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    7.6 gone, is he? Yup, it's given. It turns from leg stump and Rogers looks to work it around the corner. Mistake. He gets a bit of glove on it, I think, and Shafiq takes a super catch at leg slip, diving to his left. The glove contact wasn't too clear, but there must have been, because Rogers didn't review. 19/1
    27.4 gone! Hafeez dangles this up above the eyeline and Warner goes for the slog-sweep. It turns away off the rough, takes his outside edge, and loops into the hands of Yasir at point 101/4
    11.2 big lbw appeal, given not out, Pakistan have reviewed. It was the skidder that came in from outside off as Maxwell went back to punch. It cramped him and hit him on the back thigh, which is very close to the stumps... is it hitting or is it clearing the top of the stumps? It's struck him in front of middle stump and it's crashing into the top of leg. Australia are two down. 31/2
    13.6 Bowled him! Australia are sinking here. Sharp turn again, and he's playing back to another length ball. Turns from middle stump, beats the outside edge, and crashes into middle and off. He was going back, not across, and that was down to the angle from wide of the crease 43/3
    81.2 lbw appeal, and he's been given! That slid on as Smith came forward to defend, and he played outside the line, looking for turn. He's reviewed, but it looked pretty plumb. Pitches on middle and off, and it's hitting leg stump, Hawkeye says. Smith goes for 97. That was brilliantly bowled 238/6
    70.3 gone! That was the offbreak turning down the leg side and Marsh went for the flick around the corner. He almost middled it and Shafiq at leg slip took a superb reflex catch, stretching his arms out to his right 208/5
    82.6 bowled him! He came out of his crease, uncertainly, and Babar shortened his length a touch. It didn't turn as much as he expected it and he pushed hard at it in front of his body. He ended up inside edging it and the ball rolled onto his stumps 238/7
    83.1 and he sneaks one through! That turned in sharply from the rough, and Johnson went back and across to defend. Inside-edged it, bounced between his legs, and rolled into the stumps 238/8
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    87.6 got him! this was straighter and tossed up slowly, and Starc went for the big hit over the leg side. He missed, and the ball turned past his inside edge and left his stumps in an awful mess 245/9
    88.3 lbw appeal, becomes a bat-pad appeal as it pops to silly point, and it's been given out caught. It seemed to slide on with the angle as he pressed forward to defend, and that looked like pad onto bat and Azhar takes it after a bit of a juggle. Lyon doesn't review, and Pakistan have wrapped up the most dominant series victory possible. They are now No. 3 in the Test rankings. 246/10
    Extras
    14 (b 5, lb 1, nb 3, pen 5)
    TOTAL
    246 all out (88.3 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Rahat Ali8.06300.3700
    Imran Khan8.012903.6200
    Mohammad Hafeez17.043822.2300
    Zulfiqar Babar32.3212053.6901
    Yasir Shah22.044432.0002
    Azhar Ali1.00101.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-19 (CJL Rogers, 7.6 ov), 2-31 (GJ Maxwell, 11.2 ov), 3-43 (MJ Clarke, 13.6 ov), 4-101 (DA Warner, 27.4 ov), 5-208 (MR Marsh, 70.3 ov), 6-238 (SPD Smith, 81.2 ov), 7-238 (BJ Haddin, 82.6 ov), 8-238 (MG Johnson, 83.1 ov), 9-245 (MA Starc, 87.6 ov), 10-246 (NM Lyon, 88.3 ov)

Close of Play

  • Thu, 30 Oct - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 304/2 (Azhar Ali 101*, Younis Khan 111*, 88 ov)
  • Fri, 31 Oct - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 22/1 (DA Warner 16*, NM Lyon 1*, 5.2 ov)
  • Sat, 1 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 61/2 (Azhar Ali 21*, Younis Khan 16*, 21 ov)
  • Sun, 2 Nov - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 143/4 (SPD Smith 38*, MR Marsh 26*, 48 ov)
  • Mon, 3 Nov - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 246 (88.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

In the realms of possibility?

960

Most balls that Australia have played to draw a Test (v WI, 1961). They need to play about 828 balls (or 138 overs) to save this Test

Toying with the Aussies

7

Number of times that Pakistan have declared both innings of Test - their first time against Australia

World Record, again

56

Misbah scored his hundred off 56 balls, equaling Viv Richards record for the fastest hundred in Tests

World Record Alert

21

Number of balls in which Misbah got to 50, a world record for the fastest fifty. He needed only 24 mins, also a world record

Historic High for Younis

468

Number of runs scored by Younis Khan in this series - the most by a Pakistan batsman in a two-match series

Third wicket triple

2

Number of times that a Pak pair has posted three 50+ third wicket partnerships in a series - the first was Younis/Yusuf v India (2006)

Change of gears

34

Runs scored by Pakistan in the first five overs. They scored 21 in the next ten.

Bang bang poof

14

Runs scored by Pakistan in the first over of the innings - the most runs since 2001 by any team in the first over when a wicket has fallen

Massive lead looming

26

Number of years since Pakistan have secured a 300+ first innings lead against Australia - this has happened twice (1988 and 1982)

The Tumbling Top

2

Number of times this series that Aus have lost 5 wickets for 100 runs or less

What's with No. 6

25

Steven Smith's average batting at No. 6 in 14 inns; he averages 52.17 batting at 5 and 60.50 batting at 7

Familiar troubles

5/8

Australia have failed to reach 100 before the fall of their fourth wicket in five of their last eight innings in Asia

Not quite the Don

2

No. of centuries at No. 3 by Australia's batsmen since Ponting retirement (41 innings) - both by Shane Watson.