Pakistan in Australia Test Series - 3rd Test

Australia v Pakistan

Australia won by 231 runs

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

Welcome to our coverage of the third and final Test in this series between Australia and Pakistan. Australia have taken an unassailable two-nil lead in the series following their remarkable comeback win in the second Test in Sydney. Your commentator today is David Walsh.

9.55am Despite the dead rubber nature of this match, the closeness of the last contest provides ample reason to expect a thoroughly interesting Test. The toss will take place shortly. Both sides are expected to make changes, we hope to bring to you that information and the result of the toss shortly.

10.00am Australian captain Ricky Ponting has won the toss and elected to bat. He says the wicket looks "pretty good." Katich has recovered from the injury that kept him out of the last Test, he comes in at the expence of Phil Hughes.

Mohammad Yousuf concedes he would have liked to have batted first. The Pakistani captain has put the result of the last Test behind him, saying this is a "new game." Kamran Akmal drops out of the side after his poor form last Test, Sarfraz Ahmed is keeping wicket this match. Mohammad Aamer has returned from injury, squeezing Mohammad Sami out of the side. There are also two changes fo the batting line-up: Khurram Manzoor and Shoaib Malik replace Faisal Iqbal and Misbah-ul-Haq at positions three and six respectively.

Full teams:

Australia: 1. Shane Watson 2. Simon Katich 3. Ricky Ponting 4. Michael Hussey 5. Michael Clarke 6. Marcus North 7. Brad Haddin 8. Mitchell Johnson 9. Nathan Hauritz 10. Peter Siddle 11. Doug Bollinger

Pakistan: 1. Imran Farhat 2. Salman Butt 3. Khurram Manzoor 4. Mohammad Yousuf 5. Umar Akmal 6. Shoaib Malik 7. Sarfraz Ahmed 8. Mohammad Aamer 9. Umar Gul 10. Danish Kaneria 11. Mohammad Asif

10.30am The players have made their way out onto the field. Shane Watson and Simon Katich are opening the batting. Mohammad Asif to bowl the first over the match, he's coming from the River end. Three slips and a gully, point, extra cover, mid-on, short-leg, long-leg.

0.1

Mohammad Asif to Watson, 3 runs, short and wide outside off, cracked away with an attacking cut through the off side

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Katich, no run, shouldering arms, leaving through to the keeper

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Katich, no run, full length delivery, played defensively to mid-on

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Katich, FOUR, full length delivery, driven straight, the ball races away to the long-off boundary

0.4

Mohammad Asif to Katich, 1 run, shortish ball on leg, clipped off the pads to the on side

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, forward with a raised bat, left to the keeper

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, full length delivery, played cautiously back to the bowler

End of over 1 (8 runs) Australia 8/0
SR Watson    3* (3b)      Mohammad Asif    1-0-8-0
SM Katich    5* (3b 1x4)     

Mohammad Aamer bowling from the Church Street end.

1.1

Mohammad Amir to Katich, no run, leaves a short, lifting delivery

1.2

Mohammad Amir to Katich, 3 runs, pushes at a short of a length ball outside off, guides it away edgily between slips and gully

1.3

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

1.4

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, let go, outside off through to the keeper

1.5

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, left through to the keeper

1.6

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, straightish delivery, met with a solid forward defence

End of over 2 (3 runs) Australia 11/0
SR Watson    3* (7b)      Mohammad Amir    1-0-3-0
SM Katich    8* (5b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    1-0-8-0

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Katich, 1 run, short on leg, worked behind square

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, short outside off, left through to the keeper

2.3

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, forward to a shortish delivery, the batsman is struck high on the pad which draws a stifled appeal for lbw

2.4

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

2.5

Mohammad Asif to Watson, FOUR, full outside off, driven away stylishly through cover

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, shoulders arms to a ball outside off

End of over 3 (5 runs) Australia 16/0
SR Watson    7* (12b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    2-0-13-0
SM Katich    9* (6b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    1-0-3-0

3.1

Mohammad Amir to Katich, 1 run, short down leg, flicked away fine

3.2

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, back to a shortish ball, edged! short of the slips cordon

3.3

Mohammad Amir to Watson, FOUR, full outside off, delicately struck away through cover point, lovely timing

3.4

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, back to a shortish ball, chopped down on the off side

3.5

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, forward, bat raised, left outside off

3.6

Mohammad Amir to Watson, 1 wide, ducks a short ball that the umpire deems so high that it's called a wide

3.6

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, leaves another bouncer

End of over 4 (6 runs) Australia 22/0
SR Watson    11* (17b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    2-0-9-0
SM Katich    10* (7b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    2-0-13-0

4.1

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

4.2

Mohammad Asif to Katich, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, gently worked to the on side

4.3

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

4.4

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

4.5

Mohammad Asif to Watson, 1 run, back to a short ball, attempted hook that goes horribly wrong, it goes off his glove high in the air behind square on the off side, two Pakistani fielders, Imran Farhat and Khurram Manzoor, run hard underneath the flight of the ball, colliding into each other as the ball drops in front of them

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Katich, no run, back to a shortish ball, pushed to the off side

End of over 5 (2 runs) Australia 24/0
SM Katich    11* (10b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    3-0-15-0
SR Watson    12* (20b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    2-0-9-0

5.1

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, left through to the keeper

5.2

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, shouldering arms through to the keeper

5.3

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

5.4

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, back, left to the keeper

5.5

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, left through to the keeper

5.6

Mohammad Amir to Watson, FOUR, overpitched delivery, dispatches it with a lovely drive away through extra cover

End of over 6 (4 runs) Australia 28/0
SR Watson    16* (26b 3x4)      Mohammad Amir    3-0-13-0
SM Katich    11* (10b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    3-0-15-0

6.1

Mohammad Asif to Katich, no run, shouldering arms to a ball outside off

6.2

Mohammad Asif to Katich, no run, back to a shortish ball, played back down the pitch

6.3

Mohammad Asif to Katich, no run, full length delivery, played defensively to the on side

6.4

Mohammad Asif to Katich, no run, full length delivery, pushed defensively to the off side

6.5

Mohammad Asif to Katich, no run, full of a length ball, played carefully back to the bowler

6.6

Mohammad Asif to Katich, OUT, lbw appeal, good length delivery strikes Katich on the knee-roll, there's a prolonged shout for lbw, Asoka de Silva gives it some thought before turning it down with a shake of his head. The Pakistanis, after conferring amongst themselves, then call for a referral which shows the ball is hitting middle and leg, sending Katich on his way.

SM Katich lbw b Mohammad Asif 11 (33m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Australia 28/1
     Mohammad Asif    4-1-15-1
SR Watson    16* (26b 3x4)      Mohammad Amir    3-0-13-0

7.1

Mohammad Amir to Watson, 2 runs, struck away through the on side

7.2

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, let go, through to the keeper

7.3

Mohammad Amir to Watson, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, put away with a spendlidly timed cover drive away to the extra cover boundary

7.4

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, swings and misses trying to heave at a ball outside off

7.5

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, swings and misses widly trying to chase a ball outside off

7.6

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

End of over 8 (6 runs) Australia 34/1
SR Watson    22* (32b 4x4)      Mohammad Amir    4-0-19-0
RT Ponting    0* (0b)      Mohammad Asif    4-1-15-1

8.1

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, forward, shouldering arms, left along outside off

8.2

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, tentatively forward to a good length delivery, sets off for a single before the pair decide against it with Asif coming through to field

8.3

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, let go, well wide of off

8.4

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 run, dropped, short ball, hooked high out to the deep, straight down the throat of Aamer at long leg who puts down a sitter

8.5

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, short outside off, cut down in front of gully

8.6

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

End of over 9 (1 run) Australia 35/1
SR Watson    22* (34b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    5-1-16-1
RT Ponting    1* (4b)      Mohammad Amir    4-0-19-0

9.1

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, left alone, outside off

9.2

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, left through to the keeper

9.3

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, back, leaving a short, lifting delivery

9.4

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, 2 runs, short ball, met with a controlled pull away through the on side

9.5

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, back to a shortish ball, played along the ground to point

9.6

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, back to a short ball, thinks about playing it but withdraws the bat down underneath the delivery as it sails over his head

End of over 10 (2 runs) Australia 37/1
RT Ponting    3* (10b)      Mohammad Amir    5-0-21-0
SR Watson    22* (34b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    5-1-16-1

10.1

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

10.2

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, shouldering arms to ball that pitches well outside off and cuts sharply back in

10.3

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, played defensively to the off side

10.4

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, lbw appeal, playing from the crease the batsman is struck high on the pad, drawing a sustained lbw appeal from the bowler which is turned down by the umpire, the replay shows there was a thick inside edge

10.5

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

10.6

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, good length delivery, played cautiously to the off side

End of over 11 (maiden) Australia 37/1
SR Watson    22* (40b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    6-2-16-1
RT Ponting    3* (10b)      Mohammad Amir    5-0-21-0

11.1

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, shouldering arms to leave down the off side

11.2

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, driven along the ground to mid-off

11.3

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, short ball, Ponting pulls but manages only a bottom edge off the toe of the bat, chopped down on the off side

11.4

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, left alone through to the keeper

11.5

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, forward, shouldering arms to a ball outside off

11.6

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, FOUR, short ball, pulled away fiercely to the square leg boundary

End of over 12 (4 runs) Australia 41/1
RT Ponting    7* (16b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    6-0-25-0
SR Watson    22* (40b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    6-2-16-1

12.1

Mohammad Asif to Watson, 3 runs, full length delivery, runs away off the edge away through third-man where it's hauled in just inside the boundary

12.2

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, good length delivery, pushed to the off side

12.3

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, forward, trying to leave a ball down the off side, struck on the chest by a ball that jagged back a long way

12.4

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 run, back to a short ball, pulled through backward square leg

12.5

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, forward defensively, played to the on side

12.6

Mohammad Asif to Watson, FOUR, short ball, pulled away fiercely through mid-wicket

A short break now as the drinks cart rolls onto the field.

End of over 13 (8 runs) Australia 49/1
SR Watson    29* (43b 5x4)      Mohammad Asif    7-2-24-1
RT Ponting    8* (19b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    6-0-25-0

The first bowling change of the innings: Umar Gul replaces Mohammad Aamer

13.1

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, bat raised, left to the keeper

13.2

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, forward, shouldering arms, left through to the keeper

13.3

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, played defensively to the off side

13.4

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, pushed away to the off side

13.5

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, left through to the keeper with the bat raised high

13.6

Umar Gul to Ponting, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, played to the on side

End of over 14 (1 run) Australia 50/1
RT Ponting    9* (25b 1x4)      Umar Gul    1-0-1-0
SR Watson    29* (43b 5x4)      Mohammad Asif    7-2-24-1

14.1

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 run, pushed off the back foot to extra cover for a single

14.2

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

14.3

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, defended to the off side

14.4

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, shouldering arms to a ball outside off

14.5

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, withdraws the bat inside the line of an excellent delivery on a length outside off

14.6

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, forward, defended to the off side

End of over 15 (1 run) Australia 51/1
SR Watson    29* (48b 5x4)      Mohammad Asif    8-2-25-1
RT Ponting    10* (26b 1x4)      Umar Gul    1-0-1-0

15.1

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, left alone

15.2

Umar Gul to Ponting, 1 run, shortish ball, worked away to the on side

15.3

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, ducks a short ball

15.4

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, left alone

15.5

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, pushed to the off side

15.6

Umar Gul to Watson, OUT, caught! back and cutting at a ball with plenty of width outside off, directly to Imran Farhat at point who takes a straightforward catch

SR Watson c Imran Farhat b Umar Gul 29 (79m 52b 5x4 0x6) SR: 55.76

End of over 16 (1 run) Australia 52/2
     Umar Gul    2-0-2-1
RT Ponting    11* (28b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    8-2-25-1

16.1

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, driven back to the bowler

16.2

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

16.3

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, defended

16.4

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, ducks a short ball

16.5

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 2 runs, played to the on side

16.6

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, FOUR, in the slot outside the off stump, Ponting drives with a straight bat and the ball races away to the long-off fence

End of over 17 (6 runs) Australia 58/2
RT Ponting    17* (34b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    9-2-31-1
MEK Hussey    0* (0b)      Umar Gul    2-0-2-1

17.1

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, full length delivery, pushed to the off side

17.2

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, defended back down the pitch

17.3

Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, pushed to cover

17.4

Umar Gul to Ponting, 1 run, attempted pull, bottom edges as the ball drops down in front of slips

17.5

Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, worked off the pads to fine leg

17.6

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, defended to the on side

End of over 18 (3 runs) Australia 61/2
RT Ponting    18* (36b 2x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-5-1
MEK Hussey    2* (4b)      Mohammad Asif    9-2-31-1

18.1

Mohammad Amir to Hussey, no run, defends a fullish ball to the on side

18.2

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

18.3

Mohammad Amir to Hussey, no run, full length delivery, struck away through the off side

18.4

Mohammad Amir to Hussey, FOUR, drives an overpitched delivery away through cover

18.5

Mohammad Amir to Hussey, no run, forward, played defensively to the off side

18.6

Mohammad Amir to Hussey, no run, defends a full length delivery

End of over 19 (4 runs) Australia 65/2
MEK Hussey    6* (10b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    7-0-29-0
RT Ponting    18* (36b 2x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-5-1

19.1

Umar Gul to Ponting, 2 runs, full length delivery, pushed away to cover

19.2

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, shouldering arms, left through to the keeper

19.3

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, left through to the keeper

19.4

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

19.5

Umar Gul to Ponting, FOUR, back to a shortish ball, forced away off the back foot through point

19.6

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, forward to a full length delivery, left through to the keeper

End of over 20 (6 runs) Australia 71/2
RT Ponting    24* (42b 3x4)      Umar Gul    4-0-11-1
MEK Hussey    6* (10b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    7-0-29-0

20.1

Mohammad Amir to Hussey, no run, back foot leave, through to the keeper

20.2

Mohammad Amir to Hussey, OUT, caught behind! good length delivery, gets an outside edge that is taken cleanly by the new wicket-keeper

MEK Hussey c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 6 (19m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Michael Clarke is the new batsman

20.3

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, let go, leaves a fullish ball well down the off side

20.4

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, 1 run, full outside off, driven to cover

20.5

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, played carefully to mid-on

20.6

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, short of a length ball, bat raised high, left outside off

End of over 21 (1 run) Australia 72/3
RT Ponting    24* (44b 3x4)      Mohammad Amir    8-0-30-1
MJ Clarke    1* (2b)      Umar Gul    4-0-11-1

21.1

Umar Gul to Clarke, 1 run, full length delivery, pushed gently to cover

21.2

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, defended to the off side

21.3

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, pushed back to the bowler

21.4

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, left through to the keeper

21.5

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, fullish delivery, pushed away to cover

21.6

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, short ball, ducked by the batsman

End of over 22 (1 run) Australia 73/3
RT Ponting    24* (49b 3x4)      Umar Gul    5-0-12-1
MJ Clarke    2* (3b)      Mohammad Amir    8-0-30-1

22.1

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, left through to the keeper

22.2

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, bat raised, left to the keeper

22.3

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, shouldering arms to leave the ball down the off side

22.4

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, forward, leaving outside off

22.5

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, full of a length delivery, played carefully to mid-off

22.6

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, short ball, left through to the keeper

End of over 23 (maiden) Australia 73/3
MJ Clarke    2* (9b)      Mohammad Amir    9-1-30-1
RT Ponting    24* (49b 3x4)      Umar Gul    5-0-12-1

23.1

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, short ball, Ponting tries to pull and is struck on the helmet instead. Ow.

A delay now with the Australian physio coming out onto the field to treat Ponting

23.2

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, left though to the keeper

23.3

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, forward, pushed to the off side

23.4

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, back to a shortish ball, trying to pull he bottom edges down on the off side

23.5

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

23.6

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, left alone, through to the keeper

End of over 24 (1 run) Australia 74/3
MJ Clarke    2* (10b)      Umar Gul    6-0-13-1
RT Ponting    25* (54b 3x4)      Mohammad Amir    9-1-30-1

24.1

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, 1 run, short ball, met with a controlled pull to deep backward square

24.2

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

24.3

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, sways back form a short ball, left to the keeper

24.4

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, FOUR, overpitched delivery, put away with a lovely drive that races along the ground to the long-off boundary

24.5

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, short ball, left to the keeper

24.6

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, 1 run, full outside off, pushed away to cover for a single

12.35pm And that is lunch. An excellent session for Pakistan, despite the toss not landing their way. Some quality bowling has seen the Australian top order dismissed relatively cheaply to have the home side on the back foot.

Play will resume in 40 minutes time. Join us then.

End of over 25 (6 runs) Australia 80/3
MJ Clarke    7* (15b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    10-1-36-1
RT Ponting    26* (55b 3x4)      Umar Gul    6-0-13-1

Danish Kaneria to bowl the first over after lunch

25.1

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, 2 runs, short outside off, cut away through backward point

25.2

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, no run, gets well forward to defend back down the track

25.3

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, cut to the off side

25.4

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, defended on the back foot

25.5

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, lunges forward in defence

25.6

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, forward, defended to the off side

End of over 26 (3 runs) Australia 83/3
RT Ponting    26* (58b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    1-0-3-0
MJ Clarke    10* (18b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    10-1-36-1

26.1

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, full length delivery, pushed to the off side

26.2

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, bat raised, left to the keeper

26.3

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, 1 run, worked through square leg

26.4

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, Ponting is forward, playing carefully back to the bowler

26.5

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 run, short ball, controlled pull through fine-leg

26.6

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, 2 runs, short on leg, whipped away fine

End of over 27 (4 runs) Australia 87/3
MJ Clarke    13* (22b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    10-2-35-1
RT Ponting    27* (60b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    1-0-3-0

27.1

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, turned to the on side

27.2

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, 2 runs, tucked away square

27.3

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, full flighted delivery, played carefully to mid-on

27.4

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, forward with bat and pad

27.5

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, pushed to the off side

27.6

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, forced off the back foot through point

End of over 28 (3 runs) Australia 90/3
RT Ponting    30* (66b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    2-0-6-0
MJ Clarke    13* (22b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    10-2-35-1

28.1

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, tucked square

28.2

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

28.3

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, forward, pushed to the off side

28.4

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, forward, playing and missing at a full of a length delivery, great ball

28.5

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, 1 run, forward, worked away fine off an inside edge

28.6

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 run, short ball, pulled away through backward square

End of over 29 (3 runs) Australia 93/3
RT Ponting    32* (68b 3x4)      Mohammad Asif    11-2-38-1
MJ Clarke    14* (26b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    2-0-6-0

29.1

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, defending awkwardly off the front foot

29.2

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, 1 run, full toss, gently worked away square

29.3

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, no run, forward, defended to the on side

29.4

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, no run, playing from the crease a quickish flat delivery, defensively to the off side

29.5

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, no run, defended to the off side

29.6

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, 1 run, back to a long hop, cut through point

End of over 30 (2 runs) Australia 95/3
MJ Clarke    15* (30b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    3-0-8-0
RT Ponting    33* (70b 3x4)      Mohammad Asif    11-2-38-1

30.1

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, shouldering arms, leaving outside off

30.2

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, pushed defensively to the off side

30.3

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, full of a length ball, the batsman plays and misses trying to drive through the off side, lucky not to nick it

30.4

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, defended to the off side, fielded by the bowler in his follow through

30.5

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

30.6

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, bat raised, leaving to the keeper

End of over 31 (maiden) Australia 95/3
MJ Clarke    15* (36b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    12-3-38-1
RT Ponting    33* (70b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    3-0-8-0

31.1

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, 2 runs, full flighted delivery on leg, worked away fine

31.2

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, steps back and away to a short one, chops it down on the off side with a cut shot

31.3

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, lbw appeal, forward to a full flighted ball with bat and pad, there's a big shout for lbw that's turned down by umpire Koertzen. the ball hit low on the pad not long after it pitched making it hard to tell what it was doing. The Pakistanis call for a referral which shows that the ball pitched outside leg.

31.4

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, 1 leg bye, full on the pad, trying to tuck the ball square he's taken on the pad and the ball runs away square

31.5

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, no run, throws the pad out to a ball outside off as the ball turns past

31.6

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, no run, full flighted delivery, played carefully to mid-on

End of over 32 (3 runs) Australia 98/3
MJ Clarke    15* (38b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    4-0-10-0
RT Ponting    35* (74b 3x4)      Mohammad Asif    12-3-38-1

32.1

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, played carefully to mid-wicket

32.2

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, left through to the keeper, bat raised above the head

32.3

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 run, tentatively forward to drive, gets an inside edge that runs away behind square on the on side

32.4

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, struck high on the pad by a short of a length ball that the keeper dives to catch, there's a half-hearted shout for either lbw or a catch

32.5

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, full length delivery, defended back to the bowler

32.6

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, beaten! good length ball outside off, Clarke pushes unconvingly at it and is lucky not to get a touch on it

End of over 33 (1 run) Australia 99/3
MJ Clarke    15* (41b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    13-3-39-1
RT Ponting    36* (77b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    4-0-10-0

33.1

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, pushed to the off side

33.2

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, lunges forward to defend to the on side

33.3

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, full flighted delivery, pushed to the off side

33.4

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, driven to the fielder at cover

33.5

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, cut away through cover to bring up the Australian hundred

33.6

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, no run, left to the keeper

End of over 34 (1 run) Australia 100/3
MJ Clarke    15* (42b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    5-0-11-0
RT Ponting    37* (82b 3x4)      Mohammad Asif    13-3-39-1

34.1

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, defended to the off side

34.2

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, driven along the ground to mid-on

34.3

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, driven to cover

34.4

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, full of a length ball, played carefully to the on side

34.5

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, good length ball, played carefully to the on side

34.6

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 2 runs, pitched up, driven along the ground through cover

End of over 35 (2 runs) Australia 102/3
RT Ponting    39* (88b 3x4)      Mohammad Asif    14-3-41-1
MJ Clarke    15* (42b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    5-0-11-0

35.1

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, no run, left through to the keeper

35.2

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, no run, full flighted delivery, played to the on side

35.3

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, no run, steps down the track to defend

35.4

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, no run, full flighted delivery, played carefully back down the pitch

35.5

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, 1 run, short outside off, cut away through cover point

35.6

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, 1 run, short outside off, cut away to deep point

End of over 36 (2 runs) Australia 104/3
RT Ponting    40* (89b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    6-0-13-0
MJ Clarke    16* (47b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    14-3-41-1

36.1

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

36.2

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, driven along the ground to point

36.3

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

36.4

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, pushed carefully to the off side

36.5

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, driven to mid-off

36.6

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, played carefully back down the pitch

End of over 37 (maiden) Australia 104/3
RT Ponting    40* (95b 3x4)      Mohammad Asif    15-4-41-1
MJ Clarke    16* (47b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    6-0-13-0

37.1

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, 2 runs, full length delivery, whipped away off the pads through backward square

37.2

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, 1 run, forward, pushed through mid-off for a quick single

37.3

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, forward, defended to the off side

37.4

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, FOUR, charges down the track to loft high over mid-off

37.5

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, 1 run, short outside off, cut away through point

37.6

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, forced off the back foot through point

End of over 38 (9 runs) Australia 113/3
MJ Clarke    20* (50b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    7-0-22-0
RT Ponting    45* (98b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    15-4-41-1

Umar Gul into the attack, replacing Asif

38.1

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

38.2

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, full length delivery, defended back down the pitch

38.3

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, bat raised, left to the keeper

38.4

Umar Gul to Clarke, FOUR, back to a ball short outside off, cut away through backward point

38.5

Umar Gul to Clarke, FOUR, short ball, put away with a controlled pull through backward square

38.6

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, full length delivery, played back to the bowler who throws unnecessarily back in the batsman's direction, wide of the stumps

End of over 39 (8 runs) Australia 121/3
MJ Clarke    28* (56b 3x4)      Umar Gul    7-0-21-1
RT Ponting    45* (98b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    7-0-22-0

39.1

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, 1 run, short ball, cut through point

39.2

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, 1 run, back to a long hop, delicately guided through backward point

39.3

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, forward to a full flighted delivery, played to the on side

39.4

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, played carefully to the off side

39.5

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, full flighted delivery, defended solidly on the front foot

39.6

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, forward, defended back down the pitch

A short break now as the drinks cart comes out onto the field

End of over 40 (2 runs) Australia 123/3
RT Ponting    46* (103b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    8-0-24-0
MJ Clarke    29* (57b 3x4)      Umar Gul    7-0-21-1

40.1

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, shoulders arms in his leave outside off

40.2

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, beaten, playing from the crease pushing at the delivery with a vertical bat

40.3

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, left alone, wide of off

40.4

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, full length delivery, worked to the on side

40.5

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, full of a length delivery, pushed away to the off side

40.6

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, left alone, down the off side

End of over 41 (maiden) Australia 123/3
MJ Clarke    29* (63b 3x4)      Umar Gul    8-1-21-1
RT Ponting    46* (103b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    8-0-24-0

41.1

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, 1 run, full flighted delivery, pushed away to cover for a single

41.2

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, no run, throws the pad out to a ball that turns away to the keeper

41.3

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, 1 run, steps down the pitch to drive through extra cover

41.4

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, back to a shortish ball, defended to the off side

41.5

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, full flighted delivery, worked to the on side

41.6

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, leaves a bouncing, turning delivery to the keeper

End of over 42 (2 runs) Australia 125/3
RT Ponting    47* (107b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    9-0-26-0
MJ Clarke    30* (65b 3x4)      Umar Gul    8-1-21-1

42.1

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, left through to the keeper

42.2

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, bat raised, left through to the keeper

42.3

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, full on the pads, flicked to the on side

42.4

Umar Gul to Clarke, FOUR, short ball, swung away with a pull through the on side

42.5

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, back to a shortish ball, defended to the off side

42.6

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, back to a shortish ball, forced to cover

End of over 43 (4 runs) Australia 129/3
MJ Clarke    34* (71b 4x4)      Umar Gul    9-1-25-1
RT Ponting    47* (107b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    9-0-26-0

43.1

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, driven back to the bowler

43.2

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, 1 run, swept off leg stump away fine

43.3

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, 1 run, steps down the track to drive through mid-off

43.4

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, forward to a full-flighted delivery, pushed to the off side

43.5

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, FOUR, short outside off, slashed away off the back foot with a fierce cut through cover to bring up his half-century

43.6

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, 1 run, full flighted delivery, pushed to the on side

End of over 44 (7 runs) Australia 136/3
RT Ponting    53* (112b 5x4)      Danish Kaneria    10-0-33-0
MJ Clarke    35* (72b 4x4)      Umar Gul    9-1-25-1

44.1

Umar Gul to Ponting, FOUR, short ball, smashed away the on-side with a cracking pull shot

44.2

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, forward, shouldering arms, leaving to the keeper

44.3

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, back, playing and missing a ball that nips in between bat and body, a stifled appeal follows

44.4

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, back to a shortish ball, defended to the off side

44.5

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, back in behind a shortish ball, defended to the off side

44.6

Umar Gul to Ponting, 1 run, short ball, hooked away to deep backward square

End of over 45 (5 runs) Australia 141/3
RT Ponting    58* (118b 6x4)      Umar Gul    10-1-30-1
MJ Clarke    35* (72b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    10-0-33-0

45.1

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, back to a shortish ball, cut along the ground to cover

45.2

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, no run, left outside off

45.3

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, 1 run, pushed away through mid-off

45.4

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, 3 runs, driven down the ground where some poor fielding turns a one into three

45.5

Danish Kaneria to Ponting, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, worked through mid-wicket

45.6

Danish Kaneria to Clarke, no run, left down the off side

End of over 46 (5 runs) Australia 146/3
MJ Clarke    38* (74b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    11-0-38-0
RT Ponting    60* (122b 6x4)      Umar Gul    10-1-30-1

46.1

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, full outside off, driven to the off side

46.2

Umar Gul to Ponting, 1 run, short ball, pulled through backward square

46.3

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, full of a length ball, driven along the ground to cover

46.4

Umar Gul to Clarke, 1 run, full outside off, pushed to mid-off for a quick single

46.5

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

46.6

Umar Gul to Ponting, FOUR, full length delivery, put away with a superbly timed cover drive

End of over 47 (6 runs) Australia 152/3
RT Ponting    65* (126b 7x4)      Umar Gul    11-1-36-1
MJ Clarke    39* (76b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    11-0-38-0

Shoaib Malik on to bowl, replacing Kaneria

47.1

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, 1 run, short on leg, tucked away square

47.2

Shoaib Malik to Ponting, no run, shouldering arms, left to the keeper

47.3

Shoaib Malik to Ponting, 1 run, full toss, driven through mid-on

47.4

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, no run, steps down the track, pushed to cover

47.5

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, 2 runs, charges down the track to meet the ball on the full and drive away through cover

47.6

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, no run, driven back to the bowler

End of over 48 (4 runs) Australia 156/3
MJ Clarke    42* (80b 4x4)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-4-0
RT Ponting    66* (128b 7x4)      Umar Gul    11-1-36-1

Mohammad Asif on to bowl, replacing Gul

48.1

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

48.2

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, left along, short, well wide of off

48.3

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, full of a length delivery, worked to wide mid-on

48.4

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, FOUR, full length delivery outside off, put away with a lovely cover drive with Ponting down on one knee as he connected

48.5

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, pitched up, driven to point

48.6

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, FOUR, short ball outside off, pulled away handsomely away to the mid-wicket boundary

End of over 49 (8 runs) Australia 164/3
RT Ponting    74* (134b 9x4)      Mohammad Asif    16-4-49-1
MJ Clarke    42* (80b 4x4)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-4-0

49.1

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, 1 run, full on leg, whipped away fine

49.2

Shoaib Malik to Ponting, 1 run, forward, worked to the on side

49.3

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, (no ball) 1 run, worked away to square leg

49.3

Shoaib Malik to Ponting, 1 run, tucked through square leg

49.4

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, forced through cover

49.5

Shoaib Malik to Ponting, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, tucked fine to bring up the hundred partnership

49.6

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, 1 run, steps down the track to drive through mid-on

End of over 50 (8 runs) Australia 172/3
MJ Clarke    46* (84b 4x4)      Shoaib Malik    2-0-12-0
RT Ponting    77* (137b 9x4)      Mohammad Asif    16-4-49-1
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Series Results
Australia v Pakistan at Hobart - Jan 14-18, 2010
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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Jan 18, 2010

Australia's squad kicks back after the 231-run win, 3rd Test, Australia v Pakistan, 5th day, Hobart, January 18, 2010

Australia's squad kicks back after the 231-run win

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Jan 18, 2010

Ricky Ponting gets his hands on the series prize, 3rd Test, Australia v Pakistan, 5th day, Hobart, January 18, 2010

Ricky Ponting gets his hands on the series prize

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