Australia tour of England and Ireland, 1st Test: Australia v Pakistan at Lord's, Jul 13-16, 2010
Australia won by 150 runs
Played at Lord's, London (neutral venue)
13,14,15,16 July 2010 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson b Mohammad Amir 4 19 16 1 0 25.00
4.4 86.5 mph, gone this time! Top bowling from Aamer! Once again Watson shouldered arms, but once again it pitched and straightened to his alarm. It crashed into his back pad, then ran up his body on to his arm before trickling on the stumps. Out bowled, but it would also have been a stone-dead lbw, the umpire had given the decision 8/1
View dismissal SM Katich c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 80 206 138 9 0 57.97
44.3 80.6 mph, gone! Asif gets another and it's a massive wicket. On off stump and late movement away from Katich which took the outside edge through to Kamran Akmal. A cracking ball. The previous one came back in, this one shaped away. 174/4
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Umar Amin b Mohammad Amir 26 66 39 4 0 66.66
16.6 86.4 mph, gone! Huge breakthrough for Pakistan and brilliant reflexes at short leg. Ponting middled his flick, but Umar Amin watched the ball and instinctively hung on. Short leg is a valuable position for Ponting, but you can't really plan for wickets like that 51/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke lbw b Mohammad Asif 47 110 77 8 0 61.03
42.6 81.4 mph, Asif strikes! The last ball before tea, and Pakistan really needed this! It was a touch fuller, pitched in line and jagged back down the slope, Clarke was beaten by the movement as he tried to defend and this time umpire Gould gives the decision. Touch unlucky for Clarke, replays show it sliding down the leg side. 171/3
MEK Hussey not out 56 161 100 8 1 56.00
View dismissal MJ North b Mohammad Asif 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
44.6 82.2 mph, gone! What a beauty from Asif and North goes without scoring. Swung back into the left hander who played a loose drive and the ball took off stump. Great sight for Pakistan 174/5
View dismissal TD Paine c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 7 55 46 1 0 15.21
58.1 83.8 mph, gets this right though! Gul finally joins the paceman's party and Paine's tough debut innings is over! It was a touch quicker and it bounced a fraction more on Paine, moving away and clipping the outside edge through to Akmal, who made no mistake 206/6
View dismissal SPD Smith lbw b Danish Kaneria 1 5 7 0 0 14.28
59.1 54.5 mph, And Kaneria wins the battle straight away! Pitched in line, it was a topspinner that squeezed between bat and pad, stuck in front, but replays show Smith got a faint inside edge, so he's unlucky. Big wicket that! 208/7
View dismissal MG Johnson b Danish Kaneria 3 12 9 0 0 33.33
61.6 51.1 mph, lovely bowling! Really good to watch! The pressure built all over, Johnson had no idea what was going on, this was looped up outside off, Johnson aimed an airy drive and it spun back quickly through the gate on to the stumps 213/8
View dismissal BW Hilfenhaus b Mohammad Amir 1 10 8 0 0 12.50
64.6 85.5 mph, the plan works! Aamer only needs one ball! It was full, swung back and through Hilfenhaus's defence to rattle off stump! 222/9
View dismissal DE Bollinger b Mohammad Amir 4 59 28 1 0 14.28
76.5 87.8 mph, not so well played! The perfect ball to a No. 11. A full inswinging yorker, clatters the pads, ricochets into the stumps, and Australia's first innings is over! 253/10
Extras (b 10, lb 2, w 2, nb 10) 24
  Total (all out; 76.5 overs; 340 mins) 253 (3.29 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammad Amir 19.5 2 72 4 3.63 88 10 0 (2w)
4.4 to Watson, 86.5 mph, gone this time! Top bowling from Aamer! Once again Watson shouldered arms, but once again it pitched and straightened to his alarm. It crashed into his back pad, then ran up his body on to his arm before trickling on the stumps. Out bowled, but it would also have been a stone-dead lbw, the umpire had given the decision 8/1
16.6 to Ponting, 86.4 mph, gone! Huge breakthrough for Pakistan and brilliant reflexes at short leg. Ponting middled his flick, but Umar Amin watched the ball and instinctively hung on. Short leg is a valuable position for Ponting, but you can't really plan for wickets like that 51/2
64.6 to Hilfenhaus, 85.5 mph, the plan works! Aamer only needs one ball! It was full, swung back and through Hilfenhaus's defence to rattle off stump! 222/9
76.5 to Bollinger, 87.8 mph, not so well played! The perfect ball to a No. 11. A full inswinging yorker, clatters the pads, ricochets into the stumps, and Australia's first innings is over! 253/10
View wickets Mohammad Asif 19 5 63 3 3.31 93 13 0
42.6 to Clarke, 81.4 mph, Asif strikes! The last ball before tea, and Pakistan really needed this! It was a touch fuller, pitched in line and jagged back down the slope, Clarke was beaten by the movement as he tried to defend and this time umpire Gould gives the decision. Touch unlucky for Clarke, replays show it sliding down the leg side. 171/3
44.3 to Katich, 80.6 mph, gone! Asif gets another and it's a massive wicket. On off stump and late movement away from Katich which took the outside edge through to Kamran Akmal. A cracking ball. The previous one came back in, this one shaped away. 174/4
44.6 to North, 82.2 mph, gone! What a beauty from Asif and North goes without scoring. Swung back into the left hander who played a loose drive and the ball took off stump. Great sight for Pakistan 174/5
View wicket Umar Gul 17 3 32 1 1.88 87 1 0 (9nb)
58.1 to Paine, 83.8 mph, gets this right though! Gul finally joins the paceman's party and Paine's tough debut innings is over! It was a touch quicker and it bounced a fraction more on Paine, moving away and clipping the outside edge through to Akmal, who made no mistake 206/6
  Shahid Afridi 3 0 25 0 8.33 8 4 0
View wickets Danish Kaneria 18 7 49 2 2.72 86 4 1 (1nb)
59.1 to Smith, 54.5 mph, And Kaneria wins the battle straight away! Pitched in line, it was a topspinner that squeezed between bat and pad, stuck in front, but replays show Smith got a faint inside edge, so he's unlucky. Big wicket that! 208/7
61.6 to Johnson, 51.1 mph, lovely bowling! Really good to watch! The pressure built all over, Johnson had no idea what was going on, this was looped up outside off, Johnson aimed an airy drive and it spun back quickly through the gate on to the stumps 213/8
  Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Imran Farhat c †Paine b Hilfenhaus 4 25 19 1 0 21.05
6.1 82.4 mph, yes it can! Great delivery, full and nipping up the hill to take the edge and give Tim Paine his first Test catch behind the stumps! Farhat was drawn into the drive, and paid the price 11/1
View dismissal Salman Butt b Watson 63 169 94 12 0 67.02
36.6 80.2 mph, gone! Another for Watson and a lovely piece of bowling as he slips a fully delivery through an attempted drive. Late swing defeated the shot, it was almost a yorker, and Watson now has four 133/9
View dismissal Azhar Ali c †Paine b Hilfenhaus 16 45 43 2 0 37.20
16.6 85.1 mph, gone! Hilfenhaus has two and Azhar's lack of footwork costs him as he just pushes away from his body to a ball shaping away outside off and the thin edge is snaffled by Paine 45/2
View dismissal Umar Amin c †Paine b Johnson 1 8 3 0 0 33.33
19.2 90.2 mph, cracking delivery, back of a length, rising sharply, holding its line, grazing the edge, and flying through to the keeper. And now Pakistan are in strife 54/3
View dismissal Umar Akmal lbw b Watson 5 31 21 0 0 23.80
26.4 81.2 mph, gone! He's made the breakthrough, basically with a straight ball that Umar just plays right across and that looked pretty good on first impression. Watson celebrates with some feeling 75/4
View dismissal Kamran Akmal lbw b Watson 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
28.1 80.8 mph, gone! Now Watson has two, what a turn up this is. And Kamran didn't even play a shot! He completely misjudged the line and went to pad up, but the ball was heading straight for middle and off. By the time he realised it was too late and Rudi Koertzen's slow finger was already being raised 83/5
View dismissal Shahid Afridi* c Johnson b Watson 31 13 15 4 2 206.66
30.6 80.5 mph, and Watson's figures have just got even crazier! He's picked up Afridi, and I guess it was bound to happen but what a shame. It was on off stump again and he tried to repeat his drive for six, but didn't connect cleanly and slotted it straight up in the air where Johnson settled himself calmly 117/6
View dismissal Mohammad Amir c †Paine b Bollinger 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
31.2 88.2 mph, gone! Well, he can bat but not today. A short ball from Bollinger finds the outside edge as Aamer fends away from the body and it's a regulation edge through to Paine - his fourth of the innings 117/7
View dismissal Umar Gul c Watson b Bollinger 7 19 20 1 0 35.00
35.4 86.6 mph, gone! Simple as you like, the change of line works as Gul fends outside off and sends an easy catch to first slip...the angle confused him and he wasn't sure what to play and what to leave 129/8
View dismissal Danish Kaneria c Smith b Watson 14 22 20 1 0 70.00
40.5 82.4 mph, gone! Watson's done it. Five wickets for him as Kaneria gets a thick edge to a very full delivery as he drives and Steven Smith grabs the catch at third slip 148/10
Mohammad Asif not out 4 15 6 1 0 66.66
Extras (lb 2, nb 1) 3
  Total (all out; 40.5 overs; 186 mins) 148 (3.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DE Bollinger 11 3 38 2 3.45 51 5 0
31.2 to Mohammad Amir, 88.2 mph, gone! Well, he can bat but not today. A short ball from Bollinger finds the outside edge as Aamer fends away from the body and it's a regulation edge through to Paine - his fourth of the innings 117/7
35.4 to Umar Gul, 86.6 mph, gone! Simple as you like, the change of line works as Gul fends outside off and sends an easy catch to first slip...the angle confused him and he wasn't sure what to play and what to leave 129/8
View wickets BW Hilfenhaus 12 2 37 2 3.08 58 6 0 (1nb)
6.1 to Imran Farhat, 82.4 mph, yes it can! Great delivery, full and nipping up the hill to take the edge and give Tim Paine his first Test catch behind the stumps! Farhat was drawn into the drive, and paid the price 11/1
16.6 to Azhar Ali, 85.1 mph, gone! Hilfenhaus has two and Azhar's lack of footwork costs him as he just pushes away from his body to a ball shaping away outside off and the thin edge is snaffled by Paine 45/2
View wicket MG Johnson 10 2 31 1 3.10 49 6 0
19.2 to Umar Amin, 90.2 mph, cracking delivery, back of a length, rising sharply, holding its line, grazing the edge, and flying through to the keeper. And now Pakistan are in strife 54/3
View wickets SR Watson 7.5 1 40 5 5.10 35 5 2
26.4 to Umar Akmal, 81.2 mph, gone! He's made the breakthrough, basically with a straight ball that Umar just plays right across and that looked pretty good on first impression. Watson celebrates with some feeling 75/4
28.1 to Kamran Akmal, 80.8 mph, gone! Now Watson has two, what a turn up this is. And Kamran didn't even play a shot! He completely misjudged the line and went to pad up, but the ball was heading straight for middle and off. By the time he realised it was too late and Rudi Koertzen's slow finger was already being raised 83/5
30.6 to Shahid Afridi, 80.5 mph, and Watson's figures have just got even crazier! He's picked up Afridi, and I guess it was bound to happen but what a shame. It was on off stump again and he tried to repeat his drive for six, but didn't connect cleanly and slotted it straight up in the air where Johnson settled himself calmly 117/6
36.6 to Salman Butt, 80.2 mph, gone! Another for Watson and a lovely piece of bowling as he slips a fully delivery through an attempted drive. Late swing defeated the shot, it was almost a yorker, and Watson now has four 133/9
40.5 to Danish Kaneria, 82.4 mph, gone! Watson's done it. Five wickets for him as Kaneria gets a thick edge to a very full delivery as he drives and Steven Smith grabs the catch at third slip 148/10
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson c Imran Farhat b Mohammad Asif 31 77 51 4 1 60.78
16.3 80.8 mph, got him this time, and well bowled by Asif. He tempted Watson into another drive with a ball that was slightly wider, it swung a touch and the edge flew at chest-height to first slip. Watson falls after making another start. 61/1
View dismissal SM Katich c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 83 244 174 14 0 47.70
54.5 83.1 mph, gone! Gul strikes and Katich misses a ton for the second time in the game. He just felt for this outside off, it was back of a length and seamed away a touch. Very similar to his first-innings dismissal 188/6
View dismissal RT Ponting* lbw b Mohammad Asif 0 9 6 0 0 0.00
18.3 82.8 mph, gone! What a misjudgement from Ponting. He's padded up to a straight ball. It swung back late, brilliant bowling, and that looked dead. But replays show it had done so much it was missing leg! Oh dear, Ricky. 73/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke b Umar Gul 12 29 25 2 0 48.00
26.3 83.8 mph, gone! Gul's done it. Clarke has shouldered arms and lost his off stump. It's not quite Simon Jones at Old Trafford but this has come back late, Clarke completely misjudges it and the off pole has gone backwards. 97/3
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Imran Farhat b Umar Gul 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
26.4 87.0 mph, gone! First ball! It's all happening and Gul is on a hat-trick. Perfect length on off stump and takes Hussey's edge which carries low to first slip who takes a good catch. 97/4
View dismissal MG Johnson b Umar Gul 30 104 54 5 0 55.55
42.6 80.5 mph, that's pitched up! Swinging, dipping full toss from Gul and that's totally surprised Johnson, who tried to glance to leg but didn't seem to pick the ball up. Well, the ball has smashed into the middle and off stumps, so obviously not! That's 100 Test wickets for Gul, and a nice way to get there for a fast bowler, splaying the batsman's stumps 149/5
View dismissal MJ North c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 20 52 25 2 0 80.00
55.1 76.7 mph, got him! Two wickets very quickly after lunch for Pakistan! This was very similar to Katich's dismissal, on a length outside off and nipping away off the seam. North thrust the bat out without moving his feet much and got a fine edge on the ball. Kamran did really well behind the stumps, as the ball really dipped on the way to him and he had to tumble forward and to his left to cling on. Game on now! 188/7
View dismissal TD Paine b Shahid Afridi 47 113 85 3 0 55.29
79.4 58.4 mph, gone, out of nowhere Afridi strikes and Paine won't get a half century. Was very full and Paine tried to whip it through midwicket but just completely missed it. He basically yorked himself 282/9
View dismissal SPD Smith lbw b Danish Kaneria 12 32 17 1 0 70.58
61.2 56.2 mph, but this time he's gone! The bowling change does the trick! Kaneria floated one up on middle and off and the ball just hurried on straight after pitching, striking the front pad and then the bat. Huge appeal from the bowler straight away, who was convinced, and the umpire agrees. That's a good decision, would've hit middle stump three inches from the top 208/8
BW Hilfenhaus not out 56 119 84 6 1 66.66
View dismissal DE Bollinger b Danish Kaneria 21 42 33 3 0 63.63
90.6 52.7 mph, gone now! Well, he may have picked this one, but he was never going to hit it as he charged out of the crease and aimed a wild mow to the leg side, head in the air and eyes closed. 334/10
Extras (b 6, lb 5, w 2, nb 9) 22
  Total (all out; 91 overs; 415 mins) 334 (3.67 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Mohammad Amir 18 3 67 0 3.72 82 12 0
View wickets Mohammad Asif 21 3 77 3 3.66 98 11 1 (2nb)
16.3 to Watson, 80.8 mph, got him this time, and well bowled by Asif. He tempted Watson into another drive with a ball that was slightly wider, it swung a touch and the edge flew at chest-height to first slip. Watson falls after making another start. 61/1
18.3 to Ponting, 82.8 mph, gone! What a misjudgement from Ponting. He's padded up to a straight ball. It swung back late, brilliant bowling, and that looked dead. But replays show it had done so much it was missing leg! Oh dear, Ricky. 73/2
55.1 to North, 76.7 mph, got him! Two wickets very quickly after lunch for Pakistan! This was very similar to Katich's dismissal, on a length outside off and nipping away off the seam. North thrust the bat out without moving his feet much and got a fine edge on the ball. Kamran did really well behind the stumps, as the ball really dipped on the way to him and he had to tumble forward and to his left to cling on. Game on now! 188/7
View wickets Umar Gul 21 5 61 4 2.90 94 4 0 (3nb, 2w)
26.3 to Clarke, 83.8 mph, gone! Gul's done it. Clarke has shouldered arms and lost his off stump. It's not quite Simon Jones at Old Trafford but this has come back late, Clarke completely misjudges it and the off pole has gone backwards. 97/3
26.4 to Hussey, 87.0 mph, gone! First ball! It's all happening and Gul is on a hat-trick. Perfect length on off stump and takes Hussey's edge which carries low to first slip who takes a good catch. 97/4
42.6 to Johnson, 80.5 mph, that's pitched up! Swinging, dipping full toss from Gul and that's totally surprised Johnson, who tried to glance to leg but didn't seem to pick the ball up. Well, the ball has smashed into the middle and off stumps, so obviously not! That's 100 Test wickets for Gul, and a nice way to get there for a fast bowler, splaying the batsman's stumps 149/5
54.5 to Katich, 83.1 mph, gone! Gul strikes and Katich misses a ton for the second time in the game. He just felt for this outside off, it was back of a length and seamed away a touch. Very similar to his first-innings dismissal 188/6
View wickets Danish Kaneria 17 2 74 2 4.35 74 9 1 (3nb)
61.2 to Smith, 56.2 mph, but this time he's gone! The bowling change does the trick! Kaneria floated one up on middle and off and the ball just hurried on straight after pitching, striking the front pad and then the bat. Huge appeal from the bowler straight away, who was convinced, and the umpire agrees. That's a good decision, would've hit middle stump three inches from the top 208/8
90.6 to Bollinger, 52.7 mph, gone now! Well, he may have picked this one, but he was never going to hit it as he charged out of the crease and aimed a wild mow to the leg side, head in the air and eyes closed. 334/10
View wicket Shahid Afridi 14 0 44 1 3.14 58 4 0 (1nb)
79.4 to Paine, 58.4 mph, gone, out of nowhere Afridi strikes and Paine won't get a half century. Was very full and Paine tried to whip it through midwicket but just completely missed it. He basically yorked himself 282/9
  Pakistan 2nd innings (target: 440 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Imran Farhat c Watson b Smith 24 62 48 3 0 50.00
15.1 52.7 mph, aggression does for Farhat! It was slightly short on middle, not really turning much and Farhat hopped back to launch it through the leg side. But the ball just rushed on to him, he hit it neither straight down nor high in the air and so gave an easy catch to the man at a straightish midwicket. First Test wicket for Steven Smith, and the breakthrough for Australia! 50/1
View dismissal Salman Butt st †Paine b North 92 233 173 15 0 53.17
55.1 48.9 mph, gone! First ball...North does the trick and Salman Butt is distraught. The ball drifted down the leg side, Butt went to work it through the leg side and overbalanced out of his crease. Paine was very swift to take off the bails and the batsman can hardly drag himself off. The third umpire wasn't even asked for 186/3
View dismissal Azhar Ali c †Paine b Hilfenhaus 42 121 87 4 0 48.27
46.6 86.8 mph, gone! Hilfenhaus gets the breakthrough! Ali had been patient, but Hilfenhaus was equally patient and kept plugging away on that off stump line as he has done all morning. He finds some wobble away through the air, the ball jagging away after pitching to take a thick edge and Paine does the rest behind the stumps. Ali didn't really do anything wrong, he had to play at it, just a really good piece of Test bowling 152/2
View dismissal Umar Amin c Katich b North 33 93 55 4 0 60.00
67.1 53.9 mph, gone! North picks up another one, arrowing the ball in towards middle and leg to take the inside edge of Amin's bat. The ball ricocheted off the bat/pad and flew very quickly to Katich at short leg, who held onto a brilliant reflex catch. Clinical stuff from Australia, and Pakistan are sliding now 227/5
View dismissal Umar Akmal c Clarke b North 22 35 30 3 1 73.33
63.3 55.2 mph, gone! Would you believe it. North the destroyer. There was some extra bounce outside off as Umar tried to cut and it took a top edge to Clarke at slip. What a blow for Pakistan. 216/4
View dismissal Kamran Akmal b Smith 46 83 82 6 1 56.09
86.5 54.7 mph, gone! Done him this time. It was a quicker ball and Akmal went for a pull, it kept a little low as well and that's that. Was too full to pull. 283/7
View dismissal Shahid Afridi* c Hussey b North 2 2 4 0 0 50.00
67.5 47.6 mph, that's just frustrating. Afridi tries to heave the ball into the grandstand with a slog sweep, but hits it very high but not very far. Hussey sets himself underneath the swirling chance, holding on to a good catch. Pakistan are crumbling now. 229/6
View dismissal Mohammad Amir c Hussey b North 19 68 48 1 0 39.58
87.4 46.4 mph, gone now! And North gets a five-wicket haul as Aamer slog-sweeps this from outside off straight down the throat of the man placed exactly for that at deep midwicket. He couldn't have picked him out any better. 285/8
View dismissal Umar Gul c Ponting b Smith 1 1 10 0 0 10.00
90.1 53.8 mph, Smith gets another and this is nearly over. Nice line on middle and leg which encourages Gul to play across the line and a leading edge goes to the Australia captain at short cover. Lovely piece of legspin bowling. 287/9
View dismissal Danish Kaneria c Ponting b North 2 10 11 0 0 18.18
91.1 42.1 mph, and that's it! Australia have won. Tossed up outside off and it's tamely driven to short cover. North ends with an incredible six-wicket haul 289/10
Mohammad Asif not out 1 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 2, lb 1, nb 2) 5
  Total (all out; 91.1 overs; 363 mins) 289 (3.17 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  DE Bollinger 12 4 43 0 3.58 59 9 0
View wicket BW Hilfenhaus 16 8 37 1 2.31 83 6 0 (2nb)
46.6 to Azhar Ali, 86.8 mph, gone! Hilfenhaus gets the breakthrough! Ali had been patient, but Hilfenhaus was equally patient and kept plugging away on that off stump line as he has done all morning. He finds some wobble away through the air, the ball jagging away after pitching to take a thick edge and Paine does the rest behind the stumps. Ali didn't really do anything wrong, he had to play at it, just a really good piece of Test bowling 152/2
  MG Johnson 18 5 74 0 4.11 79 11 0
View wickets SPD Smith 21 5 51 3 2.42 95 3 0
15.1 to Imran Farhat, 52.7 mph, aggression does for Farhat! It was slightly short on middle, not really turning much and Farhat hopped back to launch it through the leg side. But the ball just rushed on to him, he hit it neither straight down nor high in the air and so gave an easy catch to the man at a straightish midwicket. First Test wicket for Steven Smith, and the breakthrough for Australia! 50/1
86.5 to Kamran Akmal, 54.7 mph, gone! Done him this time. It was a quicker ball and Akmal went for a pull, it kept a little low as well and that's that. Was too full to pull. 283/7
90.1 to Umar Gul, 53.8 mph, Smith gets another and this is nearly over. Nice line on middle and leg which encourages Gul to play across the line and a leading edge goes to the Australia captain at short cover. Lovely piece of legspin bowling. 287/9
  SR Watson 6 0 26 0 4.33 25 4 0
View wickets MJ North 18.1 1 55 6 3.02 84 3 2
55.1 to Salman Butt, 48.9 mph, gone! First ball...North does the trick and Salman Butt is distraught. The ball drifted down the leg side, Butt went to work it through the leg side and overbalanced out of his crease. Paine was very swift to take off the bails and the batsman can hardly drag himself off. The third umpire wasn't even asked for 186/3
63.3 to Umar Akmal, 55.2 mph, gone! Would you believe it. North the destroyer. There was some extra bounce outside off as Umar tried to cut and it took a top edge to Clarke at slip. What a blow for Pakistan. 216/4
67.1 to Umar Amin, 53.9 mph, gone! North picks up another one, arrowing the ball in towards middle and leg to take the inside edge of Amin's bat. The ball ricocheted off the bat/pad and flew very quickly to Katich at short leg, who held onto a brilliant reflex catch. Clinical stuff from Australia, and Pakistan are sliding now 227/5
67.5 to Shahid Afridi, 47.6 mph, that's just frustrating. Afridi tries to heave the ball into the grandstand with a slog sweep, but hits it very high but not very far. Hussey sets himself underneath the swirling chance, holding on to a good catch. Pakistan are crumbling now. 229/6
87.4 to Mohammad Amir, 46.4 mph, gone now! And North gets a five-wicket haul as Aamer slog-sweeps this from outside off straight down the throat of the man placed exactly for that at deep midwicket. He couldn't have picked him out any better. 285/8
91.1 to Danish Kaneria, 42.1 mph, and that's it! Australia have won. Tossed up outside off and it's tamely driven to short cover. North ends with an incredible six-wicket haul 289/10

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to field
Series - Australia led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debuts - TD Paine and SPD Smith (Australia); Azhar Ali and Umar Amin (Pakistan)
Players of the match - SM Katich (Australia) and Salman Butt (Pakistan)
Umpires - IJ Gould and RE Koertzen (South Africa)
TV umpire - Ahsan Raza (Pakistan)
Match referee - BC Broad
Reserve umpire - Nadeem Ghauri (Pakistan)
Close of play
  • Tue, 13 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 229/9 (MEK Hussey 39*, DE Bollinger 0*, 70 ov)
  • Wed, 14 Jul - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 100/4 (SM Katich 49*, MG Johnson 2*, 29.3 ov)
  • Thu, 15 Jul - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 114/1 (Salman Butt 58*, Azhar Ali 28*, 37 ov)
  • Fri, 16 Jul - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 289 (91.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Lunch: Australia - 36/1 in 13.0 overs (SM Katich 11, RT Ponting 14)
    • Bad Light: Australia - 43/1 in 15.0 overs (SM Katich 12, RT Ponting 20)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 16.3 overs (100 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Australia - 96/2 in 26.0 overs (SM Katich 27, MJ Clarke 26)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 27.1 overs (165 balls), Extras 14
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (SM Katich 18, MJ Clarke 26, Ex 6)
    • SM Katich: 50 off 117 balls (5 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 39.1 overs (240 balls), Extras 17
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 137 balls (SM Katich 47, MJ Clarke 44, Ex 9)
    • Tea: Australia - 171/3 in 43.0 overs (SM Katich 77)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 57.4 overs (352 balls), Extras 18
    • Drinks: Australia - 205/5 in 58.0 overs (MEK Hussey 23, TD Paine 7)
    • Bad Light: Australia - 229/9 in 70.0 overs (MEK Hussey 39, DE Bollinger 0)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 229/9 in 70.0 overs (MEK Hussey 39, DE Bollinger 0)
    • MEK Hussey: 50 off 86 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 74.4 overs (458 balls), Extras 22
    • Innings Break: Australia - 253/10 in 76.5 overs (MEK Hussey 56)
    • Pakistan 1st innings
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 49/2 in 18.0 overs (Salman Butt 26, Umar Amin 0)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 18.1 overs (110 balls), Extras 3
    • Bad Light: Pakistan - 54/2 in 19.0 overs (Salman Butt 30, Umar Amin 1)
    • Salman Butt: 50 off 78 balls (10 x 4)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 29.6 overs (181 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 117/6 in 31.0 overs (Salman Butt 57)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 141/9 in 39.0 overs (Danish Kaneria 11, Mohammad Asif 0)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 148/9 in 39.5 overs (Danish Kaneria 14, Mohammad Asif 4)
    • Innings Break: Pakistan - 148/10 in 40.5 overs (Mohammad Asif 4)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 13.4 overs (85 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (SR Watson 24, SM Katich 22, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 52/0 in 15.0 overs (SR Watson 26, SM Katich 22)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 27.6 overs (173 balls), Extras 6
    • Bad Light: Australia - 100/4 in 29.3 overs (SM Katich 49, MG Johnson 2)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 100/4 in 29.3 overs (SM Katich 49, MG Johnson 2)
    • SM Katich: 50 off 96 balls (9 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (SM Katich 15, MG Johnson 30, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: Australia - 149/5 in 43.0 overs (SM Katich 64)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 43.5 overs (270 balls), Extras 12
    • Rain: Australia - 167/5 in 48.0 overs (SM Katich 75, MJ North 7)
    • Lunch: Australia - 188/5 in 54.0 overs (SM Katich 83, MJ North 20)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 58.2 overs (359 balls), Extras 14
    • Drinks: Australia - 236/8 in 69.0 overs (TD Paine 27, BW Hilfenhaus 4)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 72.2 overs (444 balls), Extras 18
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 83 balls (TD Paine 32, BW Hilfenhaus 13, Ex 5)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 282/9 after 80.1 overs (BW Hilfenhaus 28, DE Bollinger 0)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 83.6 overs (515 balls), Extras 22
    • BW Hilfenhaus: 50 off 81 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 10th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (BW Hilfenhaus 28, DE Bollinger 19, Ex 3)
    • Tea: Australia - 334/10 in 91.0 overs (BW Hilfenhaus 56)
    • Pakistan 2nd innings
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 14.6 overs (91 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (Imran Farhat 24, Salman Butt 25, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 68/1 in 19.0 overs (Salman Butt 32, Azhar Ali 11)
    • Salman Butt: 50 off 86 balls (9 x 4)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 29.5 overs (180 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 88 balls (Salman Butt 26, Azhar Ali 23, Ex 2)
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 114/1 in 37.0 overs (Salman Butt 58, Azhar Ali 28)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 44.3 overs (269 balls), Extras 4
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 177 balls (Salman Butt 57, Azhar Ali 41, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 164/2 in 51.0 overs (Salman Butt 91, Umar Amin 3)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 169/2 in 53.0 overs (Salman Butt 92, Umar Amin 7)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 58.2 overs (352 balls), Extras 5
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 216/4 in 63.3 overs (Umar Amin 31)
    • Pakistan: 250 runs in 76.2 overs (460 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 259/6 in 81.0 overs (Kamran Akmal 25, Mohammad Aamer 14)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 98 balls (Kamran Akmal 33, Mohammad Amir 17, Ex 0)
 
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