26.1

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

26.2

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, no run, full and wide outside the off stump and Johnson has nothing to do with it.

26.3

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, no run, good ball and solidly defended down the track by Johnson.

26.4

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and left alone through to Akmal.

26.5

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, 2 runs, short ball and Johnson pulls it well to deep midwicket and Kaneria runs around, slides and saves couple of runs, referred to third umpire to check if it was a boundary, two runs.

26.6

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, 1 run, short ball and Johnson mistimes the pull in the air to mid-off, nobody there to catch the ball and that is tea on day 1.

Tea day 1: Pakistan players walk off for a good tea break after an excellent bowling performance from the seamers. Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat on a pitch which had grass on it, Sami bowled well on his come-back and picked up the top three wickets and then Asif picked up the next four to put Australia on the back foot, they are 7 down for 67. Australia's lowest score against Pakistan is 80. Do join us for more after the tea break at 4:40pm.

Junaid: "Just imagine if Aamer would have been fit for this test match and replacing Gul.... just think what would have been the situation???"

End of over 27 (3 runs) Australia 67/7
MG Johnson    7* (16b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    10-4-21-3
NM Hauritz    2* (5b)      Mohammad Asif    11-3-18-4

4.54pm The rain has stopped and the players are making their way out onto the field with the floodlights on.

4.40pm The covers have been placed over the pitch with rain delaying the start of the evening session.

27.1

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, full of a length ball, driven along the ground to cover

27.2

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, shapes to leave but the ball hits the bat as he withdraws it, the ball chopping down on the off side

27.3

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, left outside off

27.4

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, fullish delivery, defended to the off side

27.5

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, 2 runs, full outside off, driven away square

27.6

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, full of a length ball, played carefully to the off side

End of over 28 (2 runs) Australia 69/7
MG Johnson    9* (22b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    12-3-20-4
NM Hauritz    2* (5b)      Mohammad Sami    10-4-21-3

28.1

Mohammad Sami to Hauritz, no run, back to a shortish ball, chopped down on the off side trying to cut

28.2

Mohammad Sami to Hauritz, no run, jumps back to a shortish ball, defended down on the off side

28.3

Mohammad Sami to Hauritz, 1 run, gets back, pushed away to the off side for a single

28.4

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, no run, back to a shortish ball, played carefully to the off side

28.5

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, no run, bat raised, left through to the keeper

28.6

Mohammad Sami to Johnson, no run, short ball, Johnson thought about playing it before ducking underneath it

End of over 29 (1 run) Australia 70/7
MG Johnson    9* (25b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    11-4-22-3
NM Hauritz    3* (8b)      Mohammad Asif    12-3-20-4

29.1

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, no run, back to a shortish ball, played defensively to the off side

29.2

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, no run, forward to a fuller ball, pushed defensively to the off side

29.3

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, worked behind square

29.4

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, full length delivery, the batsman is on the front foot, playing and missing

29.5

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, full of a length delivery, again draws the batsman into a drive that has him playing and missing

29.6

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, full length delivery, played to the off side

End of over 30 (1 run) Australia 71/7
MG Johnson    9* (28b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    13-3-21-4
NM Hauritz    4* (11b)      Mohammad Sami    11-4-22-3

30.1

Mohammad Sami to Hauritz, no run, gets forward with a raised bat to leave outside off

30.2

Mohammad Sami to Hauritz, no run, back to a shortish ball, played to the off side

Momi: 'Just arrived in office 8:45 AM here in Riyadh... as soon as I sat a collegue said "have you seen the test?" I replied "No"... he said "67/7" i said "who ...??? ............PAKISTAN"..... He said "Noooooooooooooo its the Aussies"'

30.3

Mohammad Sami to Hauritz, FOUR, short ball, hooked! away to the long leg boundary

30.4

Mohammad Sami to Hauritz, no run, back, bat raised, leaving a shortish delivery outside off

30.5

Mohammad Sami to Hauritz, no run, back to a short of a length ball, played defensively back down the pitch

30.6

Mohammad Sami to Hauritz, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, pushed away to the off side

End of over 31 (5 runs) Australia 76/7
NM Hauritz    9* (17b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    12-4-27-3
MG Johnson    9* (28b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    13-3-21-4

31.1

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, no run, back to a shortish ball, left outside off

31.2

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, 1 run, full of a length ball, driven through cover

31.3

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, left outside off

31.4

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, full length ball, driven back to the bowler

31.5

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, forward, bat raised, left through to the keeper

31.6

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, bravely leaves a ball that pushes across the batsman

End of over 32 (1 run) Australia 77/7
MG Johnson    9* (32b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    14-3-22-4
NM Hauritz    10* (19b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    12-4-27-3

Umar Gul into the attack, replacing Mohammad Sami

32.1

Umar Gul to Hauritz, no run, full of a length delivery, driven to wide mid-off

32.2

Umar Gul to Hauritz, 1 run, jumps back to a shortish ball, worked around behind square

32.3

Umar Gul to Johnson, 1 run, shortish ball, worked off the thigh behind square

32.4

Umar Gul to Hauritz, no run, back and leaving a ball outside off

32.5

Umar Gul to Hauritz, no run, forward, bat raised, leaving through to the keeper

32.6

Umar Gul to Hauritz, no run, short outside off, the batsman is flashing at it trying to cut it square, he misses and its through to the keeper

End of over 33 (2 runs) Australia 79/7
NM Hauritz    11* (24b 1x4)      Umar Gul    7-0-27-0
MG Johnson    10* (33b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    14-3-22-4

33.1

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, swings and misses trying to cut a ball short outside off

33.2

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, 1 run, full length delivery outside leg, Johnson is struck on the pad trying to glance, the ball deflects behind square on the on side and they take a single

33.3

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, FOUR, bang! Hauritz charges down the pitch and launches into a lofted drive the goes one bounce over the long-on boundary

33.4

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, no run, bat raised, left through to the keeper

33.5

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, no run, bat raised, leaving a length delivery outside off

33.6

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, FOUR, full outside off, smashed away with a drive through extra cover

End of over 34 (9 runs) Australia 88/7
NM Hauritz    19* (28b 3x4)      Mohammad Asif    15-3-31-4
MG Johnson    11* (35b 1x4)      Umar Gul    7-0-27-0

Danish Kaneria on to bowl for the first time this innings

34.1

Danish Kaneria to Johnson, no run, forced off the back foot to the off side

34.2

Danish Kaneria to Johnson, no run, back, pushed to the off side

34.3

Danish Kaneria to Johnson, 1 run, short outside off, cut behind point

34.4

Danish Kaneria to Hauritz, no run, full flighted delivery, driven along the ground to the fielder at cover

34.5

Danish Kaneria to Hauritz, no run, lunges forward to defend to the off side

34.6

Danish Kaneria to Hauritz, no run, shortish ball, the batsman waits on it, cutting it to the off side

End of over 35 (1 run) Australia 89/7
NM Hauritz    19* (31b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    1-0-1-0
MG Johnson    12* (38b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    15-3-31-4

35.1

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

35.2

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, bat raised, leaving outside off

35.3

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, shoulders arms to a ball that only just clears off stump

35.4

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, forward to a fullish delivery, doesn't judge the line right as he plays and misses trying to drive down the ground

35.5

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, left alone, outside off

35.6

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, full length delivery, struck on the pad trying to flick the ball square

End of over 36 (maiden) Australia 89/7
MG Johnson    12* (44b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    16-4-31-4
NM Hauritz    19* (31b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    1-0-1-0

36.1

Danish Kaneria to Hauritz, 1 run, full toss, gently worked to the on side for a single

36.2

Danish Kaneria to Johnson, FOUR, flighted full outside off, Johnson latches onto it with a slog across the line that he thrashes out to cow corner

36.3

Danish Kaneria to Johnson, FOUR, tossed full outside off, driven elegantly away through cover

36.4

Danish Kaneria to Johnson, 1 run, driven back past the bowler

36.5

Danish Kaneria to Hauritz, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, worked away behind square triggering a big cheer from the locals as the Australian hundred is brought up

36.6

Danish Kaneria to Johnson, SIX, tossed full outside off and Johnson latches onto it with a cracking slog sweep over cow corner

End of over 37 (17 runs) Australia 106/7
MG Johnson    27* (48b 3x4 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    2-0-18-0
NM Hauritz    21* (33b 3x4)      Mohammad Asif    16-4-31-4

37.1

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, no run, let go, short outside off

37.2

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, no run, back to a shortish ball, looks to push square before trying to withdraw the shot which he does so unsuccessfully, instead chopping the ball into the ground

37.3

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, no run, forward with a raised bat, leaving outside off

37.4

Mohammad Asif to Hauritz, OUT, bowled! pitched full outside off, Hauritz seeks to drive down the ground but the ball cuts back in a long way, nipping between bat and pad, through the batsman's defence and into off stump

NM Hauritz b Mohammad Asif 21 (53m 37b 3x4 0x6) SR: 56.75

Peter Siddle the new batsman

37.5

Mohammad Asif to Siddle, no run, yorker, Siddles does very well to get down and defend it

37.6

Mohammad Asif to Siddle, no run, beaten by a good length delivery that moves past the outside edge of the bat

End of over 38 (wicket maiden) Australia 106/8
PM Siddle    0* (2b)      Mohammad Asif    17-5-31-5
MG Johnson    27* (48b 3x4 1x6)      Danish Kaneria    2-0-18-0

38.1

Umar Gul to Johnson, no run, short of a length ball, bat raised, left through to the keeper

38.2

Umar Gul to Johnson, no run, short ball, pulled along the ground to the fielder at mid-on

38.3

Umar Gul to Johnson, FOUR, short outside off, Johnson is back and cutting away in the air out to the third-man boundary

38.4

Umar Gul to Johnson, 1 run, short ball, pulled away through square leg

38.5

Umar Gul to Siddle, no run, jumps back to a shortish delivery, defended into the pitch

38.6

Umar Gul to Siddle, no run, full length delivery, defended back to the bowler

End of over 39 (5 runs) Australia 111/8
PM Siddle    0* (4b)      Umar Gul    8-0-32-0
MG Johnson    32* (52b 4x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    17-5-31-5

39.1

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, full of a length delivery, bat raised, left through to the keeper

39.2

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, FOUR, full length delivery, Johnson launches into a lofted drive to smash the ball over mid-on

39.3

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, 2 runs, full outside off, Johnson swings hard at it, getting a thick edge that runs away through third man, looks a certain boundary until it's stopped by a diving save by Sami who prevents it running into the rope

39.4

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, no run, swings and misses trying to pull a short ball, there's a half-shout for a catch but it came off the batsman's shoulder

39.5

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, OUT, caught! full length delivery, Johnson seeks to loft over extra cover but only manages to spoon it up in the air for a straight-forward catch to Imran Farhat in that position

MG Johnson c Imran Farhat b Mohammad Asif 38 (81m 57b 5x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

And with the fall of the ninth wicket, drinks are brought out onto the field

Bollinger is the last batsman but it will be Siddle on strike.

39.6

Mohammad Asif to Siddle, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and left alone through to Akmal.

End of over 40 (6 runs) Australia 117/9
PM Siddle    0* (5b)      Mohammad Asif    18-5-37-6
DE Bollinger    0* (0b)      Umar Gul    8-0-32-0

Two slips in place.

40.1

Umar Gul to Bollinger, no run, good length delivery and defended with a straight bat to mid-off.

40.2

Umar Gul to Bollinger, no run, cut hard behind point but straight to the fielder.

Gul comes round the wicket.

40.3

Umar Gul to Bollinger, no run, short of a length delivery and coming in from wide outside the off stump, left alone through to Akmal.

40.4

Umar Gul to Bollinger, no run, coming into Bollinger, who pushes it to mid-on.

40.5

Umar Gul to Bollinger, FOUR, lovely shot from Bollinger, drives it with the full face off the bat and down the ground to long off fence, that is Bollinger's highest score.

40.6

Umar Gul to Bollinger, no run, good ball from short of a length and coming in, knocks it down.

End of over 41 (4 runs) Australia 121/9
DE Bollinger    4* (6b 1x4)      Umar Gul    9-0-36-0
PM Siddle    0* (5b)      Mohammad Asif    18-5-37-6

Can Asif get his seventh wicket?

41.1

Mohammad Asif to Siddle, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, pitches and moves away slightly to beat the outside edge, wonderful stuff.

41.2

Mohammad Asif to Siddle, no run, good length delivery defended with an angled bat to the off side to backward point.

41.3

Mohammad Asif to Siddle, no run, short of a length delivery pitches and moving away, left alone.

41.4

Mohammad Asif to Siddle, no run, short of a length delivery closer to the stumps and moving away, beats the bat once again.

41.5

Mohammad Asif to Siddle, no run, short of a length delivery and Siddle gets right behind it and defends to the off side to cover.

Three slips and a gully in place.

41.6

Mohammad Asif to Siddle, no run, fuller delivery and Siddle pushes to the off side to cover.

End of over 42 (maiden) Australia 121/9
PM Siddle    0* (11b)      Mohammad Asif    19-6-37-6
DE Bollinger    4* (6b 1x4)      Umar Gul    9-0-36-0

42.1

Umar Gul to Bollinger, no run, bouncer at 132.1 km/h and Bollinger gets under it.

42.2

Umar Gul to Bollinger, no run, fuller and Bollinger pushes it back to the bowler.

42.3

Umar Gul to Bollinger, no run, good length delivery and Bollinger defends it back to the bowler.

42.4

Umar Gul to Bollinger, no run, short outside the off stump and Bollinger cuts and misses, through to Akmal.

42.5

Umar Gul to Bollinger, no run, fuller and Bollinger pushes to the onside and looking for the single, but Yousuf is quickly onto the ball.

42.6

Umar Gul to Bollinger, 1 run, mistimes the drive down the ground to long on and picks up a single.

42.7

Umar Gul to Siddle, no run, full delivery outside the off stump and driven square behind point along the ground straight to the fielder.

This is now the second seven ball over from the same umpire Ashoka de Silva.

End of over 43 (1 run) Australia 122/9
PM Siddle    0* (12b)      Umar Gul    10-0-37-0
DE Bollinger    5* (12b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    19-6-37-6

43.1

Mohammad Asif to Bollinger, no run, strikes the pad down the leg side.

43.2

Mohammad Asif to Bollinger, no run, short of a length and Bollinger pushes in the air and on the bounce to extra cover.

43.3

Mohammad Asif to Bollinger, FOUR, good shot from Bollinger, it was wide outside the off stump and he thrashes it through cover and the ball wins the battle to the fence as the fielder chased in vain.

43.4

Mohammad Asif to Bollinger, no run, mistimes the drive to the off side to extra cover.

43.5

Mohammad Asif to Bollinger, no run, stays in the crease and punches to the off side to extra cover.

43.6

Mohammad Asif to Bollinger, no run, full delivery and Bollinger stands in the crease and hits it firmly to mid-off.

End of over 44 (4 runs) Australia 126/9
DE Bollinger    9* (18b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    20-6-41-6
PM Siddle    0* (12b)      Umar Gul    10-0-37-0

Where is Sami? Gul continues.

44.1

Umar Gul to Siddle, 1 run, pushes to the onside to midwicket for a single.

Two slips in place.

44.2

Umar Gul to Bollinger, OUT, pitches on a good length and comes in and goes through between the bat and pad and knocks the stumps, that ends the Australian innings.

DE Bollinger b Umar Gul 9 (29m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 47.36

Innings break: Bollinger runs ahead of every one into the dressing room to get ready to bowl. The highlights of the day, Asif picking up 6 wickets, Sami 3 wickets and Gul 1 wicket. Asif takes the ball and waves it to the crowd as he heads into the pavilion. A wonderful bowling performance from the seamers to dismiss Australia for 127. Do join us for the Pakistan innings in few minutes.

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Kamran Akmal looks dejected after dropping Peter Siddle, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Sydney, 4th day, January 6, 2010

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