MCC Spirit of Cricket Test Series - 2nd Test

Australia v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 3 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

19.4

Hilfenhaus to Salman Butt, OUT, gone this time! Australia finally get the breakthrough as Hilfenhaus pitches the ball nice and full, finding significant swing back in to the left-hander. Butt shaped to whip through the leg side, but was done in by the swing and the wide angle from round the wicket. The ball snuck past the bat and clattered into the stumps!

Salman Butt b Hilfenhaus 45 (79m 68b 8x4 0x6) SR: 66.17

Pakistan 80/1   Imran Farhat 26* (52b 4x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 6.4-0-39-1

33.3

Watson to Imran Farhat, OUT, full length, swinging back in, and that is totally plumb! Watto's golden arm does the trick, and how much did they need that breakthrough!

Imran Farhat lbw b Watson 43 (140m 84b 5x4 0x6) SR: 51.19

Pakistan 133/2   Azhar Ali 24* (53b 3x4)   SR Watson 3.3-0-10-1

37.2

Watson to Azhar Ali, OUT, Watson, the destroyer! Outside off, swinging late, Azhar pokes defensively, and Paine behind the stumps gathers supremely in one hand as he dives to his right! That is very timely indeed, especially with the light fading now

Azhar Ali c †Paine b Watson 30 (77m 66b 3x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

Pakistan 140/3   Umar Amin 1* (10b)   SR Watson 5.2-2-11-2

43.4

Johnson to Umar Akmal, OUT, gone! There's the breakthrough. A full length outside off draws Umar onto the front foot and the ball takes the outside edge through to the very tidy Tim Paine

Umar Akmal c †Paine b Johnson 21 (29m 20b 1x4 1x6) SR: 105.00

Pakistan 171/4   Umar Amin 9* (29b 1x4)   MG Johnson 10.4-0-48-1

50.3

Hilfenhaus to Umar Amin, OUT, but now he's gone! Hilfenhaus sent down a well-directed bouncer, which Amin saw early and tried to duck underneath. But he left his bat poking straight up like a periscope, the ball struck the side of the bat and looped gently to square leg, and Amin's got to go. He was starting to look really good at the crease, and will be very disappointed at this dismissal

Umar Amin c North b Hilfenhaus 25 (78m 52b 4x4 0x6) SR: 48.07

Pakistan 195/5   Shoaib Malik 8* (18b)   BW Hilfenhaus 18.3-2-72-2

56.5

Watson to Kamran Akmal, OUT, Watson has done it again! So simple, it was fullish and swinging away, Kamran was rooted to the crease and aimed a nothing, open-faced defensive prod that went through gently, low to Marcus North at first slip

Kamran Akmal c North b Watson 15 (28m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 68.18

Pakistan 222/6   Shoaib Malik 17* (37b 2x4)   SR Watson 7.5-3-16-3

56.6

Watson to Mohammad Amir, OUT, Watson on a hat-trick! Aamer gone first ball! Looks like a poor decision on replay but first up looked stone dead. Fullish as usual from Watson, swinging in and Aamer shouldered arms and watched in horror as the ball snaked back from outside off and crashed into his pads. Rudi gave him out quickly, it looked out, but replays show it didn't swing enough and would have missed off stump

Mohammad Amir lbw b Watson 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 222/7   Shoaib Malik 17* (37b 2x4)   SR Watson 8-3-16-4

58.6

Watson to Umar Gul, OUT, Bowled him! Watson strikes again - five wickets for him! Sensational stuff, this is inspiration to every senior Sunday-league player, Watson is doing nothing more than bowling full and straight, Gul plays all around it as it gently swings in a fraction, catches the inside edge and cannons on to the off stump

Umar Gul b Watson 0 (6m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 224/8   Shoaib Malik 19* (42b 2x4)   SR Watson 9-3-17-5

60.5

Watson to Shoaib Malik, OUT, Watson has six, Malik wanted to use the close-set field to find a boundary, so attempted an enormous mow across the line, didn't get much of it and ended up offering a looping top-edge that Paine comfortably held on to

Shoaib Malik c †Paine b Watson 26 (80m 48b 3x4 0x6) SR: 54.16

Pakistan 234/9   Danish Kaneria 2* (6b)   SR Watson 9.5-3-23-6

64.5

Hilfenhaus to Mohammad Asif, OUT, chaos! Who knows what is going on out there, not the Pakistan batmen that's for sure! It was full and a slower ball, Asif found a leading edge the looped agonisingly towards mid off, it landed short but Kaneria set off for a single, Asif sent him back but the throw came in and caught him short of the crease. While the umpire called for the TV replay to confirm, Pakistan took a single, but in the end it didn't count. Got it? Me neither. Phew! Pakistan 258 all out - 170 ahead.

Danish Kaneria run out 15 (28m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Pakistan 258/10   Mohammad Asif 9* (12b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 20.5-3-77-2
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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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