Pakistan tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v Pakistan at Brisbane, Dec 15-19, 2016
Australia won by 39 runs
15,16,17,18,19 December 2016 - day/night match (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MT Renshaw c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 71 175 125 9 0 56.80
43.2 seven straight dots from Wahab to the Renshaw, and he nabs him off the eighth. Nice and full, angled into the left-hander, and then straightens away in the air. Renshaw is only halfway forward. He has a waft at it and nicks it behind to the keeper. To his credit, Renshaw did not throw his hands at the line. Just enough movement to graze the outside edge. He had been very sure of his off stump until this ball. Ironic, he falls edging behind in the channel 151/3
View dismissal DA Warner lbw b Mohammad Amir 32 96 70 2 0 45.71
23.1 big appeal for leg-before. Umpire Gould's finger goes up - this would have carried on to hit leg stump. No inside snick and Warner decides against a review. Amir returns and provides Pakistan with the breakthrough. Full inswinger from Amir, starts outside off, Warner shuffles a long way across off and shows his leg stump. Plays around his front pad and is trapped in front of middle, just below the knee-roll. He falls over too. The tracker shows it was just clipping the outside of the leg stump 70/1
View dismissal UT Khawaja c Misbah-ul-Haq b Yasir Shah 4 6 7 1 0 57.14
24.4 Khawaja falls into the leg-side trap. Hits it right into the lap of Misbah at short midwicket. Yasir hugs his captain. Pakistan have turned things around with two wickets in 10 balls. Pushed through on leg stump, Khawaja dances out takes a full ball, and whips it in the air, even though he is not close to the pitch of it. Fails to place it properly. Misbah did not even have to budge 75/2
View dismissal SPD Smith* c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 130 312 222 19 0 58.55
99.4 Edged and taken by Sarfraz. Smith has to go now. He raises his bat and acknowledges the crowd. Back of a length and slanting away wide outside off. Smith has a wild slash at it with no feet and nicks it behind to the keeper. Wahab breaks the 172-run stand 323/4
View dismissal PSP Handscomb b Wahab Riaz 105 329 240 10 1 43.75
119.1 chopped on. Two wickets in two balls after tea. Wahab slants it in from around the wicket. Back of a length and angled in on off and middle. Handscomb aims to run it down to third man. He only plays on and the leg bail is flipped off 380/9
View dismissal NJ Maddinson c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 1 17 8 0 0 12.50
103.3 Wahab strikes again. Maddinson adds only one to his tally after being dropped at short leg. His first two Test scores do not read pretty: 0, 1. Back of a length and outside off, kicks up and away from the left-hander off the pitch. The Gabba track has quickened up on the second day. He fends at it feebly, sticking his bat out on the back foot, and feeds an edge to the keeper. The drink will taste sweeter for Pakistan 334/5
View dismissal MS Wade c Azhar Ali b Mohammad Amir 7 26 21 1 0 33.33
109.4 Azhar clings onto this catch in front of his mid-riff. Wade also falls caught behind. Back of a length and holds its line wide outside off; probably on a set of stumps outside off. Wade's bat comes down at an angle. He has a back-foot force at it and edges it behind to third slip 342/6
View dismissal MA Starc c Asad Shafiq b Mohammad Amir 10 10 7 1 0 142.85
111.5 Smart overhead catch from Shafiq at first slip. Short of a length and outside off, Starc flashes at it. Sends a thick outside edge flying behind. Shafiq collects it, two wickets in two overs for Amir 354/7
View dismissal JR Hazlewood c Asad Shafiq b Mohammad Amir 8 29 21 0 0 38.09
118.6 Another excellent overhead catch from Shafiq at first slip. Dug in short and wide outside off, Hazlewood too slashes an outside edge behind. Shafiq keeps his eyes on the fast-travelling ball. Moves to his left, leaps, and snaffles it. There are Amir's best figures since his comeback 380/8
View dismissal NM Lyon c Asad Shafiq b Yasir Shah 29 55 24 6 0 120.83
130.1 Yasir finally breaks the last-wicket stand. He finishes with only two wickets. Could have had four or even five. Australia have been dismissed for 429. Tossed up higher, Lyon flicks, but can't keep it down. Shafiq pouches another catch, this one simpler than the ones at slips. Taken at midwicket 429/10
JM Bird not out 19 52 43 0 1 44.18
Extras (lb 5, w 1, nb 7) 13
  Total (all out; 130.1 overs; 558 mins) 429 (3.29 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammad Amir 31 7 97 4 3.12 149 13 1 (1nb)
23.1 to Warner, big appeal for leg-before. Umpire Gould's finger goes up - this would have carried on to hit leg stump. No inside snick and Warner decides against a review. Amir returns and provides Pakistan with the breakthrough. Full inswinger from Amir, starts outside off, Warner shuffles a long way across off and shows his leg stump. Plays around his front pad and is trapped in front of middle, just below the knee-roll. He falls over too. The tracker shows it was just clipping the outside of the leg stump 70/1
109.4 to Wade, Azhar clings onto this catch in front of his mid-riff. Wade also falls caught behind. Back of a length and holds its line wide outside off; probably on a set of stumps outside off. Wade's bat comes down at an angle. He has a back-foot force at it and edges it behind to third slip 342/6
111.5 to Starc, Smart overhead catch from Shafiq at first slip. Short of a length and outside off, Starc flashes at it. Sends a thick outside edge flying behind. Shafiq collects it, two wickets in two overs for Amir 354/7
118.6 to Hazlewood, Another excellent overhead catch from Shafiq at first slip. Dug in short and wide outside off, Hazlewood too slashes an outside edge behind. Shafiq keeps his eyes on the fast-travelling ball. Moves to his left, leaps, and snaffles it. There are Amir's best figures since his comeback 380/8
  Rahat Ali 22 5 74 0 3.36 100 11 0
View wickets Yasir Shah 43.1 6 129 2 2.98 185 10 1
24.4 to Khawaja, Khawaja falls into the leg-side trap. Hits it right into the lap of Misbah at short midwicket. Yasir hugs his captain. Pakistan have turned things around with two wickets in 10 balls. Pushed through on leg stump, Khawaja dances out takes a full ball, and whips it in the air, even though he is not close to the pitch of it. Fails to place it properly. Misbah did not even have to budge 75/2
130.1 to Lyon, Yasir finally breaks the last-wicket stand. He finishes with only two wickets. Could have had four or even five. Australia have been dismissed for 429. Tossed up higher, Lyon flicks, but can't keep it down. Shafiq pouches another catch, this one simpler than the ones at slips. Taken at midwicket 429/10
View wickets Wahab Riaz 26 4 89 4 3.42 121 12 0 (6nb, 1w)
43.2 to Renshaw, seven straight dots from Wahab to the Renshaw, and he nabs him off the eighth. Nice and full, angled into the left-hander, and then straightens away in the air. Renshaw is only halfway forward. He has a waft at it and nicks it behind to the keeper. To his credit, Renshaw did not throw his hands at the line. Just enough movement to graze the outside edge. He had been very sure of his off stump until this ball. Ironic, he falls edging behind in the channel 151/3
99.4 to Smith, Edged and taken by Sarfraz. Smith has to go now. He raises his bat and acknowledges the crowd. Back of a length and slanting away wide outside off. Smith has a wild slash at it with no feet and nicks it behind to the keeper. Wahab breaks the 172-run stand 323/4
103.3 to Maddinson, Wahab strikes again. Maddinson adds only one to his tally after being dropped at short leg. His first two Test scores do not read pretty: 0, 1. Back of a length and outside off, kicks up and away from the left-hander off the pitch. The Gabba track has quickened up on the second day. He fends at it feebly, sticking his bat out on the back foot, and feeds an edge to the keeper. The drink will taste sweeter for Pakistan 334/5
119.1 to Handscomb, chopped on. Two wickets in two balls after tea. Wahab slants it in from around the wicket. Back of a length and angled in on off and middle. Handscomb aims to run it down to third man. He only plays on and the leg bail is flipped off 380/9
  Azhar Ali 8 0 35 0 4.37 27 3 0
  Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Sami Aslam c †Wade b Bird 22 135 100 2 0 22.00
29.4 Aslam walks down and across the off stump and exposes the leg stump. He loses his patience. Bird angles a full ball down the leg side. Aslam glances and does not get enough bat on it. Tickles it down leg to Wade. Australia's quicks are razing Pakistan's batting line-up under lights at the Gabba. The opener falls off his 100th ball 56/6
View dismissal Azhar Ali c Khawaja b Starc 5 20 10 1 0 50.00
4.1 full, angled across Azhar from over the wicket, and bounces. He has a loose poke with no feet and nicks it behind. Khawaja dives low to his left from third slip and somehow clings on, inches from the ground. Graps it in front of Smith at second slip. Excellent reflex catch 6/1
View dismissal Babar Azam c Smith b Hazlewood 19 61 41 1 0 46.34
19.4 Hazlewood returns and takes down Azam. He had left the previous ball, flashes at this one. Full and wide, on a set of stumps outside off, and nips away further. Azam drives hard, throwing his bat at the ball. Grazes the outside edge, and Smith turns his body into a side-on position, and collects it to his right at second slip. Tucks the ball up beside his chest. Good take 43/2
View dismissal Younis Khan c †Wade b Hazlewood 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
19.5 Younis bags a golden duck. Thin edge behind to the keeper. Excellent delivery from Hazlewood. Nice and full, angled in, and straightens away late outside off. Younis is tricked into defending for the angle. He only feathers behind. He does not cover the movement. Major blow for Pakistan. Younis' last six Test scores: 0, 2, 1, 2, 11, 0 43/3
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c Renshaw b Bird 4 30 20 0 0 20.00
26.5 Bird now coxes the outside edge, which is well held by Renshaw at first slip. Full and outside off, Bird finds awayswing. Misbah is lured into driving away from the body. He follows the curve of the awayswinger. Pakistan stutter to 48 for 4 48/4
View dismissal Asad Shafiq c Khawaja b Starc 2 12 4 0 0 50.00
28.3 good length and angled across Shafiq. He has a crease-bound waft and edges it to third slip. Khawaja pouches it moving to his left. All five Pakistan batsmen have been out edging behind 54/5
Sarfraz Ahmed not out 59 122 64 6 0 92.18
View dismissal Wahab Riaz c & b Hazlewood 1 20 14 0 0 7.14
33.5 Pakistan seven down. Hazlewood has his third. Soft, soft dismissal. Length ball on off stump, bounces. Wahab looks to play it across the line. He ends up offering a dolly back to the bowler via a leading edge 66/7
View dismissal Yasir Shah c Khawaja b Starc 1 3 2 0 0 50.00
34.1 length ball holds its line outside off, from around the wicket, kicks up off the surface. Hits Yasir high on the bat. The batsman jabs at it and offers a catch to Khawaja at third slip. Chest-high grab 67/8
View dismissal Mohammad Amir c †Wade b Bird 21 69 69 2 0 30.43
50.4 big appeal. No says the umpire. Steven Smith reviews. Bird has no idea. But there is a huge blotch on the inside edge. Bird was getting some movement in the over, this one nips back in from a good length. Amir is cut in half, and the ball snicks the inside edge. Just a faint edge, but very discernible. Amir cannot believe the decision. Hit the bat and the elbow on its way to the keeper, that's what Amir would have felt. Definitely out. RTS confirms the edge with a spike when ball passes bat. Good review from Australia 121/9
View dismissal Rahat Ali run out (Warner) 4 20 5 1 0 80.00
54.6 Bird to Sarfraz Ahmed, direct hit and Pakistan will get the run in the end. "Pahunch gaya? (did you reach)" asks Sarfraz. The third umpire is called for. Full and wide outside off, driven to Warner at mid-off who effects the direct hit. Rahat's bat is in the air, but by the time the bail leaves the groove, Rahat's bat is down on the turf. Actually, it looks like the light turned on with Rahat's bat still in the air. Different angles, one more apparent than the other. Yes, given. Poor running from Rahat. Tried to slide his bat back in, but the bat bounced just before the crease and bobbled up. Just in the air, almost had it down and only a bit of daylight visible, but enough evidence to rule him out. 142/10
Extras (lb 3, w 1) 4
  Total (all out; 55 overs; 251 mins) 142 (2.58 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MA Starc 18 2 63 3 3.50 80 6 0 (1w)
4.1 to Azhar Ali, full, angled across Azhar from over the wicket, and bounces. He has a loose poke with no feet and nicks it behind. Khawaja dives low to his left from third slip and somehow clings on, inches from the ground. Graps it in front of Smith at second slip. Excellent reflex catch 6/1
28.3 to Asad Shafiq, good length and angled across Shafiq. He has a crease-bound waft and edges it to third slip. Khawaja pouches it moving to his left. All five Pakistan batsmen have been out edging behind 54/5
34.1 to Yasir Shah, length ball holds its line outside off, from around the wicket, kicks up off the surface. Hits Yasir high on the bat. The batsman jabs at it and offers a catch to Khawaja at third slip. Chest-high grab 67/8
View wickets JR Hazlewood 14 1 22 3 1.57 67 1 0
19.4 to Babar Azam, Hazlewood returns and takes down Azam. He had left the previous ball, flashes at this one. Full and wide, on a set of stumps outside off, and nips away further. Azam drives hard, throwing his bat at the ball. Grazes the outside edge, and Smith turns his body into a side-on position, and collects it to his right at second slip. Tucks the ball up beside his chest. Good take 43/2
19.5 to Younis Khan, Younis bags a golden duck. Thin edge behind to the keeper. Excellent delivery from Hazlewood. Nice and full, angled in, and straightens away late outside off. Younis is tricked into defending for the angle. He only feathers behind. He does not cover the movement. Major blow for Pakistan. Younis' last six Test scores: 0, 2, 1, 2, 11, 0 43/3
33.5 to Wahab Riaz, Pakistan seven down. Hazlewood has his third. Soft, soft dismissal. Length ball on off stump, bounces. Wahab looks to play it across the line. He ends up offering a dolly back to the bowler via a leading edge 66/7
View wickets JM Bird 12 6 23 3 1.91 62 3 0
26.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Bird now coxes the outside edge, which is well held by Renshaw at first slip. Full and outside off, Bird finds awayswing. Misbah is lured into driving away from the body. He follows the curve of the awayswinger. Pakistan stutter to 48 for 4 48/4
29.4 to Sami Aslam, Aslam walks down and across the off stump and exposes the leg stump. He loses his patience. Bird angles a full ball down the leg side. Aslam glances and does not get enough bat on it. Tickles it down leg to Wade. Australia's quicks are razing Pakistan's batting line-up under lights at the Gabba. The opener falls off his 100th ball 56/6
50.4 to Mohammad Amir, big appeal. No says the umpire. Steven Smith reviews. Bird has no idea. But there is a huge blotch on the inside edge. Bird was getting some movement in the over, this one nips back in from a good length. Amir is cut in half, and the ball snicks the inside edge. Just a faint edge, but very discernible. Amir cannot believe the decision. Hit the bat and the elbow on its way to the keeper, that's what Amir would have felt. Definitely out. RTS confirms the edge with a spike when ball passes bat. Good review from Australia 121/9
  NM Lyon 11 2 31 0 2.81 49 3 0
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner c Wahab Riaz b Mohammad Amir 12 10 8 2 0 150.00
2.2 Warner goes. Shortish delivery outside off, Warner looks to belt that through midwicket but is beaten by some pace and some bounce. All he can do is bunt his pull to mid-on. Came more off the splice. Not too many times Warner is hustled for pace. Not much lateral movement, but not an easy pitch to execute that stroke 12/1
View dismissal MT Renshaw c Younis Khan b Rahat Ali 6 26 15 0 0 40.00
5.4 superb delivery from Rahat Ali. Goes slightly wide of the crease, the ball pitches on leg and shapes away. Renshaw sees an opportunity to clip through the leg side but he is squared up by just enough lateral movement. Gets a thick outside edge which is comfortably taken at second slip, Younis bending down and taking it by his chest. Renshaw was in trouble once he decided to whip the ball, instead of use the straight bat face 24/2
View dismissal UT Khawaja c Misbah-ul-Haq b Rahat Ali 74 154 109 8 0 67.88
36.5 fantastic catch from Misbah at mid-on. Good length on middle, Khawaja is looking to pull that through midwicket, but is rushed into his stroke. A lot like how Warner was. Can only manage to splice it away, but it looks like it's safe. Misbah keeps his eyes on it through the ball's trajectory. His young legs get him across, he dives to his left and takes a quality two-handed take. Quality innings from Khawaja 188/4
View dismissal SPD Smith* c Rahat Ali b Yasir Shah 63 106 70 11 0 90.00
29.4 chipped into the hands at long-on. Flat delivery outside off, Smith comes down and wanted to hit that through midwicket but got a thick leading edge. Flew into the hands of long-on, who took an easy reverse-cupped catch. Enterprising as ever from Smith 135/3
PSP Handscomb not out 35 44 26 4 0 134.61
View dismissal NJ Maddinson c Babar Azam b Wahab Riaz 4 6 3 1 0 133.33
37.5 taken. Maddinson falls for another single-digit score. They're checking for a no-ball, but Wahab is juuuust fine. A well-directed bouncer on off and middle, Maddinson goes after his pull. He's hustled for pace, but doesn't improvise his shot. Gets a leading edge which flies down to Azhar at fine leg. A horror start to his Test career 199/5
MS Wade not out 1 5 4 0 0 25.00
Extras (b 2, lb 4, nb 1) 7
  Total (5 wickets dec; 39 overs; 178 mins) 202 (5.17 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Mohammad Amir 8 0 37 1 4.62 34 5 0
2.2 to Warner, Warner goes. Shortish delivery outside off, Warner looks to belt that through midwicket but is beaten by some pace and some bounce. All he can do is bunt his pull to mid-on. Came more off the splice. Not too many times Warner is hustled for pace. Not much lateral movement, but not an easy pitch to execute that stroke 12/1
View wickets Rahat Ali 10 1 40 2 4.00 41 5 0
5.4 to Renshaw, superb delivery from Rahat Ali. Goes slightly wide of the crease, the ball pitches on leg and shapes away. Renshaw sees an opportunity to clip through the leg side but he is squared up by just enough lateral movement. Gets a thick outside edge which is comfortably taken at second slip, Younis bending down and taking it by his chest. Renshaw was in trouble once he decided to whip the ball, instead of use the straight bat face 24/2
36.5 to Khawaja, fantastic catch from Misbah at mid-on. Good length on middle, Khawaja is looking to pull that through midwicket, but is rushed into his stroke. A lot like how Warner was. Can only manage to splice it away, but it looks like it's safe. Misbah keeps his eyes on it through the ball's trajectory. His young legs get him across, he dives to his left and takes a quality two-handed take. Quality innings from Khawaja 188/4
View wicket Yasir Shah 10 1 45 1 4.50 34 5 0
29.4 to Smith, chipped into the hands at long-on. Flat delivery outside off, Smith comes down and wanted to hit that through midwicket but got a thick leading edge. Flew into the hands of long-on, who took an easy reverse-cupped catch. Enterprising as ever from Smith 135/3
View wicket Wahab Riaz 7 1 47 1 6.71 24 8 0 (1nb)
37.5 to Maddinson, taken. Maddinson falls for another single-digit score. They're checking for a no-ball, but Wahab is juuuust fine. A well-directed bouncer on off and middle, Maddinson goes after his pull. He's hustled for pace, but doesn't improvise his shot. Gets a leading edge which flies down to Azhar at fine leg. A horror start to his Test career 199/5
  Azhar Ali 4 0 27 0 6.75 10 3 0
  Pakistan 2nd innings (target: 490 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Sami Aslam c Renshaw b Starc 15 51 39 2 0 38.46
11.3 taken at first slip! A grin from ear to ear on Renshaw's face as his buckets take one just in front of his face. He was brought in play, of course, by Starc pitching the ball up and inviting the drive. Odd shot from Aslam, considering his reputation as a man who knows his off stump and leaves for days on end if he could. 31/1
View dismissal Azhar Ali c †Wade b Starc 71 268 179 9 0 39.66
59.6 gone! Starc strikes. That was the plan all along. But this was bowled after quite a few pitched on a good length. Takes Azhar by surprise slightly. All he manages to do is get inside the line and glove it through to the keeper in an attempt to work the ball to fine leg. Not a good stroke, but it's the line that undid him. Attacking those ribs on a short length. End of a resolute knock 145/3
View dismissal Babar Azam c Smith b Lyon 14 69 36 1 0 38.88
26.2 edged and taken! Ironic. Two deliveries after the ball was changed, Azam gets a nick and is taken at slip. This has nothing to do with his concentration. The previous one was spinning all over the place. Both with this new ball haven't spun at all. It skids on with the arm, takes the outside edge and flies to Smith at hip height. Azam, was playing for some turn. Very unfortunate, after so much hardwork. C'est la vie. 54/2
View dismissal Younis Khan c Smith b Lyon 65 207 147 7 0 44.21
74.3 given. The reverse-sweep and Younis top-edges that to slip. A flat delivery on off and middle, Younis, it seemed, premeditated that stroke. Got low and looked to paddle that fine. That isn't an easy stroke with the bounce in this pitch. Takes the glove or the top edge and lobs into his forearm before ballooning to Smith at first slip. 173/5
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c †Wade b Bird 5 42 34 0 0 14.70
69.5 edged and taken. Goes fishing does Misbah and he gets caught in the trap. Bird just hangs it out there, back of a length outside off. Misbah offers a loose prod at the ball, no intention of scoring. The ball kisses the outside edge and settles in Wade's gloves. Just a thin nick. Just reward for some nagging accuracy from Bird 165/4
View dismissal Asad Shafiq c Warner b Starc 137 336 207 13 1 66.18
144.2 snorter from Starc. And Australia strike. Is that the delivery that changes this Test match? The front foot is fine. Australia are pumped. Goes wide of the crease from around the wicket and directs his bouncer at Shafiq's badge. The key to that delivery was the length. It wasn't pitched too short. More a back of a length, but he was aided by the bounce in this pitch. Shafiq felt he can play instead of duck. It takes the glove and shoulder of the bat and lobs to Warner at gully who backtracks, takes a two-handed overhead catch and throws the ball miles in the air. Sensational delivery to end an even better innings. Fantastic stuff from Shafiq. 449/9
View dismissal Sarfraz Ahmed b Starc 24 55 41 1 0 58.53
87.3 goes straight through this time. Full and swinging back in. Sarfraz was struggling with that through the over. This time, it is full and unplayable. Quick too. Starc pitches this up, and gets it to move back in. Not a lot but just enough. Sarfraz brings his bat down from a45 degree angle and the ball goes through a huge gap between bat and pad. Cleans up the stumps, the zing bails make for a lovely sight 220/6
View dismissal Mohammad Amir c †Wade b Bird 48 86 63 5 0 76.19
106.4 edged. Looked like it was the offcutter, or he just rolled his fingers across it. Sensible bowling. A full delivery outside off, Amir gets forward and looks to defend into the off side. But that ball moves away juuust enough because of the cut and kisses the outside edge. Relief on the Australian players' faces. Lovely cameo from Amir, his best Test innings 312/7
View dismissal Wahab Riaz c Smith b Bird 30 71 56 2 2 53.57
122.3 and taken. The tentativeness of the final over has caused Wahab's dismissal. A good length delivery outside off, Wahab comes forward but is then pushed back by the shorter length. He offers a loose waft at the ball, a thick outside edge flies low to Smith's left at second slip. He dives and hangs on this time. Against the run of play. 378/8
View dismissal Yasir Shah run out (Smith) 33 108 66 4 0 50.00
144.6 from Starc, that's the end of the Test match. A lackadaisical way to end the game. The umpire gives him out on the field. A yorker on off and middle, Yasir outside-edges his flick to Smith at second slip. He is so disappointed with his shot that he continues to look at his partner in search of an impossible run. Smith, though, is quick on it and effects a direct hit at the striker's end. Yasir was just a few metres away from his crease, but failed to get his bat down in time. Australia celebrate in a huddle. Jubilant scenes. 450/10
Rahat Ali not out 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (lb 5, w 2) 7
  Total (all out; 145 overs; 653 mins) 450 (3.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MA Starc 38 10 119 4 3.13 173 14 0 (1w)
11.3 to Sami Aslam, taken at first slip! A grin from ear to ear on Renshaw's face as his buckets take one just in front of his face. He was brought in play, of course, by Starc pitching the ball up and inviting the drive. Odd shot from Aslam, considering his reputation as a man who knows his off stump and leaves for days on end if he could. 31/1
59.6 to Azhar Ali, gone! Starc strikes. That was the plan all along. But this was bowled after quite a few pitched on a good length. Takes Azhar by surprise slightly. All he manages to do is get inside the line and glove it through to the keeper in an attempt to work the ball to fine leg. Not a good stroke, but it's the line that undid him. Attacking those ribs on a short length. End of a resolute knock 145/3
87.3 to Sarfraz Ahmed, goes straight through this time. Full and swinging back in. Sarfraz was struggling with that through the over. This time, it is full and unplayable. Quick too. Starc pitches this up, and gets it to move back in. Not a lot but just enough. Sarfraz brings his bat down from a45 degree angle and the ball goes through a huge gap between bat and pad. Cleans up the stumps, the zing bails make for a lovely sight 220/6
144.2 to Asad Shafiq, snorter from Starc. And Australia strike. Is that the delivery that changes this Test match? The front foot is fine. Australia are pumped. Goes wide of the crease from around the wicket and directs his bouncer at Shafiq's badge. The key to that delivery was the length. It wasn't pitched too short. More a back of a length, but he was aided by the bounce in this pitch. Shafiq felt he can play instead of duck. It takes the glove and shoulder of the bat and lobs to Warner at gully who backtracks, takes a two-handed overhead catch and throws the ball miles in the air. Sensational delivery to end an even better innings. Fantastic stuff from Shafiq. 449/9
  JR Hazlewood 42 11 99 0 2.35 204 8 1
View wickets JM Bird 33 6 110 3 3.33 150 13 0 (1w)
69.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, edged and taken. Goes fishing does Misbah and he gets caught in the trap. Bird just hangs it out there, back of a length outside off. Misbah offers a loose prod at the ball, no intention of scoring. The ball kisses the outside edge and settles in Wade's gloves. Just a thin nick. Just reward for some nagging accuracy from Bird 165/4
106.4 to Mohammad Amir, edged. Looked like it was the offcutter, or he just rolled his fingers across it. Sensible bowling. A full delivery outside off, Amir gets forward and looks to defend into the off side. But that ball moves away juuust enough because of the cut and kisses the outside edge. Relief on the Australian players' faces. Lovely cameo from Amir, his best Test innings 312/7
122.3 to Wahab Riaz, and taken. The tentativeness of the final over has caused Wahab's dismissal. A good length delivery outside off, Wahab comes forward but is then pushed back by the shorter length. He offers a loose waft at the ball, a thick outside edge flies low to Smith's left at second slip. He dives and hangs on this time. Against the run of play. 378/8
View wickets NM Lyon 29 3 108 2 3.72 118 8 2
26.2 to Babar Azam, edged and taken! Ironic. Two deliveries after the ball was changed, Azam gets a nick and is taken at slip. This has nothing to do with his concentration. The previous one was spinning all over the place. Both with this new ball haven't spun at all. It skids on with the arm, takes the outside edge and flies to Smith at hip height. Azam, was playing for some turn. Very unfortunate, after so much hardwork. C'est la vie. 54/2
74.3 to Younis Khan, given. The reverse-sweep and Younis top-edges that to slip. A flat delivery on off and middle, Younis, it seemed, premeditated that stroke. Got low and looked to paddle that fine. That isn't an easy stroke with the bounce in this pitch. Takes the glove or the top edge and lobs into his forearm before ballooning to Smith at first slip. 173/5
  NJ Maddinson 3 0 9 0 3.00 13 1 0

Match details


Toss - Australia
Series - Australia led the 3-match series 1-0
Player of the match - Asad Shafiq (Pakistan)
Umpires - IJ Gould (England) and RK Illingworth (England)
TV umpire - S Ravi (India)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - MD Martell
Close of play
  • Thu, 15 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 288/3 (SPD Smith 110*, PSP Handscomb 64*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 16 Dec - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 97/8 (Sarfraz Ahmed 31*, Mohammad Amir 8*, 43 ov)
  • Sat, 17 Dec - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 70/2 (Azhar Ali 41*, Younis Khan 0*, 33 ov)
  • Sun, 18 Dec - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 382/8 (Asad Shafiq 100*, Yasir Shah 4*, 123 ov)
  • Mon, 19 Dec - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 450 (145 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


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Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Drinks: Australia - 42/0 in 15.0 overs (MT Renshaw 21, DA Warner 20)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 17.3 overs (106 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 106 balls (MT Renshaw 25, DA Warner 24, Ex 2)
    • Tea: Australia - 89/2 in 30.0 overs (MT Renshaw 46, SPD Smith 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 33.4 overs (204 balls), Extras 3
    • MT Renshaw: 50 off 95 balls (7 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (MT Renshaw 23, SPD Smith 29, Ex 1)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 42.6 overs (260 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Australia - 151/3 in 43.2 overs (SPD Smith 40)
    • SPD Smith: 50 off 93 balls (7 x 4)
    • Dinner: Australia - 182/3 in 59.0 overs (SPD Smith 54, PSP Handscomb 16)
    • Tea: Australia - 182/3 in 59.0 overs (SPD Smith 54, PSP Handscomb 16)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 62.3 overs (378 balls), Extras 5
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 116 balls (SPD Smith 21, PSP Handscomb 30, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Australia - 237/3 in 75.0 overs (SPD Smith 81, PSP Handscomb 42)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 77.2 overs (468 balls), Extras 7
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 206 balls (SPD Smith 50, PSP Handscomb 48, Ex 3)
    • PSP Handscomb: 50 off 111 balls (6 x 4)
    • Newball taken at 80.1 overs
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Australia 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Pakistan 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • SPD Smith: 100 off 184 balls (15 x 4)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 288/3 in 90.0 overs (SPD Smith 110, PSP Handscomb 64)
    • Over 94.2: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - SPD Smith (Struck down)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 94.4 overs (572 balls), Extras 8
    • 4th Wicket: 150 runs in 310 balls (SPD Smith 78, PSP Handscomb 68, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 334/5 in 103.3 overs (PSP Handscomb 85)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 111.3 overs (674 balls), Extras 11
    • PSP Handscomb: 100 off 227 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Tea: Australia - 377/7 in 117.0 overs (PSP Handscomb 103, JR Hazlewood 8)
    • Australia: 400 runs in 124.2 overs (753 balls), Extras 13
    • Over 126.6: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - NM Lyon (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Australia - 429/9 in 130.0 overs (NM Lyon 29, JM Bird 19)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 429/10 in 130.1 overs (JM Bird 19)
    • Pakistan 1st innings
    • Dinner: Pakistan - 20/1 in 10.0 overs (Sami Aslam 3, Babar Azam 9)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 20/1 in 10.0 overs (Sami Aslam 3, Babar Azam 9)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 26.6 overs (162 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 51/4 in 28.0 overs (Sami Aslam 18, Asad Shafiq 2)
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 97/8 in 43.0 overs (Sarfraz Ahmed 31, Mohammad Amir 8)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 45.3 overs (273 balls), Extras 4
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 88 balls (Sarfraz Ahmed 29, Mohammad Amir 21, Ex 1)
    • Over 50.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - Mohammad Amir (Upheld)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed: 50 off 57 balls (4 x 4)
    • Innings Break: Pakistan - 142/10 in 55.0 overs (Sarfraz Ahmed 59)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Over 5.5: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - SPD Smith (Struck down)
    • Tea: Australia - 40/2 in 12.0 overs (UT Khawaja 13, SPD Smith 8)
    • Over 13.6: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - SPD Smith (Struck down)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 14.2 overs (86 balls), Extras 3
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (UT Khawaja 16, SPD Smith 32, Ex 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 24.3 overs (148 balls), Extras 4
    • SPD Smith: 50 off 59 balls (10 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 110/2 in 26.0 overs (UT Khawaja 34, SPD Smith 54)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 136 balls (UT Khawaja 36, SPD Smith 58, Ex 6)
    • UT Khawaja: 50 off 92 balls (5 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 32.4 overs (197 balls), Extras 7
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (UT Khawaja 26, PSP Handscomb 23, Ex 1)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 38.1 overs (230 balls), Extras 7
    • Dinner: Australia - 202/5 in 39.0 overs (PSP Handscomb 35, MS Wade 1)
    • Pakistan 2nd innings
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 34/1 in 17.0 overs (Azhar Ali 18, Babar Azam 1)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 23.1 overs (139 balls), Extras 0
    • Over 24.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - Babar Azam (Struck down)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 55/2 in 29.4 overs (Azhar Ali 26, Younis Khan 0)
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 70/2 in 33.0 overs (Azhar Ali 41, Younis Khan 0)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 98/2 in 47.0 overs (Azhar Ali 46, Younis Khan 23)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 47.3 overs (285 balls), Extras 0
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 132 balls (Azhar Ali 23, Younis Khan 27, Ex 0)
    • Azhar Ali: 50 off 146 balls (5 x 4)
    • Bad Weather: Pakistan - 131/2 in 56.2 overs (Azhar Ali 61, Younis Khan 40)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 131/2 in 56.2 overs (Azhar Ali 61, Younis Khan 40)
    • Bad Weather: Pakistan - 131/2 in 56.2 overs (Azhar Ali 61, Younis Khan 40)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 131/2 in 56.2 overs (Azhar Ali 61, Younis Khan 40)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 61.1 overs (367 balls), Extras 2
    • Rain: Pakistan - 151/3 in 61.5 overs (Younis Khan 49, Misbah-ul-Haq 0)
    • Younis Khan: 50 off 115 balls (5 x 4)
    • Over 67.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - Misbah-ul-Haq (Struck down)
    • Resheduled session timings: Restart 4.20pm. 2nd session 4.20-6.20pm, interval 6.20-7pm, final session 7-9pm
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 79.6 overs (480 balls), Extras 3
    • Newball taken at 80.1 overs
    • Dinner: Pakistan - 203/5 in 82.0 overs (Asad Shafiq 13, Sarfraz Ahmed 17)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 203/5 in 82.0 overs (Asad Shafiq 13, Sarfraz Ahmed 17)
    • Pakistan: 250 runs in 94.6 overs (570 balls), Extras 4
    • Asad Shafiq: 50 off 80 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (Asad Shafiq 27, Mohammad Amir 23, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 271/6 in 99.0 overs (Asad Shafiq 50, Mohammad Amir 23)
    • Pakistan: 300 runs in 102.4 overs (616 balls), Extras 4
    • Pakistan: 350 runs in 117.1 overs (703 balls), Extras 4
    • Over 117.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - Wahab Riaz (Struck down)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 81 balls (Asad Shafiq 20, Wahab Riaz 29, Ex 2)
    • Asad Shafiq: 100 off 140 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 382/8 in 123.0 overs (Asad Shafiq 100, Yasir Shah 4)
    • Pakistan: 400 runs in 129.5 overs (779 balls), Extras 7
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (Asad Shafiq 25, Yasir Shah 25, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 437/8 in 141.0 overs (Asad Shafiq 131, Yasir Shah 27)
    • Over 141.5: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - Yasir Shah (Upheld)
    • Pakistan: 450 runs in 144.4 overs (868 balls), Extras 7
 
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