Pakistan tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2017
Australia won by 220 runs
03,04,05,06,07 January 2017 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MT Renshaw b Imran Khan 184 413 293 20 0 62.79
93.6 and Renshaw's innings ends. Superb knock from the 20-year-old. What were you doing when you were 20? A good length delivery outside off, Renshaw plants his front foot forward, slightly across like usual. Wanted to dab one down to third man but the holds its line, unlike the previous deliveries, takes the inside edge and knocks into the stumps. A loud ovation for Renshaw 386/4
View dismissal DA Warner c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 113 141 95 17 0 118.94
32.3 edged and gone! Wahab provides the breakthrough. Full length on the fourth stump. Warner wanted one to third man but Wahab extracted some extra bounce and more pace. Took the outside edge and carried to Sarfraz at head height. A soft dismissal, but a fantastic innings from Warner. Set the SCG on fire this morning 151/1
View dismissal UT Khawaja c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 13 68 40 0 0 32.50
48.1 got 'im. A loose shot from Khawaja. Full and wide delivery outside off, cross-seam from Wahab. Khawaja is rooted in his crease but goes through with his booming drive. The ball takes the inside edge and is comfortably taken. Was not in control of the stroke because his feet was nowhere, his balance was off 203/2
View dismissal SPD Smith* c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah 24 43 40 3 0 60.00
59.5 taken! Yasir Shah strikes. Flatter trajectory outside off, gets it to turn a touch but more importantly, gets some extra bounce. Smith sees something short and goes back to cut. The extra bounce is responsible for a thick outside edge. Sarfraz hangs onto a quality reflex catch, had his gloves in the right spot. 244/3
View dismissal PSP Handscomb hit wicket b Wahab Riaz 110 319 205 9 0 53.65
131.5 a wide yorker outside off, some reverse maybe? Moving away late. Guided to deep point. Oh wait, the leg bail is dislodged. The third umpire is being called for. Never seen that before. Sarfraz lets out a tired yelp of "how's that." Handscomb went really deep in the crease, and had to stretch out for that. In trying to get to the ball from his position outside leg, his bat swing just grazed the leg stump and the leg bail came off before he made contact. I actually couldn't see discernible contact, but it was so close it could have just been the air from the bat swing knocking the leg bail off? Either way, it was definitely out and Handscomb is given. End of a superb innings. Snicko has a spike. 516/6
View dismissal HWR Cartwright b Imran Khan 37 122 97 5 0 38.14
123.5 goes through Cartwright. Lovely delivery and Imran strikes. That's a gem of a delivery. Good length delivery outside off, the ball seams back in a touch. Takes the inside edge of Cartwright's bat and knocks into the top of middle and leg. Undone by just a hint of seam movement. Well bowled 477/5
View dismissal MS Wade c Babar Azam b Azhar Ali 29 50 33 2 0 87.87
134.4 and another one falls. Flat delivery from Azhar and full. Maybe a touch too full for Wade to be sweeping. Fails to get over the line. Takes a thick leading edge and carries to short fine leg. All eyes were on Azam considering Pakistan's fielding woes, but he settles safely underneath and takes the catcg 532/7
View dismissal MA Starc c sub (Mohammad Rizwan) b Azhar Ali 16 13 11 0 2 145.45
134.6 what a catch. Lovely take from Mohammad Rizwan. Australia have declared too. Wahab is injured in the process too. That was always Rizwan's catch, not sure what Wahab was doing. It was the full, flat dart on leg. Starc was through his stroke and the ball just lobbed up towards deep midwicket. Wahab, at deep square leg, and Rizwan, from deep midwicket, sprinted in. Rizwan's eyes were always on the ball, Wahab's too. Not sure if there was a call. Rizwan hangs on, while Wahab makes contact with Rizwan and falls over. 538/8
SNJ O'Keefe not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 5, lb 1, w 2, nb 4) 12
  Total (8 wickets dec; 135 overs; 590 mins) 538 (3.98 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Mohammad Amir 24 2 83 0 3.45 101 10 0
View wickets Imran Khan 27 4 111 2 4.11 117 17 0 (2nb)
93.6 to Renshaw, and Renshaw's innings ends. Superb knock from the 20-year-old. What were you doing when you were 20? A good length delivery outside off, Renshaw plants his front foot forward, slightly across like usual. Wanted to dab one down to third man but the holds its line, unlike the previous deliveries, takes the inside edge and knocks into the stumps. A loud ovation for Renshaw 386/4
123.5 to Cartwright, goes through Cartwright. Lovely delivery and Imran strikes. That's a gem of a delivery. Good length delivery outside off, the ball seams back in a touch. Takes the inside edge of Cartwright's bat and knocks into the top of middle and leg. Undone by just a hint of seam movement. Well bowled 477/5
View wickets Wahab Riaz 28 4 89 3 3.17 122 8 0 (2nb, 2w)
32.3 to Warner, edged and gone! Wahab provides the breakthrough. Full length on the fourth stump. Warner wanted one to third man but Wahab extracted some extra bounce and more pace. Took the outside edge and carried to Sarfraz at head height. A soft dismissal, but a fantastic innings from Warner. Set the SCG on fire this morning 151/1
48.1 to Khawaja, got 'im. A loose shot from Khawaja. Full and wide delivery outside off, cross-seam from Wahab. Khawaja is rooted in his crease but goes through with his booming drive. The ball takes the inside edge and is comfortably taken. Was not in control of the stroke because his feet was nowhere, his balance was off 203/2
131.5 to Handscomb, a wide yorker outside off, some reverse maybe? Moving away late. Guided to deep point. Oh wait, the leg bail is dislodged. The third umpire is being called for. Never seen that before. Sarfraz lets out a tired yelp of "how's that." Handscomb went really deep in the crease, and had to stretch out for that. In trying to get to the ball from his position outside leg, his bat swing just grazed the leg stump and the leg bail came off before he made contact. I actually couldn't see discernible contact, but it was so close it could have just been the air from the bat swing knocking the leg bail off? Either way, it was definitely out and Handscomb is given. End of a superb innings. Snicko has a spike. 516/6
View wicket Yasir Shah 40 2 167 1 4.17 151 17 0
59.5 to Smith, taken! Yasir Shah strikes. Flatter trajectory outside off, gets it to turn a touch but more importantly, gets some extra bounce. Smith sees something short and goes back to cut. The extra bounce is responsible for a thick outside edge. Sarfraz hangs onto a quality reflex catch, had his gloves in the right spot. 244/3
View wickets Azhar Ali 14 0 70 2 5.00 45 3 2
134.4 to Wade, and another one falls. Flat delivery from Azhar and full. Maybe a touch too full for Wade to be sweeping. Fails to get over the line. Takes a thick leading edge and carries to short fine leg. All eyes were on Azam considering Pakistan's fielding woes, but he settles safely underneath and takes the catcg 532/7
134.6 to Starc, what a catch. Lovely take from Mohammad Rizwan. Australia have declared too. Wahab is injured in the process too. That was always Rizwan's catch, not sure what Wahab was doing. It was the full, flat dart on leg. Starc was through his stroke and the ball just lobbed up towards deep midwicket. Wahab, at deep square leg, and Rizwan, from deep midwicket, sprinted in. Rizwan's eyes were always on the ball, Wahab's too. Not sure if there was a call. Rizwan hangs on, while Wahab makes contact with Rizwan and falls over. 538/8
  Asad Shafiq 2 0 12 0 6.00 6 1 0
  Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Azhar Ali run out (Starc/†Handscomb) 71 227 159 7 0 44.65
53.2 Lyon to Younis Khan, A communication breakdown and the partnership is broken. Azhar Ali has to exit. A wicket against the run of play. Lyon tosses it outside off, not much turn. Younis Khan drives the ball to the left of a diving short midwicket and freezes. Some indecision between the two batsmen. Younis is keen on the single, but Azhar isn't. He is ball-watching, then sets off. He is too late. Starc swiftly moves to his right from mid-on, hunts the ball down, and throws it to Handscomb. Nice, flat throw. The part-time keeper does the rest 152/3
View dismissal Sharjeel Khan c Renshaw b Hazlewood 4 14 7 1 0 57.14
3.1 edged and gone! A poor stroke from Sharjeel. Nice catch from Renshaw too. A good length delivery a set of stumps outside off. Absolutely no need to play, but Sharjeel doesn't leave too many. Has a leaden-footed waft at that. Not nearly wide enough to be cutting. Gets a thick outside edge which carries at chest height to Renshaw, who takes a good reverse-cupped catch 6/1
View dismissal Babar Azam lbw b Hazlewood 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
3.5 given immediately. Beaten for pace. Azam walks off. Australia have two early wickets. Hazlewood goes wide of the crease and bowls one full and straight, the ball seaming back in. Azam plays around his front foot, his bat makes contact with his boot. The ball has its sights set on Azam's front pad. Raps into it flush in front of middle. A saved review because that was plumb 6/2
Younis Khan not out 175 443 334 17 3 52.39
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c sub (JM Bird) b Lyon 18 42 43 1 0 41.86
65.6 oh no. Misbah, what have you done, again? He always wanted to tee off against the spin of Lyon. Flat delivery with a bit of drift, it doesn't stop Misbah. He goes down on one knee and aims for a heave over midwicket, in typical Misbah style. Like he did against Moeen in the England summer, he mis-times one. Hangs in the air for a while. Bird circles around the catch but settles underneath and completes an easy catch. 178/4
View dismissal Asad Shafiq c Smith b O'Keefe 4 25 18 0 0 22.22
72.4 given this time. And Shafiq fails to review. Not sure what it was given for. Flat delivery on middle and leg, Shafiq gets forward and inside-edges one into his pad. The ball deflects to Handscomb's gloves, which in turn ricochets towards Smith's right at first slip. He dives away and takes a stunning catch one-handed catch. That was full and straight too, so not sure if it was given lbw because umpire Ravi's finger was up rather quickly. Definitely out so doesn't really matter 197/5
View dismissal Sarfraz Ahmed c sub (JM Bird) b Starc 18 46 24 2 0 75.00
82.3 146 kph, straight to Bird at gully. Superb reflex catch. Excellent bowling. Bowls this full outside off, the ball moves away just enough. Sarfraz with all his positive intent can't put out the drive. Punches at the ball, but ends up too early through the stroke. A thick outside edge is taken at gully at shoulder height, Bird bends and takes a reverse-cupped catch in front of his face 239/6
View dismissal Mohammad Amir c Warner b Lyon 4 15 12 0 0 33.33
85.5 gone! Amir hits the ball straight to mid-off. Some flight outside off from Lyon, Amir clears his front leg and chips his wicket away. Was a bit of a nothing shot in the end. Seemed like he wanted to go after the ball when he saw flight, but then thought about bailing out and playing along the ground. Eventually, did neither and Warner takes a dolly 244/7
View dismissal Wahab Riaz b Lyon 8 31 19 0 1 42.10
93.1 bowled through a massive gap between bat and pad. Flat delivery outside off, the key to that delivery was the length. He dragged that length back allowing the ball to spin. It spun. It spun a lot. Wahab gets forward to defend but leaves a humongous gap which the ball is sucked into. Clatters into middle and leg stump. 264/8
View dismissal Yasir Shah c Smith b Hazlewood 10 67 41 1 0 24.39
110.1 edged and taken this time. Full and wide outside off, the ball coming back in. Yasir pokes at something he doesn't need to and pays the price. Throws his head back because he knows he's disappointed his batting partner. Yasir gets forward, wafts, and a thick edge is gratefully, gleefully accepted by Smith at second slip, taking the catch in front of his body, hands pointed down 315/9
View dismissal Imran Khan b Hazlewood 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
110.3 cleaned 'im up. Gone. Imran is bowled. Younis is left stranded. Full outside off from Hazlewood, the ball deviates in and beats Imran on the inside edge. Hits off and middle stump. 315/10
Extras (b 3) 3
  Total (all out; 110.3 overs; 462 mins) 315 (2.85 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wicket MA Starc 26 7 77 1 2.96 122 11 0
82.3 to Sarfraz Ahmed, 146 kph, straight to Bird at gully. Superb reflex catch. Excellent bowling. Bowls this full outside off, the ball moves away just enough. Sarfraz with all his positive intent can't put out the drive. Punches at the ball, but ends up too early through the stroke. A thick outside edge is taken at gully at shoulder height, Bird bends and takes a reverse-cupped catch in front of his face 239/6
View wickets JR Hazlewood 27.3 7 55 4 2.00 135 4 0
3.1 to Sharjeel Khan, edged and gone! A poor stroke from Sharjeel. Nice catch from Renshaw too. A good length delivery a set of stumps outside off. Absolutely no need to play, but Sharjeel doesn't leave too many. Has a leaden-footed waft at that. Not nearly wide enough to be cutting. Gets a thick outside edge which carries at chest height to Renshaw, who takes a good reverse-cupped catch 6/1
3.5 to Babar Azam, given immediately. Beaten for pace. Azam walks off. Australia have two early wickets. Hazlewood goes wide of the crease and bowls one full and straight, the ball seaming back in. Azam plays around his front foot, his bat makes contact with his boot. The ball has its sights set on Azam's front pad. Raps into it flush in front of middle. A saved review because that was plumb 6/2
110.1 to Yasir Shah, edged and taken this time. Full and wide outside off, the ball coming back in. Yasir pokes at something he doesn't need to and pays the price. Throws his head back because he knows he's disappointed his batting partner. Yasir gets forward, wafts, and a thick edge is gratefully, gleefully accepted by Smith at second slip, taking the catch in front of his body, hands pointed down 315/9
110.3 to Imran Khan, cleaned 'im up. Gone. Imran is bowled. Younis is left stranded. Full outside off from Hazlewood, the ball deviates in and beats Imran on the inside edge. Hits off and middle stump. 315/10
View wicket SNJ O'Keefe 20 3 50 1 2.50 89 4 1
72.4 to Asad Shafiq, given this time. And Shafiq fails to review. Not sure what it was given for. Flat delivery on middle and leg, Shafiq gets forward and inside-edges one into his pad. The ball deflects to Handscomb's gloves, which in turn ricochets towards Smith's right at first slip. He dives away and takes a stunning catch one-handed catch. That was full and straight too, so not sure if it was given lbw because umpire Ravi's finger was up rather quickly. Definitely out so doesn't really matter 197/5
View wickets NM Lyon 33 3 115 3 3.48 136 8 3
65.6 to Misbah-ul-Haq, oh no. Misbah, what have you done, again? He always wanted to tee off against the spin of Lyon. Flat delivery with a bit of drift, it doesn't stop Misbah. He goes down on one knee and aims for a heave over midwicket, in typical Misbah style. Like he did against Moeen in the England summer, he mis-times one. Hangs in the air for a while. Bird circles around the catch but settles underneath and completes an easy catch. 178/4
85.5 to Mohammad Amir, gone! Amir hits the ball straight to mid-off. Some flight outside off from Lyon, Amir clears his front leg and chips his wicket away. Was a bit of a nothing shot in the end. Seemed like he wanted to go after the ball when he saw flight, but then thought about bailing out and playing along the ground. Eventually, did neither and Warner takes a dolly 244/7
93.1 to Wahab Riaz, bowled through a massive gap between bat and pad. Flat delivery outside off, the key to that delivery was the length. He dragged that length back allowing the ball to spin. It spun. It spun a lot. Wahab gets forward to defend but leaves a humongous gap which the ball is sucked into. Clatters into middle and leg stump. 264/8
  HWR Cartwright 4 0 15 0 3.75 18 2 0
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner b Wahab Riaz 55 42 27 8 3 203.70
8.4 148 kph, bowled im. Superb knock that from Warner. Wahab delivers this on a length on off. Warner shimmies down, gives himself room but just plain misses his swing. Knocks over the off bail. Fantastic stuff from Warner, selfless batting 71/1
UT Khawaja not out 79 142 98 5 1 80.61
View dismissal SPD Smith* c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah 59 72 43 8 1 137.20
24.6 and again. Tries the paddle sweep, Misbah wants to review. Smith shakes his head to indicate no glove. Sarfraz was up immediately. Another flat delivery down leg, Smith gets his hands through the shot a tad late, the ball is very close to the glove. Does thee ball kiss the glove? A very very thin spike as ball passes glove. A flatline interspersed by one thin spike is enough for the decision to be overturned. Great catch from Sarfraz, moves well. Another quality Smith knock ends. A little mark on HotSpot too, good decision from the third umpire. 174/2
PSP Handscomb not out 40 26 25 5 0 160.00
Extras (b 3, lb 3, w 1, nb 1) 8
  Total (2 wickets dec; 32 overs; 142 mins) 241 (7.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Imran Khan 6 2 43 0 7.16 20 9 0
View wicket Yasir Shah 14 0 124 1 8.85 30 11 5
24.6 to Smith, and again. Tries the paddle sweep, Misbah wants to review. Smith shakes his head to indicate no glove. Sarfraz was up immediately. Another flat delivery down leg, Smith gets his hands through the shot a tad late, the ball is very close to the glove. Does thee ball kiss the glove? A very very thin spike as ball passes glove. A flatline interspersed by one thin spike is enough for the decision to be overturned. Great catch from Sarfraz, moves well. Another quality Smith knock ends. A little mark on HotSpot too, good decision from the third umpire. 174/2
View wicket Wahab Riaz 7 0 28 1 4.00 29 2 0 (1nb, 1w)
8.4 to Warner, 148 kph, bowled im. Superb knock that from Warner. Wahab delivers this on a length on off. Warner shimmies down, gives himself room but just plain misses his swing. Knocks over the off bail. Fantastic stuff from Warner, selfless batting 71/1
  Azhar Ali 5 0 40 0 8.00 8 4 0
  Pakistan 2nd innings (target: 465 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Azhar Ali c & b Hazlewood 11 67 54 1 0 20.37
16.6 and Australia have their first in the first over of the morning. Hazlewood strikes. Exaaactly what Australia needed, and just the opposite for Pakistan. A fullish delivery tailing back in. The length was slightly shorter than the previous deliveries, Azhar wanted to work the ball into the leg side but the ball stops on him and he just bunts a ball back to the bowler. Easy return catch for Hazlewood. 55/2
View dismissal Sharjeel Khan c Warner b Lyon 40 49 38 6 1 105.26
11.6 aargh. Another pathetic stroke from a frontline Pakistan batsman. Lots of flight on middle and leg, what was Sharjeel trying to do? Not even a percentage stroke. He looks to flick the ball over midwicket, against the spin, with a fielder in place there. Fails to keep it down, fails top clear the infield. Warner is patrolling that area and he picks the fielder out. Low-percentage cricket. Playing with the spin was a better option. Was looking so good too 51/1
View dismissal Yasir Shah c sub (JM Bird) b O'Keefe 13 129 93 0 0 13.97
43.5 gone this time. Yasir isn't going. Checking if it has carried? Yes, Soft signal is out. A lovely loopy delivery outside off, Yasir gets right forward but the ball leaves the bat with some purchase. A thick outside edge carries to Bird at second slip who gets low and takes a good two-handed catch a few inches off the ground. Yasir's impressive resistance ends 96/5
View dismissal Babar Azam lbw b Hazlewood 9 14 11 2 0 81.81
20.4 one more. Azam falls over one again. The same mode of dismissal like the first innings. That's bad batting. Doesn't bother reviewing, good thing too because that was plumb. Full and straight, the ball seams back in and hits Azam right in front of middle as Azam can't get his bat on his flick. Should have learned from his dismissal in the first innings. Hazlewood set him up for that, bowling wide outside off with the occasional bouncer to push him back. Fantastic bowling 67/3
View dismissal Younis Khan c Hazlewood b Lyon 13 37 31 2 0 41.93
29.5 uh oh. Younis the one to play a false stroke this time. Undone by Lyon's magnificent pace variations. Runs down to the pitch but doesn't quite get there because the length is shorter. Goes through with a heave into the leg side. The ball stops on him and lobs up towards mid-on off the outside half of the bat. Hazlewood has his sights on the ball, gets underneath it and takes the catch. Just reward for some excellent bowling this morning 82/4
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c Lyon b O'Keefe 38 170 98 4 1 38.77
70.6 gone! Misbah does it again. Why? Why? Why? Floated up outside off, a generous bit of flight and Misbah cannot resist. Gets down on one knee and looks to go over cover, the right shot instead of the leg side. But it's a fifth-day surface and there is going to be some spin. This one spins. Takes the outside half and lobs in the air. High in the air. Lyon gets close to the ball at mid-off and takes a good catch. Not the greatest stroke from Misbah considering how good he was looking in defense 188/7
View dismissal Asad Shafiq b Starc 30 56 55 4 0 54.54
57.3 bowled 'im. Iffy choice of stroke. Australia strike. Full delivery outside off from Starc, not a lot of movement. What did for Shafiq is his feet movement. Went after a drive with his feet stuck in the crease, got a thick inside edge which clattered into the stumps. Big wicket 136/6
Sarfraz Ahmed not out 72 95 70 8 1 102.85
View dismissal Wahab Riaz c †Wade b O'Keefe 12 10 9 3 0 133.33
72.6 Wade certainly thinks there was an edge, he forces Smith to use the review. . It's mighty close to the bat. Can't see much on HotSpot. There is the tiniest of thin spikes on Snicko though. A flat line and then a heartbeat. And then dead again. Is that conclusive enough? We saw something like this given yesterday, Steven Smith the victim. Yes, that is enough evidence and O'Keefe strikes. What a beautiful delivery though. Slowed it up on off, the ball pitches and spins away. Wahab is forced onto the front foot to defend. Takes just enough of the bat. Well done from Wade too. Knew straightaway 202/8
View dismissal Mohammad Amir run out (O'Keefe/†Wade) 5 20 20 1 0 25.00
78.4 from Smith, and that is run-out. Amir went after a run, Sarfraz sent him back, but Amir was still looking at Sarfraz. He finally makes his way back but it's way too late. Tossed up delivery outside off, driven towards cover. O'Keefe runs in, picks up with his left hand and returns a lovely throw to Wade by the stumps who does the rest with time to spare. Didn't hear a call either. 224/9
View dismissal Imran Khan c sub (JM Bird) b Hazlewood 0 8 4 0 0 0.00
80.2 that's it. Australia sweep the series 3-0. A fullish length delivery on off, the ball moves away and takes the outside edge. Flies towards gully who takes a comfortable catch. That is Pakistan's 12 Test loss in a row in Australia 244/10
Extras (nb 1) 1
  Total (all out; 80.2 overs; 332 mins) 244 (3.03 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket MA Starc 17 2 57 1 3.35 81 9 0 (1nb)
57.3 to Asad Shafiq, bowled 'im. Iffy choice of stroke. Australia strike. Full delivery outside off from Starc, not a lot of movement. What did for Shafiq is his feet movement. Went after a drive with his feet stuck in the crease, got a thick inside edge which clattered into the stumps. Big wicket 136/6
View wickets JR Hazlewood 18.2 7 29 3 1.58 97 4 0
16.6 to Azhar Ali, and Australia have their first in the first over of the morning. Hazlewood strikes. Exaaactly what Australia needed, and just the opposite for Pakistan. A fullish delivery tailing back in. The length was slightly shorter than the previous deliveries, Azhar wanted to work the ball into the leg side but the ball stops on him and he just bunts a ball back to the bowler. Easy return catch for Hazlewood. 55/2
20.4 to Babar Azam, one more. Azam falls over one again. The same mode of dismissal like the first innings. That's bad batting. Doesn't bother reviewing, good thing too because that was plumb. Full and straight, the ball seams back in and hits Azam right in front of middle as Azam can't get his bat on his flick. Should have learned from his dismissal in the first innings. Hazlewood set him up for that, bowling wide outside off with the occasional bouncer to push him back. Fantastic bowling 67/3
80.2 to Imran Khan, that's it. Australia sweep the series 3-0. A fullish length delivery on off, the ball moves away and takes the outside edge. Flies towards gully who takes a comfortable catch. That is Pakistan's 12 Test loss in a row in Australia 244/10
View wickets NM Lyon 27 6 100 2 3.70 116 12 2
11.6 to Sharjeel Khan, aargh. Another pathetic stroke from a frontline Pakistan batsman. Lots of flight on middle and leg, what was Sharjeel trying to do? Not even a percentage stroke. He looks to flick the ball over midwicket, against the spin, with a fielder in place there. Fails to keep it down, fails top clear the infield. Warner is patrolling that area and he picks the fielder out. Low-percentage cricket. Playing with the spin was a better option. Was looking so good too 51/1
29.5 to Younis Khan, uh oh. Younis the one to play a false stroke this time. Undone by Lyon's magnificent pace variations. Runs down to the pitch but doesn't quite get there because the length is shorter. Goes through with a heave into the leg side. The ball stops on him and lobs up towards mid-on off the outside half of the bat. Hazlewood has his sights on the ball, gets underneath it and takes the catch. Just reward for some excellent bowling this morning 82/4
View wickets SNJ O'Keefe 17 4 53 3 3.11 78 5 1
43.5 to Yasir Shah, gone this time. Yasir isn't going. Checking if it has carried? Yes, Soft signal is out. A lovely loopy delivery outside off, Yasir gets right forward but the ball leaves the bat with some purchase. A thick outside edge carries to Bird at second slip who gets low and takes a good two-handed catch a few inches off the ground. Yasir's impressive resistance ends 96/5
70.6 to Misbah-ul-Haq, gone! Misbah does it again. Why? Why? Why? Floated up outside off, a generous bit of flight and Misbah cannot resist. Gets down on one knee and looks to go over cover, the right shot instead of the leg side. But it's a fifth-day surface and there is going to be some spin. This one spins. Takes the outside half and lobs in the air. High in the air. Lyon gets close to the ball at mid-off and takes a good catch. Not the greatest stroke from Misbah considering how good he was looking in defense 188/7
72.6 to Wahab Riaz, Wade certainly thinks there was an edge, he forces Smith to use the review. . It's mighty close to the bat. Can't see much on HotSpot. There is the tiniest of thin spikes on Snicko though. A flat line and then a heartbeat. And then dead again. Is that conclusive enough? We saw something like this given yesterday, Steven Smith the victim. Yes, that is enough evidence and O'Keefe strikes. What a beautiful delivery though. Slowed it up on off, the ball pitches and spins away. Wahab is forced onto the front foot to defend. Takes just enough of the bat. Well done from Wade too. Knew straightaway 202/8
  SPD Smith 1 0 5 0 5.00 4 1 0

Match details


Toss - Australia
Series - Australia won the 3-match series 3-0
Test debuts - HWR Cartwright (Australia); Sharjeel Khan (Pakistan)
Player of the match - DA Warner (Australia)
Player of the series - SPD Smith (Australia)
Umpires - RK Illingworth (England) and S Ravi (India)
TV umpire - IJ Gould (England)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - P Wilson
Close of play
  • Tue, 3 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 365/3 (MT Renshaw 167*, PSP Handscomb 40*, 88 ov)
  • Wed, 4 Jan - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 126/2 (Azhar Ali 58*, Younis Khan 64*, 41 ov)
  • Thu, 5 Jan - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 271/8 (Younis Khan 136*, Yasir Shah 5*, 95 ov)
  • Fri, 6 Jan - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 55/1 (Azhar Ali 11*, Yasir Shah 3*, 16 ov)
  • Sat, 7 Jan - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 244 (80.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (MT Renshaw 6, DA Warner 44, Ex 1)
    • DA Warner: 50 off 42 balls (10 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 69/0 in 14.0 overs (MT Renshaw 10, DA Warner 58)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 20.6 overs (126 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 126 balls (MT Renshaw 19, DA Warner 80, Ex 1)
    • DA Warner: 100 off 78 balls (17 x 4)
    • Lunch: Australia - 126/0 in 27.0 overs (MT Renshaw 25, DA Warner 100)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 31.4 overs (190 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 190 balls (MT Renshaw 37, DA Warner 113, Ex 1)
    • MT Renshaw: 50 off 115 balls (5 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 182/1 in 42.0 overs (MT Renshaw 60, UT Khawaja 7)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 46.0 overs (278 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (MT Renshaw 35, UT Khawaja 13, Ex 2)
    • Tea: Australia - 224/2 in 56.0 overs (MT Renshaw 83, SPD Smith 12)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 62.6 overs (380 balls), Extras 3
    • MT Renshaw: 100 off 201 balls (8 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (MT Renshaw 31, PSP Handscomb 15, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 294/3 in 73.0 overs (MT Renshaw 122, PSP Handscomb 15)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 74.5 overs (453 balls), Extras 7
    • Over 77.4: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - MT Renshaw (Upheld)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Australia 2 (1 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Pakistan 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • Second new ball taken after 80 overs
    • MT Renshaw: 150 off 254 balls (17 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 135 balls (MT Renshaw 63, PSP Handscomb 33, Ex 4)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 83.6 overs (508 balls), Extras 7
    • End Of Day: Australia - 365/3 in 88.0 overs (MT Renshaw 167, PSP Handscomb 40)
    • PSP Handscomb: 50 off 109 balls (4 x 4)
    • Australia: 400 runs in 96.4 overs (584 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Australia - 407/4 in 102.0 overs (PSP Handscomb 55, HWR Cartwright 10)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 102 balls (PSP Handscomb 26, HWR Cartwright 20, Ex 4)
    • Australia: 450 runs in 114.3 overs (691 balls), Extras 12
    • Lunch: Australia - 454/4 in 117.0 overs (PSP Handscomb 83, HWR Cartwright 25)
    • PSP Handscomb: 100 off 195 balls (9 x 4)
    • Australia: 500 runs in 129.3 overs (781 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: Australia - 516/6 in 131.5 overs (MS Wade 23)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 538/8 in 135.0 overs (SNJ O'Keefe 0)
    • Pakistan 1st innings
    • Tea: Pakistan - 16/2 in 7.0 overs (Azhar Ali 12, Younis Khan 0)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 18.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 0
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 97 balls (Azhar Ali 25, Younis Khan 25, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 74/2 in 26.0 overs (Azhar Ali 38, Younis Khan 32)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 34.5 overs (209 balls), Extras 0
    • Younis Khan: 50 off 98 balls (6 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 190 balls (Azhar Ali 43, Younis Khan 57, Ex 0)
    • Azhar Ali: 50 off 111 balls (4 x 4)
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 126/2 in 41.0 overs (Azhar Ali 58, Younis Khan 64)
    • Wet Ground: Pakistan - 126/2 in 41.0 overs (Azhar Ali 58, Younis Khan 64)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 126/2 in 41.0 overs (Azhar Ali 58, Younis Khan 64)
    • Wet Ground: Pakistan - 126/2 in 41.0 overs (Azhar Ali 58, Younis Khan 64)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 126/2 in 41.0 overs (Azhar Ali 58, Younis Khan 64)
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 126/2 in 41.0 overs (Azhar Ali 58, Younis Khan 64)
    • Wet Ground: Pakistan - 126/2 in 41.0 overs (Azhar Ali 58, Younis Khan 64)
    • PSP Handscomb kept wickets in place of MS Wade from the 44th over
    • Over 44.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - Azhar Ali (Struck down)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 53.1 overs (319 balls), Extras 0
    • Tea: Pakistan - 177/3 in 64.0 overs (Younis Khan 84, Misbah-ul-Haq 18)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 73.3 overs (441 balls), Extras 1
    • Younis Khan: 100 off 208 balls (11 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 209/5 in 76.2 overs (Younis Khan 110, Sarfraz Ahmed 1)
    • New ball taken after 80 overs
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Pakistan 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Australia 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • Pakistan: 250 runs in 88.2 overs (530 balls), Extras 3
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 271/8 in 95.0 overs (Younis Khan 136, Yasir Shah 5)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 271/8 in 95.0 overs (Younis Khan 136, Yasir Shah 5)
    • Wet Ground: Pakistan - 271/8 in 95.0 overs (Younis Khan 136, Yasir Shah 5)
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 271/8 in 95.0 overs (Younis Khan 136, Yasir Shah 5)
    • MS Wade kept wickets from Day 4
    • Younis Khan: 150 off 301 balls (15 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 300 runs in 105.6 overs (636 balls), Extras 3
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 101 balls (Younis Khan 41, Yasir Shah 10, Ex 0)
    • Innings Break: Pakistan - 315/10 in 110.3 overs (Younis Khan 175)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Over 2.1: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - DA Warner (Struck down)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 6.5 overs (42 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (DA Warner 44, UT Khawaja 6, Ex 3)
    • DA Warner: 50 off 23 balls (7 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 15.5 overs (96 balls), Extras 7
    • Tea: Australia - 117/1 in 18.0 overs (UT Khawaja 30, SPD Smith 25)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (UT Khawaja 21, SPD Smith 25, Ex 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 22.2 overs (135 balls), Extras 7
    • UT Khawaja: 50 off 74 balls (4 x 4)
    • SPD Smith: 50 off 38 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 90 balls (UT Khawaja 38, SPD Smith 58, Ex 4)
    • Over 24.6: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - SPD Smith (Upheld)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 28.1 overs (170 balls), Extras 8
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 30 balls (UT Khawaja 22, PSP Handscomb 27, Ex 1)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 241/2 in 32.0 overs (UT Khawaja 79, PSP Handscomb 40)
    • Pakistan 2nd innings
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 11.4 overs (71 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (Azhar Ali 10, Sharjeel Khan 40, Ex 1)
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 55/1 in 16.0 overs (Azhar Ali 11, Yasir Shah 3)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 90/4 in 35.0 overs (Yasir Shah 8, Misbah-ul-Haq 8)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 43.6 overs (265 balls), Extras 1
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 128/5 in 53.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 18, Asad Shafiq 23)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 61.2 overs (369 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 174/6 in 66.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 30, Sarfraz Ahmed 27)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (Misbah-ul-Haq 19, Sarfraz Ahmed 32, Ex 0)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 71.5 overs (432 balls), Extras 1
    • Over 72.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - Wahab Riaz (Upheld)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed: 50 off 61 balls (5 x 4)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Pakistan 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Australia 2 (1 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • New ball taken after 80 overs
 
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