Australia tour of England and Ireland, 2nd Test: Australia v Pakistan at Leeds, Jul 21-24, 2010
Pakistan won by 3 wickets
Played at Headingley, Leeds (neutral venue)
21,22,23,24 July 2010 (5-day match)
  • Overs 0-50

Morning everyone...Rudi starts a Test for the last time with a wave of his hand. Mohammad Aamer with the new ball

Right, time to hand over to Andrew McGlashan for the opening gambit of the day.

10.27am A couple of minutes until the start. "I think Australia made a wise decision by batting first," says Yasser Ahsan. "They know that Pakistan's strength is bowling so they don't want to test it in last innings and they would have a chance even if Pakistan need 150 runs in last two days....So I think Salman Butt should correct himself by admitting that its not a good to lose a toss..."

10.25am Brydon Coverdale, our man in the north this week, is on crowd hunt: "Only a few hundred people in the ground at the moment - but I can still here a couple of bloody vuvuzelas."

That's a major disappointment for Yorkshire, who had high hopes of attracting the local Pakistani population. It's only eight quid for kids you know. For a slice of history, entertainment and education in the ways of proper cricket, that's a bargain. Drag the whole family down there at once!

10.20am There's one notable farewell already underway at Galle, where Murali is holding sway. And there is another happening this week in Leeds, where Rudi Koertzen bows out after 108 Tests as an umpire. That puts him second in the all-time list, behind Steve Bucknor, on 128.

10.15am The new media centre at Headingley is up and running, and an impressive sight it is too, even if the view it gives of the crumbling old Football Stand reinforces the feeling that this ground is an escapee from the 1970s. Still, one step at a time...

10.10am There was an utter downpour overnight in Leeds - two-and-a-half inches worth, apparently. The pitch is holding up despite that, but there are sizeable cracks on the wicket already, which doubtless played a part on Ponting's decision at the toss. Runs on the board could be invaluable as the game progresses, and the pitch deteriorates.

10.05am Waqar Younis, Pakistan's coach, has cast their post-Lord's problems in a phlegmatic light, as well he might. Chaos and controversy are never far away for this team, but they still have the wherewithal to put up a good fight - especially if Asif and Aamer hit their lengths this morning ...

Funnily enough, we discussed that pair in the Switch Hit podcast yesterday. Have a listen if you've nothing better to do ... Or, indeed, if you do have something better to do, but your ears are going spare.

10am Australia have won the toss and will bat. It's an overcast day, but Ricky Ponting is content to take first use of a firm looking wicket. "Sometimes it's a good toss to lose," says Pakistan's new captain, Salman Butt.

Australia have named an unchanged side from the one that won by 150 runs at Lord's.

Australia 1 Shane Watson, 2 Simon Katich, 3 Ricky Ponting, 4 Michael Clarke, 5 Mike Hussey, 6 Marcus North, 7 Tim Paine (wk), 8 Mitchell Johnson, 9 Steve Smith, 10 Ben Hilfenhaus, 11 Doug Bollinger.

9.55am Good morning cricket people, and welcome to Cricinfo's live ball-by-ball coverage of the second Test between Pakistan and Australia at Headingley. I'm Andrew Miller, and I'll be joined by Andrew McGlashan and Liam Brickhill during the course of the day.

Five minutes until the toss, and the weather is clear and dry in Leeds, and the early news is that Pakistan have named their team. As expected, Shoaib Malik comes in for the ex-skipper Shahid Afridi, but there's no place for the offspinner Saeed Ajmal, as Danish Kaneria keeps his place.

Pakistan 1 Salman Butt (capt), 2 Imran Farhat, 3 Azhar Ali, 4 Umar Akmal, 5 Umar Amin, 6 Shoaib Malik, 7 Kamran Akmal (wk), 8 Mohammad Aamer, 9 Umar Gul, 10 Danish Kaneria, 11 Mohammad Asif

For the Australians, our spotter on the ground, Brydon Coverdale, has seen Ben Hilfenhaus marking out his run-up, so he is likely to be fit after his shoulder problem.

0.1

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, wide outside off, going across Watson and left alone

0.2

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, even wider this time and he's lucky not to be called

0.3

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, that's much better, a beauty from Aamer which bends back from outside off and almost takes the woodwork as Watson shoulders arms

0.4

Mohammad Amir to Watson, 1 run, on the the stumps this time and worked past short leg to get Watson and Australia up and running

0.5

Mohammad Amir to Katich, no run, good line on off stump, Katich gets his shuffle out straight away as he moves across the stumps and defends to the off side

0.6

Mohammad Amir to Katich, 1 run, uses his wrists and works this down to long leg so both batsmen are away

End of over 1 (2 runs) Australia 2/0

    • SM Katich 1 (2b)
    • SR Watson 1 (4b)
    • Mohammad Amir 1-0-2-0

Mohammad Asif should be a handful here. He was superb at Lord's...

1.1

Mohammad Asif to Katich, no run, a loosener outside off, not much sign of swing there as it's left alone by Katich

Ah, here we go, our first delay due to sightscreen issues. In fact, it looks like somebody has decide to park behind the bowler's arm. Please move, thank you

1.2

Mohammad Asif to Katich, (no ball) 2 runs, full outside off, it's a no-ball, and Katich digs it out down the ground. Mid-off is fairly wide

1.2

Mohammad Asif to Katich, 1 leg bye, takes the thigh pad backward of square on the leg side...Pakistan still seem keen to target the leg-stump to Katich

1.3

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, on middle stump, Watson plays slightly around his front pad as he defends to mid-on

1.4

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, full outside off, not much movement yet for Asif and Watson happily watches this sail through

1.5

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, takes a stride across his crease and defends to midwicket...it's obvious to say, but he really doesn't want to miss those. He's right in front of all three.

1.6

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, solidly defended to mid-on...a fairly gentle start from Asif

End of over 2 (4 runs) Australia 6/0

    • SR Watson 1 (8b)
    • SM Katich 3 (5b)
    • Mohammad Asif 1-0-3-0
    • Mohammad Amir 1-0-2-0
2.1

Mohammad Amir to Katich, FOUR, nicely played, very full on the stumps and Katich whips it away through midwicket and despite all the rain it scoots over the outfield...Katich will play that shot all day

2.2

Mohammad Amir to Katich, no run, dragged down wide outside and it swings away further...he couldn't have hit that if he tried

2.3

Mohammad Amir to Katich, no run, that's more like it, a cracker outside off that draws Katich into a loose drive and the ball zips away past the outside edge. Good carry to Akmal and no footwork from Katich

2.4

Mohammad Amir to Katich, no run, a touch wide and it allows Katich the freedom to leave it alone

2.5

Mohammad Amir to Katich, no run, he's off fishing today...he didn't need to play at that but had a flat-footed waft outside off and he was lucky not to edge it to the keeper

Katich needs to refocus here

2.6

Mohammad Amir to Katich, no run, can't draw a shot to end the over and Katich berates himself as he leaves this one alone

End of over 3 (4 runs) Australia 10/0

    • SM Katich 7 (11b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 1 (8b)
    • Mohammad Amir 2-0-6-0
    • Mohammad Asif 1-0-3-0
3.1

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, big appeal from Asif but this is too high as it nips back into Watson and takes him above the flap of the pad...missing the stumps by about a foot

3.2

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, full on off stump and brings a drive from Watson which is well-fielded at point by Pakistan's new (latest) captain

3.3

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, oh, well bowled, beats Watson as he comes forward and Asif appeals because he heard something but it was bat hitting pad...lovely shape on that ball, though

3.4

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, on off stump and this time Watson locates the middle as he defends to mid-off

3.5

Mohammad Asif to Watson, FOUR, takes the edge, but Watson played it with soft hands and it finds the gap between third slip and gully down to third man

3.6

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, pulled wider this time and Watson lets it go through

The crowd at the moment is barely more than you'd get on a decent County Championship day

End of over 4 (4 runs) Australia 14/0

    • SR Watson 5 (14b 1x4)
    • SM Katich 7 (11b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Asif 2-0-7-0
    • Mohammad Amir 2-0-6-0
4.1

Mohammad Amir to Katich, no run, that's a cracker outside off, lifts past the edge as Katich tries to draw the bat inside the line but he was clearly beaten

4.2

Mohammad Amir to Katich, no run, too wide and left alone

4.3

Mohammad Amir to Katich, no run, full outside off, Katich pushes on the move into the covers

4.4

Mohammad Amir to Katich, no run, that's a decent line even though Katich left it alone...drew him across the crease and it's better than being on his pads

4.5

Mohammad Amir to Katich, FOUR, full outside off and a hint of swing finds a thick outside edge as Katich drives...flies in the air behind square on the off side and picks another gap

Time for another slip or gully

4.6

Mohammad Amir to Katich, 1 run, back of a length at the body and Katich works it into the huge vacant areas on the leg side

End of over 5 (5 runs) Australia 19/0

    • SM Katich 12 (17b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 5 (14b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Amir 3-0-11-0
    • Mohammad Asif 2-0-7-0
5.1

Mohammad Asif to Katich, no run, outside off and a well-judged leave...decent carry to Akmal

5.2

Mohammad Asif to Katich, no run, starts too straight and swings down the leg side...poor line

5.3

Mohammad Asif to Katich, 1 run, back on off stump and Katich comfortably works it into the leg side wide of mid-on

5.4

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, adjusts to the right hander, but too much so as it's well wide of off stump and Watson leave alone

Asif and Aamer haven't been anywhere near as impressive as they were at Lord's

5.5

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, makes him defend on middle and off into the on side

5.6

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, a beauty! on off stump and shapes away late past the outside edge...Pakistan need a few more of those

End of over 6 (1 run) Australia 20/0

    • SR Watson 5 (17b 1x4)
    • SM Katich 13 (20b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Asif 3-0-8-0
    • Mohammad Amir 3-0-11-0
6.1

Mohammad Amir to Katich, OUT, gone! A breakthrough for Pakistan and Katich plays for shuffling across the crease as he's caught on off stump with the ball angling towards middle and leg. A strength can often be a weakness and he'll always been danger if he misses the ball - he should have gone like that early at Lord's. Rudi raises his slow finger to send him on the way

SM Katich lbw b Mohammad Amir 13 (27m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.90

A very timely strike for Pakistan who had looked a little flat this morning and it was the perfect full length from Aamer

Ricky Ponting is the new man

6.2

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, starts with a typical front-foot lunge and there's a big appeal from Aaamer as this straightens and takes the pad...would have gone just over the middle stump

6.3

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, outside off, hint of shape back to the right hander as he leaves alone

6.4

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, pushed across outside off and left alone

6.5

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, he needs the ball to swing back from that line outside off, but when it goes straight it's a comfortable leave

Silly point comes into place

6.6

Mohammad Amir to Ponting, no run, drags the length back a little and Ponting raises the bat high out of the line

"Ticketing system in England is rubbish," says Mirza United. "I wanted to go to this Leeds match, but then decided not to go because of expensive ticket prices- it was around 40-50 pounds. Considering the fact that it's the middle of the week and people will have to take the day off and travel to see the match, ECB should keep the ticket prices down especially for the week days to encourage more ppl to come in! I would have gone had the ticket been around a tenner!" Very fair point, I reckon.

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Australia 20/1

    • RT Ponting 0 (5b)
    • SR Watson 5 (17b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Amir 4-1-11-1
    • Mohammad Asif 3-0-8-0
7.1

Mohammad Asif to Watson, no run, too wide outside off and left alone

7.2

Mohammad Asif to Watson, OUT, gone! Another falls. Game on. Asif gets his line and length right, full on off stump with a hint of shape back in, Watson misses his drive and is caught right in front. Ian Gould quickly raises the finger, but Watson isn't happy and takes a while to leave

SR Watson lbw b Mohammad Asif 5 (34m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.31

Michael Clarke in at No.4 with Australia wobbling

7.3

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, swing outside off but started too wide and it's an easy leave

Replays show Watson's lbw was as out as you'll see...bat was nowhere near it

7.4

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, another appeal from Asif as this one nips back at Clarke and takes him high on the pads...there's also an inside edge involved, but things are starting to happen

7.5

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, 3 runs, that's the place, full on off stump and Clarke gets a thick inside edge through the leg side as goes to drive

Very straight, short mid-off in place

7.6

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, another great nut outside off, moves away late from Ponting who is caught on the crease and he's well beaten

End of over 8 (3 runs) Australia 23/2

    • RT Ponting 0 (6b)
    • MJ Clarke 3 (3b)
    • Mohammad Asif 4-0-11-1
    • Mohammad Amir 4-1-11-1

Some field adjustments as short leg comes in...he's quite deep. There's also a short midwicket

8.1

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, on middle and defended down to mid-off

8.2

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, good line going across Clarke...it's a good leave because it wasn't far from off stump and Aamer can bring the ball back at the right handers

8.3

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, good bowling...Clarke shoulders arms again and is taken high on the back leg as this one jags back off the seam

8.4

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, this is really impressive from Aamer, tight on off stump and Clarke is having to watch the ball like a hawk to know what to leave...he makes a good call here to shoulder arms

8.5

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, a little wider and it's an easier one to judge for Clarke

8.6

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, big appeal, it looks close as Clarke plays forward but Rudi quickly shakes his head. Was there an edge? Replays suggests not and Clarke is a lucky man to survive. Very lucky

End of over 9 (maiden) Australia 23/2

    • MJ Clarke 3 (9b)
    • RT Ponting 0 (6b)
    • Mohammad Amir 5-2-11-1
    • Mohammad Asif 4-0-11-1
9.1

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, wow, what a cracking delivery as Ponting is beaten as he plays forward on the walk...this is a real test for Australia

9.2

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 run, loses his line a fraction and drifts towards leg stump which allows Ponting to open his account with a nudge through midwicket

9.3

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, beaten again! More late swing and this scoots past the edge as Clarke plays forward trying to drive

After shaking off the early rust, Asif and Aamer now look unplayable

9.4

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, wider outside off and left alone

9.5

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, that's just too good for anyone...on a good length and moves late off the seam to beat the outside. Clarke would have been in the form of his life to nick that

9.6

Mohammad Asif to Clarke, no run, full on off stump, drives off the thick outside half of the bat to point

A superb over from Asif

End of over 10 (1 run) Australia 24/2

    • MJ Clarke 3 (13b)
    • RT Ponting 1 (8b)
    • Mohammad Asif 5-0-12-1
    • Mohammad Amir 5-2-11-1

Right, time for the first change of bowling as Umar Gul comes into the attack. He has to get the length right

Mark has an explanation for Mirza, re: ticket prices: "The ECB can't afford to put prices lower. If you add the capacities of the 5 biggest English grounds together (Lord's, Oval, Old Trafford, Edgbaston, Headingley) they add up to only a bit more than the MCG. If they increase the capacities of the grounds, then they could afford to lower prices. I wouldn't hold your breath."

10.1

Umar Gul to Ponting, no run, good start outside off as this one shapes back into Ponting who defends to the off side

10.2

Umar Gul to Ponting, 3 runs, that's a waste on this surface, dropped in short and Ponting pulls it over midwicket but not with quite enough power to reach the boundary

Ponting has had problems against the short ball, but not slow half-trackers like that from Gul

Just two slips in place...very odd

10.3

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, plenty of movement, back of a length and jags into Clarke who is taken high on the leg

10.4

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, outside off and shapes away this time as Clarke leaves

10.5

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, good ball on middle and off, that seemed to stay down a little as Clarke defended from the crease

10.6

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, outside off and left alone

Shakir was impressed by Aamer and Asif's opening spells: "Have the 2 W's (Wasim/Waqar) finally been replaced by the 2 A's?"

End of over 11 (3 runs) Australia 27/2

    • MJ Clarke 3 (17b)
    • RT Ponting 4 (10b)
    • Umar Gul 1-0-3-0
    • Mohammad Asif 5-0-12-1
11.1

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, good line outside off, shapes away from Ponting as he lets it go

11.2

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, that's a good, full length which brings a drive from Ponting...it went quickly to mid-off, but the bowler shouldn't mind him playing that shot in these conditions

11.3

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, too short and wide this time and it's easy to leave alone

The price debate rages on. "The WACA, on the otherhand, has a capacity roughly comparable to Lords, and you can get great seats in the Ashes next summer for AUD$50 (25 quid). Which is better, 500 people at 100 quid each or 5000 people at 25 quid each?" asks Steve

11.4

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, well wide this time, Asif just trying to force it a little and it swings through to Akmal

11.5

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, full on off stump, Ponting plays across the ball a fraction as he drives to mid-off

11.6

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, defends square on the off side

End of over 12 (maiden) Australia 27/2

    • RT Ponting 4 (16b)
    • MJ Clarke 3 (17b)
    • Mohammad Asif 6-1-12-1
    • Umar Gul 1-0-3-0
12.1

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, that's an awful shot from Clarke, a flat-footed whoosh (it's a technical term) outside off and he's fortunate not to edge it

12.2

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, another loose shot, this time as he tries to cut but without any conviction and he needs tighten up here

12.3

Umar Gul to Clarke, OUT, gone! Australia all over the shop as Clarke is cleaned up. Was the perfect full length and he drove all around it having played two wild shots previously. Gul has pitched the ball up and got rewards

MJ Clarke b Umar Gul 3 (23m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.00

Well, that's Pakistan's hour without a doubt. Australia have lost 3 for 7 in six overs and have some major rebuilding to do. Good toss to win, Ricky?

Here's the man for a crisis, Michael Hussey...three slips and a short leg in place

12.4

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, good line outside off and well left

"Scheduling is more of an issue to me than pricing," writes Old Man Mick. "The scheduling seems designed to avoid weekends. What's that all about? PS. Hold on Aussies I want to see some cricket on Saturday."

12.5

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, back of a length outside off and Hussey doesn't play again

12.6

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, on leg stump, takes the pad backward of square and short leg cuts off the single

Right, after that fascinating first hour it's over to Liam Brickhill who will guide you jolly folks through to lunch

End of over 13 (wicket maiden) Australia 27/3

    • MEK Hussey 0 (3b)
    • RT Ponting 4 (16b)
    • Umar Gul 2-1-3-1
    • Mohammad Asif 6-1-12-1

Thanks Gnasher. It's been a riveting few overs after a quiet start first thing.

13.1

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, what a ball! Unplayable. It landed on a length on off stump and jagged away off the seam sharply. Ponting is well beaten shaping to play the ball to leg on the walk. A belated appeal, but more for the quality of the delivery as he missed it completely!

13.2

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, this shapes away as well, but is pitched well wide of off and Ponting is quite happy to leave alone

13.3

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 2 runs, Ponting is squared up again! This is turning out to be a great spell from Asif, who pushes the ball fuller and closer to off stump and gets the batsman into a bit of a tangle driving. Some sloppy fielding in the covers allows them back for two

13.4

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, no run, Ponting lunges forward to defend another full ball to cover

13.5

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, OUT, gone! Again Ponting thrusts the left leg forward and swishes across the pad at a ball nipping back in to him. He's struck infront of middle and leg, huge appeal from bowler and fielders and that's out! A remarkable exhibition of the control of seam and swing from Asif, and Australia are in all sorts of trouble now

RT Ponting lbw b Mohammad Asif 6 (40m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

13.6

Mohammad Asif to North, no run, full on off stump, shaping back in to North who tucks the ball neatly to mid-on

End of over 14 (2 runs) Australia 29/4

    • MJ North 0 (1b)
    • MEK Hussey 0 (3b)
    • Mohammad Asif 7-1-14-2
    • Umar Gul 2-1-3-1
14.1

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, on a length and pushed across Hussey, who can leave the ball easily on the angle

14.2

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, Gul gets this one to come back in a touch after pitching, but it lands wide of off and Hussey leaves once again. The length also took the ball well over the stumps

14.3

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, sharp movement off the seam away from the left-hander, but not straight enough from Gul and again Hussey shoulders arms

14.4

Umar Gul to Hussey, 4 leg byes, now that's too straight, Gul spears one down on a leg stump line and the ball rebounds off Hussey's thigh pad and down to the fine leg boundary

14.5

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, left on length by Hussey, and he's worn this one on the thigh as the ball seamed back in to him after pitching

Pakistani seamers have previous when it comes to running riot at Headingley. Although, on this memorable occasion, they left it a bit late ...

14.6

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, much better line and length to finish the over. Gul pushes one full and straight and Hussey defends back down the track

End of over 15 (4 runs, maiden) Australia 33/4

    • MEK Hussey 0 (9b)
    • MJ North 0 (1b)
    • Umar Gul 3-2-3-1
    • Mohammad Asif 7-1-14-2
15.1

Mohammad Asif to North, no run, beaten driving airily outside off! Asif floated one temptingly full and wide of off and North just swished at it.

15.2

Mohammad Asif to North, 1 run, full again, but straight this time and North clips to midwicket to get off the mark

15.3

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, 1 run, good running from the batsmen as Hussey punches the ball defensively into the gap at cover and calls immediately for a quick single

15.4

Mohammad Asif to North, 1 leg bye, huge appeal for lbw! Asif bends one back into the batsman's pads, but that's actually moved too much and also would've bounced over leg stump. Not given, and that's a good decision

15.5

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, no run, testing stuff from Asif, who lands the ball on a length on off stump and extracts life from the pitch to have Hussey defending hurriedly

15.6

Mohammad Asif to Hussey, FOUR, Asif pitches the ball right up and finds decent movement through the air, but the swing takes the ball towards leg stump and Hussey flicks the half-volley infront of square on the leg side

End of over 16 (7 runs) Australia 40/4

    • MEK Hussey 5 (12b 1x4)
    • MJ North 1 (4b)
    • Mohammad Asif 8-1-20-2
    • Umar Gul 3-2-3-1
16.1

Umar Gul to North, no run, full and pitching outside off stump, North leaves extravagantly

16.2

Umar Gul to North, no run, great ball! Gul pulls the line back towards off stump, landing the ball in the channel and finding some movement away to beat North's tentative prod

16.3

Umar Gul to North, no run, on a length again, but just wide enough for North to leave alone once again

16.4

Umar Gul to North, 1 run, Gul goes full, not quite the yorker but North jammed the bat down to make sure he kept it out. The ball squirted off the inside edge and down to fine leg, but no major alarm

16.5

Umar Gul to Hussey, OUT, Hussey goes! Gul strikes! He fired the ball full and straight, snaking it back into the batsman to strike him on the pad. Rudi's slow finger of death begins to rise, and Hussey's got to go. He's unlucky there, replays suggest the ball may have missed leg stump. But look at this, Australia are 41 for 5!

MEK Hussey lbw b Umar Gul 5 (24m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

16.6

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, full, just outside off and Paine presses forward to defend his first ball

Paine will really need to apply himself here, the seamers are running riot in ideal conditions

End of over 17 (1 run) Australia 41/5

    • TD Paine 0 (1b)
    • MJ North 2 (8b)
    • Umar Gul 4-2-4-2
    • Mohammad Asif 8-1-20-2

Asif continues, this will be his ninth over on the trot

17.1

Mohammad Asif to North, no run, full, wobbling away and North raises his bat up and out of the way to leave

17.2

Mohammad Asif to North, no run, oofh, testing ball from Asif. Full and straight, shaping back in this time, and North plays across the front pad as he tucks to leg. If he misses that, he's plumb

17.3

Mohammad Asif to North, FOUR, that's a much better way to play the full, straight swinging delivery. North drives straight instead of trying to work to leg and times the shot perfectly to pick up four runs past the bowler

17.4

Mohammad Asif to North, 1 run, slipping down towards leg stump, North nudges to short fine leg

17.5

Mohammad Asif to Paine, no run, full, but wide of off stump and swinging further away. Paine is quite happy to leave

17.6

Mohammad Asif to Paine, FOUR, played with soft hands by Paine. The ball was hooping away once again, but this time landed on off stump as he pushed forward to defend. It struck the outer half of the bat, but he managed to angle it down and play with soft hands to work the ball through gully

End of over 18 (9 runs) Australia 50/5

    • TD Paine 4 (3b 1x4)
    • MJ North 7 (12b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Asif 9-1-29-2
    • Umar Gul 4-2-4-2
18.1

Umar Gul to North, no run, back-of-a-length on off stump, North stands tall and pushes defensively towards point

18.2

Umar Gul to North, no run, much fuller this time, but right on that off stump line again and this time North is drawn forward in defence

18.3

Umar Gul to North, no run, pushed slightly wider, North raises the bat high out of the way to leave

18.4

Umar Gul to North, no run, full on middle and off, North drives to the on side but not all that convincingly. The ball takes the inner half of the bat and rolls to midwicket

18.5

Umar Gul to North, 2 runs, full and swinging, but that's slipped out as a leg-stump half-volley and is easily flicked down to fine leg

18.6

Umar Gul to North, no run, what a leave! That's very brave indeed from North, who raises his bat to leave and must have had his heart in his mouth as the ball nipped just over middle and off. I think we can put that down to a misjudgement as the ball was quite full and straight...

End of over 19 (2 runs) Australia 52/5

    • MJ North 9 (18b 1x4)
    • TD Paine 4 (3b 1x4)
    • Umar Gul 5-2-6-2
    • Mohammad Asif 9-1-29-2

Change in the attack, Asif has a rest and he's replaced by Mohammad Aamer

19.1

Mohammad Amir to Paine, no run, good start, landing the ball just short of a good length and he finds some movement through the air and off the pitch straight away as Paine nudges awkwardly to leg

19.2

Mohammad Amir to Paine, no run, well, this is going to be a real test for Paine. Aamer again finds considerable swing back in to the right-hander through the air to strike him on the pad as he tries to flick through leg.

And after a short consultation with new captain Salman Butt, a short leg comes in to position

19.3

Mohammad Amir to Paine, no run, full and straight, this one doesn't swing nearly as much and is defended back down the track

19.4

Mohammad Amir to Paine, no run, some wobble back in on this one, but Paine is very watchful and pushes defensively to leg

19.5

Mohammad Amir to Paine, no run, appeal from Aamer! But that was more inspired by the quality of the ball than the legitimacy of the lbw shout. Perfect seam position from the bowler and he gets the ball to curve in sharply, but it strikes Paine high on the front pad and was also heading down the leg side

19.6

Mohammad Amir to Paine, no run, and there's the variation, as Aamer gets one to go straight on after pitching. But Paine survives, getting back and across and dropping the ball defensively towards gully

End of over 20 (maiden) Australia 52/5

    • TD Paine 4 (9b 1x4)
    • MJ North 9 (18b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Amir 6-3-11-1
    • Umar Gul 5-2-6-2

Now, this is interesting. Umar Gul is being replaced at the other end by... Umar Amin?

20.1

Umar Amin to North, no run, well he's definitely bowling nothing more than medium pace here, but he finds some movement through the air first ball. North watches the ball closely as he leaves alone

20.2

Umar Amin to North, 1 run, short and wide outside off, North cracks a cut out to deep cover point

20.3

Umar Amin to Paine, 1 run, gently floated up on leg stump, Paine nudges it round the corner to fine leg

Not too sure about this change, Amin is finding plenty of inswing but it's at a very gentle pace

20.4

Umar Amin to North, no run, full on off stump, North defends back down the track

20.5

Umar Amin to North, no run, pushed full and very wide of off stump, North throws the bat into a drive and is beaten on the outside edge. Loose shot there, rather than great bowling!

20.6

Umar Amin to North, 1 run, Amin pulls the length back on off stump and North chops to point

End of over 21 (3 runs) Australia 55/5

    • MJ North 11 (23b 1x4)
    • TD Paine 5 (10b 1x4)
    • Umar Amin 1-0-3-0
    • Mohammad Amir 6-3-11-1
21.1

Mohammad Amir to North, no run, Aamer is a different proposition altogether to Amin's medium-pace, as he finds a perfect length on off stump and has North defending awkwardly and only half-forward

21.2

Mohammad Amir to North, no run, swerving away through the air this time, the ball swings appreciably to beat North's tentative crease-bound prod

21.3

Mohammad Amir to North, no run, more movement away, but this time it's pitched well wide of off and North leaves

21.4

Mohammad Amir to North, no run, tempting full ball outside off, and North is drawn forward into the drive, only to be easily beaten on the outside edge. Great bowling

21.5

Mohammad Amir to North, 1 run, edgy looking drive from North, the ball rolls to point where the Butt fumbles and the batsmen seize the opportunity for a quick single. That was a very tight run actually, Butt's throw may well have caught North short if it had been on target

21.6

Mohammad Amir to Paine, no run, full and moving away from the right-hander off the seam, Paine defends watchfully back down the track

End of over 22 (1 run) Australia 56/5

    • TD Paine 5 (11b 1x4)
    • MJ North 12 (28b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Amir 7-3-12-1
    • Umar Amin 1-0-3-0
22.1

Umar Amin to North, FOUR, short and wide outside off, a real gift to North and he accepts it gleefully, scything a cut through backward point for a pressure-relieving boundary

22.2

Umar Amin to North, no run, much fuller on off stump, North presses forward to defend

22.3

Umar Amin to North, no run, full again and well wide of off stump, North taps to cover

22.4

Umar Amin to North, no run, on a length, outside off and North pulls the bat out of the way to leave

22.5

Umar Amin to North, OUT, Amin strikes! North falls! Kamran holds a catch! Amin picks up his first Test wicket as he lands one on a length around off stump. North could have left that, but he pushed forward in defence and had to reach for the ball. A healthy edge, and Kamran takes a good catch diving to his left. North is utterly disconsolate as he trudges off. Kamran and Amin are over the moon!

MJ North c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Amin 16 (44m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.48

22.6

Umar Amin to Smith, no run, and he follows that up by spearing the ball well down the leg side! Again some smart work from Kamran behind the stumps, who had to change direction and leap across to leg to make a tumbling save there

End of over 23 (4 runs) Australia 60/6

    • SPD Smith 0 (1b)
    • TD Paine 5 (11b 1x4)
    • Umar Amin 2-0-7-1
    • Mohammad Amir 7-3-12-1
23.1

Mohammad Amir to Paine, 2 runs, hooping back in to the right-hander, who watches the ball very carefully and flicks down to fine leg

23.2

Mohammad Amir to Paine, no run, brave leave! And a great delivery too, as Aamer lands one just short of a length and finds massive movement back in to the right-hander. That shot over the top of middle

23.3

Mohammad Amir to Paine, 1 run, more swing from Aamer, this time he sends the ball down much fuller and has Paine nervously nudging through midwicket

23.4

Mohammad Amir to Smith, no run, Smith in trouble first ball! Aamer is finding really sharp movement back in here, and Smith is saved by an inside edge as the ball cannons into his back pad. What a spell. That could have had him bowled or lbw, if not for that thin edge

23.5

Mohammad Amir to Smith, no run, slippery yorker! Well dug out by Smith

"With North gone, looks like Australia is going down South!!" giggles Prasanth. As well he might.

23.6

Mohammad Amir to Smith, 1 run, solid defensive push to cover, and Smith calls Paine through to get off the mark with a scrambled single

The umpire just had a quick work with Aamer at the end of the over, there had been words between the bowler and Paine and he was just trying to keep the situation calm

End of over 24 (4 runs) Australia 64/6

    • SPD Smith 1 (4b)
    • TD Paine 8 (14b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Amir 8-3-16-1
    • Umar Amin 2-0-7-1

This could be the last over before lunch, and it's going to be bowled by Danish Kaneria. Two slips, short leg and a silly mid-off are close in

24.1

Danish Kaneria to Smith, FOUR, well, that's interesting! Smith bends down into a premeditated sweep to smash the ball through square leg!

24.2

Danish Kaneria to Smith, FOUR, Smith is fighting back here, and you wouldn't think this is the last over before lunch! This time he skips down the track and whips wristily through mid-on

24.3

Danish Kaneria to Smith, 1 run, just a touch too short, and Smith taps towards mid-on, who was deep after that last shot

24.4

Danish Kaneria to Paine, no run, a touch of turn for Kaneria, and Paine stretches forward to smother it into the leg side

24.5

Danish Kaneria to Paine, no run, that has turned quite sharply! Kaneria floats the ball up much fuller, Paine lunges forward to defend but is beaten by the turn

24.6

Danish Kaneria to Paine, no run, full and nudged to leg in defence

The peerless Andy Zaltzman has been playing with Statsguru again, and has this to say: "Gents. A stat for you. That is the first time this millennium that Australia's top six have all been out for under 20. The last such occasion was 156 baggy green Tests ago, on the dreamy, mirage-like first day of the 1997 Ashes." I remember that day well. I was on my gap year, in a deserted sports cafe in Bulawayo, which was a suitably surreal venue for such an occasion.

Exciting news if you're a Pakistani fan in the Leeds area. Yorkshire have just announced that tickets will be half-price after the tea interval, and available at the Kirkstall Lane End turnstiles. Also, tickets for day two are on sale in St Michael's Lane from 2pm onwards, prices starting at £30.

That's lunch on a very exciting first morning at Headingley, and it's all a bit reminiscent of Australia's barnstorming start to last year's Ashes Test against England on this ground. At lunch in that match, England were ... 72 for 6!.

Pakistan's seam attack has demolished the Australian batting line-up in very helpful conditions. Australia's hopes for a decent first-innings total now rest on Paine and Smith, who are both only in their second Tests. And what's more, the pitch hasn't just helped the seamers, as Kaneria got the ball to grip and turn sharply in his solitary over before the break. So there'll be no let-up for the Australian lower order!

Read all about a riveting first morning's play in Andrew McGlashan's lunchtime bulletin, and if you prefer pictures to words, then take a squizz at our wicket-tastic Gallery. And, if you want to gloat or grouch about what you've seen so far, go and see our Facebook page.

End of over 25 (9 runs) Australia 73/6

    • TD Paine 8 (17b 1x4)
    • SPD Smith 10 (7b 2x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 1-0-9-0
    • Mohammad Amir 8-3-16-1

Mitchell Johnson in at No. 9 ...

25.1

Mohammad Amir to Smith, OUT, Done him first ball! That's a beauty from Aamer, snaking back through bat and ball to smash into middle stump! Smith was angling through midwicket but the ball simply wasn't there

SPD Smith b Mohammad Amir 10 (9m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

25.2

Mohammad Amir to Johnson, OUT, Oh. My. Goodness. What a beauty from Aamer, that was unplayable, full on middle and off and it shaped away and took off stump. Aamer is on a hat-trick!

MG Johnson b Mohammad Amir 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

25.3

Mohammad Amir to Hilfenhaus, no run, ooh... so close! Fizzing past the outside edge of the right-handed Hilfenhaus, but just eludes the edge ...

25.4

Mohammad Amir to Hilfenhaus, no run, poking nervously from the crease, but again that beats the edge. Feisty bowling!

25.5

Mohammad Amir to Hilfenhaus, no run, cracked on the pads by one that nips the other way. Australia haven't put bat to ball once in this over

25.6

Mohammad Amir to Hilfenhaus, no run, back of a length, cracking the pad once again, half an appeal from Aamer, but more in excitement than expectation.

What a resumption. This is magical cricket.

End of over 26 (wicket maiden) Australia 73/8

    • BW Hilfenhaus 0 (4b)
    • TD Paine 8 (17b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Amir 9-4-16-3
    • Danish Kaneria 1-0-9-0
26.1

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, a short-arm jab through midwicket. Uneasy stroke, but reasonably effective in the circumstances

26.2

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, outside off, no stroke this time

26.3

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, back of a length, leaping towards the splice, but defended watchfully from deep in the crease

26.4

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, lovely delivery, a full-length outswinger, defended back down the wicket

26.5

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, outside off, back of a length, Paine is drawn down to meet the ball, but it bursts off the seam and zips past the edge. Every ball is a hand-grenade!

26.6

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, too short to snag the edge, although there's more extravagant movement off the seam. Australia are in a battle, and no mistake

End of over 27 (maiden) Australia 73/8

    • TD Paine 8 (23b 1x4)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 0 (4b)
    • Umar Gul 6-3-6-2
    • Mohammad Amir 9-4-16-3
27.1

Mohammad Amir to Hilfenhaus, no run, that's a horrid stroke, but what can you do? On leg stump, swinging back in, and Hilfenhaus has a wild mow. Akmal makes good ground to gather. He's kept well today

27.2

Mohammad Amir to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, zoinks. That was close! Fast and furious, wonderful seam position as a full-length delivery zeroed in on off stump. A lucky inside-edge gets Hilfenhaus off strike

27.3

Mohammad Amir to Paine, no run, good judgment, as Paine shoulders arms to one that zips over the top of middle

27.4

Mohammad Amir to Paine, no run, dabbed down into the gully with an open face. Watchful batting

27.5

Mohammad Amir to Paine, 1 run, big stride forward, punched into the covers

27.6

Mohammad Amir to Hilfenhaus, no run, outside off, poked out to point. Another threatening over ticks by

End of over 28 (2 runs) Australia 75/8

    • BW Hilfenhaus 1 (7b)
    • TD Paine 9 (26b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Amir 10-4-18-3
    • Umar Gul 6-3-6-2
28.1

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, short again, but arrow straight. Deflected out to square leg

28.2

Umar Gul to Paine, FOUR, cut, and cut hard. Poor ball, excellent shot. Short and wide, and swinging away. Paine doesn't miss out

This isn't Australia's worst performance in the first innings of a Test match, but it could be pretty close.

28.3

Umar Gul to Paine, 1 no ball, banged in short, Paine swings into a pull but doesn't make contact, as Gul's no-ball plague returns

28.3

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, on the pads, deflected out to midwicket

28.4

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, wicket-to-wicket. Defended on off stump with a full face of the bat

Lots of grim-faced Aussies peering out of the dressing-room. They don't quite know what has hit them today

28.5

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, good-length outswinger, defended with utter caution

28.6

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, a back-foot drive, good-looking shot, but can't pierce the covers

A slightly innocuous over by Pakistan's high standards. Gul's length was a touch too short, I think. Here's a man who's getting it spot-on though. Back comes Aamer

End of over 29 (5 runs) Australia 80/8

    • TD Paine 13 (33b 2x4)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 1 (7b)
    • Umar Gul 7-3-11-2
    • Mohammad Amir 10-4-18-3
29.1

Mohammad Amir to Hilfenhaus, no run, zippy outswing, touch that if you dare! Hilfenhaus does not

29.2

Mohammad Amir to Hilfenhaus, no run, more outswing, but starting on a wider line, and no stroke offered

Only two slips, a gully and a short leg. Not overly attacking

29.3

Mohammad Amir to Hilfenhaus, no run, more outswing,no stroke

29.4

Mohammad Amir to Hilfenhaus, no run, banged in short, and well directed. Hilfenhaus gloves an attempted pull to short leg. Keeps it down well

29.5

Mohammad Amir to Hilfenhaus, no run, fizzing through to the keeper with a Wasim-esque whirl of the arms. The comparisons are not overstated

29.6

Mohammad Amir to Hilfenhaus, 2 runs, good delivery, shaping back in towards middle stump, but met with a sturdy full face

End of over 30 (2 runs) Australia 82/8

    • BW Hilfenhaus 3 (13b)
    • TD Paine 13 (33b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Amir 11-4-20-3
    • Umar Gul 7-3-11-2
30.1

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, defended on the back foot, straight back down the wicket

"Every time Australia has been bowled out for under 200 in the first innings of a Test this century, they have gone on to win the game," writes Jim.And he's right.

30.2

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, blocked out to cover

30.3

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, deflected defence out to midwicket

30.4

Umar Gul to Paine, 1 run, dabbed defence into the covers, and a quick single ensues

30.5

Umar Gul to Hilfenhaus, no run, bouncer. Negotiated easily enough, with a half-crouch

30.6

Umar Gul to Hilfenhaus, no run, half-forward into a leaning defence. Another over survived

"As an Englishman enjoying this, may I just offer the Aussies some consolation in having just gone safely past their lowest total against Pakistan (80 in Karachi 1956)?" asks Andrew Coan. You may, and you have.

End of over 31 (1 run) Australia 83/8

    • BW Hilfenhaus 3 (15b)
    • TD Paine 14 (37b 2x4)
    • Umar Gul 8-3-12-2
    • Mohammad Amir 11-4-20-3

Here comes Mohammad Asif. Not a bad man to be able to whistle into your attack in these conditions!

31.1

Mohammad Asif to Paine, no run, and he nearly snakes it through first ball! Mischievous late movement on a tight off-stump line, and Paine chops down on the ball late

31.2

Mohammad Asif to Paine, no run, outside off, big swing through the air, no stroke offered

31.3

Mohammad Asif to Paine, no run, outside off, too wide to tempt a stroke, but lots and lots of swing to keep the batsmen nervous

31.4

Mohammad Asif to Paine, no run, there's no playing that! Shaping down the leg-side as Paine charges down the track, but zipping past the gloves and through to the keeper

31.5

Mohammad Asif to Paine, 1 run, hangs back in the crease this time, and plops a defensive push to cover

31.6

Mohammad Asif to Hilfenhaus, no run, down the leg-side, clips the pads, Kamran tidies up

Jim's statistical caveat from a few overs ago has not gone down well with the Pakistani fans among you. "How many times have the Aussies won after being bowled out below 100?" grumps Sahai Ryan. "For my friend Jim to answer."

End of over 32 (1 run) Australia 84/8

    • BW Hilfenhaus 3 (16b)
    • TD Paine 15 (42b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Asif 10-1-30-2
    • Umar Gul 8-3-12-2
32.1

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, outside off and swinging away. No contact there

32.2

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, a loose waft to another outswinger. Too wide to be playing at really, and Paine knows it

32.3

Umar Gul to Paine, no run, much better length and a tighter line. Kamran appeals as the ball ghosts past the edge, but no-one joins him

32.4

Umar Gul to Paine, 2 runs, OUT, another one bites the dust, and what a way to go! Paine chopped down to third man, and sized up a tight third run, but a sliding stop and a fine flat throw came in from Umar Amin in the deep, and though Kamran Akmal had to gather high to remove the bails, he did so with Hilfenhaus's bat still short of the crease!

BW Hilfenhaus run out 3 (36m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.75

32.5

Umar Gul to Bollinger, no run, outside off, seaming back in, Dougie's first stroke is... umm ... unconvincing

32.6

Umar Gul to Bollinger, 2 runs, that's much more convincing! A hint of width, and a firm clunk of willow as Bollinger picks the gap at extra cover

End of over 33 (4 runs) Australia 88/9

    • DE Bollinger 2 (2b)
    • TD Paine 17 (46b 2x4)
    • Umar Gul 9-3-16-2
    • Mohammad Asif 10-1-30-2

Even Steve Smith was giving that run-out out as he raised his finger in the dressing-room. It's as if he wants to get out there and have a go in the conditions as well

33.1

Mohammad Asif to Paine, OUT, and that, as they say, is that! A regulation outswinger, a loose leaning waft of a cut, a thin snick, and Kamran Akmal wraps up an outstanding effort from Pakistan by claiming the decisive catch

TD Paine c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 17 (83m 47b 2x4 0x6) SR: 36.17

Eighty-eight all out. By Junkers, that's a collapse and a half. Pakistan required barely a session to skittle the Aussies, and my goodness, if they can't win their first match against them for 15 years from this position, when will they ever?

That is, incidentally, the lowest score by a team electing to bat first since 1957, and their seventh-lowest first-innings total of all time ... and their lowest for more than 50 years.

"And the sun's coming out," notes Brydon. "Perfect timing for Pakistan..."

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