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2005: Pakistan in Australia, 2004-05

Geoffrey Dean

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Perth

Woolmer battles Pakistan's 'mental confusion'

Dec 19, 2004: Bob Woolmer, Pakistan's coach, admitted that his side's performance at Perth was so poor that he is contemplating calling in a sports psychologist in a bid to resolve the team's spirits

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day

Shameful and cruel exposure

Dec 19, 2004: There is no need to mince words - Pakistan's batting was shameful

Osman Samiuddin

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day

'We try to improve ourselves every day' - Ponting

Dec 19, 2004: Ricky Ponting celebrated his 30th birthday with a crushing win thanks but he also offered a warning that the side can continue to improve

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day

Eight for McGrath the Great

Dec 19, 2004: There have been some great fast bowling performances at the WACA and this, statistically, was the finest

The Wisden Verdict by Peter English

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day

McGrath's 8 for 24 seals it

Dec 19, 2004: Glenn McGrath's devestating burst of 8 for 24 left Pakistan with no answers as they hurtled to a massive 491-run defeat on the fourth day at Perth

The Bulletin by S Rajesh

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Perth, 3rd day

Snubbing the quick kill

Dec 18, 2004: Ponting set the barely-breathing tourists a chase of 564 following a day with a tour-match feel.

Peter English

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Perth, 3rd day

Australia tighten the noose

Dec 18, 2004: Australia were in sight of a big win after their batsmen flogged the Pakistan bowlers to all corners of the part

The Bulletin by S Rajesh

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Perth, 2nd day

Kasper's friendly fire

Dec 17, 2004: Pakistan had made a steady start until shaken by Kasprowicz and quickly returned to old ways

The Wisden Verdict by Peter English

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Perth, 2nd day

Kasprowicz puts Australia in charge

Dec 17, 2004: Australia decided against enforcing the follow on and lead by 217 at the end of the second day of the first Test at Perth

The Bulletin by S Rajesh

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Perth, 1st day

Australia's opening idol

Dec 16, 2004: While his more fancied top-order team-mates went with whispers, Justin Langer whistled his way through the first day

The Wisden Verdict by Peter English

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Perth, 1st day

Langer leads the Australian charge

Dec 16, 2004: Australia rode on a brilliant unbeaten 181 by Justin Langer and ended the first day on 8 for 357

The Bulletin by S Rajesh
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