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    40.3 Imraaaaan, he's given Pakistan the spark they needed! Moves around the wicket to spear in a very full delivery on middle and off stump. Possibly a little bit of reverse as well to make Rogers play all around it. Bails go flying, Imran pulls out the aeroplane celebration 92/5
    13.1 oopsy! Those deliveries were always the threat, the ones that keep going on with the arm. Warner was coming down the pitch to try and ease it through the covers. But he is beaten in the flight - in that there wasn't mich - and without the turn he was looking for, Warner is stranded. Sarfraz whips off the bails to spark the celebrations 44/1
    13.6 not this time! Another slider from Zulfiqar and this time Doolan plays a little across the line. Struck on the pads as he is beaten and he looked quite dead. Asks his partner about the review, Rogers might have said why not. But Doolan's decided against it. Walks off. 44/2
    16.2 he's gone! Clarke stands, sighs and then walks up to wonder about the review. That means he hasn't got bat to it, or doesn't know it if has.... He's walking off! This was another slider from the young leggie, brought Clarke forward to play for the turn and is struck in front of off stump again. Terrific bowling. 49/3
    16.5 they're falling like flies! This was looped up on middle and leg, Lyon plays for it and is playing around the front pad. Misses it and the ball turns just enough to convince Kettleborough that it would crash into off stump 49/4
    75.6 huge appeal from Pakistan, they are absolutely convinced. The umpires though look like they will take some assistance. Smith runs down the track and is met by a tossed up ball fired in on the pads, he looks to tuck it past short leg. But he's found the man. Terrific work again from the Pakistan close-in fielders. Smith is dragging himself off the field, head down, disconsolate. Such a good innings... Such a dogged innings. Gets a pat on his shoulder from his captain as he finally reaches the dressing room 170/8
    43.3 that's brilliant work from Azhar! This was by no means an outside edge, excellent reflexes. Again gorgeous loop from Zulfiqar to lure the batsman forward into playing with hard hands. Goes straight at silly point who does well to stay low enough to grab it 101/6
    47.1 oh, that's not the best bit of batting against spin! Haddin has turned a relatively straight delivery into a top class delivery! This Zulfi spell has brought Pakistan so much joy, not least of all for him. Wonderful reward for a bowler with amazing accuracy. Haddin was too slow on the forward defensive and was bring his bat around his front pad. Ample gap for the ball to skid on and ram into the stumps 105/7
    88.6 Sarfraz is ecstatic! Pakistan are ecstatic! Has Mitch been stumped? The third umpire has been called in. This was tossed up outside off, lures the batsman forward but he plays inside the line. Lunged way too far forward, and his back foot seems to be on the line. Tries to drag it back, but has be managed to do so before the bails completely come off. Touch and go... as touch and go as it can be.. Umpire Llong has a tough call to make. And he clicks the red button! Mitch has been sent packing, the Australian dressing room is none too pleased. 213/9
    91.1 wait, what happened there? Umpire Erasmus did not move, then he did as if he was stepping away to ensure he doesn't get in line with a throw, if it comes. And then raises the finger. Siddle wants a review, but it comes back against him. Siddle jumped down the track to defend, and manages to get just a little inside edge onto pad and straight into the hands of silly point. Five-for for Babar and he deserved it, after a few drops off his bowling 216/10
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    TOTAL
    216 all out (91.1 Overs, RR: 2.36)
    Fall of wickets: 1-44 (DA Warner, 13.1 ov), 2-44 (AJ Doolan, 13.6 ov), 3-49 (MJ Clarke, 16.2 ov), 4-49 (NM Lyon, 16.5 ov), 5-92 (CJL Rogers, 40.3 ov), 6-101 (MR Marsh, 43.3 ov), 7-105 (BJ Haddin, 47.1 ov), 8-170 (SPD Smith, 75.6 ov), 9-213 (MG Johnson, 88.6 ov), 10-216 (PM Siddle, 91.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Imran Khan7.022213.1400
    Rahat Ali13.043602.7601
    Mohammad Hafeez15.042901.9300
    Zulfiqar Babar31.177452.3701
    Yasir Shah25.065042.0000

Match Details

  • Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan led the 2-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Match days

22,23,24,25,26 October 2014 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Wed, 22 Oct - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 219/4 (Misbah-ul-Haq 34*, Asad Shafiq 9*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 23 Oct - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 113/0 (CJL Rogers 31*, DA Warner 75*, 31 ov)
  • Fri, 24 Oct - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 38/0 (Ahmed Shehzad 22*, Azhar Ali 16*, 13 ov)
  • Sat, 25 Oct - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 59/4 (CJL Rogers 23*, SPD Smith 3*, 23 ov)
  • Sun, 26 Oct - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 216 (91.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

A rare feat

3

Number times that Pakistan have beaten Australia in a Test over the last 20 years

Leggie starts well

6

Number of wickets taken by Yasir Shah (at Tea) - the most by a Pakistan leg-spinner on debut

Tailend history

2

Number of 4th innings fifties for Mitchell Johnson when batting at No. 9 or lower. No other player has more than one

Good for the Average

5

Steve Smith's batting avg in fourth innings' before this Test. He had scored 20 runs from 4 inns. With this inns of 55, his avg. is now 15

Golden Oldie

35

35 Zulfiqar Babar’s age (35 years and 316 days). He is the oldest left-arm bowler from Pakistan to pick up a four-wicket haul in Tests

End of a wait

273

Number of balls between the 4th and 5th boundaries of the Australian innings - they had to wait from overs 9.1 to 54.3

Historic Drought

4

Number of fours hit by Australia in this innings (as of lunch) - their fewest in 80 years for an innings of 50+ overs

Boundary drought

200+

Number of balls since Australia's last boundary - by David Warner off the last ball of the 9th over

Is there hope?

84

Highest 6th wicket stand for Australia in the 4th innings after losing 5 wickets for less than 100 - b/w Clarke and Haddin at Mohali, 2008

Fifth-day toil in Dubai

2

No. of wickets taken in 122.2 overs when teams have batted fourth on the final day of a Dubai Test

Last-action hero?

57.5

Rogers' fourth-innings average from six innings - he got hundreds the last two times he batted in the fourth innings

Need to make history to win

66

Number of years since Australia have successfully chased a 400+ target. This has only happen 4 times in Tests (Highest score: 418).

Run batsmen run

2

Number of times, since 2001, that batsmen have taken two 3s off the first two balls of an innings - both times in Aus v Pak Tests

Younis runs riot

40

Number of years since a batsman made two hundreds in the same Test against Australia - Glenn Turner in 1974.