Pakistan tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2016
Australia won by an innings and 18 runs
26,27,28,29,30 December 2016 (5-day match)
  Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Sami Aslam c Smith b Lyon 9 53 41 1 0 21.95
11.3 oh man, who has written his script? They said they want to go "nice Garry" after the third ball he bowls. And Lyon has produced a goodie with the third ball he bowls. Quick sharp offbreak, perhaps there is bite with early moisture. On a length, on off. Sami caught in the crease, and is not to its pitch. So he pushes at it in panic. The ball turns and bounces to take the shoulder of his bat. Glover actually. Caught at slip. Nice, Garry 18/1
Azhar Ali not out 205 577 364 20 0 56.31
View dismissal Babar Azam c Smith b Hazlewood 23 65 43 3 0 53.48
25.6 it's the last ball before lunch all right but what a beauty it is from Hazlewood. This is lovely bowling. He has been honing in on that off stump. Bowling in that corridor where the batsman has to play at balls. This is on a length, just outside off, Babar has to defend the off stump with his bat. The ball holds its line, takes an edge that is dying to Smith's right at second slip. He dives, gets his hands behind it, and the ball sticks in the tips of the middle and ring finger of the right hand 60/2
View dismissal Younis Khan b Bird 21 72 59 1 0 35.59
42.1 Bird breaks through the Younis defence. They have been looking for the lbw with Younis moving too far across but this time he just bursts through. On a length, outside off. For a change the Younis shuffle has not taken him close to the line of the ball. So he sort of hangs his bat out. The ball finds a gate to go through. A slight inside edge helps it too. The length here is crucial. Not full enough to drive. Not short enough to go entirely back to 111/3
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c Maddinson b Bird 11 20 13 1 1 84.61
46.5 superb catch. Soft signal is out for the short leg catch. That has been an excellent field position for Misbah, for starters. This is the second bat-pad from Misbah in this brief stay. This is an excellent and clean catch from Maddinson. This shortish ball seams back in to hit the inside edge and travel behind square, but it hits the pad flush and changes direction dramatically. Maddinson has to change direction and the ball is dropping in front of him and he gets the fingers under it 125/4
View dismissal Asad Shafiq c Smith b Bird 50 179 123 4 0 40.65
87.6 good ball, and a good catch. Shafiq has been leaving alone outside off, and Bird has been getting closer and closer to off. This one is a perfect line. Around the fourth stump. You have to play it on line although you could argue this could be left alone on length as this is pitched just that tiny bit short of a length. Shafiq plays at it, though, and the seam movement takes a thick outside edge for Smith to puch it at second slip 240/5
View dismissal Sarfraz Ahmed c Renshaw b Hazlewood 10 36 20 1 0 50.00
94.5 No. 99 for Hazlewood. This is lovely bowling. Similar to how he got Babar Azam out yesterday. This is a length ball, around that fifth stump. The batsman has to play at it. And then it just holds its line enough to take an edge for the first slip to take 268/6
View dismissal Mohammad Amir c †Wade b Starc 29 51 27 6 0 107.40
105.1 and there is a tickle down the leg side. Not a bouncer. Just short of a length, pitched well outside leg, about thigh high. Amir tries to get inside it to glance it fine, but all he manages is an edge. Dismissal No. 50 for Wade 317/7
View dismissal Sohail Khan run out (Maddinson) 65 86 65 6 4 100.00
124.6 Hazlewood to Azhar Ali, short of a length, angling in, dropped to leg for a single, but Sohail is sluggish. Maddinson comes in from forward square leg, chips in a gentle underam throw, but Sohail is only on the line. Slightly slow with his running and no desperation to get in. An entertaining innings nonetheless. He raises his bat as he walks off. Azhar still on 198 435/8
View dismissal Wahab Riaz c & b Hazlewood 1 8 5 0 0 20.00
126.3 tries the big slog. Hundredth Test wicket for Hazlewood. A length ball, cramps Wahab up as he looks to go over midwicket. Ends up slicing it back to Hazlewood 443/9
Extras (b 4, lb 9, w 5, nb 1) 19
  Total (9 wickets dec; 126.3 overs; 577 mins) 443 (3.50 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket MA Starc 31 6 125 1 4.03 136 15 0 (1w)
105.1 to Mohammad Amir, and there is a tickle down the leg side. Not a bouncer. Just short of a length, pitched well outside leg, about thigh high. Amir tries to get inside it to glance it fine, but all he manages is an edge. Dismissal No. 50 for Wade 317/7
View wickets JR Hazlewood 32.3 11 50 3 1.53 166 3 0
25.6 to Babar Azam, it's the last ball before lunch all right but what a beauty it is from Hazlewood. This is lovely bowling. He has been honing in on that off stump. Bowling in that corridor where the batsman has to play at balls. This is on a length, just outside off, Babar has to defend the off stump with his bat. The ball holds its line, takes an edge that is dying to Smith's right at second slip. He dives, gets his hands behind it, and the ball sticks in the tips of the middle and ring finger of the right hand 60/2
94.5 to Sarfraz Ahmed, No. 99 for Hazlewood. This is lovely bowling. Similar to how he got Babar Azam out yesterday. This is a length ball, around that fifth stump. The batsman has to play at it. And then it just holds its line enough to take an edge for the first slip to take 268/6
126.3 to Wahab Riaz, tries the big slog. Hundredth Test wicket for Hazlewood. A length ball, cramps Wahab up as he looks to go over midwicket. Ends up slicing it back to Hazlewood 443/9
View wickets JM Bird 34 5 113 3 3.32 158 17 0 (1nb)
42.1 to Younis Khan, Bird breaks through the Younis defence. They have been looking for the lbw with Younis moving too far across but this time he just bursts through. On a length, outside off. For a change the Younis shuffle has not taken him close to the line of the ball. So he sort of hangs his bat out. The ball finds a gate to go through. A slight inside edge helps it too. The length here is crucial. Not full enough to drive. Not short enough to go entirely back to 111/3
46.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, superb catch. Soft signal is out for the short leg catch. That has been an excellent field position for Misbah, for starters. This is the second bat-pad from Misbah in this brief stay. This is an excellent and clean catch from Maddinson. This shortish ball seams back in to hit the inside edge and travel behind square, but it hits the pad flush and changes direction dramatically. Maddinson has to change direction and the ball is dropping in front of him and he gets the fingers under it 125/4
87.6 to Asad Shafiq, good ball, and a good catch. Shafiq has been leaving alone outside off, and Bird has been getting closer and closer to off. This one is a perfect line. Around the fourth stump. You have to play it on line although you could argue this could be left alone on length as this is pitched just that tiny bit short of a length. Shafiq plays at it, though, and the seam movement takes a thick outside edge for Smith to puch it at second slip 240/5
View wicket NM Lyon 23 1 115 1 5.00 80 6 5
11.3 to Sami Aslam, oh man, who has written his script? They said they want to go "nice Garry" after the third ball he bowls. And Lyon has produced a goodie with the third ball he bowls. Quick sharp offbreak, perhaps there is bite with early moisture. On a length, on off. Sami caught in the crease, and is not to its pitch. So he pushes at it in panic. The ball turns and bounces to take the shoulder of his bat. Glover actually. Caught at slip. Nice, Garry 18/1
  SPD Smith 3 0 9 0 3.00 9 0 0
  NJ Maddinson 3 0 18 0 6.00 9 2 0
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MT Renshaw b Yasir Shah 10 59 40 1 0 25.00
13.1 bowled him. That is the first. Pakistan needed this badly after having done all the hard work and having had no luck whatsoever. This is full, middle and off, Renshaw looks for a big slog sweep. Plays down the wrong line. Cleaned up. Expecting more turn than there is on this. Yasir is not a big turner anyway 46/1
View dismissal DA Warner c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 144 234 143 17 1 100.69
48.5 they review a not-out call on the catch down the leg side. It's close to being a no-ball but he is fine by centimetres. Warner looks to get inside the line and pull it fine again, and this time Sarfraz goes for the catch. Replays show if there is something it has to be the glove. The HotSpot is not extremely conclusive but there is a smidgeon of a mark on the lower glove. The RTS shows a little blip too. Both are at the same time. Enough for the third umpire to overrule the on-field call. Warner almost gives himself out looking at replays, walking halfway down the wicket. I think he knew he felt it on the glove 244/2
View dismissal UT Khawaja c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 97 229 165 13 0 58.78
62.1 Khawaja is gone on 97. Pakistan have bowled well this morning, giving them no freebies, and Khawaja plays the loose shot eventually. He has faced 12 balls for two runs this morning, and now Wahab bowls on a length, and outside off. Khawaja doesn't move his feet and just drives with his hands. You can't control it so far away from the body, and he edges it through 282/3
SPD Smith* not out 165 412 246 13 1 67.07
View dismissal PSP Handscomb c Sami Aslam b Sohail Khan 54 105 90 8 0 60.00
85.4 loose shot. And Sohail gets reward for a steady spell. Against the run of play, though. This is a wide a length ball. As Handscomb often does, he drives away from the body with his hands. You struggle to keep them down from that far. That's what happens here. Taken at point 374/4
View dismissal NJ Maddinson b Yasir Shah 22 77 55 2 0 40.00
104.3 bowled him. Shah gets the field right and does Maddinson in. Maddinson leaves the crease to cover the turn on this flighted legbreak outside off. This is a ball the previous fields didn't let him bowl. Now he does. Maddinson not to the pitch of the ball, and it spins past his outside edge. Not as much turn as he expects here. Shane Warne points to a scrambles seam, which might suggest Shah intended to not turn it big 433/5
View dismissal MS Wade c Asad Shafiq b Sohail Khan 9 36 27 0 0 33.33
111.3 Sohail has another. This is not the best ball but he will take this wicket. Short and wide. Just a little fuller than cutting length, and just not wide enough perhaps. Wade arches back to cut, gets a healthy edge and Shafiq takes a smart catch at first slip 454/6
View dismissal MA Starc c Asad Shafiq b Sohail Khan 84 128 91 3 7 92.30
140.1 finally Pakistan have a wicket. Starc looks for a six off Sohail too but mistimes the hook and is caught at deep backward square leg. Good on Starc. Not thinking of a possible hundred. Shafiq takes a safe low catch running in. Not before Starc has set the new record for most sixes in an innings at MCG 608/7
View dismissal NM Lyon c & b Yasir Shah 12 7 8 2 0 150.00
141.6 he is caught and bowled off a skier. Lyon steps out, looks for a big hit, not to the pitch of the ball and just skies it up for a catch for Shah 624/8
Extras (b 1, lb 12, w 1, nb 13) 27
  Total (8 wickets dec; 142 overs; 647 mins) 624 (4.39 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Mohammad Amir 33 6 91 0 2.75 146 6 0 (1nb, 1w)
View wickets Sohail Khan 31 7 131 3 4.22 128 18 0
85.4 to Handscomb, loose shot. And Sohail gets reward for a steady spell. Against the run of play, though. This is a wide a length ball. As Handscomb often does, he drives away from the body with his hands. You struggle to keep them down from that far. That's what happens here. Taken at point 374/4
111.3 to Wade, Sohail has another. This is not the best ball but he will take this wicket. Short and wide. Just a little fuller than cutting length, and just not wide enough perhaps. Wade arches back to cut, gets a healthy edge and Shafiq takes a smart catch at first slip 454/6
140.1 to Starc, finally Pakistan have a wicket. Starc looks for a six off Sohail too but mistimes the hook and is caught at deep backward square leg. Good on Starc. Not thinking of a possible hundred. Shafiq takes a safe low catch running in. Not before Starc has set the new record for most sixes in an innings at MCG 608/7
View wickets Yasir Shah 41 2 207 3 5.04 153 20 7
13.1 to Renshaw, bowled him. That is the first. Pakistan needed this badly after having done all the hard work and having had no luck whatsoever. This is full, middle and off, Renshaw looks for a big slog sweep. Plays down the wrong line. Cleaned up. Expecting more turn than there is on this. Yasir is not a big turner anyway 46/1
104.3 to Maddinson, bowled him. Shah gets the field right and does Maddinson in. Maddinson leaves the crease to cover the turn on this flighted legbreak outside off. This is a ball the previous fields didn't let him bowl. Now he does. Maddinson not to the pitch of the ball, and it spins past his outside edge. Not as much turn as he expects here. Shane Warne points to a scrambles seam, which might suggest Shah intended to not turn it big 433/5
141.6 to Lyon, he is caught and bowled off a skier. Lyon steps out, looks for a big hit, not to the pitch of the ball and just skies it up for a catch for Shah 624/8
View wickets Wahab Riaz 32 5 147 2 4.59 126 14 0 (12nb)
48.5 to Warner, they review a not-out call on the catch down the leg side. It's close to being a no-ball but he is fine by centimetres. Warner looks to get inside the line and pull it fine again, and this time Sarfraz goes for the catch. Replays show if there is something it has to be the glove. The HotSpot is not extremely conclusive but there is a smidgeon of a mark on the lower glove. The RTS shows a little blip too. Both are at the same time. Enough for the third umpire to overrule the on-field call. Warner almost gives himself out looking at replays, walking halfway down the wicket. I think he knew he felt it on the glove 244/2
62.1 to Khawaja, Khawaja is gone on 97. Pakistan have bowled well this morning, giving them no freebies, and Khawaja plays the loose shot eventually. He has faced 12 balls for two runs this morning, and now Wahab bowls on a length, and outside off. Khawaja doesn't move his feet and just drives with his hands. You can't control it so far away from the body, and he edges it through 282/3
  Azhar Ali 5 0 35 0 7.00 11 1 2
  Pakistan 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Sami Aslam b Hazlewood 2 8 8 0 0 25.00
1.4 bowled him. Australia have one out of the ten. This is just tentative from Sami. Just a decent length ball, on off. Sami has to play at it. He plays to defend but is a little late on it. Gets an inside edge into the pad and onto the off stump 3/1
View dismissal Azhar Ali lbw b Hazlewood 43 156 112 3 0 38.39
34.4 this one stays low. I think he has got him, but Azhar will review the lbw call. Uneven bounce for perhaps the first time in the Test and it has caught Azhar in front. Short of a length, nips in a little, stays low, and Azhar is caught in front. He is on his toes, deep in the crease and is hit on the flap of the pad. He is the best batsman. He has to review this. The tracking shows the ball clipping the top of the stumps. Umpires call then. So out it is, and they have finally got Azhar out. This could be it for this Test 101/6
View dismissal Babar Azam lbw b Starc 3 10 6 0 0 50.00
4.1 got him first ball. A perfect cherry first up. Babar Azam reviews it after a word with Azhar Ali. Perfect swinging ball, on a length, swinging bast the inside edge, no edge. It pitches middle, swings past the bat and hits him in front of leg. Tracking has this clipping leg. Umpire's call. So the original "out" call stays 6/2
View dismissal Younis Khan c Handscomb b Lyon 24 66 37 2 0 64.86
19.1 just when Pakistan were looking a little comfortable, Lyon produces the goods. Extra bounce here. Lyon bowls an offbreak on a length. Younis nowhere near it and pushes at it with his hands. The bounce surprises him. Off the high part of the bat it falls towards short leg where Handscomb takes a smart low catch 63/3
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c Maddinson b Lyon 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
19.3 what is Misbah up to? This is poor Test-match batting. Premeditation. Big-time premeditation. Sweeping everything. And the bounce for Lyon does him in. He sweeps this from outside off but is nowhere close to it, leaving himself prone to the bounce. The top edge is gobbled up at short fine leg 63/4
View dismissal Asad Shafiq c Handscomb b Lyon 16 39 31 1 0 51.61
29.5 Lyon produces another before tea. Is it that field change that has brought about this wicket? He has been defending to off solidly so far, but now with silly mid-off there he leaves his crease. He leaves the crease too early and Lyon shortens the length. He flicks it to leg where Handscomb stays low in his stance. The ball hits the left hand, then the armpit, and then the Handscomb hands come around when the ball is on its downward flight. A good fielding change and a really good catch to follow it up with 89/5
View dismissal Sarfraz Ahmed b Starc 43 96 62 4 0 69.35
49.6 Starc has broken the game open. This is the old Pakistan treatment given to Pakistan. Think of Wasim Akram bowling Chris Lewis at the same venue all those years ago. All over Starc has been swinging it away from Sarfraz. Now he reverses the shiny side. It is now facing the batsman. This is quick, this is on target and this snakes back in. Through the gap between bat and pad. Top of off. This is genius 153/8
View dismissal Mohammad Amir b Bird 11 55 39 1 0 28.20
46.5 and Bird has got the length right this over. He has bowled Amir. This has been an excellent over. The ball has been tailing away against the angle from round the wicket this over. Amir has left one but he is not sure because of the angle. Here he decides to play at it, the ball moves away and he has to follow it with his hands. Doesn't react fast enough, gets an inside edge onto his body and then onto the stumps. The umpire checks Bird's front foot, but he is fine. Amir is on his way after playing an important hand 143/7
Sohail Khan not out 10 34 17 2 0 58.82
View dismissal Wahab Riaz b Starc 0 8 5 0 0 0.00
51.5 Starc is too good. Hits the off stump again. He did a repeat of Chris Lewis last over, has he done an Allan Lamb here? Beats the outside edge with the slight tail away from Wahab. This is going to hurt Pakistan more because this is what they used to do to opponents 159/9
View dismissal Yasir Shah c Bird b Starc 0 12 3 0 0 0.00
53.2 all ovah. Starc ends it. The shine is on the outside. Full, on the pads, Yasir looks to work on the leg side, but the ball swings away late, takes a hefty leading edge for an easy catch for Bird at mid-on 163/10
Extras (b 4, lb 5, nb 2) 11
  Total (all out; 53.2 overs; 247 mins) 163 (3.05 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MA Starc 15.2 4 36 4 2.34 72 2 0
4.1 to Babar Azam, got him first ball. A perfect cherry first up. Babar Azam reviews it after a word with Azhar Ali. Perfect swinging ball, on a length, swinging bast the inside edge, no edge. It pitches middle, swings past the bat and hits him in front of leg. Tracking has this clipping leg. Umpire's call. So the original "out" call stays 6/2
49.6 to Sarfraz Ahmed, Starc has broken the game open. This is the old Pakistan treatment given to Pakistan. Think of Wasim Akram bowling Chris Lewis at the same venue all those years ago. All over Starc has been swinging it away from Sarfraz. Now he reverses the shiny side. It is now facing the batsman. This is quick, this is on target and this snakes back in. Through the gap between bat and pad. Top of off. This is genius 153/8
51.5 to Wahab Riaz, Starc is too good. Hits the off stump again. He did a repeat of Chris Lewis last over, has he done an Allan Lamb here? Beats the outside edge with the slight tail away from Wahab. This is going to hurt Pakistan more because this is what they used to do to opponents 159/9
53.2 to Yasir Shah, all ovah. Starc ends it. The shine is on the outside. Full, on the pads, Yasir looks to work on the leg side, but the ball swings away late, takes a hefty leading edge for an easy catch for Bird at mid-on 163/10
View wickets JR Hazlewood 13 3 39 2 3.00 61 3 0
1.4 to Sami Aslam, bowled him. Australia have one out of the ten. This is just tentative from Sami. Just a decent length ball, on off. Sami has to play at it. He plays to defend but is a little late on it. Gets an inside edge into the pad and onto the off stump 3/1
34.4 to Azhar Ali, this one stays low. I think he has got him, but Azhar will review the lbw call. Uneven bounce for perhaps the first time in the Test and it has caught Azhar in front. Short of a length, nips in a little, stays low, and Azhar is caught in front. He is on his toes, deep in the crease and is hit on the flap of the pad. He is the best batsman. He has to review this. The tracking shows the ball clipping the top of the stumps. Umpires call then. So out it is, and they have finally got Azhar out. This could be it for this Test 101/6
View wicket JM Bird 11 2 46 1 4.18 48 5 0 (2nb)
46.5 to Mohammad Amir, and Bird has got the length right this over. He has bowled Amir. This has been an excellent over. The ball has been tailing away against the angle from round the wicket this over. Amir has left one but he is not sure because of the angle. Here he decides to play at it, the ball moves away and he has to follow it with his hands. Doesn't react fast enough, gets an inside edge onto his body and then onto the stumps. The umpire checks Bird's front foot, but he is fine. Amir is on his way after playing an important hand 143/7
View wickets NM Lyon 14 4 33 3 2.35 65 3 0
19.1 to Younis Khan, just when Pakistan were looking a little comfortable, Lyon produces the goods. Extra bounce here. Lyon bowls an offbreak on a length. Younis nowhere near it and pushes at it with his hands. The bounce surprises him. Off the high part of the bat it falls towards short leg where Handscomb takes a smart low catch 63/3
19.3 to Misbah-ul-Haq, what is Misbah up to? This is poor Test-match batting. Premeditation. Big-time premeditation. Sweeping everything. And the bounce for Lyon does him in. He sweeps this from outside off but is nowhere close to it, leaving himself prone to the bounce. The top edge is gobbled up at short fine leg 63/4
29.5 to Asad Shafiq, Lyon produces another before tea. Is it that field change that has brought about this wicket? He has been defending to off solidly so far, but now with silly mid-off there he leaves his crease. He leaves the crease too early and Lyon shortens the length. He flicks it to leg where Handscomb stays low in his stance. The ball hits the left hand, then the armpit, and then the Handscomb hands come around when the ball is on its downward flight. A good fielding change and a really good catch to follow it up with 89/5

Match details


Toss - Pakistan
Series - Australia led the 3-match series 2-0
Player of the match - SPD Smith (Australia)
Umpires - IJ Gould (England) and S Ravi (India)
TV umpire - RK Illingworth (England)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - SJ Nogajski
Close of play
  • Mon, 26 Dec - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 142/4 (Azhar Ali 66*, Asad Shafiq 4*, 50.5 ov)
  • Tue, 27 Dec - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 310/6 (Azhar Ali 139*, Mohammad Amir 28*, 101.2 ov)
  • Wed, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 278/2 (UT Khawaja 95*, SPD Smith 10*, 58 ov)
  • Thu, 29 Dec - day 4 - Australia 1st innings 465/6 (SPD Smith 100*, MA Starc 7*, 113.5 ov)
  • Fri, 30 Dec - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 163 (53.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Pakistan 1st innings
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 19/1 in 13.0 overs (Azhar Ali 8, Babar Azam 0)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 22.2 overs (135 balls), Extras 2
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 60/2 in 26.0 overs (Azhar Ali 26)
    • Over 31.3: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - Younis Khan (Upheld)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 39.1 overs (236 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 105/2 in 40.0 overs (Azhar Ali 49, Younis Khan 16)
    • Azhar Ali: 50 off 110 balls (1 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (Azhar Ali 24, Younis Khan 20, Ex 6)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 142/4 in 50.5 overs (Azhar Ali 66, Asad Shafiq 4)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 142/4 in 50.5 overs (Azhar Ali 66, Asad Shafiq 4)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 142/4 in 50.5 overs (Azhar Ali 66, Asad Shafiq 4)
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 142/4 in 50.5 overs (Azhar Ali 66, Asad Shafiq 4)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 54.1 overs (326 balls), Extras 8
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 119 balls (Azhar Ali 35, Asad Shafiq 18, Ex 0)
    • Over 68.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - Asad Shafiq (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 185/4 in 69.0 overs (Azhar Ali 93, Asad Shafiq 20)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 192/4 in 72.1 overs (Azhar Ali 96, Asad Shafiq 24)
    • Azhar Ali: 100 off 218 balls (7 x 4)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 75.1 overs (452 balls), Extras 8
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 195 balls (Azhar Ali 58, Asad Shafiq 45, Ex 0)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Pakistan 2 (1 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Australia 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 232/4 in 81.0 overs (Azhar Ali 112, Asad Shafiq 48)
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 232/4 in 81.0 overs (Azhar Ali 112, Asad Shafiq 48)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 232/4 in 81.0 overs (Azhar Ali 112, Asad Shafiq 48)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 232/4 in 81.0 overs (Azhar Ali 112, Asad Shafiq 48)
    • Asad Shafiq: 50 off 119 balls (4 x 4)
    • Pakistan: 250 runs in 89.2 overs (537 balls), Extras 18
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 268/5 in 94.0 overs (Azhar Ali 126, Sarfraz Ahmed 10)
    • Pakistan: 300 runs in 100.1 overs (602 balls), Extras 19
    • Rain: Pakistan - 310/6 in 101.2 overs (Azhar Ali 139, Mohammad Amir 28)
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 310/6 in 101.2 overs (Azhar Ali 139, Mohammad Amir 28)
    • Bad Weather: Pakistan - 310/6 in 101.2 overs (Azhar Ali 139, Mohammad Amir 28)
    • Azhar Ali: 150 off 313 balls (13 x 4)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 345/7 in 114.0 overs (Azhar Ali 163, Sohail Khan 10)
    • Pakistan: 350 runs in 114.3 overs (688 balls), Extras 19
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (Azhar Ali 30, Sohail Khan 21, Ex 0)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 368/7 in 117.1 overs (Azhar Ali 175, Sohail Khan 21)
    • Pakistan: 400 runs in 120.4 overs (725 balls), Extras 19
    • Sohail Khan: 50 off 59 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • 8th Wicket: 100 runs in 106 balls (Azhar Ali 44, Sohail Khan 57, Ex 0)
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 433/7 in 124.0 overs (Azhar Ali 196, Sohail Khan 65)
    • Azhar Ali: 200 off 362 balls (19 x 4)
    • Innings Break: Pakistan - 443/9 in 126.3 overs (Azhar Ali 205)
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Over 4.1: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - DA Warner (Struck down)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 13.5 overs (84 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Australia - 51/1 in 15.0 overs (DA Warner 36, UT Khawaja 4)
    • DA Warner: 50 off 55 balls (7 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (DA Warner 23, UT Khawaja 23, Ex 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 23.1 overs (142 balls), Extras 5
    • Tea: Australia - 131/1 in 28.0 overs (DA Warner 77, UT Khawaja 39)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 109 balls (DA Warner 48, UT Khawaja 44, Ex 8)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 31.6 overs (198 balls), Extras 9
    • DA Warner: 100 off 113 balls (13 x 4)
    • UT Khawaja: 50 off 88 balls (7 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 176 balls (DA Warner 79, UT Khawaja 59, Ex 12)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 41.4 overs (258 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: Australia - 204/1 in 43.0 overs (DA Warner 118, UT Khawaja 59)
    • Over 48.5: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - DA Warner (Upheld)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 50.5 overs (314 balls), Extras 18
    • End Of Day: Australia - 278/2 in 58.0 overs (UT Khawaja 95, SPD Smith 10)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 65.4 overs (404 balls), Extras 19
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (SPD Smith 16, PSP Handscomb 33, Ex 1)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 75.6 overs (469 balls), Extras 22
    • Drinks: Australia - 350/3 in 76.0 overs (SPD Smith 33, PSP Handscomb 44)
    • PSP Handscomb: 50 off 69 balls (8 x 4)
    • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Australia 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Pakistan 1 (1 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • SPD Smith: 50 off 96 balls (5 x 4)
    • Lunch: Australia - 395/4 in 92.0 overs (SPD Smith 61, NJ Maddinson 7)
    • Australia: 400 runs in 93.1 overs (572 balls), Extras 22
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 98 balls (SPD Smith 30, NJ Maddinson 20, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Australia - 439/5 in 107.0 overs (SPD Smith 84, MS Wade 6)
    • Australia: 450 runs in 109.1 overs (668 balls), Extras 22
    • SPD Smith: 100 off 168 balls (9 x 4)
    • Bad Light: Australia - 465/6 in 113.5 overs (SPD Smith 100, MA Starc 7)
    • Tea: Australia - 465/6 in 113.5 overs (SPD Smith 100, MA Starc 7)
    • Rain: Australia - 465/6 in 113.5 overs (SPD Smith 100, MA Starc 7)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 465/6 in 113.5 overs (SPD Smith 100, MA Starc 7)
    • Australia: 500 runs in 121.2 overs (741 balls), Extras 22
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (SPD Smith 14, MA Starc 36, Ex 0)
    • MA Starc: 50 off 69 balls (2 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • Drinks: Australia - 540/6 in 132.0 overs (SPD Smith 130, MA Starc 51)
    • Over 133.6: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - MA Starc (Struck down)
    • Australia: 550 runs in 134.3 overs (820 balls), Extras 23
    • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 142 balls (SPD Smith 45, MA Starc 54, Ex 1)
    • SPD Smith: 150 off 234 balls (11 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 600 runs in 139.1 overs (848 balls), Extras 26
    • 7th Wicket: 150 runs in 170 balls (SPD Smith 65, MA Starc 83, Ex 5)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 624/8 in 142.0 overs (SPD Smith 165)
    • Pakistan 2nd innings
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 6/1 in 4.0 overs (Azhar Ali 1, Babar Azam 3)
    • Over 4.1: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - Babar Azam (Struck down)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 16.4 overs (101 balls), Extras 9
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 83 balls (Azhar Ali 19, Younis Khan 21, Ex 10)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 56/2 in 18.0 overs (Azhar Ali 20, Younis Khan 21)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 91/5 in 31.0 overs (Azhar Ali 34, Sarfraz Ahmed 1)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 34.3 overs (209 balls), Extras 11
    • Over 34.4: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - Azhar Ali (Struck down)
    • Over 46.3: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - Mohammad Amir (Struck down)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 49.2 overs (298 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 163/9 in 53.0 overs (Sohail Khan 10, Yasir Shah 0)
 
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