MCC Spirit of Cricket Test Series - 2nd Test

Australia v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 3 wickets

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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

Australia 20/1   SR Watson 5* (17b 1x4)   Mohammad Amir 3.1-0-11-1

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

Australia 20/2   RT Ponting 0* (5b)   Mohammad Asif 3.2-0-8-1

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

Australia 27/3   RT Ponting 4* (16b)   Umar Gul 1.3-0-3-1

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

Australia 29/4   MEK Hussey 0* (3b)   Mohammad Asif 6.5-1-14-2

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

Australia 41/5   MJ North 2* (8b)   Umar Gul 3.5-2-4-2

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

Australia 60/6   TD Paine 5* (11b 1x4)   Umar Amin 1.5-0-7-1

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

Australia 73/7   TD Paine 8* (17b 1x4)   Mohammad Amir 8.1-3-16-2

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

Australia 73/8   TD Paine 8* (17b 1x4)   Mohammad Amir 8.2-3-16-3

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

Australia 86/9   TD Paine 17* (46b 2x4)   Umar Gul 8.4-3-14-2

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

Australia 88/10   DE Bollinger 2* (2b)   Mohammad Asif 10.1-1-30-3
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Jul 24, 2010

Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Amir walk the ground after the win, Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Headingley, 4th day, July 24 2010

Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Amir walk the ground after the win

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Jul 24, 2010

Rudi Koertzen was presented with a bronze statue to mark his 108th and final Test, Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Headingley, 4th day, July 24 2010

Rudi Koertzen was presented with a bronze statue to mark his 108th and final Test

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