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    93.6 and Renshaw's innings ends. Superb knock from the 20-year-old. What were you doing when you were 20? A good length delivery outside off, Renshaw plants his front foot forward, slightly across like usual. Wanted to dab one down to third man but the holds its line, unlike the previous deliveries, takes the inside edge and knocks into the stumps. A loud ovation for Renshaw 386/4
    32.3 edged and gone! Wahab provides the breakthrough. Full length on the fourth stump. Warner wanted one to third man but Wahab extracted some extra bounce and more pace. Took the outside edge and carried to Sarfraz at head height. A soft dismissal, but a fantastic innings from Warner. Set the SCG on fire this morning 151/1
    48.1 got 'im. A loose shot from Khawaja. Full and wide delivery outside off, cross-seam from Wahab. Khawaja is rooted in his crease but goes through with his booming drive. The ball takes the inside edge and is comfortably taken. Was not in control of the stroke because his feet was nowhere, his balance was off 203/2
    59.5 taken! Yasir Shah strikes. Flatter trajectory outside off, gets it to turn a touch but more importantly, gets some extra bounce. Smith sees something short and goes back to cut. The extra bounce is responsible for a thick outside edge. Sarfraz hangs onto a quality reflex catch, had his gloves in the right spot. 244/3
    131.5 a wide yorker outside off, some reverse maybe? Moving away late. Guided to deep point. Oh wait, the leg bail is dislodged. The third umpire is being called for. Never seen that before. Sarfraz lets out a tired yelp of "how's that." Handscomb went really deep in the crease, and had to stretch out for that. In trying to get to the ball from his position outside leg, his bat swing just grazed the leg stump and the leg bail came off before he made contact. I actually couldn't see discernible contact, but it was so close it could have just been the air from the bat swing knocking the leg bail off? Either way, it was definitely out and Handscomb is given. End of a superb innings. Snicko has a spike. 516/6
    123.5 goes through Cartwright. Lovely delivery and Imran strikes. That's a gem of a delivery. Good length delivery outside off, the ball seams back in a touch. Takes the inside edge of Cartwright's bat and knocks into the top of middle and leg. Undone by just a hint of seam movement. Well bowled 477/5
    134.4 and another one falls. Flat delivery from Azhar and full. Maybe a touch too full for Wade to be sweeping. Fails to get over the line. Takes a thick leading edge and carries to short fine leg. All eyes were on Azam considering Pakistan's fielding woes, but he settles safely underneath and takes the catcg 532/7
    134.6 what a catch. Lovely take from Mohammad Rizwan. Australia have declared too. Wahab is injured in the process too. That was always Rizwan's catch, not sure what Wahab was doing. It was the full, flat dart on leg. Starc was through his stroke and the ball just lobbed up towards deep midwicket. Wahab, at deep square leg, and Rizwan, from deep midwicket, sprinted in. Rizwan's eyes were always on the ball, Wahab's too. Not sure if there was a call. Rizwan hangs on, while Wahab makes contact with Rizwan and falls over. 538/8
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    12 (b 5, lb 1, nb 4, w 2)
    TOTAL
    538/8d (135 Overs, 590 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Amir24.028303.4500
    Imran Khan27.0411124.1102
    Wahab Riaz28.048933.1722
    Yasir Shah40.0216714.1700
    Azhar Ali14.007025.0000
    Asad Shafiq2.001206.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-151 (DA Warner, 32.3 ov), 2-203 (UT Khawaja, 48.1 ov), 3-244 (SPD Smith, 59.5 ov), 4-386 (MT Renshaw, 93.6 ov), 5-477 (HWR Cartwright, 123.5 ov), 6-516 (PSP Handscomb, 131.5 ov), 7-532 (MS Wade, 134.4 ov), 8-538 (MA Starc, 134.6 ov)
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    53.2 A communication breakdown and the partnership is broken. Azhar Ali has to exit. A wicket against the run of play. Lyon tosses it outside off, not much turn. Younis Khan drives the ball to the left of a diving short midwicket and freezes. Some indecision between the two batsmen. Younis is keen on the single, but Azhar isn't. He is ball-watching, then sets off. He is too late. Starc swiftly moves to his right from mid-on, hunts the ball down, and throws it to Handscomb. Nice, flat throw. The part-time keeper does the rest 152/3
    3.1 edged and gone! A poor stroke from Sharjeel. Nice catch from Renshaw too. A good length delivery a set of stumps outside off. Absolutely no need to play, but Sharjeel doesn't leave too many. Has a leaden-footed waft at that. Not nearly wide enough to be cutting. Gets a thick outside edge which carries at chest height to Renshaw, who takes a good reverse-cupped catch 6/1
    3.5 given immediately. Beaten for pace. Azam walks off. Australia have two early wickets. Hazlewood goes wide of the crease and bowls one full and straight, the ball seaming back in. Azam plays around his front foot, his bat makes contact with his boot. The ball has its sights set on Azam's front pad. Raps into it flush in front of middle. A saved review because that was plumb 6/2
    not out
    175
    334
    17
    3
    52.39
    65.6 oh no. Misbah, what have you done, again? He always wanted to tee off against the spin of Lyon. Flat delivery with a bit of drift, it doesn't stop Misbah. He goes down on one knee and aims for a heave over midwicket, in typical Misbah style. Like he did against Moeen in the England summer, he mis-times one. Hangs in the air for a while. Bird circles around the catch but settles underneath and completes an easy catch. 178/4
    72.4 given this time. And Shafiq fails to review. Not sure what it was given for. Flat delivery on middle and leg, Shafiq gets forward and inside-edges one into his pad. The ball deflects to Handscomb's gloves, which in turn ricochets towards Smith's right at first slip. He dives away and takes a stunning catch one-handed catch. That was full and straight too, so not sure if it was given lbw because umpire Ravi's finger was up rather quickly. Definitely out so doesn't really matter 197/5
    82.3 146 kph, straight to Bird at gully. Superb reflex catch. Excellent bowling. Bowls this full outside off, the ball moves away just enough. Sarfraz with all his positive intent can't put out the drive. Punches at the ball, but ends up too early through the stroke. A thick outside edge is taken at gully at shoulder height, Bird bends and takes a reverse-cupped catch in front of his face 239/6
    85.5 gone! Amir hits the ball straight to mid-off. Some flight outside off from Lyon, Amir clears his front leg and chips his wicket away. Was a bit of a nothing shot in the end. Seemed like he wanted to go after the ball when he saw flight, but then thought about bailing out and playing along the ground. Eventually, did neither and Warner takes a dolly 244/7
    93.1 bowled through a massive gap between bat and pad. Flat delivery outside off, the key to that delivery was the length. He dragged that length back allowing the ball to spin. It spun. It spun a lot. Wahab gets forward to defend but leaves a humongous gap which the ball is sucked into. Clatters into middle and leg stump. 264/8
    110.1 edged and taken this time. Full and wide outside off, the ball coming back in. Yasir pokes at something he doesn't need to and pays the price. Throws his head back because he knows he's disappointed his batting partner. Yasir gets forward, wafts, and a thick edge is gratefully, gleefully accepted by Smith at second slip, taking the catch in front of his body, hands pointed down 315/9
    110.3 cleaned 'im up. Gone. Imran is bowled. Younis is left stranded. Full outside off from Hazlewood, the ball deviates in and beats Imran on the inside edge. Hits off and middle stump. 315/10
    Extras
    3 (b 3)
    TOTAL
    315 all out (110.3 Overs, 462 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc26.077712.9600
    JR Hazlewood27.375542.0000
    SNJ O'Keefe20.035012.5000
    NM Lyon33.0311533.4800
    HWR Cartwright4.001503.7500
    Fall of wickets:1-6 (Sharjeel Khan, 3.1 ov), 2-6 (Babar Azam, 3.5 ov), 3-152 (Azhar Ali, 53.2 ov), 4-178 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 65.6 ov), 5-197 (Asad Shafiq, 72.4 ov), 6-239 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 82.3 ov), 7-244 (Mohammad Amir, 85.5 ov), 8-264 (Wahab Riaz, 93.1 ov), 9-315 (Yasir Shah, 110.1 ov), 10-315 (Imran Khan, 110.3 ov)
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    8.4 148 kph, bowled im. Superb knock that from Warner. Wahab delivers this on a length on off. Warner shimmies down, gives himself room but just plain misses his swing. Knocks over the off bail. Fantastic stuff from Warner, selfless batting 71/1
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    80.61
    24.6 and again. Tries the paddle sweep, Misbah wants to review. Smith shakes his head to indicate no glove. Sarfraz was up immediately. Another flat delivery down leg, Smith gets his hands through the shot a tad late, the ball is very close to the glove. Does thee ball kiss the glove? A very very thin spike as ball passes glove. A flatline interspersed by one thin spike is enough for the decision to be overturned. Great catch from Sarfraz, moves well. Another quality Smith knock ends. A little mark on HotSpot too, good decision from the third umpire. 174/2
    not out
    40
    25
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    160.00
    Extras
    8 (b 3, lb 3, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    241/2d (32 Overs, 142 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Imran Khan6.024307.1600
    Yasir Shah14.0012418.8500
    Wahab Riaz7.002814.0011
    Azhar Ali5.004008.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-71 (DA Warner, 8.4 ov), 2-174 (SPD Smith, 24.6 ov)
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    16.6 and Australia have their first in the first over of the morning. Hazlewood strikes. Exaaactly what Australia needed, and just the opposite for Pakistan. A fullish delivery tailing back in. The length was slightly shorter than the previous deliveries, Azhar wanted to work the ball into the leg side but the ball stops on him and he just bunts a ball back to the bowler. Easy return catch for Hazlewood. 55/2
    11.6 aargh. Another pathetic stroke from a frontline Pakistan batsman. Lots of flight on middle and leg, what was Sharjeel trying to do? Not even a percentage stroke. He looks to flick the ball over midwicket, against the spin, with a fielder in place there. Fails to keep it down, fails top clear the infield. Warner is patrolling that area and he picks the fielder out. Low-percentage cricket. Playing with the spin was a better option. Was looking so good too 51/1
    43.5 gone this time. Yasir isn't going. Checking if it has carried? Yes, Soft signal is out. A lovely loopy delivery outside off, Yasir gets right forward but the ball leaves the bat with some purchase. A thick outside edge carries to Bird at second slip who gets low and takes a good two-handed catch a few inches off the ground. Yasir's impressive resistance ends 96/5
    20.4 one more. Azam falls over one again. The same mode of dismissal like the first innings. That's bad batting. Doesn't bother reviewing, good thing too because that was plumb. Full and straight, the ball seams back in and hits Azam right in front of middle as Azam can't get his bat on his flick. Should have learned from his dismissal in the first innings. Hazlewood set him up for that, bowling wide outside off with the occasional bouncer to push him back. Fantastic bowling 67/3
    29.5 uh oh. Younis the one to play a false stroke this time. Undone by Lyon's magnificent pace variations. Runs down to the pitch but doesn't quite get there because the length is shorter. Goes through with a heave into the leg side. The ball stops on him and lobs up towards mid-on off the outside half of the bat. Hazlewood has his sights on the ball, gets underneath it and takes the catch. Just reward for some excellent bowling this morning 82/4
    70.6 gone! Misbah does it again. Why? Why? Why? Floated up outside off, a generous bit of flight and Misbah cannot resist. Gets down on one knee and looks to go over cover, the right shot instead of the leg side. But it's a fifth-day surface and there is going to be some spin. This one spins. Takes the outside half and lobs in the air. High in the air. Lyon gets close to the ball at mid-off and takes a good catch. Not the greatest stroke from Misbah considering how good he was looking in defense 188/7
    57.3 bowled 'im. Iffy choice of stroke. Australia strike. Full delivery outside off from Starc, not a lot of movement. What did for Shafiq is his feet movement. Went after a drive with his feet stuck in the crease, got a thick inside edge which clattered into the stumps. Big wicket 136/6
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    72.6 Wade certainly thinks there was an edge, he forces Smith to use the review. . It's mighty close to the bat. Can't see much on HotSpot. There is the tiniest of thin spikes on Snicko though. A flat line and then a heartbeat. And then dead again. Is that conclusive enough? We saw something like this given yesterday, Steven Smith the victim. Yes, that is enough evidence and O'Keefe strikes. What a beautiful delivery though. Slowed it up on off, the ball pitches and spins away. Wahab is forced onto the front foot to defend. Takes just enough of the bat. Well done from Wade too. Knew straightaway 202/8
    78.4 and that is run-out. Amir went after a run, Sarfraz sent him back, but Amir was still looking at Sarfraz. He finally makes his way back but it's way too late. Tossed up delivery outside off, driven towards cover. O'Keefe runs in, picks up with his left hand and returns a lovely throw to Wade by the stumps who does the rest with time to spare. Didn't hear a call either. 224/9
    80.2 that's it. Australia sweep the series 3-0. A fullish length delivery on off, the ball moves away and takes the outside edge. Flies towards gully who takes a comfortable catch. That is Pakistan's 12 Test loss in a row in Australia 244/10
    Extras
    1 (nb 1)
    TOTAL
    244 all out (80.2 Overs, 332 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc17.025713.3501
    JR Hazlewood18.272931.5800
    NM Lyon27.0610023.7000
    SNJ O'Keefe17.045333.1100
    SPD Smith1.00505.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-51 (Sharjeel Khan, 11.6 ov), 2-55 (Azhar Ali, 16.6 ov), 3-67 (Babar Azam, 20.4 ov), 4-82 (Younis Khan, 29.5 ov), 5-96 (Yasir Shah, 43.5 ov), 6-136 (Asad Shafiq, 57.3 ov), 7-188 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 70.6 ov), 8-202 (Wahab Riaz, 72.6 ov), 9-224 (Mohammad Amir, 78.4 ov), 10-244 (Imran Khan, 80.2 ov)

Match Notes

Another whitewash

4

No. of consecutive whitewashes for Pakistan in Australia, including this. They have lost 3-0 in each of the last 4 series Down Under since 1999-00.

Not Yet

9977

Younis's career aggregate, after getting out for 13 in this inns. He doesn't complete 10,000 runs here.

Big task

287

Highest target successfully chased at SCG, by the hosts vs SA in 2006. No touring team has won chasing more than 200 here. Pak are set 465 to win, in about 114 overs.

Blazing fifty

23

No. of balls in which Warner reached his fifty - the 2nd-fastest in Tests. Fastest is by Misbah in 21 balls v Aus in 2014-15. Previous fastest for Aus: Yardley 29 balls.

Unique set

11

No. of countries in which Younis Khan has scored Test centuries, including UAE - first player to do so. Dravid is the only other to score 100s in all ten full-member nations.

Misbah's low

7.60

Misbah's average in this series - his worst in any series. His scores: 4, 5, 11, 0, 18. His previous worst was 11.50 against the same oppositions in 2002-03.

Quick wickets

5/43

Score in the last 11 overs of the second session. Aus lost 3 for 27 in 4 overs and Pak 2 for 16 in 7 overs. Only 5 wkts had fallen in first 131 overs of the match.

Four in Four

2

No. of Australia players to make at least one 50+ score in each of their career's first 4 Tests - Herbie Collins and Peter Handscomb.

Double blast

2002

Last time both Aus openers scored 100s in the same inns at SCG, before this - Langer and Hayden vs SA. Warner and Renshaw have done it in this inns.