Australia tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st Test: Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 22-26, 2014
Pakistan won by 221 runs
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
22,23,24,25,26 October 2014 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150

Cain: "Dare I say it, I'm really missing Shane Watson at a time like this. Regardless of people's opinions about him in the test side, his bowling is extremely important to the overall bowling attack and he is probably the only bowler who gets a decent amount of reverse swing in the Aussie side. More importantly.... he breaks partnerships when there doesn't seem to be much happening!" This one's tipped across 50.

100.1

Siddle to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes for the bouncer and directs it right over off stump, Misbah ducks under it

100.2

Siddle to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of a length and outside off, Misbah is happy to leave it well alone

100.3

Siddle to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets a little curl after the ball was allowed through to the keeper. Decent lengths from Siddle, but he could possibly bowl straighter

100.4

Siddle to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, seems to be a set up going on. A few wide deliveries to test Misbah's patience, or lull his defences, before a good length ball comes in at the stumps. No such luck though

100.5

Siddle to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another fuller ball on middle and off, Misbah's straight bat answers

100.6

Siddle to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fullish and on fourth stump, Misbah is forward to block. Lovely, thump off the bat

End of over 101 (maiden) Pakistan 253/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 52 (152b 1x4 1x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 25 (53b 3x4)
    • PM Siddle 20-11-27-1
    • NM Lyon 29-4-110-0

Hassan: "Let's see who gets frustrated 1st...Misbah is waiting for the spinners to bowl and Clarke is waiting for Pakistani Batsman to play strokes against the Quicks.."

101.1

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up outside off, Shafiq plants his front foot down as far as it can go and blocks

101.2

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, no run, trigger movement forward, sees the ball flighted and accentuates it to block a flighted ball on off stump

101.3

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, 3 runs, and when he drags the ball short, Shafiq jumps back, makes a little room and chops it in front of point. Didn't quite time it as this ball come quite slowly off the deck

101.4

Lyon to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up outside off, Misbah goes for a sweep and seems to have stretched too far forward to it. Smothers it under his gloves

No leg slip anymore

101.5

Lyon to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted outside off, Misbah nudges to short leg

101.6

Lyon to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, loopy delivery outside off, Misbah goes for a sweep but can't hit the gap

End of over 102 (3 runs) Pakistan 256/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 52 (155b 1x4 1x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 28 (56b 3x4)
    • NM Lyon 30-4-113-0
    • PM Siddle 20-11-27-1

Tariq: "This innings means alot for Misbah....feeling happy for him hoping that he will get a century today and gets himself out from his bad patch..... He deserves respect in Pakistan cricket and not the treatment which he got in the ODI's against Australia."

102.1

Siddle to Asad Shafiq, no run, fullish on and around off stump, Shafiq is forward to block with an open face. He's been quite positive on the front foot today

102.2

Siddle to Asad Shafiq, no run, good length and just enough outside off for Shafiq to shoulder arms.

102.3

Siddle to Asad Shafiq, no run, good length ball, but this was going a touch further wide of off stump that Siddle would like. Shafiq settles into an easy leave

102.4

Siddle to Asad Shafiq, no run, a little more indecision from the batsman as Siddle goes closer towards off stump. Think that was around the fifth stump and Shafiq pokes uncertainly to gully

102.5

Siddle to Asad Shafiq, 3 runs, moves well wide of the crease and the angle he hopes to generate goes a little too acute. Shafiq clips it quite smartly through midwicket. Lovely use of the wrists, and he played the shot very late too.

102.6

Siddle to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, seeks the yorker on off stump, doesn't quite get it but manages to keep Misbah honest nonetheless

End of over 103 (3 runs) Pakistan 259/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 52 (156b 1x4 1x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 31 (61b 3x4)
    • PM Siddle 21-11-30-1
    • NM Lyon 30-4-113-0

Mark: "@James Fair point but, going back to yesterday's debate, a great side makes something even of pitches that are not offering much and when you have the opposition 7-2 you do not let them slip away. Right now in world cricket there is no side even close to great and only two or three that could be termed "good to very good", but a lot more that are mediocre to poor." Lyon, despite all that rough outside off, has been tamed wonderfully. And that means, Clarke goes to Steve O'Keefe

103.1

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, flighted and angled in on off stump, Shafiq drills it through short cover

103.2

O'Keefe to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fires this good length ball in just outside off, Misbah watches it pitch on the rough and lets it go.

103.3

O'Keefe to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flightede and pushed in on off stump, Misbah taps it through the covers for a quick single. Rogers doesn't pick up the ball after racing to his right from point

103.4

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, nips down the track and slaps the flighted ball down the ground. O'Keefe gets a hand to it

103.5

O'Keefe to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, goes back to a flatter ball on the pads and Misbah turns it away effortlessly behind short leg

103.6

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, 3 runs, stays back to a shortish delivery and cracks it through the covers. Large boundaries, slow outfield means that's another three. Not really the most heartening over from O'Keefe

Will Mac: "To me, the bowling performance so far (ie reliance on Mitch) reminds everyone what a cracking bowler Ryan Harris is. His toil on the last day in Cape Town is what is needed here."

End of over 104 (7 runs) Pakistan 266/4

    • Asad Shafiq 36 (64b 3x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 54 (159b 1x4 1x6)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 16-2-56-0
    • PM Siddle 21-11-30-1

Hassan: "@tariq : our respect for him already went up a notch when he voluntarily sat on the bench and if this was not enough he even carried the drinks .. never seen such things from any senior player , let alone a Captain " Boof did that during the England Ashes, I think. And here's the other debutant, Mitch Marsh

104.1

Marsh to Asad Shafiq, no run, 129 kph, sends down a very low full toss instead of the intended yorker. Shafiq meets it with a push to mid-off

104.2

Marsh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, shortish and straying on the pads, Shafiq tucks it to deep fine leg

Jigish: "13 overs bowled by Aus today. 5 runs have come from the 7 overs bowled by the seamers and 35 runs off 6 overs from Lyon. Is This really a Turning pitch??" Yes, but Pakistan have played Lyon immensely well

104.3

Marsh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full on off stump, Misbah pushes it down to mid-off

Two short covers and two short midwickets to go with the lone gully

104.4

Marsh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length around the off stump invites the batsman forward to block

kp: "@hassan So do MSD in Australia" And in West Indies? No that was him on the boundary line

104.5

Marsh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, his ducking technique seems to be a little off today. That or this pitch isn't rising as high as he thought. This was dug in on off stump, Misbah pulls his eyes off it and presents his left arm as target practice. Gives a reassuring nod to his partner and gets on with the cricket

104.6

Marsh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length around the off stump, defended stoutly. And that will be drinks

DK: "Murali's two disciples have failed him miserably. The little wizard will have to pull a rabbit out of his hat to inspire Lyon & Steve if Australia is to win this series."

End of over 105 (1 run) Pakistan 267/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 54 (163b 1x4 1x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 37 (66b 3x4)
    • MR Marsh 12-4-19-0
    • SNJ O'Keefe 16-2-56-0

Ahmad: "By the look of it, it appears as if the pitch is gonna slow down considerably. It's not gonna rip off the pitch, there's gonna be a very slow turn to harm the batsmen. We saw it in Pak SA 2 Test match series where both ended in a draw because of this particular reason. Pak spinners should bowl at a slightly quicker pace from normal." Misbah is crouched below a towel that is spread out by two of the squad. Shafiq though is happy to bear the full brunt of the Dubai sun

105.1

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up on outside off, Shafiq shoulders arms

105.2

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, fired in on middle, Shafiq blocks it from going further

105.3

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, pushed through on the pads and Shafiq taps it to short leg

105.4

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, bowls a good length on and around off stump, Shafiq inside edges onto his pads. A little more ginger in getting forwrard when O'Keefe pulls his length back

105.5

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, good length ball outside off, gets forward to defend

105.6

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, goes wide of the crease, but it does little to help him as Shafiq keeps out a length ball on off stump

End of over 106 (maiden) Pakistan 267/4

    • Asad Shafiq 37 (72b 3x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 54 (163b 1x4 1x6)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 17-3-56-0
    • MR Marsh 12-4-19-0

Abrar: "I dont see much teeth in the Pakistani attack either. This pitch needs a Shoaib Akhtar, quick and straight to produce a result. " Switches around the wicket

106.1

Marsh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, banged in short and Misbah opts to duck under it again. Still happy to tuck his head between his shoulders and bend his torso

106.2

Marsh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another short ball angled across Misbah, bends his back does Mitch. Batman does the same to evade it

106.3

Marsh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, just back of a good length on off stump, Misbah stands up tall behind it and blocks

106.4

Marsh to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, short and wide, Misbah has cracked it through point. Slow outfield or not, when Misbah times it, they scamper off. Placed the ball well behind point

106.5

Marsh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another short ball outside off, with a little more height to dissuade Misbah from cutting. Allowed to pass through to the keeper

moves back over the wicket

106.6

Marsh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of a good length on off stump, defended

End of over 107 (4 runs) Pakistan 271/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 58 (169b 2x4 1x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 37 (72b 3x4)
    • MR Marsh 13-4-23-0
    • SNJ O'Keefe 17-3-56-0
107.1

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, pushed through on middle, Shafiq stays beside it and pushes through to short cover

107.2

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up just outside off, Shafiq gets forward to block

107.3

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, slows it up a touch more and tosses it at off stump, defended

107.4

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted on middle and off, Shafiq lunges forward to block

107.5

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, that's flatter and coming on with the arm to off stump, Shafiq backs away and cuts to point

107.6

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, fired in on middle and the angle in allows Shafiq to rock back and pull between square leg and midwicket

Rohit Verma: "Ryan Harris one leg was fine. Can anyone call him to come to Dubai and do what he always does please??"

End of over 108 (1 run) Pakistan 272/4

    • Asad Shafiq 38 (78b 3x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 58 (169b 2x4 1x6)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 18-3-57-0
    • MR Marsh 13-4-23-0

Tariq: "Asad Shafiq's foot work in this innings infact in this series is lot more better, playing the spinners with authority on front foot, back foot, coming down the wicket.....so good to see...Is that the Grant Flower effect? Any how whatever the effect might have been... the result is good for Pakistan and for Asad Shafiq himself."

108.1

Marsh to Asad Shafiq, no run, fuller delivery just outside off, Shafiq is forward with a dead bat

108.2

Marsh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, banged in short, Shafiq loads up for a pull and beats the two short midwickets that were placed. Got on the shot a bit too quickly though and gets more of the inside edge than the middle

108.3

Marsh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, 138kph, just back of a good length on off stump, defended casually

108.4

Marsh to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, that was a very late decision but Misbah manages to get a couple off a short ball that was on and around off stump. He was prepared to get struck on the body again, but then decides he could manouevre it between keeper and slip.

108.5

Marsh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, banged in again and Misbah bends under it

108.6

Marsh to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full on middle and off, Misbah taps it away through midwicket with ease

End of over 109 (4 runs) Pakistan 276/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 61 (173b 2x4 1x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 39 (80b 3x4)
    • MR Marsh 14-4-27-0
    • SNJ O'Keefe 18-3-57-0
109.1

O'Keefe to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, tossed up and angled in on middle, Misbah stretches across and swipes it around the corner. Lovely little dab sweep from the Pakistan captain

109.2

O'Keefe to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted outside off, Misbah gets forward and pushes towards point

109.3

O'Keefe to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up outside off to try and draw Misbah into driving away from the body. Misbah is happy to block though

109.4

O'Keefe to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted on off stump, Misbah defends

109.5

O'Keefe to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fired in on off stump, and it kept low too. Good thing Misbah was playing with a straight bat. The cut there could have been dangerous

109.6

O'Keefe to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted outside off, Misbah stretches forward and drills it into the covers

End of over 110 (2 runs) Pakistan 278/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 63 (179b 2x4 1x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 39 (80b 3x4)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 19-3-59-0
    • MR Marsh 14-4-27-0

Steven Smith for a bit of variation.

110.1

Smith to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, yesterday he started with a full toss, this time it's a short ball with ample room outside off as it spins away, Shafiq stays back and slaps it through the covers. Mitch Marsh does well, tumbling away on the boundary to keep it to two

110.2

Smith to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted on and around off stump, Shafiq lunges forward to block

110.3

Smith to Asad Shafiq, no run, gives this one a bit more rip and he lands it on a good length just outside off, Shafiq is not quite sure whether to play or leave and in the end does well as he does let it go

110.4

Smith to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, follows it up with a short ball though and is crunched into the covers off the back foot

110.5

Smith to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, you beauty! He won't let a part-timer stay on for too long. Sizes up a flighted ball on the leg stump and lofts it clean over the long-on boundary. Magnificent strike

110.6

Smith to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, that was a touch too quick for Misbah, he loaded up for the cut after seeing a flatter length but gets a bottom edge

End of over 111 (9 runs) Pakistan 287/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 69 (181b 2x4 2x6)
    • Asad Shafiq 42 (84b 3x4)
    • SPD Smith 4-0-20-0
    • SNJ O'Keefe 19-3-59-0

Ihsan : "I think Pakistan is going good but they have to concern on their run rate also. When Australia come to bat their run rate will be round about 3.00 or above that will be the difference between Pakistan and Australia "

111.1

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, runs down the track and follows his captain's example. Doesn't quite get the same result though. Didn't quite reach the pitch and had to settle for his bat turning in his hands on impact

111.2

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted delivery on off stump, defended

111.3

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, loads of loop on this and Shafiq lets loose a big square drive. But he had to reach out a touch more than he would've liked and settles for two

111.4

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up around off stump, pushed into the off side

111.5

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted on middle, Shafiq smothers it well

111.6

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, good length ball outside off, Shafiq doesn't bother with it and there's a bit of excitement behind the stumps as he seems set to slip off balance. Doesn't though

End of over 112 (4 runs) Pakistan 291/4

    • Asad Shafiq 46 (90b 3x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 69 (181b 2x4 2x6)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 20-3-63-0
    • SPD Smith 4-0-20-0

Hadi: "Dont know much about the Pak debutants but I think Warner, Smith, Clarke would love to play their strokes against them. Not even one experienced bowler apart from Hafeez. Wonder if any could even reverse swing?"

112.1

Smith to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, there's the breakthrough Australia gambled for! Misbah eyed a flighted ball on middle and wanted to launch it over long-on again. This time though he hasn't timed it. The bat face closed on impact and limits his power so much that it lands safely in the hands of Mitch Johnson

Misbah-ul-Haq c Johnson b Smith 69 (251m 182b 2x4 2x6) SR: 37.91

Sarfraz Ahmed walks out to the crease

Tommy: "You didn't post my comment about Smith being the partnership breaker, NOW YOU CAN SUFFER!!!" Eh, ouch?

112.2

Smith to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, lobs up a full toss and Sarfraz swats it down the ground to the long-on boundary. Muscled away

112.3

Smith to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, tossed up on off stump, Sarfraz loads up on the sweep and gets a couple in front of square leg. Seemed a little too full, and not enough room for that stroke

112.4

Smith to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, pulls his length back and Safraz goes for a sweep again. Goes for it too early and misjudges the length too as he gets a top edge, onto the helmet and goes to third man. Gets an earful from Smith as he runs across

112.5

Smith to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Sarfraz chops a four to the third man boundary, and brings up Pakistan's 300. This is been a very good effort after the start they had

112.6

Smith to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, another full toss and Sarfraz tries to beat mid-on as he clears his front leg and thumps it wide of Johnson. But the big fast bowler dives to his right and keeps it to a couple

End of over 113 (14 runs) Pakistan 305/5

    • Sarfraz Ahmed 14 (5b 2x4)
    • Asad Shafiq 46 (90b 3x4)
    • SPD Smith 5-0-34-1
    • SNJ O'Keefe 20-3-63-0

Lyon's back

113.1

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, this rips in from outside off, but Shafiq has managed it quite well. Rolls his wrists on top of the chop towards third man

113.2

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, no run, jumps down the track, Lyon has had a lot of practice in how to deal with that and drags Shafiq well wide of off stump and that means he can only tap it down the ground

113.3

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up outside off, Shafiq defends into the off side

113.4

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, no run, keeps to his crease to a good length ball on off stump, defended

113.5

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up seeking the rough outside off again, Shafiq reaches to the pitch and drives into the covers

113.6

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted on off stump, Shafiq taps it into the leg side and Lyon cuts across to it

End of over 114 (2 runs) Pakistan 307/5

    • Asad Shafiq 48 (96b 3x4)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 14 (5b 2x4)
    • NM Lyon 31-4-115-0
    • SPD Smith 5-0-34-1

Bilal: "You forgot to mention Sarfaraz's positive start Alagappan!" Positive or over-enthusiastic? Here's Johnson again. Short-ball tactics might continue, judging from Clarke's body language as he talsk to his bowler. There's a square leg in place for it

114.1

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, 137kph, full and wide outside off, Sarfraz is eager as ever as he swishes and misses. No feet.

114.2

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, back of a length and a shade outside off, Sarfraz looks to ride it to third man but David Warner does well at gully, diving to his left

114.3

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, 140kph, rises up with a short ball on off stump and blunts it towards point. That's nicely done. Far more compact

114.4

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, he's lured into chasing a back of a length delivery outside off, but he has perfect control over it somehow. Chops it on top of its bounce and collects a boundary to third man. Lovely timing

Already a deep point in place for him

114.5

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, full and slanted across Sarfraz, doesn't need to play at it

114.6

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, 139kph, good length ball on off stump, Sarfraz is forward and uses soft hands to nudge it behind point

End of over 115 (5 runs) Pakistan 312/5

    • Sarfraz Ahmed 19 (11b 3x4)
    • Asad Shafiq 48 (96b 3x4)
    • MG Johnson 24-15-29-3
    • NM Lyon 31-4-115-0
115.1

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, jumps down the track and hammers a flighted ball to the right of mid-on. He's motoring along, and since the last over he has not looked hurried

115.2

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, runs at Lyon again, if a little outside the line which is why he gets an inside edge towards mid-on

115.3

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up outside off, Shafiq defends with bat and pad close

115.4

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, no run, stays back and taps a length ball into the midwicket region

115.5

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, backs away and cuts a short ball from off stump, it has enough on it to get him the couple he needs for a fifty. It's been a bright innings, especially this morning. He's been crucial in keeping the spinners at bat

115.6

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, nips down the track and pushes a flighted ball outside off down to long-on

End of over 116 (8 runs) Pakistan 320/5

    • Asad Shafiq 51 (100b 3x4)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 24 (13b 4x4)
    • NM Lyon 32-4-123-0
    • MG Johnson 24-15-29-3

Asif: "Looks like Saf was gettin really bored watching these lot bat!!"

116.1

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, good length ball slanting across the right-hander, Shafiq is happy to let it through to the keeper

Stefan: "Hmmm... Sarfraz Ahmed is prrrretty close to being an anagram for Shahid Afridi, you just need the i's, and an h. Oh, and a d. O.k, so maybe not that close :/"

116.2

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, back of a good length and outside off again, no need to play at those

116.3

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, shortish on and around off stump, Shafiq taps it towards point

Moves around the wicket

116.4

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, full on off stump, Shafiq comes forward to block with soft hands and that's why the outside edge doesn't carry to the cordon... which is just a slip and gully.

116.5

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, back of a length and angled in at off stump, Shafiq decides to leave rather late. Good decision

116.6

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, back of a length and outside off, Shafiq is more confident leaving this

End of over 117 (4 runs) Pakistan 324/5

    • Asad Shafiq 55 (106b 4x4)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 24 (13b 4x4)
    • MG Johnson 25-15-33-3
    • NM Lyon 32-4-123-0
117.1

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, jumps down and Lyon slides in a quicker ball down the leg side. Has to adjust, splay his legs to cover the line of the ball and flick it through the midwicket region

117.2

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, jumps down the track again, but he can't get to the pitch and so is happy to block it

117.3

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, nicely flighed outside off, defended calmly

Short leg and short midwicket is in. So is mid-on

117.4

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, tossed up outside off, Sarfraz blocks

117.5

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, runs down the track and pushes down the ground, got to the pitch of that and it enables him to tap the ball to the left of mid-on

Clarke quite animated in setting the field... for the last ball before lunch

117.6

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Shafiq laps it to the deep fine leg and off come the bails

12.00 Twenty-eight overs, 109 runs. A run rate of 3.89. Just what Pakistan wanted and they've done it in clinical fashion. There was some turn on offer, those footmarks looked disconcerting as well. But Asad Shafiq has reduced them to footnotes that will be forgotten. His footwork has been sparkling, especially against Nathan Lyon, Australia's lead spinner. At the other end, Misbah-ul-Haq was blunting the quicks. He wasn't afraid to take a few blows. He wasn't afraid to biff a few over long-on either. I'll be back in half an hour's time for the post-Lunch session

Tuffey: "Now, from a Pakistan's perspective, a session of 5 runs per over is required, before getting all out or declaration and seeing Aussies batting in the final session" With the way Sarfraz has begun, that isn't out of the question

End of over 118 (4 runs) Pakistan 328/5

    • Asad Shafiq 56 (107b 4x4)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 27 (18b 4x4)
    • NM Lyon 33-4-127-0
    • MG Johnson 25-15-33-3

12.35 pm Welcome back. Pakistan hung in all of yesterday and are taking advantage of that foundation. Australia have looked short of answers. Neither spin nor pace has helped them pose a threat today. Johnson continues on the other side of the break, around the wicket

Rohit: "This batting performance must be extremely pleasing for all the Pakistani fans, even more so after that heartbreaking and devastating single run defeat from nowhere just in their last international cricket match. Very nice indeed!! "

118.1

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and wide outside off, Shafiq keeps to his disciplines and leaves it well alone

118.2

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, back of a length and angled in towards off stump, Shafiq nudges forward and lets it through to the keeper

Lots of acclaim pouring in for how Pakistna have played, but any suggestions as to how Australia can bounce back today?

118.3

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and straightening outside off, Shafiq lunges forward and shoulders arms

118.4

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, back of a length and outside off, Shafiq shoulders arms again. Although he'd like to shuffle across and cover his off stump a little better than that. Left it quite open

118.5

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, fullish and outside off, this time Shafiq is on the front foot to cover any unexpected jag back. There is none of it though, which is why he is happy not to play

118.6

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and speared in at the base of off stump, Shafiq brings down a straight bat. Lovely batting. He knows he has to start all over again after the break and is respecting that

Su do Nimh: "Any reverse yet AM?" Nope, nothing whatsoever

End of over 119 (maiden) Pakistan 328/5

    • Asad Shafiq 56 (113b 4x4)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 27 (18b 4x4)
    • MG Johnson 26-16-33-3
    • NM Lyon 33-4-127-0

Mel Bourne: "Warner to rip a few leggies across the right handers" Scrapping at the bottom of the barrel? Then again, it was the part-time leggie who picked up the lone wicket today

119.1

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, that's loose from Siddle and the batsman makes him pay. Strays on the pads and Sarfraz flicks it through midwicket. Wonderful timing. And he ensured the ball went to the right of the two midwickets

119.2

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, full and a touch wide of off stump, Sarfraz eases it into the covers

119.3

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, keeps it full and the line is better as he starts on off stump and gets some curl in at Sarfraz, who does well to keep it out

"Australia will be pretty happy if they get Pakistan out for less than 400. Anything over 400 will be a good score, given that the wicket is already turning (and Australia, arguably, don't play spin that well). Pakistan's game to lose." That's quite gung ho, James

119.4

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, full on off stump, Sarfraz pushes it back at the bowler with an angled blade

119.5

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, slanting in on middle and leg again, but this time Sarfraz finds one of the short midwickets as he works a full delivery away from the crease

119.6

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, gets down to a fuller ball on off stump and defends solidly

End of over 120 (4 runs) Pakistan 332/5

    • Sarfraz Ahmed 31 (24b 5x4)
    • Asad Shafiq 56 (113b 4x4)
    • PM Siddle 22-11-34-1
    • MG Johnson 26-16-33-3
120.1

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, good length ball and it straightens too, which is what Johnson wants from this angle. But he starts too wide outside off to interest the batsman

Two slips, gully and short cover

120.2

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, 140kph, banged in short on off stump, Shafiq is confidently behind it though

Lyon comes in from gully to have a chat with his captain, regarding some field-placements judging by his hand signals

120.3

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, back of a length and outside off, defended from the crease

120.4

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, that's well bowled. It was full and it was angled in rather well at the stumps and then straightens. Shafiq is a touch squared up as he blocks

120.5

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, 144kph, good short ball, slung down on middle and off. Shafiq sinks below it

120.6

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, fuller and targeting off stump, Shafiq plonks a dead bat down on it. Well played. That was pretty pacy, and Johnson's slinging them in with a bit more round-armed action

End of over 121 (maiden) Pakistan 332/5

    • Asad Shafiq 56 (119b 4x4)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 31 (24b 5x4)
    • MG Johnson 27-17-33-3
    • PM Siddle 22-11-34-1
121.1

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, oh, that's terrific hands from Safraz! It was not quite short. Nor did it have much room. But he is able to get the late cut away to the third man boundary and his timing has been quite sublime in this cameo

121.2

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, good length ball on off stump, Safraz gets on the front foot and lets it run away off the open face. Clever batting, he knows there is no one there in the deep

121.3

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, back of a length and on fourth stump, defended

Zohaib: "Fast start from Australian openers will be the key in setting up a big total. Rogers, Doolan and Marsh don't have much experience of playing good spin bowling in conditions tailor-made for spinners. Reverse swing is also Australian weakness. But all of this is highly dependent on how Pakistan bowl."

121.4

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, 134kph, banged in short on middle, Sarfraz ducks under it

121.5

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, walks at Siddle and he takes offence to it. Digs it in short and makes him wear one at the arm-pit. Also gets an earful from the bowler.

121.6

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, clipped away from middle stump to deep square leg as Sarfraz brings up the fifty partnership, in only 59 balls.

End of over 122 (9 runs) Pakistan 341/5

    • Sarfraz Ahmed 40 (30b 7x4)
    • Asad Shafiq 56 (119b 4x4)
    • PM Siddle 23-11-43-1
    • MG Johnson 27-17-33-3

smudgeon: "That's what we need, Mitch - full, straight, bit of movement through the air. I know it doesn't always come off and you can't do it every ball, but it might pay off." He's moved back over the stumps though

122.1

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, fullish and wide outside off, Sarfraz gets forward and shoulders arms

122.2

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, 142kph, lets a shortish ball come on to him and he slices it away from off stump to the sweeper

122.3

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, that leaped off the splice of the bat, but it falls well short of the bam at a deep point. He was bringing his bat down from gully and the ball thudded into his bat before he was ready. Looked quite awful as he got squared up, but the man needed to have been closer

122.4

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, full and wide outside off, Sarfraz is patient enough to let it go

122.5

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, short on middle and leg, Sarfraz ducks under the 141 kph delivery

Asif Iqbal: "pretty much impressed with the approach of Safraz Ahmed and I believe Asad Shafiq is also making sure that his start isn't wasted"

122.6

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, 3 runs, that's crisp! He leans into the full length ball outside off and caresses it through the covers. Rogers is after it, pulls out a slide at the boundary and keeps it to three

End of over 123 (3 runs) Pakistan 344/5

    • Sarfraz Ahmed 43 (36b 7x4)
    • Asad Shafiq 56 (119b 4x4)
    • MG Johnson 28-17-36-3
    • PM Siddle 23-11-43-1
123.1

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, good length ball on off stump, defended into the covers

123.2

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, fullish and a shade outside off, Sarfraz defends on the front foot

123.3

Siddle to Sarfraz Ahmed, 3 runs, goes wide of the crease and sends down a fuller ball on off stump, Sarfraz gets in line with it and runs it down to third man. It's still vacant and Sarfraz takes advantage of it and some aggressive running gives them three

123.4

Siddle to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, third man again, Siddle has a wry smile on his face as he watches the ball dribble to the boundary to bring up the 350. Back of a length delivery that straightens outside off, Shafiq intended it to run down

123.5

Siddle to Asad Shafiq, 2 leg byes, full and slid into the pads, which it strikes and runs away towards the fine leg boundary until it is cut off

123.6

Siddle to Asad Shafiq, no run, good strike, but he hasn't placed it wide enough from mid-off. Lovely stride forward, full flow of the arms and coupled with a straight bat, that was rather eye-catching

End of over 124 (9 runs) Pakistan 353/5

    • Asad Shafiq 60 (122b 5x4)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 46 (39b 7x4)
    • PM Siddle 24-11-50-1
    • MG Johnson 28-17-36-3
124.1

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, not the best start to a new spell as Sarfraz swats a length ball on middle to deep square leg. Powerful sweep and extremely good running again

124.2

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, good length ball on off stump, defended calmly

124.3

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, tossed up on middle, Sarfraz launches into a sweep and gets the two runs he needs for a fifth consecutive Test fifty! Needed a full-length dive to make his ground and raises his bat. Brilliant innings

124.4

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, flighted and drifting in with the arm on off stump, Sarfraz taps it into the covers

124.5

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, fired in on a length on off stump, defended

124.6

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, goes back and blocks a good length ball on off stump. And Sarfraz calls for something from the dressing room, rather animatedly

End of over 125 (4 runs) Pakistan 357/5

    • Sarfraz Ahmed 50 (45b 7x4)
    • Asad Shafiq 60 (122b 5x4)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 21-3-67-0
    • PM Siddle 24-11-50-1

SAMI: "Sarfaraz is becoming a first choice wicket keeper and i think he solved the problem of keeping wickets and making a few runs for Pakistan top of the order. we have tried many of them in the recent past. Good Luck Sarfaraz! " Lyon's back

125.1

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, 3 runs, a little short, Shafiq clears his front leg to make his own room and cracks it through the covers for three runs

Atiq Butt: "5 fifties in a row for sarfraz , is it a record for a wicket keeper? " Nope, Andy Flower has seven

125.2

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, tossed up outside off, Sarfraz eases it to cover

125.3

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, he looks very comfortable out there, leans forward to a half-volley and drives through extra cover

125.4

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, goes back, shaping for a cut but then realises he hasn't made enough room and decides to let the ball ride off the open face past the lone slip

125.5

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, runs down the track and whips it down to long-on

125.6

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, nicely flighted outside off, lunges forward to block

End of over 126 (7 runs) Pakistan 364/5

    • Sarfraz Ahmed 53 (49b 7x4)
    • Asad Shafiq 64 (124b 5x4)
    • NM Lyon 34-4-134-0
    • SNJ O'Keefe 21-3-67-0

Nadeem Shaikh: "record at least for Pakistani wicket keeper??" That it is.

126.1

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, SIX, dances down at O'Keefe and creams it down the ground into the vacant stands behind long-on. He's been relatively sedate since the start of the session with Sarfraz doing all the running, but this stroke was absolutely gorgeous

126.2

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted on and around middle, Shafiq gets forward to block

126.3

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, looped up outside off, defended

126.4

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, gets a little more bounce and turn this time to take Shafiq's outside edge as he was lunging down to block

126.5

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, pushes this one through on off stump, Shafiq defends

126.6

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up on off stump, Shafiq blunts it with a dead bat

End of over 127 (8 runs) Pakistan 372/5

    • Asad Shafiq 72 (130b 5x4 1x6)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 53 (49b 7x4)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 22-3-75-0
    • NM Lyon 34-4-134-0
127.1

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, tosses this up outside off, Sarfraz uses that time to get down on one-knee and sweeps strongly to deep square leg

127.2

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, no run, looped out outside off and it brings Shafiq forward to block

127.3

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, no run, gets forward to block a flighted delivery just outside off stump

127.4

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, turned away to long-on, played with the turn even if he had to drag this tossed up delivery outside off

127.5

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, lunges forward to block a flighted delivery outside off

127.6

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, jumps down the track and taps it down to long-on

End of over 128 (3 runs) Pakistan 375/5

    • Sarfraz Ahmed 55 (52b 7x4)
    • Asad Shafiq 73 (133b 5x4 1x6)
    • NM Lyon 35-4-137-0
    • SNJ O'Keefe 22-3-75-0
128.1

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, pushed through on leg stump, Sarfraz rocks back to try and whip the ball through midwicket. Only gets an inside edge

128.2

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, a touch short and outside off, goes back and taps it towards deep third man. Lovely open face

128.3

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, stays beside a flighted ball on middle and drives it through the covers

128.4

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run

Slip, short leg and short midwicket as O'Keefe goes over the wicket

128.5

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, nicely done, his footwork has been precise all day and this time it positions him forward and leg side of a flighted ball on leg stump and he drives to mid-off

128.6

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, that stays a touch low, but Sarfraz negotiates it well with a chop to point.

End of over 129 (4 runs) Pakistan 379/5

    • Sarfraz Ahmed 58 (57b 7x4)
    • Asad Shafiq 74 (134b 5x4 1x6)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 23-3-79-0
    • NM Lyon 35-4-137-0
129.1

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, nips down the track to bunt a flighted ball outside off down to long-on

129.2

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, moves around the wicket and flights this just outside off, Sarfraz nudges it down to long-on

129.3

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, no run, some grip, some turn for Lyon but Shafiq's decision to flick with no footwork made that ball look a little better than it should have

129.4

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, no run, nips down the track and nudges this into the on side

129.5

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, tries to cramp him up on the pads, but Shafiq opens himself up and clips this flatter ball down to fine leg

129.6

Lyon to Asad Shafiq, 3 runs, backs away and cuts a short ball outside off. Clarke has to chase after it from slip and the batsmen take two

End of over 130 (7 runs) Pakistan 386/5

    • Asad Shafiq 80 (139b 5x4 1x6)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 59 (58b 7x4)
    • NM Lyon 36-4-144-0
    • SNJ O'Keefe 23-3-79-0
130.1

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted on off stump, Shafiq wanted to launch it over mid-off and then checks his shot midway through. Almost lobbed up a chance

130.2

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run

Silly point added to slip

130.3

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, pushes it down to Mitch at mid-off all along the ground this time

130.4

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, goes back to a flatter ball, as O'Keefe bowls from around the wicket, and taps it behind point for a quick single

130.5

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, runs down the track and drives back at the bowler

130.6

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, looped up on leg stump, Shafiq defends with bat and pad tight together

End of over 131 (2 runs) Pakistan 388/5

    • Asad Shafiq 81 (144b 5x4 1x6)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 60 (59b 7x4)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 24-3-81-0
    • NM Lyon 36-4-144-0

Steven Smith is back

131.1

Smith to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, starts with a short one again and Sarfraz rocks back and pulls with authority to the deep midwicket boundary. That's the hundred stand between these two

131.2

Smith to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, short again and Sarfraz pulls off the front foot. There is protection in the deep though

Fahad Fazli: "All foreigners who are in their minds relating Sarfaraz's approach with Moin Khan's then this approach is mainly Karachi approach!! Playing street smart cricket with lots of unconventional strokes!! All of this learnt from the great Miandad!"

131.3

Smith to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, beats deep midwicket! Another short ball from Smith and this time Sarfraz gets down on one knee and slogs it away. Powerfully struck

131.4

Smith to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, bisects square leg and midwicket this time with a sweep to bring up the 400! First time they've crossed that mark against Australia since 1998

131.5

Smith to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, goes back and taps a shortish ball behind point

131.6

Smith to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, poor over from Smith finishes up with another short ball which is crunched to deep midwicket

End of over 132 (16 runs) Pakistan 404/5

    • Asad Shafiq 82 (145b 5x4 1x6)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 75 (64b 10x4)
    • SPD Smith 6-0-50-1
    • SNJ O'Keefe 24-3-81-0

Toma-WOC: "@Fahad Well you have Asad Shafiq also from Karachi with a completely different approach: very conventional. Two tales of the same city!" Here's Mitch Marsh again. Last 10 ovs 63/0 RR 6.30 and the overall run-rate has tipped over 3

132.1

Marsh to Asad Shafiq, no run, fullish and nipping in on off stump, Shafiq punches to mid-off

132.2

Marsh to Asad Shafiq, no run, stays on the back foot to drill a shortish ball towards mid-on

132.3

Marsh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, full and sliding down, Shafiq clips it smartly to deep square leg

132.4

Marsh to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, good work from Smith at short cover, dives to his right and sticks out a hand to stop a front-foot crunch from Sarfraz

132.5

Marsh to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, a little footy fun as Marsh sticks out his right boot to parry a straight drive to mid-on

132.6

Marsh to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, shortish and outside off, Sarfraz has tapped that on top of its bounce to the point boundary. Just a back-foot glide, but that simply raced away and on that note it will be drinks

Faisal Habib: "Two centuries are awaited by Misbah to declare"

End of over 133 (5 runs) Pakistan 409/5

    • Sarfraz Ahmed 79 (67b 11x4)
    • Asad Shafiq 83 (148b 5x4 1x6)
    • MR Marsh 15-4-32-0
    • SPD Smith 6-0-50-1
133.1

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, no run, drifting in on middle and leg, Shafiq blocks down the wrong line and wears it on the pad. Would have slid down

133.2

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, SIX, jumps down the track and tonks a flighted ball over the bowler's head. Stands there and admires the shot and I can't quite blame him. That was majestic

133.3

O'Keefe to Asad Shafiq, OUT, that's a top edge and O'Keefe has a maiden Test wicket, and Marsh gets his first Test catch as well. Gets a little too much under a good length ball on off stump and gets more height than distance. Square leg runs back and picks up the catch over his shoulder

Asad Shafiq c Marsh b O'Keefe 89 (231m 151b 5x4 2x6) SR: 58.94

Yasir Shah on Test debut

133.4

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, flighted on middle, Sarfraz defends off the front foot

133.5

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, flighted on off stump, Sarfraz pulls out the sweep and does it well. Rolls his wrists on top of the ball and sends it to square leg

133.6

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run

End of over 134 (7 runs) Pakistan 416/6

    • Sarfraz Ahmed 80 (70b 11x4)
    • Yasir Shah 0 (0b)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 25-3-88-1
    • MR Marsh 15-4-32-0
134.1

Marsh to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, full and tailing in, Sarfraz works it away to deep midwicket

134.2

Marsh to Yasir Shah, no run, full and on leg stump and Yasir displays a smart little whip off the front foot to one of two midwickets.

134.3

Marsh to Yasir Shah, no run, back of a length and barely outside off, Yasir leaves on length

134.4

Marsh to Yasir Shah, no run, length ball sliding down leg, Yasir goes for a flick and pulls back from it quite late. Beaten

134.5

Marsh to Yasir Shah, no run, good lengt hball on off stump, Yasir defends off the back foot

134.6

Marsh to Yasir Shah, no run, gets forward and benefits from an inside edge towards square leg.

End of over 135 (1 run) Pakistan 417/6

    • Yasir Shah 0 (5b)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 81 (71b 11x4)
    • MR Marsh 16-4-33-0
    • SNJ O'Keefe 25-3-88-1
135.1

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, swept from outside off, but Sarfraz keeps it along the ground to deep square leg

135.2

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, short and pins it with a bit of width as well, Sarfraz cracks it through point for a couple again

135.3

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, lunges forward on middle and goes for a sweep, but he hasn't connected well enough

135.4

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, this time he gets under the flighted ball outside off and sweeps violently to the deep midwicket boundary. Didn't want to keep this down since he struck it well in front of square

135.5

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, 3 runs, gets a leading edge as he goes for another sweep. This time O'Keefe pulls his length back and dupes him. Lobs the keeper and Clarke has to chase it up to the boundary's edge

135.6

O'Keefe to Yasir Shah, no run, fired in on leg stump, Yasir keeps it out and that means Sarfraz has the strike next over

End of over 136 (9 runs) Pakistan 426/6

    • Yasir Shah 0 (6b)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 90 (76b 12x4)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 26-3-97-1
    • MR Marsh 16-4-33-0
136.1

Marsh to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, that's the slower ball, which ends up a full toss on off stump. Sarfraz nips down the track and then sweeps! Gets a top edge and it scurries away to the fine leg boundary

136.2

Marsh to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, splits the gap between slip and gully. That was a shortish delivery with a little bit of width. Roll of the wrists again and he meets the ball at the perfect moment. Hurtling to his century

136.3

Marsh to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, full and nipping in at him, Sarfraz pushes to short cover

136.4

Marsh to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, that's it! Roars to his dressing room and whips his helmet off and soaks in the sunshine! This was a slower short ball outside off that he ramped up over the slip cordon. Took only 80 balls to reach the mark and his dressing room is immensely appreciative. Waqar says bat on...

Mirza Muhammad : "Story of Sarfraz's 100 today..... sweep...cut shots...sweep...cut shot...sweep...cut shots...sweep...cut shot... Straight drive..Pul..sweep...cut shots...sweep...cut shot...cover drive..paddle..sweep..cut shot..." Add a roar to that.

136.5

Marsh to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, clipped away to deep square leg

136.6

Marsh to Yasir Shah, no run, taps a godo length ball off his pads to one of the two midwickets. He looks quite accomplished with that shot

End of over 137 (11 runs) Pakistan 437/6

    • Yasir Shah 0 (7b)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 101 (81b 14x4)
    • MR Marsh 17-4-44-0
    • SNJ O'Keefe 26-3-97-1
137.1

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, goes back and tucks a flatter ball through towards square leg

137.2

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, flighted on leg stump, Sarfraz pushes down to long-on

137.3

O'Keefe to Yasir Shah, no run, goes wide of the crease to toss this up on middle, Yasir blocks

137.4

O'Keefe to Yasir Shah, 2 runs, takes up the invitation to loft the bowler and heaves a flighted ball from outside off over Johnson at mid-off

137.5

O'Keefe to Yasir Shah, no run, gets forward to block a good length ball on the stumps

137.6

O'Keefe to Yasir Shah, no run, opens the face to a length ball outside off

End of over 138 (3 runs) Pakistan 440/6

    • Yasir Shah 2 (11b)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 102 (83b 14x4)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 27-3-100-1
    • MR Marsh 17-4-44-0

Micko: "An incredible innings... has taken a docile looking score and made it into something that will take some chasing. It is the same kind of aggressive innings that Gilchrist used to play for Australia... different shots, but same kind of aggression." Here's Johnson

138.1

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, fullish and slid across the right-hander, Sarfraz refuses to play

138.2

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, gets up on his toes and taps a shortish ball outside off into the covers

138.3

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, banged in short on middle, Sarfraz ducks under it

138.4

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, full on off stump, defended stolidly

Charles: "Brilliant century! Well done, Steve O'Keefe! The new Warne has clearly been found!" Heh, guess a bit of humour is needed considering how Pakistan have dominated Australia today

138.5

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, full and wide outside off as he moves around the stumps, Sarfraz won't be lured into playing

138.6

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, shortish and outside off, Sarfraz slaps it away to deep point and retains strike.

End of over 139 (1 run) Pakistan 441/6

    • Sarfraz Ahmed 103 (89b 14x4)
    • Yasir Shah 2 (11b)
    • MG Johnson 29-17-37-3
    • SNJ O'Keefe 27-3-100-1
139.1

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, flighted on middle, Sarfraz taps it down to long-on and is happy to take the single now that it's O'keefe bowling

139.2

O'Keefe to Yasir Shah, no run, tossed up on off stump, Yasir stretches forward to block to silly point

139.3

O'Keefe to Yasir Shah, no run, shortish and outside off, Yasir taps it towards point. Looks quite decent as a batter, actually

139.4

O'Keefe to Yasir Shah, no run, flighted on middle, he plonks his bat in front of pad and silly point gets into play again

139.5

O'Keefe to Yasir Shah, OUT, bests Warne's debut with another wicket! Another big shot is skewed away where it should not have gone. Gets the leading edge, because he was slogging against the turn, simple catch for Rogers. Flight helps out O'Keefe

Yasir Shah c Rogers b O'Keefe 2 (25m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.33

Zulfiqar Babar is the new batsman

139.6

O'Keefe to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, pushed through on leg stump, Zulfiqar is happy to get struck on the pads because this was always going down leg

End of over 140 (1 run) Pakistan 442/7

    • Zulfiqar Babar 0 (1b)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 104 (90b 14x4)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 28-3-101-2
    • MG Johnson 29-17-37-3

JonnoMc: "Brilliant wake up call for the Australians - with India to come Down Under this summer and the Ashes next year, I hope they realise they can't just meander into Test matches under-prepared with all the coloured pyjama cricket to come."

140.1

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, full and a touch outside off, Sarfraz blocks towards point

140.2

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, full and wide outside off, seemed quite slow too. And it was, 126 kph, Sarfraz won't bit

140.3

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, lands a wide yorker, just about right, and beats Sarfraz' slice towards third man

140.4

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, full and wide outside off, Sarfraz slices it to gully

140.5

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, fishes outside off and is beaten again. This was a back of a length delivery at 144 kph, straightens just enough to beat the edge.

Two slips and two gullies

140.6

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, full and outside off, Sarfraz slices it into the gully region which is quite well populated

Aidan: "@JonnoMc, How have Australia under-prepared? They've beaten Pak in every international on this tour so far and gave everyone a go in the practice match (you can't play too mant warm ups in UAE as it'll wear the team out). And why wouldn't you prioritise the world cup given that India are out of form in tests and the Ashes are a fair while away?"

End of over 141 (maiden) Pakistan 442/7

    • Sarfraz Ahmed 104 (96b 14x4)
    • Zulfiqar Babar 0 (1b)
    • MG Johnson 30-18-37-3
    • SNJ O'Keefe 28-3-101-2
141.1

O'Keefe to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, flighted on middle, Zulfiqar gets forward to block

141.2

O'Keefe to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, a touch shorter and he stays back to push towards point

141.3

O'Keefe to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 run, this flighted ball slides on with the arm and gets his inside edge towards midwicket

141.4

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, cramps him up on leg stump, Sarfraz taps it to midwicket as well

141.5

O'Keefe to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, jumps away outside leg, O'Keefe follows him with a dart on leg stump, Sarfraz is still able to slice it behind point

141.6

O'Keefe to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, pushed through on leg stump, kept out by Zulfiqar

End of over 142 (2 runs) Pakistan 444/7

    • Zulfiqar Babar 1 (5b)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 105 (98b 14x4)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 29-3-103-2
    • MG Johnson 30-18-37-3
142.1

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, shortish and outside off, Sarfraz chops it to deep point and takes the single first ball. Australia wouldn't mind that

sharjil: "This is far less to do with Oz underpreparedness and more to do with a typically mercurial Pak performance. Pak had much more of a point to prove after so many recent failures and the middle order has risen to the challenge. Anyway, match is still underway..."

142.2

Johnson to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, thuds into his right (non-bowling) hand and he is wringing it in pain. Drops his bat straight away after being hammered by a 143 kph, short ball on middle. Was barely in position to play the ball there and his middle finger is bleeding. Physio comes out immediately to put some tape on the bruised finger

142.3

Johnson to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 run, backs away as he is met with another short ball and swats it into the midwicket regoin. Single take, with a broad smile

142.4

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, 124 kph, fullish and outside off, Sarfraz blocks towards the covers

142.5

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, fuller ball slung down the leg side, Sarfraz isn't able to tickle it down to fine leg

142.6

Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, fullish and angled in on off stump, defended and that means Zulfiqar will be back on strike

End of over 143 (2 runs) Pakistan 446/7

    • Sarfraz Ahmed 106 (102b 14x4)
    • Zulfiqar Babar 2 (7b)
    • MG Johnson 31-18-39-3
    • SNJ O'Keefe 29-3-103-2

Omar: "This might be a little medieval in nature, but at this point knocking over a few bowlers might be a better game plan than knocking over their stumps! "

143.1

O'Keefe to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, flighted on middle and leg, Zulfiqar plays a clip down the wrong line. Beaten

143.2

O'Keefe to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended off the front foot

143.3

O'Keefe to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, pushed through on off stump, Zulfiqar blocks and then shakes that hurt hand again. Looks like he isn't feeling at all comfortable out there. Pulls off the glove and has a chat with the umpire. While Clarke stretches his back too. More work for the Pakistan physio. A few painkillers popped in. Tea break round the corner. Stays at the crease though. Good man

143.4

O'Keefe to Zulfiqar Babar, FOUR, whack! gets to the flighted ball on the front foot and slaps it down the ground. What a strike, gets a pat on the back from Sarfraz

143.5

O'Keefe to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, covers the line of a flighted ball and blocks

143.6

O'Keefe to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, fires in a low full toss on leg stump, which is tucked to midwicket

End of over 144 (4 runs) Pakistan 450/7

    • Zulfiqar Babar 6 (13b 1x4)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed 106 (102b 14x4)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 30-3-107-2
    • MG Johnson 31-18-39-3

Lyon's back for the final over before tea

144.1

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, runs down the track and whips it to the right of mid-on. Shows off his strong wrists and deep midwicket gets some work

144.2

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, gets to the length ball and sweeps it, not quite off the middle, to deep midwicket. Takes the single, if a little reluctantly

144.3

Lyon to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 run, goes back and taps a good length ball towards third man. Babar's still not happy with that right hand of his

Zulfiqar Babar retired hurt 7 (24m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

144.4

Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed, OUT, goes around the wicket and pushes this good length ball with the arm. Goes for a sweep and misses completely, Haddin whips the bails off in a flash and Sarfraz, having stretched too far forward, hasn't pushed his back leg to safety. Hammers his bat onto his pad in disappointment and that means it is tea Goes back to the dressing room who are all standing and gets a hug from Misbah

Sarfraz Ahmed st †Haddin b Lyon 109 (145m 105b 14x4 0x6) SR: 103.80

Sheikh: "This match proves how important the anchor role playing players, like Younis and Azhar, are for the Pakistani team. Had they not taken the pressure off the team like they did, we would have crumbled in the usual way. We need one of them in the ODI team, Misbah comes really down the order and that's where you need to accelerate and not anchor."

Mel Bourne: "For a man renowned for his raw pace rather than his control, his has been some sort of bowling display from Mitch" 31-18-39-3... He hasn't put a foot wrong all through.

Surprise after tea, well not quite a big one considering how uncomfortable Zulfiqar was. He's gone off to get some stitches on his right hand. So it's Rahat Ali and debutant Imran Khan at the crease after tea

144.5

Lyon to Rahat Ali, no run, good length ball on and around off stump, kept out awkwardly

144.6

Lyon to Rahat Ali, OUT, oy, he's slogged a length ball straight down the throat of deep midwicket. This was a good length ball pushed across Rahat from around the wicket. Played a typical tailenders slog and is caught out in the deep

Rahat Ali c Rogers b Lyon 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

So all it took was a couple of balls after tea and me nipping off to get some coffee. Australia have one long session to play and the new ball's been a pretty decent weapon even on this deck. Lets see what David Warner and Chris Rogers can do

End of over 145 (4 runs) Pakistan 454/9

    • Imran Khan 0 (0b)
    • NM Lyon 37-4-148-2
    • SNJ O'Keefe 30-3-107-2
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